This follow-on webcast to Reuven M.
Fedora 22 shipped with a rather significant change under the hood: the introduction of DNF (DaNdiFied YUM) as the default package manager. The change is visible only to users that used YUM to work with Fedora packages.
Ubuntu developers are already preparing for the launch of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, even if they didn't even get the 15.10 branch out the door. One of the ways they are doing this is by triaging the bugs that have been gathering dust.
AMD has just announced a few minutes ago the release and immediate availability for download of the AMD Catalyst 15.9 proprietary graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems.
Dell says that 42 percent of the PCs it sells in the Chinese market run Kylin, an open source operating system based on Ubuntu Linux that Canonical helped to create.
While digging the Internet, we've found a captivating discussion on the Ubuntu Touch mailing list between three Canonical employees who are involved in the development of the Ubuntu for phones mobile operating system.
In today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Mageia 5. Plus: Linux Mint 17.3 will be named "Rosa." And Chromebooks are selling like hotcakes in the US Education market.
The OSVR project points out that it isn’t in direct competition with Oculus or other VR headsets. Instead, it’s purpose is to give the community access to its developer kit to lower the price on future VR gaming products. In addition, the site offers a 3D blueprint for technically inclined people who want to build their own set of VR glasses. Information or guidelines for using or contributing to its source code can be found on the project’s GitHub page.
Lunar, one of the lead developers on the Debian ReproducibleBuilds project, has recently outlined a serious security hole that could impact all open-source software, including most Linux distributions. It potentially exposes users to unwanted scrutiny from third parties, including security agencies. His project is designed to close this hole.
Traveling X2 and X2 HD based on Voyager 14.04.05 LTS experimental versions are built around the new office Xfce 4.12 just released for the first time, the core X Stack in kernel 184.108.40.206 with put Xubuntu 14.04.3
This tutorial shows the installation of an IRC server with IRCD-Hybrid and Anope on Ubuntu 15.04 and how to secure the IRC connections with SSL.
DevConf.cz 2016 has announced a Call for Papers. DevConf.cz, held annually in Brno, Czech Republic, is one of the largest Linux and open-source oriented events in central Europe. Submit your proposals by November 30, 2015.
A couple of decades ago, if you spent every day in chat rooms with your friends, you were a nerd. Today if you do the same thing, you're just the average Facebook user. And so it's no surprise there's a gold rush mentality in the learn-to-code movement. With the tech industry booming and its products so pervasive in our lives, the allure of six-figure tech salaries make plenty of people pack up and head West (literally). read more
You are now convinced that you want to switch to Linux. What you should NOT expect from this switch?
uProxy is a browser extension that lets you share your Internet connection with people living in repressive societies. Much of the world lives in countries that severely censor and restrict Internet access. uProxy makes it a little easier to bring the free and open Internet to some of the darkest corners of the world. How does it work? Find out in this interview with Lucy He, Raymond Cheng, and Salome Vakhtangadze. Lucy and Salome are engineers at Google Ideas, a team at Google that builds tools against oppression. Raymond is a core developer for uProxy and PhD student at the University of Washington, where uProxy is being developed. Together they talk a bit about the future of uProxy and plans for the open source codeathon taking place during Grace Hopper's Open Source Day later this year. read more
And the folks being given the “opportunity” to upgrade? They have no idea the fraud that is being perpetuated against them. Yeah, yeah…EULA this and EULA that. Like my 75 year old neighbor is going to read that frickin’ lawyer-ese. Like you did as well.
If code is poetry, then this Acquia Certified Grand Master churns out several chapbooks a day from his home town of Bangalore, India. read more
Qualcomm unveiled a Snapdragon 801 and Ubuntu based “Snapdragon Flight” reference platform for the design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Ubuntu got a big boost as a competitive operating system for drones with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) reference platform announced by Qualcomm this week called Snapdragon Flight. The Snapdragon 801 based development platform supports […]
On my Windows 10 machine, this is how I've come to start my day: I slowly open my laptop lid, cautiously peer at my screen and wonder what is no longer working like it did yesterday.
I spent a while browsing forums and message boards looking for an answer to a simple question. Can I carry a linux distro in my pocket, and one which wasn't an installation media. I eventually did it and this is how.