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Story Cumulus Linux 2.5 adds mainstream L2 features to bare-metal switching Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 9:27pm
Story SimplyTapp launches open source tokenization project Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 9:06pm
Story Google’s Nest buys Linux automation firm, adds five partners Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 8:59pm
Story MozFest 2014 begins today Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 8:55pm
Story Make Your Own Wireless Printer With A Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 8:52pm
Story Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Consolidates Its Position in China Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 8:11pm
Story MSI X99S SLI PLUS On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 7:58pm
Story Is the Tizen Samsung Z Alive and running Tizen 2.3 SM-Z910F ? #TDS14SH Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 7:40pm
Story LG’s first SoC debuts on 5.9-inch G3 Screen phone Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 7:32pm
Story Neptune OS 4.2 Features a Refreshing KDE Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 24/10/2014 - 7:24pm

Android 5.0 L Developer Preview and Android 5.0 SDK for Google Nexus 5 and 7 Now Live for Download

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Android
Google

Google has released the official Android 5.0 SDK and the Android 5.0 Developer Preview final build. Check them if you’re a developer and you wish to start working on optimizing your applications for the full Android 5.0 Lollipop release that should take place early November.

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libguestfs 1.28 released

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Development

The new stable version of libguestfs — a C library and tools for accessing and modifying virtual machine disk images — has been released.

There is one brand new tool, virt-log. And I rewrote the virt-v2v and virt-p2v tools. These tools convert VMware and Xen guests and physical machines, to run on KVM. They are now much faster and better than before.

As well as that there are hundreds of other improvements and bug fixes. For a full list, see the release notes.

Libguestfs 1.28 will be available shortly in Fedora 21, Debian/experimental, RHEL and CentOS 7, and elsewhere.

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today's leftovers

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HowTos
  • Install PXE Server On CentOS 7
  • How to create and use Python CGI scripts
  • ffs ssl

    You search "how to set up https" on the Googs and click the first link. It takes you here which tells you how to use StartSSL, which generates the key in your browser. Whoops, your private key is now known to another server on this internet! Why do people even recommend this? It's the worst of the worst of Javascript crypto.

  • Corel AfterShot Pro 2.1

    Corel has updated its AfterShot Pro software to Version 2.1. Available free to registered users, the 2.1 update introduces a number of new features and enhancements including new HDR tools for Mac and Linux, support for more than 17 new raw camera profiles, an improved Highlight Recovery Tool, as well as various performance and stability enhancements. Newly supported cameras include the Canon SX50 HS, the Fujifilm X-T1, X-E1, X-E2, X-Pro1, X-M1, X100S and X20, the Nikon D4s, D3300, 1 V3, 1 J4, Coolpix P330 and Coolpix A, and the Pentax Q, 645Z and K-500.

HP to shutter webOS cloud services

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Linux
Server

The company says it's given the few owners of webOS devices three years of service since canning the software, but that “The user count has dwindled to the point where it is no longer viable to keep the services running.”

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All current Nexuses, including Nexus 4 and 2012 Nexus 7, will get Lollipop

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Android

Google's official Android Lollipop announcement this morning originally didn't mention some older Nexus devices—namely, the Nexus 4 and the 2012 Nexus 7. However, Google has confirmed to us that those older devices will indeed be getting Android 5.0, as will the Nexus 5, 2013 Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and the Google Play Edition devices.

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Sager NP2740 Review - A Linux Powerhouse

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GNU
Linux

I was looking for something powerful to stream some games on, but also light enough that it was not going to feel like a brick next to my Chromebook. Since Linux is my OS of choice, having reasonable Linux support is also on my list of desires. Because of this I wanted to stay away from ATI graphics cards and nVidia cards with optimus.

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Italian consumers shouldn’t have to pay for software they don’t want – Letter to Regulators

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GNU
Linux
Microsoft

FSFE and Italian consumer association ADUC, along with Italian group ILS, are asking regulators to take concrete steps to protect Italians from being forced to pay for software they do not want or need. Italy’s High Court ruled in September that computer vendors must reimburse customers for the price of unwanted non-free software that comes pre-installed on PCs and laptops. Today, FSFE, ADUC and ILS have sent a letter to the Italian competition authorities, calling on them to ensure that vendors will comply with the High Court’s decision, and respect the rights of their customers.

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Will Android and Chrome marry?

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Android
GNU
Linux

The WSJ reported that "Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s vice president of engineering for its Android mobile-operating system, is now also overseeing the engineering team behind Google’s Chrome operating system." The paper believes that is a sign that Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president in charge of Android, Chrome and Apps since 2013, plans on merging the two operating systems sooner rather than later.

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Elive 2.3.9 beta released

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Debian

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.3.9

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Mobile pico projector does surround sound too

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Android

A mobile, Android A/V robot on Kickstarter called the “Keecker” offers surround sound, a pico projector, a panoramic camera, sensors, and 1TB of storage.

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The Free Software Foundation opens nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards

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GNU

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project today announced the opening of nominations for the 17th annual Free Software Awards. The Free Software Awards include the Award for the Advancement of Free Software and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit.

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For Gentoo Linux Initiates, Iron Penguin May Be Too Heavy

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Gentoo
Reviews

Gentoo Linux is very easy to use provided you do not progress beyond the live session using the most recent Iron Penguin release. If you actually proceed with installing Gentoo onto a hard drive, prepare for some steep learning curves and lots of manual labor.

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AMD's Radeon R9 285 On Linux Offers Good OpenCL Performance

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Graphics/Benchmarks

In complementing this week's Linux review of the AMD Radeon R9 285 and follow-up articles with some extra GPU scaling tests and Catalyst AI Linux benchmarks, here's some more OpenCL R9 285 "Tonga" performance numbers under Ubuntu compared to what was shared in the original Linux review.

For those interested I ran some more OpenCL benchmarks of the Radeon R9 285 with the fglrx 14.30 series driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Linux 3.15 kernel against an assortment of other NVIDIA/AMD graphics cards as used in these recent Linux hardware reviews.

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Feature-creep will ensure that systemd stays

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Debian

Nussbaum was, no doubt, sincere in what he said. But his remedy to avoid what has become a major issue for many Debian users can only be used for so long.

Feature-creep is a major aspect of systemd. It seems to want to take over the entire Linux system and poke its tentacles into unwanted places. And there is no better way to describe this feature than the way senior systems administrator, Craig Sanders, did recently.

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Qt 5.4 Beta Available

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KDE

I am extremely happy to announce that Qt 5.4 Beta is now available for download. There are a lot of new and interesting things in Qt 5.4 and I will try to summarize the most important highlights in this blog post.

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Wine 1.7.29 Is Still Implementing DirectWrite

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Software

A day after the debut of CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.0, Wine 1.7.29 is now available.

Going back several months over these bi-weekly Wine 1.7 development releases, developers have been working on DirectWrite support. DirectWrite is a text layout and glyph rendering API with hardware aceleration that began in the Windows 7 days to replace their GDI(+) interface. DirectWrite is an alternative to the open-source Pango and Cairo libraries. With today's 1.7.29 release, this Microsoft API is still being targeted.

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IPFire 2.15 Core 84 Firewall OS Gets Fixes for Shellshock and Other Issues

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OS
Linux

A developer of the ipfire.org team, Michael Tremer, has announced that the IPFire 2.15 Core 84 Linux-based firewall distribution has been released and comes with a long list of fixes, some of them for the latest security issues.

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KDE FRAMEWORKS 5.3 AND KDE PLASMA 5.1 FOR FEDORA ARE READY!

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KDE

Fedora KDE SIG is happy to announce that latest version of KDE Frameworks 5 have just reached stable repositories of Fedora and brand new version of KDE Plasma 5 is now available in the our Plasma 5 COPR.

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Open source central to e-health project Danish Syddjurs

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OSS

Open source and HL7, an open standard for healthcare IT solutions, are key elements in a tender for an e-health telemedicine project to be implemented at the Danish municipality of Syddjurs. "By using open source, we aim to encourage the development of new functionalities", says Frederik Mølgaard Thayssen, IT project leader.

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Dutch Parliament urges increase of open source

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OSS

The Dutch government must increase its use of open source software, recommends the the country's parliament. It wants to make open standards mandatory and use open source when equal to or better than proprietary solutions for all ICT projects over 5 million euro.

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