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Oracle refuses to accept pro-Google “fair use” verdict in API battle

Sun, 2017-02-12 13:53
Google successfully made its case to a jury last year that its use of Java APIs in Android was "fair use." A San Francisco federal jury rejected Oracle's claim that the mobile system infringed Oracle's copyrights.But Oracle isn't backing down. Late Friday, the company appealed the high-profile verdict to a federal appeals court.

Linux flagship Munich's U-turn: Install Windows 10 everywhere by end of 2020

Sun, 2017-02-12 11:59
Munich's city authority is a step closer to moving thousands of council computers from Linux to Windows, in a reversal of one of open-source software's marquee successes.


Sun, 2017-02-12 10:05
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5 Linux Music Players You Should Consider Switching To

Sun, 2017-02-12 08:10
There are plenty of Linux music players out there, and it is hard to find the best one. Here are some Linux music players you might consider switching to.

Basic screen command usage and examples

Sun, 2017-02-12 06:16
Screen is a very useful command that offers the ability to use multiple shell windows (sessions) from a single SSH session.

Civilization VI comes to Linux, GDC 2017, and more open gaming news

Sun, 2017-02-12 04:21
In this open gaming roundup, we take a look at the release of Civilization VI for Linux, the upcoming Game Developer Conference, and more open gaming news.Open gaming roundup for January 29-February 11, 2017 read more

Zorin OS 12 Review | LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week

Sun, 2017-02-12 02:27
Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distro that seeks to stand out amongst the many Linux distros around. It is touted as “a replacement for Windows and MacOS, designed to make your computer faster, more powerful and secure”. So what’s the deal with Zorin? Is it worth your attention in the sea of distros? Let us take a look at what makes this distro stand apart.

antiX 17 Linux Operating System Gets New Alpha Build, Now Uses Kernel 4.9.6

Sun, 2017-02-12 00:33
Debian-based antiX 17 Linux has recently entered development, and it today received a new Alpha build, the second in the upcoming series based on the soon-to-be-released Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system.

Android privacy assistant seeks to stop unwanted data collection

Sat, 2017-02-11 22:38
Not sure what your phone is collecting about you? A free Android app is promising to simplify the privacy settings on your smartphone, and stop any unwanted data collection.

How to install OTRS (OpenSource Trouble Ticket System) on Ubuntu 16.04

Sat, 2017-02-11 20:44
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure OTRS on Ubuntu 16.04. I will use PostgreSQL as the database for OTRS, and Apache web server as the web server. OTRS or Open-source Ticket Request System is an open source ticketing software used for Customer Service, Help Desk, and IT Service Management.

Linux Kernel 3.10.105 LTS Is Out with Almost 300 Improvements, Security Fixes

Sat, 2017-02-11 18:50
Linux kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau was proud to announce today the availability of a new maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.10 kernel series, version 3.10.105.

Best Third-Party Repositories for CentOS

Sat, 2017-02-11 16:55
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in the grand tradition of enterprise software vendors, packages and supports old mold long after it should be dead and buried. They don't do this out of laziness, but because that is what their customers want. A lot of businesses view software the same way they see furniture: you buy a desk once and keep it forever, and software is just like a desk.

Attackers use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices

Sat, 2017-02-11 15:01
Researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Doctor Web have recently come across a Windows Trojan program that was designed to gain access to embedded devices using brute-force methods and to install the Mirai malware on them.

Top 5: Vim plugins for writers, Raspberry Pis PIXEL OS, and more

Sat, 2017-02-11 13:06
In this week's Top 5, I highlight favorite vim plugins, Getting started with PIXEL OS, OpenToonz for Linux users, GNOME 3 extensions, and careers in open source.

Real-time Linux explained

Sat, 2017-02-11 11:12
At ELC Europe, Real-time Linux developer Jan Altenberg described the progress of RTL, compared it to Xenomai and RTAI, and unveiled new benchmarks. Real-time Linux (RTL), a form of mainline Linux enabled with PREEMPT_RT, has come a long way in the past decade. Some 80 percent of the deterministic PREEMPT_RT patch is now available in […]

Night in the Woods Improving Games by Open Sourcing Code

Sat, 2017-02-11 09:18
"Night in the Woods," the much anticipated crowdfunded game scheduled to be released next week -- with a GNU/Linux version, BTW -- built a development community by open sourcing code.

Released Vivaldi Web Browser Stable 1.7 With Built-in Screenshot & All Tab Mute Options

Sat, 2017-02-11 07:23
Vivaldi is a feature-rich, modern web browser based on Chromium / Blink and has 1 million active users.

How I became a project team leader in open source

Sat, 2017-02-11 05:29
The only people to whose opinions I listen now with any respect are people much younger than myself. They seem in front of me. Life has revealed to them her latest wonder. ? Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grayread more

Hasta la vista, Vista

Sat, 2017-02-11 03:35
Microsoft will stop all support for Windows Vista in two months, ending the problem-plagued operating system's usefulness when it issues final patches on April 11.

RecalboxOS – Raspberry Pi Gaming System Installation and Configuration

Sat, 2017-02-11 01:40
If you are interested in gaming then you should look into the RecalboxOS which runs on the Raspberry Pi. RecalboxOS has numerous console emulators and even provides Kodi which is a media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games and more. This article will cover the installation and configuration of the gaming system and not Kodi.