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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 4:29pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 4:28pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 4:27pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 4:27pm
Story Watch Mark Shuttleworth Announcing Ubuntu Fridge in 2006 with the Voice of Borat Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 10:39am
Story Your Very Own Cloud: Get There with ownCloud Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 10:03am
Story KDE Applications 15.08 Planned For Release On 19 August Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 10:01am
Story Fedora 22: The Final Countdown (and Red Hat News) Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 9:58am
Story Big Switch CTO Details SDN and Linux Plans [VIDEO] Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 9:39am
Story Fedora 23 Cinnamon Edition Proposed, Just What the Doctor Ordered Roy Schestowitz 16/05/2015 - 9:24am

Beautify Ubuntu 15.04 with the Latest Nitrux Icons and Numix Theme

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Ubuntu

So, you've just installed the recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, and you're interested in changing the default look (wallpaper and icons) with some awesome ones.

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Ubuntu's Unity 8 is prepping for phone-PC convergence, but still has a long way to go

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Ubuntu's race to beat Windows 10 to smartphone-PC convergence has a massive potential roadblock ahead of it: The adaptable interface depends on the Unity 8 desktop with the Mir display server, new and untested technologies.

Unity 8 and Mir are currently used on Ubuntu phones, but Unity 8 is far from ready for desktop PCs. Ubuntu developers are currently discussing getting Unity 8 ready to be the default desktop as part of the Ubuntu Online Summit.

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Linux Kernel 3.14.41 LTS Brings In ARM, PowerPC, Xtensa, x86, and Btrfs Fixes

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Linux

After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.0.2 and Linux kernel 3.19.7, Greg Kroah-Hartman was happy to announce a new maintenance version of the LTS (Long Term Support) Linux kernel 3.14, which means that all users of 3.14 kernel series must upgrade immediately.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Daily Builds Available for Download

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Now that Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) event for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) came to an end, Canonical's developers have just published the first snapshots, or daily builds as they call them, for the upcoming operating system.

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Android Moves Past iOS In Both Revenue And Traffic

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Android
Mac

Android has ousted iOS to wrest the numero uno spot for the favored platform, beating the latter both in terms of ad revenue and traffic.

The tide has turned in Android's favor thanks to the global increase in demand for Android-based devices as opposed to iOS ones. The volume of consumers deploying Android is working to its advantage as reports reveal that "the Android ecosystem has started to overtake the one surrounding the iPhone."

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Leftovers: Software

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  • 100 Essential Free Apps - Page 1 of 5

    We can all admire the vast number of open source apps and tools that are available on modern operating systems. They come in all shapes and sizes. Small console tools that can be easily integrated into large projects, feature-rich apps that offer everything bar the the kitchen sink, well designed tools, and eye catching candy. Open source software holds numerous compelling advantages over proprietary software.

  • Reach the Top With NetworkManager 1.0.2

    Just this morning Lubomir released NetworkManager 1.0.2, the latest of the 1.0 stable series. It’s a great cleanup and bugfix release with contributions from lots of community members in many different areas of the project!

  • Opera 31 Dev Brings Support For Widevine DRM, Enhanced Bookmarks Bar And Touch Support For Tab Dragging

    Opera 31 (31.0.1857.0) Dev has been released, being available for all the major desktop platforms: Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

    It is based on Chromium 44 and brings interesting new features, like: Encrypted Media Extensions like Widevine DRM, enhanced Bookmarks Bar and touch support for tab dragging.

today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Cutegram 2.2.0 Telegram Client For Linux Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian Based Distros

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Cutegram 2.2.0 Telegram Client For Linux Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian Based Distros

Cutegram a nice Telegram client for Linux has released Cutegram 2.2.0with speed improvement, Username and Hashtag suggestion, search selected text on the web, bug fixes and many more. Cutegram also has support for Emoji. In this article I'll be showing you some more features of Cutegram and also how to install Cutegram on Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/14.04 and Linux Mint and Other debian based Linux distributions.
 

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Canonical Apologies for Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu 14.10 and 14.04 LTS

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Linux

We reported earlier this week that a vulnerability discovered recently in the Linux kernel packages of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) has been addressed.

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Release of KDE Frameworks 5.10.0

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KDE

May 08, 2015. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.10.0.
KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.
This release is part of a series of planned monthly releases making improvements available to developers in a quick and predictable manner.

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Debian 8, Codenamed ‘Jessie’, Review

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Debian

We can’t possibly express how good Debian 8.0 really is. It is simply fantastic.

It has found the exact balance between being a distribution for advanced Linux users and veterans alike. It is also usable enough for beginners to jump right in and learn something new. So many Linux distributions have tried to get this balance right, many have come close. None that we have tested here in the Labs have got it so accurate. Debian 8.0 simply could not be any more accurate and has struck the balance right on the head.

Debian 8.0 is undoubtedly the fastest and more responsive we have ever used. It is fast to install, boots instantly and is responsive like nothing we have experienced in a Linux distribution, to date. It sets a new benchmark for all other Linux distributions.

What is equally impressive, all our testing was performed in a 64bit virtual environment, yet we still experienced such great performance. On metal, Debian 8.0 is sure to shine even more.

Debian 8.0 is pure and perfect.

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Tizen Common Running on the HummingBoard-i2eX

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Development board lovers, some news for you today. Our friend Leon, with the assistance of his colleagues in the Konsulko Group, has successfully built Tizen:Common with Linux kernel 3.14.14 using Yocto. The target dev board is the HummingBoard-i2eX (Freescale i.MX6 SoC) and interestingly hardware accelerated graphics is supported in Wayland/Weston 1.6.

He used the existing fixes at the tizen-distro for Raspberry Pi 2 and we applied several changes:

EGL support was enabled in Wayland/Weston recipes
Vivante EGL and GAL2D compositor support was added
Systemd services were modified to launch Weston with hardware graphics acceleration

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Ubuntu's Unity 8 is prepping for phone-PC convergence, but still has a long way to go

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Unity 8 is still in rough shape on desktop PCs, which is surprising considering it was originally supposed to be the default desktop several releases of Ubuntu ago. Currently, it doesn’t have support for existing Linux desktop applications, so it only runs the apps written for the “Ubuntu SDK”—the apps you’ll find on an Ubuntu phone. No Canonical developers are yet using Unity 8 on their desktops full-time, which isn’t surprising given these limitations.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.0.1 and GNOME 3.16.1

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Dominique Leuenberger from the openSUSE Tumbleweed development team announced today, May 8, what was implemented this week on the Tumbleweed version of the openSUSE Linux operating system.

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Dell Precision M3800 Is a Very Powerful Laptop That Ships with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Back in April, we announced that Canonical and Dell worked together on bringing the next-generation Ubuntu-based Dell XPS 13 laptop developer edition to the Ubuntu's strong developer community, but the fact of the matter is that, at that point in time, Dell launched two laptops, the Dell XPS 13 and the Precision M3800 mobile workstation.

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ClamAV Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 15.04

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Canonical revealed details about a ClamAV vulnerability that has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04.

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The Open Source Maps That Make Rescues in Nepal Possible

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OSS

SINCE A MASSIVE 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, over 7,000 people have died, and many more have been injured or left stranded in rural areas. Aid groups like the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders have deployed teams to help those left behind in the districts of Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk. But there are plenty of people who are contributing from thousands of miles away—on their lunch break, after work, or on the weekend. They’re part of an online community of volunteers from all over the world who are mapping Nepal from their laptops, creating data that’s critical to on-the-ground relief.

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Orange Launches First Firefox OS Smartphones in Africa

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Moz/FF

We are happy to share that the first Firefox OS smartphones went on sale in Senegal and Madagascar this week. This follows an announcement from Mozilla and Orange at Mobile World Congress 2015 that Firefox OS smartphones would be available in markets across Africa and the Middle East later this year.

“We are pleased to partner with Orange to bring the mobile Web to users in a substantial number of new growth markets across Africa and the Middle East said Andreas Gal, CTO of Mozilla. “I’m also thrilled to see how the imminent arrival of Firefox OS has created excitement in the local Mozilla communities.”

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