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Mozilla Firefox 37.0 Officially Released with Native HTML5 YouTube Playback, Firefox 40 Pushed to Nightly Channel

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 1, 2015 3:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
As expected, Mozilla had the pleasure of unveiling today, March 31, the Mozilla Firefox 37.0 web browser for all supported computer operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, while pushing Firefox 40 to the nightly (unstable channel), Firefox 39.0 to the Dev channel, and Firefox 38.0 to the Beta channel.

Tails 1.3.2 Screencast

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.3.2, is out.

This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible. There are numerous other changes that may not be apparent in the daily operation of a typical user. Technical details of all the changes are listed in the Changelog.

Google's Chromebit Turns Any TV Into a Chrome PC for Under $100

  • Gizmodo; By Sean Hollister (Posted by JaseP on Apr 1, 2015 1:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer—a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV.

How similar are OS X and Linux?

In today's Apple roundup: What are the similarities between OS X and Linux? Plus: Why Apple bought FoundationDB, and reviews of the new 13-inch Macbook Pro with Force Touch.

News: Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.16, Sabayon 15.04 and Ubuntu 15.04 Beta

GNOME 3.16 was released on March 25, benefiting from the contributions of 1,043 authors that made 33,525 changes.

BleachBit An Alternative To CCleaner On Linux

If you were using Windows in past then probably you would have used CCleaner to analyse and delete junk files, temporary files and free up space by deleting recycled files. On Linux we've a good alternative to CCleaner, BleachBit. BleachBit analyses and deletes junk files, temporary files, Browsers history, cache and free up disc space. Let's take a look at some of its features and know how to install latest BleachBit on Linux.

Digital Asset Management with digiKam

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Mar 31, 2015 9:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Although digiKam is first and foremost a photo management application, you can put it to other practical uses. For example, digiKam offers all the features you need to manage your digital assets, which makes it a capable digital asset management tool.

5 questions to determine if open source is a good fit for a software project

  • The Enterprisers Project; By Lee Congdon (Posted by openlife on Mar 31, 2015 8:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here are five basic questions to help determine whether open source is a good fit for your next software project.

Microsoft Doesn't Understand the Smartphone

Microsoft is going to crash and burn trying to get Windows Phone 10 on other hardware.

Audacity 2.1.0 released

Audacity 2.1.0 is released & has lots of improvements and bug fixes.

LibrePlanet & the Sounds of Silence

The LibrePlanet 2015 awards ceremony was at 5:30 PM, so I had time for a shower and a bite to eat. Of course, these days I don’t do much “biting” when I eat. I am on the John Glenn diet for another two months. If it can’t be squeezed out of a tube, I can’t eat it. Of course, my inability to speak or eat “real” food precluded any meaningful participation at a large dinner table with colleagues. “Oh, Ken…? Yeah, see over at that table? The guy in the Linux hat who isn’t talking or eating? That’s Ken.”

Samsung loads planes full of Galaxy S6 phones for US launch

In today's open source roundup: Samsung pulls out all the stops for the US launch of the Galaxy S6 phone. Plus: Save 40% on CrossOver for Linux, and why gaming doesn't stink on Linux anymore.

Xen 4.4 via libvirt for OpenStack Juno

This document describes steps Xing Lin (University of Utah) took to setup a compute node based on Ubuntu 14.04 for OpenStack "juno", using the Xen Project via libvirt approach. As of the fall of 2014, Openstack does not support this approach well as Xen Project is in the Group C of the hypervisor support matrix for Openstack

Netflix has more than 50 open source projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 31, 2015 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
POSSCON, a technical conference, is just around the corner. Given the speaker lineup and talk topics, the event again promises to be one of the most interesting open tech and open web conferences of the year. The list of speakers is long and each one is a master in their field. I got in touch with one, Semmy Purewal of Netflix, to find out more about the culture there, his favorite open source tools, and the impact of open source on his career. read more

Cinnamon 2.4.7 Arrives with Numerous Fixes, Should Be in Repos Soon

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Mar 31, 2015 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Cinnamon is a desktop environment built by the Linux Mint team and it's implemented by default in the Mint OSes. The current update, 2.4.7 is just a maintenance one, but it's pretty extensive and it comes with a ton of changes.

Creating a Unified Ubuntu Experience

On it's own, Ubuntu is a solid desktop Linux experience. It offers ample application choices and it's easy to use. But one area I would like to see greater focus is mirroring one desktop to another. That is, being able to find the same documents and other files I use on both desktop machines. In this article I'll explore options I've found useful in creating a unified Ubuntu Experience.

How to set up remote desktop on Linux VPS using x2go

As everything is moved to the cloud, virtualized remote desktop becomes increasingly popular in the industry as a way to enhance employee's productivity. Especially for those who need to roam constantly across multiple locations and devices, remote desktop allows them to stay connected seamlessly to their work environment. Remote desktop is attractive for employers as […]Continue reading... The post How to set up remote desktop on Linux VPS using x2go appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to speed up X11 forwarding in SSH How to install ssh on Linux How to accept ssh host keys automatically on Linux How to set up VPN over SSH in Linux How to secure SSH login with one-time passwords on Linux

Will voting systems adopt open source?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 31, 2015 11:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
In my recent interview with Brent Turner, from the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO), we heard about the public interest case for making voting machines open source. In this article, I further explore the unfortunate trend for vendors in this space to "openwash" their offerings; that is, to misrepresent proprietary products as if they were open source, with the intent of making them more appealing. read more

Have You Decided Yet?

  • The Blog of Helios; By Ken Starks (Posted by DeeAnn on Mar 31, 2015 10:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Community, Linux
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.

Michigan Tech course to build your own 3D printer

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 31, 2015 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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

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