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Mozilla Improving Security Processes After Exposing Developer Data

Monday 1st of September 2014 12:47:05 PM
Denelle Dixon-Thayer, senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Mozilla, told eWEEK that the recent incidents have confirmed to Mozilla the importance of a review effort that got started last year. That effort encompasses a full review of Mozilla's practices around data, including the various non-Mozilla projects that Mozilla supports.

Matching databases to Linux distros

Monday 1st of September 2014 10:52:43 AM
According to market analysts IDC, Linux accounted for 28.5 percent of all server revenue at the close of 2013. It doesn't surprise anyone that Linux is popular - low support costs and high stability are what Linux is known for. But it is surprising just how many dollars it rakes in - IDC estimates Linux generated $US14.1 billion last year in hardware revenue alone.

Linux has run out of time, or has it?

Monday 1st of September 2014 08:58:21 AM
An article in PC Linux magazine suggested that Linux has run out of time to make it on the desktop. This article provides some counterarguments and asks the question "why does it have to be Windows or Linux, why can't it be both?"

Indian Firefox OS phones start at $33

Monday 1st of September 2014 07:03:59 AM
Intex and Spice launched the first Firefox OS phones in India using a low-cost Spreadtrum design: the $33 Intex Cloud FX and the $38 Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1. Mozilla announced two new Firefox OS phones in India that have blasted through smartphone price barriers. The two phones, which are the first in Asia to run Mozilla’s Linux- and HTML5-based Firefox OS platform, are priced at a low 1,999 Indian Ruppees ($33) for the Intex Technologies Cloud FX and $2,299 Rs ($38) for the Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 from Spice Retail Limited. The low-end phones are about a half to a third the price of the most affordable Android phones sold in India.

Top 5 articles of the week: Linux, Hadoop, and NASA

Monday 1st of September 2014 05:09:37 AM
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com.

How to share on linux the output of your shell commands

Monday 1st of September 2014 03:15:15 AM
Some time ago I posted an article about shelr.tv a website and a service that was made to allow you to share your terminal records directly from the website. Now the website of shelr.tv seems dead and so I’ve took a look around to see if there are similar websites and I’ve found commands.com. For what I can see from their homepage it’s a service similar to the other, so let’s test it.

Fix Linux display issues

Monday 1st of September 2014 01:20:53 AM
Find HorizSync VertRefresh rates to fix Linux display issue – Why my display is stuck at 640×480? I have a NVIDIA GTX460 Graphics card on my current machine and a Acer 22" Monitor. After installing NVIDIA driver, my display was stuck at 640x480 and no matter what I do, nothing fixed it. This is an unusual problem with NVIDIA driver. I am assuming Intel and ATI driver might have similar issues.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 31-Aug-2014

Sunday 31st of August 2014 11:26:31 PM
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 31-Aug-2014[/b]In the Roundup this week we have Mozilla's new programming language Rust, 14 Raspberry Pi projects, with the 23rd Birthday of Linux on the 25th we have some interesting facts about Linux, did Red Hat’s CTO walk or was he pushed?, what happens when a non-coder tries to learn Linux and a lot more. Enjoy!

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition For Linux & Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Linux Update

Sunday 31st of August 2014 09:57:08 PM
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has been announced to much fanfare and it looks like it will be getting a Linux version. Well sort of, maybe, we aren't quite sure. Also there's another small bit of hope for the Baldur's Gate EE Linux version.

How to change an user password under Linux

Sunday 31st of August 2014 08:13:52 PM
If you manage a server with many different users or just your family computer you will probably have many different accounts to manage, and one important aspect of any account it’s its password. In this small article I’ll show you how to use the basic passwd command but also how to do some small bash script or use a web application, if you have a more complex environment, such as a central ldap server that keep all your accounts information.

Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments

Sunday 31st of August 2014 05:54:45 PM
I have selected my pick of desktop environments that are excellent candidates for older hardware. They typically run well on low-spec machines, even a system with a Pentium II 266MHz CPU, a processor that is now 16 years old. All of the desktops are released under freely distributable licenses. If your Linux box feels sluggish in general use, try one of the desktops featured below. It may just save you from discarding a perfectly good machine.

Chromebook Pixel revisited: 18 months with Google's luxury laptop

Sunday 31st of August 2014 04:00:23 PM
Is it crazy to pay $1300 for a Chromebook? Some reflections after a year and a half of living with Google's luxurious Pixel.

NotepadConf

Sunday 31st of August 2014 02:06:01 PM
NotepadConf: the textiest conference you'll attend! See the latest technological advancements in plaintext editing. Meet the luminaries of the market and some sneak peaks at what's coming next!

How to improve the performance of your website with APC and memcached

Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:11:39 PM
Today we will show you how to improve the performance of your website with APC and memcached.APC stands for Alternative PHP Cache and it is an open source solution if you like to speed-up your website.

CentOS 7 Installation Steps with Screenshots

Sunday 31st of August 2014 10:17:17 AM
After the release of Redhat enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) , CentOS community has released its Latest Operating System named as CentOS 7.

Setup QCOW2 standard CentOS 7 cloud image to work with 2 VLANs on IceHouse ML2&OVS&GRE System

Sunday 31st of August 2014 08:22:55 AM
Notice, that same schema would work for any F20 or Ubuntu QCOW2 cloud images via qemu-nbd mount and increasing number of NICs interface files up to 2,3,... Approach suggested down here is universal. Any cinder volume been built up on updated glance image ( 2 NICs ready ) would be 2 NICs ready as well

Splitting a File Elegantly

Sunday 31st of August 2014 06:28:33 AM
In a previous Linux Rain article I compared different ways to delete blank lines, and showed that the AWK way was the simplest and most thorough. Here I show how to split a text file into multiple text files using a surprisingly simple AWK command.

The state of Android updates: Who’s fast, who’s slow, and why

Sunday 31st of August 2014 04:34:11 AM
Android 4.4, KitKat was released on October 31, 2013, or at least, that's what you can say about one device: the Nexus 5. For the rest of the ecosystem, the date you got KitKat—if you got KitKat—varied wildly depending on your device, OEM, and carrier.

Scrivener Software for Writers: The Linux Versoin

Sunday 31st of August 2014 02:39:49 AM
Scrivener is a widely loved Mac-based writing tool used by many authors. The Linux version is a subset of the original, compiled from a subset of the Windows-based code. It is still cool, though.

Dropbox goes from 100 GB to 1 TB for $99/year ‘pro’ accounts in competitor-skewering move that’s great for Linux

Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:45:27 AM
Dropbox just dropped a bomb in the cloud-storage race, upping the amount of space for customers with its $99/year “Pro” account from the not-nearly enough 100 GB to a very-comfortable 1 TB. That’s 1 terabyte, as in 1000 GB, for those counting along at home. It makes Dropbox that much more compelling. And it had to happen.

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Rugged mini-PC runs Android on Via’s Cortex-A9 SoC

Via debuted a rugged fanless low-power Android mini-PC based on Via’s dual-core Cortex-A9 Elite E1000 SoC, and offering mini-PCIe, mSATA, HDMI, and GbE I/O. Via designed the “Artigo A900″ mini-PC for use in Android-based interactive kiosks, home automation devices, signage, and other HMI solutions. The 125 x 125 x 30mm mini-PC can be configured to “blend locally-captured real-time video streams with cloud-delivered content to create visually-compelling interactive displays for retail, banking, museums, and other environments,” says Via Technologies. The device can integrate peripherals including sensors, cameras, ticket printers, and barcode and fingerprint scanners, adds the company. Read more

Newest Androids will join iPhones in offering default encryption, blocking police

The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, the company said Thursday, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data typically kept on smartphones. Android has offered optional encryption on some devices since 2011, but security experts say few users have known how to turn on the feature. Now Google is designing the activation procedures for new Android devices so that encryption happens automatically; only somebody who enters a device's password will be able to see the pictures, videos and communications stored on those smartphones. Read more

X.Org Server Shatter Project Fails

Earlier this summer was the start of an X.Org-funded project to develop Shatter. Shatter has long been talked about as a new feature for the X.Org Server to replace Xinerama. Shatter comes down to allowing the X.Org Server to split the rendering between multiple GPUs with each GPU covering different areas of a larger desktop. A student from Cameroon hoped to develop the Shatter support after such feature was talked about for years. The student, Nyah Check, was being funded by the X.Org Foundation through the foundation's Endless Vacation of Code project that's similar in nature to Google's GSoC but runs year-round and is much more loose about requirements. Read more

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