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TuxMachines: 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:55:43 AM

If you are new to Linux then I'm sure you are giving up lots of time choosing Desktop Environment of your Linux Distribution. You are probably thinking to give a try to each one of them but that's very time consuming. That's why here I'm reviewing the 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments with the pros & cons. The article gives you what you should know for choosing a DE. So let's get started! Reat At LinuxAndUbuntu

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TuxMachines: Tizen 2.3 Rev 3 SDK now released with Native IDE Bug Fixes

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:36:51 AM

The Tizen Technical Steering Group has announced the release of the Tizen 2.3 SDK (Rev3), which is now available to download and contains bug fixes in the Native IDE as detailed below:

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Reddit: Do you want Google Drive and Google Photos on Linux?

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:10:02 AM

I want them too and the only way to make this happen is to say to Google we want them!

  1. Go to Google Drive on the web (
  2. Click the settings menu (the gear icon)
  3. Click Help.
  4. Click Send feedback.
  5. Say you want it on Linux
  6. Repeat for Google photos (

If we are enough to ask maybe Google will listen us and make Google Drive and Google Photos available on Linux.

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TuxMachines: 10 compelling reasons to consider open source for your enterprise storage needs

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:04:17 AM

Enterprise needs are a different beast from those of SMBs. Few areas define this as clearly as storage. Instead of storing a few hundred gigabytes, you're looking at terabytes and maybe even petabytes. Failover, redundancy, security, backups—all essential when it comes to enterprise storage.

You might think the only viable solutions for such tasks are proprietary solutions. Fortunately, for businesses and those working within them, that assumption is incorrect. Open source has come a long way and now powers the backbone of enterprise computing—and that includes storage. Don't believe me? Take a look at the following 10 reasons why open source could be the right storage solution for your organization.

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TuxMachines: Docker reveals its secret to success

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:04:02 AM

The architectural change in Cloud computing sparked by Docker is a rare occurrence. And a few key practices made Docker, Inc. successful enough to bring about this critical change. First, Docker realized the importance of agility in infrastructure and capitalized on this.

Businesses like Amazon proved that using an agile application is critical to business survival. “If you’re not trying to learn how to take advantage of agile infrastructure, of agile applications, you’re going to be left behind,” Scott Johnston, SVP of Product at Docker, told theCube at DockerCon 2015.

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TuxMachines: Manjaro 0.8.13 Gets New Plasma, MATE, and Cinnamon Versions

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 02:38:02 AM

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 has received a new update pack, the third for this development cycle, and the devs have upgraded a lot of the biggest packages, including LibreOffice and some of the supported desktop environments.

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TuxMachines: NSA runs its spying activities on Red Hat Linux

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 02:15:41 AM

A little over two years ago, the first disclosures about the massive surveillance operation being carried out by the NSA were made in the Guardian, thanks to an intrepid contractor named Edward Snowden.

Now comes the rather disturbing information that the NSA runs its XKEYSCORE program — an application that the Intercept, the website run by journalist Glenn Greenwald, describes as NSA's Google for private communications — for the most part on Red Hat Linux servers.

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TuxMachines: Compact IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on Quark

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 02:09:19 AM

Advantech is prepping an Intel Quark based IoT gateway that runs Yocto Linux and offers PoE support. mini-PCIe expansion, and web-based device management.

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Reddit: KDE and Qt at FISL 2015

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 10:39:26 PM

LXer: How to Deliver Hybrid Apps in 2 Weeks Webcast

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 10:22:17 PM
Have you fully unlocked the potential of DevOps? Need some expert advice on how to accelerate application delivery on hybrid cloud? Join us for this free webcast for Linux Journal Readers.

Phoronix: Khronos To Soon Open-Source Initial SPIR-V LLVM Work

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 06:17:35 PM
One of the big things we've been looking forward to with SPIR-V is the to/from LLVM IR pass in order to open up the possibilities for this new industry-standard intermediate representation to be used by Vulkan and OpenCL. Some code will soon be opened up, but it's not the end game...

LXer: Open source event planning is work, fun, and good for business

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 06:06:42 PM
In addition to picking up technical skills, networking, and learning about products and services in the expo, OSCON attendees can learn practical community-building tricks. In this interview, Kara Sowles (community initiatives manager at Puppet Labs) and Francesca Krihely give advice for hosting a community event. They'll be teaching a half-day tutorial on planning and running tech events at OSCON 2015 in more

Reddit: Server administration (Linux)

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 10:12:41 AM

Hello, I am looking for some sources (to start with) where I get actual knowledge. I thought with starting with IP/DNS (etc.) and then go to actual server administration in Linux (maybe Windows? :D) I am looking for some Kindle books :) Thanks for help!

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LXer: An Introduction to Linux Containers

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 10:05:05 AM
Linux container technology is the latest computing trend sweeping the computing world. A lot of financial and technical investors, Linux software programmers, and customers are betting that containers will change the way businesses manage their computer systems—from deployment to maintenance. Container technology has become its own ecosystem with no less than 60 companies supporting some aspect of the technology. But what exactly are Linux containers, and how can they help you?

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GNOME Software Package Manager App Updated for GNOME 3.16 to Fix Multiple Bugs

The GNOME Project released earlier today, August 3, the fifth maintenance release of the stable GNOME Software package manager application for the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, a version that fixes seven issues. Read more

Linux Kernel 4.1.4 LTS Released with Numerous Updated Drivers, ARM64 Improvements

Today, August 3, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release and immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of the stable, long-term supported Linux 4.1 kernel. Read more

Open-spec motor control kit runs Linux on Zynq SoC

Avnet’s revamped, Linux-based “ZIDK-II” kit for motor control combines its ZedBoard SBC, featuring an ARM/FPGA Zynq SoC, with improved Analog Devices gear. Avnet Electronic Marketing’s “Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit II,” or “ZIDK-II,” is a major upgrade to a previously released kit of the same name, featuring an enhanced Analog Devices ” brushless DC motor control reference design. As before, the system is built around Avnet’s community-backed, Ubuntu Linux-based ZedBoard single board computer, which showcases the Xilinx Zynq-7020, a SoC that combines see farther below. Read more

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