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Story 5 open source tools for taming text Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 12:04pm
Story 5 specialized Linux distributions for computer repair Rianne Schestowitz 26/02/2015 - 1:05am
Story 6 new things Fedora 21 brings to the open source cloud Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2015 - 10:02am
Story 6 tips for adopting open source Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 10:02pm
Story 7 local governments announced to build with Code for America Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 4:11pm
Story 8 ways to contribute to open source without writing code Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 10:16pm
Story 9 reasons to use KDE Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 2:31pm
Story A beautiful, super-thin laptop that makes Fedora shine Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2015 - 11:33am
Story A community distribution of OpenStack Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 5:11pm
Story A Linux distro for education: UberStudent Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2015 - 12:41pm

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GNU

Two new Cyanogen smartphones hit the market: Wileyfox launches Storm and Swift

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Android

Following in the footsteps of OnePlus, UK startup Wileyfox has released two low-cost, but decently specced, smartphones running on Cyanogen OS.

The more expensive of the two, Storm, will cost £199 and features a 5.5-inch full HD display, 20-megapixel auto-focus main camera from Sony and an eight-megapixel front shooter. The device runs on Qualcomm's 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 processor with integrated LTE, and offers 32GB onboard storage, 3GB RAM, as well as expandable memory up to 128GB.

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How open source will power tomorrow’s tech unicorns

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Server
OSS
Web

With open source technology already powering business like Facebook, Google and Booking.com – and 70% of new apps – will it be the backbone of the next wave of unicorns?

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Here's the one 'major problem' facing Munich after switching from Windows to Linux

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GNU
Linux

In spite of complaints from a couple of councillors about the Limux OS, the city council said the bulk of users have not taken issue with the move.

"Most people don't really realize that they have Linux and they do not really care," said Jan-Marek Glogowski, a developer in the IT team at the City of Munich told the DebConf Debian developers meeting earlier this month.

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Also: The Munich Revolution

How to find out if your PC is compatible with Linux

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GNU
Linux

Linux’s hardware support is better than ever, but you still can’t take it for granted. Not every laptop and desktop you see at your local computer store (or, more realistically, on Amazon) will work perfectly with Linux. Whether you’re buying a PC for Linux or just want to ensure you can dual-boot at some point in the future, thinking about this ahead of time will pay off.

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Superb Ubuntu-Powered Sable from System76 Has a $50 Discount

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

Sable is a superb all-in-one PC from System76, and you can now purchase one at a $50 discount. It ships with the latest Ubuntu OS, and you can customize it to better fit your needs.

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ReadySpace Achieves Red Hat Cloud and Service Provider Certification

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Red Hat

ReadySpace, a leading cloud service provider in Asia Pacific, announced today that it has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program.

Announced in July 2015, the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program allows cloud service providers such as ReadySpace to deliver private cloud build-outs, Linux infrastructure and platform-as-a-service solutions based on Red Hat’s market-leading open source technologies.

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LibreOffice 5.0.1 to Feature Improved Rendering When Scrolling

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LibO

The Document Foundation has just released the second Release Candidate for the LibreOffice 5.0.1 branch and the developers have fixed quite a few issues that have been spotted by the community.

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Teradata Extends Commitment to SUSE Linux Enterprise

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SUSE

SUSE® today announced Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, has renewed and extended its commitment to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as the strategic platform across Teradata's entire product portfolio. The new agreement extends the two companies' original seven-year partnership an additional seven years.

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For UNC scientists, open source is the way forward

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OSS

But scientists know they can manipulate those kinases to combat the disease. And chemical biologists at the University of North Carolina are leading an open source effort to unlock the secrets of kinase activity—secrets they say could pioneer a new generation of drug discovery.

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‘Father of Android’ Andy Rubin Joins Lineup for October’s Code/Mobile

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Android

Back in 2002, Rubin launched the the Sidekick, one of the first devices to merge threaded messaging, e-mail and the full Web into a phone. Then, of course, he built a little startup called Android, which was bought in 2005 by Google and under Rubin’s continued leadership became the biggest smartphone operating system in the world.

With the smartphone now ubiquitous and mobile heading in new directions, we are thrilled to have Rubin joining us on stage at Code/Mobile. This year, we’ll be asking what comes next, now that we all have the smartphones he helped pioneer. For instance, we’ve noticed that technology that debuted in the smartphone is expanding into lots of places, including cars and wearables.

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Here's why the iPhone isn't going to catch up to Android any time soon

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Android
Mac

In short: Even as previous Android-heavy markets mature, new ones will continue to grow across the globe. As tens of millions of people in emerging markets start buying smartphones, the ongoing Android price war will make the platform more attractive than ever — securing Google's lead for years to come.

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Umeå University computer club supports open source

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OSS

The Academic Computer Club at the Umeå University in Sweden is a major supporter of open source projects. ACC UMU hosts one of the popular free software mirrors, and is one of the official sponsors of the Debian open source software distribution, maintaining a few of the project’s servers. The club supports two more well-known projects, the Open and Free Technology Community (OFTC) and Freenode. Both projects provide communication facilities that benefit free software communities.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Is Almost Done, but BQ Aquaris Users Must Wait Until Next Week

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Ubuntu

On August 25, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report informing all Ubuntu Phone owners about the progress made on the soon-to-be-released OTA-6 software update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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No, Munich is not considering ditching Linux and going back to Windows

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Linux

This “story” surfaces every several months and, for some reason I always fail to fathom, everybody starts parroting it. It goes thus: Munich is sick and tired of how inadequate Linux is for everyday use and is ready to ditch years of work and millions of euros to return to Windows.

As usual, the facts say something different: all that has happened this time around is that two (count ’em: 2) councillors have sent a letter to the mayor requesting that some new devices that have had LiMux (Munich’s tailored Linux flavour) installed on them, be equipped with Windows because the Linux distro comes with “no programs (text editing programs, Skype, Office, etc.)” that the councilors can use.

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Happy Birthday Linux, Thank you Linus

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-s

The twenty-fourth birthday of the Linux kernel was the top story today. Linux' birthday is widely celebrated on August 25, the day of Linus' original post, while others mark the birthdate as October 5, the day of the first public release. Lots of sites paid homage with several running through the time-line of its life. Elsewhere, a couple articles sang Open Source praises today and DarkDuck seemed confused by Knoppix.

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Libinput 1.0 Officially Released

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

At long last, libinput 1.0 has been released. Libinput is the input handling library commonly used by Wayland compositors and is optionally used in the X.Org world via the xf86-input-libinput driver and is starting to be used by the Ubuntu Mir display server.

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KDE, Randa, and Post-Akademy

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KDE
  • Advanced Metadata Hub implemented

    First, we have a number of default namespaces which digiKam was using before. Default namespaces can’t be deleted or edited. They can only be disabled. These entries are essential for digiKam, so I decided that users might delete it by accident and then will be very hard to recover without a reset to default. Some namespaces hold special parameters designed for particular cases, so editing them is a bad idea, hence, the disabled edit.

  • KDE control module usability using the example of KCM for pointing devices
  • My contributions to KDE and Kubuntu since Akademy
  • Support Randa Meetings 2015
  • Mobile development sprint in Randa: KDE Connect, and more!

    This September a bunch of KDE developers, me included, will gather for a week in Randa, Switzerland, to work on awesome new ideas for KDE. The theme of the sprint is around mobile apps, so KDE Connect will be one of the focus of attention.

  • GSoC 2015 Wrap Up Report

    My work over the summer was to port the Amarok code-base to use Qt5/KF5 as much as possible because it was tough to port the entire base under the GSoC time-frame. I have ported a considerable portion of the code-base and now I will be continuing the project along with the community to see it to the end Smile

  • GSoC 2015 - Wrap Up
  • Funding Krita

    Even Free software needs to be funded. Apart from being nice to have, money is really useful: it can buy transportation so contributors can meet, accommodation so they can sleep, time so they can code, write documentation, create icons and other graphics, hardware to test and develop the software on.

  • Kronometer 2.0 released

    Kronometer 2.0, the next major version of Kronometer, is now publicly available. This is the result of the port to Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5, started one year ago.

Here's How Ubuntu Touch's LibreOffice Document Viewer App Looks Like

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LibO
Ubuntu

Knoppix 7.4: whom is it for?

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Reviews
Debian

I faced no particular issue when working with Knoppix 7.4.2 in Live session. It was responsive, quick and more or less reliable.

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