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Story 4MParted 13.1 Beta Is a Cool Small OS Based on GParted Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 2:39pm
Story Unity 8 Shows Off Task Switcher and Multiple Desktops - Video Rianne Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 2:38pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:40pm
Story Leftovers: Kernel Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:35pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:35pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:34pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:33pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:31pm
Story Leftovers: Debian and Derivatives Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:29pm
Story Embedded/Devices Roy Schestowitz 27/08/2015 - 1:26pm

Linux Leftovers

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  • Linux Foundation Wants to Pin a Badge on Secure Open Source Software

    "The badging system seems too rooted in video games and social media," said Raytheon | Websense engineer Tom O'Connor. "Building secure software is not really a game, and I worry that a badge system reduces security to checklists. That said, I can certainly see value in having some sort of rudimentary assessments of open source projects to see that they meet some minimal standards."

  • Linux Foundation starts security vetting program for FOSS

    The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a collaborative project run by the Linux Foundation, is aiming to develop a free security best practices program for open source software.

  • Happy Birthday, Linux. You've Taught Us Much.
  • Happy 24th birthday Linux!

    It isn't an overstatement to say that the modern world runs on Linux. If you look around you, almost everything is running on Linux -- from your home router to stock exchanges. Thanks to Linux, open source has become a phenomenon that is fast becoming a norm in the enterprise and consumer segments. Fierce competitors like Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Twitter, Red Hat, SUSE are all working together to make open source software even better.

How Open Source Is Improving The Way Businesses Visualize Data

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It was recently reported that the Colorado-based startup SlamData is working on creating an enterprise version of its open source analytics platform. Their solution allows users to see and understand NoSQL data and this will now enable larger businesses to visualize data more effectively. The platform will enable large businesses to visualize semi-structured NoSQL data by adding proprietary security and management features to the main open source platform.

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Also: FCC Chairman Promises Open-Source Video-Conferencing Platform for ASL-Signing Callers

Which open source cloud infrastructure tool is right for me?

Department of Interior Launches New Public Website on Drupal Open Source CMS

INSIGHT: Top 5 reasons why Open Source technology is the answer

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Organisations that can effectively harness people’s innate tendency to make their lives easier will be more likely to successfully develop software and applications that genuinely disrupt, or protect against disruption, as business needs dictate.

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Also: Software Development Environment Must Be Open, Says Red Hat

10 ways open source tech is changing the rules of the game

Puppy Linux's Sister Quirky 7.1 Distro Arrives with Tools for Android App Developers

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Barry Kauler, the creator of the Puppy Linux project, announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first point release of Quirky Linux, a sister project of the Puppy Linux operating system.

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Linux Kernel 4.2 RC8 Arrives in Ubuntu 15.10, Breaks the AMD Catalyst Driver

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Canonical's Joseph Salisbury has informed us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Kernel Team for the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system, during the meeting that took place earlier today, August 25, 2015.

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Media player adds high-end analog audio and XLR out

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Cloud Media has launched a dual-boot Linux and Android “Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro” media player with 3840 x 2160 video, high-quality analog audio, and XLR out.

Formerly known as Syabas, Cloud Media has been selling Linux-based Popcorn Hour and Popbox media players for years. Last year, Cloud Media found Kickstarter success with its Linux-based Stack Box home automation box. This week it achieved its $50K Kickstarter funding goal for the new top-of-the-line Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro media player and music system, which adds high fidelity stereo analog audio to its usual media player and home theater functions.

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Viewing LibreOffice Documents In GNOME Will Soon Be A Better Experience

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Viewing LibreOffice documents inside GNOME Documents (the Evince Viewer) will soon yield a better experience thanks to work accomplished this year as part of Google's Summer of Code.

Second-time GSoC student developer Pranav Kant focused this year on improving the LibreOffice support within GNOME Documents. His GSoC project summary explained, "Integrate gtktiledviewer into GNOME-Documents - Today, GNOME Documents spawns LibreOffice via a rather unreliable unoconv command-line that converts documents to PDF. It is not only unreliable but also the results are not good, for example, spreadsheet rendering results are quite bad. With this project, we would be improving the existing libreofficekit based gtk tiled renderer, which would, then, be a very good replacement of the unreliable unoconv command in gnome-documents."

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Fedora 23 Alpha For AArch64/POWER

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The alpha release for Fedora 23 was released two weeks ago while today it's been released for the non-primary AArch64 (64-bit ARM) and POWER architectures.

Peter Robinson announced the Fedora 23 Alpha release today for AArch64 and POWER. Those wishing to learn more about these AArch64 and POWER builds can read the release announcement.

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Astro Pi Is the Name of the Raspberry Pi 2 That's Going to Space

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A Raspberry Pi 2 is going to space, but for that it need to undergo some serious testing. It's going to use the most awesome case you've ever seen, and it's all happening very soon.

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Aligning Democratic Candidates with Open Source Software OSes

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A few days ago, I aligned Republican presidential hopefuls with open source Linux-based operating systems. Now, it's the Democrats' turn: If Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders et al. ran Linux, which distribution would they use? Read on for some perspective.

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Like open source software, a book is more than its content

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Instead, we chose to partner with Harvard Business Review (HBR) Press. In many ways, HBR does for books what Red Hat does for open source software; it collaborates with creators and adds value to the products of these collaborations. Like any piece of open source software (such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, for example), a book is far more than the content it contains. Like a software application, a book is a project with multiple stakeholders. It involves an agent that works to put the book on publishers' radars. It involves an editorial team that reviews manuscripts and suggests improvements. And it involves a marketing team that decides how best to develop and target potential audiences.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review: The Best Android Phone That Spares No Expense

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The Galaxy Note has been through five years of changes. Better screens, better processors, better software. And like any new smartphone, the Note 5 represents the very best of what’s come before. But despite being a fantastic phone—even foreseeing the big smartphone way of life—the Note 5 is mired in the overpriced premium past. You’ll definitely be shelling out for the very best.

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today's leftovers

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  • My Linux!

    I know of no other OS that is, as modular, or allows you this much control, over the ability...

  • Why I gave up on the Linux Desktop repeatedly, and why I migrated back to it

    I wasn't initially accepted as an intern via the application process. But the 2 IT staff saw me helping a teacher with his laptop, and reconsidered my application on the spot.

    My high school was, and still is, a strong partner with Microsoft.

  • Mesa's Loop Analysis & Range Propagation Passes
  • Intel Continues To Divest In Wayland

    In the earlier days of Wayland, Intel was known for contributing a lot of resources toward this next-generation display technology to unseat the X.Org Server, but these days their contributions have been minimal.

    While Wayland 1.9 is coming next month, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center hasn't had much of a hand in the development of this new version along with the Weston 1.9 compositor. Wayland's releases continue to be managed by Bryce Harrington over at Samsung's open-source group.

  • Another KDE success story - the Incubator - Part 4

    Kdenlive, one of the rare free-as-in-speech video editors, started its life more than 12 years ago using KDE3 libraries. At that time, it was mostly the effort of a single person—coding, fixing bugs, publishing releases, managing the website. There was no real connection with the KDE Community. Good contributions came in from other people, but no team was built, a risky situation. In 2013, the main developer, Jean-Baptiste Mardelle, was not able to work on the project, so it was on hold for several months and had some technical problems. We tracked him down like a "Giant Spy" to get the project running until his return! That taught us a lesson. When Mario Fux presented the KDE Manifesto, it was the exact answer to our problem.

  • Linux Top 3: Sabayon Linux Embraces Docker, Q4OS Updates and PC-BSD 10.2

    The Docker container format makes it easier than ever to run application images on a Linux host, but what if you the application you want to run is an operating system? That's what Sabayon Linux is now enabling with Docker based images for its upcoming releases. Sabayon is a desktop-friendly version of Gentoo Linux.

  • SteamOS Brewmaster 2.30 Brings a New Linux Kernel and Autorepair Service

    Valve is working on SteamOS version based on Debian 8, and it's making good progress with it. The operating system is still considered a Beta, and it's not ready for prime time, especially since developers are still making important upgrades.

  • BQ announces Ubuntu running Aquaris smartphones in India via Snapdeal

    After being introduced earlier this year in European countries, the first Ubuntu phones are now been announced in India. A Spanish manufacturer, BQ has unveiled its Aquaris E4.5 and Aquaris E5 HD smartphones in India with the price tag of Rs. 11,999 and Rs. 13,499, respectively. The firm has reported that these handsets will be available in Black and White color variants, exclusively at e-commerce retailer, Snapdeal by the end of the month.

Leftovers: Kernel

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Leftovers: Software

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  • Shotcut – Video Editor Based on MLT Framework and Support for 4K UHD

    Shotcut is an free, open-source video editor app based on the MLT Multimedia Framework which works flawlessly on major operating system (Linux, Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows). Dan Dennedy as main developer shotcut video editor was started shotcut project in 2011, it is amature and stable application; both professionals and armatures use this to fulfill their video editing needs.

  • RcppDE 0.1.3

    A pure maintenance release 0.1.3 of the RcppDE package arrived on CRAN yesterday. RcppDE is a "port" of DEoptim, a popular package for derivative-free optimisation using differential optimization, to C++. By using RcppArmadillo, the code becomes a lot shorter and more legible.

  • Opera 33 Dev Adds Window Vibrancy Effect on Mac OS X, Better Windows 10 Support, Based on Chromium 46

    Opera Software, through Tomasz Procków, has informed all users of the Opera web browser that version 33 of the cross-platform software is now in development with lots of new features and numerous bugfixes.

  • Redbooth launches a desktop app for Mac, Windows, and Linux

    Redbooth, a company that sells software with task management, videoconferencing, and messaging features, is announcing today that it has built a new native desktop client for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Until now people were only able to use Redbooth in a web browser, or on iOS and Android.

    Redbooth is beginning a four-week beta program for the new desktop client. The company will roll it out for all of its customers later.

    The company chose to develop desktop apps to meet the needs of some of its large enterprise customers.

Leftovers: Gaming

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  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong Arrives for Linux Players

    Shadowrun: Hong Kong, the third stand-alone game in the new Shadowrun series developed by Harebrained Schemes has been released on Steam, GOG, and Humble Bundle, and a Linux version is also available.

  • Five Super Cool Open Source Games

    In 2014 and 2015, Linux became home to a list of popular commercial titles such as the popular Borderlands, Witcher, Dead Island, and Counter Strike series of games. While this is exciting news, what of the gamer on a budget? Commercial titles are good, but even better are free-to-play alternatives made by developers who know what players like.

  • Old and Famous TuxRacer Game Arrives on Ubuntu Touch

    The Ubuntu Touch platform needs a lot of apps to attract more users, but it also needs games. There aren't a lot of complex, 3D titles available, and now TuxRacer is one of them.

  • Dying Light Crashes on Linux After Latest Patch, Here's the Solution

    Some users are reporting that Dying Light for the Linux platform no longer starts after the latest patch has been released.

    Dying Light is one of the newest triple A games that landed on Linux in the past few months. The performance wasn't great, and many users complained about the fact that it didn't seem like a quality port. The developers pushed a few patches out the door, and the quality of the game for Linux users increased tremendously, even if it's still not up to par with Windows.

  • Feral Interactive Buys More AMD Hardware to Optimize Linux Games

    Feral Interactive is a studio that specialized in porting games for the Linux and Mac OS X platforms, and they have already launched a number of titles. The developers are now making an extra effort to make their games work better on AMD hardware.

Red Hat and Fedora

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