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LXer: Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition : Video Review and Screenshot

Friday 19th of September 2014 12:39:08 PM
Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition is the latest version of manjaro linux distribution with XFCE desktop environment. Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux.

Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases The 343.22 Linux Driver With GTX 980 Support

Friday 19th of September 2014 12:20:00 PM
NVIDIA has once again managed same-day Linux support for their newest graphics processors...

Phoronix: NVIDIA Launches The GTX 980: The High-End Maxwell Beauty

Friday 19th of September 2014 12:05:31 PM
This morning NVIDIA lifted the lid on the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 graphics cards as the new high-end offerings based on their extremely promising Maxwell architecture...

TuxMachines: Samsung show off Tizen TV running on a Commercially available TV

Friday 19th of September 2014 11:47:34 AM

Samsung Electronics showed off the very first Tizen-OS based smart TVs at Samsung Open Source Conference held at the Grand Inter-continental Hotel in Samsung-dong, Seoul. The reveal was shown as part of the ‘Overview on Tizen TV Architecture’ session.

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LXer: How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution

Friday 19th of September 2014 11:41:57 AM
The one who ventures into an install of Arch Linux and has only experienced installing Linux with Ubuntu or Mint is in for a steep learning curve. The number of people giving up halfway is probably higher than the ones that pull it through. Arch Linux is somewhat cult in the way that you may call […]Continue reading...The post How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

TuxMachines: Hey, Android Users, Don't Buy the New iPhones

Friday 19th of September 2014 11:35:46 AM

Tim Cook wasn’t kidding when he said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the best iPhones ever. The new phones have bigger screens, run an operating system that allows users to customize their experiences in an increasing variety of ways, and even incorporate different kinds of keyboards. If you’re an iPhone user, there is no good reason to bat your eyes at fancy Android (GOOG) phones anymore.

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TuxMachines: Breaking: Native Netflix support coming to Linux

Friday 19th of September 2014 11:18:38 AM

Netflix is one of those few sore spots for Linux, thought technically it’s not that difficult to run Netflix on a Linux box, but it’s still challenging for an average user. We have good news for you.

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LXer: Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security

Friday 19th of September 2014 10:44:46 AM
“Nobody, not even Google Security Team, can find and patch all those bugs in all the desktop apps we all use,” Rutkowska says in the Q&A interview, below. This is why she and her team built Qubes OS, a security-focused open source operating system based on Fedora.

TuxMachines: Open source mobile innovation improves Atul's competitiveness

Friday 19th of September 2014 10:27:55 AM

Understanding the importance of mobility, the IT team at Atul realized that access to ERP applications on mobile devices could greatly enhance business capabilities and insights. The team aspired to enable its sales team to punch in orders directly from their smartphones into the ERP. However, after prospecting various solutions available in the market – it was inferred that mobile integration was an expensive and complex proposition. The solution costs were in the range of Rs 40-50 lakh in addition to the database license costs which seemed to be prohibitive for Atul.

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TuxMachines: How open source can help governments deliver service transformation - Red Hat

Friday 19th of September 2014 10:24:58 AM

An open source approach enables government IT to be interoperable and customised to suit local needs, according to Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Red Hat.

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LXer: Fedora 21 Alpha to release on Tuesday

Friday 19th of September 2014 09:47:35 AM
Today the Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee held a “Go/No Go” meeting regarding the Fedora 21 alpha, and it was agreed that the current release candidates for Fedora 21 met the release criteria. With this decision, this means that Fedora 21 will be released on Tuesday September 23, 2014.

TuxMachines: Red Hat to acquire VC-backed FeedHenry

Friday 19th of September 2014 09:40:39 AM

Red Hat has agreed to buy FeedHenry, an enterprise mobile application platform provider, for about 63.5 million euros in cash. FeedHenry’s backers include Intel Capital, ACT Venture Capital, Kernel Capital, VMware and Enterprise Ireland.

Also: Red Hat to Acquire FeedHenry, Adds Enterprise Mobile Application Platform

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TuxMachines: Linux distributor Red Hat's revenue rises 19 pct

Friday 19th of September 2014 09:30:46 AM

Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported a 19 percent increase in quarterly revenue, helped by strong subscription growth.

Also: Linux distributor Red Hat forecasts revenue below Street

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu for smartphones hits RTM (release to manufacturing) stage

Friday 19th of September 2014 09:24:46 AM

The first smartphones to run Ubuntu software could ship later this year, and they’re expected to sell for between $200 and $400.

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Reddit: RationalPlan Single is free now on Linux

Friday 19th of September 2014 09:09:50 AM

LXer: Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware

Friday 19th of September 2014 08:50:24 AM
The developers of a type of malicious software that encrypts a computer's files and demands a ransom have fixed an error security experts said allowed files to be recovered without paying. The malware, called TorrentLocker, popped up last month, targeting users in Australia, according to iSight Partners, a security consultancy. It now appears to be also geo-targeting victims in the U.K.

LXer: Rackspace Says It's Not for Sale, Despite Obstacles

Friday 19th of September 2014 07:53:13 AM
Rackspace names a new CEO, as the OpenStack cloud founder chooses not to sell after evaluating its strategic options.uf

TuxMachines: Rugged mini-PC runs Android on Via’s Cortex-A9 SoC

Friday 19th of September 2014 06:59:57 AM

Via debuted a rugged fanless low-power Android mini-PC based on Via’s dual-core Cortex-A9 Elite E1000 SoC, and offering mini-PCIe, mSATA, HDMI, and GbE I/O.

Via designed the “Artigo A900″ mini-PC for use in Android-based interactive kiosks, home automation devices, signage, and other HMI solutions. The 125 x 125 x 30mm mini-PC can be configured to “blend locally-captured real-time video streams with cloud-delivered content to create visually-compelling interactive displays for retail, banking, museums, and other environments,” says Via Technologies. The device can integrate peripherals including sensors, cameras, ticket printers, and barcode and fingerprint scanners, adds the company.

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LXer: Should Windows 9 steal more features from Linux?

Friday 19th of September 2014 06:56:02 AM
In today's open source roundup: Can features found in Linux make Windows 9 better? Plus: Multiple desktops in Linux are still better than in Windows 9, and the future of Linux games might not be a bright one.

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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