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GNU Octave 4.0.0 Released

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The Octave developers are pleased to announce a major new release
of GNU Octave, version 4.0.0.

Octave 4.0 is a major new release with many new features,
including a graphical user interface, support for classdef
object-oriented programming, better compatibility with Matlab,
and many new and improved functions.

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Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-7 Is Now Available for Download with DRBL Update

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Linux

On June 2, Steven Shiau announced the immediate availability for download and testing of yet another milestone towards the next major version of his popular Clonezilla Live CD that helps you with disk cloning/imaging operations.

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GnuCash 2.6.6 released

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The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.6.6, the sixth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series. Please take the tour of all the new features.

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Take your pick from 4 capable Chromebooks priced from $155 to $220

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Linux
Google

Those on the fence about the Chromebook will find that budget-friendly models make it easy to give them a try. Here are four impressive models that don't cost an arm and a leg.

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My dad, Linux, and me

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Linux

When I was a young girl, I remember my dad showing me Linux on his computer.

He was showing me what was known then as Red Hat Linux—it was a fresh version of Colgate 4.0 from Best Buy. At that time, I was familiar with Windows 95 and knew how to use a computer, but Linux was new to me. It looked like a bunch of code and too technical. So, it was many years later, in January of 2009, that I finally made the switch.

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Wondering If HP Will Release Linux++ This Month

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So far in 2015 we haven't heard much at all about The Machine... Besides that X.Org veteran Keith Packard left Intel to join HP where he's working on The Machine. Thus now being into June 2015, I'm wondering if this month we'll see the debut of Linux++, "Software that emulates the hardware design of The Machine and other tools will be released so that programmers can test their code against the new operating system. Linux++ is intended to ultimately be replaced by an operating system designed from scratch for The Machine, which HP calls Carbon," according to one of the earlier reports.

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The Licensing and Compliance Lab interviews François Marier, creator of Libravatar

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Legal

In this edition, we conducted an email-based interview with François Marier, a free software developer from New Zealand. He is the creator and lead developer of Libravatar. In addition to his passion for decentralization, he contributes to the Debian project and volunteers on the FSF licensing team.

Libravatar is a free network service providing profile photos for a number of Web sites, including bugs.debian.org and git.kernel.org. Its flexible architecture allows end users to host their own images and allows Web sites to use Gravatar as a fallback when necessary. It is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3, or end user can opt for any later version (GNU AGPLv3+).

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Conservancy Seeks Your Questions on GPL Enforcement

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Legal

Historically, Conservancy has published extensive materials about enforcement of the GPL, including blog posts, announcements regarding compliance actions, many sections appearing in the definitive Copyleft Guide (a joint initiative with the Free Software Foundation). After Conservancy's recent announcement of its funding of Christoph Hellwig's lawsuit against VMware, Conservancy has sought to answer as many questions as possible about GPL enforcement.

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Black Lab Linux Education Desktop 6 SR4 Is Now Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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Linux

After having informed us about the immediate availability of Black Lab Linux Enterprise Desktop 6 SR4, Black Lab Software has had the great pleasure of sending us details about the fourth service release of their Black Lab Linux Education Desktop 6 distribution.

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Also: Black Lab Software Releases SR4 of Their Ubuntu-Based Forensic Linux Desktop 6

Fotoxx 15.06 Open Source Photo Editor Released with New Tools and Many Improvements

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Linux
OSS

kornelix has just released a new version of its Fotoxx open source and free photo and image editing and collection management software for GNU/Linux operating systems.

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