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Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 4:42pm
Story Firefox 44.0.1 Now Available for All Supported Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 3:42pm
Story Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project trumpets code contributions from across 30 founder members Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 3:30pm
Story Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian releases Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 3:22pm
Story Tunir 0.13 is released and one year of development Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 3:15pm
Story Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World. Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 3:04pm
Story Building a culture of more pluggable open source Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 2:31pm
Story A new frontier for open source: Linux will power our robotic future Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 2:25pm
Story An open source fix leads to a new career in IT Rianne Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 2:20pm
Story Long time no Snappy Clinic Roy Schestowitz 09/02/2016 - 11:48am

Firefox 44.0.1 Now Available for All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Moz/FF

Canonical has just announced that the latest Firefox 44.0.1 is now in the official repositories for the users of Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

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Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project trumpets code contributions from across 30 founder members

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Linux

The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, an open source blockchain working group, announced that it has received code contributions from across its 30 founding members, which will be reviewed by its newly-formed technical steering committee.

The Hyperledger brand was donated to the Linux Foundation's blockchain initiative by Blythe Masters' Digital Asset Holdings. Technical contributions have also come from the likes of IBM, Blockstream and Ripple. The founder members include technology providers such as ConsenSys, Credits, Guardtime, Symbiont and R3CEV, the consortium shared ledger standards group with 42 banks backing it.

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Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian releases

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Linux

The Release Notes are available, and don't indicate that there are very large changes in this release, just some nice incremental updates, bug fixes, and general cleanup. There may be some interesting internal changes; we'll have to wait for the official announcement to hear about that.

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Tunir 0.13 is released and one year of development

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Red Hat

I have started Tunir on Jan 12 2015, means it got more than one year of development history. At the beginning it was just a project to help me out with Fedora Cloud image testing. But it grew to a point where it is being used as the Autocloud backend to test Fedora Cloud, and Vagrant images. We will soon start testing the Fedora AMI(s) too using the same. Within this one year, there were total 7 contributors to the project. In total we are around 1k lines of Python code. I am personally using Tunir for various other projects too. One funny thing from the code commits timings, no commit on Sundays Smile

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Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World. Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI

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Android

Now that Rubin had shepherded smartphones from concept to phenomenon, they no longer held much interest. As an engineering problem, they had been solved. Sure, entrepreneurs kept launching new apps, but for someone who considered engineering an art, that was like adding a few brushstrokes atop layers of dried paint. Rubin wanted to touch canvas again—and he could see a fresh one unfurling in front of him.

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Building a culture of more pluggable open source

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OSS

If there is one word that often percolates conversations hailing the benefits of open source, it is choice. We often celebrate many of the 800+ Linux distributions, the countless desktops, applications, frameworks, and more. Choice, it would seem, is a good thing.

Interestingly, choice is also an emotive thing.

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A new frontier for open source: Linux will power our robotic future

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Linux
OSS

"You know, with windows versus Linux, Windows got there first by a long shot. It was the entrenched party. So Linux is the scrappy upstart. In the case of robotics, open source got there first. The community grew up doing things the open source way. There was actually a period in the mid-2000s where Microsoft put a lot of effort into its Windows-based Robotics Developer Studio. It had really good features, but it's never taken off. So yeah, I think robotics are proving to be a different situation than what happened with personal computing."

Long live Linux. Long live ROS. Long live open source.

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An open source fix leads to a new career in IT

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OSS

Today at InterWorx, I write software for Linux for web hosting companies. I got my RHCSA last year, and I'm currently studying for the RHCE. I'd love to say that I got into open source and Linux for philosophical reasons, but to be honest it was just because it let me get stuff done. If it wasn't for Linux and other open source software, I never would have been able to fix that problem all those years ago. With that one opportunity (and a lot of work!), I was able to start a path to a whole new career.

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Long time no Snappy Clinic

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Ubuntu

In our next session Sergio Schvezov is going to talk about what’s new in Snapcraft and the changes in the 2.x series. Be there and you are going to be up-to-date on how to publish your software on Snappy Ubuntu Core. There will be time for questions afterwards.

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Also: Get Acquainted with the Latest Snapcraft 2 Features on February's Snappy Clinic

Fairphone 2 Ubuntu Touch Port Is in the Making, Here's What Works

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Ubuntu

While Canonical employees are working hard these days on the enablement of the Ubuntu Tablet device, it looks like we're getting the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system on the Fairphone 2 smartphone.

How did that happen? Well, you might have heard of Marius Gripsgård, the skilled developer who managed to port Ubuntu for Phones on the OnePlus One smartphone, right? Sure you did, and today we're informing you that he is currently working on porting Ubuntu Touch to Fairphone 2.

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BakAndImgCD 16.0 Data Backup and Disk Cloning Live CD Is Available for Download

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GNU
Linux

Today, 4MLinux founder Zbigniew Konojacki has informed Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of his BakAndImgCD 16.0 Live CD, a fork of the 4MLinux operating system used for data backup and disk imaging operations.

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4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

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OSS

This article discusses some of the interactive command line interface (CLI) tools that are provided with or which can be easily installed on Red Hat related distributions including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, CentOS, and other derivative distributions. Although there are GUI tools available and they offer good information, the CLI tools provide all of the same information and they are always usable because many servers do not have a GUI interface but all Linux systems have a command line interface.

This article concentrates on the tools that I typically use. If I did not cover your favorite tool, please forgive me and let us all know what tools you use and why in the comments section.

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Phoronix on Linux, Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Ubuntu Touch Could Finally Get Selfie Stick Support in OTA 10

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Ubuntu

Even if the OTA 9.5 update for Ubuntu Touch is not ready yet, it doesn't mean that the developers are not already looking forward to OTA 10, and they have a comprehensive list of changes and fixes in place.

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Mozilla Firefox 44.0.1 Patches Graphics Startup Crashes on Linux, Adds Gecko SDK

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Moz/FF

Mozilla released just a few hours ago the first hotfix for the latest stable and most advanced branch of the popular Firefox web browser for all supported operating systems.

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Fedora Infrastructure – Year In Review

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Red Hat

The Infrastructure Team consists of dedicated volunteers and professionals managing the servers, building the tools and utilities, and creating new applications to make Fedora development a smoother process. We’re located all over the globe and communicate primarily by IRC and email.

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Canonical reckons Android phone-makers will switch to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Canonical is courting Google’s Android partners in the hope they'll break ranks with the Chocolate Factory and deliver devices powered by Ubuntu.

The Linux shop has received commitments from Android smartphone and tablet makers to ship devices using its Linux with devices “later this year.”

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Can a $50 Android tablet be any good?

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Android

Android, unlike other operating systems, can power everything from the most humble of devices to the most expensive, powerful tablets on the market. Knowing this – and knowing that the Amazon Fire is a pretty decent tablet, though locked outside of the Google Play Services ecosystem – we decided to look into what other offerings there are on the market for really, really cheap Android tablets.

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Android Leftovers

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Android
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