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Story DARPA Is Using Ubuntu to Build Humanoid Robots – Video Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:38pm
Story Can the Linux-based Jolla Tablet take on Android and iOS? Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:09pm
Story Dooscape 1.2 Released – A Web Browser with a Simple and Neat Interface Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 10:01pm
Story Thoughts on Systemd Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 5:11pm
Story Hands-On: New KaOS Linux Release Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 12:24pm
Story Linux still owns supercomputing Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 11:52am
Story Linux Outlaws Ride Into the Sunset Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 9:53am
Story Introducing 300,000 People to Linux Rianne Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 9:45am
Story GNU Guix 0.8 released Roy Schestowitz 19/11/2014 - 9:36am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 18/11/2014 - 5:22pm

3 great reasons to give away your precious tech under an open-source license

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Legal

Earlier this week, cloud provider Joyent did a surprising thing: It shared its finely tuned cloud software, SmartDataCenter, under an open-source license.

But while it might seem like the company is giving away its high-value intellectual property at a time when Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have made the public cloud market ultra-competitive, Bryan Cantrill, the company’s chief technology officer, actually has some very smart justifications for the move, which he spelled out in a blog post.

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Joyent and Canonical to open source container technologies

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OSS

Joyent and Canonical are the latest cloud firms to open source their container technologies.

Joyent, which recently raised $15m in funding, announced a container-based cloud-hosting platform that could be used as the basis for running large-scale, big-data tasks

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Also: Joyent Makes Open Source Private Cloud Container Platform Available

Companies Are Finally Learning To Share—The Open Source Way

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OSS

What may be new is a willingness to actually engage in open source, rather than simply use it.

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Root access for students at Penn Manor

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OSS

So, what is Penn Manor doing differently? First, they’re doing everything with open source. They use Koha, Moodle, Linux, WordPress, Ubuntu, OwnCloud, SIPfoundry, and VirtualBox.

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Details Emerge on UT One Ubuntu Linux Tablet

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Linux
Ubuntu

Details continue to emerge on the UT One, the tablet with an Intel processor that will run on Canonical's Ubuntu operating system. Here are the latest revelations on what will very possibly be one of the first x86-based mobile devices powered by an open source Linux distribution (yeah, Android is not really a Linux distribution).

Rumors regarding the UT One, whose developers say they will have the hardware ready to ship by the end of this calendar year, first appeared about a week ago. Since then Canonical's role has become clearer, even if the details of the relationship between the company and the UT One developers remain to be determined.

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Rugged Linux box-PC excels at industrial fieldbuses

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Linux

Ixxat’s ruggedized “Econ 100″ DIN rail computer runs Linux on an ARM/FPGA Xilinx Zynq SoC, and supports multiple industrial Ethernet and fieldbus protocols.

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Also: Rugged industrial gateway runs Linux on TI Sitara

The Document Foundation sets precedents & paves new opportunities for Free Software

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LibO

The Document Foundation role is to support and grow the LibreOffice & Document Liberation project and promote Free Software and Open Standards. You will notice in this statement two key points; first, it is not directly the role of the Document Foundation to develop the LibreOffice code: the community of volunteers is in charge of that and second, the actual role of the foundation is actually to protect and cater to the community’s needs and logistics.

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Lenovo to launch low-cost Chromebook in early 2015

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GNU
Linux
Google

Lenovo reportedly will launch Chromebook models targeting the sub-US$170 segment in early 2015, a move which will further drag down profits for notebook vendors, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

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Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Enters Feature Freeze

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GNU
Linux
Debian

Debian developers have announced that the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" development cycle has been frozen and all the updates that will land from on now will consist only of bug fixes.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn review - No rainbows

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Reviews
Ubuntu

I am willing to extend the slight benefit of doubt to the Ubuntu family and retest on different hardware sometime in the future, as well as give Kubuntu and Xubuntu their due spin and such. But if this turns out to be legacy hardware issues so to speak, then we will be having an essay in expletives. Anyhow, skip this. Stay with Trusty, it's awesome and stable and fun. And let's see what the rest of the pack can do. For now, Unicorn, 0/10.

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Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0r0 Release Notes

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Reviews

Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian. Our goal is to provide a ready to use and easy to install desktop and laptop optimized operating system based on Debian's testing branch and the latest stable release of GNOME desktop environment. Users can easily install extra software packages from Parsix APT repositories. Our annual release cycle consists of two major and four minor versions. We have our own software repositories and build servers to build and provide all the necessary updates and missing features in Debian stable branch.

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Black Lab Linux Is GNOME 3's Best Friend

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Reviews

Black Lab Linux is a general purpose free distribution for home users and small-to-mid-sized businesses. This particular segment of the Linux OS tries to bridge free OS and preconfigured commercial hardware/software with a flexible set of options.

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Software Freedom Conservancy and Free Software Foundation announce copyleft.org

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GNU
Legal

This new site will not only provide a venue for those who constantly update and improve the Comprehensive Tutorial, but is also now home to a collaborative community to share and improve information about copyleft licenses, especially the GNU General Public License (GPL), and best compliance practices.

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Ubuntu, ownCloud, and a hidden dark side of Linux software repositories

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Ubuntu

The version of ownCloud in Ubuntu’s Universe repositories is old and full of “multiple critical security vulnerabilities.” It’s no secret. The ownCloud project itself asked Ubuntu to remove it so users wouldn’t have vulnerable server software. Ubuntu suggested to ownCloud they should take over maintaining it instead. OwnCloud thought that was ridiculous—they just want to write software and not maintain it in every distribution’s repositories.

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Xubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Fast and Responsive

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Reviews

Xubuntu is an elegant Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, which uses the lightweight Xfce desktop environment to work, instead of the Unity desktop. Xubuntu is designed for computers with low computing resource, always guaranteeing the best performance.

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Jessie Freeze, Reviews, and Linux Outlaws Quitting

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-s

Today in Linux news, Debian 8 is frozen and Canonical confirms an Ubuntu tablet is in the works. Two reviews landed yesterday on the Kano Linux computer, one today on Ubuntu, and another on openSUSE 13.2. Linux Australia is now censoring its mailing list and Jack Wallen says Ubuntu 14.10 was a boring release because they are in a holding pattern.

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Fireworks! And Tux Machines Works.

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Just talk

November effigies

Fireworks continue to appear all over the place, even a day after Guy Fawkes Night. Yesterday the city was full of smoke (as though it is under heavy fog all around), but that is just an annually-recurring tradition. It's very bad for the environment, but hey, lots of people enjoy it.

Over 400 Guy Fawkes tried to destroy the House of Lords, just as some gang or a person has been trying now for nearly two months to keep Tux Machines offline. Thankfully, however, the attacks are not succeeding anymore because we have refined our defenses and the offending zombie PCs are being banned left and right (all day long). Surely the plot has been foiled. All we need now is effigies.

today's howtos and more

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

KaOS ISO 2014.11

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GNU
Linux

KaOS is proud to announce the availability of the November release of a new stable ISO. Since August updates were done to a good 1200 packages and to stay with the policy that a first pacman -Syu should be an uncomplicated one for new users means a new ISO is needed.

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