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KDE Ships the Release Candidate of KDE Plasma 5

2 hours 48 min ago
KDE was proud to announce on July 8 that that RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming Plasma 5 graphical desktop environment, which is now known as KDE Applications and Platform, is available for download and testing.

Android: Number one, with a bullet

3 hours 45 min ago
Android is well on its way to being the most popular end-user operating system of all.

LXLE 14.04 review – new paradigms

4 hours 42 min ago
LXLE has been kicking around for a while now and, for a supposedly lightweight distro, it’s looking fearsomely feature-packed right now. Having said that, it’s hard not to love LXLE, as it’s treading the line between resource efficiency and usability pretty well, and is borderline addictive when it comes to the DE itself. The clue’s in the updated acronym; rather than standing for ‘Lubuntu eXtra Life Extension’, as it did in the days before Lubuntu LTS releases, when LXLE was around to fill that niche using the LXDE desktop environment, it’s now pitched as the ‘LXDE eXtra Luxury Edition’.

Linux Kernel Testing and Debugging

5 hours 39 min ago
Testing is an integral and important part of any software development cycle, open or closed, and Linux kernel is no exception to that. Developer testing, integration testing, regression, and stress testing have different individual goals, however from 1000 feet up, the end goal is the same, to ensure the software continues to work as it did before adding a new body of code, and the new features work as designed.

Raspberry Pi Compute Module explained

6 hours 37 min ago
I like the Raspberry Pi website’s new redesign! It’s very nice. I went there to have a look at it and they’d announced a new Raspberry Pi. Is it a new Raspberry Pi model? It looked like a stick.

3 ways to contribute to Firefox OS

7 hours 34 min ago
Firefox OS, Mozilla's open source mobile phone operating system, needs developers. And Benjamin Kerensa knows just where to find them.read more

Open storytelling to boost literacy

8 hours 31 min ago
I'm in love with open source, but I've been dating open content for many years. You would think these two would jump at the chance to cross-promote, but too often that doesn't happen. Open source claims it has a headache. Open content says it's too busy. Really, a headache? Really, too busy?

How to blacklist a module on Ubuntu/Debian Linux

9 hours 28 min ago
There maybe a time when you need to disable some modules from being loaded during your system's boot time. In this "how to" we will discus some of the few ways how to blacklist module including its dependencies, that is, disable permanently module from loading during the boot time.

How to simulate key press and mouse movement in Linux

10 hours 25 min ago
Have you ever dreamed of your computer doing stuff automatically for you? Probably not if you just watched Terminator. But except for that, scripting and task automation are every power user's dreams. If a lot of solutions exist today to fit such goal, it is sometimes hard to pick the simple, smart, and efficient one […]Continue reading...The post How to simulate key press and mouse movement in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to take a screenshot while desktop menu is open on Ubuntu

How to install the latest GIT version on CentOS

11 hours 22 min ago
How to install the latest GIT version on CentOSGit is a fairly popular free open source distributed Version Control System (VCS) expressly designed to tackle projects of varying scales (from the small ones to the significantly large ones)with incredible speed and efficiency. It is mainly used for source code management, and remains primarily focused on speed, seamless support for distributed non-linear workflows and data integrity. This tutorial explains the process of installing and using GIT on CentOS in a detailed manner.

Girls skills are needed in tech

12 hours 20 min ago
ChickTech is based in Portland but plans to be nationwide by 2016. After interviewing Jennifer Davidson about how ChickTech gets girls involved in tech, I have high hopes it's even sooner. The non-profit targets girls who would never nominate themselves to participate in a tech workshop and who wouldn't dream of a career in tech. Why? Because they've never had someone believe their skills were valuable in that world. I believe that our society understands that girls' skills are needed in tech, we've just needed support for our girls like we've shown for our boys.

Linux Kernel 3.10.48 LTS Improves Support for Radeon GPUs

13 hours 17 min ago
The 48th maintenance release of the Linux 3.10 kernel was officially announced last night, July 9, by Greg Kroah-Hartman. This build comes along with the Linux kernels 3.4.98 LTS, 3.14.12 LTS, and 3.15.5, for which we have separate announcements on Softpedia.

How operating companies can stop patent trolls: Cut off the ammo

14 hours 14 min ago
Six tech companies have kicked off a new program that they hope will put a major dent in patent trolling, even with Congress unable to pass patent reform. It's called the License on Transfer (LOT) Network, founded today by Google, Newegg, Canon, Dropbox, SAP, and teamwork-software startup Asana. The idea behind LOT is that members put all their patents in a pool, which is immediately licensed to every other company in the network—if, and only if, they're ever sold (transferred) outside the network. That would include a sale to a patent troll or a hostile non-network competitor.

Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

15 hours 11 min ago
GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac!

YES, you CAN install paid-for apps on Android Wear – if devs rebuild them

16 hours 8 min ago
Google has published a workaround that allows paid-for apps to be installed on Android Wear devices, but it's hardly straightforward and it's nothing device owners can do themselves. Early adopters who purchased LG G or Samsung Gear Live smartwatches have been stymied by a glitch in the Google Play store's app encryption scheme that makes it impossible to load store-bought apps onto their devices.

eNovance Aims to Solve OpenStack Cloud Business Use-Cases VIDEO

17 hours 6 min ago
French vendor eNovance is one of the top ten contributors to the OpenStack cloud platform and was recently acquired by Red Hat in a deal valued at $95 million. Unlike Red Hat's OpenStack Platform, which is an OpenStack distribution, eNovance focused on cloud services and does not build its own unique OpenStack distribution. In a video interview, Raphael Ferreira, co-founder of eNovance, explains his company's strategy and identifies the key challenges.

Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC offers dual GbE and PCIe x16

18 hours 3 min ago
Acrosser unveiled a Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC that uses 2nd- or 3rd-gen Intel Core CPUs, and features Mini-PCIe and PCIe x16 expansion, plus dual GbE ports. Older Intel Core processors are brought back to life with the Acrosser “AMB-IH61T3? single board computer, which integrates an Intel LGA1155 socket that supports all 2nd or 3rd generation Cores, Pentiums, and Celerons with TDPs under 77 Watts. The old school feel is extended with an LPT port, dual VGA ports, and a PCI-Express x16 slot, which along with a Mini-PCIe slot handles expansion duty.

Is Firefox dying a slow death?

Thursday 10th of July 2014 06:52:15 AM
In today's open source roundup: Firefox's market share numbers are way down. Plus: Alternatives to Skype for Linux, and Marvel Heroes may be coming to Linux.

Marvel Heroes, A MMO Action RPG Looks Like It Is Coming To Linux

Thursday 10th of July 2014 05:55:04 AM
My spidey sense is tingling. Marvel Heroes a free to play MMO Action RPG looks like it will be coming to Linux thanks to info taken from the excellent SteamDB.

New release of OpenStack Swift brings storage policies

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:57:53 AM
Object storage with OpenStack Swift gained an important feature in yesterday[he]#039[/he]s 2.0 release with the addition of storage policies. John Dickinson, Swift Program Technical Lead, called storage policies the "biggest thing to happen to Swift since it was open-sourced four years ago." So what exactly are storage policies, and how do they affect the way data is stored in an open source cloud?