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Leftovers: KDE

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KDE
  • Skrooge 1.12.0 released

    The Skrooge Team announces the release 1.12.0 version of its popular Personal Finances Manager based on KDE Frameworks.

  • Skrooge 2.0.0 Beta available

    The Skrooge Team announces the availability of 1.99.75 version of its popular Personal Finances Manager based on KDE Frameworks. This is a Beta version intended for users willing to help us by testing the KF5 port before the final Release.

  • Simple Qt container optimization you should do on your code

    Most of us know we shouldn't let our containers detach. QList, QVector, QString, etc. are implicitly shared. Copying them is cheap, but when we call a non const member function it will detach and trigger a deep copy.

Tizen

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Linux
  • Samsung India and MSME Ministry to Launch Tizen Development Courses

    Samsung India have teamed up with union micro, small and medium enterprises ministry on Wednesday to open MSME-Samsung Digital Academy, which will offer courses to train young developers in the fine art of Tizen application development. We have already seen Tizen on the Samsung Z1 Smartphone, Samsung 2015 range of TVs and there is more to come.

  • Moneycontrol Markets Tizen app for the Samsung Z1

    Use the application to get real time stock quotes on BSE and NSE, Sensex, Nifty, and other Indian and Global market Indices, manage and keep track of your investment portfolio, watch CNBC-TV18, CNBC AWAAZ, CNBC Prime HD and CNBC Bajar Live and get in-depth coverage & analysis of financial markets, economy and business.

First Look at Manjaro Linux with elementary OS' Beautiful Pantheon Desktop

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OS
Linux

Today, we take a closer look at a brand-new edition of the popular Arch Linux-based Manjaro operating system, Manjaro Pantheon, created by a member of the Manjaro community by the name of Stefano Capitani.

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Mouser adds to open source board sales channel

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Linux
Hardware

The distributor’s Open Source Hardware Technology website now has an updated product selector which allows users to select a board from 30 different parameters including processor type and speed, memory and expansion capabilities, wireless and wired networking, user interface options, video connectivity.

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Canonical Will Keep Linux Kernel 3.19 Alive for Ubuntu 15.04 Until July 2016

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Linux
Ubuntu

Today, May 13, we report that the Ubuntu Kernel Team, through Kamal Mostafa, is proud to announce that they will keep the 3.19 kernel branch alive for one more year, until July 2016, especially for their Ubuntu 15.04 operating system.

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Orca Open Source Screen Reader Receives Major Update for GNOME 3.16.2

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OSS
GNOME

We reported earlier this week that the hard-working developers behind the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment used by default in numerous GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu GNOME and Fedora, are preparing the second and last point release of GNOME 3.16.

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ConnochaetOS 14.1 is released

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GNU
Linux
Slack

I'm happy to announce the release of ConnochaetOS 14.1. The installation ISO image comes with
Kernel GNU Linux Libre 3.10.77
IceWM 1.3.7
Iceweasel 31.6.0esr libre
Compared with RC2 Icecat was replaced by Iceweasel libre because Iceweasel needs lesser resources.
ConnochaetOS is a fully free/libre GNU/Linux distro for x86 computers with limited resources, based on Slackware and Salix OS. "Fully free" means, that ConnochaetOS does only contain free software and no proprietary, non-free software, blobs or firmware. Non-free parts of the upstream distros were removed and - where possible - replaced by free counterparts. ConnochaetOS retains full backwards compatibility with Slackware and Salix OS.
You can download the ConnochaetOS 14.1 ISO image from Sourceforge

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Linux 3.14.42

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Linux

I'm announcing the release of the 3.14.42 kernel.

All users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 3.14.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.14.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary

thanks,

greg k-h

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Also: Linux 3.10.78

Debian-Based Univention Corporate Server 4.0-2 Brings Docker Integration

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Debian

Univention, through Maren Abatielos, had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the second point release of their Debian-based Univention Corporate Server 4.0 Linux operating system.

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GNOME 3.16.2 released

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GNOME

Hello all,

The second update of GNOME 3.16 is out with many bug fixes,
documentation improvements, translations updates, and more.
We hope you'll like it.

For more information about the major changes in GNOME 3.16, please
visit our release notes:

https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.16/

Individual modules may get more stable 3.16 releases, but we are now
shifting our focus to new development. The schedule leading towards
the 3.18 release in October has been published and the first
development snapshot was released two weeks ago.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • Music players on Linux: choice or confusion?

    Using Linux on the desktop on your computers will lead anyone to rely on a media or music player. A media player may not play movies (contrary to a movie player) but should be able to handle playlists, albums, and podcasts. What people quickly discover though is that the Linux platform has a many of these. A lot, actually. But it is difficult to know which one to choose, and depending on the distribution you may need to install additional codecs and other bits. Another aggravating factor is that while choice is good in these matters, no player really seems to stand out for each kind of platform. In my view, it has been already been several years that the choice of an actual media player for Linux is confusing. So confusing, sometimes, that I find myself wondering whether I shouldn’t turn directly to EMMS (yes, it’s that bad).

  • Multi-Platform BitTorrent Client `qBittorrent` Sees New Major Release

    qBittorrent 3.2.0 was released recently and it includes numerous changes such as support for Qt5, rewritten WebUI code, episode filtering for RSS, per tracker re-announce and much more.

  • Pandora Client `Pithos` 1.1.0 And 1.0.2 Released

    Two new Pithos versions were released yesterday: 1.1.0 (for GTK 3.14+ only) and 1.0.2 and they include an important bug fix which caused the app to stop playing randomly.

  • The Wine Developers Are Discussing On Whether To Implement USB Support For Wine Or Not
  • ScudCloud: Unofficial Slack Client For Linux

    Slack is a team communication platform which features persistent chat rooms organized by topic, private groups and direct messaging, all searchable from one search box. Furthermore, the app integrates with Google Docs and Dropbox, GitHub and many others.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android
  • Moto X Android Lollipop Update Release Nears

    Back in April the Moto X Android 5.1 Lollipop update emerged for one small market in Brazil, but so far that’s it and the millions of owners in the United States are still waiting for the latest software upgrade. Last night Motorola made some key announcements regarding the original Moto X Android 5 Lollipop update, and when we can expect it to arrive.

  • 10 Enterprise-Friendly Android Wear Apps for Those New Wearables

    Android Wear, the wearable operating system developed by Google, has established itself as a credible option in the world of wearables. The mobile operating system platform allows for smartwatches and other wearables to take advantage of modified Android apps and gives Google a much-needed foothold in what is an increasingly important market. For enterprise customers, however, wearables are pretty much an unknown quantity. There are several studies that suggest wearables could find a suitable home in the enterprise, but for the most part, those devices have yet to show their value to corporate customers at this stage in the market's development. To address that, Google has been courting third-party developers to build apps for Android Wear. Some of those apps can appeal to both consumers and enterprise customers. But the very fact that they can be used for the enterprise makes devices running Android Wear even more appealing. This slide show looks at some current Android Wear apps to see what might be useful for enterprise customers.

  • How to Fix Bad Nexus Android 5.1.1 Battery Life

    Google’s Android 5.1.1 update is finally pushing out in force to the Nexus 9, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 bringing bug fixes for Lollipop problems. And while we haven’t seen widespread complaints just yet, the Android 5.1.1 update will almost certainly bring battery life problems to select Nexus users. With that in mind, we take a look at how you can go about fixing bad Nexus Android 5.1.1 battery life.

  • Android Wear 5.1.1: Taking the new update for a spin

    While we await Android Wear 5.1.1 to roll out on a wider scale, we had the opportunity to try the update out on the LG Watch Urbane. Google’s wearable platform has seen its fair share of incremental updates over the past several months, but this one is by far the biggest. You want Wi-Fi support? Done. An always-on screen? That’s here, too. Let’s take a look at what else is new.

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop Update And Release Date for Moto G, Moto X 1st and 2nd Gen and Moto E

    Android L, also known as Android 5.0 or Lollipop, has been very slow to roll out for newer versions of Android phones, and now a lot of users want version 5.1. This is especially true for Motorola phones including the Moto G (both 1st and 2nd generation), the Moto X (also 1st and 2nd generation), and the Moto E, as well as other Motorola Android phones.

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 Spark on Sprint rolls out

    Sprint is giving its Galaxy S4 Spark and Note 2 customers some Android 5.0 Lollipop loving after recently releasing the said update last May 8.

  • Android 5.1 update for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge expected to arrive in June

    Last month, it was revealed that Samsung was working on Android 5.1 for either device, with the update rumored to bring a Guest Mode feature, along with the ability to take images in RAW.

GNOME Boxes 3.16.2 Now Supports Installations of Fedora 22

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GNOME

As part of the soon-to-be-released GNOME 3.16.2 desktop environment, we are happy to announce today the immediate availability of the GNOME Boxes 3.16.2 open-source virtualization software and virtual machine manager.

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2015 is shaping up to be the Year of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu has been making big promises since 2011 when they chose Unity to be at the center of their universe. And while they failed to deliver on Ubuntu TV or Ubuntu for Android, they've got other tricks up their sleeves.

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Also: Mozilla Firefox 38.0 Lands in All Supported Ubuntu OSes with New Tab-Based Preferences

ICU Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 15.04

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Security
Ubuntu

Canonical has published details in a security notice about an ICU vulnerability that has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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Solar Sail Spacecraft Runs Linux and Uses SSH, Says Bill Nye

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Linux

The idea of solar sails was first introduced in popular culture by none other than Carl Sagan, more than 40 years ago. This particular technology was not a priority for scientists in the past decades, with very few exceptions, but The Planetary Society and Bill Nye want to change that by launching a small spacecraft called CubeSat that will be powered by light.

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For Venom security flaw, the fix is in: Patch your VM today

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OSS
Security

Venom, as described by its discoverer, Crowdstrike, an end-point security company, works by attacking QEMU's virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC). The first thing many of you think when learning this is: "Who cares, I've never used a floppy drive on my virtual machine (VM)!"

Ah, but, you don't have to activate the virtual floppy drive for a potential hacker snake to bite you. By default, the legacy floppy drive code is still in there, even though it's never been used. The corruption is still hiding in the code. So, even though you'd never dream of using a VM floppy drive, you're still open to attack.

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Linux Kernel 4.0.3 Is Now the Most Advanced and Stable Version Available

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Linux

A new version of the Linux kernel, 4.0.3, has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman and is now ready for download. As it stands right now, this is the most advanced version available, and the same can be said about the branch.

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