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KDE Releases Plasma 5

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 14:08
KDE Community (3396057) writes "KDE proudly announces the immediate availability of Plasma 5.0, providing a visually updated core desktop experience that is easy to use and familiar to the user. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE's workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves support for high-DPI displays and ships a converged shell, able to switch between user experiences for different target devices. Changes under the hood include the migration to a new, fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack centered around an OpenGL(ES) scenegraph. Plasma is built using Qt 5 and Frameworks 5." sfcrazy reviewed the new desktop experience. It would appear the semantic desktop search features finally work even if you don't have an 8-core machine with an SSD.

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Why Spotify Ditching Debian for Ubuntu Offers Opportunities for All

Omgubuntu - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 13:35

One of the world's most popular music streaming services has migrated almost 5000 of its servers to Ubuntu.

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07/09 Kwort 4.1

Distro watch - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 10:55
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OpenWRT gets native IPv6 slurping in major refresh

The Register - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 02:58
Also faster init and a new packages system

The embedded Linux distro OpenWRT has updated native IPv6 support – allowing devices to automatically pick up an IPv6 address, as well as an IPv4 one, from an ISP if possible.

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How to use public PCs safely with Linux

Zdnet news - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 23:42
Public PCs aren't safe, so what's a PC user to do? Carry a Linux distribution on a USB stick in their backpocket of course!
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Why Women in Tech Can, and Should, Write a Better Resume

Linux.com - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 23:27

Women should use the word “I” more, and other resume tips from open source manager and former recruiter Leslie Hawthorn. Don't miss her resume workshop for women at LinuxCon North America in Chicago.

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Raspberry Pi Model B+: The Price is Right at $35

Linux.com - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 23:27

The new Raspberry Pi Model B+ which launched this week offers more connectivity for the same low price.

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Linux Foundation SysAdmin Michael Halstead's IT Career Started at Age 15

Linux.com - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 20:34

Michael Halstead maintains all of the public facing infrastructure for the Yocto Project, a Linux Foundation collaborative project that creates the tools for building custom embedded Linux distributions. In this Q&A he describes his typical day at work, the best part of his job, how he spends his free time, and more.

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5 Simple Ways To Make Cinnamon Feel at Home on Ubuntu

Omgubuntu - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 19:28

The latest release of the popular Cinnamon desktop environment is once again available for Ubuntu users to install. Here's how to make it rock.

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KDE Plasma 5 Linux desktop arrives

Zdnet news - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 18:12
The popular Linux desktop has its first major renovation in over six years.
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Smashing, groovy, baby – yay, capitalism! Digital Ocean flogs Brit VMs

The Register - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:30
Plucky Linux cloud startup floats where Amazon fears to tread: Slough

Cheap-as-a-chips virtual-machine hoster Digital Ocean has put roots down in the UK by opening up its first bit barn in Blighty.

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Imad Sousou: The Future of Linux and Intel in the New Connected World

Linux.com - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:11

From new cloud platforms, to changes in virtualization and container technologies, to how data is stored and transmitted, every innovation in the data center has a Linux-based or open source component, says Imad Sousou vice president of the Software and Services Group and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center at Intel.

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OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:20
An anonymous reader writes Release Candidate One of OpenWRT 14.07 "Barrier Breaker" is released. Big for this tiny embedded Linux distribution for routers in 14.07 is native IPv6 support and the procd init system integration. The native IPv6 support is with the RA and DHCPv6+PD client and server support plus other changes. Procd is OpenWRT's new preinit, init, hotplug, and event system. Perhaps not too exciting is support for upgrading on devices with NAND, and file system snapshot/restore so you can experiment without fear of leaving your network broken. There's also experimental support for the musl standard C library.

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Resources for Women and Newcomers at LinuxCon

Linux.com - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:17

For many years, Linux Foundation research has pointed out that companies have a hard time finding enough skilled applicants for their Linux-related technical positions, especially in development. At The Linux Foundation, we have created a number of programs to address this: from Linux technical training to a free Linux MOOC to a training scholarship program to inclusivity programs at our LinuxCon and Cloud events. If there is a shortage of skilled applicants, we want to invite everyone to join the party.

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Virty server bones thrown: Gartner mages see Microsoft rising

The Register - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:02
What a shock, VMware in the lead

Gartner’s server virtualisation magic quadrant shows virtualisation juggernaut VMware sitting at the top of the pack for the fifth year running, with Citrix down in the niche player dumps along with Red Hat.

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KDE Plasma 5 Arrives with Fresh New Look, True Convergence

Omgubuntu - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 14:58

KDE has announced the first release of Plasma 5, a major reworking of the KDE desktop.

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The Linux Supercomputers We Secretly Fear Will Become Sentient

Linux.com - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:14

What can you do with 17.5 million petaflops that you can't do with a fancy, quad core i7 desktop PC?

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Easy Video Editing with OpenShot on Linux

Linux.com - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:12

Video editing isn't always a skill that anyone can pick up as if they were using a WYSIWYG editor. In fact, with some tools, creating a short video can be downright challenging. Unless you use OpenShot

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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 12:50
mikejuk writes The Raspberry Pi foundation has just announced the Raspberry Pi B+. The basic specs haven't changed much — same BC2835 and 512MB of RAM and the $35 price tag. There are now four USB ports, which means you don't need a hub to work with a mouse, keyboard and WiFi dongle. The GPIO has been expanded to 40 pins, but don't worry: you can plug your old boards and cables into the lefthand part of the connector, and it's backward compatible. As well as some additional general purpose lines, there are two designated for use with I2C EEPROM. When the Pi boots it will look for custom EEPROMs on these lines and optionally use them to load Linux drivers or setup expansion boards. Expansion boards can now include identity chips that when the board is connected configures the Pi to make use of them — no more manual customization. The change to a micro SD socket is nice, unless you happen to have lots of spare full size SD cards around. It is also claimed that the power requirements have dropped by half, to one watt, which brings the model B into the same power consumption area as the model A. Comp video is now available on the audio jack, and the audio quality has been improved. One big step for Raspberry Pi is that it now has four holes for mounting in standard enclosures.

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French telco takes on US rival Netflix... with <i>whose</i> dongle?

The Register - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 08:07
Orange FT plans streaming service around 'new' HDMI stick – report

There were never going to be any prizes for guessing that the first user for Chromecast rival “Cast”, introduced by SoftAtHome in March, is likely to be Orange France Telecom.

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