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Story Firefox OS heading for Africa — and the U.S. too Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2015 - 8:32am
Story Why large companies use open source ERP Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2015 - 8:11am
Story ‘Governments should have a free software policy’ Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2015 - 1:45am
Story Linux Remote Desktop Roundup Rianne Schestowitz 03/03/2015 - 1:36am
Story Android ski goggles offer augmented reality display Rianne Schestowitz 02/03/2015 - 9:20pm
Story Photoshop competitor Krita is a true creative tool -- and it's free and open source Rianne Schestowitz 02/03/2015 - 9:09pm
Story First peek at the next Ubuntu 15.04 nester line-up Rianne Schestowitz 02/03/2015 - 9:03pm
Story Review: Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha Rianne Schestowitz 02/03/2015 - 8:43pm
Story Eurostat continues to share and use open source Rianne Schestowitz 02/03/2015 - 8:29pm
Story Excellent: Android Ecosystem is Low-Margin, Fragmenting Rianne Schestowitz 02/03/2015 - 8:18pm

Firefox OS heading for Africa — and the U.S. too

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Linux
Moz/FF

Orange announced a $40 “Klif” Firefox OS phone for Africa, and Mozilla says it’s working with Verizon Wireless and others on Firefox OS feature phones.

There’s still no evidence that Mozilla’s HTML-focused Firefox OS has made much of a dent in the world smartphone market, where it has been focused on low-end devices sold primarily to emerging markets. Yet, Firefox OS still leads the way among upstart, Linux-based mobile operating systems, and will soon be available in more than 40 markets, this year, on a total of 17 smartphones, according to its latest stats. Meanwhile, the very first Tizen (Samsung Z1) and Ubuntu (BQ Aquaris E4.5) phones have only just shipped, and Jolla’s Sailfish OS based Jolla phones are still mostly limited to Europe.

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Why large companies use open source ERP

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OSS

The main reason larger companies use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is because they are cheaper and easier to customize.

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‘Governments should have a free software policy’

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OSS

Governments must have policies that increase their use of free and open source software solutions, says Professor Dr Wolfgang Finke from the Ernst-Abbe University of Applied Sciences in Jena (Germany). In many countries, the use of proprietary software might be unsustainable in the long-term, he says, “either from a technical or from a financial point of view.”

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Linux Remote Desktop Roundup

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GNU
Linux

Over the years I've found that a significant hurdle to getting family and friends to switch to Linux comes from its lack of familiarity. This is especially true when it comes to troubleshooting any issues. Obviously, when a malfunction occurs it's not always possible to be there in person.

However thanks to the wonders of broadband Internet and advanced software, we're now able to do the next best thing. In this article, I'll share some recommended remote desktop software for Linux. I’ll explore both open source and closed source solutions.

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Android ski goggles offer augmented reality display

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Android

It runs Android on a 1.2GHz ARM CPU, and offers hands-free control.

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Photoshop competitor Krita is a true creative tool -- and it's free and open source

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KDE
Reviews

Open source has some of the greatest tools, which continues to prove that you don't have to lock-down the code behind guarded walls to make a better product. Some popular open source products that don't have any match in the closed source world include Firefox, Chromium, VLC, Blender, Android, one gem that is, surprisingly, less known but extremely powerful when it comes to creating a work of art.

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First peek at the next Ubuntu 15.04 nester line-up

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 is here – almost. The first beta of Vivid Vervet has been delivered, and with it have come images of the penguin flock that nestles on this OS.

I looked at Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu MATE but there’s also Lubuntu and the China-centric Ubuntu Kylin, which I didn’t test.

These are beta releases and should be considered for testing purposes only, but the advantage of these early versions is that features have been frozen and you can get an early glimpse of what's coming for each of the popular flavours in the 15.04 foundation. From this point on, the only changes will be bug fixes.

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Review: Simplicity Linux 15.4 alpha

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Reviews

Overall I give it 2 Thumbs Up on speed and layout of OS. If you have a computer with low resources, then this is an OS for you to try.

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Eurostat continues to share and use open source

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OSS

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Communities, continues to release as open source its ICT solutions. To date, Eurostat has shared 102 solutions on the European Commission’s Joinup platform.

The statistical office has been using and sharing open source for more than a decade. Already in 2004 Eurostat’s ICT policy stipulated to consider open source software for all new projects.

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Excellent: Android Ecosystem is Low-Margin, Fragmenting

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Android

What the figures really show is that Apple is price-gouging its customers, extracting unreasonable levels of profit by virtue of its monopoly. In the world of Android, by contrast, the fierce competition that exists between fungible manufacturers has driven down profit margins to razor-thin levels. Open source, and the level playing field that it creates, is a great way for maximising the benefits to customers, rather than companies.

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Open source empowers Sintra health centre

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OSS

Open source tools used by ACES Sintra include content management system Wordpress, combined with the usual LAMP stack: the MySQL database management system, the Apache web server, Linux for the server host and the PHP web development scripting language. The combination is used for the public website, but also for several internal Intranet project and team sites. The organisation implements Wiki websites, mainly for the IT department but also to maintain a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

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Pearl OS Could Be a Gem in the Making

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Reviews

Pearl OS is a revival of the discontinued Pear OS distro. Pearl picks up where Pear left off in early 2014.

Pearl OS has two desktop versions: XFCE and MATE. Both are based on Ubuntu Linux distro version 14.04 Mini release. The two flavors of Pearl OS are customized to look and act like the OS X operating system.

But Pearl is Linux and not OS X. This distro runs Debian-based Linux applications. It does not run OS X software or have actual OS X functions.

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An Everyday Linux User Review Of LXLE

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Reviews

I have been asked on a number of occasions to take a look at LXLE.

I downloaded LXLE 14.04.1 a long time ago and for one reason or another it has taken until now to finally sit down and get to grips with it.

LXLE stands for Lubuntu Extra Life Extension. The purpose of LXLE is to take the base Lubuntu distribution and enhance it so that all the features the average person requires is available from the outset.

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XFCE 4.12 Released With Several Changes, Install In Ubuntu

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Linux
News
HowTos


xfce 4.12 released install in ubuntu

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. After two years and 10 months Xfce sees a newreleaseXfce 4.12 with so many changes.
 

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Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces Video: Tejun Heo, Red Hat

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Red Hat
Interviews

Tejun Heo is a Linux kernel developer and a principal software engineer at Red Hat. In this video he takes us on a tour of his home office and answers a few questions about his work as a kernel subsystem maintainer.

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Xfce 4.12 Has Been Officially Released

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GNU
Linux

After two years of hard work, the Xfce development team had the pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago, February 28, the immediate and general availability of the highly anticipated Xfce 4.12 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions.

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New Tizen Tools Version Released (15.01)

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Development
Linux

A new version of the Tizen development tools has been released, version 15.01, and it is available on download.tizen.org, including the following:

GBS 0.23.2
MIC 0.24.4
REPA 0.3
BMAP-TOOLS 3.3

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Arch Linux 2015.03.01 Is Now Available for Download

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GNU
Linux

A brand-new ISO image of the lightweight, highly customizable and powerful Arch Linux computer operating system has been released today, March 1, 2015, for those who want to deploy the acclaimed distribution on new computers.

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Cuberox, App-Driven Linux-Based Cube, Has Six Touch Screens

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Linux

Vancouver-based startup Cuberox launched a new Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to raise funds for a Linux-based cube of the same name. This gadget sports a touch-enabled screen on each side and is capable of running six apps simultaneously. The campaign is shooting to acquire $150,000 in funding before the March 29, 2015 deadline.

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Rancher Labs builds Linux system for Docker

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GNU
Linux
Software

As Docker continues to gain popularity, more and more minimalist operating systems are emerging to run the platform in production and at scale. Rancher Labs recently announced a new open-source operating system designed explicitly for Docker.

While Docker is able run on almost any Linux distribution, RancherOS was conceptualized out of the company’s own needs, according to Sheng Liang, founder and CEO of Rancher Labs.

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