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Story A MAN WITH HIS FINGERS IN MILLIONS OF PIES Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 6:46pm
Story BackBox Linux 4.2 Is a Complete Penetration Testing Distro Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 6:30pm
Story Imagination to release open MIPS design to academia Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 6:27pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 12:26pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 12:24pm
Story It Doesn't Look Like KDBUS Will Make It For Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 12:06pm
Story An open source, e-commerce friendly CMS Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:27am
Story Change a Ton of Unity Features in Ubuntu 15.04 with Unsettings Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:08am
Story What is open source? Licensing, history, and more Rianne Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 11:03am
Story Weekend in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 27/04/2015 - 9:50am

Systemd Kills Off Shutdownd

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Systemd has eliminated shutdownd, one of the oldest components of this controversial init system, but its removal isn't because systemd is going on a diet.

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Debian Release Links

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  • Debian 8 "Jessie" released

    After almost 24 months of constant development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name "Jessie"), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team.

    "Jessie" ships with a new default init system, systemd. The systemd suite provides many exciting features such as faster boot times, cgroups for services, and the possibility of isolating part of the services. The sysvinit init system is still available in "Jessie".

  • New packages in Debian 8.0 Jessie

    A short post about what is #newinjessie, Debian's new 8.0 Jessie release. See Mika's debian-devel post for more information.

  • Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie) Has Been Officially Released, Download Now

    The Debian Project had the great pleasure of announcing today, April 26, that the Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie) computer operating system has been made available for download on mirrors worldwide.

  • ARMMP Jessie

    Whilst the rest of Debian was very busy actually making the Jessie release, I was trying to prepare the ground to test the armhf installer images.

  • Jessie - very nearly released as I write Smile Smile

Leftovers: KDE Software

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KDE
  • Let’s take a look to Kde Plasma 5.3 beta

    A couple of days ago I spoke about the new release of the Kde Applications 15.04 which represents a great and important step towards the completion of the passage from the old Kde 4 to the new Plasma 5 environment.

  • Dusting KMouth

    Besides gardening lately (more on that next time) lately I've been looking into what needs and used to use KSpeech/KTTS/Jovie. As QtSpeech will replace the functionality Jovie provided I thought I'd look at what needs doing to get stuff using QtSpeech.

  • My experiences at conf.kde.in 2015

    Last year I really wanted to attend conf.kde.in but couldn’t because my train tickets were not confirmed by the time it started. So, I had made up my mind right then, that I will definitely attend it the next year by all means. So, this year I applied and was accepted as a speaker too. But tragedy struck again, when some college issues clashed with the date of my flight, so I had to reschedule it once, and then one more time due to one more clash, after which I could finally reach Amritapuri in the evening of Day 1 of conference when it was already over. So, yes I was sad as I had missed the first day, but that also meant that I should make the best of the second day for sure.

  • conf.kde.in ’15 – My views

    This year’s conf.kde.in – KDE India’s annual conference on KDE/Qt technologies, was hosted in Amrita University’s Amritapuri campus and it still feels kinda surreal indeed. Thankfully, it all unfolded well enough. It was the first time a KDE conference was being hosted in Southern India or at least in Kerala to the best of my knowledge. I think one of the main reasons for this to happen was my experience with the previous edition of the same conference, which was held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Back then, I had just started to contribute to KDE and was very keen on attending the conference. However, it’d take me at least 5 days to travel back and forth and attend the conference – something which seemed improbable, if not possible given the schedule of classes any engineering student would have. It was also back then that I’d met Pradeepto Bhattacharya, Founder of KDE-India and had an informal chat and it motivated me to try contributing to KDE. He also wanted to see me attend the conference in Gujarat. However, I was unable to, despite wanting to.

  • Use Geofix to Geotag Photos in digiKam
  • Cross Platformity

    Several years ago we started porting Calligra to Windows. Supported by NLNet. Some time later, Intel also supported KO to create two Windows versions of Krita, one for tablets, one for convertible ultrabooks and later still, a new version of Calligra Words, Stage and Sheets for convertible ultrabooks. Meanwhile, the Krita Foundation has been publishing Krita on Windows and OSX for some time now. That's a fair amount of experience in puslishing software originally written on Linux on other platforms.

  • Building on new pillars: Activities and KPeople in Plasma 5.3

    With the release of Plasma 5.3 only days away, it's time to start talking about some of the new features users of Plasma Desktop will get their hands on in the new version.

Xubuntu 15.04: quick screenshot tour

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Reviews

The 23rd of April 2015 was the date when Canonical released the set of their new operating systems: Ubuntu 15.04 family. It includes Ubuntu itself, Ubuntu MATE and GNOME editions, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and so on.

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Another Surprise: Mageia 5 RC is available!

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MDV

I don't know why DistroWatch seemed to have missed it, but Mageia 5 RC is available for download.

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The Open Source Community Support System

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OSS

Whether you’re a novice Web developer or seasoned CIO, at some point you will require technical support with either a new IT development, task or project. What type of support will you want? With open source software, the flexibility and choice is yours.

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Debian 8.0 Jessie has been released!

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There's a new sheriff in town. And her name is Jessie. We're happy to announce the release of Debian 8.0, codenamed Jessie.

Want to install it? Choose your favourite installation media among Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, CDs and USB sticks. Then read the installation manual. For cloud users Debian also offers pre-built OpenStack images ready to use.

Already a happy Debian user and you only want to upgrade? You are just an apt-get dist-upgrade away from Jessie! Find how, reading the installation guide and the release notes.

Do you want to celebrate the release? Share the banner from this blog in your blog or your website!

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Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC is loaded with I/O, supports PoE

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Gateworks’s latest Ventana SBC runs Linux, OpenWRT, and Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers A/V, serial, and mini-PCIe I/O, plus wide temperature operation.

The Ventana GW5220 is nearly identical to the Ventana GW5200 SBC announced in 2013, “but only supports PCIe signaling on one mIni-PCIe slot and adds SPI support,” says Gateworks. Like the other Ventana SBCs, including the recent, higher-end Ventana GW5520, the new GW5220 supports -40 to 85°C temperatures, and runs OpenWrt, OpenEmbedded/Yocto, or Android on a Freescale i.MX6 SoC. Like the GW5200, it supports the dual-core i.MX6 Dual version at 800MHz, and measures 100 x 70mm.

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LibreOffice 4.3.7 Open Source Office Suite Released with Over 100 Bug Fixes

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LibO
OSS

The Document Foundation announced today the immediate availability for download of the LibreOffice 4.3.7 open source office suite for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Software

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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  • Android Candy: Intercoms

    Ever since my "tiny $20 tablet" project (see my Open-Source Classroom column in the March 2015 issue), I've been looking for more and more cool things to do with cheap Android devices. Although the few obvious ones like XBMC or Plex remotes work well, I've recently found that having Android devices around the house means I can gain back an old-school ability that went out of style in the late 1980s—namely, an intercom system.

  • There's a wild prank hidden in Google Maps that insults Apple in the most childishly inappropriate way

    Rawalpindi is a vibrant Pakistani city known for its bazaars, ancient ruins, and array of religious shrines. But if you pay it a visit on Google Maps, you're going to notice something very unusual on the outskirts of the city — the Android "droid" mascot urinating on the Apple logo.

  • There's an Android bot peeing on an Apple logo on Google Maps

    Sick of all the Apple Watch news today? You're in luck, because we have something completely different for you. An image of an Android mascot, also known as an Android bot or Bugdroid, peeing on an Apple logo has been discovered on Google Maps.

  • An Android robot is peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps
  • An Android is urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps (update)

    Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordinates with the regular Map view enabled, you'll see Google's iconic Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. At the moment, it's unclear who created this little piece of mischief and whether Google is taking action. But if this hidden message is any indication, it was snuck through by a member of the public using Google's Map Maker service, rather than a Google employee. Regardless, it's a crazy (and pretty hilarious) addition that's sure to rile some of the employees in Cupertino. Shots fired!

  • Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin

    Four models from Sony’s 2015 Android TV-powered 4K television range are now available for pre-order, with shipping to begin in May.

    The Japanese electronics giant unveiled its 4K TV lineup for 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but kept pricing and release information to itself, only saying the new sets would be available sometime in the spring. Those details are finally here and the TVs themselves aren’t far off.

  • Android Wear v1.1 APK has Apple references in it, but when is iOS support coming?

    That Google is working on iOS support for Android Wear is nearly undeniable at this point, but even more evidence has surfaced in case you aren’t a believer. We peeked inside the latest Android Wear update APK to see what hidden bits were swarming about, and we came across some very interesting references.

  • 5 Things to Expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1.1 Release

    A few weeks ago, an Android 5.1.1 update mysteriously appeared alongside an update for Google’s Android SDK. Earlier this week, Google finally confirmed the Nexus Android 5.1.1 release with an update for its Nexus Player. With an Android 5.1.1 update now on the minds of Nexus users, particularly Nexus 5 users dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop problems, we want to take a look at what we expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 release from Google.

The Turing Phone Is Super Durable and Ultra Secure

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Security

The device also sports a 13MP/8MP camera combo, 64GB / 128GB of internal storage and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

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GNU/Linux Share of Global Page-Views Reaches New High

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Linux

Eight days in April, 2015, so far, have reached 2% share of page-views for GNU/Linux on the desktop worldwide, according to data from StatCounter.

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Linux Kernel 4.0 Update Kit Now Available for Black Lab Linux 6.5, Ubuntu 15.04

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Roberto J. Dohnert announced the immediate availability of the Linux Kernel 4.0 Update Kit for his Black Lab Linux computer operating system, allowing users to update to the newly released Linux 4.0 kernel.

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Storage VP: Red Hat Gluster, Ceph see faster start than Linux

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Red Hat vows to improve file and database-as-a-service features for its open source storage software while also planning to tackle hyper-convergence.

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Also: Why Red Hat is tackling BPM

Red Hat broadens programming language support

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 Test 3 Out Now with Linux 3.14.38 LTS, Based on Debian Wheezy

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Debian

The Parsix GNU/Linux team announced on April 25 the immediate availability for download and testing of the third development release of the upcoming Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 computer operating system.

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OpenMandriva 3 Alpha, Debian LTS Recruitment, & Gentoo Git

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-s

The OpenMandriva Community today announced OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha. Version 3 will bring some exciting new features including hints of Plasma 5. The Debian Project today asked for help with Debian LTS for Wheezy and Jessie. The Gentoo Project today announced Git changes and blogger Fitzcarraldo shared his experiences installing Gentoo on his new laptop. And for something a bit different, Martin Grässlin today posted from Plasma running under Wayland.

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Debian Release

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