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Story gnome 3 followup Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 7:03am
Story Linux Mint 17.1 to Feature a Much Better Update Manager Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:58am
Story ownCloud to organize Developer Conference in Berlin Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:52am
Story Did Brendan Eich Contribute to Firefox's Decline? Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:44am
Story China Developing Its Own OS To Take On Apple, Microsoft, and Google Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:35am
Story Specialization and the Linux Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2014 - 6:28am
Story Linus Torvalds is my hero, says 13 year old Zachary DuPont Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 11:25pm
Story on the Dark Ages of Free Software: a “Free Service Definition”? Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 4:15pm
Story The Ubuntu Touch Image #203 Is Quite Fast And Stable Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:42am
Story Intel Bay Trail Performance With Linux 3.16/3.17 & Mesa 10.3 Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:24am

Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

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Development
Linux
Security

Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel's Git code repositories.

Contributing code changes to the Linux kernel sources at Kernel.org already required more than just a password, even before the change. Developers must use their own unique SSH public keys to login to the Git repositories. But not even this added security layer was truly failsafe – as the software's maintainers found out in 2011 when their servers were rooted.

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Loving Linux: Ain't Nothin' Like the 1st Time

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Linux

"My first real exposure to Linux was at a friend's house," said Linux Rants blogger Mike Stone. "He was trying to make a Macintosh he owned into a useful computer, so he'd dual-booted it with a version of Linux called MkLinux. I was absolutely fascinated by it and the FOSS philosophy, and after using his computer for a week or so, I looked into getting Linux [on] my own."

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Top Linux Productivity Apps

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GNU
Linux
Software

Productivity is essential to anyone's day, no matter who you are or where you work. In this article, I'll be sharing some of my favorite Linux applications that I rely on to keep my productivity levels in check. I'll also share some of my rationale behind me recommending each application and why you might wish to consider it as well.

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Debian Turns 21, KDE Plasma 5 Review, & Munich Reversal

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-s

It looks like the big story today, picked up by many news carriers, is Munich's decision/pondering a return to Windows. Also tonight, Debian celebrates 21 years and a Linux Migrant looks at new Pisi Linux 1. SymphonyOS is back from the grave and appropriately calling itself "Phoenix". OMG!Ubuntu! says Ubuntu is the "Superman" of Linux distros and a review of Plasma 5 tops the KDE news. All this and so much more are in tonight's Linux news recap.

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We still believe in Linus’ law after Heartbleed bug, says Elie Auvray of Jahia

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Interviews
OSS
Security

Jahia was incepted in 2002 in Switzerland – the name comes from the contraction of Java (our core language) and Bahia (which means “bay” in Brazil). To support the international growth of the project, Jahia Solutions Group was later formed (in 2005) with offices throughout Europe and Jahia Inc. (the US subsidiary) was created in 2008. Jahia has now offices in Geneva, Paris, Toronto, Chicago, Washington, DC, Dusseldorf and Klagenfurt – and outsourced support centers in Australia and Nicaragua.

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A new report from IBM stacks up Linux container against KVM virtual machine performance.

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Linux

In the traditional hypervisor Virtual Machine (VM) approach that is used by VMware's ESX and open-source options like Xen and KVM, a host operating system runs the hypervisors, which then in turn requires an operating system of its own for VMs. The Docker model is a bit different in that only the host operating system is required and containerized apps then run on top of that OS.

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European Space Agency are using SUSE Linux

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SUSE
Sci/Tech

Actually SUSE Linux began deployment at ESA in 2012 and has been continuing until now, the distro is used by 450 teams in the European Space Operations Centre at ESA, this includes being used by Mission Control Systems who are responsible for simulation and control of aircraft and satellites outside the atmosphere and further still.

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Tizen Samsung NX30 awarded European Connected Camera 2014-2015

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Linux
Gadgets

The Samsung NX30 is a special bit of kit, with its excellent sharing smart camera features, quick focus of 0.3 seconds, but its now been confirmed again with the the Korean manufacturer being awarded European Connected Camera 2014-2015 by the European Imaging and Sound Association. See the Press Release Clip for further details.

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India is a net taker from the open source movement – Professor DB Phatak, IIT Bombay

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OSS

Introducing Professor Deepak Phatak, IIT Bombay to Indian audience is akin to introducing Sachin Tendulkar to Indians, a sacrilege one would hazard at one’s own peril. Suffice it to remind that Professor Deepak Phatak, IIT Bombay is a recipient of the Padma Shri for his contribution to Science and Technology.

In an interview with Prabhakar Deshpande, Professor DB Phatak shares his perspective on the role of open source and how technology can transform healthcare and education.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Gets New Linux Kernel Update

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Ubuntu

A couple of Linux kernel vulnerabilities have been found in the Linux kernel of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system and they have been corrected by Canonical.

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Systemd: Harbinger of the Linux apocalypse

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Linux

Now that Red Hat has released RHEL 7 with systemd in place of the erstwhile SysVinit, it appears that the end of the world is indeed approaching. A schism and war of egos is unfolding within the Linux community right now, and it is drawing blood on both sides. Ultimately, no matter who "wins," Linux looks to lose this one.

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Open Source Archive Manager PeaZip 5.4.1 Has New GUI Design

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Software
OSS

Open source file and archive manager PeaZip 5.4.1, which can be used to extract, create, and convert multiple archives at once, has just been released.

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Ubuntu MATE to Become an Official Ubuntu Flavor Soon

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu MATE project is progressing nicely and the developers have provided a short update about the work that's been done already and about the things that still need to be improved.

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Viber 4.2 Finally Released For Linux

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Software

Being released at the end of last week was Viber 4.2 for Linux that replaces the badly outdated version. The Windows version for a while has been up to version 4.2 along with the iOS and Android ports while the Linux client remained very dated. Finally, the Linux client was updated with many bug-fixes and a matching feature set to Viber 4.2 for Windows with this VoIP/chat program.

Viber for Linux was originally released natively back in 2013. Viber for Linux can be downloaded at Viber.com and the binary blob is officially tested by the company just against Ubuntu Linux.

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10 years later, Munich may dump Linux for Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

A few years ago, Linux sites were buzzing that the city of Munich, Germany was going to kick Windows to the curb and roll out a Linux-based OS on all their government desktops. […]

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[PCLinuxOS] New ISO images released, 08/12/2014

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PCLOS

All official ISO images were updated on 08/12/2014 and are available for direct download or via torrent.

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Look inside building an open source map app

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OSS

The conflicts a society faces are dynamic, so we hope an open source app like BirdI could be a good way to overcome them. And because the features can be freely extended, the ability of the app to solve conflicts can be even greater.

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Raspbian explained

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Linux
Debian

That’s a little bit mind-boggling but I think I understand. So if Raspbian is a version of Debian, is there ‘pure’ Debian on Raspberry Pi?

Yes there is. In fact, there was Debian for Raspberry Pi before there was Raspbian. It was the version specifically designed for the CPU that the Raspberry Pi uses, as not every Linux distro has a version that will run on Raspberry Pi.

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
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