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Story KDE and Akademy Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 5:33am
Story Some Features To Look Forward To With The Linux 4.3 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 5:30am
Story Why do you use Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:55am
Story BcacheFS vs. EXT4 vs. Btrfs vs. XFS vs. F2FS Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:49am
Story Debian-Based Q4OS 1.2.8 Live Distro Released with Redesigned Setup Utility, Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:44am
Story Blackphone 2 due for September release Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:25am
Story Russian lawmakers want to ban Windows Rianne Schestowitz 23/08/2015 - 12:16am
Story Canonical is letting the Ubuntu Software Center wither and die Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:38pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:35pm
Story New Manjaro Linux Spin Uses Solus' Budgie Desktop and It Looks Grand - Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 22/08/2015 - 6:34pm

Open Source First Starting to Converge with Cloud First

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OSS
Security

Of course, PostgeSQL is only one instance where open source and the cloud are starting to converge. The same argument could also be applied to everything from Node.js to Docker containers. The point is that as the critical mass of open source software in the cloud continues to build, it’s only a matter of time before that same software starts showing up on premise in much greater numbers than it already has.

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Keen IO open-sources its Data Explorer tool for making quick queries

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OSS

Keen IO, a startup with a cloud-based data analytics tool, is announcing today that it’s releasing one of its tools for customers, the Data Explorer, under an open-source license.

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London.gov.uk beta site demonstrates growing “Open Source mentality” among public sector organisations

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OSS
Drupal

The beta version of London.gov.uk, the website serving the Mayor of London and the Greater London Assembly (GLA), signals a “growing Open Source mentality” within government organisations, according to the site’s developers.

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Best Lightweight Linux Distros

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Linux

You might wonder why you should care about lightweight Linux distributions in the era of multicore processors and inexpensive RAM. Basically, there are three points that make lightweight distros important: 1) They can revive old hardware, bringing new life into it; 2) They can power modern, but low-power systems such as Raspberry Pi; and 3) They can run on the most powerful modern hardware, reserving resources for users instead of consuming them themselves.

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Debian GNU/Linux Birthday : A 22 Years of Journey and Still Counting…

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GNU
Linux
Debian

On 16th August 2015, the Debian project has celebrated its 22nd anniversary, making it one of the oldest popular distribution in open source world. Debian project was conceived and founded in the year 1993 by Ian Murdock. By that time Slackware had already made a remarkable presence as one of the earliest Linux Distribution.

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KDE Plasma 5--No separate wallpaper or widgets for each virtual desktop!

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KDE

I've been sticking with KDE4, but I decided to install a distro with the new KDE and Plasma 5 on a spare machine. Imagine my shock, when I set-up two virtual desktops under Plasma 5 and I could only have the same wallpaper for both!

Not only that, but each virtual desktop must display exactly the same widgets.

Mozilla defaults Tracking Protection for Firefox developer builds, but only for private browsing

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Moz/FF
Security

Pre-beta versions of Firefox will block domains known to track users by default when a private browser window is opened.

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IncrediBuild 7 brings Windows code compiler accelerator to Linux and Android

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Android
Linux

The company has now announced that it is bringing the tech, which can decrease compilation time by a factor of 30 in some cases, to Linux and Android development.

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Getting acquainted with Linux: a primer on dipping into the ‘Free’ software world

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Linux
OSS

So what is Linux all about and where did it come from? Linux is a term broadly used to refer to the collection of operating systems belonging to the GNU/Linux distributions (see box on the history of GNU/Linux.) A distribution is basically an operating system that is based on a variation of the GNU/Linux core.

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8 accessible Linux distributions to try

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Linux
HowTos

One of the most common questions I'm asked by a disabled prospective Linux user is, "There are so many different Linux distributions. Which one is for me? Which one is most accessible?"

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IBM LinuxOne

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Server

Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Enters Feature Freeze

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Ubuntu

The development cycle for the upcoming OTA update for Ubuntu Touch is coming to a close and developers are preparing to enter the final freeze stage.

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Debian 9.0 "Stretch" Now Based on Linux Kernel 4.1

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Debian

The Debian team has decided to upgrade the Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 2 and the project is now using Linux kernel 4.1, an upgrade from the previous 4.0 branch.

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How an open-minded sysadmin got me hooked on Linux

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Linux

By the time I met my wife and eventually moved to the US, I had been an ardent Linux user for nearly 10 years. I finally made the switch away from proprietary software, and now I only use Linux as my operating system of choice. Over the course of 21 years, I have gone from an old 486 running Slackware to Fedora on my laptop and Debian on my desktops at home. I am very fortunate that I now make a living writing software on an operating system with which I have so much fun. And, that I work with great people who are equally passionate about open source.

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Android M's name is Marshmallow, and it's version 6.0

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Android

Google has revealed what the M in Android M stands for: Marshmallow. The Android 6.0 update, set for release this fall, was first previewed at the company's I/O conference in late May. But as it's done before, Google held off on announcing the full name to build anticipation around the software. It's safe to say the company went with the obvious choice. Sorry, M&M's fans. And if you've ever wondered how those Android statues on Google's campus are made, this video offers a behind-the-scenes peek.

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IBM Teams With Canonical To Put Ubuntu Linux On Mainframes

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Ubuntu

You might not think that ‘Linux’ and ‘mainframe’ belong in the same sentence, but IBM has been putting various flavors of Linux on its mainframe computers for 15 years. Today IBM and Canonical announced that the two companies were teaming up to build one running Ubuntu Linux. The new unit is called the LinuxOne.

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Also: IBM Introduces Two Open-Source-Only Mainframes in Hardware Push

Ubuntu vs Mint: Which one is better?

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Linux
Ubuntu

Not everyone that moves away from Windows necessarily buys a mac. And if you still like your old computer but don’t want it running a Microsoft operating system anymore, then installing Linux may well be the way ahead.

There are more versions of Linux out there than you could shake a stick at. Two of the most popular of these are Mint and Ubuntu, and both are good choices for the first time user. However, what are the differences between the two distributions?

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Chinese, Russian, tech giants join global open source efforts

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OSS

Alibaba and Yandex joining these open source efforts confounds their home nations' occasionally-expressed intentions to build technology ecosystems less dependent on US companies. Both China and Russia have cited post-Snowden security concerns as the reason they're keen to rely on indigenous technologies. With their tech giants now participating in global efforts alongside US entities, technological isolation looks rather harder to achieve.

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First LibreOffice 5.0 Maintenance Release on Its Way to Fix Middle-Click Paste on X11

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LibO

After releasing the huge LibreOffice 5.0 update, The Document Foundation announced that the hard team of developers behind the most powerful open-source office suite in the world is hard at work on the first maintenance release of LibreOffice 5.0.0.

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Linux Foundation Launches Open Mainframe Project

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Linux

It’s 2015 and you might think of the mainframe as a vestige of an earlier computing era, but these mega machines still play a role inside large institutions running intensive workloads.

And as though to prove its ongoing utility, The Linux Foundation announced it was launching the Open Mainframe Project today, an open source endeavor devoted to helping companies using mainframe computers.

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