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Blog entry HP DESIGNJET 500 PLOTTER REPAIR 914-490-2636 KS leekpepper1 28/04/2015 - 4:46pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 12:13pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 12:13pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 12:13pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots and Screencasts Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 12:12pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 12:11pm
Story GCC 4.9.2 vs. GCC 5 Benchmarks On An Intel Xeon Haswell Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 10:49am
Story First impressions of Ubuntu 15.04 Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 10:32am
Story My Ubuntu Phone is here! Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 10:30am
Story Is Ubuntu moving away from .deb packages? Here is the complete story Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 10:02am

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Android Leftovers

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GCC 4.9.2 vs. GCC 5 Benchmarks On An Intel Xeon Haswell

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Graphics/Benchmarks

For those craving some more GCC 5 compiler benchmark numbers following last week's release of GCC 5.1, here's some new comparison numbers between GCC 4.9.2 stable and the near-final release candidate of GCC 5.1.

Pardon for this light article due to still finishing up work on migrating to the new Phoronix web server while separately working to take care of thermal issues coming about in the new Linux benchmarking server room.

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First impressions of Ubuntu 15.04

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Ubuntu

Canonical's Ubuntu operating system is probably the most widely used Linux distribution in the world. Ubuntu is made available in several editions, including desktop builds, server builds and there is a branch of Ubuntu for mobile phones. Ubuntu provides installation images for the x86, ARM and Power PC architectures, allowing the distribution to run on a wide variety of hardware. The most recent release of Ubuntu, version 15.04, includes a fairly short list of changes compared to last year's Ubuntu 14.10, however some of the changes are significant. Some small changes include an upgrade of the kernel to Linux 3.19 and placing application menus inside the application window by default. A potentially larger change is the switch from Canonical's Upstart init software to systemd.

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My Ubuntu Phone is here!

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The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition comes in a nice, fancy package, with the right dose of orange color. Inside the box, you will find a phone that's neither too big nor too slim. It's more like what the mainstream market used to offer a couple of years ago, which makes far more sense than the ultra-slippery models today. Aquaris reminds me of iPhone 4, not that I'm a great connoisseur of phones and what they should be like, but that's how it is.

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Is Ubuntu moving away from .deb packages? Here is the complete story

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Canonical loves to shake things up. After introducing Unity, HUD, Mir, Click and Snappy the sponsor of Ubuntu is now contemplating moving away from just .deb based desktop and adopting its own Snappy.

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Can funding open source bug bounties save Europe from mass-surveillance?

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Security

The report also suggests promoting open-source software as a way to build resilience to surveillance, which could be achieved by funding audits of important open-source software. Among several products it highlights is disk encryption software, TrueCrypt, which was recently subjected to a crowd-funded audit that was able to rule out the existence of NSA backdoors in the product.

“TrueCrypt is a typical example of a problem of the commons: worldwide use of software package was probably dependent on two or three developers,” the study notes to highlight why funding open source projects may be valuable.

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Fedora 23 Release Schedule Published, the Distro Could Arrive on October 27

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Red Hat

Now that the Beta version of the Fedora 22 Linux operating system is available for download and testing, the Fedora developers are discussing plans for the next release of the distribution, Fedora 23.

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Debian 8 and Mageia 5 RC Released Over the Weekend

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What an exciting weekend that just passed. First up, the long-awaited Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 "Jessie" was released in live and traditional installation media. Elsewhere, Mageia 5 Release Candidate was released with UEFI support and other installation improvements. In addition, LibreOffice 4.3.7 was released Saturday as well.

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2016 might just be the year of Linux on the (virtual) desktop

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Come November, some “pundit” will declare that next year is the year of Linux on the desktop. This November, expect a twist on that prediction, as 2016 could just perhaps conceivably be the year of virtual Linux desktops now that Citrix has taken kit capable of delivering it into Beta.

That kit is called the “Linux Virtual Desktop Tech Preview” and can be had here if you're a XenApp or XenDesktop customer with an active Subscription Advantage account. Citrix Partners can get it too.

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Microsoft & Education: The Song Remains the Same

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Microsoft

One of our hardware donors emailed me and asked if I would come to Austin and pick up a dozen Optiplex 745s with 17 inch monitors and accompanying keyboards. These Dells already had scrubbed drives and had either 4 or 8 GB of RAM, depending on what they were originally assigned to do. I said I most certainly would and arranged a time to be there. This donor has been especially generous to us, and not with just decent hardware. They also present us an annual Christmas cash donation of $1000. On the years they do employee matching, it is more than that — a lot more.

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Open-Source Maps Help Guide Nepalese Earthquake Relief

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Nearly 4,000 people have been counted dead and nearly 7,000 injured since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. A crucial need in any rescue effort — perhaps just as important to saving lives as medical supplies, food, and tents — is an up-to-date map that humanitarian workers can use to more efficiently navigate the rubble.

It seems miraculous that tiny, impoverished Nepal has that. The credit goes to the international community of citizen cartographers behind Open Street Map (OSM), a free, open-data map of the world that anyone can edit or download. For the past few years, people involved with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and its leading Nepalese partner, Kathamandu Living Labs (KLL), have been digitally mapping the capital city to prepare for an earthquake should one hit (it seemed inevitable, considering that Nepal sits on a major fault line). Now, thanks to their efforts, aid workers with organizations like the Red Cross aren’t getting lost and losing precious time.

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Routers and Linux

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Web

Debian-Based Distribution Updated With KDE 3.5 Forked Desktop

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Debian

Q4OS 1.2 "Orion" is the new release that is re-based on Debian Jessie, focused on shipping its own desktop utilities and customizations, and designed to run on both old and new hardware.

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Atom Shell is now Electron

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OSS

Atom Shell is now called Electron. You can learn more about Electron and what people are building with it at its new home electron.atom.io.

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Also: C++ Daddy Bjarne Stroustrup outlines directions for v17

A Fedora 22 beta walk-through

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