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Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2015 - 8:08pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2015 - 8:07pm
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2015 - 8:05pm
Story Red Hat Summit and News Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2015 - 8:03pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2015 - 8:02pm
Story Open source platform security considerations Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2015 - 8:00pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2015 - 8:00pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2015 - 7:59pm
Story Ubuntu Is Finally Fixing Its Annoying GRUB Setting Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2015 - 7:55pm

How Open Source Drives IBM's Systems Unit

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OSS

"Fifteen years ago, we made the decision to bring Linux into the mainframe. In fact, this was the first $1 billion commitment IBM made to Linux back in the year 2000. And I’d like to think, in some small way, we helped bring Linux to the enterprise with that commitment of over 15 years ago," Balog said.

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OPNsense 15.7 Released As Fork Of Pfsense

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Security
BSD

The OPNsense 15.7 release added i386 and NanoBSD support, LibreSSL support, re-based to FreeBSD 10.1, added OpenDNS support, intrusion detection support, new local/remote backlist options, some security fixes, and added many other new features.

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Also: Pfmatch, a packet filtering language embedded in Lua

bsdtalk 254 [Ogg]

finding bugs in tarsnap

Cinnamon and MATE Flavors

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GNU
Linux
GNOME

Scientific Linux 7.1 review - More fiasco

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Red Hat

Scientific Linux is supposed to be a serious, stable, useful operating system. So is CentOS. And they both try to be fully compatible with RedHat Enterprise, because after all, that is what they are all about. However, while the latter does manage to do this in a rather smooth, pleasant manner AND still be a great candidate for home use, Scientific Linux fails in its mission statement on oh-so-many levels, definitely not helped by using the Gnome nonsense. Oh man how have the tables turned. Gnome 2 used to be my favorite desktop environment, and Gnome 3 is my most hated one.

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Fedora Pinos to do for Video what PulseAudio did for Audio

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-s

There were quite a few interesting headlines in the reader tonight. First up, Linux Mint 17.2 was released and openSUSE Tumbleweed is back on a roll. Christian Schaller recently said that Fedora is planning to do for video what PulseAudio did for audio. Several reviews warrant a mention and RedMonk published their bi-annual programming language rankings report. Sourceforge is forming a community panel and Linus Torvalds was interviewed over at Slashdot.

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Leftovers: KDE/Qt

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KDE
  • KDE Applications receive security fixes

    KDE recently released the latest slew of security updates for KDE Applications 15.04, bumping the version number to 15.04.3. Other than security fixes there are translation updates, there are no big features so upgrading will go smoothly.

  • KDE Applications 15.04.3 Out Now with over 20 Bugfixes

    KDE announced just a few minutes ago the immediate availability of the third maintenance release for the KDE Applications 15.04 software suite that is being distributed as part of the next-generation KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

  • Roundcube Next: The Next Steps

    The crowdfunding campaign to provide funding and greater community engagement around the refactoring of Roundcube's core to give it a secure future has just wrapped up. We managed to raise $103,531 from 870 people. This obviously surpassed our goal of $80,000, so we're pretty ecstatic. This is not the end, however: now we begin the journey to delivering a first release of Roundcube Next. This blog entry outines some of that path forward

  • Looks as if Wily got Plasma 5.3.2.

    No backports PPA required.

  • GSoC 2015 midterm update
  • GSoC ’15 Post #3: Install-ed!
  • Joining the press – Which topic would you like to read about?

    Therefore, I thought that a closer collaboration with Linux Veda could be mutually beneficial: Getting exclusive insights directly from a core KDE contributor could give their popularity an additional boost, while my articles could get an extended audience including people who are currently interested in Linux and FOSS, but not necessarily too much interested in KDE yet.

  • Pointing devices KCM: update #2

    Originally I planned to work on the KCM UI at this time. But as I am unsure how it should look like, I started a discussion on VDG forum, and decided to switch to other tasks.

  • Fiber UI Experiments – Conclusion?

    It’s been one heckuva road, but I think the dust is starting to settle on the UI design for Fiber, a new web browser which I’m developing for KDE. After some back-and fourth from previous revisions, there are some exciting new ideas in this iteration! Please note that this post is about design experiments – the development status of the browser is still very low-level and won’t reach the UI stage for some time. These experiments are being done now so I can better understand the structure of the browser as I program around a heavily extension-based UI, so when I do solidify the APIs it we have a rock-solid foundation.

  • KDEPIM without Akonadi
  • KDEPIM report (week 26)

Smartphones Are The New PC And */Linux Rules

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Android
Linux

According to Digitimes and StatCounter the smartphone is the new PC and */Linux is the winner in a competitive market for client operating systems. That Other OS is still ahead in total share of client OS page-views but is in decline while Linux operating systems grow by high single digits.

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Ground zero for an open-source revolution

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Red Hat
Interviews
OSS

For a relatively small company, Red Hat, inc. has become a major player in open source technology.

“It is definitely more than a Linux company,” said theCUBE cohost Dave Vellante, summarizing day one of Red Hat Summit 2015. “This conference is ground zero for an open-source revolution.”

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Also: Red Hat Summit kicks off with PaaS focus

Q&A: Why Congress is Jumping on the Open Source Bandwagon

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OSS

Members of the House, committees and staff have officially received the green light to obtain open source software for their offices, and to discuss software code and policy with developers, citizens and other legislators in communities such as GitHub, according to the Congressional Data Coalition advocacy group.

The White House joined open source code repository site GitHub in 2012. But it wasn't until this May a sitting congressman, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., first joined the site. Connolly used it to make edits to guidance on implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.

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Long live ROS: Why the robotics revolution is being driven by open source development

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Hardware
OSS

The 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) wrapped up last month, and while teams from Korea and the U.S. took away $3.5M in prize money, the real winner was the open source robotics movement. Of the 23 teams competing in the DRC, 18 utilized the open-source Robotic Operating System (ROS) and 14 used Gazebo, an open source robot simulator that allows developers to test concepts in robust virtual environments without risking valuable hardware.

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Firefox 39 Arrives After a Three-Day Delay

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has finally released the stable version of Firefox 39 after it delayed the launch for a couple of days. It's not a major release, but it does have a few interesting features and quite a few bug fixes.

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Greek town of Livadeia switched to LibreOffice

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LibO

The Greek city of Livadeia has moved to the LibreOffice suite of office productivity tools, replacing a proprietary alternative, the city administration announced in May. The switch is part of the city’s government modernisation, the town in central Greece said.

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From the Editors: When did open-source software get so scary?

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OSS
Security

When did the use of open-source software become such a worrisome thought? Big names such as VMware, Oracle, Microsoft and Cisco, to name but a few, have been caught infringing on open-source software licenses.

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Android-powered BlackBerry Venice with a slide-out keyboard reportedly headed to AT&T

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Android

Reports from earlier this month that BlackBerry would soon launch a full fledged Android-powered smartphone are looking up. Ex-tipster who still occasionally tips/confirms new devices @Evleaks tweeted earlier today that a device called the BlackBerry Venice is headed to AT&T later this year. He specifically mentioned that this device would be powered by Android and that — here’s the best part — it will feature a slide-out physical keyboard for QWERTY fans.

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Top 5 Android phones — July 2015

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Android

Then we have our wild cards, two phones are included this quarter, and both deserve some sort of mention. One isn’t available yet, while the other is about to receive a much anticipated successor. Without further ado, let’s dive into the top 5 Android smartphones for July 2015. And please, as always, keep in mind that these are in no particular order; each phone has plenty of pros and cons.

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Linux Kernel Gets a Patch for Dell Airplane Mode Switch

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Linux

A patch has been submitted to the Linux kernel to fix a problem that was really bothering the users of Dell laptops, and that's the ability to use the airplane mode switch.

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Kodi 15.0 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

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OSS

The first release candidate for Kodi 15 has arrived.

Kodi 15 is building up many new features from Android 4K@60Hz support to adaptive seeking support to Android H.265 support to many other updates and additions.

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7 stories that make you feel good about open source in 2015 (so far)

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OSS

One of the great things about open source is its reach beyond just the software we use. Open source isn’t just about taking principled stands, it's about making things better for the world around us. It helps spread new ideas by letting anyone with an interest modify and replicate those ideas in their own communities.

In this collection, let’s take a look back at some of the best articles we’ve shared this year about the ways that open source is making an impact on communities and improving the lives of people across the world.

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Exclusive interview with Hans de Raad

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Interviews
OSS

In my daily life (both personal and professional) I use open source for just about anything, from LibreOffice to Drupal, Kolab, Piwik, Apache, KDE, etc.

Being part of the communities of these projects for me is a very special extra dimension that creates a lot of extra motivation and satisfaction.

For me, open source isn’t so much of a choice it is simply the standard.

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