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Story Privacy and Tails 1.3 Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 5:30pm
Story Review: Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd generation and Linux Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 5:19pm
Story World Domination Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:46am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:45am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:44am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:43am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:43am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:41am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:40am
Story Material Design, Google Now Support and Timezone Autoupdate Will Come to Chrome OS Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:22am

DebEX Barebone Is the First Debian 8 Jessie Live CD with Xfce 4.12

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GNU
Linux
Debian

Arne Exton had the pleasure of informing Softpedia earlier today, March 29, about the immediate availability for download of a new build (150329) of his DebEX Barebone computer operating system derived from the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 8 Jessie distribution and built around the recently released Xfce 4.12 desktop environment.

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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.0 RC6, Final Version to Be Released Soon

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Linux

Linus Torvalds had the pleasure of announcing today, March 29, the immediate availability for download and testing of the sixth Release Candidate (RC) version of forthcoming Linux 4.0 kernel. Apparently, some important bugs have been squashed, which means that the final Linux kernel 4.0 will be released sooner than expected.

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Mesa's Android Support Is Currently In Bad Shape

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Graphics/Benchmarks

While Mesa is talked about as being able to be built for Google's Android operating system to run these open-source graphics drivers on Android devices with OpenGL ES support, in reality there's a lot left to be desired.

Over the years there's been a handful of developers working on Android Mesa support to let the popular open-source graphics drivers run over there -- from the Intel driver now that they're using HD Graphics within their low-power SoCs (rather than PowerVR), AMD has made a few steps toward Android netbook/laptop devices with Radeon graphics, and we're starting to see Gallium3D drivers for Qualcomm Adreno (Freedreno) and the Raspberry Pi (VC4) where there's interest from Android users. This year as part of Google Summer of Code we also might see a student focused on Freedreno Android support.

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India doubles down on use of Open Source software

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OSS

Government of India shall endeavour to adopt Open Source Software in all e-Governance systems implemented by various Government organizations, as a preferred option in comparison to Closed Source Software," said the policy statement, put on the website of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

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OpenELEC 5.0.7 Out Now with Kodi 14.2 and Linux Kernel 3.18.10, Optimized for Raspberry Pi 2

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OS
Linux

The OpenELEC development team has announced today, March 29, the seventh maintenante release of the OpenELEC 5.0 Linux kernel-based operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi or Apple TV, transforming them into portable media centers based on the popular Kodi software, formerly XBMC Media Center.

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Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 0.9.0 Pre1 Has Been Beautified with New Theme and Iconset

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Linux

Last time we looked at the Manjaro Linux Cinnamon computer operating system, about one month ago, when version 0.8.12 was made available for download, it was using a default Cinnamon theme with a mix of icons borrowed from the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

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Android 4.4 field handheld features 3-inch thermal printer

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Android

Two Technologies’s LTE-ready “N5Print” handheld runs Android on a Snapdragon 800 and has a built-in printer plus Smart Card, magstripe, and barcode support.

Early smartphones were modeled in part on field-service handhelds, which in turn have increasingly imitated smartphones. This has been especially true in recent years as the product category has migrated from Windows Mobile and CE (and to a lesser extent plain Linux) to Android. In the past, handhelds, which are often available in commercial, as well as similar, but more robust military models, have trailed the current smartphone technology by several years. Yet, we’re seeing and more Android handhelds that rival high end smartphones, such as Arbor’s quad-core, 5.5-inch Gladius 5.

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Leftovers: KDE Software

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KDE
  • PyKDE Future: Seeking a New Maintainer

    For anyone who has been paying any attention of PyKDE5 over the last year or so, it is no secret that development and maintenance has been at a standstill. I've been very busy with a family and small children, and that eats time like you wouldn't believe. (Unit number 2 is almost 6 months now, healthy and happy I can report.) But another important factor is that my interests have shifted towards web related technologies over the last few years.

  • KDE 5_15.03 for Slackware-current

    qt-kde-620x350Here’s the latest and greatest of KDE’s software collection (Frameworks, Plasma, Applications). SInce my last ‘ktown’ release, all of KDE’s sources have been renewed, and today I am making public a package set for KDE 5 aka Plasma 5 with version 5_15.03: my March ’15 release.

OpenELEC 5.0.7 released

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GNU
Linux

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 5.0.7.

OpenELEC-5.0 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.2.

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Dekko 0.5 Beta (Email Client For Ubuntu Touch) Has Been Released

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Ubuntu

As you may know, Canonical has started working at Dekko, its own email client for Ubuntu Touch, using the lightweight Trojita email client as code-base.

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Running FreeBSD on the server: a sysadmin speaks

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BSD

For years now, Linux has been all the rage. But in recent times, there have been murmurings among some veterans — long-time users — after the introduction of systemd, the init system that seems to overstep its boundaries.

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More tools for creating QR Codes in Linux

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Gentoo
HowTos

In my previous post I showed how to install CuterCode and Qreator, two simple GUI applications for producing QR Codes. I have now found a couple of other GUI applications, Portable QR-Code Generator and QtQR, both of which offer more features than the aforementioned two, such as allowing you to specify the amount of error correction to be incorporated into the QR Code.

today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

4MLinux 12.0 Beta Arrives with Better Support for Watching and Downloading YouTube Videos

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Linux

Zbigniew Konojacki had the pleasure of announcing today, March 28, on his Twitter account that the development cycle towards the 4MLinux 12.0 computer operating system has started with the Beta release for the 4MLinux Allinone Edition, 4MLinux Core, and 4MLinux distributions.

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Gorgeous Live Voyager X Distro Brings Xfce 4.12 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Video and Screenshot Tour

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

On March 27, 2015, French developer Rodolphe Bachelart, the creator of the Live Voyager series of GNU/Linux distributions based on Ubuntu/Xubuntu, was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of a new computer operating system, Live Voyager X 14.04.4 LTS.

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Head 2 Head: Android OS vs. Chrome OS

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Android
Google

A large part of Google’s OS success hasn’t been because of its awesomeness. No. Frankly, we think nothing speaks louder than the almighty dollar in this world. But both are “free,” right? So this is tie? Not really. Although Android is technically free since Google doesn’t charge device makers for it, there are costs associated with getting devices “certified.” Oh, yeah, and then there’s Apple and Microsoft, both of which get healthy payouts from device makers through patent lawsuits. Microsoft reportedly makes far more from Android sales than Windows Phone sales. You just generally don’t see the price because it’s abstracted by carriers. Chrome OS, on the other hand, actually is pretty much free. A top-ofthe-line Chromebook is $280, while a top-of-the-line Android phone full retail is usually $600. We’re giving this one to Chrome OS because if it’s generally cheaper for the builder, it’s cheaper for you.

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