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[Developer] Samsung Tizen TV SDK 1.5 Released

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Linux

Hi Tizen TV Developers, Great news as the Tizen TV version 1.5 has been released and allows you to develop your apps on an exciting platform. The SDK includes an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), a light-weight TV Simulator for testing web apps, and a TV Emulator.

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

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Google
OSS

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

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Red Hat storage: To petabytes and beyond!

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Red Hat
Server

Red Hat's new Ceph Storage and Gluster Storage open-source, software-defined storage products continue to push storage's limits.

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LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring More DOCX Improvements

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LibO

The Document Foundation has released the second RC for the upcoming LibreOffice 5.0 version, and it looks like the developers are making a final push for the new version of the office suite that is scheduled to land in July.

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DragonFly BSD 4.2 Gets Improvements for i915 and Radeon, Moves to GCC 5

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BSD

DragonFly BSD is a distribution that belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and UNIX. The developers have released a new version of the distro, and they have integrated quite a few changes and improvements.

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Linux bids for UAV world domination by enslaving future skybot army

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Linux

The Dronecode open-source UAV platform initiative has announced that it has welcomed on board a raft of new members, who'll help drive the project towards becoming a de facto standard for consumer and commercial drones.

The non-profit organisation – governed by the Linux Foundation – was formed in late 2014. Founding members 3D Robotics (3DR) and Yuneec International have since been joined by 27 other organisations and sponsored members, keen to participate in the "neutral, transparent initiative for advancing UAV technology", as the Linux Foundation's marketing big cheese Amanda McPherson described it.

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Nokia’s Android future to be built by Foxconn

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Android

Some new tidbits about Nokia's Android future have surfaced and word is that Foxconn will be making the Android smartphones for Nokia. That is no big surprise considering that Foxconn makes many of the popular smartphones on the market today for the companies who sell them including the Nokia N1 and the iPhone.

Word has also surfaced that the first markets to get the new Nokia Android smartphones will be India, China, and a few European nations. Nokia appears to be targeting markets where smartphones are booming in popularity but aren’t as saturated as they are in other countries. These also appear to be nations where consumers show or budget devices rather than high-end devices.

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China's best phone yet: Huawei P8 5.2-inch money-saving Android smartie

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Android
Reviews

The Huawei P8 represents the classiest and most capable Android from a Chinese manufacturer yet, and a strong advance from last year’s P7. The hardware design is superb and it has a terrific camera. The biggest differentiator is actually quite useful: the microSD slot doubles up as a SIM slot, too.

The stuttery performance and annoying popups that marred last year’s P7 have been banished. There’s a lot to like with thrown-in features like call blocking and security.

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Can LibreOffice successfully compete with Microsoft Office?

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LibO

Michael Meeks, a leading LibreOffice developer, says the open source suite is currently being used by about 20 million Linux users. (LibreOffice is included in many Linux distributions.) He adds that update requests are also regularly received from 120 million different IP addresses – with one million new ones appearing every week -- and suggests that in total there may be 80 million LibreOffice users around the globe.

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Aragon publishes updates of eGovernment software

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OSS

The government of Aragon (Spain) has published updates of the open source software it uses for 25 eGovernment services. The updates have been available at the repository of Spain’s Centre for Technology Transfer since late last month.

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Solus Gets Daily ISOs, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS, and More

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OS

The Solus operating system has just received its first daily ISO, and it looks like the team is well on its way to promote the first RC. The developers are moving closer to a stable version, and things seem to be on the right track.

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Galicia publishes open source tools

The government of Galicia (Spain) has made available three open source solutions over the past year, one for PC classrooms, one for land-management, and a third for computer network enhancement. The tools are available at Galicia’s software repository, and information about the solutions is now also available at Spain’s Centre for Technology Transfer (CTT).

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Samsung sells a million Tizen Z1 Smartphones in less than six months, more models coming soon

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Linux

Samsung now plans on delivering a Gold variant of the Z1 next month and has also confirmed more models are on the way. The Z1 launched at 5,700-Rs whist the second Tizen handset is expected to go on-sale for between the 8,000-Rs 15,000-Rs range. We have previously reported on a rumoured Samsung Z3, so this could signal it’s launch? The handsets will also be manufactured in India at Samsung’s factory in Noida.

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GnuCash 2.6.7 Open Source Accounting Software Fixes Multiple Issues

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OSS

On June 28, the GnuCash development team had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and update of the seventh maintenance release of the stable 2.6 branch of one of the best free financial accounting software, GnuCash.

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Introducing the Default Wallpapers of the GNOME 3.18 Desktop Environment

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GNOME

We reported earlier this week that the GNOME Project has announced the availability of the third snapshot of the anticipated GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, GNOME 3.17.3, a release that brought in new features and plugged numerous annoying bugs.

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LINUX, RUBY AND WEB CODING LAB FOR GRADUATE TRAINEES OPENS AT SCI-BONO

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Linux

The Simplon course was developed in France to teach skills in Linux, Ruby on Rails, CSS, Javascript, Meteor.js and other web development langauges. Co-founder Andrei Vladescu-Olt attended the opening of the SAP-funded laboratory, and explained that there’s more to the course than coding.

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Tiny Core 6.1 Raspberry Pi Edition Comes with Linux Kernel 3.18.10 LTS

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Linux

Béla Markus has announced the immediate availability of piCore 6.1, a special edition of the Tiny Core Linux operating system specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer (SBC).

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Meet Nova OS, Cuba's National Ubuntu-Based Linux Operating System

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OS
Ubuntu

It was recently brought to our attention that there's a Linux kernel-based operating system out there developed in Havana, Cuba by students at the University of Computer Sciences and sponsored by the Cuban government.

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Is Google the New Microsoft?

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Google

Yeah, Google. The company that’s popularized two Linux distributions — or at least, two operating systems using the Linux kernel. The company that’s given consumers free use of Docs and Drive, and which owns and operates the servers where tens of millions of people store their photos and music — and for free unless they like music too much and need extra storage. Google, which through its browser gave Linux users the gift of Netflix — something of a trojan gift, to be sure, but a valuable gift just the same.

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Official Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" ISO Images Are Out

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The Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" ISO images for both the Cinnamon and MATE flavors have been released, although the official announcement hasn't been made available just yet.

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