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Samsung's Tizen smartphone OS: Dead or alive?

Zdnet news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 22:26
Does Tizen have a future, or is it going to be another unlaunched Linux-based mobile operating system?
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Mozilla picks one of its own to be its new CEO

Zdnet news - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 18:16
Mozilla has selected Chris Beard, who started with the company with the release of Firefox 1.0, to be its chief executive.
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Easy Steps to Make GNOME 3 More Efficient - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 18:15

With just a tiny bit of tweaking, GNOME 3 can be made as powerful and user-friendly as any desktop available.

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Chromebooks Emerge as Major New Linux Force on Notebooks - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 17:47

Love it, loathe it, or laugh at it, Chrome OS keeps on advancing. According to a Google blog post this week, more than 1 million Chromebooks were sold to schools in the second quarter alone. 

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Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?

The Register - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:24
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back

Samsung has postponed the launch of its new Samsung Z smartphone yet again, and given no indication of when we'll ever see the Tizen OS mobe on sale.

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KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

The Register - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 14:37
Review Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress

Plasma 5, released last week, is a major redesign of the Unix KDE desktop environment and underlying frameworks.

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Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

The Register - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 08:31
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit

A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow.

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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

Linux Slashdot - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 23:04
jrepin (667425) writes "The government of the autonomous region of Valencia (Spain) earlier this month made available the next version of Lliurex, a customisation of the Edubuntu Linux distribution. The distro is used on over 110,000 PCs in schools in the Valencia region, saving some 36 million euro over the past nine years, the government says." I'd lke to see more efforts like this in the U.S.; if mega school districts are paying for computers, I'd rather they at least support open source development as a consequence.

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A Router-Based Dev Board That Isn't a Router

Linux Slashdot - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 22:10
An anonymous reader writes with a link to an intriguing device highlighted at Hackaday (it's an Indiegogo project, too, if it excites you $90 worth, and seems well on its way to meeting its modest goal): The DPT Board is something that may be of interest to anyone looking to hack up a router for their own connected project or IoT implementation: hardware based on a fairly standard router, loaded up with OpenWRT, with a ton of I/O to connect to anything. It's called the DPT Board, and it's basically an hugely improved version of the off-the-shelf routers you can pick up through the usual channels. On board are 20 GPIOs, USB host, 16MB Flash, 64MB RAM, two Ethernet ports, on-board 802.11n and a USB host port. This small system on board is pre-installed with OpenWRT, making it relatively easy to connect this small router-like device to LED strips, sensors, or whatever other project you have in mind.

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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Linux Slashdot - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 19:40
hypnosec (2231454) writes to point out a pointed critique from Linus Torvalds of GCC 4.9.0. after a random panic was discovered in a load balance function in Linux 3.16-rc6. in an email to the Linux kernel mailing list outlining two separate but possibly related bugs, Linus describes the compiler as "terminally broken," and worse ("pure and utter sh*t," only with no asterisk). A slice: "Lookie here, your compiler does some absolutely insane things with the spilling, including spilling a *constant*. For chrissake, that compiler shouldn't have been allowed to graduate from kindergarten. We're talking "sloth that was dropped on the head as a baby" level retardation levels here .... Anyway, this is not a kernel bug. This is your compiler creating completely broken code. We may need to add a warning to make sure nobody compiles with gcc-4.9.0, and the Debian people should probably downgrate their shiny new compiler."

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Minitube 2.2 Fixes Playback Issues, Adds Channel Unsubscribe Option

Omgubuntu - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 16:16

Unofficial and Flash-free desktop YouTube player 'MiniTube' has been updated with playback fixes and minor improvements.

The post Minitube 2.2 Fixes Playback Issues, Adds Channel Unsubscribe Option first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Get Snapping: Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Wallpaper Contest Now Open

Omgubuntu - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 14:45

The keen photographers, illustrators and graphics ninjas amongst you have the chance to help shape the look and feel of Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 — but only for the next few weeks.

The post Get Snapping: Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Wallpaper Contest Now Open first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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New Intel Linux Graphics Stack Adds Broadwell Support, Improves Bay Trail

Omgubuntu - Sun, 27/07/2014 - 13:38

The latest Intel Graphics Stack for Linux has been released with Broadwell support and improvements to Bay Trail and Haswell chips.

The post New Intel Linux Graphics Stack Adds Broadwell Support, Improves Bay Trail first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Six Clicks: The best Linux desktop environments

Zdnet news - Sat, 26/07/2014 - 14:00
Unlike Windows or Mac OS X, Linux offers a wide variety of desktop environments. Here are my picks of the most important of these PC interfaces.
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How to Fix a Mangled Partition Table on Linux - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 17:07

Use the excellent TestDisk to repair corrupted partition tables and recover your data.

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SysAdmin Day 2014: Best Linux Foundation SysAdmin Quotes - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:45

Happy SysAdmin Day 2014! Over the past three weeks we've been profiling the Linux Foundation's heroic team of system administrators in honor of the amazing work they do behind the scenes to keep this organization and our collaborative projects humming. Here are some of their best quotes, which highlight just how talented, passionate and also fun-loving Linux SysAdmins really are.

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Gallery : Meet the Linux Foundation's System Administrators - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:25

The Linux Foundation is honoring some of its very own SysAdmins in celebration of SysAdmin Day 2014 by profiling them here on 

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Disaster Recovery upstart joins DR 'as a service' gang

The Register - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 16:03
Quorum joins the aaS crowd with DRaaS offering

Disaster recovery company Quorum uses a customer’s second site or its own cloud site to provide the user with backup and DR location for physical and virtualised server customers, and claims one-click recovery through its on-site onQ appliances.

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Linux Format 187 - Escape Windows

Tux Radar - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 14:16
Issue 187, Summer 2014 - on sale now Escape Windows

This month we show you how to escape Windows for good with a foolproof guide to installing Linux. Enjoy the power and freedom of the world/'s greatest operating system, with a safe and secure back up guide. We/'ll also show you how to dual-boot to keep all your existing files and programs.

Also this issue we/'ll show you how to master WINE to emulate Windows games and programs in Linux

Discover how to run and install your own virtual private server and use a Raspberry Pi to build and host a wiki server.

As usual we also have top-notch coding tutorials, the latest reviews and more, only in Linux Format.

On the DVD: Linux starter kit: all the distros and tools you need to make the switch! Includes Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Mint 17 and SystemRescueCD, plus HotPicks, tutorial code and more.


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Categories: Linux News's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

The Register - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 12:36
Analysis What do you mean, we've ditched Redmond in favour of IBM?!

Freetards are elated: Call-me-Dave’s people in the Cabinet Office have done the right thing and backed the Open Document Format as the default government file format.

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