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China in MONOPOLY PROBE into Microsoft: Do not pass GO, do not collect 200 yuan

The Register - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 20:51
Or do not pass 起点, if you prefer

Chinese regulators have confirmed they are investigating Microsoft for possible breaches of anti-monopoly laws, following a series of surprise visits to Redmond's offices in cities across China on Monday.

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App Grid Ubuntu Software Center Alternative Gets Stylish New Look

Omgubuntu - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 17:34

The popular alternative to the Ubuntu Software Centre, App Grid, has been updated with an improved look and layout.

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How to Simplify Linux Package Installation With Yum Groups

Linux.com - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 17:32

Most Linux admins are aware of the yum (Yellow Dog Updater Modified) utility for package management in Red Hat-based distros such as RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora. Few, however, are aware of the power, benefits, and utility of yum groups. 

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Introducing the OpenDaylight Ambassador Program

Linux.com - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 17:20

The growth of the OpenDaylight community has been astounding in the 15 months since launch. Interest in the project is growing so quickly that we’ve put together an ambassador program to help sustain and grow the worldwide community. 

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Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready

The Register - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 00:34
Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable release

The developers behind the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distribution have pushed version 367.1.0 to the Stable release channel, marking the first time the project has delivered a production-ready release.

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EdX CEO Anant Agarwal: Open Source is the Future of Education

Linux.com - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 22:49

Much like Linux transformed the computing world, open source will transform education as well, says Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX.

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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

Linux.com - 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

Linux.com - 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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