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Linux Foundation offers cheaper courses and certifications for India

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OSS

This makes India the first region in which the Linux Foundation will offer country-specific pricing on select training and certification products.

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openSUSE Leap to Arrive Soon with Linux Kernel 4.1, Tumbleweed Gets GNOME 3.16.3

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We reported a while ago that the openSUSE Project is producing a brand-new version of their RPM-based Linux distribution, called Leap, version 42, which will completely change the openSUSE operating system as we know it.

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GNOME's Epiphany Web Browser Adds Navigation Improvements to Web Apps

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Web

The hard working developers behind the highly acclaimed GNOME desktop environment used in numerous distributions of GNU/Linux have just finished a new milestone towards the anticipated GNOME 3.18 release.

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A non-coder CAN contribute to open source

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Non programmers can write docs. They can design logos. They can help with user interface design. They can test fixes or new features. They can triage bugs by verifying that the submitted report can be recreated and adding additional details, logs, or config files. Larger projects need some infrastructure support that is more administration and security compliance than Java programmer. Many people who consider themselves non-programmers do have some pretty good scripting skills and can assist with packaging for distributions.

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Creating The Open-Source Community Of Your Dreams

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When a company decides to embrace open-source software development, releasing the code under a suitable license is only the tip of the iceberg. The real challenge that companies face is learning how to attract and collaborate with contributors.

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Monoid Is an Open Source Font That's Perfect for Coders

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Monoid, designed by Andreas Larsen, is designed to be sleek and precise. Every single character in Monoid’s library has been designed by Larsen to be beyond easy to tell apart, so you don’t ever have to worry about confusing thetas, o’s, O’s, and 0’s (zeros). The font is also monospaced (each character takes up the same width), so it makes it easy to skim your code and spot any errors that might be fudging things up. The spacing between the characters is small, however, so you can fit as much as you need into a line of code. What makes Monoid even better is the fact that it’s alive. Since it’s an open source font, it can be adjusted and perfected over time by the very people that use it. You can check out Monoid at the link below.

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Huge Package Overhaul for Debian and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Debian and Ubuntu are moving to update all C++ packages with GCC5, which was released in April. GCC stands for Gnu Compiler Collection, and it is used to convert source code to executable code and libraries. These compilers are used to build everything from the Linux kernel to user applications, so it's a far-reaching change.

GCC5 has introduced more fundamental updates than previous versions, as it is the first version to fully support the latest version of C++. This new standard, released in 2011, contains numerous improvements to the previous standard, which dates back to 1998. It gives developers the tools they need to build more stable software rapidly, at all levels of the Linux ecosystem.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 to Include Calendar App and Dekko Email Client by Default

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We reported a few days ago that the next major update for Canonical's mobile operating system, Ubuntu Touch OTA-6, will arrive in approximately 6 weeks, around September 1, 2015 or at the end of August if we're lucky.

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Samsung launches additional information services for Tizen TV

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Samsung Electronics have announced the addition of four services that provide real-time on-screen Information on their Tizen based Smart TVs. You can display Information that relates to sports, news, entertainment, and social. The Information is displayed on the right hand side of the screen on a transparent window, and can be accessed via the TV remote when the viewer is watching cable TV or IPTV.

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Software Commons

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In this sense, software commons make sense, and because these commons do not effectively exist in some village somewhere in Europe during the Middle Ages, but much rather all over the Internet, they are of primary importance for software and for the world we live in.

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Also: IBM moves open-source business software to the cloud

The real reason Facebook does open source

GNOME 3.17.4

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Hi all,

GNOME 3.17.4 is out. This is a development snapshot, so use it with caution.

Among the new things in this release, you can find improved Wayland hi-dpi
support in mutter, IP addresses for vms in gnome-boxes, MathML support in
orca, performance improvements in tracker, events from different boots in
gnome-logs, a new places view in the GTK+ file chooser, a new application
preview: gnome-todo, and many small improvements and bug fixes all over
the place.

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10 open source storage solutions that might be perfect for your company

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The right storage solution is critical for business, but the price tag can put many options out of reach. Luckily, there's a host of powerful, scalable open source candidates to choose from.

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The battle between open-source and proprietary software for drone development

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However, open-source software and hardware has become the platform of choice for developers for next-generation drone technology. Mature alternatives exist in the open-source realm. From OpenPilot to Dronecode, these projects emphasize customizability and offer ways to collaborate on development and support that are not possible with proprietary systems. For every layer of the drone, from flight code to firmware, to vision processing and collision avoidance, there are viable open-source options.

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How I finally got permission to use my own computer

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Linux

As I learned more about Linux, it became easier to use with time. I was impressed by the contributions of open source developers to it as well. Use cases that were really hard for me at first became easier as more advancements were made in the Linux community. At one point, finding and installing codecs to play multimedia files was annoying, but later it became a cinch. Proprietary drivers (when absolutely necessary) required me to recompile my kernel, but it is now often just a checkbox. Free drivers have also made leaps and bounds.

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Linux: man-pages-4.01 is released

I've released man-pages-4.01. The release tarball is available on kernel.org. The browsable online pages can be found on man7.org. The Git repository for man-pages is available on kernel.org.

This release resulted from patches, bug reports,and comments from nearly 50 contributors. As well as a large number of minor fixes to over 100 man pages, the more significant changes in man-pages-4.01 include the following.

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Passwords and Settings for Ark

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I’m glad to announce that a couple of new, long-awaited (5 and 7 years respectively!) features are going to land in Ark. Starting from the 15.08 release (which will be KF5-based), Ark will be able to:

Create password-protected archives from scratch
Show a standard Settings dialog

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France publishes free software procurement templates

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The French government has published templates to be used by procurement officers when requesting free software-based ICT solutions. The templates include intellectual property clauses, and clarify the specifics of the free software environment.

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HIG updates

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GNOME

The GNOME 3 Human Interface Guidelines were released just under a year ago. They incorporated material from the GNOME 2 HIG, but they were also a thorough rework: the GNOME 3 HIG has a radically different structure from the GNOME 2 one, and is largely based on a collection of design patterns. The hope was that this collection could grow and evolve over time, ensuring that the HIG is always up to date with the latest design practice.

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LXC Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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Canonical released details about a couple of LXC vulnerabilities that have been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, operating system.

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