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Tanglu 2.0 Screenshot Tour

We are glad to announce the availability of the second release of Tanglu, code name 'Bartholomea'. This release contains a large amount of updated packages, and ships with the latest release of KDE 4 and GNOME. Tanglu 2 ships with two options to install it: Debian Installer (d-i) and our own live-installer. We recommend to use Debian Installer ('Install Tanglu' option on the live CD boot menu), because a lot of testing went into it and it does a much better job compared to the live installer, which will be replaced with Tanglu 3. The KDE flavor of Tanglu received bug-fix updates for the Plasma workspaces and contains new versions of the KDE applications.

Hell yes Apple should dump Google in iOS search!

Apple has much to consider in this decision, but I think they realize that the days of needing Google for search have already come to an end. Search results have become more or less a comparable experience across different search engines, and Google’s money is pocket change to Apple. There’s just nothing that Google has that Apple really needs at this point.

Magical Open Source Music Workstations

Digital audio workstation software is often expensive. The heavyweight Cubase, Apple LogicPro, FL Studio, Adobe Audition, and Sony ACID Pro are each impressive software music production environments. Unfortunately, they cost hundreds of dollars and are released under a proprietary software license.

Heroes of Fedora QA: Fedora 21

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Dec 14, 2014 4:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
With Fedora 21 out the door and into the wild, I’ve finally had time to gather stats on who contributed to the Fedora QA efforts. With each milestone release (and […]

Newborn Mini-ITX twins run Linux on Bay Trail SoCs

Aaeon launched two Mini-ITX boards powered by Intel Bay Trail SoCs, and featuring up to three video ports, one or two GbE ports, PCIe expansion, and more. We missed Aaeon’s Atom E3800 based “EMB-BT1? Mini-ITX motherboard when it was announced earlier this year, so we are including it here as we cover two newly released Atom and Celeron based 6.7 x 6.7-inch Mini-ITX SBCs announced by Aaeon this week. The new “EMB-BT2? and somewhat lower-powered “EMB-BT4? will both ship later this month with Fedora Linux support at unstated prices. Applications are said to include panel PCs, slim PCs, kiosks, and PoS devices.

5tFTW: Five Fedora 21 FAQs

  • Fedora Magazine; By Matthew Miller (Posted by bob on Dec 14, 2014 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Fedora
After Tuesday’s awesomely successful launch of Fedora 21, this Five Things in Fedora This Week covers a few questions that I’ve been asked a lot, by the press and by users who haven’t been following Fedora development closely. I hope this will clear up some of the concerns, and as always I’m happy to discuss further in comments, email, IRC, social media, or in person.

Google vows: Earth will VANISH in 2015

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Dec 14, 2014 6:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Developers who have built web apps that take advantage of the Google Earth geospatial imaging service have just 12 more months to make the most of them, because the online ad-slinger plans to shut down the Google Earth API next year.

Havoc game engine, HTML5 games on Fire TV, and more

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Havoc (a new open source RPG game engine), publishing HTML5 games on the Amazon Fire TV, new Linux releases, and more.

Top 5 articles of the week: Raspberry Pi A+, Ansible, and Jens Linux journey

Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com. This week: December 8 - 12, 2014.

Cloud 5: OpenStack's maturing, United's phablets, and NAS is not cloud

This week, we look ahead to OpenStack's fifth birthday, United gives each of its flight attendants an iPhone 6 Plus and no, a NAS is not the cloud.

Practical public-key cryptography with GnuPG, part 2 of 2

  • Parabing; By Christos Varelas (Posted by subZraw on Dec 13, 2014 10:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
It doesn’t matter how your email or file will get from A to B. It may go directly, it may go through C, it may go through X and Y and Z -- heck, it may also go through all the letters of the alphabet.

Microsoft withdraws bad Windows 7 update that broke future Windows 7 updates

One of this week's Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 7 has been withdrawn after some users discovered that it blocked installation of software containing digital signatures, including first- and third-party software, and even other Windows updates.

Big Brother & Smartphone Driver’s Licenses

Sure, the phone license app might be offered as a option at first, but how long until it becomes a requirement and old fashioned plastic licenses are no longer available? This would mean that anybody who wants to drive a car, at least in Iowa, would have to invest in a certified NSA ready smartphone and data plan. If this sounds far fetched, think of the amount of required government paperwork that’s now only available online and sometimes must be filled in and filed from a computer.

Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Edition : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition has been released and announced by Linux Mint Developer, come with many new improvements, featuring a brand new, more stable and polished Cinnamon than ever, based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Kernel 3.13. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019.

Installing Apache 2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 21 (LAMP)

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 21 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

Kontrons G-Series SoC

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Dec 13, 2014 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
Kontron’s first AMD SoC-based COM Express module is a Type 6 Compact design, with a 2GHz quad-core “Steppe Eagle” G-Series SoC, plus up to 64GB eMMC flash.

Release of KDE Frameworks 5.5.0

KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.5.0. KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.

Google embraces open doc formats, U.S. Marines choose Linux, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Scott Nesbitt (Posted by bob on Dec 13, 2014 9:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Google (again) embracing open document formats, the Marines going Linux, the European Commission updating its open source policy, and more!

Sony Was Hacked in February and Chose to Stay Silent

Sony says the recent breach of its servers and weeklong cyber humiliation is an "unprecedented" strike and an "unparalleled crime." If they're shocked by these events, they've been shocked for almost a year: leaked emails obtained by Gawker show security troubles dating back to February.

Ultimate Edition 4.3 Screenshot Tour

Ultimate Edition 4.3 was built from the ground up debootstrapped from the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Thar tree using Tmosb (TheeMahn's Operating System Builder) which is also included in this release. This release is a Long Term Supported (LTS) release, supported until the year 2019.

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