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Fedora 18 KDE and GNOME preview

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linuxbsdos.com: Fedora 18 was not released on schedule, but knowing how the Fedora project operates, this was no surprise, because unlike other distributions, a new Fedora edition is almost never released until all major issues have been fixed.

Forrester: open source project explosion driving a "golden era" in app dev

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zdnet.com: The explosion in open source projects in the HTML, mobile, cloud and big data spaces such as Android, jQuery, PhoneGap, Sencha, Hadoop and Cordova are driving a new model and a golden age of "app" development, Forrester Research says.

Get Remote Desktop Boost from Splashtop

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  • Linux Users Get Remote Desktop Boost from Splashtop
  • New Splashtop variant to let you access Ubuntu desktop from anywhere

Two key features in new Fedora 18 beta

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  • Two key features star in the new Fedora 18 beta
  • Fedora 18 Beta adds MATE and Cinnamon desktops

Talking about Linux online: There are, in fact, stupid questions

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networkworld.com: What to expect when you're expecting help from the Linux community

Kernel Log - Coming in 3.7 (Part 4): Drivers

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h-online.com: Some major changes are supposed to make drivers for Intel and NVIDIA's graphics processors more robust. Linux 3.7 also includes a number of new DVB drivers and makes better use of modern audio chips' power-saving features.

Upstart in Debian

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dodds.net: Good news, everyone! So as of last Sunday, this works on all Linux archs in Debian unstable and gives you a modern version of upstart:

Fedora Linux 18 beta finally released

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zdnet.com: The latest version of Fedora has just moved to beta and it includes the GNOME 2.x fork MATE desktop as well as the GNOME 3.x desktop.

7 Open Source Questions With Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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readwrite.com: I recently had a chance to sit down over a Thai food lunch with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. Whitehurst, who took over Red Hat after leaving Delta Airlines in 2007, had a lot to say about the current situation of open source computing.

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review

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  • Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review
  • Linux Mint 14 Nadia: Insanely Fast And Polished
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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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