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Story New Releases Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:58am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:58am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:57am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:55am
Story Daily Builds Of Wayland & Weston For Ubuntu Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:50am
Story 72 Applications ported to Kde Frameworks 5 (KDE Applications 15.04) Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:47am
Story Linux Kernel 3.14.39 LTS Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:15am
Story Open human augmentation at Penguicon 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 11:09am
Story AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 10:41am
Story LLDB Is Getting Into Shape For Linux 64-bit Debugging Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 10:06am

New Releases

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GNU
Linux
  • GNOME-Pie 0.6 Application Launcher Released with Many New Features - Video

    Simon Schneegans had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of version 0.6 of his GNOME-Pie application, an open-source utility that can be used as an app launcher on various desktop environments, including GNOME and Unity.

  • DevAssistant 0.11.0

    Long time no see, everyone! Even though it may appear that nothing much has happened in the world of DevAssistant, nothing is further from the truth. We have been working on improving DevAssistant features and planning new ones. We’re all looking forward to having the version 1.0 out, which will be a big milestone in DevAssistant’s life, but that’s still many weeks away, so in order to bring some of the features to you already, we release one more incremental update in the meantime.

  • Meld 3.13.1 Open Source Diff and Merge Application Introduces New Features

    Meld, an open-source file/folder diff and merge application designed for the GNOME desktop environment, has reached version 3.13.1 on April 20, 2015. It is a development version geared towards Meld 3.14, the next stable release of the acclaimed software.

  • Calculate Linux 14.16 Keeps Old KDE Desktop in Place - Screenshot Tour

    Calculate Linux, an optimized distribution designed for rapid deployment in corporate environments that's based on the Gentoo project and includes numerous pre-configured functions, has advanced to version 14.16 and is now available for download.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Android
  • 10 Android for Work Features Sure to Appeal to Enterprises

    There's a new enterprise mobile platform for companies that are prepared to invest in Android. Google has introduced its long-awaited mobile device management (MDM) platform Android for Work. Android for Work gives IT departments and companies a more secure way for employees to access corporate data and applications with their Android mobile devices. It's the Android equivalent of platforms such as Apple's own MDM platform and others from Good Technology and BlackBerry. One advantage Android for Work has that all those others don't, however, is that it can be used on more than a billion Android devices that are in users' hands around the world. In other words, it's an MDM system that's destined to be adopted on a massive scale worldwide. But what in Android for Work will make it an effective management tool for the millions of workers who want to not only bring their Android mobile devices to work but use them productively for business? This slide show looks at the features that could make Android for Work an effective MDM platform for enterprises.

  • Android Wear’s biggest update ever takes aim at the Apple Watch
  • Android Wear’s Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks

    Word around the rumor mill was that Android Wear was about to get a pretty big update — and sure enough, such an update is officially on the way.

  • Android Wear adds WiFi support, always-on apps, emojis

    Google released a major update to Android Wear that adds always-on apps, WiFi support, a wrist-flipping gesture for scrolling, and emoji drawing support.

    Google just released a major Android 5.1.1 update for its Android Wear smartwatch platform, and considering the huge pre-sales for the Apple Watch, it’s not a moment too soon. Even with a nine month head start over the new Apple Watch, Google’s Android Wear hardware partners sold only 70,000 watches by the end of 2014, according to an early February estimate from Canalys.

  • I’m tired of getting excited about Nokia Android phones, but I can’t help it

    For years, I waited for Nokia to change its mind and start making the gorgeous Android handsets many fans wanted from the company. Instead Nokia steered clear of a path that may have brought it some success, and eventually succumbed to iOS and Android. Yet, Re/code has learned that Nokia is once again working on Android smartphones, something that was previously rumored as well, and I can’t help but get excited all over again.

  • Nokia phones expected in 2016: Android or something else?

    Nokia is planning a return to the smartphone market in 2016, after it sold off its handset business to Microsoft in 2013, sources tell Re/code. The timing is right: Based on the Microsoft deal, Nokia can't sell phones with the Nokia brand until next year.

  • Sony's Android-powered 4K TVs and new soundbars are coming in May

    After first showcasing its 2015 lineup of 4K TVs at CES earlier this year, Sony has now revealed pricing and release dates for most of the sets. All of them run Android TV, which replaces Sony's previous, clunky software for a richer experience deeply tied to Google's own software and third-party streaming apps. Most of Sony's lineup is on the larger side when it comes to display size. Though you'll find a few options available in the 43- to 55-inch range, Sony is putting the most effort into models that will dominate most home theater setups at 65 or 75 inches. It's here you'll find the flagship XBR-75X940C, a $7,999 TV that features full-array local dimming, 4K resolution, and support for HDR video output, which Sony will deliver through a firmware update sometime this summer.

  • Best new Android widgets (April 2015) #2
  • Android Lollipop OS update live for Sprint Spark-driven Samsung Galaxy S4 tri-band LTE users in US: What's new

    After rolling out the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 users who have subscribed to its wireless network services in the US, Sprint is now seeding the much expected OS update to Galaxy S4 owners using its Sprint Spark service in the country.

  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop almost ready for Nexus 9, WiFi Nexus 7

    You may be excited that your device is finally getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update but others are already getting Android 5.0.1 (Moto E, and Moto 4 with 4G LTE, Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4) and Android 5.0.2 (LG G2 from T-Mobile and AT&T, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Nexus 7, original Moto X). Several mobile devices have even received Android 5.1 already like the Nexus 5, Nexus Player, HTC One (M7), Moto G GPE, LG G Pad 8.3 GPE, and the Sony Z Ultra GPE. And to further burst your bubble, sorry, but Android 5.1.1 is almost ready.

  • 8 great Google Maps tips for Android and iOS
  • ZTE's Spro 2 Android-powered 'smart projector' will hit AT&T for $399.99

    How would you like a 120-inch screen you can toss into your backpack or purse? Yes, please!

    First announced at CES 2015, ZTE's Android-powered smart projector Spro 2 is finally launching in the U.S. The 1.2-pound portable projector that measures 5.28 x 5.16 x 1.22 inches will be available on April 24 from AT&T.

  • Your favorite websites can now send notifications to Chrome on Android

    Support for push notifications was the most important feature in last week's Chrome 42 release — and starting today you'll begin to see why. Today, several websites including eBay, Facebook, Pinterest, Vice News, and Product Hunt will begin to offer Chrome push notifications on both desktop and Android. It's that last platform that's a big deal: websites that support Chrome push notifications can send out updates that look and feel like regular app updates even if the Chrome browser isn't currently active on an Android device.

  • Google just unveiled a hugely ambitious Android Wear update – here are the 3 coolest features

    With all the hype surrounding the Apple Watch, you may have forgotten that Google has a smartwatch software platform of its own called Android Wear. To remind us of this, Google on Monday took the wraps off a hugely ambitious Android Wear update that adds three important features that the platform had been sorely missing.

  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop Software Update
  • Australia's first Android TV device arrives with Google Nexus Player

    The player, which runs the Android TV platform, was released in the U.S. in October 2014. It will be sold at JB Hi-Fi and Dick Smith from Tuesday for A$129. The device sits in the same market as Apple TV, and is the first device to offer Android TV locally.

  • Improve your game with the best golf Apps for Android

    These days, technology is just as much a part of golf as a good swing. Both professional and amateur players are constantly seeking an edge from the best equipment and engineering breakthroughs.

  • Nexus 5 & 7 Still Facing The Same Issues After Android 5.1 Update

    Usually with updates to software, developers try to address any bugs or issues that were present in the previous version. Unfortunately it seems that in the case of Android 5.1, Google has yet to address some problems that are still plaguing handsets like the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 which are no doubt rather annoying for its users.

    The issues in question are related to memory leaks in which after prolonged periods of use, the devices start to feel sluggish due to the amount of free RAM remaining which is less than ideal. This is an issue that Google had acknowledged back in Android 5.0.1 and was actually reported back in 2014.

  • Chrome's push notifications reach your Android phone

    Chrome's website push notifications are no longer confined to your desktop -- they now surface on your phone, too. Grab Chrome 42 for Android and you can opt into alerts from websites that show up no matter what you're doing. You won't have to worry about missing out on breaking news, even if your favorite sites don't have dedicated apps. You'll also have an easier time adding home screen shortcuts for those sites if you always want them close at hand. It'll be a while before many of the sites you frequent can deliver notifications (eBay, Facebook and Pinterest are some of the early adopters), but it's worth upgrading now to get ready.

Daily Builds Of Wayland & Weston For Ubuntu Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Ubuntu

While Canonical may be set on making Mir the default display server across all Ubuntu platforms by this time next year, this isn't stopping others from using Ubuntu for Wayland development and using it as an alternative to Mir or the X.Org Server.

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Also: Ubuntu Online Summit 15.05 to Start in May

72 Applications ported to Kde Frameworks 5 (KDE Applications 15.04)

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KDE

Great news for Kde fanatics since this is a month full of great releases. In fact, after the stable release of KDE Frameworks 5.9 and the up-and-coming beta of Plasma 5.3 there’s another important step for the Kde development: KDE Applications 15.04.

With this new release of KDE Applications 15.04 we have the full porting of 72 applications to KDE Frameworks 5 and consequently to Qt5.

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Linux Kernel 3.14.39 LTS Is Now Available for Download

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Linux

After releasing the Linux kernels 3.19.5 and 3.10.75 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of Linux kernel 3.14.39, an LTS (Long Term Support) version that is currently maintained for a couple of years with security patches, drivers updates, and bugfixes.

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Open human augmentation at Penguicon 2015

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Linux

Want to learn and do technical programming the fun way? Penguicon is more than your typical tech conference.

For the past 13 years, Penguicon has been a community event; all 500+ hours of programming is done in the community, by the community. And it's not just for those who are heavily involved in tech, Penguicon is a mashup of a variety of nerd cultures: science fiction, literary, cosplay, food, whiskey, beer, anime, films, nerdcore/chiptunes, filk... the list goes on.

If you're a nerd of any variety, chances are Penguicon has some programming for you—and if we don't, we encourage you to share your interests with us to we can learn and grow!

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AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

At long last the source code to the new AMDGPU driver has been released! This is the new driver needed to support the Radeon R9 285 graphics card along with future GPUs/APUs like Carrizo. Compared to the existing Radeon DRM driver, the new AMDGPU code is needed for AMD's new unified Linux driver strategy whereby the new Catalyst driver will be isolated to being a user-space binary blob with both the full open-source driver and the Catalyst driver using this common AMDGPU kernel driver.

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Also: AMD Open-Sources "Addrlib" From Catalyst

Linux 3.16 Through Linux 4.0 Performance Benchmarks

LLDB Is Getting Into Shape For Linux 64-bit Debugging

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Development
Linux

From Valve's interest in the LLDB debugger to many other firms also being interested in LLVM's debugger as an alternative to GDB on Linux, LLDB is getting into very usable shape for 64-bit Linux systems.

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Trials & Tribulations: Installing Gentoo Linux With GNOME & Systemd

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Gentoo

Despite going four years without using GNOME 3 to any real degree, it felt familiar from the get-go, almost as if it was just mere months since I last used it. As I’ve had to do with Ubuntu’s Unity, I needed to find a tweaking tool for GNOME, stat, as many of its defaults don’t suit me very well. After figuring out via Web search that it was gnome-tweak-tool I was looking for, I was rather surprised to see that Gentoo had included it in that monolithic ‘gnome’ install. It’s really easy to see why.

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Calculate Linux 14.16 released

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GNU
Linux

We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.16.

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SparkyLinux 4.0 RC KDE

We have a new Sparky spin with KDE desktop.

SparkyLinux 4.0 RC KDE is based on Debian “testing” and features a graphics environment based on Qt stack and set of applications for every purpose, such as:
– Internet: Iceweasel, KMail, Kopete, Konversation, Akregator, Korganizer, Kget, Ktorrent, Gufw, Choqok, Kdeconnect
– Multimedia: SMPlayer2, VLC, Amarok, k3B, KMix, Smtube
– Graphics: Gwenview, Gimp, Skanlite, Print-manager
– Office: LibreOffice, Okular, Kate
– Others: Kcalc, Knotes, Kscreensaver, Ksnapshot, Klipper

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HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.15.4 Adds Support for Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8.0

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Linux

Hewlett-Packard's Linux imaging and printing software, HPLIP, reached version 3.15.4, an important release that introduces support for new hardware architectures, new Linux kernel-based operating systems, new printers, as well as fixes for several issues reported by users since the previous version.

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Linux Kernel 3.10.75 LTS Is a Small Update that Brings New and Updated Drivers

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Linux

After announcing the fifth maintenance release of Linux kernel 3.19, Greg Kroah-Hartman also published details about the seventy-five point release of the Linux 3.10 kernel, urging users of the 3.10 kernel series to upgrade as soon as the packages become available in the official software repositories of their Linux distributions.

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Why the Open Source Stars Must Align

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OSS

Open source projects like OpenStack, Docker, OPNFV and OpenDaylight are more supported and better funded than ever before. They mark a broader trend of large, active and well-resourced open source projects that are among the leaders in Big Data, cloud computing, operating systems and development practices. Open source has come a long way in 30 years – and its success marks a new era for the overall OSS community.

But success does not come without potential pitfalls. One of the greatest obstacles to project success isn’t the proprietary competition – it’s the lack of communication between large open source projects like OpenStack and Docker.

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Myth Busting the Open-Source Cloud Part 1

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OSS

On the contrary, open-source cloud computing products are designed from the outset with security in mind. For example, there are features such as identity management to monitor who has access to content, and data encryption to safeguard information while it’s at rest or in transit.

Furthermore, open-source cloud software is peer-reviewed by community participants, leading to continuous improvements in the quality of security features and mechanisms. This community also monitors and rapidly discloses vulnerabilities and issues, and provides security updates to address them.

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What does an adult look like in an open source community?

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OSS

You're no longer "just an adult." You're now trusted and looked to for opinions on how the community should grow. You're a community elder. You embody the history. You keep the history. You work together with other adults and elders to guide and make the community stronger. And to a certain extent, the community once again looks after you, just as it did in the first phase.

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German Greens want increased support for open source

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OSS

The Greens in the German parliament want the government to shore up support for open source, but are not sure how. The politicians are working with the Free Software Foundation Europe, to figure out the most convincing arguments and how to increase pressure on the federal government.

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Windows Users Download Ubuntu 30,000 Times a Day and Other Cool Facts

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

Ubuntu is the most used Linux desktop operating system, but that might not be all that transparent, so we would also like to present some interesting figures, like the number of Windows users that download Ubuntu every day.

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