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SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching Now Available

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SUSE

"In addition to increasing service availability by updating critical kernel patches without rebooting, and reducing the need for planned downtime by patching frequently, SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching preserves security and stability by applying up-to-date patches," said Matthias Eckermann, senior product manager for SUSE. "It's a fully open source solution that features zero-interruption interaction with the system and a familiar deployment method. It's ideal for mission-critical systems, in-memory databases, extended simulations or quick fixes in a large server farm."

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Lubuntu-LXQt 14.10 Is an Unofficial Evolution of Lubuntu – Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

Lubuntu-LXQt is an unofficial spin of the Lubuntu distro that is using the LXQT desktop environment instead of LXDE. It's not supported in any way and it's built more like a proof of concept.

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SystemRescueCd 4.4.1 Is a Powerful Recovery Linux Distro – Screenshot Tour

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OS
Linux

François Dupoux released a new version of the popular SystemRescueCd Linux-based operating system for rescue and recovery tasks, and the version of the OS is now 4.4.1.

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Enterprise adoption of open source is on the rise

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It is no surprise that reducing operational IT expenditures, while simultaneously increasing the level of security and software capabilities, is a top priority for most enterprises.

Open source software, which uses an open development process, is proliferating across the globe given the advantages it offers over traditional forms of software. Open source solutions can be modified and adapted to fit the needs of various companies - something that's often not possible with proprietary software.

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LISA’14 – Are We Making Linux Too Easy?

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Linux

OpenLMI is designed to support this. The LMI CLI is task oriented, simple, and easy to use. All you really need to use the LMI CLI is “LMI help”. The LMIShell scripts are designed to do useful work, to be easy to read, and to be modified for specific tasks.

If someone is simply looking for a way to perform a specific task, use it, and move on the the next problem, OpenLMI is a good way to go. You can use OpenLMI at a shallow level, even use it to avoid having to learn how Linux really works.

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Suse jumps into software-defined storage

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As its steady post-Novell recovery continues, Suse moves into enterprise software-defined storage

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Intel’s MICA fashion bracelet features Linux and 3G data

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Gadgets

Intel and Opening Ceremony unveiled a $495, Linux-based “MICA” smart bracelet with 3G data, Facebook notifications, navigation, and “intelligent reminders.”

Intel teased its MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) bracelet at the launch of the Edison module in September. Yet, while it is similarly based on Linux, the MICA appears to be too small to house the Edison. The MICA is co-designed by fashion design house Opening Ceremony, which along with Barneys, will begin selling the smart bracelet in early December for $495 via their retail and online venues.

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Why VMware and Citrix will support Linux VDI

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I have written that Linux VDI is a niche of a niche, and while that is still 100% true, there are reasons that we're starting to see Linux get more attention in the desktop virtualization conversation.

The first reason is that customers are asking for Linux VDI.

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Translating (reviewing) Debian package descriptions

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Reviews
Debian

Some days I feel super lazy but I still would like to go on contributing translations to Debian.
Then, I leave the web translations a bit, and change to translate or review Debian package descriptions.

It’s something that anybody can do without any knowledge of translation tools, since it is a very simple web interface, as you will see.

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Samsung to release budget Tizen Smartphones to fight off Chinese competition

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Samsung has announced that it is reduce one third of its Smartphones that it produces in an effort to cut prices in the face of stiff chinese competition.

Samsung is aligning its efforts more on budget devices that will enable it to compete with Chinese rivals like Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo to gain its market share in these emerging markets. We will also see a new range of budget Tizen based smartphones, the first of which is the anticipated Samsung SM-130H dual SIM Smartphone, which will hopefully see its India release within the next couple of weeks.

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Purism Librem 15 Linux laptop blends high-end hardware with totally free software

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We don’t normally cover crowdfunding campaigns on PCWorld, but sometimes one comes along that’s just begging for a deeper look. The Purism Librem 15 notebook is one of those.

Purism, which launched a drive on Crowd Supply on Wednesday, is seeking at least $250,000 to make a high-end Linux laptop that only runs free, or open-source, software. This means no annoying closed-source drivers—or “binary blobs”—necessary to make the hardware work. Make no mistake—this is a serious, slick Linux notebook, not a bit of kit for hobbyist hackers.

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5 open source projects making the world better you should know

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One of the strengths of the open source community has been its ability to bring concentrated effort to bear on big problems. When tragedy strikes, or a pressing need arises, there are groups of people who gather together to attempt to solve the problems as a community.

You may not have heard of these five open source projects, but they are attacking some of the world's biggest problems and making a true impact in people's lives.

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Unity 8 Is Starting to Look More like a Desktop for Ubuntu – Video

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Ubuntu

Canonical is working on the next generation of Unity for Ubuntu, which is going to arrive by default in a couple of years. Until then, the upcoming Unity 8 is taking some baby steps in becoming a full-fledged desktop environment.

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Run Linux on Android - part1

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Linux

If you can’t wait for the launch of the official Ubuntu smartphones (the first models are supposedly due later this year), don’t want to shell out for a new phone anyhow, or would prefer to use a different version of Linux on a portable device, there is an alternative. It’s possible to run a variety of popular Linux distros on a standard Android smartphone or tablet – everything from a simple BusyBox toolset right up to a full distribution with a desktop environment. You don’t even need to root your phone for some of the methods that we explore in this feature.

The advantages of running Linux on an Android device are manifold. As well as being able to SSH into other computers, you’ll have access to all your favourite Linux tools and you can also run a desktop GUI with most methods. The possibilities are endless. You could potentially even turn your Android device into a LAMP server to run web apps! So, if you’ve got an ageing Android phone or tablet kicking around, why not give it a try?

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OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 3 Now Using Kodi and Linux Kernel 3.17.3

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OSS

OpenELEC 5.0 Beta 3, an embedded operating system built specifically to run the KODI media center, the open source entertainment media hub, has been released and is now available for testing.

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Porteus Is Slackware-Based Bleeding Edge Modular Distro That Loads Completely in RAM

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Slack

Porteus, a portable Linux distro that can run from a USB device, CD ROM, SD card, or hard drive, and that is based on Slackware, has just received a new testing version and is now available for download.

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Google's Massive New Android Update Just Launched, But Some Users Are Already Reporting A Big Problem

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Google

Some users are reporting that there's an issue with Google's new Android 5.0 Lollipop update that prevents them from sending text messages, according to a thread in Google's official forum for tracking bugs in Android (via Phone Arena).

In the original complaint, one user says he or she is unable to send SMS text messages. The message would appear to be sent, but the receiver would never actually get the text.

The problem appears to be affecting specific carrier versions of the Nexus 5, according to the posts in the forum that date back to Nov 16.

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Red Hat's FeedHenry Gets A Dose Of Collaboration

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The idea of cross-team collaboration is spreading its tentacles to almost every part of the enterprise. The latest area to get a dose of the collaboration goodness is development and, in particular (at least this week) mobile development. A couple of days ago it was Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) vendor Kinvey announcing teams functionality and today it is the turn of FeedHenry, the formerly independent MBaaS vendor that is now a part of Red Hat RHT -0.44%. Red Hat is announcing a new version of FeedHenry that includes functionality aimed at helping development teams collaborate over their projects.

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A response to Infoworld’s confusing article about Fedora

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Red Hat

The article dives into the productization of Fedora 21 that hopes to deliver a better experience for workstation, server, and cloud users. The article suggests that Red Hat drove Fedora development and that the goals of Red Hat and Fedora are closely aligned.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

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dpkg Developer Resigns from Debian Technical Committee over Systemd

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Ian Jackson, a Debian developer and member of the Debian Technical Committee, has handed his resignation following the vote to preserve the freedom of choice for init systems.

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