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Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 09:57:24 PM
Kde Plasma 5.3 stable packages are officially available on Arch Linux repositories. Let's see how to install or upgrade them on our workstation

How to install autossh on Linux

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 07:01:15 PM
autossh is an open-source tool that allows you to monitor an SSH session and restart it automatically should it gets disconnected or stops forwarding traffic. autossh assumes that passwordless SSH login for a destination host is already setup, so that it can restart a broken SSH session without user's involvement.

Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 Takes Place May 5-7, 2015

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 05:06:53 PM
Canonical and the hard working people behind the Ubuntu development team announced the dates for the upcoming Ubuntu Online Summit event where they will reveal the plans for Ubuntu 15.10, due for release in October 2015.

Google's New 'Password Alert' Extension Another Step To Protect Against Phishing Attempts

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 03:12:31 PM
Google has taken another step toward protecting users from fishing attempts by releasing a new Google Chrome extension 'Password Alert'. The extension protects users from being gmail account overused with other non-google websites. As soon as it detects that the password has been exposed to any non-google website/service, it prompts to reset password immediately.

Robolinux 7.9.1 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Run Windows Apps

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 01:18:09 PM
Robolinux, an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors and that allows its users to run Windows apps via a virtual machine solution, has been upgraded to version 7.9.1 and is now ready for download.

Help map Nepal, OpenMRS for Ebola, Apache Mesos for Apple, and more open source news

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 11:23:47 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at helping earthquake victims in Nepal, OpenMRS and the fight against Ebola, Apple's Siri to leverage Apache Mesos, and more.

Wine 1.7.42 Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 09:29:25 AM
Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.42 development version with many bug fixes and improvements. Let's see what's new in this release.

Reddit gamers, changing trends, and more Linux and open source gaming news

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 07:35:03 AM
In this week's edition, we take a look at Project Ascension (created by Reddit users upset by Steam announcement), changing trends in Linux and open source gaming, new releases for Linux, and more.Open gaming roundup for April 26 - May 2, 2015.

Entroware Announces Aura, a Tiny PC That Runs Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 05:40:41 AM
Entroware introduced today, May 2, their first mini-PC called Aura and powered by Canonical's recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) computer operating system, or the popular Ubuntu MATE 15.04 flavor.

Fedora 22 Beta KDE Plasma 5.3 Screencast

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 03:46:19 AM
The Fedora 22 beta release has arrived, with a preview of the latest free and open source technology under development. The KDE community has released Plasma 5.3, a major new version of the popular, open source desktop environment. The latest release brings much enhanced power management, better support for Bluetooth, and improved Plasma widgets. Also available is a technical preview of Plasma Media Center shell. In addition, Plasma 5.3 represents a big step towards support for the Wayland windowing system. There are also a few other minor tweaks and over 300 bugfixes.

Debian 8: Linux’s most reliable distro makes its biggest change since 1993

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 01:51:57 AM
...amid that firehose of updates, systemd stands out. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably caught wind of systemd in the last year or two. Most likely what you heard was froth-mouthed exclamations about how it's either the second coming of the Penguin or else the NSA-backed devil incarnate. There are, it seems, no moderate opinions about systemd. The debate surrounding it has been anything but civil, even in the orderly Debian community.

OpenStack Kilo: Turning it up to 11

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 11:57:35 PM
The latest OpenStack release brings bare metal support, better identity federation, and new object storage support to the popular open-source cloud.

Ebuyer Launches Ubuntu Certified Laptops Powered by AMD

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 10:03:13 PM
Ebuyer, an eCommerce hardware retailer, has announced the launch of AMD-based HP laptops powered by Ubuntu and certified to run with this operating system by Canonical.

Final Numbers on LinuxFest Northwest, Riding Hurd on Debian & More…

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 08:08:51 PM
If there were an award for best sticker/graphic at LFNW, it would have to go to the Free Software Foundation, which had “RUN GCC” stickers and T-shirts available at the event. They’re also available online as well, so grab ’em and take the shoelaces out of your pair of Adidas while you code.

Kodi 15.0 Isengard Beta 1

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 06:14:29 PM
The XBMC Foundation has released their first Beta version of the Kodi 15.0 media player software, a.k.a. "Isengard".

Why Does The US Patent Office Keep Approving Clearly Ridiculous Patents?

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 04:20:07 PM
Imagine you're on your way to deliver a case of beer to a party. Before you get there, your boss sends you a text: They want 2 cases now. You read the text while driving (don't do that), so you deliver an extra case when you arrive. Having successfully completed that task, you leave for your next delivery.Congratulations! You might get sued by the owner of April's stupid patent of the month.

Ubuntu Users Can Easily Install Visual Studio Code with Ubuntu Make 0.7

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 02:25:45 PM
Didier Roche had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of version 0.7 of the Ubuntu Make command-line utility that lets Ubuntu users to easily install the latest versions of Android Studio and Android SDK, as well as all of their dependencies.

Congress, Crypto and Craziness

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 01:03:05 PM
Crazy is never in short supply in Washington. Through lean times and boom times, regardless of who is in the White House or which party controls the Congress, the one resource that's reliably renewable is nuttery.

Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 11:08:43 AM
A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions, more than a year after an official fix was published.

Set up Nova-Docker Driver on OpenStack RDO Kilo (RC2) on CentOS 7.1

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 09:14:21 AM
Posting bellow is targeting testing official version on Nova-Doker Driver for Openstack Kilo with development version RDO Kilo ( supposed GA day is 05/07/2015). RDO Kilo installed via `packstack --allinone` on virtual CentOS 7.1 machine.

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Roman Nurik’s latest FORM Watch Face demonstrates the power of Android

If the name Roman Nurik doesn’t ring a bell, he’s a design advocate for Google, and every time he decides to publish an Android app it seems to turn out a winner. His two previous apps that created quite a stir in the Android community are DashClock Widget and Muzei Live Wallpaper. Both are awesome, so you shouldn’t expect the next to be less so. While not immediately useful to non-Android Wear users, Roman’s new FORM Watch Face demonstrates the power of Android as a mobile platform. Read more More Android Wear:

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ZTE Q519T With 4000mAh Battery, Android 5.0 Lollipop Launched

ZTE, soon after launching the Nubia Z9 smartphone in China, has now unveiled yet another smartphone, the Q519T. Unveiled in China, the ZTE Q519T has been priced at equivalent of $95 (approximately Rs. 6,000). The highlight of the ZTE Q519T smartphone is that it features a massive battery capacity of 4000mAh, which is claimed to deliver up to 35 days of standby time. The new ZTE Q519T smartphone will be available in Blue, Gold, and White colours. Read more

The Default Image Viewer of GNOME 3.18 Will Support Multi-Page TIFFs

Eye of GNOME, the default image viewer software used in the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment, has recently been updated and distributed as part of the unstable GNOME 3.17.2 desktop environment. Read more

Software Commons vs. Product

One regular reader of this blog contacted me a few days ago to share a few suggestions and some concerns about the LibreOffice project. I did not agree with many of the points he was making, but a few of them made sense. I’d like to discuss the main one, because I think there is no clear cut answer about it even inside the LibreOffice project. Read more