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KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 16:28
jrepin notes the release of KDE Plasma 5.1. Quoting the release announcement: KDE Plasma 5.1 sports a wide variety of improvements, leading to greater stability, better performance and new and improved features. Thanks to the feedback of the community, KDE developers were able to package a large number of fixes and enhancements into this release, among which more complete and higher quality artwork following the new-in-5.0 Breeze style, re-addition of popular features such as the Icon Tasks taskswitcher and improved stability and performance. Those traveling regularly will enjoy better support for time zones in the panel's clock, while those staying at home a revamped clipboard manager, allowing you to easily get at your past clipboard's content. The Breeze widget style is now also available for Qt4-based applications, leading to greater consistency across applications. The work to support Wayland as display server for Plasma is still ongoing, with improved, but not complete support in 5.1. Changes throughout many default components improve accessibility for visually impaired users by adding support for screenreaders and improved keyboard navigation. Aside from the visual improvements and the work on features, the focus of this release lies also on stability and performance improvements, with over 180 bugs resolved since 5.0 in the shell alone."

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Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft

The Register - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 15:57
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs

Microsoft has announced new container support in the next version of Windows Server, along with an open source implementation of the Docker Engine.

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Gallery : Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day at LinuxCon Europe 20

Linux.com - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 14:43

Attendees at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe wore Ada Lovelace Day pins to celebrate women in technology on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. 

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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 07:37
kthreadd writes: 15 years after the release of CUPS 1.0, Apple has now released version 2.0 of the printing system for GNU/Linux and other Unix-style operating systems. One of the major new features in 2.0 is that the test program for ippserver now passes the IPP Everywhere self-certification tests. Also, they've made an interesting blog post looking at the past and future of printing. Since the first major release in 1999, printing has become much more personal. Printer drivers are going away, and mobile usage is now the norm."

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New Paper Available Today: State of KVM

Linux.com - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 07:23

Over the last decade, virtualization has drastically transformed the way software and services are provisioned and delivered. Coupled with open source hypervisors like Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), these technologies have given way to amazing innovations in cloud computing, storage and more. The introduction of container technologies like Docker are also surfacing new opportunities as well as introducing new complexities, like any new technology.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 arrives

Zdnet news - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 23:34
Not ready for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7? Well, you're in luck, RHEL 6.6 is here.
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 arrives

Zdnet news - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 23:34
Not ready for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7? Well, you're in luck, RHEL 6.6 is here.
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Analysis of Linux Backdoor Used In Freenode Hack

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 23:20
An anonymous reader writes "A detailed analysis has been done of the Linux backdoor used in the freenode hack. It employed port knocking and encryption to provide security against others using it. This seems a little more sophisticated than your average black-hat hacker.

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It's 2014 and you can still own a Windows box using a Word file or font

The Register - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 20:43
Patch Tuesday And Adobe's software is still riddled with holes. Get the updates – now

Microsoft has today patched two dozen CVE-classified security vulnerabilities in its software. People are urged to install them as soon as possible.

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Firefox 33 Stable Rolls Out With Search Suggestions, OpenH264 Support

Omgubuntu - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 19:27

Mozilla Firefox 33, the latest stable update to the widely popular open-source web browser, is now rolling out on Ubuntu.

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Jono Bacon: Open Source is Where Society Innovates

Linux.com - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 15:21

Jono Bacon, senior director of community at XPRIZE, challenged open source managers and developers to set “bold and audacious” goals, using their knowledge of community to innovate on a grand scale.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Arrives on Linux

Omgubuntu - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 14:31

Today marks the North American release of much-hyped AAA action title 'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!' — and yes, it's available on Linux.

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

The Register - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 12:24
Gov backs Antiques Radio Show

The UK government is supporting a push by broadcasters — including, notably, the BBC — to put DAB into new smartphones.

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LXQt 0.8 Released With New Themes, Admin Tools and More

Omgubuntu - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 11:59

LXQt 0.8.0 features a number of significant changes, fixes and performance improvements, including new themes and a set of new admin tools.

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Amazon Web Services Aims for More Open Source Involvement

Linux.com - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:01

“We're really serious about getting engaged with the open source community and gaining more visibility,” said Chris Schlaeger, director of kernel and operating systems at Amazon Web Services in his keynote talk at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe today in Dusseldorf.

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Gallery : LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe Day One: AWS, OpenMR

Linux.com - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 09:53

LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference Europe was underway Oct. 13-15, 2014, in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Dronecode: Linux is taking to the air

Zdnet news - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 20:00
With Linux running self-driving cars, DVRs, and home automation systems, it was only a matter of time before Linux would come to drones.
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Dronecode: Linux is taking to the air

Zdnet news - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 20:00
With Linux running self-driving cars, DVRs, and home automation systems, it was only a matter of time before Linux would come to drones.
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Announcing Dronecode: Expanding the Architecture of Participation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Linux.com - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 08:40

A few months ago, I met Chris Anderson and Andy Jensen, CEO and COO of 3D Robotics, one of the leading manufacturers of commercial drones. They were interested in creating a software foundation for their open source drone projects and wanted to pattern it after the Linux Foundation. We quickly realized we could provide the collaborative and participatory infrastructure needed to advance the ecosystem, and Dronecode was born. The potential for drones to have an impact on our lives is just now hitting the mainstream. While makers and hobbyists have been in from the ground floor, applications such as search and rescue, agriculture, mapping and surveying, photography and film and ecological study have real potential to save lives, save money and improve efficiency. Chris was on the forefront of this movement with his bestselling book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution and his creation of DIYdrones.com. Today we launch Dronecode with industry leaders who are shaping the coming Drone revolution. Joining 3D Robotics as founding members of Dronecode are BaiDu, Box, DroneDeploy, Intel, jDrones, Laser Navigation, Qualcomm, SkyWard, Squadrone System, Walkera and Yuneec. The Dronecode story is very unique, with three impressive elements: Today more than 1,200 developers are working on Dronecode projects with more than 150 code commits a day on some projects. The code forms the basis of many of the...

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Linux Foundation plans open-source drone hit

The Register - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 07:01
Drone me, Tux is going UAV?

The Linux Foundation is targeting drones through a project building a reliable open-source software platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

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