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Story Point Linux 3.0 (Agni) Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 9:58pm
Story Xfce: Seven Reasons It's Popular Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 9:56pm
Story Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) released! Roy Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 9:22pm
Story HPLIP Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 9:18pm
Story Raspberry Jams bring Pi enthusiasts together Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 8:06pm
Story AMD is working on a new Linux graphics driver to catch up with Nvidia Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 8:02pm
Story LibreOffice 5: The best office suite today won't cost you a dime Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 7:57pm
Story Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.15 and Friends are Out Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 7:52pm
Story Debian Finally Moves to GCC 5 Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 7:47pm
Story Open source Chromecast competitor, Matchstick, is dead Rianne Schestowitz 04/08/2015 - 7:45pm

Point Linux 3.0 (Agni)

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GNU
Linux

Point Linux 3.0 (Agni) is the latest release of the distribution based on the stable branch of Debian - the current version of which was released in April of this year and is code named Jessie. Point Linux aims to provide a very stable system - thus the Debian base, but with modifications to improve the user experience over a stock Debian system. One of the things the Point Linux developers do to achieve this goal is to provide their own repository, where current builds of Firefox and Thunderbird are available for installation (unless the full installation medium is used, in which case these programs are installed by default). This is in contrast to the Debian experience where only unbranded versions of these programs are available. Point Linux also chooses default desktop environments for the distribution based on the ease of use of the desktop. This choice has traditionally been the MATE desktop environment, but with this release Xfce has been added as an official desktop environment.

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Xfce: Seven Reasons It's Popular

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GNU
Linux

Xfce has a long history of being the third most popular Linux desktop. For over a decade, it trailed behind GNOME and KDE. Then, a few years ago, during the revolts against GNOME and Unity, it became a major contender, and ever since has consistently polled a strong second to KDE. Nothing had changed in Xfce, but users' search for alternatives made them appreciate Xfce in a way they never had before.

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Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) released!

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GNU
Linux

We are proud to announce the release of Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) today!

Tanglu 3 comes with fresh new packages, a Linux 4.0 kernel, systemd 224,
KDE Plasma 5.3 and the latest GNOME release, GNOME 3.16.

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HPLIP Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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Ubuntu

A HPLIP vulnerability has been identified and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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Raspberry Jams bring Pi enthusiasts together

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Linux

When the first Raspberry Pi came out in 2012, it was no surprise when people in the tech community started to organize events focused around using the device. Software developers, hardware engineers, makers, teachers, children, and parents alike started to come together to learn about the Pi and what they could do with it. These events became known as Raspberry Jams, and they've inspired makers and educators around the world.

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AMD is working on a new Linux graphics driver to catch up with Nvidia

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

There’s no doubt about it: AMD’s Linux graphics drivers are behind Nvidia’s, something that will start mattering a lot more when Valve’s first Linux-based Steam Machines start hitting the market this November.

AMD hasn’t turned the ship around yet, and big-name games are still only supporting Nvidia hardware when they launch on Linux. But AMD hasn’t been sitting on its hands. AMD’s developers are working on a new Linux driver architecture that will result in better open-source drivers, too—eventually.

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LibreOffice 5: The best office suite today won't cost you a dime

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LibO

I've used LibreOffice as my main office suite since it forked from OpenOffice five years ago. Now its latest edition, LibreOffice 5.0, is better than ever. And, in my book, that means it's the best standalone office suite available in 2015.

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Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.15 and Friends are Out

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GNU
Linux

After three months of development work we are proud to announce the release of
version 1.15 of the EFL, Elementary, Evas Generic Loaders and Emotion Generic
Players. In these 12 weeks we got over 1000 commits from 64 authors in EFL alone.
We slowed down a bit from last release (by around 200 commits). Elementary has another
472 commits by 56 authors. Great job everyone! Some highlights are listed below.

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Debian Finally Moves to GCC 5

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Debian

Ubuntu and Debian developers have been working for some time to make GCC 5.x the default compiler for the project, and they have finally made it. Ubuntu was the first one to achieve this, and now it looks like Debian has joined the party as well.

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Open source Chromecast competitor, Matchstick, is dead

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OSS

Nearly a year ago, Matchstick hit Kickstarter with the goal of bringing a more open HDMI dongle to challenge the likes of the Chromecast and Fire TV Stick. Today, however, its creators made a painful revelation.

They’re not going to be able to deliver a satisfactory product, and that means around 17,000 backers won’t be getting their hands on the Firefox OS-based Matchsticks they were hoping for when they pledged their support to the project last fall.

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Lockheed Open Sources Its Secret Weapon In Cyber Threat Detection

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OSS

The cybersecurity team at Lockheed Martin will share some defensive firepower with the security community at Black Hat this week with the open source release of an internal advance threat tool it has been using in house for three years now. Dubbed Laika BOSS, this malware detection platform is meant to help security analysts better hunt down malicious files and activity in an enterprise environment.

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Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Pre Invites Users to Test the New Moksha Desktop Environment

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Linux

Bodhi, a Linux operating system based on Ubuntu that features a minimalist approach and really low system requirements, has just received a testing version for the upcoming 3.1.0 release.

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Ubuntu Personal Will Have Unity 8 and Mir by Default and Will Run X Legacy Apps

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is planning on converging its operating systems, and this approach will become a lot more obvious in the next couple of years. In the meantime, we found out some interesting things about the future of Ubuntu desktop and Canonical's plans for it.

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Announcing the shutdown of the Ada Initiative

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Development
OSS

It is with mixed feelings that we announce that the Ada Initiative will be
shutting down in approximately mid-October. We are proud of what we
accomplished with the support of many thousands of volunteers, sponsors,
and donors, and we expect all of our programs to continue on in some form
without the Ada Initiative. Thank you for your incredible work and support!

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New Extremadura Govt to support open source in schools

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OSS

The autonomous region of Extremadura (Spain) is committed to the use of open source in schools, the new Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) government says in a statement published on Monday. However, the administration will not cancel the EUR 38 million request for PC hardware and proprietary software licences, published by its predecessor.

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The Cloud's Open Source Seeds Are Growing Strong

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OSS

New features, functionality, rewrites and releases of open source software are being driven by customers, and it's important to understand how the benefits of open source software can change. There have been many cases of organizations originally seeking open source primarily for cost savings, but then later realizing other benefits, including performance and reliability.

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Ubuntu Touch Support Will Be Provided for as Long as Technically Possible

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch is now available by default in three phones, the Bq Aquaris e4.5, Bq Aquaris e5 HD, and Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, and it looks like Canonical plans to support them for as long as possible.

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Android One (second-generation) review

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Android
Reviews

With Lava pixel V1, Google has attempted to revolutionize the budget smartphone market again but has not been able to do so.

The phone does offer good design, excellent touch response, smooth performance and decent camera, however at the same time lacks full-HD screen, 4G connectivity and the latest processor - features that are already available in various phones in this budget segment. However, users who value stock Android and priority updates may find this one to be a good option.

At Rs 11,350 the smartphone fails to compete with Lenovo K3 Note, which is available at Rs 10,000 and offers better features including display, processor and camera. YU Yureka Plus also comes with better specifications at a lower price.

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Canonical Publishes Impressive Roadmap for All of Their Ubuntu Products

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Ubuntu

Canonical is working on multiple projects at the same time, and it's often difficult to understand their plans, but Director of Product Strategy Engineering Olli Ries has shed some light on how their inner workings are structured and how things are evolving, from the inside out.

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