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Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 5:55pm
Story Linux in hi-rel is growing, says McPherson Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 5:38pm
Story BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition First-Time Boot - Video Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 5:33pm
Story Privacy and Tails 1.3 Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 5:30pm
Story Review: Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd generation and Linux Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 5:19pm
Story World Domination Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:46am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:45am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:44am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:43am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 30/03/2015 - 10:43am

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS
  • Q&A: Ulf Lundgren on how open source is just the ticket

    Transticket provides the ticketing and commerce platforms used by Sweden's biggest sporting and entertainment events such as the ATP Tennis Tour, the Swedish Hockey League and SkyView, the rail system taking visitors to the top of Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, the world's largest spherical building.

  • Will open source save the Internet of Things?

    To some degree, open source is already present throughout the Internet of Things value chain. Cloud apps that collect and analyze data are heavily dependent on open source software and standards, for example.

  • EspoCRM: A lightweight open source customer relationship manager

    Customer relationship management (CRM) tools come in many different flavors, though not every application can meet the need of every customer. Often, large and complicated tools are overkill for smaller businesses, while some smaller tools require customization to meet specific needs. I would like to share with you the open source tool EspoCRM, which is designed to meet the needs of small and medium businesses.

  • How the current intellectual property landscape impacts open source

    Meet Doug Kim. He's a computer engineer-turned-lawyer who chairs the Intellectual Property Practice Group at McNair Law Firm in Columbia, South Carolina. Doug's practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, trademark, service mark preparation and prosecution, and securing copyright registrations in areas that include Geographical Information Systems (GIS), software, books, music, product packaging, and distribution. He has expertise in software, method, and mechanical patents as well as open source licensing.

  • Open Source Github under Chinese attack

    Open source coding site GitHub said it was fending off a days-long DoS attack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site.

    China has been identified as the source of the attack and the software being hit is banned behind the bamboo curtain. It would appear that someone is taking pro-active censorship steps by taking down the entire site..

  • COIS, the UK arm of Open Forum Europe distributes ODF toolkit for Document Freedom Day week

    A new toolkit is being launched to target faster public sector adoption of Open Document Format. Released today by the Community for Open Interoperability Standards (the UK arm of Open Forum Europe), the toolkit contains a folder of principles and infographic for Government Technology leaders to use in educating public sector workers on the options and opportunities for ODF use. This publication joins global Document Freedom Day week celebrations of Open Standards, which numbers 58 events in 30 countries this year. The toolkit arrives as UK Government moves to comply with use of ODF 1.2 across departments, following a change in Cabinet Office policy in July last year.

  • Is Hadoop Replacing the Data Warehouse? Survey Says Not So Much

    Snowflake Computing, a cloud data warehousing company that only recently emerged from startup stealth mode, has announced the results of an independent, national survey of more than 315 technology and analytics professionals with responsibility for corporate data initiatives. Conducted by Dimensional Research, the goal of the research was to understand the state of the data warehouse and Big Data initiatives – including experiences, challenges and trends in data warehousing and data analytics.

  • Q&A: StackStorm’s Evan Powell Talks DevOps, Automation and OpenStack

    StackStorm’s toolset is 100 percent open source and used to tie together environments with the aid of a rules engine, workflows, audit and access controls, and more.

Linux in hi-rel is growing, says McPherson

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Linux

Xilinx has joined the Linux Foundation, the industry organisation supporting growth of Linux and collaborative development.

The FPGA firm’s interest indicates how Linux is expanding its footprint beyond consumer and computing markets and in high reliability industrial, automotive and aerospace systems.

The theme of this year’s Embedded Linux Conference, which is sponsored by The Linux Foundation, was ‘Drones, Things and Automotive.’

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BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition First-Time Boot - Video

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Today we take a quick look at the first time boot and configuration of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone. Those of you who watched our unboxing video of the first ever Ubuntu Phone device, would know that it takes some time for the operating system to start when used for first time.

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Privacy and Tails 1.3

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Reviews
Security
Debian

Privacy and security are difficult to come by in our progressively connected world. Advertisers track our browsing habits, employers monitor productivity and government agencies monitor our communications. Most operating systems do not take steps to protect our privacy or our identities, two things which are increasingly difficult to guard. Tails is a Linux distribution that is designed to help us stay anonymous on-line and protect our identity. Tails is a Debian-based live disc that we can use to scrub our files of meta data, browse the web with some degree of anonymity and send private messages. According to the project's website, "Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to: use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship; all connections to the Internet are forced to go through the Tor network; leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly; use state-of-the-art cryptographic tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging."

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Review: Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd generation and Linux

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Reviews

Considering that the fix for the first issue is widely available in most distributions and the second one is only a modprobe away, I’d say this laptop is pretty darned Linux compatible. I’m currently running Fedora 21 without any problems.

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World Domination

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GNU
Linux

Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • Cutegram 2.1.1 Arrives with Many Improvements, Still the Best Telegram Client for Linux Ever

    We’ve introduced Cutegram 2 a while back as the best Telegram Client for Linux ever. Since then, the application received several maintenance releases and it has been updated today, March 29, to version 2.1.1, a point release that brings many cool features to the application.

  • Rhythmbox 3.2 Arrives with Support for Soundcloud and Numerous Improvements

    Rhythmbox 3.2 has been released today, March 29. This is the second maintenance release since Rhythmbox 3.0 was announced and it brings several new features, but also fixes those annoying bugs that you’ve reported since the last stable release of the software, version 3.1, which is still used as the default music player in many popular distributions, such as Ubuntu.

  • MKVToolnix 7.8.0 Brings More DTS Improvements, Drag and Drop Support in MKVInfo

    A new maintenance release of the powerful and popular MKVToolnix software that allows users to manipulate MKV (Matroska) files in Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, has been updated today to version 7.8.0, a release that introduces numerous improvements and some new features.

  • gnutls 3.3.14

    I've just released gnutls 3.3.14. This is a bug-fix release on the current stable branch.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Android Leftovers

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Android

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS
  • Open Source Mandatory for Indian Government Projects

    I've written about the potential for open source in China several times, and the same can be said about India. Here's some big news on that front, just announced by the Government of India's Department Of Electronics & Information Technology [.pdf]:

  • India backs open source software for e-governance projects

    India has said it will use open source software in all e-governance projects, though it did not rule out the use of proprietary software to meet specialized requirements.

  • NASA Goddard Releases Open Source Core Flight Software System Application Suite to Public

    The Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, announced the release of its core Flight System (cFS) Application Suite to the public. The cFS application suite is composed of 12 individual Command and Data Handling (C&DH) flight software applications that together create a reusable library of common C&DH functions.

  • WordPress 4.2 Beta 3 Released, Final Version Around the Corner

    Version 4.2 of WordPress, the world’s most popular web software that allows anyone to create beautiful blogs and websites in minutes, is getting closer with the recently released Beta 3 version that brings over 65 changes. The new version is available for download here.

  • For Hardware Makers, Sharing Their Secrets Is Now Part of the Business Plan

    Facebook showed plans last week for drone aircraft that beam lasers conveying high-speed data to remote parts of the world.

    As powerful as that sounds, Facebook already has something that could be even more potent: a huge sharing of its once-proprietary information, the kind of thing that would bring a traditional Silicon Valley patent lawyer to tears.

  • New York Times releases open source Objective-C project
  • Development Tools Tutorial Accepted into 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference

    In a departure from prior Plumbers tradition, we are pleased to announce not a Development Tools Microconference, but rather a set of Development Tools tutorials, including interactive tutorials, demos, and short presentations. Topics include Coccinelle (Julia Lawall), testing and debugging tools (Shuah Khan), issues with copying and pasting Linux kernel code (Michael Godfrey), and LLVM/clang and the Linux kernel (Behan Webster).

  • Open Source Conference Albania 2015

    OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania) is the first annual international tech conference in Albania organized by the open source community in Albania to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge.

Material Design, Google Now Support and Timezone Autoupdate Will Come to Chrome OS

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GNU
Linux
Google

Google has announced a couple of days ago, on March 27, that the Chrome OS Beta channel is now open to anyone daring to test the upcoming major release of the Linux kernel-based operating system designed for Chromebooks, which will bring a number of attractive features.

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More OpenELEC

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GNU
Linux
  • First Steps with OpenELEC on the Raspberry Pi 2

    Since I laid my hands on the Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi2) I have been experimenting with Raspbian and various Ubuntu builds. But that's just the starting point for my adventures with the RPi2. One distribution I have been wanting to try for a while is OpenELEC (the Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center), an embedded operating system. This distro turns PCs into a home theatre centre. My WDTV media player is showing its age, and the RPi2 looks a suitable low cost replacement.

  • OpenELEC 5.0.7 Out Now with Kodi 14.2 and Linux Kernel 3.18.10, Optimized for Raspberry Pi 2

    The OpenELEC development team has announced today, March 29, the seventh maintenante release of the OpenELEC 5.0 Linux kernel-based operating system for embedded devices, such as Raspberry Pi or Apple TV, transforming them into portable media centers based on the popular Kodi software, formerly XBMC Media Center.

Top 5 Open Source Email Clients For Linux

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Linux
Reviews

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.19.2

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is almost here and the developers are mostly done with the development, but the kernel team still has some time for various updates. In fact, the Linux kernel has been updated to a newer version.

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Leftovers: KDE

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KDE

South-Tyrol finances open source eInvoicing tool

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OSS

Proxy FatturaPA [1], an eInvoicing software solution co-financed by the Autonomous Province of South-Tyrol (Italy), is made public using the GPLv3 free software licence. The software is developed by Link.it, a IT company based in Pisa.

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Linux Mint Developers Launched a New Project Called mint-dev-tools

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Development

Not only are the Linux Mint developers working on the operating systems, they are also making sure that third-party developers have a say in their project as well. That is why they have started to work on a new project called "mint-dev-tools," which is aimed specifically at devs, as the name implies.

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HTC One E9 Specs News, Rumors: New 'Cheaper' Android Flagship Appears In Live Images

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Android

After the One M9 that was announced earlier this month, it looks like there are more devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer than everyone expected.

First on the list is the One M9 Plus, which is already expected to make an appearance in an April 8 event in China.

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