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Story 5 open source tools for taming text Roy Schestowitz 09/07/2015 - 12:04pm
Story 5 specialized Linux distributions for computer repair Rianne Schestowitz 26/02/2015 - 1:05am
Story 6 new things Fedora 21 brings to the open source cloud Roy Schestowitz 10/01/2015 - 10:02am
Story 6 tips for adopting open source Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 10:02pm
Story 7 local governments announced to build with Code for America Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 4:11pm
Story 8 ways to contribute to open source without writing code Roy Schestowitz 01/12/2014 - 10:16pm
Story 9 reasons to use KDE Roy Schestowitz 14/04/2015 - 2:31pm
Story A community distribution of OpenStack Roy Schestowitz 10/04/2015 - 5:11pm
Story A Linux distro for education: UberStudent Roy Schestowitz 18/03/2015 - 12:41pm
Story A real-time editing tool for Wikipedia Roy Schestowitz 25/12/2014 - 9:14pm

Eating our own dog food in open source

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OSS

There are no guaranteed solutions, of course, but there are smart things we can do. One of the biggest is "eating our own dog food." If you're putting on an open source conference, there's no reason you can't use open source software to create the flyers, video promos, banners, T-shirt graphics, and the myriad of other pieces of content to run and promote the show. If you're working for a company that ostensibly has a commitment to open source, ask if your marketing material is being produced with open source software. If it isn't, then ask why not. And if you happen to be a creative at one of these companies, why aren't you?

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NVIDIA shows some Tegra Note 7 love with Android 5.1

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Android

If you've invested in one of a few "NVIDIA Tegra Note 7" tablets, sold by other companies of course, and have been green with envy over all the attention showered on NVIDIA's SHIELD devices, then maybe its time for a change of color. Somewhat out of the blue, NVIDIA rather quietly started to roll out a massive OTA update to the stylus-enabled tablet, pulling the Tegra Note 7 from Android Jelly Bean and right into Android 5.1 Lollipop territory, extending the device's lifetime by just a bit.

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Apple Watch and Android compatibility: Should it happen?

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Android
Mac

Apple will always be limited in some way by its walled-garden. Even with its hugely impressive sales figures, in terms of overall market share, Apple made up just 18.3 percent of smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2015, while Android dominated with 78 percent. Growing iPhone sales in China will help bridge the gap somewhat, but even then they face fierce competition from budget Android handsets.

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Should You Be Buying an Ubuntu Phone Right Now?

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Ubuntu

Lately, I've found myself being asked by readers about how I like the Ubuntu phone I own for some time now, if I’ve already got used to it, and if they should be buying one right now, or if they should wait a little more time. If yes, which one should they buy?

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Android Maintains Grip on France's Smartphone Market

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Android

Android continues to account for the lion’s share of smartphone users in France, based on a recent report from the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), “Le Baromètre Trimestriel du Marketing Mobile en France - Juin 2015 - 10ème edition.”

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Ubuntu defibrillates 14.10 for one LAST patch

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu has changed its mind on an end-of-life announcement, giving Version 14.10 one last kernel patch to cover off some big vulns.

Usually, end-of-life means what it says: a version isn't going to get any more updates, and that was the status of Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn” (guys, it's time to rethink your naming conventions) after July 23.

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Claws Mail 3.12 Open-Source Email Client Adds Dozens of New Features, Fixes 35 Bugs

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OSS

The developers of the lightweight and user-friendly Claws Mail GTK-based email client used in many GNU/Linux distributions have announced the release of the major 3.12.0 version.

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Samsung And Red Hat Team Up To Provide Enterprise Software Solutions

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Red Hat

Craig Muzilla, Red Hat’s Application Platform Business’ Senior Vice President, says that 80% of businesses want their closed-circuit enterprise apps developed and deployed for the mobile, first. Samsung, on the other hand, has been preaching about the need for secure enterprise applications for several years now. Robin Bienfait, Samsung Electronics America’ Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President, envisions enterprise apps that will be deployed internally, but also double in functionality and let the business reach their customers and partners. These are the goals that the Samsung and Red Hat “strategic alliance” aims to reach.

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Mesa 3D Graphics Library 10.6.3 Fixes Many Issues in the Nouveau Video Driver

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Graphics/Benchmarks

The Mesa developers, through Emil Velikov, have announced earlier today, July 26, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance release of the stable Mesa 10.6 3D graphics library.

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Debian GNU/Linux No Longer Supports the SPARC Hardware Architecture

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GNU
Linux
Debian

On July 27, the Debian Project, through Joerg Jaspert, announced the effective removal of support for the SPARC hardware architecture from the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.

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ExLight Linux Live DVD 64 bit with Enlightenment 0.19.7 and kernel 4.0.0-4-exton

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Linux

WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 150726?
1. ExLight is now based on Ubuntu 15.04 (alias Vivid Vervet) and Debian 8.1 Jessie.
2. I have upgraded the Desktop environment Enlightenment (Beauty at your fingertips) to version 0.19.7.
3. I have replaced kernel 3.18.0-10-exton with kernel 4.0.0-4-exton.

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Manjaro Linux Needs Your Help, Here's How You Can Contribute UPDATED

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Linux

The Manjaro development team, through Philip Müller, has posted an interesting article on the project's website informing the entire Linux community that they need your help to contribute to the Arch Linux-based distribution.

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Enlightenment 0.19.7 Desktop Environment Improves X11 Compatibility with Older EFLs

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GNU
Linux

Immediately after having announced the major Enlightenment 0.19.6 release, the developers of the modern and lightweight desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux distributions offered Enlightenment 0.19.7 for download.

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How to Update Linux Kernel for Improved System Performance

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Linux

The rate of development for the Linux kernel is unprecedented, with a new major release approximately every two to three months. Each release offers several new features and improvements that a lot of people could take advantage of to make their computing experience faster, more efficient, or better in other ways.

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Also: Linux Kernel 4.2 RC4 Announced by Linus Torvalds, Fixes Major Issues

Linux 4.2-rc4 Released, But 4.2 Isn't Quite Calming Down

GNOME Initial Setup Gets a Revamp with New Functionality and Bugfixes

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GNOME

During the release cycle of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, the GNOME developers updated the GNOME Initial Setup components, which is displayed only once when you first install the GNOME desktop on your GNU/Linux distribution.

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Linux 4.2-rc4

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Linux

I really wish that things were calming down, but it hasn't happened
quite yet. It's not like this is particularly big or scary, but it's
also not at the stage where it's really starting to get quiet and the
bugs are really small and esoteric.

So we still had some bugs due to the low-level x86 asm cleanup work,
and the 32-bit compat 'syscall' instruction (only used on AMD) was
subtly broken. That should be all fixed now, so if you run a 64-bit
kernel and have 32-bit user space (including things like wine etc) and
saw problems earlier, go ahead and update.

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Ubuntu MATE Is Dropping Ubuntu Software Center

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu MATE distro will no longer ship with the Ubuntu Software Center, starting with the next 15.10 Alpha 2 released, announced one of the project developers.

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The Penguin or the Egg: How To Increase Adoption Of Desktop Linux

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Linux

Dual-booting Windows and Linux really sucks. It’s not because I hate Windows, either. It’s because I feel it should be unnecessary. It’s a half-measure that allows a lot of Linux users to play games or get things done.

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