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Story Motorola’s ‘Shamu’ the rumored Nexus 6 surfaces Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 9:31am
Story Small banks turn to open source solutions to cut costs Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 9:24am
Story The Gentle Art of Muddying the Licensing Waters Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 9:23am
Story Librarian Council, NITDA Train Professionals in Open Source Software Application Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 9:17am
Story CoreOS Acquires Quay.io for Private Docker Repositories Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 8:39am
Story Upgrading libraries to open source Koha system Roy Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 8:31am
Story Galaxy Alpha: Samsung Puts Pedal to Metal Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:57am
Story Debian Installer Images Now In Beta For 8.0 Jessie Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:51am
Story Thanks KDE Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:43am
Story 2038 Kernel Summit Discussion Fodder Rianne Schestowitz 14/08/2014 - 7:32am

Back Up Your PC with Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-30

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GNU
Linux

Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-30, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, is available for download and testing.

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Open Prosthetics Founder: Challenges Ahead for Open Source Medical Devices

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OSS

Before he lost his arm serving as a Marine in Iraq in 2005, Jonathan Kuniholm was pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering. Now as a founder and president of the Open Prosthetics Project Kuniholm is working to make advanced, inexpensive prosthetics available to amputees around the globe through the creation and sharing of open source hardware designs.

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Even Cities Are Jumping on the Open Source Bandwagon

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OSS

When most people think “open source” they think of software Github projects and hackers determined to code for the Greater Good. But it’s also a wholesale philosophy that can be applied to many aspects of society—like running a city.

The basic principle behind open source code—that it’s available to anyone to use, modify, and build off of—translates to politics in the form of transparent governments, open, readily available data, and encouraging citizens to engage in the political process. Think of a city like a Wikipedia page, where residents are free to suggest edits and changes.

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Many Intel DRM Changes Abound For Linux 3.17

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
OSS

The Intel DRM graphics driver will feature its usual large amount of changes with the in-development Linux 3.17 kernel.

Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has done his usual per-kernel-cycle blog post about the changes collected for the i915 driver that are being pulled for Linux 3.17. Among the new additions to the open-source Intel kernel graphics driver include.

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OpenStack Trove Day to be Held in Boston on August 19, 2014

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OSS

Tesora organizing first conference of the Trove community to expand knowledge and promote usage of open source database as a service platform.

BLD-3.16 release

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Linux

It's been quite a long time since the announcement of the Barbershop Load
Distribution (BLD) Algorithm. Quite a few changes have been made, since then.
Now it more reflects what it really should be Wink. It's a simplistic approach
towards load balancing, typical x86 SMP boxes should run okay (tested personally)
, but, yes it can break your boxes too. I'm looking forward to get some feedback,
to keep further development up and going.

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: In 2014, Open Source Innovation Is Going Mainstream

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Red Hat
Interviews

In the 2013 edition, he looked forward to 2014 as "a defining year for the technology industry. In Whitehurst's eyes, cloud computing was ripe for production-scale deployment, and Big Data analysis would start to yield real-world results. Web-based businesses took this step a couple of years ago, but this is where more traditional industries join the cloud-based revolution.

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Linux 3.17 To Drop Old POWER Processor Support

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Linux

The PowerPC pull request for the Linux 3.17 merge window reveals that support for pre-POWER4 hardware is being eliminated. Among the affected hardware is POWER3 and IBM RS64 processors, which are from the late 90's. POWER3 was used in IBM RS/6000 servers at the time and clocked at only a few hundred megahertz. Support for the old POWER hardware is being dropped since its Linux usage is minimal these days and the support was already regressed for some kernel releases.

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Facebook Is Hiring To Make Linux Networking Better Than FreeBSD

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Linux
BSD

Facebook is hiring another Linux kernel engineer to join its growing kernel team. The goal for the new employee will be to make "the Linux kernel network stack to rival or exceed that of FreeBSD" and carry out other improvements to the Linux network stack.

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Manjaro 0.8.11 Pre2 Lands with Xfce, Openbox, KDE, and NET Flavors – Gallery

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GNU
Linux

A new preview version of Manjaro 0.8.11, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has been released for the Xfce, Openbox, KDE, and NET flavors.

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PCLinuxOS 2014.07 Arrives with Linux Kernel 3.15.4 and KDE 4.12.3 – Gallery

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS comes with many flavors, but the default is actually KDE. The developers also make a few other versions, like KDE MiniMe, LXDE, or FullMonty, but this is the main one downloaded by most users.

The distribution actually follows a rolling release model, which means that new major features and other changes are introduced regularly through the update channel. Every month, the download ISOs are regenerated with the new update, but if you already have the operating system installed you only have to update it regularly.

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First Update to KDE Frameworks 5

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KDE

KDE has today made the first update to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks are our addon libraries for Qt applications which provide numberous useful features using peer reviewed APIs and regular monthly updates. This release has 60 different frameworks adding features from Zip file support to Audio file previews, for a full list see KDE's Qt library archive website Inqlude. In this release KAuth gets a backend so you can again add features which require root access, KWallet gets a migration system from its KDELibs 4 version and support has been added for AppStream files.

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Plasma Addons - Where we are in Plasma5

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KDE

When we were building towards 5.0, we made the choice to focus all the effort on the core, and not release plasma-addons. It would have been simply too much work and quality of the core would have suffered.

The intention was to start bringing them back from 5.1, which will be in approximately 2 months from now.

The amount of stuff in plasma addons is huge.

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Oracle Solaris 11.2 Officially Released

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OS

Oracle Solaris, one of the most widely deployed UNIX operating systems, which delivers critical cloud infrastructure with built-in virtualization, simplified software lifecycle management, cloud scale data management, and advanced protection for public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, has finally reached version 11.2.

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Best Android tablets (August 2014 edition)

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Android

Given the broad choice, and combine that with rock-bottom prices, there's never been a better time to pick up a new Android tablet. Here are the best Android tablets for August 2014.

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Qubes 2 RC2 Is Probably the Most Secure Operating System in Existence – Gallery

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GNU
Linux
Security

Qubes, an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing, which is based on Xen, X Window System, and Linux and can run most Linux applications and utilize most of the Linux drivers, is now at version 2 RC2 and it's ready for testing.

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Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

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Android
Microsoft
Legal

Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.

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China Issues Ban On iPad, MacBook Pro, And Other Apple Products For Government Use

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Mac

China seems to be on a mission to isolate itself from the world, at least in terms of technology. After banning Windows 8 on government PCs and raiding several of Microsoft's offices in China as part of an anti-trust investigation, Chinese officials have now prohibited to purchase of several Apple products for government use.

Reportedly, the list of banned Apple products include the iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and half a dozen other items, all of which were left off of a final government procurement list distributed in July. Interestingly, they appeared on the same list in draft form just a month ago. It's no surprise really, when you consider the Chinese state media already declared the iPhone a "threat to national security."

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Computer Dating, Linux Style

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Linux

Look…let’s face this together. Dating can suck.

When you’re young, it’s an adventure. One has relatively little baggage, the emotional scars are few and you haven’t even begun to think about dating’s therapeutic value yet. In other words, the dating world is your oyster.

Then you find yourself at midlife, when you’ve accumulated a large pool of of crises. You know, stuff like that divorce or two under your belt, some strong political or religious beliefs that are deeply ingrained and…oh yeah…that messy conviction for hacking that’s still on your record. These are things that tend to narrow down the potential list of candidates for life-long bliss.

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Distro Hopping, Ubuntu's #1, and Open Source Death

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-s

Today in Linux news, Softpedia is reporting that Ubuntu is the fasting growing operating system in India. Tarus Balog says it seems like "the ideal of open source software" is dead. Linux.com has the top 10 Open Source software titles that rock the Web and Dmitry Kaglik says Zorin OS has stopped him from "distro hopping."

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