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UbuTricks 14.11.17 Released with Support for 6 New Apps, 20 Updated Apps

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Ubuntu

This new version adds support for six new applications and 20 apps with updated versions. The new applications are Exaile, Yarock, GNOME Commander (Trusty), SimpleAudioPlayer, Kid3 and Fotoxx (DEB).

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Linux extremists owe Debian systemd maintainer an apology

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Linux
Debian

I’ve been aware of the systemd nastiness for quite a while, but I must admit that I was shocked to read about his resignation this morning. He has apparently been a long-time Debian developer and for him to be forced to this resignation by vicious attacks is really just beyond the pale. Fortunately, he is not leaving Debian altogether but is simply resigning as a systemd maintainer.

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Can India break the pattern and do open source right?

The government of India has recently announced a big push into open source as a part of its Digital Initiative. For a country of more than a billion people and thousands of government organizations, I see this as a long overdue move that will hopefully boost the faltering free and open source software communities in India.

On the face of it, this initiative should not be written off as yet another bureaucratic exercise into nothingness, because the program seems to be headed by an able administrator, RS Sharma, who was a part of the massive Universal ID (UID) project executed by the government of India. That project has issued bio-metric based IDs to around 700 million Indians. Mr. Sharma and has also managed to build an impressive and tasteful attendance application based on the UID infrastructure.

From my experience in the free and open source software industry, I think if public money could be used to either build a public or private asset, it should be used to create public assets.

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digiKam Software Collection 4.5.0 released...

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KDE

The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.5.0. This release includes bugs fixes and switch as optional some dependencies as libkipi, libkface, libkgeomap dedicated respectively to support Kipi plugins, Face management, and Geo-location maps. By this way we will be able to port digiKam to KF5/Qt5 step by step.

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Release Notes for Grml 2014.11

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GNU
Linux

This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian testing (AKA jessie). As usual it also incorporates up2date hardware support and fixes known bugs from the previous Grml release.

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A GUI for Your CLI?

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Software

For new Linux users, the command line is arguably the most intimidating thing. For crusty veterans like me, green text on a black background is as cozy as fuzzy slippers by a fireplace, but I still see CLI Companion as a pretty cool application.

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An Unofficial Lubuntu 14.10 Image Using LXQt Has Been Released

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Ubuntu

As you may know, the LXDE developers have started porting their desktop environment to Qt, under the name of LXQt. It uses PCManFM-Qt, a version of PCManFM, re-written in Qt, as the default file manager and Openbox as window manager and has support for Wayland, a new display server developed by Red Hat.

Recently, a Lubuntu image using LXQt as default has been released, to allow the users to test the new desktop environment.

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How to Build Awesome Android Apps

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Android
Development

Over the years, Android has grown from a simple mobile operating system to a highly profitable ecosystem. Among the people to benefit from this growth are Google, gadget manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, Motorola), and millions of app developers from around the world. With multiple ways to monetize applications, Android has been responsible for turning many small-time developers into the "rich geeks" who have made quite a following for themselves in the pop culture.

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PC-BSD 10.1-RELEASE Now Available

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BSD

The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of PC-BSD 10.1 release!

A very special thank you goes out to all the contributors for this release, your help and feedback was greatly appreciated!

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Licence fine forces town to drop move to alternative office tools

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LibO
OOo

The Dutch city of Arnhem has, for now, given up searching for alternatives for its office productivity tools, after settling a claim with a dominant software vendor for unlicensed use of its office software. To compensate for not having adequately licensed the software used by the town’s civil servant’s who were working from home, Arnhem has paid 600,000 euro for new licences. These allow the use of the ubiquitous proprietary office software for the next three years, says the city’s CIO, Simon Does.

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4 ways Docker is remaking Linux

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Linux
Server

When containers first appeared in Linux, the natural assumption was that it would be yet another of many technologies that Linux has assimilated.

But then came Docker, a novel use of containers to make apps portable and self-contained. It's set Linux vendors scrambling, both to to rethink the way containers are implemented in Linux and to see how Linux can be reworked around Docker's application-centric model.

Here's how four major enterprise Linux distributions are readying themselves for a Docker-ized future.

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Linux Mint 17.1 RC "Rebecca" Cinnamon Officially Released – Screenshot Tour

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GNU
Linux
GNOME

Clement Lefebvre has launched the first Release Candidate for Linux Mint 17.1. "Rebecca" Cinnamon is now available for download and comes accompanied by a major update for the desktop environment.

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Ubuntu 32-Bit ISO Images Are Not Going Away Anytime Soon

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Ubuntu

Numerous Linux distributions have stopped providing 32-bit images for their users, but most of those OSes don't have large user bases. It's easy to say that you don't support 32-bit apps and that you won't build 32-bit images when there are not too many users for your operating system, but things change when that distro is Ubuntu.

It might seem like a trivial decision to make for the Ubuntu devs, especially if we take into consideration that the number of users that actually download and install that particular architecture has been dropping in the last few years. Now, less than 20% of users download and install 32-bit Ubuntu images and that number is decreasing with each release, but there are a couple of issues to take into consideration.

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Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

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Linux
Reviews
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is latest release of Ubuntu Kylin based on ubuntu 14.10 that used Unity desktop environment. As official ubuntu flavors it released brings with improved stability along with newly added features which provides better user experience.

According to Official announcement of Ubuntu Kylin 14.10. In this release, Ubuntu Kylin team has improve the system stability and add more new features, which provide you a better user experience. The Linux Kernel is updated to Ubuntu Kernel 3.16.0-17.23 based on 3.16.3 upstream version and Unity is 7.3.1. This release upgrades Ubuntu Kylin Software Center to 1.1.3, Youker Assistant 1.3.1, Youker Weather 2.1.2, Youker Calendar 1.0.0, Youker Fcitx 1.0.0, Sogou IM 1.1.0, Kuaipan 2.0.0 and Wiznote 2.1.12. Meanwhile, we have done lots of optimization and enhancement for you, with new slideshow and new wallpapers from 14.10 Wallpaper Contest!

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Linux Mint 17 RC "Rebecca" MATE Is Out and Features Full Compiz Support – Screenshot Tour

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Linux

Linux Mint 17 RC "Rebecca" MATE has been officially announced and the ISOs have been made available for download. It's a big improvement over the previous 17 version and it will be a very interesting update.

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Developer Creates Gorgeous New Radial Menu for Ubuntu Touch – Video

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Ubuntu

Most of the work done by third-party developers for the Ubuntu Touch platform consists of new apps and scopes and very few tackle stuff that is much deeper embedded in the operating system, but that has now changed.

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Review: Android’s ‘Lollipop’ upgrade is sweet

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Lollipop adds several shortcuts above the notification tray. You can get quick access to the flashlight and the setting for airplane mode. There’s also a new “Cast screen” button to send video from your phone to a TV with an Android TV streaming device.

Unfortunately, you can’t change the options. Those without an Android TV device won’t need “Cast screen,” but might want a screen-rotation lock instead, for instance.

The new Android software also removes some of the distinctions between apps and content. Previous versions of Android offered ways to scroll through open apps to pick which goes to the foreground.

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