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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 12:31am
Story Preview Numbers For The GeForce GTX 980 On Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 8:13pm
Story Radeon 2D Performance On Fedora 21: EXA vs. GLAMOR Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:50pm
Story FreeBSD 10.1-BETA3 Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:36pm
Story openSUSE 11.4 Is Now Truly, Finally Dead Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:29pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:51am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:51am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:38am
Story Packages for Builder — a GNOME IDE — now available for Fedora 21 Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:06am
Story RELEASE: Netrunner Rolling 2014.09.1 Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:02am

Open source proponents in Trivandrum celebrate Software Freedom Day

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OSS

The Software Freedom Day was celebrated in the capital city last week at an event organised by Zyxware Technologies, a Thiruvananthapuram based IT services company, in association with the International Centre for Free & Open Source Software (ICFOSS) and the Free Software Users Group (FSUG-Tvm).

The theme for the day was ‘Government Organisations and Free Software in Kerala’, in the light of the government order asking all departments to migrate to Free Software. At the event, experiences of government organisations who have successfully migrated to Free Software was showcased.

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Xubuntu 14.10 Beta 2 Turns Pink to Celebrate the Unicorn – Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

Xubuntu 14.10 Beta 2, the Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and using the Xfce desktop environment, has been released and is now ready for testing. The developers have prepared a surprise for users, in the form of a small visual change.

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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Beta 2 Is Out, Features GNOME 3.12 – Screenshot Tour

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GNOME
Ubuntu

The Ubuntu GNOME developers have released the second and final Beta version of the 14.10 branch, and they are getting closer to the stable version of the distribution.

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Another Open-Source Developer Claims Hyperkin is Illegally Using Code for Retro Console System

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GNU
OSS
Legal

The makers of the open-sourced emulation software program, RetroArch are the latest to say that video games accessories company Hyperkin is using its program in violation of the GPL license. RetroArch uses a development interface called "libretro" that allows for the "easy creation of emulators and games that can plug straight into this program called RetroArch." It supports 15 different hardware platforms including Android.

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Joint Staff Dumps Oracle and PeopleSoft Planning Software for Open Source

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OSS

The Joint Staff currently uses Oracle and PeopleSoft for strategic planning software through a contract managed by a division of the Naval Sea Systems Command.

The Joint Staff runs the software on the Joint Organization Server and a server covering the Office of Secretary of Defense.

NAVSEA said in a contract notice it plans to issue a new contract to MYMIC LLC of Portsmouth, Virginia, for open source planning software to “reduce the high cost of licenses, technical support and custom modifications” with Oracle and PeopleSoft.

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Hadoop Developer Cask, Formerly Continuuity, Goes Open Source

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OSS

Continuuity Inc., whose software makes it easier for developers to build applications that run on the big-data storage and analysis system Hadoop, has changed its name to Cask and will put its technology into open source.

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MK902 II LE is a tiny Ubuntu PC with a Rockchip RK3288 CPU

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GNU
Linux
Hardware
Ubuntu

Rikomagic launched a new TV box with a Rockchip RK3288 processor and Google Android software this summer. It’s called the MK902 II and I’ve got one sitting on my desk waiting for me to find the time to put it through the paces.

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SparkyLinux 3.5 MATE, Xfce, Openbox & JWM is out

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GNU
Linux

SparkyLinux 3.5 “Annagerman” MATE, Xfce and Base Openbox & JWM is out.

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Samsung moves 500 Software Engineers to other Tizen software divisions

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Linux

Samsung Electronics have decided to move 500 Software Engineers out of their mobile phone development unit into other consumer electronics parts such as TVs, network, printer and its corporate software R&D divisions, according to various reports on the net.

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Upcoming Catalyst Linux Driver Offers HSA & VCE Support

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Linux

While AMD just released its first OpenCL 2.0 Linux driver, which is marked fglrx 14.41, the next driver that's currently in testing is fglrx 14.50... This should be more interesting.

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Akademy 2014 Talk Videos Available

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KDE

Videos of all of the Akademy Talks are now available online to watch in your own time.

You can access them from the Akademy schedule. Follow the schedule to the talks for the links to the videos and the slides.

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Pale Moon Shines for Classic Firefox Fans

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Moz/FF

Much of the good stuff about Pale Moon is under the hood. Taken together, all of it contributes to a more efficient performance. For example, Pale Moon is optimized for modern processors such as SSE2. A lot of the built-in bloat of the Firefox code is removed. That gets rid of things like accessibility features and WebRTC. The social API code is disabled by default.

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Hanoi SFD 2014 Report

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Red Hat

Day 1 (2014-09-19): Fedora Meetup
On Friday morning we went to the VAIP office and had a Fedora APAC ambassador meetup the whole day. The meetup was set up for APAC ambassadors to discuss critical tasks. EMEA has had a lot of similar meetups, but for APAC, it was the first to my knowledge. (It was at least the first in this year.) To include remote participants who cannot make it at Hanoi, we also joined the #fedora-apac IRC channel. There we met gnokii, kushal, FranciscoD, etc. We also set up a pad on PiratePad.

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DIY Pi-Top Computer Lets Users Get Under the Hood

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Linux

Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi Model B+ powered build-your-own-laptop kit, soon could enable users to learn computer programming, designing and 3D-printing skills.

The Pi-Top team recently released details on its construction of a prototype computer in a Reddit post.

The developers plan to use the model in a Kickstarter campaign to generate funding for the project. They printed the prototype in four parts with a Rostock Max V2 printer.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Final Beta Officially Released – Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

Canonical only releases a single Beta version during the entire six-month development cycle, four weeks before the final version is made available. This has been the case for a while now, but not all flavors follow the same trend.

The new Ubuntu 14.10 is called Utopic Unicorn and the release made today covers the Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Although this is a Beta release for the operating system, it's pretty close to the final build and representative of the final product.

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Free Software Foundation statement on the GNU Bash "shellshock" vulnerability

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GNU
Security

Proprietary, (aka nonfree) software relies on an unjust development model that denies users the basic freedom to control their computers. When software's code is kept hidden, it is vulnerable not only to bugs that go undetected, but to the easier deliberate addition and maintenance of malicious features. Companies can use the obscurity of their code to hide serious problems, and it has been documented that Microsoft provides intelligence agencies with information about security vulnerabilities before fixing them.

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You Know What Bugs Me About FOSS…?

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Misc

The best distro is $MY_DISTRO: Zealots come and zealots go, but they seem to always overstay their welcome in the FOSS realm. You would think that someone who has more than two IQ points to rub together would realize that perhaps his or her distro may not be best for someone else. Sadly, that’s not the case. It’s My Distro Uber Alles for them, and if you’re not using the distro they use, then you must be an idiot.

They’re wrong, of course. We know who the real idiots are, and they need to stop this nonsense.

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Linux Shellshock'd, Pale Moon Rising, and LibO 4.3.2 Released

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-s

Today in Linux news, The Document Foundation celebrates four years with the release of LibreOffice 4.3.2. Bash exploit "Shellshock" is making more headlines today as servers and devices are under attack. Bruce Byfield looks at the thankless job of community managers and Jack Germain test drives the Pale Moon Web browser. And finally today, Jack Wallen explains the difference between LibreOffice and OpenOffice.

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Ubuntu Touch RTM Branch Updated with Cool New Keyboard and Lots of Changes

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Ubuntu

Canonical released last week a new RTM branch for Ubuntu Touch, and now the developers have managed to push a new major update that brings more fixes, updated packages, and a nice, new keyboard.

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Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 2 Officially Released, Includes Windows XP Classic Mode

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GNU
Linux

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 2, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the MATE desktop environment, has been released and is now ready for testing.

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