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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 11:18pm
Story What’s the Difference Between Chromium and Chrome? Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 11:06pm
Story Phones with Ubuntu Mobile installed all set to launch in early 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 11:00pm
Story Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 10:32pm
Story Ready to give Linux a try? These are the 5 distros you need to consider Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 9:33pm
Story Review of the new Firefox browser built for developers Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 12:10pm
Story Mapping the world with open source Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 11:12am
Story 4MLinux Game Edition Lets You Play Natively Games like Doom or Hexen Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 10:18am
Story Open-Source Chat Platform Scrollback Raises $400,000 Seed Round Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 10:08am
Story An open source Christmas with Kano Roy Schestowitz 26/11/2014 - 10:06am

today's leftovers

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Software
HowTos

What’s the Difference Between Chromium and Chrome?

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Google

On Linux, Chromium can often be installed directly from your Linux distribution’s software repositories. On Ubuntu Linux, for example, it can be installed by opening the Ubuntu Software Center, searching for Chromium, and clicking Install. It will be updated with security updates from your Linux distribution’s software repositories.

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Phones with Ubuntu Mobile installed all set to launch in early 2015

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Ubuntu

It has been almost 10 months since we last heard about Canonical and Chinese manufacturer Meizu’s plans for the Ubuntu Mobile, also known as Ubuntu Touch, operating system. The pair have now reaffirmed the partnership, and according to Meizu, the first Ubuntu Mobile phone will finally be released in early 2015. News broke in the local press, and has been confirmed on Meizu’s official Facebook page, in a post saying simply that “a strategic agreement” had be signed on November 25.

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Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon

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Ubuntu

A startup is pitching a $129-$199 “Imp” mini-PC on Indiegogo based on a quad-core Odroid-U3 SBC, with HDMI streaming and an Ubuntu/Cinnamon Linux desktop.

A day after reporting on one Israeli-based, non-Android ARM mini-PC — SolidRun’s $100 CuBoxTV with OpenElec Linux — here comes another. Aside from the usual hyperbole found on crowdfunding pages — are we really “democratizing the digital home experience” or just buying an embedded ARM computer? — the Ubuntu-based Imp mini-PC looks like a pretty good deal.

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Ready to give Linux a try? These are the 5 distros you need to consider

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GNU
Linux

There are so many Linux distributions that choosing one can be overwhelming for a new user. One might be too intimidating for a user to even try, while another might be too simplified, blocking that user from knowing how Linux systems actually function.

I have been using Linux as my primary OS since 2005 and have tried all major (and quite a lot of minor) distributions. I have learned that not every distribution is for everyone. Since I also assist people in migrating to Linux, I have chosen the 5 distros that I recommend to new users based on their level of comfort and desire to learn (or not learn) more about Linux.

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Review of the new Firefox browser built for developers

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Moz/FF

Mozilla recently announced a new browser version for developers on the 10th anniversary of the Firefox browser. The Usersnap team and I took a look at whether it works well for the web development process, offers developers a variety of possible applications, and if it keeps up with the Google Chrome dev tools.

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Mapping the world with open source

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Interviews
OSS

In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change that.

Ramsey has been working with geospatial software for over ten years, as programmer and consultant. He founded the PostGIS spatial database project in 2001, and is currently an active developer and member of the project steering committee. Ramsey serves as an evangelist for OpenGeo Suite, works with the Boundless business development team to share about their collection of offerigns, and speaks and teaches regularly at conferences around the world.

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4MLinux Game Edition Lets You Play Natively Games like Doom or Hexen

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

4MLinux Game Edition, a Linux distribution based on Busybox, Dropbear, OpenSSH, and PuTTY that also incorporates numerous games, has been promoted to version 10.1 Beta.

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Open-Source Chat Platform Scrollback Raises $400,000 Seed Round

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OSS

Scrollback, a free open-source chat platform for online communities, has raised $500,000 Singaporean dollars (about $400,000) led by Jungle Ventures, with participation from Singapore’s National Research Foundation, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore Angel Network, Roland Turner, and other angel investors.

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An open source Christmas with Kano

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Linux
OSS

So this season, what every open sourc-erer wants might just be Kano, a computer kit that comes will all the functions needed to build it and learn to code afterwards.

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Particulate sensor developed using open source approach

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OSS

A New York based start up company has used an open source approach, as well as funding from Kickstarter, to develop AirBeam – a handheld sensor which determines the concentration of particles in the air measuring 2.5µm or less.

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The AirCasting app and website code is available on GitHub as open source, along with the AirBeam firmware and electronic schematics. The STL files for 3D printing the AirBeam and LiteBeam enclosures can be downloaded from www.shapeways.com.

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Brocade relying on open source and 'natural tension' for growth

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OSS

In line with this prediction, Brocade has been working towards changing its business tactics from being known as a hardware enterprise storage provider to also becoming an additional player in the software-defined network market — one in which rival Cisco has also been dipping its toes.

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Hey, here's some face-tracking tech from Samsung you probably won't find creepy at all

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OSS

Samsung says it'll release the source code to software that allows physically disabled people to move a mouse pointer with their eyes.

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Fedora 21 Innovates in Docker Cloud Virtualization with Project Atomic

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Red Hat
Server

Docker, OpenStack, EC2 and "Project Atomic" are among the leading buzzwords for Fedora Linux 21, the upcoming release of the community-developed open source operating system that serves as the basis for Red Hat's enterprise Linux platforms. Due out next month, the release is now receiving its final tweaks from developers, who have revealed further details on the cloud and virtualization innovations in the new version.

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The rise of Debian technology

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Debian

Out of 285 active distributions on Distrowatch, 132 are based on Debian and 67 on Ubuntu. This predominance is not only unrivalled in a field as diverse as Linux distros, but has been true now for several years. I've cited it several times, but until now, I haven't addressed the question this observation also raises: how did this state of affairs come about?

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9 Useful Gnome Shell Extensions for Linux

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GNOME

Gnome Shell allows you to modify it any way you want by installing extensions. There are many, many extensions out there to choose from. Since there are just so many, we’ve created a list containing some of the best.

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Fedora Good, Bad, & Ugly and Debian's Rise

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-s

Pádraig Brady today offered up his assessment of Fedora 21 in comparison to Fedora 16 from which he upgraded. Bruce Byfield is back with a look at the "rise of Debian technology" and Softpedia is reporting that CentOS was used to make the black hole in hit movie Interstellar. Gunnar Hellekson refutes the assertions in a recent GCN article declaring Open Source poorly designed and, finally today, Linux powered submersible says polar caps thicker than estimated.

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64-bit ARM FreeBSD Support Is Taking Shape

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BSD

While Linux/Android on AArch64 is what's usually talked about, FreeBSD developers continue making progress on porting their kernel to 64-bit ARM.

For months FreeBSD developers have been eying 64-bit ARM and the kernel code is taking shape. In a status update posted on Monday, FreeBSD/ARM64 is now booting up into single-user mode on ARM's reference simulator. Work is still underway on porting the remaining kernel drivers and getting the 64-bit ARM userland support in shape.

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QEMU 2.2-rc3 Released, Final Release Pushed Back By Couple Days

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Linux
Server

QEMU 2.2-rc3 was released today but there's still a few release-critical bugs that will warrant an unscheduled release candidate and thus push back the official QEMU 2.2 version, hopefully only by a few days.

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