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Story Ubuntu on the Mainframe: Interview with Canonical's Dustin Kirkland Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:38pm
Story Is Linux Right For You? Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:34pm
Story Intel aims “5×5″ at gap between NUC and Mini-ITX Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:26pm
Story Manjaro Update 2015-08-24 (stable) Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:21pm
Story OTA-6 Update for Ubuntu Touch Could Arrive by the End of the Week Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:19pm
Story LibreOffice 5.0 and Microsoft Office 2013 Full Comparison Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:17pm
Story Tweaking the Linux desktop Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:13pm
Story Top 10 Linux Server Distributions of 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:10pm
Story Solus Operating System Arrives on October 1, but It Needs Your Help Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:06pm
Story New MakuluLinux Aero 10 Beta Build Looks like Windows Vista - Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2015 - 7:04pm

Everyone changes lightbulbs in an open organization

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Red Hat

One final thought: open organizations like Red Hat understand how important finding one's "sweet spot" can be. I love the fact that if associates are not happy in their roles, then Red Hat does its level best find somewhere for them to be happy. Other organizations can seem entirely uncompromising, like places where people are treated as cookie cutter resources. There, if you're a gingerbread baker who doesn't like baking anymore—well, then, tough cookies (pun intended)!

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Google delays Project Ara modular smartphone pilot til 2016

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Google

Google had lined up Android device maker Yezz as one of its Ara partners. Yezz was to deliver around 20 to 30 modules for the now-scrapped Puerto Rico launch.

The project may also give Google a different answer to one the nuts its Android One initiative is yet to crack: creating appealing and high quality smartphones in the $50 to $100 price range. A Google exec in India announced last week that Android One will be revamped in the coming months alongside other big investments to improve connectivity in the country.

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Manjaro 0.8.13 Users Now Have Access to Linux Kernel 4.2 RC6

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Linux

The Manjaro 0.8.13 operating system has been upgraded a lot in this cycle and developers have just released the ninth update for it, bring support for some new Linux kernels and a few other packages.

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CIO Insight: British Gas IT boss on open source, smart meters, cloud and digital skills

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OSS

Cooper said that using open source meant that British Gas did not need to build database systems and big data clusters completely from scratch, thereby cutting down the cost and resources of handling vast amounts of data.

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Google Pushes Android One To Africa

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Android
Google

Google is ramping up its Android One affordable smartphone program with a push into Africa. The first Android One smartphone for the region is being made by OEM Infinix, and is launching in Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Morocco today.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

today's howtos and software

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Software
HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

KDE and Akademy

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KDE
  • Another KDE success story - the Incubator - Part 1

    The incubator couples a sponsor from the KDE community with a plan to move/migrate a project into the systems that KDE provides as a community including mailing lists, websites, code repositories, etc. One of the main responsibilities of the sponsor is to help the project's members become part of the KDE community itself by guiding in any way required and helping with source code migration, mailing list migration and figuring out the other aspects of how the KDE community works.

  • My forecast for the next 4 months

    With energy from Akademy still running though my veins but slowly lowering I’m looking at the next FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) events.

  • Using git the proper way for correct release changelogs
  • The KDE Plasma 5.4 Release Candidate is ready for testing in Kubuntu Wily
  • KDE Plasma 5.4 Beta on Kubuntu 15.10 Full Review 1080p
  • Powered By Swiss Cheese - My Plans For Randa
  • OSM tags in Marble's map editor

    OpenStreetMap(OSM) tags play an important role in both rendering and searching for placemarks in any OSM based map. This makes editing them inside Marble an absolute must.

  • Akademy 2015

    The First two days had talks related to various parts of KDE the highlight being the announcement of Plasma Mobile, KDE's attempt at an open platform for mobile which is capable of running full fledged Qt applications and in the future will run android applications as well.

  • You can help making KDE technologies even better!

    Modern life has become increasingly dependent on software systems. Many daily used devices rely on Free Software for their basic functionality or additional services. TV sets, ATMs, smartphones, media centers and in-flight entertainment systems are examples of how Free Software has been pushing the boundaries of current technology. This is achieved by using well-proven solutions, developed in a collaborative, open, and trusted way. The Workspaces, Applications, and Frameworks delivered by KDE are representatives of the empowerment Free Software provides to our lifes. Examples are educational applications of the KDE-Edu suite, lots of KDE technology deployments in public centers for digital inclusion and a full open software stack for mobile devices with Plasma Mobile.

Leftovers: GNOME Software

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GNOME
  • GNOME Is Old Enough To Vote

    On Saturday the popular desktop environment GNOME turned eighteen. Always looking for an excuse for chocolate cake and ice cream, this is a birthday I celebrated, even though I’m not a user.

  • GNOME Turns 18 Years Old Today
  • Garden to nurture and protect

    In my community talk I challenged the audience to talk about what in GNOME excites you, and where would you like to see GNOME go? By the second question, I’m really talking about where would you like to see the GNOME stack? I talked about IoT, TVs, and others. The world has become a more complex place in how we consume information and it isn’t just the desktop. The desktop is now just one of many ways we do things and is no longer the most convenient and ubiquitous.

  • File Browsers

    Early on in the Builder development road-map, I discussed how I didn’t want to use a GtkTreeView for a sidebar (or much of a sidebar at all). But everything changes when you need to ship software.

  • GUADEC 2015, surviving a fire and plane accident, etc.

    So I went to GUADEC, as a community member and one of the directors of the GNOME Foundation.

Leftovers: Debian

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Debian

Android Leftovers

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Android

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS
  • LinkedIn Open Sources Highly Useful Hadoop Tools

    LinkedIn has already adopted Gradle as itsprimary build system. "With Gradle, developers can easily extend the build system by defining their own plugins," the company claims. "We developed the Hadoop Plugin to help our Hadoop application developers more effectively build, test and deploy Hadoop applications. The Plugin includes the Hadoop DSL, a domain-specific language for specifying jobs and workflows for Hadoop workflow managers like Azkaban and Apache Oozie."

  • Glibc 2.22 Now Officially Released
  • Kodi 15.1 “Isengard” Stable Has Been Released, Bringing Mostly Fixes

    As you may know, Kodi (previously named XBMC) is a famous open source media hub and home theater PC, being translated in more than 30 languages. Also, its features can be highly extended via third party plugins and extensions and has support for PVR (personal video recorder).

  • Perl Weekly

    Yesterday was CPAN day: the 20th(!) anniversary of the day CPAN appeared online. A few articles of this week's edition celebrate the event, and promote the kind of interaction that keeps it alive.

Mozilla and Rust, Firefox

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Moz/FF
  • Rust in 2016

    This week marks three months since Rust 1.0 was released. As we’re starting to hit our post-1.0 stride, we’d like to talk about what 1.0 meant in hindsight, and where we see Rust going in the next year.

  • Rust Language Focusing On Infrastructure Improvements, Features & More
  • Firefox Security Exploit Targets Linux Users and Web Developers

    Through the years, Firefox has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most secure Web browsers on any platform, and it's the default browser for many Linux distros. However, a security exploit appeared this week that has shown users they can't afford to be complacent about security. Mozilla has rushed to patch the flaw, and a new release has closed the hole (39.0.3). But, plenty of users still haven't updated their browsers.

  • Mozilla Experiments with True Private Browsing

    Mozilla has a long history of experimenting with new features in pre-beta and developer versions of the Firefox browser, and one of the current experiments could shake up notions about private browsing. The company is experimenting with an approach to private browsing where Firefox could block any and all website elements used by third parties to track browsing behavior. Effectively, the new approach would defy the many organizations that don't honor "Do Not Track" features in browsers.

Leftovers: BSD

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BSD

Linux Foundation Funds NTP's 'Father Time'

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Linux

The Network Time Protocol will keep Harlan Stenn, its chief maintainer, working for another year. But the 12-month commitment, as well as other funding decisions, raises the question of whether the Linux Foundation is hedging its bets on NTP.

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Top Tweaks for the Linux Desktop

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GNU
Linux

These days installing Linux on your computer is fairly straightforward. Even when it comes to installing your favorite Linux distro onto a PC using UEFI. The tweaking takes place when you're trying to setup the desktop environment for your daily tasks. This can be everything from creating custom preferences to installing software to make your usage more pleasant. In this article, I'll share my favorite tweaks for the Linux desktop.

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Also: EUROCOM Shark 4 Ultraportable High Performance Laptop now supports Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Operating System

What’s holding Linux back?

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GNU
Linux

FOR the last couple of years now, the job market for Linux talent has been red hot.

In March, Dice and the Linux Foundation released their 2015 Linux Jobs Report, which surveyed more than 1,000 hiring managers at corporations, small and medium business, government organizations, and staffing agencies across the globe and more than 3,400 Linux professionals worldwide.

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LinuxCon: Zipcar’s Robin Chase believes open-source collaboration can solve the world’s biggest problems

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OSS

Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase is worried about climate change. If countries don’t strictly follow climate-friendly initiatives, we could see the average temperature rise 7 degrees Celsius by 2060. And today’s solutions may not be enough.

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Also: Linuxcon: Open Source Peer Collaboration Could Save the Planet

Linux Mangaka, Ubuntu for Manga and Anime Fans, Drops elementary OS Style for KDE

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GNU
Linux

Animesoft International had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia about the release and immediate availability of the final version of their Linux Mangaka Koe distribution, an Ubuntu variant for anime and manga fans.

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New screenshots: Linux Mangaka Koe Screenshot Tour

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