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Story Mozilla, GSMA Publish Study on Mobile Opportunity in Emerging Markets Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:54pm
Story Katharina Borchert to Join Mozilla Leadership Team as Chief Innovation Officer Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:40pm
Story Doctor Who K-9 Robot Is Powered by Raspberry Pi and Talks Back Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:31pm
Story Manjaro JWM Edition 15.09-1 released Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:28pm
Story IceCat 38.3.0 release Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:25pm
Story Ubuntu Developers Talking About the Future of Firefox in the OS Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:20pm
Story Boston GNOME Summit 2015 Hackfest Day 2 Brings GNOME Builder and GTK+ Features Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:18pm
Story KDevelop 4.7.2 Released Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:13pm
Story GTK+ 3.18 Gets a Second Bugfix Release, Prepares for GNOME 3.18.1 Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:11pm
Story BusyBox 1.24.0 Out Now, Still the Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux Rianne Schestowitz 13/10/2015 - 12:09pm

Mozilla, GSMA Publish Study on Mobile Opportunity in Emerging Markets

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Mozilla has released a new report — — co-authored with the GSMA. Titled “Approaches to local content creation: realising the smartphone opportunity,” our report explores how the right tools, coupled with digital literacy education, can empower mobile-first Web users as content creators and develop a sustainable, inclusive mobile Web.

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Katharina Borchert to Join Mozilla Leadership Team as Chief Innovation Officer

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We are excited to announce that Katharina Borchert will be transitioning from our Board of Directors to join the Mozilla leadership team as our new Chief Innovation Officer starting in January.

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Doctor Who K-9 Robot Is Powered by Raspberry Pi and Talks Back

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The immensely popular Doctor Who science-fiction TV series has a lot of beloved characters and one of them is the K-9, which has been present on and off on the show for the past 30 years. An IBM engineer built an amazing functional replica of the K9 robot, and it's powered by a Raspberry Pi.

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Manjaro JWM Edition 15.09-1 released

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The Manjaro Community is proud to announce the release of our JWM Edition 15.09-1 (Bellatrix).

JWM (Joe’s Window Manager) is a lightweight stacking window manager for the X Window System written by Joe Wingbermuehle. JWM is written in C and uses only Xlib at a minimum. Configuration is by editing an XML file - no graphical configuration is supplied.

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IceCat 38.3.0 release

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This is a major release upgrade following the Extended Support Release upstream cycle, moving from v31.x-ESR to v38.x-ESR. All the features in previous releases have been preserved, along with extra polish and improvements in privacy.

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Ubuntu Developers Talking About the Future of Firefox in the OS

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Ubuntu developers are talking about the future of Firefox in Ubuntu, which is creating a disturbance with its NPAPI support that will be deprecated in a little over a year.

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Boston GNOME Summit 2015 Hackfest Day 2 Brings GNOME Builder and GTK+ Features

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Some of the GNOME developers are gathered together these days at the Boston GNOME Summit 2015 hackfest event that takes place between October 10-12 at the MIT building E51, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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Also: GNOME's Nautilus File Manager to Get an Awesome New Search UI - Video

KDevelop 4.7.2 Released

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Hey all,

I'm happy to announce the availability of KDevelop 4.7.2. This is a bug fix
release increasing the stability of our KDE 4 based branch. Please update to
this version if you are currently using 4.7.1 or older.

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GTK+ 3.18 Gets a Second Bugfix Release, Prepares for GNOME 3.18.1

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The GNOME developers are working hard these days to push the first point release of the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment to users of Linux kernel-based operating systems.

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BusyBox 1.24.0 Out Now, Still the Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux

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The developers of the well-known BusyBox software, a collection of command-line tools for system administration tasks used under GNU/Linux operating systems, have announced the release of BusyBox 1.24.0.

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Happy Birthday,!

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15 years ago the original source code was published by Sun Microsystems, on Friday, October 13, 2000, a Full Moon day. The source code that changed the Free Software office suite world and laid the basis for LibreOffice.

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Linux Text to Speech Tool Reaches Beta

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Although the numbers behind the name do not reflect it, the currently-named “SpeechLess” front end for MaryTTS is now being released as beta software. I was able to assemble a three man team to create a GUI and to my way of thinking, it has come along nicely. Although the demo is web-based, these guys have been able to construct it so the entire thing is local. That means little to no latency between hitting enter and having the text replicated to speech.

I’ve talked at length about how TTS in the Linuxsphere is less than user friendly at about every turn. Our goal is to create a front end that makes MaryTTS easy to use for everyone. We’re getting there.

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BlackBerry Priv Pricing Details In China Leak: BlackBerry’s Android Phone Getting A Premium Price

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The unveiling is said to be on November, in time for the holidays -- when smartphone sales peak.

To be launched first in China, the phone is priced at $630, higher than most phones but a little cheaper than the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6s.

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today's leftovers

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  • Nvidia 358.09 Beta Linux Driver Brings a New Kernel Module

    A new Nvidia Beta driver has been released, and developers have added quite a few OpenGL changes and improvements, among other things.

    The Nvidia developers have just pushed a new Beta driver out the door and this time it's full of all kinds of OpenGL updates and fixes. It will be a while until all of these changes make their way onto the stable branch of the drivers, but these are pretty important, and it won't take all that long.

  • Survey: Users love their desktops more than their cheapo tablets

    In the same survey last year by ACSI, tablets scored 80 on a 100-point scale, just one point behind desktops at 81. This year, consumers rated tablets at at 75—alongside laptops, which also fell this year, the survey said. The survey criteria require that the respondent purchased a new personal computer in the last years.

  • The 5 states of the modern sysadmin

    I think there’s (at least) 5 states you might find yourself in as a sysadmin in these days:

    Day to day things that aren’t (yet) automated.

    Automating and designing for the future.

    Fires and outages


    Time to dream

  • KWrite on Mac

    It is still ugly, as scaled on my HiDPI display as the plist file is missing and it crashs on everything (aka open dialog) and has no icons.

  • Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 review
  • Varnish-4.1.0 released, packages for fedora and epel

    Varnish-4.1.0 was recently released, and as usual, I have patched and wrapped up packages for fedora and epel. As 4.1.0 is not api/abi compatible with varnish-4.0, packages for stable releases of epel and fedora are not updated. Varnish-4.1.x will be available in a stable Fedora at latest from f24, though the package recompiles fine on anything from el5 to f23 as well.

Leftovers: Software

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  • Top YouTube Video Downloaders that You Need for the Linux Machine

    TV episodes, movie trailers, broadcasts, and interviews are also available on YouTube for viewing. If you find an interesting video on YouTube while browsing on your Linux machine and feel the urge to download it to your desktop, do not despair. This is because you have several options for achieving your goal with little fuss as shown below.

  • Gammu 1.36.6

    Gammu 1.36.6 has been just released. New bugfix release with lot of improvements in the documentation.

  • qBittorrent 3.2.4 Has Been Released
  • Meet the new Opera brand identity

    Today, we’re unveiling our new brand identity. We’re introducing a new look and feel. But, it’s more than just a logo shift.

    Opera has evolved a lot since we started our journey as a browser company 20 years ago. Today, we serve over a billion internet users every month, between the 350 million people around the world experiencing the internet through our apps and services and the 1.1 billion people we reach through Opera Mediaworks.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Leftovers: GNOME Software

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  • GNOME Photos 3.18 App Gets Its First Hotfix Release Ahead of GNOME 3.18.1

    Earlier today, October 12, Debarshi Ray was happy to inform us all about the immediate availability of the first point release of his GNOME Photos 3.18 image viewer application for the soon-to-be-released GNOME 3.18.1 desktop environment.

  • View your GTK3 app or VM on the Web

    Ever wondered how to view gedit in a browser? It’s not a secret anymore, broadway is there for some time.

  • The new search for GNOME Files (aka Nautilus)

    As some (most? none? who knows =P) of you already know, last cycle I worked as a Google Summer of Code intern with Gtk+ and Nautilus. We saw the very positive results of it. And the picky eyes out there noticed that I wrote with these exact words: “While the project is over, I won’t stop contributing to Nautilus. Even with the interesting code, even with all the strange things surrounding it. Nautilus is like an ugly puppy: it may hurt your eyes, yet you still warmly love it.”

Linux Devices

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  • Linksys WRT1900ACS Router is Ready for Open Source Tinkering

    We still regard the Linksys WRT1900AC as one of the best and fastest routers available, though if you're eyeing that model, there's a new version available with more memory and a faster processor.

    It's the WRT1900ACS, which is essentially an improved version of the WRT1900AC. The new model boasts a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, an upgrade over its predecessor's 1.2GHz chip; 128MB of flash memory (same as before); 512MB of DDR3 RAM, which is two times as much as the WRT1900AC; and eSATA and USB ports.

  • Linux Foundation Takes on Real-Time Computing for Embedded Apps

    What's the next step for open source in the embedded computing market? Google (GOOG), the Linux Foundation and other inaugural supporters of the Real-Time Linux Collaborative Project, which launched this month with a focus on the robotics, telecom, manufacturing, aviation, medical and similar industries, think kernel-level real-time support is the answer.

  • Your Last Chance To Crowdfund InvizBox Go, A Portable Open Source VPN Router

    A small Irish tech startup is in the last few days of crowdfunding for a small Linux-based router it’s hoping to ship out to supporters in February 2016.

    If its Kickstarter campaign is successful, InvizBox Go will offer users some protection when connecting to WiFi networks. Whether you’re at home, at a hotel, or working out of a coffee shop, the InvizBox Go will be able to connect your devices and route all of your traffic over Tor or a VPN connection (or even both). And since it can connect all devices simultaneously, it’s a great solution for keeping your housemates secure without requiring them to plug into anything or even download any software. Or, let’s face it, it’s also good for watching blocked content from around the world. Users will also be able to block a known list of ad providers. An optional feature will block Windows 10’s tracking domain. Additionally, the device can acts as a WiFi extender or even be used to charge a mobile phone or tablet if users plug into its USB port.

  • Irish firm’s product to mask online activity

Leftovers: OSS

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  • Industry Veterans Partner to Create a School for Software Engineers

    Another interesting angle is that during their first year at school all projects except their own, if they decide otherwise, must be open sourced online on the repository of their choice (such as GitHub).

    "Open source is a great option for teaching students because it not only helps you in building new skills as as software engineers, but also you know how to communicate with your peers. You have to understand how the team is working among many things. So I think open source is a great way to learn software engineering," added Barbier.

    Because the Linux Foundation also runs many specialized courses, I asked whether the school had any plans to collaborate with the Foundation. I was told that, although they are in touch with the Linux Foundation, it's too early to comment on it.

  • Eximbank opts for Allevo’s open source application FinTP

    It originates from Allevo’s older offering, qPayintegrator. The open source project has been in the making for a few years.

  • Volkswagen’s Diesel Fraud Makes Critic of Secret Code a Prophet

    A Columbia University law professor stood in a hotel lobby one morning and noticed a sign apologizing for an elevator that was out of order. It had dropped unexpectedly three stories a few days earlier. The professor, Eben Moglen, tried to imagine what the world would be like if elevators were not built so that people could inspect them.

  • Mozilla to Bar Many Legacy Plug-ins in Firefox By End of 2016

    As we've reported several times, Google has been introducing big changes in its Chrome browser, especially when it comes to how the browser handles extensions. If you've regularly used either or both of the most popular open source Internet browsers--Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox--then you're probably familiar with the performance and security problems that some extensions for them have caused.

    Mozilla, like the Chrome team, is also focused on the effect that extensions have on performance and reliability. Now, Benjamin Smedberg, a Mozilla senior engineering manager, in a post to a blog, has confirmed that Mozilla will bar almost all plug-ins built using decades-old NPAPI technology by the end of 2016.

  • What you need to know about Astara

    Astara provides OpenStack operators with a vendor-agnostic network orchestration platform that addresses the complex nature and scale of Neutron implementations. Astara features a driver-based orchestrator to manage network functions from different providers on bare metal, in virtual machines (VMs) and containers.

  • Mirantis, NetApp announce joint partnership

    Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, has joined hands with NetApp and announced a joint partnership that combines the Mirantis OpenStack with mission-critical NetApp storage infrastructures.

  • Mirantis and NetApp Partner for Joint Testing, Cloud Reference Architectures
  • Introducing the Astara project, a preview of Liberty and Mitaka, and more OpenStack news
  • Taunton and Somerset trust explores wider open source adoption

    Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has commenced "exploratory work" around expanding its use of open source technology to include an e-prescribing solution after going live with a non-proprietary electronic patient record (EPR) system earlier this month.

    Trust IT director Malcolm Senior said that although work around potentially adopting a new e-prescribing system was at an early stage, Taunton and Somerset was now considering dates for possible implementation.

    Senior said he was confident the trust would be able to meet a timeline for completing development of an e-prescribing service in line with aims for a 'paperless NHS' by 2018.

  • Nexenta Brings Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage Solutions to the Dell Solutions Roadshow 2015 in Japan
  • Update Python GNUPG library for GNU Health crypto plugin

    Issues digitally signing and/or verifying GNUHealth documents, using GNUPG version 2.x should be solved by upgrading to the latest python-gnupg library[1], version 0.3.8 . You can check the changelog[2] for the details.

  • Another city swaps in LibreOffice to replace Microsoft Office

    Another city has decided to swap out Microsoft Office for the open source LibreOffice productivity suite. As ZDNet reported, the municipality of Bari in Italy is currently installing the open-source office software on its 1,700 PCs after a successful trial involving 100 PCs.

  • ODS Onsite Training - Onsite Training to the European Commission

    The course aims at enhancing the understanding of linked open data principles and technologies. By the end of the course, participants should have a clear understanding of what linked open data is and how linked data technologies can be applied to improve the availability, understandability and usability of EU data.

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