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Story ClearOS Community 6.6.0 Now Available! Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 12:35pm
Story Raspberry Pi: New Raspbian and NOOBS releases Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 12:27pm
Story Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) 3.4 OS Is Based on Debian Wheezy 7.8 Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 12:09pm
Story GNOME Photos Has Been Ported to GEGL 0.3 Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 12:01pm
Story Qt3D 2.0 The FrameGraph Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:58am
Story Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Hits Feature Freeze Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:50am
Story Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Officially Released with Updated Apps and Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:47am
Story Red Hat bolsters cross-vendor compatibility of ARM datacentre architecture Rianne Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 11:44am
Story How To Enable Hibernate In Ubuntu Linux Mohd Sohail 20/02/2015 - 11:04am
Story RAID 5/6 Continues Being Improved For Btrfs With Linux 3.20 Roy Schestowitz 20/02/2015 - 10:47am

Mir 0.11 Released With Many Enhancements

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Ubuntu

Version 0.11 of the Mir Display Server was released this week for Ubuntu.

Mir 0.11 has lots of Android code changes as they work to support external displays, except that feature isn't yet fully wired-up. Mir 0.11 also has changes to the Mir driver model, a redesign of server classes, new client API for dialogs and tooltips, new surface states. new Mir proving server functionality, and a large number of bug-fixes. For enhancing Mir's performance, Mir 0.11 on the desktop now uses double buffering rather than triple buffering to reduce visible lag and it also uses optimally efficient fragment shading when possible. Mir 0.11 also has support for building by the LLVM Clang 3.6 compiler

The Mir 0.11 details from this week's release can be found via their change-log in the Bzr repository. Mir 0.12 is now under development for Ubuntu 15.04. On the desktop, Ubuntu 15.04 is still using the X.Org Server by default with the Unity 7 desktop environment.

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Intel Already Has Graphics Code For Testing For Linux 3.21/Linux 4.1

While we're only in the middle of the Linux 3.20 kernel, for what might still be called Linux 4.0, Intel already has updated DRM driver code for testing that will not be merged until Linux 3.21 (or what might also be known as Linux 4.1).

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F2FS Gets A Few Fixes For Linux 3.20

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Linux

F2FS remains a very promising open-source file-system for targeting flash-based storage on Linux, though for Linux 3.20 the changes aren't too exciting.

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NSA approves Samsung and Boeing mobile devices for employee use

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Android
Security

Samsung’s products include the Galaxy S4/S5, Galaxy S5 with KNOX, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition with KNOX 2, Galaxy Note Edge with KNOX 2, Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 LTE with KNOX 2, and the Galaxy Alpha with KNOX 2. For Samsung, Knox provides the added security features key to making the grade in the CSfC program.

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Digitimes Research: Google to finish 2-in-1 Chromebook development in 1Q15

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GNU
Linux

Google is planning to push 2-in-1 devices in 2015, according Digitimes Research's inquiries within the upstream supply chain. Google's 2-in-1 Chromebook designed by Quanta Computer is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter.

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Rebellin Linux v2.5 Released!

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GNU
Linux

We’re proud to announce the release of Rebellin Linux v2.5! Plenty of great news from the Rebellin Project!

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Mageia 5 Beta 3 Released with Proper EFI Support and Linux Kernel 3.19

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Linux

The third Beta of the forthcoming Mageia 5 Linux kernel-based operating system has been officially announced via Mageia’s blog on February 13, as a gift for Valentine’s Day “The release date was a close call between Friday, the 13th and Valentine’s day… but finally, Mageia 5 beta 3 is available for tests.”

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Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0r1 (Nestor) Officially Released - Screenshot Tour

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GNU
Linux

The Parsix GNU/Linux Project proudly announced a few minutes ago, February 14, that the first maintenance release of the Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (codename Nestor) computer operating system based on the Debian 7 Wheezy distribution has been officially released and is now available for download from its website or as an upgrade to existing Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 users.

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Valentine's Comes to Linux

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Linux

Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day and a lot of Open Source is feeling mushy. The Free Software Foundation began a campaign to show all the hard-working developers, managers, and support staff appreciate and has dubbed February 14 I love Free Software Day. openSUSE and the Document Foundation are in the act as well. Elsewhere, the Mageia project has announced their Valentine's gift - Mageia 5 Beta 3.

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The Basics of Open Source Software

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OSS

With many organizations incorporating open source code into their software, business managers should have a basic understanding of what open source is all about. After all, Gartner and Accenture report open source adoption rates nearing 100% so it’s likely that your development team is already incorporating open source code into their projects.

So, what is open source? When a developer chooses to make his or her project open source, it gives third party developers the right to tinker and innovate with it. Check out this comprehensive video for an in depth explanation.

Developers incorporate open source into their projects to accelerate development time, thus reducing costs for the organization overall. Most of the time, the code is open to the public; but it is imperative that collaborators refer to a set of chief regulations and terms involved in open source software license management and dispersal.

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Red Hat creates open source enterprise grade foundation for Cloud

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Red Hat
Server
OSS

Red Hat has released new enterprise virtualisation software which allows organisations to deploy an IT infrastructure that services traditional virtualisation workloads, while creating a foundation for cloud infrastructure.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5 delivers standardised services for mission critical workloads, and offers IT organisations greater visibility into provisioning, configuring and monitoring of their virtualisation infrastructure, all based on open standards.

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PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT Images Now Available!

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BSD

We hope to continue rolling these –CURRENT images as a way for testers
and developers to tryout both FreeBSD and PC-BSD bleeding edge features,
often months before a planned release. These images include a full PKG
repository compiled for that months image. Users of this system will
also be able to “upgrade” when the next monthly image is published.

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elementary misses the point

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Linux

A recent post on the elementary blog about how they ask for payment on download created a bit of a stir this week. One particular sentence struck a nerve (it has since been removed from the post): “We want users to understand that they’re pretty much cheating the system when they choose not to pay for software.”

No, they aren’t. I understand that people want to get paid for their work. It’s only natural. Especially when you’d really like that work to be what puts food on the table and not something you do after you work a full week for someone else. I certainly don’t begrudge developers asking for money. I don’t even begrudge requiring payment before being able to download the software. The developers are absolutely right when they say “elementary is under no obligation to release our compiled operating system for free download.”

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Android Circuit: Galaxy S6 On Sale March 22, I/O 2015 Dates, S6 Edge Is The Fastest Smartphone

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Android

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including all of Samsung’s leaks around the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, the Sony Xperia Z4, phablets fight it out, Android’s crash rate beating iOS, Microsoft and Samsung team up, who’s using Android Wear, the dates for I/O 2015, and OnePlus loves Tuesdays.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android over the last seven days (and you can read the weekly Apple news digest here).

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Android Leftovers

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Android

CC BY 4.0 and CC BY-SA 4.0 added to our list of free licenses

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GNU
Legal

The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International and Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licenses are now on our list of free licenses for works of practical use besides software and documentation.

We have updated our list of Various Licenses and Comments about Them to include the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) and the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-SA 4.0). Both of these licenses are free licenses for works of practical use besides software and documentation.

CC BY 4.0 is a noncopyleft license that is compatible with the GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPLv3), meaning you can combine a CC BY 4.0 licensed work with a GPLv3 licensed work a larger work that is then released under the terms of GPLv3.

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Spreadtrum Officially Announces Support for the Tizen OS

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Linux

The Samsung Z1 was the first Tizen phone to be released with Spreadtrum’s SC7727S WCDMA chipsets running with the Tizen 2.3 Operating System. Today Spreadtrum Communications, a fabless semiconductor company based in China, have announced the successfully completion of the integration of the Tizen operating system (OS) with their WCDMA power-efficient chipsets.

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Hitachi captures open source big data firm Pentaho for $600m

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OSS

Hitachi is making a major play for the big data and Internet of Things markets with the acquisition, which is expected to close in June

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