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Story Valve Begins Publicly Tracking AMD Catalyst Linux Issues Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:19pm
Story Flowhub Kickstarter delivery Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:14pm
Story Windows vs Linux: Which OS is best for your business? Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 8:11pm
Story Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:57pm
Story Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:52pm
Story KDE Developer Says Community Managers Are a Fraud and a Farce Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:44pm
Story RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst At 4K UHD On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:35pm
Story MINIX 3.3.0 is Available Now Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:30pm
Story Red Hat steps up its entrepreneurship support with Silicon Valley 'foxhole' Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:23pm
Story A WAYLAND STATUS UPDATE Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2014 - 4:18pm

The FSF and Debian team up to help users in getting ‘free’* hardware

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Today The Free Software Foundation and Debian have announced that they will work together to contribute to the h-node database to expand and enhance it. The aim of the database is to help people find hardware that runs free software operating systems without a hitch.

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Sorry, Apple, Leikr Is Doing a Much Better Job with Its Linux-Based Watch

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Linux

The new Apple Watch was announced and the first models are scheduled to appear sometime in 2015, but the truth is that they are really late to the party. If you really want something truly professional, Linux-based, and full of features, you can choose Leikr.

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Android L Release Date and Features Rumors, ART to Replace Dalvik

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The Android L is an upcoming release of the mobile operating system created by Google. The name "Android L" is still a working title but it is also known as Android 5.0. The OS was first shown June 25 earlier this year, with the beta released the day after for select Nexus devices.

As for a release date, the operating system is already out for developers since June 25 but for the everyday user, the consumer release is expected this Fall along with details about a potential Android 4.5 release and in what desert the Android L will be named after.

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Android First in Smartphone OS Market Share, Apple Top OEM

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Google’s Android operating system (OS) led as the No. 1 smartphone platform with 51.5 percent platform market share, according to comScore.

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Ubuntu Touch Is an OS with a Heart in a World of Mindless Drones

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Ubuntu

The mobile market seems to be saturated with products and software, and that includes operating systems. The people are pretty much divided into Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users. There are some scraps at the table, but that's pretty much it. Where will Ubuntu for phones fit in this tight-knit ecosystem?

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Red Hat Satellite orbits the Amazon cloud

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Red Hat

Red Hat Satellite 6, released Wednesday, also comes with an entirely new interface for writing server configurations. The company replaced its own software with the popular open source configuration management software Puppet.

Comprising a number of open source IT configuration and management tools, Red Hat Satellite was designed to help administrators maintain large numbers of servers running RHEL, which is Red Hat’s flagship enterprise Linux distribution.

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Fairphone – the Fair Trade Coffee of Android

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Think of the phone as the Fair Trade Coffee of Android, for instance their website says “We believe in conflict-free, fair resources that put people first. We’re starting with conflict-free mineral from the DRC that support families, not armed militias.” In addition to putting social values first when it comes to mining the resources, they do so too at the manufacturing stage saying “Factory workers deserve safe conditions, fair wages and worker representation. We work closely with manufacturers that want to invest in employee wellbeing.”

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Free courses for getting started in the open source cloud

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OSS

Fortunately, many of technologies critical to these areas are open source, making it easy for beginners to get started. But it never hurts to have some guidance to help you on the path to aquiring new skills. So without further ado, here are 10 courses touching on various aspects of the open source cloud, all freely available.

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You can return your Android app and get full refund

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Android is already a far better choice than iOS, given the fact that you can install any app even if it is not in the ‘App Store’, by simply selecting the ‘unknown source’ option. There is another area where Google beats Apple and that’s app return and refund. While you can’t really return and get refunded for an iOS app without contacting Apple, Google gives a window of a few minutes to try and return paid apps.

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Monstrous TiVo DVR has six tuners, holds 24TB

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TiVo announced a Linux-based “TiVo Mega” DVR with 24TB of storage — enough for 4,000 hours of HD video — plus six tuners and streaming to mobile devices.

Over the years, TiVo boxes have grown smaller, with relatively large digital video recorders such as the circa 2011 Premiere Q slimming down to more recent product such as the Roamio OTA. Now TiVo is bulking up again with what TiVo calls its “monster” — the TiVo Mega. The rack-mounted Mega is not only physically larger than recent models, but it has 12 times more storage than the most capacious DVRs on the market, according to TiVo.

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KDE Akademy 2014 – Welcome, new KDE board!

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KDE

Akademy 2014 is still in full swing in Brno in the Czech Republic with the traditional hack week that started on Monday. At about 200 participants it was well attended and organized. This years conference will very likely mark a milestone of change for KDE – a new board was elected, and a strategy discussion was started that will affect the direction and development of the KDE community for a decent amount of time. When I traveled home from Akademy 2014 on the train from Brno to Berlin, I personally felt a sense of satisfaction, because the community has managed to steer clear of the dangers of bike shedding about the board succession, and is accepting the change imposed by a shifting environment as a positive force.

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Edison IoT module ships with Atom/Quark combo SoC

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Hardware

Intel launched its Edison COM for IoT apps, with a “Tangier” SoC that mixes a dual-core Atom running Linux with a Quark chip, plus optional breakout boards.

Intel’s tiny Edison computer-on-module for wearables and other Internet of Things applications is finally available for $50, along with two Intel development boards plus an array of third-party expansion boards from SparkFun. According to Jim Chase, product manager for the Intel Edison and Galileo platform hardware and ecosystems, the 35.5 x 25 x 3.9mm Edison module integrates a new system-on-chip codenamed “Tangier,” a stripped down version of Intel’s Atom Z34xx (“Merrifield”), a 22nm “Silvermont” processor, typically aimed at smartphones.

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Leftovers: Software

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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India based start-up Flockport launches first Linux container-sharing website

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Linux
Server

Mumbai based startup Flockport today announced the launch of Flockport.com, the first Linux container (LXC) sharing website that will offer users popular web applications in portable containers that can be deployed in seconds.

Flockport containers give users cloud like flexibility of application instances that can be deployed on demand. Flockport.com will let users and developers download and share LXC containers.

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3 Drupal education distros reviewed

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Drupal

Drupal is a powerful and flexible open source content management system that powers a large number of sites on the Internet. Drupal's flexibility means that sites built with Drupal can vary widely in form and function. In most cases, this flexibility is a benefit, but it can sometimes also be overwhelming. Growing a Drupal powered website from Drupal Core to a finished, customized site, by selecting from a wide variety of modules and themes, can be a complicated and time consuming process.

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Ubuntu 14.10 expectations

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Ubuntu

New versions of Ubuntu family come out every six months, April and October each year. Every forth of them, released in April on even year, is a "long-term support" version. It means users get updates for their LTS systems longer than for non-LTS. The current version of Ubuntu 14.04 is LTS. It is so stable that many Ubuntu derivatives like Linux Mint and Zorin decided to remain on 14.04 base and not upgrade it until the next LTS version.

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Samsung Tizen based Gear Blink (Glass) to launch in March 2015?

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Linux

These are certainly exciting times for Samsung Electronics and Tizen fans, with release the Tizen based Gear S, amongst other devices like the Gear VR. We were hoping to see Gear Glass, samsung’s rival product to Google Glass, at IFA 2014 this year, but unfortunately that didn’t happen.

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FoundationDB Adds Open Source SQL Storage Tool

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FoundationDB, the company so far known mainly for its NoSQL data storage platform, expanded into the SQL world this week with the release of SQL Layer, a free and open source database engine that runs on top of the FoundationDB NoSQL platform.

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