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More on Munich, Linux Coming Out

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Last week's news of Munich considering a switch back to Windows has been clarified or rebuked today. Reports from DebConf15 refute the claims from certain city councillors complaining about the Ubuntu-based Linux. Nick Heath and Robert Pogson weigh in. Jack M. Germain chimed in today on his look at the life and times of Linux saying, "In honor of Linux's two dozen years of giving, LinuxInsider brings some gifts of praise to the party." Elsewhere, Red Hat was included in Forbes' Most Innovative Companies roundup this year.

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GNOME Video Arcade Gets a Major Release with Compatibility for Latest MAME and GTK3

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GNOME

The GNOME Video Arcade software, an open-source app that acts as a front-end to the well-known and cross-platform MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) emulator, has been updated to version 0.8.4.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 Arrives in October with Vibration and Accelerometer Access for Web Apps

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Ubuntu

Immediately after announcing the release of the OTA-6 software update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report to inform us all about the next major update for Ubuntu for phones, OTA-7.

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The Liquorix Kernel Is Still Ticking, Currently Based On Linux 4.1

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Linux

It's been two years since I last tested / reported on the Liquorix kernel, which advertises itself as "the better distro kernel" with optimizations for desktop, multimedia, and gaming workloads.

The Liquorix kernel has Zen interactive tuning, hard kernel preemption, utilizes Budget Fair Queue (BFQ), Vegas TCP congestion control, smaller TX net queues, AuFS support, etc.

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The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined

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Linux

When the Raspberry Pi shipped to a planet excited geeks in the middle of 2012, it changed the way we taught IT. That had always been the intention of creator Eben Upton. Give the kids the goods and they’ll do the rest.

At first, it seemed as though the grownups were more excited than the kids, creating all sorts of wacky Pi-based projects. Fortunately, those grownups - eager for the respect of their peers - shared everything they learned, posting to blogs, StackOverflow, and thousands of other websites. Want to know how to blink an LED? Drive a motor? Read a sensor? Set up a web server? Within the first year, all of that was out there, all of it indexed, searchable, and useful to kids.

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Why FreeBSD should not adopt launchd

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BSD

I have been keeping an eye on NextBSD for some time, when it was initially just openlaunchd, an effort initially started by R. Tyler as a GSoC student in 2005 to, unsurprisingly, port the launchd system and service manager to FreeBSD. It was stalled for a long time until its revival in late 2013, but again moving very slowly.

Around November of 2014 at the MeetBSD conference, Jordan Hubbard delivered a talk entitled “FreeBSD: The Next 10 Years,” which outlined a general desire for a more “event-driven” and unified configuration approach to FreeBSD, strongly implying the use of launchd as system bootstrap and service daemon, as well as other parts of the OS X low-level userspace.

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Ubuntu Developer Suggests Non-Windowing Display Server Layer for Wayland

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Ubuntu

Joel Leclerc, an independent Ubuntu developer, known for various apps, hacks, tweaks, tips, and tutorials for the Ubuntu Linux operating system, has posted an interesting article on his blog about the proposal of a non-windowing display server.

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All of Your Favorite PCLinuxOS Editions Are Now Available into a Single ISO Image

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Linux
PCLOS

The Linux AIO project has spent all summer creating new ISOs for various popular GNU/Linux distributions that have multiple editions, so they have had the great pleasure, as always, of informing us about some of them.

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Hardened Linux stalwarts grsecurity pull the pin after legal fight

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Security

The gurus behind the popular and respected Linux kernel hardening service Grsecurity have decided to stop providing support for its stable offering.

Patches will be ceased in the next two weeks in response to an expensive and lengthy court case between the small outfit and a “multi-billion dollar” corporation which it says flagrantly infringed its trademark.

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Scientific Linux 6.7 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7

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Red Hat
Sci/Tech

The Scientific Linux team, through Pat Riehecky, has had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the Scientific Linux 6.7 computer operating system.

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Many GNU/Linux Distributions?

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Linux

I think it's time to clarify the matter of "too many Linux distributions" once and for all. For a Linux veteran like myself, it is getting annoying to see all sorts of comments on the Internet from people complaining that there are way too many distributions of Linux.

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Review: New gadgets keep Samsung at Android helm, but might not be enough to lure Apple users

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Android
Reviews

Samsung has been facing competition not just from Apple but also from Android manufacturers such as Motorola and Xiaomi, which offer good-enough features while keeping prices low. Consumers will have to decide whether the premium features in the latest Samsung devices will be worth the premium price tags.

The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 phones arrived last week, while the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets come out next Thursday.

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Former Apple CEO, Beats Design Firm Team on Sleek, Low-Cost Android Phones for Developing World

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John Sculley — now there’s a name you may not have heard in a while.

The former Apple CEO is back, and is teaming with a top San Francisco design firm on a $199 Android smartphone designed to bring high-end features and looks to the low-end smartphones increasingly popular in much of the world.

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Ubuntu Developer Contest in China Was a Great Success, Here are the Winners

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Ubuntu

Canonical, through April Wang, had the great pleasure of announcing the winners of the "And your Dream come true" innovation contest for its Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system created in collaboration with China Mobile.

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Google Hopes Open Source Will Give Its Cloud A Path To The Enterprise

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Google
OSS

Instead, Google expects that becoming more open — and releasing more open-source software — will create a path for the company to make inroads into the enterprise. “Google has recognized that open is a better way of building,” McLuckie also noted. “We’ve come to admire the ability of the open-source community to drive innovation.”

He argued that building out in the open not only allows it to build a better product for its customers, but also to enable faster integration cycles. In addition, having an open-source project that involves other companies also allows it to absorb the DNA of these companies into the product.

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Eclipse seeks donations for open source development

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The Eclipse Foundation, best known for its Eclipse IDE, is moving into funding its open source projects via donations.

Previously, all Eclipse development was done by individuals and organizations contributing their time. "Today, we are significantly lowering the barriers for companies and individuals to actively invest in the ongoing development of the Eclipse platform," Eclipse Executive Director Mike Milinkovich said in a recent blog post.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Officially Released with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Custom Alarm Sounds, More

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Ubuntu

As we reported the other day, the Ubuntu Touch developers were hard at work to release the OTA-6 software update for Ubuntu for phones today, Wednesday, August 26, 2015, for Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, Nexus 4, and Nexus 7 devices.

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Ubuntu Touch's Telegram App 2.0 to Arrive Next Month Based on TelegramQML

GDK-PixBuf Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu 15.04

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Ubuntu

A vulnerability that would allow users to crash GDK-PixBuf with specially crafted file has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

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How to Ready Yourself for Linux: Nine Tips

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Linux

These days, I rarely give unsolicited technical advice. However, if people ask me how to explore and install Linux, I urge them to be systematic. To the average computer user, installing a Linux operating system is an unfamiliar procedure -- to say nothing of an exercise in unprecedented diversity.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 hands-on: Finally, new Android tablets

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It's been a dry year for high-end Android tablets, something Samsung aims to change with the new Galaxy Tab S2. Directly taking on the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 2 with both 9.7-inch and 8-inch screen sizes, each running at a crisp 2048 x 1536, the two slates come in WiFi-only and WiFi+LTE form.

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