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Here’s how to make your Ubuntu Desktop beautiful

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Ubuntu
HowTos

So instead of hurling insults at the confused penguin nestlings, I have decided to help by giving you my own guide on how to make Ubuntu beautiful. Please note there are many ways to do this, this is just my way and because I detest the Dock-style launchers (bottom of the screen) do not ask me about them.If I wanted a Mac I would buy a Mac and use their Docking feature. Who am I kidding here, If I wanted a Mac, I would not be able to afford a Mac.

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Let's Talk Solus, the Linux Distribution That Wants to Change the Game

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Reviews

Every time a new, promising GNU/Linux distribution is announced, the community is on fire testing, helping, and contributing to make it the best ever, the next-gen, everything they've ever dreamed of.

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Fedora 22 Released, See What`s New [Workstation]

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Red Hat
Reviews

Fedora 22 Workstation was released today and it ships with the latest stable GNOME 3.16, a new default package manager and other interesting changes. Let's take a look at what's new!

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​SUSE OpenStack Cloud: Any platform, anytime

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SUSE

SUSE, the well-known Linux company, may not have the OpenStack cloud reputation of rivals Canonical, Red Hat, and Mirantis, but it offers one thing that no one else does: It's public-cloud agnostic.

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Also: OpenStack Begins Vendor Certification Program

Alpine 3.2.0 released

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GNU
Linux

We are pleased to announce Alpine Linux 3.2.0, the first release in v3.2 stable series.

This release is built with musl libc and is not compatible with v2.x and earlier, so special care needs to be taken when upgrading.

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Private Linux cloud server costs $89, streams media too

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Linux

An $89, peer-to-peer “Brease” private file server on Kickstarter features four USB 3.0 ports, a GbE port, 256-bit AES, mobile support, and media streaming.

Dutch startup Brease is more than halfway to a $90,000 Kickstarter funding goal for the Brease private file server. Packages are available through June 16, starting at $89, or $119 for the functionally identical Black Thunder Edition, both of which ship in Feb. 2016. An internally identical anodized aluminum Onyx Edition goes for $199, but ships in Dec. 2015.

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Information Exchange Between the Ubuntu Community Council and the Kubuntu Council

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KDE
Ubuntu

Here is all that we have to share in terms of background information. The Ubuntu governance goals demand that “Decisions regarding the Ubuntu distribution and community are taken in a fair and transparent fashion”. To that end, here is all the correspondence between the Ubuntu Community Council (UCC) and the Kubuntu Council (KC). In this post, I am, on behalf of the KC, merely trying to provide data.

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Also: Ubuntu Community Council Asks the Kubuntu Project Leader to Step Down

The Five Best Linux-Powered Mini Computers

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Linux

Why should you be lugging around a bulky PC when you can get a decent computing power in a box no wider than 5 inch or a stick as big (or small) as the Chromecast?

Linux has become a dominant force in the consumer space, thanks to Google's Chrome OS and Android. While both Android and Chrome OS are Linux-based distributions, they can't run a majority of applications written for the traditional Linux-based distributions such openSUSE, Fedora or Ubuntu.

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The end for Mandriva

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MDV

An anonymous reader has pointed out that Mandriva is currently being liquidated (page in French). The company brought in €553,000 in 2013, but that is seemingly not enough to keep it going in 2015. It is a sad end for a company that has been pursuing the desktop Linux dream since 1998.

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Also: Bye Bye Mandriva, She's Being Liquidated

Dissecting Linux/Moose: a Linux Router-based Worm Hungry for Social Networks

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Linux

Today we are releasing a research paper about a malware family that primarily targets Linux-based consumer routers but that can infect other Linux-based embedded systems in its path: Dissecting Linux/Moose. This blog post will summarize a few elements of the full report.

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Fedora 22 and missing applications

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Red Hat

Quite a few people are going to be installing Fedora 22 in the coming days, searching for things in the software center and not finding what they want. This is because some applications still don’t ship AppData files, which have become compulsory for this release. So far, over 53% of applications shipped in Fedora ship the required software center metadata, up from the original 12% in Fedora 21. If you don’t like this, you can either use dnf to install the package on the command line, or set gsettings set org.gnome.software require-appdata false. If you want to see your application in the software center in the future, please file a bug either upstream or downstream (I’ve already filed a lot of upstream bugs) or even better write the metadata and get it installed either upstream tarball or downstream in the Fedora package. Most upstream and downstream maintainers have shipped the extra software center information, but some others might need a little reminder about it from users.

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Also: Fedora 22 released and available now

A call to arms

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Ubuntu

UBUNTU creator Mark Shuttleworth issued a call to arms this month to developers of all Linux desktop environments to work together to bring their applications to a converged platform that will run Ubuntu on phones, tablets and PCs.

In a video address to kickoff the Ubunt Online Summit, Shuttleworth said convergence was rapidly transforming personal computing.

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Also: ​Private cloud storage at public cloud prices: Ubuntu Advantage Storage

Dropping Ubuntu Edge Was Canonical's Biggest Mistake

Red Hat Has Another Developer Now Working On Nouveau

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Red Hat

Red Hat is letting another one of their developers focus on improvements to Nouveau, the open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.

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Also: Mesa May Soon Enable OpenGL ES 1.x/2.x By Default

Android Auto Review: The Smartphone Finally Finds Its Rightful Home in the Car

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Android
Reviews

After a week cruising around with Android Auto, I’m convinced this is the future of in-dash technology. Taking the software design out of the hands of car makers and putting it in the hands of phone makers should have happened long ago.

Google’s mobile talents—maps, speech recognition, Google Now—are great behind the wheel. I do have some frustrations with the system, but the biggest is that you need the right phone and right car.

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Fedora 22 Torrents Are Live, Download Now

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Red Hat

You can now download the Fedora 22 Linux operating system ahead of the official announcement, which will be published on the Fedora Project website later today.

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Qt 4.8.7 Released

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Development
KDE

I am happy to announce release of Qt 4.8.7 today bringing over 150 improvements and bug fixes. Qt 4.8.7 provides important security updates, better support for Mac OS X 10.10 and many requested error corrections. As a patch release, it does not add new functionality and maintains full compatibility with previous Qt 4.8.x releases.

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Black GNOME Linux 3.16 Is Now Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS - Gallery

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Ubuntu

From the creator of the RemasterOS Linux and K-Mint Linux distributions, we're introducing you today to the Black GNOME Linux distro, based on the latest Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Is Already Getting GNOME 3.16 Packages

4 steps to creating a thriving open source project

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OSS

Andrey Petrov spoke at a Sourcegraph open source meetup about lessons learned from his successes and failures creating open source projects.

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Plasma 5.3.1 Fixes Important Bugs

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GNU
KDE
Linux

Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.3.1. Plasma 5.3 was released in January with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

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