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TuxMachines: Fedora 21 and ARM aarch64 status for alpha

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 08:21:25 AM

With the Fedora 21 Alpha freeze looming in the rear view mirror, although the object wasn’t as close as it would appear, I thought it was high time that I gave a brief overview of the state of ARM aarch64 in Fedora. Some might assume the silence means not a lot has been happening but this is extremely far from the truth!

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TuxMachines: Factory-fresh delivery: Get your OpenSUSE fix daily

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 08:09:18 AM

Until now, as with most new versions of software, new code for a new version of OpenSUSE had been bottled up for group testing at a beta or milestone stage.

In the OpenSUSE world, this milestone stage had taken place in something called the "Factory".

The milestone approach is now being abandoned.

The goal is to get more users and contributors involved in development and testing phase, speeding up fixes and improving quality.

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LXer: Analysis: New motions show gaping holes in Supreme Court’s Aereo ruling

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 08:08:27 AM
Aereo was shut down a few days after it lost its Supreme Court case on a 6-3 vote. The Supreme Court said Aereo's strategy of using tiny antennas to push over-the-air TV over the Internet looked too much like a cable company to avoid paying copyright royalties.Now Aereo is running with that ruling, arguing it should be allowed to pay the same retransmission rate that cable companies pay by law, which is around one percent of revenue. That strategy has already failed once, when a company called ivi TV tried it a few years back. The Copyright Office has refused to license Aereo as a cable company until a court rules otherwise.

TuxMachines: Ugoos reveals Cortex-A5 Android 4.4 TV dongle

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 08:02:57 AM

Ugoos is prepping an Android 4.4 “S85″ media player dongle with a quad-core Amlogic S805 Cortex-A5 SoC clocked to 1.5GHz, and a quad-core Mali-450 GPU.

Ugoos has spun a variety of Android media player boxes and dongles over the last few years, including a UT3 box, featuring Rockchip’s quad-core, Cortex-A17 RK3288 system-on-chip with a 16-core Mali-T760 GPU, now selling for $130. Before that was the Ugoos UT2, with the quad-core, Cortex-A9 RK3188 SoC clocked to 1.6GHz, with a Mali-400 GPU. Last year, the Chinese company introduced a dongle-style UM2 stick, running on the same RK3188 and Mali-400 GPU.

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TuxMachines: F2FS Gains New Features With Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 07:59:24 AM

The Samsung supported Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will sport some new functionality with the Linux 3.17 kernel release.

The user-facing work found with the F2FS file-system for Linux 3.17 includes the major following work:

- A nobarrier mount option has been added to F2FS, similar to other file-systems. With this option the file-system keeps the I/O ordering but ignores information about cache flushes inside the storages.

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TuxMachines: Intel Graphics Installer for Linux Arrives with Latest Drivers and Ubuntu

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 07:48:58 AM

The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, a tool that allows users to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for their Intel graphics hardware, is now at version 1.0.6 and is ready for download.

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LXer: Play Linux Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 06:14:05 AM
Play Linux is a new Linux distro based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS optimized for gaming. It combines the power of Linux with the simplicity of Ubuntu. It comes with all GPU drivers and automatically enables your GPU! You don't need to dual-boot anymore!

LXer: Docker Sells Its dotCloud Legacy to PaaS Vendor

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:16:54 AM
The popular open-source Docker container virtualization technology was born inside a company originally known as dotCloud. Docker Inc. today announced that it is shedding its legacy and selling the dotCloud business to German platform-as-a-service vendor cloudControl. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

LXer: Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:19:43 AM
Android has raced past iOS to become the top mobile operating system for the first time.…

Reddit: Lyrics pop up

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 03:49:57 AM

I am looking for a lyrics pop up window that will hopefully render me most the lyrcs of my songs I listen to. I use Clementine but Was wondering if there is a different app out there that will show the lyrics, i would rather find a totally independent one cause I switch distros every once in a while. The main thing I would want it to do it popup on the screen and stay on top just to see the lyrics instead of me searching for them all the time. Please let me know if there is something I am unaware of, thanks!

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LXer: Akademy 2014 Program Schedule: Fast, fun, inspiring

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 03:22:32 AM
The Akademy Program Committee is excited to announce the Akademy 2014 Program. It is worth the wait! We waded through many high quality proposals and found that it would take more than a week to include all the ones we like. However we managed to bring together a concise and (still packed) schedule.

Reddit: Where can I find linux help?

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:48:54 AM

This seems like such a simple question, but I've used windows all my life, and am a pretty proficient user, I've really never needed to ask for help or how to do something, but with Linux I'm really flying blind and I'm not really sure where to turn. Are there any subreddits/sites that are good for extremely new Linux user's questions?

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Reddit: Why I moved to CentOS 7 (on the desktop)

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:26:02 AM

LXer: AWS Names MapR a Big Data Competency Partner for Hadoop Distribution

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:25:21 AM
MapR's Big Data platform, based on open source Apache Hadoop, gained the endorsement of Amazon Web Services (AWS), which has included the company's software as the first Hadoop distribution in the new AWS Partner Network (APN) Competency Program.

LinuxToday: Docker Sells Its dotCloud Legacy to PaaS Vendor

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Docker sells its platform-as-a-service business to cloudControl to ensure that "dotCloud PaaS customers have a good home with an experienced PaaS provider."

LinuxInsider: Beating the Bushes for the Best Linux Browsers

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:53:55 AM
Browsers have been a hot topic lately here in the Linux blogosphere, not just because of all the woes plaguing Tor in recent weeks, but also because of the increasingly worried mumbling about Firefox's future. It's been difficult to discern where a FOSS fan should turn for his or her Internet browsing needs, so it was with great relief that Linux Girl recently came upon an article dedicated to that very topic. Web browsers for the Linux desktop have evolved over the years, said Datamation's Matt Hartley.

Reddit: Does anybody have a WORKING configuration of xl2tpd in client VPN mode?

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:53:50 AM

I've got it basically working, but I can't get it to read username/password from my l2tp-secrets file properly. I have to hardcode name/password in the xl2tpd.options file. I also don't have routing setup properly. My traffic doesn't flow through the VPN tunnel by default. If you have something working, would you mind sharing your config files so I can compare against them?

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TuxMachines: The Linux desktop-a-week review: MATE

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:50:22 AM

One thing that MATE has in common with both Enlightenment and Awesome is the general peppiness. Everything in MATE is just plain snappy and light on resource usage. And you could say that memory/CPU usage isn't a huge deal with modern hardware. But, in my testing on this i5 with 8 gigs of RAM, MATE is so much more responsive than GNOME Shell, KDE or Unity that it's just plain silly.

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Meet Cornelius Schumacher - Akademy Keynote Speaker

At Akademy 2014, outgoing KDE e.V. Board President Cornelius Schumacher will give the community keynote. He has attended every Akademy and has been amazed and inspired at every one of them. If you want more of what KDE can bring to your life, Cornelius's talk is the perfect elixir. Here are glimpses of Cornelius that most of us have never seen. They give a sense of what has made him a successful leader of KDE for several years. Read more


The GSoC might have come to an end, but I am very happy with the progress that we have made porting the Plasma Active to KF5. In my previous blogposts i have describe some of the stuff which they have been ported. So at the moment a lot of the basic features have come back to the Plasma Active, so yes it is at a usable state :) One of the big changes is that Nepomuk has been replaced with Baloo. Despite the fact that a lot of the Nepomuk stuff has been ported, there are still some things left, for example the timeline and tag support on the active-filebrowser. Read more

Mozilla Unveils $33 Intex Cloud FX Smartphone

Mozilla is targeting first time smartphone buyers who haven’t yet upgraded their basic feature phones because of high prices or technology specifications. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jane Hsu, director of product marketing at Mozilla based in Taiwan, explains how the company was able to bring down the cost of smartphones and discusses Mozilla’s future plans. Read more

Appliance maker Electrolux joins IoT-focused AllSeen Alliance

The group is one of the more diverse consortiums, with members ranging from consumer electronics and chipset manufacturers to retailers and service providers. Primarily, work revolves around the AllJoyn open-source framework, which AllSeen said acts as a universal translator for objects and devices to interact. Read more