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Story ChromeOS 42.0.2311.87 (Official Build) (64-bit) – A brief look Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 10:07pm
Story Debian 8.0 Installer RC3 "Jessie" Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 8:30pm
Story LibreOffice 5.0 to Arrive in July, Bug Hunt Organized Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 8:21pm
Story KaOS 2015.04 is here -- Download the KDE-focused Linux distro now! Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 8:16pm
Story What Your CIO Needs to Know About Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Elementary OS Freya 0.3 review Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 7:36pm
Story Evolving KDE: Lehman’s Laws of Software Evolution In The Community Rianne Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 7:27pm
Story How open source grew up Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 12:03pm
Story F2FS For Linux 4.1 Has New Features & Fixes Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 11:52am
Story GitHub: Now Supporting Open Source License Compliance Roy Schestowitz 19/04/2015 - 9:32am

Leftovers: Screenshots

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Android Leftovers

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Opportunities and challenges of Open Source in Enterprise

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Today, open source is pervasive in enterprise IT, forming the foundation of many cloud services and applications.

The open source community represents a vast pool of collaborative intellectual property, and it has become a fundamental part of businesses around the world and in Australia and New Zealand.

"Open source is a great fit for any organisation that is looking to innovate more rapidly and effectively, and to save costs and increase the bottom line," says Colin McCabe, senior manager, Services and Training, Red Hat.

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Couchbase CEO: the real rationale for enterprise open source

Sirius: an Open Source Competitor to Siri, Cortana, Google Now

Dell and Ubuntu Again

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

ZFS On Linux Adds New Kernel Support, Asynchronous I/O

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Linux

A new release of ZFS On Linux is available this week for providing the latest capabilities for this Oracle/Sun ZFS file-system implemented as an out-of-tree, native Linux kernel driver.

The new ZFS On Linux 0.6.4 release is now compatible with kernels up through Linux 4.0. ZFS On Linux 0.6.4 also adds new feature flags of spacemap_histogram, extensible_dataset, bookmarks, enabled_txg, hole)birth, and embedded_data.

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How the Syria Airlift Project is Using Open Source Dronecode for Humanitarian Aid

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OSS

In March of 2014 I found myself on the Turkish-Syrian border, doing research among Syrian refugees. The stories I heard were horrific. Mass sieges were in effect; the Syrian government and brutal militias were starving out entire neighborhoods, and the government appeared to be deliberately targeting hospitals and doctors. Smuggling medical supplies into opposition-held areas was punishable by torture and death. Syrians were besides themselves, trying to find some way to get food and medicine into these besieged areas. They asked me why the US did nothing.

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Bq Ubuntu Phones Now Available Freely on Official Website

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Ubuntu

Canonical and Bq have announced that the Bq Aquaris e4.5 Ubuntu Edition is now available for purchase on regular channels, which puts an end to the flash sales.

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Building Super Small Linux Computers From Scratch

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Linux
HowTos

Conventional wisdom says small, powerful embedded Linux like the Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, or the Intel Edison are inherently manufactured devices, and certainly not something the homebrew tinkerer can produce at home. [hak8or] is doing just that, producing not one, but two completely different tiny Linux computers at home.

The first is based on Atmel’s AT91SAM9N12 ARM processor, but the entire board is just about two inches square. On board is 64 MB of DDR2 DRAM, a USB host and OTG port, and not much else. Still, this chip runs a stripped down Linux off of a USB drive.

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Linux 4.0 brings Skynet closer to existence, offers reboot-free kernel patching

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Linux

Setting aside the head-scratching title, Linux 4.0 isn’t a massive change from Linux 3.19. It would have been named Linux 3.20, but lots of people wanted to see Linux 4.0. As Linus Torvalds himself said, “the strongest argument for some people advocating 4.0 seems to have been a wish to see 4.1.15 - because ‘that was the version of Linux Skynet used for the T-800 Terminator.’”

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Bella OS 2.2 Is a User-Friendly Linux Distro Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

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Linux
Ubuntu

Bella OS 2.2 was announced recently, based on the upstream packages of the Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system. The Bella OS distribution aims to be a beautiful and user-friendly Linux OS tailored for end-users.

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LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon released!

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Linux
Debian

LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu.

LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.

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The State of NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Simply put, there is no actual official NVIDIA support for Optimus technology for Linux. Or at least, not completely. Until recently, there was none at all. As of 2013, NVIDIA did start to provide initial support for Optimus, but it is extremely barebones and arguably doesn't actually properly implement the Optimus features as it's meant to be.

But let's look at the current options for running an NVIDIA Optimus-enabled computer with Linux...

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ODF in the age of Big Data

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LibO
OOo

One may notice that the points listed above loosely match the main points usually mentioned when discussing the benefits of ODF in the more standard settings of the desktop. This is not surprising, but it was not necessarily intended; if anything this is a testimony to the value of a standard like ODF and its importance. The key point here is that when it comes to the cloud and big data, ODF is both a factor of transparency and innovation. This is something worth promoting and is a potential path to renewed success of ODF in the future.

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DNF 0.6.5 and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.6 Released

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Red Hat

Good news, everyone. New version of DNF and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE was built for F22 and F23. The documentation of yum and DNF differences was extended by yum plugin alternatives part and erase command was deprecated in favor of remove command name. DNF is getting more and more stable with 20 bug fixes while DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.6 newly adds Config manager.

With regard to packaging changes, DNF is running on Python 3 from F23 and dnf-yum compatible subpackage does not conflict with yum anymore. Read more on release notes of DNF and plugins.

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Git Success Stories and Tips from Puppet Labs' Michael Stahnke

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Development
OSS

Puppet's dozens of Git repositories see new code commits every day from more than 200 people, says Michael Stahnke, director of engineering services at Puppet Labs. And he personally uses the open source revision control system several times a day.

“I can’t think of another tool that changed the way I work, in a positive way, more than git,” Stahnke said.

In this Q&A celebrating Git's 10-year anniversary this week, Stahnke shared why Puppet Labs uses Git, their Git success stories, and his top pro tip for using the tool. For more in our “Git Week” series, see our interviews, below, with Git creator Linus Torvalds, and project maintainers from KVM, Qt, Drupal, and Tor.

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A community distribution of OpenStack

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Red Hat
Interviews

In this interview with Red Hat's Alvaro Lopez Ortega, we learn a little bit about RDO, a community distribution of OpenStack which is designed to make it easy to install on operating systems like Fedora and CentOS. Alvaro is presenting at OpenStack Live next week, where he'll share both some technical details on RDO as well as a little bit about the community that makes it happen.

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Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca KDE review

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Reviews

If we ignore the touchpad fiasco, Linux Mint 17.1 KDE is a very robust, very elegant release. It comes with all the necessities for a happy, carefree desktop usage. Everything works out of the box, the system is fast and stable, and apart from some small niggles, hardware detection and compatibility is quite good.

Perhaps this isn't the most exciting KDE around, but most of them come with a fairly reserved and somewhat bland default presentation, and it takes time digging under the hood to bring all the excitement to the surface. Overall, if you like the Mint family, then this is a very decent offering, and it also works well on modern laptops plagued with evil concepts. So that's an added bonus, for sure. All in all, 8.81/10. Definitely worth a try.

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9 Hidden Features in KDE

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KDE

Anyone who has used a desktop environment can be up and running in KDE in a matter of minutes. However, KDE has a way of hiding more advanced features, and some of them can take months or even years to discover.

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GNOME 3.16.1 Arrives on April 15, Arch Linux Users Can Now Update to GNOME 3.16

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GNOME

The GNOME development team announced today, April 10, that the first point release of the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment will be published on April 15, 2015. GNOME 3.16.1 is the first maintenance release of the acclaimed desktop interface, bringing several improvements and updated translations.

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Introducing Chromixium, an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Distro that Looks Like Chrome OS

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Ubuntu

Chromixium is a new distribution of Linux based on the upstream Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, built around the Chromium web browser, and designed from the ground up to look and act like the Chrome OS operating system created by Google.

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