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Debian-Based Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-29 Is Out with Partclone 0.2.81 and Lots of Bugfixes

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Debian

On the first day of August 2015, Steven Shiau has released a new testing version of his popular Clonezilla Live CD, which can be used for disk cloning and imaging operations, version 2.4.2-29.

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Arch Linux-Based BlackArch Penetration Testing Distro Now Using Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

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GNU
Linux

The development team behind the BlackArch project, a GNU/Linux distribution derived from Arch Linux and designed to be used for penetration testing and security analysis operations, released an updated installation media, BlackArch 2015.07.31.

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Linus Torvalds warns he's in no mood to be polite as Linux 4.2 drags

Linus Torvalds' regular Sunday night missive on the state of kernel development has labelled version 4.2 as a bit of a problem child and warned he “might not react politely” to some developer requests.

Announcing the release of release candidate five (rv5), Torvalds says “it's looking like 4.2 might be one of the releases needing more than the usual seven rc releases.”

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Simplicity Linux 15.7 Officially Released, Based on LXPup and Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

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Linux

As reported at the beginning of July, David Purse, the developer of the Simplicity Linux distribution, announced the release and immediate availability for download of the final version of his Simplicity Linux 15.7 operating system on July 30, 2015.

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qBittorrent Open Source Torrent Downloader Gets Massive WebUI Improvements, More

The qBittorrent project announced on the first day of August 2015 that the second maintenance release of their cross-platform and open-source BitTorrent client, qBittorrent 3.2, is available for download with major improvements.

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Android Headliner: Chinese Handsets Need Better Software

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Android

That being said, Chinese OEMs have been known for pretty poor quality products for quite some time. Many of them still are, but a number of China-based OEMs improved in that regard, a lot. Manufacturers like Xiaomi, Huawei and Meizu have great hardware, and they’ve also improved a lot on the software front, but some other, smaller companies have real issues on the software side of things. Don’t get me wrong though, not all of them have such issues, but a number of them just can’t get that part right. Many of us in the tech business actually appreciate stock Android and what it brings to the table, and luckily, many of these smaller companies don’t skin Android all that much. Why is that a good thing? Well, the performance tends to be good for the most part, and the UI also looks really great. So, what’s wrong then? Well… read on.

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Lava goes the Android One way with Pixel V1

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Indian mobile phone manufacturer, Lava, has introduced the Pixel V1, an Android One device at a price of Rs.11, 350 in collaboration with Google. The Pixel V1 has been developed by close coordination between product R&D teams at Lava & Google. Aimed at those users who have value for money in mind, Lava has provided the right hardware specifications and the promise of the Android One platform making Pixel V1 a solid offering.

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Antivirus Live CD 13.1-0.98.7 Uses ClamAV 0.98.7 to Protect Your PC Against Viruses

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Linux
Security

Zbigniew Konojacki, the creator of the independent 4MLinux GNU/Linux distribution, announced recently that version 13.1-0.98.7 of his Antivirus Live CD project is now available for download, based on the 4MLinux 13.1 series.

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Ubuntu Touch and Ubuntu Desktop to Have Similar Boot Animations Soon

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Ubuntu Touch is always receiving updates, and all sort of improvements and regular users get to experience those changes when new OTA update is made available. From the looks of it, one the changes that will come shortly is a new boot screen.

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Korora 22 (Selina) available

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Linux
Red Hat

It has been a long road to the Korora 22 (codename "Selina") release and we're sorry that it has taken so long. However, it is now finally available for download (we strongly recommend using BitTorrent).

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Canonical Closes SQLite Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Security
Ubuntu

Canonical has published details in a security notice about a number of SQLite vulnerabilities that have been found and fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OSes.

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Fotoxx 15.08 Is a Free and Powerful Image Editor for Linux

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OSS

Fotoxx, a free, open source Linux photo editing application that is useful both beginner and experts alike, has been upgraded to version 15.08 and is now available for download.

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Ubuntu MATE Projects Donates Money to Debian, MATE, and Syncthing Developers

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The Ubuntu MATE project does something very admirable each month. Its makers contribute financially to other open source projects that are being used in the operating system, and that is something that doesn't happen all the often in the FOSS universe.

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Wine 1.7 Series Turn Two Years Old, No Sign Of Wine 1.8

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Today marks two years since the start of the Wine 1.7 development series. While it's been two years of doing bi-weekly development releases, there's no sign of Wine 1.8.0 being ready for release in the near future.

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Leftovers: Software

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  • gtkmm now uses C++11

    All the *mm projects now require C++11. Current versions of g++ require you to use the –std=c++11 option for this, but the next version will probably use C++11 by default. We might have done this sooner if it had been clearer that g++ (and libstdc++) really really supported C++11 fully.

  • Pixman Baking ARMv6, PowerPC 64 Improvements

    Pixman 0.33.2 RC has many new ARMv6 optimizations, bug fixes for PowerPC 64-bit, and various other fixes and enhancements to the MMX code.

  • Obnam 1.13 released (backup software)

    I have just released version 1.13 of Obnam, my backup program. See the website at http://obnam.org for details on what it does. The new version is available from git (see http://git.liw.fi) and as Debian packages from http://code.liw.fi/debian, and uploaded to Debian, and soon in unstable.

  • MusicTube Review - Use YouTube as Your Source of Music

    MusicTube is a very interesting music player designed for multiple platforms using YouTube as the music source. It's not made for locally hosted music, and you can't add other online sources, but YouTube is a huge resource.

today's leftovers

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Misc
  • Smaller Docker containers for Go apps

    Most of our services are in Go, and thanks to the fact that compiled Go binaries are mostly-statically linked by default, it’s possible to create containers with very few files within. It’s surely possible to use these techniques to create tighter containers for other languages that need more runtime support, but for this post I’m only focusing on Go apps.

  • In Korean, Multipath TCP is pronounced GIGA Path

    Enabling Multipath TCP on the smartphone is the first step in deploying it. However, this is not sufficient since there are very few servers that support Multipath TCP today. To enable their users to benefit from Multipath TCP for all the applications that they use, KT has opted for a SOCKSv5 proxy. This proxy is running on x86 servers using release 0.89.5 of the open-source Multipath TCP implementation in the Linux kernel. During the presentation, SungHoon Seo mentioned that despite the recent rollout of the service, there were already 5,500 active users on the SOCKS proxy the last time he checked. Thanks to this proxy, the subscribes of the Giga Path service in Korea can benefit from Multipath TCP with all the TCP-based applications that they use.

  • Cleaning the house (GSoC #6) & GUADEC
  • Zorin OS 10 Is Out, the Best, Most Beautiful Release Yet, Based on Ubuntu 15.04 - Screenshot Tour

    On August 1, Artyom Zorin had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the final release of his Zorin OS 10 GNU/Linux operating system, distributed as Core and Ultimate editions, based on Ubuntu 15.04.

today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

KDE and Akademy

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KDE
  • Plasma 5: Keeping an Eye on the Disk Quota

    At this year’s KDE conference Akademy, I was working on a small plasmoid to continuously track the disk quota.

    The disk quota is usually used in enterprise installations where network shares are mounted locally. Typically, sysadmins want to avoid that users copy lots of data into their folders, and therefor set quotas (the quota limit has nothing to do with the physical size of a partition). Typically, once a user gets over the hard limit of the quota, the account is blocked and the user cannot login anymore. This happens from time to time, since the users are not really aware of the current quota limit and the already used disk space.

  • KDEPIM 5.0

    KDEPIM 5.0 is the port of kdepim to kf5/qt5.

  • rsibreak port to KF5 started!

    I just started the port of rsibreak to KF5.

  • Akademy 2015
  • Akademy 2015 and Akademy-es 2015 recap

    Finally thanks to the both Akademy and Akademy-es sponsors. Specially Qindel, that sponsored us for the first time, hope we can continue the relationship in the future.

  • Plasma 5 (KDE) In Testing

    A few days ago, fellow Qt/KDE team member Lisandro gave an update on the situation with migration to Plasma 5 in Debian Testing (AKA Stretch). It’s changed again. All of Plasma 5 is now in Testing. The upgrade probably won’t be entirely smooth, which we’ll work on that after the gcc5 transition is done, but it will be much better than the half KDE4 SC half Kf5/Plasma 5 situation we’ve had for the last several days.

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