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Free Bassel Day, Bodhi Linux Chromebook Giveaway & More…

Sunday, March 15, marks the third anniversary of the arrest in Damascus, Syria, of Bassel Khartabil (Bassel Safadi), a computer engineer who was Creative Commons lead in Syria and who started a hackerspace, Aiki Lab, in Damascus in 2010. This is only a small part of Bassel’s resume, which includes numerous other open source and free culture projects.

Ubuntu's answer to Android is finally here, but it still needs work

At long last, the first Ubuntu phones are here. It's been more than two years since Canonical first showed off its Linux-based mobile platform, and fans have been clamoring for consumer devices ever since. The Ubuntu Edge never made its ambitious $32 million crowdfunding target, and the first handsets from BQ and Meizu were delayed last year. But finally, it's all starting to come together. BQ has started selling its "Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition" in Europe and Meizu shouldn't be too far behind with its modified MX4.

VMware sued, accused of ripping off Linux kernel source code

SCSI dev claims virty giant has 'no intention' of honoring terms of the GPL Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig has sued VMware in Hamburg, Germany, over alleged violations of the GNU General Public License.…

Red Hat buys into Docker containers with Atomic Host

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2015 6:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Want to combine a best of breed enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with the most popular container technology, Docker? Then you want Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host.

Vivaldi Web Browser Tech Preview 2 Is Out with Fast Forward and Rewind

Vivaldi is a new web browser based on Chromium that is built by an Opera founder. It's aimed mostly at power users, but it can be used by anyone. A new update has been released and the developers have added some new features.

The three open source projects that transformed Hadoop

  •; By Jonathan Buckley (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2015 4:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Hadoop, an open source software framework with the funny sounding name, has been a game-changer for organizations by allowing them to store, manage, and analyze massive amounts of data for actionable insights and competitive advantage.

'Cloud First' Strategy: Who Has One, Who Doesn't and Why?

  •; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Mar 6, 2015 3:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
A survey from 2nd Watch of cloud adoption plans for businesses in the United States shows that many see major value in integrating the cloud into digital sales and marketing, but obstacles are preventing rapid adoption.

8 guides for cloud building with OpenStack

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2015 2:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
OpenStack is a huge project with lots of constituent parts and fast development cycles. It can be hard to keep up and keep your mental toolkit fresh. We compile the very best of recently published how-tos, guides, tutorials, and tips into a handy collection every month.

A Quick Look at Kubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1

Kubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet beta 1 has been released by Kubuntu Devs Team brings KDE Plasma 5.2 as default desktop environment, also include KDE Applications 14.12 containing all favourite applications from KDE. This is the 14.12.2 update with bugfixes and translation updates.

Valve Is Showing That Steam Is Finally Shaking Off the Windows Dependency

If anyone had any doubts about the commitment of Valve to the Linux operating systems, they should be put to rest with the latest SteamOS sale. It just shows how serious the company really is and that it will carry out its promises, of breaking the Windows monopoly on gaming.

Red Hat releases Enterprise Linux 7.1

Red Hat announced today the release of RHEL 7.1 including new developer tools, Linux containers, and Atomic Host.

Bodhi Linux developers giving away Acer C720 Chromebook

In today's open source roundup: A donation to Bodhi Linux might get you an Acer C720 Chromebook. Plus: Why Zenwalk might be your next desktop distro, and rTorrent for Ubuntu.

I Tried Ubuntu Linux 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta Mate Flavor

I'm trying out the beta of the Mate Flavor of the next version of Ubuntu. So far so good. Mate has some good improvements, and the beta version does not seem to be very buggy.

digiKam Sprint 2014

digiKam is a mature open-source project (more than 14 years old now) that provides a digital asset management application oriented to photography post-production.

The Year of the Linux Smart Phone

The “Year of the Linux desktop” is something you often hear about in the Linux community. This idea refers to the year when Linux will claim the dominant market-share percentage from operating systems such as Windows and OSX. While I am not sure if Linux on the desktop will ever become dominant, one thing is for certain: Linux has already outpaced all of the other competitors in the mobile market.

Red Hat Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distro Debuts

Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.1 release is generally available today, providing users with the promise of a more secure and optimized operating system for Docker containers. The Atomic Host release comes alongside the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, which also debuts today.

4 things you (probably) didn't know you can do with Chrome for Linux

Chrome for Linux provides almost all of the features of a Chromebook -- and as a result I get the best of both worlds: The security, freedom and ownership of Linux, and the flexibility of gaining access to services and apps through Chrome.

I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

MYIR launched a “Rico” SBC for TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, with an open Linux BSP, 4GB of eMMC flash, and coastline GbE, HDMI, and USB host and device ports. The Rico Board is the first single board computer we’ve seen to tap the single-core, Cortex-A9 AM437x Sitara system-on-chip from Texas Instruments, aside from TI’s own $599 evaluation EVM.

Red Hat strips down for Docker

Red Hat has customized a version of its Linux distribution to run Docker containers. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host strips away all the utilities residing in the stock distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that aren’t needed to run Docker containers.

Who's leading the charge for transparency in democratic elections?

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 3:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in democratic elections. read more

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