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Ubuntu To Ship On Lenovo Thinkpad L450 In India - Welcome Ubuntu

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 01:51:13 PM
I am very happy with the news that yesterday Canonical declared the launch of Ubuntu in India on Lenovo Thinkpad L450. Yes, you heard right! I was waiting for them to come in India and now wait is over! The laptops may be start shipping early this month.

Laptop Mode Tools 1.67 released

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 12:54:02 PM
Laptop Mode Tools version 1.67 is released. With this power-saving package for Linux systems it's possible to increase battery life of a laptop.

KDE and Qt at FISL 2015

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 11:56:51 AM
Repeating what became a constant on last years, KDE project is bringing an eventful series of presentations and activities on community driven software to the FISL, the Fórum Internacional de Software LIvre, which will be realized at Porto Alegre, south of Brazil, starting July 7.

Compact IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on Quark

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:59:40 AM
Advantech is prepping an Intel Quark based IoT gateway that runs Yocto Linux and offers PoE support. mini-PCIe expansion, and web-based device management. Like Adlink’s recently announced Matrix MXE-100i, Advantech’s new “UBC-221″ is an Internet of Things gateway that runs Linux on a low-power, 400MHz Intel Quark x1000 processor. Whereas the Adlink product runs on […]

Open-source video editor Shotcut now with better 4K support

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 09:05:18 AM
The developers of the Open-sourcevideo editor Shotcut made some huge improvements to the application and it gets better 4K support.

NSA runs its spying activities on Red Hat Linux

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 07:10:56 AM
The NSA runs its XKEYSCORE program — an application that the Intercept, the website run by journalist Glenn Greenwald, describes as NSA's Google for private communications — for the most part on Red Hat Linux servers.

Audio-Video Production On Linux: Best Software

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 05:16:34 AM
Over the years, I've heard both Windows users and Linux enthusiasts make the claim that professional media production on Linux is impossible. While there may be some workflows so over-engineered that legacy software is a must, I firmly believe that, with effort, using Linux for media production is doable.

Appeals judges hear about Prince’s takedown of “Dancing Baby” YouTube vid

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 03:22:12 AM
A long-running copyright fight between the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Universal Music over fair use in the digital age was considered by an appeals court today, a full eight years after the lawsuit began.

Fedora 22: not obvious excellence

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 01:13:50 AM
I have recently interviewed a very interesting person: the community leadership manager from Red Hat, Ruth Suehle. Among other tasks, she deals with the Fedora community. Ruth told me that Fedora 22, which was released in late May 2015, contained many interesting features. That's why I decided to give it a go.

Increase Your Battery Life with the Latest Laptop Mode Tools

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 12:16:39 AM
Laptop Mode Tools is a power-saving package for Linux systems, which lets users increase the life expectancy of a laptop's battery. A new version has been released and is now available for download.

OpenStack Meiji ?? Set to Succeed Liberty

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 11:19:28 PM
The next major OpenStack cloud platform release is set to debut in October and is codenamed : Liberty but what follows Liberty? OpenStack Foundation members have voted and the winning name is Meiji.

How to Deliver Hybrid Apps in 2 Weeks Webcast

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 10:22:17 PM
Have you fully unlocked the potential of DevOps? Need some expert advice on how to accelerate application delivery on hybrid cloud? Join us for this free webcast for Linux Journal Readers.

Wetware: The Most Important Trend in Malware

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 09:55:26 PM
The number of vulnerabilities in the wild is growing. The number of exploits, as well as the speed of those exploits — in the case of Heartbleed, only four hours from the publication of the vulnerability to a circulating exploit — is somewhat disheartening, if not all that surprising.

Configure Clamav for daily system scans and email notification on Debian

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 08:58:15 PM
Today we take a look at the clamav antivirus software and how to use it to protect your server or desktop. I will show you how to configure Clamav to scan all system, website and email files daily and notify you by email in case that a virus gets detected.

Will Firefox changes win back users and developers?

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 08:01:04 PM
In today's open source roundup: Big changes are in the works for Firefox. Plus: Android malware increases significantly. And one million new lines of code added to Linux kernel in 4.2 rc1.

5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 07:03:53 PM
If you are new to Linux then I'm sure you are giving up lots of time choosing Desktop Environment of your Linux Distribution. You are probably thinking to give a try to each one of them but that's very time consuming. That's why here I'm reviewing the 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments with the pros & cons. The article gives you what you should know for choosing a DE. So let's get started!

Open source event planning is work, fun, and good for business

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 06:06:42 PM
In addition to picking up technical skills, networking, and learning about products and services in the expo, OSCON attendees can learn practical community-building tricks. In this interview, Kara Sowles (community initiatives manager at Puppet Labs) and Francesca Krihely give advice for hosting a community event. They'll be teaching a half-day tutorial on planning and running tech events at OSCON 2015 in Portland.read more

Ubuntu Touch to Get Major Battery Improvement for Meizu MX4

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 05:09:31 PM
Ubuntu developers are working on a new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and it looks like it's coming along just fine. Even better, the new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition got some special attention, and the battery life will be much better.

Linux provides career transition after military service

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 04:12:20 PM
I was practically born behind a keyboard and grew up during a time when the first computers were first making their way into public schools. I was also born in a small, rural town in Alabama where options, in general, were limited. read more

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Canonical Publishes Impressive Roadmap for All of Their Ubuntu Products

Canonical is working on multiple projects at the same time, and it's often difficult to understand their plans, but Director of Product Strategy Engineering Olli Ries has shed some light on how their inner workings are structured and how things are evolving, from the inside out. Read more

Making the Case for Koha: Why Libraries Should Consider an Open Source ILS

When Engard educates people on what open source is, what it means to use open source software, what types of software are available, which companies use it, and who trusts it, they see that their fears are unfounded, she says. To back up her discussions with facts, she maintains bibliographies on open source and open source security. She also has a set of bookmarks on Delicious, and she wrote a book, Practical Open Source Software for Libraries. “[W]hen people come to me and say open source is too risky … I have facts and figures, just what librarians want, to say no, all software has potential risk associated with it. You have to evaluate software side by side, and look at it, and really take the time to compare it. … I know you’re going to pick the open source solution over the proprietary because it is so quickly developed, so quickly fixed, so ahead of the curve as far as technology is concerned.” Read more

Review of Ubuntu Phone – A Work Still Under Progress

However, what one must remember is that the Ubuntu Phone is still a work in progress. The company is issuing updates every month and is relying on its current user base regarding the feedback and ideas. Right now, only three Ubuntu phones are present in the market ranging from $186 to $328 roughly. Ubuntu has been in hibernation mode for the development of this OS for a long time and it looked like they might be consumer ready now, however, after seeing the Ubuntu Phone it looks like they might be far from that scenario right now. Read more

Android M news: Release date delayed, to come out in September or October?

Google reveals that the newest Android operating system initially codenamed as "Android M" will be delaying the release of Android M Developer Preview 3 for selected Nexus devices. The information was shared by the company's employee and moderator Wojtek Kaliciński on the Developer community page in Google+. Read more