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Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators

1 hour 20 min ago
A new Ubuntu Touch RTM update has been released by Canonical and it makes the operating system a lot more stable and snappier, among other changes.

Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

2 hours 17 min ago
When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook use in the enterprise in the future.

Mirantis Raises $100M for OpenStack Cloud Efforts

3 hours 15 min ago
Armed with its latest funding round, OpenStack specialist Mirantis is positioning itself for an IPO in 2016.

How OpenStack powers the research at CERN

4 hours 12 min ago
OpenStack has been in a production environment at CERN for more than a year. One of the people that has been key to implementing the OpenStack infrastructure is Tim Bell. He is responsible for the CERN IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group which provides a set of services to CERN users from email, web, operating systems, and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud based on OpenStack.We had a chance to interview Bell in advance of the OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 where he will deliver two talks. The first session is about cloud federation while the second session is about multi-cell OpenStack.read more

What is a good command-line calculator on Linux

5 hours 9 min ago
Every modern Linux desktop distribution comes with a default GUI-based calculator app. On the other hand, if your workspace is full of terminal windows, and you would rather crunch some numbers within one of those terminals quickly, you are probably looking for a command-line calculator. In this category, GNU bc (short for "basic calculator") is […]Continue reading...The post What is a good command-line calculator on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to look up dictionary via command line on Linux How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal How to access Linux command cheat sheets from the command line What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

What would you print with a 3D printer?

6 hours 6 min ago
3D printing is all the rage. 3D printing changes lives. 3D printing is fun and amazing!I saw for myself this past spring when we held our first Open Hardware Day at Opensource.com. Here, we're printing a gear.read more

UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

7 hours 3 min ago
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open sourceA group of “Veteran Unix Admins” reckons too much input from GNOME devs is dumbing down Debian, and in response, is floating the idea of a fork.…

A Seat at the Big Kids’ Table at Ohio LinuxFest

8 hours 56 sec ago
Ohio LinuxFest isn’t just another excuse to travel. It’s a means for us to fulfill ourselves, and to get honest, tangible feedback for what we do and for what others are doing. It’s a place where ideas are sounded, bent, crumpled and turned until they either come out of the crucible perfect…or useless.

The Debian Jessie installer: first impressions -- desktop choice (yay), encryption fail (boo)

8 hours 58 min ago
As much as I've praised the Debian installer in the past, and I'll praise it a little bit right now, I will also drop it in a hole and throw a shallow layer of dirt over it just because.

Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

9 hours 55 min ago
"Microsoft loves Linux" is generally not something one expects to hear, but that was one of the messages that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered at a San Francisco media event touting Redmond's cloud offerings on Monday. According to Nadella, 20 per cent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux and the software giant plans to always have first-class support for Linux distributions in its public cloud offerings.

Why work in the open?

10 hours 46 min ago
What prevents you from working in the open?I work for an open source company on an open source project and still I encounter on a daily basis that people who are working on open source software prefer to work in private (from time to time). They do not discuss technical questions on public mailing lists, the normal chat goes on in internal chat rooms instead of public IRC, and new features are rather demoed on private video conference channels than as e.g. Hangout on Air.read more

Microsoft “loves Linux” as it makes Azure bigger, better

11 hours 43 min ago
In San Francisco today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that was more than a little surprising: Microsoft loves Linux. The operating system once described as a "cancer" by Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, is now being embraced (if not extended) with open arms, at least when it comes to Redmond's Azure cloud platform. Nadella told us that some 20 percent of VMs on Azure use the open source operating system.

Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

12 hours 40 min ago
Whether you're customizing your Linux install or choosing a distro to go with, one of your many options is the desktop environment you use. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single best, but this week we're looking at five of them, based on your nominations.

Linux distro Ubuntu 15.04 gets its name -- Vivid Vervet

13 hours 37 min ago
Today, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical CEO, announces the latest name, for the upcoming 15.04. For this release, the letter V is being used. The adjective? Vivid. The animal? Vervet.

Catalyst/fglrx trouble in Debian (and not just in Fedora)

14 hours 35 min ago
My AMD Catalyst (aka fglrx) trouble in Fedora is well-documented. Biggest of the big at this point is that the proprietary AMD driver DOES NOT work with GNOME 3. So I did a test install of Debian Jessie last week, and the same thing happened: GNOME 3 runs fine with the open-source Radeon driver, not at all with the closed-source fglrx.

How to repeat a script, or not

15 hours 32 min ago
I have a data-entry script which adds records to a plain-text data table. It's a fairly complicated script with a GUI dialog, and until recently it added one record at a time. To add another record, I had to launch the script again. Was there a simple way (I asked myself) to re-run the script, or exit it, from within the script?After a lot of rummaging on the Web, I found a suitable method in William Shotts' excellent book The Linux Command Line. This article explains the details.

Emacs 24.4 Ships with Integrated Web Browser Ubuntu Installation

16 hours 29 min ago
Emacs 24.4 has been released earlier today, and it ships with several new features and improved functionality, on the most notable being the presence of an integrated web browser.

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

17 hours 26 min ago
Microsoft now loves Linux.

Detecting bootable IBM Power server ISO images

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 06:23:11 AM
Most ISO images use an ISO 9660 extension that allows the image to be bootable by the basic input/output system (BIOS). This article describes a way to detect if an IBM Power server image is bootable by reading the ISO data stream directly, showing a working Python code that illustrates the concepts.

Vendetta Online - Space MMO Free Trial Without Restrictions

Tuesday 21st of October 2014 05:26:00 AM
Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Guild Software, Inc, with builds for Linux as well, besides Windows and Mac OS. The game takes place throughout the Vendetta space universe, and players can choose from a large range of factions to play with.

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  • Vendetta Online – Space MMO Game Free Trial without Restrictions
    Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Guild Software, Inc, with builds for Linux as well, besides Windows and Mac OS. The game takes place throughout the Vendetta space universe, and players can choose from a large range of factions to play with.
  • Best Android Games that let you Build your Own Farms and Towns
    Being a farmer in the bustling cityscape might not be the ideal dream for you. However, if you are still keen on doing that, you can do it anywhere. But wait, before you head out to your lawn and start planting seeds, relax and pull out your Android smartphone or tablet.
  • Indie Developer Threatens Gabe Newell, Game Removed From Steam
    In a case of common sense going out the Window, Mike Maulbeck developer of the game Paranautical Activity that was only just released in full on Steam has been a bit of an idiot. I only sent word to GamingOnLinux last night about the game being released, and now I'm sending word about this.
  • Steam for Linux Has 14 Discounted Games in "Weeklong Deals"
    Valve runs all sorts of promotions, all the time. The number of games in the Steam catalog is so big that discounted titles are always available. One of the regular discounts is called "Weeklong Deals" and it now features 14 games that run on the Linux platform.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth comes to Mac and Linux this holiday [update]
    The PC version of the game is due out Oct. 24. The Mac and Linux versions don't have a specific date, just that the Mac version will be launching on Steam and the Mac App Store sometime this holiday season. The Mac version will hit first, followed by the Linux version. They will sell for $49.99.
  • The Dark Descent Of Frictional Games: Part One
    In the first of a two part opinion series, we will explore how the Penumbra games through a process of gradual evolution created a solid design template for later Frictional Games titles to follow.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux Release Date Cleared Up
    Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux and the Linux release has been cleared up a bit in terms of when we can expect it.
  • Door Kickers Officially Released Today
    The tactical squad shooter has been in Steam Early Access since 3rd September of last year, but was officially released today. The game is now available for Linux through retailers such as GOG, Humble Store and Steam.
  • Warlock 2: The Exiled Now On Linux
    Warlock 2 is a turn-based strategy game of fantasy warfare. Rival against Great Mages, lead mighty armies into fierce battles, wield ancient magic and faith as your weapons. It is now available on Linux, and a new expansion has been released alongside it too.
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth to Arrive on Linux This Holiday
    Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis and ported for Linux and Mac OS X by Aspyr Media, will be made available for the two platforms this holiday season.
  • Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Arrives Today on Steam for Linux
    Dreamfall Chapters is a new title in the The Longest Journey saga that was started 15 years ago when the game with the same name launched for the PC. Now, the developers have returned with a sequel that continues the story in the previous two games and it arrives today.
  • SteamOS Update 145 To The Beta (Alchemist) Branch Brings Security Fixes
    Among others, SteamOS update 145 brings a major update for the OpenSSL package has been implemented, a new p7zip package has been added to the repositories, and the plymouth package has been implemented again.

Linux 3.19 To Have Skylake Graphics, PPGTT Enablement

Now that Linux 3.18-rc1 is out, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center developers responsible for their graphics driver work have begun submitting their changes to drm-next for landing with Linux 3.19. Read more

Why Contribute to an Enterprise Open Source Project?

It would be difficult to find a better example of the former scenario than the OpenDaylight project. With a focus on software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, OpenDaylight launched in April 2013 as a collaborative open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation. Since then, it's taken off like a rocket. Read more

Stick computer runs Android on quad-core Atom

Shenzhen Apec Electronics has launched a $110, Android stick computer built around a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 SoC with 1-2GB of RAM and 16-32GB storage. Read more