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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

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BSD

Here’s an early Christmas present for you all: FreeNAS 9.3!

This FreeNAS update is a significant evolutionary step from previous FreeNAS releases, featuring a simplified and reorganized Web User Interface, support for Microsoft ODX and Windows 2012 clustering, better VMWare integration, including VAAI support, a new and more secure update system with roll-back functionality, and hundreds of other technology enhancements. We’re quite proud of it and excited to make it publicly available.

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The Pillars of KDE “Now”

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KDE

KDE 4 had its pillars. As the community disintegrated they fell to the wayside.

The KDE community continues to produce excellent technology. In particular, Plasma 5 is shaping up very nicely (although it is still not quite “there” enough for me to use it as my main desktop yet). But, inevitably, the fractured nature of the community will reflect in the user experience and, at that point, one of our killer features (being “the integrated experience”) will be gone.

So I’m left wondering, what are the pillars of KDE now? What are the “things” we, as a community, can all get behind and say “these are the things that underpin the KDE experience”.

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

today's howtos

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Leftovers: Software

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Software

Mozilla Joins Hour of Code

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Moz/FF

This campaign launched in 2013, to align with Computer Science Education Week, and to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. While we’re surrounded by technology and the web in our daily lives, few people understand how it all works. In our mission to protect the open web as a global resource for all, we must educate others about how and why the web exists, but also how the web is a creative platform with endless possibilities and opportunities now and for our future.

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Linux Mint 17.1 Freshens Up Linux Desktop

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Reviews

Linux Mint 17.1, which was officially released on Nov. 29, provides users of the popular Linux desktop with an incremental update and some additional polish. Code-named Rebecca, Linux Mint 17.1 offers a choice of desktop user interfaces, the two primary ones being MATE and Cinnamon. The MATE desktop is a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment. The GNOME Linux desktop community moved to the GNOME 3 desktop in 2011, a move that some desktop users did not embrace. In the Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition, support has been added for the Compiz window manager, which can enable a desktop with multiple special effects for window transitions and events. The Cinnamon desktop, which was created by Linux Mint creator Celement Lefebvre, provides users with a familiar GNOME 2 look but also adds some of the advanced capabilities of newer GNOME releases. Linux Mint 17.1 builds on the innovations that first debuted in Linux Mint 17 earlier this year, with usability, interface and performance gains in several areas. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the improvements in the Linux Mint 17.1 release.

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Devuan: Unto Us a Fork Is Born

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Debian

We knew it was possible; the signs were all there. The Systemd Inferno, after all, had been raging for far too long.

But more than a few of us were still holding out hope. "Things will surely get better," we thought.

Then the news came. The rumored Debian fork has now become real, and its name is "Devuan."

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SparkyLinux 3.6 LXDE, MATE, Razor-Qt & Xfce

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GNU
Linux

I am happy to announce the fourth and the last this year iso images of SparkyLinux 3.6 “Annagerman” LXDE, MATE, Razor-Qt and Xfce. At the beginning, I’d like to thank to all of our small but strong community members for their help with searching and solving bugs and problems.

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Also: Ultimate Edition 4.3

$6 quad core SoC targets low cost 4K set-top boxes

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Android
Linux

Android and Linux are the most likely platforms here.

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Red Hat product president Paul Cormier disses the Docker myth

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Red Hat

So just what is the relationship between red-hot container company Docker and open source stalwart Red Hat? Are the two companies on the same side, or not? Do Docker containers complement or compete with Red Hat's Linux offerings?

To get some answers, I talked with Paul Cormier, Red Hat's president of products and technologies, and he had some pretty strong opinions on the subject. But it all boils down to Red Hat's position that container technology (and Docker) simply isn't the be-all and end-all that many people seem to want it to be—at least not in the enterprise.

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Also: Red Hat (RHT) Stock Declines Today After Analyst Downgrade

Wells Fargo Cuts Red Hat To Hold, Says Stock Lacks Catalysts, Has Little Upside

European Commission to update its open source policy

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OSS

The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy, expects Pierre Damas, Head of Sector at the Directorate General for IT (DIGIT). “We use a lot of open source components that we adapt and integrate, and it is time that we contribute back.”

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MX-14.3 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Bring Old Computers Back to Life

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Debian

MX-14, a fast, lightweight, and easy-to-install Linux Live CD distribution based on Debian stable, for Intel-AMD x86-compatible systems, has been upgraded to version 14.3 and is now available for download.

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Ubuntu 15.04 to Get GTK+ 3.14 and Updated GNOME Packages

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu devs are considering upgrading the GTK+ packages to the latest 3.14 version, which was made available just a couple of months ago, a decision that would really help a number of other Ubuntu flavors as well.


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Errplane Snags $8.1M To Continue Building Open Source InfluxDB Time Series Database

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OSS

Errplane founders Paul Dix and Todd Persen had an idea for a company last year around anomaly detection in data center monitoring, but they soon realized that field was crowded and it would take a long time to build out the infrastructure for the company. At the same, time they heard from customers they were more interested in the underlying infrastructure than the service they were offering, and they did something brave. They decided to pivot and build an open source product that would meet the needs of the entire market, rather than try to compete directly.

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Linux Mobile-Desktop Convergence

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Linux

Over the past couple of years there has been talk of mobile-desktop convergence from various mobile and desktop OS providers. As a general concept, this sounds fantastic! Unfortunately once we dive into things a bit deeper, it appears this is easier said than done.

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LiveUSB-Creator Is Ready For Fedora 21

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Red Hat

Fedora's Live USB Creator, aptly named liveusb-creator, hasn't seen much attention recently but with Fedora 21 due out tomorrow it was updated just in time. The latest version, liveusb-creator 3.13, is now available in the Fedora repositories.

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Also: The Cockpit Management Console In Fedora 21 Makes Linux Administration Easy

Why Channel 4 chose open-source MuleSoft over 'prohibitively expensive' Oracle and Microsoft

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OSS

Channel 4 is using MuleSoft open-source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) in order to more efficiently share information on application program interfaces (API) with businesses outside the broadcaster.

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SK Telecom develops open-source oneM2M IoT platform

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OSS

SK Telecom has completed the development of an open-source Internet of Things platform based on OneM2M, the M2M and IoT standards partnership, Business Korea reports. SK Telecom launched an M2M platform in 2008. The operator has also participated in the development of open-source platform Mobius from late 2011 as a national project, together with the Korea Electronics Technology Institute and Ntels. As oneM2M announced a candidate for an IoT/M2M standard in August of this year, SK Telecom implemented the standard with the Mobius, finishing the development of a commercialization-ready platform.

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Docker Founder Must Right His Ship

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Linux
Server

Success can build a feedback loop that sustains its own momentum, making those who are successful certain they are doing the right thing. I don't want to charge Docker with such hubris, but recent events illustrate why open source code projects function the way they do.

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Also: Docker: Here, take the wheel – now YOU can run your own containers

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