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The Great Austin, Texas Linux Radio Advertising Campaign

No one knew about Linux because Linux is free, as in cost. Why would anyone spend huge money to advertise a product when there would be no meaningful financial return on that investment? Ubuntu was, at least in my eyes; a glorious sunrise that would awaken the world to the legitimate presence of Linux. No more of this “one percent market share” baloney. Ubuntu would be the face and the unimaginably huge base for users who would propel Linux to mainstream awareness. Oh, what a glorious day that was, October 20th, 2004.

Fedora 23 Beta released!

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2015 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The Fedora 23 Beta is here, right on schedule for our planned October final release! Want to help make Fedora 23 be the best release ever, or just want to get a sneak peek? Download the prerelease from our Get... Continue Reading →

Firefox 41 Released with AdBlock Plus Memory Improvements and More

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 22, 2015 9:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has just released the stable version of Firefox 41, bringing some pretty cool features like the ability to set up a profile picture for the Firefox account or some memory improvements for AdBlock Plus.

Mangaka Mou, TurnKey Linux 14 and Parsix Mumble

Debian distros continue to roll

Linux doesn't get in my way

My earliest computer experiences were in computer science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1974-75. At that time, UBC was one of a small group of institutions using Michigan Terminal System, a much nicer way to access the mainframe than IBM's various batch and timesharing options. read more

The Security Wranglers of Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2015 6:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The deluge of software vulnerabilities creates challenges for system administrators, developers, and users. Although many vulnerabilities are corner cases that are often difficult to exploit and have limited effects, there are the occasional vulnerabilities that become front page news. Many... Continue Reading →

LibreOffice 5.0.2 to Get Improved 3D OpenGL Transitions

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 22, 2015 5:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Document Foundation has released the second Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0.2, the upcoming maintenance version for the 5.0 branch of the office suite.

Version 15.2 of Linux deployment tool m23 brings support for Debian 8

m23 15.2 now uses Debian 8 for the server. Linux Mint 17.1 / 17.2 can now be installed with m23. Automated mirror selection makes client installations smooth. New security features have been added.

MIPS Creator CI20 - Debian 8 beta image

Last week Imagination Technologies announced that the CI20 microcomputer is getting an update to Debian 8, with a modern Linux kernel 3.18, and major driver updates to the PowerVR graphics and Wi-Fi firmware, along with changes to the NAND memory driver. The announcement piqued my interest in the CI20 again.

Latest HummingBoard SBC drops price, supports Click add-ons

SolidRun unveiled a $50 and up “HummingBoard-Gate” SBC for IoT that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and expands with mikroBUS Click add-on modules. The HummingBoard-Gate is SolidRun’s fourth and most affordable community-backed HummingBoard SBC. Like the other HummingBoards, it’s a sandwich-style SBC based on replaceable computer-on-modules running Linux or Android on a […]

How to install Let’s Chat on an Ubuntu VPS

In this blog post we will show you how to install Let’s Chat on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with the latest version of Nginx as a reverse proxy.

Introducing the extra Fedora 23 wallpapers

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 22, 2015 1:00 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
More then a month ago Fedora called for submissions for the supplemental wallpaper package for Fedora 23. We got a lot of submissions this time. In fact, we broke all our previous records, with 199 submissions. We had 73 different participants... Continue Reading →

Digital transformation is a survival issue

  •; By Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat (Posted by crudder on Sep 22, 2015 12:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Why IT leaders must educate and empower those most resistant to change within the enterprise to share their vision for digital transformation.

Linux Kernel 4.2.1 Is Out for Grabs with ARM, Intel i915, and XFS Improvements

The Linux 4.2 kernel series just got its first maintenance release, as renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced a few minutes ago on the official mailing list of the project.

RDO Liberty (beta) Set up for three VM Nodes (Controller+Network+Compute) on CentOS 7.1

RDO Liberty (beta) passed 3 node deployment test : Controller+Network+Compute Configuration ML2&OVS&VXLAN. Regardless RH is mainly focused on RDO-Manager based Liberty deployments. I don't have desktop been able to run 6 VMs at a time, because I truly believe that it requires 8 CORE Intel CPU like Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2690. On 4 CORE CPU like i7 it's just impossible . . .

Tiny $30 WiFi-enabled OpenWRT module runs on 1 Watt

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2015 9:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NixCore announced a $30 COM that runs OpenWRT on a Ralink RT5350 SoC with built-in WiFi on 1 Watt, and comes with detailed documentation and an Arduino IDE. The NixCore X1 computer-on-module’s Ralink RT5350 system-on-chip, which appears to predate MediaTek’s acquisition of Ralink, is one of several Ralink SoC models that are roughly equivalent to […]

Skype Down in Some Countries

Microsoft confirms the issues, says a fix is coming. The Skype service is currently down in some countries and Microsoft says that it’s already aware of the problem and a fix is on its way.

India to cripple its tech sector with proposed encryption crackdown

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 21, 2015 7:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Companies must hand over crypto systems for scrutiny The Indian government has published a draft of its latest plans for encryption. The proposals spell bad news for domestic software developers and will make other companies looking to do business in the subcontinent very nervous indeed.…

Linux and the Internet of Things

I wake up in the middle of the night, mouth parched and vision blurry, and fumble around to find my iPhone. I press my thumb to the fingerprint scanner, and in the dim blue light, just out of instinct, I squint at the screen, find the right app, open it, and check the ambient temperature and air quality indoors.

Linux might solve the privacy problems in Windows 10

In today's open source roundup: Linux might be the best solution for those worried about privacy issues in Windows 10. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Neptune 4.4. And the Debian Project finally dumps CDs.

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