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Story An Introduction to Linux Containers Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 11:45pm
Story Speech recognition and synthesis shield runs Linux Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 11:40pm
Story Ubuntu Developers Working on Feature Parity for Unity 8 - Video Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:51pm
Story GPS Navigation for Ubuntu Touch Gets More Features Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:39pm
Story Next Tizen Smartphone, Samsung Z3 SM-Z300H, Imported to india for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:35pm
Story It's Now Easier Managing Systemd In KDE Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:25pm
Story See How Your Linux PC Compares To The Core i7 5775C With Iris 6200 Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:21pm
Story Oxide Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:10pm
Story Free and Open-Source Video Editor Shotcut Gets Better 4K Support Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:07pm
Story Why we changed our software from proprietary to open source Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:04pm

An Introduction to Linux Containers

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Linux

Linux container technology is the latest computing trend sweeping the computing world. A lot of financial and technical investors, Linux software programmers, and customers are betting that containers will change the way businesses manage their computer systems—from deployment to maintenance. Container technology has become its own ecosystem with no less than 60 companies supporting some aspect of the technology. But what exactly are Linux containers, and how can they help you?

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Speech recognition and synthesis shield runs Linux

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Linux

A startup called Audeme has crossed the halfway mark on a $12,000 Kickstarter project for its MOVI (My Own Voice Interface) speech I/O shield for Arduino single board computers. An $80 early bird package ships in Feb. 2016, and a $100 package ships in Dec. 2015. The fundraising project ends on Aug. 10. The packages include access to low level serial interfaces that will enable developers to use MOVI with other SBCs such as the Raspberry Pi, says Audeme.

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Ubuntu Developers Working on Feature Parity for Unity 8 - Video

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Ubuntu

A large part of the work that's been done for Unity 8 is focused on making it looks and feel like Unity 7. Canonical is not trying to reinvent Unity; it's rewriting it for the future.

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GPS Navigation for Ubuntu Touch Gets More Features

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Ubuntu

GPS Navigation is a free app for Ubuntu Touch, and it's been getting constant updates for the past few weeks. It's still in the development stages, but it looks like it's coming together just nicely.

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Next Tizen Smartphone, Samsung Z3 SM-Z300H, Imported to india for Testing

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Linux

The Samsung Z3 SM-Z300H is going to be the second Tizen based Smartphone to begin testing in India and hopefully final release. We Initially reported on the existence of the Z3 with Sammobile confirming it will be the next Tizen mobile phone to be released. Now our friends at Best Tizen Apps have noticed a shipment of a few “SM-Z300H” Smartphones making the journey from Korea to Bangalore India, reported for testing purposes. The phone is shipped as costing $205 USD per unit around 13,039 INR, but this is more of a speculated price and does not reflect final retail pricing.

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It's Now Easier Managing Systemd In KDE

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KDE

For those running KDE on a systemd-based Linux system, the KDE Control Module for controlling this init system and its options has been updated.

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See How Your Linux PC Compares To The Core i7 5775C With Iris 6200 Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Now that I seem to have found a workaround for my Core i7 5775C Broadwell Linux issue that resulted in very frequent kernel panics, it's off to the benchmark races. Here are some preliminary Linux benchmark figures for this first socketed Intel Broadwell LGA-1150 desktop CPU with Iris 6200 graphics.

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Oxide Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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Ubuntu

Canonical has revealed some details in a security notice about a few Oxide vulnerabilities that have been found and repaired in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems.

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Free and Open-Source Video Editor Shotcut Gets Better 4K Support

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OSS

Powerful video editor Shotcut has been updated again by its developers, and they’ve made some huge improvements to the application. To be fair, pretty much any update for Shotcut is impressive, but this one is an important one.

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Why we changed our software from proprietary to open source

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Interviews
OSS

Why would a software company choose to change its product from proprietary to open source? It turns out there are many good reasons, says Dan Mihai Dumitriu, CEO and CTO of networking software company Midokura. In this interview with The Enterprisers Project, Dumitriu explains the benefits.

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Python and Raspberry Pi in education

We love Python at the Raspberry Pi Foundation—it's our go-to general purpose programming language for most projects and activities. Our home-brewed, Pi-optimized Linux distribution Raspbian (a Debian variant) ships with a number of different languages and educational tools (Scratch, Ruby, Java, C, Wolfram, Mathematica, and, of course, the numerous others available in Linux), but the one we and many others tend to choose is Python.

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Solus OS Gets UEFI Fixes and Better Power Consumption for Laptops

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OS

The Solus project is moving very fast, and its developers have managed to push another release out the door, this time with a lot of fixes that have been spotted and repaired in a very short amount of time.

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4MLinux 13.0 Operating System Has a Highly Customized JWM Experience

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OS

4MLinux, a mini Linux distribution that is focused on the 4Ms of computing, Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (e.g., playing video DVDs), Miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and Mystery (Linux games), has been upgraded to version 13 and is now ready for download.

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Linux Mint 17.2 launches with big Cinnamon and MATE desktop improvements

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Linux

Linux Mint 17.2 is the opposite. It’s focused on real improvements and polish for the desktops we use today. Like Linux Mint 17 and 17.1, the latest release is based on the stable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS core It’s basically the same under-the-hood. Instead, Mint’s developers have spent their time polishing and improving the desktop experience.

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GNOME's Photos App to Receive Editing, Import, and Sharing Features

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GNOME

The GNOME developers are working to improve the functionality and looks of some of the core apps in the stack, and it looks like Photos is just one of them. Allan Day has explained some of the changes that are going to be made to Photos, and they are quite impressive.

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Firefox 40 to Bring Better Performance, Scrolling, and Graphics on Linux

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has already announced the first Beta for Firefox 40, and it looks like Linux users are going to get some important improvements for scrolling and video playback, among other things.

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Audio-Video Production On Linux: Best Software

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Linux
Software

Over the years, I've heard both Windows users and Linux enthusiasts make the claim that professional media production on Linux is impossible. While there may be some workflows so over-engineered that legacy software is a must, I firmly believe that, with effort, using Linux for media production is doable.

In this article, I'll share application titles that can help make media production with Linux possible. The key thing to remember is that in order to be successful you will have to put forth some effort. Because some of the applications are quite complicated and require an education all their own.

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Misc

Leftovers: Software

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