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Fedora: The Latest

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Red Hat
  • Fedora 24 Workstation Will Use Wayland By Default, Fedora 24 Server Drops 32 Bit Support

    As you may already know, the Red Hat developers are working hard at Wayland, a next generation display server that will slowing get adopted in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora systems.

  • Proposed New Branding for Rawhide: Untested

    At flock, mattdm, I and others were discussing the need to replace the message about Rawhide that it kills babies, eats kittens, etc.

  • Fedora Workstation Next Steps: Wayland and Graphics

    So I realized I hadn’t posted a Wayland update in a while. So we are still making good progress on Wayland, but the old saying that the last 10% is 90% of the work is definitely true here. So there was a Wayland BOF at GUADEC this year which tried to create a TODO list for major items remaining before Wayland is ready to replace X.

  • Secure distribution of RPM packages

    This blog post looks at the final part of creating secure software: shipping it to users in a safe way. It explains how to use transport security and package signatures to achieve this goal.

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  • Odd touchpad behavior in Fedora 22

    A few days ago, the touchpad on my HP 2000 Notebook PC began acting up. It would jitter around a lot and insert phantom mouse clicks. My desktop ended up with approximately Avogadro’s number of Notes widgets. At first, I thought the touchpad was going bad. I resigned myself to a life of using a USB mouse, at least until I could buy a replacement.

KDE and Akademy

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KDE
  • Support Randa 2015

    Weeeee! KDE is sponsoring Randa Meetings again, this time with touch. And you can help making KDE technologies even better! This exciting story in the Dot this week, https://dot.kde.org/2015/08/16/you-can-help-making-kde-technologies-even-better caught not only my attention, but my pocketbook as well.

  • Kdenlive 15.08: 4 years of maturation, and how to help Free Software to live

    Finally it is ready: Kdenlive 15.08 is an important accomplishment!

  • Usability at the KDE sprint in Randa
  • Final evaluation

    As we all know we have our final evaluation of our GSOC project next week. I have completed my project and would like to display how the integration between Cantor and LabPlot works.

  • PUCK: Replacing QML with Yaml, CoffeeScript, LiveScript or *Script
  • Sprinting KDE Connect

    KDE Connect is nowadays on a sweet moment where many things can happen. This is an interesting moment to sprint, because it will allow all of us to work together on interesting features that can then be merged at once with greater impact.

  • A Qt Platform Abstraction plugin for KWin

    In Qt we have the Platform Abstraction (QPA) which allows to better interact with the used windowing system through a plugin. In case of KWin we use the “xcb” plugin on X11 and on Wayland we used to use the “wayland” plugin provided by QtWayland. For quite some time I had been thinking about migrating away from those and use an own KWin-specific plugin at least for Wayland.

Linux Mint 17.2 KDE: do you have the hardware?

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KDE
Reviews

Linux Mint 17.2 KDE felt solid and responsive to me, apart from one occurrence that I mentioned above.

It is based on a solid distribution and adds some useful features like necessary codecs.

KDE always had its fans for the convenience, high level of integration and the ease of navigation. On the flipside, KDE is usually considered a Desktop Environment for high-performance hardware.

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Moksha: Just an Enlightenment Fork or the Birth of a new Desktop?

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GNU
Linux

When Bodhi Linux came out with version 3.1.0 a week or so ago, the distro’s founder and lead developer, Jeff Hoogland, made it clear on the Bodhi website that this was a milestone release.

“This release is a bigger deal for the Bodhi team than our previous update releases have been in the past,” he wrote. “The reason for this is because this release is the first to use the Moksha Desktop which we have forked from E17. Because it is built on the rock solid foundation that E17 provides, even this first release of the Moksha Desktop is stable and is something I feel comfortable using in a production environment.”

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Introducing the Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch

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Linux
Gadgets

Samsung has already teased us about their upcoming Next Gear Smartwatch, the Gear S2, and now that teased video from Samsung Unpacked 2015 Episode 2 can be seen in its full glory. We will see the launch of the new circular watch faced Smartwatch next month on September 03 in Berlin at IFA 2015.

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Unity 7 to Use the GNOME Scrollbars Starting with Ubuntu 15.10 - Video

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Ubuntu

The famous "almost invisible and difficult to make appear when you need them most" scrollbars in Unity 7 are going away, and they are being replaced by the upstream version from GNOME.

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GNU Guix Package Manager Ported To GNU Hurd

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GNU

Guix is the package manager based on Nix and designed exclusively for free software and powering the GNU System. This summer via Google Summer of Code, Guix was ported to GNU Hurd. Guix on Hurd can now build a native final toolchain, build packages natively using the toolchain, and there's support for cross-building packages for the Hurd.

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Top 4 open source command-line email clients

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OSS

Like it or not, email isn't dead yet. And for Linux power users who live and die by the command line, leaving the shell to use a traditional desktop or web based email client just doesn't cut it. After all, if there's one thing that the command line excels at, it's letting you process files, and especially text, with uninterrupted efficiency.

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Aquaris E5 HD, E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phones priced at India launch

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Ubuntu

Many of us are familiar with Android and iOS devices but those interested in an alternative operating system may be pleased that two Ubuntu-running smartphones are now arriving for India. The BQ Aquaris E5 HD and Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition phones have been priced at the India launch and will be available from Snapdeal by the end of this month.

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Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Charmander Concept Looks Amazing

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Ubuntu

Linux users don't really get to see a lot of concepts for desktops, but from time to time we get to experience some pretty interesting designs. The same can be said about the Ubuntu 16.04 Stupendously Hot Charmander concept, which looks superb.

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New Copyright Aggregation Project Keeps Debian Contributors' Hard Work Safe

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Debian

The Debian Project has announced that it has joined forces with Software Freedom Conservancy, a non-profit organization that acts as a home for open-source and free software projects, to create the Debian Copyright Aggregation Project.

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96.8 percent of new smartphones sold are either iPhone or Android devices

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Android

The latest quarterly smartphone sales data from Gartner is out today, and it tells a very familiar story. BlackBerry keeps shrinking, Microsoft is stagnating, and Google and Apple are tightening their already dominant grip over the entire market.

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LinuxCon North America

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Linux

Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-41 Supports PXE Booting via Network Interface Card (NIC) Eno

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GNU
Linux

Steven Shiau published a new development version of his popular Clonezilla Live project, version 2.4.2-41, which incorporates multiple new features, updated components, and various bugfixes.

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First Beta of GNOME's Orca 3.18 Receives Better Support for Thunderbird and LibreOffice

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GNOME

The first Beta build of the upcoming Orca 3.18 open-source screen reader and magnifier software, which is used in numerous GNU/Linux distributions by default, has been made available for download and testing.

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GNOME Control Center Gets a Major Revamp with LTE and Pyongyang Time Support

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Development
GNOME

The development team behind the GNOME Project is hard at work these days preparing to release the first Beta build of the upcoming GNOME Control Center app, an essential component of the anticipated GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

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Also: GNOME Maps Gets Support for Copying Geo URIs in GNOME 3.18

Linus Torvalds Talks Linux Security at LinuxCon

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Linux
Security

"The only real solution to security is to admit that bugs happen," Torvalds said, "and then mitigate them by having multiple layers, so if you have a hole in one component, the next layer will catch the issue."
Torvalds added, "Anyone that thinks that we'll be entirely secure is just not realistic; we'll always have issues."

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Ubuntu Linux and Ubuntu Touch Get an Extremely Fast, Scalable Thumbnailing Service

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Ubuntu

Canonical's Michi Henning wrote a very interesting article on his blog, where he explains in detail how he, James Henstridge and Xavi Garcia Mena managed to implement a fast and scalable thumbnailing services for both Ubuntu Linux and Ubuntu Touch operating systems.

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