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Story NVidia's Tegra X1 does well on Linux Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 4:26pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 12:20pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 12:19pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 12:18pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 12:15pm
Story KDE and Akademy Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 12:14pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 12:13pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 12:11pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 12:10pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 11:59am

Canonical Says Ubuntu-Based Docker Images Are Not a Copyright Violation

Canonical said through the voice of Dustin Kirkland that you can use Ubuntu with Docker without violating any copyright policy, contradicting what Matthew Garrett said in a blog post just a week ago.

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Using OpenBSD as a FreeBSD Router

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  • Using OpenBSD as a FreeBSD Router

    In 2004, whilst at Netsight, I started looking at using OpenBSD for routing. We were using big Cisco 5505 switches with Route Switch Modules in to provide routing. The problem was, they soon became quite slow. They were great if you wanted to do very simple routing, and they could do Layer 3 switching in silicon on the linecards. But as soon as you started to do access lists then they had to route the packets on the main CPU. Not only that, but Cisco’s ACL syntax quickly became very cumbersome as you had no way of doing any kind of macros or variables in the language.

  • FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report - Second Quarter 2015

Solus Linux OS Boots in 1.2 Seconds

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OS
Linux

The Solus operating system is getting closer to a stable release and its developers are showing off some of the capabilities of the distro, including the boot time, which has got to be the most impressive result out there.

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GNOME's LaTeXila TeX/LaTeX Editor App Gets New Features, Prepares for GNOME 3.18

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GNOME

The GNOME Project has released a new development milestone for the LaTeXila software, an open-source TeX and LaTeX editor used by default in the GNOME desktop environment.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu Touch

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Ubuntu

Canonical Patches Two BIND Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes, Update Now

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Ubuntu

On July 28, Canonical, through Marc Deslauriers, published details about the availability of a new important update for the BIND packages in the Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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KDE and Akademy

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  • KDE unveils Plasma Mobile, a free and open Linux OS for phones

    Move over, Ubuntu Touch and Android. There's new competition in town. The KDE community just unveiled Plasma Mobile, a free and open-source mobile operating system.

    This is nothing new for the KDE project. Before Ubuntu Touch was ever announced, the KDE community had a long-term vision of convergence. Plasma 5 on the desktop has a “converged shell” that can switch between different interfaces for different device types. KDE even attempted to release tablets with their Plasma software preinstalled, but this never worked out.

  • Keeping Up With Akademy 2015 In A Coruña

    For KDE fans interested in the Akademy conference that started on Saturday in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, there are a lot of daily reports coming out of the event.

  • Akademy A Coruña Photos
  • Akademy 2015 videos available

    Video recordings of the Akademy talks are now available in a low quality version to enable them to be released quickly. Higher quality version will be available later.

Second Release Candidate of NetBSD 7.0 Brings Latest OpenSSL and BIND Updates

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BSD

On July 28, the NetBSD Project, through Soren Jacobsen, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second RC (Release Candidate) version of the anticipated NetBSD 7.0 distribution.

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Gentoo-Based Sabayon Linux Gets Its Monthly Update for August 2015

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Gentoo

The developers of the Sabayon Linux distribution based on the well-known Gentoo operating system have released new Live ISO images for the supported editions of the Sabayon distro.

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Western Greece switches to using open source GIS

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OSS

The Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian is recommending the use of open source software solutions for its Geographic Information Systems. A memo from the IT department wants all public administrations to start using Qgis.

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Ubuntu's Mir 0.14 Display Server Officially Released, Here's What's Coming in Mir 0.15

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Ubuntu

On July 28, Canonical, through Cemil Azizoglu, published the changelog of the recently released Mir 0.14 next-generation display server for Ubuntu Touch and Ubuntu Desktop Next operating system.

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Watch: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Linux Running on the MK808B Plus Quad-Core Mini TV Box

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Ubuntu

It was recently brought to our attention that someone made use of the generic Ubuntu MATE 15.04 root file system for aarch32 (ARMv7) based devices introduced a while ago, to run the famous Linux distribution on a MK808B Plus Quad-Core mini TV box device.

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Raspberry Pi gains $35 HAT-based touchscreen

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Linux

4D Systems and Newark Element14 launched a 2.4-inch, QVGA “4DPi-24-HAT” resistive touchscreen for the Pi for $35, said to be the first to use a HAT design.

Last October, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Eben Upton briefly demonstrated an upcoming official Raspberry Pi touchscreen. It’s unclear whether that 7-inch, VGA capacitive touchscreen is still on course, but in the meantime, there are a variety of RPi touchscreen options to choose from. The latest is a 4DPi-24-HAT screen from 4D Systems and distributor Newark Element14. It’s claimed to be the first to offer full compatibility with the Pi’s HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) add-on card standard.

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Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

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Ubuntu

Today, July 28, Canonical published details about new Linux kernel updates for its Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems, urging users to update the installations as soon as possible.

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Ubuntu Software Center Is Really Hated by the Community, but Why?

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Ubuntu MATE recently decided to drop the Ubuntu Software Center and it will not longer be available with the upcoming 15.10 Alpha 2 release. This is interesting in itself, but this editorial is about another aspect. From the looks of it, a very large part of the Ubuntu and Linux community really hates the Ubuntu Software Center.

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Wine Announcement

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Software

The Wine development release 1.7.48 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Fleshed out OpenMP implementation.
- I/O stream support in the MSVCIRT C++ runtime.
- Support for pixel snapping in DirectWrite.
- More support for OpenGL core contexts.
- Various bug fixes.

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Canonical Closes QEMU Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Ubuntu

Three QEMU vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems by Canonical.

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Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source, secure videoconferencing solution

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Interviews
OSS

Following the trend of privacy-respecting products and projects coming out of Europe (e.g., ownCloud, Kolab, and Plasma Mobile), German firm struktur AG has started a Kickstarter project called Spreedbox, which aims to offer a secure audio video conferencing service. According to the project page, “The Spreedbox is a unique device for secure audio/video conferencing, text and video messaging and file sharing. The Spreedbox is your own conferencing, meeting and file exchange service on the Internet and puts the control and security of your data into your own hands.”

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Student researchers collaborate virtually with help of open-source software

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OSS

A typical summer research program—the institute's Nanobio Research Experience for Undergraduates, for example—brings students together to one host university, where they work in different laboratories on various projects. In the new pilot training program on Computational Biomolecular, students use an open-source software called Rosetta to work together on problems in computational biology and are mentored by faculty who are part of a global collaborative team known as the Rossetta Commons. The software gives users the ability to analyze massive amounts of data to predict the structure of real and imagined proteins, enzymes, and other molecular structures.

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Open Source Is Going Even More Open—Because It Has To

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OSS

Open source foundations are nothing new. Linux Foundation has been around since 2007, and other major projects like the Eclipse code editing tool and the Apache web server have been governed this way for even longer. Many of the most important open source projects in recent years, such as the Hadoop big data crunching platform and the database system Cassandra, are managed by the Apache Foundation. But it’s unusual to see so many new foundations created so quickly.

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