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Story The Companies That Support Linux: NI Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 4:56pm
Story Hungary universities move to EuroOffice and ODF Rianne Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 4:48pm
Story KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Arrives With Improved Power Management Features Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 4:31pm
Story SuperX OS Greases the Classic Linux Wheel Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 4:24pm
Story Linux Kernel 4.0 Codenamed ‘Hurr Durr I’m A Sheep’ Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 15/04/2015 - 2:20pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 9:25am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 9:25am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 9:24am
Story Docker and Containers Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 9:20am
Story The Linux Setup - Kevin Fenzi, Fedora Infrastructure Leader Roy Schestowitz 15/04/2015 - 8:48am

Manjaro Devs Fix Embarrassing Expired SSL Certificate Problem

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Linux
Security

The Manjaro developers have finally fixed the embarrassing problem they had with an expired SSL certificate that made accessing their forums and wiki much harder.

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Top 5 Android smartphones — April 2015

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Android

This year is seriously cruising by. Can you believe we’re already in the second quarter? The good news is that summer is just around the corner and, of course, it also means we’re back with our quarterly list of the very best Android smartphones you can buy.

Samsung and HTC have new flagship smartphones out. You can already order the One M9 directly from HTC and it’s hitting U.S. carriers soon. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge hit store shelves today.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • 55.555 downloads of ownCloud in a box

    Recently I passed a magic number with my ownCloud in a box appliance. It hit the five fives, 55.555 total downloads, on SUSE Studio. It is the most popular download there. I would never have imagined that so many people would be interested in it and use it when I started with this. Amazing.

  • Opera 29 Beta Web Browser Is Now Based on Chromium 42.0.2311.68

    Opera Software, through J. Gladykowski, announced on April 9 the immediate availability of another Beta update for the upcoming Opera 29 web browser, a release that fixes no more that ten issues (details below), based on the latest upstream Chromium Beta channel.

  • mpfc: Doing everything so right

    Once I knew what mpfc stood for, it made perfect sense — it is, after all, a music player for the console.

  • boa: Run a server from anywhere
  • Calibre 2.24 Ebook Viewer and Converter Is Now Available for Download

    Kovid Goyal announced today, April 10, the immediate availability for download of Calibre 2.24, an open-source and cross-platform ebook library management software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • Git Success Stories and Tips from Wine Maintainer Alexandre Julliard

    Wine Maintainer Alexandre Julliard decided to try out the Git revision control system just a few months after creator Linux Torvalds released the first version – that was 10 years ago. Now, he says, “I can no longer imagine doing software development without it.”

    Wine, the open source software used to run Windows applications on Linux, still mostly uses email to exchange and review patches. But Git is the project's version control system (VCS.) Here, Julliard discusses why they use Git, their Git success stories, and pro tips for using the open source tool.

today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Leftovers: Screenshots

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Opportunities and challenges of Open Source in Enterprise

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OSS

Today, open source is pervasive in enterprise IT, forming the foundation of many cloud services and applications.

The open source community represents a vast pool of collaborative intellectual property, and it has become a fundamental part of businesses around the world and in Australia and New Zealand.

"Open source is a great fit for any organisation that is looking to innovate more rapidly and effectively, and to save costs and increase the bottom line," says Colin McCabe, senior manager, Services and Training, Red Hat.

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Also: Coders: 5G networks and open source code

Couchbase CEO: the real rationale for enterprise open source

Sirius: an Open Source Competitor to Siri, Cortana, Google Now

Dell and Ubuntu Again

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

ZFS On Linux Adds New Kernel Support, Asynchronous I/O

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Linux

A new release of ZFS On Linux is available this week for providing the latest capabilities for this Oracle/Sun ZFS file-system implemented as an out-of-tree, native Linux kernel driver.

The new ZFS On Linux 0.6.4 release is now compatible with kernels up through Linux 4.0. ZFS On Linux 0.6.4 also adds new feature flags of spacemap_histogram, extensible_dataset, bookmarks, enabled_txg, hole)birth, and embedded_data.

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How the Syria Airlift Project is Using Open Source Dronecode for Humanitarian Aid

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OSS

In March of 2014 I found myself on the Turkish-Syrian border, doing research among Syrian refugees. The stories I heard were horrific. Mass sieges were in effect; the Syrian government and brutal militias were starving out entire neighborhoods, and the government appeared to be deliberately targeting hospitals and doctors. Smuggling medical supplies into opposition-held areas was punishable by torture and death. Syrians were besides themselves, trying to find some way to get food and medicine into these besieged areas. They asked me why the US did nothing.

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Bq Ubuntu Phones Now Available Freely on Official Website

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Ubuntu

Canonical and Bq have announced that the Bq Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase on regular channels, which puts an end to the flash sales.

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Building Super Small Linux Computers From Scratch

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Linux
HowTos

Conventional wisdom says small, powerful embedded Linux like the Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, or the Intel Edison are inherently manufactured devices, and certainly not something the homebrew tinkerer can produce at home. [hak8or] is doing just that, producing not one, but two completely different tiny Linux computers at home.

The first is based on Atmel’s AT91SAM9N12 ARM processor, but the entire board is just about two inches square. On board is 64 MB of DDR2 DRAM, a USB host and OTG port, and not much else. Still, this chip runs a stripped down Linux off of a USB drive.

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Linux 4.0 brings Skynet closer to existence, offers reboot-free kernel patching

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Linux

Setting aside the head-scratching title, Linux 4.0 isn’t a massive change from Linux 3.19. It would have been named Linux 3.20, but lots of people wanted to see Linux 4.0. As Linus Torvalds himself said, “the strongest argument for some people advocating 4.0 seems to have been a wish to see 4.1.15 - because ‘that was the version of Linux Skynet used for the T-800 Terminator.’”

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Bella OS 2.2 Is a User-Friendly Linux Distro Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

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Linux
Ubuntu

Bella OS 2.2 was announced recently, based on the upstream packages of the Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system. The Bella OS distribution aims to be a beautiful and user-friendly Linux OS tailored for end-users.

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LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon released!

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GNU
Linux
Debian

LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu.

LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.

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The State of NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Simply put, there is no actual official NVIDIA support for Optimus technology for Linux. Or at least, not completely. Until recently, there was none at all. As of 2013, NVIDIA did start to provide initial support for Optimus, but it is extremely barebones and arguably doesn't actually properly implement the Optimus features as it's meant to be.

But let's look at the current options for running an NVIDIA Optimus-enabled computer with Linux...

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ODF in the age of Big Data

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LibO
OOo

One may notice that the points listed above loosely match the main points usually mentioned when discussing the benefits of ODF in the more standard settings of the desktop. This is not surprising, but it was not necessarily intended; if anything this is a testimony to the value of a standard like ODF and its importance. The key point here is that when it comes to the cloud and big data, ODF is both a factor of transparency and innovation. This is something worth promoting and is a potential path to renewed success of ODF in the future.

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DNF 0.6.5 and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.6 Released

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Red Hat

Good news, everyone. New version of DNF and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE was built for F22 and F23. The documentation of yum and DNF differences was extended by yum plugin alternatives part and erase command was deprecated in favor of remove command name. DNF is getting more and more stable with 20 bug fixes while DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.6 newly adds Config manager.

With regard to packaging changes, DNF is running on Python 3 from F23 and dnf-yum compatible subpackage does not conflict with yum anymore. Read more on release notes of DNF and plugins.

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Git Success Stories and Tips from Puppet Labs' Michael Stahnke

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Development
OSS

Puppet's dozens of Git repositories see new code commits every day from more than 200 people, says Michael Stahnke, director of engineering services at Puppet Labs. And he personally uses the open source revision control system several times a day.

“I can’t think of another tool that changed the way I work, in a positive way, more than git,” Stahnke said.

In this Q&A celebrating Git's 10-year anniversary this week, Stahnke shared why Puppet Labs uses Git, their Git success stories, and his top pro tip for using the tool. For more in our “Git Week” series, see our interviews, below, with Git creator Linus Torvalds, and project maintainers from KVM, Qt, Drupal, and Tor.

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