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Story Linux 4.1-rc5 Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:33am
Story Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open-Source IoT Development Board That Runs Linux Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:25am
Story Open HUB: How to find the best open source projects Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:25am
Story Ubuntu Touch to Get Improved Desktop Mode with Next Update Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:21am
Story Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Will Reach End of Life on June 14 to Make Room for Parsix 8.0 Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 7:19am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 11:24pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 11:23pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 11:21pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 11:20pm
Story You Should Not be Afraid of Arch Linux, Here's Why Rianne Schestowitz 2 24/05/2015 - 11:19pm

Full Ubuntu Convergence Demonstrated in One Image

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Ubuntu

Convergence used to mean a different thing a couple of years back. We used to think that it's about turning your phone into a working PC, and that was a great idea, but that concept has been refined mostly by the need of the real world. Sure enough, Canonical could have put forth a working prototype for a phone that doubled down like a PC, but they would limit themselves.

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Linux Mint Releases Cinnamon 2.6 Desktop

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GNU
Linux

The Linux Mint crew has tagged the release of the Cinnamon 2.6 desktop environment.

The Cinnamon 2.6 update is quite significant with support for systemd, panel support for multiple monitors, support for client-side decorations, and much more.

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Also: Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10

Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

With the Linux 4.1 kernel coming together nicely I've begun my testing (separate from all the fully-automated Git testing done each day via the LinuxBenchmarking.com systems) of this new kernel under a variety of different workloads, stressing different systems, and focusing on the changes in the major subsystems. One of the systems this week has been running some fresh Btrfs RAID Linux file-system benchmarks. From an eight-disk server I've started this Btrfs RAID testing as some fresh numbers since my Btrfs RAID tests from a few months back on an older server.

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Tablet with the new Remix OS 1.5 will be launched soon

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Linux

Remix OS is a tweaked Android version, with a desktop interface and Chinese tablet maker Cube plans to release a tablet with this tweaked Android version.

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Virtualization or Containers? Consider the Application

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Server

Rarely does the juxtaposition between the push of innovation and the pull of caution become so evident than in the adoption of new technologies. Time after time, technological innovators introduce new software and hardware into the market that are eagerly consumed by early adopters and retail consumers. And yet it is businesses that tend to hold back, weighing their options before deciding how and if they will join the ranks of users for such new technologies.

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Getting Snappy with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

As with every major change to Ubuntu, I have Bodhi users asking if we will continue using Ubuntu as a base. As always, my answer is: Wait and see! I like waiting to actually see what a new technology has to offer instead of casting judgment beforehand.

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Get Started With Tizen Development On Linux Mint 17

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Development
Linux

Tizen is a great platform to develop apps for if you are someone who comes from a web development background. The ability to write apps for wearable devices and smartphones using nothing more than HTML/CSS and JavaScript makes building simple applications a breeze. Tizen extends the functionality of these languages by giving them access to all of the sensors found in many wearable devices and smartphones, which allows developers to build unique apps using simple languages.

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Should I get an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi?

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Linux
Hardware

I spend a lot of time at conferences and events like Maker Faires, and having co-authored a book on the Raspberry Pi, I spend a lot of time talking to people about things like small electronics and open hardware. Probably the most frequent question I hear is, "Should I get a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino?"

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Linux Container Operating Systems: Thin Is In

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OS
Linux

When is less really more? When it's a Linux operating system designed to run containers, such as Red Hat Atomic Host, Ubuntu Snappy, or CoreOS. As developers increasingly embrace containers for building and running apps, these small footprint systems could change the operating system's long-standing role as a catch-all for historic but less-important functions, like fax servers.

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Mozilla Officially Launches Thunderbird 31.7.0 with Security and Memory Fixes

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has announced that Thunderbird 31.7 has been released and that it comes with a small number of vulnerability fixes, some more important than others.

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Also: Thunderbird 31.7.0 Officially Lands in Ubuntu

Why an Android fan went running back to Google after two weeks with the iPhone 6

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Android

It’s always fun to read what happens when fans of one mobile platform switch to another for a certain length of time, and web designer and Android fan Joe Casabona recently decided to try the iPhone 6 for a couple of weeks to see if it did anything better than his preferred operating system. While Casabona found a lot to like on the iPhone 6, there still wasn’t enough to convince him to make the switch and he’s decided to stick with Android for now.

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Android M Release Date, Details & Rumors Here!

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Android

It has only been a few weeks since the Android 5.0 Lollipop was rolled out to a number of devices but users are already looking forward to the release of the next Android M or Android 6.0.
Android Pit wrote that Android M will most likely have a lot of similarities to Android Lollipop. Android Hackz provided a concept video of Android M or Muffin. First, the new version is rumored to include improvements in notifications. Google might unify notifications from all platforms. As a result, when people receive a notification on one device, the same will appear on all their devices. Second, the Smart Home will be an integral feature of Android, offering full control over various linked devices located in the home and office through Nest and other third-party developers.

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Why the creators of the Julia programming language just launched a startup

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Development
Software
Sci/Tech

And Julia is a big deal — it’s a free alternative to proprietary tools for doing data science, like MathWorks’ MATLAB and Wolfram’s Mathematica, and it’s more contemporary than open-source languages R and Python. More companies are hiring data scientists to make more data-driven decisions, and open-source tools often come in handy.

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​Canonical claims LXD crushes KVM

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Server
Ubuntu

At OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical and Ubuntu's founder, announced that benchmarks proved that Ubuntu's LXD container hypervisor "crushed" Linux's own built-in virtual machine (VM) hypervisor KVM.

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Also: Ubuntu's Shuttleworth's call to arms in open source stirs up controversy

OpenStack and Linux Foundations plan OpenStack skills certification

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GNU
Linux
Server

To help plug the OpenStack skills gap, the OpenStack Foundation and the Linux Foundation have been in talks about the creation of professional certification for those working with the open-source cloud project's technologies.

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Also: OpenStack Summit news in brief: day one

Mirantis Teams with Citrix, VMware on OpenStack Partner Program

Will the next generation of Linux Containers knock load balancers off kilter?

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GNU
Linux
Server

Modern IT infrastructure needs to be highly flexible as the strain on servers, sites and databases grows and shrinks throughout the day. Cloud infrastructure is meant to make scaling simple by effectively outsourcing and commoditising your computing capacity so that, in theory, you can turn it on and off like a tap. However, most approaches to provisioning cloud servers are still based around the idea that you have fixed-size server “instances”, offering you infrastructure in large blocks that must each be provisioned and then configured to work together. This means your infrastructure scaling is less like having a handy tap and more like working out how many bottles of water you’ll need.

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Serious Red Hat Linux Bug Affects Haswell-based Servers

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Red Hat
Security

A recent post by Gil Tene raises the importance of an important, little known patch to Linux kernels that should be reviewed by all users and administrators of Linux systems, especially those who utilize Haswell processors. Tene reports that in particular users of Red Hat-based distributions (including CentOS 6.6 and Scientific Linux 6.6) should apply the patch as soon as possible. Even if your instance of Linux is running in a VM, that VM is most likely hosted on a Haswell machine if is on the popular cloud providers (Azure / Amazon /etc) and would benefit from the patch.

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Nvidia 352.09 Beta Driver for Linux Bring Support for Mysterious GPU

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Nvidia has just published a new Linux Beta driver that brings a lot of new changes and improvements, not to mention support for a new mysterious GPU that hasn't been named.

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Fedora 23 Netizen Spin to Promote Internet Citizenship and Citizen Engagement

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Red Hat

After having proposed a Fedora Cinnamon Spin for the upcoming Fedora 23 Linux operating system, Jan Kurik, Program Manager at Red Hat, published details of the proposal of a very interesting edition of Fedora, the Fedora Netizen Spin.

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The benefits of building an open infrastructure

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OSS

The OpenStack Infrastructure team manages all the services that developers in the OpenStack project interface with on a day-to-day basis, including the code review and continuous integration system, Wiki, IRC bots, and mailing lists.

We are also an open source project in our own right. All of the code and configurations used in our infrastructure is available in a series of public code repositories and all of our documentation is publicly available. This is in contrast to many other open source projects that either rely upon proprietary resources provided by a code hosting service, such as SourceForge or GitHub, or have a company with an IT staff that manages an infrastructure, like the Ubuntu project.

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