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Reddit: It can be done! Photoshop CS5 on linux with wine.

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:52:40 PM

By following a combination of Guide 1 and Guide 2 I was able to get CS5 to work very well with Debian, Ubuntu, and Elementary Luna. The most important parts it seems are the Microsoft fonts and the correct winetricks. I am by no means an expert with Linux, and just figured I would share that it DOES work with a bit of elbow grease! UGLY UI - but functional

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[link] [21 comments] Top 10 Linux Holiday Gifts for 2014 (Slideshow)

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:25:17 PM

In 2012, the Top 10 Linux Gift Guide set the upper limit at $500, and last year it dropped to $400. This year, the cut-off dips to $350, reflecting the ongoing price reductions in consumer electronics.

Reddit: Anyone have any experience with VMELinux?

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:23:45 PM

I may be getting a VME-based trainer soon, and this appealed to me. The master is a Dynatem DPC1, which is a supported board. I would like to build an automated brewery out of it. It has slave boards to do A/D conversion, and a digital output board that could easily be re-purposed to drive relays or solid state switches.

But, more relevant, any experience with using Linux on VME would be nice. The documentation for the site only deals with getting it up and running, it seems.

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Reddit: Increase the delay of a modifier keys to avoid holding it?

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:23:17 PM


I have RSI and I am trying to minimize the amount of pressure on my fingers. I believe that modifiers contribute to it significantly and would prefer to use the modifiers in sequence instead of holding them and then pressing the right key.

In other words, I'd like to press shift quickly, and then a letter to get the uppercase.

Do you have any hints about how to achieve that? Thanks

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LXer: Sponsored Tiles now live in Firefox

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:13:48 PM
To refresh your memory, back in February (2014), Mozilla announced that some of the tiles in a new tab page in Firefox will be sponsored. In other words, ads from Mozilla partners. Note that you need to be using Firefox 33.1 to see sponsored tiles. They’re not available in Firefox 33.0 and earlier.

TuxMachines: Cinnamon 2.4.4 Arrives with Various Refinements

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:00:48 PM

Cinnamon, a Linux desktop environment developed by the same team that is also building Linux Mint, has been updated yet again, although this time it's a rather small progression.

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TuxMachines: Android drone tracks you by computer vision

Monday 24th of November 2014 10:48:59 PM

Kickstarter is showing an $899, Android-based “Mind4″ follow-me drone that tracks you entirely by computer vision, and interprets full-body gestures.

Like fellow Kickstarter drone projects AirDog and Hexo+, as well as 3D Robotics’s Iris+, AirMind’s Mind4 quadcopter is designed as a “follow-me” drone for recording videos of a moving target. Unlike these products, however, which don’t run Android or Linux, the Mind4 runs Android on a quad-core, 2GHz ARM processor, giving it the brainpower to run advanced vision recognition algorithms. As a result, Mind4 can track you solely via computer vision via its VAPS (vision augmented piloting system) engine rather than depending on less reliable GPS or tricky manual controls.

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TuxMachines: ArrayFire Accelerated Compute Library Open-Sourced

Monday 24th of November 2014 10:43:38 PM

The ArrayFire GPU compute library that allows for simplified GPU computing via targeting its own optimized library and API for GPGPU kernel generation than writing your own CUDA/OpenCL kernels, has been open-sourced.

ArrayFire is advertised as being faster than other acceleration libraries like Armadillo, Intel Math Kernel Library, etc. ArrayFire supports OpenCL GPUs -- and hardware like the Intel Xeon Phi MIC -- as well as NVIDIA GPUs via CUDA. Last but not least there's also a C programming back-end.

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LXer: How to play audio on another Fedora system

Monday 24th of November 2014 10:16:37 PM
A Fedora laptop is perfect for your everyday tasks, such as Web browsing or listening to media. But as we all know, laptops often lack “oomph” for sound, because they use small speakers that keep them light and easy to carry. Good speakers are usually too heavy to fit into most laptops. If you have nicer computer speakers, chances are you have them hooked to a desktop or other non-portable computer.

TuxMachines: Wormhole in Interstellar Movie Designed with a Linux OS – Gallery

Monday 24th of November 2014 10:13:05 PM

The Interstellar movie has been released not long ago and it was an instant success, despite some of the criticism that has been expressed by a number of physicists. To make thinks even more interesting, at least for Linux users, it looks like the production team used Linux to built the black hole in the movie.

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Reddit: A simple word processor

Monday 24th of November 2014 09:58:04 PM

TuxMachines: Linux admins: It's time to relearn the art of compiling apps

Monday 24th of November 2014 09:47:49 PM

It used to be that open source software was released only as source code and had to be compiled wherever it was needed. Obviously, that's changed. Today, some will even tell you that compiling source is an improper and problematic way to install software. Tomorrow, it may become more standard than they think.

While compiling source is still the basis of many BSDs (though you can get binary packages easily enough), package management came to Linux early on with RPM and branched out everywhere ever since. Package support on Debian and Ubuntu is simply massive. Fedora has a huge number of packages, as do RHEL and CentOS, though the packages available for the latter are generally far older for legacy and stability reasons.

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TuxMachines: Dirt-cheap laptops might be this year's stocking stuffer

Monday 24th of November 2014 09:43:11 PM

Chromebooks, the low-cost compute devices that run Google’s Chrome OS, haven’t necessarily been showcased in Black Friday circulars, but they’re making an impression nonetheless. Although prices vary, Chromebooks generally range from $200 to $350 or so, and now come loaded with up to 1TB of Google Drive storage, too.

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TuxMachines: I GIve Up On Systemd

Monday 24th of November 2014 09:24:17 PM

After many hours of reading/fiddling/reconfiguring I’ve given up on Systemd.

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LXer: How VMs access metadata via qrouter-namespace in Juno

Monday 24th of November 2014 09:19:26 PM
It is actually an update of for Neutron on Juno ( original blog considers Quantum implementation on Grizzly ). From my standpoint understanding of core architecture of Neutron openstack flow in regards of nova-api metadata service access (and getting proper response from nova-api ) by VMs launching via nova causes a lot of problems due to leak of understanding of core concepts.

LXer: Open Food Network connects you with local, sustainable food

Monday 24th of November 2014 08:22:15 PM
Open Food Network is a food hub, a connector between small farmers and places to sell their local, sustainable food. Find them on GitHub.Interest in sustainable, local food has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade. Consumers think more and more about what they are eating and they want food that is sustainably produced, healthy, and safe. Local and organic food purchases hardly missed a beat through the recession. Big companies even started putting the word “natural” on their products hoping to ride the trend. Cynical marketing aside, sustainable, local food is important for a variety of reasons. Larger farms’ grain and livestock production has led to the development of a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico the size of Indiana. Processed food with added sugar contributes to record levels of obesity and preventable disease. So-called "super weeds" are springing up, immune to broadly applied Roundup and other herbicides.

LinuxToday: What Can You Do For Linux Gaming?

Monday 24th of November 2014 08:00:00 PM

 GamingOnLinux: What distribution to use to make sure you get support.

LXer: Wormhole in Interstellar Movie Designed with a Linux OS

Monday 24th of November 2014 07:25:04 PM
The Interstellar movie has been released not long ago and it was an instant success, despite some of the criticism that has been expressed by a number of physicists. To make thinks even more interesting, at least for Linux users, it looks like the production team used Linux to built the black hole in the movie.

Phoronix: Amazon's Fire TV Stick: A Nice, Affordable Media Center Option

Monday 24th of November 2014 07:17:54 PM
Last week Amazon started shipping their new Fire TV Stick device to compete with the likes of Google's Chromecast. I've been trying out the Fire TV Stick since its launch date last week and have been happy with the device, especially considering its low cost...

LinuxToday: How to install LAMP stack on Ubuntu server

Monday 24th of November 2014 07:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: This tutorial will present a step by step procedure on installing LAMP stack on Ubuntu server, and also guide you to install phpMyAdmin - a frontend web panel for administering MariaDB databases.

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