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Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation

1 hour 4 min ago
Kde Plasma 5.3 stable packages are officially available on Arch Linux repositories. Let's see how to install or upgrade them on our workstation

How to install autossh on Linux

4 hours 54 sec ago
autossh is an open-source tool that allows you to monitor an SSH session and restart it automatically should it gets disconnected or stops forwarding traffic. autossh assumes that passwordless SSH login for a destination host is already setup, so that it can restart a broken SSH session without user's involvement.

Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 Takes Place May 5-7, 2015

5 hours 55 min ago
Canonical and the hard working people behind the Ubuntu development team announced the dates for the upcoming Ubuntu Online Summit event where they will reveal the plans for Ubuntu 15.10, due for release in October 2015.

Google's New 'Password Alert' Extension Another Step To Protect Against Phishing Attempts

7 hours 49 min ago
Google has taken another step toward protecting users from fishing attempts by releasing a new Google Chrome extension 'Password Alert'. The extension protects users from being gmail account overused with other non-google websites. As soon as it detects that the password has been exposed to any non-google website/service, it prompts to reset password immediately.

Robolinux 7.9.1 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Run Windows Apps

9 hours 44 min ago
Robolinux, an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors and that allows its users to run Windows apps via a virtual machine solution, has been upgraded to version 7.9.1 and is now ready for download.

Help map Nepal, OpenMRS for Ebola, Apache Mesos for Apple, and more open source news

11 hours 38 min ago
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at helping earthquake victims in Nepal, OpenMRS and the fight against Ebola, Apple's Siri to leverage Apache Mesos, and more.

Wine 1.7.42 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

13 hours 32 min ago
Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.42 development version with many bug fixes and improvements. Let's see what's new in this release.

Reddit gamers, changing trends, and more Linux and open source gaming news

15 hours 27 min ago
In this week's edition, we take a look at Project Ascension (created by Reddit users upset by Steam announcement), changing trends in Linux and open source gaming, new releases for Linux, and more.Open gaming roundup for April 26 - May 2, 2015.

Entroware Announces Aura, a Tiny PC That Runs Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 05:40:41 AM
Entroware introduced today, May 2, their first mini-PC called Aura and powered by Canonical's recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) computer operating system, or the popular Ubuntu MATE 15.04 flavor.

Fedora 22 Beta KDE Plasma 5.3 Screencast

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 03:46:19 AM
The Fedora 22 beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. The KDE community has released Plasma 5.3, a major new version of the popular, open source desktop environment. The latest release brings much enhanced power management, better support for Bluetooth, and improved Plasma widgets. Also available is a technical preview of Plasma Media Center shell. In addition, Plasma 5.3 represents a big step towards support for the Wayland windowing system. There are also a few other minor tweaks and over 300 bugfixes.

Debian 8: Linux’s most reliable distro makes its biggest change since 1993

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 01:51:57 AM
...amid that firehose of updates, systemd stands out. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably caught wind of systemd in the last year or two. Most likely what you heard was froth-mouthed exclamations about how it's either the second coming of the Penguin or else the NSA-backed devil incarnate. There are, it seems, no moderate opinions about systemd. The debate surrounding it has been anything but civil, even in the orderly Debian community.

OpenStack Kilo: Turning it up to 11

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 11:57:35 PM
The latest OpenStack release brings bare metal support, better identity federation, and new object storage support to the popular open-source cloud.

Ebuyer Launches Ubuntu Certified Laptops Powered by AMD

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 10:03:13 PM
Ebuyer, an eCommerce hardware retailer, has announced the launch of AMD-based HP laptops powered by Ubuntu and certified to run with this operating system by Canonical.

Final Numbers on LinuxFest Northwest, Riding Hurd on Debian & More…

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 08:08:51 PM
If there were an award for best sticker/graphic at LFNW, it would have to go to the Free Software Foundation, which had “RUN GCC” stickers and T-shirts available at the event. They’re also available online as well, so grab ’em and take the shoelaces out of your pair of Adidas while you code.

Kodi 15.0 Isengard Beta 1

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 06:14:29 PM
The XBMC Foundation has released their first Beta version of the Kodi 15.0 media player software, a.k.a. "Isengard".

Why Does The US Patent Office Keep Approving Clearly Ridiculous Patents?

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 04:20:07 PM
Imagine you're on your way to deliver a case of beer to a party. Before you get there, your boss sends you a text: They want 2 cases now. You read the text while driving (don't do that), so you deliver an extra case when you arrive. Having successfully completed that task, you leave for your next delivery.Congratulations! You might get sued by the owner of April's stupid patent of the month.

Ubuntu Users Can Easily Install Visual Studio Code with Ubuntu Make 0.7

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 02:25:45 PM
Didier Roche had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of version 0.7 of the Ubuntu Make command-line utility that lets Ubuntu users to easily install the latest versions of Android Studio and Android SDK, as well as all of their dependencies.

Congress, Crypto and Craziness

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 01:03:05 PM
Crazy is never in short supply in Washington. Through lean times and boom times, regardless of who is in the White House or which party controls the Congress, the one resource that's reliably renewable is nuttery.

Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 11:08:43 AM
A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions, more than a year after an official fix was published.

Set up Nova-Docker Driver on OpenStack RDO Kilo (RC2) on CentOS 7.1

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 09:14:21 AM
Posting bellow is targeting testing official version on Nova-Doker Driver for Openstack Kilo with development version RDO Kilo ( supposed GA day is 05/07/2015). RDO Kilo installed via `packstack --allinone` on virtual CentOS 7.1 machine.

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Leftovers: KDE Software

  • Wayland & Other Tasks Being Worked On For KDE Plasma 5.4
    Now that KDE Plasma 5.3 was released this week, KDE developers are starting to plan out and work on the new material intended for KDE Plasma 5.4.
  • Interview with Wolthera
    My name is Wolthera, I am 25, studied Game Design and currently studying Humanities, because I want to become a better game designer, and I hope to make games in the future as a job. I also draw comics, though nothing has been published yet. [...] After I played a lot with MyPaint, I heard from people that Krita 2.4 was the shit. When I went to the website at the time (which is the one before the one before the current) it just looked alien and strange, and worse: there was no Windows version, so I couldn’t even try it out. So I spent a few more years having fun with MyPaint alone, but eventually I got tired of its brush engine and wanted to try something more rough. When I checked Krita again, it had two things: a new, considerably more coherent website (the one before this one) and a Windows build. Around that time it was still super unstable and it didn’t work with my tablet. But MyPaint also had tablet problems, so I had no qualms about dual booting to Linux and trying it out there.
  • GSoC with KDE
    So, my project is titled: Better Tooling for Baloo. Let me begin by explaining what Baloo is. According to its wiki page it is "Baloo is a metadata and search framework by KDE." What exactly does it mean? Baloo is responsible for providing full text search capabilities to KDE applications. It doesn't end there it also provides searching on basis of metadata of various types of files. To acomplish this it indexes file contents and metadata using various plugins ,called extractors, to handle different types of files. It then exposes the data it has indexed with the help of various API's. So thats a very high level view of how it works. Now, my project, as the title states will provide better tools for Baloo. These tools will mainly be: