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Story libinput is done Rianne Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 10:43am
Story $5 Linux-equipped Omega2 IoT module launches on Kickstarter Rianne Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 10:39am
Story Fedora News Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 10:35am
Story Four Alternatives to Raspbian and Ubuntu MATE Rianne Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 10:31am
Story Korora 24 & OpenMandriva 3.0 RC1 Released, Dell XPS 13 Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 10:30am
Story Today and Yesterday in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 9:50am
Story Linux and Graphics Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 7:58am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 2:59am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 2:58am
Story GNOME News Roy Schestowitz 20/07/2016 - 2:57am

OnlyOffice: A FOSS Office Suite for the Cloud

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OSS

OnlyOffice is a web-based open source productivity suite for document collaboration, sharing, and management, project management, client relations management, and email, events, and tasks.

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CoreOS Linux 1068.6.0 Brings Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Docker 1.10.3, and systemd 229

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OS
Linux

On July 12, 2016, the CoreOS development team has released a major update of the CoreOS Linux kernel-based operating system designed with massive server deployments in mind.

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Bodhi Linux 4.0 to Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Enlightenment's EFL 1.18

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Linux
Ubuntu

Jeff Hoogland, developer and creator of the Ubuntu-based Bodhi GNU/Linux operating system, informs the community about a few important facts related to the upcoming Bodhi 4.0.0 release.

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Also: Bodhi Linux 4.0 to Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Enlightenment's EFL 1.18

Why being open source is not killing Android

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Android
OSS

As a fellow journalist I admire Kingsley-Hughes’s writing. This blog in particular seems to have been written to provoke reaction from the open source community. As someone who has been covering Linux and open source for more than a decade now, I felt compelled to address some of the points raised in that blog.

The bottom line is that open source is actually better suited at handling fragmentation than any proprietary technology in the world. Before you think about making Android closed source, just have a look at the mess that Windows and Internet Explorer fragmentation is.

Circling back to the point that open source is killing Android, the fact is: nothing is killing Android. On the contrary, Android is thriving and continues to eat iOS and Windows market share.

If any fellow open source users are reading this story, please weigh in with your opinion in the comment section below.

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GIMP 2.10 Development Continues, GIMP 2.9.4 Lands New Features After 8 Months

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Development

A few hours ago, the GIMP development team released a new development version towards GIMP 2.10, the next major update of the popular free and open-source image manipulation software coming later in the year.

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Budgie Desktop 10.2.6 and Linux Kernel 4.6.4 Land in the SparkyLinux Repos

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GNU
Linux

We had the pleasure of reporting the other day about the availability of the Linux 4.6.4 kernel for all GNU/Linux operating systems, and the Budgie 10.2.6 desktop environment for Solus, Fedora 22/23, and openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed distros.

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Dependency CI reviews potential vulnerabilities for open-source projects

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OSS

The founder of an open-source library discovery service launched a new project today that can continuously test open-source dependencies for potential vulnerabilities and other issues.

The project is Dependency CI, an open-source tool that integrates directly into a GitHub workflow just like other CI systems. It runs a set of configurable tests on any dependency that it detects in a codebase, and checks it for incorrect licenses and deprecated or unmaintained libraries that a developer’s code depends upon.

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Can an encrypted chip make the Gionee M6 the most secure Android phone ever?

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Android

Gionee, a Chinese phone manufacturer, claims that its new smartphone uses an encrypted chip and could be the 'safest smartphone ever.'

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Linux Kernel 4.6.4 Now Unofficially Available for Slackware 14.2 and Derivatives

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GNU
Linux
Slack

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us today, July 12, 2016, about the general availability of the recently released Linux 4.6.4 kernel for Slackware 14.2 and many of its derivatives.

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IPFire 2.19 Update 103 Adds Web Proxy Improvements, Latest Tor for Anonymity

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Linux
Security

The IPFire 2.19 Core Update 103 Linux kernel-based firewall distribution has been released today, July 12, bringing web proxy improvements and the latest security patches and bug fixes.

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VirtualBox 5.1

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Software
  • Changelog for VirtualBox 5.1
  • VirtualBox 5.1 Officially Released

    Oracle announced the release this afternoon of VM VirtualBox 5.1.

  • VirtualBox 5.1 Increases Linux Integration, Improves Multimedia Support

    Today, July 12, 2016, Oracle has had the great pleasure of announcing the final release of the VirtualBox 5.1 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported platforms.

    VirtualBox 5.1 is a massive release that improves numerous parts of the software, promising to be a worthy update over any previous release. It is the best and most advanced release so far, increasing the Linux integration, enhancing the multimedia support, and adding support for new technologies.

    "To enable organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create and deploy on premises and cloud applications, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1, the latest release of the world’s most popular free and open source, cross-platform virtualization software," said Oracle.

Security News

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Security
  • New Report Shows Healthy Growth in Open Source Usage, but Security is Not Locked Down
  • Tuesday's security advisories
  • Security staff should talk to end users more

    IT security departments need to improve their relationships with their users by going out and talking to them, Red Hat's security strategist Josh Pressers has advised.

    Pressers warned that in order to stop the spread of 'shadow IT' within the enterprise, security professionals need to make a bigger effort to understand staff in other departments, warning that "we don't listen very well".

    Shadow IT has become an increasing problem for corporate IT managers, as employees use non-approved tools and technologies at work, rather than the systems provided by the in-house team.

  • Every version of Windows hit by "critical" security flaw [Ed: Microsoft Zack (Zack Whittaker, formerly Microsoft UK) on the latest back/bug door in Windows]

    Microsoft has patched a security vulnerability found in every supported version of Windows, which if exploited could allow an attacker to take over a system.

    The software giant said in a bulletin posted Tuesday as part of its monthly release of security fixes that the the "critical" flaw could let an attacker remotely install malware, which can be used to modify or delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights.

    The "critical"-rated flaw affects Windows Vista and later -- including Windows Server 2008 and later.

    Those who are logged in as an administrator, such as some home accounts and server users, are at the greatest risk.

KDE Applications 16.04.3 Is the Last in the Series, Out Now for KDE Plasma 5.7.1

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KDE
Software

After announcing the availability of the first maintenance update for the KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment, KDE also released today the third and last point release for the KDE Applications 16.04 software suite.

KDE Applications 16.04.3 is here to fix twenty more bugs reported by users since last month's KDE Applications 16.04.2 point release, bringing improvements to various KDE applications that are usually shipped by default with any new installation of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Shipping Rust in Firefox

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Moz/FF
  • Shipping Rust in Firefox

    It’s hard to believe it’s been almost seven years since Mozilla Research first began sponsoring the development of Rust, at the time little more than an ambitious research experiment with a small but devoted community. Remarkably, despite a long history of inventions and discoveries, Rust’s key principles have remained constant. The Rust core team’s original vision—a safe alternative to C++ to make systems programmers more productive, mission-critical software less prone to memory exploits, and parallel algorithms more tractable—has been central to Mozilla’s interest in backing the Rust project and, ultimately, using Rust in production.

  • Firefox 48 Will Take The First Rust Code Into Production

    Mozilla will be taking their first Rust programming language code into production with Firefox 48.

    Beyond the Servo/Browser.html tech preview that's now shipping nightly, another goal of Mozilla developers for 2016 has been to ship at least one Servo/Rust component within the Gecko engine / Firefox. With Firefox 48, they are stepping along on that crusade with shipping their first Rust production code.

More NVIDIA CUDA Benchmarks With Blender Cycles Engine

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Graphics/Benchmarks

For those interested in Blender Cycles performance on NVIDIA hardware with CUDA, these latest benchmarks have GeForce GTX 900/700/600 series data points. The GTX 1000 Pascal numbers were left out of this later testing since as yesterday's numbers show Blender or somewhere in the software stack are some performance issues... See yesterday's articles for that data.

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Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon: pity, pity, pity

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Linux
Reviews

I could say that Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon is a nice and easy distribution everyone can use... I could, if there was not the issue with multimedia codecs. That spoon of tar spoiled the whole barrel of honey. The error with the installation of multimedia codecs well may be a result of my running Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon in Live mode. But that error was not there before, in previous Live versions of Linux Mint, mainly because all necessary codecs were already pre-installed. The Linux Mint team introduced the error by changing the way codecs are distributed.

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5 Best GNOME Shell Extensions for Ubuntu

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GNOME

Over the past fortnight we asked you to nominate your top extensions for the GNOME desktop. And you did just that. Having now sifted through the hundreds of entries, we’re ready to reveal your favourite GNOME Shell extensions.

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KDE Plasma 5.7.1 Improves Microphone Volume Actions, Adds Plasma Workspace Fixes

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KDE

Today, July 12, 2016, the KDE project has announced the general availability of the first point release for the KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment, bringing multiple fixes and improvements.

The KDE Plasma 5.7 release is the most advanced version of the acclaimed desktop environment used by many GNU/Linux operating systems by default for their users, but this doesn't mean that it's perfect, and bug reports are submitted every single day.

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Canonical Joins The Document Foundation's LibreOffice Project Advisory Board

Today, July 26, 2016, Canonical and The Document Foundation (TDF) announced that the company behind the popular Ubuntu operating system had joined the LibreOffice project Advisory Board. If you're using the Ubuntu Linux OS on your personal computer, you are aware of the fact that the award-winning LibreOffice office suite is installed by default. Canonical chose to use LibreOffice as the default office suite for its widely-used GNU/Linux operating system since the first release of the open-source software in early 2011. Now that Canonical announced the availability of Snaps as universal binary packages for Ubuntu and other supported GNU/Linux distributions, many application developers decided to offer their software in the Snap package format, and it looks like The Document Foundation is among the first to adopt the latest Snappy technologies for LibreOffice. Read more

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The first time I installed Ubuntu on my computer, when I was sixteen, I was astonished by the number of filesystems that were available for the system installation. There were so many that I was left overwhelmed and confused. I was worried that if I picked the wrong one my system might run too slow or that it might be more problematic than another. I wanted to know which was the best. Since then, things have changed quite a bit. Many Linux distributions offer a ‘standard’ filesystem that an installation will default to unless otherwise specified. I think this was a very good move because it assists newcomers in making a decision and being comfortable with it. But, for those that are still unsure of some of the contemporary offerings, we’ll be going through them today. Read more

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