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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Linux Kernel 3.19.6 Is Out with IPv6 Improvements and Updated Drivers

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Linux

Immediately after announcing the first point release of Linux kernel 4.0, Greg Kroah-Hartman has informed us about the immediate availability of the Linux 3.19.6 kernel, a maintenance version that brings updated drivers and fixes bugs discovered in Linux kernel 3.19.5.

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Why you might not want to upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04 yet; stick with version 14.10 (Problems and solutions)

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GNU
KDE
Linux

Kubuntu 15.04 has recently been released with quite a bit of fanfare. It introduces the visually apealing Plasma 5 along with many application upgrades.

While I am a huge fan of Kubuntu, KDE, and the slick look of Plasma 5, I will give a few reasons while you might want to wait just a little longer before you decide to upgrade.

Before I begin, I just want to reiterate how much I love Kubuntu and KDE. I have been using Kubuntu for 10 years now. Sadly, this will be the first time in that span that I wait an extra 6 months before I upgrade. After using Kubuntu 15.04 for the week, last night I decided to redo my desktop and go back to version 14.10 (I will continue to use 15.04 on my laptop thought).

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Leftovers: GNOME Software

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  • A brief glimpse into scenario tasks
  • GNOME Calendar Wishlist #1: Calendar Management

    Before getting our hands into works, we needed mockups. Good ones, since we’re dealing with the most expected feature. And here he came to save the day again, the all mighty Allan Day. And his work was amazing:

  • Google Summer of Code Adventures

    This summer, I’m about to start a great learning experience. I’ll be busy as a bee working on GNOME’s IRC client, Polari.

  • GSOC 2015 begins

    My project will be aimed at making gedit better suited for programmers – giving them better messages and warning regarding their code (in the editor). It consists of making a static code analysis plugin for gedit using coala-analyzer. I will be mentored by Lasse Schuirmann (blog), and co-mentored by Mischa Krüger.

Security News

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Linux
Security
  • Now available from GNU Press, the NeuG True Random Number Generator

    This week I had a chance to add a NeuG, a True Random Number Generator, to the Free Software Foundation network. The NeuG exclusively uses free software and was developed in Japan by NIIBE Yutaka. A random number generator (RNG) is a device used to generate random numbers for computers. Without getting into a philosophical argument, we humans tend to take the concept of entropy (randomness) for granted. If we wish to produce random data, we simply do so. Computers, on the other hand, do as we tell them to do. They follow a set of instructions provided by a programmer and follow each instruction precisely. So there is no way to ask a computer to give us a random number because we would have to tell the computer in advance what the number is. There are some ways around this. For example, we could use a system's current timestamp as a seed, or starting point, for producing random-seeming numbers by using an algorithm. This approach will create the illusion of entropy, but if someone else knows both the timestamp used for the seed and the algorithm used to generate the random numbers, the sequence of the random number generator can be calculated and predicted.

  • Apple, Linux devices to be decoded at new CBI lab

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has got a new specialized forensic lab to decipher and recover data from Apple devices seized from suspects during investigation of cases. The new lab, inaugurated at the CBI academy in Ghaziabad, will be fully equipped with latest workstations and software to decode the digital information stored in Apple devices, said sources.

uGet 2.0 Released with Better BitTorrent and Metalink Support

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We are thrilled to announce today that the final version of the uGet 2.0 download manager has been released for GNU/Linux operating systems, available for download right now for Ubuntu, Debian, and Fedora-based distributions.

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Robolinux 7.9.1 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Run Windows Apps

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Debian

Robolinux, an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors and that allows its users to run Windows apps via a virtual machine solution, has been upgraded to version 7.9.1 and is now ready for download.

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Announcing the release of Fedora 22 Beta for aarch64 and POWER platforms!

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Red Hat

The Fedora 22 Beta release for aarch64 and POWER secondary architecutres
has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology
under development. Take a peek inside!

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7 things Linux users still can't do

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Linux

Much as I hate to admit it, sometimes I still have to turn to Mac OS X or Windows to do things my Linux box can't do. None of this is due to any limitations of Linux as a platform. The problem lies with software developers and content providers.

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This is the best Android phone you can buy

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The best thing about shopping around for a new Android phone is the dozens of choices you're presented with.

Android phones come in all different sizes and styles, and dozens of companies from Motorola to LG and Samsung are putting out new phones each year.

But with all that choice, it can be difficult to come down to a final decision.

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Wine 1.7.42 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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News
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Wine 1.7.42 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.42 development version with many bug fixes and improvements. Let's see what's new in this release.
 

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Leftovers: Software

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  • Kodi 15.0 Beta 1 Released

    The first beta of "Isengard", a.k.a. Kodi 15.0, is now available for testing.

    Kodi 15 isn't big on the feature front but is mostly aimed at cleaning up the code-base and delivering other underlying improvements to this popular open-source HTPC software formerly known as XBMC.

  • GNOME Developers Explain the Upcoming Features in Nautilus (Files)

    Carlos Soriano, one of the developers behind the well-known Nautilus (also known as Files) file manager application that is used by default in numerous Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, announced plans for the next major version of the software.

  • Calibre 2.27 eBook Converter Brings New Features

    Calibre is an eBook reader, converter, and editor, but these are just a few of the features of this great app. The developer has released a new update for the application and implemented a few new features and various fixes.

Leftovers: Gaming

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  • SteamOS and Debian 8 Jesse

    Debian 8 Jesse has been released, and some folks have been wondering if Valve will update SteamOS to Debian 8. It's possible that Valve might do so, but it probably won't happen anytime soon.

  • Wine 1.7.42 Implements More Of Direct2D

    Wine 1.7.42 adds support for dynamic timezone information, initial desktop shell window support, support for more of DIrect2D, and various bug-fixes. In total there's 34 known bug-fixes with this latest Wine development release.

Android Leftovers

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Tizen Expansion

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Development
Linux
  • Samsung's Tizen app aspirations go global as it expands to 182 countries

    Depending on the country you live in, you may not have seen or heard about Samsung's Tizen app store. That's about to change. The company -- which just regained the smartphone sales crown from Apple -- is expanding the Tizen store from two to 182 countries around the world.

  • Understanding Tizen Programming

    Tizen have been in development for several years now and we are proud to have products in the market place in the form of Smart watches, a Smart Phone, Smart TV and Smart Cameras. This is a great opportunity for application and game developers to explore a new ecosystem.

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