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Linus Torvalds Debuts First Linux 4 Release Candidate

The Linux 3.x kernel family first officially debuted on July 22, 2011. Linux 3.0 was the first major version change for Linux since the 2.6 kernel debuted in December of 2003. While Linux 2.6 was a major milestone that signified a break with the past, Linux 3.0 really was just the renumbered Linux 2.6.40 kernel. In the same manner the Linux 4.0 kernel is the continuation of Linux 3.x and is the renamed Linux.320.

Install Knowledgeroot on Ubuntu 14.10 server

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Feb 24, 2015 8:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Knowledgeroot is a knowledgebase system. You have a tree to structure your content and your files. You can edit your content with your choice of two great WYSIWYG editors, tinymce or fckeditor. Both editors allow you to upload or link to images to include in your content.You can make all content public in knowledgeroot or you can set rights to each tree element or content. So you can decide how to use knowledgeroot, like an open wiki system or a closed system. Used as a closed system, the rights management feature can be used to provide a multi-user publishing model.

Chromebook Pixel, the Rolls-Royce of Chromebooks, is getting a refresh

Google won't confirm it, but it's clear that there's a new version of the Chromebook Pixel on its way.

Testing Started for Linux Mint Debian Edition, Systemd Implementation Not Decided Yet

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 24, 2015 6:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mint
Linux Mint Debian Edition is a distribution built on Debian rather than Ubuntu and it's been in the works for quite some time. It's still under development and it's not really a surprise that the devs are getting much closer to their goal.

Unreal Engine 4.7 Binary Release Includes HTML5 Export

With the launch of Unreal Engine 4.7, Epic Games has added the ability to export to HTML5 as a regular part of their Windows binary engine releases.

How to monitor server log files with Logwatch on Debian and Ubuntu

Logwatch is a system log analyzer and reporter. This tutorial covers the installation of Logwtach and explains various config options incl. reporting of notable log events by email.

Parsix 7.0r1 Screenshot Tour

We are happy to announce that the first revision of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0, also known as 'Nestor', is available now. Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0r1 ships with GNOME Shell 3.12.2 and an updated kernel based on Linux 3.14.32. This version merges all security and bug-fix updates into an updated ISO image. Key features of version 7.0: modernized kernel build system, enhanced live boot system and installer to support UEFI based environments, built on top of the rock-solid Debian GNU/Linux 'Wheezy' (7.0) platform. Highlights: X.Org Server 1.14.7, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel (Firefox) 35.0.1, GParted 0.12.1, Empathy 3.12.7, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.3.18

How to shutdown the Android PowerOffHijack

This morning I awoke to a veritable armageddon of news regarding a new piece of Android malware hell-bent on stealing all of your secrets, your identity, recording all of your actions, taking video, and probably even stealing your unborn children. That malware has been labeled PowerOffHijack (or Shutdown Hijack in some circles). It was discovered by AVG and, in theory, could be very nasty. That theory, however, would be hard to apply in most situations.

The Reality of the Ubuntu Phone

By now, most of you have likely heard about the new Ubuntu phone selling out fairly quickly after its release. In a crowded mobile market, any new entries to the smart phone operating system space must find their niche fairly quickly. We've seen how failing to address this can lead to mediocre results with Windows Phones.

5 specialized Linux distributions for computer repair

Computers are incredible tools that let users doing amazing things, but sometimes things go wrong. The problem could be as small as accidentally deleting files or forgetting a password—and as major as having an operating system rendered non-bootable by file system corruption. Or, worst case scenario, a hard drive dying completely. In each of these cases, and many more like them, there are specialized tools that can aid you in fixing problems with a computer or help you be prepared for when something bad does happen. read more

Py-EFL Tutorial 1: Hello Elementary

First tutorial in a series about getting started with Python EFL development.

Robotics in the classroom with the Hummingbird kit

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2015 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I recently attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshop at a regional education center in New York State. It was great to be surrounded by educators who were there to learn about ways to engage students in acquiring STEM skills. One of the activities was building a robot using the Hummingbird kit from BirdBrain Technologies. read more

Ubuntu for Phones New RTM Update Makes It Faster and Smoother - Video Tour

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 24, 2015 10:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Ubuntu Touch OS from Canonical has been upgraded once again and a new RTM version has been released. The system is now more stable and users should be able to detect some noticeable improvements for UI responsiveness and some other changes.

Fedora 21 Mate Compiz : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Fedora 21 Mate Compiz is an fedora spins of the Fedora 21 built around the traditional MATE desktop environment version 1.8.1 and using the Compiz-Fusion software for eye-candy desktop effects.

Netrunner 15 Screenshot Tour

We are proud to announce the official release of Netrunner 15 'Prometheus'. Netrunner 15 is revised from the ground up - as the first distribution, it officially ships the new KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2. Therefore, an upgrade from previous Netrunner series with KDE 4.x is neither officially available nor really recommended. This release is 64-bit only. What's new? This release features the brand new KDE Plasma Desktop 5.2, packed together with the freshly released KDE Frameworks 5.7 and Qt 5.4. It takes a great deal of Oxygen and a little of Breeze and mixes them into a blend of tradition and modern. All previous settings and add-ons have been carefully restored to work in this new environment. With Netrunner 15 we took the chance to ship a finely revised set of applications.

Microsoft, Amazon Among New Ubuntu Linux IoT Partners

Canonical has announced partnerships with Microsoft, Amazon, Texas Instruments and others related to IoT and Snappy Ubuntu Core, the transactionally updated variants of the open source Ubuntu Linux OS.

Are women leaving the technology industry?

In today's open source roundup: Are women abandoning tech jobs? Plus: Linux developers and money for distros. And does Linux have more security holes than Windows?

Introducing Softpedia Linux Web App for Ubuntu Phone

The Softpedia Linux web app is designed for existing and new Softpedia Linux readers who use a smartphone powered by the Ubuntu Touch operating system, whether it’s a Nexus 4 or a BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device, allowing them to more easily get the latest Linux news, reviews, and tutorials about distributions or any other software on the go, wherever they are.

Eric Mesa: How do you Fedora?

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

Debian on track to prove binaries' origins

Debian is on its way to becoming what could be the first operating system to prove the origin of its binaries, technologist Micah Lee says. The feat will allow anyone to independently confirm that Debian binaries were built from a reported source package.

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