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Story Replace Windows 7 With Linux Mint Without Overwriting Other Partitions Rianne Schestowitz 25/01/2015 - 1:34am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 11:32pm
Story Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 11:07pm
Story Netrunner 14.1 – Main Edition (Frontier) Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 10:55pm
Story Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 8:59pm
Story GParted Live 0.21.0 Beta 1 Is Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.16.7 Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 8:54pm
Story Wine 1.7.35 Released, How To Install On Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 24/01/2015 - 6:05pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 3:17pm
Story Intel Has A Few More Graphics Changes For The Linux 3.20 Kernel Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 11:31am
Story Oracle Goes After Cisco UCS, with the 'Whole Megillah' Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2015 - 10:44am

Penguin high-flyers: Andrew Tridgell on the Linux autopilot

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Linux
Movies

ArduPilot is the open source software which controls our own Vulture 2 spaceplane on the 3DR Pixhawk autopilot. As Tridge demonstrated, it can now be deployed on a range of hardware which, with the addition of a suitable interface, allows aficionados to create a fully-functioning autopilot.

Last year, for example, a group of Russians successfully raised funds for the Navio, an autopilot shield for the Raspberry Pi.

As part of his talk, Tridge connected live to a model aircraft in Canberra, in this case equipped with an embedded Linux box - the BeagleBone Black - coupled to a PixHawk Fire Cape (PXF).

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​Samsung hops back on Android bandwagon with printers

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Android
Linux

A video by Simrandeep Singh Garcha shows Tizen operating on the Samsung Z1, and demonstrates that Android apps are compatible on Tizen once an extra runtime layer is installed.

Samsung also unveiled its first range of smart televisions equipped with Tizen at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas, as it seeks to reduce its reliance on Google. Plans for a Tizen TV have been in the works since last year, when the South Korean electronics giant showed off a prototype version at the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco.

Samsung has also rolled out Tizen-based digital cameras and smartwatches.

Tizen was born after Intel and the Linux Foundation decided they were going to abandon the MeeGo platform, and is an alternative operating system to Android and Apple's iOS.

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Red Hat’s OpenStack Ambitions Move it Beyond its Linux OS Core

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Red Hat
Server

Red Hat‘s OpenStack focus continues to move the company beyond its popular distribution of the Linux operating system, and investors are starting to notice. The company’s stock was up around 25 percent last year on the heels of several moves expanding its position and its place in the cloud ecosystem.

Its bigger vision and strategy is the open hybrid cloud. Red Hat provides common management, common storage and middleware that enables building workloads across footprints in heterogeneous environments. It helps an enterprise with its hybrid strategy by helping put the right workloads in the right place. Open source is the way to make everything work together and enable true hybrid cloud.

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Tizen-based Samsung cameras and round smartwatch leaked

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Linux

Recent leaks show three new Samsung Tizen devices: a pair of cameras, and a round-faced “Orbis” watch with a digital crown, bezel, and wireless charging.

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Thunderbird 31.4.0 Lands in Ubuntu Repos

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GNU
Moz/FF
Ubuntu

Canonical published details about a number of Thunderbird vulnerabilities in its Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems, which means that a new version is now available.

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Getting Linux Adopted and Fedora 22 Previewed

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-s

Today in Linux news Matt Hartley has the key to getting Linux adopted. Christian Schaller discusses some of the coming attractions of Fedora 22 and Phoronix.com is reporting that KDE 5 may also be coming to Fedora 22. Elsewhere, Jamie Watson gives Tumbleweed a roll and Softpedia.com is reporting that Steam is safe for Linux again.

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Microsoft Is Trying and Failing at Converging Platforms, Ubuntu Does It Right

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

Windows fans are worried that the desktop PC will follow too closely the design of Windows 10 for phones and tablets, and they are right to do so. This all plays out due to Microsoft’s plans for convergence, but it's a twisted approach that only makes things more complicated than they should be.

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Microsoft Is Taking a Beating from Linux-Powered Chromebooks

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Linux
Microsoft

Microsoft is engaged in a silent war and it's actually losing. They are fighting an enemy that is so insidious and so cunning that it's actually hurting the company more than anything else. The enemy is called Chromebooks and they are using Linux.

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Canonical Launches IoT Version Of Ubuntu Core

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Ubuntu

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, wants to bring its operating system to more connected devices and intelligent objects with the launch of its “snappy” Ubuntu Core for the Internet of Things today. Over the last few months, the company launched “snappy” versions of Core on a number of cloud computing services, but given that the whole idea behind Core is to offer stripped-down versions of Ubuntu that developers can then easily customize based on their needs, the Internet of Things and robotics applications are a logical next area of focus for Canonical.

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Finnish open source map service platform

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OSS

A public competition has been launched to boost the development of Oskari - a collection of map tools made available as open source by National Land Survey of Finland. Interested software developers have until the end of this month to submit proposals for applications using Oskari or for improvements to the existing tools. National Land Survey of Finland will award EUR 3,000 to the best application and EUR 1,000 for the best concept. Two more prices, EUR 1,000 each, will go to the next best projects.

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Red Hat And Linux Help European Space Agency

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GNU
Linux
Red Hat

The enterprise software company said Tuesday that it has developed an on-premise, private cloud infrastructure with advanced IT services that includes its open-source Linux operation system for the space agency's user communities.

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HandyLinux 1.8 Is an Exciting Debian and Xfce-Based Distro, Ditches Windows Feel

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Linux
Debian

HandyLinux, a Linux distribution based on Debian and Xfce that comes with a special kind of launcher and desktop interface, has been upgraded to version 1.8.0. The developers have made a large number of improvements and that is quite obvious from the big changelog, although many of them are not very complex.

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Fedora 22 Will Aim To Use Plasma 5 For Its KDE Desktop Experience

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KDE
Red Hat

For KDE users on Fedora, the Fedora 22 release is seeking to focus on the still-maturing Plasma 5 shell that's powered by KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt5.

An in-progress change proposal for Fedora 22 is to use Plasma 5 (and KF5/Qt5) with the latest KDE components to be fully-packaged in time for F22, an upgrade path be provided from KDE 4, and to retire any KDE 4 packages in Fedora that aren't compatible with the "KDE 5" work.

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Keith Packard Leaves Intel's Linux Graphics Work

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Linux

After a decade of working for Intel, he left the company and started working at HP. According to his LinkedIn profile, he's now serving as a "distinguished technologist" at HP. Prior to joining Intel in late 2005, he had worked for HP for a couple years as an engineer following his SUSE days. The X.Org BoD page has also been updated to reflect his employment now by HP.

Outside of his open-source graphics roles as the X.Org Server release manager and X.Org BoD member, he also remains a member of the Debian Technical Committee.

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Android Leftovers

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Android

MakuluLinux 6 Cinnamon Distro Is a Great White Shark – Gallery

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Reviews

MakuluLinux 6 Cinnamon, a Linux distribution based on the Debian testing branch, Jessie, that provides stability, speed, and a modern desktop, has been upgraded to version 2.0 and is now ready for download.

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In open source, no one cares if you're a dog

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OSS

On the Internet, no one cares if you're a dog, the saying goes. In open source, no one cares if you're a jerk.

That seems to be the lesson emerging from Linux founder Linus Torvalds' latest run-in with the sensitivity police. In the open source world, code is king (or queen). The people who write it don't necessarily matter.

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The current state of video editing for Linux

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Linux

I often ask myself what the current state of video editing is for free and open source software (FOSS). Here are my thoughts.

I've spent many years in the visual effects (VFX) industry from the perspective of being either an artist, compositor, video editor, or systems engineer. (I've even got film creds on IMDB!) In the past, I had the pleasure of cutting on, training people on, setting up, and supporting Avid Media Composer, the cream of the crop of professional real-time video editing tools for film and TV alike—at least before things like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere became useful enough to professionals.

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Peterborough City Council wants to drop 'expensive' Microsoft for open source and collaborative tools

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Microsoft
OSS

Peterborough City Council is looking to drop Microsoft and its "expensive" user agreements in favour of other, more open source applications and collaborative tools.
That's what Richard Godfrey, ICT, strategy, infrastructure and programme manager for Peterborough Council, revealed to Computing in a recent interview.

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Lightweight “Snappy Ubuntu Core” OS targets IoT

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OS
Ubuntu

Canonical released a “Snappy” version of its lightweight, Ubuntu Core OS for IoT, featuring an app store, hacker-proof updates, and a 128MB RAM footprint.

Canonical’s delayed Ubuntu Touch phones are apparently still on track for Mobile World Congress release next month, but now the company is on to something based on it that’s potentially much bigger.

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