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Story Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 1 28/07/2015 - 3:19am
Story Mr. Robot TV Show Now Uses BackTrack Linux's Successor, Kali Linux for Hacking Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 10:05pm
Story FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 9:14pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: MariaDB Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 5:09pm
Story UK health service nurtures open source communities Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 5:04pm
Story LG's got a flip phone that runs Android Lollipop Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 5:01pm
Story Next-gen Android One phone launches in India for $176 Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 4:56pm
Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Update with All the Latest Linux Kernels Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 4:48pm
Story Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Review - A Diamond in the Rough Roy Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 4:14pm
Story AMD issues new Linux drivers Roy Schestowitz 27/07/2015 - 4:02pm

Mr. Robot TV Show Now Uses BackTrack Linux's Successor, Kali Linux for Hacking

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Linux

I wrote an interesting editorial a while ago related to the Mr. Robot TV show that runs on the USA Network channel every Wednesday, starring Rami Malek as a computer hacker that goes by the name of Elliot.

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Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04

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OS
Linux

On July 27, Arne Exton, the creator of several Linux kernel-based operating systems, had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution.

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FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More

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BSD

The FreeBSD project made much progress during this past quarter (Q2'2015) on many fronts from working on FreeBSD 10.2 to landing new work in FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT for improving their Linux binary emulation layer.

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The Companies That Support Linux: MariaDB

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Server
Interviews
OSS

MariaDB Corporation is a provider of open source database solutions for SaaS, cloud and on-premise applications that require high availability, scalability, and performance. Built by the founder and core engineering team behind MySQL, MariaDB has more than 2 million users globally and over 500 customers in more than 45 countries -- most of whom are running Linux.

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UK health service nurtures open source communities

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OSS

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is nurturing a growing number of communities of software developers working on open source solutions. NHS’ Code4Health team is now supporting 17 communities that bring together health care providers, developers and supporters.

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LG's got a flip phone that runs Android Lollipop

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Android

Flip phones aren't just for retro hipsters and the elderly anymore... well, actually they kind of are. But they're super popular in Asia, and now you can get one that'll run the latest apps: LG's Gentle flip phone. The faux-leather adorned device is running a bleeding edge version of Android 5.1 Lollipop and packing 4G LTE. Otherwise, it's not exactly a power-user's dream with a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 screen, 3-megapixel rear camera, 4GB of (expandable) storage and 1GB of RAM. But for just 20 million won ($175) it would make a fine second phone, provided you live in Korea -- it's unlikely to come here, and similar flip phones can be pricey to import.

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Next-gen Android One phone launches in India for $176

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Android

The Lava Pixel V1 offers a solid value for the price, combining mid-range hardware with the latest Android software updates from Google.

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Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Update with All the Latest Linux Kernels

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Linux

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 has received a fresh update pack and the developers have upgraded some of the supported Linux kernels, a number of important packages have been updated, and some important fixes have been implemented.

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Review - A Diamond in the Rough

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Ubuntu

The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is the latest phone to ship with the operating system built by Canonical, and it's also the most powerful available right now. We'll take a closer look at it, and we'll try to determine whether it's good enough to stand on its own.

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Also: Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Gets Big Improvement for Battery

AMD issues new Linux drivers

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

AMD has released new Linux drivers for the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel.

The drivers include the new "AMDGPU" kernel driver which succeeds the "Radeon" DRM kernel driver.

For those who came in late this is part of AMD's long talked about new Linux driver architecture for supporting the latest GPUs and all future GPUs.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Eating our own dog food in open source

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OSS

There are no guaranteed solutions, of course, but there are smart things we can do. One of the biggest is "eating our own dog food." If you're putting on an open source conference, there's no reason you can't use open source software to create the flyers, video promos, banners, T-shirt graphics, and the myriad of other pieces of content to run and promote the show. If you're working for a company that ostensibly has a commitment to open source, ask if your marketing material is being produced with open source software. If it isn't, then ask why not. And if you happen to be a creative at one of these companies, why aren't you?

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NVIDIA shows some Tegra Note 7 love with Android 5.1

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Android

If you've invested in one of a few "NVIDIA Tegra Note 7" tablets, sold by other companies of course, and have been green with envy over all the attention showered on NVIDIA's SHIELD devices, then maybe its time for a change of color. Somewhat out of the blue, NVIDIA rather quietly started to roll out a massive OTA update to the stylus-enabled tablet, pulling the Tegra Note 7 from Android Jelly Bean and right into Android 5.1 Lollipop territory, extending the device's lifetime by just a bit.

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Apple Watch and Android compatibility: Should it happen?

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Android
Mac

Apple will always be limited in some way by its walled-garden. Even with its hugely impressive sales figures, in terms of overall market share, Apple made up just 18.3 percent of smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2015, while Android dominated with 78 percent. Growing iPhone sales in China will help bridge the gap somewhat, but even then they face fierce competition from budget Android handsets.

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Should You Be Buying an Ubuntu Phone Right Now?

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Ubuntu

Lately, I've found myself being asked by readers about how I like the Ubuntu phone I own for some time now, if I’ve already got used to it, and if they should be buying one right now, or if they should wait a little more time. If yes, which one should they buy?

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Android Maintains Grip on France's Smartphone Market

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Android

Android continues to account for the lion’s share of smartphone users in France, based on a recent report from the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), “Le Baromètre Trimestriel du Marketing Mobile en France - Juin 2015 - 10ème edition.”

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Ubuntu defibrillates 14.10 for one LAST patch

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu has changed its mind on an end-of-life announcement, giving Version 14.10 one last kernel patch to cover off some big vulns.

Usually, end-of-life means what it says: a version isn't going to get any more updates, and that was the status of Ubuntu 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn” (guys, it's time to rethink your naming conventions) after July 23.

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Claws Mail 3.12 Open-Source Email Client Adds Dozens of New Features, Fixes 35 Bugs

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OSS

The developers of the lightweight and user-friendly Claws Mail GTK-based email client used in many GNU/Linux distributions have announced the release of the major 3.12.0 version.

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Samsung And Red Hat Team Up To Provide Enterprise Software Solutions

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Red Hat

Craig Muzilla, Red Hat’s Application Platform Business’ Senior Vice President, says that 80% of businesses want their closed-circuit enterprise apps developed and deployed for the mobile, first. Samsung, on the other hand, has been preaching about the need for secure enterprise applications for several years now. Robin Bienfait, Samsung Electronics America’ Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President, envisions enterprise apps that will be deployed internally, but also double in functionality and let the business reach their customers and partners. These are the goals that the Samsung and Red Hat “strategic alliance” aims to reach.

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