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We believe that, by now, all of our readers are aware of the fact that BQ and Canonical have worked hard during the past few months on bringing the first-ever Ubuntu tablet device to the light of day.
A summary of Richard Stallman's thoughts on free software, open source, GNU, Linux, terrorism, cell phones and French politics, based on a recent talk near Paris.
In 2008, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) created its list of high-priority projects that "are important for increasing the adoption and use of free software and free software operating systems."
In a disappointing turn of events, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 241 to 173 to pass H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, a bill that would undermine the FCC’s ability to enforce key net neutrality protections... As the bill moves to the Senate this session, it’s crucial that senators reject it. Fortunately, President Obama has said that he will veto the bill if it reaches his desk.
GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source image editor that is available in the Fedora repositories. GIMP is primarily used for editing, cropping, retouching, resizing, and converting many different formats of raster images such as JPEGs... Continue Reading →
We told you a few weeks ago that Feral Interactive announced that they are currently working on porting the Tomb Raider 2013 reboot to Linux.
Imagine you're a teacher in a school with limited resources. How can you give your students a world class education? Access to the Internet is key, but where can you look for the high-quality resources your students desperately need? How can you level the playing field for them?read more
How to install and configure MySQL Master-Slave replication on a CentOS 7 VPS
Ilan Rabinovitch is well-known to anyone who has done the conference circuit around Southern California. He's a helpful and friendly guy who I met once at a BarCamp years ago and more than once encountered on IRC. I often ended up getting great tech tips from him by sheer proximity.read more
While Apple recently fought the US Department of Justice in court over an order to create new software to help unlock a terror suspect’s phone—and has pledged to continue to do so—Canada’s police and device manufacturers have been comparatively silent on the issue. Now, for the first time, Canadians have a clearer picture of how digital surveillance in this country works, at least when it comes to BlackBerry phones...
4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki was happy to inform us about the immediate availability of the Beta release of the upcoming 4MRescueKit 17.0 Live CD.
After finally reaching the tipping point with off-the-shelf solutions that can't match increasing speeds available, we recently took the plunge. Building a homebrew router turned out to be a better proposition than we could've ever imagined. With nearly any speed metric we analyzed, our little DIY kit outpaced routers whether they were of the $90- or $250-variety.Naturally, many readers asked the obvious follow-up—"How exactly can we put that together?"
Today we would like to introduce you guys to an upcoming PC stick powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor and running the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Linux operating system.
New contributors to OpenStack are welcome, but having a road map for navigating within this maturing, fast-paced open source community doesn't hurt. At OpenStack Summit in Austin, Paul Belanger (Red Hat, Inc.), Elizabeth K.read more
There is a wide range of competent note taking software for Linux, and this article seeks to cover the finest open source solutions. I have compiled this roundup of my pick of 17 excellent note applications for organizing, sharing, and taking notes.
What is LXD? By combining the speed and density of containers with the security of traditional virtual machines, Canonical’s LXD is the next?generation of container hypervisor for Linux.
One of the most commonly needed components of any enterprise application is a solid database, and the development community behind OpenStack is working hard to make sure working with databases in the open source cloud is an easy, reliable, and performant experience.read more
Canonical has announced the release of Snappy 2.0 for the upcoming Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.
Earlier this year, after a bit of a roller coaster ride of a legal fight over the copyright status of the song "Happy Birthday," the two key parties finally reached a settlement that declared the song in the public domain. While many news reports had earlier claimed that the judge in the case had done the same, that wasn't really true. The judge simply declared that Warner Chappell did not hold the copyright, leaving it an open question as to whether or not anyone else did -- and some quickly raised their hands to claim the copyright.
Sharone Zitzman is no stranger to community. As a lead for the Cloudify open source community at GigaSpaces, and an organizer of many local events including OpenStack Israel, DevOps Days Tel Aviv, and the DevOps Israel meetup group, she knows well what it means to be involved with bringing people together for common goals across open source projects.