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Story How Linux was born, as told by Linus Torvalds himself Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 4:49pm

How I use Android: Nova Launcher developer Kevin Barry

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Interviews

That guy is a Chicagoan named Kevin Barry. Barry got started doing indie-level Android development while still working for someone else as a software developer during the day. He eventually started making more money with his early Android efforts than he was making with his "real" job -- and thus, TeslaCoil Software was born. (Little known fact: TeslaCoil is named after Barry's cat, Tesla -- who was named after a certain Nikola who also bore that name.)

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FOSS Events

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How I came to find Linux

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Linux
Debian

I saw my first Sun workstation in the winter of 1992, when I was an undergraduate at Purdue University. At the time, I was a student in the Krannert School of Management, and a childhood love of computers had just been reawakened by a mandatory computer programming course I had taken during the fall semester (we were given the choice between COBOL and FORTRAN—which even in 1992 seemed highly dated—and I had picked COBOL because it seemed the more “business” of the two).

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Cinnamon: Not all Sugar and Spice

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Recently, I have installed and tested Linux Mint 17.2, and found it quite adorable. One of the major improvements the distribution brings to the proverbial Penguin table is a set of stylistic and functional changes to its settings menu, including the way you manage themes, icons, extensions, and the rest of the desktop bits and pieces. All of that, in a review, coming soon. But that’s only one side of the story.

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The Latest from LinuxCon

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LinuxCon was the talk of the town this week with their announcements dominating the headlines. In other news, Ian Murdock blogged about how he came to Linux with a big thanks to Linus himself. Speaking of Linus, he made several headlines with his Q&A at LinuxCon this morning. Antergos got an update today, after my not having much luck with the last release last night. Dedoimedo said the Cinnamon desktop isn't "all sugar and spice" and Matthew Garrett didn't get a satisfying answer on intellectual property from Shuttleworth at LinuxCon.

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Leftovers: Chromebooks

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LinuxCon North America

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Fedora: The Latest

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  • Fedora 24 Workstation Will Use Wayland By Default, Fedora 24 Server Drops 32 Bit Support

    As you may already know, the Red Hat developers are working hard at Wayland, a next generation display server that will slowing get adopted in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora systems.

  • Proposed New Branding for Rawhide: Untested

    At flock, mattdm, I and others were discussing the need to replace the message about Rawhide that it kills babies, eats kittens, etc.

  • Fedora Workstation Next Steps: Wayland and Graphics

    So I realized I hadn’t posted a Wayland update in a while. So we are still making good progress on Wayland, but the old saying that the last 10% is 90% of the work is definitely true here. So there was a Wayland BOF at GUADEC this year which tried to create a TODO list for major items remaining before Wayland is ready to replace X.

  • Secure distribution of RPM packages

    This blog post looks at the final part of creating secure software: shipping it to users in a safe way. It explains how to use transport security and package signatures to achieve this goal.

  • Upgrade Complete
  • Odd touchpad behavior in Fedora 22

    A few days ago, the touchpad on my HP 2000 Notebook PC began acting up. It would jitter around a lot and insert phantom mouse clicks. My desktop ended up with approximately Avogadro’s number of Notes widgets. At first, I thought the touchpad was going bad. I resigned myself to a life of using a USB mouse, at least until I could buy a replacement.

KDE and Akademy

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  • Support Randa 2015

    Weeeee! KDE is sponsoring Randa Meetings again, this time with touch. And you can help making KDE technologies even better! This exciting story in the Dot this week, https://dot.kde.org/2015/08/16/you-can-help-making-kde-technologies-even-better caught not only my attention, but my pocketbook as well.

  • Kdenlive 15.08: 4 years of maturation, and how to help Free Software to live

    Finally it is ready: Kdenlive 15.08 is an important accomplishment!

  • Usability at the KDE sprint in Randa
  • Final evaluation

    As we all know we have our final evaluation of our GSOC project next week. I have completed my project and would like to display how the integration between Cantor and LabPlot works.

  • PUCK: Replacing QML with Yaml, CoffeeScript, LiveScript or *Script
  • Sprinting KDE Connect

    KDE Connect is nowadays on a sweet moment where many things can happen. This is an interesting moment to sprint, because it will allow all of us to work together on interesting features that can then be merged at once with greater impact.

  • A Qt Platform Abstraction plugin for KWin

    In Qt we have the Platform Abstraction (QPA) which allows to better interact with the used windowing system through a plugin. In case of KWin we use the “xcb” plugin on X11 and on Wayland we used to use the “wayland” plugin provided by QtWayland. For quite some time I had been thinking about migrating away from those and use an own KWin-specific plugin at least for Wayland.

Linux Mint 17.2 KDE: do you have the hardware?

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Reviews

Linux Mint 17.2 KDE felt solid and responsive to me, apart from one occurrence that I mentioned above.

It is based on a solid distribution and adds some useful features like necessary codecs.

KDE always had its fans for the convenience, high level of integration and the ease of navigation. On the flipside, KDE is usually considered a Desktop Environment for high-performance hardware.

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Moksha: Just an Enlightenment Fork or the Birth of a new Desktop?

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Linux

When Bodhi Linux came out with version 3.1.0 a week or so ago, the distro’s founder and lead developer, Jeff Hoogland, made it clear on the Bodhi website that this was a milestone release.

“This release is a bigger deal for the Bodhi team than our previous update releases have been in the past,” he wrote. “The reason for this is because this release is the first to use the Moksha Desktop which we have forked from E17. Because it is built on the rock solid foundation that E17 provides, even this first release of the Moksha Desktop is stable and is something I feel comfortable using in a production environment.”

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Introducing the Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch

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Gadgets

Samsung has already teased us about their upcoming Next Gear Smartwatch, the Gear S2, and now that teased video from Samsung Unpacked 2015 Episode 2 can be seen in its full glory. We will see the launch of the new circular watch faced Smartwatch next month on September 03 in Berlin at IFA 2015.

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Unity 7 to Use the GNOME Scrollbars Starting with Ubuntu 15.10 - Video

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The famous "almost invisible and difficult to make appear when you need them most" scrollbars in Unity 7 are going away, and they are being replaced by the upstream version from GNOME.

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GNU Guix Package Manager Ported To GNU Hurd

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Guix is the package manager based on Nix and designed exclusively for free software and powering the GNU System. This summer via Google Summer of Code, Guix was ported to GNU Hurd. Guix on Hurd can now build a native final toolchain, build packages natively using the toolchain, and there's support for cross-building packages for the Hurd.

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Top 4 open source command-line email clients

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OSS

Like it or not, email isn't dead yet. And for Linux power users who live and die by the command line, leaving the shell to use a traditional desktop or web based email client just doesn't cut it. After all, if there's one thing that the command line excels at, it's letting you process files, and especially text, with uninterrupted efficiency.

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Aquaris E5 HD, E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phones priced at India launch

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Many of us are familiar with Android and iOS devices but those interested in an alternative operating system may be pleased that two Ubuntu-running smartphones are now arriving for India. The BQ Aquaris E5 HD and Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phones have been priced at the India launch and will be available from Snapdeal by the end of this month.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Charmander Concept Looks Amazing

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Linux users don't really get to see a lot of concepts for desktops, but from time to time we get to experience some pretty interesting designs. The same can be said about the Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Charmander concept, which looks superb.

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New Copyright Aggregation Project Keeps Debian Contributors' Hard Work Safe

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The Debian Project has announced that it has joined forces with Software Freedom Conservancy, a non-profit organization that acts as a home for open-source and free software projects, to create the Debian Copyright Aggregation Project.

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96.8 percent of new smartphones sold are either iPhone or Android devices

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The latest quarterly smartphone sales data from Gartner is out today, and it tells a very familiar story. BlackBerry keeps shrinking, Microsoft is stagnating, and Google and Apple are tightening their already dominant grip over the entire market.

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