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TuxMachines: Sorry, Windows 10 Fans, but This Is What Icons Should Look Like

10 hours 27 min ago

The icon theme of an operating system has more importance than people might imagine. Microsoft has updated the icons for the latest Windows 10 preview and they actually look terrible and they lack consistency. We listed a few Linux ones for a better comparison.

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TuxMachines: Canonical Reveals the Hardware Specs of the Ubuntu Aquarius E4.5 Phone

10 hours 31 min ago

In the meantime, even if Meizu was the first company to confirm the release of an Ubuntu phone, it looks like Bq beat them to the punch, although they are aiming at different users. The specs detailed by Canonical show that Aquarius E4.5 is an affordable device with medium hardware specs. It doesn't seem like much, but it's addressed at people who don't want to spend too much on a high-end phone, but still want to own a smartphone.

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TuxMachines: Scalable open virtual networking with MidoNet

10 hours 35 min ago

Networking is an important part of any modern datacenter. As open source continues to grow in virtualization solutions, virtualized networking is an important part of the picture. MidoNet, an open source network virtualization platform for Infrastructure-as-a-serivice (IaaS) clouds like OpenStack cloud software, is gaining traction as a way to implement networking solutions.

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TuxMachines: An Outsider’s Perspective on Windows 10 Preview

10 hours 36 min ago

Long story short, Windows 10 feels like a beta for an early version of Android, a consumer operating system that is designed to be on-line all the time. It does not feel like an operating system I would use to get work done. In fact, other than watching movies, browsing the web or listening to music, I don’t think I would find Windows 10 particularly useful. At least not without the on-line account stuff being removed and the package manager(s) fixed. Forcing users to sign up for an on-line account is a sure way to tell us privacy is not a concern and the alternative, downloading applications from the web, is a sure way to introduce malware.

Also: Windows vs Linux: The 2015 Version

Windows 10 versus Linux

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TuxMachines: Break away from free cloud storage providers by using ownCloud

10 hours 44 min ago

With these concerns in mind, users looking outside of the traditional channels for cloud storage services have an easily available option: the ownCloud open-source software package. Being open source, ownCloud is free to run on your server, though the commercial arm of the organization does provide cloud storage as a service. Naturally, installing ownCloud does require a server -- either on premises or leased from a data center -- in order to operate.

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Reddit: It's 2015 already. Are there any alternatives to midnight commander?

12 hours 52 sec ago

Surely someone must have made some keyboard-operated ssh-compatible file manager / shell?

Am I missing something, or is midnight commander still the best such software?

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LXer: Windows vs Linux: The 2015 Version

12 hours 20 min ago
Now that everyone has had time to examine Windows 10, it seems like a good time to finally do a proper Windows vs. Linux showdown. After all, I waited until Windows caught up in turns of features and user interface. For the sake of common sense, I've decided to use Ubuntu as our default Linux release.

LXer: Break away from free cloud storage providers by using ownCloud

13 hours 17 min ago
As concerns for privacy and data security accompany the use of free cloud services, users and small businesses might be better served by installing the open source package ownCloud.

Reddit: Veracrypt, a Truecrypt fork

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 07:55:51 AM

LXer: Debian Installer 8 RC 1 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 07:42:43 AM
The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".

LXer: Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 06:45:32 AM
Eurotech’s “CPU-351-13″ SBC runs Linux on Freescale’s i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee and GPS wireless, remote IoT management, and wide-temperature operation. Eurotech has been promoting the concept of managed Internet of Things devices long before “IoT” became the latest craze. The Yocto Linux ready CPU-351-13 single board computer is the latest of its embedded boards […]

Reddit: Linux Hosting

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 06:38:24 AM

Linux is a popular choice for business owners and people who want an open source operating system. Of course, it is a lot cheaper than other operating systems and it offers a lot of flexibility, which is something that people love. This system is also known for being reliable, which is exactly why a lot of businesses will rely on it for everything that they need. When you are working with the Linux operating system, you should have no trouble figuring out exactly what you need from the best Linux hosting solution as long as you take the time to look.

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Phoronix: Intel Broadwell On Linux Has Working OpenCL 1.2, VP8 Video Acceleration

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 05:33:04 AM
In the past few days when begining to deliver a number of initial Linux tests from Intel's new Broadwell processors, a number of Phoronix readers have inquired about the OpenCL and VA-API support for the new hardware...

TuxMachines: Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 04:16:04 AM

A Finnish group of phone developers, hoping to get the world interested in modular smartphones, has proposed a nifty idea for re-using their phone motherboards: turn them into clusters.

The Linux-based Puzzlephone project wants to extend the life of smartphones by making more of the phone replaceable, on the premise that most of the hardware can last a decade, but consumers are locked into a much shorter upgrade cycle.

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LXer: Working on 3.19 – the kernel column

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 04:05:03 AM
Jon Masters takes you through a summary of the features inside Linux 3.18 and the ongoing work for the next 3.19 series kernel

TuxMachines: Subsonic 5.1 Media Streamer Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 03:16:05 AM

Subsonic is a nice free, multi-platform web basedmedia streamer, make large collection of music handling easy. You can share music with your frineds or stream your favorite music anywhere. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously.         Read at LinuxAndUbuntu

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LXer: Windows 10 doesn’t matter to desktop Linux

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 03:07:52 AM
Well folks, it’s that time again. Yes, there’s another one of those silly “the linux desktop is dead” kind of articles floating around out there. As usual the article is quite wrong, and I’ll tell you why in this post.

Reddit: "Priorities, people, priorities." ~ Linus

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 03:04:12 AM
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LXer: Redmond’s ‘Free’ Gambit

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 02:10:41 AM
Ah, there’s the rub. For this to work, the new Windows must work “as expected.” What if it doesn’t? What if Redmond lays an egg and the new operating system is reminiscent of Windows ME or Vista? Will users be given the ability to roll back to their old OS as they could during the Vista brouhaha? And imagine the public relations nightmare if 10 turns out to be an utter fail. It could happen. This is Microsoft, after all.

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Real-time enabled Sitara SoC shows up on a COM

Variscite unveiled a Linux-friendly, SODIMM-style COM based on TI’s Sitara AM437x, supporting the updated SoC’s quad-core Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU). The VAR-SOM-AM43 is the first computer-on-module we’ve seen to use the Texas Instruments Sitara AM437x, a single-core Cortex-A9 system-on-chip that clocks to 1GHz. Last month, Adeneo announced an Android 4.4 BSP for TI’s Sitara AM437x development platform. Variscite is supporting its VAR-SOM-AM43 with a Yocto Linux, and soon, Android-ready hardware/software development kit of its own, which includes a VAR-AM43 CustomBoard development board, touchscreens, cables, and more Read more

High-end 'upstream' Linux laptop plans to ship in April

They said in working up hardware, they carefully designed the laptop "chip by chip" to work with open source software. The 4.4-pound laptop runs Linux. This is a GNU-based distribution, more specifically, the Trisquel GNU/Linux, "the strictest of distributions and strips all binary blobs from the Linux kernel." At the same time, they said laptop owners, if they want, can easily install anything less strict, such as Debian and Ubuntu. The machine has a 15.6" display in either 1920x1080 or 3840x2160 with a 60Hz refresh rate, 720p camera and HD Audio. It has a CD/DVD ROM drive. They used Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200. It has a 48 Wh lithium polymer battery with about eight hours of usage. Read more

Android essentials: 13 apps I can't live without

We spend a lot of time talking about Lollipop and OS-level issues with Android -- but you know what's just as important as the operating system on your phone or tablet? The apps that surround it. The right apps can make your device easier and more enjoyable to use. They can give it powers you didn't know were possible. They can make it feel like your own custom-tailored gadget -- whether you've been using it for two minutes or for two years. Read more

GHOST, a critical Linux security hole, is revealed

Researchers at cloud security company Qualys have discovered a major security hole, GHOST (CVE-2015-0235), in the Linux GNU C Library (glbibc). This vulnerability enables hackers to remotely take control of systems without even knowing any system IDs or passwords. Qualys alerted the major Linux distributors about the security hole quickly and most have now released patches for it. Josh Bressers, manager of the Red Hat product security team said in an interview that, "Red Hat got word of this about a week ago. Updates to fix GHOST on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, and 7 are now available via the Red Hat Network." This hole exists in any Linux system that was built with glibc-2.2, which was released on November 10, 2000. Qualys found that the bug had actually been patched with a minor bug fix released on May 21, 2013 between the releases of glibc-2.17 and glibc-2.18. Read more