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Story Linux Kernel 2.6.32.66 LTS Brings x86, Networking, and File Systems Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 5:19pm
Story elementary OS "Freya" Finally Gets Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 5:14pm
Story A Linux proud history – 15 years ago and the Brazilian ATM Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 5:03pm
Story OPNFV Project Gets Backing from EMC & VMware Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 4:21pm
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 4:09pm
Story Is your open source security software less secure? Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 3:45pm
Story Dell Now Has Ubuntu Installation Tutorial on Its Website Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 3:21pm
Story Xolo Chromebook: Handy device for enterprises Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 3:18pm
Story Ubuntu Powers Self-Driving Tesla Model S Modified by Bosch Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 3:07pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 2:38pm

Ubuntu & the Windows Subscription Gambit

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

If you believe what you read, which isn’t always a good idea, Nadella & Company is good with the fact that Windows’ market share is shrinking and the company is more than willing to share market space with others, like OS X, Chrome OS, and presumably Linux. The common knowledge is that the folks in Redmond have come to accept the future and understand that Windows will no longer continue being the cash cow on which an empire was built. Microsoft, going forward, will be more humble than it was in the past and will be leaving it’s plans for world domination behind.

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Master Linux with this great bundle of courses

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GNU
Linux

Master Linux quickly and efficiently with the next great courseware offer from TNW Deals. The Linux Learner Bundle puts you in command of the basics with 6 elite courses and 50+ hours of interactive learning content.

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2 great Android phones you can buy right now for shockingly low prices

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Android

Here at BGR, most of our smartphone coverage focuses on brand new smartphonesthat are cutting-edge and high-end. After all, a huge portion of our readership consists of savvy tech fans who always need to have the latest and greatest gear. But not all of our readers are quite so enthusiastic, and some would rather save money and buy a more affordable smartphone — after all, $650, $750 or even $800+ is a whole lot of cash to spend on a phone.

If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone and want to get some serious bang for your buck, here are two options that you can pick up at shockingly low prices.

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fresh breeze for LibreOffice

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LibO

LibreOffice is a great OpenSource project. They have a Design Group and help you a lot if you’d like to do something for LibreOffice. Now LibreOffice prepare the new release LibreOffice 5.0 and for this release I’d like to be finished the LibreOffice Breeze icon set. Uri and I work since last November on the icon set so you also have a package available in your repository. Now I’d like to post that we are nearly finished. 98 % (2.700 icons) of the icon set is done, so it is ready for your review. As the monochrome LibreOffice icon set Sifr is less finished than Breeze, I though the fallback icon set for Sifr is Breeze.

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Take Our Survey: Best Linux Hacker SBCs for Under $200

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Development
Linux

The 2015 Linux hacker board survey has arrived. In its second year, this collaboration between Linux.com and LinuxGizmos.com has collected 53 open-spec, community backed SBCs that run Linux and/or Android. Please take a few minutes to fill out our short SurveyMonkey SBC Survey, and select your favorite SBCs, then enter a drawing to become one of 20 randomly chosen participants who receive a free Linux SBC. Farther below, we offer brief summaries of the 53 boards, with links to product pages.

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How Design Philosophy Influences GNOME and KDE

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GNU
Linux

Linux desktop users have two main sets of utilities: KDE's and GNOME's. The GNOME utilities are found in GNOME, MATE, Cinnamon and Unity. Neither KDE nor GNOME has any objective advantage over the other, but the user experiences are so different that they could almost be two different operating systems.

Both utility sets have the same basic features, but each starts with its own concept of what users want. As I have said before, GNOME's utilities are exercises in minimalism, generally designed only for the most common use cases. By contrast, KDE's utilities are completist, typically cramming every possibly related feature into their windows, as well as every possible opportunity for customization.

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Also: GNOME's WebKitGTK+ Reaches Version 2.4.9 with HiDPI Support

Linux Rifle in Trouble and the Desktop that Never Was

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-s

The parent company behind the Linux rifle, TrackingPoint, is having financial difficulties and is no longer accepting orders. Elsewhere, Tony Mobily said the time for Desktop Linux passed without it ever becoming a success while Bruce Byfield discusses how the design philosophy of desktop projects influences their end product. Qt and KDE celebrated 20 years of Qt development goodness and Linux.com wants to know your favorite single-board computer.

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Also: TrackingPoint in trouble—smart gun company stops orders, lays off staff [Updated]

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Land on October 22

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Ubuntu

The release schedule for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) has been finalized, and we now have all the intermediary steps and the launch date for the next operating system from Canonical.

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Nvidia Shield Android TV 500GB ‘Pro’ model really is coming after all

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Android
Graphics/Benchmarks

Last month the Nvidia Shield Android TV 500GB “Pro edition” showed up on Nvidia’s website with a price tag listed at $300, but shortly after this Nvidia pulled down the listing, claiming that this was a developer SKU and had been put up by mistake. As it turns out, that’s not exactly the whole story.

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Canonical's Orange Match Box Brings Snappy Ubuntu Core to Raspberry Pi 2

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Ubuntu

On May 20, Canonical had the pleasure of showcasing its latest products at the OpenStack Summit event that takes place these days between May 18-22, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Sorry, you can’t have these affordable high-end Android phones

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Android

Even though they get plenty of attention from the press, the newest Android flagships aren’t necessary the best choices for many smartphone buyers, especially for Android fans looking for affordable high-end devices. The Asus ZenFone 2 is one alternative, a cheap Android phone that packs 4GB of RAM and costs just $299 in the U.S. However, there are plenty of other premium Android phones overseas that meet the same criteria: They’re powerful and significantly cheaper than the Galaxy S6, Nexus 6, HTC One M9 or LG G4. Unfortunately, many of them are also out of your reach, including the following two devices.

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LFA (Linux For ALL) Distro Is Now Based on Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8 Jessie

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GNU
Linux
Debian
Ubuntu

Arne Exton, the creator of several distributions of GNU/Linux and Android-x86 Live CDs, has updated his LFA (Linux For ALL) distribution recently with a new, custom kernel package and various under-the-hood improvements.

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Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-3 Switches to Linux Kernel 4.0.2, Based On Debian Sid

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Debian

On May 20, Steven Shiau announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new development version of his popular Clonezilla Live CD that helps users with disk cloning operations.

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Open Source Software to Catalogue Cultural Heritage Before a Crisis

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OSS

Cultural heritage management tends to suffer from limited funding and resources, which can make a crisis — whether natural disaster, pipeline construction, or war — that much more catastrophic for assessing what’s in need of protection. An open-source system called Arches is the first online tool designed specifically to inventory heritage sites. It was created through a partnership between the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), and its third version launched earlier this month.

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Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Linux
Ubuntu

On May 20, Canonical published a new Ubuntu security notice where they've informed users about the immediate availability of a new kernel update for its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system.

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Also: Canonical Fixes Linux Kernel Vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Daily Builds with Unity 8 Now Available

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Ubuntu

Canonical published recently the first daily build Live ISO images of the upcoming Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system were made available for download.

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OpenStack Getting Big

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Server
OSS

TrackingPoint, the Linux-powered rifle manufacturer, may be bankrupt

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Linux

When TrackingPoint first showcased its Linux-powered scopes with tracking assistance that substantially improved rifle accuracy, even in the hands of untrained hunters, it kicked off a controversy over what level of technology was appropriate for hunting or home defense, and whether the company encouraged irresponsible behavior. Now, it seems that debate is coming to an end thanks to imminent financial failure. While the company’s website remains online for now, there’s a new header that notes: “Due to financial difficulty, TrackingPoint will no longer be accepting orders. Thank you to our customers and loyal followers for sharing our vision.”

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Will Ubuntu Linux Hit 200 Million Users This Year?

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Ubuntu

It's been four years and two weeks since Mark Shuttleworth expressed his goal of "200 million users of Ubuntu in 4 years." While Ubuntu's presence has continued to increase over the past four years, it doesn't look like that goal has been realized yet or will be by the end of the calendar year.

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Also: Canonical Brings Snappy Ubuntu Linux to Raspberry Pi

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