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Story Tizen based Samsung TV SDK 1.0 has been released Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:29am
Story There's New In-Fighting Over The Future Of Compiz Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 9:20am
Story PC-BSD 10.1 review Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 4:46am
Story Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17 Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 4:40am
Story How the Linux Foundation's CII Is Securing the Internet Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 4:37am
Story JVC KENWOOD Corporation, Linaro and OpenSynergy Join the AGL – Automotive Grade Linux Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 2:49am
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Story Cutelyst 0.5.0 Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 2:15am
Story Professional Samsung NX1 Tizen Smartcamera hits the US Rianne Schestowitz 25/11/2014 - 2:04am
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Eben Upton: Google’s Eric Schmidt helped inspire Raspberry Pi Model A+ price cut

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Linux
Hardware

While the Raspberry Pi has always been cheap, the Foundation didn’t rest on their laurels with the Model A+ price. In fact, Google’s Eric Schmidt had a hand in making it cheaper…
While it would have been the easiest thing in the world to continue selling the Raspberry Pi at the same price, the charitable foundation behind the credit card-sized PC made it even cheaper with the recent release of the Model A+. Why did they abandon their already impressive $25 price? Eben Upton explains:

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KDE Applications 14.12 Beta 3 Is Now Ready for Testing

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KDE

The KDE Project developers have announced that the 14.12 Beta 3 version of KDE Applications has been released and is now ready for download and testing.

Now that this particular branch of the KDE project is getting closer to the release, some distributions and developers have added the packages to some repositories. Before trying to test it you should check if it's already available in the local repos.

"Today KDE released the beta of the new versions of KDE Applications. With dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. With various applications being based on KDE Frameworks 5, the KDE Applications 14.12 releases need a thorough testing in order to maintain and improve the quality and user experience," wrote the developers on the official website.

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Barbie the Debian Developer

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Debian
Humor

Some people may have seen recently that the Barbie series has a rather sexist book out about Barbie the Computer Engineer. Fortunately, there’s a way to improve this by making your own version.

Thus, I made a short version about Barbie the Debian Developer and init system packager.

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Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars

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Linux
OSS

Cars may still not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Linux and open source, but the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project continues to expand. This week, it announced three new members, bringing the total number of industry partners and academic collaborators to 46.

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Kubuntu CI: the replacement for Project Neon

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KDE

Many years ago Ubuntu had a plan for Grumpy Groundhog, a version of Ubuntu which was made from daily packages of free software development versions. This never happened but Kubuntu has long provided Project Neon (and later Project Neon 5) which used launchpad to build all of KDE Software Compilation and make weekly installable images. This is great for developers who want to check their software works in a final distribution or want to develop against the latest libraries without having to compile them, but it didn't help us packagers much because the packaging was monolithic and unrelated to the packages we use in Kubuntu real.

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How SanDisk is Becoming an Open Source Player

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Interviews
OSS

Earlier this year SanDisk committed to becoming an open source player, created an open source strategy office and joined the Linux Foundation. Since then, the flash storage company has begun contributing to open source projects in the three main areas of its business: mobile, enterprise and hyperscale computing, and consumer products, said Nithya Ruff, director of the open source strategy office at SanDisk in an online presentation yesterday.

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FFmpeg Is Returning To Ubuntu With 15.04 Release

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Software
Ubuntu

While FFmpeg has been absent from recent releases of Ubuntu Linux due to the switch over to Libav, with Ubuntu 15.04 it will return.

FFmpeg is back to being packaged inside Ubuntu 15.04 and version 2.4.3 is found within the Ubuntu Vivid universe archive as of yesterday. Libav forked from FFmpeg back in 2011. Libav was favored by the Debian multimedia team but there's been work for bringing FFmpeg back to Debian. FFmpeg/Libav are widely used audio/video codec libraries.

The FFmpeg details inside Ubuntu can be found via Launchpad.

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Security considerations for Enterprise Linux

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GNU
Linux
Security

To maintain an application infrastructure that meets continually expanding business demands, organizations need more than a maintenance and support contract. Organizations need a proven, scalable, reliable, and secure enterprise platform.

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Run Linux on Android – part 2

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Android
Linux

If you want to make full use of Linux on your Android device, the best solutions require rooting it and unlocking its bootloader (see ‘Rooting questions’ section below). Whichever way you do it, this a major step as it will void your warranty and also runs a risk of ‘soft-bricking’ the device – although it can be made to work again if that happens. Another drawback is that unlocking the bootloader will factory-reset your phone and erase all its apps and data, so ensure that you make a backup beforehand.

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More Radeon Driver Changes Queued For Linux 3.19

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Linux

Just one week after the bulk of the Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.19, another round of updates were submitted for DRM-Next.

This time around there's AMD CI dynamic power management fixes, DPM fan control support for SI/CI to reduce fan noise, GPUVM multi-ring efficiency improvements, and cursor bug fixes.

This new Radeon DRM Linux 3.19 pull request can be found via the dri-devel list.

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Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the world

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GNU
Linux
Server

In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common.

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Is The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Fast Enough For Steam On Linux Gaming?

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Gaming

While I generally don't recommend Nouveau for Linux gaming systems due to the re-clocking still being a huge work-in-progress to allow the graphics cards to effectively operate at their designated clock frequencies / performance states, I decided to run some fresh tests using the Linux 3.18 kernel and Mesa 10.4-devel to see where things stand today. For the tested Kepler graphics cards that support re-clocking, I tested them at their maximum obtained re-clocked frequencies where the system was stable -- generally still below their rated core/memory frequencies.

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Can the Linux-based Jolla Tablet take on Android and iOS?

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GNU
Linux

The Jolla Tablet runs Sailfish OS. Oddly enough, Sailfish OS can apparently run Android applications too, which might make it more appealing to current Android tablet owners who want to switch to a different mobile operating system without entering the Apple ecosystem.

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Synchronize Your Life with ownCloud

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OSS
Security

Like most families these days, our family is extremely busy. We have four boys who have activities and appointments. My wife and I both have our own businesses as well as outside activities. For years, we've been using eGroupware to help coordinate our schedules and manage contacts. The eGroupware system has served us well for a long time. However, it is starting to show its age. As a Web-based groupware system, it's pretty well polished, but it doesn't hold a candle to Kontact or Thunderbird. Also, my wife finds that she needs to access her calendar from her Android phone, and eGroupware just isn't very mobile-friendly. Sure, we can set up calendar synchronization, but eGroupware seems to have added synchronization as an afterthought, and it really doesn't work as well as we'd like.

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DARPA Is Using Ubuntu to Build Humanoid Robots – Video

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Ubuntu

DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is involved in a number of interesting projects, including robotic technology, and it looks like Ubuntu is playing an important role.

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Evolve OS Developer Looking for Funds to Finish a Superb New Operating System – Gallery

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OS

Evolve OS is a Linux-based operating system made from scratch that uses a new desktop environment called Budgie. Its developer has put together a fundraiser for the distribution so that he can devote more time to it and eventually make a stable release.

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Linux Mint Debian to Include Systemd and GTK+ 3.14 Support

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Linux
Debian

The Linux Mint team is working on a Debian-based version of their distribution and it looks like things are coming along. The devs have made some progress with the Cinnamon integration and users might soon get a real choice.

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New Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11 RC Is Simply Beautiful – Screenshot Tour

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Linux

The first Release Candidate for Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has been made available and is now ready for testing.

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Manjaro KDE 0.8.11 RC Is a Superb Implementation of KDE – Screenshot Tour

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KDE

The first RC version of Manjaro KDE 0.8.11, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories that uses a custom version of KDE, is now available for download and testing.

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Lock-in a danger to open source, says SUSE official

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OSS
SUSE

If there is one aspect in the open source world that can prove detrimental, it is companies that indulge in lock-in to the extent possible, according to Gerald Pfeifer, senior director of product management at SUSE.

Speaking to iTWire on the sidelines of SUSECon 2014, the third annual conference of the Germany-based SUSE Linux, which is being held in Orlando, Florida this week, Pfeifer (lictured above) did not mention any companies by name, though he did make a passing reference to Oracle.

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