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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:22am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:22am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:21am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:21am
Story Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Is Not Using Systemd, Nor LXQt - Screenshot Tour Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:15am
Story What is keeping you from switching to Linux? Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:07am
Story 5 Surprising Reasons Behind The GNOME Resurgence Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:04am
Story What will it take to merge LibreOffice and OpenOffice? Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 11:02am
Story NHS rolls out Vendor Neutral Archive initiative to open source records Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 10:39am
Story Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Other Debian Based Distros Mohd Sohail 28/03/2015 - 10:12am

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Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Is Not Using Systemd, Nor LXQt - Screenshot Tour

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Lubuntu 15.04 is the last in our screenshot tour articles related to the Final Beta a.k.a. Beta 2 of the Vivid Vervet development cycle. Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 offers one of the most lightweight desktop experiences and it is now powered by Ubuntu 15.04’s Linux 3.19.2 kernel.

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Also: Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released, Offers a Neat Xfce 4.12 Experience - Screenshot Tour

What is keeping you from switching to Linux?

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I'd like to make time for switching my main system but it is not there yet. What I plan to do is however use Linux on my laptop and get used to it this way. While it will take longer than a radical switch, it is the best I can do right now. Eventually though, I'd like to run all but one system on Linux and not Windows.

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Also: Who’s Using, And Not Using, GNU/Linux Desktops

5 Surprising Reasons Behind The GNOME Resurgence

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When the team behind GNOME came out with GNOME 3, which included the infamous GNOME Shell, the most popular desktop environment of the time saw a sharp decrease in users. And honestly, that trend is pretty easy to explain. When GNOME 3 initially came out, it was incomplete, buggy, and foreign. The concepts behind GNOME Shell were never before seen on a desktop system, and lots of users who were used to panels/taskbars and menus didn’t like the rather dramatic changes.

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What will it take to merge LibreOffice and OpenOffice?

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Ordinarily, I'm all for diversity in free software projects. However, I make an exception in the case of LibreOffice and OpenOffice. The sooner they become a single project, the better.

In other cases, I'm slow to accept arguments against duplication of projects. Combining projects does not automatically make for greater efficiency or quicker development; especially in the beginning, personalities can sabotage or even reverse any gains.

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NHS rolls out Vendor Neutral Archive initiative to open source records

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NHS ENGLAND HAS been talking about the latest strand of its move toward open digital solutions to provide interoperability between the myriad departmental systems that are proprietary, incompatible or just plain disparate.

The organisation is to adopt Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) as a standard format to store everything from X-rays to scanned letters and patient notes, in order to avoid lock-in with proprietary systems and allow easy sharing of data across the NHS.

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Also: eGoverment in the Netherlands

European Commission Open Source Software Strategy 2014-2017

Microsoft and Oracle are 'not your trusted friends', public sector bods

Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Other Debian Based Distros

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Linux Kernel 3.19.3 release has been announced by Greg KH. The release has several improvements and bug fixes. As always Greg KH recommended to upgrade to 3.19.3 kernel. You can update Linux Kernel 3.19.3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Other debian based distributions. 
 

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Best KDE Distros, GNOME Resurgence, Ubuntu 15.04 Beta

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It was a bit of a slow news day today without any big item overtaking the rest. Several folks celebrated the Ubuntu 15.04 Beta release and Danny Stieben discussed reasons for GNOME's resurgence. Martin Brinkmann asked "What is keeping you from switching to Linux?" Simon Phipps today discussed the challenges ahead for LibreOffice Online and Swapnil Bhartiya posted a slideshow of the top nine KDE distributions.

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Debian 8.0 Jessie RC2 Installer Released

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Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is still working towards its long-awaited release.

Cyril Brulebois, representing the Debian Release Team, today announced the release of the Debian Installer Jessie RC2. This second release candidate of the Debian installer for Jessie has changes to systemd, tasksel, console-setup, and other components. The upgraded Linux kernel also has a few hardware support improvements. The DI's U-Boot also now supports the LeMaker Banana Pro board and A20-OLinuXino-LIME2.

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Docker at Age 2 Reaches Out Far Beyond Its Roots

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The open-source Docker container application virtualization project turned two-years old on March 20, marking a robust period of market hype, interest and adoption. Docker was originally just the Docker-engine project started by Solomon Hykes at platform-as-a-service vendor dotCloud. The original dotCloud business has been sold, and Docker Inc. is its own business and has raised $66 million in multiple funding rounds. The project has grown to include Hykes as chief architect, Steve Francia as the chief operator and Michael Crosby as chief maintainer. In the last two years, many vendors—including Red Hat, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and Amazon—have embraced Docker technology. Other companies are creating technologies and products that extend, complement and support it. Docker needs a host OS on which to run, which has led to Red Hat's creating Project Atomic. CoreOS and RancherOS have also emerged as purpose-built optimized operating systems for container deployment. eWEEK examines the wide world of Docker container virtualization.

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The 9 best distros for KDE’s Plasma desktop

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While it's possible to install 'KDE' software and Plasma desktop on most Linux based distributions, I have picked the distros which offer Plasma as their default desktop environment. These 'KDE-based' distros offer a better Plasma experience compared to those where you can 'also' install KDE.

At some point in time I have used each of these distros as my primary OS except for Mageia and Open Mandriva, which I tried but never used due to uncertainty around their future.

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Snag the Android Auto compatible Pioneer AVH-4100NEX for just $570 from Amazon

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While the unit carries an MSRP of $700, Amazon's deal marks it down from its previous list price of $849.99. While it's still a tad expensive, the discount makes it a bit easier to get some Android Auto into your car.

In case you've somehow managed to avoid any mention of Android Auto up until now, it allows you to connect any Android device running on Android 5.0 Lollipop with the relatively new Android Auto app in order to use it to control everything from navigation to music and phone calls.

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A Data-Driven Look at the Open Source E-Commerce Market

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Compared to Q4 2013, last quarter’s US online sales rose 14.6 percent to a staggering $79.6 billion dollars. This accounted for 6.7 percent of the total US retail sales market. Major trends fueling this growth include the proliferation of mobile devices, faster online checkout flows and improved fulfillment practices.
The availability of open source e-commerce platforms is helping some offline business with the move online. Much like WordPress provides free, customizable CMS solutions, popular open source e-commerce platforms like WooCommerce, Magento and PrestaShop offer a variety of pre-built templates and plugins that DIY retailers can customize to build and grow an online business from scratch.

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Tiny WiFi-loaded OpenWRT COM starts at $12

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OpenEmbed launched a 52 x 28mm “SOM9331″ COM for IoT that runs OpenWRT Linux on a MIPS-based Atheros AR9331 SoC, and offers WiFi and extended temperatures.

Shenzhen OpenEmbed M&C Ltd (OpenEmbed) has introduced a tiny MIPS-based computer-on-module starting at $12 and aimed at home automation, wearables, medical devices, toys, and industrial router and sensor devices.

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EC to create level playing field for open source

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The European Commission will create a level playing field for open source software when procuring new software solutions, it announced on 27 March. Evaluation of open source and proprietary software will take into account their total cost of ownership and exit costs.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9: Which Android flagship did you pre-order today?

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Early this morning, the new HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 became available for pre-order. As a mobile phone fanatic, it was very difficult for me to choose one over the other.
I was able to use each of these smartphones a few weeks ago in Spain and if you look at my initial comparison it sounds like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge gained much more than the HTC One M9 over the respective previous generation devices.

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THE RISE OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest computing platform

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Today, Android powers about 85% of all smartphones globally, while the iPhone accounts for only 11%. It’s making a push into wristwatches, cars, and TVs. It’s not hard to envision a time when Android will be in every single device from stove and thermostats to toothbrushes.

To grab 85% of the smartphone market, Rubin had to beat the two most valuable, and profitable, technology companies of their era: Microsoft and Apple. He had to fight entrenched wireless carriers. He had to get phone makers to buy into its radical vision.

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