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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:52am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:52am
Story "Evil" Linux Users Teach Mac OS X Fans How to Improve and Destroy Their System Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:25am
Story Nouveau Lands A OpenGL 4.3 Feature & Fixes MPEG4 Video Decoding Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:17am
Story On normal people using linux, part 3 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:08am
Story Be an entrepreneur with OpenSource, a talk for the II Forum of women and IT Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 7:03am
Story Enjoy Five Gorgeous Linux Desktops from the Google+ Community Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:59am
Story Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC2 Released Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:54am
Story BMW Show off how you remote control the BMW i3 electric car with your Tizen Gear 2 / S Smartwatch Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:54am
Story X.Org Server 1.16 Lands Officially In Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:46am

Ubuntu Touch Probably Now Has the Best Notification System – Video

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Touch platform has been receiving incremental improvements and now it looks better than ever. One of the latest additions is a fresh swipe-to-dismiss system for the notifications.

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Digital Ocean Offers Docker-centric CoreOS Hosting

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Server

Providing more evidence of the momentum that Docker has right now, cloud hosting company DigitalOcean is using CoreOS Linux to deliver Docker-powered virtual servers to its customers. The company has put a post up announcing that developers can begin using CoreOS on its cloud platform.

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More Wayland Improvements Hit Enlightenment E19

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Graphics/Benchmarks

One week after Enlightenment's E19 RC3 release, there's more improvements that have landed that will warrant another new release in the very near future.

Posted to the E19 release manager blog is The Septembering -- going over the latest changes so far this September. There's Covery-detected issues fixed, system tray improvements, and more Wayland improvements. The latest Wayland work includes pointer fixes and improved resolution detection.

E19 features the rewritten Wayland compositor that's working out great natively on Wayland without depending upon X11 or Weston for that matter. The E19 release is due out soon with a ton of notable changes.

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Because It Is Open, Android Wear is the Smartwatch Platform to Bet On

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Android

Like many mobile devices in their early stages, some people are scoffing at smartwatches, but how many years did it take before we took smartphones and tablets seriously? Smartwatches will get done right, and based on what we've seen with Android itself, Android Wear is probably the platform to bet on.

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Leftovers: Software

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Wayland/Weston 1.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Out

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Wayland 1.6 is finally close to materializing and should be officially released later this month.

Pekka Paalanen of Collabora has been handling Wayland 1.6 release management in the absence of Wayland founder Kristian Høgsberg. There was a Wayland 1.6 Alpha in late August while out today is Wayland 1.6 RC1 along with a release candidate to the Weston compositor.

If all goes well a second release candidate to Wayland will be out next week and then the final Wayland / Weston 1.6 releases the following week. The Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC1 announcement can be found on the Wayland mailing list.

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NBC, Today Show Use Ubuntu to Illustrate Celebrity Hacking Story

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Security
Ubuntu

Spotting Ubuntu in the wild should be promoted to a sport and records must be set for the most interesting places where the distro has been seen. It looks like NBC and the Today Show have used Ubuntu to illustrate the nefarious practices of the hacker that release some nude pictures of various celebrities.

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Open Source Software Licenses: Which Should You Use?

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OSS
Legal

Slowly but surely, open source software is taking over. If you don’t believe it, just look at some of the most popular tools that we all use: Firefox, WordPress, 7-Zip, MediaWiki, BitTorrent, Android, plus all of the free alternatives to paid software. But did you know that not all open source licenses are the same?

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Several Thousand People Use The New Rolling-Release OpenSUSE

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SUSE

OpenSUSE Factory only had around 2,000 users at the end of June but by the end of August was at nearly 6,000. Meanwhile, there's also just under 6,000 users of openSUSE Tumbleweed. The openSUSE community appears happy with these numbers and they're still working on making openSUSE Factory a better platform for users and developers.

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New open source platform to improve patient experience

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OSS

Alfresco is proud to announce that it has become the latest company to integrate with Unity, the world’s first universal health viewer, from Fortrus. This unique combination enables Alfresco to deliver to its customers an agile and innovative open source platform with a clinical viewer dedicated to the user experience.

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Your Facebook page as a Firefox OS mobile app

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Linux
Moz/FF

Whether you are a business or community page owner, what would be better than increasing your page reachability by offering your standalone mobile app?

Apptuter is an open source framework to help you achieve that, with minimum coding knowledge and easy to follow steps you would be able to produce your own app. The framework currently supports Facebook pages as a content source and is capable of producing apps for Firefox OS, Android, and IOS platforms.

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OpenStack 101: Getting started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

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Red Hat

Cloud computing is enjoying a growing presence in businesses today, and according to forecasts from experts such as Gartner, uptake is only set to rise in the future.

As organizations that haven't already latched onto the trend look to do so, investing in the right infrastructure, technology and tools is essential. OpenStack, as a community project, is not yet ready for the enterprise 'as-is'. However, like other popular open source community projects including Linux, there are companies, including Red Hat, that are making the community project into an enterprise Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, enabling organizations to attain greater agility and scalability with the cloud, with the support lifecycle, vast partner ecosystem, and certified solutions portfolio that enterprise customers require.

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UNOFFICIAL MEGASYNC NEMO EXTENSION AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

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Software

The MEGAsync Nemo file manager extension lets you see the sync status of your MEGA folder (using emblems) and also, it can be used to copy a file share link or upload a file outside your MEGA folder to MEGA.co.nz.

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Fedora in local medicine shop

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Red Hat

They are really happy with the OS as almost no downtime for them.
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Nude photos, phone records, NSA data offer essential lessons for admins

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Server
Security

As to that NSA data, a great deal of confusion about "surveillance" seems to be floating around. In the United Kingdom, questions are being asked about all the data-gathering by the British equivalent of the NSA, GCHQ. In response, Secretary of State Theresa May has responded that "there is no programme of mass surveillance and there is no surveillance state" and labels claims that GCHQ engages in unlawful hacking as "nonsense." Yet clearly, a lot of data is being gathered.

GCHQ, the NSA, and probably every other intelligence agency worth the name is actively gathering data from the Internet. Everything on the Internet is transient, with different decay periods, so gathering information is a constant process. They believe everything that can be gathered without illegal action is fair game, so they gather anything and everything they can, storing it just in case.

They are without doubt capturing and recording all and any email, instant messages, Web pages, social media traffic, and so on. Recent disclosures reveal that the NSA collects "nearly everything a user does on the Internet," then offers analysts tools to search that data. The NSA has a variety of explanations why it's all legally gathered.

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Humble Weekly Bundle Brings Five Linux Games

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

It's been a while since the last Humble Bundle collection that also had a hefty portion of Linux title, but now The Humble Weekly Bundle: Presented by Rock, Paper, Shotgun has arrived and it's pretty interesting.

Humble Bundle collections usually feature lots of Linux games, but this summer we saw a lot of Windows-only releases. It's a not a major problem, but now we have a new collection that is a lot more Linux friendly and that should make a lot of users happy.

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WordPress 4.0 for Debian

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OSS
Web
Debian

Yesterday WordPress released version 4.0 or “Benny” of WordPress. I have now downloaded it and packed up for Debian users.

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Canonical Has Joined The Khronos Group To Contribute To The Creation Of Mir/Wayland Drivers

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Ubuntu

For now, both Mir and Wayland are under massive development, none of them being used on desktop yet. While Mir is testable via the Ubuntu Touch Next Image, Wayland will be added to the default repositories of Fedora, but will not be used as default.

At first, Canonical intended to use Red Hat’s Wayland on their Ubuntu Touch, but it was difficult for them to submit patches and customizations for the mobile device and so, they decided to do the work themselves and created Mir.

Recently, Canonical has joined the Khronos Group to contribute to the creation of Mir/Wayland drivers.

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