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Tiny IoT-oriented i.MX6 UL module includes Linux BSP

Tue, 2016-05-24 13:12
Digi unveiled a tiny, “ConnectCore 6UL” COM combining the NXP i.MX6 UL with 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, industrial temp support, and TrustFence security. Digi International’s ConnectCore for i.MX 6UL, or ConnectCore 6UL, appears to be the smallest computer-on-module to date running NXP’s year-old, IoT-oriented i.MX6 UltraLite system-on-chip. The device debuts a patent-pending Digi SMTplus surface mount […]

Google’s closing argument: Android was built from scratch, the fair way

Tue, 2016-05-24 12:15
"This is a very important case, not only for Google but for innovation and technology in general," Van Nest told the jury. "What Google engineers did was nothing out of that mainstream. They built Android from scratch, using new Google technology, and adapted technology from open sources. Android was a remarkable thing, a brand-new platform for innovation."

Linksys Sees Value Open Source Market for WRT Wireless Routers

Tue, 2016-05-24 11:18
Linksys WRT routers will support Linux-based open source firmware like DD-WRT under new FCC rules, but not the modification of certain hardware features.

Learn about Apache Mesos and the State of the Art of Microservices from Twitter, Uber, DataBricks

Tue, 2016-05-24 10:21
When people talk about cloud native applications you almost inevitably hear a reference to a success story using Apache Mesos as an application delivery framework at tremendous scale.

There is now an open source driver and GTK3 based UI for interacting with the Steam Controller

Tue, 2016-05-24 09:23
Open source rocks! A fellow named kozec has created a user mode driver (based on another) and a UI for interacting with the Steam Controller.

Linux 4.7 Gets a Security Boost with ChromeOS Feature

Tue, 2016-05-24 08:26
We're currently inside of the two week merge window where code is being pulled in to form the Linux 4.7 kernel. One of the GIT pull requests came from Linux kernel developer James Morris and includes at least one really interesting new security feature

Black Lab Linux 7.6.1 OS Launches with Google Chrome 50 and LibreOffice 5.1.3

Tue, 2016-05-24 07:29
Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today about the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the Black Lab Linux 7.6 operating system.

Why are Chromebooks outselling Macs?

Tue, 2016-05-24 06:32
Also in today's open source roundup: Will Chromebooks and Android apps kill Windows PCs? And DistroWatch reviews the Clonezilla Live utility.

Budgie-Remix 16.04 Screenshot Tour

Tue, 2016-05-24 05:35
Budgie-Remix 16.04 is available. Budgie-Remix is a distribution which combines the Budgie desktop environment (produced by the Solus project) with the base packages from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

ChaletOS 16.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Tue, 2016-05-24 04:38
What is new in new release of ChaletOS? New LTS support, new kernel and new Software Center. But beside that, with what is ChaletOS so different from other distributions? Themes are improved so they can work with GTK3 and GTK2 engine. Also, now they are more complete, and include details for many applications. Icons are redesigned. We used Emerald icons and we redesigned them so they are more suitable for ChaletOS style. Style Changer is rewritten and templates are made from scratch. Many community derived Conky styles are rewritten and adapted for ChaletOS.

Install GrandCMS on an Ubuntu VPS

Tue, 2016-05-24 03:40
GrandCMS is free and open-source standalone software for website owners. Using GrandCMS you can easily create and maintenance your own site.

Oracle slams Google to jury: “You don’t take people’s property”

Tue, 2016-05-24 02:43
Oracle's copyright lawsuit is all about one "very simple rule," the company's attorney told a jury today."You don’t take people’s property without permission and use it for your own benefit," said Oracle lawyer Peter Bicks. "Google took a shortcut, and they took a shortcut at Oracle’s expense."

Smartwatches go open source

Tue, 2016-05-24 01:46
Smartwatches get even smarter with this new open source operating system

How to Install an OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 KDE Desktop

Tue, 2016-05-24 00:49
OpenSUSE Leap is a new type and a new version of OpenSUSE. It is a hybrid Linux distribution that uses the source code of SUSE Linux Enterprise(SLE) to provide a higher stability and reliability then otLinuxinux distributions. In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the OpenSUSe leap installation. I will install OpenSUSE leap with KDE Plasma 5 as the desktop environment.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Plots a Path to the Future

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:52
Chris Aniszczyk, interim executive director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation, discusses how the Linux Foundation Collaborative project is coming together to help define the cloud era.

Linus Torvalds wins the desktop; Chromebooks outsell Macbooks

Mon, 2016-05-23 22:54
“Hey, either Macs don't count much on the desktop, or we may have to finally lay the 'year of the Linux desktop' joke to rest,” says Torvalds.

Series Highlights Top Cloud Technologies and Container Tools

Mon, 2016-05-23 21:57
With so many technologies, tools, and techniques to keep track of, it can be hard to know where to start learning new skills. This series on next-gen cloud technologies aims to help you get up to speed on the important projects and products in emerging and rapidly changing areas such as containers, container orchestration, software-defined networking, and more.5 Next-Gen Cloud Technologies You Should Know

The Italian Army Switches to LibreOffice

Mon, 2016-05-23 21:00
Following announcements made last year, the Italian army has moved forward withits plan to replace Microsoft Office with LibreOffice.

Time to choose: Are you investing in open source or not?

Mon, 2016-05-23 20:03
In 1996, the term "open source" didn't exist. Yet 20 years later, open source technology spans countless projects and brings together the collective talent of millions. Take a close look at any open source project or community of developers and you'll find incredible levels of speed, innovation, and agility.read more

10 more pointless (but awesome) Linux terminal tricks

Mon, 2016-05-23 19:06
Last year, I put together a list of my favorite “pointless but awesome” Linux terminal tricks. There are lots of things you can do in the terminal that didn’t make that list. So, here’s round two.