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How to Use KDE Plasma Desktop Like a Pro

Linux.com - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

KDE is, in my opinion, the most advanced desktop environment around; and I am going to uncover why in this article.

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Firefox 36 Released With New Tab Page Tile Sync

Omgubuntu - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 18:54

Firefox 36 Is Here

A new stable release of Firefox has been made available for download by Mozilla.

The world’s most popular piece of open source web-browsing software hits version 36 with this new release. Chances are you won’t notice the upgrade since everyone uses Google Chrome*  but let’s take a look at what’s new anyway.

New Features in Firefox 36

The big key user-facing new feature in Firefox 36 is support for syncing pinned tiles on the New Tab page across desktops. This feature fixes a bug first filed back in 2012.

Pinned tiles are kept in sync across desktops (sadly mobile versions of Firefox, including Firefox OS, are excluded) using your Firefox account. It’s a nice touch for those tired of seeing different websites on their Ubuntu laptop, their Fedora workstation, Windows PC, etc.

Firefox 36 also introduces support for the HTTP/2 protocol, which “enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web.” Recently adopted by Google, it’s hoped that HTTP/2 will replace the HTTP 1.1 protocol in use since 1999.

Unlike most upgrades Firefox 36 also has the potential to break compatibility with a number of popular Firefox add-ons.

As annoying as this may be it is also necessary. The changes, though minor, are designed to help Mozilla protect Firefox users from malicious or malformed extensions. Making a few tweaks to the types of things add-ons can and can’t do at the code level is a key part of doing that.

Developers will find some minor new developer options available to them, including paste options, in the Inspector markup view.

There’s also the usual smattering of bug fixes — including one that saw users logged out of Facebook after restarting Firefox — and important security updates.

Download Firefox 36 for Ubuntu

A free download for Windows, Mac and PC, Firefox can be found on the official Mozilla website. Although you’ll find some handy .deb installers of Firefox 36 here Ubuntu users don’t need to use them.

If you’re on Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 or 14.10 (or a Linux distro based on them) you’ll receive Firefox 36 via the Software Updater tool in the next 24–48 hours. Automatically, no fuss. Pretty neat, eh?

*I’m kidding, Relax. 

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Now with Grunt and Gulp: Cross-platform ASP.NET in new Visual Studio 2015 preview

The Register - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 15:02
Microsoft's new mantra: Code in Windows, run anywhere

Microsoft has released a new preview of Visual Studio 2015, which is shaping up to be a major release. Community Tech Preview 6 includes cross-platform tools for its ASP.NET web application framework.

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Get yourself connected: GrovePi+ Starter Kit

The Register - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 11:02
Review Raspberry Pi projects made easy

When it comes to hacking hardware, there’s an easy way and there‘s a hard way. The hard way involves connecting peripherals direct to one of the standard buses supported by your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone or whatever. Buses like I²C, SPI, UART and 1-Wire. You’ll need to take care with your wiring: have you got the right pull-up or pull-down resistor? Is there too much capacitance in the line?

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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

The Register - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 08:57
LibreOffice on MacOSX is now Laundry Files man's preferred change-tracking tool

British SciFi author Charles Stross once had the protagonist of his Laundry Files series, sysadmin/demon-hunter Bob Howard, narrate his day by saying “I'm sitting in my office, shivering over a cooling cup of coffee and reading The Register when my door opens without warning ...”*.

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Samb-AAAHH! Scary remote execution vuln spotted in Windows-Linux interop code

The Register - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 04:31
Microsoft finds critical bug that hurts most recent Linuxes

Linux admins were sent scrambling to patch their boxes on Monday after a critical vulnerability was revealed in Samba, the open source Linux-and-Windows-compatibility software.

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Samsung, OpenChain Aim to Build Trust With Open Source Compliance

Linux.com - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 22:18

The OpenChain work group at The Linux Foundation aims to create a set of compliance best practices for companies to follow internally. 

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​Linux kernel turns over release odometer to 4.0

Zdnet news - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 20:14
Linus Torvalds has decided to move the Linux kernel release from 3.19.x to 4.0 more from whimsy then from a serious need.


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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

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Categories: Linux News

Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 23/02/2015 - 11:50
An anonymous reader writes Following polling on Linus Torvald's Google+ page, he's decided to make the next kernel version Linux 4.0 rather than Linux 3.20. Linux 4.0 is going to bring many big improvements besides the version bump with there being live kernel patching, pNFS block server support, VirtIO 1.0, IBM z13 mainframe support, new ARM SoC support, and many new hardware drivers and general improvements. Linux 4.0 is codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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