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LXer: Ubuntu 15.04 Users Can Switch Off Systemd and Use Upstart

Sunday 26th of April 2015 07:49:15 PM
According to the official release notes of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system released by Canonical on April 23, 2015, this is the first ever version of Ubuntu to ship with the controversial systemd init system by default.

TuxMachines: Stellarium Is the Best Free Astronomic Observatory on Linux

Sunday 26th of April 2015 07:17:15 PM

Stellarium, a free, open source planetarium software that displays a realistic and accurate sky in 3D, has been upgraded once more and is now available for download.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 15.04 Users Can Switch Off Systemd and Use Upstart

Sunday 26th of April 2015 07:13:58 PM

According to the official release notes of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system released by Canonical on April 23, 2015, this is the first ever version of Ubuntu to ship with the controversial systemd init system by default.

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TuxMachines: First Jessie based Debian Edu beta release

Sunday 26th of April 2015 07:08:09 PM

Hi,

the Debian Edu / Skolelinux project is pleased to announce the first *beta*
release of Debian Edu "Jessie" 8.0+edu0~b1, which for the first time is
composed entirely of packages from the current Debian stable release, Debian 8
"Jessie".

(As most reading this will know, Debian "Jessie" hasn't actually been released
by now. The release is still in progress but should finish later today

We expect to make a final release of Debian Edu "Jessie" in the coming weeks,
timed with the first point release of Debian Jessie. Upgrades from this beta
release of Debian Edu Jessie to the final release will be possible and
encouraged!

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Slashdot: 10 Years of Git: An Interview With Linus Torvalds

Sunday 26th of April 2015 04:00:10 AM

LXer: Open-source IoT kit runs OpenWRT, mimics Arduino Yun

Saturday 25th of April 2015 03:49:55 PM
A “Domino.IO” Kickstarter project offers an Atheros AR9331 module running OpenWRT Linux, plus two tiny baseboards, one of which is Arduino Yun compatible. To stand out from the growing number of OpenWRT Linux-based computer-on-modules and tiny, com-LIKE single board computers running Qualcomm’s WiFi-ready Atheros AR9331 system-on-chip, startups are now offering entire modular kit families based […]

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