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Story Qt 5.4 released Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 7:32pm
Story Intel extends its Internet-of-Things ecosystem Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 7:24pm
Story [Video] Tizen OS For Smart Life, Carsten Heitzler, Samsung #Slush2014 Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 6:55pm
Story Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" Mate Review: Simply awesome performance! Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 6:48pm
Story The Linux Setup - Jack Germain, Journalist Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 6:45pm
Story Best KDE distro of 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 6:43pm
Story Breaking down the Red Hat QA process Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 6:43pm
Story Top 10 Semi-Autonomous Robots That Run Linux (With Slideshow) Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 6:36pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 5:25pm
Story Fedora 21 Released, Work on 22 Already Begun Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2014 - 5:09pm

CoreOS is building a container runtime, Rocket

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Red Hat

Rocket is a new container runtime, designed for composability, security, and speed. Today we are releasing a prototype version on GitHub to begin gathering feedback from our community and explain why we are building Rocket.

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8 ways to contribute to open source without writing code

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OSS

Talking to developers and reading about open source I often get the feeling that the general notion is that open source is just about code and commits. Put another way, "If you don't make commits for a project you are not contributing to it." Or so they say. That notion is far from the truth in my eyes. Let me tell you why.

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Canonical's Ubuntu Touch for Mobile Devices Almost Ready

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Ubuntu

Canonical still hasn't finished "converging" Ubuntu Linux across PCs, servers, phones and tablets, but it's now closer than ever with a new development release of Ubuntu Touch, which partners Meizu and Bq are using to build the open source mobile devices that should appear in the new year.

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Setting up Linux Mint 17.1 for the first time

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Given a choice between a DVD disc and a USB stick, I'd go with the USB option. Mint, and any other operating system, will install and run much faster from it.

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Google Nexus 6 review: A larger Moto X with fewer Motorola enhancements

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Android
Reviews

The Nexus 6 is the best Nexus ever and for once a Nexus device is not lacking in any specification. The price reflects the high-end nature of the Nexus 6, but the competition in the Android marketplace is also much stiffer than it was in the past. I still need to use the Nexus 6 a bit more with my T-Mobile SIM to convince myself it isn't the device for me. I enjoy large screen smartphones, but find other offerings to be more compelling.

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Hands-on with Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE

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GNU
Linux
Reviews

The final rease of Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE was announced this weekend. I have picked up both versions, and I have installed them on a number of computers around here, with both legacy (MBR) and UEFI boot. The results have been very good, as expected.

As anyone who has been around Linux much probably knows, Linux Mint (numbered) is derived from Ubuntu. However, starting with Mint 17 the releases no longer track the latest Ubuntu releases. Mint is now based on the Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) releases and will update their own distribution as they see fit.

That means that although Ubuntu recently released 14.10, this Mint release is still based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and the new Mint numbering system indicates that (this is 17.1, not 18), although the name change is a bit contrary to that (17.1 is called Rebecca rather than Q..., but I guess Q-names are not easy to come up with.

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Leftovers: Software

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today's howtos

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GNU Releases

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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE

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Reviews

I was very impressed with Linux Mint 17.1. The common feature upgrades and bug fixes add real value to this distribution. The changes in Update Manager, the Login Screen, Language Settings, Kernel Menu, and artwork should please almost all Linux Mint users. And the huge range of background wallpapers, along with the slideshow feature make it a great choice for those who want frequent changes to the look of their Linux Mint systems.

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Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance Benchmarks

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Red Hat
Ubuntu

With the official Fedora 21 release due out soon and the release candidate being available this weekend, I ran some basic performance benchmarks comparing the speed of Fedora 21 64-bit to that of Ubuntu 14.10 on an Intel Xeon workstation.

Fedora 21 Workstation was compared to Ubuntu 14.10 using the x86_64 version of each and maintaining the default settings. Fedora 21 is shipping with the Linux 3.17 kernel, GNOME Shell 3.14.2, X.Org Server 1.16.2, Mesa 10.3.3, and GCC 4.9.2. The package versions this time around aren't too far off from the Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn release from back in November with the main change being the use of the Linux 3.16 kernel.

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Linux 3.18-rc7

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Linux

Things are calming down nicely, and everything looks pretty normal.
In fact, if it wasn't for the pending issues with odd watchdog (and
possibly rcu) lockups I'd be pretty happy. As it is, that isn't a
regression from 3.17, but is still very disturbing.

At the same time, with the holidays coming up, and the problem _not_
being a regression, I suspect that what will happen is that I'll
release 3.18 on time in a week, because delaying it will either mess
up the merge window and the holiday season, or I'd have to delay it a
*lot*.

We'll see. Maybe DaveJ will be able to bisect it a bit now that the
false lead of "3.17 was ok" has been shown to be wrong (right now it
looks like the problem seems to have crept in between 3.16 and 3.17).

Annoying, because as mentioned, other than that we seem to be doing
well. The rc7 patch looks very normal, with two thirds being drivers
(spread all over: usb, networking, staging, thermal, gpu, sound..) and
half of the remaining being arch updates (mostly mips, arm, powerpc).
The remaining is mainly networking and some filesystem fixes (nfsd and
btrfs).

Linus

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Systemd 217 Updated In Debian & Soon Making Its Way To Ubuntu 15.04

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Debian

Users of Debian and its derivatives can soon expect to find systemd 217.

Systemd 217 brings many features and is currently the latest systemd stable release. Systemd 217 brought its experimental user console daemon, support for job timeouts, logind enhancements, udev updates, KDBUS handling improvements, and a plethora of other work.

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Arch-Based Manjaro Users Express Concern Over Update Strategy

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OS

While I've ran benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution in the past and found it a convenient way to play with Arch and overall a nice distribution, it seems for users running it day in and day out aren't entirely satisfied with the update strategy of Manjaro.

Manjaro's stable repository isn't frequently updated but the developers strive to update it about bi-weekly and by default there's no continual flow of fresh packages from Manjaro. Right now though Manjaro's stable repository hasn't been updated in over one month -- since 25 October -- and that includes no security fixes.

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Ubuntu Touch to Receive Offiline GPS Navigation App Soon

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Ubuntu

One of the things that Ubuntu Touch will definitely need once it's launched on mobile devices is a solid navigation app and modRana seems to be the first that will make it.

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Changing Limerick’s government services boosts open source

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OSS

The overhaul of government service delivery in Limerick, Ireland's third-largest city, proceeds in concert with the introduction of free and and open source software, says Bilauca Mihai, part of the change management team for Limerick, both the city and the county.

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Leftovers: Software

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Leftovers: Gaming

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today's howtos

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