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Story Samsung and Intel Stay Committed to Chromebooks Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 6:49pm
Story The Inherent Dishonesty Inside Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 6:44pm
Story Xposed Framework won’t arrive on Android Lollipop for months, if at all Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 6:29pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: DataCentred Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 6:16pm
Story Debian 7.7 Is Out with Security Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 6:09pm
Story "Fork Debian" Project Aims to Put Pressure on Debian Community and Systemd Adoption Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 1:39pm
Story UNITY PRIVACY INDICATOR 0.4 RELEASED WITH NEW PRIVACY SETTINGS Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 1:34pm
Story Ex-Microsoft man takes up arms for Red Hat's open-cloud crusade Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 1:30pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 1:24pm
Story Following GCC, Clang Looks To Default To C11 Rianne Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 1:21pm

OpenBSD Passes 300,000 Commits

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BSD

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in with news that the OpenBSD source tree has seen its 300,000th commit.

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Marble Atlas Review – Alternative to Google Earth

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KDE
Reviews

Marble comes included by default in the KDE environment, in the KDE Education package.

By default, there are 10 different map view modes in Marble, each showing specific information, however, tens more can be downloaded and installed.

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Kickstarter pulls Anonabox, a Tor-enabled router that raised over $585,000

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Development
Security

The Anonabox, which was created by August Germar, of Chico, California, aimed to be an “open source embedded networking device designed specifically to run Tor.” Its fundraising goal was $7,500, and in five days, it raised $585,549 from nearly 9,000 backers—including three Ars editors.

Germar told Ars that he was not aware that it had been suspended until Ars forwarded him an e-mail from Kickstarter outlining the possible reasons why it could have been cancelled.

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Leftovers: Software

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Software

Unity Celebrated Its 4th Birthday At The Beginning Of This Week

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Ubuntu

For those users who are new to Ubuntu, Canonical has replaced GNOME with Unity starting with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. But the first Unity based Ubuntu system was Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix, a special flavor for netbooks.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.10 Might Be The First Unity 8 Based Ubuntu Desktop System

NGINX Turns 10, Usage Up 400% In The Last 4 Years

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Server
OSS

The open source NGINX web server (and load balancer, HTTP cache and reverse proxy server) is turning 10 this month and its commercial counterpart, NGINX Plus is celebrating its first birthday at the same time. To mark this moment, the company provided me with its latest user stats and I also had a chance to get a few comments from Gus Robertson, the company’s CEO.

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An Everyday Linux User Review Of 4MLinux

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Linux
Reviews

4MLinux is one of the more unique Linux distributions available. The developers have obviously tried to get in as much as possible without taking up too much memory and disk space.

The 4 Ms stand for Maintenance, MiniServer, Multimedia and Mystery.

For maintenance purposes it would be adequate for rescue purposes but the hit and miss nature of trying establish a WIFI connection was worrying and I'm not sure whether the tools included are better than the tools included for other rescue disks.

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TIL Ubuntu Sees iPhones, iPads as USB Mass Storage Devices, Windows & Mac OS Don't

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GNU
Linux
Mac

Apple products are known to behave very unfriendly when they are simply connected to a PC or Mac OS X and they usually require iTunes or some surrogate to transfer files. Fortunately, on Ubuntu things are a little bit different and they are mounted as drives.

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Why The Future Of Digital Security Is Open

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OSS

The topic of digital security often brings to mind the image of bleak and dark future, where computers, mobile devices and other systems are riddled with malware and cyber criminals lurk, ready to steal our data and crash our systems. We have good reason to be nervous. We’ve seen plenty of cyber-security breaches in the past few years, like credit card thefts at Target and password issues at sites like LinkedIn.

Digital security is a major concern. Few other issues affect everyone, from individuals to companies to entire nations. So what is the future of digital security?

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Quebec is ripe for open-source software

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OSS

Open-source software, once the domain of reclusive programmers with long beards and conspiracy theories, is going mainstream.

Popularized by trendy Silicon Valley startups and evangelized by companies that offer maintenance and support, software once seen as buggy and risky is gaining respect in the private and public sector.

Even the Quebec government, long derided for its refusal to consider open-source solutions, is showing more interest, and companies are lining up to provide.

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HP's Helion Continuity Services adds Linux cluster support and more

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GNU
Linux
Server

The service now supports Linux physical clusters, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), as well as storage area network (SAN)-based data stores

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Feed Readers for Linux

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Linux

The RSSNow widget for KDE Plasma provides a simple, list-like feeds from sources which you can drag and drop. It comes with configuration options to change the news update interval and animations.

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Tizen IVI SDK – 3.0 Alpha 4 is Available to Download

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Development
Linux

The Tizen In-Vehicle Infotainment Software Developers Kit (IVI SDK) is a now available for you to download and runs on Windows*, Ubuntu*, and Mac OS X*. It includes Emulator (based on QEMU), Web Simulator, IDE, documents and samples, and supports a real IVI device as a target.

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WHAT IS KTRACKS?

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KDE

We are currently missing a Linux / KDE application to deal with this data, that at the same time helps users to keep control over their personal data. To give the child a name, let’s call it KTracks.
The purpose of this posting is twofold. First we want an application to get developed that is awesome and useful for many people. This posting as well as the following posts should be understood as a call for participation, both in gathering the fundamental requirements as well as looking for developers who are willing to actually code it. So, if you are an interested developer, hop on!

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Linux Kernel 3.17.1 Is Out and Is the Most Advanced Release Available

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Linux

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced that the latest version of the Linux kernel, 3.17.1, is now out and available for download. It's now the most advanced stable branch available and it will remain so for at least a couple more months.

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OpenGL Preview Benchmarks For NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970

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Graphics/Benchmarks

For those anxious to see how well the GeForce GTX 970, NVIDIA's new high-end, Maxwell-based graphics card will perform under Linux, here's some preview benchmarks.

As outlined yesterday, the GTX 970 Linux benchmarking is currently happening following my GeForce GTX 980 Linux review from a few weeks ago. The GTX 970 Linux testing is going well and the full review will be published in the next few days.

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Google offers sweet new SDK to let Android devs join 'Lollipop' guild

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Android
Development

Android 5.0 "Lollipop" won't ship to the public for a couple more weeks, but Google has tossed developers a bone by releasing the final SDK and system images for select Nexus devices ahead of launch.

The new Lollipop SDK that posted on Friday replaces the earlier Android L Developer Preview that the Chocolate Factory offered up at its annual Google I/O conference in June.

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Top 4 Linux network managers

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Software

Part of your command line toolset, ifconfig can be used from your CLI or terminal emulator and is the bedrock of network management – many other network managing tools roll this up as part of the package, while some people prefer to use it direct. Check the docs for instructions on the options available.

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