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15 Android Apps to Remote Control Your Linux PC

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Android
GNU
Linux

There’s no reason why Linux and Android shouldn’t get along well—after all, they’re pretty much cousins. You’ve probably heard of apps that let you remotely control an Android device from the desktop. There are also apps that do the vice versa and make it possible to control a Windows computer from an Android device.

Linux users need not feel left out. We’ve discovered more than enough apps that can turn your Androids into powerful Linux remote controllers, and today we’ll present some of our best findings.

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Linux Foundation's CII Donates $50k+ To OpenBSD

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Linux
Security
BSD

The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has made a donation in the range of $50~100k USD to the OpenBSD project.

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Also: Lumina Desktop 0.8.6 Released for PC-BSD 10.2 and FreeBSD 10.2, Here's What's New

DebConf15, the Annual Debian Conference, Announced for August 15-22 in Germany

The Debian Project proudly announced the dates, the schedule, and the venue for the annual meeting of all Debian developers, contributors, and supporters for 2015, DebConf15.

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Tanglu 3 Distro Comes with Linux Kernel 4.0, GNOME 3.16, and KDE Plasma 5.3

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KDE
Linux
GNOME

Today, August 4, Matthias Klumpp was extremely happy to announce the release of the final version of his Tanglu 3 GNU/Linux distribution, dubbed Chromodoris Willani and based on the latest stable Debian GNU/Linux operating system.

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Red Hat finance exec resigns for ChannelAdvisor CFO seat

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Red Hat

Mark Cook, vice president of finance and controller of open-source technology firm Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) since 2007, has resigned, signing on to take over the chief financial officer role at Morrisville-based e-commerce software firm ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM).

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Debian Needs Your Help to Improve UEFI Support in the Distribution

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Debian

Steve McIntyre, a renowned Debian developer and leader of the "Debian-CD" team, wrote an interesting announcement a couple of days ago informing us all that there was a new team of developers for Debian, maintaining all of their UEFI packages.

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To Expedite Innovation, Give Away Your Code

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OSS

Open-source software has been a growing phenomenon for more than two decades, but in recent years it has risen in importance in a whole new way: as a key to rapid innovation for startups and corporate giants alike.

One example of open-source software being used to increase the velocity of technical innovation can be seen with Airbnb. In early June, Airbnb did something that might sound crazy. It decided to give away a sophisticated software tool it developed called Aerosolve.

Aerosolve uses machine learning to understand what consumers will pay for a certain kind of room in a certain place — and helps people figure out how to price their Airbnb rentals.

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Teaching students the value of open source

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OSS

Open source is not just about making something publicly accessible. It is a set of values—a way of working that practices open collaboration between a community to build or maintain something. On the basis of these values, today we can observe a vibrant and thriving open source community responsible for many of the great successes in many industries.

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Hayao Miyazaki CG Tribute Made with Open Source Tools

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OSS

Dono produced photorealistic worlds for the memorable stars of Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and many more of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces using a suite of open source tools, including Blender for 3D, Gimp for image editing, and Natron for compositing. The only non-open source software was the rendering engine, Octane.

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Why Open Source Software Growth Is Rising

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Development
Interviews
OSS

GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath discusses open source software and GitHub’s plan to expand internationally. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West.”

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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Is Now Rebased on Linux Kernel 4.2 RC5

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Canonical's Joseph Salisbury reported the summary of the Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting that took place on August 4, 2015, on the official IRC channels of the project.

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Q4OS 2.0 Linux Distribution Will be Based on Debian 9 Stretch and Trinity Desktop 14.1

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GNU
Linux

The developers of the Debian-based Q4OS Linux distribution built around the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) project, which aims to keep the spirit of the legacy KDE 3.5 desktop environment alive, informed Softpedia earlier about the immediate availability for download and testing of the first snapshot of Q4OS 2.0.

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CentOS 7 Linux for ARM64 (AArch64) Architectures Is Now Officially Available

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Red Hat

Back in May, we reported about the availability of an ISO image of the open-source CentOS 7 Linux operating system for the ARM64 (AArch64) hardware architectures, designed for those who want to build ARM devices powered by the CentOS distribution.

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Also: Red Hat launches new Enterprise Linux 6.7

Slack starts accepting requests for beta access to its new Linux client

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Linux

Team communication app Slack today announced the formal availability of a beta version of its app for devices running the Linux operating system.

“These builds may have some bugs or rough edges, but we won’t push out anything that we know to be extremely buggy or non-functional,” Slack says on the Google Forms page where you can sign up for beta access to the Slack Linux app. “We humbly ask only one thing of those who join: please give us your honest feedback so that we can make your Linux experience great.”

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SUSE and IBM/SAP

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SUSE

today's leftovers

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Misc
  • August 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Programming
  • Should you install Linux on a Mac?

    Some Linux users have found that Apple's Mac computers work well for them. The combination of refurbished Macs from Amazon and Linux can result in a high quality operating system on a relatively low cost computer. But is it worth it to install Linux on a Mac? A writer at Softpedia considered that very question in a recent article.

  • Putting Lipstick on a Penguin

    It was then I explored ways to present Linux to the new user, and to do so in a way that did not cause system shock. I decided to make each new Linux installation look as much like Windows as possible. My partner Diane did fairly well when I told her we would become a one operating system household. She wasn’t weaned…she was herded into the world of Linux. I had cleaned the last virus from her computer.

  • Agents, the kinds that work for us.
  • Docker: evil spawn or useful tool

    There are plenty of criticisms of docker, the system for building a container-based virtual machine running just a single application. I've read many of them have have consistently been either in agreement or at least amused.

    The most relevant criticism is about the basic approach of building single-application virtual machines.

  • Stable kernel updates

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has released stable kernels 4.1.4, 3.14.49, and 3.10.85. All of them contain important fixes.

  • Thursday night reception for LPC

    Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Intel, the Linux Plumbers Conference is pleased to announce that there will be an additional social event this year. On Thursday August 20th, we will be gathering at the Seattle Rock Bottom Brewery—just a short walk from the conference venue and hotel—for drinks and dinner in a relaxed setting. The evening’s event will be showcasing local beers, wines, and spirits, but some of the more standard items (like single-malt scotches and cocktails) will also be available.

  • Failing with F5: CMP - Clustered Multiprocessing
  • CUPS Cloud Print 20140814.2 Has Been Released
  • How To Combine Two Graphs On Cacti
  • Installing/Starting Systemd Services Using Cloud-Init
  • How the system deals with USB devices
  • Error handling in Polari

    At the moment Polari will not tell you much more except logging a debug message in the terminal, should you fail to connect to the IRC server.

  • More tests, locale, and timezones. Last week in a nutshell.

    Slightly later than usual, but still, I'm giving a short update on how my works on Getting Things GNOME! have been progressing recently.

    After my first attempts with unit tests two weeks ago, I started the week off with an ambitious plan to unit test also another feature which I had to implement consequently: the start of the day setting in the preferences window. The test was a simple task. I really enjoy testing, even though I had to change it several times because of changes in the parse_time() function's output type. Nevertheless, my test was done and ready in a short period of time. However, afterwards I spent almost the entire week working on the functionality of setting the time itself.

  • Reproducible builds: week 14 in Stretch cycle
  • New Snappy Ubuntu Core Aims for IoT Devices, Raspberry Pi and More
  • Ubuntu MATE donates surplus funds to open source projects

    The maintainers of Ubuntu MATE have donated money to various open source projects this month. The beneficiaries of the donations all have something to do with Ubuntu MATE and have helped it exist in its current state by one means or another.

  • Compact, rugged i.MX6 SBC expands via PCIe and SATA

    F&S has launched a Linux-ready, “ArmStone A9-v2″ Pico-ITX SBC with an i.MX6 SoC, SATA, mini-PCIe, extended temperatures, and an optional 7-inch touchscreen.

  • Samsung Next Gear smartwatch rotating bezel demo shown off at Tizen Developer Summit

    The Tizen Developer Summit 2015 in Bengaluru, India, was a great time for Samsung to show of its Tizen talents, and that includes Information about its Next Gear Tizen Smartwatch. The new watch will feature a round face, as seen in the SDK and other leaks, but this is the first time that Samsung has also confirmed the existence of the Bezel that is used to Interact with the device.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Leftovers: KDE/Qt

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KDE
  • Randa - Bring Touch to KDE

    About a year ago, we talked with several people who were going to work together in Randa, Switzerland. These people were united by a love of KDE and had common motives—to make KDE technology better and have tons of fun while doing it!

    The 5th edition of the Randa Meetings high in the Swiss Alps in August 2014 was a huge success, with many new features and major new additions to KDE technology, through the dedicated efforts of about 50 KDE developers taking a week out of their busy lives to bring great software to users.

  • Unity 8 And KDE May Coexist On The Future Versions Of The Ubuntu Desktop

    The Ubuntu and KDE developers are working together at making Unity 8 and KDE coexist, permitting the users to have both the two desktop environments on the same system.

  • GCompris at Akademy 2015
  • Randa Meetings 2015 – The countdown begins
  • KDE.org Redesign

    KDE Frameworks, Plasma desktop, and our community have a rich history of nearly twenty years in creating great open-source software, making us a truly historic organisation of passionate developers; and along with that history some of our online infrastructure has begun to show its age. The KDE.org website and its various sections are the front door to the KDE ecosystem, it is how people new to KDE will judge us and it’s where our developers, translators, artists, and community members know their hard work will be presented to the world.

  • Akademy 2015 – Phones, CI, and Kubuntu

    Akademy always starts off with two days of ever so exciting talks on a number of engaging subjects. But this year particularly interesting things happened courtesy of Blue Systems.

Red Hat News

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Fedora: The Latest

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Red Hat
  • Korora 22 Flash Update

    As we announced when Korora 22 was released, Adobe Flash is no longer included by default.

  • Fedora repository for Doom stuff: Zandronum, Doomseeker, CnDoom

    I had a bit of free time over the last few days, and looked at the current state of the art for Doom on Linux. The awesome Rahul Sundaram has been looking after several Doom-related packages for a while – including the Chocolate Doom package – but there are some things that seem to be commonly used these days that we didn’t have packaged. So I packaged them up, and put them in a new repository!

  • CUDA 7.0 enabled programs for Fedora 22

    I’ve udpated the CUDA version in the Fedora 22 Nvidia repository, it now contains CUDA 7.0.28 along with the cuFFT 7.0.35 patch. Note that from this version, CUDA is x86_64 bit compatible only, so there are no more i386 packages. There is still the cudart library available for 32 bit, but I don’t think it’s worth packaging.

  • Secure Boot — Fedora, RHEL, and Shim Upstream Maintenance: Government Involvement or Lack Thereof

    Note that there are parts of this chain I’m not a part of, and obviously linux distributions I’m not involved in that support Secure Boot. I encourage other maintainers to offer similar statements for their respective involvement.

  • Remi repository is changing

    The "remi" repository exists for > 10 years, it have changed a lot, and some recent changes worth to be explained.

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