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Story Contain yourself: The layman's guide to Docker Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 7:11pm
Story OpenSUSE 13.2 review - Back in the game! Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 7:05pm
Story Would you crowdfund a $500 Ubuntu “open to the core” laptop? Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 6:36pm
Story More File-System Tests Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 6:24pm
Story How To Install IceCat On Any Distro BenIX 22/11/2014 - 5:17pm
Story Wake Up Lil SUSE, Minty Goodness, and Caine Mutiny Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 8:12am
Story 12 Awesome Themes for Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 3:44am
Story Mageia 3 Is Now Officially Dead Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 3:36am
Story SolydX 201411 Is a Rolling Release Alternative to Linux Mint Debian Xfce Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 3:30am
Story Linux-Based Beautiful Jolla Tablet Registers Fantastic Success on Indigogo Rianne Schestowitz 22/11/2014 - 3:23am

Ubuntu 32-Bit ISO Images Are Not Going Away Anytime Soon

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Ubuntu

Numerous Linux distributions have stopped providing 32-bit images for their users, but most of those OSes don't have large user bases. It's easy to say that you don't support 32-bit apps and that you won't build 32-bit images when there are not too many users for your operating system, but things change when that distro is Ubuntu.

It might seem like a trivial decision to make for the Ubuntu devs, especially if we take into consideration that the number of users that actually download and install that particular architecture has been dropping in the last few years. Now, less than 20% of users download and install 32-bit Ubuntu images and that number is decreasing with each release, but there are a couple of issues to take into consideration.

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Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

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GNU
Linux
Reviews
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is latest release of Ubuntu Kylin based on ubuntu 14.10 that used Unity desktop environment. As official ubuntu flavors it released brings with improved stability along with newly added features which provides better user experience.

According to Official announcement of Ubuntu Kylin 14.10. In this release, Ubuntu Kylin team has improve the system stability and add more new features, which provide you a better user experience. The Linux Kernel is updated to Ubuntu Kernel 3.16.0-17.23 based on 3.16.3 upstream version and Unity is 7.3.1. This release upgrades Ubuntu Kylin Software Center to 1.1.3, Youker Assistant 1.3.1, Youker Weather 2.1.2, Youker Calendar 1.0.0, Youker Fcitx 1.0.0, Sogou IM 1.1.0, Kuaipan 2.0.0 and Wiznote 2.1.12. Meanwhile, we have done lots of optimization and enhancement for you, with new slideshow and new wallpapers from 14.10 Wallpaper Contest!

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Linux Mint 17 RC "Rebecca" MATE Is Out and Features Full Compiz Support – Screenshot Tour

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Linux

Linux Mint 17 RC "Rebecca" MATE has been officially announced and the ISOs have been made available for download. It's a big improvement over the previous 17 version and it will be a very interesting update.

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Developer Creates Gorgeous New Radial Menu for Ubuntu Touch – Video

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Ubuntu

Most of the work done by third-party developers for the Ubuntu Touch platform consists of new apps and scopes and very few tackle stuff that is much deeper embedded in the operating system, but that has now changed.

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Review: Android’s ‘Lollipop’ upgrade is sweet

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Reviews

Lollipop adds several shortcuts above the notification tray. You can get quick access to the flashlight and the setting for airplane mode. There’s also a new “Cast screen” button to send video from your phone to a TV with an Android TV streaming device.

Unfortunately, you can’t change the options. Those without an Android TV device won’t need “Cast screen,” but might want a screen-rotation lock instead, for instance.

The new Android software also removes some of the distinctions between apps and content. Previous versions of Android offered ways to scroll through open apps to pick which goes to the foreground.

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Linux 3.18-rc5

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Linux

Hmm. We had a very calm -rc4, and I wish I could say that things
continued to calm down, but... Yeah, rc5 is clearly bigger than rc4
was. Oh well.

It's not like it's entirely out of line, though - rc4 was unusually
small. And the changes aren't particularly odd or scary: about 55%
drivers (networking, gpu, cypto, thermal, sound), 15% arch updates
(xtensa, x86, arm[64], parsic, sparc), and the rest is a mostly a mix
of netwoorking, filesystem, VM, documentation and tracing updates.
The changes tend to be fairly small and clear, and about a third are
marked for stable.

So we still have a few pending issues, but things look fairly normal.
We've still got a few weeks to go before final, and the more you can
test, the better off we'll be.

Linus

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Linux Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon 2.4 Looks Beautiful [Overview, Screenshots, What's New]

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Reviews

The next Linux Mint Cinnamon edition is knocking on the door and a Release Candidate was put out yesterday. This release will bear the version number 17.1, and it is codenamed “Rebecca”. In this overview I will look at the release candidate for Mint 17.1, focusing on the main new features in Cinnamon, which ships the latest bleeding edge version in Rebecca, and will accompany it with screenshots for the desktop and the new changes that went into it.

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Ubuntu MATE VS Lubuntu On An Old Netbook

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Up until last week the netbook was running Lubuntu 14.04 and before that it was running Lubuntu 13.10 and before that Lubuntu 13.04. I have tried a number of different distributions on this netbook over the years but Lubuntu has been the go to distribution because of its performance.

I was preparing to write about the latest Lubuntu 14.10 release but instead decided to give the new Ubuntu MATE edition a go after seeing it in action as a live distribution on my far more powerful Toshiba Satellite Pro.

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Resignation from the pkg-systemd maintainer team

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Linux
Debian

I hereby resign from the systemd maintainer team in Debian. Please remove me from Uploaders on the next upload. You've been an awesome team to work with, but the load of the continued attacks is just becoming too much.

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The Ultimate Ubuntu MATE Installation Guide

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Reviews
Ubuntu

In all truth this guide will show you how to install Ubuntu MATE on a computer with a standard BIOS. If you are looking to install on an EFI based system then a future guide will cover that.

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today's leftovers

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Gaming

Govt logs into open source policy to cut software costs

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OSS

Indian government software applications are set to make the shift to open source, potentially boosting the pace at which such programmes are developed, and leading to millions of dollars in savings by moving away from proprietary systems.

The government is readying a policy that calls for open source software to be used as part of the Digital India initiative. The government is also planning to create a Github-like repository of software that can be collaboratively developed.

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The Linux Kernel Now Explicitly Uses GNU89, Not Yet C11 Friendly

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Development
GNU
Linux

While the Linux kernel is constantly improving, it cannot yet be built as C11 code.

With this commit to mainline Linux git this weekend for Linux 3.18, the GNU89 C standard is now explicitly set.

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Fedora 23~25 Might Switch Away From Firefox

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Red Hat
Moz/FF

While no imminent switch is planned, Red Hat's Fedora Linux distribution in a few releases may move away from Mozilla Firefox as the default web browser.

Nothing is set in stone right now, but around Fedora 23 to 25 is when there might be a browser shake-up in the Fedora camp. The new default web browser isn't looking to be Google's Chromium as a lot of people might be guessing now, but rather the GNOME Web Browser -- Epiphany.

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[ANNOUNCE] Fifth, a new browser using WebkitFLTK

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Web

As a loyal Opera user starting from Opera 5, the policy change after
version 12 really pulled the rug from under many users. Something had
to be done.

I am happy to announce the first public release of the Fifth browser.

Fifth is a Linux-exclusive browser that carries the best features from
Opera, as well as a few unique features that are likely to please Linux
power users. It's based on a custom Webkit port to FLTK and comes
licensed under the GPLv3.

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Wayland Live CD ISOs Updated

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GNU
Linux

Wayland fan and Phoronix reader "Nerdopolis" has released updated versions of his Wayland Live CD for showcasing Wayland technologies in various forms.

The Wayland Live CD distribution, Rebecca Black OS, saw a major update last month with a lot of new functionality -- check out that article if you haven't already for the details. This weekend's Rebecca Black OS update just brings various bug-fixes.

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Timesys tips LinuxLink support for Renesas RZ/A SoC

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Linux

Timesys announced LinuxLink support for the Cortex-A9 based Renesas RZ/A SoC and RSK HDK. Renesas also tipped an RZ/A-based board for ARM Mbed development.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
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