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Deepin 2014.2 - Mindbogglingly unique

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Linux Deepin remains a refreshing, unique offering on the distro market, with a truly beautiful composition and some rather lovely programs. It works well overall, but its attempt to look apart comes with the stability slash complexity price. The performance is not among the best, and some of the tools and applications could benefit from slight simplification, in that they ought to reduce the bling in favor of pure functionality.

There are other problems, like the lack of the live session, the Store clutter and such. Still, if you are looking for something Ubuntu-like with charm and culture of its own, then Deepin realizes a reality that is so far different from others, it's quite amazing. Not the best plug and play derivative, to be sure, but it could easily get there. The recipe has been laid out hereby. Final grade, something like 9/10. Not bad at all. You should definitely give it a try.

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First Impressions of Netrunner 14.1

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One of the nicest things I can say about any operating system is it is useful and running it is pleasantly boring. I like it when operating systems are easy to set up, they provide me with the tools I want so I can work (and play) and then they stay out of my way. Netrunner does exactly those things. The distribution is wonderfully easy to install, the operating system ships with lots of useful software and there are a minimum of distractions and notifications. The configuration panel offers a good balance of flexibility with easy navigation, the Muon Discover software manager is quick and easy to use and Netrunner worked well with my hardware.

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Next Linux 4.0 from Linus' Zombie Shuffle Desk

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Linus announced yesterday that his poll has concluded and 29,110 voters have spoken. Elsewhere, Julie Bort got a look at the Accidental Revolutionary's workspace - which centers around his 'Zombie shuffling' desktop. In other news, two prominent distributions today announced the start of their community wallpaper contests.

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Xfce 4.12, One Week Away

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Linux

After what seems like an eternity, a new release of Xfce is finally just around the corner. Xfce 4.10 was released in 2012, and since then development has happened in small bursts for each project. Once a release date was set, interest spiked and development along with it.

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MXM COM runs Linux on new Freescale i.MX 6SoloX SoC

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F&S Elektronik Systeme debuted a COM based on Freescale’s new MCU-enabled “i.MX 6SoloX” SoC, and offering dual GbE, multimedia, serial, and PCIe interfaces.

The Efus A9X is based on F&S’s existing i.MX 6-based Efus A9 module, its first computer-on-module to use the company’s 62 x 47mm Efus form-factor. The company’s new Efus A9X COM, in turn, builds upon Freescale’s new i.MX 6SoloX system-on-chip, which integrates a single Cortex-A9 core, much like the i.MX 6Solo, but supplements it with a 200MHz ARM Cortex-M4 MCU.

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The Reality of the Ubuntu Phone

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By now, most of you have likely heard about the new Ubuntu phone selling out fairly quickly after its release. In a crowded mobile market, any new entries to the smart phone operating system space must find their niche fairly quickly. We've seen how failing to address this can lead to mediocre results with Windows Phones.

In this article, we'll examine the existing challenges the new mobile player faces and what they can do about it.

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LibreOffice 3.4.6 Released as TDF Celebrates Three Years

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The Document Foundation today announced the release of LibreOffice 3.4.6, the latest update for the conservative user and supported deployments. This release brings over 100 bug and security fixes as the foundation celebrates three years. TDF released a video as "a testimonial of the activity of many members of the LibreOffice community."

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This guy is the Mark Zuckerberg of open-source genetics

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What was really needed, Greshake realized, was a social network for DNA, one that would make it easy to upload genetic information and share it with others. “Maybe there are people who are interested in publishing their genetic information on the web to make it available, but those people don’t have the opportunity,” Greshake says he thought at the time.

So, he set out to build an open-source website—OpenSNP—that would be able to pull in genetic information from services like 23andMe, plus any other data users wanted to upload, with ease. He hoped that one day scientists would be able to use it to do world-changing science.

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Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: What We Know So Far

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Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop update has already replaced Android 5.0.2 Lollipop as the most current version of the Lollipop operating system. However, the Android 5.1 Lollipop release remains mysterious for most Android users including owners of Nexus devices like the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5. With details continuing to emerge ahead of an official announcement, we want to take a look at what we know so far about Google’s Android 5.1 Lollipop update.

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Wine 1.7.37 Development Version Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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wine 1.7.37 released install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.37 development version. Let's see what's new in this release.
 
 

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Design blog: Raleigh tech company is 'An Office You Wouldn't Mind Waking Up to Go To'

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Raleigh open-source technology firm Red Hat is featured in a recent article by design blog Design Milk as a workplace worth "waking up to go to."

The article highlights Red Hat's colorful interior, communal space, outdoor terrace and other features available to the "lucky employees" of the downtown company.

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Android Leftovers

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This Is Probably HTC’s Next Big Android Phone, The One M9

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We’ve still got nearly a week to go before HTC officially unveils their new top-tier Android phone at Mobile World Congress, but it looks like the details have already started dumping out.

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eBay launches Pulsar, an open-source tool for quickly taming big data

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E-commerce giant eBay needs to deal with new usage data — to personalize content and detect fraud, among other things — within seconds. So engineers went and built something to perfectly meet the company’s needs: Pulsar.

The company revealed details about the system for the first time today, and eBay is making it available for anyone to use under an open-source license.

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Also: eBay’s new Pulsar framework will analyze your data in real time

HP's Marten Mickos: Open Source Is Not a Business Model

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"Open source is a production model. In some cases, it is a distribution model ... . You need a business model for any business that you build, but open source in itself is not that business model. Just like if you have a manufacturing branch and you use robots or you don't use robots. That is a production question, but it is not a business model for the business you are in."

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Cubietruck now running Debian :)

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Following a debootstrap build of sid on one machine to complete the cross-compilation of mainline u-boot, I managed to get vanilla Debian installed on my Cubietruck

A USB-serial cable is a must for the install and for any subsequent major reconfiguration as the stock Debian installer does not have drivers for the video / audio. Various Cubietruck derivative distributions do - but the Sunxi kernel appears flaky

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Red Hat Integrates More Closely With OpenStack

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OpenStack is at the center of a frenzy of engineering and marketing activity, and Red Hat is one of the major players making OpenStack an area of strength. The company just announced the sixth version of its OpenStack-based platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.

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This Is Likely the Last Ubuntu Community Wallpaper Contest, Send Your Artwork Now

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Canonical chooses a number of wallpapers after the community submits them, giving everyone the chance to see their work implemented by default into the Ubuntu operating systems. Now is that time for the 15.04 branch.

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Meet the channel manager: Red Hat

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Interviews

Not so long ago, 30-year industry veteran Colin Garro was entrenched in the world of Microsoft. During a 14-year tenure, he was a managing consultant and public sector sales director there, ultimately ending up as national channel sales manager. Then in July 2012, Garro leapt to open source, joining Red Hat as the new director for channel sales and development

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Also: Still no Red Hat Linux on Azure, but VMware looks to be on its way

Five Red Hat Leaders Named 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs

Distributors Play Growing Role In Open Source Space

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If tech distributors want to survive in the market, they'll have to provide channel partners with more training and enablement on open source and cloud-based solutions. Here's how distributors have responded.

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