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Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 11:05pm
Story Going Free/Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 10:43pm
Story Tiny SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on Atmel Cortex-A5 SoC Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 10:37pm
Story Meet Geary: A Thunderbird Email Client Alternative on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 9:05pm
Story Philly’s open source mentorship program is back and expanding to 3 cities Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:28pm
Story SourceForge hijacks GIMP account, loads it with adware Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:24pm
Story The 5 best distros for the Gnome desktop Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:22pm
Story New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 7:54pm
Story Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Already Tracking Linux Kernel 4.1 Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 7:42pm
Story 11 pointless but awesome Linux terminal tricks Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 7:37pm

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya Has Received A New Option, Permitting The Users To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

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GNU
Linux

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya has received a new option that permits the users to define their custom keyboard shortcuts, a feature which has been long awaited by the community.

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Exploring Kubuntu 15.04

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KDE
Reviews

Kubuntu Kubuntu is an official Ubuntu community project which releases new versions in step with the rest of the Ubuntu community. Kubuntu ships with KDE's Plasma desktop by default, offering users the latest technology to come out of the KDE project. Kubuntu's most recent release, version 15.04, is the first to ship with Plasma 5 and this is also the first version of the distribution to ship with systemd as the default init technology. The distribution's release announcement states, "Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE's desktop, has been rewritten to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. The second set of updates to Plasma 5 are now stable enough for everyday use and is the default in this version of Kubuntu."

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On Krita:

  • Interview with Griatch

    I’ve known about Krita for a long time, I might have first heard about it around the time I started to complement my GIMP work with MyPaint for painting. Since I exclusively draw in Linux, the open-source painting world is something I try to keep in touch with.

  • Hitting the ground running

    Today is officially the first day of coding for this year's Google Summer of Code. For the next three months I will be working on bringing animation to Krita. There's a lot of work ahead, but I have a solid plan to work with.

Mesa 10.5.6

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Why a Rolling Release Model is the Way to Go for Any OS

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OS
GNU
Linux

In the last year or so, I've noticed that rolling-release distributions are becoming more and more popular among Linux users, and even big names like Ubuntu are considering the switch to a rolling update development model, but I think all operating systems should use the rolling release model.

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Waha Linux 8.0 Brings Debian 8 "Jessie" to the Arab Community - Gallery

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Linux
Debian

The Waha Project has had the great pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of the final version of their Waha Linux 8.0 distributions designed specifically for the Arab community.

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SystemRescueCd 4.5.3 Is Powered by Linux Kernel 3.14.43 LTS, Includes TestDisk 7.0

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GNU
Linux

On May 25, François Dupoux had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release of his SystemRescueCd 4.5 distro.

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Nitpicking Linux

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GNU
Linux

If you present someone to the Linux world as GNU/Linux, you spend the next fifteen minutes trying to explain GNU. It’s difficult to explain in just a few minutes, it’s difficult to pronounce and it confuses the new Linux user. However, I make it a practice to bookmark websites that explain what GNU is and why it’s critical to Linux, and I tell people why it’s important to read about the subject when they have time.

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Evolution Open Source PIM Software for GNOME 3.18 Fixes Middle-Click Paste Issues

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OSS
GNOME

As reported the other day, the GNOME Project is hard at work to release the second milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, and that several components already started appearing on the main FTP servers.

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Linux and Windows Are Heading Towards a War That Microsoft Will Lose

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Linux
Microsoft

The "battle" between Windows and Linux is more of a fictional one, and it has been raging on for the past couple of decades. It wasn't really a battle, despite what each side was saying, but that will undoubtedly change when Linux clearly becomes a force to be reckoned with.

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[Android Auto Watch] 2015 Hyundai Sonata Android Auto Upgrade Now Available At Some Dealers, Others Soon

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Android

According to the fan-owned Hyundai Forums, if you walk into your Hyundai dealership in the next week or so with your 2015 Hyundai Sonata with Tech Package (meaning the large screen navigation system upgrade), an Android Auto upgrade should be there for you. And if it isn't, it probably will be shortly (like, this week).

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FPGA add-on boards support Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black

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Linux

Newark Element14’s new ValentFX Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone FPGA add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black feature Arduino and PMOD hooks.

We first covered the Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone Logi-Boards back in Sept. 2013 when ValentFX showed off prototypes at the New York Maker Faire. The Logi-Boards, which integrate Xilinx SPARTAN-6 XC6SLX9 FPGAs, and plug into the Linux-based Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black hacker boards, respectively, have now reached market, thanks to a partnership with Newark Element14. ValentFX and Newark have also launched a $45.48 Logi-Edu educational board add-on that purports to teach everyday hackers the mysteries of FPGA.

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AT&T to begin selling LG G Pad F 8.0 Android tablet on May 29

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Android

After releasing its own branded 8-inch Android tablet a mere two weeks ago, AT&T is giving itself some fresh competition. The mobile carrier has announced that it's bringing the LG G Pad F 8.0 to its customers starting on May 29.
What's Hot on ZDNet

The new model should not be confused with the LG G Pad 8.3, which, while being an older tablet, offers a slightly larger, higher-resolution screen and a faster processor. Rather, it's more of a bigger sibling to the LG G Pad 7.0 that was released late last year, coming with the same 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (compared to the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 inside the G Pad 8.3).

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Review: Kubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet"

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Reviews
Ubuntu

This month has been quite busy for me with classes. Now that the semester is finally over, I have a little more time, and that means I have enough time to do a review. It has been a few years since I've reviewed Kubuntu, the officially-supported variant of Ubuntu that uses KDE. Moreover, Kubuntu now features KDE 5 (I know the KDE naming and numbering system has become a lot more complicated, so this is, as a physicist might say, an intentional abuse of notation) as stable for the first time, so I figured I should try this version. I tried it as a live USB made with UnetBootin. Follow the jump to see what it's like. (It should become progressively clearer through this review why there are no pictures.)

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Open source data integration with Karma

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OSS

Karma is a free, an open source data integration tool that makes it easy to convert data from a variety of formats into linked data.

I recently attended a half-day workshop on Karma with Pedro Szekely, our instructor. He started by warning us that he knows very little about libraries, but a ton about data. The files we needed for the workshop were on GitHub, if you’re interested in checking it out. You can follow the tutorial steps on the Wiki, and, of course, you can find Karma itself on GitHub.

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Linux Kernel 2.6.32.66 LTS Brings x86, Networking, and File Systems Improvements

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Linux

Willy Tarreau, the maintainer of the 2.6 kernel branch, announced a few minutes ago the immediate availability for download of the sixty-six maintenance release of Linux kernel 2.6.32 LTS.

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elementary OS "Freya" Finally Gets Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

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OS

elementary OS "Freya" has been out for some time now, but developers are still adding features to it despite the fact that it has been dubbed stable. Now, users have the option to define custom keyboard shortcuts, which was a very sought after feature.

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A Linux proud history – 15 years ago and the Brazilian ATM

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Linux

The history i want to share with you is how that “marble Tux” happens. Yes, it was a production machine that you see in the picture and was running in every place in Brazil for at least 10 years.

So, a 25 years old boy, in this case me, the guy typing now, who was working in a ILOG graphical toolkit partner suddenly decide to look for Linux jobs, it was out of university for 1 year, but was already infected for the open source and Linux for more than 3 years, and thought it can be done.

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OPNFV Project Gets Backing from EMC & VMware

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OSS
Web

The open source platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OPNFV Project, has received major backing from EMC and VMware. EMC joins as a Platinum member, along with others such as AT&T, Brocade, China Mobile, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nokia Networks, DOCOMO, Red Hat, Telecom Italia, Vodafone and ZTE. VMware joins as a Silver member.

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Leftovers: GNOME Software

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GNOME
  • Let’s contribute Peru with GNOME

    After that Cesar Fabian started the code contribution part, because all of them were interested in GNOME developer technologies. We started with glib, based on the GLIB Website. He explained us that Glib is a GNOME library written in C. We did a couple of examples: Hello Word and Lists of Fruits, using glist. Glists are linked lists that use the type void *. It was also explained values and basic types like gboleean where ONE represents TRUE and the rest of values are FALSE .

  • GNOME 3.18 to Drop Support for Yahoo!, Foursquare Will be Enabled by Default

    Debarshi Ray, a renown GNOME developer, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new development release of the GNOME Online Accounts component of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment.

  • GNOME Disk Utility 3.17.2 Fixes Benchmarking of Disks on 32-Bit Architectures

    The GNOME Project is hard at work these days preparing for the release of the second milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release later this year on September 23.

Is your open source security software less secure?

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OSS
Security

"Your secure software is open source; doesn't that make it less secure?"

This is a recurring question that we get at Benetech about Martus, our free, strongly encrypted tool for secure collection and management of sensitive information built and provided by the Benetech Human Rights Program. It's an important question for us and for all of our peers developing secure software in today's post-Snowden environment of fear and worry about surveillance. We strongly believe not only that open source is compatible with digital security, but that it's also essential for it.

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