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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 8:48pm
Story Integrating Trac, Jenkins and Cobbler—Customizing Linux Operating Systems for Organizational Needs Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 8:23pm
Story CrossOver 14.0 Makes Installing Windows Apps Easier Rianne Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 8:12pm
Story Patent trolls have one fewer legal loophole to hide behind Rianne Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 7:54pm
Blog entry How my uncle became a Linux user Rianne Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 7:51pm
Story CAINE 6 “Dark Matter” review Rianne Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 7:36pm
Story Android 5.0 debuts on phone, tablet, and Nexus Player Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 6:20pm
Story KDE Plasma 5.1 Is Available For Ubuntu 14.10 And Ubuntu 14.04, Via PPAs Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 6:16pm
Story Sony Z1 and Z2 added to Xperia open-source project with unified kernels Roy Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 5:55pm
Story New open hardware: Raspberry Pi B+ Rianne Schestowitz 16/10/2014 - 4:50pm

3.8 Million Raspberry Pi Linux Computers Sold - Oh My!

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Linux

I own three Raspberry Pi's (two B's and one B+) and many people I know also own one or more Pis. All those Pi add up and now the Raspberry Pi Foundation says that it has sold 3.8 million units.

That's a whole lot of Pi.

The Raspberry Pi was never supposed to be a massive volume seller. It was supposed to be a teaching and educational tool to help get kids (and adults) interested in development and maker culture.

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Now, Zen Mobile to launch low cost Firefox smartphone in October

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Linux
Moz/FF

Just few weeks into the unveiling of the first Firefox OS device in the the Indian market, Mozilla announced further partnerships with popular mobile device brands and app partners in India to launch new smartphones and content services.

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Rolling Release Round-Up and GNOME's Comeback

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-s

Today's tiptoe through the headlines revealed a rolling release round-up in this week's Distrowatch Weekly. Sean M. Kerner touches on the highlights of CAINE Linux and Bruce Byfield asks if GNOME can make a comeback. ChromeOS has been said to have dissed Linux users and several other Linux tidbits are featured in tonight's Linux news watch.

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Scientific Linux 7.0 Officially Released

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Red Hat

The Scientific Linux community is finally out with the official release of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 re-spin.

After months of development releases and trailing Oracle Linux, CentOS, and other RHEL derivatives, Scientific Linux 7.0 is officially out. Its kernel and other packages are built from the same sources as upstream RHEL 7.0.

More details on Scientific Linux 7.0 can be found via the release notes. Coming up soon on Phoronix will be a fresh EL 7.0 distribution comparison.

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KMyMoney 4.7.0 has been released

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KDE

It’s been over 3 years since the last feature release is out on the
street. During that time, many new features were added and many bugs were fixed.
The team has decided it’s time to get on the
path to another stable release.
KMyMoney 4.7.0 is now available for download. It is KMyMoney 4.8 Beta
1, only suitable for advanced users willing to help us stabilize and
iron out the upcoming stable version.

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Front and back-end developers should make friends

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Interviews
OSS

I definitely think that open source technologies are what made my self-education of development possible. I think that being able to experiment with open source projects and libraries as a young student was crucial for me in becoming who I am today. Without that exposure, or that access to the development world, I probably would have given up out of frustration thinking the barrier-to-entry was too high or over my head! I'm grateful that I was able to discover the open source world.

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CAINE Linux Distribution Helps Investigators With Forensic Analysis

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Linux

There is no shortage of Linux distributions to serve specific markets and use cases. In the security market, a number of Linux distributions are widely used, including Kali Linux, which is popular with security penetration testers. There's also CAINE Linux, which is focused on another area of security. CAINE, an acronym for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment, is a Linux distribution for forensic investigators. Instead of penetration testing tools, CAINE is loaded with applications and tools to help investigators find the clues and data points that are required for computer security forensics. Among the tools included in CAINE are memory, database and network analysis applications. CAINE is built on top of the Ubuntu Linux 14.04 distribution that was released in April. Rather than use the Ubuntu Unity desktop environment, CAINE uses the MATE desktop. The CAINE 6.0 "Dark Matter" operating system was first released on Oct. 7 and includes new and updated applications to help forensics investigators. CAINE can be run as a live image from a CD or USB memory stick and can also be installed onto a user's hard drive. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of CAINE 6.

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Machine vision COM and cameras go Linux

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Linux

Vision Components has launched two Linux-based, smart machine vision cameras and a COM built around a Xilinx Zynq SoC, each supporting up to 4.2MP video.

Over the last decade, smart cameras for machine vision have been transitioning from DSPs to systems that combine DSPs or FPGAs with ARM or x86 processors running Linux. The latest to join the Linux camp is Ettlingen, Germany based machine vision manufacturer Vision Components, which with its latest “VC Z” cameras has switched from a DSP-based system to a tuxified ARM/FPGA combo. Thanks to the Xilinx Zynq, the company was able to accomplish this with a single system-on-chip. The VC Z is available in a VCSBC nano Z computer-on-module, which also appears to act as the foundation for the new VC nano Z and VC pro Z cameras.

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And Now for Something Completely Different

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GNU
Linux

Similarly, "there is no answer better than, 'any distro that works for you, has more than two users and has good information and forums online,'" suggested Google+ blogger Gonzalo Velasco C.

For fans of free and open source software, "the present year has been one of philosophical questioning about the future of GNU/Linux, freedom of choice and 'market' share," he pointed out. "So, the answers will reflect this."

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Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 released

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Linux

Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of
Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system for
scientific computing. Today we are announcing the release of Scientific
Linux 7.

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AMD's New Open-Source "AMDGPU" Linux Driver Supports The R9 285 Tonga

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Graphics/Benchmarks

The Radeon R9 285 "Tonga" graphics card is the first GCN 1.2 GPU and was launched last month. Right now I happen to be working on a Linux review of the R9 285 with Catalyst. It turns out though that there isn't open-source driver support for the R9 285 in the current open-source Radeon driver. Rather, AMD is using this GCN 1.2 GPU as the starting point for the new AMDGPU Linux driver stack.

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Amazon Web Services Aims for More Open Source Involvement

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OSS

In 2006, Amazon was an e-commerce site building out its own IT infrastructure in order to sell more books. Now, AWS and EC2 are well-known acronyms to system administrators and developers across the globe looking to the public cloud to build and deploy web-scale applications. But how exactly did a book seller become a large cloud vendor?

Amazon's web services business was devised in order to cut data center costs – a feat accomplished largely through the use of Linux and open source software, said Chris Schlaeger, director of kernel and operating systems at Amazon Web Services in his keynote talk at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe today in Dusseldorf.

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Red Hat Picks AppDirect To Run Its Developer Marketplace

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Red Hat

The company is today extending that list with the addition of Red Hat. Red Hat RHT -1.1% is using AppDirect to power the marketplace for its OpenShift Platform as a Service (PaaS) product. The idea is pretty simple – OpenShift developers can buy add-on services to extend their applications from within OpenShift. From Red Hat’s perspective it’s a tried and true model – other PaaS vendors like Heroku and CloudFoundry have a similar model. Users sign in using their existing credentials and billing is integrated directly into the platform.

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Zen Web to Join Firefox OS Phone Players in India

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OS
Moz/FF

Mozilla seems to be staying very focused on the low end of the smartphone market with its Firefox OS platform, despite the high-end evolution of iOS and Android. Recently, Firefox OS phones have been arriving in India, priced well under $50, and promising to put phones in the hands of users who have never had them before.

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Wind River Linux taps Yocto 1.7, adds binary option

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Linux

Wind River announced a new version of Wind River Linux based on Yocto Project 1.7 code, and featuring new binary deployment and security assessment options.

Intel subsidiary Wind River announced Wind River Linux 7 at the Linux Foundation’s combination LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, being held this week in Düsseldorf, Germany. The latest version of the leading commercial Linux distribution was upgraded to version 6 with Yocto Project 1.5 a year ago at the same event.

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NVIDIA Brings GPU Acceleration Support for PhysX on Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks

PhysX has been around for many years on the Windows platform and it's been a coveted feature. There was no practical interest from the NVIDIA devs to make it compatible with Linux as long as there were no applications or games to take advantage of it.

With the launch of Steam for Linux, things have changed quite a bit. The OpenGL development has a slightly better development pace, more than 700 games are now available on Steam for Linux, and NVIDIA's drivers for this platform have improved quite a lot. It was just a matter of time until all of the NVIDIA's technologies eventually landed in the open source architecture.

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KRunner and Plasma 5

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KDE

During the KDE 4 series, KRunner was an important part of the KDE Workspace, and it was tied very closely to Plasma. The KRunner library was in fact a part of the Plasma library.

The entire UI was based on QGraphicsScene. Considering that we were moving to QML for Plasma 5, the UI needed a complete rewrite.

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FreeBSD 10.1-RC2 Now Available

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BSD

The second RC build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64
and sparc64 architectures.

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Is the TouchWiz successor, Iconic UX coming to Android and Tizen ?

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Android
Linux

There is no confirmation that this new UX is headed to Android and some even say that it is destined for the Tizen OS. Either way, as a strategy going forward it would make sense having the same UX on both platforms, making it easier for your Google Android customers to come across to the Tizen platform, and become your customers, paying you a share of the apps, music and videos that they purchase, sounds very nice indeed.

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