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How To Change Boot Order/Set Default Boot OS In Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 / Linux Mint Or Other Derivatives

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If you are dual booting then probably you have suffered through a problem of booting into wrong OS or secondary OS because it's on top of grub menu. Recently somebody asked this to me that How can he boot into his primary OS by default. So I thought to write a tutorial. If you want to boot into your preferred OS without always pressing 'down arrow key' when you turn on your computer then read further for the solution. Let's go ahead!

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Canonical Invites App Developers to Test Its Next-Generation Ubuntu SDK

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Canonical's Zoltán Balogh published a very interesting article for all Ubuntu Touch and Ubuntu Phone app developers, informing them about the upcoming, next-generation version of the Ubuntu SDK (Software Development Kit) software.

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Five budget-friendly open source storage servers

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Open source servers are a good choice for many enterprise storage needs. Here are five excellent tools that are ready to help you build and deploy.

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Manjaro Linux Xfce 15.09 RC1 Features Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS and Xfce 4.12

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Philip Müller, the lead developer and creator of the Manjaro Linux project, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux Xfce 15.09 distribution.

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Google Chrome 46 Enters Beta with Flexible Animations, Optimized Image Loading

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Web

After announcing the promotion of the Google Chrome 45 web browser to the stable channel on September 1, Google pushed earlier today, September 2, the Chrome 46 web browser to the Beta channel for testers worldwide.

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Phoronix offers some criticism of KDE software, and this is how KDE deals with it

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About a month ago, Eric Griffith posted an article on Phoronix where he compared Fedora’s KDE spin to the main Fedora Workstation which uses GNOME. In that article, Eric described a number of issues that he became fully aware of when comparing his favorite desktop environment, Plasma (and the KDE applications he regularly uses) with GNOME’s counterparts.

I read that article, shared it with other KDE designers and developers, and we came to the conclusion that yes, at least some of the issues he describes there are perfectly valid and clearly documented. And since KDE does listen to user feedback if it makes sense, we decided we should do something about it.

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Trinity Desktop Environment Now Supports Ubuntu 15.04, ARM64, and PPC64le

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The developers behind the TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment) project, an open-source desktop environment that keep the spirit of KDE3.5 alive, have announced the immediate availability for download of Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.1.

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Ubuntu MATE Donates Money to VLC, OpenBSD, and a Debian Developer

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Martin Wimpress, the lead developer and maintainer of the Ubuntu MATE operating system, had the great pleasure of informing us about the contributions made to various open source projects during the month of August 2015.

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today's leftovers

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Leftovers: More Chromebooks

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Google

Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

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Security Leftovers

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  • Sick of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

    Manuel Blum, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University who won the Turing Award in 1995, has been working on what he calls "human computable" passwords that are not only relatively secure but also don't require us to memorize a different one for each site. Instead, we learn ahead of time an algorithm and a personal, private key, and we use them with the website's name to create and re-create our own unique passwords on the fly for any website at any time.

  • Car thieves use 'mystery device' to break into vehicles

    A car manufacturer recalled more than a million cars following security concerns about car hacking, as the National Insurance Crime Bureau issued an alert about a "mystery device" being used to break into vehicles by defeating the electronic locking system of later-model cars.

    So-called connected car "convenience technology" could put consumers at risk.

    "Right now, what has happened is the digital key fob has become a way for someone to steal your car," NICB investigator James "Herb" Price said.

  • Security Considerations When Moving from VMs to Containers

    We recently ran a sponsored series from Fox Technologies on Linux.com. We want to thank the company for its support and for sharing useful information for SysAdmins and developers alike. Fox Technologies is continuing the conversation with a free webinar September 17 that will address security considerations in moving from VMs to containers. More information about this webinar is below.

How to make money from open source software

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Last month we looked at the argument that the open source business model is flawed because selling maintenance and support subscriptions doesn't provide companies with enough revenue to differentiate their products from the underlying open source software or to compete with the sales and marketing efforts of proprietary software companies. The argument was advanced by Peter Levine, a venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz.

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Also: Community Versus Funding: What Open Source Needs Most

LibreOffice 5.0.1 Open-Source Productivity Suite at a Glance

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Ever since the LibreOffice open-source office suite was forked from the Oracle OpenOffice suite in 2010, its community of developers has been working to improve it. The latest evolution of LibreOffice, version 5.0.1, came out Aug. 27 and provides users with new features and improved performance. LibreOffice bundles multiple components as part of the suite, including the Writer Document, Calc Spreadsheet, Impress Presentation, Draw, Math Formula and Base Database applications. Being able to import and export in multiple formats has always been an important element of LibreOffice's interoperability capabilities. In LibreOffice 5.0.1, Writer now has improved Apple Pages document import capabilities. For PDF export, the ability to time-stamp a document is now enabled. Manipulating images is now improved across the suite, with the ability to crop an image with a mouse. The Calc spreadsheet now benefits from improved formula handling as well as new conditional formatting capabilities. LibreOffice is typically available as the default office suite in many Linux distributions and is also freely available for Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows applications. Here, eWEEK takes a look at key features of LibreOffice 5.0.1.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Will be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.2

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The Ubuntu Kernel Team at Canonical had their regular meeting on September 1, announcing the rebasing of Ubuntu 15.10's development kernel packages, the master-next branch, on the recently released Linux 4.2 kernel.

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Ubuntu-Based Pinguy OS 14.04.3 Mini Replaces Adobe Flash with Pepper Flash in Firefox

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The developers of the Ubuntu-based Pinguy OS Linux distribution have announced a few hours ago the immediate availability for download of the Pinguy OS 14.04.3 Mini operating system.

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Lenovo launches Yoga Tab 3 and Yoga Tab 3 Pro Android tablets

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Lenovo says improvements have also been made to the projector inside, which has gotten brighter and can now beam out a 70-inch picture — and you can point it at either the wall or your ceiling this time. Sound quality is also a major focus, as the Yoga 3 Tab Pro has four front-facing speakers and what Lenovo describes as "virtualized Dolby Atmos" for an experience the company says can replicate surround sound. Such claims rarely pan out, but if you need to throw on a Netflix movie for a small room or restless kids (like say, when Netflix gets first dibs on Disney films next year), it might work out just fine.

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