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Story Recently in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 29/12/2014 - 10:35am
Story Raspberry Pi's LXDE Interface Is Being Refined Roy Schestowitz 29/12/2014 - 10:01am
Story Linux 3.19-rc2 Is A Tiny Release Roy Schestowitz 29/12/2014 - 9:44am
Story What will 2015 bring for the open source cloud? Roy Schestowitz 29/12/2014 - 9:35am
Story Five Great Applications For Systems Admins Roy Schestowitz 29/12/2014 - 9:26am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2014 - 10:55pm
Story Sdparm & ddpt Linux Disk Utilities Updated Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2014 - 10:19pm
Story Crouton for Chromebooks: Run Ubuntu in a browser tab Rianne Schestowitz 28/12/2014 - 9:50pm
Story Popcorn Time Makes Watching Movies Safer with Integrated VPN Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2014 - 11:24am
Story 4MRecover 11.0 Beta OS Can Help Users Recover Lost Files Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2014 - 11:19am

Raspberry Pi's LXDE Interface Is Being Refined

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Linux

The Debian-based Raspbian Linux distribution that's widely used among Raspberry Pi owners is receiving a bit of a facelift for its LXDE user interface.

Simon Long has joined the Raspberry Pi Foundation as a UX engineer and has been initially tasked with improving the Raspbian user interface. "I took a look at the LXDE environment in Raspbian on day one, and, while perfectly functional, I felt it could do with a bit of a tidy up. I’m not about making changes for the sake of change, but a lot of the behaviour was inconsistent and potentially confusing to the user, and I wanted to fix that as a priority," explained Simon in a new blog post today on the Raspberry Pi blog.

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Linux 3.19-rc2 Is A Tiny Release

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Due to Christmas and conventional employees tending to take time off at the end of the year, Linux 3.19-rc2 was released as an abnormally tiny release this Sunday evening.

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What will 2015 bring for the open source cloud?

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OSS

Regardless of what we see in 2015, the open source cloud will continue to grow, change, and adapt. What is your top prediction for this year?

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Five Great Applications For Systems Admins

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GNU
Linux
Server

Being a systems administrator is a difficult, often thankless job. You’re one of the people responsible for keeping the entire IT infrastructure of your business up and running. What that means is that whenever something doesn’t work the way it should, all eyes immediately turn in your direction.

You can hardly be blamed for looking to make your life a bit easier. I’d actually recommend that you do so, truth be told. The less time you spend slogging through all the basics of administration, the more time you can devote to improving your server.

To that end, I’ve compiled a list of a few of the best sysadmin apps on the web; tools that any Linux administrator worth their salt should consider using.

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today's leftovers

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Software
Gaming
HowTos

Sdparm & ddpt Linux Disk Utilities Updated

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Linux

For those out of the loop, sdparm allows for setting and getting SCSI device parameters. The ddpt utility is yet another spin-off of dd but with extra features regarding storage control. Both ddpt and sdparm work on not only Linux but also BSDs, Solaris, and even Windows.

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Crouton for Chromebooks: Run Ubuntu in a browser tab

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Linux
Google

Crouton is a script that lets you run Ubuntu or Debian on a Chromebook without uninstalling Chrome OS. Developed by David Schneider, the tool has been around for a few years, offering an easy way to run native desktop Linux apps such as GIMP, LibreOffice, and even Firefox on Chrome OS laptops and desktops.

But up until recently you’ve had to flip back and forth between Chrome OS and Ubuntu desktop environments… now there’s an option to simply run Ubuntu in a browser tab.

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Popcorn Time Makes Watching Movies Safer with Integrated VPN

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Software
Movies

Popcorn Time, an application that lets users stream movies and TV shows directly from torrents without having to download them, has been upgraded to version 0.3.6 and is now available for download.

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4MRecover 11.0 Beta OS Can Help Users Recover Lost Files

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Linux

4MRecover 11.0 Beta, a new distribution based on 4MLinux that is designed to be used specifically for file recovery, is now available for download and testing.

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Android Leftovers

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Android

Will New Google Android Live TV Outfox Apple?

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Android
Mac

Google then rolled out its $35 Chromecast dongle, a streaming device, in mid-2013. Google's new Android TV operating system is expected to make it easier for software developers to move apps from mobile devices to TVs.

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Q4OS Is a Windows-Lookalike OS That Now Comes with LXDE and Xfce as Well

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OS

Q4OS, a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP, is now featuring a couple of extra desktop environments that should provide some more options for users who want a different look.

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Linux Mint Debian Might Not Adopt Systemd

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Linux

The Linux Mint team has ended 2014 in force with a great Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" release, for both the MATE and Cinnamon desktop, but it looks like the Debian edition is also going to be interesting.

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Latest SteamOS Update Brings New NVIDIA and AMD Drivers

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Linux
Debian
Gaming

SteamOS, a Linux distribution based on Debian and developed by Valve that aims to provide the best gaming experience, has been updated by its makers and a new Beta version has been released.

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Your Old Computer Can Live Again with Emmabuntüs 2

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Linux

Emmabuntüs 2 1.09, a distribution created for reconditioning old computers and relying on the robustness of Xubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, has been released and is now ready for download.

The Emmabuntüs developers only use LTS editions of Xubuntu, and that means they actually have two distros out right now that are maintained and improved. We had Emmabuntüs 3 1.0 released a few weeks ago, but that one was using Xubuntu 14.04 LTS as the base. Now, the old branch based on Xubuntu 12.04, Emmabuntüs 2, has been improved as well and the devs have made quite a few changes.

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11 years developing Krita

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KDE

Back in 2003 Krita had never been released and the application was only able to do some very crude painting. I think the main reason that I started contributing to Krita back then was that I was much more comfortable with the single window UI and the fact that it used Qt/KDE and C++. In the early days I would never have imagined that I would be still with the project after 10+ years and how big the project is now. Even that the project exists today is a miracle and result of many developers putting in effort without ever knowing how it would develop. For the first few years we had almost no users and the users that we had were die-hard KDE users. At the time that wasn’t a bad thing as it allowed us to do some radical changes and experiments. Many features that were developed during this time still provide the base for the current Krita.

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That Peculiar Linux 3.18 Kernel Bug Might Be Closed Soon

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For the past month there's been kernel developers investigating "a big unknown worry in a regression" that have left many key kernel developers -- including Linus Torvalds -- puzzled. It looks like that investigation is finally being close to being resolved.

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