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LXer: Docker, the hottest cloud startup in the West, adds $40M

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 09:19:18 AM
Last year Docker released to the world its Linux container technology for easily packaging up application code and moving it from one server to another, streamlining development and deployment.

TuxMachines: Initial impressions of PCLinuxOS 2014.08

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 08:38:39 AM

I spend more time looking at the family trees of Linux distributions than I do looking at my own family tree. I find it interesting to see how distributions grow from their parent distribution, either acting as an extra layer of features which regularly re-bases itself or as a separate fork. New distributions usually tend to remain similar in most ways to their parent distro, using the same package manager and maintaining similar philosophies. When I look at the family trees of Linux distributions one project stands out more than others: PCLinuxOS.

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Reddit: Emacs Lisp's future

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 08:35:19 AM

TuxMachines: Speed or torque? Linux desktop vs. server distros

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 08:33:22 AM

So allow me to clarify: I believe the time has come when a major, dedicated, server-only Linux distribution is needed. This distribution does not maintain any desktop packages or dependencies -- and is not a distro that merely offers a different default package set for desktop and server use cases.

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TuxMachines: Open source training and the Red Hat Challenge Labs

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 08:26:59 AM

Open source training is a powerful tool, and the skills and experiences learned can be immediately applied to numerous real-world working situations. The use of a stable and flexible foundation means open source can be adapted to situations as required, making challenges easy to overcome.

Red Hat Challenge@Labs is a strong starting point for students, as they have the opportunity to design solutions for real problems and issues—and, if they're successful, pitch them to industry experts.

Also: Red Hat Announces General Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11

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LXer: How to make a Live USB stick using GNOME Disks

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 08:22:07 AM
Fedora Live ISO images allow you to make bootable CDs and DVDs from scratch. But did you know they can also be used to make bootable USB sticks as well?

Reddit: Mailpile: One Year Later: Mailpile Beta

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 08:00:51 AM

TuxMachines: Fedora Notifications, 0.3.0 Release

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 07:42:56 AM

Just as a heads up, a new release of the Fedora Notifications app (FMN) was deployed today (version 0.3.0).

Frontend Improvements
Negated Rules - Individual rules (associated with a filter) can now be negated. This means that you can now write a rule like: "forward me all messages mentioning my username except for meetbot messages and those secondary arch koji builds."

Disabled Filters - Filters can now be disabled instead of just deleted, thus letting you experiment with removing them before committing to giving them the boot.

Limited Info - The information on the "context" page is now successively revealed. Previously, when you first visited it, you were presented with an overwhelming amount of information and options. It was not at all obvious that you had to 'enable' a context first before you could receive messages. It was furthermore not obvious that even if you had it enabled, you still had to enter an irc nick or an email address in order for things to actually work. It now reveals each section as you complete the preceding ones, hopefully making things more intuitive -- it warns you that you need to be signed on to freenode and identified for the confirmation process to play out.

Truncated Names - Lastly and least, on the "context" page, rule names are no longer truncated with a ..., so you can more easily see the entirety of what each filter does.

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TuxMachines: ChromeOS vs Linux: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 07:33:59 AM

Anyone who believes Google isn't "making a play" for desktop users isn't paying attention. In recent years, I've seen ChromeOS making quite a splash on the Google Chromebook. Exploding with popularity on sites such as, it looks as if ChromeOS could be unstoppable.

In this article, I'm going to look at ChromeOS as a concept to market, how it's affecting Linux adoption and whether or not it's a good/bad thing for the Linux community as a whole. Plus, I'll talk about the biggest issue of all and how no one is doing anything about it.

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Reddit: Vim as PID 1, Boot to Vim! Because emacs sucks!

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 06:58:14 AM

LXer: Android users have the last laugh about large screen phones

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 06:27:45 AM
In today's Android roundup: Massive iPhone 6 sales prove Android users right about large screen phones. Plus: Android's session hijacking security vulnerability, and Android Police reviews the Moto 360 smartwatch. Android users have known for years that larger screen phones work better for most people, and now they've been proven right by massive sales of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

LXer: GNOME Wayland development progressing at a steady pace

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 05:30:34 AM
Last month at flock, we reported on GNOME and Fedora developer Matthias Clasen’s talk on the replacement for the X display server, Wayland. Now on his blog, Matthias has provided a brief update on the status of Wayland support in GNOME 3.14 (the version of GNOME that will ship with Fedora 21).

LXer: Docker Raises $40M, Plans New Enterprise Tool for 2015

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 04:33:23 AM
Open-source Docker virtualization container technology gets a big vote of confidence from investors, with Docker Inc.'s receiving a new round of financing.

Phoronix: Eclipse IDE Starts Firing Up On Wayland's Weston

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 04:25:16 AM
The Eclipse integrated development environment has basic Wayland capabilities thanks to some student work this summer via Google's Summer of Code...

Reddit: Does this software exist (Preferably open source)

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 04:09:38 AM

I'm finishing my basement and I would like to make an entire wall covered with monitors that display different cityscapes etc....I think I know what hardware to use. Although if you have suggestions I'm open to them. But what would I use to run this. Love linux.

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Phoronix: OpenSUSE Announcement On SUSE's Recent Merger

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 04:04:49 AM
On Monday Phoronix was the first to report from the point that SUSE's parent company was bought out in what's now being referred to as a merger of The Attachmate Group and Micro Focus. The openSUSE community has now issued an announcement concerning this recent corporate activity...

LXer: Android One phones launch in India

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 03:36:12 AM
Google launched the first Android One phones in India starting at $103 from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice, and backed by direct Android updates from Google. Google announced its Android One initiative for selling budget Android phones in developing countries at June’s Google I/O conference.

LXer: Flockport Rivals Docker with Open Source Container Virtualization

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 02:39:01 AM
Open source container-based virtualization company Flockport is hoping to attract users to its selection of LXC-based apps available for download on its website.

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At the release team BoF at this years Guadec, I said I would write a blog post about the whats and hows and ifs of release team work. I’m a little late with this, but here it is: a glimpse into the life of a GNOME release team member. We are in the end phase of the development cycle, when the release team work is really kicking into high gear. Read more