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Story openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.3 and GNOME 3.16.2 Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 8:48pm
Story Google Chrome 44 Dev Gets Better Page Capture Resolution Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 8:46pm
Story Simplicity Linux Makes Good on Its Easy-Peasy Promise Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 6:39pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 6:05pm
Story You can now build an open source browser based on Chrome for Android code Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 3:53pm
Story FUSE Exploit Closed in All Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 3:41pm
Story Google’s Bid To Bring Android To Your Car Is Coming Next Week Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 3:30pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 2:57pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 2:55pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 2:55pm

openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.3 and GNOME 3.16.2

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SUSE

A new set of improvements has landed in openSUSE Tumbleweed, the rolling release branch of the famous openSUSE Linux distribution.

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Google Chrome 44 Dev Gets Better Page Capture Resolution

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Google

Google developers have released a new development version of the Google Chrome browser, and the latest version is now at 44.0.2403.9. It's not a big update, but it does bring some interesting changes.

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Simplicity Linux Makes Good on Its Easy-Peasy Promise

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Linux

The latest edition of Simplicity Linux, version 15.4, recently became available for download. Simplicity Linux delivers just what its name suggests: It is a simpler way to run a fully powered Linux desktop on any computer you touch.

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You can now build an open source browser based on Chrome for Android code

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Android
OSS

If you were itching to build an open source browser for Android, you can now do it using a practically all the code from Chrome for Android.

As Venture Beat spotted, Google has uploaded the bulk of the remaining code into the open source Chromium repository.

The open-source browser shares a lot of the same code as Google Chrome and often serves as the proving ground for new and experimental services.

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FUSE Exploit Closed in All Ubuntu OSes

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Ubuntu

Canonical has published details about a FUSE vulnerability in its Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. This is not a major issue, but that's not a reason not to upgrade.

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Google’s Bid To Bring Android To Your Car Is Coming Next Week

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Android
Google

Last year, Android Auto was unleashed at Google’s big developer’s conference, but that was just a taste of its dashboard ambitions. At next week’s Google I/O, all signs point to the company giving us a glimpse into a new infotainment system designed from the ground-up to be powered by Android.

Currently, Google’s in-car play is limited to Android Auto, which does maps, music, texts, calls, and voice searches. But when Google shows off the latest version of its mobile OS – Android “M” – part of that announcement is reportedly a car-specific build designed that could control everything from the stereo to the climate control and more.

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today's leftovers

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Misc
  • The Linux 4.0 EXT4 RAID Corruption Bug Has Been Uncovered
  • Systemd 220 Has Finally Been Released

    The lengthy list of changes to systemd 220 can be found via this mailing list post.

  • systemd v220
  • Updates on Kate's Rust plugin, syntax highlighting and the Rust source MIME type

    The other day I introduced a new Rust code completion plugin for Kate, powered by Phil Dawes' nifty Racer. Since then there's been a whole bunch of additional developments!

  • [Krita] Second stretchgoal reached and new builds!

    So what is exactly new in this build? Especially interesting are all the improvements to PSD import/export support. Yesterday we learned that Katarzyna uses PSD as her working format when working with Krita – we still don’t recommend that, but it’s easier now!

  • Linux Top 3: Foresight, Rocks 6.2, Parsix 7.5

    Foresight Linux is shutting down after not being able to generate enough participation to warrant its continued development.

  • Running Slackware 14.1 in an OpenVZ VPS

    This OpenVZ template comes with slackpkg pre-configured, using the generic URL “mirrors.slackware.com” so that your packages will always be downloaded from a mirror near you. OpenVZ is a bit peculiar in the sense that it knows a little bit about how Linux distros are being configured. So the OpenVZ control panel is the place where you configure the hostname, IP address and root password of your VPS. In order to make the Slackware installation internet-aware out of the box, I added two Google DNS IP addresses to its “/etc/resolv.conf” file. The result? Once provisioned, the VPS starts fast and mere seconds after booting I was able to login as root to my new machine.

  • OpenVZ Survey Answers

    Just wanted to share my answers to the, "What features are absent in OpenVZ from your point of view?" question.

  • Fedora 22 Marches Closer To Release

    Fedora 22 is scheduled to be released next week but for that to happen there's still a number of blocker bugs that need to be addressed. The second release candidate of Fedora 22 Final is now available for those wishing to stress this major update of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.

  • Fedora 22 Risks Being Delayed Beyond Next Week

    At today's Go/No-Go meeting it was decided that Fedora 22 Final is not ready for release. However, tomorrow that decision will be re-evaluated.

  • Fedora 22 Final Release Not Approved, for Now

    During today's Fedora 22 Final Go/No-Go meeting, the Fedora Linux developers did not approve the launch of the final version of the Fedora 22 Linux distribution, which already got a one week delay from the initial schedule.

  • Followup on Debian grsec kernels for Jessie

    I wanted to upgrade my server to Jessie, and didn't want to keep the 3.2 kernel indefinitely, so I had to update to at least 3.14, and find something to make my life (and maybe some others) easier.

  • Mark Shuttleworth Might List Canonical at the Stock Market

    Canonical and Ubuntu have been around for more than a decade, but not everyone knows that the company is privately owned and not publicly listed. It looks like Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, might consider filing for an IPO, which means making the company public.

  • The First Daily Builds Of Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 Are Now Available For Download

    Because it is in its early development stages, Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 it does not bring too many changes to Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.04, but however, if you want to test it, I recommend you do this in a virtual environment.

  • Ubuntu 15.10 will be released in October

    Ubuntu 15.10 has been dubbed "Wily Werewolf" and a release date has been set for it. You can expect Ubuntu 15.10 to be available on October 22, according to Softpedia.

  • Watch: Raspberry Pi Clone Lemon Pi Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Android 5.0

    You should know that there's an on-going Indiegogo campaign (with flexible funding) for a new computer board called Lemon Pi and developed by the EMBEDSTUDIO Chinese company.

  • Russia Aims to Build US-Free Mobile OS
  • Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 Tizen Apps in April, 2015

    The Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 apps to be downloaded from the Tizen store during April 2015 have been released. Many favourites are still there this month like WhatsApp, Opera Mini, McAfee AV, Trucaller and LockApps. Notable new ones are the highly requested MX Player and Speed Truck which made it to #3 position.

  • WhyWeFOSS

    I'm likely on the hook for providing a version of my "WhyWeFOSS" as an example, so stay tuned for that post in the near-ish future.

  • Netflix's Latest Open Security Tool, FIDO, Does Triage, Research and More
  • Nexenta Announces Availability of Open Source Software Defined Storage Platform NexentaEdge

    At the Vancouver OpenStack summit, software-defined storage company Nexenta announced the general availability of its NexentaEdge Block and Object Storage platform, as well as a strategic alliance agreement with Canonical and its Ubuntu OpenStack.

  • DrumPants 2.0 is open source, still turns your pants into drums

    That crazy DrumPants wearable tech we first saw in '07 -- the same one that raised 75 grand on KickStarter and was featured on Shark Tank in 2014 -- is back. Its creators have now turned to Indiegogo to fund the mass production of DrumPants version 2.0, which they claim is faster and stronger than its predecessor. Plus, it's now open source. The wearable, for those who've only just heard of it, isn't actually a pair of pants with drums (sorry to disappoint). It's a set of accessories comprised of two elongated drum pads and two foot pedals you can use to play different kinds of instruments, along with a knob that lets you choose between samples and musical scales. You can wear them over your clothes, or under, like the jamming dude in the GIF above.

  • Report of Libre Graphics Meeting 2015

    We have been back from Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 in Toronto for 2 weeks now. It is time for a report! Smile

  • DEVit Conf 2015 Impressions

    I’ve started the day with the session called “Crack, Train, Fix, Release” by Chris Heilmann. While it was very interesting for some unknown reason I was expecting a talk more closely related to software testing. Unfortunately at the same time in the other room was a talk called “Integration Testing from the Trenches” by Nicolas Frankel which I missed.

  • How to Make Money from Open Source Platforms, Part 2: Open Core vs. Hybrid Business Models

    This is the second article in a series all about open source business models, specifically around open source platforms.

  • Rig a smarthome and more hacks with TouchBoard

    There was a time when a reporter was called a hack.

  • The future of manufacturing will happen on your desktop

    The Pi-Top is an open source DIY laptop made using the latest in kitchen table manufacturing technology

  • Ragnar Robotics to Release Open Source Educational Deltabot Platform – Details Revealed at RoboUniverse

    Last Monday marked the start of the RoboUniverse Conference and Expo at The Javits Center in New York City. Twelve companies vied for a single cash prize, as well as complimentary investment and legal services. Voxel8 was the winner of the competition, and while all the entrants gave fascinating rapid-fire pitches for their startups, there was one company that stood out for me and has seemingly slipped under the radar in the 3D printing space. The company I’m speaking about is Ragnar Robotics.

  • Open-source Luka EV runs on hub motors (images & video)

    The Luka EV is an all-electric, street legal vehicle designed and built as an open-source experiment. Currently, the vehicle is targeting a single-charge range of around 186 miles, with a top speed of about 81 mph. The Luka’s price should land in the area of $22,445 when all is said and done. The creators are aiming at a design and build time of less than a year, and are using a FRP body based on a Solidworks model of a video game car.

  • Java at 20: How it changed programming forever

    Remembering what the programming world was like in 1995 is no easy task. Object-oriented programming, for one, was an accepted but seldom practiced paradigm, with much of what passed as so-called object-oriented programs being little more than rebranded C code that used >> instead of printf and class instead of struct. The programs we wrote those days routinely dumped core due to pointer arithmetic errors or ran out of memory due to leaks. Source code could barely be ported between different versions of Unix. Running the same binary on different processors and operating systems was crazy talk.

  • Cyberattack on University of London Computing Centre causes Moodle chaos

    The University of London’s Computing Centre (ULCC) has recovered from a major cyberattack that cut dozens of UK institutions from the institution’s IT services for five hours this morning.

    The incident appears to have started around 7am and by 9am ULCC said it was looking into a firewall issue. By 10am, engineers had reset its firewalls and core routers but had been unable to solve the issue.

    By mid-day, the assessment had become clearer. “All our services are now up and running again! The networking issue was caused by a cyber attack,” read an update on the institution’s website.

  • Security advisories for Thursday
  • Promote a Libre Movie during the International Day against DRM… and after!

    Digital Right Managements (systems preventing you from copying a movie or a song you bought, print an ebook you paid… and sometimes even read these!) are a real nuisance and we should fight them. But we believe here that fighting only is not enough. We should also propose constructive alternatives, new ways to produce, share and enjoy media and arts.

Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • Weblate 2.3

    Weblate 2.3 has been released today. It comes with better features for project owners, better file formats support and more configuration options for users.

  • BH release 1.58.0-1
  • eXo – An Open Source Enterprise Collaboration Platform

    Nowadays, Social platforms are making the biggest impact in both professional and personal life of all. We’re all virtually connected with each other using Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, G+, and Linkedin etc. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business man, a student or whoever, the Social platform takes most part in your self or business promotion. Using social media, anyone can easily collaborate with anyone and spread their business promotions, ideas, features or whatever to the world. So, implementing your own social platform for your oraganization is a good practise to communicate globally. There are may collaboration tools out there. Today, In this tutorial, we are going to discuss such kind of collaboration tool called ‘eXo platform’.

  • Announcing qboot, a minimal x86 firmware for QEMU
  • libblockdev reaches the 1.0 milestone!

    A year ago, I started working on a new storage library for low-level operations with various types of block devices — libblockdev. Today, I’m happy to announce that the library reached the 1.0 milestone which means that it covers all the functionality that has been stated in the initial goals and it’s going to keep the API stable.

  • GNU Parallel 20150522 ('Nepal') released

    No new functionality was introduced so this is a good candidate for a stable release.

  • Popcorn Time Now Lets Users Watch Movies in a Web Browser, Illegally

    Apparently, no one can stop the ever growing "Popcorn Time" community of movie pirates, as after an iOS Installer was released to allow users to install the Popcorn Time app on their iPhone or iPad devices from a Mac or Windows machine, there's now a browser-based video streaming service too.

  • Enpass 4.6.0 Brings Support for ownCloud, Packages For 32 Bit and 64 Bit Packages And An Official Repository

    As you may know, Enpass is a free, multi-platform password manager available for the main desktop and mobile platforms: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. It uses SQLCipher (open source extension to SQLite) for the 256-bit AES encryption of database files.

  • On Demand System Tray For Ubuntu: `Indicator Systemtray Unity`

    Note that if you use multiple monitors, the tray will only show up on the primary monitor!

today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

ACPI 6 Non-Volatile Memory Device Support / NFIT / LIBND For Linux

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Linux

The Linux kernel continues advancing on many hardware fronts, among which is support for ACPI 6.0 and the kernel is making the new LIBND subsystem for non-volatile memory device support.

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GNOME to Get GPS Coordinates from Android App

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Android
Google
GNOME

The GNOME developers are trying all kinds of interesting interactions with devices outside the desktop environment, and now they are working on a way to get the GPS locations of an Android phone.

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Allwinner Publishes New CedarX Open-Source Code

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OSS
Legal

For months now Allwinner has been violating the GPL and have attempted to cover it up by obfuscating their code and playing around with their licenses while jerking around the open-source community. At least today they've made a positive change in open-sourcing more of their "CedarX" code.

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GNU/Linux: the desktop that never was

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OS
Linux

About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will.

UK Government Analyzes Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Security

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Ubuntu

The UK government releases every year a security guidance that details various problems and security problems that are identified in systems used by the authorities. They also revealed some issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, although it's not something major.

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AndEX Now Lets You Run Android Lollipop 5.0.2 on Your PC with Linux Kernel 4.0

The AndEX Live DVD that we introduced to you a few weeks ago has been updated today with new features, such as the latest Linux 4.0 kernel.

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LibreOffice 5.0 Beta 1 Released

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LibO

Following yesterday's LibreOffice 5.0 branching in Git, the first beta for LibreOffice 5.0 is now available for testing.

The Document Foundation announced on their blog the availability of the first beta for LibreOffice 5.0, which will be officially released around the end of July or early August.

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Also: LibreOffice Can Now Import Apple Pages & Numbers Files

LibreOffice 5.0 Release Notes

'Cloud' Headlines

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Server
OSS
  • New Surveys Show Rising Interest in the Cloud, Especially OpenStack

    CDW is out with its Cloud 401 report, based on interviews with more than 1,200 IT managers from many industries. The report finds that more than a third of all computing services today are delivered throughthe cloud. It also determined that organizations are actively pursuing new services: Thirty-five percent of respondents say they plan to shift new IT services to the cloud.

  • 75 Open Source Cloud Computing Apps

    In one recent survey, IT managers said that the most important project their teams are working on for 2015 is cloud computing. And IDC predicts that by 2018, the worldwide market for public cloud services will be worth more than $127 billion, accounting for "more than half of worldwide software, server and storage spending growth."

  • OpenStack Foundation Not Worried about the Death Star [VIDEO]

    "The moment we stop listening to users and it's just a vendor-to-vendor conversation, or it's just a developer-to-developer conversation and the user doesn't have a seat at the table, that would leave us with a vulnerability that could undo all the good work we've done," Collier said. "We just have to keep listening to users and we'll be ok."

  • Entrepreneurs Share How to Build an OpenStack-Powered Business

    Building a company from freely available software might not seem like the most logical idea, but it's one that is working for many vendors in the OpenStack cloud ecosystem. In a panel session at the OpenStack Summit here, the founders of cloud storage vendor SwiftStack, cloud database vendor Tesora, cloud vendor Piston Cloud Computing and cloud service provider Blue Box Cloud as well as the CEO of DreamHost, Simon Anderson, detailed their experiences and challenges in building OpenStack-powered businesses.

  • Cisco Bringing Group Policy to OpenStack [VIDEO]

    David Ward, Development CTO and Chief Architect at Cisco, has been thinking a lot about how networking works in the cloud era, and he shared some of those thoughts at the OpenStack Summit here.

  • OpenStack enables open source shift at Time Warner Cable

    Just a year into their production use of OpenStack for powering their internal cloud, they are leveraging it for everything from video to networking to deploying web applications, all on an in-house OpenStack cloud spread across two data centers. And this rapid change is getting noticed inside the company.

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