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Introducing the 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 10:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
The Knight-Mozilla Fellowships bring together developers, technologists, civic hackers, and data crunchers to spend 10 months working on open source code with partner newsrooms around the world. The Fellowships are part of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

CrossOver 14 with a Special to the 10th Anniversary of Ubuntu released

CodeWeavers, the software company behind Wine, has released CrossOver 14, a software for easy running Windows applications on Linux and Mac OS X. The new version is full of new features and comes in time to the 10th anniversary of Ubuntu, as 10 years ago Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 4.10 "Warty Warthog", the first version of Ubuntu.

TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support

TI is prepping two new OMAP5-based Jacinto 6 automotive SoCs with extra DSPs and imaging chips to handle digital clusters and ADAS, as well as infotainment.

Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Oct 22, 2014 7:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The numbers don't lie. ABI Research finds that Linux-powered Chromebook sales are exploding.

Microsoft's Garage project releases niche apps for Android

In today's Android roundup: Download Microsoft's Garage apps for Android. Plus: The release date of Android 5.0 may have been confirmed, and should you root your Android phone?

Review: Scientific Linux 7.0 GNOME

It's sluggish, unstable, and it seems much harder than it should be to install useful programs. What happened to it?

Head of Open Source at Facebook opens up

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What is seen hereafter is a partial transcription of James Pearce's OSCON session Rebooting Open Source at Facebook. For hundreds of years, open has trumped closed—sharing has trumped secrecy. read more

An Everyday Linux User Review Of 4MLinux

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 22, 2014 3:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
4MLinux is a mini Linux distribution. The name stems from the 4 Ms which are Multimedia, MiniServer, Maintenance and Mystery. To be honest the 4th M really should be a G because there is no mystery, the 4th component is definitely games. I guess that 3MAnd1GLinux doesn't really roll off the tongue. The reason I have chosen to review this distribution is because of the gaming element.

UbuTricks 14.10.22 Ships with 50 App Installer, Ubuntu 14.10 Support

This release also marks the introduction of Ubuntu 14.10 support (although some PPAs may not work yet). Several bug fixes and installer improvements went into this release as well. The number of applications has been increased to 50, with 13 more supported programs (11 apps and 2 games).

Unreal Tournament Has Public Builds Available For All Platforms Now

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By anchor (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 22, 2014 1:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The new Unreal Tournament is being built out in the open and with community input as we already know, but now anyone who is logged into their forum can get access to the builds.

What are useful Bash aliases and functions

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Oct 22, 2014 10:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a command line adventurer, you probably found yourself repeating the same lengthy commands over and over. If you always ssh into the same machine, if you always chain the same commands together, or if you constantly run a program with the same flags, you might want to save the precious seconds of your life […]Continue reading... The post What are useful Bash aliases and functions appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

Open access platform to save the Odia Indian language

In February 2014, the Government of India declared the South Asian language Odia as the 6th classical language of India which is one among 22 scheduled languages of India and has a literary heritage of more than 5,000 years. There are documents for more than 3,500 years, and the rest are undocumented oral histories. The native Odia speakers became hopeful of getting a lot of language related projects implemented to grow the lineage of this long literary heritage and see the language used and spoken globally, not just in literature but in computer and mobile games, interactive computer applications and in other digital media—and to reach the masses as a communicative language. read more

Rugged carrier serves rugged COM Express modules

MEN Micro announced a rugged, industrial temperature “XC15? carrier board for its Linux-ready Rugged COM Express modules, including a Core-i7 CB70C COM. For years, MEN Micro, which offers a wide variety of embedded systems and components, focused its computer-on-module efforts on its Linux-ready “Embedded System Module” (ESM) form-factor. The company still sells several dozen ESM, ESMini, and ESMexpress variants, but more recently has launched a new line of COM Express modules it dubs Rugged COM Express. Now, the company has a carrier board that is just as tough as its new modules.

Redditor swarmed after asking a question about systemd

In today's open source roundup: A thread about systemd on Reddit turns into a train wreck. Plus: A game is removed from Steam after the developer threatens Gabe Newell, and a review of SparkyLinux 3.5 by DistroWatch.

Mirantis Secures $100 Million for OpenStack Cloud Development

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Oct 22, 2014 5:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Mirantis has secured $100 million in series B funding to support its open source, vendor-neutral OpenStack cloud-computing products.

Stick computer runs on quad-core Atom

Shenzhen Apec Electronics has launched a $110, Android stick computer built around a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 SoC with 1-2GB of RAM and 16-32GB storage. The market is awash in under-$100 HDMI dongle devices that run Android on ARM Cortex processors. Now, Intel’s Atom is getting the same treatment, although at a higher price.

How to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04

This document describes how to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04. Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux Release Date Cleared Up

Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux and the Linux release has been cleared up a bit in terms of when we can expect it.

Microsoft Promises Docker Open Source App Virtualization on Windows

Microsoft has announced plans to port the open source Docker containerized virtualization platform to Windows Server and the Azure cloud. Open source developers can be sure the software they're writing is a hit when even Microsoft (MSFT) wants a piece of the action. That's exactly what's happening with Docker, the containerized virtualization platform for running cloud apps, which will now be supported in Windows Server and the Azure cloud.

Why Android users should be thrilled about Apple Pay

In today's Android roundup: Apple Pay might get Android users more purchasing privacy. Plus: How to switch from iOS to Android, and Google updates Google Play Music.

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