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Story Linux 4.1-rc5 Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:33am
Story Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open-Source IoT Development Board That Runs Linux Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:25am
Story Open HUB: How to find the best open source projects Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:25am
Story Ubuntu Touch to Get Improved Desktop Mode with Next Update Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:21am
Story Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Will Reach End of Life on June 14 to Make Room for Parsix 8.0 Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:19am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 11:24pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 11:23pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 11:21pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 11:20pm
Story You Should Not be Afraid of Arch Linux, Here's Why Rianne Schestowitz 2 24/05/2015 - 11:19pm

Linux 4.1-rc5

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Linux

I'm back on my usual Sunday schedule, and rc5 is back to its usual size after a small bump in rc4.

Things continue to look pretty normal. We've got about two thirds driver updates (gpu, infiniband, sound, networking, scsi, thermal), and almost half of the remainder is networking updates. The rest is mostly arch updates and some filesystem fixes. But all of it is pretty small.

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Covered in: Linux 4.1-rc5 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.1 RC5, Final Release Might be Delayed

Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open-Source IoT Development Board That Runs Linux

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Linux

After having introduced you to the Lemon Pi single computer board, today we are happy to present Tessel 2, a development platform created by Technical Machine and designed from the ground up to be embedded in a product.

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Open HUB: How to find the best open source projects

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OSS

Let’s say you want to identify something like a Kanban system for your software project management and you’ve looked at various commercial products but for one reason or another nothing quite fits your requirements. Perhaps they’re not organized in a way you’d like or they come with a load of other features at a price that doesn’t make sense for you or they can’t be integrated into your workflow so you’re going to bite the bullet. You’re going to look for an open source Kanban system and adapt it to meet your needs. But how do you find such a beast?

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Ubuntu Touch to Get Improved Desktop Mode with Next Update

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Ubuntu

Canonical is preparing a major new update for Ubuntu Touch, but it will take a while until it's going to be ready. From the looks of it, the devs are preparing some interesting improvements and updates.

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Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Will Reach End of Life on June 14 to Make Room for Parsix 8.0

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Debian

The Parsix Project has recently announced that their Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (Nestor) distribution will reach the end of its life support in the coming weeks, urging users to upgrade to Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (Rinaldo) as soon as possible.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • 3 Open Source Python Shells

    Python is a high-level, general-purpose, structured, powerful, open source programming language that is used for a wide variety of programming tasks. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of Scheme, Ruby, Perl, and Tcl, avoiding many of the complexities and overheads of compiled languages. The language was created by Guido van Rossum in 1991, and continues to grow in popularity.

  • Google Chrome 44 (Dev) Brings Interesting New Features
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.3 has been released

    I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.3 for both Mac OS X and Linux. CrossOver 14.1.3 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

today's leftovers

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Misc
  • Consumers Continue to Buy Chromebooks as Secondary PCs, Enterprise Still Uninterested
  • Video: LXD containers vs. KVM

    Since I'm such a big container fan (been using them on Linux since 2005) and I recently blogged about Docker, LXC, and OpenVZ... how could I pass up posting this? Some Canonical guys gave a presentation at the recent OpenStack Summit on "LXD vs. KVM". What is LXD? It is basically a management service for LXC that supposedly adds a lot of the features LXC was missing... and is much easier to use. For a couple of years now Canonical has shown an interest in LXC and has supposedly be doing a lot of development work around them. I wonder what specifically? They almost seem like the only company who is interested in LXC.. or at least they are putting forth a publicly noticeable effort around them.

  • Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud

    LXD is usable with Ubuntu 15.04 albeit not many have yet fully experimented with this new technology from Canonical given its early state. The LXD Linux container hypervisor allows for rapid provisioning, very fast performance, a REST API, and other functionality. If you're wishing to learn more about LXD, this week at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver was a talk about LXD vs. KVM for Linux hypervisors.

  • Cloud Driving HP's Server Business Forward

    HP announced is second quarter fiscal 2015 earnings on May 21, with company executives enthusiastic about the company's upcoming split, and continued prospects in the cloud.

  • The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem

    An EXT4 file-system corruption problem was uncovered with Linux 4.0 that turned out to be an MD RAID0 issue with the Linux kernel in the latest stable series. This RAID corruption issue has now been fixed in the latest kernel Git code.

  • Interview with Mary Winkler

    LOVE the blending tools. I’m used to those of Paint Tool SAI, and finding a program whose brushes are far more customizable and can do more is digital art heaven. Especially an open source one!

  • Reminder: Evolving KDE survey milestone on May 31st

    Evolution is a powerful concept and tool. When harnessed properly, humans have been able to tailor and adapt crops and domesticate animals. We’ve been able to grow the Dutch unnecessarily tall and create beautiful and consequence-free theme parks as shown in the Jurassic Park documentary series on the BBC. However, when not monitored closely or left to nature’s own devices, the result is the terrifying land based sharks that have caused such recent devastation across most of Australia.

  • GNOME Shell It is!!

    It’s been a while since my last post, I was busy with my university exams and didn’t get much time to work on my GSoC project. But during whatever time I got I tried to get myself familiar with GNOME Shell coding style and get a hang of the way it works, since GNOME Shell is the main module I will be working with in this project. But things weren’t as simple as I initially thought them to be. It has been a struggle trying to find out some structured documentation for GNOME Shell code-base mainly the JavaScript part.

  • Attention Fedora 22 prerelease users
  • Fedora 21 chrooted on an aarch64 Nexus 9

    A while back I bought a Nexus 9, mainly because it has a weird processor that emulates a 64 bit ARM (aarch64). Google seem to have abandoned this platform entirely, just 6 months after I got it, so fuck you too Google. Anyway …

  • Meet SparkyLinux, a Debian-based Linux distribution

    SparkyLinux features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks.

  • Is Canonical going to have an IPO?
  • Mozilla shifts gears: $25 phones out, Android apps in
  • Linksys NSLU2 adventures into the NetBSD land passed through JTAG highlands - part 1
  • GCC 6 Gets Support For The IBM z13 Mainframe Server

    The latest GNU Compiler Collection code now has proper optimization targeting/tuning support for the IBM z13.

  • News for open source virtual reality, popular Linux game distros, and more

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

NTFS-3G Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 15.04

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Ubuntu

Details about a NTFS-3G vulnerability that has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) have been published by Canonical in a security notice.

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Ubuntu Touch to Get Improved Desktop Mode with Next Update

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Ubuntu

Canonical is preparing a major new update for Ubuntu Touch, but it will take a while until it's going to be ready. From the looks of it, the devs are preparing some interesting improvements and updates.

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The Latest Features For Linux Performance Management + Benchmark Monitoring

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

There's numerous recent features to talk about this weekend for those interested in tracking Linux system performance, monitoring upstream projects for performance regressions, and carrying out other similar work using open-source software on Linux / BSD / OS X / Solaris.

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Vivaldi Web Browser Gets New Update and Options

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Software

Vivaldi, a web browser based on Chromium built by Opera founder that's aimed mostly at power users, has been updated one more and is now available for download.

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Mozilla Changes Firefox OS Strategy Due To Android’s Popularity

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Android
Moz/FF

Mozilla’s chief executive announced major switch of strategy to boost Firefox OS market share. Unlike its previous program with focus on price, Firefox will finally deliver “quality.”

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You Should Not be Afraid of Arch Linux, Here's Why

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Linux

I don't know why, but I always had this desire of installing new operating systems and discover by myself how they work, how software packages are installed, removed, updated, and how they differ from other OSes.

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Google's Internal Code Name For Android M Is Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC)

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Android
Google

Google will be unveiling the successor to Lollipop at Google I/O in just a few days, but we won't get a real name. It will likely just be called Android M until it's released, but Google has an internal code name just as it did for L and K. It's called Macadamia Nut Cookie (MNC), a name which is already being referenced in AOSP.

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Leftovers: Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous

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Reviews

I have to say, Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet shattered my expectations. Obliterated them. Overall, I was expecting a distro that would be about as good as its parent. Instead, I got this fine piece of digital machinery, which purrs and meows and growls like a turbo-charged tiger, if this silly metaphor makes any sense. Or is it an analogy?

Now, one tiny software glitch, plus one big regression that affects the entire family. That's the sum of my complains. On the plus side, Xubuntu fully supports the hardware, including the tricky UEFI stuff, it's fast, robust, elegant, rich in software and features, simple and fun to use, and it works well with anything I've thrown at it. By far the best distro of this year. I don't give out 10/10 lightly, but I'm inclined to do that right now, even though the few tiny problems we've had prevent me from doing that. However, the whole package reminds me of Fuduntu, really. Pure and simple and just good. 9.99999/10. Try it, you won't be disappointed. We're done here.

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