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Story Cinnamon 2.6 brings panels to multiple monitors Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 11:14pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 7:44pm
Story Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.2 LTS Is Out for Chinese Users with Linux Kernel 3.16 Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 5:33pm
Story pNFS Block Server Support Is Coming To Linux 4.0 (3.20) Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 4:31pm
Story 7.5-TEST-1 Release Notes Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 4:25pm
Story AntiX Linux: A Brief Review Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 9:03am
Story GNOME 3.16 Beta Brings Wayland-Based Log-in Screen Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 9:00am
Story My Four-Year-Old Daughter Rejected Windows 10 Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 8:57am
Story Mini-PC taps RPi Compute Module and supports RPi 2 Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 8:50am
Blog entry On Break Roy Schestowitz 22/02/2015 - 1:29am

Korora Comes Bursting With Extras

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Red Hat
Reviews

The GNOME desktop is well integrated into the Korora distro. Korora 21 also is available with the Cinnamon, KDE and Xfce desktops. Korora developers did an awesome job tweaking the integration of each desktop into the distro's performance. You must download each ISO file separately. Like most full-service Linux distros, Korora no longer includes all of the desktop options in one humongous ISO.

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Symple Introduces the $89 Planet Friendly Ubuntu Linux Web Workstation

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News

Symple Introduces the $89 Planet Friendly Ubuntu Linux Web Workstation for classroom labs, non-profits and call centers who do most of their work on the web.

Website: symplepc.com

Sony taps Linux robot car tech for self-driving car project

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Linux

Sony is developing self-driving car technologies with ZMP, which sells autonomous RoboCar development platforms with Linux-based control and sensor systems.

Sony has turned to fellow Japanese company ZMP to develop a self-driving car, says the Financial Times (FT). Sony also invested 100 million yen ($842,000) in ZMP for a 2 percent share. The partners are not necessarily building a commercial self-driving car — FT says they will develop “self-driving car technologies.” But whether it’s a full car or an autonomous automotive imaging system, it will likely run on Linux. Since 2009, ZMP has been selling autonomous plug-in hybrid RoboCar development platforms that integrate Linux control and sensing systems.

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New Ubuntu Phone Flash Sale on February 19, Starting 9 AM CET

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Ubuntu

For those of you who didn’t have the chance to buy the Ubuntu Phone last week, BQ announced a few minutes ago on Twitter that a new flash sale for its Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone device, which uses the Ubuntu Phone (Ubuntu Touch) operating system, would take place tomorrow morning starting at 9 AM CET (Central European Time).

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BQ’s New Ubuntu Phone Video Teaches People Ubuntu Basics

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Ubuntu

In case you didn’t know, BQ, the Spanish phone manufacturer that produces the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, has a YouTube channel, called Canal bq. There, you will find all sorts of instructive videos, some of which are about the brand-new Ubuntu Phone device.

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​Red Hat 64-bit ARM Linux grows up

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Red Hat

Last year, Red Hat decided that the 64-bit ARM architecture was ready for the data center and cloud. This year, Red Hat announced that its Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program has expanded to include more than 35 companies. It also expects them to contribute open-source system-specific software and drivers to the upstream Linux ARM community.
Red Hat's ARM partners now include silicon vendors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to independent software vendors (ISVs). Many of these companies are already Linaro members. Linaro is the non-profit engineering organization devoted to developing open source ARM architecture software. The goal of both is to make ARM servers ready for the most demanding enterprise server workloads.

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Bloomberg Joins the Linux Foundation as Gold Member

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Linux

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information company, has joined the Linux Foundation as a Gold member.

Bloomberg offers a lot of services which require state-of-the-art technologies and they are increasing the consumption of, and contribution to, Open Source technologies. Some of the major open source technologies they use include Linux, Hadoop, OpenStack and Solr.

“Bloomberg is a big supporter of open innovation and open source initiatives that align with our software development and business priorities,” said Shawn Edwards, Chief Technology Officer at Bloomberg LP.

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Should Linux distro developers expect to be paid for their work?

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Linux

I wrote a column a while back called “Distro developers need dollars” where I included links to distro donation pages. My thought then was that it was a good idea for distro developers to get financial support from users whenever possible. I still feel that way, however, there’s a flip side to that idea too.

What happens when a distro developer solicits financial support in a way that some people think is obnoxious? Is it possible for developers to go too far in trying to make money from their distribution? The recent situation with Elementary OS is a good example of what happens when distro developers do things in what can charitably be called an undiplomatic way.

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Android vs iPhone: 15 Reasons Android is Better

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Android

We’ll explain 15 reasons why Android is better than the iPhone with a new for 2015 Android vs iPhone comparison. In the last six months Apple’s iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus changed the playing field and removed some of the advantages Android offered, but the Android 5.0 Lollipop release and excellent phones still set Android apart in several important areas.

Ultimately you need to figure out if an Android phone is better than the iPhone for your needs and your preferences, but if you are trying to decide this list of things that Android does better can help.

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LibreOffice 4.4 review – Finally, it rocks

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LibO
Reviews

LibreOffice is the flagship office suite for Linux. It’s also quite popular with Windows users. As a free, open-source and cross-platform solution, LibreOffice allows people to enjoy the world of writing, spreadsheets, presentations and alike without having to spend hefty sums of money. The only problem till now was that it didn’t quite work as advertised. Microsoft Office support was, for the lack of a better word, lacking.

Version 4.4 is out, and it promises a great deal. A simplified interface, new looks, much improved proprietary file format support. Sounds exciting, and as someone who has lambasted LibreOffice for this very reason in the past, I felt compelled to give this new edition its due rightful try. On top of Plasma 5 no less. So let’s see.

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ASUS’ First Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet Has Arrived

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Android

Android 5.0 Lollipop has been out and about for almost four months now and during this time it has slowly been making its way to phones and tablets. More phones than tablets, to be precise.

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11 ways to get involved with Humanitarian FOSS

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OSS

HFOSS organizers need to make is easier to help people get involved. One recommendation that I have is a simple navigator that asks people what they want to do or what they want to give. The aggregator would then help match them to tasks and communities. Think of it as a global Match.com for giving. We would give love to open source organizations, corporations, nonprofits, community-based organizations, and citizens. Truly, this is all hands on deck to make it possible for anyone and any organization to connect. We could tailor it with the code to help people choose their own adventure based on topic, time, location, and their learning/doing/giving path. Really, we need to dream big more and build it.

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Intel now No. 1 sponsor of Linux contributions

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Development
Linux
Hardware

Intel, one of the world's largest computer hardware companies, is now also among the biggest contributors to open-source software.

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Ubuntu phones: will consumers bite?

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth clearly feels that what consumers and developers need, they will in time learn to want.

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Also: Ubuntu's foray into phones brings a fresh approach, but will consumers take to it?

New ARM Platform Support For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

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Linux

With the next kernel -- regardless of whether it be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 -- it will contain support for new ARM platforms.

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Also: Enea Linux and System Management on the ARMv8-Based AMD Embedded R-Series Processor

GNOME's Mutter Updated For Latest Wayland Support

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GNOME

For those wishing to experiment with the latest Wayland technologies, short of running the Weston compositor, the bleeding-edge development GNOME stack continues to serve as an excellent alternative with quickly adopting support for new functionality.

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Gorgeous Ozon OS "Hydrogen" to Get a Beta Very Soon

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Linux
Red Hat

Ozon OS "Hydrogen" is a new Linux distribution based on Fedora 21 developed by a team from Nitrux and Numix. It's been in the works for quite some time and it looks like a new Beta release is almost here.

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NGINX: The secret heart of the modern web

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Server
Interviews
OSS

Sarah Novotny is a technology evangelist and community leader for NGINX. I first met her at OSCON, where she's one of the program chairs. She makes it look easy on stage, but it's a tough job to help organize one of the largest open source events held each year.

She's also a self-proclaimed geek and recently made my list of 30 community managers to follow on Twitter. At NGINX, Novotny gets to work on a project that she describes as "the secret heart of the modern web." NGINX is one of the most-used web servers and is gaining popularity, which is one of the many reasons why she's excited to be part of its growing open source community.

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Where the corporate and the upstream world meet.... or collide

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Development
OSS

From the corporate world I frequently hear how hard it is to predict and track what upstream developers do. On the other side, developers that work part or full time upstream frequently underestimate the need for communicating what they do in a way that enable others (or themselves) to provide deadlines and effort estimations. Upstream and product "time lines" and cultures often differ too much to be compatible under the same environment.

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GCompris Complex App Ported to Ubuntu for Phones

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Ubuntu

People tend to think about Ubuntu for Phones like a separate platform, but the truth is that it's a lot closer to the PC than most users think. The fact that an app like GCompris can be made to run on phones is good proof of that.

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