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3D Freeciv-Web (Beta) Released

It's the open source web version of the classic Linux strategy game, and now Slashdot reader Andreas(R) -- one of its developers -- has an announcement. Now the developers are working on bringing the game to the modern era with 3D WebGL graphics [an...
by Remote Network on Dec 18, 2016

GoboLinux 016 Released With Its Own Filesystem Virtualization Tool

Long-time Slashdot reader paranoidd writes: GoboLinux announced Thursday the availability of a new major release. What's special about it is that it comes together with a container-free filesystem virtualization that's kind of unique thanks to the wa...
by Remote Network on Dec 17, 2016

Linux Kernel 4.9 Officially Released

"As expected, today, December 11, 2016, Linus Torvalds unleashed the final release of the highly anticipated Linux 4.9 kernel," reports Softpedia. prisoninmate shares their article: Linux kernel 4.9 entered development in mid-October, on the 15th, wh...
by Remote Network on Dec 11, 2016

Fedora-based Linux Distro Korora (Version 25) Now Available For Download

BrianFagioli writes: If you want to use Fedora but do not want to spend time manually installing packages and repos, there is a solid alternative -- Korora. Despite the funny-sounding name, it is a great way to experience Fedora in a more user-friend...
by Remote Network on Dec 10, 2016

Linux Mint 18.1 'Serena' BETA Ubuntu-based Operating System Now Available For Download

BrianFagioli shares his story on Beta News: Feeling fatigued by Windows 10 and its constant updates and privacy concerns? Can't afford one of those beautiful new MacBook Pro laptops? Don't forget, Linux-based desktop operating systems are just a free...
by Remote Network on Dec 4, 2016

Devuan's Systemd-Free Linux Hits Beta 2

Long-time Slashdot reader Billly Gates writes, "For all the systemd haters who want a modern distro feel free to rejoice. The Debian fork called Devuan is almost done, completing a daunting task of stripping systemd dependencies from Debian." From Th...
by Remote Network on Dec 3, 2016

Adobe Resurrects Flash Player On Linux

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Neowin: Four years ago, Adobe made a decision to stop updating the Flash Player package (NPAPI) on Linux, aside from delivering security patches. It has made an about turn on this decision in the last week and...
by Remote Network on Sep 5, 2016

Is Apache OpenOffice Finally On the Way Out?

Reader JImbob0i0 writes: After almost another year without a release and another major CVE leaving users vulnerable for that year the Chairman of the Project Management Committee has started public discussions on what it will entail to retire the pro...
by Remote Network on Sep 2, 2016

The Slashdot Interview With Ruby on Rails Creator David Heinemeier Hansson

You asked, he answered! Ruby on Rails Creator and founder/CTO of Basecamp, David Heinemeier Hansson has responded to questions submitted by Slashdot readers. Read on for his answers.
by Remote Network on Aug 31, 2016

Linus Loves GPL, But Hates GPL Lawsuits

Long-time Slashdot reader sfcrazy writes: During LinuxCon, Torvalds was full of praise for GNU GPL: "The GPL ensures that nobody is ever going to take advantage of your code. It will remain free and nobody can take that away from you. I think that's...
by Remote Network on Aug 27, 2016

Princeton Researchers Announce Open Source 25-Core Processor

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at Princeton announced at Hot Chips this week their 25-core Piton Processor. The processor was designed specifically to increase data center efficiency with novel architecture features enabling over 8,000 of th...
by Remote Network on Aug 25, 2016

Israel's SolidRun Creates Open Networking Kit Inspired By Raspberry Pi

Reader joshtops shares a VentureBeat report: SolidRun, a developer of electronic modules and PCs, said it is launching ClearFog Base kit, an off-the-shelf open development kit that enables do-it-yourself hardware enthusiasts to create their own telec...
by Remote Network on Aug 3, 2016

Interviews: Ask Ruby on Rails Creator David Heinemeier Hansson a Question

David Heinemeier Hansson created the Ruby on Rails open-source web framework in 2003. David is also the founder and CTO of Basecamp, a project management tool that's been used by more than 15 million people. In addition, David is the best-selling aut...
by Remote Network on Aug 3, 2016

New Crowdfunding Campaign Offers Modular EOMA68 Computing Devices

A new crowdfunding campaign by Rhombus Tech "introduces the world's first devices built around the EOMA68 standard," which separates a "modular" CPU board from the rest of the system so that it can be easily used in multiple devices and upgraded more...
by Remote Network on Jul 31, 2016

Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released

An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: The Linux 4.7 kernel made its official debut today with Linus Torvalds announcing, "after a slight delay due to my travels, I'm back, and 4.7 is out. Despite it being two weeks since rc7, the final patch wasn't al...
by Remote Network on Jul 24, 2016

AT&T Open Sources Its SDN Framework To The Linux Foundation

An anonymous reader writes "It's no secret that AT&T has been planning to move to a software-defined network for quite a while. Now, they've decided to open-source the whole thing." From Fierce Telecom: AT&T today announced it will release i...
by Remote Network on Jul 16, 2016

A Smaller Version of Raspberry Pi 3 Is Coming Soon

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PCWorld: A smaller version of the popular Raspberry Pi 3 will go on sale in a few months. Raspberry Pi is developing a new version of its Compute Module, a single-board computer that plugs into specific on-boa...
by Remote Network on Jul 14, 2016

Dropbox Open Sources New Lossless Middle-Out Image Compression Algorithm

Dropbox announced on Thursday that it is releasing its image compression algorithm dubbed Lepton under an Apache open-source license on GitHub. Lepton, the company writes, can both compress and decompress files, and for the latter, it can work while...
by Remote Network on Jul 14, 2016

Mesa 12.0 Released With OpenGL 4.3 Support, Intel Vulkan and More

An anonymous reader writes: Mesa3D developers have announced the release of Mesa 12.0. Mesa 12 notably adds open-source OpenGL 4.3 drivers for Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA on Linux, and it also integrates the previously open-sourced Intel Vulkan graphic...
by Futuristic Car Design on Jul 8, 2016

Bulgaria Got a Law Requiring Open Source

All software written for the government in Bulgaria are now required to be open-source. The amendments to put such laws in motion were voted in domestic parliament and are now in effect, announced software engineer Bozhidar Bozhanov, who is also an a...
by Remote Network on Jul 4, 2016


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