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Canonical announces Ubuntu One music streaming service

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Ubuntu Canonical is preparing to augment its Ubuntu One cloud synchronization service with a new music streaming feature that will enable users to stream songs to their mobile phone from their Ubuntu One cloud storage account.

Google offers up new WebP format

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  • Google offers up to a 40% discount on all JPEGs -- with new WebP format!
  • Using Google’s WebP image convertor in Ubuntu
  • Google JPEG alternative speeds up web
  • With WebP, Google Aims To Replace Yet Another Elemental Web Format

The Humble README

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Software The README file goes back to the dawn of computing. We’re pretty sure Grace Hopper had one in a filing cabinet, right next to a folder marked “Bug”. It is a time-honored tradition:

Primal Carnage Says Goodbye To Unigine

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Gaming One more Linux game bites the dust...

5 Things Linux Does Better Than Mac OS X

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Mac I think the success of the Mac is mostly a matter of marketing. Whatever your own personal beliefs, though, there's no denying that there are certain things Linux clearly does better than Mac OS X. If you're trying to decide on a platform for your business, these factors are worth keeping in mind.

Actor Tony Curtis Dies At 85

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Obits New York native and Oscar-nominated actor Tony Curtis has died of COPD and heart failure. He was 85 years old.

Sintel Blender open movie released

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Salix OS Live 13.1.1 LXDE

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Linux Salix OS is a distro based on Slackware. Slackware, as you probably already know, has not had a reputation as being the easiest distro to use. Salix OS makes Slackware accessible to more users by making it easier to install, configure and manage.

Stormy Peters talks GNOME 3

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Interviews Stormy Peters, executive director of the GNOME Foundation and champion of the GNOME platform for more than ten years, talks exclusively to Linux User & Developer magazine…

Some Android apps caught covertly sending GPS data to advertisers

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Security The results of a study conducted by researchers from Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs have revealed that a significant number of popular Android applications transmit private user data to advertising networks without explicitly asking or informing the user.

Sun Employees Leaving Oracle In Lockstep

  • Sun Employees Leaving Oracle In Lockstep
  • Lustre file system finds life post-Oracle
  • Oracle's New Kernel: Custom Tuning or Proprietary Lock-In?

Simple Scan: Linux Finally has a Scanner Anyone could Use

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Software Sometimes we don't change our habits even when we have the opportunty to make our lives easier. At least it's true of me in terms of scanning.

In praise of floppies

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kmandla.wordpress: Behold the floppy, a miracle of post-modern technology! Does your computer still have a floppy drive? Count yourself among the lucky! Why? Thousands of reasons!

Open Source On Same Side of Law Suit As Microsoft, Apple, Google, Intel and Dell?

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OSS Now there is a headline you don't see everyday. How often does the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Apache Foundation join such strange bedfellows as Apple, Google, Intel and Dell in (get this) support of a case that Microsoft is trying to put before the Supreme Court.

Pioneers – a strategy board game for Ubuntu

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HowTos Pioneers is an open source clone of The Settlers of Catan board game. These rules are for the standard game without expansions (for extra players, board tiles and pieces).

The Ideal Linux Distribution, As I See It

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: As I review more distributions, I'm continually fleshing out exactly what I want to see in a distribution. Here's what I'd like to see:

Sabayon & Ubuntu releases

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  • Sabayon Linux 5.4 GNOME and KDE Released
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Release Candidate Released

Multicore may not be so scary - Linux will keep up

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Hardware Research suggests that the free operating system Linux will keep up with the addition of more ‘cores,’ or processing units, to computer chips.

Penguin in the picture: top video editors for Linux fans

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Software When it comes to video editing platforms, Windows and Mac own the field. They run the software from Adobe, Apple, and Avid that's preferred by professionals, and most –including all Windows machines – come with free, basic editing software for everybody else.

Ubuntu 10.10 beta preview

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Ubuntu THE LATEST OUTING of Canonical's Linux distribution Ubuntu shows that the firm is on the right track to make it the default choice of Linux for those thinking of making the switch from Windows.

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  • Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey
    Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018. More than 100,000 developers participated in this year's Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal the fact that some technologies and operating systems have become more popular than others in the past year.
  • History of containers
    I’ve researched these dates several times now over the years, in preparation for several talks. So I’m posting it here for my own future reference.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E03 – The Three Musketeers - Ubuntu Podcast
  • Best Desktop Environment
    Thanks to its stability, performance, feature set and a loyal following, the K Desktop Environment (KDE) won Best Desktop Environment in this year's Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards.
  • Renata D'Avila: Pushing a commit to a different repo
    My Outreachy internship with Debian is over. I'm still going to write an article about it, to let everyone know what I worked on towards the ending, but I simply didn't have the time yet to sit down and compile all the information.

Software: GTK-VNC, GNOME Shell and More

Devices: Mintbox Mini, NanoNote (Part 3), MV3

  • Mintbox Mini 2: Compact Linux desktop with Apollo Lake quad-core CPU
    The Mintbox Mini 2 is a fanless computer that measures 4.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.3″ and weighs about 12 ounces. It’s powered by a 10W Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor.
  • Linux Mint ditches AMD for Intel with new Mintbox Mini 2
    While replacing Windows 10 with a Linux-based operating system is a fairly easy exercise, it shouldn’t be necessary. Look, if you want a computer running Linux, you should be able to buy that. Thankfully you can, as companies like System76 and Dell sell laptops and desktops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based operating systems. Another option? Buy a Mintbox! This is a diminutive desktop running Linux Mint — an Ubuntu-based OS. Today, the newest such variant — The Mintbox Mini 2 — makes an appearance. While the new model has several new aspects, the most significant is that the Linux Mint Team has switched from AMD to Intel (the original Mini used an A4-Micro 6400T).
  • Porting L4Re and Fiasco.OC to the Ben NanoNote (Part 3)
    So, we find ourselves in a situation where the compiler is doing the right thing for the code it is generating, but it also notices when the programmer has chosen to do what is now the wrong thing. We must therefore track down these instructions and offer a supported alternative. Previously, we introduced a special configuration setting that might be used to indicate to the compiler when to choose these alternative sequences of instructions: CPU_MIPS32_R1. This gets expanded to CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1 by the build system and it is this identifier that gets used in the program code.
  • Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers
    At NPE2018, SISE presents its new generation of multi-zone controllers (MV3). Soon, these controllers will be able to control as many as 336 zones. They are available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L and XL) with three available power cards (2.5 A, 15 A and 30 A). They are adaptable to the packaging, automotive, cosmetics, medical and technical-parts markets.

Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
  • Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release
    The Fast Data Project ( released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.
  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation: