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Story Ubuntu's Software & Updates Review - A Tool More Powerful Than You Would Suspect Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 8:22am
Story GNU FISICALAB 0.3.5 Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 8:15am
Story Fedora's FedUp Upgrade Utility to be Redesigned for Fedora 23 Roy Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 8:11am
Story Chromixium Adds Polish to Chrome Rianne Schestowitz 30/05/2015 - 12:11am
Story Leftovers: KDE Software Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 11:39pm
Story Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is in trouble Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 11:32pm
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Update to Let Users Import SIM Contacts Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 10:49pm
Story Latest in Kubuntu/Canonical Feud Rianne Schestowitz 10 29/05/2015 - 10:23pm
Story Fedora Tools Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 10:11pm
Story Red Hat CEO: Public cloud "obscenely expensive at scale" Roy Schestowitz 29/05/2015 - 10:04pm

Ubuntu's Software & Updates Review - A Tool More Powerful Than You Would Suspect

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Software & Updates is one of the most powerful tools in Ubuntu, but it's not taken all that seriously. We want to take a closer look at this application and reveal some of the interesting functions.

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GNU FISICALAB 0.3.5

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GNU

I’m glad to announce the release of version 0.3.5 of GNU FisicaLab, this is a feature release. FisicaLab (can be pronounced as PhysicsLab) is an educational application to solve physics problems. Its main objective is let the user to focus in physics concepts, leaving aside the mathematical details

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Fedora's FedUp Upgrade Utility to be Redesigned for Fedora 23

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Red Hat

The Fedora Project developers are discussing these days the possibility of redesigning their internal upgrade utility for the Fedora Linux operating system.

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Chromixium Adds Polish to Chrome

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Linux

Chromixium is a new Linux distro that goes one big step further than the few existing distros catering to the Chrome OS. It one-ups Google's semi-proprietary Chrome OS locked into the popular Chromebook hardware.

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Leftovers: KDE Software

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KDE
  • Interview with David Revoy

    I bought a tablet to start to paint digitally during this period. I didn’t know many things about software, so my first years of digital painting were made with Photoshop Elements (bundled with the tablet). With digital painting, I could experiment with many themes I could never have sold on canvas. Then I met online publishers interested in my digital art and started to work more and more as a digital painter with an official Photoshop licence, Corel Painter, etcetera. In 2003 I ended my career as a traditional painter when a client decided to buy my whole stock of canvas.

  • There and back again, an algorithm tale

    Implementing Qt data models is anything but fun. For that reason, I don’t blame anyone for writing a beginResetModel / endResetModel combo any time a more complex change has happened.

  • Google Summer of Code 2015 – Week One : The Joy Of The First Paycheck!

    What I have done till now is collect constellation artwork used in Stellarium, and complied a list of 3 stars for each constellation which would be used to position the constellation image in the sky map. I started coding and have written the ConstellationArt class declaration. Earlier I had included a Q_PROPERTY to make constellations fade in and out, but I was told that this would be difficult to achieve since KStars doesn’t use OpenGL. In any case, I think getting the constellations to display correctly in the sky is more important than making them fade. That could always be done at a later point of time.

  • Suggesting new ways: Kamoso 3.0 Technology Preview

    The world changes, and with it, we change too. For this new version of Kamoso we wanted to iterate what we’re presenting.

Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is in trouble

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Linux
Sci/Tech
  • Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is in trouble
  • Software Glitch Pauses LightSail Test Mission

    But inside the spacecraft's Linux-based flight software, a problem was brewing. Every 15 seconds, LightSail transmits a telemetry beacon packet. The software controlling the main system board writes corresponding information to a file called beacon.csv. If you’re not familiar with CSV files, you can think of them as simplified spreadsheets—in fact, most can be opened with Microsoft Excel.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Update to Let Users Import SIM Contacts

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Ubuntu

A fresh OTA update is being prepared for Ubuntu Touch, and it should land soon. Developers have released some of the most important improvements that will be implemented in the upcoming release.

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Fedora Tools

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Red Hat
  • Future Plans For Changing Fedora's Installer

    Over the last couple weeks there has been an "Anaconda Wishlist" thread occurring on Fedora's desktop mailing list. The thread, and the associated Workstation Working Group meeting, are directed at the future of the Fedora Anaconda Installer.

  • Tweak Your Fedora 22 Desktop Using Fedy And PostinstallerF

    None of the Linux distributions comes with all essential applications for daily usage, Agree? You have to install additional Repositories, softwares like Chrome, Flash player, Java or something in order to get a perfect distro for the daily usage. We can do it in two methods. First, you can manually search and install all the required softwares one by one, and the second one is you can use a tool that will help you to find and install all essential applications from one place. Which method would you prefer? I prefer the second method most, not because it is easy, but also it saves some time.

  • 27 ‘DNF’ (Fork of Yum) Commands for RPM Package Management in Linux

Red Hat CEO: Public cloud "obscenely expensive at scale"

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Red Hat

Whitehurst believes Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes sense for test and dev, but it can't compete with private cloud at scale. Do you agree?

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Intel Gets 'Clear' About Linux and Containers

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GNU
Linux

Imad Sousou, VP in Intel's Software and Services Group and GM of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, discusses the Clear Linux and Clear container efforts.

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CEO of bankrupt Linux company says employee lawsuits put it out of business

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MDV

As we previously reported, after 17-years of duking it out with Microsoft Windows with some success, French company Mandriva just shuttered its doors and liquidated its assets.

Mandriva offered a Linux operating system for PCs that was doing well in some developing nations.

We reached out to the former CEO of Mandriva Jean-Manuel Croset, who joined Mandriva in 2011, to ask what happened.

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Also: Mandriva 1998-2015

The Ubuntu 15.04 Lemur Laptop from System76 Is Now on Sale at a Special Price

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Ubuntu

System76, a hardware company, which is being known for building powerful computers with Ubuntu preloaded, has just announced that they have a special sale only for this weekend.

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Why your next database will be open source

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OSS

While open source databases have long been popular for niche use cases, over the past decade they've steadily grown in maturity and importance.

In fact, as Feinberg and Adrian note, "open-source RDBMS products have matured in the availability of DBA skills, availability of DBA tools and near-equality of RDBMS functionality. OSDBMS is being used successfully in mission-critical applications in a large percentage of organizations."

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Uses Linux Kernel 4.0.4

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SUSE

The openSUSE Tumbleweed distro has received another set of updates this week, and the distribution is now using Linux kernel 4.0.4, which is the most advanced version available right now.

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Btrfs RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Five-Disk Benchmarks On Linux 4.1

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Earlier this month I posted some Btrfs RAID 0/1 benchmarks on Linux 4.1 as a prelude to some larger Btrfs RAID benchmarks. Today the rest of those results are available with using five disks and testing Btrfs on this newest version of the Linux kernel while testing the RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 levels.

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Letter to the Fedora council - is the Fedora community forgetting its primary goal?

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Red Hat

I've been around in the community for quite a bit, and while I'm not a kernel-dev or a team lead, I still like to think I belong to the community - helping where I can. Why I've stuck around over the years, other than because I've made friends in the community that I'd miss, is the philosophy of Fedora - the stance we take towards FOSS - which distinguishes us from any other Linux distribution.

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Also: New Labs, Spins and ARM websites for Fedora 22

Announcing GitTorrent: A Decentralized GitHub

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Development

I’ve been working on building a decentralized GitHub, and I’d like to talk about what this means and why it matters — and more importantly, show you how it can be done and real GitTorrent code I’ve implemented so far.

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Also: Why aren't you using github?

Wine Announcement

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Software

The Wine development release 1.7.44 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- More support for the COM interfaces of the RichEdit control.
- Initial version of a SmartTee filter.
- Some more support for the ARM64 platform.
- Support for the null device kernel object.
- Various bug fixes.

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Richard Stallman and Phil Zimmerman underline key concerns with tech sector

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OSS

Two of technology's most pioneering developers have strongly criticised the current state of the industry, warning that the right to encryption is doomed and that users are exploited by the software that they use.
Open sourcerer Richard Stallman has painted a very bleak picture of today's technology and communications environment, describing proprietary software as "malware".
Stallman, the founder of the free software movement, perhaps not surprisingly has a very jaundiced view of proprietary software, and of Microsoft Windows especially.

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GNOME 3.17.2

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GNOME

here is the second snapshot of the GNOME 3.17 development cycle, the
3.17.2 release.
Don't miss the Bastien blog post about some cool stuff new on this release [1]

To build GNOME 3.17.2, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).

[1] http://www.hadess.net/2015/05/iio-sensor-proxy-10-is-out.html
[2] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
[3] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.17.2/

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