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EU FOSSA publishes core sections of its deliverables

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To promote the exchange of comments made by the Free and Open Source Software communities, the EU FOSSA project points out some specific sections of the deliverables he produced so far. By consulting these chapters, you have a more direct insight to what the project team consider as the most relevant information.

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Dell XPS 13 With GNU/Linux Improved

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  • Dell XPS 13 Returns With Kaby Lake, Ubuntu, Rose Gold Finish

    Dell joined the Intel Kaby Lake party and announced that the latest update to its XPS 13 notebook PC will feature the new 7th generation (Kaby Lake) processors. The company will also offer a developer version of the lightweight laptop that comes loaded with Ubuntu, and the XPS 13 received a new color option in the form of Rose Gold.

    The Dell XPS 13 is the company’s thinnest and lightest laptop offering, weighing in starting at 2.7 lbs. and coming as thin as 9mm. The machined-aluminum and carbon fiber chassis, along with the display’s Corning Gorilla Glass, gives the device a durable, yet sleek construction.

  • Windows 10 haters: Try Linux on Kaby Lake chips with Dell's new XPS 13

    Rejoice Linux fans; the OS will work on laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake chips.

    Three new models of Dell's slick XPS 13 Developer Edition will be available with Ubuntu OS and 7th Generation Core processors in the U.S. and Canada starting on Oct. 10.

  • Dell updates Torvalds' preferred XPS 13 laptop: New Intel chips, rose-gold finish

    Dell has refreshed its popular XPS 13 laptop with Intel's seventh-generation Core processors. The update brings a longer battery life, among other improvements, and a new rose-gold option for those who want a change from the usual silver.

    The move brings Dell's XPS 13 in line with other hardware carrying Intel's new chips, such as the recently-released Lenovo Yoga 910.

Uber’s Self-driving Pickups In Pittsburgh are Powered by Ubuntu

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Considered a research experiment rather than the first drum roll in a fully autonomous automotive revolution, Uber plan to use the data it gleans in the lifts — free for passengers willing to trust them — in order to learn more about how self driving cars behave and react when in the real world on real asphalt and under real driving conditions.

In Mashable’s first-hand account of what’s it’s like to be take a ride in a self-driving Uber you’ll notice that, like Tesla, that Ubuntu helps power Uber’s self driving smarts.

And TechCrunch’s Signe Brewster, in a write up of her experience in the same vehicle, says she “came away from my ride trusting the technology. The self-driving car detected obstacles, people and even potholes, and responded intelligently.“

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Solus-1.2.0.5 — a review

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Solus is an interesting distro. But it is probably not aimed at me as a potential user (the absence of “rsync”, “vi” and “diff” all suggest this limitation). While there is improvement since my previous review, I think it still not ready for prime time. It needs a management tool, ipv6 support and better crypto support.

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Flatpak 0.6.10 Makes the Dependency on systemd in the User Session Optional

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Flatpak developer Alex Larsson announced the release of Flatpak 0.6.10, a new maintenance update of the universal Linux binary format used in various GNU/Linux distributions.

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Linux helped me grow as a musician

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In the early days of Linux it was possible to do high-quality audio recording, but it was often difficult to set up. Then Ubuntu Studio made it a lot easier.

Back in 2000-2002, after studying B2B marketing, I started to work at an engineering office. Aside from marketing and sales stuff, I was in charge of optimizing the number of workstations and licenses to match our real needs and cut costs.

We had many expensive CAD workstations that were mainly running Unix at the time, from vendors such as SGI, IBM, and Sun, with costly CATIA, Euclid, and Unigraphics software.

I was a computer geek but because of my studies in marketing, I didn't have the opportunity to play with Unix systems. Then I discovered GNU/Linux, and I downloaded some available distributions, including Red Hat, Mandrake, and Debian. These distros were not easy to install like they are today, and often even getting the network working was difficult, but having a terminal on a cheap laptop was great.

In 2004 I adopted Ubuntu, a version of Linux that was good for new users.

Thanks to Framasoft.org, I already was using a lot of open source applications before switching to Linux, such as Firefox, OpenOffice, Gimp, and Inkscape.

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Debian Linux Bug Squashing Party to Take Place September 23-25, 2016 in Salzburg

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Now that the final release of the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system is getting closer and closer, the Debian developers are gathering together later this month in Salzburg, Austria, for a bug squashing party.

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Classic Unix/Linux editor Vim gets first update in years

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Today, most of us use graphical text editors, but many developers still use vi, or its modern clone Vim, or Emacs, and they're as passionate about their choice of editors as ever. I'm not sure why since vi is clearly the better choice.

After almost 40 years of development, there's not a lot left to be improved in Vim. But, after a decade, some things needed changing. So it is that Vim 8 has just been released.

This release is not just obscure bug fixes. It also includes significant improvements. These are:

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​Linus Torvalds reveals his favorite programming laptop

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I recently talked with some Linux developers about what the best laptop is for serious programmers. As a result I checked out several laptops from a programmer's viewpoint. The winner in my book? The 2016 Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. I'm in good company. Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, agrees. The Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, for him, is the best laptop around.

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