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LXer: Great Scott! It's Version 13!

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 05:52:11 AM
No matter how much I love Plex, there's still nothing that comes close to XBMC for usability when it comes to watching your network media on a television. I've probably written a dozen articles on Plex during the last few years, so you know that's tough for me to admit. Still, no matter how many Plex-enabled devices I might buy (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, phones, tablets, Web browsers), I run XBMC on all my televisions. The interface, when coupled with a back-end MySQL database, is just unbeatable.

LXer: A new OpenStack book, advice for contributing, and more

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 04:55:00 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Reddit: LibreSSL 2.0.3 released

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 04:28:28 AM

LXer: Learn to program Python with our digital bookazine

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 03:57:49 AM
Read our Python masterclass for beginners and follow it up with ten projects in Understanding & Implementing Python volume one. Python is one of our favourite programming languages and we’ve covered it a lot over the years in Linux User & Developer. We’ve compiled ten of the best Python projects in the first edition of our digital Developer Manual, available now from our Newsstand app.

LXer: Microsoft Contractors Face New Work Limits

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 03:00:38 AM
The pitfalls of working on closed source projects for contract developers...

TuxMachines: Best Linux Desktop: KDE's Plasma

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 02:47:15 AM

From ratpoison to Unity, I must have tried just about every Linux desktop environment available. The best Linux desktop, in my view: my main computer continues to run KDE's Plasma. No other alternative can match its design philosophy, configurability, or its innovations on the classical desktop.

Nor am I alone in my preferences. At a time when the Linux desktop offers six main alternatives (Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXDE, Mate, Unity and Xfce), KDE Plasma consistently tops reader polls with an average of 35-40 percent. In such a diverse market, these figures indicate a broad appeal that other Linux desktop alternatives can't match.

I believe that one of the main reasons for this appeal is the KDE design philosophy. GNOME and Unity may offer a more aesthetic-looking default, but only at the cost of simplifying both the desktop and the utilities in the name of reducing clutter.

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TuxMachines: GCC 5.0 Is Expected Next Year

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 02:43:31 AM

GNU Compiler Collection developers are beginning to come to a consensus that GCC 5.0 will be released in 2015.

While GCC 4.10 is the current release under development since the GCC 4.9 debut this spring, GCC 4.10 will likely be relabeled as GCC 5.0. There's a fresh thread on the GCC mailing list that talks about GCC version bikeshedding.

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LXer: iOS has hidden network packet sniffer, host of secret spying tools

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 02:03:27 AM
A detailed analysis of iOS by a security expert digging into claims of NSA spying on Apple products has revealed some unexplained surveillance tools hidden in the operating system.

LXer: VolksPC will run Debian and Android in one ARM-based computer

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 01:06:16 AM
In today's open source roundup: A new distro will run Debian and Android. Plus: Android vampire apps, and take the Linux.com open source cloud project survey.

Reddit: ScummVM 1.7.0

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 12:30:25 AM

Reddit: Jumping into Linux and need some advice on where to start!

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 12:29:47 AM

I have been in the IT industry for a little over a year now. I work for a small company doing helpdesk and other various projects working with Vmware, Windows, and Cisco. I have certified in CompTIA Network+, CCNA RS, and CCNA Security. I would love to take a break from networking and learn Linux as I feel its going to be a valuable skill set to have in my career. I'm not exactly sure where to start, and would appreciate some input from you guys.

I was thinking about going after the CompTIA linux+ which would also certify me in LPIC-1 and SUSE CLA. I have very little expose to Linux and I am looking for some good communities to be a part of, as well as books or other resources. I would love to hear about how you guys got started with Linux, the best ways to learn Linux, and anything else you would be willing to share to help me get started.

Thanks!

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Reddit: I found this beauty at Kroger

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 12:25:58 AM

LXer: 18 interviews with speakers of upcoming OSCON 2014

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 12:09:05 AM
For the last two weeks, Opensource.com has published a series of 18 interviews with speakers at OSCON 2014. Here's the full list.

Phoronix: GCC 5.0 Is Expected Next Year

Monday 21st of July 2014 11:44:14 PM
GNU Compiler Collection developers are beginning to come to a consensus that GCC 5.0 will be released in 2015...

Reddit: Looking for a distro as a writer/researcher

Monday 21st of July 2014 11:38:06 PM

As the title says. I tried using Uberstudent but it crashes just before finishing the instalment. Have Ubuntu 14.04 on the same computer.

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