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LXer: HORDES OF CLING-ONS menace IT estate as special WinXP support ends

Saturday 9th of May 2015 10:57:55 AM
Met Police at least have a plan: NHS doesn't even have a clue. UK government departments still running Windows XP are now doing so entirely on their own.

LXer: How to orchestrate containers in OpenStack

Friday 8th of May 2015 04:59:28 PM
Containers are a hot topic in computing right now. They are an effective and efficient method for deploying applications. However, things can get a little complicated when complex applications are split between multiple containers. When that happens, containers need to be able to work together effectively, which is where container orchestration comes in. Orchestrators facilitate the management of containers and make sure they they can connect and collaborate in the manner they need to in order to properly more This Week in Linux News: Why Linux Succeeded, Docker Competition Heats Up, and More

Friday 8th of May 2015 04:15:44 PM

This week in Linux news, Christopher Tozzi reviews the history of Linux to discover its advantage over other projects, CoreOS enjoys continued adoption by major players, and more. Read on for this week's top Linux stories.

LXer: Orange Launches First Firefox OS Smartphones in Africa

Friday 8th of May 2015 04:02:17 PM
We are happy to share that the first Firefox OS smartphones went on sale in Senegal and Madagascar this week. This follows an announcement from Mozilla and Orange at Mobile World Congress 2015 that Firefox OS smartphones would be available [he]#8230[/he] Continue reading

Slashdot: Linux 4.1 Bringing Many Changes, But No KDBUS

Friday 8th of May 2015 01:00:10 PM

TuxMachines: C.H.I.P. Is a Tiny, Incredibly Powerful Mini $9 PC That Runs Linux

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:50:40 AM

C.H.I.P. is a new mini computer that aims to provide powerful hardware at the ridiculous price of just $9 (€8), not to mention the fact that it's incredibly small.

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TuxMachines: How OpenStack gets translated

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:47:19 AM

In order for an open source project to have a truly global reach, it must reach its users in their native tongue. OpenStack is no different. In order to bring open source cloud computing to countries around the world, a dedicated team of individuals helps translate both the project itself and its documentation into the native language of numerous peoples.

One of the translators working on that effort is Łukasz Jernaś. Jernaś is a software engineer for the Allegro Group doing internal tools development in Python, but he is a systems administrator by heart. He started working on OpenStack around the Grizzly release, when the company he works for deployed its first private cloud. Striving to keep his environment in his native language, translating Horizon (the web-based interface to OpenStack) seemed a natural thing to do.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Unity Vs Ubuntu GNOME

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:42:34 AM

When I first started out with Linux I used Mandrake (later Mandriva, then Mageia) and then openSUSE and the desktop environment that I used was KDE.

The first time I tried GNOME was with Ubuntu 8.04 and for years this set the standard. In what was seen as a controversial move at the time Ubuntu switched from GNOME to Unity and GNOME seemed to be heading in a direction aimed at losing its loyal support base.

At first Unity was hated by nearly everybody but with the release of Ubuntu 12.04 many people could see the benefits.

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TuxMachines: German states pilot open source patient portal

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:37:13 AM

Germany’s Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area, with the three states of Baden Wuerttemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, are testing an open source patient portal that provides access to a ‘personal’ Electronic Health Record (p-EHR) system.

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TuxMachines: Lubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Finally Switch to LXQt

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:32:41 AM

During the last day of Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), the Lubuntu development team discussed some of the upcoming features that will be implemented in the Lubuntu 15.10 Linux operating system.

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TuxMachines: OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 1 released

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:29:46 AM

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce its 1st Beta of OpenELEC 6.0.
Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 5.95.1.

The OpenELEC 5.95 release series are test releases (beta) for OpenELEC-6.0.
OpenELEC-6.0 will be the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-5.0.

The most visible change is the update from Kodi-14.2 Helix to Kodi-15.0 Isengard (beta 1). Beginning with Kodi-15 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer included in our base OS, but they are available via Kodi's addon manager and must be installed from there, if needed. Our own PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. Other than that, please refer to to see all the changes in Kodi-15.

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LXer: Ubuntu GNOME vs Unity

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:29:27 AM
Unity and GNOME. They are fairly similar aren't they? Both heavily utilise keyboard shortcuts and they share similar user interfaces. This article lists the main differences between the main Ubuntu distribution and the Ubuntu GNOME sibling.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu may beat Windows 10 to phone-PC convergence after all

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:27:39 AM

Despite the recent announcement that Windows 10 phones will be able to be used as PCs when connected to an external monitor, Ubuntu—the first operating system to toy with the idea—hasn’t conceded the smartphone-PC convergence race to Microsoft just yet.

Also: Windows 10 or Ubuntu: Which will be the one OS to rule them all?

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu MATE 15.10 to Get MATE 1.10, New Welcome Screen, Integrated Launcher

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:20:31 AM

During a very informative session at UOS (Ubuntu Online Summit) for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) that took place today, May 7, Martin Wimpress had the great pleasure of informing us about the upcoming features of the Ubuntu MATE 15.10 operating system.

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TuxMachines: President’s Report — The State of the GNOME Foundation

Friday 8th of May 2015 08:02:28 AM

As I hinted in my retrospective in February, 2014 has been crazy busy on a personal level. Let’s now take a look at 2014-2015 from a GNOME perspective.

When I offered my candidacy for the GNOME Foundation‘s Board of Directors in May last year, I knew that there would be plenty of issues to tackle if elected. As I was elected president afterwards, I was aware that I was getting into a demanding role that would not only test my resolve but also make use of my ability to set a clear direction and keep us moving forward through tough times. But even if someone tries to describe what’s involved in all this, it remains difficult to truly grasp the amount of work involved before you’ve experienced it yourself.

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LXer: Running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Your PC Is Easier with AndEX Live CD

Friday 8th of May 2015 04:40:43 AM
Dubbed The Ultimate Edition, the AndEX 150505 build is here to introduce GAPPS (short from Google Applications). In other words, AndEX Live CD has just become the first and only Android-x86 project with GAPPS pre-installed.

LXer: LibreOffice 4.4.3 Officially Released with 80 Fixes, LibreOffice 5.0 on Its Way

Friday 8th of May 2015 12:51:59 AM
The Document Foundation has just announced that LibreOffice 4.4.3 has been released and is now available for download. It's a maintenance release with not so many improvements, but it's here and it will land in repositories soon enough.

Phoronix: Select Ubuntu Versions Are Working To Switch To Systemd's Networkd

Friday 8th of May 2015 12:14:40 AM
While Ubuntu 15.04 marked the point of switching from Upstart to systemd, Ubuntu Linux doesn't currently make use of all systemd functionality, such as networkd. However, at least for networkd, that soon could be changing...

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