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Story Linux Kernel 3.12.43 LTS Is a Massive Update, EXT4 Data Corruption Patched Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 12:32am
Story Intel takes on CoreOS with its own container-based Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 11:58pm
Story Krita comes to Discworld! Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 11:52pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 10:44pm
Story IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:41pm
Story OpenStack isn't just ready for enterprise adoption, it's already there Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:37pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:36pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:35pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:34pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:33pm

Handing On The [OSI] Baton [to Allison Randal]

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OSS

As a result, the Board unanimously elected Allison Randal as its new President yesterday. She is a fantastic choice, with long experience at the heart of the free and open source movement as well as in the business use of open source at all scales. She's been chairing the ongoing in-person Board meeting and continuing the move towards an OSI that enables people to make things better in open source as well as stewarding licenses.

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Minor Memory Leaks Fixed in GNOME Control Center for GNOME 3.16.2

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GNOME

The GNOME Project announced the immediate availability for download and upgrade of the GNOME Control Center component of the acclaimed desktop environment.

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Black Lab Linux 9 Will Switch to Systemd as the Default Init System

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Linux

Black Lab Software, through Robert Dohnert, announced plans for switching their Black Lab Linux operating system to the controversial systemd init system next year.

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Ubuntu GNOME vs openSUSE and Fedora

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Red Hat
GNOME
SUSE
Ubuntu

I recently tried out the latest version of Ubuntu with the GNOME desktop. Whilst my experience was largely positive how well did it compare to openSUSE and Fedora?

This comparison looks at the functionality of all three distributions from the average user's point of view.

The guide looks at how easy each distribution is to install, their look and feel, how easy it was to install multimedia codecs, the applications that are pre-installed, package management, performance and issues.

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TurnKey Linux 14.0 Live CDs Will be Based on Debian 8.0 Jessie

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Debian

After a year and a half of absence, the TurnKey Linux project has just published news about the next major version of their Debian-based virtual appliance library, which will be based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 (Jessie) operating system.

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Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Root Filesystem Available for ARMv7 Devices

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Ubuntu

Martin Wimpress, the lead developer and founder of the Ubuntu MATE project, an official flavor of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced the availability of a root filesystem of Ubuntu MATE 15.04 for ARMv7 devices.

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m23 rock 15.1 is ready!

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OSS

The latest m23 release "rock 15.1" contains a whole lot of changes and improvements. Some of these are changes 'under the hood', for example the completely rewritten partitioning and formatting routines, plus some small changes to the corresponding parts of the web interface, while other changes are rather obvious, like the fully redesigned script editor. Support for UEFI on m23 clients is now available and new functionalities for fast copying/deployment of large files using BitTorrent. The m23 CLI also received a couple new functions.

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today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

First Point Release of Mozilla Firefox 38.0 Patches Nvidia Optimus Crash

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Moz/FF

After only two days from the announcement of Firefox 38.0, Mozilla pushed the first point release of the web browser to users worldwide via the built-in updater.

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GNOME Shell and Mutter Get Minor Updates for GNOME 3.16.2

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GNOME

The GNOME Project has just announced the general availability of the GNOME 3.16.2 desktop environment, the second and last maintenance release of the 3.16 series.

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Open Source Project Hopes To Offer $23,000 EV With 186 Miles Range

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OSS

An open source project is currently in the works to build an electric vehicle powered by in-wheel motors.

The goals are ambitious: 1) Build an electric vehicle with a minimum range of 186 miles that can theoretically be put into production and sold for under $22,700. 2) Share the design so that others can replicate or customize the platform. 3) Do it all in less than a year.

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An Unlikely Ambassador

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Linux

I would consider myself an unlikely Linux ambassador. Not that I hide any Linux use or fascination but that I am not out there on a mission to encourage or convert people to Linux. Mostly it would be an occasional conversation about me using Linux for something or a conversation where I am explaining that there are more operating systems then just Windows or OS X. Most of the time my Linux conversations are with those that already have some connection to Linux. To be honest I have probably been a much bigger "Ambassador" to LibreOffice than to Linux; and I am not an uber LibreOffice or ODF fan boy but one that believes for most basic users it will work just fine without all the Microsoft expense. All of that has taken a slight detour within the past couple of weeks.

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In Free Software, it’s okay to be imperfect, as long as you’re open and honest about it

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OSS

In the FOSS world, people seem more likely to really see the person, not just the community they belong to. And from a person, they expect that they really and honestly feel sorry if they made a mistake. And they seem to be more forgiving if a FOSS contributor admits a mistake and apologizes than if a proprietary software company does. It’s not only individuals, though. It seems like even companies in the FOSS field are expected to be more open and honest than those in the proprietary software field.

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5 open source remakes of classic PC games you won't want to miss

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OSS
Gaming

Buying the latest games will typically get you top-quality graphics and an iTunes-ready soundtrack, but that won’t necessarily translate into compelling gameplay. And even if it does, there’s no guarantee you’ll be kept entertained for more than a few hours. The solution? Try one of these open source takes on classic PC games.

Sure, the graphics won’t be as good. There is no chance you’ll want to download the soundtrack, and there will probably be odd glitches and bugs here and there. But, you can be sure the central concept will be great (it’s what inspired the remake in the first place). It’ll have been developed by people who love it, rather than just because they want your cash. And as, in most cases, the projects are still evolving -- with new features, content, missions, expansion packs -- you’ll want to keep playing for a long, long time.

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Legacy Modernization Applications for Linux

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Linux

Like many companies, your company may depend on Linux for its main operating system. For nearly a quarter century, Linux has been pivotal for organizations all over the world. While it definitely comes with a number of benefits, it’s important to remember that any system built on Linux is still susceptible to old age. After enough time, your software could even become obsolete. According to Gartner, for example, the average data center is nine years old. However, after seven years, Gartner says that these data centers begin becoming outmoded. This helps illustrate why legacy modernization is such a vital process to carry out regularly.

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Also: Terminal Emulation Applications for Linux

Free Software and Free Culture: Open Source's Influence on Society

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OSS

In an age when Microsoft (MSFT) is floating the idea of open-sourcing even Windows, it's clear that open source has pretty much conquered the world of software—or the parts of it that matter, at least. But, in a lot of ways, the weight of open source is now extending into many other realms, defining how people interact and collaborate well beyond the context of computers. That's a fascinating issue, and it gives the key to understanding what could be the ultimate legacy of the free and open source software movements.

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How I use Android: Android VP Brian Rakowski

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Android
Interviews

One of Google's Android VPs gives us the skinny on his favorite apps and devices -- plus an up-close look at how he sets up the home screens on his own personal phone.

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