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Cinnamon 2.6 Is Coming Very Soon, Here's How to Install It in Linux Mint Right Now

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Linux

While we are eagerly waiting for the final release of the Cinnamon 2.6 desktop environment to become available in the main software repositories of our favorite Linux distributions, Clement Lefebvre has announced that we can install it in a Beta form in Linux Mint.

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OpenWrt 15.05 RC1 Gets Linux Kernel 3.18, Supports Raspberry Pi 2, New 3G/4G Modems

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Graphics/Benchmarks

It's been more than six months since the OpenWrt developers announced the release of the OpenWrt "Barrier Breaker" 14.07 custom firmware for routers, but today they've just informed us of the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate version of the upcoming OpenWrt "Chaos Calmer" 15.05 update.

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Vatican library: open source for long-term preservation

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OSS

The combination of open source and open standards ensures long-term preservation of electronic records and prevents IT vendor lock-in, says Luciano Ammenti, head of the IT department at the Vatican Library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana) in Vatican City.

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systemd 220 Adds New Features to Networkd, Integrates the Gummiboot EFI Bootloader

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Lennart Poettering had the great pleasure of announcing today, May 21, the immediate availability for download of a new release of his controversial systemd init system that is adopted by more and more Linux kernel-based operating systems.

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GNOME 3.17.2 unstable tarballs due

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GNOME

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2015-05-25 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.17.2
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.17.2. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

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Fedora 22 Final is No-Go but second sign-off try is tomorrow

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Red Hat

Hi!
Today at Fedora 22 Final Go/No-Go meeting it was decided that Fedora 22
Final is No-Go. More details in meeting minutes [1].

As both bugs we accepted as blocker bugs today are already fixed and RC3
compose is requested, we will try to sign-off the final release tomorrow.
If you are willing to help with release validation, follow standard
channels for RC3 announcement.

The next Go/No-Go meeting is on Friday, May 22 17:00 UTC #fedora-meeting-2
channel.

[1] http://bit.ly/1FFcJ2G

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Linux Kernel 3.12.43 LTS Is a Massive Update, EXT4 Data Corruption Patched

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Linux

Jiri Slaby, the maintainer of the 3.12 kernel series, announced earlier today that a new maintenance release is available for all users of this LTS (Long Term Support) Linux kernel.

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Intel takes on CoreOS with its own container-based Linux

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GNU
Linux

Clear Linux, Intel's new container-based distribution, bristles with ideas for how to run containers and perform OS management

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Krita comes to Discworld!

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KDE

We found out that the German Discworld covers were made with Krita, and had the privilege to ask the artist to talk about her work.

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Also: Twenty years of Qt!

Qt was first released 20 years ago!

IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark

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Linux

Aaeon’s AIOT-X1000 SBC runs Wind River Linux on an Intel Quark chip, and offers dual Ethernet, dual mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi, BT, ZigBee, and 3G.

Last year, Taiwan based Aaeon debuted the AIOT-X1000 SBC as the guts of its AIOT-X1000 IoT Gateway. Now the 3.5-inch board is available on its own for a wide range of IoT applications. The name combines the prefix “Aaeon Internet of Things” with the board’s single-threaded Intel Quark X1000 system-on-chip, which here runs the Yocto-based Wind River Linux. The low power, Pentium ISA-compatible SoC can be clocked at up to 400MHz, and has no GPU.

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OpenStack isn't just ready for enterprise adoption, it's already there

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Server
OSS

There are not enough OpenStack experts to go around. At OpenStack Summit, there is literally not a single company here that is not looking for more programmers, architects, and engineers.

But, they're coming. OpenStack is now backed by more than 200 vendors, including Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, RackSpace Red Hat, and VMware. Is there any enterprise out there which doesn't have a working relationship with at least of one of these companies?

This is making OpenStack deployment easier. If your company doesn't have the talent it needs to do it in-house, Canonical, Red Hat, and Mirantis, to name but three of the leading OpenStack deployment firms, are all ready to jump in and help you get up and running. In short, you can pay cash today and have a working OpenStack cloud tomorrow.

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today's leftovers

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Misc
  • Linux secrets most users don't know about

    A reddit discussion that focused on things about Linux that most users don't know has gotten tons of responses, and some of them are quite interesting and informative.

  • Containers Reloaded

    What they heck? Run KVM VMs inside of Docker containers? Why would anyone want to do that? Well, so you can embed KVM VM disk images inside of Docker images... and easily deploy a KVM VM (almost) as easily as a Docker container. That kind of makes my head hurt just thinking about running a Windows 7 Desktop inside of a Docker container... but someone out there is doing that. Yikes!

  • [Slackware] Stable channel for Chromium hits 43

    Building on my experiences with chromium-dev (the development channel of the Chromium browser which is currently at version 44), I have made similar changes to my latest package for the chromium browser and its widevine and pepperflash plugins.

  • Rate these 53 sub-$200 hacker SBCs, win one of 20

    Rate your favorite hacker SBCs, and you might win one of 20 SBCs including the BeagleBone Black, Creator CI20, DragonBoard 410c, and Edison Kit for Arduino.

  • Russia Eyes Linux-Based Smartphone OS for Mobile Market

    Linux—or a form of it, at least—and other open source programs soon could be playing a bigger role in the mobile and tablet market in Russia. And it has concerns over spying by the NSA to thank.

  • Mozilla Integrates Propietary Pocket Plugin

    This is based on the proprietary former addon pocket, which is now no longer supported since it is being integrated.

    It's only the beta channel, but this has all the hallmarks of a half-baked revenue stream for Mozilla that ultimately sells out user privacy - and what's worse, is opt-out, rather than opt-in.

  • OpenStack Foundation Plots a Diverse Course Forward

    Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation, discusses new efforts under way to improve diversity and grow the open-source cloud platform.

  • France wants to accelerate its reforms through open government

    The action plan that France must submit as part of its membership of the Open government partnership (OGP) is mainly build on reforms already announced.

  • France will chair OGP in 2016

    France will chair the Open Government Partnership from October 2016 to October 2017, after the OGP Steering Committee accepted France’s application at a meeting in Mexico on April 24.

  • PDF Poland Central Eastern: Digital tools to promote openness and democracy

    Eastern Central Europe has to reinvent itself and digital tools are the way to succeed. This is one of the conclusions drawn during the Personal Democracy Forum Poland-Central Eastern. This conference, which took place in Warsaw in mid-April, was organised by the ePaństwo Foundation (Fundacja ePaństwo) - a Polish NGO aiming at developing democracy and transparency.

  • VA’s ‘Grand Challenge’: Open-Source Prosthetic Limbs for Veterans

    Last week, VA’s Center for Innovation launched its three-month Innovation Creation Series for Prosthetics and Assistive Technologies. The aim of the series is to build a suite of special prosthetics and other state-of-the-art technologies to support wounded veterans in their day-to-day lives.

  • Java at 20: Its successes, failures, and future

    Although Java was developed at Sun Microsystems, Oracle has served as the platform's steward since acquiring Sun in early 2010. During that time, Oracle has released Java 7 and Java 8, with version 9 due up next year. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill recently spoke to Oracle's Georges Saab, vice president of software development for the Java Platform Group, about the occasion of Java's 20th anniversary.

  • Happy birthday Java

Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

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Ubuntu

Shuttleworth, who has funded the popular Linux company out of his own pocket since its founding in October 2004, said that while a final decision has not been made, "He's seriously thinking about taking Canonical public."
The decision won't be entirely his. "I need to talk it over with my Canonical team." He also said that the idea has been being seriously kicked around internally for the last several months.

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Open source initiatives saving grace for many companies

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OSS

If your next software development project is going to be successful, be it a simple Java EE deployment or a full-scale role out of a private cloud initiative based on OpenStack, a tremendous amount of code has to be written. The sad state of affairs enterprise organizations need to reckon with is that there is no way all that code can be written by the internal development team.

So what's an organization to do? According to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, successful organizations reach out to the open source community. "There is too much software to be written for any one organization to write this software on its own," Zemlin said. "Open source allows businesses to focus on only the most important aspects of their technology stacks; only the things that truly differentiate the organization."

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Measuring performance the open source way

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OSS

Jim Whitehurst recently wrote about the performance management approach we use at Red Hat for the Harvard Business Review. In his article, Whitehurst details one aspect of the performance management process that differentiates Red Hat from other companies—its flexibility.

We have a system for tracking performance (called Compass), and we have expectations for when Compass reviews are performed (at least annually, preferably quarterly). But the details and structure of implementation are up to individual managers or teams. I lead a team of more than 100 people at Red Hat, and I’d like to share how I measure and manage performance the open source way.

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