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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Monday 2nd of May 2016 11:05:41 AM

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Reddit: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS - See What's New

Monday 2nd of May 2016 10:56:39 AM

Reddit: LXer: A KMail Breakthrough.

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:54:45 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: KDE

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:49:58 AM
  • KDE Akonadi Support For Microsoft Exchange
  • Akonadi Resource for Microsoft Exchange Web Services (EWS)

    Whether you are a Microsoft hater or a lover, when you have ever had a chance to work for a medium or large corporation, you have probably stumbled upon Microsoft Exchange mail server. While it can be made to talk to regular e-mail clients using standards such as IMAP, POP3 and SMTP, some corporate admins choose not to enable any of the standard mail protocols leaving the user with no choice other than to use Microsoft Outlook. Even if it is possible to use regular e-mail clients they will not be able to explore the full potential of Exchange, as it is not only a mail server but rather a groupware server which includes support for calendar, tasks, contacts and many more.

  • Evaluation of the Qt Quick Scene Graph Performance

    QPainter, which is the base of drawing in KStars, uses an imperative way whereas QtQuick Scene Graph utilizes declarative paradigm. In Scene Graph you add some set of "nodes" (classes with prefix QSG) to the root node that is returned by calling QQuickItem::updatePaintNode() whenever you want to render QQuickItem and manipulate them during the runtime (change position, geometry, material, etc.) This gives possibilities to perform some optimization like batching the nodes to draw them in fewer calls to OpenGL, which can be of tremendous help for us in drawing stars, for example.

  • Hello World!

    As the title suggests it is a lite version for mobile/tablets, slow machines like budget laptops, netbooks, single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, etc. One of the main differences between desktop and lite versions is that the graphics of the latter is based on QML/QtQuick. KStars Lite is built bearing in mind the differences between mouse/touch interfaces and the graphical frontend will be designed according to touch interfaces of mobile platforms.

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TuxMachines: NZ FOSS Consultation

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:44:49 AM
  • NZ Government open source software licensing consultation

    Open and transparent: NZ Government open source software licensing consultation a success

    A consultation to develop a framework for consistent licensing of New Zealand Government open source software has been carried out successfully in an open and transparent manner, says Paul Stone, Programme Leader Open Government Data at Land Information NZ.

    The consultation considered proposals for consistent policy and guidelines that would extend the NZ Government Open Access and Licensing (NZGOAL) framework to cover open source software as well as government content and data.

  • “Hugely useful” Loomio powers consultation on open source software

    A consultation to develop a framework for consistent licensing of New Zealand Government open source software has been carried out successfully in an open and transparent manner, says Paul Stone, Programme Leader Open Government Data at Land Information NZ.

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TuxMachines: Git 2.8.2 Popular Source Code Management System Released with Over 18 Bug Fixes

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:35:32 AM

The stable 2.8 series of the popular Git source code management system just received its second point release, version 2.8.2, bringing over 18 improvements and bug fixes.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Ubuntu

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:34:22 AM
  • Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    In the good tradition of our Ubuntu installation tutorials, as well as at the request of several of our readers, we've decided to publish a new guide that will teach you who to boot and install the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system.

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) What’s In The Bits and Bytes?
  • Gorgeous Live Voyager 16.04 Linux OS Comes Hot on the Heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    The team of developers behind the Live Voyager desktop-oriented operating system have announced today, May 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Voyager 16.04 LTS.

    Coming hot on the heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), the Voyager 16.04 LTS GNU/Linux distribution is in fact based on the Xubuntu 16.04 LTS flavor, featuring a highly customized Xfce 4.12 desktop environment and a huge collection of open-source tools.

  • Entroware Ubuntu Laptop Launches For $650

    If you are in search of an affordable Ubuntu laptop that comes pre-installed with the Linux-based operating system you might be interested in a new Linux laptop system created by the UK-based company Entroware.

    The new Entroware Orion Ubuntu laptop is equipped with a 14 inch screen offering users a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and comes with a variety of specification options that include the ability to install a choice of Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 Skylake processors that can be supported by up to 16GB of RAM.

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TuxMachines: Third OpenELEC 7.0 Beta Is Out, Built Around the Kodi 16.1 "Jarvis" Media Center

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:33:48 AM

On May 1, 2016, the OpenELEC devs have had the pleasure of announcing the release of the third Beta build of the forthcoming OpenELEC 7.0 Linux kernel-based operating system for embedded devices.

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TuxMachines: The Thunderbird hypothesis

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:29:48 AM

Let the contributors speak first

It sounds either like something obvious or someting that should have been already asked. To my knowledge, however, nobody has asked the community of contributors of Thunderbird if they have a clear opinion on the path to a (brighter) future. There’s more. Whatever the final choice of entity that will be made, Thunderbird should actually agree to that choice. And at least in the case of the Document Foundation, I believe it would only be logical that the members of the Document Foundation decide on whether it is a good idea for themselves.

One implied matter here is that the Thunderbird project should have a precise idea on who his actual contributors are, and from that data extract some notion on who can work on what, for how long and with what capability. What I’m trying to suggest here is that it is important to know where you’re starting from so that you can also tell what’s the more urgent tasks, technical or logistical.

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TuxMachines: Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Dark Edition Includes Kwantum Style to Reduce Eyestrain

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:24:25 AM

The Manjaro Linux community proudly announces the release of the first ever Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04 Dark Edition operating system, a variant of Manjaro Linux LXQt 16.04.

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TuxMachines: Arch Linux 2016.05.01 Is Now Available for Download, Includes Linux Kernel 4.5.1

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:22:36 AM

Yes, it's that time of the month again, when we can get our hands on a brand-new bootable ISO image of the acclaimed and lightweight Arch Linux operating system.

Also: Arch Linux-Based Apricity OS Up to RC State, Passes the 100,000 Downloads Mark

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TuxMachines: The intersection of Drupal, IoT, and open hardware

Monday 2nd of May 2016 09:19:13 AM

Back in the day, I was working at a large nonprofit in the "webmaster's office" of the marketing department and was churning out custom PHP/MySQL forms like nobody's business. I finally got weary of that and starting hunting around the web for a better way. I found Drupal 6 and starting diving in on my own. Years later, after a career shift and a move, I discovered the Portland Drupal User Group and landed a job as a full-time Drupal developer. I continued to regularly attend the meetups in Portland, which I found to be a great source of community, friendships, and professional development. Eventually, I landed a job with Lullabot as a trainer creating content for Drupalize.Me. Now, I'm managing the Drupalize.Me content pipeline, creating Drupal 8 content, and am very much involved in the Portland Drupal community. I'm this year's coordinator, finding and scheduling speakers.

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LXer: Chap runs Windows 95 on Apple Watch

Monday 2nd of May 2016 06:59:14 AM
It takes an hour to boot and you need to tickle the Watch with a stick while it loadsA chap named Nick Lee has managed to run Windows 95 on his Apple Watch.…

Reddit: So, does anyone actually use Deepin?

Monday 2nd of May 2016 05:15:55 AM

Sorry for the total newb question (and if this is the wrong venue, I'll take this to a more appropriate sub), but I can't really seem to find much info about Deepin on this sub, or anywhere else on Reddit. I'm currently looking for a replacement distro, and as a predominately Windows user with some osx experience, Deepin seemed pretty intriguing. But all of the threads that mention Deepin are filled with comments like "sweet, going to try it now!" with little said on the actual results. Too bad, because it really seems like a nice looking distro, though I admit I know next to nothing in the broad scope of Linux distros.

I've tried Elementary a bit as well, but otherwise, I'm a total newb. This may probably be better on the /r/linux4noobs sub, but since Deepin seems pretty niche right now, I'm not sure how much traction I'd get.

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Reddit: skype-open-source2: Call to donate

Monday 2nd of May 2016 04:56:36 AM

Hello, need some help from community. Feel free to ask question about current state.

Also, i will be prefer not disclosure much, for reason ms-skype dont ruin my work too early by do some changing protocol again. But you feel free to ask some technical details or at general, how it work at all.

http://skype-open-source2.blogspot.ru/2016/03/call-to-donate.html

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LXer: Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.6 RC6, Dubbed "Charred Weasel"

Monday 2nd of May 2016 04:42:00 AM
It's Sunday night, so Linus Torvalds has announced the release of a new RC build for the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel series, which has been dubbed "Charred Weasel."

Reddit: [ELIAP] Linux

Monday 2nd of May 2016 04:18:55 AM

Explain like it's a party and you're talking to the completely uninitiated and you make the mistake of saying "oh yea... that's an Apple, I don't do Apple." Then they mistake of asking "Well what do y'all use at work?" You must now explain Linux. Go. Please. So I don't have to ramble on about the symbiosis between embedded industrial systems and Linux ever again.

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TuxMachines: Debian-Based GParted Live 0.26.0 Is Out with Linux Kernel 4.5 and GParted 0.26.0

Monday 2nd of May 2016 02:49:31 AM

Last week, we reported news on the release of the GParted 0.26.0 open-source partition editor software, and now Curtis Gedak informs us about the availability of GParted Live 0.26.0-1.

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More in Tux Machines

GhostBSD 10.3 Development Continues, Now with UEFI Support for 64-bit Platforms

Today, May 25, 2016, GhostBSD maintainer Eric Turgeon announced the general availability of the second Alpha release of the upcoming GhostBSD 10.3 operating system. Read more

Samsung still undecided on their Android Wear future

Yesterday the Internet lit up like a Christmas tree with the news that Samsung was no longer going to use Android Wear for any of its Smartwatches, but it seems that might not be quite the case. The report from Fast Company cited some Samsung executives confirming that Samsung was not looking into developing any further Android Wear products. Now, In a statement provided to the Engadget website Samsung states: “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.” Read more

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition review

The Meizu Pro 5 is the latest flagship smartphone to run on Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu is designed to work across all device types – including mobile, tablets, convertibles and desktops – using a common core code. This is similar to Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile. However, unlike Microsoft’s code, Ubuntu is totally open source and has largely been developed and improved by the desktop OS’s millions-strong user base. This means the OS is capable of evolving and changing at a great pace and has update cycles that would make most sysadmins weep. Read more

Whatever Happened To Ubuntu Light?

Amidst the onslaught of Intel-based netbooks in the late 2000s was a custom instant-on OS from Canonical. Ubuntu Light was to be a proverbial glint of free software at the end of a tunnel crowded by clones. It was a way for OEMs to add extra value to their Windows devices and differentiate themselves from competitors. It was a way for users to dip their toes into Ubuntu rather than drown at the deep end. And yet…you are probably having a hard time recalling it. Read more