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Story RAID 5/6 Continues Being Improved For Btrfs With Linux 3.20 Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 10:47am
Story Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS released Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 10:45am
Story LinHES R8.3 Released Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 10:38am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 1:02am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 1:01am
Story A Quick Look at Eight Recent Linux Kernel Releases Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 7:56pm
Story X.Org X Server Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 7:48pm
Story Lumina Desktop 0.8.2 Released! Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 7:45pm
Story A developer's guide to getting into open source Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Introducing Future Studio, a Debian-Based OS Designed for Creative People Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 7:35pm

Black Lab Linux Introduces Its First MATE Edition - Screenshot Tour

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Linux

Roberto J. Dohnert, lead developer and project lead of Black Lab Linux, had the pleasure of announcing Softpedia earlier today, February 16, about the immediate availability for download of the Black Lab Linux MATE computer operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux and the MATE desktop environment.

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Bridge Linux KDE Is an Arch Linux Distribution with a Nice KDE Setup - Screenshot Tour

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KDE
Linux

A brand-new release of the Bridge Linux computer operating system arrived this past weekend, version 2015.02, which uses the latest ArchBang sources to provide a user-friendly Arch Linux distribution for those who want to easily install the acclaimed OS on their computers. The release is distributed in four editions, with the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments.

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Meizu teases Ubuntu phone ahead of MWC event

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu on mobile phones has been a long standing project for Canonical and quite an ambitious one. Much like Microsoft and its new One Windows ideology, Canonical hatched the scheme for a unified cross-device application ecosystem long ago, but progress has been rather slow.
Meizu has been a vital part of the new OS development with various demo builds and rumor of Ubuntu-powered Meizu handset popping up ever since the MX 3 was the company's flagship offer. Today the Chinese smartphone maker posted a rather interesting teaser on Facebook. The image hints at a new OS, which will join the ranks of Flyme and YunOS and probably be unveiled at this year's MWC.

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Netrunner 15 “Prometheus” Officially Released with KDE Plasma 5.2 - Screenshot Tour

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Reviews

Clemens Toennies from the Netrunner project had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, February 16, the immediate availability for download of the Netrunner 15 computer operating system, dubbed Prometheus, based on the Kubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) distribution and built around the KDE Plasma 5.2 desktop environment.

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KDE Frameworks 5.7.0 Prepares for Qt 5.5

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KDE

KDE Frameworks 5.7.0 has just been released by the KDE Community and the developers have pushed a large number of updates and various fixes. It's a maintenance update, but it's an important one.

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Redesigning the Linux video system from the ground up

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Interviews
OSS

Being a good open source citizen—that's where it starts. For Jon Cruz, navigating various technical opportunities over the years eventually led him there. Jon recently started working in the Open Source Group at Samsung where he works on the Wayland project as well as IoTivity, an infrastructure for the Internet of Things.

Cruz's open source journey began when he started contributing to the Inkscape community. His connections with Inkscape contributors eventually led him to his current role at Samsung. I think it's important to note that this is a common story for many people who get involved with open source. The first step is to find the right project and start contributing—you never know what career opportunities could stem from that first step.

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Startup OpenLegacy Open Sources App Modernization Tool

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OSS

A company called OpenLegacy is beginning to gain momentum with a suite of free and open source tools for modernizing IBM i and z/OS applications. Besides giving away most of its technology (it charges for support in its professional edition), the company is also unique with its API-driven approach to giving older apps new life with Web, mobile, and cloud interfaces.
OpenLegacy was founded in Israel about a year ago with the goal of helping organizations expose their IBM i and z/OS assets in new and useful ways. The company's CEO and co-founder, Romi Stein, is a former IBMer and its COO, Hans Otharsson, worked previously at Software AG, and they were in New York City recently to drum up interest in the venture-based company and its unique business model.

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What Every Company Can Learn From Xiaomi

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Android

I've mentioned a couple of times the rising Chinese star Xiaomi, which could well become the leading manufacturer of Android-based smartphones worldwide if it manages to carry on as it has begun. In another sign of its global ambitions, it held a press conference in the US last week:

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra, vice president of international for the company, announced at a press event in San Francisco Thursday that it plans to launch its e-commerce website in the U.S. and other international markets soon to start selling accessories like its fitness band, power banks and other accessories.

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CuBox-i review – an elegant mini PC which runs Android, Linux and OpenELEC

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Android
Linux
Reviews

The CuBox-i is certainly an interesting mini PC. It offers a lot of flexibility since its support for Android and Linux is excellent, and it excels at running Kodi.
One of the most important commercial uses of a Single Board Computer (SBC) is as a prototyping and rapid development platform. Recently I reviewed the HummingBoard-i2eX, a SBC from SolidRun that is compatible with Android and Linux. Since the proof is in the pudding, SolidRun has used its own tech to create a truly miniature PC.

At just 2 inches x 2 inches x 2 inches (50.8 mm x 50.8 mm x 50.8 mm) the CuBox is a marvel of engineering. On one side of the cube is a set of ports including the power socket, HDMI, Ethernet and two USB ports. While the rest of the cube is fairly bland except for various labels, logos and LEDs.

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KDE Leftovers

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KDE

A Prediction: 2020 the year of (PC-)BSD on the desktop

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BSD

I am going to make a prediction right now that FreeBSD is going to take off in a big way on or before 2020, perhaps even to the point where it threatens Linux Desktop share.

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Netrunner 15 – Prometheus (64bit)

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GNU
Linux

We are proud to announce the official release of Netrunner 15 – Prometheus (64bit).
Netrunner 15 is revised from the ground up: As the first distribution, it officially ships the new KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2.

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Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: The Best-Performing Android Smartwatch Yet

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Android
Reviews

Sony’s been trying the smartwatch thing for years, but the original SmartWatch and the SmartWatch 2 both…what’s the word I’m looking for here? Sucked? Yeah. But the SmartWatch 3 has solid performance and two nifty features you won’t find on any other Android Wear. It’s the first with built-in GPS and a screen you can read without backlighting.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Three Things That Annoy Me With Using GNOME 3

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GNOME
Reviews

At the beginning of this month I wrote how I switched back to Fedora Linux on my main system to replace Ubuntu and also wrote about changes I made when installing Fedora 21 on my main system, a new ThinkPad ultrabook with Broadwell processor. There's three small things that annoy me the most though about using GNOME 3.x.

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Some Linux distributions never change

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In comparison, the set-up of Arch Linux was a breeze and extremely fast once the hard drive partionning was figured out. I got a laptop that does not isn’t UEFI enabled so I had more choices and did not have to go through the rather complex tools such as parted or gdisk. I got to use cfdisk which I have relied on for several years.

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook

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Linux
Gadgets

Lenovo's new X1 Carbon is made of carbon-fiber construction as implied by its name and is very thin and light at 0.70" and just under three pounds. Lenovo claims that the X1 Carbon can last up to 10.9 hours with its lone battery, and continues with all of the features collected over the years with the various ThinkPad laptops/ultrabooks. This third-generation X1 Carbon also has much anticipated improvements to the keyboard and touchpad/trackpoint.

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Red Hat wants you to contain yourself and your workloads

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Red Hat

Red Hat's newest push in the virtualization realm is containers. You know, the good old BSD jail-type containers that leverages your hardware better than any other virtualization technology? Yes, that one.

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