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Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • goobook: Command-line contacts
  • Calibre eBook Editor Gets Much Better Support for DOCX

    Calibre, a complete application to edit, view, and convert eBook files, has been updated yet again, and the developer has added a number of new features and various other fixes.

  • GNOME Builder - 3.16.2

    I released 3.16.0 a couple weeks ago without much fanfare. Despite many months of 16-hour days and weekends, it lacked some of the features I wanted to get into the "initial" release. So I didn't stop. I kept pushing through to make 3.16.2 the best that I could.

  • PacketFence v5.0 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.0.0. 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.

  • What are good open-source log monitoring tools on Linux

    In an operating system, logs are all about keeping track of events, be it critical system errors, resource usage warnings, transaction history, application status, or user activities. These logs, which are stored as (text or binary) files in the system, are useful for system auditing, debugging and maintenance. However, with so many different system entities generating log files, and even at growing rate, the challenge as a system admin is to how to "consume" these log files effectively.

  • Apache Fortress Core 1.0-RC40 released !
  • Say Hello to Open Source Puppet 4!

    Production-ready Open Source Puppet 4 is now available! We’re excited to announce new features and enhancements that will extend your use of Puppet for faster, more consistent management of server configurations. We’ve added capabilities to help you save time, reduce errors, and increase reliability.

  • textprint: Visually impressive, in only 18K

    textprint takes a flat data file as input, and arranges it graphically to fit the terminal without distorting the image. From there, textprint goes from zero-to-60, in about two seconds.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
  • Age Of Wonders III Fully Released On Linux, Some Early Thoughts & A Port Report

    Age of Wonders III has been highly requested by Linux fans, and now that it’s fully released I decided to take a look.

    The developers graciously gave me a copy to test, so many thanks to them for this.

    The Linux (and Mac) versions came alongside a new patch, and a brand new expansion. You can see their official news post on Steam linked here.

  • The Banner Saga Is Finally Available For Linux

    The Banner Saga has been highly sought after from Linux users, and the day has finally come. The new update also adds controller support.

  • Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Released For Linux, Some Thoughts Included

    It’s a great time to be a fan of space combat games, and the latest release for us is Gratuitous Space Battles 2 which I’ve taken a look at.

    The game was ported to Linux thanks to Ethan Lee, who has done quite a number of ports for us now. He’s much like Ryan Gordon in the way that he ports a lot of other people’s games. His ports are usually good too.

Android Leftovers

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Android

The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux

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GNU
Linux
Reviews

A couple weeks ago I bought the Lenovo T450s, this is my first laptop-upgrade in about three years and I have to say... I am so glad that I did upgrade. Over the last two weeks I've been using the T450s as my daily-driver and its been working almost perfectly under Fedora Linux.

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Elementary OS 0.4, Dubbed Loki, Will Come With Impressive Features

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GNU
Linux

Among others, Elementary OS 0.4 Loki will bring support for Wayland, Red Hat’s new display server, support for HiDPI high resolution displays will be implemented, AppCenter (a new Software Center) will replace the existing one.

Also, an elementary Account will be created for connecting the users with the elementary services and other elementary users, new user account pictures, improved icons and smarter audio management will be implemented, support for synchronizing system settings will be added, while automatic driver detection during installation, smarter software updates, AppArmor integration are also planned.

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Red Hat News

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Red Hat

GNOME 3.18 to Bring GNOME Shell and Calendar Improvements, Might Offer a Full Wayland Session

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GNOME

While the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment got its first point release today, the GNOME developers are already planning the features for the next major version of the acclaimed project, GNOME 3.18, due for release in October 2015.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet – what to expect

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 “Vivid Vervet” entered its Final Freeze period on 16 April 2015, which means the release is locked down and it is unlikely new features will be added before it launches on 23 April.

During Final Freeze, only critical bugs or exceptional circumstances will be considered for alteration.

A number of significant changes made it into Vivid, including a change in the initialisation system, a new version of the Linux kernel, upgrades to the Unity desktop manager, and updated applications.

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Also: Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

Wipro sees opportunities in government's open source software drive

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OSS

Wipro said the rapidly increasing pace of adoption of open source software and methodologies led by advancements in analytics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things ( IoT) have catapulted open source into a core technology asset for enterprises across the globe.

The company further said that Wipro has identified open source as a core technology initiative and the company's investments in building a large cadre of skilled personnel, including world class open source industry veterans and community experts, were beginning to reap dividends as reflected by the increasing customer interest.

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Power-sipping IP camera SoC gains Linux dev kit

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Linux

Ambarella has announced the availability of a reference design for battery-powered IP cameras, supported with a Linux board support package (BSP). The design showcases the company’s recently announced, Cortex-A9 based S2Lm system-on-chip, which is specifically designed for battery-powered full HD security cameras suitable for consumer entry-level commercial security applications, says Ambarella.

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Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

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Linux
Ubuntu

I've used almost every desktop on the planet, but Ubuntu 15.04 with the Unity 7 interface may be the easiest. Heck if my now 82-year-old mother-in-law can be an Ubuntu user, you can be one too!

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GNOME 3.16: The Sleekest Linux Desktop to Date

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GNOME
Reviews

I’ve been an advocate of change on the Linux desktop for some time—at least until Ubuntu Unity came around. Once I started using Canonical’s entry into the desktop space, the race (for me) was over. Unity was my choice. I was fairly certain it would take a massive improvement on the desktop to get me to move away from my default.

That improvement might have come along—with the number 3.16. I’m talking about GNOME. The latest iteration of what was once the ruling king of the Linux desktop has made a strong case for wooing me away from Unity.

With that said, I wanted to take a moment to not just introduce you to the GNOME 3.16 desktop, but show you how to get a few things done with it. But first … what’s new?

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Nvidia and Graphics News

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Cirrus7 Nimbini: Yet another mini-PC powered by Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Today we bring good news for Linux users, especially for the Ubuntu lovers. Nimbini mini-PC is the youngest and smallest member of the cirrus7 mini-PC family. As you may know, Cirrus7 is a Germany-based company which received Red Dot Product Design Award last year. Just like its big brother Cirrus7 Nimbus, the Nimbini is completely fan-less and as a result is a quite, compact desktop for everyday usage.

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Egg-shaped Linux mini-PC targets emerging markets

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Linux

An “Endless Computers” Kickstarter project is pitching a Celeron-based PC for emerging markets starting at $169, featuring a new “Endless OS” Linux distro.

A San Francisco based startup called Endless Computers, is close to its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter. Funding packages for its Linux-based Endless Computer start at $169 with 32GB, moving to $189 when you add WiFi and Bluetooth. The price goes to $229 when you also add a 500GB HDD. There are also options to give computers away to poor schools and students around the world. The project closes May 15, with shipments due in June.

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New Major OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Released

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Ubuntu

Canonical has finally released a third OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and users should start receiving them in the next few hours.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Is Coming, to Upgrade or Not to Upgrade

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has hit final freeze, and users will now be confronted with an important choice, to upgrade or not to upgrade.

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Wine Announcement

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Software

The Wine development release 1.7.41 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- More Known Folders supported in the shell.
- Some more support for kernel job objects.
- More MSI patches improvements.
- Some theming fixes.
- Various bug fixes.

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Latest TPP leak shows systemic threat to software freedom

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GNU
Legal

Key congressional leaders have just agreed on a deal to fast track the fast-tracking of TPP. While the threat of TPP has persisted for years, now is the time to fight back!

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