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KaOS 2015.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Monday 20th of April 2015 01:54:47 AM
A nice way of celebrating the second anniversary of this distribution is releasing KaOS 2015.04. The previous two releases were the result of some drastic and fundamental changes to this distribution (new DE, new installer, move to UEFI). With this release it is finally back to a much more simple focus as always intended for this distribution.

OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch to Get MultiROM Manager Support

Monday 20th of April 2015 12:00:25 AM
The OnePlus One Ubuntu Touch port is doing great, and a lot of work is being put into it. In fact, it looks like this platform will soon be supported MultiROM Manager, a powerful application that allows users to install easily the operating system from Canonical.

LibreOffice 5.0 to Arrive in July, Bug Hunt Organized

Sunday 19th of April 2015 10:06:03 PM
The Document Foundation is preparing the groundwork for the next major version of LibreOffice, 5.0, which should be available by the end of July, if everything goes according to plan.

KaOS 2015.04 Screencast

Sunday 19th of April 2015 08:11:41 PM
With this release it is finally back to a much more simple focus as always intended. Most attention has gone in updating and rebuilding well over 1,200 packages the last two months. As for the desktop this release brings all the latest of Plasma 5 (Frameworks 5.9.0, Plasma 5.2.95) and KDE Applications 15.04.0. All built on Qt 5.4.1. Many more applications are now fully ported to Qt 5 and Frameworks 5, among those re-added since their ports became available are Skrooge, Kid3, Choqok and Kgamma. New additions to the repositories includes applications very recently switching to Qt 5, examples are Wireshark, Frescobaldi and Musescore.

How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays

Sunday 19th of April 2015 05:31:09 PM
Ultra-high-resolution displays with high pixel densities are all the rage now, and for good reason: They look amazing compared to conventional displays. The big problem for PC users is that a lot of software isn't designed with that level of pixel density in mind. This article will show you how to change the scaling settings for GNOME 3, Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird, and Chromium.

GPU4EO Challenge 2015

Sunday 19th of April 2015 03:36:47 PM
Teams are asked to use and process Earth observation satellite data with NVIDIA k40 GPU and DORIS, an open source software package, to obtain the best performance, as determined by the fastest processing time. The challenge is open to teams composed of students and researchers belonging to research institutions and/or professionals.

CyanogenMod and Microsoft

Sunday 19th of April 2015 01:42:25 PM
"We are not bundling or pre-installing Microsoft (or any Cyanogen OS exclusive partner apps) into CyanogenMod." Your nightlies will not see a sudden influx of Microsoft applications – you can put the pitchforks down. CyanogenMod has historically stayed neutral on your services of choice, whether you use Google, Amazon or Fdroid; we leave that decision to you and we have no intention of changing that.

GitHub: Now Supporting Open Source License Compliance

Sunday 19th of April 2015 11:48:03 AM
While GitHub has always been a great site for developers to come together, network and share code, up until a few years ago, the website had a problem. Though it was easy for developers to share code, finding the right software license to go along with it was much harder.

GNU Hurd 0.6 released

Sunday 19th of April 2015 09:53:41 AM
We're pleased to announce version 0.6 of the GNU Hurd.

How open source grew up

Sunday 19th of April 2015 07:59:19 AM
Visiting the Open Source Open Society 2015 conference in Wellington this week was like watching someone else’s child who you knew as a smart but awkward teenager, transformed into a smart, professional adult. Open source grew up.

Top 5: "Kool" DE still worthy of name, Docker, and more

Sunday 19th of April 2015 04:53:44 AM
This week I talk about why the K in KDE should still stand for "Kool", modern DevOps with Docker, the future of open hardware, and more.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video more

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12

Sunday 19th of April 2015 02:59:22 AM
The Manjaro development team announced that the first Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system is now available for download in Xfce and KDE Live CD flavors.

ExTiX 15.2 LXQt Screencast and Screenshots

Sunday 19th of April 2015 01:05:00 AM
ExTiX Linux Live DVD’s 64 bit are based on Debian Jessie/Ubuntu 15.04. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed LXQt 0.9.0 (in ExTiX 15.2, build 150417) and KDE 4.14.6 together with KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 in an extra version also of 150417. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment.

Ardour 4.0 Open Source Digital Audio Workstation Officially Released

Saturday 18th of April 2015 11:10:38 PM
Paul Davis from the Ardour development team had the great pleasure of announcing today, April 18, the release of Ardour 4.0, a major version that includes a number of new features, numerous bug fixes, and dozens of improvements.

Building a game engine, a twist on classic arcade games, and more gaming news

Saturday 18th of April 2015 09:16:16 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the benefits of developing an open source game engine, a new release that combines three arcade classics, and more!Open gaming roundup: April 11 - 18, 2015read more

5 Best Data Recovery Tools For Linux To Recover Data Or Deleted Partitions

Saturday 18th of April 2015 07:21:54 PM
Atleast once in life, most of us do wrong with the important data on our computer and then we think we must not have deleted this, whether some important documents or lectures' videos or bunch of important projects. Instead of cursing yourselves for such a foolish mistake, let's do some work. Let's try to recover that deleted data out from our HD. Here I am reviewing 5 of the best Data recover tools that can help recovering deleted data on Linux.

WikiLeaks releases entire trove of Sony Hack emails

Saturday 18th of April 2015 05:27:32 PM
According to a press release on WikiLeaks, the entire archive which contains 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than 2,200 SPE email addresses has been leaked because “This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation.

RaspArch Offers an Easy Way to Run Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi 2

Saturday 18th of April 2015 03:33:10 PM
Arne Exton had the pleasure of informing Softpedia about a new distribution of GNU/Linux created from the ground up for the Raspberry Pi 2 tiny computer board and called RaspArch.

How to install Known on a CentOS 7 VPS

Saturday 18th of April 2015 01:38:48 PM
Known is quite new and promising open-source publishing and collaboration platform that allows individuals or groups to share their stories to a wide range of social media services.

Power-sipping IP camera SoC gains Linux dev kit

Saturday 18th of April 2015 11:44:26 AM
Ambarella has launched a Linux-ready reference design for battery-driven IP cameras using its S2Lm SoC, which supports fast wake-up and sub-500mW operation. Ambarella has announced the availability of a reference design for battery-powered IP cameras, supported with a Linux board support package (BSP). The design showcases the company’s recently announced, Cortex-A9 based S2Lm system-on-chip, which […]

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