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Debian-Based Linux Distro SparkyLinux 4.0 Is Out Now. Worth a Try!

SparkyLinux 4.0 is new release of this Debian based operating system, it is created on the testing branch of Debian and comes with multiple desktop environments. Its lightweight linux distro and this latest release comes with Linux kernel 4.0.5. The new release is available with KDE, Xfce, MATE, LXDE, and LXQt desktop environments.

Open source news from Linux Foundation, DockerCon, Facebook, Google, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by bob on Jun 27, 2015 12:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the funding of three new projects by the Linux Foundation, a new container coalition started by 21 industry leaders called Open Container Project, and more open source news.

Watch: Ubuntu 15.04 Running on Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Tablet

It was recently brought to our attention that there's a video on YouTube where a guy show us how easy (or hard) is to install the Ubuntu 15.04 distribution on Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 laptop.

Red Hat Summit Highlights Docker, RHEL 7.2 Roadmap and More

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jun 26, 2015 9:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Red Hat
This year's Red Hat Summit brought together the company's executives, customers and partners from June 23 to 26 to discuss technology trends and product innovation. No Red Hat Summit event would be complete without at least one session on the roadmap for the core Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, and the 2015 event was no exception.

6 time-consuming tasks you can automate with code

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2015 8:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Literacy used to be the domain of scribes and priests. Then the world became more complicated and demanded that everyone read and write. Computing is also a form of literacy, but having it only understood by a priesthood of programmers is not going to be enough for our complex, online world. "Learn to code" has become a mantra for education at all ages. But after clearing away the hype, why do people need to learn to code? What does it get us exactly? read more

Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be Last Release as Official Ubuntu Flavor

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jun 26, 2015 7:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The first Alpha for Kubuntu 15.10 was made available yesterday, but the announcement itself was overshadowed by a worrying statement from the developers. It looks like the future of Kubuntu, in the greater Ubuntu family, is uncertain.

Wine development release 1.7.46

The Wine development team has just released version 1.7.46. Wine enables Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and OSX users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows.

Unreal Engine 4.8.1 Arrives for Linux, Windows, and OS X with Over 30 Bugfixes

After three weeks from the release of Unreal Engine 4.8, Epic Games announced recently the immediate availability for download of the first maintenance release, Unreal Engine 4.8.1.

Linux- and JavaScript-based HDMI stick costs $25

Marvell unveiled two new Kinoma IoT prototyping mini-PCs, including a “Kinoma HD” stick running Linux and the open source JavaScript 6 KinomaJS framework. Marvell successfully launched its Linux-based $99 Kinoma Create JavaScript prototyping device on Indiegogo in March 2014, and sold it retail at $150. In March of this year, the company open sourced the KinomaJS JavaScript framework that runs on the Create, and now it has announced two new IoT-focused Kinoma devices — the FreeRTOS-based Kinoma Element and Linux-based Kinoma HD — with tempting pre-order price tags of $20 and $25, respectively. The devices ship in the fourth quarter.

How to repair your Grub 2 on Ubuntu

Grub v2 offers a powerful rescue mode. Now using this mode, may not be exactly a walk in the park for most inexperienced users out there, so here's a guide on how to easily fix your Grub with the Boot Repair tool.

Red Hat, Samsung Team Up; TXLF Names Keynoter & More…

While there has been a lot of oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over what’s been coming out of the Red Hat Summit in Boston this week, probably the most intriguing news to come out of the proceedings is that Red Hat and Samsung Electronics America “announced a strategic alliance to deliver the next generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise,” according to Red Hat’s PR department.

Linux Kernel 4.1 Released

Version 4.1 of the Linux kernel was released this week, and it includes a number of new features in the following areas.

Load balancing HTTP/HTTPS with Pound on Ubuntu 15.04 Server

  • ubuntugeek.com; By ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Jun 26, 2015 11:41 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Load balancing HTTP/HTTPS with Pound on Ubuntu 15.04 Server

Google IS listening: Binary blob banished from Chromium build

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2015 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Simply no place for closed-source components, sorry New Chromium builds will no longer download/install the Hotword Shared Module and will automatically remove the module on startup if it was previously installed.…

Ardour 4.1 Open Source Digital Audio Workstation Available for Download

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 26, 2015 9:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ardour project announced the immediate availability for download of the Ardour 4.1 DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, a major release that adds new functionality and fixes bugs.

Google creates cloud code cache

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2015 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Chocolate Factory wants to be your GitHub, eventually With an uncharacteristic lack of fanfare, Google has decided to hang around the kitchen at the code repository party.…

Patent troll wins $30M verdict against Sprint, has more trials on the way

The jury found that Sprint violated US Patents No. 8,127,345 and 8,387,155, both of which describe methods of "managing access to protected computer resources." According to the complaint (PDF), filed in 2012, Sprint's Simply Everything Plan and Everything Data Plan are both methods of "controlling access to Sprint’s protected network resources," and thus infringe the patents.

Red Hat moves deeper into cloud analytics

Red Hat has made it clear that its wants to be a major cloud company. Now, it's making sure you know that it also wants to be your cloud analytic partner.

News: Linux 4.1 Goes Long Term for Support

  • LinuxPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by bob on Jun 26, 2015 5:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
EXT4 gets new encryption options.

Mr. Robot TV Show Talks About Linux, KDE, GNOME, Hacking, and It's Awesome

A new TV series called Mr. Robot starting Rami Malek as a computer hacker that goes by the name of Elliot and uses Linux kernel-based operating systems to hack various entities is being aired on USA Network. I watch a lot of movies and television series, and since The Matrix, I was never amazed by a TV show, or movie until today. Mr. Robot changes that for me, especially that now I work with GNU/Linux operating systems and I've used all sorts of desktop environments.

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