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Story Linux Kernel 3.14.68 LTS Is a Small Update with ARM & x86 Fixes, Updated Drivers Roy Schestowitz 06/05/2016 - 7:31am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Takes Shape, Promises Unity 8 Improvements and Miracast Roy Schestowitz 06/05/2016 - 7:18am
Story PC-BSD's Lumina Desktop 0.9.0 Environment Launches with Compositing Effects Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2016 - 11:54pm
Story Canonical Announces the Availability of Ubuntu Core for Samsung ARTIK 5 and 10 Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2016 - 10:24pm
Story Red Hat Software Collections 2.2 and Developer Toolset 4.1 Betas Now Available Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2016 - 9:51pm
Story The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2016 - 9:51pm
Story Red Hat News Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2016 - 9:50pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2016 - 9:31pm
Story “LEDE” OpenWrt fork promises greater openness Rianne Schestowitz 05/05/2016 - 6:03pm
Story Neptune 4.5.1 ISOs are available now Roy Schestowitz 05/05/2016 - 4:06pm

Linux Kernel 3.14.68 LTS Is a Small Update with ARM & x86 Fixes, Updated Drivers

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After introducing yesterday the release of Linux kernel 4.5.3 and Linux kernel 4.4.9 LTS, renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman also published details about Linux kernel 3.14.68 LTS.

According to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 3.14.68 LTS appears to be a quite small maintenance release, which changes a total of 45 files, with 345 insertions and 143 deletions. Linux kernel 3.14.68 LTS comes two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 3.14.67 LTS, which contained even fewer bug fixes and improvements. Check out the diff if you want to see the exact changes that have been made.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 Takes Shape, Promises Unity 8 Improvements and Miracast

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Ubuntu

It has been a while since we discussed here something about the development of the next major Ubuntu Touch OTA update, the OTA-11, and at the request of many of you, we'll post the following information to keep you guys up to date.

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PC-BSD's Lumina Desktop 0.9.0 Environment Launches with Compositing Effects

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PC-BSD's Ken Moore today, May 5, 2016, announced the release of the Lumina Desktop 0.9.0 environment for his FreeBSD-based, desktop-oriented PC-BSD operating system.

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Canonical Announces the Availability of Ubuntu Core for Samsung ARTIK 5 and 10

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Ubuntu

Thibaut Rouffineau, an IoT & Ubuntu Core evangelist, has announced today the availability of Canonical's Ubuntu Core operating system for Samsung ARTIK 5 and 10 IoT (Internet of Things) platforms.

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Red Hat Software Collections 2.2 and Developer Toolset 4.1 Betas Now Available

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Today, May 5, 2016, Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, has announced in a press release the availability of Red Hat Software Collection 2.2 Beta and Red Hat Developer Toolset 4.1 Beta.

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The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report

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Red Hat News

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  • Want to work in Release Engineering in Europe?

    Red Hat Release Engineering is hiring in Europe.

  • Red Hat targets midmarket with Keating, Tech Data partnerships

    Red Hat Canada has unveiled a new approach to reach the lower end of the enterprise and the upper midmarket in partnership with Keating Technologies and Tech Data Canada.

    Under the program, Keating will work with the vendor to uncover and qualify leads in the $500 million to $1.0 billion market. Once fully developed, those leads will be handed over to existing Red Hat Canada partners to close the deal, and will be fulfilled through Tech Data.

  • Gulf Air creates private cloud to support open-source big data engine

    Bahrain’s national carrier is using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, and Red Hat Storage as a platform for its Arabic Sentiment Analysis system, which monitors people’s comments through their social media posts.

  • Fedora Pune meetup April 2016

    I actually never even announced the April meetup, but we had in total 13 people showing up for the meet. We moved the meet to my office from our usual space as I wanted to use the white board. At beginning I showed some example code about how to write unittests, and how are we using Python3 unittests in our Fedora Cloud/Atomic images automatically. Anwesha arranged some soft drinks, and snacks for everyone.

“LEDE” OpenWrt fork promises greater openness

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A “Linux Embedded Development Environment” (LEDE) fork of the lightweight, router-oriented OpenWrt Linux distribution vows greater transparency and inclusiveness.

Some core developers of the OpenWrt community has forked off into a Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) group. LEDE is billed as both a “reboot” and “spinoff” of the lightweight, router-focused distribution that aims to build an open source embedded Linux distro that “makes it easy for developers, system administrators or other Linux enthusiasts to build and customize software for embedded devices, especially wireless routers.”

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Neptune 4.5.1 ISOs are available now

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Linux

Neptune 4.5.1 ISOs are available for download now and update the system since the Neptune 4.5 release to the state of 3. May 2016.

The biggest issue fixed in this release is the usb booting from USB 3 ports. Besides that this new maintainance release features KDE SC 4.14.16 as desktop.

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Movidius Fathom — This USB Stick Converts Any Linux Computer Into An A.I. Supercomputer

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Linux
Gadgets

Chip maker Movidius has unveiled “the world’s first embedded neural network accelerator”. Known as the Fathom Neural Compute Stick, this device could be plugged into a Linux device to allow it to perform functions like image recognition, language comprehension, and pattern detection.

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Also: Concurrent Introduces RedHawk Linux for 64-Bit ARM® Processors

European Unified Patent Court goes Open Source

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OSS

Using Private Cloud and Drupal as a starting point together with small expert partners and agile management the new platform for the European UPC has been shaped to the exact requirements and quickly adapted while more needs surfaced. The only ready to use Open Source tool used has been Zarafa Collaboration Platform which integrated with the Case Management System will provide secure email, instant messaging, file sharing and video conferencing to the platform's users.

The result is that, thanks to Open Source based platform and by working with SMEs, the UK IPO team has been able to deliver to the Unified Patent Court team the project earlier than planned and under budget.

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Linux Foundation: Open Source Programming and DevOps Jobs Plentiful

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Linux

Open source can help you make money, especially if you have skills in programming or DevOps, which is emerging as one of the hottest areas of interest for hiring managers seeking open source admins and developers. That's according to the latest Open Source Jobs Report from the Linux Foundation, which is out this week.

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Also: The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report: Companies Hungry for Professional Open Source Talent

Basho Open Sources Some Bits

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OSS

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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  • The Simply Ubuntu Desktop

    Over on Flickr, fosco_ submitted this simple Ubuntu desktop, with just a few things tweaked for a cleaner experience. Like we’ve said, sometimes less is more, and this desktop makes good use of a few widgets to make a great UI even better.

  • HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.5 Supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Debian 8.4

    The team of developers behind the HPLIP (short for HP Linux Imaging and Printing) project, announced a few moments ago the availability of the fifth maintenance build in the 3.16 stable series of the software.

    For those of you who are not in the loop, HP Linux Imaging and Printing is an open-source initiative to bring the latest HP (Hewlett-Packard) printer drivers to GNU/Linux operating systems. The software has a pretty active development team working behind it, releasing maintenance builds at least once a month.

  • Convergence delayed: Unity 8 won’t be the default desktop in Ubuntu 16.10

    Canonical’s vision of convergence—a single, highly adaptive environment that spans mobile and desktop uses—has been delayed yet again. The Unity 8 desktop and Mir display server, which are key to that vision, won’t be used by default in Ubuntu 16.10, according to discussion in the Ubuntu Online Summit.

  • Questions and answers: Ubuntu bq tablet

    After Jack Wallen's recent review of the bq Aquaris M10 tablet, he was hit with a number of questions about the tablet. Jack addresses some of those questions to help you decide if the Ubuntu tablet is a worthy investment.

Bufferbloat Is Still Being Fought In Linux Kernel, Another Big Improvement Queued

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Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced.

A Phoronix reader pointed out to us a patch that's now been queued up in net-next for Linux 4.7 and could end up being back-ported to Linux stable releases.

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Also: Watch why Linus Torvalds says Linux is the best option for career building

Questions and answers: Ubuntu bq tablet

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I will say this. So far I've used the Ubuntu tablet for over a week and prefer using it over any other tablet...even with its quirks. In fact, it's the first mobile device that has me comfortable being away from my trusty desktop environment. Having mobile versions of The GIMP and LibreOffice alone is worth the price of admission. It's not perfect (far from it), but it's a sleek, mobile version of Linux that works incredibly well, especially considering how young it is.

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LibreOffice 5.0.6 Open-Source Office Suite Is Now Available for Download

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LibO

We were informed just a few minutes ago by The Document Foundation's Italo Vignoli about the immediate availability for download of the LibreOffice 5.0.6 "Still" open-source office suite.

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today's leftovers

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Misc
  • M$ Kicks Second Most Loyal Users In The Teeth [Ed: context below]
  • Windows 10 updates are now ruining pro-gaming streams

    Forcing a gaming PC to update mid-game during a livestream to up to 130,000 followers isn’t best advert for the software

  • Containers Used on over Half of New Apps in Production

    Shippable, the Seattle-based producer of a continuous delivery platform for software developers, recently quizzed 300 coders in the U.S. and found that more than half of them (52 percent) are using Docker or other container technologies to deploy their new applications in production. Fourteen percent are using containers for development and testing purposes.

    Indicating that 2016 is the year that containers cement their hold on the enterprise, a whopping 89 percent of respondents told the startup that they were very or somewhat likely to increase their use of the DevOps-enabling technology within the next 12 months.

    Developers are turning to containers when speed is of the essence. Containers have helped a majority of developers (74 percent) ship new software at least 10 percent faster. Eight percent are enjoying a 50-percent boost.

  • Divide et Impera

    But for those committed long term to an on premise model, new tactics are required. In a market that is struggling with fragmentation, solutions must become less fragmented. In some cases this will mean traditional formal partnerships, but these can be difficult to sustain as they require time and capital resource investments from companies that are certain to be short on one if not both. History suggests, however, that informal aggregations can be equally successful: the Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP combination, as one example, achieved massive success – success that continues to this day.

  • gNewSense 4.0 released

    I hereby announce the release of gNewSense 4, codenamed Ucclia. It's based on a solid Debian, modified to respect the Free Software Foundation's and is available for 3 architectures: i386, amd64 and mipsel (Lemote Yeeloong).

  • IPFire 2.19 Core Update 102 Linux Firewall OS Lands More OpenSSL Security Fixes

    Yesterday we reported news on the release of the IPFire 2.19 Core Update 102 Linux kernel-based firewall distribution, which brought many security patches and improvements, along with updated components.

    Today, May 5, 2016, we're informing our readers about the immediate availability of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 102, a small maintenance build to the stable IPFire 2.19 distribution that updates the OpenSSL package to version 1.0.2h, fixing a total of six vulnerabilities discovered upstream.

  • Samsung’s Artik 10, starts shipping in the US for $150

    Samsung’s Artik development boards are finally reaching hands of consumers in the US. The Artik development boards which were unveiled back in May 2015 at the IoT World 2015 have taken quite a lot of time to become consumer ready and take over the likes of the new Raspberry Pi 3, Pine 64,etc which have revolutionized the DIY Maker community with the “PC ona board” concept. And now, the Artik 10- the most powerful board from the Artik series is all set to intensify the ongoing competition. Priced at $150, which is more than what one would pay for 4 $35 priced Raspberry Pis, Samsung will sure have to do a lot to of work to impress the buyers and build a community around it.

  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • ​Why I Hate Security, Computers, and the Entire Modern Banking System

    I woke up yesterday to find that a string of mysterious credit card payments had wiped out my checking account.

    I spent the next few hours as a prisoner of the phone tree, being interrogated on the transactions that I wanted answers about. No, I did not have a Banana Republic credit card. I didn’t have a Capital One credit card either. And I had no idea who Michael was, or what he was doing with all my money.

    The woman on the other end of the phone flagged transaction after transaction. For each one, she read me a long, pre-written paragraph of instructions and disclaimers—verbatim, even if she had repeated the same words just before. “Okay, so,” I said, when she was finally done. “It looks like this person is paying off credit cards through the web. What… am I supposed to do about that? What information do they have that lets them do it?”

    “It looks like they have your routing number and account number,” she told me. “You should close this account and get a new one.”

    I thanked her and hung up. Then my head exploded.

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