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Phoronix: LXPanel 0.7.0 Brings Many Changes

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:43:01 AM
While LXQt is making great progress, version 0.7 of the GTK-based LXPanel was released recently and it boasts a number of changes...

LXer: Install and configure Nginx, MariaDB & PHP-FPM in CentOS 7 (RHEL7)

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:36:03 AM
Install and configure Nginx, MariaDB & PHP-FPM in CentOS 7 (RHEL7)

Slashdot: Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:01:00 AM
An anonymous reader writes Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.17-rc2 today in commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the original kernel announcement. It was on 25 August 1991 that he announced his new OS project to the Minix users list.

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LXer: Linus Torvalds Started a Revolution on August 25, 1991. Happy Birthday, Linux!

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:38:52 PM
The Linux project has just turned 23 and it's now the biggest collaborative endeavor in the world, with thousands of people working on it.

Phoronix: Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Celebrates 23 Years Of Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:15:43 PM
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc2 kernel this afternoon in marking this day 23 years ago is when he announced the project...

LXer: Linux and systemd: A case of the old versus the young?

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:41:41 PM
In today's open source roundup: Is the systemd controversy a battle of the old versus the young? Plus: What Linux distros do you consider innovative? And a journalist spends a week using Ubuntu's Unity desktop.

LXer: First Firefox OS Smartphones Available in India this Week

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:26:28 PM
We are happy to announce that Intex Technologies just introduced the Cloud FX as the first Firefox OS smartphone available in India. Intex will offer the Cloud FX exclusively on Snapdeal.com to give their customers a powerful and customizable smartphone .

TuxMachines: Haiku debates kernel switch (but it's not happening)

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:23:54 PM

A very interesting discussion is taking place in the Haiku mailing list right now. A developer has created a working prototype implementation of the BeOS API layer on top of the Linux kernel, and he is wondering if the project is worth pursuing.

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TuxMachines: Zorin OS 9 Core Review: As good as Linux Mint 17!

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:18:38 PM

Though personally I don’t like Linux operating system resembling Windows (I had really bad experiences with Windows and lost a lot of data in the past at a critical phase in my student life and OS resembling Windows reminds me of the same), but I have seen Zorin OS to be quite popular among the new users, specially those who are converting from Windows to Linux. Even I used Zorin OS for sometime in the past, but once I upgraded Zorin to the next release, it became Ubuntu and all Zorin specific customization are lost. However, the recent Zorin OS release is supported for 5 years (till April 2019) and possibly you don’t need to upgrade it for quite sometime, given the customization I am recommending in this article.

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TuxMachines: Linux Performance Tools at LinuxCon North America 2014

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:16:08 PM

This week I spoke at LinuxCon North America 2014 in Chicago, which was also my first LinuxCon. I really enjoyed the conference, and it was a privilege to take part and contribute. I'll be returning to work with some useful ideas from talks and talking with attendees.

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TuxMachines: GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

Monday 25th of August 2014 09:39:23 PM

Matthew Miller is a little concerned. As the new project leader for the Fedora Linux distribution, he thinks Fedora 20 is great and Fedora 21, when it ships, will be the best release ever. But he worries that to everyone else, Fedora – and Linux distros in general – are getting a little, well … boring.

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TuxMachines: Linux AIO Linux Mint DVD Has All Linux Mint 17 Flavors on One Disc

Monday 25th of August 2014 09:35:51 PM

The Linux AIO Team is trying to provide a very simple and obvious service for the users and to gather all the releases for some of the most famous distros and offer them on a single DVD, which might seem like the obvious solution.

As we all know, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Debian developers provide separate images for each flavor of their distribution. Linux Mint has quite a few, the Debian project the same, and Ubuntu has so many it's hard to name them all.

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Reddit: How much memory and cores should i assign for Linux ubuntu?

Monday 25th of August 2014 09:35:42 PM

How much memory and cores should i assign for Linux ubuntu if i am using virtual box? i have a macbook pro 2013, 16gb RAM & 2.6 Ghz Intel core i7?

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TuxMachines: Interesting facts about Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 09:28:31 PM

There is a never-ending debate on whether or not Linux is an operating system. Technically, the term "Linux" refers to the kernel, a core component of an operating system. Folks who argue that Linux is not an operating system are operating system purists who think that the kernel alone does not make the whole operating system, or free software ideologists who believe that the largest free operating system should be named "GNU/Linux" to give credit where credit is due (i.e., GNU project). On the other hand, some developers and programmers have a view that Linux qualifies as an operating system in a sense that it implements the POSIX standard.

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TuxMachines: What does an open design studio look like?

Monday 25th of August 2014 09:14:47 PM

I'm really interested in open source philosophies. I like the camaraderie of the communities and the open collaboration. I like being able to have a direct effect on the development of products that I use. I like the idea of the freedom behind the licensing. I like the idea of supporting the underdog fighting picaresquely against the corporate giants. I like that the whole point of open source is being allowed to see (and modify) the code. In simple terms, with open source as a development model it allows access to a product's plans/blueprints through using a permissive license.

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TuxMachines: Linux 3.17 Doesn't Boost Ivy Bridge Performance Numbers

Monday 25th of August 2014 08:25:43 PM

Last week I ran some performance tests that found Sandy Bridge was faster with the Linux 3.17 kernel and these performance gains with the still in-development kernel extended beyond just graphics. Curious, I ran some tests this weekend to see whether Intel Ivy Bridge processors were also running faster with Linux 3.17 compared to Linux 3.16 stable.

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TuxMachines: Opening Up in New Ways: How the OpenPOWER Foundation is Taking Open to New Places

Monday 25th of August 2014 08:18:47 PM

It’s no secret that open development is the key to rapid and continuous technology innovation. Openly sharing knowledge, skills and technical building blocks is something that we in the Linux community have long been promoting and have recognized as a successful model for breeding technology breakthroughs. Much of The Linux Foundation’s and its peerss efforts to date have been centered on fostering openness at the software level, starting right at the source -- the operating system – and building up from there. Traditionally, the agenda has not included a great amount of attention on how to open up at the hardware level. Until now.

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TuxMachines: Does open source boost mental health?

Monday 25th of August 2014 08:10:54 PM

Walk into any makerspace around the world and you'll encounter this infectious optimism. You'll see people playing with their Raspberry Pis, their Arduinos, their CNC machines, and their 3D printers. You'll encounter people intently focused on assembling something, their mind so engaged as to be in a state of flow.

What effect does this frame of mind have on a person's mental health? Living in a constant state of hope has a spillover effect into mental health. Beyond that, the sharing of ideas that goes on at makerspaces often creates deeper social bonds between people. People who hang out at makerspaces have a deeper connection to community. This, too, positively impacts mental health.

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TuxMachines: AMD Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go

Monday 25th of August 2014 08:02:43 PM

With the Linux 3.17 kernel, Mesa 10.3, and the newest Radeon microcode files, there's finally working Hawaii GPU support by AMD's open-source Linux graphics driver. The Radeon R9 290 series launched nearly one year ago and finally now the open-source driver is working right, so we've conducted some preliminary tests using the R9 290 compared to AMD's other Radeon GPUs on the open-source Linux driver.

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TuxMachines: Tanglu 2.0 Alpha 1 (Bartholomea annulata) Is an Interesting OS Based on Debian

Monday 25th of August 2014 07:58:00 PM

Not too many people heard about the new Tanglu operating systems, although the developers are not at their first release. In fact, Tanglu 1.0 (Aequorea Victoria) was made available back in February, 2014. Now, the Tanglu devs have started to work on a second release and everything seems to be going as planned.

The system features a modern desktop and it's based on GNOME (not the default). It seems to be faster than the other distros with the same desktop, but this is still an Alpha release and many things can change in a few months’ time.

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More in Tux Machines

Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd

The boycotting of systemd has led to the creation of uselessd, a new init daemon based off systemd that tries to strip out the "unnecessary" features. Uselessd in its early stages of development is systemd reduced to being a basic init daemon process with "the superfluous stuff cut out". Among the items removed are removing of journald, libudev, udevd, and superfluous unit types. Read more

Android One: Let us fill you in on Google’s big game

India is now the world’s third largest Internet market and “on a bullet train to become the second”. But even when we become the second with around 300 million Internet users, India would still have over 75 per cent of the population that has no access to this so-called information superhighway. It is this chunk of population that will form the “next billion” which companies like Nokia, and now Google, has been talking about. And it is this next billion that Google thinks will line up to buy and good smartphone that is also affordable. Read more

Mesa Gets Closer To Having OpenGL 4.0 Tessellation Support

A significant patch-set was published on Saturday night that implements the driver-independent bits of OpenGL 4's ARB_tessellation_shader extension inside Mesa. The tessellation support has been one of the big pieces missing from Mesa's OpenGL 4 implementation and fortunately it's getting close to mainline. Chris Forbes of Intel published fifty-six patches this weekend that implement the driver-independent portions of the extension inside Mesa. Of course, the driver portions still need to follow for it to be useful. Read more

Small Console Menu Utilities

One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities. That strength does not simply derive from the functionality they offer, but from the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with applications. The Unix philosophy spawned a "software tools" movement which focused on developing concise, basic, clear, modular and extensible code that can be used for other projects. This philosophy remains an important element for many Linux projects. Good open source developers writing utilities seek to make sure the utility does its job as well as possible, and work well with other utilities. The goal is that users have a handful of tools, each of which seeks to excel at one thing. Some utilities work well on their own. This article looks at four tiny utilities that offer menu facilities. They get virtually zero coverage in the Linux press, so you may not have heard of them before, but they are well crafted and might just fit the bill. Read more