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Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Xfce Edition RC is Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Xfce 4.12

Clement Lefebvre, leader and main developer of the Linux Mint project, informed us about the immediate availability for download and testing of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Xfce Edition Release Candidate.

Windows RT on life support: Microsoft vows it won't pull the plug

New not-Windows-10 update to arrive in September. Fear not, you unlucky owners of Windows RT tablets: Microsoft hasn't abandoned you yet. Not entirely, anyway.

Canonical Updates Ubuntu Licensing Terms After Two-Year Discussions with FSF

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 17, 2015 1:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Canonical has updated the licensing terms so that it's now fully compliant with GPL (GNU General Public License) after discussions with the Free Software Foundation that took almost two years.

What matters most? Using metrics to build a better team

When I talk about open source software the first thing I always mention is community and collaboration. I leave the talk of licenses and software development for later. Everyone understands community, everyone has heard the phrase "two heads are better than one," and everyone has worked on at least one team in their lives. This is why I wanted to get a chance to interview Dawn Foster about her OSCON talk titled Network analysis: People and open source communities. read more

KDE Devs Working to Bring Android Apps on Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 16, 2015 11:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Developers are working to build a simulated Android environment that would allow users to run any kind of Android apps in a Linux OS. This work is still in its infancy, but it's happening and it will be presented at the KDE Akademy 2015 event.

A look at what's on the horizon for LibreOffice

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 16, 2015 10:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Recently I returned to using a Linux desktop as my primary computing platform, and with that came LibreOffice as part of the default setup. I've been an OpenOffice user for almost a dozen years, but I knew that LibreOffice forked from OpenOffice in 2010. I decided to give LibreOffice a try and I loved it. read more

Windows 10 will update whether you like it or not -- unless you have Enterprise Edition

'You agree to receive automatic updates without notice' Microsoft's "Windows as a service" concept means most users will receive operating system updates, whether or not they want them.…

Keeping skills fresh in tech pays off

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 16, 2015 8:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Feeling burned out? Uninspired? Or, even worse, unemployed? Maybe it's time to update your stagnant skill set to take on cool new projects in your current company, or to make your resume stand out. read more

Unlocking employee potential in the open organization

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 16, 2015 7:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat; Story Type: News Story
When I started my new career at Red Hat (as content manager of The Enterprisers Project), Jim Whitehurst's book, The Open Organization, was still two months from its debut. I got my hands on a sneak peek after a meeting in which I suggested there may be some common ideas spanning both the book and a pending (at the time) report The Enterprisers Project was preparing with Harvard Business Review, particularly regarding ideas of collaboration and shared accountability of business transformation initiatives. read more

HBO Now comes to Android devices

In today's open source roundup: Watch HBO on your Android device. Plus: LinuxGames.com is shutting down. And The Apotheosis Project game released on Steam.

Adobe updates Flash for Linux

Adobe released a security update for the Linux version of their Flash player that addresses the zero-day exploits coming out of the "Hacking Team" disclosures. The current Linux Flash Player for Firefox is now Version 11.2.202.491.

Why IT must be seen as a partner in disruption

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By Peter Buonora, Enterprise Architect, BJ’s Wholesale Club (Posted by crudder on Jul 16, 2015 5:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
IT should be a key advisor on how disruptive technology will disrupt business models in the future.

How to install PHP 7 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) for ISPConfig 3 on Debian 8 (Jessie)

This tutorial shows how to build the new PHP 7 (Beta) as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on Debian 8 (Jessie). PHP 7 is up to 2 times faster then php 5.6 and 14 times faster then php 5.0 according to the release notes.

FLOSS Weekly 345: digiKam

This week Dmitri Popov about digiKam. digiKam is an open-source, cross-platform (Win/Linux/OS X) photo management application.

Laptops, PCs: Not Quite Dead Yet

  • FOSS Force; By Larry Cafiero (Posted by brideoflinux on Jul 16, 2015 2:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
I unequivocally believe that all the talk about desktops and laptops being obsolete is hilariously misguided nonsense. In our mythical race to find The Next Great Thing, people who know better - or at least are given too much credit in the intelligence department - are grasping at straws because, heck, sooner or later they’ll be right about something.

Non-Linux FOSS: Portable Apps, in the Cloud!

The concept of PortableApps has been around for a long time. It's a great way to take your Windows apps from computer to computer using a USB drive and never worry about being without your favorite program. Honestly, remembering to carry around a USB drive can be a bit of a pain though.

Building open source e-commerce sites with PrestaShop

When I founded PrestaShop seven years ago, I had a singular vision for the company: to create a worldwide community of talented individuals fascinated by e-commerce. By tapping into the power of open source, we would democratize the e-commerce industry. This PrestaShop community would build cutting-edge software that enables everyone to participate in the e-commerce revolution. read more

Microsoft kills A-V updates for XP, exposes 180 MEEELLION luddites

XP rump now carrion for hackers as malware removal tool pulled, A-V updates cease Windows XP holdouts are even more danger than ever after Microsoft abandoned anti-malware support for the ancient platform.…

NetworkManager 1.0.4

  • It runs on Linux; By It runs on Linux (Posted by DaMan on Jul 16, 2015 7:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Linux
The latest stable release in the 1.0.x series of NetworkManager is version 1.0.4 and is available for download. NetworkManager offers a graphic user interface for controling your network devices in Linux.

Drupal early adoption at Memorial Sloan Kettering

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 16, 2015 6:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), the world's oldest and largest private cancer center, our researchers and clinicians have pushed boundaries to generate new knowledge in patient care and cancer research for more than 130 years. This culture of innovation allows our scientists to continually develop new methods for treatment and work tirelessly to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer. read more

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