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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 8:20pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 8:19pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 8:18pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 8:17pm
Story Linux Kernel 4.0.1 Officially Released, It's Now the Most Advanced Version Available Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 7:37pm
Story Reddit users want to replace Steam with open source game launcher Project Ascension Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 7:34pm
Story Open Source Makes Storage Presence Felt Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 7:24pm
Story Here's what's new in 7 Ubuntu 15.04 offshoot 'flavors,' from Kubuntu to Ubuntu MATE Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 7:19pm
Story Tiniest mini-PC with a quad-core ARM SoC and 4GB RAM? Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 7:08pm
Story Canonical to Release Another Major OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Next Week Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 5:44pm

GNOME 3.17.1 unstable tarballs due

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GNOME

Tarballs are due on 2015-04-27 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.17.1
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.17.1. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

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NVIDIA’s SHIELD Console Becomes SHIELD Android TV

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Android

NVIDIA updated their SHIELD website today with a bit more information on the SHIELD Console. And while an earlier $299 device listing ended up being erroneous – NVIDIA accidentally listed the developer edition console for a time – there is one other minor update that is true and bears mentioning.

With today’s site update, NVIDIA has updated the name of the SHIELD Console. All of their branding now refers to the device as the SHIELD Android TV, doing away with the “Console” branding. The original SHIELD Console name has been somewhat inconsistent on NVIDIA’s part – the company would call it the Console at times, and other times simply the NVIDIA SHIELD – so this slight rebranding is presumably NVIDIA settling on what should be the device’s final name for next month’s launch.

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Top 4 Browsers For Linux With Good And Bad

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Linux
Reviews


Top 4 Browsers For Linux With Good And Bad

Selecting a good browser for you Linux machine depends on your needs but nowadays most of us require to use browsers for surfing Internet without some special work like development or so on. Most of us use browsers to do social networking, watching lectures for hours and playing games in browser. So here I'm reviewing Top 4 Browsers for Linux with mentioning some good and bad that I've faced.

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ConnochaetOS 14.1 RC1 Is Out with Linux Libre 3.10.75, Runs Well on a 10 Year Old System

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GNU
Linux

Henry Jensen announced today, April 23, that the first Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming ConnochaetOS GNU/Linux 14.1 distribution, a free/libre computer operating system for x86 computers with limited resources, is now available for download and testing.

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Ubuntu 15.04 review, from a Plasma user’s point of view

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 is finally here. I am a known KDE Plasma user so my reader may assume that I don’t run Ubuntu (with Unity) on my desktops. Which is not true. I love technology so I use almost every possible technology, which I can afford or use (including Mac OS X and iOS). Using different technologies put me in a better position to evaluate the advantages of GNU/Linux or a particular distros or DE in comparison to the rest.

I am actually a heavy Ubuntu user. I run three Virtual Private Servers (all powered by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) which host my cloud services as well as my web sites. I also run it on my home server because Ubuntu does a great job as a server.

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Qt Creator 3.4.0 released

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KDE

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 3.4.0 today. I’m highlighting some of the many new features below. Please take a look at our change log for a more complete list of features and fixes.

The C++ support in Qt Creator now has a new refactoring action that moves all function definitions out of a class declaration. We also added auto-completion for signals and slots in Qt 5 style connects. Just type the “&” and let auto-completion figure out the type of the object. Also new is a locator filter, All Included C/C++ Files, which finds all files that are used in your project by including them, even if they are not explicitly mentioned in your project. The filter is part of the default that is used when you just type in the Locator input field, and shares the shortcut string with Files in Any Project.

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Linux Kernel 3.18.12 LTS Arrives with ARM64 and PowerPC Fixes, Updated Drivers

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Linux

Sasha Levin had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and upgrade of the Linux kernel 3.18.12, an LTS (Long Term Support) version that is maintained for a few more years.

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Qubes 3.0-rc1 ISO and roadmap for 2015

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GNU
Linux
Security

Finally, we're releasing the first installable ISO for Qubes 3.0, the Release Candidate 1 (3.0-rc1)!

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Build Your Own Linux Distro

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GNU
Linux
HowTos

There are hundreds of actively maintained Linux distributions. They come in all shapes, sizes and configurations. Yet there’s none like the one you’re currently running on your computer. That’s because you’ve probably customised it to the hilt – you’ve spent numerous hours adding and removing apps and tweaking aspects of the distro to suit your workflow.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could convert your perfectly set up system into a live distro? You could carry it with you on a flash drive or even install it on other computers you use.

Besides satisfying your personal itch, there are several other uses for a custom distro. You can spin one with apps that you use in school and pass it around to everyone in class, stuffed with class notes and other study aids. You can do something similar within a professional organisation as well that uses a defined set of apps.

There are various tools for creating a custom distro. We’ll start with the ones that are simple to use but offer limited customisation options and move on to more complex ones that enable you to customise every aspect of your distro.

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Spring in Tux Machines

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Site News

Tux Machines traffic

Tux Machines traffic has been increasing during spring. The DDOS attacks are behind us thankfully, the latest problem is just a lot of spam, which we are deleting as soon as we can.

M$’s Client Division Sinks Slowly Into The West

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Microsoft

As expected, M$’s client division is doing poorly.

The drop was huge, though, meaning they’ve been diversifying sufficiently rapidly just to keep some growth on the bottom line. One wonders how bad it would have been if not for support from Android/Linux…

See? There’s a reason this is The Year Of GNU/Linux on the Desktop. That other OS has dropped out.

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Kubuntu 15.04: the first major distro to ship Plasma 5

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KDE
Ubuntu

Kubuntu is one of the best Plasma distros, along with openSUSE. Jonathan Riddell, the lead developer of the project, just announced the release of Kubuntu 15.04.

Kubuntu 15.04 is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and important releases due to many reasons. First of all it is the first major distro to ship Plasma 5 as the default desktop environment.

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Also: Calligra @ conf.kde.in

Xubuntu 15.04 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 and Linux Kernel 3.19 - Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

Canonical released today the final version of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, as well as its many flavors, including Kubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04, Ubuntu Studio 15.04, and Lubuntu 15.04.

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Also: Lubuntu 15.04 Is the Last Release to Use LXDE as the Team Prepares for LXQt - Screenshot Tour

Webconverger 28 Is a Great Linux OS for Internet Cafes and Kiosks

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Linux

Webconverger, a Linux distribution used for deployment in places like offices or Internet cafes, where only web applications are used, is now at version 28 and is ready for download.

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Linux 4.1

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Linux
  • XFS Updates Submitted For Linux 4.1 Kernel

    Dave Chinner has sent in his XFS file-system updates targeting the Linux 4.1 kernel.

  • ACPI For 64-bit ARM Proposed For Linux 4.1

    Will Deacon sent in the "ACPI for arm64" pull request today with there already being 64-bit ARM hardware on the market that supports booting with ACPI tables -- or FDT tables. ACPI for ARM is possible in the latest revisions to the specification and Linaro has been focused on making the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface a reality for this x86 competitor.

No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

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OS
Server

Operating systems like CoreOS and Joyent's SmartOS/Triton have worked to redefine, in radically different ways, what an OS needs to be to run applications at scale in the cloud.

Now another OS is set to join the ranks of those trying to do the cloud-OS thing in a maverick way: OSv, an open source, hypervisor-optimized OS "designed to run an application stack without getting in the way."

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Benchmarks of Linux RAID

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • RAID 5/6 Changes Coming For Linux Software RAID (MD)

    Linux 4.1 will feature an updated Multiple Device (MD) driver to improve the RAID 5/6 potential for those relying upon Linux Software RAID.

  • 6-Disk ZFS On Linux RAID Server Benchmarks

    With the recent big update to ZFS On Linux I've begun running some new ZFS Linux file-system tests. Today are just some preliminary numbers from running ZOL 0.6.4 with various RAID levels across six 300GB H106030SDSUN300G 10K RPM SAS drives.

QtWebEngine Poses Problems For Debian, Distribution Vendors

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KDE

Debian and other Linux distributions are running into issues with packaging up QtWebEngine, which is becoming a problem since more of the new KDE stack is becoming dependent upon this addition to Qt 5.4 that provides a web rendering engine based on Chromium.

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Events

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Linux

Ubuntu 15.04 Gets Its First Vulnerability Fix

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Ubuntu

Canonical has just published details regarding the first vulnerability identified and fixed for a package present in Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet).

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