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Redmond Fights FOSS Openness With ‘Transparency’ Centers

Friday 5th of June 2015 01:02:53 AM
Is this any way to inspect source code? If you already have doubts about the company supplying an application (which you must, if you find the Transparency Center necessary), would you trust it to be honest with you in an environment it completely controls?

Open source? HP Enterprise will be all-in, post split, says CTO

Friday 5th of June 2015 12:05:42 AM
It's in 'the fabric of everything we do,' exec says HP. What's the latest enterprise IT company to proclaim its love of open source? HP, that's who – or, more specifically, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, one of two companies that will emerge once HP splits this November.

Linux Kernel 2.6.32 LTS Reaches End of Life, Users are Urged to Move to Linux 3.2 or 3.4

Thursday 4th of June 2015 11:08:31 PM
The Linux kernel LTS maintenance release has been made available today to fix two regressions that have been introduced in Linux kernel LTS.

Angry redditors rally to stop SourceForge's mirror service

Thursday 4th of June 2015 10:11:20 PM
In today's open source roundup: Redditors want SourceForge mirror providers to stop service. Plus: GOG offers lots of Linux games in summer sale. And DistroWatch reviews Manjaro OpenRC 0.8.13.

Windows Could Receive a Hard Blow As Linux Is Finally Being Considered for ATMs

Thursday 4th of June 2015 09:14:09 PM
The ATM Industry Association or ATMIA has released a white paper today in which they recommend the use of Windows 10 on ATMs, skipping any intermediary steps, and for the first time they are considering Linux as a viable option.

5 reasons to use a rendered language for documentation

Thursday 4th of June 2015 08:16:58 PM
In a previous post, I gave 5 reasons wikis rock for documentation. It was a great deceit. In truth, I'm not a big fan of wikis in most cases. So today I present 5 reasons to use a rendered language to publish your more

Stream music from your phone to Fedora Workstation

Thursday 4th of June 2015 07:19:47 PM
Have you ever had an awesome song on your phone, and want to listen to it on your desktop without moving the file over? Or want to easily listen to your preferred streaming music service easily on your computer? Fedora... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu Software Center: proprietary and free software mixed in a confusing UI

Thursday 4th of June 2015 06:22:36 PM
I have been watching the evolution of the Ubuntu Software Center for quite a while now. I had doubts about its interface and its speed, but I liked the fact that it offered an easy, down-to-earth interface that allowed users to install software easily. However, I have to say that the way the Ubuntu Software Center has evolved is worrying me -- a lot.

Making collaboration sustainable

Thursday 4th of June 2015 05:25:25 PM
You know the scene. The one In Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book's plucky hero learns that his Aunt Polly wants him to spend his day off whitewashing the fence. Tom, of course, would rather be doing something—anything—else, and when "he began to think of the fun he had planned for this day [...] his sorrows multiplied."read more

How to Install nginx and google pagespeed on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

Thursday 4th of June 2015 04:28:14 PM
Nginx (engine-x) is a open source and high performance HTTP server, reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 proxy server. The outstanding features of Nginx are: stability, rich feature set, simple configuration and low resource consumption. Nginx is being used by some of the largest websites on the internet and is gaining more and more popularity in the webmaster community. This tutorials shows how to build a nginx .deb package for Ubuntu 15.04 from source that has Google pagespeed module compiled in.

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Samsung Sells a Million Tizen Phones as Mozilla Rethinks Firefox OS

On June 29, Samsung announced that since January, it has sold over one million units of its Tizen-based Samsung Z1 smartphones in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. According to Reuters, Samsung will "launch several more Tizen smartphones at varying prices." The Reuters report, which did not mention a timetable, was based on a tip from an undisclosed source. The story also cited a Counterpoint study that estimated the Z1 to be the best-selling smartphone in Bangladesh in Q1 2015. Read more

DigiKam 4.11.0 Released With Bug Fixes, Install/Update In Ubuntu 15.04/Linux Mint "Refaela" Or Other Darivatives

digikam 4.11.0 release with 90 bug fixes

digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE but you can use it on Ubuntu or others distros too. In digiKam photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.11.0 with huge list of 90 bug fixes.

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Mageia 5 Linux Distro Offers New Tools, Improved Stability

The Mageia 5 Linux distribution, which launched June 19, provides new tools, improved stability and overall ease of use. The Mageia Linux distro was first formed in September 2010 as a fork of French Linux distribution Mandriva. While Mandriva as a commercial entity ceased operation in May of this year, Mageia is alive and well, continuing on its mission of creating a user-friendly desktop-focused Linux distribution. New features in Mageia 5 include support for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) hardware, which enables Mageia to run on a broader array of systems than previously. Historically, Mandriva was focused on the KDE Linux desktop as the default. In addition to KDE, Mageia offers users an easy installation choice of other desktops, including GNOME 3.14, Cinnamon 2.4.5 and Xfce 4.12. With Mageia 5, the Btrfs next-generation Linux file system is now fully supported, providing users with a robust file system capability. Helping users move from Microsoft's Windows operating system is also part of Mageia 5, which has a Windows settings import feature. eWEEK examines key highlights of the Mageia 5 Linux distribution release. Read more Also: Mageia 5: I See no Change... and That's Good! OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Screencast and Screenshots

Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Goes on Sale, Lower Specs than Windows Version

The Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flavored Intel Compute Stick is finally going on sale next week, and it joins the Windows version that was already made available a while back. Read more