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LXer: We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 -- hands down the best

Monday 24th of November 2014 01:41:58 PM
Beats Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, ElementaryReview Linux Mint 17.1 is the first example of what the Mint project team can do when they're focused on their own system rather than on making the latest Ubuntu work with Mint.…

Phoronix: GTK+ Inspector Gains More Features Ahead Of GNOME 3.16

Monday 24th of November 2014 01:36:59 PM
For those doing much development in GTK+, the GtkInspector integrated debugger continues making much progress and will offer a wealth of more development and debug capabilities with GNOME 3.16...

Reddit: Linus T. reports on 3.18 rc6

Monday 24th of November 2014 01:34:59 PM

Phoronix: Clang 3.6 Will Hopefully Have OpenMP Support

Monday 24th of November 2014 01:30:03 PM
OpenMP support within LLVM/Clang has been a long time coming but hopefully for the next release -- LLVM 3.6 -- there could finally be out-of-the-box Clang OpenMP support...

Phoronix: A Go Front-End Could Soon Be Landing In LLVM

Monday 24th of November 2014 01:01:07 PM
The "llgo" Go front-end to LLVM could soon be accepted as a new sub-project. This Go front-end is written in the Go language itself...

LXer: How to install LAMP stack on Ubuntu server

Monday 24th of November 2014 12:44:47 PM
LAMP stack is a popular open source software platform for powering database-driven web applications on Linux. LAMP itself is an acronym for Linux, Apache web server, MariaDB database, and PHP dynamic server-side programming language. This tutorial will present a step by step procedure on installing LAMP stack on Ubuntu server, and also guide you to […]Continue reading...The post How to install LAMP stack on Ubuntu server appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install LAMP stack (Apache, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP) on CentOS How to install LAMP server on Ubuntu How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL How to install LEMP stack (nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP) on CentOS How to run SQL queries against Apache log files on Linux

Phoronix: Grep 2.21 Brings Performance Improvements

Monday 24th of November 2014 12:42:13 PM
Grep 2.21 has been released and represents nearly a half-year worth of improvements to this commonly used GNU utility...

Reddit: ELI5: Repositories, package manager and how they work.

Monday 24th of November 2014 12:03:50 PM

I am a software developer, and mainly a Windows user, I have used Linux in the past. I understand the concept of dependencies and so on, but I never really understood how repositories and package manager work. I know they select dependencies themself, but I don't fully understand how it works in the background. Enlight me please.

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LinuxToday: War Thunder Free Steam MMO Now with Linux Client

Monday 24th of November 2014 12:00:00 PM

 tuxarena: War Thunder, a free, popular MMO based on World War II, has received a Linux client, so you can now install and play War Thunder for free on Steam.

TuxMachines: How AAP is shaping an open source newsroom system

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:30:21 AM

Australian Associated Press (AAP) is collaborating with open source software developer Sourcefabric to test and build a newsroom management system better suited to the digital age.

One of Superdesk's main aims is to remove repetitive technical tasks such as tagging stories and multimedia elements from a journalist's workload.

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TuxMachines: PayrollHero to release code publicly to help build open source culture in Singapore

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:27:34 AM

In line with this, PayrollHero is marking their official launch in Singapore with a gift for the local Ruby community – going open source with their Singapore Payroll Gems. The startup has a history of giving back to its local community in the Philippines. They’re now bringing that practice to the island-state – starting with their CPF calculator. Not surprisingly, this was suggested by their engineers, according to co-founder Stephen Jagger.

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TuxMachines: Jolla’s Open Source iPad Alternative Raises More Than $1M In Two Days’ Crowdfunding

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:17:47 AM

Late last week Finnish mobile startup Jolla launched a crowdfunding campaign for a tablet running its open source Sailfish OS, smashing past its initial funding goal of $380,000 in a couple of hours. It has since pushed past the $1 million mark, with around $1.18M now pledged from more than 7,370 backers of the Indiegogo campaign.

Speaking in an interview with TechCrunch prior to the campaign kicking off Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon was bullish. “I think we’re going to sell out,” he said. “I believe that we will quickly see the small initial targets, we will put up some stretch goals. I think that we’re going to sell a lot of tablets.”

Also: Jolla Sailfish 2.0 Tablet: ‘Open-Source iPad’ Crowdfunded Within Hours

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TuxMachines: And now for some good news... How open source triumphed over Microsoft Office in Italy

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:14:52 AM

Microsoft Office may have a global monopoly, but one Italian region rejected it flat out. But, why?

In the stunningly beautiful Italian region of Umbria, you'll feel more at home running open source software, rather than the clunky and expensive Microsoft Office suite.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat, Chilean government hold talks on open source initiative

Monday 24th of November 2014 11:03:22 AM

The head of Chilean regulator Pedro Huichalaf agreed to pass information regarding the benefits of open source software to the ministerial committee for digital development

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TuxMachines: IT teams are choosing open source - but not just for the cost savings

Monday 24th of November 2014 10:41:34 AM

IT decision makers are increasingly turning to open source over proprietary software because they believe it offers them better business continuity and control

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TuxMachines: Patent Troll Kills Open Source Project On Speeding Up The Computation Of Erasure Codes

Monday 24th of November 2014 10:39:37 AM

Via James Bessen, we learn of how a patent trolling operation by StreamScale has resulted in an open source project completely shutting down, despite the fact that the patent in question (US Patent 8,683,296 for an "Accelerated erasure coding system and method") is almost certainly ineligible for patent protection as an abstract idea, following the Supreme Court's Alice ruling and plenty of prior art. Erasure codes are used regularly today in cloud computing data storage and are considered to be rather important. Not surprisingly, companies and lawyers are starting to pop out of the woodwork to claim patents on key pieces. I won't pretend to understand the fundamental details of erasure codes, but the link above provides all the details. It goes through the specific claims in the patents, breaking down what they actually say (basically an erasure code on a computer using SIMD instructions), and how that's clearly an abstract idea and thus not patent-eligible.

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Reddit: Wrote a bash script to post Gists on Github from the command line

Monday 24th of November 2014 10:21:32 AM

A command line "client" for Github's Gist application. Allows you to post scripts quickly to Github for others to see and use. Also possible to write the gist on invocation of the script, possible to post under your username or anonymously, and possible to specify public or private gist.

Here's the script

Feel free to let me know about any errors, unnecessary commands, etc. Hope it's of as much use to you guys as it is to me!

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Monday 24th of November 2014 10:19:52 AM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Monday 24th of November 2014 10:18:24 AM

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