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Android 5.1 Lollipop Is Making Its Way Into The Android Open Source Project

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Google officially announced the coming of Android 5.1 Lollipop earlier this afternoon, followed by a statement in the same blog post that they would be pushing it out to devices today. T-Mobile confirmed soon after that they would be pushing out Android 5.1 Lollipop to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 2013 models on their network beginning today as well. While the updates may begin today(even though there is not much day time left)Google had yet to start pushing the Android 5.1 Lollipop source code up to AOSP, which is where developers can go to grab all the necessary files and use the code to work with and create awesome custom ROM experiences based off of the latest Android version of software, as well as use the code to make any changes or updates to their apps.

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Pinterest Shoots ‘Pinball’ Into Open Source

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Pinterest announced yesterday that it’s making the workflow management software it developed to manage big data pipelines, called Pinball, available as open source. Now anybody can use the same technology that Pinterest uses to manage the flow of work on Hadoop and other cluster resources.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Will Attempt To Better Update CPU Microcodes

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Dimitri John Ledkov of Intel has added support to the Ubuntu-Drivers-Common framework for having CPU family detection and being able to install the appropriate CPU microcode update packages depending on the reported processor family. It's basically just making sure the right CPU microcode packages are installed rather than having them not installed or having all of them in place.

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Open Source Licensing and Community Intent

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Legal

Christoph Hellwig, supported by Software Freedom Conservancy (Conservancy), has initiated a lawsuit in Germany against VMware for alleged violations of the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2, an OSI approved license. If you aren’t following the case yet, it’s worth starting with the statements published by Conservancy, the Free Software Foundation, and VMware.

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Manjaro Linux KDE 0.9.0 Pre4 Now Uses KDE Plasma 5.2.1 and KDE Applications 14.12.3

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Linux

The Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of Manjaro KDE 0.9.0 Pre4 computer operating system based on the Linux kernel 3.19, KDE Plasma 5.2.1, as well as the latest KDE Applications 14.12.3. This release migrates to an all-new and complete hardware-accelerated graphics stack based on OpenGL(ES).

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4 reasons CIOs should give open source a second look

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Seeking out open source solutions is second nature for Red Hat IT. It’s in our DNA, and it’s what we believe in. And while our passion for open source is shared with many IT leaders, I still encounter CIOs who cite concerns about security, intellectual property, talent, and existing vendor relationships as reasons they aren’t comfortable with open source solutions. Here’s what I say when I hear IT leaders identify these as barriers:

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The Best Linux Distros for First Time Switchers from Windows and Mac

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

Linux doesn’t have a single look and feel, as there are several operating systems based on Linux; these are called distributions (distro). The jury is out on which is the best Linux distro, but that’s just a technical comparison. The best distro for you is what matters, and when you are switching, that is usually the distro most akin to which OS you are coming from.

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7 Warning Signs That You’re Meant to Switch to Linux

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Linux

You might be a Linux user and not even know it yet. It happened to me: I was a Windows user for years, but was doing all kinds of things that should have taught me I’m a Linux user at heart. Only when I switched did all these things make sense to me.

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Netrunner 15 Review: Looks fantastic as usual but lags a bit in performance

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On 16th February 2015, Clemens Toennies has announced the release of Netrunner 15, a desktop Linux distribution based on Kubuntu 14.10 and featuring the new KDE Plasma 5.2.0 desktop: "We are proud to announce the official release of Netrunner 15 'Prometheus'. Netrunner 15 is revised from the ground up - as the first distribution, it officially ships the new KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2. Therefore, an upgrade from previous Netrunner series with KDE 4.x is neither officially available nor really recommended. This release is 64-bit only. What's new? This release features the brand new KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2, packed together with the freshly released KDE Frameworks 5.7 and Qt 5.4. It takes a great deal of Oxygen and a little of Breeze and mixes them into a blend of tradition and modern. All previous settings and add-ons have been carefully restored to work in this new environment. With Netrunner 15 we took the chance to ship a finely revised set of applications."

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Q&A: raw engineering on how open source ‘changed the world’

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Kurt: The concept of open source software has changed the world. Our platform wouldn't exist in its current form without open source software. Every day, different components of our products run on Nginx, Node.js, Docker, MongoDB and many other open source technologies. Open source is very important to what we do.

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Also: Renault-Nissan goes open source with GENIVI for infotainment

Storify Founders Leave For Open Source, Baby

Open Source: More eyes, fewer vulnerabilities, greater security

Google Shrinks List of GSoC Open Source Organizations

Open-Source Database Firm MariaDB Raises $3.4M from Russia’s Runa Capital

Purdue expands use of open-source software, cuts costs

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Purdue, in its perpetual quest to cut corners and save money, is working to expand its use of open-source software, potentially saving students upward of $1 million.

The software, developed by Michigan State University in 1992, is called the Learning Online Network with Computer-Assisted Personalized Approach, or more commonly known, LON-CAPA.

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Also: Rutgers-Camden students pushing for free, open source textbooks

UMass students, librarians want more faculty to use open source textbooks to save students money

MassPIRG report urges expanded use of open-source textbooks

Linux Lite 2.4 Beta Brings Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System

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Linux

Jerry Bezencon, the creator of the Linux Lite computer operating system has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the Beta release of the upcoming Linux Lite 2.4 distribution. While the stable version of Linux Lite is 2.2, the 2.4 Beta release brings all sorts of new features, updated applications, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Ported to Raspberry Pi 2

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu MATE community has been very active and supportive of the project, so much so that someone has just released a version of the Ubuntu MATE distro for Raspberry Pi 2.

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Docker Expansion

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Top 10 Linux and Android Products from Mobile World Congress

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Linux

This week's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona focused primarily on phones and tablets, but also featured major new processors, game consoles, smartwatches, and more. Our slideshow of the top 10 products running Linux or the Linux-based Android isn't called the "Best of MWC" since the proof is in the use, and also in the pricing. Many of these products have yet to be priced, and most have yet to ship. Yet, they're all significant in one way or another, and should influence other products that appear through 2016.

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Also: Top 10 Linux and Android Products from MWC 2015

7 Android and Linux Smartwatches to Take on the Apple Watch

Open Source: A Cross-Industry Hero

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Open source code is no longer exclusively used by eager web developers in the tech industry. In fact, global industries that serve the healthcare, education, and government markets are now experiencing the benefits of open source code as well. Once they become familiar with the specifics of open source software license management, non-technology businesses are easily able to improve industry specific practices in new, innovative ways.

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Researchers just built a free, open-source version of Siri

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Major tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have been able to provide millions of people with personal digital assistants on mobile devices, allowing people to do things like set alarms or get answers to questions simply by speaking. Now, other companies can implement their own versions, using new open-source software called Sirius — an allusion, of course, to Apple’s Siri.

Today researchers from the University of Michigan are giving presentations on Sirius at the International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems in Turkey. Meanwhile, Sirius also made an appearance on Product Hunt this morning.

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Kernel Developers Summarize Linux Storage Filesystem and Memory Management Summit

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A group of three Linux kernel developers kicked off the Linux Foundation Vault storage conference on Wednesday morning by hashing out proposed changes to the kernel and the stack from the Linux Storage Filesystem and Memory Management Summit (FS&MM), which took place earlier in the week.

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Xtra-PC Helps Non-Technical People Install Linux on an Old PC

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Linux

If you still have an old PC, you're in luck. A new Linux distribution based on Lubuntu will give any old PC a new lease on life, designed for non-technical users and optimized for popular web sites.

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How To Install Tor Browser 4.0.4 In Linux To Surf Anonymously

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HowTos


How To Install Tor Browser 4.0.4 In Linux To Surf Anonymously

Are you worried for the information that you're sharing with the Agencies like, National Security Agency (NSA) and more? You want privacy and security! Here it comes Tor Browser that will fit into your needs. Tor is free, open network browser based on Mozilla Firefox that serves the purpose of beinganonymous and secure. 
 

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