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TuxMachines: Peach OSI Is Fresh and Juicy

Saturday 30th of August 2014 07:41:46 AM

What impresses me considerably about XFCE in Peach OSI is its fresh appeal. Its integration leaves nothing of standard XFCE out, but it rolls in a list of design features. The result is a user experience that is very pleasing. Much of Peach's appeal to more seasoned Linux users comes from its preconfigured layout. Newcomers to Linux will like its desktop appearance and intuitive operation.

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Phoronix: Learning The Process To Review Linux Kernel Patches

Saturday 30th of August 2014 07:29:18 AM
Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has putout some slides covering the general process for reviewing patches, in order to help out those new to contributing to the open-source community...

LXer: Developers Of The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter Looking Into Linux

Saturday 30th of August 2014 06:45:15 AM
One of the developers of a ”next-gen” first-person mystery game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter tweeted out that they are looking into Linux as one of the platforms to release for.

LXer: Most popular cloud projects, Walmarts investment in open source, and more

Saturday 30th of August 2014 04:50:53 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the most popular cloud projects of 2014, how open source aids the Okavanga wildlife project, Walmart's investment in open source, and more!

Phoronix: The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming

Saturday 30th of August 2014 04:00:00 AM
Earlier this week I ran a 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming and that was followed by looking at The Most Energy Efficient Radeon GPU For AMD Linux Gaming. The tables have now turned as we benchmark a variety of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs using the latest open-source NVIDIA driver article.

LXer: Linux Mint Debian to Be Called "Betsy"

Saturday 30th of August 2014 02:56:31 AM
Linux Mint developers have decided to give a separate codename for their operating system based on Debian and it's going to be Betsy.

LinuxToday: Google Chrome 38 Gets the 'Picture'

Saturday 30th of August 2014 02:00:00 AM

Datamation: Use of new HTML 5.1 tag could enable developers to more easily build responsive design sites.

LXer: A track for everyone at OpenStack Summit

Saturday 30th of August 2014 01:59:20 AM
On Tuesday, the OpenStack Foundation released the schedule for the upcoming summit in Paris, France. It's a monster of an agenda, featuring over 150 accepted talks and sessions, out of more than 1,100 proposed and voted on by community members.

TuxMachines: Scrivener Writing Software has a Linux Version

Saturday 30th of August 2014 01:44:23 AM

In some ways, Scrivener is the very embodiment of anti-Linux, philosophically. Scrivener is a writing program, used by authors. In Linux, one strings together well developed and intensely tested tools on data streams to produce a result. So, to author a complex project, create files and edit them in a simple text editor, using some markdown. Keep the files organized in the file system and use file names carefully chosen to keep them in order in their respective directories. when it comes time to make project-wide modifications, use grep and sed to process all of the files at once or selected files. Eventually, run the files through LaTeX to produce beautiful output. Then, put the final product in a directory where people can find it on Gopher.

Gopher? Anyway …

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LXer: Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1 Officially Released, Experience a Retrospective Future - Gallery

Saturday 30th of August 2014 01:02:09 AM
Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta 1, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the MATE desktop environment, has been released and is now available for download.

LinuxInsider: Peach OSI Is Fresh and Juicy

Saturday 30th of August 2014 12:37:13 AM
Peach OSI is a new Linux distro that stands apart from the crowd. Its first stable version was just released in June -- yet it displays more performance traits and sophistication than many Linux distros that have been searching for an audience for years. In the crowded Linux distro field, it is very rare to find a newcomer that is not like any of the others. It is also rare to see a first stable release offer the kind of smooth performance and expansive feature set as Peach OSI. Peach OSI is a great starting point for Linux newcomers.

TuxMachines: Community chest: Storage firms need to pay open-source debts

Saturday 30th of August 2014 12:19:13 AM

Linux and *BSD have completely changed the storage market. They are the core of so many storage products, allowing startups and established vendors alike to bring new products to the market more rapidly than previously possible.

Almost every vendor I talk to these days has built their system on top of these and then there are the number of vendors who are using Samba implementations for their NAS functionality. Sometimes they move on from Samba but almost all version 1 NAS boxen are built on top of it.

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Phoronix: A New AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Unofficially Surfaces

Saturday 30th of August 2014 12:14:35 AM
A German web-site is hosting a yet to be officially released Catalyst Linux driver...

Reddit: Show /r/linux: A useful screen shot tool

Saturday 30th of August 2014 12:07:32 AM

I've automated a common workflow I have: (see below)

I need to constantly share screen shots of my desktop with clients. My workflow was:

  • pull up a terminal
  • run a screen capture program
  • upload it to imgur
  • share the link with a client

I now have a single button solution that

  • Takes a fullscreen screen-shot
  • Uploads it to imgur
  • Copies the imgur URL into your clipboard for easy pasting.

Short, simple, open source:

The Link :: https://github.com/kristopolous/tools/blob/master/sshot

Hope this is helpful for other people!!!

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LXer: Vault: The Linux Foundation's new storage-focused tradeshow

Saturday 30th of August 2014 12:04:58 AM
The Foundation aims to bring together the world’s leading developers in filesystems and storage in the Linux kernel.

Linux.com: SUSE's Flavio Castelli on Docker's Rise Among Linux Distros

Saturday 30th of August 2014 12:01:53 AM

Flavio Castelli, a senior software engineer at SUSE, discusses the importance of bringing Docker to each Linux distribution, the future of Docker on SUSE Linux Enterprise, and other interesting developments in the Docker ecosystem.

LXer: Did Red Hat’s CTO Walk – Or Was He Pushed?

Friday 29th of August 2014 11:07:47 PM
It’s hard to believe the official story coming out of Raleigh, that CTO Brian Stevens abruptly resigned his position at Red Hat on Wednesday “to pursue another opportunity.” The company is being mainly mum on the subject, only offering a terse three sentence announcement on their website.

Reddit: Matthew Garrett AMA next week

Friday 29th of August 2014 10:20:21 PM

Kernel developer Matthew Garrett will be here next week to answer your questions about all things free software related.

He is a recipient of the Free Software Award from the Free Software Foundation for his work on Secure Boot, UEFI, and the Linux kernel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Garrett

Also: See this modpost -- Do not post support questions here

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LXer: Fedora: From Live boot, to installation, to upgrade

Friday 29th of August 2014 10:10:36 PM
Linux New Media, the publishers of Linux Pro Magazine, recently published a special edition issue called Free from XP, which features Fedora 20. Recently they posted the Fedora installation article […]

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