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Dueling NUC mini-PCs run Ubuntu on Broadwell

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Ubuntu

ZaReason and System76 have each launched Intel NUC style mini-PCs running Ubuntu on 5th Gen. Intel Core “Broadwell” processors, starting at about $500.

ZaReason and System76 have been competing in the pre-configured Linux laptop and PC market for years. Now, the companies are going head to head with the ZaReason Zini 1550 and System76 Meerkat, two Ubuntu Linux-equipped mini-PCs adhering to the Intel (Next Unit of Computing) reference design.

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Dell & Red Hat revamp open stack private cloud solution

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Red Hat

Dell and Red Hat have upgraded their Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution to help enterprise customers meet their demand for more flexible, elastic and agile IT services.

The upgraded enterprise-grade private-cloud solution will help customers build highly scalable clouds that will be powered by OpenStack.

Dell and Red Hat co-engineered the new Cloud Solution with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Dell PowerEdge R630 and R730xd high-density rack servers.

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New Solus Operating System to Be Released Annually, First Stable Version in July

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GNU
Linux

Evolve OS recently changed its name to Solus and the developers are now trying to put some order into the normal chaos that surrounds most of the distros. They intend to have a precise schedule and to work on several important features.

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Snoop Dogg Using Linux While Being Chased by a Stormtrooper Is Real

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Linux

The Instagram account of Snoop Dogg is a mishmash of ideas and various aspects of the artist's life, but it's also a personal account. This is where he decided to post a screenshot from a game (GTA IV most probably) of him using a Linux-powered laptop.

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Ubuntu Web Browser Shows Just How Well Convergence Is Working - Video

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Ubuntu

Canonical has been talking about convergence for a while now, but it's still difficult to explain it to new users without some visual aid. A new video has been posted showing the Ubuntu web browser, an application developed initially for the phone OS, running in the desktop edition Ubuntu 15.04.

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MariaDB tackles 'endless growth' with open-source database

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Server
OSS

MariaDB has announced the Spring 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, which will include new scalability and security capabilities.

Research from Wikibon has predicted that the Big Data database market will reach $4.5 billion in 2017, which represents a large rise from $2.7bn in 2014. It is expected that SQP will represent 64% of the database market.

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Also: ​MariaDB Corp picks off speed bottlenecks and tightens anti-SQL injection measures

Google sticks anti-SQL injection vaccine into MySQL MariaDB fork

MariaDB adds high availability, scalability and security capabilities to enterprise MySQL database

Open source won, so what’s next?

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OSS

Twenty years ago, open source was a cause. Ten years ago, it was the underdog. Today, it sits upon the Iron Throne ruling all it surveys. Software engineers now use open source frameworks, languages, and tools in almost all projects.

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Do your switches run Cumulus Linux? Puppet will pull your strings

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Linux
Server

Cumulus Networks, home of a Linux-of-choice for white-box switches, has linked arms with Puppet Labs and joined its Puppet Supported Program.

While it's “just another” certification from one angle, Puppet's Carl Caum told The Register it's important to the company.

He said while there are plenty of tools to manage equipment in the software-defined networks (SDN) space, these pieces of software can only work via the equipment vendors' APIs – the networking devices themselves remain black boxes.

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Press release: Puppet Labs, Cumulus Networks and Dell Partner to Extend SDN to More Devices in the Data Center

Linux Foundation to Host Open Encryption Project

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Linux
Web

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced it will host the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and its Let's Encrypt project, a free, automated and open security certificate authority for the public's benefit. Let's Encrypt allows website owners to obtain security certificates within minutes, enabling a safer web experience for all.

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Chromium Finally Gets HiDPI Support for Linux After Being Ignored for Three Years

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Google
OSS

High DPI screens are beginning to show in an increasing number of devices, and developers need to adjust their applications to support it. The Chromium developers have just added this feature for the Linux platform.

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Ubuntu and KDE Spotted at CERN After LHC Restart

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KDE
Ubuntu

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been restarted after a two-year hiatus, and it looks like some of the researchers are using Ubuntu and a whole lot of other Linux-related props.

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Open source is key to the future of CMS development

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Open source will remain the best way to achieve a better developer experience, and as it grows in popularity, engaging with neighbor technology will become easier. Reusing existing components and becoming more distributed will be less complex. Thanks to open source, developers are able to work faster and more efficiently, which is good for business. But this is just the beginning. Open source has taken the CMS development experience to a whole new level, and it doesn't look like it's slowing down anytime soon.

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Git Success Stories and Tips from Drupal Core Committer Angie Byron

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Drupal

The Git revision control system is “at the center” of Drupal's hyper-collaborative community says Drupal core committer Angie Byron. The open source content management platform has 37,802 developers with Git commit access, and about 1,300 actively committing each month, she says.

“Git (was) the smartest/safest choice for our community, and a choice that definitely paid off,” said Byron, who is also the director of community development at Acquia.

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Calligra 3.0 Is Being Ported to Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5, Here's What It Looks Like

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KDE

A Calligra developer wrote an interesting post on his blog informing users about the progress made on porting the KDE's number one office suite to the next-generation KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5 technologies that are being used in the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

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ScrollBack, a refreshing new community management tool

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OSS

ScrollBack is a new, open source community management tool that offers the extensive reach of social media, the engagement and archival abilities of forums, and the interactive and real time experience of chat.

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Linux AIO Ubuntu Updated to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, Adds Ubuntu MATE

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Linux
Ubuntu

We were recently informed by Željko Popivoda, the developer of the Linux AIO project that builds all sorts of Live DVDs with multiple editions of an operating system, that there's an update for the Linux AIO Ubuntu Live DVD.

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Manjaro Linux Wiki and Forum Aren't Accessible, Developers Instruct Users to Change Their System Clocks

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Linux

A few days ago, Manjaro Linux developer Philip Müller informed all Manjaro users that the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate of their manjaro.org website where the Wiki and Forum of the project are hosted has expired and that they forgot to update it in time to not create any accessibility issues.

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Red Hat reveals opens source challenges and opportunities

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Red Hat
OSS

Red Hat senior manager, Colin McCabe, has laid out the opportunities and possibilities businesses should consider when deciding on implementing and open source solutions.

“Open source is a great fit for any organisation that is looking to innovate more rapidly and effectively, and to save costs and increase the bottom line," he said.

“At Red Hat, we’ve been working for over two decades to maintain the open source model. It’s in Red Hat’s DNA to unravel complex technology challenges ranging from Cloud applications to content management using open source solutions. Red Hat is part of different open source communities and works on a variety of projects.

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Semplice Linux 7 Officially Released with Linux Kernel 3.19.3, Based on Debian 8.0

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Debian

Eugenio Paolantonio announced on April 8, 2015, the immediate availability for download of his Semplice 7 Linux operating system, a Debian Sid-based distribution powered by the latest Linux 3.19.3 kernel and built around the Openbox window manager.

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KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta to Be Released Next Week, Adds Powerful New Features

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KDE

The great team of developers behind the KDE Project met in February 2015 in the Blue Systems office in Barcelona, Spain, to discuss and plan the upcoming features that will be implemented in the highly anticipated KDE Plasma 5.3 release.

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