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Story Red Hat, Red Hat, and More Red Hat Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2014 - 10:06am
Story PostgreSQL 9.4 Increases Flexibility, Scalability and Performance Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2014 - 10:02am
Story Linux & FOSS Predictions for 2015 Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2014 - 9:50am
Story digiKam Software Collection 4.6.0 released... Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2014 - 9:45am
Story What Does It Mean for Your Computer to Be Loyal? Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2014 - 9:10am
Story LG's webOS 2.0 TVs are coming to CES Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2014 - 9:02am
Story GTK 3.14, Nautilus 3.14 Land In Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet [Quick Update] Roy Schestowitz 19/12/2014 - 8:45am
Story Eure-et-Loir department now using Nuxeo document system Rianne Schestowitz 18/12/2014 - 11:56pm
Story 2014: The Open Source Tipping Point Rianne Schestowitz 18/12/2014 - 11:51pm
Story KDAB contributions to Qt 5.4 Rianne Schestowitz 18/12/2014 - 11:42pm

European Commission updates its open source policy

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OSS

The European Commission (EC) 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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HP's Big Slap-In-The-Face To Microsoft Will Show Up Next Year

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GNU
Linux

The operating system is called Linux++, and is part of HP's ambitious project to reinvent the computer, reports MIT Technology Review's Tom Simonite.

Ultimately, HP hopes to replace Linux++ with something even more radical and homegrown, an operating system called Carbon, though it hasn’t talked about a timeline for that yet.

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The Best Terminal Emulators for Linux

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GNU
Linux
Software

If you’re a fan of Linux, you know the exact reason why it’s awesome – the command line. Though many outsiders view it as only a “hacker tool,” it’s actually one of the best tools available for any operating system. The Linux shell has the ability to install software, manage your operating system and basically everything else.

To interact with the command line, you’ll need a terminal emulator. There are many terminal emulators available – perhaps too many. There are a lot of good ones and a lot of bad ones out there. It is because of this reason we’ve decided to create a list of five great terminal emulators available on Linux.

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Red Hat 7.1 Beta, Malware History, and Bug Reports

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-s

In the Linux feeds this evening was the announcement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta. In other news, Jon Gold takes us down Linux malware memory lane and Derrik Diener looks at some terminal emulators - one that was new to me. Elsewhere Bruce Byfield discusses why he don't file bug reports and Jack Germain says 4MLinux is so lightweight it's anemic.

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4MLinux Is So Lightweight It's Anemic

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Reviews

I worked with the all-in-one version of 4MLinux for several days, and I had a very frustrating experience trying to deal with the little distro that could not. The separate mini distros had a few usability issues too. I was disappointed by the minimalistic software inventory. Unless you install them to the hard drive, very few of the included apps actually run.

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Google releases Cardboard VR viewer specs and SDKs

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Android
Google

The Android SDK enables applications with features including lens distortion correction, head tracking, 3D calibration, and side-by-side rendering. Other features include stereo geometry configuration and user input event handling.

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today's leftovers

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Gaming

today's howtos

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Parallels adopts Docker in next Cloud Server release

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OSS

Long, long before Docker made containers the cool server application virtualization tool, Parallels was making container technology work for enterprises with the commercial Virtiozzo and the open-source OpenVZ project. Now Parallels will be adding native support for Docker as well to the next version of its Parallels Cloud Server.

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Five open source PaaS options you should know

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OSS

An open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) allows developers and users to contribute and share source code and extensions. The PaaS is either vendor-driven or standard-based.

A vendor-driven open source PaaS locks the developers and users to a vendor. The developers have limited controls over transferring applications from a vendor-driven open source platform to another one.

The standard-based open platform is vendor-agnostic and is more flexible; it aims to standardize the orchestration of automatic processes of life cycle management. Developers can transfer applications across the cloud.

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Our approach to software and ongoing support for the first Fairphones

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Gadgets

Fairphone was started by a group of passionate thinkers, designers and makers who want to change the phone industry. As our campaign grew into a social enterprise making our own phone, we started with a road map outlining our ambitions to raise awareness and create change in the sectors of mining, manufacturing, design, life cycle, and social entrepreneurship.

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Hackable Roomba integrates Raspberry Pi

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Linux

iRobot’s hackable $200 “Create 2″ version of its Roomba robot for STEM education can be programmed with a laptop, or via an onboard Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

iRobot’s Roomba was the first — and still one of the few — major successes in consumer robots. Unlike more advanced iRobot designs, such as the Linux-based Ava 500 telepresence robot, the modest, vacuuming Roomba runs on a simple Motorola HC12 microcontroller. Now, iRobot has released a $200, non-vacuuming hacker version of the Roomba 600 called the Create 2 designed for K12 and college-level STEM education.

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Many Sound Updates Queued For Linux 3.19 Kernel

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Linux

Takashi Iwai classifies the sound updates for Linux 3.19 as a fairly large pull request. There's ASoC improvements, new USB audio support improvements, a new OXFW Firewire audio driver for the FW970/971 chipset, support for new Intel x86 SoCs, and various other changes. The new Intel SoC support work is for some Cherry Trail and Braswell hardware.

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SOS Open Source is Now Open Source!

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OSS

We are glad to inform you that the European funded initiative PROSE eventually enhanced the SOS Open Source methodology, re-engineering the tools and making them available to the general public as open source. Now everyone can run an educated open source software procurement process by using SOS Open Source tools and methodology.

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AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users

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Graphics/Benchmarks

There are some significant performance improvements to find with this week's Linux version of the AMD Catalyst 14.12 "Omega" driver, but there's also some Linux OpenGL performance regressions to note too. Feedback from the Linux community as well to this new driver has been mixed.

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Second Beta for LibreOffice 4.4 Is Now Ready for Testing

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LibO

The Document Foundation has released the second Beta for the new LibreOffice 4.4 branch and users should now be able to download and test the new version of the office suite.

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Joyent Offers Linux Branded Zones, Extends Docker Engine as Container Service

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OSS

Joyent, Inc., which has billed itself in several different ways over the years is now billing itself as "the container infrastructure company." The company is actually making a lot of smart moves. In November I reported on how Joyent has announced that it is open sourcing its core technology. Joyent's platform can compete with OpenStack and other cloud offerings, and facilitates efficienet use of container technologies like Docker.

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EXT4 In Linux 3.19 Brings Lots Of Bug Fixes

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Linux

Ted Ts'o has sent in the EXT4 file-system changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel merge window.

EXT4 changes for Linux 3.19 include "lots of bug fixes", including changes that should improve CPU utilization and potential soft lock-ups when under heavy memory pressure. There's also a random assortment of other changes with just around 500 lines of EXT4 file-system code being touched by 26 changes for this merge window.

The pull request for this mature and widely-used Linux file-system can be found via the Indiana LKML archives.

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Linux Foundation IoT standardisation effort AllSeen Alliance grows to more than 100 companies

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Linux

For those wo are not following IoT news all the time: you may have lost the foundation of this interesting alliance project that aims at fostering interoperability of IoT.

This project is led and started by Linux Foundation and this is a great guarantee of openness and real community driven innovation. We all look forward to see where AllSeen will lead!

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta Now Available

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Red Hat

In June, we announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, effectively raising the bar for enterprise IT infrastructure and pushing the operating system into the role of being a critical infrastructure platform for the enterprise. Featuring a broad spectrum of significant new features and enhancements, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is designed to not only meet the demands of today’s modern datacenter but to tackle the next-generation IT requirements of tomorrow. From accelerating application delivery through containerization – to laying a stable foundation for the open hybrid cloud – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 continues to redefine the enterprise operating system.

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