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A Look at Android Apps on Chromebook

Wed, 2016-05-25 00:38
While the initial reaction from the FOSS community to Android Apps on Chromebooks will probably be a little cooler than lukewarm, the fact is that this might eventually be good for free and open source software.

Are games too easy to pirate on Android?

Tue, 2016-05-24 23:41
Also in today's open source roundup: Google picks the best Android apps and games of 2016, and six big changes coming in Android N.

Install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

Tue, 2016-05-24 22:44
Install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

Empower SMTP With Postscreen: Part 1

Tue, 2016-05-24 21:47
I recently read with interest that the powerful mail transfer agent (MTA) that is Postfix has introduced a relatively new addition to its load mitigation and anti-spam arsenal.

OpenSUSE Administation with Zypper

Tue, 2016-05-24 20:50
This tutorial shows the steps to install and update OpenSUSE packages with Zypper. Zypper is the command line package manager for openSUSE, introduced in openSUSE 10.2 which uses the libzypp library. Zypper provides a command line interface to manage repositories, the software installation, packages, patches, verifying dependencies etc.

Getting started with Espruino, a JavaScript interpreter for microcontrollers

Tue, 2016-05-24 19:52
If you've used microcontrollers like the Arduino before, you might be used to pushing compiled code onto the device and then just hoping it does what it's supposed to. The chip is literally a black box: If you don't add print statements (or they don't get a chance to execute), you'll have no idea what your code is doing (or even if it's doing anything at all).read more

Steps to Install and Configure Foreman 1.11 on CentOS 7.x

Tue, 2016-05-24 18:55
Foreman is a free and open source configuration management and provisioning tool for physical and virtual servers. Foreman performs the repetitive and other configuration tasks using the tools like puppet, chef and Ansible.

Additional YUM Repositories for CentOS, RHEL & Fedora Systems

Tue, 2016-05-24 17:58
Additional YUM Repositories will help users to install packages easily to CentOS, RHEL & Fedora Systems from third party repository such as ELRepo, IUS Community Repository, EPEL Repository, REMI Repository, Repoforg Repository, RPMforge Repository, RPMFusion Repository, Ulyaoth Repository

Nelum-Dev1 Xfce Screenshot Tour

Tue, 2016-05-24 17:01
Nelum-Dev1-Xfce 2016-05-20 is available. Nelum-Dev1 offers users a live disc with a desktop environment which is based on the Devuan distribution.

Google Goes On The Offensive Against Troll Armed With Old Mp3 Player Patent

Tue, 2016-05-24 16:04
It wasn't enough that Creative Labs/Creative Technology spent March 24th suing almost every big name in the cell phone business for patent infringement. These lawsuits, all filed in the East Texas patent troll playground, asserted the same thing: that any smartphone containing a music app (which is every smartphone produced) violates the patent it was granted in 2005 to use in conjunction with its mp3 players. "Venue is proper" because smartphones are sold in Texas, even if the plaintiffs are located in California and Singapore, respectively.That wasn't all Creative Technology did. It also filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission seeking to block the import of smartphones from manufacturers like Sony, LG, BlackBerry, Samsung, etc. under the theory that every imported phone contains patent-infringing software.

90 days of Android sales almost top nine months of Windows 10 sales

Tue, 2016-05-24 15:07
New mobile market share data has Google's OS on 84 per cent, WinPho on 0.7 per centMicrosoft has trumpeted the fact that 300 million devices now run Windows 10, but the scale of its failure to extend its operating system dominance into mobile can be seen in the fact that of the 349 million smartphones sold in 2016's first quarter, 293.7m ran Android. And just 2.4m ran Windows Phone.…

Build a Pi weather station

Tue, 2016-05-24 14:09
Discover what you need to build your own Pi-based weather station

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.