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TuxMachines: KDE Applications 14.12.3 Officially Released

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 09:49:14 PM

KDE Applications 14.12 has been released by its makers, and it’s a regular maintenance update. It comes with a ton of bug fixes and will be soon available in various repositories.

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Phoronix: PC-BSD 10.1.2 To Add Tor Mode, LibreSSL & Other Features

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 09:38:29 PM
The PC-BSD developers have shared some of the upcoming features for their next release, PC-BSD 10.1.2. While it's just a point release on top of FreeBSD, PC-BSD continues adding a lot of interesting, desktop-oriented innovations to their BSD distribution...

Reddit: Books for LPIC 300 and 304

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 09:29:16 PM

Anyone have any books recommendations for learning the material in LPIC 300 and 304 certifications?

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LXer: Resurrecting the Armadillo

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 09:09:07 PM
1999 was a crazy year for business on the Internet, and for Linux. It waswhen Red Hat went public, with a record valuation, and VA Linux followedwith a bigger one. Both were cases in point of the dot-com boom, aspeculative bubble inflated by huge expectations of what the Internet wouldmean for business.

Phoronix: Valve Launches SteamOS Sale, Confirms A Lot Of New Linux Games

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 07:21:14 PM
Making GDC2015 week even more exciting for Linux gamers on top of the Source 2 Engine, the Steam Link streaming device, and Steam Machines shipping this year is a big SteamOS game sale via Steam. This sale is selling not only existing Linux/SteamOS game ports but also several AAA games being ported to Linux...

LXer: Play with gravitational fields and pretty colors

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 07:14:45 PM
You’re on a city block. It's windy, and a light rain is falling. People scamper to and fro, carrying armloads of chalk and tarps. Many are crouched in the street, suffering over their chalk art and cursing the rain. The street extends to the south. A dingy concrete stairwell leads down, beneath street-level.read more

LinuxInsider: Android Pay: Mobile Payment Systems, Unite

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 07:05:43 PM
Google this week confirmed that it's preparing to launch a mobile payments framework called "Android Pay." Google SVP of Product Sundar Pichai discussed the project at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Android Pay will be an API layer of Android. Google will incorporate standard features for mobile payments, such as tokenized card numbers, into an Android Pay software development kit. Developers and device manufacturers will be able to use the framework to build payments into their own apps.

Phoronix: Pictures Of The Near Production Ready Ubuntu Tablet

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 03:35:12 PM
After receiving specifications on the talked about Ubuntu Tablet and then receiving pricing information on the Ubuntu Tablet, the start-up responsible for this tablet that seeks to launch one of the first mass Ubuntu Tablets has sent along some official photos of their design...

LXer: When the United Nations calls, MicroMappers acts

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 03:26:01 PM
Open source and crowdsourcing—uttering these words at a meeting of the United Nations before the year 2010 would have made you persona non grata. In fact, the fastest way to discredit yourself at any humanitarian meeting just five years ago was to suggest the use of open source software and crowdsourcing in disaster response. Then, a tragic earthquake occured in Haiti in 2010, and OpenStreetMap and Ushahidi were deployed in the aftermath.

Phoronix: OpenVG Support Stripped From Gallium3D

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 03:09:07 PM
The "VEGA" state tracker to provide OpenVG API support to Gallium3D graphics drivers inside Mesa has been removed...

Slashdot: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 02:00:03 PM

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  • Who is Going to be the Ubuntu of Developer Infrastructure?
    There were many things that made the early Linux desktop candidates difficult to manage. Lacking the vast catalog of drivers that Windows had at its disposal, for example, peripheral device support was a challenge. As was getting functionality like suspend working properly – not that Windows supported it flawlessly, of course. But assuming you could get these early builds up and running, at least, one of the most under-appreciated challenges of navigating the very different user interface was choice.
  • IBM's Spending $3 Billion to Connect Internet of Things to Enterprises
    The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to emerge as one of this year's big tech stories. IBM has announced that it will invest $3 billion across four years to build out an Internet of Things (IoT) unit, and the unit's first job is to build a cloud-based open platform. IBM actually has a lot of tools and experience in the area of sifting and sorting real-time data, and may be able to contribute a lot of momentum to the Internet of Things. Here are details.
  • Why KDE's KWin Doesn't Integrate Weston/QtCompositor For Wayland Support
    KDE developers have been porting their Plasma 5 + KDE Frameworks 5 stack over to Wayland, but at this point it's not nearly as mature as the GNOME Wayland support. As such, KDE developers have to fend off questions from time-to-time why they don't "just integrate QtCompositor" or the Weston library for speeding up their efforts.
  • GNU/Linux By Continent In 2015 So Far
    Europe and North America were the stars. Oceania, Africa and Asia are still lagging but also moving up. It’s interesting that Europe seemed more enthusiastic for GNU/Linux than USA, the home of GNU/Linux, but USA is rapidly catching up.
  • How similar are OS X and Linux?

Tiny, stackable, Linux-based IoT module hits Kickstarter

On Kickstarter, Onion launched a tiny, Linux-based “Omega” IoT module, along with a dock, stackable expansion modules, a cloud service, and web app tools. Onion’s Omega joins a growing number of single board computers and computer-on-modules for Internet of Things applications that have tapped Qualcomm’s MIPS-based, WiFi-enabled Atheros AR9331 system-on-chip. For a pledge of $25, Onion’s Kickstarter campaign offers the Omega computer-on-module combined with a “dock” that turns it into an sandwich-style single board computer. Read more

Development activity in LibreOffice and OpenOffice

The LibreOffice project was announced with great fanfare in September 2010. Nearly one year later, the OpenOffice.org project (from which LibreOffice was forked) was cut loose from Oracle and found a new home as an Apache project. It is fair to say that the rivalry between the two projects in the time since then has been strong. Predictions that one project or the other would fail have not been borne out, but that does not mean that the two projects are equally successful. A look at the two projects' development communities reveals some interesting differences. Read more

11 Ways That Linux Contributes to Tech Innovation

Over the past six months I've asked new Linux Foundation corporate members on the cutting edge of technology to weigh in on what interesting or innovative trends they're witnessing and the role that Linux plays in them. Here's what engineers, CTOs, and other business leaders from companies including CoreOS, Rackspace, SanDisk, and more had to say. Read more