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Story PLASMA ACTIVE PORTED TO KF5 Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 5:15pm
Story Mozilla Unveils $33 Intex Cloud FX Smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:58pm
Story Appliance maker Electrolux joins IoT-focused AllSeen Alliance Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:47pm
Story Linux Doesn't Need to Own the Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:37pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:25pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:25pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 4:25pm
Story New Google Nexus Leak Confirms 192-Core, 64-bit Apple Rival Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 3:37pm
Story 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 2:37pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) to Arrive in a Couple of Days Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2014 - 2:32pm

US Military To Launch Open Source Academy

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OSS

Open source software, which has become increasingly common throughout the US military from unmanned drones to desktops, has now been enlisted as a career option for military personnel. In September, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center will open a Linux certification academy, marking the first time such a training program has been hosted on a military base.

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Video: TedX talk - Richard Stallman

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GNU

Well, vp9/opus in a webm container have been supported by both Firefox and Google Chrome for several releases now... so enjoy it in your web browser.

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Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20

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Development
Red Hat
Software

If you are a Fedora Eclipse user, then you're probably saddened since the release of Eclipse Luna (4.4) because you are still using Eclipse Kepler (4.3) on Fedora 20.

Well, be saddened no longer because Eclipse Luna is now available for Fedora 20 as a software collection!

A software collection is simply a set of RPMs whose contents are isolated from the rest of your system such that they do not modify, overwrite or otherwise conflict with anything in the main Fedora repositories. This allows you install multiple versions of a software stack side-by-side, without them interfering with one another. More can be read about this mechanism on the software collections website.

The Eclipse Luna software collection lives in a separate yum repository, which must be configured by clicking on this link to install the release package.

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Patch By Patch, LLVM Clang Gets Better At Building The Linux Kernel

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Development
Linux
BSD

With each kernel revision, LLVM Clang gets closer to being able to build the mainline Linux kernel. There's now just a few dozen patches outstanding for LLVMLinux to be a mainline success.

Behan Webster gave his usual talk at LinuxCon in Chicago this week about the state of LLVMLinux -- building the Linux kernel with Clang rather than GCC. There's been many Phoronix articles about the topic so there isn't too much more to share beyond that many developers want to use Clang to compile the Linux kernel to lead to better code portability of the kernel, faster compilation times of Clang, potential performance differences, LLVM and Clang are more liberally licensed, and there's a host of other development extras with Clang.

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Wayland and Weston 1.6 alpha snapshot (1.5.91)

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Graphics/Benchmarks

release plan continues as follows:

- two weeks to let the alpha version stabilize, and only merge small
features along with bug fixes

- RC1 release on September 5th, Friday

- bugfixing

- RC2 release on September 12th, Friday

- hopefully no more bugfixing much

- 1.6.0 release on September 19th, Friday

- at some point later master branch opens again for all new things.

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Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated

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Linux
OSS

A Munich city council spokesman has attempted to clarify the reasons behind its plan to re-examine the role of open-source software in local government IT systems.

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Apache Tomcat 8.0.0 RC11 Now Available for Download and Testing

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OSS

Apache Tomcat, an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies, developed under the Java Community Process, is now at version 8.0.0 RC11.

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Operating System U

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OS
Linux
Reviews

Are you tired of being forced to upgrade your Operating System regularly? What about the unnecessary changes that end up being made, changes that you don’t even want, much less need? How would you like to pick and choose what aspects of your operating system you want upgraded, and leave the ones you know, love, and are accustomed to how they are?

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Backup Your PC with Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-1

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Linux

Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, is now at version 2.2.4-1 and is ready for testing.

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Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices

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Development

Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs, and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU.

The open source QEMU emulator has long been the go-to app for providing virtual machines (VMs) that mimic target hardware during development or otherwise run software in alien territory. Every now and then, someone comes up with software that claims to perform all or part of QEMU’s feature-set more effectively. In this case, Eltechs has launched its Eltechs “ExaGear Desktop,” a VM that implements a virtual x86 Linux container on ARMv7 computers and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU. Despite its “desktop” naming, we can imagine many non-desktop possibilities fpr ExaGear in embedded.

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GNOME DOCUMENTATION VIDEO IS OUT

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GNOME

The GNOME Documentation Video has now been released on youtube and as a download (Ogg Theora + Vorbis). This is something I have been waiting for since I finished working on it a few weeks ago. A big thanks to Karen for providing a great voice-over for the second time! Translated subtitles are not online just yet for the video, but should come within the next few days (thanks to pmkovar and claude for setting this up!).

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Qt Creator 3.2 Officially Released

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Development
KDE

Qt Creator 3.2, a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers and part of the Qt Project, is now available for download.

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Unity adds native Android support for x86

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Android

Intel and Unity Technologies are collaborating to bring native support for Android apps built with the gaming-oriented Unity platform to Intel processors.

Millions of developers using the gaming-focused Unity cross-platform development framework “can now bring native Android games and other apps to Intel-based mobile devices,” states a news release from Intel and Unity Technologies. Unity is adding Android support for all of Intel’s current and future processors including the Core and Atom processors. Unity will test and support tablets and handsets based on Intel’s Bay Trail, Clovertrail+, and Merrifield Atom processors before moving on to Core processors. Unity, which appears to be the first gaming engine to offer native Android-on-x86 support, is no stranger to x86, having already supported Windows apps on x86.

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Wine Announcement

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Development
Software

The Wine development release 1.7.25 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Implementation of the packet capture library.
- A few more DirectWrite functions.
- Improvements in HTML table support.
- More VBScript math functions.
- Various bug fixes.

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An update on Plasma Addons

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GNU
KDE
Linux

Since my last blog post on plasma addons there has been a lot of activity, existing contributors are active on their own plasmoids, and there are many new faces coming on to take up the challenge of maintaining their own small part of Plasma.

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Motorola frenzy with up to 9 devices possibly launching at ‘Moto Launch Exprience’

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Android
Google

We have seen a number of sources revealing upcoming releases and device-launches set for September. However today, we are hearing seriously scary reports that Motorola are set to release EIGHT devices before Christmas. Yes folks, Motorola are about to get extremely serious in terms of the market releasing no less than eight devices over the next few months.

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Most popular open-source cloud projects of 2014

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OSS

At CloudOpen, a Linux Foundation tradeshow held in conjunction with LinuxCon, the Foundation announced that an online survey of open-source cloud professionals found OpenStack to be the most popular overall project.

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Walmart's investment in open source isn't cheap

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OSS

This is not done for the love of humanity. Walmart takes the effort to work in the open because there is a return to be had from that investment. When other companies adopt Hapi, Walmart expects their internal implementations will lead them to improve the code to better suit their needs. Since the majority of these improvements are likely to be integral to the code in the commons, any rational actor will make pull requests attempting to have their work integrated in the project trunk.

Of course -- otherwise, the team making the changes would be eternally burdened with the need to refactor and test their changes each time the trunk is updated. Successful pull requests lead to merges that bring the whole community together for the upkeep of the code, not just the developers who originally wrote it.

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Ubuntu Touch Gets Major Update and the OS Is Now Crazy Fast – Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch has just received a new major update and the developers have made some serious changes to the operating system, which now feels a lot faster and the experience is a lot smoother.

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