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Story What happened with Suse Linux Enterprise Server? pkoutoupis 27/11/2015 - 6:52pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 2:08pm
Story The BEST Android Phones Of 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 1:57pm
Story KDE Plasma Screen Configuration Is Working On Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 1:01pm
Story Turris Omnia Is a Linux-Based Powerful Open Source Router That Updates on the Fly Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:59pm
Story APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.1 Is Now Stable in Debian Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:53pm
Story Historians and detectives keep track of data with open source tool Rianne Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:43pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:13pm
Story Distributions Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:11pm
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2015 - 12:10pm

What happened with Suse Linux Enterprise Server?

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It had been years since I installed Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) for development and testing purposes. I recently loaded SLES 12 to port RapidDisk as a precompiled RPM for the distribution and what a disaster that was. What happened to this distribution? Read more here.

The BEST Android Phones Of 2015

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Android has always been associated with the best known handsets, the best specs and for always being the platform with the most advanced features, whether imaging, processors or display technology. And 2015 was no exception. Apple’s iPhones have always been plenty powerful, but handsets from Samsung, LG and HTC have always strived to take things further, introducing never-before-seen-technology, features and USPs like water-and-dust-proofing, QHD screens and the first implementation of optical stabilised cameras (OIS) on mobile.

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KDE Plasma Screen Configuration Is Working On Wayland

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Sebastian Kügler's latest KDE Wayland work has led him to discover that KScreen is now working on Wayland.

Using KScreen for screen/monitor configuration with KDE Plasma on Wayland-based environments should now "just work" and is a step towards having suitable KDE Wayland multi-screen support.

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Turris Omnia Is a Linux-Based Powerful Open Source Router That Updates on the Fly

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Turris Omnia is a new open source router that comes with powerful hardware and a Linux distro based on OpenWRT. It’s a smashing hit on Indiegogo, and there is still time to get one.

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APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.1 Is Now Stable in Debian

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APT (Advanced Package Tool) is a famous set of core tools inside Debian that make it possible to install, remove, and keep applications up to date. The stable branch of APT has been finally upgraded with the version 1.3.

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Historians and detectives keep track of data with open source tool

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Segrada is a piece of open source software that allows historians (and detectives) to keep track of their data. Unlike wikis or archival databases, its focus lies on information and interrelations within it. Pieces of information might represent persons, places, things, or concepts. These "nodes" can be bidirectionally connected with each other to semantically represent friendship, blood relation, whereabouts, authorship, and so on. Hence the term "semantic graph database," since information can be displayed as a graph of semantically connected nodes.

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today's leftovers

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  • Studio 13.37 v2.3 released!

    Slick, stylish, and modern, with advanced technologies under the hood like a realtime kernel and automatic system tuning at boot, Studio 13.37 pushes the limits of what a Linux-based pro audio studio can do.

  • This Week in Solus #11
  • LabxNow adds 150K custom images

    When we came across LabxNow earlier we visioned it as a better alternative to Koding. However, it seems that the team has stronger ideas in mind. LabxNow has become in the cloud what Distroshare intended to become for your local hardware. In a recent communication, the team updated us of their new features to create custom projects (or generate from templates). There are 150K (you read it right) images to choose from when you are setting up a customer project environment.

  • KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Screencast and Screenshots
  • KNOPPIX 7.6.0 / ADRIANE 1.7 Release
  • How to Install and configure Redis on Ubuntu 14.04
  • Exclusive Interview with SUSE President Nils Brauckmann

    SUSE is one of the trinities of the Linux world which comprises Canonical, Red Hat and SUSE. As a top contributor to many open source projects, SUSE is also one of the champions of the open source world:. I sat down with Nils Brauckmann, the President and General Manager of SUSE, at SUSECon 2015 to talk about SUSE, its strengths, and its plans for the future.

Red Hat News

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Linux Devices

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  • This crowdfunded router updates its own security

    It's really, really, really hard to make a router sound exciting, but the folks behind the Turris Omnia are betting the device's focus on keeping your sensitive data secure might grab you. The manufacturer's IndieGogo campaign still has 45 days to go, but it's already proved incredibly popular: over a thousand backers have pledged some $274,598 as of this writing. That's 275 percent higher than the threshold for funding the project. The router itself runs Turris' open source operating system (based on the OpenWRT project) which auto updates as soon as any type of vulnerability is discovered by its cadre of developers.

  • More Raspberry Pi, Exterminating LibreOffice & More…

    Pi Zero for $5: Our friends at Phoronix reported this week about the Pi Zero, the latest Raspberry Pi board, costing a grand total of $5 American.

    From the article: “The Raspberry Pi Zero features a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC that is clocked at 1.0GHz for its ARM11 core, there’s 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM, micro-SD card slot, mini HDMI socket, micro USB sockets, 40-pin GPIO header, and its all on a form factor of just 65 x 30 x 5mm. The Pi Zero is available today in the US and UK for just $5 USD.” You can find out more about the Raspberry Pi Zero via the launch announcement at

  • [Pi Zero] Black Piday Giveaway!
  • Pi Zero – The New Raspberry Pi Board
  • The Nvidia Jetson TX1: It’s Not For Everybody, But It Is Very Cool
  • Latest MIPS-based Creator SBC Reflects Shift to IoT and Sensors
  • Samsung hits record high TV sales as everyone else struggles

    It's hard out there for most TV manufacturers, but Samsung seems to be doing just fine. In fact, it set a new record for TV sales last month, hitting $1 billion in North America over the course of October, which Samsung says is a new monthly high for the market. Samsung has reached that record by becoming the dominant TV seller in North America, representing around 35 percent of the US market and around 28 percent of the Canadian market, according to figures it cites from NPD.

  • Tizen App Challenge 2015 Launched in India

    A Tizen Developer Challenge has just been launched for application / game devs (Including students) based in India, submit your apps and start winning PRIZES. In order to qualify you need to create a new app or port your existing Android app to the Tizen mobile platform, and submit them to the Tizen Store. You are able to submit as many apps as you like

  • The Great Android Holiday Giveaway – 25 Devices To Be Won – International Contest

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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Development News

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Baidu Stages De Facto DDOS Attacks

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Summary: A 2-hour investigation reveals that Tux Machines is now the victim of an arrogant, out-of-control Baidu

TUX MACHINES has been mostly offline later this morning. It has evidently become the victim of Baidu's lawlessness, having fallen under huge dumps of requests from IP addresses which can be traced back to Baidu and whose requests say Baidu as well (we tried blocking these, but it's not easy to do by IP because they have so many). They don't obey robots.txt rules; not even close! It turns out that others suffer from this as well. These A-holes have been causing a lot of problems to the site as of late (slowdowns was one of those problems), including damage to the underlying framework. Should we report them? To who exactly? Looking around the Web, there are no contact details (in English anyway) by which to reach them.

Baidu can be very evil towards Web sites. Evil. Just remember that.

Ubuntu with Mir Desktop to Have Full Support for Multi-Monitor Display

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One of the difficult problems that the Ubuntu developers need to solve is multi-monitor support for the Unity 8 desktop environment, and it looks like it’s already under way.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Calibre 2.45.0 Lets Users Generate Covers with Book Metadata, Fixes 10 Bugs

    A few minutes ago, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal announced the release of the Calibre 2.45.0 open-source ebook library management software for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • Evernote Linux Client `NixNote` 2 Beta 5 Available For Download

    NixNote is an unofficial Evernote client for Linux which was initially called NeverNote. The application was written in Java until NixNote 2, which is a complete rewrite in C++ using the Qt framework, having better performance and a reduced memory footprint as main goals. The application continues to use Java for encrypting and decrypting text, but that's optional.

  • Wirelessly Transfer Photos From Nikon/Sony/Canon Cameras To Your Computer With Airnef

    The application should work with all Nikon cameras that have built-in WiFi interfaces as well as external Nikon WiFi adapters WU-1a and WU-1b. Other external WiFi adapters, like WT-4A and WT-5A, may work, but were not tested.

    Canon cameras are also supported and with the latest version, the application got support for Sony cameras as well.

    Besides downloading the photos and images you've already taken, the application also comes with a real-time download mode, which allows transferring images to your computer as you shoot them, as long as your camera supports this.

    For cameras that don't support real-time WiFi shooting, a staged-real-time feature can be used, which automatically transfers the photos as soon as you turn the WiFi off - a process which can be repeated (turn WiFi off, shoot some photos, then turn the WiFi off to get the photos transferred to your computer) without any user input on the computer.

  • Latest Vivaldi Web Browser Snapshot Fixes Tab Title Cropping, Windows XP Support

    The developers of the cross-platform and proprietary Vivaldi web browser have announced today, November 25, 2015, the immediate availability for download and testing of a new snapshot.

  • Opera 35 Web Browser Now Features Frame Color Awareness, Search Hints

    Opera Software, through Kornelia Mielczarczyk, has announced the third update to the Opera 35.0 web browser, which is now in the developer channel for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Receives New Gallery, Web Browser, and Media Scanner Apps

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In the last minutes of November 26, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report to inform us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the OTA-9 update.

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Learning Linux - Lesson Four: Desktop Environments and Window Managers

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Until now, you've learned about the basics of Linux, the difference between a GNU/Linux operating system and the Linux kernel, as well as how a GNU/Linux operating system compares to other popular OSes.

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Unwrap our 2015 Ethical Tech Giving Guide

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Electronics are popular gifts for the holidays, but people often overlook the restrictions that manufacturers slip under the wrapping paper. From remote deletion of files to harsh rules about copying and sharing, some gifts take more than they give.

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FESCo Elections: Interview with Germano Massullo (Caterpillar / germano)

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I am a Fedora user since 2009.

I co-maintain various packages: BOINC, darktable, LemonPOS and ownCloud client package.

I do tests of Fedora pre-releases in order to have the most stable releases and I am proudly involved in the bug reporting process because I think that the best help you can provide to developers, is helping them finding issues in their software.

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