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Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • Five Best BitTorrent Clients

    BitTorrent is a great way to transfer and share large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.

  • Global Menu Applet For Cinnamon Desktop: `Global Application Menu`

    The applet, developed by Lester Carballo Pérez (lestcape) is based on the GNOME Shell AppIndicator extension and it makes use of unity-gtk-module (so it requires unity-gtk2-module and unity-gtk3-module to be installed). Thanks to this, the new Cinnamon global menu works with GTK2, GTK3 and Qt applications (requires appmenu-qt) as well as LibreOffice.

  • Bitacora: impact mapping
  • random 0.2.4

    A new release of our random package for truly (hardware-based) random numbers as provided by random.org is now on CRAN.

  • Minimap coming to the gedit text editor

    Gedit, the default GUI text editor in Fedora Workstation has a neat new minimap feature in the works. This feature provides a shrunk-down version of the document you are editing on the right of the screen to make it easier to jump between different parts of larger documents.

  • Bitacora: personas

    When designing a product/service, it is hard to agree on what a user is, specially in engineering environments. In marketing/product environments, in general is in the DNA of those involved in product design to differentiate buyers from consumers (users). Market segmentation is understood by default. In my experience, this is not always the case in engineering environments.

today's howtos

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HowTos

Android Leftovers

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Android

Linux Kernel 3.10.79 LTS Is a Small Release That Updates Drivers

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Linux

Immediately after announcing Linux kernel 4.0.4, Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about Linux kernel 3.10.79, an LTS (Long Term Support) release that will be updated for a few more years.

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Also: Linux Kernel 4.0.4 Released with More ARM Fixes, Many Updated Drivers

Linux Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • Freedreno Now Supports The A306 GPU

    For users of the Freedreno Gallium3D driver for having unofficial open-source Qualcomm graphics support, the Adreno 306 is the latest graphics processor now supported.

  • AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing

    Nearly one month ago AMD published the open-source code to their new "AMDGPU" kernel driver and the necessary user-space driver changes too. That code is continuing to mature for the Linux 4.2 kernel and for supporting the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver that code is continuing to be polished.

  • RandR 1.5 Brings Monitor Objects & Tile Support For X.Org

    The RandR components are updated for version 1.5.0 to take advantage of new functionality in the X.Org Server.

Red Hat and Fedora

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Red Hat

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Release Candidate 1 Out Now with KDE Plasma 5.3

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GNU
Linux

Shortly after having announced the ninth update of Manjaro Linux 0.8.12, the Manjaro Linux development team informed its dedicated users about the immediate availability for download and testing of Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 RC1.

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Also new and covered by Softpedia: Latest Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 Update Brings Linux Kernel 4.0.3, GNOME 3.16.2, and KDE Apps 15.04.1

Gorgeous Solus OS Beta 2 Arrives with Linux Kernel 4.0.3 and Budgie Desktop 8.2

MakuluLinux Aero Is a Linux Distro with the Look and Feel of Windows Aero - Gallery

Netrunner 16 "Ozymandias" Arrives with a Fresh and Interesting Plasma 5.3 Desktop

openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE Plasma 5.3 Becomes Reality, Team Prepares for GCC 5.0

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KDE
SUSE

The openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release version of the famous operating system has moved to KDE Plasma 5.3, and it looks like it's a smooth transition, although any help from the community is always welcomed.

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Also: openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Defaults To KDE Plasma 5.3

Critical Apps Missing From Linux

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GNU
Linux
Software

Most people believe that moving from Windows to Linux isn't possible because it lacks critical software and tools they need. Perhaps in some limited instances they're right, but I believe the bigger challenge is making sure critical workflows remain intact.

In this article I'll examine two application workflows that are often not considered until the need for these tools arise.

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Spanish University Drops Windows and Gets Ubuntu

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GNU
Linux

Open source is becoming a powerful alternative to proprietary software and proof of that is that many municipalities, governments, and companies are now adopting open source solutions, but that is happening in schools and universities as well. The Augustinian College of León in Spain is just such a place.

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How to get started with Linux: A beginner's guide

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GNU
Linux

The world of Linux is ready to welcome you, with a shower of free open-source software you can use on any PC: hundreds of active Linux distributions, and dozens of different desktop environments you could run on them. It’s a far cry from the one-size-fits-all, this-is-just-what-comes-with-your-PC vision of Windows.

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Meizu Linux Devices

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Linux

Phablet

Phone

Is Linux Better than OS X? GNU, Open Source and Apple in History

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GNU
Linux
Mac

Open source fans have long had a rocky relationship with Microsoft. Everyone knows that. But, in many ways, the tension between Apple and supporters of free or open source software is even starker—even if it receives much less attention in the press.

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Your open source story matters Your open source story matters

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GNU
Linux
OSS

I'm a Linux noob. A newcomer. A beginner. Call it what you like, the fact is I'm new to Linux.

And, three years ago I was new to open source, too. It's not uncommon for my generation—my peers—to have PCs and Macs, use Windows exclusively, and not really understand why someone would choose not to own an iPhone. But these days, the people I compare myself to and strive to be more like are most often my work collegues. And they have Thinkpads and run Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and have a notable number of open source-related stickers on their laptops. They have Android phones, the newest version. Some could even be caught with a 3D printed figurine or two in their backpacks.

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Nautilus & Calendar Improvements Plus More For GNOME 3.18

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GNOME

GNOME 3.18 is under heavy development and already thus far this cycle we've seen GTK+ do away with Windows XP support and integrate other toolkit improvements along with other work like in-progress file manager improvements. Here's more of the GNOME 3.18 work items to get excited about.

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Also: return GUADEC 2014

PC-BSD 10.1.2 Brings New PersonaCrypt Utility

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BSD

PC-BSD 10.1.2 was released today as the latest quarterly update to the FreeBSD-derived operating system.

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Also: bsdtalk253 - George Neville-Neil

The code war: Russia plans to free itself from iOS and Android

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Android
Linux

Based on Finland’s Sailfish operating system, the plan is the latest way Russia is fighting for independence from US technology

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Leftovers: KDE

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KDE
  • Google Summer of Code 2015 – Week Zero: My Project Proposal

    I am going to be adding ‘Constellation Art’ unto the sky map in KStars. This project is precisely what I have been looking for, a perfect blend of astronomy and coding – the best of both worlds!

  • Interview with Evgeniy Krivoshekov

    I think it was when I started using Linux about 3-4 years ago. Or when I found out about the artist David Revoy and read about Krita on his website.

  • GCompris Fundraiser

    The work on unified graphics for GCompris was completed in the time allocated by the fundraiser. Here is a video to show the result.

Stripped to the core and full of Xfce: Xubuntu Linux loses it

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Reviews

Review The Xubuntu project recent unveiled a stripped-down build of its Xfce-based Ubuntu: Xubuntu core. Core offers a very basic version of the Xfce desktop, along with the basic look and feel of Xubuntu, but any extras like an office suite, media player, Xfce add-ons or even a web browser will have to be installed separately.

The "core" name is a little confusing since Ubuntu proper recently began shipping Ubuntu Core, a lightweight version of Ubuntu optimized for container-based environments like Docker. Xubuntu core is unrelated and derived from Xubuntu, not Ubuntu Core.

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School: open source reduces PC troubleshooting

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OSS

Using open source in school greatly reduces the time needed to troubleshoot PCs, shows the case of the Colegio Agustinos de León (Augustinian College of León, Spain). In 2013, the school switched to using Ubuntu Linux for its desktop PCs in class rooms and offices. For teachers and staff, the amount of technical issues decreased by 63 per cent and in the school’s computer labs by 90 per cent, says Fernando Lanero, computer science teacher and head of the school’s IT department.

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