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Matthew Garrett is not forking Linux

When Matthew Garrett, well-known Linux kernel developer and CoreOS principal security engineer, announced he was releasing a [Linux] kernel tree with patches that implement a BSD-style securelevel interface, I predicted people would say Garrett was forking Linux. I was right. They have. But, that's not what Garrett is doing.

Top 5: Alternatives to Outlook, My Linux Story, and more

In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight tips for tech writing, how to , the Rasperry Pi Sense HAT, a My Linux Story, and five open source desktop email clients that are alternatives to Outlook.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Preparations Begin, OTA-7 on Its Way with Unity 8 Notifications Fix

Just a few moments ago, we were informed by Mr. Lukasz Zemczak about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-7 software update.

An Arduino-powered My Little Pony donation box

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2015 5:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As the 2015 CRASH Space Vice President and an alumna of the 2010 CRASH internship program, it's fair to say that I come from a long line of donation box experts. read more

Some inclusive discussion about inclusive decisions

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2015 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Week 6 of the Open Organization book club is coming to an end, and yesterday's Twitter chat was an awesome way to wrap it up. Making inclusive decisions through transparency and participation is one of my favorite topics (and practices), and we heard some great perspectives I'm excited to share. read more

Linksys WRT router gains faster SoC, more RAM, OpenWrt

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Oct 10, 2015 1:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Linksys has launched a “WRT1900ACS” router that updates the AC version with a faster dual-core, 1.6GHz SoC, twice the RAM (at 512MB), and OpenWrt support. In early 2014 when Linksys resurrected the hackable Linksys WRT54G WiFi router in a new WRT1900AC model, the Belkin subsidiary said the the Linux-based router would also support the lightweight, […]

Linus Torvalds Still Not Afraid of Being Hit by a Bus

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 9, 2015 11:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer, Kernel
Torvalds himself is a maintainer of the kernel as a whole, and a question that is repeatedly asked is 'what if Linus gets hit by a bus?"

It's a question that moved a tad closer to reality at the Linuxcon EU event in Dublin. Hohndel said that he had to warn Torvalds while on route to his keynote, when crossing the street to avoid being hit by a bus.

Oneplus One with Ubuntu Touch Just Got Cellular Support

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 9, 2015 9:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We recently covered the fact that Ubuntu Touch is being ported for the famous and elusive Oneplus 2 phone, even before the port for the Oneplus One was finished. The developer promised back then that he's working on both ports, and he just delivered.

Science on Android

I have covered a lot of different scientific packages that are available under Linux in this space, but the focus has been on Linux running on desktop machines. This has been rather short-sighted, however, as lots of other platforms have Linux available and shouldn't be neglected. So in this article, I start looking at the type of science you can do on the Android platform.

How to split large audio files on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2015 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: Interview
It is often the case that we want to split an “one-piece” audio recording into smaller files. A live concert could be broken down into songs so that you can burn it on a CD, or an interview can be separated into thematic sections. Whatever the case, here are four different ways to do it.

New Renesas SoCs offer 1.5GHz, 1080p, GbE, USB 3.0, PCIe

Renesas announced an “RZ/G” series of dual-core SoCs for Linux- and Android devices in 1GHz Cortex-A7 and 1.5GHz Cortex-A15 flavors, both with PowerVR GPUs. The RZ/G updates the Renesas Electronics RZ line of system-on-chips, which includes the Linux-ready RZ/A1 line of single-core, 400MHz Cortex-A9 SoCs, as well as an RZ/T line that runs an RTOS […]

New Themes and Modules Available for the Moksha Desktop

  • Bodhi Linux; By Jeff Hoogland (Posted by Jeff91 on Oct 9, 2015 4:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
A month ago we posted about a slew of new module you can use to customize your Moksha Desktop. The next step in allowing our users to easily harness the plethora of customization options Moksha is capable of, is bringing a variety of old E17 themes up to speed so they are compatible with Moksha.

Linux Foundation Wants to Standardize Common Best Practices for Open Software Compliance

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 9, 2015 3:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation announced the standardization of the future of the Software Supply Chain by creating the OpenChain Workgroup.

U.S. report highlights positive elements of government open source adoption

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2015 2:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I think we've all read our fair share of reports about lessons learned and the challenges and opportunities for governments taking up open source software. Frankly, many of them seem a bit dry, and often repetitive. read more

Expandable Panel PCs run Linux on dual-core Bay Trail Atom

Advantech’s latest 10.1- and 15.6-inch touch-panels run Linux on a dual-core Atom E3827, and offer extended temperature support and iDoor expansion. The TPC-51WP and TPC-1551WP continue Advantech’s line of rugged touch-panel PCs, dating back to the circa-2010, Intel Atom-based TPC-651H. The new devices have a more up-to-date Atom processor: the dual-core, 1.75GHz E3827 system-on-chip that […]

Using open source principles to build better engineering teams

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2015 12:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Brandon Keepers is head of open source at GitHub. He believes open source is fundamental to build products. I caught up with Brandon prior to his talk at All Things Open about open source principles for better engineering teams. I asked him not only about the talk itself, but also about his work at GitHub. Brandon shares some interesting insights into constraints developers face and how they account for these through transparency, participation, and collaboration. read more

HP Announces OpenSwitch, a Linux-Based Open Source Network Operating System

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Oct 9, 2015 11:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
HP (Hewlett-Packard) has announced the release of a new open source, full-featured network operating system (NOS) called OpenSwitch.

Matthew Garrett is not forking Linux

But the famed Linux developer is putting his security work into his own Linux tree without Linus Torvalds' approval.

Is Microsoft Wooing Canonical & Important Departures…

A while back I was fitted for a tinfoil hat by some because I had the audacity to suggest that it would be a shrewd business move by the now-Linux-loving Microsoft to buy Canonical because a.) Canonical had technology that Microsoft would want and need to advance in mobile (like the Ubuntu Phone technology, which blows Microsoft’s out of the water currently), and b.) by this time, Mark Shuttleworth is beyond tired of flushing millions after millions down the toilet (though, as a half-billionaire, he still has several decades of current spending before his bank account resembles, well, mine), and who can blame him?

Reasons Why You Might Not Like Lightweight Linux Distributions As A Newbie?

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 9, 2015 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
There are hundreds of Linux distributions and users choose the one based on their day-to-day tasks. Some of the popular Linux distros are Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora etc. Other than this I also suggest users to choose a lightweight distro when they're starting to use Linux. But, In this post I'll talk about the Lightweight Linux distributions and why Lightweight Linux distributions may be bothersome. Although there are benefits of using Light Linux distributions but there is also a fact that I experienced through my blog readers.

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