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Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Launches Today with Biometric Authentication for Meizu PRO 5

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 27, 2016 1:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical will unveil the 12th Over-the-Air (OTA) software update for its Ubuntu mobile operating system for supported Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2016 12:37 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. … Continue reading

Dale Raby: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Dale Raby on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

How to Install Pure-FTPd with TLS and virtual users on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2016 10:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, SUSE
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure pure-ftpd on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1. I will show you how to set-up pure-ftpd with TLS/SSL and then set-up virtual-users.

Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 26, 2016 9:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0.

Korora 23 - is it an alternative to Linux Mint?

Cinnamon is a desktop environment that is widely promoted by the Linux Mint team. Linux Mint Cinnamon is their flagship distribution. In its turn, Linux Mint is a leader in the world of Linux distributions, especially for the newbie-oriented part of it. Unfortunately, the recent release of Linux Mint 18 made things worse, and many Linux bloggers wrote about this.

A detailed list of changes in Linux 4.7

Also in today's open source roundup: How well do Android apps run on a Chromebook? And six hacks for Linux on Windows.

Avoiding data disasters with Sanoid

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2016 6:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sanoid helps to recover from what I like to call "Humpty Level Events." In other words, it can help you put Humpty Dumpty back together again, on ZFS filesystems. read more

The Apache Software Foundation's Two New Big Data Projects Tackle Science and Processing

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2016 5:57 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
The Apache Software Foundation is making a big commitment to Big Data. As reported in this post, in recent months the foundation has promoted a slew of open source Big Data projects to Top-Level Status.  This puts a number of them on the same kind of development fast track that catapulted the Spark project to success.

Microsoft Says It Loves Linux, But Its Anti-Linux Patent Trolls Are Still Around and Active

Highlighting just two of the many entities that Microsoft (and partners) use in order to induce additional costs on Free (as in freedom) software

How to restore older file versions in Git

  • Opensource.com; By Seth Kenlon (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2016 4:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In today's article you will learn how to find out where you are in the history of your project, how to restore older file versions, and how to make Git branches so you can safely conduct wild experiments.

Remix chomps Marshmallow, updates its Android for PCs

Who needs Windows or an iPad anyway? An imminent update to Jide’s Remix OS, for Android, is the first to be based on Marshmallow 6.0 and a bunch of UI enhancements.…

ZYPPER - Easy way to manage packages on openSUSE

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 26, 2016 2:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Zypper is a command line package manager for suse & openSUSE distributions. It’s used to install, update, search & remove packages & manage repositories, perform various queries, and more. Zypper command-line interface to ZYpp system management library (libzypp).

Apple Watch exec Bob Mansfield gets into secret Apple car - report

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2016 1:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Here in iCar, iCan only receive, iCan listen to you... A former senior executive at Apple has returned to the company to oversee its secretive but long-rumoured car project, according to reports.…

4 keys to redefine your mission statement

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2016 12:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
This is Part 2 of a four-part series on open and transparent branding processes in organizations. Read Part 1. Picture this: You're sitting in Yet Another Quarterly Global Company Meeting, listening to the executive team prattle on about its most recent Important Global Initiatives. Next topic on the agenda, says the CEO, is our new company mission. read more

Conversation With Jonathan Thomas of OpenShot

One of the main benefits of having a booth at a conference like Texas Linux Fest is having the opportunity to hobnob with the people behind or inside some fairly impressive organizations. This year I had the good fortune to meet Jonathan Thomas, who has provided the world with OpenShot, a premiere video editing tool available for Linux, Mac and Windows.

GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.7 Officially Released for Users Who Want 100% Freedom

Alexandre Oliva from the GNU Linux-libre project happily announced the release and general availability for download of the GNU Linux-libre 4.7 kernel for those who want 100% freedom when using a GNU/Linux OS.

How to export e-mails from DBMail mailserver to Maildir format in a Linux VPS

  • VPSinEU.com; By VPSinEU (Posted by vpsineu on Jul 26, 2016 9:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this article we are going through the steps on how to export e-mails from DBMail mailserver to Maildir format in a Linux VPS. More specifically, the tutorial explains how to export the e-mails from an SQL database to Mbox format and then convert the Mbox e-mails to Maildir.

Open is the solution to improving 21st century education

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2016 8:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Much of the Internet runs Linux and open source software, yet in most of our schools—whether PK-12 or higher education—Linux and open source software are given short shrift. read more

KDE Applications 16.08 Software Suite Is In Beta, Final Release Coming August 18

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 26, 2016 6:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
Now that the third and last maintenance update of the KDE Applications 16.04 software suite has been released, it's time for us to take the Beta build of the next major KDE Applications release for a test drive.

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