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Story Writer on Linux philosopy opens up Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 11:20am
Story Q4OS Is an Interesting Windows Clone and Linux Distro at the Same Time Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 10:55am
Story New Releases Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 10:41am
Story Here’s How to Create the Perfect Ubuntu Origami Unicorn - Video Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:52am
Story Docker 1.6 Coming April 7 Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:50am
Story Linux Mint Needs a Huge, Modern Overhaul, More Artists and Web Developers Are Needed Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:40am
Story 5 Best Android Apps for Taking Fabulous Selfies Rianne Schestowitz 1 31/03/2015 - 9:35am
Story Creating a Unified Ubuntu Experience Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:32am
Story Brave GNU world Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:28am
Blog entry Хамалски услуги johniemaid1 31/03/2015 - 9:19am

Writer on Linux philosopy opens up

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Linux

My favorite distributions are Fedora for my main workstation, laptop, and netbook. I generally use Centos for servers and firewalls. I have tried other distributions, but I prefer the Red Hat related ones because I started out with Red Hat 17 years ago, and I worked as a trainer for Red Hat for a while. It is what I know best.

I also use Centos and, to a lesser extent, Fedora for teaching the classes I have written myself for the training portion of my business.

I use LibreOffice Writer for writing documents like this article and the class lab projects, and I also keep records of the work I do for my customers; sort of a log of my activities. I use LibreOffice Calc for creating invoices, LibreOffice Impress for presentations, and GnuCash for my personal and business accounting needs.

Thunderbird and Firefox provide for email and Internet browsing, respectively. I have added a few plugins to each to expand their capabilities to better meet my personal and business needs. For example, I use the Lightning calendar extension for Thunderbird and a Google extension to keep my calendar synchronized on multiple devices.

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Q4OS Is an Interesting Windows Clone and Linux Distro at the Same Time

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Linux
Microsoft

Q4OS is a Linux operating system that implements a desktop environment that is very similar with the older Windows versions. The developer have just released a new update and they are now much closer to a much stable release.

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New Releases

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Software

Here’s How to Create the Perfect Ubuntu Origami Unicorn - Video

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Ubuntu

After announcing last week the Ubuntu Origami Unicorn contest, which can bring an awesome new BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phone to a user that folds the best-looking Unicorn, today Canonical decided that it’s finally time to show the world how to make the perfect origami unicorn.

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Also: Canonical Eyes Telecom, NFV Innovation with Ericsson Cloud Partnership

Docker 1.6 Coming April 7

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Software

Some of the big additions set to debut in Docker 1.6 will be a native Windows client. Building Docker images will also get a boost with the ability to building images from an image ID as well as having the ability to impose constraints (memory etc) on images.

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Also: Could Docker replace package management?

Linux Mint Needs a Huge, Modern Overhaul, More Artists and Web Developers Are Needed

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GNU
Linux

We’ve announced earlier today, March 30, that the Linux Mint developers have released their monthly newsletter where they’ve reported the changes implemented in the upcoming releases of the LMDE 2 (Linux Mint Debian Edition), dubbed Betsy, as well as the Linux Mint 17.2 (Rebecca) operating systems.

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Creating a Unified Ubuntu Experience

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Ubuntu

On it's own, Ubuntu is a solid desktop Linux experience. It offers ample application choices and it's easy to use. But one area I would like to see greater focus is mirroring one desktop to another. That is, being able to find the same documents and other files I use on both desktop machines. In this article I'll explore options I've found useful in creating a unified Ubuntu Experience.

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Also: The big lesson from Ubuntu, Windows and Coca Cola

Brave GNU world

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GNU

WHEN I wrote about free software guru Richard Stallman last week, I didn’t realize I would have the opportunity to hear him speak just a few days later. Fortuitously, I got that chance when I attended the RightsCon Southeast Asia Summit at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel, where Stallman was a guest speaker.

The summit, which drew 600 participants from over 50 countries, focused on protecting human rights online and fighting for an open Internet, which seemed to be a good fit for Stallman, who remains an activist at the age of 62.

His talk, entitled “Brave GNU World,” was a play on the free operating system that became the centerpiece of his free (as in freedom, not as in zero-cost) software movement.

Stallman began his talk with the four essential freedoms that computer users ought to have: the freedom to run a program; the freedom to study and change it in source code form; the freedom to redistribute exact copies of it; and the freedom to distribute modified versions of the program.

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$13 HAT aims Raspberry Pi at real-world I/O projects

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Linux

Pimoroni’s $13 “Explorer HAT” add-on for the Raspberry Pi can drive motors and touchscreens, integrate sensors, interface with 5V devices, and more.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) add-on board standard enables the Linux-ready Raspberry Pi SBC to automatically configure its GPIO signals and drivers for use with external devices. Pimoroni has released Explorer HAT and Explorer HAT Pro models that support the HAT standard on the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, as well as the first-generation Model B+ and Model A+ boards.

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Will voting systems adopt open source?

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OSS

In my recent interview with Brent Turner, from the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO), we heard about the public interest case for making voting machines open source. In this article, I further explore the unfortunate trend for vendors in this space to "openwash" their offerings; that is, to misrepresent proprietary products as if they were open source, with the intent of making them more appealing.

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Also: OpenMRS joins Open Source Initiative as Affiliate Member

Manjaro Linux Unity 0.8.12 Is Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour

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Linux

We’re happy to inform you that the Manjaro Linux Unity 0.8.12 operating system has been released today, March 31, bringing you the latest technologies from the stable Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 distribution, which is based on Arch Linux.

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Systemd Developers Fork Kernel, Docker Package Management

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-s

A wave of minor myocardial infarctions were reported today as Linux users read the news of a systemd kernel fork. Most were treated and released with only one admitted to the hospital with more severe symptoms. Elsewhere, folks are beginning to discuss the feasibility of Docker replacing Linux package management solutions. But there are several obstacles to container package utopia.

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Mozilla Firefox 37.0 Is Now Available for Download

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Moz/FF

We’re happy to announced that the final builds of the popular Mozilla Firefox 37.0 web browser were published on Mozilla’s download servers for all supported computer operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 review

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Reviews

I have been pretty hard on Samsung over the past few years, but let’s be honest: the company deserved it. Time and time again, we’ve seen Samsung launch fantastic flagship smartphones that are class leaders in almost every key area. Samsung’s mobile displays are the best in the world, many of its software additions have mass appeal, and its phones are always among the best available when it comes to performance.

But where design, build quality and materials are concerned, Samsung has always been at the bottom of the pile.

That changes in 2015, and the Galaxy S6 is our first look at the future of flagship Samsung phones. On the inside, the S6 is everything we have come to expect from the company’s premium smartphones. And on the outside, the Galaxy S6 is like nothing we have ever seen before from Samsung.

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Linux-Based Firewall and Router Smoothwall Express 3.1 Service Pack 1 Released

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Linux
OSS

The first Service Pack (SP) release of Smoothwall Express 3.1, an open source best-of-breed Internet firewall and router operating system designed to run on commodity hardware, has been released today with a great number of improvements over the previous stable version.

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Sabayon 15.04 Linux Distro Brings Xfce 4.12, Native Nvidia and AMD Video Drivers Support

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Gentoo

The Sabayon development team had the pleasure of informing its users about the immediate availability for download of the latest monthly release of their Sabayon Linux operating system derived from the well-known Gentoo distribution.

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Fedora 22 Alpha Now Available For AArch64 & PowerPC64

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Red Hat

The alpha release of Fedora 22 was released a few weeks ago for the primary CPU architectures while finally coming out today is the F22 Alpha for 64-bit ARM and PowerPC architectures.

Peter Robinson announced this afternoon the Fedora 22 Alpha release for AArch64 and Power64 architectures. These alternative architecture spins of the very promising Fedora 22 are primarily focused on the Server Edition of Fedora Linux.

AArch64 and Power64 users of Fedora can learn more about this first Fedora 22 development release via the mailing list announcement. Fedora 22 is expected to be officially released in May.

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SME Server 9.1 Beta 1 Is Now Available for Download, Based on CentOS 6.6

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Red Hat

The Koozali SME Server development team, through Terry Fage, was pleased to announce today, March 30, the immediate availability for download and testing of the SME Server 9.1 Beta 1 computer operating system, which is now based on the upstream CentOS distribution, which in turn is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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4MLinux Allinone Edition 12.0 Operating System Has It All

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Linux

4MLinux Allinone Edition, a Linux operating system built from scratch that wants to provide a complete desktop experience while keeping the smallest size possible, has been upgraded to version 12.0.

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IPC-A-610 Class 3 rated COM runs Linux on i.MX6

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Linux

Denx released a rugged, IPC-A-610 Class 3 rated “M6R” COM that runs its Yocto-based ELDK embedded Linux on a single, dual, or quad core Freescale i.MX6 SoC.

The Denx M6R computer-on-module, which is available with an M6REVK carrier board, follows in the steps of earlier Freescale-based COMs from Denx Computer Systems such as the i.MX53x based M53. The 80 x 60mm module, which uses the newer Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 system-on-chip, similarly runs the Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) distribution from its sister company Denx Software Engineering. ELDK has been evolving for well over a decade, long before it switched to a Yocto Project foundation.

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