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Story Curoverse Begins Trial Run for Open Source Genomics Tool Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 7:03am
Story Exploring SuperX 3.0 Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 7:02am
Story The 5 best distros for the Gnome desktop Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 6:57am
Story Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Cinnamon review Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 6:53am
Story Ubuntu Touch Port for OnePlus One Gets WiFi Support Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 12:22am
Story Latest Antergos Live CD Includes GNOME 3.16, Based on Arch Linux Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 11:06pm
Story 9 ways Android Wear is better than the Apple Watch Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 10:20pm
Story [Corrected] Linux AIO Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 Includes Both Cinnamon and MATE Flavors Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 10:07pm
Story PARCC Selects Open Source Platform for Non-Summative Assessments Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 9:19pm
Story Desktop Linux Made Easy Rianne Schestowitz 13/04/2015 - 9:11pm

The delicate dance between Red Hat and the open source community

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Red Hat
OSS

His 19 followers would lead one to believe that Salo’s presence in the community is small. And yet, in the past year alone, he made 845 contributions – over two or so per day. As of writing, his contribution streak has lasted only two days, but his longest one – between the lead up to new year’s and the early weeks of January – lasted almost two weeks.

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Also: Red Hat Announces Red Hat Summit 2015, the Industry's Premier Open Source Technology Event

Debian-Based Elive 2.6.2 Beta Linux Distro Finally Integrates Proprietary Nvidia and AMD Video Drivers

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Debian

The Elive Team had the pleasure of announcing today, April 7, the immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta version for their Elive Linux distribution, a Debian-based computer operating system built around the Enlightenment desktop environment.

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New Nvidia Linux Video Driver Adds Support for Nine GPUs and Fixes a Kernel Memory Leak

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Nvidia had the pleasure of publishing today, April 6, an update to its Long Lived Branch of the Nvidia video driver for GNU/Linux, BSD, and Solaris operating systems, version 346.59.

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XPS with Ubuntu 14.04

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GNU
Linux

BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition review: A promising start

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Reviews

The first 'production' smartphone running the Ubuntu operating system is finally here. Designed and marketed by the Spanish company BQ (not to be confused with the Chinese company BQ Mobile) and made in China, the first Ubuntu Phone is based on the 4.5-inch BQ Aquaris E4.5, which normally ships with Android 4.4. Included with the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition are two copies of the quick-start guide (in four languages each, one of the eight being English), a charger (with a built-in two-pin continental mains plug) and a 1-metre USB-to-Micro-USB cable. A comprehensive User Manual is available for download from the BQ website. The list price for the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, which is only available in the EU, is €169.90 (~£125).

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Firefox 37.0.1 Lands in Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Moz/FF
Ubuntu

Details about a number of Firefox vulnerabilities and a new Firefox in its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems have been revealed by Canonical, and the company has pushed a version of the software into the repositories.

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Ubuntu 15.10 to Finally Drop Python 2.X Support

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu developers usually plan beyond what they are working on at any particular moment, and it looks like they are finally taking an important decision regarding the presence of Python 2 libraries and dependencies, which might be solved for the Ubuntu 15.10 launch.

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Basque parliament adapts workflow to eID tool

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OSS

The Basque Parliament is planning to overhaul its workflow, wishing to increase its use of digital identity and electronic signature solutions. The Basque Parliament is using Sinadura, an open source eID tool developed by Zylk, a Bilbao-based open source IT service provider. The parliament now wants to combine this with more applications, the company says.

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Top 6 Ways To Get Your iTunes Experience On Linux

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GNU
Linux
Software

As you’re getting used to Linux (potentially as your new main operating system), you’ll eventually try to find a way to efficiently manage your music. iTunes comes to mind because it’s been the most popular way to manage music over the years, but you’ll quickly find out that iTunes isn’t available natively on Linux. Plus, better ways exist to manage your music now that it’s 2015.

However, that doesn’t automatically mean that you won’t be able to manage your music the way you want to. There’s plenty of other ways to keep tabs on your music library. Here’s six great ways to get it done.

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Also: Ambient Noise Player for Ubuntu Plays Relaxing Sounds to Keep You Creative

Linux-ready smart camera SoC encodes 1080p@70fps video

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Linux

Allwinner unveiled a Cortex-A7 based SoC for smart connected cameras that integrates its HawkView image signal processor, and supports Linux and “Camdroid.”

Allwinner jumped on the ARM Cortex-A7 spec early, using it for its popular, low-priced system-on-chips like the Allwinner A10, dual-core A20, and quad-core A31. Like the A10, Allwinner’s new “V3″ SoC has a single Cortex-A7 core, in this case clocked to 1.2GHz. However, Like a number of TI’s Linux-focused, DSP-based DaVinci SoCs, the V3 is designed for camera applications. It follows Allwinner V-Series SoCs including the quad-core, Cortex-A7 V10 and Cortex-A8-based V15.

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

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Development
Linux

Recently there was some discussion about ways to ease the tired backs of kernel maintainers. Apparently the merge windows are times of great labor, and some folks wanted to alert contributors to some preferable code submission habits.

There were a variety of ideas, and Kevin Cernekee summarized them in patch form, but one key idea was that none of this advice really could be treated as etched into stone. Linus Torvalds and Theodore Ts'o, in particular, pointed out that maintainers all have their own ways of doing things, and that no general rules could be relied on universally to produce repeatable results.

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Also: Linux 4.0 Kernel Will Likely Be Released Next Weekend

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Linus Torvalds explains why he created Git

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MintBox Mini PC Powered by Linux Mint Finally Released, Already Sold Out

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Linux

MintBox Mini is a mini-PC designed and built by CompuLab. The new system was just made available and the first batch is already sold out.

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Parsix 7 Morphs GNOME Into a Better Desktop

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Reviews

Parsix GNU/Linux 7 is a feature-rich rendition of the GNOME desktop that you must take for a spin regardless of how you feel about the GNOME desktop.

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Reasons to Love and Hate elementary OS

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Ubuntu

elementary OS is definitely one of the stars of the Linux ecosystem right now and with good reason. It's one of the most beautiful operating systems out there, and you would think that that's enough, but there are as many reasons to hate it as there are to love it.

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Compact Cortex-A9 SBC expands on its inner Udoo

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Android
Linux

Seco has released a commercial SBC spun from the original i.MX6-based open spec Udoo hacker SBC, adding eMMC flash and subtracting Arduino compatibility.

Seco oversees the popular, community-backed Udoo SBC project, but also sells more commercial single board computers under its own name, such as the SECOpITX-GX. While that board was equipped with an AMD G-Series SoC and adopted the 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form factor, Seco’s new “SECOSBC-A62″ SBC features a Freescale i.MX6 SoC, and uses a 110 x 86.5mm form factor borrowed from the original Udoo SBC on which it’s based.

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The 78 essential tricks Google thinks every Android user should know

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Android
Google

If you own an Android phone, that also means you have a Google account. Google would like you to know that this account isn’t just there for show — it’s there to unlock a bunch of cool services on your smartphone. To help out Android newbies, Google has created a whole page dedicated to “78 things you didn’t know you could do with Google” to provide users with the basics they need to help them get the most out of Google’s services.

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How I use Android: Android Wear Engineering Director David Singleton

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Android
Interviews

Google's own director of engineering for Android Wear gives us a glimpse at what devices he carries, how he sets up his home screens, and what apps he can't live without.

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UbuTab 1TB Tablet Launches in April, But Ubuntu Devs Know Nothing of It

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Ubuntu

UbuTab is a tablet supposedly built to take advantage of both Android and Ubuntu Touch operating systems and promises some great hardware components. The tablets should start shipping mid-April, but there is a problem. Ubuntu developers have no knowledge about the possible implementation of Ubuntu Touch on the tablet.

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Ubuntu Community Working on Amazing Unity Tweak App for the Phone - Gallery

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Ubuntu

There are a ton of community projects for Ubuntu Touch, and some of them are really interesting, like the upcoming Unity Tweak app that is being built right now by a developer.

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1+ Year Running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2

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GNU
Linux

Other than the hardware-specific issues, I’ve been amazed by how well Arch Linux works, given that it doesn’t have release cycles, or a big team with a lot of money supporting and marketing it. I’ve heard only 30 developers maintain the core Arch packages, with most of them having a full-time job doing something else! At the same time, it shouldn’t be a total surprise things work so well because free software doesn’t just fall off a turnip truck:

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