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Story Enjoy Five Gorgeous Linux Desktops from the Google+ Community Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:59am
Story Wayland/Weston 1.6 RC2 Released Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:54am
Story BMW Show off how you remote control the BMW i3 electric car with your Tizen Gear 2 / S Smartwatch Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:54am
Story X.Org Server 1.16 Lands Officially In Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:46am
Story Wayland Is Still In Ubuntu 14.10 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:38am
Story [Event Report] Openstack Pune Meetup Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:26am
Story Intel Haswell-ULT Graphics Don't Change Much With Linux 3.17, Mesa 10.4 Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:19am
Story Italy: High Court shoots down Windows tax Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:18am
Story Make Downloading Files Effortless Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:13am
Story KDevelop 4.7.0 Released Rianne Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 6:07am

Cumulus Networks Partners for Open Source Networking OS

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OS
Linux
OSS

Cumulus Networks, which develops Cumulus Linux, describes its product as "the industry's first, full-featured Linux operating system for networking hardware." That's a debatable claim, mostly because "full-featured" is a term that may be interpreted in myriad ways, and because Linux-based operating systems tailored for networking hardware have been around in various forms for decades. But with a focus on hardware-agnosticism and a commitment to supporting a broad range of applications, all while maintaining a Debian Linux-based platform that is not watered-down to the bare essentials, Cumulus is doing some new things in an old niche.

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Systemd Cheatsheet, This Week's Fedora Delay, Ubuntu Disparaged

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There's a lot to talk about today in Linux news. First up, Fedora 21 is delayed again. Matthew Miller and Matthew Garrett were interviewed. Ancor Gonzalez Sosa says openSUSE says Factory installations now outnumber Tumbleweed since going rolling. Ubuntu was spotted on national television and LinOxide has a colorful Systemd to SysVinit cheatsheet.

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HP announces two new ultra-thin Chrombooks

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GNU
Linux
Google

HP has announced two new ultra-thin Chromebooks – the 11-inch HP Chromebook and full-size 14-inch HP Chromebook.

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Running Your Business on Linux (No, You Don't Need Windows)

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GNU
Linux

Believe it or not, my dear Linux friends, a lot of IT pros still believe they need Windows servers. They have this goofy idea that Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange, Windows Server, SQL Server, and all the other members of the lardy malware vector family are the only proper business backends. They have this funny notion that Microsoft servers are easier to run. I must refute this odd notion with reality: they are not. They are expensive, troublesome, less-capable, and pointy-clicky does not equal easier to use, nor does it negate having to possess actual skills and knowledge.

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Calculate Linux 14 released

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GNU
Linux

We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.

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Matthew Garrett's Advice on Hardware, Linux Kernel Careers, and Fruit Flies

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Linux
Interviews

The most popular questions posed to Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett during his Reddit AMA this week related to kernel hacking and hardware issues. But Garrett, a senior security engineer at Nebula, answered frankly on a variety of subjects that ranged from technical issues in the kernel, to his workstation setup, to how to kill fruit flies and why he likes the movie Hackers. Here is a digest of some of the more kernel-related questions and answers (plus a fruit fly question, for more flavor.)

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MIPS aims new 64-bit Warrior cores at mobile devices

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Android
Linux

Imagination announced a 64-bit Warrior processor with a MIPS I6400 core that features hardware virtualization, multi-threading, and multi-clustering.

Imagination unveiled its I-Class Warrior processor featuring a new family of 64-bit MIPS I6400 cores, thereby filling in the high end of its Warrior family. The new I6400 cores are primarily designed for SoCs used in servers and networking gear, and much like earlier MIPS64 cores have been used in Linux-oriented system-on-chips like Cavium’s carrier-grade Octeon III or Broadcom’s XLR. However, for the first time, 64-bit MIPS cores are also being promoted as a mobile solution.

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Red Hat Developers Introduce New Tool For Linux Storage Management

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Linux
Red Hat

The lid has been lifted on blivet-gui, a new open-source storage tool designed by Red Hat for configuring disks and file-systems.

Red Hat decided to develop a new GUI-driven utility for storage management on Fedora/RHEL as GParted, one of the popular programs for disk management on Linux, doesn't support all of the technologies found in modern Linux distributions. The utility is named blivet-gui as it uses the Blivet Python library used for storage configuration. Red Hat's Anaconda installer is already using Blivet for its storage configuration during installation so this new tool should integrate well with their stack.

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From sketch to wrist: the evolution of Android Wear

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Android

The Android Wear that's shipping on the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch, and Samsung Gear Live is a far cry from where Google started when designers sat down to start sketching it out. "It was a long process of really trying to understand what people wanted from these kinds of devices," says Dave Singleton, Wear's director of engineering.

On the heels of the 360's launch — the first round Android Wear device — Google gave us an exclusive peek at the concepts, mockups, and use cases that went into the development of the platform's user interface. Needless to say, it could've turned out very differently.

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Instant DIY controller project plans Linux add-on

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Linux

The “PIEP” Kickstarter project offers a snap-together, modular, DIY control system with a wide range of processor and I/O boards, and a future Linux option.

E3 Embedded Systems built its “Processor Independent Embedded Platform” (aka PIEP) kit to showcase its various microcontroller unit (MCU) and peripheral boards. The modular development kit not only offers a choice of MCU boards, but let’s you choose among 21 peripheral boards, with more on the way. The stackable design enables up to 36 peripherals modules to fit on one motherboard.

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Wine Announcement

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Microsoft
Software

The Wine development release 1.7.26 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Still more DirectWrite functions.
- Improvements to the common File Dialog.
- A number of C runtime improvements.
- Various bug fixes.

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Woman force in Open Source: Xorg joins the Outreach Program for Women

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Graphics/Benchmarks
OSS
Misc

The CTO of the United States of America is a woman, CEO of HP, Yahoo! and many tech giants are women – leading these companies towards future.

However when it comes to core technologies the number of women participants is quite low and disturbing. I am not aware of any leading open source project which was founded by a woman. So Gnome Foundation started a project called Outreach Program for Women (OPW) to increase the participation of women in free software.

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Motorola release Moto 360 Smartwatch, Moto X and Moto G upgrades announced

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Android

Motorola’s hotly anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch has finally gone on sale. Taking on a circular approach to Android Wear, the watch comes with either a black or limited edition gray leather strap, or two metal straps. The metal editions do not go on sale until later in the year and will be priced at $299.99 where as the leather strap editions which are now selling, sell for $249.99 and customers have the option of buying the metal band seperately for $79.99 or buying the leather band seperately for $29.99. The Moto X and Moto G have also been announced, one for the high end and another for the low end. Both devices will please many Android users (but mainly TouchWiz users) as they come with a pure Android UI.

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Dell targets businesses with new Chromeboxes

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Linux
Google

Chrome OS is gaining momentum not only in the consumer space, these devices are also becoming popular among businesses. Dell will start selling two Chromeboxes for businesses and individuals later this month.

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Ubuntu Touch Probably Now Has the Best Notification System – Video

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Touch platform has been receiving incremental improvements and now it looks better than ever. One of the latest additions is a fresh swipe-to-dismiss system for the notifications.

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Digital Ocean Offers Docker-centric CoreOS Hosting

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Server

Providing more evidence of the momentum that Docker has right now, cloud hosting company DigitalOcean is using CoreOS Linux to deliver Docker-powered virtual servers to its customers. The company has put a post up announcing that developers can begin using CoreOS on its cloud platform.

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More Wayland Improvements Hit Enlightenment E19

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Graphics/Benchmarks

One week after Enlightenment's E19 RC3 release, there's more improvements that have landed that will warrant another new release in the very near future.

Posted to the E19 release manager blog is The Septembering -- going over the latest changes so far this September. There's Covery-detected issues fixed, system tray improvements, and more Wayland improvements. The latest Wayland work includes pointer fixes and improved resolution detection.

E19 features the rewritten Wayland compositor that's working out great natively on Wayland without depending upon X11 or Weston for that matter. The E19 release is due out soon with a ton of notable changes.

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Because It Is Open, Android Wear is the Smartwatch Platform to Bet On

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Android

Like many mobile devices in their early stages, some people are scoffing at smartwatches, but how many years did it take before we took smartphones and tablets seriously? Smartwatches will get done right, and based on what we've seen with Android itself, Android Wear is probably the platform to bet on.

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Leftovers: Software

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today's howtos

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