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Oracle proposes to deliver Java 9 SDK on September 22nd, 2016

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Development

Oracle's chief architect of the Java Platform Group, Mark Reinhold, has outlined a “proposed schedule for JDK 9” that will see it delivered on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.

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The Heated KDBUS Debate For The Linux Kernel Has Fizzled Out

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Linux

KDBUS, the new in-kernel IPC mechanism modeled after D-Bus, wasn't accepted for Linux 4.1. Since the end of the Linux 4.1 merge window, the debate over KDBUS continued, but in the past two weeks the discussion settled down.

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Also: F2FS File-System Moves Forward With Encryption Support

PiSoC Open Source Development Platform Unveiled (video)

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Hardware
OSS

The PiSoC project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $15,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production.

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Canonical and GE reveal how a chance encounter led to an Ubuntu-powered IoT fridge

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Ubuntu
Gadgets

CANONICAL AND GE have been telling The INQUIRER more about the work that they, along with other partners, have been doing towards automation with Snappy Ubuntu Core.

The partnership with FirstBuild, GE's experiment-driven subsidiary, has already led to Chillhub, an open source, moddable smart fridge powered by Ubuntu.

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Linux and Arduino Processors Can Make Riding Safer

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Linux

If you thought that only motorcycles were becoming loaded with high-tech electronics, it's time we showed you a very interesting project we believe the riding gear industry will soon adopt.

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Alpine Linux 3.1.4 released

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GNU
Linux

The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.1.4 of its Alpine Linux operating system.

This is a bugfix release of the v3.1 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.14.41 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

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Handing On The [OSI] Baton [to Allison Randal]

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OSS

As a result, the Board unanimously elected Allison Randal as its new President yesterday. She is a fantastic choice, with long experience at the heart of the free and open source movement as well as in the business use of open source at all scales. She's been chairing the ongoing in-person Board meeting and continuing the move towards an OSI that enables people to make things better in open source as well as stewarding licenses.

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Minor Memory Leaks Fixed in GNOME Control Center for GNOME 3.16.2

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GNOME

The GNOME Project announced the immediate availability for download and upgrade of the GNOME Control Center component of the acclaimed desktop environment.

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Black Lab Linux 9 Will Switch to Systemd as the Default Init System

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Linux

Black Lab Software, through Robert Dohnert, announced plans for switching their Black Lab Linux operating system to the controversial systemd init system next year.

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Ubuntu GNOME vs openSUSE and Fedora

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Red Hat
GNOME
SUSE
Ubuntu

I recently tried out the latest version of Ubuntu with the GNOME desktop. Whilst my experience was largely positive how well did it compare to openSUSE and Fedora?

This comparison looks at the functionality of all three distributions from the average user's point of view.

The guide looks at how easy each distribution is to install, their look and feel, how easy it was to install multimedia codecs, the applications that are pre-installed, package management, performance and issues.

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TurnKey Linux 14.0 Live CDs Will be Based on Debian 8.0 Jessie

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Debian

After a year and a half of absence, the TurnKey Linux project has just published news about the next major version of their Debian-based virtual appliance library, which will be based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system.

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Root Filesystem Available for ARMv7 Devices

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Ubuntu

Martin Wimpress, the lead developer and founder of the Ubuntu MATE project, an official flavor of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced the availability of a root filesystem of Ubuntu MATE 15.04 for ARMv7 devices.

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m23 rock 15.1 is ready!

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OSS

The latest m23 release "rock 15.1" contains a whole lot of changes and improvements. Some of these are changes 'under the hood', for example the completely rewritten partitioning and formatting routines, plus some small changes to the corresponding parts of the web interface, while other changes are rather obvious, like the fully redesigned script editor. Support for UEFI on m23 clients is now available and new functionalities for fast copying/deployment of large files using BitTorrent. The m23 CLI also received a couple new functions.

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

First Point Release of Mozilla Firefox 38.0 Patches Nvidia Optimus Crash

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Moz/FF

After only two days from the announcement of Firefox 38.0, Mozilla pushed the first point release of the web browser to users worldwide via the built-in updater.

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GNOME Shell and Mutter Get Minor Updates for GNOME 3.16.2

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GNOME

The GNOME Project has just announced the general availability of the GNOME 3.16.2 desktop environment, the second and last maintenance release of the 3.16 series.

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Open Source Project Hopes To Offer $23,000 EV With 186 Miles Range

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OSS

An open source project is currently in the works to build an electric vehicle powered by in-wheel motors.

The goals are ambitious: 1) Build an electric vehicle with a minimum range of 186 miles that can theoretically be put into production and sold for under $22,700. 2) Share the design so that others can replicate or customize the platform. 3) Do it all in less than a year.

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An Unlikely Ambassador

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Linux

I would consider myself an unlikely Linux ambassador. Not that I hide any Linux use or fascination but that I am not out there on a mission to encourage or convert people to Linux. Mostly it would be an occasional conversation about me using Linux for something or a conversation where I am explaining that there are more operating systems then just Windows or OS X. Most of the time my Linux conversations are with those that already have some connection to Linux. To be honest I have probably been a much bigger "Ambassador" to LibreOffice than to Linux; and I am not an uber LibreOffice or ODF fan boy but one that believes for most basic users it will work just fine without all the Microsoft expense. All of that has taken a slight detour within the past couple of weeks.

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