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LXer: HTC announces the Desire 510 Android phone but doesn't mention its 64-bit processor

Thursday 28th of August 2014 01:42:01 AM
In today's Android roundup: The Desire 510 comes with a 64-bit processor but HTC doesn't want to talk about it. Plus: Samsung previews the Galaxy Note 4, and which product announcements are you looking forward to the most next month?

Phoronix: Nouveau On Oibaf PPA Is Back To Running Well

Thursday 28th of August 2014 01:30:00 AM
For those following my Linux driver tribulations with constantly trying out and benchmarking the latest Git code for the Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA/Nouveau drivers, the Nouveau screen corruption problem noted earlier this week has been resolved...

Reddit: One click install (for Ubuntu users)

Thursday 28th of August 2014 12:58:14 AM

install kazam

Kazam - Record a video or take a screenshot of your screen

apt://kazam

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LXer: Optimize your Linux rig for top-notch writing

Thursday 28th of August 2014 12:44:50 AM
I[he]#039[/he]m a big fan of Scott Nesbitt[he]#039[/he]s writing, which has a technological bent, but is usually more about working effectively, rather than how tools can make you effective, which is a key distinction. Scott[he]#039[/he]s setup reflects his focus on production rather than tweaking. He has his work tools and everything else is pretty much white noise—which is why LXDE/Lubuntu probably makes a lot of sense for his workflow.

Phoronix: Fedora 21 Will Try To Release Before Thanksgiving

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 11:49:06 PM
Today was another FESCo meeting but fortunately no further Fedora 21 delay was announced today, but it could happen with the F21 alpha change deadline being today and the developers trying to get an approved build...

LXer: CloudPhysics Adds Big Data Monitoring Features for VMware Data Centers

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 11:47:39 PM
CloudPhysics's newest software feature, Global Insights, compares data center metrics to global information to help optimize performance and prevent disasters. Big Data meets the software-defined data center in the latest offering from CloudPhysics, which has updated its SaaS benchmark and monitoring platform with new metric features for VMware (VMW) users.

TuxMachines: Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction'

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 11:21:03 PM

No-one among the rank and file at Red Hat seem to have seen this coming. In a move the Linux giant's staffers said was "shocking" and a "punch in the gut," long-time Red Hat chief technology officer Brian Stevens has resigned.

In a short press release, the company announced: "Brian Stevens will step down as CTO."

In the same release, Red Hat's president and chief executive Jim Whitehurst said, "We want to thank Brian for his years of service and numerous contributions to Red Hat’s business. We wish him well in his future endeavors."

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TuxMachines: Is Microsoft engaging in digital imperialism?

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 10:03:46 PM

Windows, the common carrier of Microsoft, is such a sordid mess that it suffers regular glitches and conducts mass surveillance on users. Microsoft knows that without Windows it cannot survive, so dirty tricks resume in a very big way. This is not a beep on the radar but somewhat of a surge.

Nothing is going to change in Munich, but Microsoft is trying to maintain an international/universal perception that the migration to GNU/Linux was a disaster. Numerous anonymous blogs were created to attack Munich over this and provocateurs of Microsoft loved citing them, only to be repeatedly proven wrong. Microsoft is trying to make an example out of Munich in all sorts of nefarious ways. We need to defend Munich from this malicious assault by the convicted monopolist and corrupt enterprise that’s acting as though it fights for its very survival (while indeed laying off tens of thousands of employees).

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LXer: Is Microsoft engaging in digital imperialism?

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 09:53:17 PM
In today's open source roundup: Microsoft may be using cloak and dagger tactics to attack open source and protect Windows. Plus: John Dvorak smacks the Linux beehive for page views, and don't forget developer stability when choosing a Linux distro.

Reddit: Downloading Linux

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 09:15:55 PM

So for a class in school the teacher wants us to download Linux. I know there are different versions but what is the best and what website do I use. And sorry I do love my window a so how do I uninstall it too if I even can

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TuxMachines: Shortlist of open source software used at NASA lab

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 09:12:24 PM

Yes! We use a lot of open source. The short list includes Python, GitHub, Processing, VLC, jQuery, D3.js, Blender, VRUI, ImageJ, VMD, ParaView, MeshLab, VNC, ImageMagick, SWIG, Emacs, and many more.

We like using open source because it gives us more flexibility because of licensing and allows us the opportunity to contribute back to the community using our expertise.

Our favorite open source project that we work on is OpenMDAO. This project is run out of another Division at our Center. Our team provides some programming support. OpenMDAO is an open source Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) framework, written in Python. You can use it to develop an integrated analysis and design environment for your engineering challenges.

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TuxMachines: GSoC: Thumping the Malaria and voyaging in cosmos with KStars

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 09:03:25 PM

Let's talk about my project now. KStars is desktop planetarium application under KDE Education Projects. I developed QML based cool interface to enable users to browse through image database of community of astrophotographers (i.e. astrobin.com) which contains more than 1,20,000 (number is increasing everyday) real time and very high resolution images along with various information related to them (i.e. Date on which image was captured, Bortle Dark-Sky Scale, RA Centre, DEC Centre, Telescope or Camera used, Description added by astrophotographer etc). I am sure that this browser will enthrall school children by showing them real time images of stars and galaxies located at hundreds of light year far from earth.

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LinuxToday: How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: In this article we will assume that each component of the stack is already up and running, and will focus exclusively on securing the LAMP server(s).

LXer: Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released For Linux

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 08:56:06 PM
Crystal Picnic is a fantastic looking 2D RPG that is created as a tribute to the old action RPG games. Created by "Nooskewl" the developers of Monster RPG 2.

Reddit: Is subscribing to LWN.net worth it?

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 08:55:35 PM

I'm currently a scientific/systems programmer and Linux user, and have read occasional articles from LWN.net in the past that were posted here or in hackernews. I was wondering if any /r/linux subscribers pay for a LWN.net subscription, and if they consider it to be worth the money.

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Phoronix: Metro 2033 Redux Will Hopefully Hit Linux Real Soon

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 08:38:33 PM
The Metro 2033 Redux game was released yesterday to US gamers and while we've known a Linux port was in the works it looks like its release isn't too far off...

LXer: Shortlist of open source software used at NASA lab

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 07:58:55 PM
The offer was too good to be true. Three whole weeks at the NASA Glenn Research Center and an invitation to come back. I could scarcely believe it when I read the email. I immediately forwarded it to my parents with an addition of around 200 exclamation points. They were all for it, so I responded to my contact, Herb Schilling, with a resounding “YES!”read more

LXer: Short Stack: VMware embraces OpenStack, HP doesn't want Rackspace either and top automaker chooses OpenStack

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 07:01:44 PM
This week, we look at VMware embracing OpenStack, HP still rejecting a Rackspace purchase and the strange case of Eucalyptus joining OpenStack.

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KDE: Simple by Default, Powerful When Needed

KDE (back when it was still the name of the desktop environment) and our applications historically stood for powerful features and great flexibility and customizeability. This is what our users love about our software, this is why they choose Plasma and KDE software instead of one of the other Free desktop offerings. And it is also something they would fight tooth and nail for if we wanted to take it away (as many a KDE maintainer who dared to remove a feature he thought was unnecessary can tell). Read more

BitTorrent Bleep alpha released for Android

As an alpha it still has some issues “As with any Alpha, there are some known issues and bugs to work out. Android users will need to set the app to “Wi-Fi Only” unless you have an unlimited data plan; this is only for the time being while we iron out and issue related to battery and data-plan. And while you can move a username from desktop to mobile, Bleep does not yet support moving an existing account from Android to the desktop. And while you can receive messages on multiple devices; messages sent will not be seen across all devices. As with our previous release, communications happen only when all parties are online – you cannot send offline photos or group chats asynchronously.” Read more

During Akademy 2014

This year there were lot of fast track (10 minutes) talks on different areas around KDE. All of them were quite interesting, some of them are: Bruno Coudoin talked about how and why GCompris moved to QtQuick with the support of KDE. What all challenges project faced while moving from GTK to Qt. Daniel Vrátil talked about his one year journey with Akonadi Martin Gräßlin gave an overview of current state of Kwin in adding Wayland support and future plans. Kevin Ottens talked about KDE craftsmen where analysis was on the way we handle our software production, how can we make our software even better. Kai Uwe Broulik talked about current status of Qt port on Android and iOS. Currently, 3 iOS apps in Apple store and 8 Android apps in Google play since December 2013. Read more

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