The organization Reglue was presented the Free Software Foundation's Award for Projects of Social Benefit during this years LibrePlanet gathering. Ken Starks founded his effort first as The HeliOS Project in 2005 and then morphed into the 501(C)(3) non profit Reglue in 2012. Starks isn't in this for back-patting. He wants to make sure every kid, regardless of race or color has top notch Software at their disposal. Starks came to understand the need for good Text to Speech software when he became voiceless to cancer in January of 2015. Here is his effort to bring it to light over the greater Linux Community.
When engineering students start college, the high cost of proprietary tools can be a barrier to making their dreams become a reality. Recent advances in free and open source 3D printing have lowered rapid prototyping costs, making it accessible to everyone. The software industry already knows the force of open source, so now it's time to start teaching free and open source hardware to all engineers. read more
Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, but its makers are also working on a Debian-based one. The leader of the project has confirmed that they have no intention to replace one with the other unless the Debian edition becomes immensely popular.
Pimoroni’s $13 “Explorer HAT” add-on for the Raspberry Pi can drive motors and touchscreens, integrate sensors, interface with 5V devices, and more. The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) add-on board standard enables the Linux-ready Raspberry Pi SBC to automatically configure its GPIO signals and drivers for use with external devices. Pimoroni has […]
We’re happy to announced that the final builds of the popular Mozilla Firefox 37.0 web browser were published on Mozilla’s download servers for all supported computer operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
Bacula is a set of Open Source, computer programs that permit you to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds.
Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 LTS released and announced by Martin Wimpress, the main developer of Ubuntu MATE. Bring MATE desktop environment from the upstream Debian 8.0 (Jessie), which has also been synced with Ubuntu MATE 14.10. Furthermore, the Ubiquity and Compiz compatibility features for MATE desktop have been backported from upcoming Ubuntu MATE 15.04.
The Linux Mint developers have announced today, March 30, in their monthly newsletter, that the team works hard these days to release the final version of the LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 2 (codename Betsy), as well as to implement its awesome new features to the upcoming Linux Mint 17.2 update of the current stable distribution of the project, Rebecca.
Denx released a rugged, IPC-A-610 Class 3 rated “M6R” COM that runs its Yocto-based ELDK embedded Linux on a single, dual, or quad core Freescale i.MX6 SoC. The Denx M6R computer-on-module, which is available with an M6REVK carrier board, follows in the steps of earlier Freescale-based COMs from Denx Computer Systems such as the i.MX53x […]
The Linux Mint developers are also working on the Cinammon desktop environment, so the distribution is not their entire focus. They are now trying to make it load faster and they say they already had some success.
The Koozali SME Server development team, through Terry Fage, was pleased to announce today, March 30, the immediate availability for download and testing of the SME Server 9.1 Beta 1 computer operating system, which is now based on the upstream CentOS distribution, which in turn is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Quota restricts the users to use only allowed disk and inodes on the particular file system.
Did you ever notice that when you go to a LinuxFest that many of the geeks are carrying around Mac laptops? Tarus Balog has noticed, mainly because he’s a long time self professed Apple fanboy himself, who’s taken the steps to free himself of the limitations inherent in using proprietary operating systems and make the move to something a little more open.
Voyager "X", based on Voyager 14.04.4 LTS, is an experimental version built around the new Xfce 4.12 desktop which was only recently released. It also includes an updated Linux kernel, version 3.16. The entire layout of the desktop has been recoded and the scripts improved to work with the new Xfce. This is a version whose goal is to bring the latest Xfce and kernel improvements to some of the more recent computer systems. Although Xfce 4.12 is final, it has yet to be integrated into Ubuntu's official repositories; as such, it is considered as experimental. At the moment only a 64-bit ISO image is available for download, with a 32-bit variant possibly coming later if needed. This version of Voyager X has been tested extensively and it can be installed as an "official" Voyager. Xfce 4.12, coupled with Linux kernel 3.16, has made Voyager faster and more responsive, with many parameters optimised for better performance and with much improved hardware support.
Typically when a network is under my control, I like my servers to have static IPs. Whether the IPs are truly static (hard-coded into network configuration files on the host) or whether I configure a DHCP server to make static assignments, it's far more convenient when you know a server always will have the same IP.
Canonical and Ericsson have announced a partner deal that will bring Ubuntu Linux, in conjunction with OpenStack and OPNFV, to a new cloud platform for the telecom market.
The Fedora 22 Alpha release for the AARCH64 and POWER 64 secondary architectures has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. Take a peek inside!
In today's open source roundup: What will it take to get web developers to choose Linux instead of OS X? Plus: DistroWatch reviews Tails 1.3, and the Linux Mint developers want to make the Cinnamon desktop load faster.
After announcing last week the Ubuntu Origami Unicorn contest, which can bring an awesome new BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone to a user that folds the best looking Unicorn, today Canonical decided that it’s finally time to show the world who to make the perfect origami unicorn.
Development on Docker never stops and the 1.6 release cycle is nearing the finish line.