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LXer: Transmageddon 1.3 Video Transcoder Released Ubuntu Installation

Friday 4th of July 2014 10:25:18 PM
Transmageddon, a video transcoder written in GTK using GStreamer, has reach version 1.3 just a few moments ago. Initially released as 1.2, it was re-tagged as 1.3 after VAAPI encoding has been enabled. To see the full announcement, read this post on the Transmageddon blog.

Reddit: Are you an extremist?

Friday 4th of July 2014 10:03:51 PM

TuxMachines: Open source to help Wales protect environment

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:58:17 PM

Using open source software solutions is helping a Welsh pilot project to manage flood risks and provide a stepping stone for future research. The Citizen Observatory Web (Cobweb) project involves citizens using their smartphone or tablets, to submit data observations within the Dyfi area in Wales, to help collect environmental data for use in evidence based policy.

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TuxMachines: NVIDIA Releases 331.89 Long-Lived Linux Driver

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:44:50 PM

NVIDIA has today released ther 331.89 Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD graphics drivers within their long-lived 331.xx graphics driver branch.

The NVIDIA 331.89 graphics driver for Linux (and Solaris/FreeBSD) includes support for the GeForce GT 730 graphics card, support for X.Org Server 1.16, and a variety of bug-fixes. The bug-fixes are great and the GeForce GT 730 hardware enablement is also great while nearly all NVIDIA 331 graphics driver users will be able to appreciate the X.Org Server 1.16 support considering the xorg-server update isn't even scheduled to be released until next month, will make it into the H2'2014 Linux distribution updates, and chances are the AMD Catalyst driver won't even support the new server for some months based upon their historical turnaround times.

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TuxMachines: After Ubuntu, Windows will also follow KDE’s convergence story

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:36:04 PM

The KDE Community introduced the concept of convergence way back in 2008 with the arrival of KDE 4.x (back then it was still KDE Desktop). If you ever tried KDE on your netbook you would have noticed that the desktop that got installed was different from that you would get when you install the same iso on your desktop.

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TuxMachines: [Fedora] Simple Patch Policy

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:31:03 PM

Following the approval of the Simple Patch policy, all the necessary pieces are now in place.

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LXer: Top 4 graphical partition managers

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:28:07 PM
Make sure you can maintain your hard disks and storage in the best way possible as we look at a selection of partition editors

TuxMachines: How Is Securing Itself and Its Users With Open Source

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:20:04 PM

"We're heavily involved in Drupal. I'm a member of the Drupal security team and the former lead of the team for over two years," Knaddison said. "So it's an area where we have a fair amount of expertise and depth, and we feel that our situation is best served by fixing vulnerabilities directly in the software itself."

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TuxMachines: Why Android One was Google’s most important announcement at I/O

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:16:00 PM

Reaching out to the next billion connected users is a phrase that has been tossed around liberally.

Mozilla used it when they announced their $25 smartphone initiative. Nokia’s (now Microsoft’s) Stephen Elop used it when Nokia launched the revamped Nokia Asha line last year, and again when he announced the Nokia X. Last year Google used the same phrase as it launched Android 4.4 KitKat.

However, these companies’ efforts are still to leave a mark in the countries where the supposed next billion connected customers reside. Firefox’ $25 smartphones are yet to enter the market, neither Nokia’s Asha nor X line have turned out to be “hot items”, while affordable smartphones running KitKat are still few and far between.

Also: No Facebook, no iPhone, no problem: how I declared my digital independence

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TuxMachines: Qualcomm DMCA Notice Takes Down 100+ Git Repositories

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:58:40 PM

Using the US Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), Qualcomm has forced GitHub to take down over 100 Git repositories on the basis of "Cyveillance has recently discovered the unauthorized publication, disclosure, and copying of highly sensitive, confidential, trade secret, and copyright-protected documents on the below web site. Specifically, we have confirmed that the documents whose locations and filenames identified below are confidential and proprietary to Qualcomm and were posted without Qualcomm’s permission."

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: KDE

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:56:34 PM
  • Sysadmin update: website migration

    We just finished migrating one of our stacks to a new and powerful piece of hardware. It was a major activity and took about 9 hours with around 2-3 hours of downtime per CMS. The activity is now complete, however there are a few rough edges that we’ll be ironing out over the weekend.

  • KDE HIG: Search refined

    Technically, the functions to reach those goals all bring their own interactions and workflows. For users it is necessary to perceive clearly what happens and how to achieve the desired result. Unfortunately, some uncontrolled growth in KDE applications has lead to non-standardized implementation and application-specific short-cuts.

  • Next Generation Klipper

    A few weeks ago I contacted Thomas Pfeiffer with the idea to design a new user interface for Klipper in Plasma 5.1. Surprisingly he informed me that a discussion was already started in the KDE Forums. Which is awesome as that means there was already some ideas on how the user interface could look like. Last week the number of new bug reports for KWin get lower so I started to look into Klipper for 5.1.

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TuxMachines: PCManFM 1.2.1 File Manager Released with Numerous Fixes

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:56:18 PM

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Reddit: Quick help with a .run installation file?

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:51:49 PM

Sorry if this isn't the proper subreddit for asking questions - I did a quick scan of the sidebar and didn't see any obvious alternatives.

I have no idea why this is happening, but I feel like I'm just missing something obvious. Any thoughts?

$ sudo chmod +x $ sudo sudo: command not found $ sudo sh 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

I'm in Ubuntu 12.04, if that makes any difference.

Thanks for any help!

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LXer: Doctors unite to increase access to quality health information

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:30:56 PM
Six years ago, Dr. James Heilman was working a night shift in the ER when he came across an error-ridden article on Wikipedia. Someone else might have used the article to dismiss the online encyclopedia, which was then less than half the size it is now. Instead, Heilman decided to improve the more

TuxMachines: Cinnamon 2.2 in Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ [Overview & Screenshots]

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:08:13 PM

Cinnamon has come a long way in terms of both usability and responsiveness, and Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ stands proof of this. As mentioned in my review of Mint 17 KDE edition, this release will be supported for five years, and it will also be the base for development of future Mint releases.

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Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases 331.89 Long-Lived Linux Driver

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:03:20 PM
NVIDIA has today released ther 331.89 Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD graphics drivers within their long-lived 331.xx graphics driver branch...

TuxMachines: Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:00:34 PM

For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10.

Over Ubuntu 14.04, the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" in its current development state has the Linux 3.15 kernel (but will end up using Linux 3.16), Unity 7.3.0, Mesa 10.2 (10.3 should make it in time for Ubuntu 14.10), and GCC 4.8.3 (while GCC 4.9 should make it for 14.10).

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Phoronix: Fedora Comes Up With A Policy For Simple Patches

Friday 4th of July 2014 07:51:17 PM
The Fedora Project has out a new process for integrating "simple patches" into the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution...

TuxMachines: What are the alternatives to Skype on Linux

Friday 4th of July 2014 07:50:58 PM

It is pretty much acknowledged by now that Skype is evil. Maybe not as evil as a DRM on a brand new game, but very close. To summarize the events, Skype has been bought by Microsoft, has been spied on by the NSA, is now quitting its peer-to-peer protocol for a centralized system, and on top of that, is proprietary software. The worst of it is that just like a DRM on a game, we put up with all of this for the product. It is true that Skype at first did help users go into the VoIP realm. Its interface is intuitive, and its setup is simple. However, it is time to move on. For this, here is a list of six software to replace Skype with on Linux.

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Reddit: whois oddities for

Friday 4th of July 2014 06:37:49 PM

I happened to run whois on and got some interesting info. What's up with that?

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