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Story It Could Be A While Before Seeing The Tamil GPU Driver Code Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:41pm
Story Wine 1.7.37 Adds Multi-Channel Audio Support, Fixes 71 Bugs Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:36pm
Story Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:34pm
Story Enterprise Software Giants Live In An Open Source World Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:31pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:28pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:27pm
Story LibreOffice 4.3.6 "Still" Is Out with 110 Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:26pm
Story Mozilla Firefox 36 Will Bring Support for HTTP/2 Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:19pm
Story Xfce 4.12 Should Be Released in One Week, at the End of February Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:15pm
Story Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Released – Detailed Review and Installation Instructions Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 6:11pm

OpenELEC 5.0.2 Is a Bleeding Edge Embedded OS with the Latest NVIDIA Drivers

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GNU
Linux
Movies

OpenELEC, an embedded operating system built specifically to support the Kodi media player hub and to run on most available hardware, is now at version 5.0.2 and is ready for download.

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Rawhide: Beloved and vital member of the Fedora family

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Development
Red Hat

There are indeed people using Rawhide day to day. I myself have for the last few years, and I know there are a number of others (based on IRC conversations and posts to the test list). Regarding the KF5 issues, this is a somewhat unstable time for KF5, as they are just now landing things and integrating them and also gcc just updated to 5.0, causing them some issues. Perhaps some of this work could have been done in a copr or the like, but sometimes it’s really hard to anticipate what will happen when you finally build in the official Fedora buildsystem. I don’t think the common answer here should be “you should expect that in rawhide”, but instead “You should understand that at times various parts of rawhide may be under more work and help them work around those issues”. I’ve definitely run into situations in the last few years where something was broken and I couldn’t use it, but I reported bugs on them and people fixed them up. In the mean time it’s always good to have alternatives.

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MakuluLinux KDE 7.0 Officially Released, Not Yet Ready for 64-bit - Video

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GNU
Linux

The MakuluLinux KDE 7 distribution has been officially released this past weekend, bringing a rock solid, stable, secure, responsive, safe and gorgeous KDE graphical desktop environment based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Core operating system, which is supported with software updates and security patches until 2019.

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Online Community Goes Nuts After elementary OS Devs Say People Should Pay

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GNU
Linux

The new elementary OS 0.3 Beta 2 has been launched, but it looks like the people are focusing on a different aspect of this release. The development team changed the way they are providing the download, which is still free, but the online community went nuts.

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Linus Torvalds: I don’t care if Terminator robots run on Linux

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Linux

Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel was under heavy fire after a leak by Edward Snowden which showed that Skynet, the US-based company which builds robots, was using the Linux kernel to power their machines. Skynet is one of the most secretive US companies which reportedly operates from a leased hanger in Area 51.

However, Linus Torvalds denied any association or knowledge of Skynet Corporation. During a local Linux conference in Portland, Linus was addressing a small crowd when a reddit user asked if he had been approached by Skynet? Linus, with a faint smile on his face, said ‘no’ while nodding (in yes).

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Also: Arnold's T-800 Terminator Runs Linux Kernel 4.1, We're All Doomed

Android Leftovers

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Android

Removing Systemd from Debian (and still running a desktop)

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Debian
HowTos

This is a work-in-progress report on getting a functional Debian GNU/Linux system that does not have systemd or any systemd libraries installed, yet (with some inconvenience) is still functional. The process is not without risk, may require (required, as of 5am on 14th Feb 2015) some recovery procedures, and will almost certainly require ongoing maintenance that may be unattractive for some users. The recovery procedures utilised are also documented.

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First Ubuntu Phone BQ Aquaris Sold Out; But Will It Challenge iOS-Android Dominance?

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Ubuntu

The world’s first Ubuntu phone, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, finally went on sale last week and promptly sold out within day. The Ubuntu OS offers an alternative to iOS and Android but it has a long way to go before it can take on the two market leaders.

Ubuntu's phone itself is not that exciting; the most interesting thing about it is the software.

The first Ubuntu phone runs on Ubuntu for smartphones, the mobile version of Canonical’s leading Linux desktop OS brand Ubuntu. As such, there were high hopes for Ubuntu OS, which Canonical has seemingly met. The Ubuntu OS reimagines the mobile OS with Scopes, which consists of different home pages to organize your apps.

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Multiple PostgreSQL Vulnerabilities Corrected in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Security
Ubuntu

Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems have been updated in order to fix a number of PostgreSQL vulnerabilities discovered to affect them.

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Galicia publishes CeMIT classroom management system

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OSS

Amtega, Galicia's agency for technological modernisation, has published the classroom management system XEA as open source. The software and its documentation can be downloaded for free from the repository of the Galician government (Xunta de Galicia).

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Bridge Linux Xfce 2015.02 Released, a Fast and User-Friendly Arch Linux Distro

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Linux

We know how much you love screenshot tours, so at your request, we have decided to make a screenshot tour for the recently released Bridge Linux Xfce 2015.02 computer operating system based on the powerful Arch Linux distribution using the ArchBang sources.

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Also

Bridge Linux GNOME Is an OS for People Who Want a User-Friendly Arch Linux

Debian Project Reaches 83% Reproducible Builds for Source Packages

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Debian

Debian developers have just announced that 83.5% of all source packages in sid main can be rebuilt reproducibly, which is actually a huge percentage.

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The Community Really Wants To See Linux 4.0

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Linux

Linus Torvalds has yet to reveal whether Linux 3.20 will be re-branded as Linux 4.0, but it seems the community at least really wants this version bump to happen.

Last week on Linus Torvalds' Google+ page he polled the community over Linux 3.20 vs. 4.0. Torvalds has yet to say what version he's going with for this next kernel -- it will probably be revealed next weekend when he's closing the merge window and bumping for -rc1 -- but it seems overwhelmingly that people want this Linux 3.20 to 4.0 jump.

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Also: The DRM Graphics Changes Submitted For Linux 3.20

Malta to start government software repository

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OSS

The government of Malta is to implement a repository and observatory of information systems to be used by the islands’ public administrations. The repository will make available open source solutions and share information on reusable tools and systems from across the EU.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Is More Stable Than iOS 8: Report

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Android

Someone once said any edge is a good edge, even if it's not a huge edge and that is what Android 5.0 Lollipop is enjoying right now given its stability edge over Apple's iOS 8.

A new Crittercism report reveals the Android mobile platform Android 5.0 Lollipop has a tiny slight edge when it comes to stability when compared to Apple's iOS 8 mobile platform. That means mobile application crash and burns don't happen as frequently on Android 5.0 Lollipop as they happen on Apple iOS 8.

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Black Lab Linux Introduces Its First MATE Edition - Screenshot Tour

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Linux

Roberto J. Dohnert, lead developer and project lead of Black Lab Linux, had the pleasure of announcing Softpedia earlier today, February 16, about the immediate availability for download of the Black Lab Linux MATE computer operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux and the MATE desktop environment.

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Bridge Linux KDE Is an Arch Linux Distribution with a Nice KDE Setup - Screenshot Tour

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KDE
Linux

A brand-new release of the Bridge Linux computer operating system arrived this past weekend, version 2015.02, which uses the latest ArchBang sources to provide a user-friendly Arch Linux distribution for those who want to easily install the acclaimed OS on their computers. The release is distributed in four editions, with the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments.

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Meizu teases Ubuntu phone ahead of MWC event

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu on mobile phones has been a long standing project for Canonical and quite an ambitious one. Much like Microsoft and its new One Windows ideology, Canonical hatched the scheme for a unified cross-device application ecosystem long ago, but progress has been rather slow.
Meizu has been a vital part of the new OS development with various demo builds and rumor of Ubuntu-powered Meizu handset popping up ever since the MX 3 was the company's flagship offer. Today the Chinese smartphone maker posted a rather interesting teaser on Facebook. The image hints at a new OS, which will join the ranks of Flyme and YunOS and probably be unveiled at this year's MWC.

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Netrunner 15 “Prometheus” Officially Released with KDE Plasma 5.2 - Screenshot Tour

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Reviews

Clemens Toennies from the Netrunner project had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, February 16, the immediate availability for download of the Netrunner 15 computer operating system, dubbed Prometheus, based on the Kubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) distribution and built around the KDE Plasma 5.2 desktop environment.

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KDE Frameworks 5.7.0 Prepares for Qt 5.5

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KDE

KDE Frameworks 5.7.0 has just been released by the KDE Community and the developers have pushed a large number of updates and various fixes. It's a maintenance update, but it's an important one.

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