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Story Watch: Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote at the OpenStack Summit 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 11:10pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 11:05pm
Story Going Free/Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 10:43pm
Story Tiny SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on Atmel Cortex-A5 SoC Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 10:37pm
Story Latest in Kubuntu/Canonical Feud Rianne Schestowitz 4 27/05/2015 - 10:24pm
Story Meet Geary: A Thunderbird Email Client Alternative on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 9:05pm
Story Philly’s open source mentorship program is back and expanding to 3 cities Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:28pm
Story SourceForge hijacks GIMP account, loads it with adware Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:24pm
Story The 5 best distros for the Gnome desktop Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 8:22pm
Story New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality Rianne Schestowitz 27/05/2015 - 7:54pm

Watch: Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote at the OpenStack Summit 2015

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Ubuntu

As expected, Canonical was present at the OpenStack Summit 2015 event that took place in Vancouver, British Columbia between May 18-22.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Going Free/Open Source

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OSS
  • Twitter Kit and Digits for Android go open source

    With a swarm of developers from around the world converging on San Francisco’s Moscone Center tomorrow for Google I/O, Twitter wants them to keep the company’s real-time social platform at the top of mind. This afternoon it announced that its developer tools for integrating Twitter into Android apps have been open-sourced, with the projects now hosted publicly on Github.

  • First Look Publishes Open Source Code To Advance Privacy, Security, and Journalism

    The Intercept and its publisher First Look Media strongly believe in the benefits of free and open source software — in part because we rely on such software every day. To keep our journalists and sources safe, we use secure communication tools like the data-encryption system GnuPG, the Off-the-Record secure messaging protocol, the SecureDrop communications platform, and the secure calling and texting app Signal. To publish on the web, we use the GNU/Linux operating system; the Apache web server; OpenSSL, a web encryption library; WordPress, the open-source blogging engine; and Piwik, which tracks web traffic. The list goes on.

  • Google Makes The Roboto Typeface Open Source

    With Ice Cream Sandwich, Google introduced Roboto to the world. Since then, the family (designed by Googler Christian Robertson) has expanded to include a set of slab serif fonts, and has even seen a major revision introduced with Android 5.0 last year.

Tiny SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on Atmel Cortex-A5 SoC

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Linux

Ka-Ro’s SODIMM-style “TXA5″ COM runs Linux on Atmel’s SAMA5D42 SoC, offers Ethernet, LCD, USB, GPIO, and serial I/O, and supports industrial temperatures.

The TXA5 is the first Atmel-based member of the Ka-Ro Electronics family of “TX” COMs. Most of Ka-Ro’s COMs have used Freescale processors, and many have been sold under the Strategic Test label, including the i.MX283-based TX-28S from 2012.

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Meet Geary: A Thunderbird Email Client Alternative on Linux

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Linux

On Linux there are a few open source alternatives to the Thunderbird email client. There’s Evolution, KMail, Claws-Mail, Alpine (if you’re really old-school), and a handful of other clients (most of which, don’t live up to anyone’s expectations). There’s also a new kid on the email block. That kid is the brainchild of Yorba. Meet Geary, the new default IMAP email client for the GNOME desktop (and the likes of Elementary OS Freya).

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Philly’s open source mentorship program is back and expanding to 3 cities

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OSS

Women are drastically underrepresented in the open source movement. Of the open source contributions made in 2013, only 11 percent were made by women, according to a survey of the open source community.

Girl Develop It wanted to change that. That’s why the nonprofit partnered with civic hacking group Code for Philly last year to launch a summer-long open source fellowship for women. Fellows said the program helped them find their place in the tech community.

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SourceForge hijacks GIMP account, loads it with adware

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Advertisement
GNU

It looks like SourceForge has taken over the account of GIMP user Jernej Simončič who was maintaining the Windows version of the project.

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The 5 best distros for the Gnome desktop

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GNOME

Gnome is a great great desktop environment that offers an elegant and simplified Linux experience. These are the 5 best distros for Gnome that offer it as the default DE.

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New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality

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OS
Linux

The "Internet of Things," or IoT, has the potential to change the way we interact with the devices and objects in our homes and lives.

The IoT is the idea that all of the devices and gadgets that you interact with could be connected to the internet.

To make this work, the "things" would need sensors, actuators and a way to connect to the Internet. And software to run them, of course.

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Already Tracking Linux Kernel 4.1

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Ubuntu

The development cycle for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) seem to be going smoothly and Canonical is already tracking a new Linux kernel, 4.1, which will eventually get released by Linus Torvalds.

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11 pointless but awesome Linux terminal tricks

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Linux

Linux is one of the most astoundingly functional and utilitarian Operating Systems around when it comes to working from the command line. Need to perform a particular task? Odds are there is an application or script you can use to get it done. Right from the terminal. But, as they say in the good book, "All work and no play make Jack really bored or something." So here is a collection of my favorite pointless, stupid, annoying or amusing things that you can do right in your Linux Terminal.

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A Few Laps With Fedora 22

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Red Hat
Reviews

In a sentence, it’s another winner in a long line of winners from Fedora.

If you’re a Fedora user, you’ll love Fedora 22. If you’re not a Fedora user and want to try it, it’s worth the effort to get it to where you want it. The caveat here is that you may have to tweak it a bit to do what more mainstream distros like Linux Mint or Ubuntu do out of the box. If you’re up to it, then go for it.

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Comming to Europe Soon, New BQ Ubuntu Phone Also Planned

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Ubuntu

Canonical is preparing for the launch of the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition in Europe and it looks like Bq is also preparing to release a new phone on the European market as well.

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5 Reasons To Buy Android Over Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows

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Android

With Android, it’s a numbers game. Plain and simple. You want choice in devices, Android gives you that. Sure, it’s a bit of a minefield and you might come across some brands that you’ve never heard off, or incredibly convincing fakes that run a fully working version of Android (no counterfeiter has managed to successfully load a dodgy version of iOS on to a device yet).

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Fedora 22: The Latest

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Red Hat

Latest in Kubuntu/Canonical Feud

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KDE
Ubuntu
  • Making Sense of the Kubuntu/Canonical Leadership Spat
  • Jonathan Riddell forced out of Kubuntu

    He has also stated his intent to leave the Ubuntu community. "I also wish to extend my personal apology to the Kubuntu community for keeping this private for as long as we did. Generally, I don’t believe such an approach is consistent with our values, but I supported keeping it private in the hope that it would be easier to achieve a mutually beneficial resolution of the situation privately. Now that it’s clear that is not going to happen, I (and others in the KC) could not in good faith keep this private."

  • Of course I support Jonathan

    I’m disappointed in the way the Ubuntu Community Council has handled this and I think the way they treated Jonathan is appalling, even taking into account that he could’ve communicated his grievances better. I’m also unconvinced that the Ubuntu Community Council is at all beneficial to the Ubuntu community in its current form. The way it is structured and reports to the SABDFL makes that it will always favour Canonical when there’s a conflict of interest. I brought this up with two different CC members last year who both provided shruggy answers in the vein of “Sorry, but we have a framework that’s set up on how we can work in here and there’s just so much we can do about it.” – they seem to fear the leadership too much to question it, and it’s a pity, because everyone makes mistakes.

  • Ubuntu Community Council Can't Track Down $143,000 Worth of Donations

    The Ubuntu Community Council has made a rather troublesome discovery regarding the accounting of $143,000 in donations. From the looks of it, no one knows how this money was spent.

Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-4 Will Help Users Maintain and Back Up Their Systems

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Linux

Clonezilla Live is a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that lets users back up their systems and perform other kinds of maintenance work for the OS. New updates are released all the time, and the main packages are always getting upgraded to newer versions.

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Cinnamon 2.6.3 Arrives in Unstable Official Repository for Linux Mint

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Linux

Cinnamon developers have just released a new version of the desktop environment today, 2.6.3. The packages are now available for testing in Linux Mint 17.1 and Linux Mint Debian 2, via the Romeo unstable repository.

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Blender 2.75 Allows For AMD OpenCL Support

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Software

A test build of Blender 2.75 was released this past week and it will be of interest to a lot of open-source designers and artists.

Blender 2.75 notably has added initial support for OpenCL on AMD Radeon GPUs with the Cycles Rendering. The AMD OpenCL support is coming as the Cycles compute kernels have finally been split into smaller kernels, so they now compile and work for AMD GPUs. However, the AMD OpenCL stack failing to work with transparent shadows due to a compiler bug. The AMD OpenCL improvements for Blender was work led by AMD that we previously covered on Phoronix.

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GNOME's Mutter 3.17.2 Adds X11/Wayland Clipboard Interoperation

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Graphics/Benchmarks
GNOME

GNOME's Mutter window manager was updated to v3.17.2 today as the latest development version in the road to GNOME 3.18.

Of importance to Mutter 3.17.2 is that it now supports X11/Wayland clipboard interoperation. Now the clipboard contents from copying and pasting can be done between native X11 and Wayland applications, which previously wasn't possible up until now for those running a mix of X11 and Wayland programs on the desktop.

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