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TuxMachines: Knoppix 7.4.1 Updated with New Linux Kernel and Multiple Fixes – Gallery

Thursday 18th of September 2014 05:12:54 PM

Knoppix 7.4.1, a bootable Live CD/DVD made up from the most popular and useful free and open source applications, backed up by automatic hardware detection and support for a large number of hardware devices, has been released and is now available for download.

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TuxMachines: Hackable $39 Allwinner A20 SBC packs HDMI and GbE

Thursday 18th of September 2014 04:43:11 PM

The $39 hackable “pcDuino3Nano” SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a dual-core Allwinner A20 SoC, and offers GbE, HDMI, and 3x USB, plus Arduino-style expansion.

It appears we have a new price/performance standout in the open source single board computer game. Longmont, Colorado based LinkSprite Technologies, which hosts the open source project for Allwinner-based pcDuino SBCs, has just announced a $39 board with a set of features that would typically go for about $60. The pcDuino3Nano offers the same dual-core, 1GHz Cortex-A7 system-on-chip and all the other features of the $77 pcDuino3 SBC except for the LVDS interface, I2S stereo digital audio output, and built-in WiFi. It also adds a second USB 2.0 host port, and upgrades the LAN interface from 10/100 to 10/100/1000 Ethernet.

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LXer: Short Stack: Mickos speaks out, what's driving OpenStack popularity and OpenStack in a rack

Thursday 18th of September 2014 04:38:17 PM
This was a busy week in OpenStack especially around the HP-Eucalyptus deal. In fact, this very week, Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos had his first post-deal public appearance. We also look what's driving OpenStack popularity (it has a broad constituency that's for sure) and the all-new OpenStack in a Rack from Ubuntu and AMD.

TuxMachines: New Video Series Teaches Kids About Linux

Thursday 18th of September 2014 04:33:22 PM

Growing up in rural Utah, brothers Jared and JR Neilsen spent their free time recording videos that starred a cast of homemade puppets. As adults they've reconvened to create their own web series,Hello World, which aims to teach kids about computer science.

The latest segment in the series, “Superusers: The Legendary GNU/Linux Show,” is focused on teaching Linux fundamentals. Puppets Adelie the penguin and Aramis the gnu lead kids on operating system adventures to teach topics such as how to use commands, write basic shell scripts, and find a file or directory.

“We wanted to do something creative and fun, merging the adventures of our youth with our current interests in computer science,” Jared Neilsen said, via email. “It's a pastiche of things we love: puppets, surreal British comedy, philosophy, music, superhero cartoons, and Linux, of course.”

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Linux.com: Lessons from the Women’s Resume Writing Workshop at LinuxCon

Thursday 18th of September 2014 04:31:16 PM

 As a recent MS in Computer Science graduate, I attended LinuxCon in order to receive feedback and improve my resume. The resume workshop, which was lead by Leslie Hawthorn on the first day of the conference, provided me with insight and tools to present myself to employers and to actively shape my career trajectory.

TuxMachines: Google's Chrome Strategy Heads in New Directions, Draws Linux Comparisons

Thursday 18th of September 2014 04:22:34 PM

Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS operating system are grabbing headlines this week for several reasons. As Susan reported here, Matt Hartley said recently, 'Anyone who believes Google isn't making a play for desktop users isn't paying attention.' Hartley favors putting Linux in front of a lot of potential Chrome OS users, and says "I consider ChromeOS to be a forked operating system that uses the Linux kernel under the hood."

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Phoronix: Ubuntu Touch/Phone Reaches Its First RTM Image

Thursday 18th of September 2014 04:09:38 PM
The first image of Ubuntu Touch has been declared as ready for "release to manufacturing" after much work by Canonical...

LXer: Back to school with GRASS GIS

Thursday 18th of September 2014 03:41:06 PM
When we started talking about hosting a 'back to school' week at Opensource.com, I decided to take that quite literally, and went back to NC State University earlier this month to attend the inaugural Geospatial Forum at the Center for Geospatial Anaytics. Geospatial analytics and GIS (geospatial information science) is a huge field, with a number of open source tools for research and teaching available, and I wanted to learn more about how these tools are being used in the real world.read more

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

Thursday 18th of September 2014 03:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Rackspace names a new CEO, as the OpenStack cloud founder chooses not to sell after evaluating its strategic options.

Reddit: Red Hat to Acquire FeedHenry

Thursday 18th of September 2014 02:44:08 PM

LXer: Spoonium Promises Docker-like Container Virtualization for Windows

Thursday 18th of September 2014 02:43:55 PM
Spoon's container-based virtual app solution, Spoonium, promises Docker- and LXC-like virtualization for Windows. As containerized virtualization via Docker continues to gain steam within the Linux world, the same thing may be coming to Windows. That, at least, is the hope of a software company named Spoon, which has announced a new virtualization solution called Spooonium.

Linux.com: New Video Series Teaches Kids About Linux

Thursday 18th of September 2014 02:24:22 PM

 “Superusers: The Legendary GNU/Linux Show,” is focused on teaching Linux fundamentals. It's also produced entirely with Linux and open source software.

LXer: Hackable $39 Allwinner A20 SBC packs HDMI and GbE

Thursday 18th of September 2014 01:46:44 PM
It appears we have a new price/performance standout in the open source single board computer game. Longmont, Colorado based LinkSprite Technologies, which hosts the open source project for Allwinner-based pcDuino SBCs, has just announced a $39 board with a set of features that would typically go for about $60. The pcDuino3Nano offers the same dual-core, 1GHz Cortex-A7 system-on-chip and all the other features of the $77 pcDuino3 SBC except for the LVDS interface, I2S stereo digital audio output, and built-in WiFi. It also adds a second USB 2.0 host port, and upgrades the LAN interface from 10/100 to 10/100/1000 Ethernet.

Reddit: How to install or remove fonts in Linux

Thursday 18th of September 2014 01:42:33 PM

Reddit: MIPS-based Android Wear watch starts at $125

Thursday 18th of September 2014 01:08:56 PM

LinuxToday: OpenMediaVault 1.0 review

Thursday 18th of September 2014 01:00:00 PM

 LinuxBSDos: OpenMediaVault 1.0 is based on Debian 7

TuxMachines: Alice is killing the trolls -- but expect patent lawyers to strike back

Thursday 18th of September 2014 12:56:36 PM

Open source software developers rejoice: Alice Corp. v CLS Bank is fast becoming a landmark decision for patent cases in the United States.

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which handles all appeals for patent cases in the United States, has often been criticized for its handling of these cases -- Techdirt describes it as "the rogue patent court, captured by the patent bar." But following the Alice decision, the Court of Appeals seems to have changed.

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LXer: Is ChromeOS a threat to desktop Linux?

Thursday 18th of September 2014 12:49:33 PM
In today's open source roundup: Linux versus ChromeOS on the desktop. Plus: Should you use Linux or Windows for your business? And a KDE developer attacks community managers.

TuxMachines: How to Give your Smartphone the Android L Look

Thursday 18th of September 2014 12:41:44 PM

Android L is Google's latest mobile operating system. Apart from a complete UI overhaul, this version brings along a myriad of performance improvements. Compared to its competitor iOS 8, Android L outperforms the Apple mobile operating system in design and performance. Though there is no clear announcement as to when Android L will be reaching our devices, its Material Design has slowly started catching up among app developers. Furthermore, many apps have come up that let you completely change the Android smartphone’s user interface to match that of Android L.

Although many of those apps are annoyingly hard to use, some of them make the job really simple. Below, we'll show you how to make the most out of such apps and then transform your phone’s UI to completely match the Android L look.

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BitTorrent Bleep alpha released for Android

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During Akademy 2014

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