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Leftovers: KDE Software

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KDE
  • How KDE VDG Is Trying To Make Open-Source Software Beautiful

    One of the most often voiced complaints about Open Source Software is that it tends to be "ugly" or otherwise aesthetically uninspired. A few years ago a few people in the KDE camp came together and created, what they hoped, would be a solution to that problem: The KDE Visual Design Group.

  • KDE Connect – Insieme, unite unite smartphone

    When I wrote my Kubuntu Vivid review, I mentioned a tool called KDE Connect, which I wasn’t quite sure what it was supposed to be doing. A bunch of you emailed me, telling me it’s a nice little applet that can keep your smartphone notifications in sync with the desktop, as well as allow you to remotely control certain parts of your KDE-flavored desktop from the smartphone.

  • Video review of KDE Plasma 5 from Nerd on the Street
  • Four years later

    At beginning of June 2011 I made my first blog post about KWin support Wayland clients featuring a screenshot of Desktop Grid effect with a Wayland window shown on each desktop.

  • "Private browsing mode" for activities

    The statistics collection feature of KActivities is slowly becoming a core part of Plasma.

  • GSoC update: ocs-server
  • Fun with onion skins

    The first new feature of the GSoC project on animation in Krita is has landed in git. Until now, I have been mostly concentrating on refactoring the core structures toward their final form, which has taken much more time than I anticipated. Fortunately, it is now mostly done, and I am getting to the point where progress is more visible.

Open source COM version of BeagleBone Black hits Kickstarter

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OSS

A German startup called BeagleCore is spinning a computer-on-module version of BeagleBoard.org’s BeagleBone Black single board computer on Kickstarter. Packages start at 39 Euros ($44) for the first 500 units shipping in Feb. 2016, or 49 Euros ($55) for the second shipment in April. With a baseboard, it costs 99 Euros ($111), also with April 2016 shipment. The BeagleCore and Starter-Kit support Linux flavors including Debian, Ubuntu, Android, and Cloud9 IDE on Node.js with BoneScript library.

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Aria2 Vs Wget – Choose your Download Manager

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Linux

Any Linux operating system is incomplete without a download manager. From many years, Linux based distros are using wget as default download manager. Its pretty little application which works fine from command line, if you need to install anything, download any stuff, you need to run shell scripts etc, everything uses wget on some level to complete tasks.

Intel Dominates The Perf Changes For Linux 4.2

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Linux

For those using perf for Linux profiling with performance counters, the Linux 4.2 kernel will bring many improvements to benefit Intel customers.

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Also: Exciting Features Merged So Far For The Linux 4.2 Kernel

BeagleCore Open Source Internet Of Things Development Board (video)

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Hardware
OSS

BeagleCore is a new Internet of Things development board that has been created to be 100 percent open source and provide an easy way for makers, developers and hobbyists to have access to all all the core features of BeagleBone Black in a miniaturised computer module.

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Red Hat CEO Warns About Faux Open Source

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Red Hat
OSS

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst spent last week’s annual Summit praising the progress made in open source, but during his opening keynote he also warned attendees about companies that claim to be open source without actually encouraging open participation and innovation from a broad group of users.

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Check the Ubuntu Touch Wish List for Apps and New Features

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Ubuntu

If you have any questions regarding new features and apps that are present, absent, or in the works for the Ubuntu Touch platform, you need to know that there is already a comprehensive wish list out there that takes care of everything.

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Also: Unity 8 Just Got a Cool 3D App Switcher for the Desktop

Finding the Right Enterprise SSD for Linux Machines

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Linux

If you are planning to purchase SSDs for Linux, keep an eye on the drives that are blacklisted by the Linux Kernel. Also pay heed to what Sukar suggests, “...be careful, even when you don’t enable the TRIM explicitly, at least since Ubuntu 14.04 the explicit FSTRIM runs in a cron once per week on all partitions – the freeze of your storage for a couple of seconds will be your smallest problem."

If you pay attention to these points, your data may just stay in the solid state.

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A month with Fedora 22 leaves me hungry for 23

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Reviews

Releases of the Fedora operating system, being the mostly regular six-monthly events that they are, do not usually find themselves worthy of note -- your average run-of-the-mill Fedora release can usually be summed up as: "Everything you had six months ago, only slightly better."

With Fedora 22, though, changes arrived thick and fast. The release's desktop environment got a new, flatter look; the package manager of choice changed; GCC was updated to the 5 series; and the next generation of display server inched towards general availability. While none of these changes alone should send the quality of the release into reverse, somewhere along the line, it hasn't all come together.

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Red Hat CEO Applies Open-Source Principles to Management [VIDEO]

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Red Hat
OSS

When Jim Whitehurst set out to write his book The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance, he wasn't looking to define the open-source movement in the same way that Eric Raymond's The Cathedral and the Bazaar defined open-source. Rather than define open-source as a development methodology, Whitehurst's focus is on open-source principles as applied to the domain of company management.

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House gets green light for open source

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OSS

The House of Representatives has officially jumped on the open source bandwagon. A June 25 announcement declared that U.S. representatives, committees and staff would be able to procure open source software, participate in open source software communities and contribute code developed with taxpayer dollars to open source repositories.

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Release of OpenMediaVault 2.1 (Stone burner)

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GNU
Linux
Server
Security

The main features at a glance:

Using Sencha ExtJS 5.1.1 framework for the WebGUI
Add a new dashboard and widgets
Many internal improvements and bugfixes
Improved the internal network interface backend
Add Wi-Fi support. Only WPA & WPA2 is supported
Add VLAN support
The network interface configuration page has been modified. Now only the configuration values are displayed. Use the dashboard widget to show the state of all network interfaces.
The public key of the user must now be specified in the RFC 4716 SSH public key file format. It is possible to add multiple keys.
Option to turn off the collection of system performance statistics.
Use the browser local storage to store the WebGUI state (e.g. displayed grid columns, column width, …) instead of cookies.

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The top 10 leaders driving open-source tech

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Linux
OSS

It wasn't that long ago that Linux and open-source were thought of as toy software. Today, they dominate both business and technology.

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[Developer] Samsung Tizen TV SDK 1.5 Released

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Linux

Hi Tizen TV Developers, Great news as the Tizen TV version 1.5 has been released and allows you to develop your apps on an exciting platform. The SDK includes an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), a light-weight TV Simulator for testing web apps, and a TV Emulator.

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

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Google
OSS

Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

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Red Hat storage: To petabytes and beyond!

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Red Hat
Server

Red Hat's new Ceph Storage and Gluster Storage open-source, software-defined storage products continue to push storage's limits.

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LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring More DOCX Improvements

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LibO

The Document Foundation has released the second RC for the upcoming LibreOffice 5.0 version, and it looks like the developers are making a final push for the new version of the office suite that is scheduled to land in July.

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DragonFly BSD 4.2 Gets Improvements for i915 and Radeon, Moves to GCC 5

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BSD

DragonFly BSD is a distribution that belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and UNIX. The developers have released a new version of the distro, and they have integrated quite a few changes and improvements.

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Linux bids for UAV world domination by enslaving future skybot army

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Linux

The Dronecode open-source UAV platform initiative has announced that it has welcomed on board a raft of new members, who'll help drive the project towards becoming a de facto standard for consumer and commercial drones.

The non-profit organisation – governed by the Linux Foundation – was formed in late 2014. Founding members 3D Robotics (3DR) and Yuneec International have since been joined by 27 other organisations and sponsored members, keen to participate in the "neutral, transparent initiative for advancing UAV technology", as the Linux Foundation's marketing big cheese Amanda McPherson described it.

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