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TuxMachines: Kerala Legislature moves to open source software; LibreOffice

Saturday 19th of July 2014 08:09:36 PM

The Kerala Legislative Assembly (Niyamsabha) has shifted to free and open software, following the expiry of support period to Windows XP.

It has also started producing all its documentation, both digital and printed materials, using the free and open source office suite LibreOffice from yesterday (July 17, 2014).

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LXer: KDE Ships July Updates and Second Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14

Saturday 19th of July 2014 08:08:44 PM
This week KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the third and last in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.13 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.11. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. Beneath these releases KDE announced the second beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!

TuxMachines: Could we See a Linux Tablet Brought to Life with Ubuntu Touch?

Saturday 19th of July 2014 07:47:45 PM

Yes, some may argue that Android is molded from Linux Kernel, but the ability to be able to run bash scripts purely in a Linux environment that is not adulterated and polluted with non-Linux features is truly a tech Shangri-La for hardcore Linux lovers.

This helplessness in getting our wish fulfilled for a Linux tablet has many of us desperately digging for a solution that could satiate our thirst for Linux.

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TuxMachines: Docker networking: How Linux containers will change your network

Saturday 19th of July 2014 07:43:17 PM

Docker is making Linux containers a lightweight alternative to hypervisors; network engineers must be prepared. Find out what you need to know about Docker networking.

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Reddit: What are some good programs for Linux that have bad design?

Saturday 19th of July 2014 07:40:39 PM

People always say that Linux doesn't look as good as Mac or Windows, but what is a good example of this bad design? Where should the Linux community start improving?

submitted by UnsolvedCypher
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TuxMachines: Musing: Microsoft to offer its software on Linux – A theoretical consideration.

Saturday 19th of July 2014 07:39:45 PM

BREAKING NEWS: MICROSOFT RELEASES ITS OFFICE SUITE FOR LINUX

Take a few seconds to consider how you would feel, then maybe be kind enough to hear my view.

So it’s great? Microsoft’s flagship product now available to those who in the past had only LO, Abiword etc to chose from. Now you can run natively on your Linux box that which Windows users have been for years.

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Phoronix: Leadwerks: Blender Exporter, Steam For Linux Coming

Saturday 19th of July 2014 07:23:28 PM
There's another update out for the Leadwerks Game Engine on Linux...

TuxMachines: MicroXwin Creators Have A PC That Runs Debian & Android Together

Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:27:29 PM

For right now they have ported this unified Linux distribution to an MK808 mini-PC stick. At VolksPC.org isn't too much more information right now, but the page explains, "Many desktop distributions such as Debian are already available for ARM and x86. But Debian ARM does not support YouTube playback and because of a lack of drivers, HD video playback is just not possible. Android, on the other hand, does this very well and also has many applications not available on Debian. So we created a unified distribution that allows both Android and Debian LXDE/XFCE applications to run simultaneously at native speeds. On ARM, our distribution is based on a modified ARMHF Debian Wheezy rootfs."

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TuxMachines: GCC Code Gets Updated For Go 1.3 Language

Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:19:18 PM

Released the middle of last month was Google's Go 1.3 programming language. Updated Go 1.3 code is now landing within the GNU Compiler Collection.

Go 1.3 offers many changes and improvements throughout, Godoc static analysis support, GC supports Native Client execution sandbox on 32-bit/64-bit x86 architectures, and experimental support for new operating systems. Those unfamiliar with last month's release of Go 1.3 can read more via the release notes. There's also other commentary about the Go 1.3 language update via the Go Blog.

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LXer: How To Install And Use SVN With Apache dav_svn On Ubuntu 14.04

Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:14:22 PM
How to Install and Use SVN with apache dav_svn on Ubuntu 14.04This tutorial explains the process of installing and using SVN on Ubuntu 14.04 as per steps outlined below. Subversion is a popular open source version control system that enables users to record the history of source files and documents, and manage files and directories over a period of time. It is akin to a tree of files being placed into a central repository on the lines of a regular file server, barring that each modification made to these files and directories is always remembered.

TuxMachines: SteamOS Update 123 Fixes Multiple Reboots, The Compositor

Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:03:39 PM

Valve pushed down the SteamOS update 123 to their Alchemist Beta channel this week.

Besides pulling in updated upstream packages from the Debian 7.6 base, there's a fix for situations where applying updates would require multiple reboots. Additionally, the SteamOS Compositor has been fixed for addressing corruption on the first time a overlay or notification is rendered to the screen. Most of the package updates in alchemist_beta 123 involve security fixes and/or minor upstream package updates.

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TuxMachines: CyanogenMod working on Google Now competitor?

Saturday 19th of July 2014 05:51:29 PM

Over the past 24 hours early reports have emerged suggesting CyanogenMod (CM) are working on a rival application to Google Now. The so-called ‘CM Home’ looks very similar to Now adopting what appears to be an assortment of card-based information panels which read various snippets of information such as local weather, time, things-to-do and so on.

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Reddit: what are the file or partition encryption tools for linux?

Saturday 19th of July 2014 05:42:17 PM

please suggest some GUI tools

submitted by hexc2o
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TuxMachines: Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon - The ultimate Windows 7 replacement

Saturday 19th of July 2014 05:40:15 PM

Today I am going to be reviewing Linux Mint 17 with the Cinnamon desktop environment which is the best that Linux Mint has to offer.

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Reddit: GParted Live 0.19.1-1

Saturday 19th of July 2014 05:14:02 PM

Reddit: Robolinux 7.5.5

Saturday 19th of July 2014 05:00:47 PM

Reddit: Elementary OS and General Linux Questions

Saturday 19th of July 2014 04:34:15 PM

Okay Im dual Booting with Windows 7 and Elementary OS I will never leave windows7 and what ever comes after the horrible 8, But I want to use Elementary OS more often.

  1. What I'm scared of is when the next version of elementary os comes out. I dont want to have to install the linux os from scratch.

I have the main installation, and a swap partition, but not a home partition.

  1. What can I do? I assume just stick with this version of the os for a long time, kind of like not upgrading to windows 8.

3.Okay so is the only way to do these upgrades to have a home partition so that the programs and personal files dont get touched. If i do that though, how does the os know to save my programs or program data there?

Thanks in Advanced Reddit

submitted by marillmau5
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Reddit: Open Source Security Camera

Saturday 19th of July 2014 04:29:43 PM

Hello Everybody,

I am wondering if there is an open source security software setup that I can use for my home. I have a neighbor in which I share a yard with and we just recently got into a nasty altercation. I'm afraid that he is going to try and do something malicious to our property or cars that me and my family own.

I was wondering if there is any open source security software that we can download and keep surveillance of our home and property? Are there any cameras/hardware that you guys recommend to do this?

Your response will be greatly appreciated.

submitted by dbakathaillist
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