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Release 4.14 – KDE Applications get better and better

August 21, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

The KDE Community has announced the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering primarily improvements and bugfixes. Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform are frozen and receiving only long term support; those teams are focused on the transition to Plasma 5 and Frameworks 5. Read the rest of this entry →

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U.S. Digital Services and Playbook:

August 21, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

About this time last year, I laid out some trends I saw for the coming year in government take up of open source software. Looking back now, it appears those trends are not only here to stay, they are accelerating and are more important than ever. Read the rest of this entry →

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Why do so many Linux users hate Oracle?

August 21, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

In today’s open source roundup: Many Linux users dislike and distrust Oracle. Plus: Munich may not be dumping Linux after all, and how to encrypt your email in Linux Read the rest of this entry →

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Linux Foundation Debuts Linux Certification Effort

August 21, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, told eWEEK that for years his organization has been providing the Linux community with training, tutorials, mentoring programs and other educational outreach efforts. In fact, it was back in 2009 that the Linux Foundation first began its formal training programs. At the time, the Linux Foundation was not interested in doing any formal certification, but times have now changed. Read the rest of this entry →

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Setup FTP server using VsFtp and Configure Secure FTP connections on Ubuntu 14.04 Server

August 21, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don’t take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution. Read the rest of this entry →

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Look, no client! Not quite: the long road to a webbified Vim

August 20, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

The most revolutionary aspect of all the changes that have taken place in web development over the last two decades has been in the web browser. Typically we think of web browsers as driving innovation on the web by providing new features. Indeed this is the major source of new features on the web. Read the rest of this entry →

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Use the command line to organise files

August 20, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Sort through your hard drive, find lost files and archive old stuff far quicker than you could through your GUI file manager Read the rest of this entry →

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Linux Kernel Development Gets Two-Factor Authentication

August 20, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

The security breach of 2011 was a very valuable lesson to the Linux community, and many recent initiatives have been aimed at continuously improving the overall security profile, Ryabitsev told eWEEK. The move to two-factor authentication, however, is not a delayed reaction to the 2011 kernel.org attack, according to Ryabitsev. – Read the rest of this entry →

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Distribution Release: KaOS 2014.08

August 20, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Anke Boersma has announced the release of KaOS 2014.08, a desktop Linux distribution featuring the just-released KDE 4.14 desktop: “With KDE releasing the new major version, KDE 4.14.0, offering primarily improvements and bug fixes, KaOS is happy to be able to present you a new ISO image with…. Read the rest of this entry →

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Android exclusive Humble SEGA Mobile Bundle comes with 6 blockbuster SEGA titles!

August 20, 2014 in Ubuntu

The latest pay-what-you-want Humble Indie Bundle, or rather Humble Mobile SEGA Bundle, is Android exclusive and comes with 6 blockbuster SEGA titles with more to be added soon. Humble Mobile SEGA Bundle for AndroidHumble Bundle has done it again. Grab some of the best SEGA titles for Android at prices you would want to pay, literally. The Humble Bundle now has an excellent Android app to manage all the your games purchased through their website, and they even accept Bitcoin as a payment method! The three SEGA titles included in this bundle by default are:Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode IChuChu Read the rest of this entry →

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Build and install PHP 5.3.29 from source on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server

August 20, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

How to build and install PHP 5.3.29 from source on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server Read the rest of this entry →

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Open health community management at Clinovo

August 20, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Olivier Roth, Community Manager at Clinovo, has grown an open source community around the open health platform ClinCapture, an open source Eletronic Data Capture (EDC) system.read more Read the rest of this entry →

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Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

August 20, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile. A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software. Read the rest of this entry →

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Linux Founder Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

August 20, 2014 in OSS, Ubuntu

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman moderated the discussion and commented that Linux already runs everywhere. He asked Torvalds where he thinks Linux should go next.”I still want the desktop,” Torvalds said as the audience erupted into boisterous applause. Read the rest of this entry →

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How To Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

August 20, 2014 in Ubuntu

Interest is growing in Ubuntu MATE Remix and the benefits it offers over stock Ubuntu. But how can you try it out? Through a PPA, of course.
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