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Beautiful Material Design-Inspired Papyros Linux Distro Getting Closer to Release

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Linux

Papyros is getting closer to working release, and the developers are putting the final touches. We'll soon be able to play with the new distro, even if it's going to be just a development version.

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Linux 4.1 Release Has Record Developer Participation

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Linux

Linus Torvalds this week announced the release of the Linux kernel version 4.1, which will also form the basis of the next long term stable (LTS) kernel release. Linux 4.1 was also the first kernel release to include contributions from more than 1,500 developers (1,539 to be exact) -- with about 270 submitting their first ever patch, according to LWN Editor Jonathan Corbet. The previous record for the most developer participation on a release was set last June with Linux 3.15, which boasted 1,492 developers submitting patches. (See his full 4.1 release report.)

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The Excellent Android Projector You'll Probably Never Use

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Android
Gadgets

Actually, yes: AT&T now carries a projector that’s also a tiny, LTE-equipped Android tablet. The movies are built in. That’s better—but I’m still not sure who this clever projector is for. Cinephiles on the go? Business men that need to be able to whip out a projected slideshow at a moment’s notice? I spent a week with it to try and find out.

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Russia to replace proprietary software with open source

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OSS

The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications has announced a plan to replace proprietary software with open source and locally produced software. The plan is one of the measures aimed at promoting sustainable economic development and social stability announced earlier this year.

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New Android gaming handheld is like a Nintendo 3DS XL without the 3D or the DS

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Android

Looking for an alternative to Nvidia’s Shield Portable? There aren’t a lot of options stateside, but fortunately Chinese OEMs are happily churning out new models all the time — models like the GPD XD, which looks an awful lot like Nintendo’s new 3DS XL.

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Glorious Ubuntu Convergence Demonstrated with the Notes App

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu platform is moving towards its convergence goal, and the developers are getting closer to it. Applications like Ubuntu Notes show just how close the mobile and desktop platforms are, in terms of the underlying code and design.

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Kexi 3!

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KDE

I am happy to say that Pre-Alpha edition of ‪Kexi‬ 3.0 runs nicely already after like 3 weeks of porting! Especially its tabular view work out of the box for me after fixing the last compilation error with zero fixes needed in the functionality.

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New Unity 8 Landed in Ubuntu Touch, the Calendar App Makes a Comeback

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Linux
Ubuntu

Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak is back at work after a short break at the end of last week, and he just informed us about the new features implemented in the development version of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu phones.

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Manjaro Update 2015-06-22 (stable)

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Linux

We are happy to announce our first update for Manjaro 0.8.13.

One week passed after we released Manjaro 0.8.13 to the public. We had already over 38.900 downloads so far. With almost 23.000 downloads just for or Xfce edition we see that we did a great job on our flagship edition. Still we had over 12.600 downloads for KDE5 so far. Regardless these stats Manjaro continues to get better each day. 0.8.13 was a good release, but still there are some bugs we try to fix now with regular updates.

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GNOME's Evince Document Viewer Will Support Highlight Annotations in GNOME 3.18

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GNOME

The development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment continues these days with the third milestone, dubbed 3.17.3, for which many of the GNOME's core components have been updated, including the Evince document viewer software.

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Linux Kernel 4.1 Will be Supported for the Next Two Years, Says Greg Kroah-Hartman

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Linux

It would appear that Greg Kroah-Hartman is on an airplain right now at approximately 30,000 feet and he just announced that the recently released Linux 4.1 kernel will be the next LTS (Long Term Support) release maintained for the next two years.

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Also: Linux Kernel 3.10.81 LTS Repairs Btrfs and IPv4 Issues, Updates Drivers

Linux Kernel 4.0.6 Is a Massive Released with Many x86 and Btrfs Improvements

Linux Kernel 3.14.45 LTS Fixes Btrfs, IPv4, and x86 Issues, Updates Many Drivers

Will Open Source Drive the Future of the Automotive Industry?

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OSS

And Tesla was none too soon in making that decision. Late in 2013, a company called OSVehicle was founded in 2015 in Hong Kong with an international focus. Their goal? Complete, do-it-yourself, Open Source cars that cost less than $10,000 and take just an hour to make. Now with a community numbering 10,000 of designers, programmers and fans, OSVehicle has released a variety of kits, cars and plans. Combined with the luxury and sport expertise Tesla brings to the table, making working, street-legal open source electric vehicles is now easier than ever before.

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Chakra GNU/Linux Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.5, KDE Frameworks 5.11, and AMD Catalyst 15.5

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GNU
Linux

Neophytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project had the great pleasure of informing all Chakra users about the immediate availability of a new update for the rolling-release distribution.

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Cinnamon 2.6.9 Desktop Environment Released for Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"

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Linux

Clement Lefebvre and the great team of developers behind one of the most acclaimed, modern, and lightweight open-source desktop environments for GNU/Linux operating system published a new maintenance release for Cinnamon 2.6.

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Teaching Linux to Speak

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Linux

And look…this isn’t on Jonathan Nadeau, creator of the Sonar distro. Not at all. Jonathan is, in my eyes, one of the bravest people in the FOSS world. Being completely sightless, he’s put together a pretty good Linux distribution, not only for people with low or no sight, but which also includes software to help dyslexic people as well.Jonathan took the best available open source tools and built Sonar around them. It’s not a case of a distro being less than helpful due to difficult software; it’s a case of using the only open source software that is available. Unfortunately, much of that available software is not good enough.

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Unicode 8.0 Coming to Fedora 23 Linux This Fall

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Red Hat

A new proposal has been submitted today, June 22, on the mailing list of the Fedora Linux project, which includes details about the implementation of the recently released Unicode 8.0 standard in the upcoming Fedora 23 distribution.

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GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.1 Officially Released, Be Free

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GNU
Linux

Immediately after the release of the Linux kernel 4.1 by Linus Torvalds on June 22, Alexandre Oliva had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of GNU Linux-libre 4.1.

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8 Ways to Write a Better Linux SysAdmin Job Posting

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GNU
Linux

Linux system administrators are in high demand these days and many hiring managers say they're having a hard time finding talent to fill their open positions. It's critical, then, for companies seeking skilled admins to hone their recruiting process in order to stay competitive – and this starts with writing an effective job posting.

Unfortunately, many companies aren't hitting the mark. Job postings for sysadmin positions are largely similar; they’re boring and generic, according to New York City-based recruiter Steve Levy.

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New Open Container Project Helps Define the Future Data Center

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Linux
Server

I am extraordinarily excited to be working with nearly every technology company on this project, which I think could be as important to the future of the Internet as intermodal containers have been to globalization. We expect to see a lot of the Open Container Project contributors at ContainerCon in August and look forward to the work ahead of us.

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