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LXer: Docker supports real life whales, Linux v4.0 decided with a poll, and more

Saturday 28th of February 2015 08:40:13 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker and the Oceanic Society, Linux kernel version 4.0, a mini-farm, and more!

Reddit: Xfce 4.12 released!

Saturday 28th of February 2015 08:24:45 PM

Reddit: Thunderbird Usage Continues to Grow

Saturday 28th of February 2015 07:06:17 PM

Reddit: What packages do you use regularly?

Saturday 28th of February 2015 06:54:11 PM

I'm trying to learn new tools, in the sprit of e.g., Arch Lnf Awards.

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LXer: Net Neutrality Clears Hurdle & Other Things

Saturday 28th of February 2015 06:45:51 PM
Was that former Linux Outlaw Dan Lynch on FLOSS Weekly 326 earlier this week? It most certainly was. Dan joins regular host Randall Schwartz in talking about the Open Source Initiative with Simon Phipps and Patrick Masson in this particular episode, which is well worth a watch. It’s always great to see Randall on his show, and it’s great that he has such fantastic “guest help” from time to time.

Phoronix: The Khronos Group Filed A Trademark On "Vulkan" API

Saturday 28th of February 2015 06:36:39 PM
The Khronos Group filed a trademark request earlier this month with the USPTO over the name Vulkan as it pertains to drawing 2D/3D graphics... Vulkan might be the name of the next-generation OpenGL specification due to be announced next week...

TuxMachines: VLC 2.2.0 Codenamed WeatherWax Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Saturday 28th of February 2015 05:48:57 PM


VLC player is an open-source software that can play most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocol. VLC is a cross platforms that runs on most major platforms including Linux obviously. Team released VLC 2.2.0 codenamed WeatherWax for the first time with release on iOS, Android (including Android TV), WinRT and Windows Phone with more that one thousand bug fixes. Read at LinuxAndUbuntu

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LXer: Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Makes It Easier for Windows Users to Adapt to the Unity Interface

Saturday 28th of February 2015 04:51:29 PM
The Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 1 (Vivid Vervet) operating system has also been released alongside the Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and Ubuntu MATE distributions, bringing a wide range of improvements, numerous updated components, as well as the usual bug fixes. We took the distribution for a test drive and created a nice screenshot tour for all users of the Chinese Ubuntu community.

Phoronix: Mozilla Thunderbird Adoption Climbs, Thunderbird 38 In May

Saturday 28th of February 2015 03:12:34 PM
While Mozilla doesn't devote nearly as many resources to their Thunderbird email client as they do to Firefox and there isn't as many high-profile releases for this project in a while, Thunderbird adoption continues to climb...

LXer: Top 5: Linux distros for computer repair, Blockly, Gene Kim, and more

Saturday 28th of February 2015 02:57:07 PM
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5!Do you want to know how the magic happens? It's not rocket science of course, but I thought you might like to know how I make the Weekly Top 5 video and article for you every week.read more

Reddit: Handy Bash feature: Process substitution <(...)

Saturday 28th of February 2015 02:49:22 PM

Phoronix: The Most Popular Linux Benchmark Results On OpenBenchmarking.org

Saturday 28th of February 2015 02:26:50 PM
With OpenBenchmarking.org having turned four years old a few days ago earlier this week I provided a look at the most popular/used benchmarks/tests on our open cloud service while in this article is a look at the most viewed test results...

Phoronix: Intel's Graphics Driver For Linux 4.1 Will Have More XenGT vGPU Support

Saturday 28th of February 2015 01:11:01 PM
While the first release candidate of the Linux 4.0 kernel is barely one week old, Intel's open-source graphics driver development team already has changes queued up for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.1..

LXer: VLC Media Player 2.2.0 released

Saturday 28th of February 2015 01:02:45 PM
In today's open source roundup: Get the latest version of VLC. Plus: Ubuntu MATE is now an official spin, and developers don't care if Linus is nice.

Phoronix: PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 Fixes A Number Of Issues

Saturday 28th of February 2015 12:41:57 PM
A new release of the PlayOnLinux graphical front-end to Wine is now available...

Phoronix: The New Wallpaper Of Xfce 4.12

Saturday 28th of February 2015 12:24:51 PM
The release of Xfce 4.12 is hopefully being realized this weekend. The release hasn't taken place at the time of writing, but there's been commits to update translations as well as to add the new wallpaper of Xfce 4.12...

LXer: Google open-sources HTTP/2-based RPC framework

Saturday 28th of February 2015 11:08:23 AM
Google has open-sourced something called “gRPC” that it says represents “a brand new framework for handling remote procedure calls” using HTTP/2. The Chocolate Factory says it has dogfooded gRPC on its own microservices and that it “enables easy creation of highly performant, scalable APIs and microservices” and offers “bandwidth and CPU efficient, low latency way to create massively distributed systems that span data centers, as well as power mobile apps, real-time communications, IoT devices and APIs.”

Reddit: ImageScraper: A friendly command line image scraper

Saturday 28th of February 2015 09:41:25 AM

LXer: The GIMP's bad news could be good news

Saturday 28th of February 2015 09:14:01 AM
This month, the GIMP lost its User eXperience (UX) maintainer.

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Eurostat continues to share and use open source

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Excellent: Android Ecosystem is Low-Margin, Fragmenting

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Open source empowers Sintra health centre

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