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Story Libinput Is Great & Improves Linux Input Handling Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:28pm
Story Open source frameworks for digital self-service: Savings, flexibility and innovation Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:16pm
Story Nexus 6 on Ubuntu rather than Android L Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:08pm
Story Pico-ITX SBC runs Android 4.4 on Snapdragon 805 Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 6:04pm
Story Why Python 4.0 won't be like Python 3.0 Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 5:25pm
Story EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS Benchmarks On Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 5:07pm
Story Samsung Gear S smartwatch coming to four American carriers this fall Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 5:04pm
Story Fedora 21 Workstation: GNOME 3. KDE and Anaconda screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 4:48pm
Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella OpenBox Edition : Video Review and Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 4:45pm
Story GNOME 3.14 Released Rianne Schestowitz 24/09/2014 - 4:44pm

Open source mobile innovation improves Atul's competitiveness

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OSS

Understanding the importance of mobility, the IT team at Atul realized that access to ERP applications on mobile devices could greatly enhance business capabilities and insights. The team aspired to enable its sales team to punch in orders directly from their smartphones into the ERP. However, after prospecting various solutions available in the market – it was inferred that mobile integration was an expensive and complex proposition. The solution costs were in the range of Rs 40-50 lakh in addition to the database license costs which seemed to be prohibitive for Atul.

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How open source can help governments deliver service transformation - Red Hat

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Red Hat
OSS

An open source approach enables government IT to be interoperable and customised to suit local needs, according to Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Red Hat.

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Red Hat to acquire VC-backed FeedHenry

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Red Hat

Red Hat has agreed to buy FeedHenry, an enterprise mobile application platform provider, for about 63.5 million euros in cash. FeedHenry’s backers include Intel Capital, ACT Venture Capital, Kernel Capital, VMware and Enterprise Ireland.

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Also: Red Hat to Acquire FeedHenry, Adds Enterprise Mobile Application Platform

Linux distributor Red Hat's revenue rises 19 pct

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Red Hat

Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported a 19 percent increase in quarterly revenue, helped by strong subscription growth.

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Also: Linux distributor Red Hat forecasts revenue below Street

Ubuntu for smartphones hits RTM (release to manufacturing) stage

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Ubuntu

The first smartphones to run Ubuntu software could ship later this year, and they’re expected to sell for between $200 and $400.

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Rugged mini-PC runs Android on Via’s Cortex-A9 SoC

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Android

Via debuted a rugged fanless low-power Android mini-PC based on Via’s dual-core Cortex-A9 Elite E1000 SoC, and offering mini-PCIe, mSATA, HDMI, and GbE I/O.

Via designed the “Artigo A900″ mini-PC for use in Android-based interactive kiosks, home automation devices, signage, and other HMI solutions. The 125 x 125 x 30mm mini-PC can be configured to “blend locally-captured real-time video streams with cloud-delivered content to create visually-compelling interactive displays for retail, banking, museums, and other environments,” says Via Technologies. The device can integrate peripherals including sensors, cameras, ticket printers, and barcode and fingerprint scanners, adds the company.

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Newest Androids will join iPhones in offering default encryption, blocking police

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Android
Google
Mac

The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, the company said Thursday, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data typically kept on smartphones.

Android has offered optional encryption on some devices since 2011, but security experts say few users have known how to turn on the feature. Now Google is designing the activation procedures for new Android devices so that encryption happens automatically; only somebody who enters a device's password will be able to see the pictures, videos and communications stored on those smartphones.

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X.Org Server Shatter Project Fails

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Server

Earlier this summer was the start of an X.Org-funded project to develop Shatter. Shatter has long been talked about as a new feature for the X.Org Server to replace Xinerama. Shatter comes down to allowing the X.Org Server to split the rendering between multiple GPUs with each GPU covering different areas of a larger desktop.

A student from Cameroon hoped to develop the Shatter support after such feature was talked about for years. The student, Nyah Check, was being funded by the X.Org Foundation through the foundation's Endless Vacation of Code project that's similar in nature to Google's GSoC but runs year-round and is much more loose about requirements.

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Fedora 21 Alpha to release on Tuesday

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Red Hat

Today the Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee held a “Go/No Go” meeting regarding the Fedora 21 alpha, and it was agreed that the current release candidates for Fedora 21 met the release criteria. With this decision, this means that Fedora 21 will be released on Tuesday September 23, 2014.

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Teaching open source changed my life

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OSS

Teaching open source has been a breath of fresh air for myself and for many of our students because with the open source way, there are no official tests. There is no official certification for the majority of open source projects. And, there are no prescribed textbooks.

In open source, no employer worth working for will ask for official proof of your abilities. A good employer will look at what you’ve done and ask you to showcase what you can do. Yes, it still helps to have a Computer Science degree, but the lack of one is often no drawback.

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KDE Touchpad configuration ported to Frameworks 5

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KDE

Fedora 20 with KDE SC 4.14 has been very stable, and after a while it gets…boring – especially when Plasma 5 is already released and you see screenshots everywhere. If you cannot hold the urge and feel sufficiently adventurous, Dan Vratil has built the Fedora 20 and 21 rpms here. If you install i386 versions, beware that baloo-widgets cannot be installed due to unmet dependencies. So, once you install dvratil’s copr repo, just do:

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Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Testing was done with the Intel Core i7 5960X at stock speeds. The Linux 3.17 Git kernel atop Ubuntu 14.10 was used for this round of testing. The Core i7 5960X has eight physical cores plus Hyper Threading, 3.0GHz base frequency, and 3.5GHz turbo frequency (that's the reported difference in the system information table due to P-State advertising the turbo frequency where as CPUFreq just reports the base frequency).

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Learn Ubuntu - The Unity Launcher

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment has divided the opinion of many Linux users over the past few years but it has matured very well and once you get used to it you will see that actually it is very easy to use and highly intuitive.

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How to get iOS 8’s best new features on Android even before iPhone users get them

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Android
Mac

When CEO Tim Cook and his fellow Apple executives unveils iOS 8’s great new features on stage during their WWDC 2014 keynote presentation back in June, the most dramatic audience response might have come when the crew unveiled iOS 8’s new Continuity features. With this great new functionality, iOS devices and Mac computers will be more closely connected than ever, able to quickly and easily exchange files and other data. Better still, iOS device notifications appear on a user’s connected Mac, and messages can even be sent and received right from within OS X.

But there’s a catch: despite the fact that Apple released iOS 8 to the public on Wednesday, none of this awesome new functionality is available to iPhone and iPad users yet. If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, however, all of these great features and more are already available thanks to a single fantastic app.

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Linux-based pedalboard features 100+ virtual effects

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Linux
OSS

A Kickstarter project called “MOD Duo” is an open source Linux music pedalboard with Arduino hooks and virtual pedals for 100-plus guitar and voice effects.

The MOD Duo is billed as “the first multipurpose pedal.” The Linux-based device will be supported with an app platform, letting you create virtual pedal effects, and other audio apps, as well as download those created by other musicians in the “MOD community.” You can create digital effects plug-ins using the open source LV2 standard, then replay dozens of pedals during recording or performances. Effects include guitar distortions, vocoders for voice, recording apps, and more.

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Knoppix 7.4.1 Updated with New Linux Kernel and Multiple Fixes – Gallery

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Debian

Knoppix 7.4.1, a bootable Live CD/DVD made up from the most popular and useful free and open source applications, backed up by automatic hardware detection and support for a large number of hardware devices, has been released and is now available for download.

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New Video Series Teaches Kids About Linux

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Linux

Growing up in rural Utah, brothers Jared and JR Neilsen spent their free time recording videos that starred a cast of homemade puppets. As adults they've reconvened to create their own web series,Hello World, which aims to teach kids about computer science.

The latest segment in the series, “Superusers: The Legendary GNU/Linux Show,” is focused on teaching Linux fundamentals. Puppets Adelie the penguin and Aramis the gnu lead kids on operating system adventures to teach topics such as how to use commands, write basic shell scripts, and find a file or directory.

“We wanted to do something creative and fun, merging the adventures of our youth with our current interests in computer science,” Jared Neilsen said, via email. “It's a pastiche of things we love: puppets, surreal British comedy, philosophy, music, superhero cartoons, and Linux, of course.”

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Google's Chrome Strategy Heads in New Directions, Draws Linux Comparisons

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Linux
Google

Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS operating system are grabbing headlines this week for several reasons. As Susan reported here, Matt Hartley said recently, 'Anyone who believes Google isn't making a play for desktop users isn't paying attention.' Hartley favors putting Linux in front of a lot of potential Chrome OS users, and says "I consider ChromeOS to be a forked operating system that uses the Linux kernel under the hood."

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