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Story Fedora 22 Marches Closer To Release Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:05pm
Story Ubuntu 15.10 Release Schedule Firmed Up Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:59pm
Story Open source as a path to innovation Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:52pm
Story How open source disrupted the CMS market Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Lemon Pi, a powerful Raspberry Pi Clone Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Windows 10 vs Ubuntu – Which OS Will Be The First? Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:35pm
Story Is Red Hat ready for the Internet of Things? Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:32pm
Story Dell Launches Cheap Ubuntu-Powered Inspiron 15 3000 Series Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:23pm
Story Google developing “Brillo” Internet of Things OS based on Android Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:15pm
Story Misplaced ire toward Ubuntu and Canonical is hurting Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 7:15pm

Debian Is Still Working To Tackle ZFS On Linux Support

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Linux
Debian

Last month we heard libdvdcss and ZFS should soon appear in Debian GNU/Linux, but now it doesn't appear that easy... It could end up taking a while longer for the ZFS file-system and the libdvdcss support for DVD playback on Debian to appear within the official repositories.

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Leftovers: KDE

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KDE

Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Mark Shuttleworth: Why Ubuntu mobile really matters

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Ubuntu

A smartphone that can work as a desktop may be a long shot but the pursuit of mobile technology has brought many benefits to Ubuntu, according to Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.

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LibreOffice 5.0 Open-Source Office Suite Has Been Branched

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LibO

Branching LibreOffice 5.0 now puts it under a hard feature freeze while the beta one release is to follow quite soon followed by a second LO 5.0 beta in early June. Four release candidates for LibreOffice 5.0 will come during June and July while the official release of LibreOffice 5 is still slated for the end of July or early August.

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Why your hardware needs an open source debugger

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OSS

Working directly with hardware is hard. Each project brings with it mundane questions of which compiler to use, what communications protocols to work with, and how to load code. Developers also need to figure out how to debug the live system without affecting the program being executed.

In the past this has required expensive and proprietary software, but thanks to commodity hardware and projects such as OpenOCD, developing programs that run directly on embedded hardware is easier than ever before.

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The future of open source in health IT

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OSS

I've known Fred for about 15 years or so, first as a contributor to OpenEMR and later we accidentally met in person at the University of Texas. It's pretty cool to come face-to-face with folks you've only know online and, mostly, from working with their contributed code! Over the years, Fred has hosted a couple of open source healthcare IT conferences and done some great work in the field for ClearHealth/MirrorMed with Dave Ulhman and now focusing on open data.

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The Ubuntu Touch OTA 4 Update Will Bring Important New Features

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Ubuntu

Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has confirmed that the next Ubuntu Touch Update (OTA 4) will be released by the end of the month and will change the code base of the system to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet.

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Also from Linux G: Canonical Has Created Two Different Development Channels For The Two Ubuntu Touch Phones: BQ Aquaris E4.5 And Meizu MX4

Ubuntu 15.10 Is Now Based On Kernel 4.0.4

Lee Schlesinger: No one nowadays objects to FOSS

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Interviews
OSS

I'm Lee Schlesinger, currently managing editor for the Spiceworks Community. Spiceworks provides a free downloadable help desk and network inventory application, and hosts a community for IT pros to discuss both work and off-topic issues. Though we have a pretty popular Linux group in the community, many of the community members, who we call SpiceHeads, work in Microsoft-centric shops.

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Also: Electronic IDs need open source tools

Canonical Releases Linux Kernel Update for Ubuntu 14.10

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Linux
Ubuntu

Canonical has published details about a few vulnerabilities that were found and corrected in the Linux kernel packages, affecting the kernel for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicon) operating system.

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Ubuntu Touch Could Really Use an Android Runtime to Emulate Apps

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Android
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch is already stable, and it's available on two different phones right now, Bq Aquaris and Meizu MX4. It's different from your regular OS experience, but that's a good thing. The only real problem is the lack of apps, although a Blackberry approach to the problem might be a good thing for Canonical.

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How to convert users to Linux

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Linux

I have converted many users, including my wife, to Linux in the past 10 years and and I am still going strong. If you do it right, Linux will do a better job for your users than Mac OS X or Windows … if you do it right.

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Tails 1.4 Linux Distro Fixes Security Flaws, Focuses on Privacy

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Security
Debian

Tails first achieved notoriety as the Linux distribution that National Security Agency whistleblower Ed Snowden used. Tails, an acronym for The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is focused on enabling user privacy while online. On April 29, 2014, the Tails 1.0 debuted, and it has been steadily updated ever since. Tails 1.4 launched May 12 of this year with a number of new capabilities, including several important security updates. Among the big changes in Tails 1.4 is a new privacy-focused search tool called Disconnect. Tails 1.4 also enables users to print a paper copy of their privacy keys using the Paperkey tool. A core part of every Tails release is the included Tor browser, which benefits from an update in Tails 1.4 that fixes a number of recently disclosed security vulnerabilities. There are times when the Tor browser isn't enough, and users need a regular browser to get access to a service, which is why Tails 1.4 also includes an Unsafe Browser, as well. In this slide show, eWEEK examines key features of the Tails 1.4 release.

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ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 and Linux 4.0 ext4 Corruption

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-s

Russian ROSA Company today announced the release of ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2, the newest version of their business-class operating system. Elsewhere, kernel version 4.0.2 may have introduced an ext4 corruption bug resulting in data loss affecting at least Arch, Debian and Fedora.

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​Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service

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Red Hat
Server
OSS

At OpenStack Summit, Red Hat announced it was releasing a technology preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage with integration into OpenStack's new Manila shared file system project.

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Also: OpenStack: Ready for more enterprise adoption?

Huawei launches 10KB LiteOS to power the internet of things

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OS
OSS

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is preparing to launch an operating system for the internet of things that's just 10 kilobytes in size. The company says that its "LiteOS" is the "lightest" software of its kind and can be used to power a range of smart devices — from wearables to cars. Huawei predicts that by 2025 there will be roughly 100 billion internet-connected devices in the world, with 2 million new sensors deployed every hour. The company also said that the OS would be "opened to all developers" to allow them to quickly create their own smart products — although it's unclear whether this means that LiteOS will be fully open-source. Huawei says LiteOS also supports "zero configuration, auto-discovery, and auto-networking."

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Review: LG Watch Urbane Has Great Design, Missing Features

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Android

Being an early adopter of anything and everything Linux, I was quick to order the LG Watch Urbane the moment it was made available on Google Store. It was the most expensive watch around, there were no detailed reviews, but I was impressed by the design.

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OpenStack Boldly Going Where No Cloud Has Gone Before (Mars)

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Server
OSS

OpenStack's Nova compute project originally began as the Nebula project at NASA. At the OpenStack conference here, Jonathan Chiang, IT Chief Engineer at NASA JPL detailed how the space agency is now using OpenStack in its effort to land humans on Mars.

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Also: OpenStack Debuts App Catalog, Doubles Down on Containers

GNU/Linux: the desktop that never was

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GNU
Linux

About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will.

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The Day Linux Crashed

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GNU
Linux

To be fair, the number 77 car was not a favorite to win the race. In fact, Moreno started from the eleventh row — the last row — after just barely qualifying. But most of that was irrelevant: Linux was out there. Tux 500 was highlighted prominently in eleven major newspapers, dozens of minor ones, two major non-tech magazines, and dozens of non-Linux/tech publications on paper and across the web.

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