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Plasma 5.2 Bugfix Update

  •; By Jonathan Riddell (Posted by bob on Mar 25, 2015 12:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Tue, 24 Mar 2015. Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.2.2. Plasma 5.2 was released in January with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

KDE Plasma 5.2.2 Released with Over 150 Improvements, Prepares for Linux Kernel 4.0

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 24, 2015 11:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE had the pleasure of announcing today, March 24, the immediate availability of the second maintenance release for its KDE Plasma 5.2 desktop environment. This necessary update brings small, yet important bug fixes that promise to improve the overall performance and stability of the KDE Plasma 5 interface.

Report: Linux takes leading role in IoT-obsessed market

Spurred on by IoT, open source Linux will grow from a 56.2 percent share of embedded device shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, says VDC Research.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 LTS Screencast

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 is available for download. This release fixes a few issues that were present in 14.04.1, adds some new features and updates some packages.

Cyanogen Aspires to Become Open-Source Android Alternative to Google

  • eWeek; By Don Reisinger (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2015 8:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Cyanogen, a venture-funded startup, is offering a new open-source version of Android that it hopes a significant number of mobile device makers will adopt as an alternative to the ubiquitous Google brand. This slide show covers the key features of Cyanogen OS and examines why this new version of Android may draw more attention in the coming months.

Ubuntu Remote Desktop with X2Go

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2015 7:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial explains the installation and usage of X2Go on Ubuntu. X2Go is a remote desktop application to access X-Desktop enviroments over a network connection, it is well suited for low bandwidth connections, has support for sound with PulseAudio and allows desktop sharing. The application has two parts, the x2goclient for the client side and x2goserver (which has to be installed on the desktop system that shall be accessed). The X2Go client software is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Why OpenStack is different from other open source projects

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2015 7:00 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The OpenStack project feels different from other open source projects to me. Let me try to explain. read more

News: Linux Top 3: Oracle Linux 7.1, pfSense 2.2.1 and Untangle 11.1

  • Linux Planet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2015 6:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Oracle
Networking focused distros get an update.

Black Lab Linux 6.5 Released with Xfce 4.12, KDE 4.14, MATE 1.8, and GNOME 3.10

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 24, 2015 5:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Black Lab Software team, through Roberto J. Dohnert, had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, March 24, the immediate availability for download of all four editions of Black Lab Linux 6.5, which includes Xfce 4.12, KDE 4.14.2, MATE 1.8.1, and GNOME 3.10.2 desktop environments.

Reglue & Sébastien Jodogne Receive FSF Awards

Ken Starks put another well deserved feather in his cap on Saturday when he accepted an award for Reglue from the Free Software Foundation (FSF) at the LibrePlanet conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday. Reglue was announced as this year’s winner of the Project of Social Benefit Award by FSF executive director John Sullivan, who also announced that Sébastien Jodogne had won this year’s award for Advancement of Free Software. The event took place on the MIT campus.

How to do fast, repeatable Linux installations

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2015 3:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Some of my recent articles have been about the Linux philosophy and its impact on the daily activities of system administrators like myself. One of the basic tenets of the Linux philosophy is to use software leverage, and one of the important corollaries of that tenet is to automate everything. read more

Linux-based COMs gain WiFi AP and BLE 4.1 functions

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2015 2:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Gumstix has updated its wireless enabled, Linux-oriented Overo Storm modules with new “Storm-Y” models that add WiFi access point and BLE 4.1 functions. Last summer, when Gumstix announced a Storm-P version of its wireless-enabled Overo Storm computer-on-modules, the company said the Storm was its most popular model. Whereas the Storm-P added WiFi Direct support via […]

Shotwell 0.22.0 Photo Manager Released Install in Ubuntu

Shotwell is a powerful photo manager for GNOME, and a good alternative to applications such as DigiKam (for KDE) or Fotoxx. Shotwell comes with features such as organizing tools, editing photos by applying various adjustments, tags and has support for formats like JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, RAW photo images and video files.

Where is the best place online to learn a programming language?

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2015 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
Our last poll, in which our readers picked their favorite programming lanaguage for beginners, had almost 30 comments and 2,300 votes. And, it's still open for voting! Python leads C/C+ and Javascript, and a few others, with over 1,000 votes. read more

Install CentOS Web Panel on a CentOS 6 Linux VPS

CentOS Web Panel is a free alternative to cPanel and provides plenty of features. To name a few, CentOS Web Panel provides Apache, Varnish, suPHP & suExec, Mod Security, PHP version switcher, Postfix & Dovecot, MySQL Database Managment, PhpMyAdmin, CSF Firewall, CageFS, SSL Certificates, FreeDNS (DNS server) and many more.

antiX MX-14.4 Screenshot Tour

MX-14.4 "Symbiosis" is available. MX-14.4 is based on Debian Wheezy uses sysVinit so MX-14.4 offers a rock-solid systemd-free experience for those who would prefer to stick with sysVinit. MX is designed to be fast, stable and light on resources. MX-14 series will be supported until the end of life of Debian Wheezy. Bugfix and upgrade release including quite a few new enhancements.

DevOps principles resonate with student Linux program

  • (Posted by bob on Mar 24, 2015 9:39 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Open Source in Education A collection of articles from educators, students, advocates, parents, and more who are implementing open source in education and working toward a more open knowledge base for everyone. read more

Life360 CEO tells others how to beat patent trolls in three not-so-easy steps

Fresh off his patent win against a company called AGIS, Life360 CEO Chris Hulls has published an op-ed advising other companies on how to respond to similar patent threats.

The first of Hulls' three suggestions is to "go nuclear," by which he means, refuse to play by the rules. Trolls and their law firms "hate being called out," he writes. "They expect that you’ll listen to your lawyers, stay quiet, and pay them to go away.

Review: Korora 21 "Darla" Cinnamon

It isn't a bad distribution, but ethernet issues make me want to wait for the next version.

GParted 0.22.0 Brings Support for GPT Partition Names and Unpartitioned Disk Drives

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 24, 2015 6:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The popular GParted application, an open-source disk utility used in numerous Linux kernel-based operating system for partitioning disk drives, as well as to resize and merge partitions on any disk drive, has reached version 0.22.0.

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