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Blog entry Enlightenment packages updated post beta 3 Texstar 27/12/2010 - 2:10am
Blog entry Gnome3 is a YES revdjenk 08/04/2011 - 12:27pm
Blog entry Mageia 1 Alpha2 -- A Status Report gfranken 27/03/2011 - 3:59am
Blog entry Looking for help to bring a new app to the world bigbearomaha 09/03/2011 - 1:35pm
Blog entry motherboard srlinuxx 2 06/03/2011 - 6:32pm
Blog entry More Hardware troubles srlinuxx 03/03/2011 - 9:19pm
Blog entry PCLinuxOS on the BBC Texstar 1 03/03/2011 - 9:51pm
Blog entry Mandriva Linux 2011TP (Tech Preview) - Quick Look gfranken 08/02/2011 - 6:46pm
Blog entry gave it up srlinuxx 1 06/02/2011 - 12:14pm
Blog entry Best Hard Drives? srlinuxx 10 13/04/2011 - 6:00pm

GNOME Photos App Now Tries to Become an Image Editor Too

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The GNOME developers are working around the clock these days to update the core components and applications of the GNOME desktop environment for the 3.19.2 milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 release.

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KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Live Linux OS Officially Released, Features Popular 3D Programs

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After teasing users with the release of the KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Live Linux operating system on November 14, 2015, Klaus Knopper announced today, November 24, that the distribution is officially available for anyone who wants to download it.

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Security Leftovers

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OSS in Telecoms

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  • Indian Telcos Start Exploring SDN & NFV

    Spectrum limitations combined with growing demand for bandwidth are pushing Indian telcos to explore technologies like SDN and NFV, which have the potential to help them to maximize resource utilization.

  • Alcatel-Lucent joins the ONOS project partnership

    ON.Lab has announced that Alcatel-Lucent has joined the ONOS project, the Open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) for service providers and mission critical networks and a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

    ONOS is a carrier-grade SDN network operating system architected to provide high availability, scalability, performance, and rich northbound and southbound abstractions. Alcatel-Lucent will join service providers, vendors, collaborators and individual contributors to accelerate SDN/NFV adoption and drive open innovation.

  • How Might Open Source Fail?

Linux Devices

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Leftovers: Software

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  • PacketFence v5.5 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.5.0. 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.

  • Wammu 0.40

    The list of changes is not really huge:

    Correctly escape XML output.
    Make error message selectable.
    Fixed spurious D-Bus error message.
    Translation updates.

  • 20 Years of GIMP, release of GIMP 2.8.16

    Back in 1995, University of California students, Peter Mattis and Kimball Spencer, were members of the eXperimental Computing Facility, a Berkeley campus organization of undergraduate students enthusiastic about computers and programming. In June of that year, the two hinted at their intentions to write a free graphical image manipulation program as a means of giving back to the free software community.

  • NetworkManager 1.0.8 Is a Massive Release, Supports IPv6-Only VPN Connections

    The developers of the popular NetworkManager software, which is used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems as the default network connection manager solution, have announced a new stable release, NetworkManager 1.0.8.

  • RAR 5.30 Brings Multipart Support for 7-Zip and Testing for tar.gz, tar.bz2 and tar.xz

    RAR is a powerful archive manager that can be used to reduce the size of files and to decompress RAR, ZIP, and other formats. A new major upgrade has been released, bring the version number up to 5.30.

One truly massive Git -- GitLab Enterprise Edition

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Open-source GitLab is being used for collaboration across over 100,000 organisations to help large distributed teams of developers to work together and control features that allow users to build apps with both accountability and enterprise-grade support.

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Also: GitLab Introduces New Version of Enterprise Edition for Git

OpenStack News

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Fedora: The Latest

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  • Fedora Linux's DNF Package Manager Reaches Version 1.1.4, Available for Fedora 23

    Fedora/DNF developer Jan Šilhan announced earlier today, November 24, the immediate availability for download of new maintenance releases for the DNF package manager of the Fedora 23 Linux operating system, including DNF-PLUGINS-CORE.

  • Fedora Could Use Your Help Testing Wayland

    Fedora developers are hoping you'll help them test out the latest Fedora Workstation experience with GNOME atop a native Wayland experience.

    For the Fedora 24 release next year they are hoping to ship Wayland by default for supported GPU/hardware systems. Fedora Rawhide recently went ahead and enabled the Wayland-based desktop by default.

  • Fedora 23 Release Party

    For the first time in Albania we organized a release party where we gathered people who were interested in Fedora. Fedora 23 release party successfully took place at Saturday, the 14th of November in the “Open Labs Hackerspace” in Tirana, Albania. I must say that it was a full house! Actually we started building the Albanian Fedora community recently which is why we didn’t know how many people could come and honestly didn’t expect many, the number of attendants surpassed our expectations. There were many Fedora users, contributors and people that were new in Fedora (thank you!).

  • Four Weeks in Fedora

    26th of October 2015, I joined Red Hat as a part of the Fedora Engineering Team.

GitHub Usage and Bugzilla Hook<

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  • DVCS and Git Usage in 2015

    Git unsurprisingly is the big winner, CVS the equally unsurprising loser. Nor has any of the data collected suggested material gains for non-Git platforms. DVCS in general has gained considerably, and is now close to parity and Git is overwhelmingly the most popular choice in that segment.

  • GitHub Bugzilla Hook

    Last month I’ve created a tool which adds comments to Bugzilla when a commit message references a bug number. It was done as a proof of concept and didn’t receive much attention at the time. Today I’m happy to announce the existence of GitHub Bugzilla Hook.

KaOS 2015.11

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As always with this rolling distribution you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.16.0, Plasma 5.4.3 and KDE Applications 15.08.3.

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Phoronix on Kernel, Graphics

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5 open source security tools to protect your firm

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Cyber security solutions can be expensive, often for good reason. However, there are also some very powerful open source offerings that can help keep you and company safe.

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Black Duck Survey: Open Source More Popular than Ever for Companies

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Open source is now companies' "default approach" to software, and open source's presence within the business world and the use of open source has nearly doubled since 2010. That's according to the latest "Annual Future of Open Source" report from Black Duck Software.

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Booting Linux In Just One Second

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One of the most interesting presentations from this year's Embedded Linux Conference Europe was how-to boot Linux in under one second!

For targeting various embedded use-cases, Jan Altenberg of Linutronix presented how to achieve this feat of booting Linux in under one second.

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Twitter Clients

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  • Best in Breed Twitter Clients for Linux

    Twitter is a social networking service that is a bit of a conundrum to many. At any given time it can be used to connect with people of a like mind, and at another it’s an exercise in frustration, thanks to the never-ending stream of data. But for those that depend upon the service as a means to either stay connected, promote a product or service, or even (on certain levels) research a given topic, it’s a boon.

  • Pick of the Bunch: Command line Twitter Clients

    A console application is computer software which is able to be used via a text-only computer interface, the command line interface, or a text-based interface included within a graphical user interface operating system, such as a terminal emulator (such as GNOME Terminal or Terminator). Whereas a graphical user interface application generally involves using the mouse and keyboard (or touch control), with a console application the primary (and often only) input method is the keyboard.

  • db2twitter: Twitter out of the browser

    You have a database, a tweet pattern and wants to automatically tweet on a regular basis? No need for RSS, fancy tricks, 3rd party website to translate RSS to Twitter or whatever. Just use db2twitter.

FOSS/Linux Events

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  • The Linux Foundation Becomes Steward of the Open Networking Summit

    If you're able to get to the Silicon Valley area in March, there is a big open networking conference taking shape, with some very talented participants. The Linux Foundation is announcing that the Open Networking Summit (ONS) is becoming a Linux Foundation event, and ONS 2016 will take place March 14-17, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif.

  • Visualize astrophysics data with Blender

    The Blender Conference has become a fantastic showcase not just of attractive art and animation, but also unconventional uses of Blender and open source software.

  • SDN/NFV DevRoom at FOSDEM: Deadline approaching!

    We extended the deadline for the SDN/NFV DevRoom at FOSDEM to Wednesday, November 25th recently – and we now have the makings of a great line-up!

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