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Ubuntu Linux 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta Mate Flavor

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux 15.04 will be released in April.

There is not a lot new for the average desktop user in the new release, as far as I can tell. One good “change” is a feature called “locally integrated menus.” This is where the menus are, by default, where they are supposed to be, instead of, well, invisible until you stab at the menu bar that must reside at the top of your screen in Ubuntu with Unity. Then the menu appears and maybe you can use it. That was a bad idea, and over the last few revisions of Ubuntu with Unity, the top menu bar menus have slowly gone away, first as something you could make go away by tweaking around, then an option to make them go away, and finally, they went away (but you can have the annoying disappearing menus if you want).

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Valve Is Showing That Steam Is Finally Shaking Off the Windows Dependency

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If anyone had any doubts about the commitment of Valve to the Linux operating systems, they should be put to rest with the latest SteamOS sale. It just shows how serious the company really is and that it will carry out its promises, of breaking the Windows monopoly on gaming.

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Raspberry Pi 2 review

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Reviews

The new Raspberry Pi 2 proclaims that it is 6x faster than the original Pi, taking the original machine to a new level. The big leaps focus on the processor and memory, with the machine now replacing a single core CPU with a quad core Broadcom BCM2836 CPU. The RAM has jumped to a very respectable 1GB.

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Compulab Utilite2 Ubuntu mini PC now available for $192 and up

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Ubuntu

CompuLab’s Utilite2 is a tiny computer with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and support for Ubuntu Linux or Google Android software.

The company unveiled the 3.4″ x 2.3″ x 1.1″ computer in December, and now it’s available for purchase.

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Shuttleworth says Ubuntu’s future is more exciting than space travel

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What now feels like a very long time ago was actually only a handful of years. Back in 2010, Canonical knew exactly what its future would hold and had a plan on how to get there. It wanted to build one OS for all devices: phones, TVs, tablets, the desktop, servers and beyond. It wanted the device to be irrelevant and the OS to be agnostic.

Unfortunately, while the company knew exactly what it was doing, its loyal Ubuntu desktop user base didn’t.

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Valve develops its own Intel graphics driver for Linux

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Linux
Gaming

Valve has developed its own Intel Vulkan GPU graphics driver for Linux that they intend to open-source.
The Vulkan API is still being argued about and will not be finalised until later this year, but Valve has been developing their own Intel GPU reference driver for Vulkan to help early adopters boot-strap their code.

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Tiny IoT SBC runs Linux, offers Arduino compatibility

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The credit card sized, open-spec Udoo Neo SBC features Freescale’s Cortex-M4-enhanced i.MX6 SoloX, plus Arduino compatibility, WiFi, Bluetooth, and sensors.

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GNOME 3.15.91 released!

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the second beta release of the GNOME 3.15 development cycle is finally here!

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Vivaldi Technical Preview 2 Released, Install In Linux To Give A Try

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Vivaldi Technical Preview 2 Released, Install In Linux To Give A Try

Vivaldi is a new web browser built by an Opera founder. The browser that is specially built for developers but everyone can use it. The browsers is rapidly being developed and its second technical preview has been released. Install in Linux to give it a try. You will like it.
 

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Share Mouse And Keyboard With Your Windows & Linux Machines With Synergy 1.7.1

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Share Mouse And Keyboard With Your Windows & Linux Machines With Synergy 1.7.1

We often need to use two computers at one time and switching mouse & keyboard again & again is very annoying. So what to do? Yeah! We can use one mouse & keyboard with two machines at the same time. So let's get started!
 

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PlayOnLinux Reached to 4.2.6, Install Windows Apps And Games In Ubuntu Linux

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playonlinux 4.2.6 released, install windows games on ubuntu linux

PlayOnLinux is a software designed to installWindows applications and games on Linux. The team released PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 recently with several improvements and bug fixes that makes it more stable and useful. Let's install it on Ubuntu and other Ubuntu derivatives.
 

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Ubuntu's answer to Android is finally here, but it still needs work

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At long last, the first Ubuntu phones are here. It's been more than two years since Canonical first showed off its Linux-based mobile platform, and fans have been clamoring for consumer devices ever since. The Ubuntu Edge never made its ambitious $32 million crowdfunding target, and the first handsets from BQ and Meizu were delayed last year. But finally, it's all starting to come together. BQ has started selling its "Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition" in Europe and Meizu shouldn't be too far behind with its modified MX4.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Officially Released with Support for Linux Containers

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Red Hat was proud to announce earlier today, March 5, the availability of the first maintenance release of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system for computers, used in numerous enterprises worldwide. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 contains a great amount of bug fixes and improvements over the previous release, as well as various new features.

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Also: iSER target should work fine in RHEL 7.1

Help: Linux to the rescue of older operating systems

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As you know, when someone offers free stuff, we give it a few weeks in order to give each group, organization or individual in need a chance to respond. That’s what we’ll do with Mary Greenfield’s generous offer to donate free fabric, so give it another week and then we’ll forward responses to her.

One of the most rewarding aspects of writing this column is realizing that it generates discussion, and here’s a response to that question about updates for an older computer running Windows ME...

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Open source used to manage Figueres’ environment

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The Spanish town of Figueres is relying on free and open source software to help manage its urban and natural environment. Fisersa Ecoserveis, an environmental company, is using a range of open source solutions to create, update and manage interactive geographic maps, used for monitoring and planning the city’s green spaces.

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I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

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MYIR launched a “Rico” SBC for TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, with an open Linux BSP, 4GB of eMMC flash, and coastline GbE, HDMI, and USB host and device ports.

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ChaletOS Is a Design Tweak in the Linux House

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Linux

ChaletOS Linux is one of the closest Windows 7 clone interfaces I have seen. Its refreshing design makes it a good choice for transitioning to the Linux OS.

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​Red Hat buys into Docker containers with Atomic Host

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Not much over a year ago, few people knew about containers, and fewer still knew about Docker. Since then, the idea of building server and applications out of container-based micro-servers, has exploded in popularity. Red Hat has been watching this and now with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host (RHELAH) the company has its own operating system/container pairing to offer the business world.

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VMware heads to court over GPL violations

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The Software Freedom Conservancy alleges that VMware is using GPL-licensed code in its proprietary products

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5 awesome security features to expect in PC-BSD 10.1.2

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BSD

Five of those security and security-related features were announced today and are on track to be included in the next edition, which should be PC-BSD 10.1.2. They are

PersonaCrypt – a command line utility to backup a user’s home directory to an encrypted external media
Tor Mode in System Updater Tray
Stealth Mode in PersonaCrypt
Ports now use LibreSSL by default instead of OpenSSL
Support for encrypted backups in Life-Preserver utility

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