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Story Review: Kubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 5:35pm
Story Open source data integration with Karma Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 5:25pm
Story Linux Kernel 2.6.32.66 LTS Brings x86, Networking, and File Systems Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 5:19pm
Story elementary OS "Freya" Finally Gets Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 5:14pm
Story A Linux proud history – 15 years ago and the Brazilian ATM Rianne Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 5:03pm
Story OPNFV Project Gets Backing from EMC & VMware Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 4:21pm
Story Leftovers: GNOME Software Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 4:09pm
Story Is your open source security software less secure? Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 3:45pm
Story Dell Now Has Ubuntu Installation Tutorial on Its Website Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 3:21pm
Story Xolo Chromebook: Handy device for enterprises Roy Schestowitz 25/05/2015 - 3:18pm

Review: Kubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet"

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Ubuntu

This month has been quite busy for me with classes. Now that the semester is finally over, I have a little more time, and that means I have enough time to do a review. It has been a few years since I've reviewed Kubuntu, the officially-supported variant of Ubuntu that uses KDE. Moreover, Kubuntu now features KDE 5 (I know the KDE naming and numbering system has become a lot more complicated, so this is, as a physicist might say, an intentional abuse of notation) as stable for the first time, so I figured I should try this version. I tried it as a live USB made with UnetBootin. Follow the jump to see what it's like. (It should become progressively clearer through this review why there are no pictures.)

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Open source data integration with Karma

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Karma is a free, an open source data integration tool that makes it easy to convert data from a variety of formats into linked data.

I recently attended a half-day workshop on Karma with Pedro Szekely, our instructor. He started by warning us that he knows very little about libraries, but a ton about data. The files we needed for the workshop were on GitHub, if you’re interested in checking it out. You can follow the tutorial steps on the Wiki, and, of course, you can find Karma itself on GitHub.

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Linux Kernel 2.6.32.66 LTS Brings x86, Networking, and File Systems Improvements

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Linux

Willy Tarreau, the maintainer of the 2.6 kernel branch, announced a few minutes ago the immediate availability for download of the sixty-six maintenance release of Linux kernel 2.6.32 LTS.

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elementary OS "Freya" Finally Gets Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

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OS

elementary OS "Freya" has been out for some time now, but developers are still adding features to it despite the fact that it has been dubbed stable. Now, users have the option to define custom keyboard shortcuts, which was a very sought after feature.

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A Linux proud history – 15 years ago and the Brazilian ATM

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Linux

The history i want to share with you is how that “marble Tux” happens. Yes, it was a production machine that you see in the picture and was running in every place in Brazil for at least 10 years.

So, a 25 years old boy, in this case me, the guy typing now, who was working in a ILOG graphical toolkit partner suddenly decide to look for Linux jobs, it was out of university for 1 year, but was already infected for the open source and Linux for more than 3 years, and thought it can be done.

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OPNFV Project Gets Backing from EMC & VMware

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OSS
Web

The open source platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OPNFV Project, has received major backing from EMC and VMware. EMC joins as a Platinum member, along with others such as AT&T, Brocade, China Mobile, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nokia Networks, DOCOMO, Red Hat, Telecom Italia, Vodafone and ZTE. VMware joins as a Silver member.

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Leftovers: GNOME Software

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GNOME
  • Let’s contribute Peru with GNOME

    After that Cesar Fabian started the code contribution part, because all of them were interested in GNOME developer technologies. We started with glib, based on the GLIB Website. He explained us that Glib is a GNOME library written in C. We did a couple of examples: Hello Word and Lists of Fruits, using glist. Glists are linked lists that use the type void *. It was also explained values and basic types like gboleean where ONE represents TRUE and the rest of values are FALSE .

  • GNOME 3.18 to Drop Support for Yahoo!, Foursquare Will be Enabled by Default

    Debarshi Ray, a renown GNOME developer, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new development release of the GNOME Online Accounts component of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment.

  • GNOME Disk Utility 3.17.2 Fixes Benchmarking of Disks on 32-Bit Architectures

    The GNOME Project is hard at work these days preparing for the release of the second milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release later this year on September 23.

Is your open source security software less secure?

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Security

"Your secure software is open source; doesn't that make it less secure?"

This is a recurring question that we get at Benetech about Martus, our free, strongly encrypted tool for secure collection and management of sensitive information built and provided by the Benetech Human Rights Program. It's an important question for us and for all of our peers developing secure software in today's post-Snowden environment of fear and worry about surveillance. We strongly believe not only that open source is compatible with digital security, but that it's also essential for it.

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Dell Now Has Ubuntu Installation Tutorial on Its Website

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Linux
Ubuntu

Dell is one of the biggest companies that sell PCs preinstalled with Ubuntu, and now they are also featuring a tutorial on how to install Ubuntu on your Dell machines.

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Xolo Chromebook: Handy device for enterprises

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Linux
Google

Google Chrome OS has been developed on the Chrome browser which has become hugely popular and successful. Google, which has also made the OS capable of running Android apps and games, recently launched three Chromebooks (laptops that run on the Chrome OS) made by three different manufacturers in India targeted at different segments of consumers with attractive price tags. Here's a peek under the hood of Xolo Chromebook, priced at Rs. 12,999.

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Ubuntu Powers Self-Driving Tesla Model S Modified by Bosch

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu can be used for almost any task you can imagine and that includes powering a Boss-modified Tesla Model S so that it can run autonomously.

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Linux 4.1-rc5

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Linux

I'm back on my usual Sunday schedule, and rc5 is back to its usual size after a small bump in rc4.

Things continue to look pretty normal. We've got about two thirds driver updates (gpu, infiniband, sound, networking, scsi, thermal), and almost half of the remainder is networking updates. The rest is mostly arch updates and some filesystem fixes. But all of it is pretty small.

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Covered in: Linux 4.1-rc5 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.1 RC5, Final Release Might be Delayed

Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open-Source IoT Development Board That Runs Linux

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Linux

After having introduced you to the Lemon Pi single computer board, today we are happy to present Tessel 2, a development platform created by Technical Machine and designed from the ground up to be embedded in a product.

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Open HUB: How to find the best open source projects

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Let’s say you want to identify something like a Kanban system for your software project management and you’ve looked at various commercial products but for one reason or another nothing quite fits your requirements. Perhaps they’re not organized in a way you’d like or they come with a load of other features at a price that doesn’t make sense for you or they can’t be integrated into your workflow so you’re going to bite the bullet. You’re going to look for an open source Kanban system and adapt it to meet your needs. But how do you find such a beast?

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Ubuntu Touch to Get Improved Desktop Mode with Next Update

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Ubuntu

Canonical is preparing a major new update for Ubuntu Touch, but it will take a while until it's going to be ready. From the looks of it, the devs are preparing some interesting improvements and updates.

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Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Will Reach End of Life on June 14 to Make Room for Parsix 8.0

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Debian

The Parsix Project has recently announced that their Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (Nestor) distribution will reach the end of its life support in the coming weeks, urging users to upgrade to Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (Rinaldo) as soon as possible.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • 3 Open Source Python Shells

    Python is a high-level, general-purpose, structured, powerful, open source programming language that is used for a wide variety of programming tasks. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of Scheme, Ruby, Perl, and Tcl, avoiding many of the complexities and overheads of compiled languages. The language was created by Guido van Rossum in 1991, and continues to grow in popularity.

  • Google Chrome 44 (Dev) Brings Interesting New Features
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.3 has been released

    I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.3 for both Mac OS X and Linux. CrossOver 14.1.3 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

today's leftovers

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Misc
  • Consumers Continue to Buy Chromebooks as Secondary PCs, Enterprise Still Uninterested
  • Video: LXD containers vs. KVM

    Since I'm such a big container fan (been using them on Linux since 2005) and I recently blogged about Docker, LXC, and OpenVZ... how could I pass up posting this? Some Canonical guys gave a presentation at the recent OpenStack Summit on "LXD vs. KVM". What is LXD? It is basically a management service for LXC that supposedly adds a lot of the features LXC was missing... and is much easier to use. For a couple of years now Canonical has shown an interest in LXC and has supposedly be doing a lot of development work around them. I wonder what specifically? They almost seem like the only company who is interested in LXC.. or at least they are putting forth a publicly noticeable effort around them.

  • Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud

    LXD is usable with Ubuntu 15.04 albeit not many have yet fully experimented with this new technology from Canonical given its early state. The LXD Linux container hypervisor allows for rapid provisioning, very fast performance, a REST API, and other functionality. If you're wishing to learn more about LXD, this week at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver was a talk about LXD vs. KVM for Linux hypervisors.

  • Cloud Driving HP's Server Business Forward

    HP announced is second quarter fiscal 2015 earnings on May 21, with company executives enthusiastic about the company's upcoming split, and continued prospects in the cloud.

  • The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem

    An EXT4 file-system corruption problem was uncovered with Linux 4.0 that turned out to be an MD RAID0 issue with the Linux kernel in the latest stable series. This RAID corruption issue has now been fixed in the latest kernel Git code.

  • Interview with Mary Winkler

    LOVE the blending tools. I’m used to those of Paint Tool SAI, and finding a program whose brushes are far more customizable and can do more is digital art heaven. Especially an open source one!

  • Reminder: Evolving KDE survey milestone on May 31st

    Evolution is a powerful concept and tool. When harnessed properly, humans have been able to tailor and adapt crops and domesticate animals. We’ve been able to grow the Dutch unnecessarily tall and create beautiful and consequence-free theme parks as shown in the Jurassic Park documentary series on the BBC. However, when not monitored closely or left to nature’s own devices, the result is the terrifying land based sharks that have caused such recent devastation across most of Australia.

  • GNOME Shell It is!!

    It’s been a while since my last post, I was busy with my university exams and didn’t get much time to work on my GSoC project. But during whatever time I got I tried to get myself familiar with GNOME Shell coding style and get a hang of the way it works, since GNOME Shell is the main module I will be working with in this project. But things weren’t as simple as I initially thought them to be. It has been a struggle trying to find out some structured documentation for GNOME Shell code-base mainly the JavaScript part.

  • Attention Fedora 22 prerelease users
  • Fedora 21 chrooted on an aarch64 Nexus 9

    A while back I bought a Nexus 9, mainly because it has a weird processor that emulates a 64 bit ARM (aarch64). Google seem to have abandoned this platform entirely, just 6 months after I got it, so fuck you too Google. Anyway …

  • Meet SparkyLinux, a Debian-based Linux distribution

    SparkyLinux features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks.

  • Is Canonical going to have an IPO?
  • Mozilla shifts gears: $25 phones out, Android apps in
  • Linksys NSLU2 adventures into the NetBSD land passed through JTAG highlands - part 1
  • GCC 6 Gets Support For The IBM z13 Mainframe Server

    The latest GNU Compiler Collection code now has proper optimization targeting/tuning support for the IBM z13.

  • News for open source virtual reality, popular Linux game distros, and more
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