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Phoronix: Some Of What You Can Find On Mozilla's Servo Roadmap

Monday 18th of April 2016 11:58:37 PM
Besides planning for the Servo and Browser.html initial release this summer there are a lot of other exciting items on the roadmap for developers working on Mozilla's Servo next-generation engine written in Rust...

LXer: How To Create A Linux Mint USB Drive Using Windows 10

Monday 18th of April 2016 11:51:10 PM
This guide shows how to use Windows 10 to create a Linux Mint bootable USB drive. It also shows how to boot into Linux Mint on UEFI based hardware.

Reddit: Gnome maps

Monday 18th of April 2016 11:41:15 PM

Is Gnome Maps available for other Linux distributions eee desktop environments? I'm new and this is a little confusing. The reason I'm asking is you can install some other gnome tools in other DE's so I wonder is with maps the same?

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TuxMachines: OSI's Comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget Regarding the "Federal Source Code Policy"

Monday 18th of April 2016 11:25:47 PM

Governments around the globe recognize the value of open source as both a technology solution delivering value to the public they serve, as well as an approach for development returning tax-payer investments back to the society they represent. The implementation of the Federal Source Code Policy will be a key component in “reducing Federal vendor lock-in, decreasing duplicative costs for the same code, increasing transparency across the Federal Government, and minimizing the challenges associated with integrating large blocks of code from multiple sources” (Line 30, Federal Source Code Policy).

Also: Munich publishes interim report on IT performance

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TuxMachines: After Months of Hard Work, OpenMandriva Now Has Its Own Development Environment

Monday 18th of April 2016 11:16:59 PM

Softpedia has been informed today, April 18, 2016, by the OpenMandriva Team about the project's brand-new and fully functional development environment, dubbed ABF (Automated Build Farm).

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TuxMachines: LXLE Gives Aging Hardware a New Lease on Life

Monday 18th of April 2016 11:13:33 PM

LXLE is an easy-to-use, lightweight desktop Linux distribution. It is an ideal OS to run on poorly endowed or aging hardware.

If you want a fast, low-maintenance Linux distro that will run well on any level of hardware, you can not go wrong with LXLE Linux.

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TuxMachines: Kali Linux Rolling Release — Best Features That Make It The Best OS For Ethical Hackers

Monday 18th of April 2016 11:00:41 PM

Kali Linux, a hacker’s favorite operating system, is now available with first Rolling release. This release ensures that you are always using the latest and best tools for pen-testing purposes. The first Kali Linux Rolling release also brings a Kali Linux Package Tracker tool and changes the way VMware guest tools are installed. You can read more about the features below and use the links for downloading Kali Linux Rolling 2016.1 ISO files and torrents.

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LXer: Canonical and BQ's Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet

Monday 18th of April 2016 10:53:59 PM
Canonical's broad vision for Ubuntu Linux is to offer a single, converged personal computing experience across devices.

TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Monday 18th of April 2016 10:46:22 PM
  • Fedora Workstation Phase 1 – Homestretch

    When we set of to do the Fedora Workstation we had some clear idea about where we wanted to take it, but we also realized there was a lot of cleaning up needed in our stack to make our vision viable. The biggest change we felt was needed to enable us was the move towards using application bundles as the primary shipping method for applications as opposed to the fine grained package universe that RPMS represent. That said we also saw the many advantages the packages brought in terms of easing security updates and allowing people to fine tune their system, so we didn’t want to throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater. So we started investigating the various technologies out there, as we where of course not alone in thinking about these things. Unfortunately nothing clearly fit the bill of what we wanted and trying to modify for instance Docker to be a good technology for running desktop applications turned out to be nonviable. So we tasked Alex Larsson with designing and creating what today is known as xdg-app. Our requirements list looked something like this (in random order):

  • Multi selection in Anaconda

    Exciting news people! Anaconda now has the desired multiselection in Custom storage spoke which was required for a long time. You can try it in Fedora 24 alpha and Rawhide. I know, it should have been there already but there were way too many other issues to settle before this one.

  • Fedora Media Writer Test Day tomorrow! (2016-04-19)

    As part of this planned Change for Fedora 24, the Fedora graphical USB writing tool – formerly called “Live USB Creator”, and still technically called that in terms of source repos and filenames, but in the process of being rebranded as “Fedora Media Writer” – is being extensively revised and rewritten. The idea is the new tool will be sufficiently capable, reliable, and cross-platform usable that it can be the primary download for Fedora Workstation 24: the main ‘flow’ of the Workstation download page will run through the tool, instead of giving you a download link to the ISO file and various instructions for using it in different ways.

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TuxMachines: Linux and FOSS Events

Monday 18th of April 2016 10:31:15 PM
  • Device Tree Microconference Accepted into 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference

    Device-tree discussions are probably not quite as spirited as in the past, however, device tree is an active area. In particular, significant issues remain.

  • OpenSchool 2016 in Brno

    Last week Red Hat Czech has for the first time hoster a very special event. We've called it OpenSchool and the purpose of the event was to explain to high school students trends in IT, trends in software development as well as why should they care about opensource. It was fairly tough for us to figure out the level of knowledge that these kids between 12-16 years of age know about IT now. Sure they use smart phones daily, are on most of social networks and intuitively use tons of different applications - but do they know how their favorite apps are developed and what powers their daily used social network in the back?

  • Event report: rootconf 2016

    Rootconf is the largest DevOps, and Cloud infrastructure related conference in India. This year’s event happened on 14-15th April in the MLR convention center, Bangalore. I traveled on the day one of the event from Pune. Woke up by 3AM in the morning, and then took the first flight to Bangalore. Picked up Ramky on my way to the venue. Managed to skip most of the (in)famous Bangalore traffic thanks to a govt holiday.

  • The night I became a hacker

    You may ask yourself, how does one become a hacker?

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LinuxInsider: LXLE Gives Aging Hardware a New Lease on Life

Monday 18th of April 2016 10:20:40 PM
LXLE is an ideal distro for out-of-the-box functionality to handle your everyday computing needs. It's a well-oiled lightweight distribution based on Ubuntu's long-term support releases for Debian and Lubuntu Linux from a community originating in the U.S. The latest version is 14.04.4, released last month. It runs an optimized LXDE, or Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, that has a comfortable look and feel with plenty of system settings to tailor its performance to your way of working.

Phoronix: Khronos Releases OpenCL 2.2 Provisional Spec, OpenCL C++ Kernel Language

Monday 18th of April 2016 10:20:05 PM
The Khronos Group today announced the provisional specification of OpenCL 2.2 with OpenCL C++ kernel language support. The provisional specifications include OpenCL 2.2, SYCL 2.2, and SPIR-V 1.1...

TuxMachines: Ubuntu-Based Escuelas Linux 4.4 Released for Schools as a Windows XP Replacement

Monday 18th of April 2016 10:14:19 PM

The developers of the Ubuntu-based Escuelas Linux educational operating system have informed us today, April 18, 2016, about the release and immediate availability for download of Escuelas Linux 4.4.

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TuxMachines: Oracle Releases VirtualBox 5.0.18, Adds Initial Support for Linux Kernel 4.6

Monday 18th of April 2016 10:13:01 PM

Just a few moments ago, April 18, 2016, Oracle published a new update for its acclaimed VirtualBox open-source and multiplatform virtualization software, version 5.0.18.

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TuxMachines: Best Ubuntu Backup Applications

Monday 18th of April 2016 10:08:05 PM

Even today, there are still folks who believe there aren't any decent applications for backing up an Ubuntu installation. To remedy this issue, I've put together my personal recommendations for the best Ubuntu backup applications.

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LXer: Poll: Software Patents Are Still a Threat

Monday 18th of April 2016 08:59:37 PM
In recent years software patents haven’t been nearly as much in the news as they once were. This is partly due to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp. vs. CLS Bank which took a slew of patents off the table. Also, thanks to the efforts of companies such as Newegg to duke it out in court instead of rolling over and settling, many patents that had been successfully leveraged by the trolls for years have been invalidated.

Reddit: GIMP - A fast overview

Monday 18th of April 2016 08:55:50 PM

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  • A KMail Breakthrough.
    This tells the story of how I finally managed a successful transfer of email data from KMail version 1.13.6 to version 4.11.5. It is a non-technical essay exploring the obstacles I encountered, my options, and the methods I used to achieve my aim. It was written partly to give the information, but also with the hope that readers will both enjoy and be amused by the story of the "battle of KMail" that was ultimately won against "incredible odds". Links to the earlier articles discussing problems with KMail 4x are given at the end.
  • [GSoC] Kdev-Embedded, Debugging and programming embedded systems
    The actual embedded system word depends on closed-source IDEs and libraries, with high monetary value and deprecated functionalities. Programmers that would like to use ARM based boards without paying for an IDE will have problems setting up such development ambient and synchronized toolkits. The main idea of this project is to provide a plugin integrated with KDevelop to help the debugging and programming process of embedded systems like AVR, ARM and x86 based boards.