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SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn

The Register - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 12:01
Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse

Attachmate, the software shop that headhunted Novell and SUSE Linux, is itself being bought out by Micro Focus International.

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

The Register - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 08:32
Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids

New videos of a "Windows 9" variant have emerged, and to this hack's eyes they look to have brought Windows up to speed with tricks that various desktop flavours of Unix have had for a decade or more.

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Samsung Open Source Group’s Linux Kernel Updates and More from LinuxCon

Linux.com - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 22:18

 The Samsung Open Source Group shares its top highlights of LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, as well as looks forward to what we can expect from LinuxCon Europe next month in Germany.

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The True Measure of a Successful Open Source Project

Linux.com - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 17:19

A question I get a lot is, “What makes an open source software project successful?” This isn’t a simple question, as every project is really different. But certainly there are some common characteristics: a vibrant and open community and ecosystem of contributors, an innovative goal or technology and investments from a diverse set of stakeholders are just a few.

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Yawn, Wikileaks, we already knew about FinFisher. But these software binaries...

The Register - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 15:37
Latest Assange leakgasm includes full copies of spyware

WikiLeaks is making the controversial FinFisher commercial spyware tool available for download as part of the latest in a series of leaks that have put the operations of the controversial business under the microscope.

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Opera 25 Beta Adds Linux Support, New Bookmarking Feature

Omgubuntu - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 14:05

Opera has announced a beta release of its Chromium-based web browser — the first to support Linux.

The post Opera 25 Beta Adds Linux Support, New Bookmarking Feature first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Seagate's BUMPER State of the Storage Nation announcement

The Register - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 10:02
Analysis Wannabe 'digital data steward' speaks to the masses

Positioning itself as a data steward, Seagate has presented its storage state of the nation pitch, announcing: three new disk drives; LaCie Thunderbolt external storage; two server flash cards and a controller; an HPC array; a new backup appliance; and a bright and shiny cloud and enterprise business unit.

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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

Linux Slashdot - Sun, 14/09/2014 - 17:50
KDE Community (3396057) writes "KDevelop team is proud to announce the final release of KDevelop 4.7.0. This release is special, as it marks the end of the KDE4 era for us. As such, KDevelop 4.7.0 comes with a long-term stability guarantee. The CMake support was improved and extended to ensure that all idioms needed for KF5 development are available. The unit test support UI was polished and several bugs fixed. In the same direction, some noteworthy issues with the QtHelp integration were addressed. KDevelop's PHP language support now handles namespaces better and can understand traits aliases. Furthermore, some first fruits of the Google summer of code projects are included in this release. These changes pave the path toward better support for cross compile toolchains. Feature-wise, KDevelop now officially supports the Bazaar (bzr) version control system. On the performance front, it was possible to greatly reduce the memory footprint when loading large projects with several thousand files in KDevelop. Additionally, the startup should now be much faster."

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Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 17:55
DeviceGuru writes: The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), which maintains the open source Robot Operating System (ROS), has announced its first formal support for an ARM target. The organization will add support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, a smartphone-oriented, quad-core, Cortex-A15-like system-on-chip running up to 1.7GHz. The Linux version of ROS for Snapdragon 600 will be available in Q4 of this year, with the Android version due in the first half of 2015. The OSRF will test, refine, and fully integrate support for the ARM instruction set architecture into ROS development efforts. OSRF will also perform ongoing maintenance to support ROS on the Snapdragon 600.

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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 13/09/2014 - 00:31
jrepin writes: The municipality of Turin in Italy hopes to save 6 million Euro over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. The move will mean installing the open source operating system on 8,300 PCs, which will generate an immediate saving of roughly €300 per machine (almost €2.5m altogether, made up from the cost of Windows and Office licences) — a sum that will grow over the years as the need for the renewal of proprietary software licences vanishes, and the employees get used to the new machines.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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