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Story Security News Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Linux Containers: A new IaaS opportunity? Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Initializing and Managing Services in Linux: Past, Present and Future Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 7:38pm
Story Debian Is Still Working To Tackle ZFS On Linux Support Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 7:23pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 7:16pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Mark Shuttleworth: Why Ubuntu mobile really matters Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 7:11pm
Story LibreOffice 5.0 Open-Source Office Suite Has Been Branched Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 7:05pm
Story Why your hardware needs an open source debugger Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 6:53pm
Story The future of open source in health IT Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2015 - 6:51pm

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5r0 Released with Linux Kernel 3.14.41 LTS and GNOME 3.14

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GNU
Linux
GNOME

Alan Baghumian was proud to inform us earlier today about the immediate availability for download of the final release of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5r0, a computer operating system derived from Debian 7 Wheezy.

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Tiny Core Linux 6.3 Release Candidate 1 Now Ready for Testing

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OS
Linux

The Tiny Core developers were happy to announce the availability of the first Release Candidate version of the upcoming Tiny Core Linux 6.3 computer operating system. Tiny Core Linux is being known as one of the tiniest distributions in the world.

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Linux 4.0.4

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Linux

I'm announcing the release of the 4.0.4 kernel.

All users of the 4.0 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.0.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.0.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary

thanks,

greg k-h

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Linux Mint Debian Users Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint Debian 2

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Linux
Debian

Both of the Linux Mint Debian flavors, Cinnamon and MATE, were released a month ago, but until now users of the previous version could not upgrade from one release to another. The upgrade path for the upgrade has been opened, and it's now possible to switch from LMDE 1 to LMDE 2.

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Meizu Announces Ubuntu MX4 for Developers

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Ubuntu

Meizu has finally announced Ubuntu MX4, the first phone from this company with Canonical's operating system. It's aimed at developers from China, but it should land in Europe soon as well.

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Also: Meizu Will Sell Ubuntu MX4 Across Europe Soon, Says Canonical


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Second Ubuntu phone goes on sale in China, coming to Europe

DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Encrypted SWAP

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BSD

For DragonFlyBSD users out there, the swap device with the latest Git kernel can now be encrypted.

It's trivial with the newest DragonFlyBSD code as of this weekend to support an encrypted swap. The commit by DragonFlyBSD founder Matthew Dillon explains, "Implement crypting of the swap device. When enabled in this manner /dev/urandom is used to generate a 256-bit random key and the base device is automatically cryptsetup and mapped, making crypted swap trivial. Implement the 'crypt' fstab option, so swapon -a and swapoff -a work as expected for crypted swap. Again, the base device (e.g. /dev/da0s1b) should be specified. The option will automatically map it with cryptsetup and swap on the mapping."

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Netrunner 16 'Ozymandias' is here -- the best KDE Linux distro gets better

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GNU
KDE
Linux

One of the wonderful things about Linux distributions is the various desktop environments available. Unlike Windows and OS X, if you do not like the user interface, you can simply change it. I am a big fan of GNOME 3, but I know that many people dislike it. That's OK -- different strokes for different folks as they say.

Another desktop environment I like, and recommend to many, is KDE Plasma. The latest version, Plasma 5, is wonderful, and former Windows users will feel comfortable with it. Today, the best KDE distribution, Netrunner, reaches version 16. Dubbed "Ozymandias", it embraces KDE Plama 5.

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5 of the most popular Linux gaming distros

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Linux
Gaming

A gaming distro, by definition, is host not only to a large variety of games, or software that allows one to play games, but it also has drivers and support for essential devices such as graphics cards and controllers.

Unlike most other genres of Linux distributions, gaming distros aren't a thriving bunch. But this isn't because Linux users dislike games, instead it's due to the fact that this niche category is almost redundant thanks to most modern desktop distros. Almost all desktop distros are equipped nowadays with drivers for most modern graphics cards, which means that just about any distro can be turned into a gaming station.

Despite this, some distros continue to churn out special gaming editions which provide hundreds of games right out of the gate, and the means to install even more with additional software such as Play on Linux, Wine and Steam.

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Leftovers: Software

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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today's leftovers

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Misc

CentOS 7 Linux Is Now Available for ARM64 (AArch64) Architectures

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Red Hat

If you plan on building ARM devices powered by a Linux kernel-based operating system, then you should know that the excellent CentOS distribution is now available for download for ARM64 (AArch64) hardware architectures.

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Wayland / Weston 1.8 Release Candidate Arrives

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

The release candidate for the upcoming Wayland 1.8 is now available.

Out today is the first release candidates for 1.8 of Wayland and the reference Weston compositor, a.k.a. Wayland 1.7.92 and Weston 1.7.92.

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NuTyX saravane 15.05 available with cards 1.0

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GNU
Linux

Seven months after the release of saravane 14.11 instead of the three months originally planned, I am very proud to annonce you (finally) the release of NuTyX saravane 15.05 which in summary the new features...

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Exclusive: A New Ubuntu Edge Smartphone to Launch this Year, Desktop Abilities Included

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Ubuntu

A new player is determined to take this to the end and we will see a new Ubuntu Edge-like smartphone go on sale before the end of this year. Of course the Ubuntu Edge won’t be the first smartphone to be based on this amazing platform. Just last month, a new BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition was launched. However, this device lacks in some areas when compared to the Edge.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Uses KDE Plasma 5.3 as Default Desktop

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KDE
SUSE

openSUSE has just announced today, May 16, the immediate availability of the KDE Plasma 5.3 as the default desktop environment in Tumbleweed, along with the KDE Applications 15.04.1 software suite.

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Avidemux 2.6.9 Open Source Video Editor Released with x265 and Qt 5 Support

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Software

After more than a year of absence, the excellent Avidemux open-source video editor designed for all sorts of encoding, cutting, and filtering tasks, which runs under Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems and supports numerous file types, including AVI, MP4, DVD, and ASF, just reached version 2.6.9.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • Calibre 2.28 Can Now Convert Any eBook to DOCX

    Calibre, an eBook reader, converter, and editor that works on multiple platforms, has been upgraded to version 2.28 and it brings a very important new feature, the ability to convert any ebook to a DOCX file.

  • Git 2.4.1 Out Now with Dozens of Improvements and Bug Fixes

    The Git development team is proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release for Git 2.4, the stable branch of the acclaimed open-source distributed version control system.

  • A Small Python Project (coursera-dl) Activites

    Lately, I have been dedicating a lot of my time (well, at least compared to what I used to) to Free Software projects. In particular, I have spent a moderate amount of time with two projects written in Python.

    In this post, I want to talk about the first, more popular project is called coursera-dl. To be honest, I think that I may have devoted much more time to it than to any other project in particular.

  • PHP version 5.4.41, 5.5.25 and 5.6.9

    RPM of PHP version 5.6.9 are available in remi repository for Fedora ≥ 21 and remi-php56 repository for Fedora ≤ 20 and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS).

  • GlusterFS 3.7.0 has been released, introducing many new features and improvements

    Yesterday morning in Barcelona, the day after the Gluster Summit, GlusterFS 3.7.0 got released. Close to 600 bug reports, a mix of feature requests, enhancements and problems have been addressed in a little over 1220 patches since July last year.

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