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Open source part of Poland’s animal tracking project

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OSS

Poland’s Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture (ARMA) wants to modernise its animal identification and tracking system. The new solution is required to use Zabbix, an open source solution for IT security monitoring.

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IoT server is loaded with Linux “Candi”

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Linux

Logic Supply’s Atom N2800 based “CC150″ industrial IoT gateway is loaded with a version of the Linux-based IoT Server software from Candi Controls.

The CC150 Internet of Things Gateway with Candi IoT Server is designed for “managing and controlling energy and operational data in commercial buildings and industrial sites with Internet of Things devices,” says Logic Supply. The hardware vendor teamed up with Candi, whose Linux-based IoT gateway software of the same name stands for Cloud-Assisted Network Device Integration. The preconfigured server enables connections to hundreds of IoT devices,” says Logic Supply

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Should You Root Your Android Phone?

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Android

Android is known for offering users a greater degree of customizability and control than any other mobile operating system, but there are still limitations to what you can do with an Android phone right out of the box. To push beyond those limits, you need to root your device, which means you gain admin rights to it. This somewhat complicated process could void your warranty or, if something goes wrong, break your handset. Are the benefits of having administrative control of your phone worth the risks? Android enthusiasts would give you an unequivocal "yes," but we've gathered a list of pros and cons to help you decide for yourself.

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Linux Turns 24, Happy Birthday!

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Linux

Dear all, today is August 25, 2015, and the time has come for us, Linux users, to party in celebration of the 24th anniversary of the Linux project, announced by none other than its creator, Linus Torvalds, on the sunny day of Sunday, August 25, 1991.

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LibreOffice-from-Collabora 4.4 introduces OOXML, PDF, and configuration management improvements

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LibO

Today’s release of LibreOffice-from-Collabora 4.4 combines Collabora’s latest compatibility, deployment management, and document integrity features with a host of improvements from the LibreOffice community. Redesigned toolbars, menus, rulers, and dialogues make these powerful additions more attractive and efficient to use.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Images to Arrive on Wednesday for Meizu MX4 and Nexus Devices

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Ubuntu

On August 24, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak has sent in his daily report informing us all about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in prepration for the major OTA-6 software update for the mobile operating system.

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Watch: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Running on Banana Pi BPI-M1

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Ubuntu

We've seen them all, Ubuntu running on virtually anything, Ubuntu powering all sorts of devices, from mobile phones to embedded and industrial PCs. Today, we want to show you Ubuntu MATE 15.04 running on Banana Pi BPI-M1.

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OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 4 released

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Linux

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce the fourth beta of OpenELEC 6.0 (v5.95.4)

The most visible change is Kodi 15.1 (Isengard). Beginning with Kodi 15.0 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer pre-bundled into OpenELEC but can be downloaded from the Kodi addon repo if required. PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. For further information on Kodi 15.1 please read http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-1-isengard-maintenance-release/.

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Mageia 5 - So Much Better Than Last Time

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Linux

The Mageia Control Centre is a good tool for managing your software installations, your hardware and internet connections.

There haven't been any crashes since I started using Mageia. The only real issue I had was the lack of sound whilst watching MP4 videos which I can't give an answer to because it suddenly started working again. (Cue the people saying "you had the volume turned down, didn't you?".

So with everything that has been written can I now recommend Mageia to the readers of this blog? Absolutely.

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Ubuntu 15.10 Needs Some Awesome Wallpapers from Talented Artists, Contribute Now

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Ubuntu

Canonical's Nathan Haines has informed us all about the launch of a new event for members of the Ubuntu Linux community, where they can contribute with photographic and illustrative wallpapers, as well as other multimedia content in order to celebrate the release of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system.

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Introducing MrRobot, Ubuntu Touch App Enabled Robotics Powered by Raspberry Pi

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Linux
SciFi

Today we have the great pleasure of introducing you to a brand-new project developed during the Ubuntu ShenZhen hackathon by Joseph Wang. It is called MrRobot, just like the TV show we taked about in a couple of articles right here on Softpedia.

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Canonical Kills Desktop Ubuntu Software Center, Focuses on Mobile Apps

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Ubuntu

Desktop apps stores are dead, and their mobile-oriented equivalents are the future. That's the message from Canonical, which has quietly made clear that it intends to jettison the Software Center in Ubuntu Linux to focus on mobile apps for Snappy Ubuntu Core.

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Review: Canonical continues cloud push with Ubuntu 15.04

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Reviews
Ubuntu

According to the latest statistics from The Cloud Market, Ubuntu now accounts for 59% of all images on the Amazon EC2 platform. Windows has 8%, and the other distributions of Linux split the remaining 33%.

Ubuntu’s popularity is due to the operating system's regular updates, easily accessible images, and availability of enterprise-grade support. And, of course, the lack of license fees.

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For open source legend Eric S. Raymond, user-centric design is long overdue

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It took a while for Eric S. Raymond, one of the founding fathers of the open source movement, to prioritize the end user. But now that he has, he wants you to know how easy it can be.

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Ubuntu on the Mainframe: Interview with Canonical's Dustin Kirkland

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Interviews
Ubuntu

Dustin Kirkland, from Canonical's Ubuntu Product and Strategy team, told me in a long interview at LinuxCon, "We are really steamrolling towards a GA release of Ubuntu on z Systems. Users of z Series systems are the types that buy hardware for 5 and 10 years and that lines up very well with our LTS of Ubuntu.” He also said they need to do some work on tool chain to ensure they have components like gclib libraries on all of the compilers, including other bits such as Perl, PHP, Ruby, Python, etc., which are needed to build the Ubuntu universe. Users will start seeing that work coming out later this year and alpha/beta builds of Ubuntu in early 2016.

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Is Linux Right For You?

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Linux

I enjoy using Linux on the desktop. Not because of software politics or because I despise other operating systems. I simply like Linux because it just works.

It's been my experience that not everyone is cut out for the Linux lifestyle. In this article, I'll help you run through the pros and cons of making the switch to Linux so you can determine if switching is right for you.

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Intel aims “5×5″ at gap between NUC and Mini-ITX

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Hardware

el showed off a 147 x 140mm “5×5″ SBC form-factor slotted between NUC and Mini-ITX, designed for socketable, LGA-based Intel Celeron and Core processors.

Spurred on by the success of its reference design for 102 x 102mm (4.0 x 4.0-inch) NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-PCs, many of which run Linux, Intel showed off a “5×5″ mainboard form-factor at last week’s Intel Developer Forum. Billed as being the “smallest socketed board standard,” 5×5 measures 147 x 140mm (5.79 x 5.51 inches), or 29 percent less than the 170 x 170 (6.7 x 6.7-inch) Mini-ITX.

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Manjaro Update 2015-08-24 (stable)

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We are happy to announce our tenth update for Manjaro 0.8.13.

With this we updated most of our kernels, KDE frameworks to 5.13.0, mesa to 10.6.5, virtualbox to 5.0.2, fixed some issues with our steam client and renewed our KDE theme Maia. This new look will be included in our Manjaro 2015.09 release. Some work went into consolekit and the development branch of Calamares.

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OTA-6 Update for Ubuntu Touch Could Arrive by the End of the Week

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Ubuntu

The new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch is almost here, but developers still need to work in order to fix all the problems. Some issues have been recently discovered, and the launch has been pushed back for few days, but it looks like we might get it this week.

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