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The future of scientific discovery relies on open

Monday 4th of August 2014 12:07:36 PM
Ross Mounce is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath studying the use of fossils in phylogeny and phyloinformatics, completing his PhD at the University of Bath last year. Ross was one of the first Panton Fellows and is an active member of the Open Knowledge Foundation, particularly the Open Science Working more

tpp - the command line presentation tool

Monday 4th of August 2014 05:49:55 AM
There is no need to install tons of software in order to create a nice and informative presentation. tpp is a simple to use command line presentation tool which allows you to create a fancy text based slide show presentation and share it with your colleges or students as an ordinary ASCII text file. tpp supports colors, slide-in, source code output, animated command line execution and a real time command executions all available from within your terminal.

Windows 8's uptake falls again, now slower than dud Vista

Monday 4th of August 2014 03:55:33 AM
Windows 8's uptake was stuck in reverse for the second straight quarter as the reputation-challenged operating system fell behind the pace set by Windows Vista six years ago, according to data released Friday.

When Linux Was Perfect Enough

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 11:56:09 PM
During that age of the dinosaur, Mandrake was considered to be the cat’s meow of easy-to-use Linux distributions. It installed easily, some said easier than Windows, and it’s partitioning tool made cutting up a disk easier than slicing a piece of mincemeat pie. Indeed, Linux oldtimers sometimes openly laughed at Mandrake, insinuating that ease-of-use somehow made Linux less Linux.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 03-Aug-2014

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 10:01:47 PM
[url=][img][/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 03-Aug-2014[/b]In the LXWR this week we have a sleep tracker that runs Linux, open source tools for data journalism, Linux advocates in the wild, Jack Wallen askes if Is the cloudbook the future of Linux and the DARPA-derived microkernel used to protect drones from hacking gets released under the GPL v2. Enjoy!

VolksPC wants to crowdfund an Android/Debian Linux PC

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 08:07:40 PM
The folks at VolksPC started showing off a software solution that lets you run Android and Debian Linux simultaneously on an ARM-based computer. This lets you use the same machine to run full desktop Linux apps like LibreOffice or Firefox as well as Android apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and any number of video games.

Is the cloudbook the future of Linux?

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 06:13:18 PM
It's impossible to deny the amazing rise of Chrome OS. The Chromebook has taken the consumer world by storm and is repeatedly the top selling laptop around. This Linux-based platform was the ideal solution at the ideal time. The cloud proved itself not only a viable option but, in many cases, the most optimal option. The puzzle was simple to solve:

A year without Windows and a new love of Linux

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 04:18:56 PM
You see, I had heard a lot about Linux and had dipped an experimental toe into its watery depths, but I still relied heavily upon Windows. So my challenge was to switch to Linux as my main operating system, whilst blogging about my experiences.

Wine 1.7.23 released

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 02:24:34 PM
The Wine development release 1.7.23 is now available.

CSF an easy to setup firewall and login failure daemon for linux

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 11:27:17 AM
SSH notifications, suspicious file monitoring, su notifications, port blocking and a lots more with a simple and easy to use firewall service

The August 2014 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 08:09:23 AM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the August 2014 issue.

Randa Meetings Interview Four: Myriam Schweingruber

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 06:15:01 AM
In one week the Randa Meetings 2014 will start and this is possible because of you. You supported us (and can still support us ;-) and thanks to you we will be able to improve your beloved KDE software even more. So it[he]#039[/he]s time to give you something new. Here is another interview with one of the persons who will be participating in this year[he]#039[/he]s meetings (and participated since the start in 2009). And watch out for some other interviews to come in the next days and weeks.Here is a glimpse into Myriam Schweingruber’s life and her dedication and love for KDE.

Snowden's temporary asylum status expires in Russia

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 04:21:32 AM
Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden's year-long leave to stay in Russia has expired without confirmation that it will be extended.

Build Debian Docker Image from Scratch

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 02:27:10 AM
This article covers how to build a Debian docker image from scratch and use it in docker.

The Best Lightweight Graphical Email Clients

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 12:32:48 AM
Email clients offer a variety of features. Many email clients offer a slew of features, some stick with just the basics. At the end of the day, what is important is that you find an email client that offers what you need, it is reliable, and works well on your computer.

Linux Advocates in the Wild

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 10:38:26 PM
Every now and then, you get the opportunity to show others what your Linux computer looks like. Some of those people will want to give Linux a shot on their computers as well. I can’t think of anything as gratifying as teaching someone how to use desktop Linux. On a personal level, I do it because I am sick of fixing friends’ and family’s Windows problems. On a professional level, well…that’s my job.

XBMC is Dead, Long Live Kodi Entertainment Center!

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 08:44:04 PM
Don’t worry, the XBMC project that many people use and love is not really dead, but it won’t be called XBMC anymore.

WWI Linux shooter Verdun, ChuChu Rocket clone Duck Marines, and more

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:49:42 PM
Open source games roundupWeek of July 27 - August 2, 2014It's that time again. In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we take a look at a WWI shooter for Linux where trench foot is conspicuously, blessedly missing from the feature list, as well as a remake of one of my favorite Dreamcast joints, ChuChu Rocket!read more

Is Nokia planning to sell Android phones again?

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 04:55:20 PM
In today's Android roundup: Nokia may be planning to enter the Android market. Plus: Amazon gives away 30 free Android apps, and HP engineers a luxury smartwatch designed by Michael Bastian.

Fedora Present and Future: a 2014 Update (Part IV.e, Fedora Cloud?)

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 03:00:58 PM
This is the continuation of part four of a series based on talks at February at DevConf in the Czech Republic.

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Userptr Support Set For AMD Radeon GPUs In Linux 3.18

While it was originally set for Linux 3.17, with the Linux 3.18 kernel that's still months away will be userptr support for the AMD Radeon graphics driver. Read more

Rugged mini-PCs have four gigabit ports, run Ubuntu 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 (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. Read more