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Cuba Announces Migration to Open-Source Software

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cubaheadlines.com: More than 8,000 computers at the University of Computer Sciences (UCI) will be migrating to GNU/Linux open-source platforms, according to Abel Firvida, who is heading the open-source software project there.

First Stable Release Of Mageia In June: Exclusive Interview

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muktware.com: We have not yet seen any ISOs to try and test. What is the road-map of Mageia? When will we see the first stable release? What caused the fork? How sustainable is the project? How many developers are working on it? T

My Photography-Centric Linux Migration

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photozo.com: I’ve been a Linux user for many years; since 1999 if I remember correctly. Some use has been extended usage, but it’s been on-and-off for various reasons. I still missed Linux, and vowed to get back. Now I’ve been able to. What was the tipping point?

A brief visit with Linux Mint 10 KDE edition RC

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dwasifar.com: So I saw in the news that Linux Mint 10 KDE edition is at the Release Candidate stage. And they’re using KDE 4.6. Wow, I thought, maybe KDE 4.6 will be it – the release that makes it all work for me.

Why You Need to Have a Linux LiveCD

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pcworld.com: As a longtime fan of Linux, I'm a big believer that most business users would benefit greatly by dumping Windows and switching over to the open source operating system instead. It's stable, it's reliable and it's highly secure, among many other advantages.

Is Debian Dying?

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linux-magazine.com: Steven J. Vaughan-Nicholls created a stir this week when he marked the release of Debian 6.0 by wondering if the distribution was still relevant. He was refuted by Joe Brockmeier, but the noticeable lack of hard facts disturbed me, so I decided to see if I could find any indicators of Debian's health on-line.

Hitchhiker's Guide to Linux Forum Galaxy!

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: As a relatively new migrant to Tuxland, I've come to learn that Linux forums are a rich source of advice, useful information and help. I decided to put up a small Linux forum guide for newbies in an attempt to explain some important cultural differences that may affect a new user's success rate when asking for help on a Linux Forum.

Meet Fedora Ambassador Larry Cafiero

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linux-magazine.com: This week we look at the Fedora Ambassador Program through the eyes and experience of Fedora Ambassador, Larry Cafiero.

Review: Debian 6 "Squeeze"

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: After a wait of 2 years, Debian 6 "Squeeze" has finally been released! Yay! It's now officially termed "stable".

Debian's Killer Feature: Flexibility

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anarchic-order.blogspot: Debian has a reputation in the world of Linux distributions as, well, "stodgy". Debian Stable is pointed to as being out of date, stale, boring. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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    The Intercept and its publisher First Look Media strongly believe in the benefits of free and open source software — in part because we rely on such software every day. To keep our journalists and sources safe, we use secure communication tools like the data-encryption system GnuPG, the Off-the-Record secure messaging protocol, the SecureDrop communications platform, and the secure calling and texting app Signal. To publish on the web, we use the GNU/Linux operating system; the Apache web server; OpenSSL, a web encryption library; WordPress, the open-source blogging engine; and Piwik, which tracks web traffic. The list goes on.
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Tiny SODIMM-style COM runs Linux on Atmel Cortex-A5 SoC

Ka-Ro’s SODIMM-style “TXA5″ COM runs Linux on Atmel’s SAMA5D42 SoC, offers Ethernet, LCD, USB, GPIO, and serial I/O, and supports industrial temperatures. The TXA5 is the first Atmel-based member of the Ka-Ro Electronics family of “TX” COMs. Most of Ka-Ro’s COMs have used Freescale processors, and many have been sold under the Strategic Test label, including the i.MX283-based TX-28S from 2012. Read more

Meet Geary: A Thunderbird Email Client Alternative on Linux

On Linux there are a few open source alternatives to the Thunderbird email client. There’s Evolution, KMail, Claws-Mail, Alpine (if you’re really old-school), and a handful of other clients (most of which, don’t live up to anyone’s expectations). There’s also a new kid on the email block. That kid is the brainchild of Yorba. Meet Geary, the new default IMAP email client for the GNOME desktop (and the likes of Elementary OS Freya). Read more

Philly’s open source mentorship program is back and expanding to 3 cities

Women are drastically underrepresented in the open source movement. Of the open source contributions made in 2013, only 11 percent were made by women, according to a survey of the open source community. Girl Develop It wanted to change that. That’s why the nonprofit partnered with civic hacking group Code for Philly last year to launch a summer-long open source fellowship for women. Fellows said the program helped them find their place in the tech community. Read more