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Story Sean Michael Kerner on OpenStack Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 1:50am
Story Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous Roy Schestowitz 24/05/2015 - 1:48am
Story Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 9:48pm
Story A New Firefox OS phone Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 9:35pm
Story Yet Another Convergence Demo: Desktop, Phone And Tablet All Running Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 9:32pm
Story Fedora Server 22 Benchmarks With XFS & The Linux 4.0 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 7:19pm
Story New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Rianne Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 9:00am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 9:00am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2015 - 8:57am

today's leftovers

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  • Red Hat Survey Delivers Enterprise OpenStack Findings

    Enterprise IT organizations are moving, or planning to move to OpenStack for their cloud infrastructure, a new survey from Red Hat finds. The OpenStack enterprise adoption survey of more than 310 IT decision makers and professionals from around the world, commissioned by Red Hat through TechValidate, found that the majority of respondents (75 percent) are planning to use OpenStack for cloud initiatives. The survey found respondents in varying stages of deployment, ranging from learning and evaluation (40 percent) and proof of concept/pilots (40 percent) to preparing for deployment (18 percent) and in production (16 percent).

  • Fixing some issues with

    I got an email last year pointing out a cosmetic issue with I think at the time of the email, the only problem was some bitrot in PHP's built-in server variables making some text appear incorrectly.

  • Debian Will Most Likely Create Its Own PPAs, The Ubuntu Ones Not Being 100% Compatible

    Neil McGovern, Debian’s new leader has recently announced that the future Debian systems will receive support for PPAs, the deb packages being technically compatible with both Ubuntu and Debian systems.

    But it looks like Neil did not refer to the existing PPAs designed for Ubuntu, but some Debian-specific PPAs. The PPAs are needed so that the Debian developers and users easily maintain and provide updates for community-driven software.

  • /home when moving from Ubuntu to Fedora

    After using Ubuntu (13.10) for like almost one year I decided to move back to Fedora (Fedora 21). This is going to be a short post on my experience on mounting the same /home I used in Ubuntu for Fedora.

  • GNOME 3.18 to Bring Important Changes to Files and Calendar

    GNOME 3.18 is expected to arrive in September, but until then developers plan to work to improve it as much as possible. Two components that will get some special attention are File (former Nautilus file manager) and Calendar.

  • Sometimes Greenpeace Doesn’t Do The Maths

    Greenpeace should be pushing GNU/Linux on ARMed PCs, not attacking efficient operations.

  • GNU/Linux Page-views Ramping Up Like Never Before

    So, this is GNU/Linux’s year. The year when positive feedback is kicking in. The year when M$ burned it’s bridges to consumers and OEMs with ill-conceived nonsense. The year the world realized it had a choice of operating systems for PCs. Amen.

  • Russia plans Linux-based mobile operating system to rival Android and iOS

    In an effort to boost its independence from Western technology, Russia has announced that it will be creating its own mobile operating system, the Russian-language news site RBC reports (English language summary). Russia's Ministry of Communications is working with the Finnish company Jolla, which already offers a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices called Sailfish.

  • Goodbye and Thanks

    After over seven years of publishing, this is the last column on the Open Enterprise blog. You can access all 1400 posts from the complete listing in reverse chronological order; if you want to start at the beginning you can use this page.) For my last post, I thought it might be interesting to pick out some of the key events that have taken place in open source and its related fields during that time. It's pretty astonishing how much has happened, and how much has been achieved. As I said in one of my recent posts, free software has definitely won, but it's certainly not finished. Thanks for sharing that amazing journey.

  • OSCAL 2015 – Event Report

    I’ve got three words: It Was Amazing! Congratulations to the organizers and the volunteers who put it all together. I’m so happy that I was once again part of it.

  • The OpenStack Summit kicks off in Vancouver, and other OpenStack news
  • OpenStack Summit to Highlight Liberty Platform, Containers

    As the OpenStack Summit is set to start May 17 in Vancouver, B.C., here's a look at the trends and issues that will dominate the five-day conference.

  • Google Expands Moat Around Extensions for the Chrome Browser

    A couple of years ago, Google declared war on extensions for the Chrome browser not hosted on the Chrome Web Store. As the Chromium blog made clear: "Many services bundle useful companion extensions, which causes Chrome to ask whether you want to install them (or not). However, bad actors have abused this mechanism, bypassing the prompt to silently install malicious extensions that override browser settings and alter the user experience in undesired ways, such as replacing the New Tab Page without approval."

  • Developer Catchup: Rust 1.0 and Node reunification

    First up, Rust has reached version 1.0, though this is an announcement that was hardly unexpected. It has a lot to live up to given the Rust web site goes for such unloaded language as “blazingly fast, prevents nearly all segfaults, and guarantees thread safety”. The real test for Rust, at least for me, is how well Servo, Mozilla’s browser written in Rust and the application Rust was created with in mind. It seems this is the best possible test case, so…

  • Firefox 38.0.5 Beta 1 Brings Hello Improvements And Pocket Integration

    Recently, Firefox 38.0.5 Beta has been released, bringing a bunch of new features. While the first Beta version of Firefox 39 was expected, Mozilla has released a new Beta version for Firefox 38, which is unexpected and does not happen too often.

  • First Step

    On 27th April, 2015 with the announcement of selected students for GSoC 2015, my upcoming adventurous summer was set to begin.

  • May 2015 GNU Toolchain Update
  • ignuit-2.24.0 released

    Maintenance and minor feature enhancements.

  • Hackaday Prize Entry: Open Source Hydroponic Monitoring System

    While the mechanical and green part of the build is exactly what you would expect from something designed from hardware store parts, the electronics are rather interesting. All the plants in either a hydroponic or dirt-based setup will have their moisture level and PH monitored by a a set of electronics that push data up to the cloud.

  • Montenegrin app to request government data

    The Montenegrin Centre for Democratic Transition (CDT) is to develop a mobile app that citizens can use to ask government agencies for data of public interest. The Centre is one of four winners of the Technology for Citizen Engagement competition, organised by the Cyprus office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mahallae, a "digital neighbourhood for civic engagement developed by Cypriot civil society and innovators from the Euro-Mediterranean region".

  • OpenStreetMap responds in Nepal
  • Luka EV: Open-Source Electric Car With Hub Motors, 186 Miles Of Range & Target Price Of $22,445
  • A tinkerer's tool for PCB design and printing

    As I worked on the concept, I decided I needed some printed circuits (PCB). The main motivation here was to be able to run some workshops at the local Java User Group, where people would solder the board and then program it.

  • Azul joins Eclipse Foundation and brings open source, multiplatform Java SE to developers and the IoT

    As a Solution-level member of the Eclipse Foundation, Azul will be actively participating in the Eclipse Foundation’s IoT working group. Azul’s latest open source offering, Zulu Embedded, provides developers and manufacturers in the embedded, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) markets with a robust, flexible open source alternative to traditional embedded Java implementations. Zulu Embedded is particularly relevant to organisations that require customisable, multiplatform, reduced-footprint, and standards compliant Java SE runtimes and development solutions. Launched in March 2015, Zulu Embedded is already installed in over 2 million devices worldwide.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Leftovers: Software

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  • Five Best BitTorrent Clients

    BitTorrent is a great way to transfer and share large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.

  • Global Menu Applet For Cinnamon Desktop: `Global Application Menu`

    The applet, developed by Lester Carballo Pérez (lestcape) is based on the GNOME Shell AppIndicator extension and it makes use of unity-gtk-module (so it requires unity-gtk2-module and unity-gtk3-module to be installed). Thanks to this, the new Cinnamon global menu works with GTK2, GTK3 and Qt applications (requires appmenu-qt) as well as LibreOffice.

  • Bitacora: impact mapping
  • random 0.2.4

    A new release of our random package for truly (hardware-based) random numbers as provided by is now on CRAN.

  • Minimap coming to the gedit text editor

    Gedit, the default GUI text editor in Fedora Workstation has a neat new minimap feature in the works. This feature provides a shrunk-down version of the document you are editing on the right of the screen to make it easier to jump between different parts of larger documents.

  • Bitacora: personas

    When designing a product/service, it is hard to agree on what a user is, specially in engineering environments. In marketing/product environments, in general is in the DNA of those involved in product design to differentiate buyers from consumers (users). Market segmentation is understood by default. In my experience, this is not always the case in engineering environments.

today's howtos

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Android Leftovers

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Linux Kernel 3.10.79 LTS Is a Small Release That Updates Drivers

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Immediately after announcing Linux kernel 4.0.4, Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about Linux kernel 3.10.79, an LTS (Long Term Support) release that will be updated for a few more years.

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Also: Linux Kernel 4.0.4 Released with More ARM Fixes, Many Updated Drivers

Linux Graphics

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  • Freedreno Now Supports The A306 GPU

    For users of the Freedreno Gallium3D driver for having unofficial open-source Qualcomm graphics support, the Adreno 306 is the latest graphics processor now supported.

  • AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing

    Nearly one month ago AMD published the open-source code to their new "AMDGPU" kernel driver and the necessary user-space driver changes too. That code is continuing to mature for the Linux 4.2 kernel and for supporting the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver that code is continuing to be polished.

  • RandR 1.5 Brings Monitor Objects & Tile Support For X.Org

    The RandR components are updated for version 1.5.0 to take advantage of new functionality in the X.Org Server.

Red Hat and Fedora

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Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Release Candidate 1 Out Now with KDE Plasma 5.3

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Shortly after having announced the ninth update of Manjaro Linux 0.8.12, the Manjaro Linux development team informed its dedicated users about the immediate availability for download and testing of Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 RC1.

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Also new and covered by Softpedia: Latest Manjaro Linux 0.8.12 Update Brings Linux Kernel 4.0.3, GNOME 3.16.2, and KDE Apps 15.04.1

Gorgeous Solus OS Beta 2 Arrives with Linux Kernel 4.0.3 and Budgie Desktop 8.2

MakuluLinux Aero Is a Linux Distro with the Look and Feel of Windows Aero - Gallery

Netrunner 16 "Ozymandias" Arrives with a Fresh and Interesting Plasma 5.3 Desktop

openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE Plasma 5.3 Becomes Reality, Team Prepares for GCC 5.0

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The openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release version of the famous operating system has moved to KDE Plasma 5.3, and it looks like it's a smooth transition, although any help from the community is always welcomed.

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Also: openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Defaults To KDE Plasma 5.3

Critical Apps Missing From Linux

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Most people believe that moving from Windows to Linux isn't possible because it lacks critical software and tools they need. Perhaps in some limited instances they're right, but I believe the bigger challenge is making sure critical workflows remain intact.

In this article I'll examine two application workflows that are often not considered until the need for these tools arise.

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Spanish University Drops Windows and Gets Ubuntu

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Open source is becoming a powerful alternative to proprietary software and proof of that is that many municipalities, governments, and companies are now adopting open source solutions, but that is happening in schools and universities as well. The Augustinian College of León in Spain is just such a place.

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How to get started with Linux: A beginner's guide

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The world of Linux is ready to welcome you, with a shower of free open-source software you can use on any PC: hundreds of active Linux distributions, and dozens of different desktop environments you could run on them. It’s a far cry from the one-size-fits-all, this-is-just-what-comes-with-your-PC vision of Windows.

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Meizu Linux Devices

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Is Linux Better than OS X? GNU, Open Source and Apple in History

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Open source fans have long had a rocky relationship with Microsoft. Everyone knows that. But, in many ways, the tension between Apple and supporters of free or open source software is even starker—even if it receives much less attention in the press.

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Your open source story matters Your open source story matters

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I'm a Linux noob. A newcomer. A beginner. Call it what you like, the fact is I'm new to Linux.

And, three years ago I was new to open source, too. It's not uncommon for my generation—my peers—to have PCs and Macs, use Windows exclusively, and not really understand why someone would choose not to own an iPhone. But these days, the people I compare myself to and strive to be more like are most often my work collegues. And they have Thinkpads and run Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and have a notable number of open source-related stickers on their laptops. They have Android phones, the newest version. Some could even be caught with a 3D printed figurine or two in their backpacks.

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Nautilus & Calendar Improvements Plus More For GNOME 3.18

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GNOME 3.18 is under heavy development and already thus far this cycle we've seen GTK+ do away with Windows XP support and integrate other toolkit improvements along with other work like in-progress file manager improvements. Here's more of the GNOME 3.18 work items to get excited about.

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Also: return GUADEC 2014

PC-BSD 10.1.2 Brings New PersonaCrypt Utility

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PC-BSD 10.1.2 was released today as the latest quarterly update to the FreeBSD-derived operating system.

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Also: bsdtalk253 - George Neville-Neil

The code war: Russia plans to free itself from iOS and Android

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Based on Finland’s Sailfish operating system, the plan is the latest way Russia is fighting for independence from US technology

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • Google Summer of Code 2015 – Week Zero: My Project Proposal

    I am going to be adding ‘Constellation Art’ unto the sky map in KStars. This project is precisely what I have been looking for, a perfect blend of astronomy and coding – the best of both worlds!

  • Interview with Evgeniy Krivoshekov

    I think it was when I started using Linux about 3-4 years ago. Or when I found out about the artist David Revoy and read about Krita on his website.

  • GCompris Fundraiser

    The work on unified graphics for GCompris was completed in the time allocated by the fundraiser. Here is a video to show the result.

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