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How to take screenshots on Ubuntu 16.04 with ScreenCloud

Tue, 2016-10-11 12:56
ScreenCloud is a screenshot taking application developed by Olav S Thoresen. The project started back in 2012, and is aimed at "providing an easy to use and crossplatform way to share screenshots," according to the official website. The app is available for Linux as well as other popular operating systems including Windows and Mac OS X.

Protecting Your Chat With qTox on Ubuntu Linux

Tue, 2016-10-11 11:42
Many people rely on proprietary chat solutions like Skype, but those solutions pose serious concerns for both privacy and security. Additionally, development of the Skype Linux client has been unpredictable at best, even stalling for a number of years, only to resume just recently.

Uno clone integrates breadboard, exposes USB pins

Tue, 2016-10-11 10:27
STEMTera is an Arduino Uno compatible breadboard with LEGO-ready connectors. It exposes the pins of the Uno’s ATmega16U2 chip for easier native USB support. The startup-backed STEMTera Breadboard has won its KickStarter funding, and is still available in various colors through Oct. 28.

How to install R on Ubuntu 16.04

Tue, 2016-10-11 09:13
R is an open source programming language which is used for statistical computing and graphics. The R programming language is widely used by statisticians and data miners mostly for data analysis or developing statistical software. In this tutorial, we will help you to install R on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu as an operating system.

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Lorien Smyer: Bookkeeper Turned Technologist

Tue, 2016-10-11 07:59
Lorien Smyer is a former bookkeeper who decided she wanted to start a new career in computer science. She was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced in August.

Kura-based Linux IoT framework adds multi-cloud support

Tue, 2016-10-11 06:44
Eurotech released v4.0 of its ESF IoT framework, adding multi-cloud support, and it spun a new ReliaGate 20-25 gateway with Yocto instead of Red Hat. Eurotech’s commercial Everyware Software Framework (ESF) was one of the first IoT frameworks to tie together device, gateway, and cloud components. It formed the basis for the open source Eclipse Kura project.

Apache Milagro: A New Security System for the Future of the Web

Tue, 2016-10-11 05:30
With 25 billion new devices set to hit the Internet by 2025, the need for a better worldwide cryptosystem for securing information is paramount. That’s why the Apache Milagro project is currently incubating at the Apache Software Foundation. It’s a collaboration between MIRACL and Nippon Telegram and Telegraph (NTT), and Brian Spector, MIRACL CEO and Co-Founder, discussed the project in his keynote at ApacheCon in May.

FreeBSD 11.0 Operating System Officially Released, Here's What's New

Tue, 2016-10-11 04:16
The FreeBSD Foundation proudly announced the release and general availability of the FreeBSD 11.0 operating system based on the latest BSD and Open Source technologies.

Mini-ITX board gets it going with AMD G-Series

Tue, 2016-10-11 03:01
Acrosser’s “AMB-A55ET1” Mini-ITX SBC taps AMD’s dual-core, 1.65GHz G-Series T56N, and offers dual mini-PCIe, dual SATA, and 8x USB ports. Sometimes the best SBC isn’t the fastest and most feature rich, but the one that can do the job right at the right price. Assuming the AMB-A55ET1 is priced as low as we would expect, […]

Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Beta released-Final release is expected at the end of month

Tue, 2016-10-11 01:47
Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 is making its way to final release and it is now one more step closer to this by having its beta release.Yes, the Ubuntu based beauty with Moksha DE(Moksha is a forked version of well known Enlightenment DE) got its beta release i.e. Bodhi LInux 4.0.0 Beta after months of release of Alpha version.Back in July,Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 alpha released.

4 versatile boards for fast, inexpensive IoT development

Tue, 2016-10-11 00:21
Want to develop wearable or very compact applications, networked applications, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and prototype your brainstorms quickly and inexpensively? Then this roundup of versatile open source hardware boards is for you. All you need is a few pieces of hardware, basic soldering skills, and some JavaScript know-how.read more

Elementary OS 0.4 'Loki' Review | An Easy To Use Linux Distribution

Mon, 2016-10-10 22:38
Elementary OS is one of the most beautiful Linux distros that I have ever tried. It is based on Ubuntu and the version 0.4 of Elementary OS is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This review has been written after using the operating system for a complete week.

Technology Changes Us, Changes Society, and Changes Governments

Mon, 2016-10-10 20:55
We shape our technology. Our technology shapes us. It's not a one-way trip, but a continual feedback loop. Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, in her inspirational LinuxCon North America keynote, claims that the greatest cultural shifts come from new technologies.

How Minecraft got me involved in the open source community

Mon, 2016-10-10 19:12
When people first think of "open source," their mind probably first goes to code—something technical that requires an intermediate understanding of computers or programming languages. But open source is a broad concept that goes beyond binary bits and bytes. Open source projects hold great regard for community participation. The community is a fundamental piece of a successful open source project. For my experience getting involved with open source, I began in the community and worked my way around from there.read more

GNOME 3.24 to Feature ownCloud Integration in GNOME Music, Sharing Framework

Mon, 2016-10-10 17:29
We already told you about the release date and schedule of the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, whose development cycle will start later this month, and today we'd love to tell you a little bit about its upcoming features.

Antergos – Best Arch based distro for beginners, whoever want to taste arch, give a try

Mon, 2016-10-10 15:47
Antergos is a rolling release distribution and provide a modern, elegant, and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux with choice of Desktop Environment.

The power of open source is customer freedom

Mon, 2016-10-10 14:04
The open source community is a diverse and fractious collection of individuals and organizations. In its infancy, in many ways it could be compared to the hippie movements of the '60s: a lot of passion, a lot of fun, a lot of weirdness, and not a lot of organization. Over the last decade or so, it has evolved into a respected software development force that relies on the support of its members.read more

Linus Torvalds says ARM just doesn't look like beating Intel

Mon, 2016-10-10 12:44
Linux Lord also feels Internet of Things hardware is mostly doomed, like his old Sinclair QLLinus Torvalds believes ARM has little chance of overhauling x86, because the latter has built an open hardware ecosystem that the former just doesn't look like replicating.…

Celebrating a new release, vendor freedom, and more OpenStack news

Mon, 2016-10-10 11:24
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.OpenStack around the webThere is a lot of interesting stuff being written about OpenStack. Here's a sampling from some of our favorites:read more

Samsung temporarily halts production of Galaxy Note 7

Mon, 2016-10-10 10:03
Samsung Electronics Co. has temporarily suspended production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, an official at a supplier for Samsung said Monday, amid a series of media reports that some Note 7 replacements have caught fire.