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Compact module runs Linux on quad-core Braswell

Congatec announced a compact, low power computer-on-module based on Intel’s 14nm “Braswell” SoCs, and featuring triple display outputs, and up to 4K video. Last month we reported that Adlink, MSC, Nexcom, and Portwell had all launched Braswell-based COMs built according to PICMG’s “COM Express Type 6 Compact” form factor specs. As of this week, that […]

Kdbus, F23 update, FUDCon Pune report, and… is Fedora slowing down?

Get on the kdbus! If you’ve poked around the running processes on a modern Linux system, you’ve seen something called dbus. You can read more about this on the dbus website, but the basic summary is that it’s a system... Continue Reading →

Windows 10's Torrent-U-Like updates slurp your precious bandwidth

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Who needs cloud when users can host downloads for you? Feel like your network bandwidth is slipping away? Windows 10 could be the culprit.…

How to Virtualise Linux

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Gavin Thomas (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 10:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux, Ubuntu
New issue out now – virtualisation explained, home automation, Ubuntu phone and more inside

Why Mozilla Wants Firefox in Windows 10

I'm all for user choice and personally i have chosen not to run Windows, but for those that do choose Windows, Microsoft really should enable browser choice, though I'm not sure all that many will choose Firefox anymore.

Botnet takedowns: are they worth it?

The number of botnets has grown rapidly over the last decade. From Gameover Zeus leveraging encrypted peer-to-peer command and control servers, to Conflicker, infecting millions of computers across the world - botnets are continuing to infiltrate many internet-based services and causing mass disruption, and it's getting worse.

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

Mozilla yesterday went public with its complaint about Windows 10 resetting the default browser, calling it "disturbing" and demanding that it "undo its aggressive move to override user choice."

Kodi media player turns 15 with Isengard release

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 2:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
The XBMC Foundation’s Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework. The “Isengard” release of Kodi (formerly XBMC) offers enhancements ranging from new chapter support to an improved add-on manager, but the biggest news is the completion of the Android version.

Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software

  • The Register; By Stuart Burns (Posted by bob on Aug 1, 2015 12:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Microsoft
Welcome to Microsoft's pay-pay-pay plan. Comment Windows 10 is the last version of Windows that will ever be released. If this really is the last version of Windows desktop operating system ever, though, where will Microsoft make its money?

Build your own NAS with OpenMediaVault

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 10:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
OpenMediaVault is a Debian based special purpose Linux Distribution to build a Network Attached Storage (NAS) System. It provides an easy to use web-based interface, Multilanguage support, Volume Management, Monitoring and a plugin system to extend it with LDAP, Bittorrent, and iSCSI capabilities. This tutorial describes the installation and configuration of OpenMediaVault.

Top 5: Why its failing, Fav desktop enviro, Code gamers review, and more

This week, our best articles include a review of two code gamer platforms, 6 continous integration tools, why eat your own open source dog food, your favorite desktop environment, and why your open source project is failing. Top 5 articles of the week.

Appeals court: Actually, Newegg did win that case

Newegg is famous for fighting patent trolls, and the company is currently trying to win fees from several cases where it has won or the troll has given up. In one of those cases, Newegg fought a non-practicing entity called Pragmatus Telecom, which dropped its case against Newegg before discovery was complete. Newegg asked for attorneys fees but was rejected by the Delaware district court, which found that Newegg wasn't the "prevailing party"—in other words, it hadn't really won the case at all, so it couldn't be granted fees.

No, Microsoft: Your one billion Windows 10 goal is just sad ... really sad

  • The Register; By Mat Asay (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 8:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
A victory worthy of a eulogy. Comment Targeting one million of anything is no longer cool, according to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Only one billion will do.

Canonical Releases New Linux Kernel Update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

We reported a few days ago, on July 28, 2015, that Canonical released a kernel update for its long-term supported Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, patching four kernel vulnerabilities.

Akademy 2015 coming to an end

During the BoF days from Monday to Thursday, a great many tiny videos were shot of many of the attendees by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen. These have been edited and cut up and turned into a video explaining, very shortly, what KDE really is. Being a community of people contributing to the development of software, the conclusion is straight forward. See the unsurprising conclusion in the video entitled What is KDE? (webm, mp4), created as a tribute to the KDE community and all the amazing people in it.

9 stories of science evolving with open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 5:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Science might be looking a lot more like open source these days. Researchers and scientists around the world are calling for freely-licensed data sets; open-access publishing conditions; and collaborative, transparent peer review. They're seeking ways open source principles might enhance centuries-old practices of knowledge production in the digital age. It's becoming a movement: open science. In this year's series, learn more about how science is evolving through open source: read more

DNF Might Handle System Upgrades in Fedora 23 Linux, Obsoletes and Retires Fedup

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 31, 2015 4:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Fedora
Kevin Fenzi posted a new message on the Fedora devel-announce mailing list a couple of days ago, informing all users and developers about a new proposal for the upcoming Fedora 23 Linux operating system, called DNF System Upgrades.

KDE Plasma Mobile, NPR's newsroom tool, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at KDE Plasma Mobile, a secure video conferencing platform, open source tools for newsrooms, and more. Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 25 - 31, 2015 read more

LEGO Smart Home

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Jul 31, 2015 2:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Connect together IoT devices as easily as blocks of LEGO

New systemd Service Promises to Automatically Swap Nvidia and AMD Video Drivers on Boot

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 31, 2015 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
A new project that promises to automatically swap Nvidia or AMD/ATI proprietary video drivers during the boot process of any GNU/Linux distribution that uses the controversial systemd system and service manager.

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