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Open source and Linux in 2014

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 12:12:00 AM
In today's open source roundup: Looking back at open source and Linux in 2014. Plus: Switching from Apple laptops to Chromebooks, and the best gaming mouse for Linux?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 to Finally Land in Present Times with GNOME 3.14.6

Monday 29th of December 2014 11:14:49 PM
Everyone knows that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not exactly the trend setter when it comes to adopting the latest packages. The operating system has always operated under the assumption that old means stable, but that is not true anymore. It's possible that RHEL 7.2 will switch to the latest GNOME 3.14 version.

Best open education tools and tales in 2014

Monday 29th of December 2014 10:17:38 PM
A great Bengali polymath and noble prize winner in literature (Rabindranath Tagore) once said: "Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time". With changing times, the systems and customs that govern our society should also change. Human beings are intrinsically curious. To quote Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, "Curiosity is the lust of the mind". However, there also seems to be another aspect of our human nature that sees systems and customs in a preordained manner. This aspect stifles disruptive innovation, restricts growth in a vertical direction, and fortifies the stubborn staying power of our fixations with these systems and customs.read more

Review: CentOS 7.0 GNOME

Monday 29th of December 2014 09:20:27 PM
Note that this is not a full review as usual; this is a shorter follow-on to the previous review of Scientific Linux 7.0 GNOME. Most things are the same, but I found a big dealbreaker here.

Running Oracle XE 11gR2 in Nova-Docker container on OpenStack RDO Juno (CentOS 7)

Monday 29th of December 2014 08:23:16 PM
Docker image arahman/docker-oracle-xe-11g:latest allows to build Nova-DockerContainer on RDO Juno running Oracle XE instance, which may be accessed remotely via floating IP assigned to nova instance. Several network configuration files require tuning with Nova system instance-name and floating IP assignedfrom neutron external pool.

Best open source in government: policies, new tools, and case studies

Monday 29th of December 2014 07:26:05 PM
As I reflect on another year of open source in government stories, I took a look back at the articles we published on Opensource.com this year to see if there were any noticeable commonalities. I found that most articles on the government channel fell into one of three categories: government policies, new tools available, and case studies.read more

Install VLC Mutimedia player on Ubuntu 14.10

Monday 29th of December 2014 06:28:54 PM
VLC (VideoLan) is a portable & an open source multimedia player available for like Linux like operating system, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and android.

Install VLC Mutimedia player on Ubuntu 14.10

Monday 29th of December 2014 06:28:54 PM
VLC (VideoLan) is a portable & an open source multimedia player available for like Linux like operating system, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and android.

Processed in digiKam Call for Submissions

Monday 29th of December 2014 05:31:43 PM
Sharing is caring, right? So if you use digiKam for processing photos, why not share your photo editing techniques and tips with other users and showcase your best photos?

SMPlayer Review – An Almost Perfect Media Player and YouTube Downloader

Monday 29th of December 2014 04:34:32 PM
SMPlayer is probably one of the most used media players on the Linux platform, despite the fact that it's actually a multiplatform application. Everyone knows about this app and its reputation is well deserved.

Cluster powered Wordpress

Monday 29th of December 2014 03:37:21 PM
If you want to have a server with multiple installations of Wordpress maybe for your family and friends, and want to be sure it will support the load now, and any future load if one or more of the hosted blogs become popular. Then, you want to prepare the infrastructure to be able to handle a big load.

Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security

Monday 29th of December 2014 02:40:10 PM
NSA documents indicate they can get into SSH, along with IPSec and PPTP, but that PGP/GnuPG and OTR, as well as TrueCrypt are secure.

2 Ways To Fix UEFI Dual Boot Issues

Monday 29th of December 2014 01:43:17 PM
Since UEFI arrived on the scene dual booting became a little bit more difficult. The most common issue is that despite installing Ubuntu (or another distribution) the system boots straight to Windows. This guide provides two solutions to this problem.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Ekiga 5 – Progress Report
    Ekiga 5 has progressed a lot lately. OpenHUB is reportin a High Activity for the project. The main reason behind this is that I am again dedicating much of my spare time to the project. Unfortunately, we are again facing a lack of contributions. Most probably (among others) because the project has been silent during several years.
  • Calibre Gets a New Tool to Better Edit eBooks
    The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has been upgraded to version 2.17 and is now available for download. The developer has only implemented a couple of new features, but it's really worth the update if you are using this application to edit eBooks.
  • More Windows Apps and Games Now Work with Wine 1.7.35, EA's Origin Included
    Wine 1.7.35 has been released and the developers have made a number of improvements for some of the core components and they've added support for more apps and games.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Dying Light Action Survival Game Coming to Steam January 27
    Dying Light, a modern first-person survival horror game set in a world hit by plague, is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be available for download on January 27.
  • Dying Light FPS Has Been Confirmed for Linux, Zombies Galore
    Techland is preparing to launch Dying Light, a new FPS with amazing graphics and hordes of zombies. The developer has revealed that it will also have a Linux version, right from the start.
  • Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland
    Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.
  • Star Traders: 4X Empires Strategy Game Now On Linux
  • 5 reasons Valve's Steam Machine dream is still very alive
    Steam Machines? More like has-been machines, am I right? Actually, no: while many people are giving Valve's PC-console-hybrids the cold shoulder, this gamer reckons they'll be worth the wait. I realise that I'm part of a shrinking group still backing Valve's SteamOS-powered Linux boxes, and it's not difficult to see why the hype around them has all but evaporated. Several controller-related delays, U-turns by seemingly committed hardware partners and a lack of news from the top has made many think that Valve is blowing hot air.

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