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Story Porteus Desktop Edition Is a Modular Bleeding Edge System Based on Slackware Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 10:02pm
Story JasPer Vulnerability Closed in All Supported Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 9:57pm
Story Linux 3.18: 4 Reasons to Love a 'Diseased Newt' Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 9:52pm
Story MariaDB Enterprise adds Suse Linux and IBM Power8 support Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 6:06pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 5:25pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 5:24pm
Story Ubuntu Core Changes The Game For Container Operating Systems Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 5:02pm
Story ​Best Linux Desktop of 2014: Linux Mint 17.1 Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 4:29pm
Story Xojo: A Linux development suite that doesn't really support Linux Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 4:26pm
Story AMD Catalyst 14.12 Linux Driver Released -- Huge Update! Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2014 - 4:23pm

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Leftovers: Gaming

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today's howtos

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Raspberry Pi and Coder by Google for beginners and kids

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Linux

Coder is an experiment for Raspberry Pi, built by a small team of Googlers in New York. It converts a Raspberry Pi into a friendly environment for learning web programming. It is ideal for beginners and requires absolutely no experience with coding.

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CuBox-i4Pro: A whole lotta Linux or Android for not a whole lotta cash

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Android
Linux
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I recently reviewed the Hummingboard, an excellent, low-priced single board computer that competes in the same market as the the Raspberry Pi. Recently the manufacturer of the Hummingboard, SolidRun, sent me one of their new products to check out: The CuBox-i4Pro.

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Open Cloud Alliance Rallies Open Source Community

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To assist with maintaining the interoperability of open source software, IBM and Univention have formed the Open Cloud Alliance (OCA), a consortium that is dedicated to reducing the cost of open source interoperability of open source software deployed in cloud computing environments.

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Ubuntu 14.10 MATE edition - Almost fabulous

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn with the MATE desktop environment is a very cool distro. It suffers from two big problems, one of which has been inherited from its Unity parent, and that would be the inability to format old partitions, created by previous versions of Ubuntu. This is somewhat worrying. Samba printing is another disappointment. There was no screenshot problem like with some other distros, though.

Besides these issues, everything else was perfect. Familiar, friendly, extremely productive. Super fast and super stable, too. There was nothing out of ordinary, no problems. Suspend and resume worked without any issues, the system blazed at the speed of light, and with maybe ten minutes of work, you can transform it into anything you want. Docks, menus, new fonts, new themes, all there, just waiting for you. Total freedom and fun.

There can't be a perfect score, because the associated problems do not allow it. But assuming you had this distro given to you, and someone bothered to install the needed Samba package that normal people require, it would be an excellent alternative to many other mainstream releases. Highly polished, slick, and almost overwhelmingly simple and easy to use. The grade is something like 9.0/10, but it can do better. I demand it. For you, this is an excellent test bed. Go for it.

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Just a few more days before 17.1

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Linux

The ISO images for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” just passed QA testing and were approved for a stable release. This release should go public in the coming days.

If you are running Linux Mint 17.1 RC, you do not need to wait for the stable release, and you do not need to reinstall. You can simply use the Update Manager to install any level 1 update you haven’t installed already.

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Hands-on with the Raspberry Pi Model B+

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Development
Linux
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There have been a several interesting new hardware announcements from the Raspberry Pi Foundation this year. Sometimes I wonder how they do it all - with so much involvement in education, development of new hardware and software, and the many Pi user groups and events. It really is quite impressive.

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Jurassic World shows off the Tizen Galaxy Gear

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Gadgets

The Samsung Galaxy Gear was the Korean companies first Smart watch contender, which originally debuted with the Android Operating System. Now fast forward a mere 12 months and you can see how it has transformed itself, now no longer running on the old cut down Android OS and been updated to Tizen.

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India's offline mobile internet is going open source

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OSS

"By giving away the source code, we can ignite the creative energies of the entire developer community and fuel unprecedented levels of innovation in the SMS market. Customers can benefit from world-class technology advancements, the development community gains access to a whole new market opportunity and Innoz core businesses benefit from licensing it with telecom operators."

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Generic TrustZone Driver Proposed For Linux Kernel

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Hardware

ARM's security extensions are in the process of being bettered on Linux.

TrustZone is the marketing name for ARM's security extensions. TrustZone exposes two virtual processors with hardware access controls to let the application core switch between the two virtual states to avoid potentially leaking any information from one state/world to the other. TrustZone has been around going back to the ARMv6 days and there's been Linux support but it's largely been platform specific. Now, however, a generic TrustZone driver might finally come to the Linux kernel.

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ClassicMenu Indicator Review – A Blast from the Past for Unity and GNOME 2 Fans

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ClassicMenu Indicator is an applet designed for Ubuntu systems that brings back a small part of the old GNOME 2 desktop’s functionality. It's a simple solution that is really helping a lot of people to cope with Unity.

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Docker: Sorry, you're just going to have to learn about it. Today we begin

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Containers aren't a new idea, and Docker isn't remotely the only company working on productising containers. It is, however, the one that has captured hearts and minds.

Docker started out with the standard LXC containers that are part of virtually every Linux distribution out there, but eventually transitioned to libcontainer, its own creation. Normally, nobody would have cared about libcontainer, but as we'll dig into later, it was exactly the right move at the right time.

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Nasty Lockup Issue Still Being Investigated For Linux 3.18

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When Linux 3.18-rc6 was released last Sunday, Linus Torvalds noted in the release announcement that a "a big unknown worry in a regression" remained. Nearly one week later, kernel developers are still figuring out what's going on with this regression that can cause frequent lockups. Worse off, it looks like it might affect the Linux 3.17 kernel too.

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Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” MATE released!

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Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

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Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Cinnamon released!

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Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

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OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Fedora 21 vs. openSUSE Factory

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Graphics/Benchmarks

This week I posted some OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 performance results that were quite interesting and showed Ubuntu Linux largely dominating over OS X Yosemite with a Haswell-based MacBook Air. For those curious how other Linux distributions compare in this performance showdown, here are some results when also testing Fedora 21 in its near-final state and also openSUSE in its rolling-release form.

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Debian Forked, Ubuntu MATE Fabulous, and Fedora 21 RC1

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-s

Everybody went back to work today and there is so much news I hardly know where to start. The top story tonight is bound to be the official forking of Debian. In other news, Dediomedio.com says Ubuntu 14.10 MATE is "almost fabulous" and the Free Software Foundation released their 2014 gift buying guide. Mint 17.1 is almost here and a Fedora 21 release candidate has been released. Carla Schroder has an exclusive on Linux.com about being a maker instead of a user and, finally, a bunch of too-good-to-resist tidbits.

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Rugged box-PC runs Linux on quad-core 2.1GHz Core i7

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An MPL spokesperson confirmed in an email that the “PIP39 as well as all other MPL CPU products are fully Linux supported.” Although a specific version was not mentioned, the PIP39 presumably is supported with the same Debian Linux distribution that’s available with the company’s CEC10 system.

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