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Librem 15: A Free/Libre Software Laptop That Respects Your Essential Freedoms Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 22 2014 @ 11:37 PM EST
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The Purism Librem 15 is the first high-end laptop in the world that ships without mystery software in the kernel, operating system, or any software applications. Every other consumer-grade laptop you can purchase comes with an operating system that includes suspect, proprietary software, and there’s no way for you to know what that software does.

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digiKam Software Collection 4.6.0 released... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 22 2014 @ 04:27 PM EST
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The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.6.0. This release includes many bugs fixes in Image Editor and Batch Queue Mananger.

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12 of the Best Free Git Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 21 2014 @ 03:17 PM EST
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Git is the most widely used version control system, in part because of the popularity of GitHub, a web-based Git repository hosting service, which offers all of the distributed revision control and source code management) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.

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Google Cloud Dataflow Java SDK (Alpha) Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 20 2014 @ 11:56 AM EST
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Google Cloud Dataflow provides a simple, powerful programming model for building both batch and streaming parallel data processing pipelines.

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How to Block Referrer Spam Bots Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 20 2014 @ 09:25 AM EST
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Referrer spam requests are requests for some pages with a faked referrer string (where the user came from). Normally this is just annoying as it appears in your webstats.

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Free software GNU/Linux laptop in development Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 20 2014 @ 03:41 AM EST
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Portland, Oregon-based Crowd Supply, a curated crowdfunding and e-commerce company that focuses on open-source projects, has launched a project to create the first pure free-software laptop: Purism Librem 15.

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First hands-on with the Creator CI20 microcomputer Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 18 2014 @ 06:07 AM EST
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When we introduced Creator CI20 two weeks ago in London, we had several demonstrations on display showing the full capabilities of the board in terms of performance and power consumption.

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Canonical’s Stripped-Down “Snappy” Ubuntu Comes To Google’s Compute Engine Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, December 18 2014 @ 01:03 AM EST
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The basic idea behind Snappy and Ubuntu Core is to give developers access to a minimal server image that only features the necessary libraries to then install whatever application a developer needs.

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KDE Ships KDE Applications 14.12.0 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 17 2014 @ 09:28 PM EST
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Today KDE released KDE Applications 14.12. This release brings new features and bug fixes to more than a hundred applications. Most of these applications are based on the KDE Development Platform 4; some have been converted to the new KDE Frameworks 5, a set of modularized libraries that are based on Qt5, the latest version of this popular cross-platform application framework.

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Why is the Number of Linux Distros Declining? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, December 17 2014 @ 06:00 PM EST
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The number of Linux distributions is declining. In 2011, the Distrowatch database of active Linux distributions peaked at 323. Currently, however, it lists only 285. However, exactly why the decline is taking place and how much it matters remains unclear.

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