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Story Debian 8.0 Jessie has been released! Rianne Schestowitz 26/04/2015 - 7:37am
Story Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC is loaded with I/O, supports PoE Rianne Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 9:46pm
Story LibreOffice 4.3.7 Open Source Office Suite Released with Over 100 Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 5:53pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 8:23am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 8:23am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 8:22am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 8:22am
Story The Turing Phone Is Super Durable and Ultra Secure Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 8:18am
Story GNU/Linux Share of Global Page-Views Reaches New High Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 7:50am
Story Linux Kernel 4.0 Update Kit Now Available for Black Lab Linux 6.5, Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 25/04/2015 - 7:46am

Xubuntu 15.04 Arrives with Xfce 4.12 and Linux Kernel 3.19 - Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

Canonical released today the final version of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, as well as its many flavors, including Kubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu MATE 15.04, Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04, Ubuntu Studio 15.04, and Lubuntu 15.04.

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Also: Lubuntu 15.04 Is the Last Release to Use LXDE as the Team Prepares for LXQt - Screenshot Tour

Webconverger 28 Is a Great Linux OS for Internet Cafes and Kiosks

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Linux

Webconverger, a Linux distribution used for deployment in places like offices or Internet cafes, where only web applications are used, is now at version 28 and is ready for download.

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Linux 4.1

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Linux
  • XFS Updates Submitted For Linux 4.1 Kernel

    Dave Chinner has sent in his XFS file-system updates targeting the Linux 4.1 kernel.

  • ACPI For 64-bit ARM Proposed For Linux 4.1

    Will Deacon sent in the "ACPI for arm64" pull request today with there already being 64-bit ARM hardware on the market that supports booting with ACPI tables -- or FDT tables. ACPI for ARM is possible in the latest revisions to the specification and Linaro has been focused on making the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface a reality for this x86 competitor.

No Linux, no Docker, no cloud OS? Think again

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OS
Server

Operating systems like CoreOS and Joyent's SmartOS/Triton have worked to redefine, in radically different ways, what an OS needs to be to run applications at scale in the cloud.

Now another OS is set to join the ranks of those trying to do the cloud-OS thing in a maverick way: OSv, an open source, hypervisor-optimized OS "designed to run an application stack without getting in the way."

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Benchmarks of Linux RAID

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • RAID 5/6 Changes Coming For Linux Software RAID (MD)

    Linux 4.1 will feature an updated Multiple Device (MD) driver to improve the RAID 5/6 potential for those relying upon Linux Software RAID.

  • 6-Disk ZFS On Linux RAID Server Benchmarks

    With the recent big update to ZFS On Linux I've begun running some new ZFS Linux file-system tests. Today are just some preliminary numbers from running ZOL 0.6.4 with various RAID levels across six 300GB H106030SDSUN300G 10K RPM SAS drives.

QtWebEngine Poses Problems For Debian, Distribution Vendors

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KDE

Debian and other Linux distributions are running into issues with packaging up QtWebEngine, which is becoming a problem since more of the new KDE stack is becoming dependent upon this addition to Qt 5.4 that provides a web rendering engine based on Chromium.

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Events

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Ubuntu 15.04 Gets Its First Vulnerability Fix

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Ubuntu

Canonical has just published details regarding the first vulnerability identified and fixed for a package present in Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet).

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Canonical Making First Steps Towards Ditching DEB-Based Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Canonical has been maintaining an Ubuntu Next version that features the Unity 8 desktop environment and the Mir display server, which is designed to work on the desktop. They have announced that the current .deb based version of Ubuntu Next will be replaced with a version based on Snappy.

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What's Next for Apache's Open Source Office Suite, OpenOffice?

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OOo

Still, as one of the longest-standing open source productivity apps, and one that played a major role in making desktop Linux viable, OpenOffice is a venerable project. Indeed, its history stretches all the way back to 1985 (when I was still merely an idea!), and it has been open source since 2000. If it folds, it will be one of the first big-name open source apps to do so—even if few people notice as they continue happily chugging along on LibreOffice.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Reviews

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Reviews
Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 15.04 review

    If it’s spring, that must mean a new release of Ubuntu. This latest one is codenamed the “Vivid Vervet”, but – as has become common for Ubuntu releases – you’ll have to squint to spot the difference between this and last autumn’s “Utopic Unicorn”.

  • Ubuntu 15.04: Minor improvements, major controversy

    Ubuntu 15.04 has arrived, but not without a bit of controversy. Jack Wallen highlights what you can expect from the latest iteration from Canonical by way of drama and improvements.

10 Linux Mini PCs

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Linux

Asus has perhaps the best Chromebox around, although Acer, HP, and Dell come close. The Asus model runs Chrome OS on a 4th Gen., dual-core Intel Celeron, and offers 4k video, 2-4GB RAM, 16GB flash, WiFi, Bluetooth, DisplayPort, and 100GB of cloud storage.

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Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 is Available Now

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Red Hat

Red Hat has announced its Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1, the company’s selection of some of the latest open source C and C++ compilers and complementary development tools. Available through the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program and related subscriptions, Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 is targeted at application development for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but is also potentially useful for all kinds of developers and administrators depending on Red Hat's cloud tools.

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Press release: Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 Now Available

Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Is Out, Based on GNOME 3.14 - Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

The final version for the 15.04 branch of Ubuntu GNOME has been released and is now available for download. As expected, it comes with the latest GNOME 3.14 packages, a new Linux kernel, and many other upgrades.

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Also: Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Released, Is Now an Official Ubuntu Flavor - Screenshot Tour

Kubuntu 15.04 Officially Released, Based on Beautiful Plasma 5 Desktop

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Ubuntu

Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has been made available, and users can now download and install this pristine KDE experience.

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Also: Kubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Screenshot Tour

Five Important Steps Linux Job Seekers Should Take

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Linux

Linux talent is in high demand, and the evidence is in the numbers. According to the 2015 Linux Jobs Report from the Linux Foundation, 92 percent of IT managers plan to hire Linux pros within the next six months. The 2015 Linux Jobs Report includes data from hiring managers (1,010) and Linux professionals (3,446) and provides an overview of the state of the market for Linux careers and what motivates professionals in this industry. With the rise of open cloud platforms positively affecting this ever-growing market, a new generation of open-source projects like Docker and OpenStack ensure the longevity of developers who can hone the most cutting-edge skills. Yet in the same report, 88 percent of companies stated it is somewhat difficult to find qualified candidates. Organizations are willing to pay big bucks for those with the right qualifications. To glean more perspective from a company that is constantly looking to hire the best open-source talent, eWEEK spoke with Marie Louise van Deutekom, global HR director at SUSE, to uncover tips for Linux job seekers and showcase which skills will help them stand out.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Officially Released

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Ubuntu

Canonical has officially released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Debian that uses the Unity desktop environment.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.04 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Is Now Available for Download

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Ubuntu

While Canonical prepares an official announcement for the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system later today, they have already started uploading the Live ISO images on mirrors worldwide.

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How to get involved with the Open Source Hardware Association

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Hardware
OSS

Back in October of 2014, I was lucky enough to be elected to the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) board. Because the association received its nonprofit status, the board is finally able to begin increasing its reach in the community. Many new initiatives are being discussed, and we've been collecting a lot of community input on what is needed in the open source hardware world. One of the main objectives the board has in mind for the next year is to continue building up the community interaction and awareness of the association.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
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