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Story Ubuntu Touch to Get Major Battery Improvement for Meizu MX4 Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 9:23pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 10:42am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 10:40am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 10:37am
Story EC publishes open source code of legislation editor Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 10:02am
Story Lenovo ThinkPad L450 comes with Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 9:58am
Story Leftovers: Kernel Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 9:58am
Story openSUSE Leap 42 Is a New Version That Will Change the openSUSE Project Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 9:50am
Story Linux provides career transition after military service Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 9:47am
Story LibreOffice 5.0: A Unique Release Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 9:39am

Ubuntu Touch to Get Major Battery Improvement for Meizu MX4

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu developers are working on a new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and it looks like it's coming along just fine. Even better, the new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition got some special attention, and the battery life will be much better.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS

EC publishes open source code of legislation editor

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OSS

The European Commission is about to make available as open source a prototype of LEOS, a software solution for drafting and automatic processing of legal texts. The software currently supports legal texts issued by the EC, yet can be extended to support other legislative processes.

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Lenovo ThinkPad L450 comes with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has announced that Lenovo will start shipping Ubuntu preloaded devices starting with ThinkPad L450 laptop series this month. The laptops will be on sale at selected commercial resellers and distributors at Rs 40,000.

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Leftovers: Kernel

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Linux

openSUSE Leap 42 Is a New Version That Will Change the openSUSE Project

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SUSE

The openSUSE community has spoken, and the name and version of the new openSUSE release have been chosen. The project is undergoing some major changes, and they had to illustrate that with a name that sells it.

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Linux provides career transition after military service

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Linux

I got out of the Army mid-2003 and started my IT career. I worked my way through the ranks from help desk to Admin, and later to Engineer and Architect. As my career progressed, I took positions as a Linux Engineer for companies like Dell and Sprint. I maintained Linux infrastructures that processed life-saving information for a private company in conjunction with the National Weather Service headquarters.

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LibreOffice 5.0: A Unique Release

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LibO

LibreOffice 5.0 is planned for release in early August and today Charles H. Schulz said this is "an unique release." When it comes to features and styles Schulz said the broad range of changes and improvements will be easily visible to the user. With things like the Breeze iconset, enhancements to the sidebar, and improved menus "this is a very special and exciting release."

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Exploring Alpine Linux 3.2.0

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Reviews

Alpine Linux has become one of the most frequently requested distributions on my list of projects to review. Alpine is an independent distribution which, as the project's front page tells us, is "a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox." The project's About page goes into more detail: "Alpine Linux is a very simple distribution that will try to stay out of your way. It uses its own package manager, called apk, the OpenRC init system, script driven set-ups and that's it! This provides you with a simple, crystal-clear Linux environment without all the noise. You can then add on top of that just the packages you need for your project, so whether it's building a home PVR, or an iSCSI storage controller, a wafer-thin mail server container, or a rock-solid embedded switch, nothing else will get in the way."

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How I Discovered Linux & Changed the World

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GNU
Linux

When Rick migrated us over to Linux, I had no idea what Linux was or why it would be any better than the Windows systems we had been using. I had seriously considered changing the whole operation to Macs, until the sticker shock set in. The fact that Rick assured me the hack would have not occurred on Linux was surely one of the reasons I went along. With some online guidance from Rick, I installed Linux on my personal/work computer at home under a dual boot. Prior to that, I had been looking at a lot of screen shots of Linux systems. A lot of them.

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Linux on the desktop is so hot there's now a fight over it

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Linux

Citrix has made good on its April promise to deliver virtual Linux desktops, today announcing it's ready to roll out penguin-powered pretend PCs.

The company snuck the penguin-powered desktops into Feature Pack 2 for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6. For now, Citrix says says you can choose from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Workstation and Server, or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and Server 11 Service Pack 3, the two distros the company says its customers have asked for the most.

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Also: Citrix: Linux Virtual Desktop released with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 FP2

Containers

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Server
  • Containers change the game

    The industry is excited about containers in application development, and it will yield significant value in the application-centric cloud

  • IBM Rolls Out Docker-Based Container Services

    IBM has introduced enterprise-class containers to make it easier for clients to deliver production applications across their hybrid environments.

Red Hat

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Red Hat

An Introduction to Linux Containers

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Linux

Linux container technology is the latest computing trend sweeping the computing world. A lot of financial and technical investors, Linux software programmers, and customers are betting that containers will change the way businesses manage their computer systems—from deployment to maintenance. Container technology has become its own ecosystem with no less than 60 companies supporting some aspect of the technology. But what exactly are Linux containers, and how can they help you?

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Speech recognition and synthesis shield runs Linux

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Linux

A startup called Audeme has crossed the halfway mark on a $12,000 Kickstarter project for its MOVI (My Own Voice Interface) speech I/O shield for Arduino single board computers. An $80 early bird package ships in Feb. 2016, and a $100 package ships in Dec. 2015. The fundraising project ends on Aug. 10. The packages include access to low level serial interfaces that will enable developers to use MOVI with other SBCs such as the Raspberry Pi, says Audeme.

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Ubuntu Developers Working on Feature Parity for Unity 8 - Video

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Ubuntu

A large part of the work that's been done for Unity 8 is focused on making it looks and feel like Unity 7. Canonical is not trying to reinvent Unity; it's rewriting it for the future.

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GPS Navigation for Ubuntu Touch Gets More Features

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Ubuntu

GPS Navigation is a free app for Ubuntu Touch, and it's been getting constant updates for the past few weeks. It's still in the development stages, but it looks like it's coming together just nicely.

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Next Tizen Smartphone, Samsung Z3 SM-Z300H, Imported to india for Testing

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Linux

The Samsung Z3 SM-Z300H is going to be the second Tizen based Smartphone to begin testing in India and hopefully final release. We Initially reported on the existence of the Z3 with Sammobile confirming it will be the next Tizen mobile phone to be released. Now our friends at Best Tizen Apps have noticed a shipment of a few “SM-Z300H” Smartphones making the journey from Korea to Bangalore India, reported for testing purposes. The phone is shipped as costing $205 USD per unit around 13,039 INR, but this is more of a speculated price and does not reflect final retail pricing.

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