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About 4King time: Panasonic finally reveals voice-control Firefox OS TVs

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 06:34:08 AM
CES 2015 Panasonic today tore the wraps off Firefox OS-powered 4K TVs, high-def 4K camcorders, and home surveillance cameras, at CES in Las Vegas.

Android Candy: Disney Everywhere, Even Android!

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 05:36:57 AM
Recently, however, Disney did a really cool thing and released an Android app that allows you to stream any movie you have purchased from the Google Play store, iTunes store or from a department store (assuming the store copy came with that seemingly gimmicky digital version).

A World of Possibilities for Open Source

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 04:39:46 AM
As the world becomes increasingly connected, open source can -- and must -- become a force for positive change in the world, not just software.

How to install ASSP v.2 on CentOS 7 64 bit

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 03:42:35 AM
This howto shows the steps to install ASSP on a minimal CentOS 7 installation. It does not cover the installation of CentOS nor the setup of the mail server. The CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Minimal.iso image is suitable for this setup. If you have the DVD image, choose Minimal Install and proceed with the installation.

Parrot unveils two Android IVI systems

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 02:45:24 AM
Parrot tipped two Android IVI boxes: an aftermarket “RNB6? with Android Auto support, and a “SOCA Simple Box” that uses your own Android tablet for display. Parrot, the French company known for its AR.Drone and BeBop drones, was one of the first companies to deliver an Android-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system with its aftermarket Asteroid, two years ago. A more recent Asteroid design was used in the McClaren IRIS IVI system for its MP4-12C sports car.

Open Source Web Based JVM Garbage Collection Log Graphing Tool

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 01:48:13 AM
A tool written in Javascript using the AngularJS framework to allow system administrators to upload Java VM garbage collection logs and graph memory usage.

FoundationDB Unveils ACID-Compliant NoSQL Document Database

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 12:51:02 AM
Storage vendor FoundationDB is working on a new document database to enhance adoption of its ACID-compliant NoSQL database technology.

PCLinuxOS 2014.12 MATE screenshot tour

Monday 5th of January 2015 11:53:51 PM
PCLinuxOS 2014.12 has been released, so it’s time for another screenshot tour. I toyed with the idea of doing a full review on Desktop Linux Reviews, but the next release of PCLinuxOS should have some major changes so I’m holding off until that is available to review. In the meantime, you can get a good look at PCLinuxOS 2014.12 MATE in the screenshots below.

SparkyLinux 3.6 GameOver Screenshot Tour

Monday 5th of January 2015 10:56:40 PM
SparkyLinux 3.6 'GameOver' is out. GameOver is a special edition of SparkyLinux targeted at game players. It has been built on the top of SparkyLinux 3.6 'Annagerman' and it's fully compatible with Debian's 'testing' branch. What is under the hood of GameOver 3.6? Linux kernel 3.16.7; all packages upgraded from Debian's testing repositories as of 2014-12-31; lxde-common 0.99.0, Openbox 3.5.2, PCManFM 1.2 3, Iceweasel 34.0, VLC 2.2.0-rc2; Steam and Steam Launcher 1.0.0.49; Desura for Linux; WINE and PlayOnLinux. The Liquorix repository is enabled as default, it lets you upgrade the Linux kernel up to version 3.18 and WINE up to version 1.7 after installing SparkyLinux on a hard drive.

Creating and Using Barcodes with Free Software & Inkscape

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:59:29 PM
Barcodes provide a simple, reliable, machine-readable way to read numbers or addresses into your computer (or smartphone or tablet) so that information can be looked up online or in a database. There are a number of different standards for barcodes, and the most-commonly used ones are quite easy to use and create with simple free software applications,

Big Year for Enterprise Linux Distros Includes Major Updates

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:02:18 PM
2014 offered a rare confluence of release timing calendars. The three major enterprise Linux vendors delivered milestone updates in 2014.

Edit PDF files On Ubuntu Linux using Master PDF Editor

Monday 5th of January 2015 08:05:07 PM
Master PDF editor is a pdf editing tool through which we can edit or add text, images and password to a pdf file.

Edit PDF files On Ubuntu Linux using Master PDF Editor

Monday 5th of January 2015 08:05:07 PM
Master PDF editor is a pdf editing tool through which we can edit or add text, images and password to a pdf file.

5 open source projects to join in 2015

Monday 5th of January 2015 07:07:56 PM
You've been using open source software for a while, and now you want to give back to the community. Even with solid advice, you're probably finding that it's difficult to sift through all of the projects out there to find one that's right for you.To help, I've put together a list of five open source projects that you should consider joining in 2015. Many of them may not be the highest profile projects out there, but they do offer some interesting challenges. And helping them is a great way to give back to the community.Ready? Let's jump in!read more

Ubuntu Touch Is 2014's Most Important Linux Distro

Monday 5th of January 2015 06:10:45 PM
2014 has been a very interesting year with a ton of major releases, but one in particular really stands out, Ubuntu Touch. It's not yet available in stores and it's not "really" ready, but it's the one that registered the most progress.

Open source schools: More soup, less nuts

Monday 5th of January 2015 05:13:34 PM
Charlie Reisinger, IT Director at Penn Manor High School in Lancaster Pennsylvania delivers a talk on how we can empower students at all public schools with the elements of the open source way.read more

NoSQL pioneer to inject your database with its ACID

Monday 5th of January 2015 04:16:23 PM
FoundationDB, the ACID-compliant NoSQL specialist, is working on a document database. The firm already has a prototype that’s in the hands of early customers with plans to go public in 2015, The Register has learned. The move follows delivery of an ACID-compliant graph database for use with FoundationDB’s existing NoSQL engine.

When ‘Release Early, Release Often’ Is a Problem

Monday 5th of January 2015 03:19:12 PM
Sometimes it’s time to just coast for a while. Otherwise a project runs the risk of introducing unnecessary bloat or fixing what isn’t broken, thereby causing unnecessary problems for users — as has happened with GNOME, and before that (and to a lesser degree), KDE.

How to deduplicate files on Linux with dupeGuru

Monday 5th of January 2015 02:22:01 PM
Recently, I was given the task to clean up my father's files and folders. What made it difficult was the abnormal amount of duplicate files with incorrect names. By keeping a backup on an external drive, simultaneously editing multiple versions of the same file, or even changing the directory structure, the same file can get […]Continue reading...The post How to deduplicate files on Linux with dupeGuru appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux How to backup a hard disk on Linux How to manage LVM volumes on CentOS / RHEL 7 with System Storage Manager How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux How to create a custom backup plan for Debian with backupninja

Antergos 2014.08.07 Screenshot Tour

Monday 5th of January 2015 01:24:50 PM
Antergos 2014.08.07 is available.Antergos is a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux. It started life under the name of Cinnarch, combining the Cinnamon desktop with the Arch Linux distribution, but the project has moved on from its original goals and now offers a choice of several desktops, including GNOME 3 (default), Cinnamon, Razor-qt and Xfce. Antergos also provides its own graphical installation program.

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Don't Use Ubuntu, Use Mint - or elementary

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