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Story Ubuntu 15.04 Almost Got GTK+ 3.16, but Too Many Things Needed Fixing Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 6:59pm
Story HP Targets Cisco and Facebook With New Line of Open-Source Networking Gear Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 6:50pm
Story 500,000 Raspberry Pi 2 Model B boards sold Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 6:44pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 6:37pm
Story Linaro Launches 96Boards SBC Standard and First ARMv8 Board Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 6:37pm
Story Enlist in the Android Army: A beginner’s guide to Android Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 6:14pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 5:26pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 to Switch to Linux Kernel 3.19 Very Soon Rianne Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 11:44am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 11:21am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/02/2015 - 11:20am

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0r1 (Nestor) Officially Released - Screenshot Tour

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GNU
Linux

The Parsix GNU/Linux Project proudly announced a few minutes ago, February 14, that the first maintenance release of the Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (codename Nestor) computer operating system based on the Debian 7 Wheezy distribution has been officially released and is now available for download from its website or as an upgrade to existing Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 users.

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Valentine's Comes to Linux

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Linux

Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day and a lot of Open Source is feeling mushy. The Free Software Foundation began a campaign to show all the hard-working developers, managers, and support staff appreciate and has dubbed February 14 I love Free Software Day. openSUSE and the Document Foundation are in the act as well. Elsewhere, the Mageia project has announced their Valentine's gift - Mageia 5 Beta 3.

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The Basics of Open Source Software

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OSS

With many organizations incorporating open source code into their software, business managers should have a basic understanding of what open source is all about. After all, Gartner and Accenture report open source adoption rates nearing 100% so it’s likely that your development team is already incorporating open source code into their projects.

So, what is open source? When a developer chooses to make his or her project open source, it gives third party developers the right to tinker and innovate with it. Check out this comprehensive video for an in depth explanation.

Developers incorporate open source into their projects to accelerate development time, thus reducing costs for the organization overall. Most of the time, the code is open to the public; but it is imperative that collaborators refer to a set of chief regulations and terms involved in open source software license management and dispersal.

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Red Hat creates open source enterprise grade foundation for Cloud

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Red Hat
Server
OSS

Red Hat has released new enterprise virtualisation software which allows organisations to deploy an IT infrastructure that services traditional virtualisation workloads, while creating a foundation for cloud infrastructure.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 delivers standardised services for mission critical workloads, and offers IT organisations greater visibility into provisioning, configuring and monitoring of their virtualisation infrastructure, all based on open standards.

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PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT Images Now Available!

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BSD

We hope to continue rolling these –CURRENT images as a way for testers
and developers to tryout both FreeBSD and PC-BSD bleeding edge features,
often months before a planned release. These images include a full PKG
repository compiled for that months image. Users of this system will
also be able to “upgrade” when the next monthly image is published.

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elementary misses the point

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Linux

A recent post on the elementary blog about how they ask for payment on download created a bit of a stir this week. One particular sentence struck a nerve (it has since been removed from the post): “We want users to understand that they’re pretty much cheating the system when they choose not to pay for software.”

No, they aren’t. I understand that people want to get paid for their work. It’s only natural. Especially when you’d really like that work to be what puts food on the table and not something you do after you work a full week for someone else. I certainly don’t begrudge developers asking for money. I don’t even begrudge requiring payment before being able to download the software. The developers are absolutely right when they say “elementary is under no obligation to release our compiled operating system for free download.”

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Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 On Sale March 22, I/O 2015 Dates, S6 Edge Is The Fastest Smartphone

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Android

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including all of Samsung’s leaks around the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, the Sony Xperia Z4, phablets fight it out, Android’s crash rate beating iOS, Microsoft and Samsung team up, who’s using Android Wear, the dates for I/O 2015, and OnePlus loves Tuesdays.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android over the last seven days (and you can read the weekly Apple news digest here).

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Android Leftovers

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Android

CC BY 4.0 and CC BY-SA 4.0 added to our list of free licenses

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GNU
Legal

The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International and Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licenses are now on our list of free licenses for works of practical use besides software and documentation.

We have updated our list of Various Licenses and Comments about Them to include the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) and the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-SA 4.0). Both of these licenses are free licenses for works of practical use besides software and documentation.

CC BY 4.0 is a noncopyleft license that is compatible with the GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPLv3), meaning you can combine a CC BY 4.0 licensed work with a GPLv3 licensed work a larger work that is then released under the terms of GPLv3.

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Spreadtrum Officially Announces Support for the Tizen OS

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Linux

The Samsung Z1 was the first Tizen phone to be released with Spreadtrum’s SC7727S WCDMA chipsets running with the Tizen 2.3 Operating System. Today Spreadtrum Communications, a fabless semiconductor company based in China, have announced the successfully completion of the integration of the Tizen operating system (OS) with their WCDMA power-efficient chipsets.

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Hitachi captures open source big data firm Pentaho for $600m

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OSS

Hitachi is making a major play for the big data and Internet of Things markets with the acquisition, which is expected to close in June

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How we used an open source meme generator to promote our journalism

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OSS

One of the tasks of a digital team in any major news organisation is to make the newsroom more efficient. We leverage new technologies in ways that haven’t been done before, and at a pace that’s challenging to keep up with. At The Times and Sunday Times, our team is constantly on the lookout for ways of improving our editorial workflow, and ensuring we get the very best from our great quality journalism.

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Hortonworks dishes out Hadoop for HDS: Mmmm, open source with big vendor gravy

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OSS

HDS will offer open-source data muncher Hadoop to the enterprise after doing a deal with Hortonworks.

Hadoop distributor Hortonworks has signed an agreement with HDS to jointly promote and support the software. HDS can now deliver Hortonworks' Data Platform (HDP), Hadoop in other words, to its enterprise customers.

Hortonworks strategic marketing veep John Kreisa offered this canned quote: "The strategic agreement also provides a joint engineering commitment for the two companies on current and future projects that will help make Hadoop enterprise-ready."

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Take your pick: Two solid $199 Chromebooks from Acer

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GNU
Linux

Chromebooks are laptops running Chrome OS that are good fits for many situations. The light OS doesn't require heavy hardware, and that makes them cheaper than many laptops. Those on a tight budget can find a couple of good Chromebooks from Acer for just $199.

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10 things only Android users will understand

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Android

Using an Android device comes with a number of quirks and feelings that only Android users can understand. iPhone users lead a boring existence where everything is sliver and has perfectly rounded corners. Our world is full of color and unique shapes and sizes, but it’s not without #AndroidProblems. That’s exactly what makes Android users different, and why we can safely say no one else understands what it’s like.

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Rebellin Linux 2.5 Is Now 100% Free, Download It Right Here - Screenshot Tour

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Linux
Debian

Utkarsh Sevekar has announced today, February 13, that his Debian-based Rebellin Linux 2.5 computer operating system is available for download for free. The distribution was previously only available for purchase for the sum of $9.99 (€8.8).

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Tails 1.3 RC1 Out Now, Edward Snowden’s Favorite Incognito Live CD

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Security

The first Release Candidate (RC) version of the forthcoming Tails 1.3 amnesic incognito live system has been officially released for testing, bringing three major new features and four minor improvements that are described for your reading pleasure in the next paragraphs.

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KVM Brings Some Improvements To Linux 3.20

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Linux

Paolo Bonzini has sent in the KVM pull request for the Linux 3.20 kernel and it includes some interesting changes and features for this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack.

Highlights of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) updates for Linux 3.20 include:

- A new optional feature to add a small amount of polling on each executed HLT instruction in the guest, for improving latency by up to 50% for some scenarios. Right now this is a feature that needs to be manually toggled but in the future could be auto-tuned.

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How open source delivers for government

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OSS

Amid the well-deserved hype around the impact of cloud technology and big data analytics, it is possible that casual industry watchers may have missed the real story behind the recent wave of IT re-architecting.

Enabling many of these recent, powerful trends is a newly validated embrace of open source software technology. The movement to OSS solutions is empowering system designers and solution architects to re-examine methodologies that evolved out of the legacy proprietary, closed source software license model. Put simply, OSS allows developers of IT systems to create better results and cut costs.

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