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  • Top 20 Countries In Europe For GNU/Linux Page-views

    Yesterday, Europe had an average of 2.29% page-views from GNU/Linux desktops according to StatCounter.

  • Finnish Spikes In GNU/Linux Usage And Chrome Browser Linked

    This suggests the spiking systems are a single organization on a single schedule with a single system administrator… Sounds like schools to me but it could also be a large business or government or particular device sold in huge quantity without automatic updating. The 3 spikes on weekdays suggests to me it’s the schools.

  • No Ceiling For GNU/Linux On The Desktop

    Yesterday, with nearly 2 billion citizens of the Internet, GNU/Linux desktops had 1.75%, ~35million. Chrome GNU/Linux had 0.46%, ~10million, with another 7million expected in 2015.

The EXT4 Data Corruption Issue Has Also Been Fixed in Linux Kernel 3.18.14 LTS

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After yesterday's announcement of Linux kernel 3.12.43 LTS, which got numerous changes, including a patch for the famous EXT4 data corruption issue that plagued almost all Linux kernel branches, today we can report that Linux kernel 3.18.14 LTS is out and it also includes a patch for the respective EXT4 bug.

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Turn your Android device into a Linux desktop PC - without rooting

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Linux

Android smartphones are becoming very powerful devices, and many of them can easily handle the word-processing, photo editing and other desktop PC-type tasks. So why not make your Android smartphone double as a desktop PC? Here we show you how to install the Linux variant Debian on your Android device, on which you can then install popular programs like LibreOffice and GIMP. Best of all, you don't need to root your device to do this.

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Cinnamon 2.6 Is Coming Very Soon, Here's How to Install It in Linux Mint Right Now

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While we are eagerly waiting for the final release of the Cinnamon 2.6 desktop environment to become available in the main software repositories of our favorite Linux distributions, Clement Lefebvre has announced that we can install it in a Beta form in Linux Mint.

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systemd 220 Adds New Features to Networkd, Integrates the Gummiboot EFI Bootloader

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Lennart Poettering had the great pleasure of announcing today, May 21, the immediate availability for download of a new release of his controversial systemd init system that is adopted by more and more Linux kernel-based operating systems.

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Linux Kernel 3.12.43 LTS Is a Massive Update, EXT4 Data Corruption Patched

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Jiri Slaby, the maintainer of the 3.12 kernel series, announced earlier today that a new maintenance release is available for all users of this LTS (Long Term Support) Linux kernel.

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Intel takes on CoreOS with its own container-based Linux

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Clear Linux, Intel's new container-based distribution, bristles with ideas for how to run containers and perform OS management

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IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark

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Aaeon’s AIOT-X1000 SBC runs Wind River Linux on an Intel Quark chip, and offers dual Ethernet, dual mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi, BT, ZigBee, and 3G.

Last year, Taiwan based Aaeon debuted the AIOT-X1000 SBC as the guts of its AIOT-X1000 IoT Gateway. Now the 3.5-inch board is available on its own for a wide range of IoT applications. The name combines the prefix “Aaeon Internet of Things” with the board’s single-threaded Intel Quark X1000 system-on-chip, which here runs the Yocto-based Wind River Linux. The low power, Pentium ISA-compatible SoC can be clocked at up to 400MHz, and has no GPU.

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Lemon Pi, a powerful Raspberry Pi Clone

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The Lemon Pi single board computer tries to copy the success of the very popular Raspberry Pi, even the 40-pins feature port of the Raspberry Pi is copied(!)

The Lemon Pi features a powerful ARM Quad-core cortex A9 and Imagination PowerVR SGX544 GPU. Connectivity is handled by Multi-USBs, I2C, SPI, UART, I2S, PCM, SPDIF, MIPI DSI / CSI, HDMI, and Ethernet ports.

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Dell Launches Cheap Ubuntu-Powered Inspiron 15 3000 Series

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Dell is one of the most important providers of Ubuntu-powered hardware, and the company has just released a new laptop called Inspiron 15 3000 Series Laptop Ubuntu Edition.

Companies like Dell or IBM have helped to make Ubuntu much more popular because they sell a lot of hardware, and they are shipping that hardware with Ubuntu preinstalled. It might not seem like a big deal. After all, you can always install something else, but many customers don't switch to a different OS and Ubuntu remains installed.

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Ubuntu Ire and Canonical IPO, Fedora 22 is a No-Go

Mark Shuttleworth has been quoted as saying he's considering taking Canonical public. He needs to talk to "his team," but Shuttleworth thinks the time is just about right. Speaking of Canonical, Jack Wallen today said that poor little Canonical is just picked on by the Linux community and the Linux community is only hurting itself. On the other side of town, Fedora 22 is a No-Go tonight, but getting revisited tomorrow. Read more

StatCounter Stats

  • Top 20 Countries In Europe For GNU/Linux Page-views
    Yesterday, Europe had an average of 2.29% page-views from GNU/Linux desktops according to StatCounter.
  • Finnish Spikes In GNU/Linux Usage And Chrome Browser Linked
    This suggests the spiking systems are a single organization on a single schedule with a single system administrator… Sounds like schools to me but it could also be a large business or government or particular device sold in huge quantity without automatic updating. The 3 spikes on weekdays suggests to me it’s the schools.
  • No Ceiling For GNU/Linux On The Desktop
    Yesterday, with nearly 2 billion citizens of the Internet, GNU/Linux desktops had 1.75%, ~35million. Chrome GNU/Linux had 0.46%, ~10million, with another 7million expected in 2015.

The radical potential of open source programming in healthcare

Everyone wants personalized healthcare. From the moment they enter their primary care clinic they have certain expectations that they want met in regards to their personalized medical care. Most physicians are adopting a form of electronic healthcare, and patient records are being converted to a digital format. But electronic health records pose interesting problems related to sorting through vast amounts of patient data. This is where open source programming languages come in, and they have the ability to radically change the medical landscape. Read more

Chrome for Android is now ‘almost entirely open-source,’ letting anyone build a Chromium-based mobile browser

Google has uploaded the majority of the remaining Chrome for Android code into the open-source Chromium repository. In other words, Chrome for Android now matches Chrome for desktop in terms of available open source code, letting anyone examine, modify, and compile the project. Read more Also: Chrome For Android Is Now Almost Completely Open Source After Huge Code Dump Most source code for Chrome for Android now available: build your own browser Google Makes Chrome For Android More Open Source Google Chrome has an awesome hidden game and it's highly addictive Your Google Chrome browser has a hidden game … and its VERY addictive Google brings open source gaming to Cardboard Google Chrome 43 Now Available With Midi Hardware Support and More Google Chrome introduces MIDI ready interface Google Chrome 43 Has Been Released, Including 37 Bug-Fixes