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Evolve OS Forced to Change Name Because of Stupid Trademark Held by UK Government

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OS

The developers of Evolve OS have just announced that they need to change the name of the distribution because it apparently infringes on a trademark held by the Secretary of State in UK.

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Emmabuntus 3 Linux Distribution Is Now Based on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

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Linux
Ubuntu

Patrick Emmabuntus had the pleasure of informing Softpedia about a new maintenance release of his Emmabuntüs 3 Linux distribution, which is now based on the upstream Xubuntu LTS operating system.

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‘EC should replace PDF by HTML5 for its online forms‘

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OSS

The European Commission should stop using PDF for online application forms, say five European groups campaigning for open standards and free and open source software. The EC should instead switch to modern web tools such as HMTL5 and XForms. The EC’s PDF forms often include elements that are only implemented in proprietary software from a particular vendor, the groups say.

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Antivirus Live CD 12.0 Has Been Released, Promises to Protect Computers Against Viruses

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OSS
Security

Zbigniew Konojacki, the creator of the 4MLinux series of distributions, has announced recently the immediate availability for download of Antivirus Live CD 12.0, an open source distribution that provides users with a live Linux computing environment built around the popular ClamAV (Clam AntiVirus) virus scanner.

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Ubuntu Phone Jailbreak Now Available, Third-Party App Store Created

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Ubuntu

Believe it or not, Ubuntu Phones can be jailbroken too, sort of. In a recent blog post, Ubuntu Touch OS developer Michael Zanetti explains how he managed to create a third-part App Store for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that will allow some open doors for power users and developers who want to explore the platform beyond what’s offered to the normal user.

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Swiss mull law change to allow sharing open source

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OSS

Switzerland’s statutory law might be changed to allow federal public administrations to publish their software as open source, reports the Swiss Parliamentary Group on Digital Sustainability. The Federal Council (Upper House) is to consider if changes to the law are needed, upon request by the National Council (Lower House).

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Simplicity Linux 15.4 Beta Is Now Based on LXPup, Includes the Latest Tor Browser

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Linux

The Simplicity Linux development team, through David Purse, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta version of the upcoming Simplicity Linux 15.4 computer operating system. Simplicity Linux aims to be a small, fast, and versatile Linux distro based on Puppy Linux.

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Mozilla Thunderbird 31.6.0 Is Now Available for Download, Thunderbird 38.0 Pushed to Beta Channel

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Moz/FF

Immediately after releasing the final version of the Mozilla Firefox 37.0 web browser, which brings native HTML5 playback on YouTube, Mozilla has also released a new maintenance version of its acclaimed Mozilla Thunderbird email, news, and chat software.

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Studying polar data with the help of Apache Tika

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Interviews
OSS

For the past 10 years, I have straddled the divide between Earth science and informatics. My PhD focused on remote sensing and snow hydrology, but I entered the world of data science and software development when faced by challenges in processing and distributing the immense amounts of data produced by my research. Fortunately, I was lucky. I had the opportunity to collaborate with a group of computer scientists at NASA/JPL who helped guide me into the world of open source software and the Apache way.

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Surviving systemd: Lucas Nussbaum satisfied with init system outcome

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Linux
Debian

It would not be an exaggeration to say that no leader of the Debian GNU/Linux Project has had to cope with more troubling times than Lucas Nussbaum.

The extent of debate and acrimony that broke out within the project last year over the decision to adopt systemd as the default init system for the next release, Jessie, would have taxed the patience of even the most suave diplomat.

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5 reasons we said YES to the first Open Source//Open Society

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A Linux user tries out Windows 10

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GNU
Linux
Microsoft

Long answer: Are you kidding me? I couldn't repartition that drive fast enough and re-install Linux.

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LibreOffice – the Cloud edition

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LibO

While I do not believe that office suites will disappear, I do believe that the need to be completely integrated into cloud-like environments, whether centralized or distributed, is key to insure potential and an actual future for any desktop software. Because of these trends, the news are of strategic importance to LibreOffice and to software freedom and digital rights in general. At a time when the Internet and cloud services become more and more centralized, the competition diminishes and so do users’rights. “LibreOffice Online” is really good news, and it should make you happy. More specifically, what was announced leads to two distinct outcomes:

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Also: LibreOffice Continues To Gain Mindshare

Slow April Fools' Day for Linux

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Humor
-s

This certainly hasn't been a record year for Linux and Open Source April Fools' jokes. In days of yore distributions would come up with crazy spins or psychedelic themes. Sites would deploy eye-straining colors and heads of projects would announce defections. Every now and again a prank would be so convincing that folks would believe it. However, we did find a few community members getting into the spirit.

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​Canonical to integrate Chef DevOps into Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

You may think of Ubuntu as a desktop Linux, and it is, but it's also the most popular Linux on Amazon EC2 cloud and very popular on most other cloud platforms. So it only makes good sense that Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, has partnered with Chef, one of the most popular DevOps companies.

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Choosing Software to Work Remotely from Your Linux Dev Station

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Development
GNU
Linux
HowTos

In the previous article, I gave an overview of how I've managed to go mobile. In this installment, I'm going to talk about the software I'm using on my different devices. Then in the third and final installment, I'll explain how I set up my Linux servers, what software I'm using, and how I set up the security. Before getting started, however, I want to address one important point: While downtime and family time are necessary (as some of you wisely pointed out in the comments!) one great use for this is if you have to do a lot of business traveling, and if you're on call. So continuing our story...

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Google Goes Crazy for Chromebooks

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GNU
Linux
Google

Google on Tuesday announced two new budget-busting Chromebook computers, a tablet/notebook convertible with a full swivel screen, and a Chrome computer-on-a-stick.

The Haier Chromebook 11 (pictured above) and the Hisense Chromebook both are available for preorder for US$149.

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Android IVI system serves up to 56 bus passengers

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Android

The Via BLISS (Bus Line In-Seat System) Platform provides an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) VOD network of the type typically found only on airlines, says Via Technologies. The Android-based system has been deployed by long-distance bus operators in Taiwan and Turkey, and is now open for general availability.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
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