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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 6:04pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 6:03pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 6:03pm
Story LibreOffice Now Toward Cloud Based Package, Get Ready To Welcome LibreOffice Online Mohd Sohail 26/03/2015 - 4:29pm
Story EP IT department: ‘We should give openness example’ Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 4:14pm
Story Ubuntu And Ericsson Partner To Helps Telcos Achieve Flexibility Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 4:05pm
Story It's Now Easier To Try PHP 7 On Fedora & RHEL Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 2:51pm
Story Red Hat Squid web-proxy is not deleting files willy-nilly Roy Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 2:48pm
Story BQ Is Cleaning Up Their Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 2:48pm
Story Hands-On: Linux UEFI multi-boot, part two Rianne Schestowitz 26/03/2015 - 2:42pm

Bodacious Bodhi Broadens Linux Desktop

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Linux

Bodhi Linux is based on Ubuntu 12.04 and Enlightenment 17.04. It uses a modular structure that provides a high level of customization and selections of themes. Bodhi's philosophy is built around minimalism and user choice, aiming to strike a balance between providing nothing but a command-line interface, and including everything plus the kitchen sink.

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Red Hat profit forecast matches estimates despite strong dollar

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Red Hat

Red Hat Inc (RHT.N), the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, forecast a profit for the first quarter that matched analysts' estimates despite warning on a strong dollar hurting its revenue.

Red Hat shares were up 5 percent in after-market trading on Wednesday after the company's profit beat the average analyst estimate for the eighth straight quarter.

The company also said a $500 million share buyback program will replace an existing $300 million program.

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Also: Why Singapore's Yale-NUS College is using Red Hat technology

A Cautionary Open Source Tale, Apple Buys And Shutters FoundationDB

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OSS

So far so good. Except that almost immediately FoundationDB seemingly excised its very existence from GitHub, the repository where the code for open source projects like this is stored. The FoundationDB repository was devoid of any content after the move. This is in contrast to the day before when the repository was a typical bustling ecosystem of contributors and code.

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There was no warning for this move and while commercial Apple watchers would expect that from a company not well known for its altruism, it’s a very unusual move in the open source world. As Jack Clark from Bloomberg pointed out, this move looks set to incense many...

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Why the UK government must adopt Open Document Format

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LibO
OOo

Today is Document Freedom Day. As of November 2012, all government bodies have had to adhere to Open Standards Principles; an agreed set of standards to make IT more open, cheaper and better connected.

These were developed following the public consultation ‘Open Standards: Open Opportunities – flexibility and efficiency in government IT,’ to help government to deliver more innovative IT services and further drive savings, encouraging more open competition for government contracts.

It was a major initiative and went a long way to making government documents more accessible and available. Today, as the globe celebrates International Document Freedom Day, it’s time to take this initiative even further.

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LibreOffice is Now in the Cloud

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-s

Today was a big day for LibreOffice with The Document Foundation's announcement of LibreOffice Online. Hosted by TDF, this joint effort between Collabora and the LibreOffice community, with a side helpin' of IceWarp, today announced LibreOffice in the cloud accessed through your friendly neighborhood browser. TDF heralds this as "The Cornerstone Of The World’s First Universal Productivity Solution.

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Deepin 2014.2 review

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Reviews

Deepin 2014 was a major release of Deepin (formerly Linux Deepin), a desktop distribution developed by some good folks in China. Though based on Ubuntu Desktop, the distribution features a custom desktop environment instead of the Unity Desktop of its parent distribution.

That desktop environment, which is called Deepin Desktop Environment, is what gives the distribution a very unique look and feel.

This is a cursory review of Deepin 2014.2, which is a point update to Deepin 2014. for a more detailed review of the 2014 releases, see Deepin 2014 review.

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CentOS-Based NethServer 6.6 Distro Officially Released with New Software Center

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Red Hat

The NethServer development team, through Alessio Fattorini, was extremely happy to announce today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the NethServer 6.6 Linux kernel-based operating system for servers, based on the upstream CentOS 6.6 distribution.

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Hands-on learning with “Linux From Scratch”

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GNU
Linux

Almost ten years ago, I used a computer for the first time. I mean I had heard a lot and seen computers in action in movies but I had never touched, let alone, used one before then. I will never forget that late summer morning when I switched on a computer for the first time. A deep hunger was ignited within me and ever since that day I have had an insatiable hunger to learn more about ICT gadgets.

A year later when I was introduced to computers one of the first things I Googled, inspired by Angelina Jolie’s Hackers movie, was how to be a hacker.

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Red Hat launches certified, end-to-end ecosystem for Linux containers

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Red Hat, Inc. has launched the first certified, end-to-end ecosystem program for Linux containers based on Docker, a key component of the company’s vision for containerized applications unveiled in March 2014.

Leveraging Red Hat’s vast network of thousands of partners and independent software vendors (ISVs), this ecosystem program is designed to enable the design, development and delivery of certified, trusted and secure application containers to end users through a set of industry standards, including the Docker container format and the Docker Engine.

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Also:Red Hat Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Red Hat Named 2014 Global Partner of the Year: Technology at TeamWork 2015, the Google for Work Annual Partner Summit

Mozilla cares for community with educational resources

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Moz/FF

I love the opportunity and inspiration of open source participation—the chance to tinker with and influence new innovation and social change. Seeing my contributions become part of something bigger continues to be both an empowering and humbling experience.

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Neptune 4.3.1 Linux Distro Released to Fix an Installation Issue with EXT4 Partitions

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Linux

Only four days after announcing the release of Neptune 4.3 Linux operating system for computers, its developer published a new ISO image for the distribution, which has been updated to version 4.3.1, as users reported that they were unable to install the distribution on EXT4 partitions.

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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Final Beta Freeze Is Now in Effect, Will Be Released on March 26

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is getting closer and closer to a final release, which will be unveiled by Canonical next month, on April 23, 2015. The Final Beta will arrive tomorrow, March 26, for all editions, including Ubuntu itself, which did not had an Alpha or Beta release until now.

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Firefox OS ported to MIPS on Ingenic tablet

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Moz/FF

Imagination is hosting a raffle for a 9.7-inch, MIPS-based Ingenic tablet that runs a MIPS port of Firefox OS, which will also support its Creator C120 SBC.

An “experimental” version of Firefox OS has been ported to the MIPS architecture in the form of an unnamed Ingenic reference tablet announced by Imagination Technologies. Imagination designs the IP for the MIPS32 cores and PowerVR SGX540 GPU incorporated in the tablet’s Ingenic XBurst SoC. There are five days left to sign up for an Imagination raffle of 15 of the tablets, which are loaded with Firefox OS, but also support Android 4.4

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New Ubuntu Phone Flash Sale Confirmed for March 26

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Ubuntu

Canonical confirmed a few minutes ago on their Twitter and Facebook accounts that a new flash sale of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone will take place tomorrow morning, on March 26, starting 9 AM CET (Central European Time). BQ already started shipping the Ubuntu phones to users from the European Union, so it should arrive quickly this time.

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Former Tesla Intern Releases $60 Full Open Source Car Hacking Kit For The Masses

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OSS

Eric Evenchick knows what it’s like to be at the mercy of modes of transport. That might be why the former Tesla intern is so keen to hack his way to gaining greater control over the vehicles he travels in. When we speak over encrypted call app RedPhone, he’s stuck in Hong Kong airport waiting for a delayed flight to Singapore, where he’ll announce the open sourcing of the CANard tool during the BlackHat Asia conference.

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Intro to Grace: an open source educational programming language

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OSS

When it comes to picking a programming language to use when teaching people how to program, there are many, many options. Scratch is a good choice when teaching the basics because of its drag and drop building block method of programming. Python or Ruby are also good choices—both languages have a straight-forward syntax, are used in major real-world projects, and have excellent communities and supplemental projects built around them. Or there is Java, Objective-C, and C#, which are solid programming languages and marketable job skills. Honestly, they are all good choices, but when it comes to teaching programming in an academic setting, are they really the best way to go about doing it?

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GNOME 3.16 Has Been Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

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GNOME

The highly anticipated GNOME 3.16 update has just been announced today, March 25, on the official website of the acclaimed open-source desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems. This is a major release that includes countless new features, updated components, and dozens of bug fixes.

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Also: Introducing GNOME 3.16, the Best GNOME Release Yet - Video

LibreOffice in the browser, revealed in 2011, finally close to reality

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LibO

Development of LibreOffice Online was first revealed in late 2011, but the software was never released, despite progress improving the desktop versions of the open source competitor to Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

But now two companies have joined the effort to develop a Web-based version of the productivity software, bringing hope that a release will really happen. IceWarp and Collabora said today they "will work alongside over a thousand existing LibreOffice contributors to implement the whole online editing portion of the software, including the server-side provided by LibreOffice, and the client front-end based on HTML5 technology. The result will be a fully mature server solution, which any other provider, individual, or project in the community can utilize for their applications and services."

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How to create QR Codes easily in Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo
HowTos

QR Codes are two-dimensional bar codes that can store a surprising amount of information. CuterCode and Qreator are two applications that are easy to install and use to produce QR Codes that can be saved as image files for use on labels, posters, Web sites, business cards, documents, etc.

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