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Story Chromebooks Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:37pm
Story Getting to grips with Google’s open-source container project Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:16pm
Story Cinnamon 2.8 Desktop Environment to Feature a Visual Workspace Switcher Applet Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:12pm
Story Open Source Router Makes Production Debut Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:03pm
Story About the systemd controversy... Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 6:00pm
Story Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 3.5.0 Linux OS Features Linux Kernel 4.1.6 LTS, More Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 5:36pm
Story DebEX GNOME Linux Distro Is Based on Debian 8.1 "Jessie" and GNOME 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 5:35pm
Story Samsung's Gear S2 Tizen Watch Launches as Android Wear Opens to iOS Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 5:31pm
Story The Leader Of The Ubuntu Phone Project Has Left Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 5:20pm
Story That Awkward Ubuntu Tablet Plans To Go Up For Pre-Order Soon Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2015 - 2:35pm

Chromebooks

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Linux
Google
  • Linux Foundation Gives Away Chromebooks with Open Source Training

    Want to learn about open source programming and get a free Chromebook? The Linux Foundation is sponsoring an opportunity to do both by enrolling in one of its training courses this month.

  • Chromebooks are eating Microsoft’s lunch and dinner

    Now there are concrete numbers to show that Chromebooks are in fact beating the sales of Windows notebooks. Microsoft fans may not accept it, but Microsoft knows how credible a threat Chrome OS is: That is why they ran an anti-Chromebook ad campaign, and why, we presume, they have created strategies to counter Chromebooks. You don’t come up with such plans to mute a non existing threat.

Getting to grips with Google’s open-source container project

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Google
OSS

Google decided to put its container project Kubernetes [ku-ber-net-ease] out in the wild because "there is power in open source", its co-founder tells ComputerworldUK.

The project, which aims to simplify containers for organisations looking for faster app launch and scale-out, began as a “grand experiment”, Kubernetes' co-founder Craig McLuckie reveals. During the build, he discovered that if Google built a cloud platform in the open, “it would be better across any measurable dimension.”

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Cinnamon 2.8 Desktop Environment to Feature a Visual Workspace Switcher Applet

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Linux

The lead developer and creator of the Linux Mint and Cinnamon projects, Clement Lefebvre, announced earlier today, September 2, that the upcoming Cinnamon 2.8 desktop environment will offer a visual workspace switcher applet.

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Open Source Router Makes Production Debut

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OSS

Version 2.0 of CloudRouter , an open source router designed for the cloud, is actually two versions, one based on CentOS Linux, for network operators looking for a stable version with long support cycle, and another based on Fedora for rapid iteration of new features, Jay Turner, CloudRouter project lead and senior director of DevOps at IIX , tells Light Reading.

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About the systemd controversy...

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Linux

Now we come to the systemd controversy. It started as a replacement for something called init. A running Linux system has about 20 different programs running in userspace. When the system boots up, it has only one, a program called "init". This program then launches all the remaining userspace programs.

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Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 3.5.0 Linux OS Features Linux Kernel 4.1.6 LTS, More

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Gentoo

Tomasz Jokiel from the Porteus Linux project announced earlier the release and immediate availability for download of the Porteus Kiosk 3.5.0 operating system based on Gentoo Linux, after being in development for approximately three months.

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DebEX GNOME Linux Distro Is Based on Debian 8.1 "Jessie" and GNOME 3.14

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GNOME
Debian

After announcing the release of the DebEX KDE Linux distribution and the availability of a custom Linux 4.2 kernel for Ubuntu- and Debian-based operating systems, Arne Exton is now happy to inform us about the immediate availability for download of the GNOME edition of his DebEX Linux distribution.

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Samsung's Gear S2 Tizen Watch Launches as Android Wear Opens to iOS

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Android
Linux

Samsung unveiled its Tizen Linux-based Gear S2 smartwatch, which it teased a few weeks ago at the recent Galaxy Note 5 and Edge S6+ launch. The round-faced watch boasts up to three days battery life and features a rotating bezel to augment the touchscreen UI. It will also be available in a slightly thicker 3G model with up to two hours of life that supports voice calls, according to a report from The Verge.

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The Leader Of The Ubuntu Phone Project Has Left

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Ubuntu

Cristian Parrino, the former Vice President of Mobile at Canonical where he was the team leader for the Ubuntu Phone project, has left the company.

In a post dated yesterday, Cristian writes that it's "the end of a cycle. The beginning of a new one."

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That Awkward Ubuntu Tablet Plans To Go Up For Pre-Order Soon

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Ubuntu
Gadgets

Since last December we've been receiving emails from a company working on an Ubuntu Tablet inspired by the failed Ubuntu Edge campaign. That company is apparently going to start accepting pre-orders for their device soon with hopes of shipping this unofficial Ubuntu Tablet in January.

The last we heard of this Ubuntu tablet was earlier in the year when they shared with us their Intel specifications on this tablet and in March had shared expected pricing on the tablet with hopes of shipping the device later this calendar year. Last week I received an unsolicited email from Mark Jun of MJ Technology.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Beta Now Available

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Red Hat

Today, we are pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 beta includes a number of new features and enhancements – furthering Red Hat’s mission to redefine the enterprise operating system – while continuing to provide the stability, reliability, and security required to meet both the demands of the modern datacenter and next-generation IT requirements. A focus on security, manageability and system administration, as well as a continued emphasis on the functionality to build and deploy Linux containers, helps Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 beta provide enterprises a trusted path towards the future of information technology.

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Rackspace developer advocate on getting started with open source

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Interviews
OSS

There are several reasons. If you have an idea for a utility or framework or whatever, and you would like the support of an entire community of developers, open source is a great way to go. If you want your code "out there" so it can be reviewed and critiqued (which will improve your skills), open source is a good solution. If you are just out of school and want to establish yourself and show off your coding skills, start an open source project. Finally, if you're altruistic and just want to help the software community at large, yes, please, start an open source project.

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Ubuntu Snappy Core Runs on Banana Pi BPI-M2 with Linux Kernel 4.1.6, Download Now

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Linux
Ubuntu

After reporting last week news about the Ubuntu MATE 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system running on the Banana Pi BPI-M1 SBC (Single-board computer) device, we're informing you today that Snappy Ubuntu Core runs on Banana Pi BPI-M2.

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Linux 4.3

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Linux

Using Linux Mint: Common tasks, features and to-dos for the first-timer

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GNU
Linux
HowTos

Linux-based operating systems are like those friends you make in high school--you know the type: reserved, quirky and not quite like the rest of the pack. But intelligent and the kind that, once you get to know them, will stand by you through thick and thin.

Ok, that may be a stretch, but you get the idea. Linux comprises but a fraction of a percent of operating systems deployed, and with reason--it’s traditionally been difficult to set up and use. Which is why it used to appeal only to users with a higher level of computer proficiency: basically geeks. But while this was the case back in the day, plenty has changed--today installing and using it is very comparable to the Windows experience.

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Google, Microsoft Create Alliance for Open Media

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-s

The founding members are Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix. The goal is to "create a new, open royalty-free video codec specification based on the contributions of members, along with binding specifications for media format, content encryption and adaptive streaming." The word open is used many times in the announcement, but only once with source. Is "open" the same thing as "open source?" Roy Schestowitz at Tuxmachines.org doesn't think so. He organized the news of the AOM under the title "OpenWashing (Fake FOSS)."

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Also: Comments on the Alliance for Open Media, or, "Oh Man, What a Day"

Mozilla's mobile misstep puts the Web at risk

Munich Linux councillor: 'We didn't propose a switch back to Windows'

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GNU
Linux
Microsoft

ONE OF THE CITY COUNCILLORS behind the alleged "Bring Back Windows" letter to Munich City officials has told The INQUIRER that she has no desire to see the city migrate back to Microsoft.

Munich spurned Windows for its own version of Linux, known as Limux, and recent reports suggested it is once again getting high-level calls to trash the experiment and get back to the old days.

The story, which has been circulating for the past week or so, is based on a memo sent by two councillors from the city which appeared to request consideration of a return to Windows.

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LLVM 3.7.0 Officially Released

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Development

LLVM 3.7 along with sub-projects like Clang 3.7.0 have been officially released this afternoon.

Hans Wennborg announced 3.7.0 a few minutes ago on the mailing list. "This release contains the work of the LLVM community over the past six months: full OpenMP 3.1 support (behind a flag), the On Request Compilation (ORC) JIT API, a new backend for Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF), Control Flow Integrity checking, as well as improved optimizations, new Clang warnings, many bug fixes, and more."

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Rugged module runs Linux on i.MX6 UltraLite SoC

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Linux

F&S announced a COM that runs Linux on Freescale’s Cortex-A7 based i.MX6 UltraLite SoC, and offers dual Ethernet, WiFi, and an industrial temperature range.

Since May, when Freescale unveiled its new, Cortex-A7 based i.MX6 UltraLite SoC, we’ve seen several announcements of computer-on-module products that incorporate the new, more power-efficient processor. These include two products from TechNexion — an EDM form-factor COM and a module fits in an Intel Edison socket — plus an SODIMM-style COM from iWave Systems. Now, F&S Elektronik Systeme has announced that it is adding an i.MX6 UltraLite-based “efus-A7UL” module to its “efus” COM family.

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How Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Can Prove Useful for Enterprise WiFi

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Ubuntu

I personally recommend Ubuntu 15.04 but you may choose some other enterprise distro such as RHEL 7.1 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

That’s okay, but if you follow my recommendation and choose Vivid Vervet instead, the discussion above would help you.

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