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TuxMachines: "Fork Debian" Project Aims to Put Pressure on Debian Community and Systemd Adoption

Monday 20th of October 2014 01:39:43 PM

The Debian project decided to adopt systemd a while ago and ditch the upstart counterpart. The decision was very controversial and it's still contested by some users. Now, a new proposition has been made, to fork Debian into something that doesn't have systemd.

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Monday 20th of October 2014 01:34:38 PM

For those not familiar with Privacy Indicator, this is an Ubuntu AppIndicator especially created for Unity, which allows you to control various privacy aspects.

Until this release, the indicator could be used to enable / disable Dash online search results and Zeitgeist logging (and also clear the Zeitgeist log), clear recently used files (which show up in the Nautilus or Nemo "Recent" sidebar item for instance) and to show or hide your real name on the Unity panel.

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TuxMachines: Ex-Microsoft man takes up arms for Red Hat's open-cloud crusade

Monday 20th of October 2014 01:30:24 PM

So where does Red Hat turn? Microsoft – that’s where.

Red Hat in September hired Harry Mower as senior director, developer programs and evangelism.

Mower has been an evangelist and outreach manager for Microsoft since 2006, on media, telecoms and entertainment. His job, to expand uptake and adoption of Microsoft technologies.

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Phoronix: Ubuntu 15.04 Is Codenamed After A Monkey: Vivid Vervet

Monday 20th of October 2014 01:26:59 PM
With Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" due out later this month, Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed the Ubuntu 15.04 codename.....

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Monday 20th of October 2014 01:24:18 PM

TuxMachines: Following GCC, Clang Looks To Default To C11

Monday 20th of October 2014 01:21:06 PM

It looks like LLVM's Clang compiler will be defaulting to using the GNU's C11 standard for its next release.

Earlier this month I wrote about GCC 5 looking to default to GNU11/C11 over GNU89 for its GCC 5 release. That change ended up landing in SVN so the GNU Compiler Collection is finally providing C11 support by default. Last week the LLVM/Clang developers began discussing a similar move.

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Reddit: Mail from Linus Torvalds about kernel 3.18-rc1

Monday 20th of October 2014 01:19:29 PM

Phoronix: LLVM Gets Bindings For Google's Go

Monday 20th of October 2014 01:16:21 PM
Another feature for the upcoming LLVM 3.6 release are bindings for Google's Go programming language...

Phoronix: Following GCC, Clang Looks To Default To C11

Monday 20th of October 2014 12:33:57 PM
It looks like LLVM's Clang compiler will be defaulting to using the GNU's C11 standard for its next release...

Phoronix: Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux

Monday 20th of October 2014 12:21:31 PM
In light of Debian's outlook for using systemd by default, a group of users/developers/administrators are talking about forking Debian GNU/Linux...

LXer: HandyLinux 1.7 Screenshot Tour

Monday 20th of October 2014 12:16:42 PM
Announcing the release of HandyLinux 1.7, a novice-friendly distribution that features an intuitive start menu with application launchers and Internet bookmarks - based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 7.0. The HandyMenu application, the distribution's main feature, has been upgraded to version 2.3; it sees the Facebook button is gone, replaced by a link to Framasoft's free services. Some of the other items in the changelog include: redesign of the browser's start page; addition of gpart and Yelp; clean-up of documentation files; addition of "social launchers" for direct access to popular social sites; addition of the Diaspora launcher; software updates to Debian 7.7.

TuxMachines: On a quest for a new logo and open design at Mozilla

Monday 20th of October 2014 11:01:38 AM

Sean Martell understands this. As Art Director for Mozilla, he’s one part of a team behind Mozilla’s visual design. Lately, he’s been involved in redesigning Mozilla’s iconic logos. Instead of working behind closed doors, Martell and his colleagues have opened up the design process to get the help of the wider Mozilla community.

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TuxMachines: OVH taps open source Power8 architecture, OpenStack for cloud platform

Monday 20th of October 2014 11:00:13 AM

Hosting provider OVH has launched a cloud service based on IBM’s Power8 processor architecture, an open source architecture tailored specifically for big data applications, and OpenStack.

OVH, which serves 700,000 customers from 17 datacentres globally, said it wanted to provide a robust public cloud service tuned for database workloads and has tapped a combination of IBM and OpenStack-based technologies in this pursuit.

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LinuxToday: DigiKam 4.4.0 Review & Ubuntu Installation

Monday 20th of October 2014 11:00:00 AM

 tuxarena: I decided to have a look at the state of this popular and feature-complete photo manager for KDE.

TuxMachines: DigiKam 4.4.0 Review & Ubuntu Installation

Monday 20th of October 2014 10:43:19 AM

It’s been a while since I had a look at DigiKam, and even though I’m not much into using a specialized application for organizing and keeping track of photos, I decided to have a look at the state of this popular and feature-complete photo manager for KDE.

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TuxMachines: Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 3.18 RC1 a Week Early

Monday 20th of October 2014 10:29:04 AM

Linus Torvalds has surprised everyone and launched Linux kernel 3.18 RC1 ahead of time. A new development cycle has started and it will take a few weeks to see what some of the major features added are.

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LXer: DigiKam 4.4.0 Review & Ubuntu Installation

Monday 20th of October 2014 10:22:20 AM
DigiKam is a free, open-source, full-fledged photo manager that blends well in KDE, and comes with very powerful tools for organizing and manipulating photographs.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Turns 10, Happy Birthday!

Monday 20th of October 2014 10:18:37 AM

Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 4.10 "The Warty Warthog Release" on October 20, 2004. It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since then, but we are now getting ready for Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn."

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TuxMachines: Calligra Gemini - now also for Linux :)

Monday 20th of October 2014 10:12:59 AM

Some people may remember earlier this year when Krita Gemini became (to my knowledge) the first open source software to become greenlit on Steam. For those who don't, yeah, that really happened Krita Gemini was a project created in cooperation between the KDE community's Calligra team, the little software consultancy KO GmbH, and a large semiconductor manufacturer named Intel, who had some devices they needed to be able to show off. Krita Gemini is available on the Steam store, though not yet for Linux (as it turns out, Steam packaging for Linux is even more awkward than building stand-alone installers for Windows, an odd sort of situation for us used to sensible package managers)

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GTK+ Gains Experimental Overlay Scrollbars

The overlay scrollbar work that was committed on Monday is about improving the scrolling experience for those using GTK+ applications from touch screens. This prototype widget allows for showing a scroll position indicator on touch screens while hiding the scrollbar -- it sounds similar to Ubuntu's GTK2/GTK3 overlay scrollbar support for Unity. Read more

3 Alternatives to the Adobe PDF Reader on Linux

Adobe has pulled the plug on supporting its PDF reader app for Linux. This should come as no surprise, as the last time Adobe Reader for Linux was updated came in May 2013. But until recently, you could at least download and install Reader on your Linux desktop machine. Now? You can’t. If you go to the Adobe Reader site, you’ll find the Linux installer is no longer available. Read more

How OpenStack powers the research at CERN

OpenStack has been in a production environment at CERN for more than a year. One of the people that has been key to implementing the OpenStack infrastructure is Tim Bell. He is responsible for the CERN IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group which provides a set of services to CERN users from email, web, operating systems, and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud based on OpenStack. Read more


The OpenDaylight Project has quickly grown to become a global community, with more than 250 contributors working to advance open SDN and NFV from all corners of the world. This includes 11 ambassadors worldwide and OpenDaylight User Groups (ODLUG) in six cities across three countries. We are excited to host our first OpenDaylight HackFest in Japan in less than two weeks, and the good news is that it’s free to attend. Read more