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Story Samba Updated for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 8:46pm
Story 'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened? Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 8:30pm
Story It's Windows *10*, Because It's 10 Years Behind Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 8:23pm
Story Google just made it easier to run Linux on your Chromebook Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 8:19pm
Story Tizen Starts 2015 With a Bang Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 8:09pm
Story Sub-$100 Cortex-A5 dev board accepts Arduino shields Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 8:05pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: Planisys Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 8:01pm
Story Review: Two Android Wear Watches That Are (Almost) Worth Buying Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 7:55pm
Story Linus Torvalds to Patch the Kernel for a Witcher 2 Problem Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 7:54pm
Story Weekend Viewing: Catch up on LCA 2015 Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2015 - 7:48pm

Castilla-La Mancha nurtures open source sector

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OSS

The government of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) continues to strengthen the region’s free and open source ICT service providers. The region’s Technology Support Centre (BILIB) is helping companies pilot cloud solutions based on this type of software.

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Android Lollipop vs. Android KitKat: New Features & Material Design Explored

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Android

Android Lollipop is a HUGE update that sees Google taking its already mature platform several steps further. The Big G has tightened up nearly every element of its mobile platform, refining the look and feel of Android across the board, as well as touching up back-end tools and protocols to make the platform even more efficient.

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Systemd-Import Expands Its Container Capabilities

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Linux

The systemd-import command is now more powerful after the latest batch of changes committed by Lennart Poettering prior to starting the weekend.

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22-Way AMD/NVIDIA OpenCL Linux Benchmarks To Start Off 2015

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Graphics/Benchmarks

In having 22 graphics cards out for testing and swapping them all in the same system for the recent Unreal Engine 4 Linux benchmarking and 22-Way AMD+NVIDIA Graphics Card Tests With Metro Redux On Steam For Linux, I ran some OpenCL tests on all of the graphics cards.

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Collabora Improves Linux Support For Tegra-Based Chromebooks

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GNU
Linux

Collabora has been making improvements to the Tegra-based Chromebooks for running the non-ChromeOS Linux desktop.

The Nyan Blaze and Big Tegra K1 powered Chromebooks should now work nicely with Linux given the eleven new patches done by Tomeu Vizoso of consulting firm Collabora.

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Android Leftovers

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Android

8 great reasons to root your Android phone right now

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Android

To root or not to root? It's a question that most people don't ever ask themselves, because Android devices are powerful and customizable from the get-go, and rooting can be risky.

But it's not that risky. And if you want to really unlock the full potential of your device—if you want to be able to control everything, backup everything, customize everything, and do all sorts of fun things like install custom ROMs and get Android Lollipop ahead of the pack—you'll need to root your phone.

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Tiny Android Box is Pretty Good for TV, Not So Much for Games

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Android
Gaming

Everyone and their mother (in Tech News) is monitoring Xiaomi, the *fourth largest smartphone maker in the world behind Samsung, Apple and Lenovo (owners of Motorola). But that doesn't mean everything they put out is gold.

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Samsung to announce more Tizen devices in 2015, post Z1 launch

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Linux

South Korean tech giant Samsung seems to have some really big plans around the Tizen open source operating system this year. After launching its first commercially available Z1 Tizen smartphone in India, the company is now looking to launch numerous Tizen based devices throughout 2015, reports Phone Arena.

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Also: Samsung Targets Developing Market with First Tizen Phone

Citrix CDFMonitor is Now Open Source

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OSS

Citrix announced that CDFMonitor – the Swiss Army knife of CDF trace collection – is being released as an open source project under the MIT license.

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€ 22 885 raised

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KDE

The KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraiser has finished. Thank you everybody who supported us in this fundraiser. Go to the KDE donation page if you want to support us further.

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Also: KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraiser is over

Chromebooks spank Windows

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GNU
Linux
Google

Last summer Microsoft talked its partners into trying to stop the growing popularity of Chromebooks in its tracks by making a big push during the holiday season. While full retail results won’t be in for a while, we do know the laptop sales results from the most important retailer of them all, Amazon. Guess what. With that retailer at least, Microsoft and its buddies failed. Miserably.

Amazon reports that its top three computers sold over the holidays were — drum-roll, please — Chromebooks. It was that way last year too. Oh, wait, I’m wrong; Microsoft did worse this year. In 2013, one of Amazon’s top three sellers was a Windows machine, The Asus’ Transformer Book, a Windows 8.1 “2-in-1” device that transforms from a 10.1-in. tablet to a keyboard-equipped laptop.

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AntiX MX-14.3 review

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Reviews

One of the things you can count on in the Linux community is love and understanding from the wider audience, especially if you write a less favorable review of a distribution favored by a particular segment of the community. The smaller they get the fiercer the response. Most people would decide the flak was not worth their time, file relevant distributions under the ignore label, and move on to friendlier crowds.

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Top 5 Android Smartphones — January 2015

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Android
Gadgets

We brought you our last top 5 Android list back in October and, as it’s already the first quarter of this year, it’s time to revisit that list. There are certainly some new models to discuss, the G Flex 2 was just introduced during CES 2015, for example, but we’re also just a couple of months away from Mobile World Congress, where it’s almost certain that the following phones will be replaced by the next batch of flagships.

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The Creator Of Linux Has An Attitude And A Foul Mouth, And People Are Angry At Him (Again)

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Android

Linus Torvalds, the internationally famous creator of the Linux operating system (which powers your Android phone and most of the internet), does not in way, shape or form suffer from Imposter's Syndrome.

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MakuluLinux Xfce 7.0

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Reviews

Once in a while I run into a Linux distribution that surprises me in terms of how much I enjoy using it. MakuluLinux is definitely one of those distros. I found an article about it when I was doing my usual news roundup article for my blog Eye On Open on ITworld. I was intrigued enough to want to do a full review here on Desktop Linux Reviews.

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ToleranUX: Satirical Linux fork mocks calls for open source diversity

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Linux
Humor

On Friday, following comments made by Linux legend Linus Torvalds about diversity in the open source development community, a new Linux fork went online at Github, apparently to mock diversity advocates. Dubbed ToleranUX, the fork, created by a one-day-old Github account called The Feminist Software Foundation, was announced with a lengthy diatribe full of over-the-top mockery of feminist and diversity movements within the tech sector.

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ToleranUX, Torvalds Walk-back, and Mageia's Badluck

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-s

Yesterday ArsTechnica.com quoted Linus Torvalds saying a focus on diversity is distracting and apparently it didn't set well with some folks. Today Torvalds emailed ArsTechnica.com in an effort to explain what he meant more precisely. Elsewhere, a mock distribution seems to be poking fun at feminists and diversity crowd. In other news, Mageia 5 Beta 2 is out after a bit of bad luck that may delay the final.

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