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08/19 Parsix 7.0-test1

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08/18 PCLinuxOS 2014.08

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08/17 SymphonyOS 14.1

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08/15 Mageia 5-alpha2

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08/15 DragonFly 3.8.2

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08/16 HandyLinux 1.6.1 "Compiz"

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08/19 Scientific 7-beta3

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08/15 Elive 2.3.5

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08/17 Robolinux 7.6.1 "Xfce"

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08/19 Clonezilla 2.2.4-1

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How To Quickly Get A List Of All Applications Installed On Your UNIX/Linux Machines

LXer - Friday 22nd of August 2014 05:04:29 AM
How to quickly get list of all applications installed on your UNIX/Linux machinesIn this tutorial I[he]#039[/he]ll try to present how to quickly get the list of all applications installed on UNIX/Linux hosts. The procedure applies to the most popular UNIX/Linux distributions but is also applicable to windows hosts and some other hardware (e.g. firmware version on routers etc.). The procedure could help you track your software inventory and get notifications whenever users install/uninstall applications on their machines.

It's Elementary, with Sparks, and Unity

OStatic - Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:33:14 AM

In today's Linux news Jack Wallen review Elementary OS and says it's not just the poor man's Apple. Jack Germain reviewed SparkyLinux GameOver yesterday and said it's a win-win. Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke testdrives Ubuntu's Unity today in the latest entry in his desktop-a-week series. And finally tonight, just what the heck is this Docker thing everybody keeps talking about?

Jack Wallen today reviewed the latest beta of upcoming Elementary Freya. He sounded quite impressed. He said it was "something new and fresh" and "not only easy on the eye, but easy to use." And it's fast, "very fast." The praise continues and Wallen concludes, "I believe [Elementary OS] has the potential to overtake all other Linux distributions as the leader in user-friendliness." See the full review at TechRepublic.com.

In our second review this evening, Jack M. Germain says SparkyLinux GameOver is wonderful for serious and casual gamers. In it users can not only waste a bunch of time but also get some work done, according to Germain. "It provides nearly all of the standard Linux applications out-of-the-box" as well as all kinds of native games, game emulators, Wine and PlayOnLinux, and Steam and Desura. It's based on Debian Jessie, so it has a solid foundation as well. But he found a few things to offset his enthusiasm for it, so see his full review at LinuxInsider.com.

Bryan Lunduke today posted of his "one full week" with Ubuntu Unity. It didn't kill him although Unity was the reason for his Ubuntu exodus a couple years ago. And his first impression this time was "utter annoyance." He says, and I can only quote him here, "Unity is no longer slow as mud and as crash-y as Yogi Bear driving a Vespa after pillaging Dudley Moore's picnic basket. Is it fast? No." He still doesn't like it much, you can tell, but he did say, "To be fair, I actually didn't find anything in Unity that would prevent me from enjoyably using my Linux-powered PC. It worked, and it has been quite reliable. In fact, if Unity were the only Desktop Environment available for Linux... I would use it quite happily. Because, the thing is, it's not bad." But see his full post here at NetworkWorld.com.

In other news:

* Why a Linux-only approach will only get you fired

* What is Docker, Really? Founder Solomon Hykes Explains

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LXer: Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs

Linuxinsight - Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:07:18 AM
ExaGear Desktop from Eltechs promises compatibility between open source x86 and ARM platforms using virtualization, at speeds much greater than QEMU's.

Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs

LXer - Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:07:18 AM
ExaGear Desktop from Eltechs promises compatibility between open source x86 and ARM platforms using virtualization, at speeds much greater than QEMU's.

TuxMachines: Open source software: The question of security

Linuxinsight - Friday 22nd of August 2014 03:43:48 AM

The logic is understandable - how can a software with source code that can easily be viewed, accessed and changed have even a modicum of security?

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Open source software is safer than many believe.
But with organizations around the globe deploying open source solutions in even some of the most mission-critical and security-sensitive environments, there is clearly something unaccounted for by that logic. According to a November 28 2013 Financial News article, some of the world's largest banks and exchanges, including Deutsche Bank and the New York Stock Exchange, have been active in open source projects and are operating their infrastructure on Linux, Apache and similar systems.

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LXer: Rugged mini-PCs have four gigabit ports, run Ubuntu

Linuxinsight - Friday 22nd of August 2014 03:10:07 AM
Stealth.com has launched four rugged mini-PCs based on 3rd Gen. Intel Core CPUs, featuring four gigabit ports, Ubuntu, and optional PCI and PCIe expansion. The four new LPC480x models are the latest members of the Little PC family of mini-PCs from Stealth.com (formerly Stealth Computer), which include the circa-2011, Intel Atom D525 based LPC-125LPM. The company sells about 50 different LPC models available with Windows or Ubuntu Linux. The systems are designed for embedded control, digital signs, kiosks, mobile navigation, thin-clients, POS, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications.

Rugged mini-PCs have four gigabit ports, run Ubuntu

LXer - Friday 22nd of August 2014 03:10:07 AM
Stealth.com has launched four rugged mini-PCs based on 3rd Gen. Intel Core CPUs, featuring four gigabit ports, Ubuntu, and optional PCI and PCIe expansion. The four new LPC480x models are the latest members of the Little PC family of mini-PCs from Stealth.com (formerly Stealth Computer), which include the circa-2011, Intel Atom D525 based LPC-125LPM. The company sells about 50 different LPC models available with Windows or Ubuntu Linux. The systems are designed for embedded control, digital signs, kiosks, mobile navigation, thin-clients, POS, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - May 2014

Gentoo News - Friday 22nd of August 2014 02:58:02 AM

The May 2014 GMN issue is now available online.

This month on GMN:

  • Interview with Gentoo developer Brian Dolbec (dol-sen)
  • Samba 4, sys-power/upower updates, infrastructure hosting needs
  • Latest Gentoo news, tips, interesting stats and much more.
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