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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 12:45pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 12:44pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 12:43pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 12:43pm
Story Shuttleworth: Linux 4.0 coming to Canonical Ubuntu in October Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 11:45am
Story The makerspace is the next open source frontier Rianne Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 11:34am
Story Mozilla Start Drafting Plans To Deprecate Insecure HTTP Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 11:18am
Story TraceFS File-System Proposed For Linux 4.1 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 11:13am
Story 5 Best Data Recovery Tools For Linux To Recover Data Or Deleted Partitions Mohd Sohail 14/04/2015 - 10:17am
Story Linux Kernel 3.19.4 Brings ARM64, PowerPC, Sound, and WiFi Improvements Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 9:57am

1+ Year Running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2

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GNU
Linux

Other than the hardware-specific issues, I’ve been amazed by how well Arch Linux works, given that it doesn’t have release cycles, or a big team with a lot of money supporting and marketing it. I’ve heard only 30 developers maintain the core Arch packages, with most of them having a full-time job doing something else! At the same time, it shouldn’t be a total surprise things work so well because free software doesn’t just fall off a turnip truck:

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A better Internet of Things through open source culture

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OSS

Open source's influence extends far beyond sharing code, but this aspect sometimes goes unappreciated. For example, I previously wrote about how the special way of developing and collaborating associated with open source has come to also reflect many DevOps best practices, from transparency to iterative fast releases. I’d argue that it is many of these same default behaviors that are helping to make the Internet of Things a hot topic today.

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KDE Plasma 5 in openSUSE, a Visual Tour

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KDE
SUSE

We reported a few days ago that the April update of openSUSE Tumbleweed will switch to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment by default. Today, we have some more news regarding the transition to KDE Plasma 5 in openSUSE.

openSUSE Tumbleweed/Factory is a rolling-release version of openSUSE, where all the new technologies get implemented before they land in the main openSUSE distribution.

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Mozilla Working to Provide Tracking Protection in Firefox, How to Enable It

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Moz/FF
Security

Mozilla is working on a new feature called Tracking Protection that is helping users identify and block websites that collect personal data despite the fact that the browser has the "Do Not Track" policy enabled.

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Sabayon Linux 15.04 Xfce Screenshot Tour

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Gentoo

At many of our readers’ request, today we start a new series of screenshot tours that will track the changes implemented in the Sabayon Linux distribution, a rolling-release operating system based on Gentoo.

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The Open Source Funding Conundrum

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OSS

Every time I hear of another great open source project shutting its doors, I hold my breath in hopes it will be forked. Sadly though, this isn't a great plan for all projects. Sometimes these projects are rich in users but poor in developers. In this article, I'll explore this issue and what can be done to keep open source projects funded.

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Linux Australia Hacked and CoreOS Hearts Kubernetes

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-s

In a post to the Linux-aus mailing list Saturday The Linux Australia Council informed members and conference attendees that due to a server breach personal information could be compromised. The March 22 hack was discovered two days later when steps were taken to "minimize the immediate damage." Elsewhere, CoreOS has joined the race to Kubernetes and folks are still buzzing about the Wired.com quote saying Open Source Windows is a possibility.

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Compiz in Ubuntu Needs Tweaking for Wine Apps to Work Correctly

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Software
Ubuntu

A Softpedia user informs us today that there is an old bug in the current Ubuntu releases that affects the way Wine apps are working on the distribution. The issue being related to the Compiz compositing manager.

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CRUX Distribution Powered by Linux Kernel 3.19.2

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Linux
OSS

David Cortarello announced on April 6 that the second maintenance release of Kwort Linux 4.0, an open source distribution based on the CRUX operating system and designed to be robust, extendable, and clean, is now available for download.

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ZaReason Zini 1550 is a Linux mini desktop PC with Intel Broadwell

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Linux

Linux PC retailer ZaReason has released one of its first computers with an Intel Broadwell processor. The ZaReason Zini 1550 is a tiny desktop computer which sells for $549 and up.

It’s based on Intel’s NUC mini PC platform, but unlike some NUC systems, the Zini 1550 comes with memory, storage, and an operating system which means you should be able to start using the computer almost as soon as you plug it in.

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Tor 0.2.6.7 Fixes Security Issues That Could Be Used by Attackers to Crash Hidden Services and Clients

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Security

A new version of the popular Tor software that enables anonymous communication between computers around the world was released today, April 7, in order to fix two security issues discovered in the previous versions.

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Linux Kernel 4.0 Delayed by a Week, Release Candidate 7 Now Available for Download

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Linux

Linus Torvalds had the pleasure of announcing today, April 6, the immediate availability for download and testing of the seventh and last RC (Release Candidate) version of upcoming Linux 4.0 kernel, as well as the fact that the final version of Linux kernel 4.0 will be unveiled in two weeks from today, around April 19, 2015.

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Tiny wireless-rich COM runs Android on 2.7GHz Snapdragon

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Android

Inforce unveiled a tiny “6501 Micro SoM” that runs Android on a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC, and offers A/V, camera, USB, serial, and wireless I/O.

Inforce Computing’s 6501 Micro SoM taps the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC used by its Inforce 6540 Pico-ITX SBC, but in computer-on-module form. The 50 x 28mm module, which is supported with an Inforce 6501 Development Kit, is claimed to be the “world’s smallest Snapdragon module for embedded applications.” Last September, Intrinsyc announced an 82 x 35mm, SODIMM-style COM based on the Snapdragon 805 called the Open-Q 8084 SOM, which is similarly supported with a carrier board.

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Linux Kernel 3.18.11 LTS Released With Bug Fixes And Improvements Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Linux
News


linux kernel 3.18.11 released install in linux mint, ubuntu

Linux Kernel 3.18.11 has been recently released with number of bug fixes andimprovements for ARM, ARM64, s390, PowerPC, x86, MicroBlaze, and SPARC architectures and Updates to the NILFS2 and FUSE file systems. All Linux Kernels 3.18 users are urged to upgrade to Kernel 3.18.11 as soon as possible. Here is how you can manually upgrade to Kernel 3.18.11.

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Android
  • Android 5.0: How to fix issues and problems on Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, Galaxy S5 and S4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE to get Android 5.0 Lollipop update next

    Android 5.0 Lollipop has so far been rolling out for smartphones but it seems that Samsung is expanding that now to tablets.

    Samsung has apparently started seeding the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS to Samsung Galaxy Tab S10.5 LTE units though it may be for a select number of regions only.

  • 10 free and incredibly useful Android apps that you can't get on the iPhone

    But since Android lets app makers do certain things that Apple prohibits, there are a few exclusive options that stand out.

  • AutoMate Turns Your Phone into an Android Auto-Style Dashboard

    Android: The rollout of Android Auto is one of Google’s slowest, and unless you have a Lollipop phone and an expensive aftermarket head unit, you can’t use it. If you’d rather skip the expensive car modifications, AutoMate can give you a similar dashboard experience with just your phone.

    Inexplicably, Android Auto has not officially been released in a simple app form that any old phone in landscape mode could use. While AutoMate is not official in any way, it does many of the same things, including controlling your music player, getting directions, and reading your texts aloud.

  • (Unofficial) Xposed Framework Alpha released for Android 5.1

    Up until recently, Xposed only supported devices running Android 4.4 or earlier, but in February Xposed developer Rovo89 released Xposed Framework for Android 5.0. Now there’s an unofficial build that works with (some) devices running Android 5.1.

  • OnePlus releases OxygenOS based on Android Lollipop

    OnePlus launched the OnePlus One last year, a high end smartphone that offered an excellent value to the consumer. A couple of days ago OnePlus announced OxygenOS, an operating system based on Android Lollipop 5.0.2, available for OnePlus One owners.

  • Android Security Improved in 2014, yet Risks Remain

    Google made strides in 2014 to improve Android security, but a large number of legacy users might not see the full benefit.

  • Despite Enterprise Concerns, Android is an Ultra-Safe Platform

    The fact is, though, hard data now shows that Android is not a target of hackers, and even in the case of the security vulnerability that PaloAlto Networks identified, no reports of actual hacks arrived. In a new report released by Google, the remarkable news has emerged that fewer than one percent of Android devices had a potentially harmful application installed last year.

  • Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop with VoLTE

    Verizon has begun rolling out the latest Android 5.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and in addition to all of the features and improvements you would expect to get with a Lollipop upgrade, it also adds support for VoLTE.

    This Lollipop upgrade includes Samsung’s latest TouchWiz software for the Note 4, which has been redesigned slightly to better match Google’s Material Design guidelines.

  • Amazon Prime Instant Video finally supports Android tablets

    Amazon Prime Instant Video finally supports Android-powered tablets, almost 7 months after making its Android debut. The service, which offers thousands of movies and TV shows to Prime subscribers, is available through the Amazon Appstore.

  • Run Android 5.1 Lollipop on Your Raspberry Pi 2 with RaspAnd

    Arne Exton, the creator of numerous distributions of Linux that are available for download on Softpedia, was happy to inform us about his latest creation, RaspAnd, a custom OS that allows you to run the Android 5.1 Lollipop mobile operating system on a Raspberry Pi 2 computer board.

  • 20 best Android apps and games this week

    Welcome to this week’s best Android apps roundup. As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, and (Free + IAP) means the app is freemium and uses in-app purchases.

  • iOS 8 hate

    The problems with iOS 8 have stretched on for months. Come on, Apple!

  • Sony Xperia Z3 and Z2: Android 5.0 Lollipop to release worldwide 'soon'

    Sony Mobile already started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Sony Xperia Z2 and Sony Xperia Z3 series in the Baltic and Nordic regions mid-March, but the mobile manufacturer has not sent out the updates to other countries yet.

  • Best new Android widgets (April 2015)

    Although iOS scored widget support last year, Android is still the undisputed king of widgets. Naturally, those who swear by Google and Android have tinkered with these; in the meantime, those heavily investing into customization are certainly always searching high and low for a new widget that will give a whole new flavor to their Android screens.

  • OnePlus launches its own OxygenOS version of Android Lollipop

    We knew it was coming, and over the weekend it finally arrived: OnePlus has officially released the custom-made OxygenOS flavour of Android that will be powering the company's handsets and devices in the future.

XKCD's Comic About OSes Is Hilarious, Predicts Launch Date of GNU Hurd 1.0

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OS
GNU
Humor

The XKCD webcomics are funny because they are usually right on the money, with just a side dish of ridiculousness. The latest one is called Operating Systems and encompasses everything that is done wrong in this world, with just a single drawing and small, smart text about Richard Stallman.

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12 reasons to buy the best Android Wear smartwatch you’ve never heard of

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Android

The unexpected Huawei Watch appears to be the best Android Wear device ever made. To further build up hype around the device ahead the Apple Watch launch, the company published 12 things “you need to know” about the Huawei Watch on its community pages.

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