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10 Linux Mini PCs

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Asus has perhaps the best Chromebox around, although Acer, HP, and Dell come close. The Asus model runs Chrome OS on a 4th Gen., dual-core Intel Celeron, and offers 4k video, 2-4GB RAM, 16GB flash, WiFi, Bluetooth, DisplayPort, and 100GB of cloud storage.

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Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 is Available Now

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Red Hat has announced its Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1, the company’s selection of some of the latest open source C and C++ compilers and complementary development tools. Available through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program and related subscriptions, Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 is targeted at application development for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but is also potentially useful for all kinds of developers and administrators depending on Red Hat's cloud tools.

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Press release: Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 Now Available

Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Is Out, Based on GNOME 3.14 - Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

The final version for the 15.04 branch of Ubuntu GNOME has been released and is now available for download. As expected, it comes with the latest GNOME 3.14 packages, a new Linux kernel, and many other upgrades.

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Also: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Released, Is Now an Official Ubuntu Flavor - Screenshot Tour

Kubuntu 15.04 Officially Released, Based on Beautiful Plasma 5 Desktop

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Ubuntu

Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has been made available, and users can now download and install this pristine KDE experience.

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Also: Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Screenshot Tour

Five Important Steps Linux Job Seekers Should Take

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Linux talent is in high demand, and the evidence is in the numbers. According to the 2015 Linux Jobs Report from the Linux Foundation, 92 percent of IT managers plan to hire Linux pros within the next six months. The 2015 Linux Jobs Report includes data from hiring managers (1,010) and Linux professionals (3,446) and provides an overview of the state of the market for Linux careers and what motivates professionals in this industry. With the rise of open cloud platforms positively affecting this ever-growing market, a new generation of open-source projects like Docker and OpenStack ensure the longevity of developers who can hone the most cutting-edge skills. Yet in the same report, 88 percent of companies stated it is somewhat difficult to find qualified candidates. Organizations are willing to pay big bucks for those with the right qualifications. To glean more perspective from a company that is constantly looking to hire the best open-source talent, eWEEK spoke with Marie Louise van Deutekom, global HR director at SUSE, to uncover tips for Linux job seekers and showcase which skills will help them stand out.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Officially Released

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Ubuntu

Canonical has officially released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Debian that uses the Unity desktop environment.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.04 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Is Now Available for Download

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While Canonical prepares an official announcement for the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system later today, they have already started uploading the Live ISO images on mirrors worldwide.

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How to get involved with the Open Source Hardware Association

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Hardware
OSS

Back in October of 2014, I was lucky enough to be elected to the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) board. Because the association received its nonprofit status, the board is finally able to begin increasing its reach in the community. Many new initiatives are being discussed, and we've been collecting a lot of community input on what is needed in the open source hardware world. One of the main objectives the board has in mind for the next year is to continue building up the community interaction and awareness of the association.

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Leftovers: Software

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Bootable Image for Tizen on Raspberry PI 2 released

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Linux

Following on from yesterdays news that you can get Tizen running on Raspberry PI 2, today the good guys at the Samsung Open Source Group have made available a bootable Tizen image Tizen for the Raspberry Pi 2, ready for you to download and flash a Micro SD Card with.

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Red Hat explains its choice of scale-out storage hats

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Which Red Hat scale-out storage product should you choose: Ceph or Gluster?

Red Hat has brought Ceph – acquired with InkTank in May last year – up to its engineering standards and branded it Red Hat Ceph Storage, and is now touting it alongside its Red Hat Gluster Storage.

Both Ceph and Gluster are open source, scale-out, software-defined storage products running on commodity hardware. Red Hat suggests Ceph is better for OpenStack and Gluster for Big Data analytics, but both could do either job.

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OpenBSD on Digital Ocean

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BSD

For OpenBSD users, it has been pretty disappointing that Digital Ocean didn’t launch other BSDs with introduction of FreeBSD, even though the technical barrier had been removed to allow it.

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Also: EuroBSDcon 2015: Extended deadline for submissions.

My switch to OpenBSD, first impressions

Machine Dreams

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Linux

Linux++, as it is called, can’t make full use of the Machine’s power but will be compatible with most existing Linux software, so programmers can easily try it out. Those who like it will be able to step up to HP’s second new operating system, Carbon, which won’t be finished for two years or more. It will be released as open source, so anyone can inspect or modify its code, and is being designed from the ground up to unleash the full power of a computer with no division between storage and memory. By starting from scratch, Friedrich says, this operating system will remove all the complexity, caused by years of updates on top of updates, that leads to crashes and security weaknesses.

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Debian 8.0 Adds Support for ARM64, PowerPC64 Little-Endian and Intel Bay Trail Architectures

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Debian

The Debian Project, through Steve McIntyre, announced on April 23 that the Debian CD/DVD/BD team is ready for the Debian 8.0 (codename Jessie) release, urging users to test the images before the unveiling of the final release of the highly anticipated operating system on April 25, 2015.

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Red Hat introduces business resource planner for enterprises

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Red Hat has introduced a new business resource planner to help enterprises quickly and efficiently address complex scheduling and resource planning challenges.

The new business planner is a part of Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite and Red Hat JBoss BRMS and is included with a subscription to JBoss BRMS at no addional cost.

The planner is based on the open source OptaPlanner JBoss community and is also designed to increase operational adaptability in the face of rapidly changing and unpredictable business environments.

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