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Just Because It Says ‘Open Source Hardware’ Doesn’t Mean It Really Is

Wed, 2016-09-14 13:06
Is it "organic," or just merely "natural?" Is it really "open source hardware," or merely hardware with a degree of openess? David Jones explains the problem in identifying which is which and who is whom.

KaOS 2016.09 Is Here as the First Linux Distro to Offer KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Beta

Wed, 2016-09-14 12:09
The KaOS development team had the great pleasure of announcing the availability of a new, updated installation medium of their KaOS Linux computer operating system.

Lubuntu 16.04 - good operating system with a bit of disappointment

Wed, 2016-09-14 11:12
The Lubuntu distribution is an LXDE-based reincarnation of Ubuntu that is officially created and supported by Canonical.

Classic Unix/Linux editor Vim gets first update in years

Wed, 2016-09-14 10:15
After more than a decade, the vi, or Vim, editor is getting a major update.

An open source perspective on the Internet of Things (part 1)

Wed, 2016-09-14 09:18
This post is the first in a series that examines the IoT, with a focus on Linux and other open source technologies used in home and industrial automation. ? ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 1: Who Needs It? ? Last week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold […]

GNOME 3.26 Linux Desktop to Be Dubbed Manchester, After GUADEC 2017's Host City

Wed, 2016-09-14 08:21
Now that the GUADEC event for the soon-to-be-released GNOME 3.22 desktop environment has come to an end, the GNOME Project is already planning for the next year's installation.

Easy way to install Oracle VirtualBox On Arch Linux & Manjaro

Wed, 2016-09-14 07:23
Are you facing trouble to install Oracle VirtualBox On Arch Linux & Manjaro ? Don't worry, here is the article for you.

How to install Discord on Linux

Wed, 2016-09-14 06:26
In a relatively short time, Discord has become the favorite chat solution among gamers. That’s a fairly good thing. It’s easy to use and well supported across all platforms. Well, not quite. If you go to the Discord website at the time of writing this, there is one glaring omission from Discord’s list of available clients, Linux.

Multiwireless IoT home gateway has Linux and Android BSPs

Wed, 2016-09-14 05:29
Via unveiled three new Linux- and Android-based IoT devices, including a multiwireless home gateway, a telestrator, and a wireless display system. Via Technologies announced a Via IoT Studio series of products for smart home control, building automation, educational applications. The Via IoT Studio line is headlined by a “Via Alegro 100” multiprotocol home gateway router […]

Debian Linux Bug Squashing Party to Take Place September 23-25, 2016 in Salzburg

Wed, 2016-09-14 04:32
Now that the final release of the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system is getting closer and closer, the Debian developers are getting together later this month in Salzburg, Austria, for a bug squashing party.

Cybersecurity is a Shared Responsibility

Wed, 2016-09-14 03:35
There have been far too many “incidents” recently that demonstrate the Internet is not as secure as it needs to be. Just in the past few weeks, we’ve seen countless headlines about online security breaches. From the alleged hack of … Continue reading

Vim 8.0 released

Wed, 2016-09-14 02:37
Also in today's open source roundup: The 10 best password managers for Linux, and Linus Torvalds loves his Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop.

MySQL Exploit Evidently Patched

Wed, 2016-09-14 01:40
News reports issued yesterday indicated that MariaDB and Percona DB, had already issued patches for the vulnerability, but that Oracle controlled MySQL had not, even though the company had been notified of the vulnerability by Golunski on July 29. However, a report this morning from The Register says that Oracle had "quietly" issued patches on September 6, with links to patched versions 5.5.52, 5.6.33 and 5.7.15.

Android-x86 6.0 Is Here If You Want to Run Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Your PC

Wed, 2016-09-14 00:43
Android-x86 developer Chih-Wei Huang was happy to announce the general availability of the final release of the Android-x86 6.0 operating system for personal computers.

Everyone Wins With Open Source Software

Tue, 2016-09-13 23:46
As open source software matures and is used by more and more major corporations, it is becoming clear that the enterprise software game has changed. Sam Ramji, CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, believes that open source software is a positive sum game, as reflected in his keynote at ApacheCon in Vancouver in May.

Securing the Programmer

Tue, 2016-09-13 22:49
I have a favorite saying: "If you are a systems administrator, youhave the keys to the kingdom. If you are an open-source programmer, youdon't know which or how many kingdoms you have the keys to." We sendour programs out into the world to be run by anyone for any purpose.Think about that: by anyone, for any purpose.

Who Needs the Internet of Things?

Tue, 2016-09-13 21:52
This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold more than 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and celebrated the milestone by releasing a new Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. While many of these Linux-driven hacker boards were used for the foundation’s original purpose -- creating a low-cost computer for computer education -- a large percentage have been sold to hobbyists and commercial developers working on Internet of Things (IoT) projects ranging from home automation to industrial sensor networks.

Distraction-free writing on Linux using FocusWriter

Tue, 2016-09-13 20:54
Regardless of the profession you are in, there are broadly two things that define how productive you are: your knowledge of the subject, and how effectively you carry out your tasks. If your work involves computers and you are into writing, it's worth knowing that there exist several applications that offer distraction-free writing environment. In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed FocusWriter - that's available not only for Linux, but for Windows and Mac OS as well.