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Beautiful Mangaka Linux Is Based on Ubuntu 14.04, Designed for Anime and Manga Fans

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Linux
Ubuntu

Animesoft International, the developers of the Mangaka Project, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed primarily for fans of Japanese anime and manga, have announced a new Alpha release of the next major version of the distro.

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GNOME Boxes 3.18 to Offer Express Installation for Fedora 22 and 21

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Red Hat
GNOME

The GNOME developers are still preparing for the release of the second milestone towards the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

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A History of Android, From Cupcake to M

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Android

Android was born in early November 2007. Since then, it’s grown up to be one of the most dominant operating systems in the world. But that didn’t just happen overnight. Like all of us, Android went through some awkward years and learned some hard lessons before becoming the OS it is today.

On the day of the latest Android reveal, M (maybe Milkshake?) here’s a retrospective showing how we got to where we are.

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For AMD Users, Linux 4.2 Will Bring The New AMDGPU Driver & VCE1 For Radeon

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Alex Deucher of AMD has filed his main pull request today for the Radeon DRM driver updates to be integrated in the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel.

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IPFire 2.17 Update 90 Gets GeoIP-Based Blocking, Legacy Microsoft Hyper-V Support

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GNU
Linux
Security

The IPFire team had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, May 28, the immediate availability for download of IPFire 2.17 Core Update 90, a major version that brings a number of new features, updated packages, a new kernel, and various security enhancements.

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Relicensing Dolphin: The long road to GPLv2+

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GNU
Legal

Since its resurfacing as an open source project in 2008, Dolphin has been licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). This license, created in 1991, is still a fairly common license used in the open source world. But as with anything that deals with technology, times are changing at a rapid rate. More recent projects are using GNU Public License version 3 and Apache 2.0, for their additional freedoms, protections from outside liability, and improved inter-license compatibility. Unfortunately these newer licenses are not compatible with GPLv2, and any project using these licenses cannot link to Dolphin and thus, Dolphin cannot link to them.

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U.S. Moodle Conference To Focus on Open Source in Education

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OSS

The Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota will be hosting a Moodle conference sponsored by the main organization behind the Moodle project. "MoodleMoot US" will run Aug. 4-6 in Minneapolis and feature Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas as well as speakers from higher ed and K-12 sharing how they use open source tools, including the Moodle open source course management system, in education.

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Also: Open source + big data = Apache: Big Data

Red Hat: Top 3 cloud barriers for NZ businesses

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Red Hat

The Red Hat Cloud Adoption survey also revealed that many companies fear their applications won’t be suitable for deployment into IaaS or PaaS.

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Also: Tech bubble will end badly: Red Hat CEO

The real road to democracy: how open source is sparking a revolution in enterprise

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Forget the dotcom bubble burst of the noughties; never before has the promise of a digital economy ranked so highly in the global marketplace. Having faced significant downturns over the last decade or so, many economies – the UK, Portugal and Iceland, to name a few – have spawned a new wave of digital entrepreneurs.

Those who perhaps found themselves out of a job, or facing unprecedented levels of competition for limited employment opportunities after education, have created their own jobs and companies, bringing new found energy and increased competitiveness into the enterprise sector.

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ALT Linux 7.0.5 Arrives with Active Directory Support and Linux Kernel 3.14.41 LTS

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Linux

Andrei Cherepanov had the great pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of the fifth maintenance release of the Russian ALT Linux 7.0 operating system.

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OpenMandriva's Next Release Will be a Tribute to Mandrake Linux

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MDV

Softpedia was among the first to report a few days ago the sad news that the French Mandriva S.A. company that developed, maintained, and distributed the popular Mandriva Linux operating system is in the process of being liquidated.

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An About.com Review Of Bodhi Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Bodhi Linux is a distribution I have followed for a number of years. I used to have it installed on my Acer Aspire Netbook and it featured in my list of "12 great distributions for netbooks" article that I wrote back in October 2013.

The point of Bodhi Linux is to get out of your way and let you decide which applications are installed on your computer.

I gave my previous review of Bodhi Linux the title "Quick but Quirky".

The reason for that title was that the desktop whilst whizzing along quite nicely had a few strange Enlightenment-isms which would have made it a probably no-no for beginners.

How does the latest version measure up? Read on and find out.

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Review: Ubuntu 15.04 is an amazing release, but I hate it

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Ubuntu

I have run Ubuntu 15.04 since the day it was made available, and while it was a great release, one decision by Ubuntu is ruining it for me.

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Oracle v. Google: We're not screwed yet

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Android
Google
Legal

Superficially, the Solicitor General's advice to SCOTUS to find against Google and reject its appeal looks like bad news. But there are some substantial straws to grasp

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Related: Let Oracle own APIs, Justice Dept tells top court in surprise filing

Obama administration asks U.S. top court to decline Google copyright appeal

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review: A Premium 4K Set Top Box

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Reviews

The battle for the living room (i.e, controlling the television experience) is heating up with forays from multiple vendors. As the cord-cutting trend gains momentum, the time seems to be right for disruption. Roku has been around for a long time and they continue to taste success with inexpensive and small over-the-top set-top boxes (OTT STBs). At the other end of the spectrum is the Apple TV, which, despite just being a 'hobby', has managed to move millions of units. Google had tried to make inroads into this market a few years back with the Google TV / Logitech Revue, but, it unfortunately didn't pan out as expected. Chromecast turned out to be more popular in their second attempt, but it was a limited play. In late 2014, Google launched Android TV along with the Nexus Player.

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Red Hat CEO: Here's how to create an 'Open Organization'

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Red Hat

In a brand-new book, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst explains what he's learned from leading the largest open source company and how the lessons can be applied

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Also:

  • The open source CEO strikes again

    In The Open Organization, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst presents a compelling, modern alternative to the traditional, top-down hierarchy of business organization. I had the pleasure of interviewing Whitehurst for TechCrunch.com in early 2012, and the seeds of many of the ideas in the book were clearly present even then. Reading The Open Organization felt, in some ways, like the conclusion to that interview.

  • Why I Wrote "The Open Organization"

    In my line of work, I get a lot of questions. Most of these are along the lines of "What's it like to be CEO of an open source company" or “Where do you see technology moving over the next year?”

today's leftovers

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Misc

Fedora's "Fedup" To Be Replaced In Fedora 23

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Red Hat

Fedup right now is the command for handling in-place Fedora upgrades from release-to-release and it's been around since Fedora 17. However, with the Fedora 23 release due out in late 2015, that utility will likely be replaced with a new version to handle upgrading to new releases.

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Security and Linux

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Linux
Security

Leftovers: Software

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  • Samba 4.2.2 Officially Released with over 30 Bug Fixes, systemd Improvements

    Samba, the world’s most used software solution for accessing shared Windows directories over a network in GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, has been updated to version 4.2.2.

  • PacketFence v5.1 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.1.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

  • Get started with Midnight Commander, a Linux file manager

    Midnight Commander (MC) is a text-based Command Line Interface (CLI) program. It is particularly useful when a GUI is not available but can also be used as a primary file manager in a terminal session even when you are using a GUI. I use Midnight Commander frequently because I often have need to interact with local and remote Linux computers using the CLI. It can be used with almost any of the common shells and remote terminals through SSH.

  • Cinnamon 2.6.3 Now Available via the Romeo (Unstable) Repository for Both Linux Mint 17.1 and LMDE 2.0

    As a reminder, Cinnamon 2.6.3 has been recently released, adding only fixes to the previous release from the Cinnamon 2.6 series.

    Among others, the use-system configuration key has been split into three different keys, the calendar applet is not properly refreshed, the pidgin tray icons have been updated, the on-screen keyboard has been enhanced and the date format setting is now respected in the notification applet. The full changelog can be read here.

  • The Boomaga PPA Has Received Packages For Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

    Boomaga is an open source virtual printer software, having support for the most popular printers, via CUPS and Gutenprint.

    Unlike CUPS and Gutenprint which provide drivers for printers, the Boomaga virtual printer enables the users to view the document before printing, adjust the margins of the page, manage the number of documents per page, export the to be printed files as PDFs and others.

  • Yet Another Network Speed Ubuntu AppIndicator

    Indicator Netspeed Unity is an Ubuntu AppIndicator which displays the current network upload / download speed on the panel. Despite its name, it should work with any panel that supports AppIndicators.

  • Essential tools for hardening and securing Unix based Environments

    System administrators are aware as how important their systems security is, not just the runtime of their servers. Intruders, spammers, DDOS attack, crackers, are all out there trying to get into people’s computers, servers and everywhere they can lay hands on and interrupt the normal runtime of services. Being able to identify tools and techniques to harden your systems is a key play on securing your systems. Moreover, choosing the right tools is a matter of experience. You should try most of them, or perhaps the ones that are popular. I chose free and open source software because, if I want to, I can check the applications source code and see for myself how did programmers wrote the software, how did they manage to keep the software easy to understand etc.

  • Antivirus products for Linux compared

    Though Linux is often seen as being immune to malware it's still important to have protection, partly because Linux malware does exist, even if it’s rare, and partly to prevent the passing on of viruses to more vulnerable operating systems like Windows and Android.

  • Opera Dev 31.0.1876.0 Brings New Discover and Settings Pages and Other Fixes and Enhancements
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