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Intel Core i7 5775C: Once Going, This Broadwell CPU Is Great On Linux

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 01:00:00 PM

Phoronix: For the past few weeks I've been testing out the Core i7 5775C on Linux

Kodi 15.0 – Isengard – One Release to Rule Them All

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 12:00:00 PM

Perhaps the biggest news for Kodi 15 isn’t a feature at all, but rather the official release of Kodi for Android in the Google Play store.

Oracle Offers Preview of Solaris 11.3 Unix OS Features

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 11:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Although Oracle has its own Linux operating system, it continues to push forward on its Solaris Unix OS.

Black Lab Linux available in XFCE Desktop Environment. Try Black Lab Xfce 15.7

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 06:00:00 AM

 LinuxPitStop: Originally called OS/4, it was renamed to Black Lab due to copyright issues.

Linux Top 3: SLES 11 SP4, Chromixium OS 1.5 and Canonical Licensing

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 02:00:00 AM

LinuxPlanet: There are few Linux distributions as popular as Canonical's Ubuntu and yet in the eyes of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), Canonical has taken some liberties with Free and open-source licensing.

Where are the Women and Minority Open Source Programmers?

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 10:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: In open source, the quality of one's work matters more than anything else, yet women and minorities are even more underrepresented here than they are in the tech world in general.

How to use Stellarium's Oculars plugin to match your optics

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 09:00:00 PM

HowToForge: The Stellarium virtual planetarium is one of the most widely used open source specialized tools in the world.

How women can succeed in open source and change the world

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 08:00:00 PM FOSS advocate Stormy Peters spoke to the annual Womens' Leadership Luncheon on creating effective change in our projects so that we can all help save the world.

OpenWrt 15.05 Release Candidate 3

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 07:00:00 PM

 ItRunsOnLinux: The OpenWrt developers announced the third release candidate of OpenWrt, codename Chaos Calmer.

Debian Project Lead: Snappy and Mir Bad Ideas

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 06:00:00 PM

ostatic: McGovern answered queries on his relationship with Valve, his opinion on Ubuntu, and his desktop of choice among many others.

Useful commands for profiling your file systems

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:05:59 PM

 ITworld: One of the problems that seems to plague nearly all file systems -- Unix and others -- is the continuous buildup of files.

North Korea's Red Star Linux inserts sneaky serial content tracker

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:00:00 PM

el Reg: Hermit Kingdom activists can feel more secure with Open Office

GNOME's Evolution 3.17.4 Open-Source Groupware Client Brings Over 50 Bugfixes

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 04:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Evolution 3.17.4 is a pretty big release, but nothing out of the ordinary for this type of software.

ScanCode, the open source license scanner

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 03:00:00 PM

ScanCode is a tool to scan code and detect licenses, copyrights and more.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Launches to Unify Open-Source Cloud Efforts

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 02:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Google's Kubernetes joins a host of vendors and projects as part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a new Linux Foundation-backed effort.

Mint 17.2: The year's best Linux desktop

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 01:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Windows 10? Eh. OS X El Capitan? It's OK I guess.

The Controversy Behind Canonical's Intellectual Property Policy

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 12:00:00 PM

Linux Journal: Canonical recently has made a change to its intellectual property policy following two years of discussion with the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

Facebook Enhances Osquery Security Analysis Platform

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 11:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Facebook is adding query packs to the open-source osquery security framework that group together common sets of use cases for data analysis.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 Adds Support for IBM POWER8

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 06:00:00 AM

The new update brings support for Intel Xeon Processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families, IBM POWER8, as well as IBM z13 hardware architectures.

Firefox OS fork "H5OS" gets a $100 million boost

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 02:00:00 AM

 LinuxGizmos: Acadine, founded by former Mozilla execs, has received a $100 million investment from China's Tsinghua Unigroup, to launch a Firefox OS fork called "H5OS."

More in Tux Machines

Docker 1.8 Linux Container Engine to Bring Better LXC and Fedora 22 Support, More

The developers of the famous open-source Docker Linux container engine have recently announced that the first RC (Release Candidate) version of the anticipated Docker 1.8 app is now available for download and testing. Read more

OnePlus 2: A Big Android Phone for Relatively Little Money

The new model looks to be an improvement over its predecessor in nearly every way. “We started this company because we didn’t think any Android phones on the market were good enough,” OnePlus director and co-founder Carl Pei said. “We still think that’s the case, and we learned a lot from the OnePlus 1. The OnePlus 2 not only flagship worthy, but something that will remain cutting edge next year as well.” Read more

Mozilla and Linux

  • How is Firefox OS Different from Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Ubuntu Touch
    firefox-os-phone-firefox-os-phone-While choosing a new mobile phone to buy, you must consider all different available options. Earlier I’ve written about the differences between Ubuntu Touch, Android OS, and Windows Phone. Today I’m going to add another contender in the list – the Firefox OS – and I’ll discuss how is Firefox OS different from others.
  • Firefox 42 Nightly Is Now Built In GTK+3
    Firefox Nightly for Linux has been compiled with GTK+3 and the stable version of Firefox 42 may be the first one to be released with GTK+3.
  • Mozilla Toys with Crowdsourcing Ideas for its Browser and Tools
    Can your ideas make one of the most popular Internet browsers better? Mozilla is considering the possibility. The company is launching a testing initiative next month that will let Firefox users try out possible changes to the browser. The project is called "Idea Town" and basically seeks to crowdsource ideas for browser- and web-centric new concepts.

KDE and Akademy

  • KWallet5 can be auto-unlocked during login again
    I've just pushed a patch to KWallet5 allowing you to have your wallet unlocked automagically during login. This patch was originally done by Alex Fiestas for KWallet4, so all credits and free beers go to him; I've merely just forward-ported it.
  • Major update in cauldron
    Now that cauldron is open, the kde team has updated KF5 to 5.12.0, Plasma to 5.3.2 and Kde Applications to 15.04.3.
  • KDE's Plasma Mobile Not Giving Proper Credit to Ubuntu Touch, Says Developer
    KDE developers have announced that they are working on a new project called Plasma Mobile. From what the developers are saying, it's running on Wayland, and it's capable on running Ubuntu apps. One of the problems is that at least one of the Ubuntu developers has noticed that even if the project is based on Ubuntu for phones, credit is not given.
  • Plasma Mobile SDK
    When approaching this issue I had been thinking about the issue for a while. I had mainly 2 problems: I was rather frustrated with previous Linux-based systems so far and the one I liked didn’t really scale for us.
  • KDE Applications Versioning
    A common problem for many applications contained in the KDE Applications releases are non-incremented version numbers. Often the maintainer forgets to update the version number of the application, like I did it for Kate since the first KF5 based release.
  • Licensing of KDE Code
    Akademy, the yearly KDE conference is alive and kicking. During the last days we were discussing again about potential KDE licensing issues (for instance code that is licensed under GPLv2, but not GPLv3). That’s why KDE is maintaining a relicense checker script, that every KDE contributor should enter herself/himself.
  • Akademy Day 1
  • Akademy Day 2
    The second day at Akademy started off with 10 or so hours of sleep!, which was much needed for basic functions (really happy I don’t have to drive here). The hotel (Rialta) had great breakfast with coffee, OJ, bread with meat and cheeses, yogurt, cereal all the basics that makeup a great day!
  • Akademy Talks Day 2
  • Akademy Day 3 the start of BoFs, meetings and workshops