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Story 4 keys to success for LibreOffice as a service Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 12:55pm
Story Bazel: Google Build Tool is now Open Source Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 12:50pm
Story Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2 Is Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 12:45pm
Story Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released with KDE Plasma 5 as Default Desktop - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:57am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:41am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:39am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:38am
Story Embedded Linux Keeps on Growing, IoT Next Big Win Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 11:29am
Story Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Review: All Hail the New Android Smartphone Kings Rianne Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 9:53am
Story A Dell 4K laptop with Linux: Tough construction and built for developers. Roy Schestowitz 27/03/2015 - 8:29am

4 keys to success for LibreOffice as a service

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LibO

The announcement of LibreOffice Online this week came as welcome news to many people concerned about the paucity of online options for those who want software freedom with their online document solutions. But can open source SaaS succeed?

The open source community needs a truly open alternative to current mainstream online document collaboration solutions, all of which are compromised by lock-in. LibreOffice Online will offer the full flexibility to deploy in-house or hosted cloud instances while using true open standards for its documents.

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Bazel: Google Build Tool is now Open Source

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Google
OSS

Bazel, the tool that Google uses to build the majority of its software has been partially open sourced. According to Google, Bazel is aimed to build “code quickly and reliably” and is “critical to Google’s ability to continue to scale its software development practices as the company grows.”

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Also: Q&A: Databases, Open Source & Virtualisation with CEO Vinay Joosery

Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2 Is Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

After announcing the Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta and Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, it is now time to take a look at the second and last Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system that has been designed especially for the Chinese Ubuntu Linux community.

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Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released with KDE Plasma 5 as Default Desktop - Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

Today’s announcement for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Final Beta also mentioned the immediate availability for download and testing of Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, an official Ubuntu flavor built around the modern and attractive KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, as well as the KDE Applications project.

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today's leftovers

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Software
Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

Embedded Linux Keeps on Growing, IoT Next Big Win

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Linux

As I noted at the beginning of this year, open source has won, even if it's not finished. That's easy to show at the top end, since Linux currently runs 485 of the top 500 supercomputers in the world. But at the other end of the spectrum, data has been harder to come by. That makes a new post on Linux.com reporting on the embedded sector particularly welcome. Here's the key finding.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Review: All Hail the New Android Smartphone Kings

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Android
Reviews

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagship phones are finally here. They are beautiful phones (unlike the uninspired Galaxy S5). The S6 Edge, with its unique curved screen, is especially eye-catching.

But the S6 and S6 Edge have more than just good looks. Both pack powerful processors, gorgeous 5.1-inch displays, and the best smartphone cameras on the market.

Throw in a new mobile payment system that lets you use your S6 anywhere you can use a standard credit card, and the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are the new Android smartphone kings.

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A Dell 4K laptop with Linux: Tough construction and built for developers.

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GNU
Linux

Two years after the unveiling of its predecessor, the Dell M3800 Developers Edition aluminum-backed laptop for programmers is now here, and while it has improved in a number of interesting ways that include a new 4K ultra HD screen, it’s still a laptop that doesn’t come with the light, airy body of other brand models. Then again, this isn’t a gaming laptop, it’s built with programming in mind.

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New GNOME 3.16 Getting a Lot of Attention for Improvements

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GNOME

Red Hat garnered much of the press today with the release of their fourth quarter 2015 earnings report last night. Red Hat stock prices rose today after the announcement on this a down day on Wall Street and continued to gain a bit in after hours trading. The other big winner today was GNOME 3.16, whose headlines began yesterday with its release announcement. Just what is causing all the buzz?

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Also: GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet

GNOME 3.16 released

Welcome to GNOME 3.16

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Final Beta Available For Download

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet final beta was released today, bringing quite a few changes, like locally integrated menus (LIM) by default, upstart was replaced with systemd by default as well as various other improvements and fixes. Let's take a look at what's new!

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Also: Kubuntu Vivid Beta 2

The Changing Cost of Open Source

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OSS
Drupal

At one time higher ed wanted community-built software because of the $0 price tag; now many universities are paying somebody else to keep open source projects moving forward.

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Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community

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Hardware
Legal

While Allwinner has been caught violating the (L)GPL and resulted in obfuscating their code and playing around with their advertised licenses, now this ARM vendor is taking things a step further.

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Also: Allwinner Plays Around With Licenses On Its Media Codec

OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board

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Graphics/Benchmarks

With having a new Apple Mac Mini in our testing labs this week, I ran some basic benchmarks comparing Mac OS X 10.10.2 to Ubuntu 15.04 to Fedora 21 in a few different configurations.

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Why Android's Winning The Battle Right Now

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Android

Without a doubt, the key technological revolution of our time has been the rise of mobile computing. With iOS and Android leading the charge, the way people communicate has been transformed.

Of course the most significant competition in the space is the one between the two dominant mobile platforms: Google and Apple. Together, they make up the lion’s share of the mobile market. The fierce competition between the two has been the driving force behind the incredible pace of development and innovation the market has seen.

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Linux Kernel Source Code of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Published on GitHub

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Linux

Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device.

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Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task

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Google

Google is offering a new incentive for using its Google Compute Engine. With Google Cloud Launcher, you can launch more than 120 popular open-source packages.

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Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Arrives with ARM, ARM64, and IPv6 Fixes, Many Updated Drivers

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Linux

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance releases for Linux 3.19 kernel, along with Linux kernels 3.14.37 LTS and 3.10.37 LTS. Additionally, Linux kernel 3.18.10 LTS has also been announced a couple days ago.

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The Linux desktop battle (and why it matters)

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Linux

I have been using Ubuntu Unity for a very long time. In fact, I would say that this is, by far, the longest I've stuck with a single desktop interface. Period. That doesn't mean I don't stop to smell the desktop roses along the Linux path. In fact, I've often considered other desktops as a drop-in replacement for Unity. GNOME and Budgie have vied for my attention of late. Both are solid takes on the desktop that offer a minimalistic, modern look and feel (something I prefer) and help me get my work done with an efficiency other desktops can't match.

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