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Lubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Still Doesn't Use LXQt, Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

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Ubuntu

The development team of the Lubuntu Linux operating system were among the last to announce the release of the first Beta build of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) release for opt-in flavors.

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NetworkManager 1.0.6 Adds Support for Wake-on-LAN Configurations, More

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GNU
Linux
OSS

Lubomir Rintel informs users about the release and immediate availability for download of the sixth maintenance version of the open-source NetworkManager network connection management utility for GNU/Linux operating systems.

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GNOME 3.17.91 beta tarballs due (and more) (responsible: jjardon)

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GNOME

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.17.91 beta tarballs due
* String Freeze

Tarballs are due on 2015-08-31 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.17.91
beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were
proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so
everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will be
uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.17.91. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

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Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 1 Is Out with Updated Software Center, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

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GNU
Linux

As part of the release of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Beta 1 for opt-in flavors, the Ubuntu Kylin team had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 distro.

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Also: Kubuntu Wily Beta 1

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Croatian policy encourages open source adoption

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OSS

Earlier this year, Croatian political party Sustainable Development of Croatia (ORaH) published a new policy that encourages the government to pursue open source solutions, addresses the dangers of vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way.

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Is Office 365 cheaper than OpenOffice and open source?

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LibO
Microsoft
OOo

Indeed, Microsoft's marketing team published a press release recently saying Office 365 is about 80% cheaper compared to the open source office suite, OpenOffice - with the figures stemming from reports in Italy and the City Council of Pesaro. The Redmond giant claims that to roll out Open Office, Pesaro incurred a one off cost of about €300,000 and had lots of problems with document formatting.

But equally how would you convince a public sector organisation to migrate to your cloud services instead of using 'expensive' open source software?

The obvious way would be to present a case study from a similar organisation together with a well written report commissioned to an "independent" consultancy firm. At this point your future customer has all the data and justifications required to sign on the dotted line.

And some journalists are now presenting this case as fact of Microsoft Office 365 being 80% more economical than open source alternatives.

I would argue that this is an isolated case and the PR efforts by big technology vendors, like many other methods, are being used to trick private and public organisations into signing contracts based on data or claims that may be not completely true.

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 40.0.3 Hotfix to Plug GStreamer and DisplayLink Bugs

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Moz/FF

Just a few minutes ago, Mozilla pushed the third hotfix update to its popular, open-source, and cross-platform Mozilla Firefox 40.0 web browser for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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Ubuntu Linux continues to rule the cloud

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Linux
Ubuntu

Let's have a pop quiz.

The most popular desktop operating system is... Windows. Right.

The most popular mobile operating system is... Android! Correct.

And, the most popular operating system on the public cloud is... Ubuntu Linux.

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Ubuntu Archive Still Free Software

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Ubuntu

In conclusion there is nothing which restricts people making derivatives of Ubuntu except the trademark, and removing branding is easy. (Even that is unnecessary unless you’re trading which most derivatives don’t, but it’s a sign of good faith to remove it anyway.)

Which is why Mark Shuttleworth says “you are fully entitled and encouraged to redistribute .debs and .iso’s”. Lovely.

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Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 Drops Gnumeric and Abiword in Favor of LibreOffice Writer and Calc

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Ubuntu

Canonical has announced the release of the first Beta build for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) opt-in flavors, which include the well-known Xubuntu distribution built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment.

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Technology, the law and you: Open-source software

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OSS

But “free as in beer” isn’t really the point – huge numbers of corporate open-source users opt for paid commercial versions of open-source projects, for simplicity and support. And then there are all those various licenses that protect the openness of the software – GPL, Apache, Eclipse. But the good news is that, with very few exceptions, there aren’t many legal issues for the average company to worry about.

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Windows 10: is it finally time to migrate to Ubuntu?

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

Ubuntu continues to grow in popularity, not only with mainstream consumers, but also with Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, government and top notch education entities across the globe have realized they can save millions of USD, and invest funds more prudently for social programmes.

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LibreOffice 5.0.1 Turns a Great Release into an Excellent One

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LibO

The Document Foundation has just revealed that LibreOffice 5.0.1 has been released, making this the first maintenance version for the new generation of the famous office suite.

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Ubuntu: Wily Werewolf Beta 1 Released

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Ubuntu

The first beta of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been
released!

This beta features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME,
Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and the Ubuntu Cloud images.

Pre-releases of the Wily Werewolf are *not* encouraged for anyone
needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running
into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however,
recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to
help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting
this release ready.

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Ubuntu Touch Users Can Technically Dial a Number from Terminal

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Touch is actually a Linux distribution and it's easy to forget that sometimes. This means that most of the stuff you can do in the OS can be done from the terminal, including dialing a number, for example.

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5 open source alternatives to Trello

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OSS

But most kanban board tools are multi-purpose, and you can also use them to track next actions, someday/maybe lists, or even just what groceries you need to pick up. The killer feature of almost all of them is the ability to share your boards with a team, allowing group collaboration and keeping everyone on the same page. When looking for an open source tool to fit my needs, I came across five great options and wanted to share a little bit from my experience with each.

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4MParted 13.1 Beta Is a Cool Small OS Based on GParted

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OS

4MParted, a Linux distribution based on the 4MLinux and GParted, is now at version 13.1 Beta and is ready for download and testing.

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Unity 8 Shows Off Task Switcher and Multiple Desktops - Video

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Ubuntu

We've recently written how Canonical is making Unity 8 act and looks like a proper Linux desktop, and developers have been quick to show us the progress.

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