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Free software on Hacker Public Radio

Monday 30th of June 2014 12:11:45 PM
Kevin O'Brien likes to talk. Luckily for computer users everywhere, he likes to talk about free and open source software.O'Brien is tech track lead for Penguicon and former publicity director for Ohio LinuxFest, but he's perhaps best known for his fortnightly podcasts on community-run podcast network Hacker Public Radio (where he goes by handle "Ahuka"). Here, O'Brien talks. He talks about free software. He talks about software licensing. He talks about hacker conferences.read more

Linux is the quiet revolution that will leave Microsoft eating dust

Monday 30th of June 2014 09:43:32 AM
Linux, the most widely used open source operating system in the world, has scored a major publicity coup in the revelation that it is used on 94% of the world's top 500 supercomputers.Every operating system has technical issues and Linux has not been faultless. But some key technological milestones have been passed in recent years that have made it possible for Linux to quietly assert dominance in the fight for popularity and custom.

Retrieve hard drive's age and general health information using Linux

Monday 30th of June 2014 07:49:10 AM
To prevent disaster it is important to know details about system's storage device in terms of runtime, number of read and writes or bad blocks to determine the overall hard drive's health and aging. The most helpful tool for this task is smartctl command found and made available for installation via smartmontools package. What follows are few command examples on how to determine current hard drive's state and overall health.

How Patents Are Stopping Your Microwave From Being Awesome

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:54:48 AM
We've seen this many times before, how patents can hold back very useful developments. Notice how 3D printing is suddenly a big thing? It's not because of any new miraculous breakthroughs, but because some key patents finally started expiring, allowing real innovation to move forward. We saw something similar in the field of infrared grills, which were put on the... uh... back burner (sorry) until key patents expired. Derek now points us to a similar example. A guy named Nathan Broadbent went out and hacked his microwave with a Raspberry Pi after being inspired by a post on Reddit. Basically, he made his microwave into a "smart" microwave that did a variety of neat things...


Monday 30th of June 2014 04:00:26 AM
Embedded Computing Design magazine selects ITTIA DB SQL as "Editor's Choice Award" for "embedded systems, mobile devices, and other Internet of Things appliances that require non-stop access to data."

StartOS 5.1 Screenshot Tour

Monday 30th of June 2014 02:28:09 AM
StartOS 5.1 is now available. StartOS is an independent Chinese Linux distribution with the GNOME desktop tweaked to resemble Microsoft Windows XP. In the beginning it was based on Ubuntu, but starting from version 4.0 it adopted custom package management (called YPK) and system installer, though the underlying live medium is still built using Ubuntu's Casper tool.

Bash If statements, Exit Status and Comparison Operators, A beginners guide to bash scripting

Monday 30th of June 2014 12:33:47 AM
Bash is a very powerful programming language and in this tutorial we will learn how to use if statements and comparison operators to tell us if our backup has failed or not

Why Android Wear is the new iPad

Sunday 29th of June 2014 10:39:25 PM
Mobile gadget revolutions happen only twice per decade. And one happened this week.

What would you do with millions of pounds?

Sunday 29th of June 2014 08:45:03 PM
There’s a lot that you can do with £5.5m. You could employ a couple of hundred people for a year for starters, or set up some small businesses. You could be sensible and invest in technologies, or you could pay for lots of operations. Alternatively, you could buy lots of sweets or several million copies of the Adam Sandler movie of your choice.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 29-Jun-2014

Sunday 29th of June 2014 06:50:41 PM
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 29-Jun-2014[/b]The big news to hit the LXer Newswire this week includes Jim Zemlin pumping up Linux to Wall Street, a cool distro categorization tool made by the Berkeley LUG, where KDE is going, a couple of Linux sysadmin articles, the Supreme Court puts Aereo out of business and why should you run Linux on IBM Power hardware? Good question.. Enjoy!

Install Odoo (formerly OpenERP) with Nginx on an Ubuntu VPS

Sunday 29th of June 2014 06:12:03 PM
In today’s post we will explain you how you can easily install Odoo with Nginx as a reverse proxy server on a Ubuntu VPS.

Install and set-up JAVA & Grails on an Ubuntu 14.04 Linux VPS

Sunday 29th of June 2014 04:17:41 PM
The following article covers the steps used to install and set-up JAVA & Grails on an Ubuntu 14.04 Linux VPS.

There's No Business Like Goat Business, Goat Simulator Now Out On Linux

Sunday 29th of June 2014 02:23:19 PM
One of the funniest games around is now fully available and out of beta for Linux. Goat Simulator is pretty popular and for good reason, as it's just insanely stupid.

FPL Matt Miller talks the future of Fedora

Sunday 29th of June 2014 11:47:44 AM
Linux.com has posted an awesome interview with Matt Miller, the Fedora Project Leader (FPL). The interview covers a wide range of Fedora related topics, including (of course) Fedora Next, the […]

How to create sosreport in linux (RHEL 5.X / RHEL 6.X)

Sunday 29th of June 2014 09:53:22 AM
Sosreport is a command in linux (RHEL / CentOS) which collects system configuration and diagnostic information of your linux box like running kernel version, loaded modules, and system and service configuration files.

Software application gets support for add-ons

Sunday 29th of June 2014 07:59:00 AM
The latest development version of the Software application (the graphical tool for searching and installing new applications in Fedora) now has support for browsing and installing add-ons. Basically, this feature […]

KDE Frameworks 5 20140627 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 29th of June 2014 06:04:38 AM
Conveniently named Plasma 5, it will bring pixel-perfect design and super smooth performance thanks to the QML and Qt 5 technologies and fully hardware accelerated display rendering. High DPI support and the ability to work with Wayland (Linux's next generation display server) are planned as well, but neither are expected to be fully finished with the first release. Aside from technical work, there is design and usability work going on.

The July 2014 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Sunday 29th of June 2014 04:10:16 AM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2014 issue.

Easy File Comparisons With These Great Free Diff Tools

Sunday 29th of June 2014 02:15:54 AM
File comparison compares the contents of computer files, finding their common contents and their differences. The result of the comparison is often known as a diff. diff is also the name of a famous console based file comparison utility that outputs the differences between two files. The diff utility was developed in the early 1970s on the Unix operating system. diff will output the parts of the files where they are different.

Meet Xiki, the Revolutionary Command Shell for Linux and Mac OS X

Sunday 29th of June 2014 12:21:32 AM
Command-line lovers, allow me to introduce you to Xiki, the incredibly interactive, flexible, and revolutionary command shell. I do not use the word "revolutionary" lightly. The command shell has not advanced all that much since the ancient days of Unix. Xiki is a giant leap forward. If you're looking for the Next Big Thing in FOSS, Xiki is it.