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GNOME 3.12 Released

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 26, 2014 1:44 pm

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The GNOME Project has released GNOME 3.12 today. The next milestone release in the GNOME 3 series includes many new features, enhancements and updates, as well as new capabilities and APIs for application developers. The new version continues to improve the GNOME 3 user experience and includes many small bug fixes and enhancements. Speaking on …

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Servergy Sees a Future of Denser, Greener Servers

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 24, 2014 9:42 am

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After four years in the lab, [Servergy] announced $20 million in funding late last year to support the launch of its first Cleantech server, a “brawny core” server about the size of a legal pad. Each Cleantech CTS 1000 server is a half-rack unit deep and uses about 100 watts of power, allowing users to …

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Firefox 28 is available.

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 21, 2014 11:34 am

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Mozilla has released Firefox 28 for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and Android. New in the desktop edition is support for VP9 video decoding, Opus audio decoding inside WebM containers, and the latest edition of theSPDY protocol, SPDY/3. In addition to those changes, the Android edition also adds native text selection, OpenSearch support, and the Estonian [et] locale. Read Full Story …

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Ministry of Communication adopts open source software strategy

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 19, 2014 4:28 pm

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The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) has adopted a national strategy to support the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Egypt, Minister Atef Helmy announced on Saturday. “FOSS is software whose underlying programming source code is freely available to access, modify and distribute,” the strategy document published by the ministry said. Read …

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Python 3.4.0 released

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 17, 2014 3:57 pm

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After around 18 months of development, Python 3.4 has been released. There were no new language changes for this release, but there were many new features in the standard library and CPython implementation, some of which we looked at recently. The “What’s new in Python 3.4” page looks at the changes in even greater detail. Beyond …

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Free “Intro to Linux” course – coming summer 2014

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 12, 2014 10:16 am

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On March 6, the Linux Foundation announced it is building a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) program with edX, the nonprofit, open source based, online learning platform launched in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The course: LFS101x is based on the popular LFS101: Introduction to Linux, with modifications which reflect the fact that …

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KDE Ships First Beta of Applications and Platform 4.13

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 10, 2014 10:37 am

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Today KDE released the beta of the new versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team’s focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. A non complete list of improvements can be found in the 4.13 Feature Plan. With the large number of changes, the 4.13 …

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Calligra 2.8 Released

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 7, 2014 11:00 am

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The Calligra team is proud and pleased to announce the release of version 2.8 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine. This version is the result of thousands of commits which provide new features, polishing of the user experience and bug fixes. Read Full Article (Inge Wallin via Calligra.org)

SUSE Labs Director Talks Live Kernel Patching with kGraft

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 5, 2014 9:22 am

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In this Q&A, Pavlik goes into more detail on SUSE’s live kernel patching project; how the kGraft patch integrates with the Linux kernel; how it compares with other live-patching solutions; how developers will be able to use the upcoming release; and the project’s interaction with the kernel community for upstream acceptance. Read Full Story (Libby …

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FSF, SFLC and OSI to fight software patents in U.S. Supreme Court

By: Bryan Lunduke

March 4, 2014 8:03 am

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The Free Software Foundation has joined forces with the Software Freedom Law Center and the Open Source Initiative in filing an amicus brief in software patent case *Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank* before the United States Supreme Court. “The jointly filed brief argues that the “machine or transformation” inquiry employed by the Court in *Bilski v. Kappos* …

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