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TuxMachines: GNOME 3.18 Release Schedule

Monday 20th of April 2015 09:24:55 AM

While many of you are still enjoying the recently released GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, the GNOME developers have started working on the next major version, GNOME 3.18, due for release at the end of September 2015.

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TuxMachines: Intel's Turbostat Adds Skylake Support In Linux 4.1

Monday 20th of April 2015 09:12:56 AM

Turbostat, the open-source Intel program for reporting processor frequency and idle statistics along with other Intel-specific CPU information, will see a few improvements with Linux 4.1.

Also: Features Thus Far For The Linux 4.1 Kernel

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Now Has Over 20 Million Users, According to Canonical

Monday 20th of April 2015 09:05:43 AM

In a recent article entitled "Tendering with Ubuntu," Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, revealed the fact that the world's most popular free operating system now counts over 20 millions of user, as well as that the Ubuntu Linux is adopted by more and more people each day.

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LXer: Top 5 Linux First Person Shooter Games Play On Steam

Monday 20th of April 2015 03:49:09 AM
Among many Games categories 'First Person Shooter' FPS for short has been choice of majority of gamers. If you were using Windows in past then you would've heard of FPS games Halo, Titalfall, Call Of Duty, Blackshot and many more. But.. Do we have such exciting First Person Shooter games for Linux. Well, there are many. Here I am going to list Top 5 Linux First Person Shooter games. Check them out and have fun on Linux.

LXer: KaOS 2015.04 Screencast and Screenshots

Monday 20th of April 2015 01:54:47 AM
A nice way of celebrating the second anniversary of this distribution is releasing KaOS 2015.04. The previous two releases were the result of some drastic and fundamental changes to this distribution (new DE, new installer, move to UEFI). With this release it is finally back to a much more simple focus as always intended for this distribution.

TuxMachines: Fedora Linux Developers Ask Users to Decide the Instant Messaging Integration into the Desktop

Monday 20th of April 2015 01:31:27 AM

We discussed last week the possibility of removal of Empathy, a multi-protocol instant messaging client used by default in the GNOME desktop environment and many popular GNU/Linux operating systems, from the GNOME Project because of lack of development progress.

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TuxMachines: GNOME Builder 3.16's Second Point Release Brings More Improvements

Monday 20th of April 2015 01:25:48 AM

Approximatelty three days after announcing the first point release of GNOME Builder 3.16 integrated development environment utility for the GNOME 3.16.1 desktop environment, Christian Hergert presents a second maintenance release that contains more bug fixes.

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TuxMachines: Ten lessons from Open Source Open Society 2015

Monday 20th of April 2015 01:09:56 AM

There’s a dark underside to open source culture. Chris Kelly from GitHub says because anyone can take part in open source, the door is open to assholes (he’s American, I’d prefer to say arseholes). That includes bullying white men with a sense of entitlement. Things often end up argumentative.

He says this culture can frighten off outsiders, only a few women coders work in open source and the movement is missing out on the benefits of diversity. There’s a clear need to deal with this and to improve communications between people working in open source.

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LXer: How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays

Sunday 19th of April 2015 05:31:09 PM
Ultra-high-resolution displays with high pixel densities are all the rage now, and for good reason: They look amazing compared to conventional displays. The big problem for PC users is that a lot of software isn't designed with that level of pixel density in mind. This article will show you how to change the scaling settings for GNOME 3, Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird, and Chromium.

Reddit: Learning Linux server administration, anything I should know?

Sunday 19th of April 2015 05:15:04 PM

Hey guys, I am learning server administration using ubuntu and was wondering if there were any helpful commands that would help me along the way. I am in the process of learning Ansible right now. Kind of frustrating! Thanks in advance!

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Phoronix: Intel's Turbostat Adds Skylake Support In Linux 4.1

Sunday 19th of April 2015 12:22:49 PM
Turbostat, the open-source Intel program for reporting processor frequency and idle statistics along with other Intel-specific CPU information, will see a few improvements with Linux 4.1...

Phoronix: Microsoft's Open-Source Group Merges Back Into The Company

Sunday 19th of April 2015 12:07:36 PM
For the past three years Microsoft Open Technologies Inc (MS Open Tech) has been Microsoft's subsidiary to interact with open-source communities, increase Linux / open standards interoperability with Windows, etc. That subsidiary is now being merged back with Microsoft itself as the company continues to embrace open-source...

TuxMachines: How open source grew up

Sunday 19th of April 2015 12:03:26 PM

When I was writing daily about Linux, the operating system and open source apps were already hard at work in data centres, on servers and on high-end workstations.

The IT market was still moving away from a model where servers came with an expensive to buy and expensive to support operating system linked to the hardware maker.

Some of those OSes were fully proprietary. Others were versions of Unix although they often had proprietary branding and non-open components.

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Reddit: Sigil 0.8.6 Released | Sigil Ebook Editor

Sunday 19th of April 2015 06:28:17 AM

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EMC to open-source ViPR - and lots of other stuff apparently

ViPR is software storage controller tech that separates the control and data planes of operation, enabling different data services to be layered onto a set of storage hardware products - such as EMC's own arrays, Vblocks, selected third-party arrays, JBODs and cloud storage. The data services are typically ways of accessing data, such as file services, The open source software will be called Project CoprHD* and be made available on GitHub for community development. It will include all the storage automation and control functionality and be supplied under the Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL 2.0). Public supporting partners for CoprHD are Intel, Verizon and SAP. Read more

Patent Pledges and Open Source Software Development

For all its benefits, one aspect of open source software does cause headaches: understanding the legal terms that control its development and use. For starters, scores of licenses have been created that the Open Source Initiative recognizes as meeting the definition of an “open source license.” While the percentage of these licenses that are in wide use is small, there are significant and important differences between many of these popular licenses. Moreover, determining what rights are granted in some cases requires referring to what the community thinks they mean (rather than their actual text), and in others by the context in which the license is used. Read more

Open Source History: Why Did Linux Succeed?

One of the most puzzling questions about the history of free and open source is this: Why did Linux succeed so spectacularly, whereas similar attempts to build a free or open source, Unix-like operating system kernel met with considerably less success? I don't know the answer to that question. But I have rounded up some theories, which I'd like to lay out here. Read more