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The AT&T Mafia, LibraOffice Online & More…

Of course, LibreOffice as an online app has already been available online since early last year through rollApp — but this will be different. For starters, it’ll be “free as in beer,” meaning it won’t cost you anything. While rollApp has a free plan which allows users to open files from cloud storage to read online, users have to pay $6.99 monthly if they want to actually save their changes.

First Look at GNOME 3.16 - It’s Great, but We Prefer Cinnamon or Unity

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 28, 2015 9:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
The highly anticipated GNOME 3.16 desktop environment for Linux kernel-based operating systems has been announced and has been declared by the GNOME development team as the best GNOME release yet. Of course, we wanted to give GNOME 3.16 desktop environment a try and see for ourselves the new features, apps, and imrovements.

Zentyal 4.1 Screencast

Zentyal Development Team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 4.1, a new release of the Zentyal Open Source Linux small business server with native Microsoft Exchange protocol implementation and Active Directory interoperability.

Android on a Stick, or how to install Android-x86 on a USB stick

The latest stable release is Android-x86 4.4-r2. This tutorial shows how to install it on a USB stick, so you can have an Android device that you can boot and use from any modern computer.

Tiny WiFi-loaded OpenWRT COM starts at $12

OpenEmbed launched a 52 x 28mm “SOM9331? COM for IoT that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Atheros AR9331 SoC, and offers WiFi and extended temperatures.

Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Is Not Using Systemd, nor LXQt - Screenshot Tour

Lubuntu 15.04 is the last in our screenshot tour articles related to the Final Beta a.k.a. Beta 2 of the Vivid Vervet development cycle. Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 offers one of the most lightweight desktop experiences and it is now powered by Ubuntu 15.04’s Linux 3.19.2 kernel.

Canonical Extends Ubuntu Linux With Ericsson Partnership

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 28, 2015 12:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Linux has a long history in the telco space with the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) effort. Ubuntu Linux, however, is not a CGL-certified distribution, although, in Zannos' view, while the requirement to run telecom-specific Linux distributions was great several years ago, it has been diminishing year by year. Large amounts of telco-specific kernel functionality are now supported in Ubuntu, he added.

Cloud 5: Long live cloud, cloud misconceptions, fastest Chromebook

This week, we look at artificial intelligence in the cloud, the music business and the cloud and the latest Chromebook.

Ubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Codenamed "Vivid Vervet", 15.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours. In addition to the usual suspects, we're also welcoming a new flavour to the family this cycle with Ubuntu MATE.

Docker at Age 2 Reaches Out Far Beyond Its Roots

Docker needs a host OS on which to run, which has led to Red Hat's creating Project Atomic. CoreOS and RancherOS have also emerged as purpose-built optimized operating systems for container deployment. In this slideshow eWEEK examines the wide world of Docker container virtualization.

User-friendly virtual hosting with TurnKey Linux

Suppose you’re a developer and want to experiment with Drupal 7.7 or WordPress. Maybe you're a K-12 teacher or university professor and want to teach your students Moodle administration or how to create some network-attached storage. You could download a tarball from Drupal.com or WordPress.org and configure on your own desktop or laptop, but then you would also need to configure Apache and MySQL too. All of these operations take effort and know-how that you may or may not have time for. read more

Which iOS features should Android offer?

In today's open source roundup: Which features should Android borrow from iOS? Plus: Should all Linux distros default to the same desktop environment? And LibreOffice for web browsers and Android still in the works.

SecureDrop 0.3, LibreOffice Online, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at LibreOffice Online, the newest release of SecureDrop, and more! Open source news for March 21 - 27, 2015 read more

KDE Tops Poll

Why KDE? According to your comments, there were two major reasons: stability and configurability, with many of you saying, “It just works.” But there seemed to be some disagreement over whether KDE’s legendary configurability is as great as it once was.

Voyager X 14.04.04 LTS Screencast

The new Voyager release offers the Xfce 4.12 desktop and an updated Linux kernel (version 3.16). The new version of Voyager also offers performance improvements and support for more hardware.

Top 5: Grace programming, fast Linux install, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 2:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads. They will mostly be this weekly Top 5 roundup of the best articles from the past week, but occasionally we'll do something fun like fly a quadcopter around... and into things. Speaking of electronics, Arduino Day is March 28. Check out the article we just published of 6 Arduino projects to tinker with by staff Alex Sanchez. read more

GitHub Has Been Under a Continuous DDoS Attack in the Last 24 Hours

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 27, 2015 1:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The popular GitHub website suffered a minor service outage on March 26 due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. At the moment, the website appears to work properly on our end, but some users still report intermittent connectivity with Git operations.

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Core & Enlightenment E19.3.

How to install and use Waartaa IRC client as a local standalone application

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 12:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Waartaa is an open source communication and collaboration tool. It is an IRC client focussed to overcome the subtle disadvantages of existing clients. It is a web based IRC client as a service, facilitating some extremely useful services such as: centralised logging, unique Identity, global access, notifications, responsiveness to devices and displays across multiple clients.

Run Mejiro without a Server

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Mar 27, 2015 11:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: PHP
Deploying Mejiro (or any PHP-based application for that matter) for production use usually requires a dedicated web server like Apache or lighttpd. However, it’s possible to run Mejiro using PHP’s built-in server.

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