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Story NITDA Trains 100 NYSC Members on Linux App Roy Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 10:58am
Story 7 Reasons why Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than iOS 8! Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 10:55am
Story Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 4:16am
Story Subsonic 5.1 Media Streamer Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 27/01/2015 - 3:16am
Story GParted 0.21 Brings ReFS Detection, EXT4 For RHEL5, Reiser4 For Linux 3.x Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 1:34am
Story Ubuntu Touch Apps Running in Unity Desktop – Video Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 1:25am
Story Debian Forked: All for Devuan and Devuan for All? Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 1:21am
Story Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management Rianne Schestowitz 27/01/2015 - 1:10am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2015 - 11:10pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 26/01/2015 - 9:49pm

today's howtos

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HowTos

Linus Torvalds Keeps Code in the Kernel for Just One User

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Linux

The Linux kernel is a very advanced piece of software that is able not only to cater to all the current hardware needs but also to run on hardware that was decommissioned and is no longer produced for more than twenty years.

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GCC 5 Will End Up Coming To Fedora 22

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GNU
Red Hat

Earlier this month it didn't look like GCC 5 would be added to Fedora 22 unless the release was delayed and at least week's FESCO meeting, the committee decided not to delay Fedora 22. After this week's FESCo meeting, GCC 5 will now be added as the Fedora 22 compiler while still aiming for a mid-May release.

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Also: Python 3 Is Close To Becoming The Default In Fedora 22

Robolinux 7.8.1 GNOME Wants to Run Windows Apps in Emulated Environment

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Linux
Debian

Robolinux is an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors. A GNOME desktop has been added and the devs have put forth a number of new applications. It's still the same OS that wants to replace Windows by emulating its conditions, so nothing much has changed there.

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How the New York Times uses open source

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OSS

Marc Frons, senior vice president and chief information officer of the New York Times, discusses how The Times actively contributes to open source communities.

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How OpenPOWER Went From Zero to 80 in Its First Year

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Server

In its first year, the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community created to leverage IBM's POWER processor, went from zero to 80—figuratively and literally. After its formation in December 2013, the foundation now has more than 80 members across the full hardware and software stack from 20 different countries.

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Also: IBM scores a $500M deal to build a hybrid cloud for Anthem

Manjaro KDE 0.9.0 Pre1 Provides a Gorgeous and Unique KDE Experience – Gallery

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GNU
KDE
Linux

Manjaro KDE is a Linux distribution that uses snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and a custom version of KDE. The developers have just pushed version 0.9.0 Pre1 (Bellatrix 0.9.0) out the door and they made quite a few improvements.

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SDN Series Part VI: OpenDaylight, the Most Documented Controller

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Linux
OSS

Modular application development, in which a set of loosely coupled modules can be integrated into one large application, has been one of the most successful software development practices. The term “loosely coupled” highlights the fact that the modules are both independent and can communicate with one another. OSGI (the Open Services Gateway Initiative), a dynamic module system for Java, defines one such architecture for modular application development. The SDN controller OpenDaylight (ODL), which we will be discussing in this article, is one such controller (apart from Beacon/Floodlight) that is based on the OSGi architecture. ODL is an open-source collaborative project that focuses on building a multi-vendor, multi-project ecosystem to encourage innovation and an open/transparent approach toward SDN. We need to look at these terms, “open,” “multi-vendor,” “multi-project,” “innovation,” etc., in detail to really appreciate the strengths of ODL.

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Red Hat: Security Makes Paying for Open Source Software Worth It

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Red Hat
Security

Open source software vendors do something akin to selling air: They get people to pay for something that easily, and perfectly legally, can be had for free. But added security is becoming an increasingly important part of the value proposition, as Red Hat (RHT), maker of one of the leading Linux enterprise distributions, emphasized this week in a statement on its software subscriptions.

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Should You Use Linux for A Start Up?

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GNU
Linux

My personal experiences with Linux in the workplace actually started shortly after I adopted Linux on my home PC (well I was am still am dual booting Windows). I was at a startup who had installed Ubuntu on all the desktops, other than a few, and had no idea what they were doing. Luckily the IT guy and myself both were familiar enough with it to work through some of the early problems (mostly on the fly problem solving). Once we got past the growing pains that all start ups go though, we were in the clear. It saved the company a lot of money and, even though the new people we eventually hired did grumble about having to learn a new OS, it eventually worked out for the best.

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Systemd Will Be Adopted Starting With Linux Mint 18 And LMDE 3

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Linux

Not long ago, the Linux Mint team has decided to change their release policy and adopt only the LTS versions of Ubuntu, the systems released between to LTSs being only point releases that update the main components. Also, they have moved Linux Mint Debian Edition’s (LMDE) code base from Debian Testing to Debian Stable.

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50 Open Source Mobile Tools

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OSS

In a relatively short period of time, mobile devices have become ubiquitous in the workplace. A recent survey of enterprise and small business workers found that just 3 percent of organizations ban their employees from using personal iPads or iPhones for business use, and only 7 percent ban Android devices. In fact, 40 percent of organizations provide iPhones for more than a quarter of employees, and 25 percent provide Android-based smartphones.

The open source community has responded to this trend with a host of new projects, including solutions that help enterprises track and manage mobile devices, mobile development tools for creating new apps and open source apps that enable greater productivity. This month, we've put together a list of 50 of these tools that are worth notice. While there are many good open source mobile apps for home users, this list focuses instead on those that would be most useful in the workplace.

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Fedora Leftovers

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Red Hat

New open source dependency manager on the scene

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Development
OSS

When biicode began, almost two years ago, many risks were taken by both the founders and investors. Our funders invested a lot of money with just a simple prototype in their hands. Our founders quit their safe and well-paying job positions at prestigious universities. The opportunity was huge though, because there are approximately 4 million C/C++ developers, and both languages represent up to almost 20% of the world's code. Moreover, these tools easily become standardized. Once the most popular and reused libraries of a specific programming language are handled with ease and effectiveness by a given dependency manager, this tool naturally becomes the standard.

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Sandboxed applications for GNOME

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GNOME

It is no secret that we’ve been interested in sandboxed applications for a while. It is evident here, here, here or here, to name just a few.

What may not be widely known yet is that we have been working on putting together a working implementation of these ideas. Alexander Larsson has made steady progress, and we’re now almost at the point where it is useful for other people to start playing with it.

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Also: Moving update information from the distribution to upstream

GNOME Now Lets Mutter Handle Input Device Configuration

Why Jeff Hoogland Returned to Bodhi

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Interviews

Not going to lie, talking with you a few weeks ago had me feeling a bit nostalgic about the project. This past weekend was one of my first full weekends at home in the last four months. I sat down to finish cleaning up the Bodhi build scripts and before I knew it I was spinning up some fresh ISO images.

My schedule in the future is looking to be less hectic and I was able to set aside more time in the next six weeks to get things really ironed out for the new release. The new folks are still helping with the project, but I feel I asked too much of them by dumping the responsibility of a new major release on them.

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Disk Encryption Tests On Fedora 21

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GNU
Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
Security

If you've been wondering about the impact of enabling full-disk encryption when doing a fresh install of Fedora 21, here's some reference benchmarks comparing the Anaconda option of this latest Fedora Linux release.

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Getting Linux Adopted and Fedora 22 Previewed

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-s

Today in Linux news Matt Hartley has the key to getting Linux adopted. Christian Schaller discusses some of the coming attractions of Fedora 22 and Phoronix.com is reporting that KDE 5 may also be coming to Fedora 22. Elsewhere, Jamie Watson gives Tumbleweed a roll and Softpedia.com is reporting that Steam is safe for Linux again.

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Also from Susan: Fedora's 32-Bit Scare

OpenStack Leftovers

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Server
OSS
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