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Story Ubuntu Touch Finally Gets a Regression Fix for Nexus 4 and Aquaris Phones Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:41pm
Story OpenDaylight dawn: Open-source software defined networking goes into production Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:33pm
Story Battle of the sub-$450 Android phones: ZTE Axon vs OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Style Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:19pm
Story The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Is Currently A Disaster On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:10pm
Story Remix Mini Is the First Android PC, Runs Lollipop-Based Remix OS Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:06pm
Story Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Gets a Second Stable Release Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 4:31pm
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

Leftovers: OSS

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  • IFTTT joins the open source community

    Harnessing the power of apps, devices, and the cloud, IFTTT has just unveiled five open source projects. Now available on GitHub, the projects can be used by anyone to integrate IFTTT automation in their apps and services.

  • Tech Giants Boost Open Source Container Collaboration

    CNCF's role is to foster developer and operator collaboration on common technologies for deploying cloud native applications and services, said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation -- that is, applications or services that are container-packaged, dynamically scheduled and micro services-oriented. To ease the process, CNCF aims to drive alignment among technologies and platforms.

  • FreeBSD 10.2-RC1 Released

    This latest development milestone for FreeBSD 10.2 has fixes for ZFS, Xen, SSH, pkg, and many other key components. Besides being offered for i386, amd64, PowerPC, PowerPC64, and SPARC64, there are also ARM spins for popular development boards from the RaspberryPi B to BeagleBone and PandaBoard.

Linux Mint 17.2 OEM images available

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Linux

The following OEM installation images are now available:

Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon OEM 64-bit
Linux Mint 17.2 MATE OEM 64-bit

Reminder: OEM images are for computer vendors and manufacturers. They allow Linux Mint to be “pre-installed” on a machine which is then used by another person than the one who performed the installation. After an OEM installation, the computer is set in such a way that the next reboot features a small setup screen where the new user/customer has the ability to choose his/her username, password, keyboard layout and locale.

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Plasma Mobile, a Free Mobile Platform

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KDE
Software

Plasma Mobile offers a Free (as in freedom and beer), user-friendly, privacy-enabling, customizable platform for mobile devices. Plasma Mobile is Free software, and is now developed via an open process. Plasma Mobile is currently under development with a prototype available providing basic functions to run on a smartphone.

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The Lazarus Effect: Saved by Linux and Cash Converters

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Linux

I've been flirting with Linux on virtual machines for years, dissuaded more than once by the appearance of Ubuntu, I stumbled upon Kali Linux, the deluxe penetration testing and hacking distro compiled by the macho sounding Offensive Security.

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Ubuntu Phone is shipping, but it appears the software isn’t ready

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Ubuntu

Over the last few years, Google and Android have increasingly dominated the mobile scene, with Microsoft relegated to bit-player status. Once-massive players like BlackBerry scarcely stir a ripple in the market. Nonetheless, Ubuntu has chosen to stick its neck out and create a mobile operating system based on its own software to hopefully compete against the massive entrenched players. A new review of the Ubuntu Phone OS puts the operating system through its paces — and finds a great deal wanting.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

GNOME News Promises to Be an Unbelievable Feed Reader for GNOME 3.18 - Video

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GNOME

On July 24, Igor Gnatenko was more than proud to publish some details about his upcoming news reader app for the highly acclaimed GNOME desktop environment, called GNOME News.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 to Bring Telephony Improvements, Wi-Fi Hotspot, APN Editor

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Ubuntu

On July 24, Canonical's Bill Filler sent in his report on the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers, as well as to inform us all about the new features and bug fixes that will be implemented in the upcoming OTA-6 update for Ubuntu Touch.

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Leftovers: OSS

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OSS
  • Open source, adaptable infrastructure key to Etsy platform business model

    For an emerging platform business model, information technology may not top the owner's agenda. Building a community and setting the ground rules for participation and conflict resolution are often the first priority. IT, however, tends to become a higher priority as a platform scales and matures. That's been the case for Etsy, which was founded in 2005. Today, Etsy's technology infrastructure plays a critical role in the current stage of the platform's evolution.

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    Etsy is largely built on open source technology, according to Allspaw. At its core, the company's platform stack includes PHP and MySQL, Hadoop and Scalding, and Solr/Lucerne/ElasticSearch, he explained.

  • It's Been A Great Month So Far For Open-Source/Linux Users

    Besides the open-source Mesa finally hitting OpenGL 4.0+, Vulkan being right on the horizon, there being Skylake just around the corner, AMD R9 Fury Linux benchmarks coming next week, and Intel Skylake being days away, there's been many other exciting announcements so far this month and milestones for free software.

  • Firefox Nightlies Are Now Built with GTK+3, Coming For Firefox 42

    As of this commit yesterday, by Mike Hommey, Firefox nightly builds are now being built with PLATFORM_DEFAULT_TOOLKIT set to cairo-gtk3! It would appear, according to the commit tag, that mainline Firefox will be built with GTK+3 for Firefox 42. Firefox 42 is expected to be released this November.

  • LLVM 3.7 RC1 Ready For Testing By Developers

    One week after tagging LLVM 3.7-RC1, Hans Wennborg of Google announced its formal release on Thursday.

  • ODI announces winners Open Data Awards 2015

    Earlier this month, the Open Data Institute held its Open Data Awards ceremony at Bloomberg's London office, where ODI founders Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt presented this year's winners.

  • SketchUp’s Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

    What if you could assemble your house like Legos using free modeling software and a 3D printer? That’s the idea behind Eric Schimelpfening‘s WikiHouse – a home designed entirely in SketchUp that can be downloaded by anyone, customized to fit the user’s needs and sent to the 3D printer. The components are then snapped together using less than 100 screws to make rooms that can be rearranged as easily as you would rearrange furniture.

  • PHP 7.0 Beta 2 Released

    Just two weeks after PHP 7 decided to go into beta, the second beta release is now available for testing.

    If you've been living under a rock, PHP 7.0 is slated to deliver much greater performance over PHP 5.6 (as much as 2x or more), consistent 64-bit support, various new language features, better handling of fatal errors, and other changes.

  • ISO updates ODF document standard

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has updated the ODF open document format standard for office application. ODF version 1.2 was published on 17 June.

FreeBSD 10.2 Gets Ready for Production Use, Release Candidate 1 Out for Testing

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BSD

The FreeBSD Project announced a few minutes ago that the first Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming FreeBSD 10.2 operating system is now available for download and testing through the usual channels.

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Linux Mint: Monthly News – July 2015

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Linux

We’re now in the RC phase for the Xfce and KDE editions. So far most of the bugs were either minor or cosmetic. The upgrade paths for these two editions were also successfully tested and will be open to 17 and 17.1 users at around the same time as the stable releases, around the end of the month.

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Hadoop Summit 2015

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Server
OSS
  • Getting friendly with open source: Big Data firm liberates proprietary chokeholds

    Enterprise customers could consider open source as the solution to their problems. According to Anand Venugopal, Impetus’ head of real-time stream analytics platform StreamAnalytix, “People have become so friendly to open source, and they have been waiting to be liberated from the hold of proprietary vendors that they are positively biased toward open source-oriented technology.”

    Discussing a recent use-case scenario, Kankariya said, “The guy was looking for his problem to be solved; he doesn’t care if it’s Hadoop or NoSQL or whatever.” This openness has allowed Impetus to become a trusted partner and advisor for customers that want to “cross-learn from across the ecosystem.”

  • Squeezing more value out of data

    Cloudera, Inc.’s Todd Laurence, director, global partner sales, and Michael Crutcher, director of product management, joined theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s Media team, at Hadoop Summit 2015 to discuss how Cloudera’s close relationship with EMC is benefiting its Isilon scale-out NAS storage customers and “bringing analytics to data where it lives today in EMC Isilon.”

KDE's Plasma Phone UI Runs on Top of Wayland, Ubuntu Touch, and Kubuntu - Video

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KDE

It was recently brought to our attention that the KDE developers are hard at work these days preparing a new user interface (UI) for mobile devices running on top of the Ubuntu Touch and Kubuntu operating system, as well as on the next-generation Wayland display server.

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Enlightenment 0.19.6 Desktop Environment Arrives with Over 45 Bugfixes

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GNU
Linux

The developers behind the modern and beautiful Enlightenment desktop environment used in countless distributions of GNU/Linux have announced recently the immediate availability of the sixth maintenance release of Enlightenment 0.19.

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KDE Arrives in A Coruña for Akademy

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KDE

KDE is de-camping to the far west of Europe today to A Coruña in Galicia. In this north west corner of the Iberian Peninsula the sun is warm and the air is fresh. KDE contributors of all varieties will be spending a week in talks, discussions, hacking, renewing old friendships and getting to know people new to our KDE Community.

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Full-Featured Mir 0.14 Update Finally Lands in Ubuntu Touch, Notes App Updated

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Ubuntu

On July 24, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report on the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in the last 24 hours, informing us all that the full-featured Mir 0.14 display server update landed in the devel branch of Ubuntu Touch.

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We need the power of corporates, says OpenStack exec

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Server
OSS

NetSurf and OSCON

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Linux Holds Its Own in VDI

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Linux

Anyone who still thinks that Linux is some sort of second-class citizen when it comes to virtual desktop infrastructure hasn't been keeping up. New products are allowing IT departments to mix virtualized Linux desktops with those using Windows, without sacrificing any graphics performance.

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