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Tizen on Raspberry PI 2 now with 3D acceleration

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Linux

Tizen has previously made its way onto the Raspberry PI 2 Development Board, but 3D acceleration was not working at that point. Well, the good news is that the Team over at the Samsung Open Source Group have got the 3D Acceleration working now.

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition First Impressions, Exceeding Expectations

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Ubuntu

Meizu has started shipping its MX4 Ubuntu Edition to a select few, and we now have a chance to test it. The review is not yet ready, as we're waiting for a new major update, but we can give you a first impression, and we all know that first impressions are everything.

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Alpine Linux 3.2.2 Server-Oriented Distro Gets the Latest Linux Kernel 3.18.18 LTS

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Linux

Alpine Linux development team announced on July 14 the availability for download of the second maintenance release of the server-oriented Alpine Linux 3.2 operating system.

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition review

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Meizu might be feeling similarly anxious, as this is its first major release in Europe, having previously focused on producing smartphones for the firm's home nation of China.
Put simply, it's a Meizu MX4 - a mid-range device released in September 2014 in China only - with the original Android OS swapped out for the fledgling Ubuntu Touch.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Has Been Delayed Until July 20, OTA-6 Planning Continues

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Ubuntu

On July 14, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report on the work done by the Ubuntu Touch development team, informing us that the OTA-5 software update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system was delayed for the next Monday, July 20, 2015.

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Samba 4.2.3 Is a Major Release with IPv6 Improvements, over 40 Bugfixes

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OSS

The world’s most used open-source software solution for accessing shared Windows folders over a network from GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, Samba, has recently been updated to version 4.2.3.

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Building open source e-commerce sites with PrestaShop

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OSS

Why is being open source so important to us? At its most basic, being open source means users have access to and can manipulate PrestaShop code to make improvements or develop technical answers to address specific business needs. But more importantly, open source represents accessibility and flexibility. It’s an open-door policy versus the private club mentality of proprietary software. Our community is built around this open source ethos; it’s the source of our strength and it’s how we’re contributing to a more democratic e-commerce market.

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IBM Chasing $20B Linux Server Market With Power Systems

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Linux
Interviews

"The real focus is the roughly $20 billion Linux server market, which is where we're focused for growth, and we're a small part of that today on Power," Balog said. "So I view it as $20 billion of upside for me to go after and all of that is competitive against x86."

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4MLinux 13.1 Distro Enters Beta Stage with LibreOffice 5.0, Firefox 38, and Chrome 43

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Linux

We have been recently informed by Zbigniew Konojacki, the creator of the 4MLinux project, that the upcoming point release of the 4MLinux 13.0 distribution has entered development and that Beta builds are now available for download and testing.

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NetworkManager 1.0.4 Is a Massive Release with Lots of IPv6 Improvements

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GNU
Linux
Software

On July 14, Lubomir Rintel announced the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of the stable NetworkManager 1.0 network connection management software for GNU/Linux operating systems.

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System76 removes Adobe Flash from its Ubuntu Linux computers

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Ubuntu

Adobe is not having a good time right now. Its Flash product has more security holes than Swiss cheese, making it a recurring target for hackers and bad guys. The tech world owes Steve Jobs an apology for poo-pooing his choice to disallow Flash from iOS. Things have gotten so bad, that Mozilla is blocking it by default as a major security risk.

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Canonical Closes libwmf Vulnerability In Ubuntu OSes

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Ubuntu

A libwmf vulnerability has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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Linux Kernel 3.18.18 LTS Is a Huge Release with Multiple ARM Fixes, Updated Drivers

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Linux

Sasha Levin, the maintainer of the Linux 3.18 kernel series, announced recently the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.18.18, an LTS (Long Term Support) branch that receives security patches and bug fixes for a couple of years then regular kernel branches.

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10 outstanding open source server tools

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OSS

Not sure which tools belong in your open source server toolkit? Here are 10 solid go-to tools to get you started.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Is Now Available for 64-bit ARM Processors

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SUSE

On July 14, SUSE LLC had the great pleasure of announcing that they will provide a new partner program expansion which brings support for 64-bit ARM server processors to their award-winning SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12 computer operating system.

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Ubuntu 15.10 Is Rebased on Linux Kernel 4.1, Tracking of Linux Kernel 4.2 Continues

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Ubuntu

Canonical's Joseph Salisbury was happy to announce a few minutes ago the summary of the Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting that took place earlier today, July 14, 2015, on the Ubuntu's official IRC channels.

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Five Linux desktop distributions with a great future

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Linux

If you're looking for a new Linux distribution, don't let the choices overwhelm you. This list of rising distributions will get you off to a great start.

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Drupal 8 Nears Finish Line

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OSS
Drupal

After over four years of development, including missed deadlines on general availability, the open source Drupal 8 content management system (CMS) finally appears to be nearing the finish line.

Drupal, one of the world's most popular CMS technologies, is used by many high-profile organizations, notably Whitehouse.gov, the flagship website of the U.S. government. While Drupal founder Dries Buytaert in 2012 announced Drupal 8 would be generally available in December 2013, that date passed with no release.

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Linux still rules supercomputing

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The latest list of the world's fastest supercomputers, Top500 June 2015, shows the fastest of the fast growing ever more powerful. It also shows Linux is still number one with a bullet when it comes to supercomputing.

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