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Story CloudSigma Becomes an Ubuntu Certified Cloud Provider Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 8:44pm
Story From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 8:39pm
Story GNOME 3.14.1 is out Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 8:26pm
Story Slideshow: The Linux Community Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 8:25pm
Story INTRODUCING KWAYLAND Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 8:19pm
Story Android: Be together. Not the same. Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 8:08pm
Story Fedora Council elections coming soon! Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:57pm
Story Firefox & Indie Games Roy Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:47pm
Story [Firmware] Tizen Samsung NX-300M Smartcamera gets a Firmware Update v Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:46pm
Story Google Backtracks & Re-Enables EXT3/4 File-System Support In Chrome OS Rianne Schestowitz 15/10/2014 - 7:15pm

Firefox OS Shows Continued Global Growth

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Moz/FF

Three new smartphones have been launched in India and one in Bangladesh over the last few weeks, offering not only more affordable choice but the advent of a brand new ultra low-cost category.

Firefox OS is now available in Central America through Telefónica with launches in El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala, and Deutsche Telekom launched the first Firefox OS devices in the Czech Republic and Macedonia.

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Tails OS Will Keep You Anonymous Online and Offline

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Security
Debian

There are many Linux distributions available right now that claim to protect the privacy of their users, but very few actually do it properly. Tails is definitively among the top ones, if not the best. Now, a new version has been made available, but it's just an RC for an upcoming release...

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Breaking: Netflix now runs on Linux without tweaks

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GNU
Linux
Movies

Netflix now runs on Linux without any tweaks or work-around what so ever. I just noticed it when I installed a new Ubuntu system (14.10), with Chrome Beta 39.x and out of curiosity opened Netflix. It worked flawlessly. No agent switcher required anymore

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The CoreOS Threat, Real Adobe Issue, and openSUSE 13.2 RC1

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-s

Today's Linux feeds brought news of the release of openSUSE 13.2 RC1 and Jiri Eischmann discusses GNOME and Wayland in Fedora 21. Matt Asay says CoreOS is an "existential threat to Linux vendors" and Jack Wallen says Linux users do have reason to be concerned over Adobe's dropping Linux support. The Linux Voice says "you might be using the wrong Linux distribution" and Linus doesn't have the time or any interest in Lennart Poettering's problems.

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Cylon Linux Gives GNOME Fans Glamour Galore

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GNOME

Cylon runs the classic GNOME 3 desktop on almost any hardware configuration made since 2007, but it is more suited to seasoned Linux users. Newcomers to Linux may not make an easy transition.

Still, Cylon Linux is highly usable out of the box. With its installed software, there's little need for supplemental installations. The user experience, however, might be less than appealing for those who are not at home with the GNOME 3 desktop.

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Fedora 21 Alpha Release Has Three Flavors

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Linux
Red Hat

Over at the Fedora Project, we recently released the alpha version of Fedora 21. (And if the rest of this is all tl;dr, no problem – skip right to the pre-release download page, and there you are.)

Looking for a silly code name like in previous years? Sorry to disappoint – this is the first release to be just called by its number. That's not all we're doing differently, though. Last year, Fedora reached its 10-year anniversary, and as went into our second decade, we decided to take a step back and reflect on what changes it will take to continue to be a leading Free and Open Source Linux distribution over the next ten years.

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Commentary: 8 reasons why government contractors should embrace open source software

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OSS

Government contractors have traditionally been slow to embrace open source software. There’s a handful of reasons why that’s the case, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s why government contractors are embracing open source with increasing frequency...

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Leftovers: Software

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Software

today's howtos

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HowTos

For Older NVIDIA GPUs, Nouveau Re-Clocking Is Getting Fit

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Student developer Roy Spliet presented at XDC2014 Bordeaux this week about his X.Org Foundation funded work on improving GPU re-clocking for the open-source Nouveau (NVIDIA) Linux graphics driver. For NVA3/NVA5/NVA8 hardware owners, the reverse-engineered driver will soon start offering better performance with the GPU core and memory frequencies finally able to hit their rated targets.

Roy Spliet has been tackling re-clocking for a number of months as one of the few developers involved in this task of allowing the NVIDIA GPUs to re-clock to their rated core and memory frequencies rather than being stuck to whatever lower clock frequencies they were programmed to by the video BIOS at boot time.

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How the open-source community should respond to Adobe pulling Linux support

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GNU
Linux
Software

So, what's the big deal? Adobe has clearly shown it has zero interest in supporting our platform of choice. This is not new news. In fact, Reader hadn't been updated for Linux since May, 2013. And what about the rest of Adobe products? Need I say more? And Reader for Linux has been in a pathetic state for a long time (even the Windows version is a mess). There are also other, better alternatives for Linux (such as Evince and Ocular).

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Hands-on with iRobot's Android-based robot controller: pictures

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Android
Gadgets

iRobot on Thursday unveiled a new controller for its unmanned bomb disposal and discovery robots, an app that runs on every Android tablet.

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The Limitations Of Wayland On Fedora 21

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GNU
Linux
Red Hat

Following last month's release of Fedora 21 Alpha I played around with the GNOME Wayland session and shared my thoughts and ran some XWayland benchmarks. The Fedora Project Magazine has also now put the Fedora 21 gnome-session-wayland-session through its paces and delivered a brief write-up. In their write-up they cover a partial list of applications known to break under Wayland some shortcomings. They also do a brief overview of the Wayland architecture and other facts, if you've been living under a rock the past few years, or just not reading enough Phoronix.

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Want A Mac OS Look With Linux Power? Have It All With Zukimac, A GTK Theme

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GNU
Linux
Mac
GNOME

One of the great benefits of Linux is that you can customize it however you’d like. And while some customizations can be completely unique, others can be oddly familiar to other operating systems. We’ve already shown you how you can make a Lubuntu installation look like Windows XP.

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ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 Is a Different and Fun KDE Experience

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KDE

ROSA Desktop Fresh R4 is the fourth in the series and uses one of the latest KDE versions. It's a distribution that aims to please a lot of users, even the ones who come from a Windows ecosystem.

The previous version of this distribution was released back in April, so the developers had a lot of time to improve upon the operating system. That doesn't mean that ROSA changed too much. From a design point of view it's still pretty much the same, but many of the included packages have been updated.

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No interest in Poettering's problems, says Torvalds

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Linux

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has indicated that he has no interest in the problems faced by chief systemd developer Lennart Poettering that led to the latter blaming Torvalds for the negative feedback he (Poettering) has faced.

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Also: Systemd backlash: Poettering blames Linus Torvalds

Systemd developer and Red Hat employee Lennart Poettering has taken aim at Linux creator Linus Torvalds in a rant on his blog, in which he blames Torvalds for the extent of enmity directed at him (Poettering).

In a long, rambling outburst, Poettering, who is well known for being precious, has squarely put the blame for the negative feedback he has received - which, he claims, extended to death threats - "on a certain circle of folks that play a major role in kernel development, and first and foremost Linus Torvalds himself".

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Despite all his justifications, Poettering comes across as a cry-baby. And he has not heard of the old saying that people in glass houses should not throw stones. He has had plenty of memorable things to say on mailing lists himself. He appears to think he is without fault.

SparkyLinux 3.5.1 E19 is out

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GNU
Linux

SparkyLinux 3.5.1 “Annagerman” Enlightenment 19 is ready to go.

Not so long ago, just three years I started my adventure with Enlightenment and Ubuntu.
At the beginning the name of the system was ue17r (Ubuntu E17 Remix) and it was far away from the current version of SparkyLinux. ue17r was a kind of experiment and I was trying to prove (myself) that a man such me, non-programmer, is able to do something what theoretically shouldn’t does.

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digiKam Software Collection 4.4.0 released...

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KDE
Software

After a second long bugs triage since 4.3.0 release, we have worked hard to close another sets of reported issues.. See the new list of the issues closed in digiKam 4.4.0 available through the KDE Bugtracking System.

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Also: Weta Uses Kubuntu for Hobbit

Keys to turn your open source project into a business

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OSS

Broadly speaking, there are two types of open source software. The free software, which has a reciprocity requirement in it. Open source software which doesn't.

We can have debates about the merits of those two groups for the whole evening. I think both of them are needed and it depends on the usage and the purpose of your project.

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