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Story Black Lab Linux Xfce 6.0 SR 1.1 Features a Heavily Modified Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 3:10pm
Story Three Ways for Beginners to Contribute to the Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 2:54pm
Story You Can Now Run Ubuntu from a Mouse Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:41pm
Story More Changes Are In The Works For Fedora 22 Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:38pm
Story Danish open source early warning system for schools Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:30pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:15pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:14pm
Story Linus Torvalds Keeps Code in the Kernel for Just One User Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:09pm
Story GCC 5 Will End Up Coming To Fedora 22 Roy Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:05pm
Story Robolinux 7.8.1 GNOME Wants to Run Windows Apps in Emulated Environment Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2015 - 1:04pm

Android Leftovers

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Android

MakuluLinux 6 Cinnamon Distro Is a Great White Shark – Gallery

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Reviews

MakuluLinux 6 Cinnamon, a Linux distribution based on the Debian testing branch, Jessie, that provides stability, speed, and a modern desktop, has been upgraded to version 2.0 and is now ready for download.

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In open source, no one cares if you're a dog

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OSS

On the Internet, no one cares if you're a dog, the saying goes. In open source, no one cares if you're a jerk.

That seems to be the lesson emerging from Linux founder Linus Torvalds' latest run-in with the sensitivity police. In the open source world, code is king (or queen). The people who write it don't necessarily matter.

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The current state of video editing for Linux

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Linux

I often ask myself what the current state of video editing is for free and open source software (FOSS). Here are my thoughts.

I've spent many years in the visual effects (VFX) industry from the perspective of being either an artist, compositor, video editor, or systems engineer. (I've even got film creds on IMDB!) In the past, I had the pleasure of cutting on, training people on, setting up, and supporting Avid Media Composer, the cream of the crop of professional real-time video editing tools for film and TV alike—at least before things like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere became useful enough to professionals.

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Peterborough City Council wants to drop 'expensive' Microsoft for open source and collaborative tools

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Microsoft
OSS

Peterborough City Council is looking to drop Microsoft and its "expensive" user agreements in favour of other, more open source applications and collaborative tools.
That's what Richard Godfrey, ICT, strategy, infrastructure and programme manager for Peterborough Council, revealed to Computing in a recent interview.

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Lightweight “Snappy Ubuntu Core” OS targets IoT

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OS
Ubuntu

Canonical released a “Snappy” version of its lightweight, Ubuntu Core OS for IoT, featuring an app store, hacker-proof updates, and a 128MB RAM footprint.

Canonical’s delayed Ubuntu Touch phones are apparently still on track for Mobile World Congress release next month, but now the company is on to something based on it that’s potentially much bigger.

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Ubuntu Linux is now ready to power your appliances and robots

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Linux
Ubuntu
Gadgets

Ubuntu Linux has spread to quite a few platforms in its 10-year history, if not always successfully. Today, though, the open source software is tackling what could be its greatest challenge yet: the internet of things. Canonical has released a version of its stripped-down snappy Ubuntu Core for connected devices like home appliances, robots and anything else where a conventional PC operating system wouldn't fly. It's designed to run on modest hardware (a 600MHz processor will do) and provide easy updates, all the while giving gadget makers the freedom to customize the software for whatever they're building. It promises to be extra-reliable, too -- it only applies updates if the code checks out, so you won't lose control of your smart thermostat due to a buggy upgrade.

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New ​Linux Foundation's guide to the open-source cloud

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Linux
OSS

I make my living from riding technology's bleeding edge. In particular I keep an eye on what's what with Linux and open-source software, but even I have trouble keeping track of what's going on with the open-source cloud technologies. Which is why I'm happy to welcome The Linux Foundation's 2015 report: Guide to the Open Cloud: Open Cloud Projects Profiled, which will be released on January 20th.

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Using Tumbleweed, the openSuSE rolling distribution

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SUSE

On the other hand, the 'Tumbleweed' distribution was started by a Linux developer (Greg Kroah-Hartman) who originally wanted to get the latest Linux kernel incorporated into the current openSuSE distribution.

Shortly before the release of openSuSE 13.2 last November, it was announced that the Tumbleweed and Factory distributions would be merged. Well, not exactly merged, although that is what the announcement said, it was more like they were adopted into the same family.

Tumblewee became a more official openSuSE rolling release, so it gets not only the latest kernel but all the rest of the ongoing development for the next openSuSE release, and Factory gets to return to what it was intended to be, an unstable platform where ongoing development, integration and testing is being done.

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Jeff Hoogland’s Back at Bodhi

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Linux

Here’s some news that should make Bodhi Linux users happy. Jeff Hoogland has returned to Bodhi in his former position as project manager/lead developer.

If you’ll remember, Hoogland stepped down from the position back in September, stating on his blog that he was leaving his post “for a variety of reasons.”

In an interview with Hoogland a couple of weeks back, I learned that despite stepping down as lead developer, Hoogland has continued to be involved in Bodhi development, primarily by helping the new development team get on track. “The build process for Bodhi was largely handled by myself previously and much of my process was contained in my head and not in documentation,” he said. “That is changing.”

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Install/Upgrade Linux Kernel To 3.18.3 Stable In Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Peppermint

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HowTos

Recently Linus Torvalds announced Linux Kernel 3.18.3. The Kernel includes several bug fixes. Latest Linux Kernel includes new features, bug fixes and improve security. Updating/Upgrading Linux Kernel is recommended.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software

today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Leftovers: Screenshots

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Reviews

Shadow Mapping in Qt3D 2.0

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KDE

One of the biggest driving factors behind the design of Qt3D 2.0 is the ability to configure the renderer in order to accommodate custom rendering techniques. In this blog post I will explain how to render a scene in Qt3D with shadows.

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GNU Leftovers

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GNU

Many Linux Desktop 2D Benchmarks Of NVIDIA vs. AMD Drivers

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Like the reasoning for the mass OpenCL Linux comparison, the 2D benchmarks were done since having all of these graphics cards out and testing them on the latest proprietary drivers for the Unreal Engine 4 / Metro Redux game comparison. With not having done any big 2D performance comparison in a while, I ran these few extra tests to look at the 2D performance with the NVIDIA 346.22 driver compared to Catalyst 14.12 for the many different graphics cards.

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Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" KDE Review: The Best KDE spin I have used!

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Reviews

If you are looking for a trouble free KDE distro for long term use, look no further than Linux Mint. The Linux Mint 17.1 KDE is perhaps the best KDE distro I've used in quite sometime. Though it presents the stock KDE DE but it irons out a lot of bugs and presents a really stable, smooth to use and super efficient distro. The RAM and CPU consumption is one of the lowest I have noted among KDE spins, the boot time is decent and the battery life is simply the best among Linux operating systems. It symbolizes the amazing work done by the developers before releasing a distro. I wish all other distros were like Linux Mint.

So, by now you have understood that Mint 17.1 KDE is definitely recommended from my side for all users looking for a good KDE distro devoid of bloat and is very efficient. I go with the highest score I ever gave to a KDE distro for Linux Mint 17.1 KDE.

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A Proposal To Go 64-bit Only With Fedora 23

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GNU
Linux
Red Hat

An ambitious proposal is seeking to make Fedora 23 -- the Linux distribution release due out around October -- 64-bit-only for both x86 and ARM architectures.

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