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The Best Lightweight Graphical Email Clients

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 12:32:48 AM
Email clients offer a variety of features. Many email clients offer a slew of features, some stick with just the basics. At the end of the day, what is important is that you find an email client that offers what you need, it is reliable, and works well on your computer.

Linux Advocates in the Wild

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 10:38:26 PM
Every now and then, you get the opportunity to show others what your Linux computer looks like. Some of those people will want to give Linux a shot on their computers as well. I can’t think of anything as gratifying as teaching someone how to use desktop Linux. On a personal level, I do it because I am sick of fixing friends’ and family’s Windows problems. On a professional level, well…that’s my job.

XBMC is Dead, Long Live Kodi Entertainment Center!

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 08:44:04 PM
Don’t worry, the XBMC project that many people use and love is not really dead, but it won’t be called XBMC anymore.

WWI Linux shooter Verdun, ChuChu Rocket clone Duck Marines, and more

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:49:42 PM
Open source games roundupWeek of July 27 - August 2, 2014It's that time again. In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at a WWI shooter for Linux where trench foot is conspicuously, blessedly missing from the feature list, as well as a remake of one of my favorite Dreamcast joints, ChuChu Rocket!read more

Is Nokia planning to sell Android phones again?

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 04:55:20 PM
In today's Android roundup: Nokia may be planning to enter the Android market. Plus: Amazon gives away 30 free Android apps, and HP engineers a luxury smartwatch designed by Michael Bastian.

Fedora Present and Future: a Fedora.next 2014 Update (Part IV.e, Fedora Cloud?)

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 03:00:58 PM
This is the continuation of part four of a series based on talks at February at DevConf in the Czech Republic.

Microsoft files Android patent-royalty suit against Samsung

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 12:11:45 PM
Microsoft has filed a contract dispute suit against Samsung over what Microsoft claims is a breach of contract by Samsung involving Android patent royalties.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Alpha 2 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 10:17:23 AM
We are delighted to announce the release of Ubuntu MATE Alpha2. Most things, more than in Alpha1 at least. The .iso image should boot (from DVD or USB), the Live session should work, the installer should work and the installed system should also work. Notice the heavy use of "should", YMMV.

How To Install Joomla on CentOS 7

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 08:23:01 AM
How To Install Joomla on CentOS 7This document describes how to install and configure Joomla on CentOS 7. Joomla is an immensely popular and award-winning open source Content Management System (CMS) that enables users to build websites and create potent online applications in an unperturbed manner. Absolute user-friendliness and flexibility make Joomla amongst the most sought-after CMS softwares. It uses a PHP application, in addition to a back-end database like MySQL. Joomla was created in 2005, and boasts of more than 10,000 add-ons for customized functionality-no wonder than that it remains the second most popular virtual content management site. This tutorial explains the process of installing Joomla on CentOS 7.0 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.

Mini-ITX mobo packs 4th gen Core, lots of I/O

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:28:39 AM
Axiomtek’s latest Mini-ITX board supports Intel’s 4th Generation “Haswell” Core processors, and offers dual GbE, 10 USB and six serial ports, and HD A/V. The MANO881 is billed as a “cost-effective” Mini-ITX board, adopting the Intel H81 chipset, which is more limited than the Intel QM87 and other Haswell-ready chipsets.

Wicd tutorial

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 04:40:26 AM
On most Linux systems, network management – both wired and wireless – is handled by a utility called NetworkManager. It is so ubiquitous that you may not even think about it. But, in Linux, there is always another choice. You can always do network management by manually configuring the appropriate configuration files. A better option is to use the utility wicd. Wicd provides interfaces using either GTK or KDE. This means you can use the one appropriate for the graphic libraries for your desktop. There is also a text-based interface, which uses the curses library. You can even use wicd within your scripts or on the command line with the CLI interface. This tutorial will walk you through most of the interfaces, and how to use them to configure your machine’s networking. This will include some issues, like using unusual setups of WPA security and adding functionality in the guise of network templates.

Open Source Storage Adds Oracle, Sun Veterans to Executive Team

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 02:46:04 AM
Open Source Storage has hired Leynette Larioza and Mark Nelson, who both have previous experience at Oracle, Sun and elsewhere, to help grow its software storage business.

Want Firefox without Australis? Try Pale Moon

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 01:48:53 AM
If the release of Firefox's Australis interface got you down, there are Firefox-based alternatives out there with a more traditional Mozilla UI. One such alternative is Pale Moon and here's how you get it.

What is Docker?

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 12:51:42 AM
An article which tends to answer the question everyone asks when they know about docker. Docker is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications.

How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu

Friday 1st of August 2014 11:54:31 PM
Nvidia Optimus is a hybrid GPU system which utilises what is known as "discrete switching" and has been long associated with headaches and limitations on Linux systems. After years of wait, Ubuntu 14.04 with its shiny new kernel finally shipped with proprietary driver compatibility that can be installed easily. This article will guide you through the installation process after quick background of Nvidia Optimus for the unfamiliar readers. For the seasoned destroyer of Xorg configuration, you can quickly jump to the installation section below.

Linux Foundation's free online intro to Linux class opens its doors

Friday 1st of August 2014 10:57:20 PM
Want to learn your way around Linux? Your free Linux introduction class opportunity starts on August 1st.

Kano – simple as Lego, powered by Pi

Friday 1st of August 2014 10:00:09 PM
For some time now, there has been much talk about the Raspberry Pi revolutionising the teaching of computing in schools. Linux User & Developer has devoted much space and attention to the growing number of Jamborees and the increasing attention teachers are giving to the small, £25 bare-bones machine. It is, say advocates, the perfect way to introduce children to the world of computing, allowing them to see and actually interact with the innards of the machines they are using. It is, they add, a great platform for programming and for creating all manner of electronic wonders.

Cloud 5: Amazon's earnings report triggers strong debate, Australia wants to go cloud and how cloud changes IT mindset

Friday 1st of August 2014 09:02:58 PM
This week, we discuss the great debate over Amazon's earnings report, what it means to AWS and the impact it has on other cloud service providers. We also look at the Australian government's move to the cloud and cloud's disruptive impact on IT.

Android media player supports 4K video, Miracast

Friday 1st of August 2014 08:05:47 PM
W2Comp unveiled a faster, 4K-ready version of its Probox Android media player with a quad-core SoC, a Mali-450 GPU, Miracast, and a gaming-oriented remote. Hong Kong based reseller W2Comp, which previously introduced a dual-core Rockchip RK3066 based Probox2 Ultimate media player that runs Android 4.0, has now launched a faster model, called the Probox2 EX (Extreme), that runs Android 4.4 (“KitKat”). The new mini-PC is open for pre-orders at $150, with shipments beginning Aug. 8. There’s no mention of any support for Google’s upcoming remix of Google TV called Android TV, but the Probox2 EX would seem to have the advanced hardware to run it.

The Linux Foundation's free Introduction to Linux class starts today

Friday 1st of August 2014 07:08:36 PM
In today's open source roundup: The free Introduction to Linux class starts today and you can still register. Plus: Can LibreOffice 4.3 beat Microsoft Office, and Debian 8 will ship with Linux 3.16.

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Linux Foundation's certification sets new benchmark for admins

At LinuxCon last week, the Linux Foundation announced a new certification scheme for Linux professionals to complement their existing training activities. The Linux Foundation Certification Program offers a peer-verified certification for both early-career and engineer-level systems administrators for a fee of $300. The process involves a real-time skill test administered via a remote-access virtual machine running one of several Linux distributions. To ensure the rules are followed, a human proctor watches the test via screen-sharing and video camera using your own computer at a location of your choice. The certification tests real-world skills for both sys admins and more senior engineers at the command line and in configuration files. Read more

Linux Mint Debian to Be Called "Betsy"

"The upcoming release of LMDE will be version 2, codename 'betsy' and it will use a Debian 'jessie' package base. The team is currently adapting to the new LMDE, setting up its repositories and porting various packages onto it. The target for a stable release is estimated for this November, along with an official upgrade path from UP8 to Betsy," said the leader of the Linux Mint project, Clement Lefebvre. Read more

Adapting to the Mobile World

Now more than ever companies are gaining a mobile presence due to the popularity of smartphones and tablets. It is important to any company’s success to become part of the mobile world if they want to build business. Consumers used to look up companies in the phonebook, but now the first action consumers take when they need to find a company is to look them up online. If consumers cannot find a company online, they are likely to find a different company instead of continuing the search through other means. Because the Internet is so easily accessed from mobile devices now, consumers use their devices to find their favorite companies so a strong mobile presence is a must if companies do not want to lose business. Hasbro goes mobile According to Mobile Marketer, Hasbro has decided to create a mobile presence in order to keep up with video games. So far Hasbro’s Monopoly application has been a great success because it promotes family and friend engagement and users can personalize the app by uploading pictures of themselves to use as game pieces. Consumers like personalization, and so if companies want to see success from their mobile marketing strategies they should consider personalizing them to consumers in some way. Companies hesitate to go mobile because they are set in their ways, and they might already be seeing success, however as technology advances all companies should consider building a mobile presence if they want to continue to be successful. Successful mobile marketing techniques Thanks to mobile devices there are a number of ways companies can reach out to consumers who use them. SMS advertisements are a great way to personalize advertising for consumers making them feel important and ultimately driving in business. Marketing applications are another way companies can engage with consumers on a more personal basis. Consumers like to be in control, and applications are a great way they can control the type of marketing they receive. If apps are intriguing enough, consumers are likely to promote them to friends and family, which will ultimately promote business. Convenience of being mobile Consumers like the convenience of being able to locate and engage with their favorite companies from their mobile devices, so it is important that companies maintain that presence. Consumers are looking for ways to make their lives easier, and being able to purchase products with the click of a button or pay bills on the fly will only increase business for companies because consumers are always looking for convenience. Being mobile can benefit companies in several ways, but one way that is especially appealing to companies is the ease of keeping track of business thanks to their mobile presence. Mobile devices and websites help companies to keep track of important data such as which marketing strategies are working the best and where most of the sales are coming from. Being mobile can enhance business in several ways and should be a priority for all companies. Mobile Technology News brought to you by businesstexter.com Source: mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/gaming/18437.html

Why we use open source - Australia’s Immigration agency explains

Why choose open source? “In some ways, [the open source software used by the agency] is effectively more capable” than commercial products, he said. “In terms of cost-effectiveness, [it] wins hands down: no license/maintenance fees, extensible architecture [and] global open source R&D.” The team uses an open source software package called ‘R’. Read more