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Story CUDA in Fedora Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 7:54pm
Story Kong goes open source: Mashape dubs it the first microservices management layer Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 7:52pm
Story Canonical Is Focusing on Ubuntu Desktop Once More Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 7:31pm
Story A Brief Update On Fwupd For Linux Firmware Updating Of Devices Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 7:29pm
Story VMware Draws on Open Source to Manage Cloud Micro Services Rianne Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 7:26pm
Story Plasma 5.3 Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 7:07pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 12:13pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 12:13pm
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Story Leftovers: Screenshots and Screencasts Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 12:12pm

Ubuntu 15.04 Arrives Tomorrow with Linux Kernel 3.19.3

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is arriving tomorrow, April 23, and it will be using a modified Linux kernel 3.19.3. The developers say that they are also preparing Linux kernel 3.19.4 and 3.19.5 for the upcoming updates.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.04 Is Now Available on All System76 Products

Pioneer brings Android Auto to aftermarket car audio systems

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Android

With the introduction of Pioneer’s latest aftermarket car audio systems, Android users with Apple CarPlay envy now have access to the same kind of in-car phone integration that iOS fans enjoy—as long as they’re willing to spring for an aftermarket radio to get it.

That's because for now, at least—like Apple CarPlay—Android Auto has yet to make an appearance in a system from a mainstream automaker. The Android Auto website does list 28 carmakers set to roll the system out soon. (Android Auto is compatible only with Andoroid OS 5.0—aka Lollipop—or later.)

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XPQ4 Theme Pack Provides Uncanny Resemblance with Windows OS

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KDE
Linux
Microsoft

XPQ4 is a funky open source theme that aims to provide Linux users with the look and feel of a Windows desktop. It might seem weird at first, but this is probably one of the most advanced solutions available right now.

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Also: Evolving KDE

History of Samsung Smart TV to Tizen TV 2015

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Linux

There is nothing better than an Infographic to get your point across, and here we have one that shows the TV / Smart TV revolution. Samsung Introduced their Smart TV back in 2008 (seems like yesterday) with the PAVV Bordeaux TV 750, which gave consumers the option of connecting to the Internet, YouTube, access USB devices and explore the world of DLNA.

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Also: Here are the top 20 most popular Tizen apps in March, 2015.

Ubuntu strips a phone OS to the Core

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Ubuntu

At MWC Canonical was showing off something quite clever called Ubuntu Core, While there is not much groundbreaking here, this OS variant puts together existing bits in a very useful way.

Ubuntu Core started out more or less as the Ubuntu Phone OS with all the bells and whistles under the hood that make a mobile OS suitable to the task. The main change between Ubuntu the elder and Phone is not the UI, it is the packaging system. Phone uses containers rather than the traditional Linux methods of shared libraries, everything else is just fluff on top.

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Red Hat’s Atomic command turns Docker images into software-delivery mechanisms

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Server

Red Hat is looking to improve upon Docker’s software-delivery mechanism with the Atomic command feature of its Atomic Host operating system for Linux containers.

Last month, Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) Atomic Host, a version of the enterprise operating system expressly designed to run containers. The “Atomic command” feature defines entry points for Project Atomic hosts, delivered via Docker container, with the goal of filling the software-delivery gaps in Linux container implementations.

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Red Hat Extends Open Source BPM Momentum

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As a champion of open source software Red Hat (RHT) may be best known for its distribution of Linux, but it turns out that the company’s fastest growing product in terms of adoption is actually its open source business process management (BPM) software.

With the releases today of upgraded Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite and Red Hat JBoss BRMS, Red Hat is trying to capitalize on that momentum by including new planning software in those releases that was developed by the OptaPlanner JBoss open source community project, said Phil Simpson, principal product marketing manager for BPM software at Red Hat.

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How I use Android: Open source superstar Jean-Baptiste Quéru (JBQ)

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Interviews

Few people are as known and loved among Android enthusiasts as Jean-Baptiste Quéru -- or JBQ, as he's more often called online. JBQ spent years as the maintainer and public face of Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the publicly accessible source code that makes up Android and is used by manufacturers and developers to get the software onto devices.

JBQ left Google a little over a year and a half ago and took up the post of software architect and senior principal engineer at Yahoo, where he works on the company's ever-expanding suite of Android apps. So how does a guy so deeply connected to Android use the platform himself? Time to find out.

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Automation is the key to the cloud

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OSS

Cloud infrastructure wouldn't be possible without open source. I'm not even sure it would be financially viable without open source. Plus, a significant percentage of thought leadership in cloud comes out of open source projects and initiatives. I believe the key to cloud infrastructure will be configuration management. Doesn't really matter if it is Puppet, Chef, Salt, or Juju, but that automation is the foundation of the self service model.

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Ubuntu 15.04 container-friendly Linux for cloud and servers arrives soon

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Ubuntu

Don't look now but Ubuntu has become the Linux for clouds. On the AmazonElastic Compute Cloud (EC2), for example, Ubuntu is the most popular operating system by an almost two to one margin. 64 percent of production OpenStack users have also chosen Ubuntu to stay on top. Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, is adding even more cloud and container functionality to the next version, Ubuntu 15.04.

With this release, Canonical is adding a new snappy Ubuntu Core. This light-weight Linux is designed for transactional systems, such as cloud container hosts, and smart devices for the Internet of Things. The new Ubuntu will also include updated developer tools and the latest frameworks, languages, databases and packages. On top of this, Canonical's adding its new container-based hypervisor, LXD.

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Linux in the Air: Drone systems go open-source

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Linux
OSS

Not only is spring in the air, so is Linux. But this wasn’t always the case. Early drones relied on either proprietary OSes or simple Arduino-based controllers such as the ArduPilot. While both of these approaches to drone control have been successful, they implicitly limit innovation -- the former because they are closed systems, and the latter because of limited computing power. The recent introduction of Linux-based drones will stimulate the UAV (Unpiloted Aerial Vehicle) market by creating more flexible, open platforms. Here’s how Linux takes off … literally.

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How To Setup Virtual Private Network (VPN) In Linux Ubuntu Based Distributions

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HowTos


Setup Virtual Private Network (VPN) In Linux Ubuntu

Virtual Private Network 'VPN' is a secure network connection to server that enables a computer or network-enabled device to send and receive data across shared or public networks. Using VPN allows a user to connect to any website that has been blocked either bynetwork administrator or Government. In the following tutorial we will install and use VPN in our Linux Ubuntu based distributions.
 

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Open source saves costs at Portugal road authority

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Open source has helped Estradas de Portugal, Portugal’s road authority, to reduce IT costs while increasing flexibility. EP is using Odoo, an open source solution for management assets. Odoo is combined with a proprietary financial reporting system, and is used for managing the government-owned company’s tangible and non-tangible assets.

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Review: Linux Mint Debian 2 "Betsy" MATE

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Reviews
Debian

It has been over a year since I've reviewed Debian-based Linux Mint. Since then, some major changes have occurred. The most notable is that Debian-based Linux Mint is no longer a rolling-release distribution but is largely based on the upcoming stable release of Debian (version 8 "Jessie"), though it should continue to get updates for major applications like Mozilla Firefox. Given its shift to a new stable base, I figured it would be time for another review. I checked out the MATE 64-bit edition (due to certain issues with the 32-bit version not being able to detect multiple processor cores) on a live USB made with UnetBootin. Follow the jump to see what it's like. As with the previous review, I am linking to it and only highlighting changes.

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Kolab, Collabora to collaborate on LibreOffice

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LibO

The two companies already work together and enable Kolab users to read and write Kolab-hosted documents directly via the Open Standard WebDAV protocol.

Now they are taking this collaboration to the next level. Kolab says in a press statement, “To further improve the user experience and ease of configuration of LibreOffice products, engineers from the two companies will be working on an automated Kolab filecloud setup process at the Kolab Summit in a dedicated development room.”

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Fedora 22 Beta Is Out with Better GNOME Notifications and Improved Wayland Support - Gallery

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Red Hat

Red Hat announced just a few moments ago that Fedora 22 Beta is now available for download and testing, making this one of the fastest release cycles in the past few years.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Powers the Desktop, the Cloud, and the Phone

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Ubuntu

Canonical is preparing for the release of Ubuntu 15.04, the latest version in the Ubuntu family that will provide a unified experience across desktop, phone, cloud and the IoT ecosystem.

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8 Linux file managers to try

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Linux

One of the most common administrative tasks that end users and administrators alike need to perform is file management. Managing files can consume a major portion of your time. Locating files, determining which files and folders (directories) are taking the most disk space, deleting files, moving files, and simply opening files for use in an application are some of the most basic—yet frequent—tasks we do as computer users. File management programs are tools that are intended to streamline and simplify those necessary chores.

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New Releases

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GNU
Linux
  • GNOME-Pie 0.6 Application Launcher Released with Many New Features - Video

    Simon Schneegans had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of version 0.6 of his GNOME-Pie application, an open-source utility that can be used as an app launcher on various desktop environments, including GNOME and Unity.

  • DevAssistant 0.11.0

    Long time no see, everyone! Even though it may appear that nothing much has happened in the world of DevAssistant, nothing is further from the truth. We have been working on improving DevAssistant features and planning new ones. We’re all looking forward to having the version 1.0 out, which will be a big milestone in DevAssistant’s life, but that’s still many weeks away, so in order to bring some of the features to you already, we release one more incremental update in the meantime.

  • Meld 3.13.1 Open Source Diff and Merge Application Introduces New Features

    Meld, an open-source file/folder diff and merge application designed for the GNOME desktop environment, has reached version 3.13.1 on April 20, 2015. It is a development version geared towards Meld 3.14, the next stable release of the acclaimed software.

  • Calculate Linux 14.16 Keeps Old KDE Desktop in Place - Screenshot Tour

    Calculate Linux, an optimized distribution designed for rapid deployment in corporate environments that's based on the Gentoo project and includes numerous pre-configured functions, has advanced to version 14.16 and is now available for download.

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