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Linux Should Lead True Universal Computing

Sat, 2016-07-16 19:28
Imagine computers that you can have conversations with or control through gestures and head movements. Or even your own thoughts.

Ubuntu Hacked, Linux Journal Extremists & More…

Sat, 2016-07-16 17:51
Also included: Microsoft shows love of Linux with gift of Skype and Torvalds continues to be Torvalds.

ChaletOS: A Linux for Those Who Miss Windows 7

Sat, 2016-07-16 16:13
Don’t get me wrong, under the all-too familiar looking desktop (Figure 1), ChaletOS is still Linux. But the execution of the design cannot be mistaken.

With 4 Days Left, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Larry Lessig, And Barbara Van Schewick Beg Europe To Close Net Neutrality Loopholes

Sat, 2016-07-16 14:19
Europe only has a few days left to ensure that its member countries are actually protected by real net neutrality rules. As we've been discussing, back in October the European Union passed net neutrality rules, but they were so packed with loopholes to not only be useful, but actively harmful in that they effectively legalize net neutrality violations by large telecom operators.

Prpl Foundation demos first open source hypervisor for MIPS IoT

Sat, 2016-07-16 12:25
The Prpl Foundation demoed the “prplHypervisor,” an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes. The prplSecurity framework is one of the chief projects of the Imagination Technologies backed, Linaro-like prpl Foundation, which is developing open source Linux and Android code for MIPS processors.

How To Setup A Web Server And Host Website On Your Own Linux Computer?

Sat, 2016-07-16 10:30
Welcome to small tutorial series of hosting website on Linux machine. This series of articles will teach how to setup a web server on Linux computer and make it available online. The website we'll host on our personal computer can be accessed from around the globe. In this article(Part 1), we are going to install all the required tools to setup web server.

Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric -- it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

Sat, 2016-07-16 08:36
All that nagware hasn't workedWhen Windows 10 launched, Microsoft claimed it would have the new operating system on a billion devices by mid-2018. That isn't going to happen, however, Redmond has now admitted.…

SBC, COM, and dev kit tap octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung SoC

Sat, 2016-07-16 06:42
sModule’s SBC, COM, and development kit run Ubuntu 12.04 or Android 4.4 on a 1.4GHz octa-core, Cortex-A53 Samsung S5P6818 SoC. Shenzhen-based sModule Technology is a subsidiary of CoreWind that has primarily made wireless modules, but has recently jumped into Linux- and Android-ready computer-on-modules and development kits, as does CoreWind itself. Recently, sModule released several boards […]

Good News: Carla Hayden Easily Approved As The New Librarian Of Congress

Sat, 2016-07-16 04:47
She's shown in the past a willingness to stand up and fight against government surveillance and for freedom of speech and access to information. Her positions on copyright are less clear, but as she's now in charge of the Copyright Office, hopefully she'll bring some much needed balance to that office, and a greater recognition, as a librarian, of the importance of access to information, rather than locking up all info.

PC Shipments Rose in the U.S. During Q2

Sat, 2016-07-16 02:53
In the U.S., PC shipments rose nearly 5 percent.

Managing a Headless VirtualBox Installation with phpvirtualbox (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)

Sat, 2016-07-16 00:58
Phpvirtualbox is a web-based VirtualBox front-end written in PHP that allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It tries to resemble the VirtualBox GUI as much as possible to make work with it as easy as possible. It is a nice replacement for the VirtualBox GUI if you run VirtualBox in headless servers (like in the tutorial VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines with VirtualBox 5.1 on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server). This tutorial explains how to install phpvirtualbox on an Ubuntu 16.04 server to manage a locally installed, headless VirtualBox.

How Open Source Is Becoming the Core of All Software

Fri, 2016-07-15 23:50
The open source development model is taking over the enterprise. Two companies that were late coming to the OSS table but which now contribute much code are Cisco and Capital One.

The benefits of getting involved in tech communities

Fri, 2016-07-15 22:41
A common piece of advice thrown around in tech circles is to "get involved," but what does that mean, exactly?In her Great Wide Open 2016 lightning talk, Ginny Ghezzo encouraged tech professionals to attend local tech events and meetups and gave a few great reasons for doing so:read more

GNOME Maps Hits A Dead End

Fri, 2016-07-15 21:33
Another example of the dangers of FOSS software relying heavily on 'free' services. The MapQuest mapping service has now discontinued direct tile access leaving the GNOME Maps app with no immediate alternative.

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Fri, 2016-07-15 20:24
Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

What do we mean when we talk about open music?

Fri, 2016-07-15 19:15
Learning about Bolero's recent entry into the public domain made me think about the concept of "open music" in general. Where is it found? What characteristics define open music? And so I've let my favorite search engine help me do detective work to see what a hunt for open music turns up.read more

One in five consumers upgraded to Win10 for free instead of buying a PC

Fri, 2016-07-15 18:07
Just why were retail sales s*$%t last year? Microsoft's OS roll out didn't helpMicrosoft’s free upgrade of Windows 10 hit PC makers where it hurt though the extent of this was apparently a surprise to the software giant, data druids at Gartner have claimed.…

Canonical Patches Security Issue on Ubuntu Forums, Passwords Weren't Compromised

Fri, 2016-07-15 16:58
It would appear that, on the day of July 14, 2016, the Ubuntu Forums were compromised by someone who managed to get past the security measures implemented by Canonical and access the forum's database.

New journal HardwareX to promote open source hardware for science

Fri, 2016-07-15 15:50
To bring scientific hardware into the mainstream and reward scientists that develop it, the largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, has just announced a new open access journal: HardwareX. The purpose of HardwareX is to help accelerate the distribution of low-cost high-quality open source scientific hardware.