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First Firefox OS Smartphones Available in India this Week

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:26:28 PM
We are happy to announce that Intex Technologies just introduced the Cloud FX as the first Firefox OS smartphone available in India. Intex will offer the Cloud FX exclusively on Snapdeal.com to give their customers a powerful and customizable smartphone .

Identify USB Driver on Linux.

Monday 25th of August 2014 03:09:57 PM
This guide shows how you can identify USB Driver Chipset(most commonly Wireless) Information on Linux. Often users troll different forums and blogs to find out they can identify which driver their PCI or USB device is using. This guide applies to all possible scenarios and any Linux OS namely Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Fedora etc.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Adventure Game Might Arrive on Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 02:12:46 PM
The developers of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter from The Astronauts have been working on this game for quite some time and the results are outstanding. So far, the game has been announced on the PC and PS4 platforms, but the devs are thinking about releasing a Linux version as well.

Hero hacks: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT

Monday 25th of August 2014 01:15:35 PM
You have to hand it to Eben Upton and crew for the Raspberry Pi. This single-board design, aimed at making computers inexpensive enough to bring computer science to the poorest of schools, has kicked off a revolution not just in education, but in tapping computing power to interact with the environment around us. And along the way, this $35 computer has proved to have significant value in traditional IT and business contexts.

Can we please stop talking about the Linux desktop?

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:18:24 PM
Linus Torvalds may still want a Linux desktop, but no one else does. And even if they did, by the time the requisite ecosystem could be developed, the need for a desktop -- Linux or otherwise -- will largely be gone.

Does open source boost mental health?

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:21:13 AM
Open source is as much a philosophy of living as it is a method of creating software. Part of this philosophy is that everything designed by the human mind is improvable. This is a hopeful philosophy and in some cases an intoxicatingly hopeful philosophy. Open source practitioners spend no time worrying about what cannot be done. All of their mental energies attune to what can be done. If you love open source, you live in a constant state of wondering. You delight in the fact that you need not worry about the barriers between what you hope can be built and what can actually be built.

Interesting facts about Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:24:02 AM
Today, August, 25th, is the 23rd birthday of Linux. The modest Usenet post made by a student at the University of Helsinki on August 25th, 1991, marks the birth of the venerable Linux as we know it today. Fast forward 23 years, and now Linux is everywhere, not only installed on end user desktops, smartphones [[he]#8230[/he]]

China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

Monday 25th of August 2014 08:29:40 AM
Doesn't much like Apple or Google, eitherThe world's about to get a new operating system, if reports out of China are correct: the Middle Kingdom hopes to kick off its own operating system in October 2014.…

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th May 2014

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:35:18 AM
Amarok implements popular demand to restore scroll location when collection filter is cleared; adds a new option to support icon-view large thumb size (over 256x256 px). Plasma desktop streamlines Comment fields of KCMs by applying common language and type-setting to the systemsettings modules in kde-workspace. Kopete adds support for SOCKS5 proxy in ICQ protocol. Umbrello sees work on UML 2.0. Krita adds the indexed color filter. Porting to KF5/Qt5 continues, including massif-visualizer and partitionmanager.

Nginx Automated Geo Ban

Monday 25th of August 2014 04:40:56 AM
Control abusive users while using the power provided by Nginx to create a simple yet very effective automated ban.system.

China Developing Its Own OS To Take On Apple, Microsoft, and Google

Monday 25th of August 2014 02:46:34 AM
If it hasn't been made clear enough in recent months that China would love nothing more than to cut down on its reliance to American technology companies, its just-announced decision to create its own operating system should remedy that. It seems very likely that China's OS would use Linux as a base, since there's little point in reinventing the wheel, and because of its open-source nature, the country would have complete control over the code.

Did Brendan Eich Contribute to Firefox's Decline?

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:52:12 AM
"Firefox's feedback shows a huge spike in negative feedback immediately following Brendan Eich's resignation. However, with that said, user feedback doesn't mean anything."

LXer Weekly Roundup for 24-Aug-2014

Sunday 24th of August 2014 11:07:02 PM
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 24-Aug-2014[/b]The big stories to hit the LXer Newswire this week include The city of Munich considering moving back to Windows, When asked at LinuxCon Europe Linus Torvalds says he "Still Wants the Desktop", a beginners guide to Docker and lastly Microsoft bites the bullet and creates an app for Android as well as their recommending a uninstall after their latest OS update causes many a blue screen of death. Enjoy!

The Humble Jumbo Bundle 2

Sunday 24th of August 2014 10:15:34 PM
Hey there! Time for a new Humble Indie Bundle, this time called The Humble Jumbo Bundle 2, featuring 7 games, and well.... Sadly, only 1 of them is available on our favourite operative system.

Programming in Rust

Sunday 24th of August 2014 08:21:12 PM
Discover Rust, the systems programming language developed by Mozilla that’s fast, and wants to be better than C and C++!

Linux Supplier Red Hat Is Set for Strong Gains

Sunday 24th of August 2014 06:26:50 PM
Despite the fact that Linux supplier Red Hat has got off to a slow start this year, things are going to improve for the organization. Red Hat as of late posted robust results, outperforming estimates in a sluggish quarter, and saw positive arrangement action. The organization has recovered its score, and is reporting solid development despite rivalry from Microsoft and Oracle.

Top 5 articles of the week: Clocker, Docker, and Raspberry Pi

Sunday 24th of August 2014 04:32:28 PM
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com.read more

"Minimal Linux Live" version "25-Aug-2014" has been released

Sunday 24th of August 2014 01:00:27 PM
[b]Minimal Linux Live[/b] is a set of small shell scripts which build very minimal live Linux OS entirely from source code (Linux kernel + BusyBox). The released version [i]25-Aug-2014[/i] brings some major improvements compared to the previous version.

Is Open Source Becoming the De Facto Standard of the Data Center?

Sunday 24th of August 2014 05:40:50 AM
It appears that might very well be the case following the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group’s decision to move forward with an open source project designed to meet that end. The group hopes that open source solutions can be leveraged to provide businesses with the interoperability in their data centers that previously resulted from standardization.

Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker

Sunday 24th of August 2014 03:46:28 AM
A few weeks ago, the keynote speakers for Akademy were announced. KDE is fortunate to have Sascha Meinrath at Akademy in Brno, Czech Republic to open our eyes about hot topics and important issues. What are some important issues for different kinds of free and open technology over the next few years?

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Why we use open source - Australia’s Immigration agency explains

Why choose open source? “In some ways, [the open source software used by the agency] is effectively more capable” than commercial products, he said. “In terms of cost-effectiveness, [it] wins hands down: no license/maintenance fees, extensible architecture [and] global open source R&D.” The team uses an open source software package called ‘R’. Read more

Emacs & the obsessive email mongerer

I had already mentioned in passing here that I am using Emacs for a variety of tasks: outline, project management and planning with Org-Mode, IRC (go figure, my default email client on all my machines is Emacs’ ERC), notes editing or quick scribbling with the Scartch buffer (happens to me all day long), and regularly, albeit less frequently than in 2013, various editing of html pages, javascript and sometimes even Python when I dare to edit one or two things in Python scripts. A consequence of all these use cases is that I have Emacs open almost everyday on almost any of my machines. Read more

MIPS tempts hackers with Raspbery Pi-like dev board

Hard to choose between Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, and MinnowBoard Max? Now there’s another choice: the open source MIPS-based “Creator CI20″ dev board. In a bid to harness some of the energy and enthusiasm swirling around today’s open, hackable single board computers Imagination Technologies, licensor of the MIPS ISA, has unveiled the ISA’s counter to ARM’s popular Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black SBCs. These days, every processor vendor simply must have a community supported dev board in order to engage with the developer communities. (Incidentally, Intel’s is the MinnowBoard Max and AMD’s is the Gizmo.) Read more

Samsung announces the Gear S while LG officially unveils the G Watch R

Samsung announced yet another smartwatch, Samsung Gear S that runs Tizen and comes with a 3G wireless radio. I have seen some call this the Gear Note because it does have a long two inch curved Super AMOLED display. The Gear S has WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G radios and antennas inside so you can use the watch when your phone isn't handy. Turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation is powered by HERE. It has an integrated GPS chip and can be used for exercise, again without a phone connection. Read more