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 New Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk Drone Development Kit Makes Use of Ubuntu Snappy and ROS

Softpedia was informed  by Canonical about their new partnership with Parrot, the famous  wireless products manufacturer based in Paris, France, to distribute a  drone development kit powered by Snappy Ubuntu Core.
Dubbed Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, the new development kit  is here to help developers create obstacle avoidance and autonomous  robots and drones that use the slimmed-down version [...]

 Ubuntu Touch OTA-9.1 Hotfix Launches February 24 as Phased Update

At the request of our readers, we’re publishing some more details about what’s going on with the development of the OTA-9.1 hotfix update, which promises to patch the infamous incoming call issue reported by numerous Ubuntu Phone users.
But first, we have to mention the fact that Canonical should have released the said OTA update a [...]

 Knoppix 7.6.0 Live Linux OS Officially Released

After teasing users with the release of the KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Live Linux operating system on November 14, 2015, Klaus Knopper has announced today, November 24, that the distribution is officially available for anyone who wants to download it.
According to the release notes, KNOPPIX 7.6.0 is now based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie) operating [...]

 Canonical Closes Devscripts Exploit in Ubuntu

Canonical has revealed some information in a security notice about a devscripts vulnerability in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems that has been found and corrected.
Ubuntu maintainers have upgraded the devscripts package in order to correct a small issue. The package is described as scripts to make the life of [...]

 Open source developers reach for the cloud

Open source developers are flocking to cloud services, with 40 percent planning to provide their applications as Web services using cloud providers such as Google’s App Engine and Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud, according to a recent survey.
The Evans Data Open Source/Linux Development survey, published last week, arrived on the heels of a more general Evans [...]

 Red Hat’s Volley on Linux Management Offering

Call it Red Hat’s forward spin velocity regarding Linux management tools. With competition such as Oracle offering full Red Hat support on their own products, Red Hat is now expanding and improving its Linux management footprint.
The leading Linux distributor told that it is rolling out online monitoring tool this year Red Hat customers.
Rich Friedman, [...]

 Luminant Awards Three $5,000 Grants for Winning Essays

Students at three Texas schools did more than learn this fall, they also won their school a $5,000 grant as 2010 Luminant Scholar Program grand prize winners.
Out of 31 participating school districts, Belton ISD’s Tarver Elementary School, Lexington ISD’s Lexington Elementary School and Stephenville’s Gilbert Intermediate School were selected as grant recipients based on their [...]

 GoAhead Software joins the Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation Logo The Linux Foundation has announced that GoAhead Software has become its newest member. Based in Bellevue, Washington, GoAhead Software is a global commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions specialist targeting network equipment manufacturers. Discussing the announcement, GoAhead Sales and Marketing Senior VP Bill Yaman said, “Linux has become the primary operating system in the [...]

 Pitney Bowes Business Insight announced a new cloud application

Underwriter’s Location Profiler, designed for property and casualty and general insurance carriers, provides the ability to automate the location-based portion of underwriting workflow with a number of location-based assessments based on proximity to a variety of risks.
According to a release, Underwriter’s Location Profiler integrates into existing underwriting workflows for both new business underwriting and policy [...]

 How You Know When It’s Time to Switch to Linux

The majority of the computing world “grows up” on Windows, of course, since Microsoft’s operating system still holds by far the largest share of the market. Not everyone stays there, however.
Growing numbers, in fact, are switching to Linux every day, and for good reasons. How do you know when it’s time to switch to Linux? [...]