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uGet, the Best Download Manager for Linux, Has Been Updated to Version 2.0.5

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Linux

Whether you want to or not, uGet remains one of the best graphical download manager applications for GNU/Linux operating systems, and it has been updated today to version 2.0.5.

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HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.2 Supports Debian 8.3 and Linux Mint 17.3

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Linux
Debian

The developers behind the HP Linux Imaging and Printing project, an open-source initiative to bring the latest HP printer drivers to GNU/Linux distributions, released HPLIP 3.16.2.

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Linux Devices

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Linux
Hardware

Rosa Is a Real Powerhouse

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Reviews

The Rosa Desktop Fresh R series is one of the most impressive and productive Linux releases I have seen in quite some time. Its performance is top notch.

It gets high marks in all the right places: Installation is flawless, the KDE integration is innovative, and the software is reliable.

KDE is one of the most complex desktop environments, so potential users who are less familiar with the Linux OS should approach the default KDE release with the idea that it is a great computing platform but might not be what they need. Rosa developers offer enough options to meet the skill levels and needs of all user classes.

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Mentor Embedded Linux adds SMACK security and IoT support

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Mentor Graphics has updated Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) with Yocto Project 2.0 code, SMACK security, and support for CANopen, BACNet, and 6LoWPAN.

Mentor Graphics has spun a more secure and industrial IoT-ready version of its commercial Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) distribution and development platform that moves up to a modern Linux codebase built around Yocto Project 2.0 (“Jethro”). Yocto Project 2.0, which advances to GCC 5.2 and adds Toaster support, among other enhancements, was recently adopted by rival embedded distro Wind River Linux 8.

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Leaner Docker

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Linux
Server
OSS
  • Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care

    Docker's recent acquisition of Unikernel Systems has sent pulses racing in the microservice world. At the same time, many people have no clue what to make of it, so here's a quick explanation of why this move is a good thing.

    Although you may not be involved in building or maintaining microservice-based software, you certainly use it. Many popular Web sites and services are powered by microservices, such as Netflix, eBay and PayPal. Microservice architectures lend themselves to cloud computing and "scale on demand", so you're sure to see more of it in the future.

  • Docker gets minimalist with plan to migrate images to Alpine Linux

    Rumor has it that Docker Inc., the company behind Docker containers, is planning to switch from Ubuntu to the lightweight Alpine Linux OS as the host environment for Docker images.

  • Alpine Linux Goes All In for Docker

The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative Working with White House on Cybersecurity National Action Plan

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Security

The White House today announced its Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), which includes a series of steps and programs to enhance cybersecurity capabilities within the Federal Government and across the country. In the proposal, the White House announced collaboration with The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative(CII) to better secure Internet "utilities" such as open-source software, protocols and standards.

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Upgrading Bios Firmware from Linux Systems Pioneered by Dell

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The ability to upgrade the firmware on a system from a Linux OS is something that Dell and Red Hat are going to implement, and the first steps have been taken already.

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Linux or GNU/Linux – Here is What Every User Should Know.

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GNU
Linux

The parties who work for the project deserves credit though the task is important thing than who did it. But people fear naming it just Linux won’t give a community spirit to the distributions rather it would make it just a business perspective. The project to develop complete free version of OS was started by GNU project years before the the work of Linux initiated. The core component of the system is GNU and Free Software Foundation(FSF)’s founder Richard Stallman called it as GNU/Linux whereas the name came into rise after Yggdrasil Linux distribution adopted the complete name.

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Analysis Of The Top 10 Linux Distributions Of 2015

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For the past couple of years I have been producing analysis guides for the top 10 Linux distributions as listed on Distrowatch.

Click here for the guide for 2013
Click here for the guide for 2014

The point of this article is to look at the top 10 Linux distributions as listed on Distrowatch for the year 2015 and analyse their suitability for the average Joe.
The criteria for an Everyday Linux distribution is as follows:

Must be relatively easy to install
Must have an intuitive desktop environment
Must be easy to use
Must have a standard set of applications pre-installed (i.e. web browser, audio player, media player)
Must have a decent package manager in order to install further software
Must be ready to use from the get go

The distributions are listed in the order they are in on Distrowatch.

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GNOME
  • Updates on GNOME Calculator
    The biggest task I’ve been trying to accomplish is to move all the UI code to GtkBuilder .ui files and rework the codebase to use them as reusable templates.
  • Developer Experience Hackfest 2016
    First of all I would like to thanks the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring once again my trip to Brussels for the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest. Besides hacking on Glade and attending FOSDEM I had a great time meeting with old friends and making new ones, not to mention the amount and variety of beers consumed
KDE
  • Some Neon Artwork
    This is pretty exciting for anyone who wants a stable core system with a setup of KDE Plasma software on to as recent as possible, setted-up and configured as good as possible, with hopefully less issues like “distro X has a slightly outdated version of kibrary Y which is know that makes app Z crash”.
  • HIG about Simple vs. Advanced Settings
    Recently the question was asked in the KDE forums how we handle advanced settings. While there is neither a best practice nor a common approach in KDE software, we actually discussed a similar concept in respect to the Plasma control modules (KCM). The updated organization of KCMs was implemented by the developers, the community decided about the basic layout, and a couple of proposals were done [1, 2]. So why don't generalize this idea and write a guideline?
  • 3DPrinterChat -Your 3DPrint Community
    Last week I received and invitation to be a columnist on a blog about 3DPrinting, 3DPrinterChat, and I already made 3 blog posts. It’s amazing. I’m learning more about 3dprinting and sharing the knowledge that I have. It’s a wonderfull website to people that want know more about 3dprinting and how to start use a 3dprinter.
  • Outside the Stellarator
    After having spent a great deal of time improving Plasma, I recently focussed on other ares of our workspace, such as KRunner, and various KDE Applications.
  • Heavy activities setup
    I’ve always had more than a few activities lying around - mainly one for each project I’m working on. Be it KDE, Work, Studies, etc. But I was basing my workflow not only on them, but also on virtual desktops. I had four of them, the first one to keep the web browser and the mail client in, two for actual work (that is related to the current activity), and the last one to keep the music player in.