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VirtualBox 5.1 Increases Linux Integration, Improves Multimedia Support

Wed, 2016-07-13 05:46
Oracle has had the great pleasure of announcing the final release of the VirtualBox 5.1 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported platforms.

How ‘The Things Network’ Built IoT Data Network in Amsterdam

Wed, 2016-07-13 04:49
The Things Network crowdsourced a complete city-wide Internet of Things data network with the people of Amsterdam in six weeks. Here’s how they did it. You can apply some of their methods to your own project.

Rugged remote I/O module runs FreeRTOS on Cortex-M4

Wed, 2016-07-13 03:52
Artila’s “RIO-2015PG” remote I/O module runs FreeRTOS on an Atmel SAM4E16E Cortex M4 MCU, and offers isolated RS485 and analog and digital I/O. Artila Electronics, which is known here primarily for its Linux-ready ARM9 Matrix control computers, has turned to a Cortex-M4 microcontroller platform running the open source FreeRTOS for its new RIO-2015PG remote I/O […]

SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released

Wed, 2016-07-13 02:55
Linux gamers all over the world will be happy to hear that a new versionof SuperTuxKart is available. This should strike a nostalgic chord to peoplewho have used desktop Linux to play games during the past ten years.

Is Linux Mint 18 the best desktop operating system?

Wed, 2016-07-13 01:58
Also in today's open source roundup: Ubuntu's Unity desktop runs natively in Windows 10, and how to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine in Linux.

REGoth Engine, an open source reimplentation for the game 'Gothic'

Wed, 2016-07-13 01:01
REGoth Engine was pointed out in the forum, as it's another lovely open source reimplentation and this time it's for the classic game 'Gothic'.

How to Install WordPress with HHVM and Nginx on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

Wed, 2016-07-13 00:03
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install WordPress (a well known CMS based on PHP) with HHVM and Nginx as our web server. I will use OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 as the operating system, so basic knowledge of OpenSUSE is required. HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) is an open source virtual machine developed by Facebook, it is a JIT (just-in-time) compiler to execute programs written in PHP 5 (and some features of PHP 7) and Hack language.

Experimenting with Post-Quantum Cryptography

Tue, 2016-07-12 23:06
The study of cryptographic primitives that remain secure even against quantum computers is called “post-quantum cryptography”. Today we're announcing an experiment in Chrome where a small fraction of connections between desktop Chrome and Google's servers will use a post-quantum key-exchange algorithm in addition to the elliptic-curve key-exchange algorithm that would typically be used.

Install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 16.04

Tue, 2016-07-12 22:09
In this article, we will show you how to install Nextcloud 9 on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM 7.0 and Nginx. Nextcloud is open source self-hosted file sync and share application forked from ownCloud.

32-Bit Ubuntu Alternatives

Tue, 2016-07-12 21:12
Some folks may find the idea of using a 32-bit distribution of Linux to be downright silly. After all, we live in a 64-bit world these days, right? Well, that depends on who you ask. The fact of the matter is there are still a lot of fully functional PCs out there that run 32-bit Linux. Up until recently, this was all well and good. Then the news came down that Ubuntu would no longer be supporting 32-bit systems come the next Ubuntu release. Clearly not everyone is thrilled about his news.

Having a Gas at Texas Linux Fest 2016

Tue, 2016-07-12 20:15
Turnout was notably less than expected and appeared to be lower than any Texas Linux Fest in memory. While many of us discussed possible reasons for this, I’m not sure we’ll ever really know why. I will assure you, however, that the low turnout was not attributable to the quality of the presentations. Those I queried left the lecture halls impressed and even excited about things they learned.

Steps the Python community and Dropbox are taking to increase diversity

Tue, 2016-07-12 19:17
At the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco last month, DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer at Red Hat, announced the winners of the company's second annual Women in Open Source Award.read more

Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon: pity, pity, pity

Tue, 2016-07-12 18:20
I could say that Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon is a nice and easy distribution everyone can use... I could, if there was not the issue with multimedia codecs. That spoon of tar spoiled the whole barrel of honey.

First SoCs based on open source RISC-V run Linux

Tue, 2016-07-12 17:23
SiFive unveiled the first embedded SoCs based on the open source RISC-V platform: A Linux-ready octa-core Freedom U500 and a FreeRTOS-based Freedom E300. A VC-backed startup closely associated with the RISC-V project announced the first system-on-chip implementations of the open source RISC-V processor platform. At the RISC-V 4thWorkshop at MIT this week, SiFive announced two […]

5 Best GNOME Shell Extensions for Ubuntu

Tue, 2016-07-12 16:26
These are 5 best GNOME Shell extensions available to install on Ubuntu GNOME, according to readers of Ubuntu blog omg!ubuntu!.

Day of the Tentacle Now Available On Linux

Tue, 2016-07-12 15:29
Day of the Tentacle Remastered is now available for the first time on Linux, and can be found on Steam and Humble . It should also be up on GOG as soon as they set it live.

How not to get help in open source

Tue, 2016-07-12 14:32
Open source communities can be very friendly places, but there are right and wrong ways to ask for help.In her lightning talk at Great Wide Open 2016, Emily Dunham shares the most common ways people shoot themselves in the foot while looking for help with an open source project:read more

Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 to Land Next Wednesday, OTA-13 Brings Libertine Improvements

Tue, 2016-07-12 13:11
The Ubuntu Touch saga continues, and today we would like to inform our readers about some of the latest changes coming in the next major update, the OTA-13, as well as about some good news.