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July 5, 2014
In theory, it might make sense for the IRS to closely review applications from organizations that develop open source software in order to make sure that they aren’t actually for-profit companies that sell commercial support or monetize their software with other services. If that were the standard of review, there would be no cause for concern. Unfortunately, it looks like the IRS is applying a much more dubious standard.
Ubuntu MATE Remix Alpha1 is ready to download! Ubuntu MATE Remix is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike.
Learn how to get started with Minecraft Pi, a brilliant tool for learning to code Python on the Raspberry Pi...Minecraft is a revolutionary sandbox game in which the protagonist, known only as Steve, is tasked with surviving and thriving in a huge, blocky 3D world considerably bigger than planet Earth. Each one-metre segment of the world is represented by a block. The block could be any one of a number of items and the deeper you dig into the earth the rarer the items might be. It’s your challenge to dig, build and survive against an army of nocturnal monsters by harnessing the items you discover.
If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love.
In today's open source roundup: The NSA considers Linux Journal an "extremist forum." Plus: Download Tor to protect your privacy, and funny NSA jokes.
Learning is easier with a community of practice. For some in the open source world, community is something that takes only a virtual form, but there's still a lot of value in good old fashioned face-to-face communities to share and learn together. Taking a page out of the book of Linux User Groups (LUGs), several advocates for open source projects have found the population of interested users in their area to have reached the critical mass necessary to build and sustain local user groups of their own.read more
Takedown notices issued to dozens of accountsA company claiming to represent Qualcomm has shut down a number of repositories on source-code sharing site GitHub under provisions of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) – including at least one repository belonging to Qualcomm itself.…
July 4, 2014
Transmageddon, a video transcoder written in GTK using GStreamer, has reach version 1.3 just a few moments ago. Initially released as 1.2, it was re-tagged as 1.3 after VAAPI encoding has been enabled. To see the full announcement, read this post on the Transmageddon blog.
Six years ago, Dr. James Heilman was working a night shift in the ER when he came across an error-ridden article on Wikipedia. Someone else might have used the article to dismiss the online encyclopedia, which was then less than half the size it is now. Instead, Heilman decided to improve the article.read more
It is pretty much acknowledged by now that Skype is evil. Maybe not as evil as a DRM on a brand new game, but very close. To summarize the events, Skype has been bought by Microsoft, has been spied on by the NSA, is now quitting its peer-to-peer protocol for a centralized system, and on […]Continue reading...The post What are the alternatives to Skype on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.
Open source news for your reading pleasure.June 28 - July 4, 2014In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we celebrate our digital independence and take a cruise with Automotive Grade Linux. Plus more!read more
Finding and fixing bugs is a lot easier when the bug-finding process is crowdsourced and the underlying technology is open source.
PCManFM, the file manager that comes with the LXDE environment, has reached version 1.2.1 after four months of work, bringing many bug fixes and improvements. This release was also accompanied by a new version of libfm as well. Let’s have a look at this new version.
We are pleased to announce today, July 4, that the Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.04 has reached Alpha stage and is available for download as Live DVD/USB images that can be installed.