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TuxMachines: Razer’s Forge TV is an Android micro-console with PC gaming roots

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 02:42:27 AM

When Google launched its Android TV software in June of last year, part of the big announcement was the promise of a new gaming micro-console produced by respected peripheral maker Razer. Today, that device has been fully detailed and specced out: the tiny Razer Forge TV runs Android TV on a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, costs $99.99 ($149.99 with a controller), and will ship in the first quarter of 2015.

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TuxMachines: CyanogenMod: The “L” is for Lollipop

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 02:38:37 AM

In the CM11 M12 post, we mentioned that we were entering the beginnings of CM 12 work, based on Lollipop. Today, we are enabling CM12 nightlies to showcase how far we’ve come since. The full list of devices ready for tonight’s first rollout is further below.

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Reddit: Should I include experience from running my blog (using FOSS) on my resume?

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 02:05:58 AM

Hey all,

Not sure if this is the correct place to post this or not. If not, please correct me...

I've been using Linux for a few years, but my use was limited to Ubuntu desktop edition. Only in the past year have I really started using Linux (Arch Linux, OpenWrt, even some AIX at work).

About a year ago, I started a small, personal Wordpress blog on shared hosting. I did the one-click install, only used phpmyadmin, cPanel, etc... However, I'm currently in the process of migrating it over to a Digital Ocean VPS. I setup and customized my LEMP stack, and this was my first time setting up a webserver. At some point in my career I'd like to get into Linux system administration, and this is a step in the right direction for me. Should I include this experience on my resume? If so, how? I don't necessarily want anyone to read my blog, just know that I have the skills to adminster a Linux system.

Thanks in advance!

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Slashdot: Fluxbox 1.3.6 Released

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 02:03:00 AM
jones_supa writes: After nearly two years since the previous release, the Fluxbox team has released version 1.3.6 to start off the new year. Like most Linux geeks already know, Fluxbox is the long-standing X window manager derived from Blackbox. The new version (announcement) puts emphasis on quality assurance and takes care of fixing a bunch of critical bugs: clocktool problems, rendering long text, race condition on shutdown, lost keypresses after workspace switch, corruption of fbrun-history, and resize and move problems. The two new features are an ArrangeWindowsStack action and treating Windows with a WM_CLASS as DockApp as DockApps. Translations for Bulgarian, Hebrew and Japanese also got updates. The Fluxbox project sends many thanks to all the contributors.

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LXer: USU Desktop 9.1 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 02:00:46 AM
USU Desktop 9.1 is available. USU can be your perfect learning tool, no matter whether you are a child, a student or a teacher. There are a few dozens of preinstalled quality educational applications, grouped by field of knowledge and covering the whole educational process. Many more applications are just one click away. And being completely free for use or share, USU can be used at home or at school without any costs and complex licensing agreements.

Reddit: GNOME Builder Update — Jan 6 blog post

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 01:42:02 AM

LinuxInsider: The Long Slog to Level the Document Playing Field

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 01:22:39 AM
Free open source office suites to read, write, convert or replace industry-standard Microsoft Office document formats are in ample supply. Yet their use in business and government, especially in the U.S., lags far behind proprietary products. The Document Foundation, creator of the LibreOffice variant of OpenOffice, recently joined the Open Source Business Alliance to help deploy the free office suite on larger scales within companies and organizations. The Open Source Business Alliance aims to help ensure compatibility and interoperability.

LXer: North Korea's Red Star Linux OS: Made in Apple's Image?

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 01:03:35 AM
Red Star OS, the open source operating system from North Korea that is based on Linux and the KDE desktop environment, has started looking more like Apple's OS X.

Reddit: Linuxbrew is a fork of Homebrew, the Mac OS package manager, for Linux.

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 12:19:45 AM


Can install software to a home directory and so does not require sudo

Install software not packaged by the native distribution

Install up-to-date versions of software when the native distribution is old

Use the same package manager to manage both your Mac and Linux machines

I realize the idea of porting a Mac OS package manager to Linux sounds silly, but just look at those features and tell me you're not excited.

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LXer: How to create and configure a MySQL user from the command line

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 12:06:24 AM
To access a MySQL server, you need to log in to the server using a user account. Each MySQL user account has a number of attributes associated with it, such as user name, password, as well as privileges and resource limits. Privileges are user-specific permissions defining what you can do inside a MySQL server, while resource limits set the limitations on the amount of server resource allowed for for the user. Creating or updating a MySQL user involves managing all these attributes of the user account.

Phoronix: Wikipedia Switches Over To HHVM For Faster Performance

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 11:45:20 PM
Since a few weeks ago, all non-cached API and web traffic of Wikipedia is being served by Facebook's HHVM rather than PHP proper...

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 11:35:59 PM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 11:35:17 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Screenshots

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 11:32:57 PM

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LXer: A Tinker’s Damn Is Worth More than You Think

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 11:09:13 PM
There is no doubt that we live in a throwaway society. We see it most every recycle day throughout our streets and neighborhoods. Flat screen monitors, computers…even appliances that cost hundreds of dollars. Standing stoically, awaiting their fate to be crushed and sold for scrap.

TuxMachines: Fedora 19 End of Life

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 10:50:52 PM

As of 6th of January 2014, Fedora 19 has reached its end of life for
updates and support. No further updates, including security updates,
will be available for Fedora 19. A previous reminder was sent on
December 10th [0].

Fedora 20 will continue to receive updates until approximately one
month after the release of Fedora 22. The maintenance schedule of
Fedora releases is documented on the Fedora Project wiki [1]. The
Fedora Project wiki also contains instructions [2] on how to upgrade
from a previous release of Fedora to a version receiving updates.

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TuxMachines: Developer Issues Bogus Takedowns Against Cup Of Linux YouTube Channel In Retaliation For Being Banned For Abusive Behavior

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 10:32:06 PM

The backstory: the Cup of Linux YouTube channel handles all things Linux, including coverage of distributions and how-to guides for new users. One Linux developer, Antoni Norman, is the main force behind the Pinguy OS Linux/Ubuntu hybrid. Over the years, he's been a valuable contributor to the Linux community, including the one centered around Cup of Linux. Also, over the years, Shawn Patrick Ryan ("Spatry") has covered Pinguy OS releases in a number of YouTube videos. So far, so good.

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CoreOS Releases Building Block For Distributed Systems

Hyperscale Linux operating system specialist CoreOS said it is releasing its latest open source component for sharing and managing configuration data and other functions used in distributed systems. San Francisco-based CoreOS announced its first stable release of etcd, or “etc distributed,” an open-source distributed key value store that provides the backbone of CoreOS clusters and the etcd clients that run on each machine in a cluster. “Our goal with etcd has been to make building and using distributed systems easier,” CoreOS CTO Brandon Philips said Wednesday (January 28) in announcing the release. Read more

The 5 best open source email clients for Linux

Windows users have Outlook; Mac users have Mail. What options are there for Linux users? As it turns out, Linux land is rich with email clients. I have chosen five of the best, fully open source email clients (with two exceptions) for Linux users. Each has its pros and cons, and which email client is best for you is heavily dependent upon your needs. Read more

LibreOffice 4.4 Released With Major UI Revamp

A new version of open-source office suite LibreOffice is now available for download and the hands behind it are calling it ‘the most beautiful’ release ever. Jan Holesovsky, leader of the LibreOffice design team, says “LibreOffice 4.4 has got a lot of UX and design love, and in my opinion is the most beautiful ever.” The productivity suite, which was spun out of the slow moving OpenOffice project back in 2010, has certainly upped its game in the design department over the past few years, with each release of the 4.x series adding finesse. Read more

Android shipments in 2014 exceed 1 billion for first time

Google's Android mobile operating system has reached a major milestone. For the first time ever, worldwide shipments of smartphones packing Android exceeded 1 billion units in 2014, a significant gain from the 780.8 million units that shipped around the world in 2013, researcher Strategy Analytics announced Thursday. Android dwarfed its second-place competitor, Apple's iOS, which mustered 192.7 million worldwide shipments in 2014. Read more