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  • The Most Popular GNOME & KDE Happenings Of 2015

    Continuing on with our other year-end looks, here are lists of the most popular GNOME and KDE desktop happenings of the year.

    First up, here's a look at the ten most popular GNOME stories on Phoronix for 2015. GNOME made much progress this year on Wayland support, app sandboxing, UEFI firmware updating, and other features.

  • From a lawyer who hates litigation

    Before I started working in free and open source software, before I found out I had a heart condition and became passionate about software freedom, I was a corporate lawyer at a law firm. I worked on various financial transactions. There were ups and downs to this kind of work but throughout I was always extremely vocal about how happy I was that I didn’t do any litigation.

  • UberStudent 4.3 Is Based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Xfce 4.12, Supported Until 2019

    Earlier today, December 30, 2015, Stephen Ewen was very happy and proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the UberStudent 4.3 computer operating system.

  • Major Linux Desktop Problems In 2016

    A widely-cited blog post about the major Linux desktop problems has been updated for 2016.

    Over on the LinuxFonts.Narod.ru is the "major problems of the Linux desktop" and it's been updated with all of the latest issues, etc, for 2016. The article was updated yesterday by Artem Tashkinov.

  • What's New in Budgie Desktop 10
  • Come help mageia with us

    it is with pleasure that I see that Mageia is increasingly used.

  • Fedora Security Lab – hack yourself!

    Fedora Security Lab is probably one of the most unknown Fedora Labs for the public. It is typically used for a very specific task. But what exactly is that task? This article aims to answer that question!

  • Should Linux Mint be the default distro for Dell and System76 computers?

    Linux Mint has long been one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions around. But companies like Dell and System76 don't use it as the default distribution on their computers. Instead they opt for Ubuntu, and that had one redditor wondering why they don't use Linux Mint.

  • Nouveau Hooks Up ARB_shader_draw_parameters Support
  • For Those Dealing With Binary Blobs, NVIDIA Continues Owning The Linux Desktop

    The NVIDIA Linux driver this year continued to keep pace with the latest Linux kernel and X.Org Server releases, continued working towards restructuring on KMS support, improved its EGL support, and is nearly ready to support Wayland/Mir. NVIDIA internally has also been working to prepare their launch-day Vulkan driver for once the specification is out in 2016.

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  • Allwinner A64 Support Being Worked On For Mainline Kernel

    Andre Przywara of ARM Holdings published basic Allwinner (A64) support under a "request for comments" flag on the kernel mailing list.

  • Why the Blockchain Initiative Coud Be Transformational for the Economy

    Recently, I covered the news that a group of top technology and finance companies including IBM, Wells Fargo and the London Stock Exchange Group, are partnering and working with The Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technology, which is central to how many businesses process transactions. The Linux Foundation announced that the project will develop an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and developers wil be invited to focus on building industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support business transactions.

  • 13 Open Source LightWeight Desktop Environments I Discovered in 2015

    The word ‘Open Source‘ can be attributed to Linux community which brought it into existence along with introduction of Linux (successor of then existing Unix Operating System). Although ‘Linux‘ in itself came into existence only a base Kernel, but its open source nature attracted huge society of developers worldwide to contribute to its development.

  • Qt 5.6 Will Be Long-Term Supported, Promises HiDPI and Full Windows 10 Support

    The Qt Company, through Tuukka Turunen, had the great pleasure of announcing this past weekend the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming Qt 5.6.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 now offers new hardware and Docker support

    SUSE announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 1, giving customers new capabilities for maintaining application uptime, improving the efficiency of data center development and operations, and bringing solutions to market faster.

  • Privacy-focused Tails 2.0 beta 1 Linux distro is here -- Debian 8, GNOME shell classic, and more

    With clueless politicians, the media, and scared citizens calling for a ban on encryption, it can feel like the Internet is under attack. Such basic rights to privacy are the foundation of the net -- once we lose them, it can be impossible to get back.

    Unfortunately, even mundane aspects of computing, like operating systems -- which should fade into the background -- are threatening our privacy. Windows 10, for instance, sends much data to Microsoft, while Android is partly a means for Google to collect data. Traditional Linux distributions are not inherently privacy-focused, but generally speaking, many are. For the gold standard in privacy and security, Tails -- a distro recommended by Edward Snowden -- can be used. Today, the first beta of the 2.0 version operating system becomes available.

  • COM Express “server on module” taps Skylake Xeons

    Congatec announced a “Conga-TS170” COM Express Basic module series based on Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) Core and Xeon processors, and aimed at high performance “server class” apps.

  • DevOps On The Desktop: Containers Are Software As A Service

    It seems that everyone has a metaphor to explain what containers “are”. If you want to emphasize the self-contained nature of containers and the way in which they can package a whole operating system’s worth of dependencies, you might say that they are like virtual machines. If you want to emphasize the portability of containers and their role as a distribution mechanism, you might say that they are like a platform. If you want to emphasize the dangerous state of container security nowadays, you might say that they are equivalent to root access. Each of these metaphors emphasizes one aspect of what containers “are”, and each of these metaphors is correct.

  • Amazon's AWS IoT Cloud Service Enters General Availability
  • Alive And Well In Largo

    In the past, we had a server running GNOME and when a user clicked on Firefox, it handed that process off to another server and Firefox then remote displayed back to the workstation. This met our needs for many years. When using NX as the transport however, having Firefox running on its own server meant that there was an Xwindow hop in the middle. Because of the network hungry nature of Firefox, this application was moved and now runs directly on the same server as GNOME/NX. This gives Firefox direct access to the NX/Xserver with no hop in the middle. Firefox therefore is very much faster, scrolling and typing is far superior. This also meant that our scaling and loads have changed and required tuning and in the coming weeks some load balancing. The server version of Firefox is used for all aspects of user requirements, except for video playback which is now handled by launching the Firefox version found on the local workstation.

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  • Looking for a Chromebook? You Can Now Run Top Applications on Them

    If you haven't looked into Chromebooks, or if you previously wrote them off due to the immaturity of Chrome OS, look again. Many holiday gift receivers would be happy to get a Chromebook, and they are much more flexible now than before. And, Google is even offering incentives with Chromebooks, including, in many cases, free storage in the cloud and other perks.

  • Amazon adds Docker registry to fill in "core" gap in its cloud

    Amazon Web Services' (AWS) has launched a simpler way for developers to manage Docker containers on its cloud platform.

    The EC2 Container Registry (ECR) gives developers an AWS-hosted registry to manage, store and deploy Docker images.

  • Beautiful KDE Plasma 5.5.2 Desktop Arrives with a Few Fixes

    The KDE Community has revealed that the KDE Plasma desktop has been upgraded to version 5.5.2 , marking the release of another maintenance update.

  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) Price Target Raised to $86.00 at Cowen and Company

    Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) had its price target increased by Cowen and Company from $82.00 to $86.00 in a research note released on Friday, AnalystRatings.NET reports. The brokerage currently has a market perform rating on the open-source software company’s stock.

  • Linux ready mini-PCs step up to faster AMD and Intel chips

    Compulab launched its fastest Fitlet mini-PC yet with a quad-core, 2.4GHz AMD G-Series “Fitlet-T,” plus two Intense PC mini-PCs using Intel’s 5th Gen Cores.

  • Did Apple Just Give Up?

    For instance what about RIM; there was a time when no self-respecting businessman would be seen without at least one Blackberry handset on them. Now with falling profits and struggling sales, the company seems close to collapse. So what happened there? Well I would argue that RIM fell behind, with the introduction of the iPhone and Android handsets, RIM left their Blackberry line swimming in the dark. The devices stuck to the same form factor, hardly improved from a hardware perspective and just completely ignored the shift in the industry. Now I’m not sure why this happened but it seemed like the company lacked the drive it once had.

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  • The Most Popular Email Clients On Fedora Linux
  • India 2015

    Theme of our trip is Debian Pure Blends. More specifically, we will meet with distribution developers and designers to try understand why they fork from (other forks of) Debian, and how Debian might improve to better serve them - ideally be able to fully contain such projects within Debian itself.

  • SparkyLinux 4.2 Is Based on Debian 9 "Stretch", Adds Enlightenment 0.20 and LXQt 0.10

    Earlier today, December 21, the developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux computer operating system had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of SparkyLinux 4.2.

  • Top Open Source Android Apps: Chatting, Pics, Audio, and More

    Most people don't realize that they're not limited to the Android apps found in the Google Play store. There are also great open source apps available from F-Droid. The apps found in F-Droid are both open source and specifically designed for your Android device. In this article, I'll share some of my favorite open source Android apps and share my experiences with each application.

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