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Story Linux: Ready, willing and able srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 3:27am
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The Ubuntu Touch OTA 4 Update Will Bring Important New Features

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Ubuntu

Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has confirmed that the next Ubuntu Touch Update (OTA 4) will be released by the end of the month and will change the code base of the system to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet.

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Also from Linux G: Canonical Has Created Two Different Development Channels For The Two Ubuntu Touch Phones: BQ Aquaris E4.5 And Meizu MX4

Ubuntu 15.10 Is Now Based On Kernel 4.0.4

Lee Schlesinger: No one nowadays objects to FOSS

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Interviews
OSS

I'm Lee Schlesinger, currently managing editor for the Spiceworks Community. Spiceworks provides a free downloadable help desk and network inventory application, and hosts a community for IT pros to discuss both work and off-topic issues. Though we have a pretty popular Linux group in the community, many of the community members, who we call SpiceHeads, work in Microsoft-centric shops.

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Also: Electronic IDs need open source tools

Canonical Releases Linux Kernel Update for Ubuntu 14.10

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Linux
Ubuntu

Canonical has published details about a few vulnerabilities that were found and corrected in the Linux kernel packages, affecting the kernel for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicon) operating system.

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Ubuntu Touch Could Really Use an Android Runtime to Emulate Apps

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Android
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch is already stable, and it's available on two different phones right now, Bq Aquaris and Meizu MX4. It's different from your regular OS experience, but that's a good thing. The only real problem is the lack of apps, although a Blackberry approach to the problem might be a good thing for Canonical.

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How to convert users to Linux

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Linux

I have converted many users, including my wife, to Linux in the past 10 years and and I am still going strong. If you do it right, Linux will do a better job for your users than Mac OS X or Windows … if you do it right.

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Tails 1.4 Linux Distro Fixes Security Flaws, Focuses on Privacy

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Security
Debian

Tails first achieved notoriety as the Linux distribution that National Security Agency whistleblower Ed Snowden used. Tails, an acronym for The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is focused on enabling user privacy while online. On April 29, 2014, the Tails 1.0 debuted, and it has been steadily updated ever since. Tails 1.4 launched May 12 of this year with a number of new capabilities, including several important security updates. Among the big changes in Tails 1.4 is a new privacy-focused search tool called Disconnect. Tails 1.4 also enables users to print a paper copy of their privacy keys using the Paperkey tool. A core part of every Tails release is the included Tor browser, which benefits from an update in Tails 1.4 that fixes a number of recently disclosed security vulnerabilities. There are times when the Tor browser isn't enough, and users need a regular browser to get access to a service, which is why Tails 1.4 also includes an Unsafe Browser, as well. In this slide show, eWEEK examines key features of the Tails 1.4 release.

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ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 and Linux 4.0 ext4 Corruption

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-s

Russian ROSA Company today announced the release of ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2, the newest version of their business-class operating system. Elsewhere, kernel version 4.0.2 may have introduced an ext4 corruption bug resulting in data loss affecting at least Arch, Debian and Fedora.

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​Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service

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Red Hat
Server
OSS

At OpenStack Summit, Red Hat announced it was releasing a technology preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage with integration into OpenStack's new Manila shared file system project.

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Also: OpenStack: Ready for more enterprise adoption?

Huawei launches 10KB LiteOS to power the internet of things

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OS
OSS

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is preparing to launch an operating system for the internet of things that's just 10 kilobytes in size. The company says that its "LiteOS" is the "lightest" software of its kind and can be used to power a range of smart devices — from wearables to cars. Huawei predicts that by 2025 there will be roughly 100 billion internet-connected devices in the world, with 2 million new sensors deployed every hour. The company also said that the OS would be "opened to all developers" to allow them to quickly create their own smart products — although it's unclear whether this means that LiteOS will be fully open-source. Huawei says LiteOS also supports "zero configuration, auto-discovery, and auto-networking."

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Review: LG Watch Urbane Has Great Design, Missing Features

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Android

Being an early adopter of anything and everything Linux, I was quick to order the LG Watch Urbane the moment it was made available on Google Store. It was the most expensive watch around, there were no detailed reviews, but I was impressed by the design.

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OpenStack Boldly Going Where No Cloud Has Gone Before (Mars)

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Server
OSS

OpenStack's Nova compute project originally began as the Nebula project at NASA. At the OpenStack conference here, Jonathan Chiang, IT Chief Engineer at NASA JPL detailed how the space agency is now using OpenStack in its effort to land humans on Mars.

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Also: OpenStack Debuts App Catalog, Doubles Down on Containers

GNU/Linux: the desktop that never was

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GNU
Linux

About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will.

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The Day Linux Crashed

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GNU
Linux

To be fair, the number 77 car was not a favorite to win the race. In fact, Moreno started from the eleventh row — the last row — after just barely qualifying. But most of that was irrelevant: Linux was out there. Tux 500 was highlighted prominently in eleven major newspapers, dozens of minor ones, two major non-tech magazines, and dozens of non-Linux/tech publications on paper and across the web.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Move to Linux Kernel 4.0 Soon

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Linux
Ubuntu

On May 19, the Ubuntu Kernel Team had a meeting in order to plan the steps that are to be taken by them prior to the migration to the latest upstream Linux kernel packages for the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

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As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

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OSS

IBM hasn’t been shy about its ambitions to transform into a cloud company, building up a broad portfolio of infrastructure, platform and software services. Part of that strategy has been to be intimately involved with OpenStack, the open source cloud platform. This week at the project’s biannual conference in Vancouver, IBM announced it was expanding its OpenStack offerings.

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ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 Brings UEFI and Secure Boot Support

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Linux

On May 19, the ROSA company was proud to announce the immediate availability of the ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 Linux kernel-based operating system for enterprise users, which can request an ISO image from the ROSA sales department.

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Electronic IDs need open source tools

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OSS

In Sweden there is a service called BankID, it’s an electronic identity service. Banks issue the electronic ID which can be used by companies, banks and government agencies to authenticate and conclude agreements with individuals over the internet. A few months ago however it was decided that BankID software on Linux would no longer be supported. Finding an alternative can be difficult for Linux users.

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Qt - 20 years leading cross-platform development

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Development
KDE

Today we celebrate 20 years since the first release of Qt was uploaded to sunsite.unc.edu and announced, six days later, at comp.os.linux.announce. Over these years, Qt evolved from a two person Norwegian project to a full-fledged, social-technical world-wide organism that underpins free software projects, profitable companies, universities, government-related organizations, and more. It's been an exciting journey. From the early days of Trolltech in 1999, through an evolution of licensing (from the original FreeQt, to QPL, to GPL, to LGPL today), corporate cooperation from Nokia and Digia, Open Governance, and leading edge technology refinements, Qt has supported the spirit of free software, thriving communities, and high quality products.

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FileZilla 3.11.0 Open Source FTP Client Offers Support for Debian 8 Jessie

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OSS

FileZilla, one of the best open-source and cross-platform FTP clients available on the market, reached version 3.11.0 on May 19 bringing assorted new features and bug fixes.

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The Linux 4.0 Kernel Currently Has An EXT4 Corruption Issue

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Linux

It appears that the current Linux 4.0.x kernel is plagued by an EXT4 file-system corruption issue. If there's any positive note out of the situation, it seems to mostly affect EXT4 Linux RAID users.

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