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Reddit: A Note on Netstat

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 7:16pm

TuxMachines: Looking for a Windows XP Replacement? PCLinuxOS MATE 2014.04 Might Be the Answer

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 7:11pm

PCLinuxOS MATE 2014.04, a free Linux and MATE-based operating system for desktops or laptops, has been released and is now available for download.

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Linux.com: Intro to Linux Training Opens Up a World of Commands

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 5:35pm

I'd highly recommend taking the introductory course to anyone, hobbyist or professional, who wants to quickly gain a more technical understanding of Linux and become more adept at using the command line. And with the Linux Foundation's recently announced partnership with edX, everyone has free access to the course and training materials through the MOOC. There's no excuse not to try it!

TuxMachines: PCLinuxOS 2014.04 Officially Released, Is Based on KDE 4.12.3 and Linux Kernel 3.12.16

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 5:32pm

PCLinuxOS comes with numerous flavors, but the default one is actually KDE. Just like Fedora, which uses GNOME, and Linux Mint, which uses Cinnamon, the PCLinuxOS Linux distribution is based on KDE.

Unlike other distributions that also integrate KDE as the default desktop environment, PCLinuxOS provides a customized experience. Most developers and maintainers out there don't bother too much with KDE and they usually choose to offer a KDE desktop that resembles the stock one. On the other hand, the PCLinuxOS developers customize the desktop to quite an extent, and it looks unique and is easily identifiable.

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LXer: Cubuntu 14.04 LTS v162 Screenshot Tour

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 5:30pm
Cubuntu 14.04 LTS v162 is available. Enjoy the best of Ubuntu with Unity enhanced + Cinnamon + GNOME + Openbox & many extras. Cubuntu is based on the Ubuntu distribution and features multiple desktop environments, including Unity, Cinnamon and MATE.

Linux.com: Answers to Your Q's on Free Intro to Linux Course from edX Twitter Chat

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 5:30pm

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin and edX CEO and MIT professor Anant Agarwal answered questions in a live Twitter chat yesterday about the free Intro to Linux training course that will be available on the edX online learning platform starting around Aug. 1. Here are some of the highlights of the chat in question and answer format.

TuxMachines: Fedora 21 To Evaluate Remote Journal Logging, 64-bit ARM Emulation

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 5:09pm

- Remote journal logging for systemd's journal. The feature elaborates, "The high-level goal is to have a mechanism where journal logging can be extended to keep a copy of logs on a remote server, without requiring any maintenance, done fairly efficiently and in a secure way." To this remoute journal logging with systemd's journald would be a receiver side systemd-journal-remote process accepting messages in the Journal Export Format and then on the sender side would be a new systemd-journal-upload component. Communication between the server and client daemons would be over HTTPS.

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TuxMachines: More evidence that the Linux wars have moved to OpenStack

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 5:04pm

It’s sort of funny that the press release announcing the new Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS release seems as focused on Ubuntu OpenStack as on Linux per se. It’s studded with partner testimonials from Cisco, Mellanox, NTT Software, Brocade lauding Ubuntu OpenStack. But then again, that makes sense given that the vendor battlefield has shifted from core operating system to core cloud infrastructure, where Canonical OpenStack has gained traction with Hewlett Packard and other big cloud providers.

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Reddit: Best place to buy a Linux computer?

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 5:00pm

I'm mainly looking to buy one instead of build one just because I'm not too sure that all my hardware would play well with Linux if I picked it out myself. This way I know everything will be fine. Not looking for one with a specific distro installed as I'll just put on my favorite distro instead anyway. Just needs to be made with Linux in mind. Thanks everyone. :D

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TuxMachines: Live from the Summit: All hands on cloud with Red Hat CEO

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 4:56pm

Red Hat CEO and President Jim Whitehurst kicked off the 2014 Red Hat Summit, celebrating 10 years of growth and innovation. Whitehurst addressed a crowded ballroom at Moscone Center South. “You are all part of our mission statement,” he said.

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LXer: How to Play Torrent Video File Using VLC Media Player in Ubuntu and Derivatives

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 4:33pm
This tutorial shown you how to play torrent video file using vlc media player integrated with app called torrent-video-player developed by pinguyOS Developer (Antoni Norman).Torrent-video-player is a very simple app that uses vlc media player as player, which allows you to watch streaming videos directly from a torrent video file, without downloading the file or use a torrent downloader like BitTorrent etc.

Reddit: User-level threads....... with threads.

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 4:28pm

Has anyone watched this talk? I was wondering if anyone has been following its developments and could link me to some discussion around it. It would be nice to see the development that has happened in the last six months.

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Phoronix: AMD Athlon's R3 Graphics: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 3:46pm
For the past week now we have been extensively benchmarking AMD's new AM1 APUs with all the current models available to the public: the Sempron 2650 / 3850 and Athlon 5150 / 5350. All of our testing up to this point has been using an updated Linux kernel and Mesa for the open-source Linux graphics driver experience with these APU Radeon R3 Graphics. Today, we're looking at the performance of the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver in multiple configurations compared to the proprietary Catalyst Linux driver.

TuxMachines: No, the iPhone 6 is not going to demolish Android

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 3:44pm

The hype is growing for the iPhone 6, and TheStreet jumped on the bandwagon with another silly article about how the iPhone 6 is going to “demolish Android.” TheStreet essentially claims that a larger screen iPhone 6 will be so good that it will just blow away every Android phone and bring zillions of Android users over to the iPhone. The fanboyish blather in this article reeks of a desperate attempt on TheStreet’s part to gin up page views and ad impressions.

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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux in India

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 3:38pm

For many years, GNU/Linux on the desktop has been progressing well in government and education. Now that Dell and Canonical have teamed up to sell GNU/Linux widely to consumers, we can really see progress in the web stats.
In the last two years, according to StatCounter, GNU/Linux has progressed from ~1.1% to nearly 1.65%.

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LXer: Web-publishing for libraries and the robust community of Omeka

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 3:36pm
Understandably, software developers might wonder how a bunch of historians ended up shepherding an open source content management system into the world, but in the case of Omeka the trajectory is a logical one that stems from years of work in open access public history and cultural heritage projects.Omeka is a leading open source collections-based web publishing platform for cultural heritage institutions, researchers, scholars, and students, developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) and the growing open source developer community it supports. It is released under the GPLv 3.0 license.

TuxMachines: Efl and Elementary 1.9.3 and Enlightenment 0.18.7 release

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 3:26pm

We are happy to release another stable update for the 1.9.x series and Enlightenement 0.18.7.

EFL fixes:

build: Disallow non-working sdl + opengl ES combination (T856)
evas/proxy - redraw proxy source properly.
edje_cc: Fix the crash when compiled wrong edc file containing empty part
evas - fix incorrect object reset.
ecore-evas - fix object cursor to not delete the same cursor when set
Evas cserve2: Fix crash in elm_test GLView
ecore-con - deal with internal buffer growing over 2g in size
fix swap buffers with damage to not detect if ext str is not there

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TuxMachines: Samba 4.0.17 Launches with Multiple Fixes

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 3:21pm

Samba 4.0.17, an app that seamlessly integrates Linux/Unix servers and desktops into Active Directory environments using the winbind daemon, has been released with a large number of fixes and other various improvements.

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TuxMachines: The Results Of Optimizing Radeon's VRAM Behavior

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 3:16pm

For those wishing to test out the new Radeon code, Lauri's repositories for this work are this kernel repository and this Mesa repository. He said in an email this morning to me, "The code won't be changing beyond cleanups, there might be small edits to the thesis draft. As the main target was VRAM pressure, it will be pointless to test ioq3 games on 2 GB VRAM, for example - they will show no difference, as they fit completely into VRAM. You can use the radeon.vramlimit=256 kernel parameter to limit VRAM for testing different amounts. The kernel is fully backwards compatible with old mesa, so you should be able to compare just by changing mesa and the vram limit. I should note that there's a big ioq3 regression currently in mesa git[3], so if your comparison mesa is too far back, it could seem like it was caused by my work, when it's in reality in master too."

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