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Phoronix: Canonical Joined The Khronos Group To Help Mir/Wayland Drivers

Thursday 21st of August 2014 01:45:27 PM
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has joined the Khronos Group to help push open, cross-platform, industry-standard APIs...

Phoronix: EFL 1.11 Is A Big Milestone For Enlightenment Users

Thursday 21st of August 2014 01:10:33 PM
Version 1.11 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) has been released and it represents a huge milestone for those depending upon the library as part of their desktop...

LXer: How Perception Will Kill Windows Phone

Thursday 21st of August 2014 12:58:52 PM
While it's obvious that Windows Phone is stuck as a distant third in the smart phone ecosystem race, it's equally clear that the biggest danger to the platform isn't failure, but rather the perception of failure. And in a market in which the distant number two player, Apple, can do no wrong, Microsoft faces an uphill battle that it may never win.

TuxMachines: Alfresco Raises A Fresh $45M To Fuel Open-Source Enterprise Content Management

Thursday 21st of August 2014 12:20:40 PM

Alfresco, an open source, enterprise content management startup, is today announcing a new round of funding of $45 million — a Series D round that is more than twice as big as all of its previous rounds put together.

The UK-based company competes against legacy services like Documentum (which was co-founded by one of Alfresco’s co-founders, John Newton) and Sharepoint to help large organisations manage their disparate document storage both in the cloud and on-premises, and also offer versioning control and other compliance requirements across mobile, PC and other devices. Alfresco will use the new funding to step its business up a gear, with new sales and marketing efforts, and moves into more cloud-based services that could see it competing more directly also against the likes of Dropbox, Box and Huddle.

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TuxMachines: HandyLinux 1.6.1 Is a Linux Distro with a Windows Vibe

Thursday 21st of August 2014 12:15:00 PM

HandyLinux is a newer operating system and its developers have tried to provide a clear and familiar desktop interface. It might feel like it has a Windows 8 vibe, which is probably an effect of the theme used, but the OS is actually quite interesting.

One of the most interesting aspects of the distribution is the menu launcher, which is quite odd. It opens a new window with all the applications and the user has to choose from there on. It's definitely something different from the norm.

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TuxMachines: New Human Interface Guidelines for GNOME and GTK+

Thursday 21st of August 2014 12:09:41 PM

I’ve recently been hard at work on a new and updated version of the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines, and am pleased to announce that this will be ready for the upcoming 3.14 release.

Over recent years, application design has evolved a huge amount. The web and native applications have become increasingly similar, and new design patterns have become the norm. During that period, those of use in the GNOME Design Team have worked with developers to expand the range of GTK+’s capabilities, and the result is a much more modern toolkit.

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LXer: Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

Thursday 21st of August 2014 10:07:19 AM
The Linux Foundation on Wednesday introduced two new certification programs aimed at connecting employers with qualified Linux administrators and engineers. "The supply of labor has been far outpaced by the demand for Linux," said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin.

Phoronix: Intel's Latest Linux Graphics Code Competes Against OS X 10.9

Thursday 21st of August 2014 09:59:20 AM
Tests I carried out last month with a Haswell-based Apple MacBook Air showed Linux largely smashing OS X 10.9 with the latest open-source graphics driver code on Linux over Apple's OpenGL driver. Today I'm testing the latest OS X 10.9.4 state against the newest Linux kernel and Intel Mesa driver code on Ubuntu while this time using an older Sandy Bridge era Apple Mac Mini.

TuxMachines: Raspberry Pi powered juggling performance

Thursday 21st of August 2014 09:29:31 AM

Flashing pins are spinning tens of feet into the air on a pitch dark stage. It's a juggling performance. All of the pins are perfectly synchronized to flash different colors in time to the music. It's part of the magic of theater and a special night out with friends to enjoy a distraction from daily life. Part of the magic—and why it's called magic—is that the audience doesn't know how these secrets are made backstage.

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LXer: How To Install ownCloud 7 Server and Client on OpenSuse 13.1

Thursday 21st of August 2014 09:10:08 AM
This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on OpenSuse 13.1. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server's data with OpenSuse 13.1 Desktop, Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Phoronix: DirectFB Updates GTK3 Support, Working Towards DirectFB 1.8

Thursday 21st of August 2014 08:26:48 AM
While we haven't heard much out of the DirectFB camp in recent months, it turns out their code is still churning and they continue making progress for this library that provides a plethora of features while running off the Linux frame-buffer...

LXer: Wide-temperature SBCs tap quad-core Atom E3800 SoCs

Thursday 21st of August 2014 08:12:57 AM
Commell’s three extended-temperature SBCs deliver Intel’s quad-core Atom E3800 and Celeron SoCs on Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, and 3.5-inch form-factors.

Reddit: Please help me to convince System 76 to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment.

Thursday 21st of August 2014 08:01:07 AM

Hello everyone!

My trusty old 17.3" Toshiba laptop running Fedora 20 Linux is about to die on me. I wanted to purchase a new laptop with Bitcoin, so I headed over to Tiger Direct. They had a fantastic 17.3" Dell laptop that would have been perfect except for the fact that it comes preloaded with Windows 8.1. I am through paying for an OS that I do not want, so I have decided that I will UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES buy another computer with Windows pre-installed. As such, I will only purchase from a vendor who will sell me a computer with either no OS installed, or Linux pre-installed. System 76 is the leading vendor of laptops with Linux pre-installed (in my opinion), but they do not accept Bitcoin as a form of payment (yet). Please help me to convince them to accept Bitcoin by going here, creating an account, and sending them a message of support: https://system76.com/contact/

I created an account myself, and I just sent them the following message: "I want to purchase a 17.3" laptop, but I am tired of paying the "Windows tax". I found a fantastic 17.3" Dell laptop computer at TigerDirect.com, but it unfortunately comes with Windows 8.1" pre-installed. I refuse to pay for an OS that I do not want. I visited TigerDirect.com because they accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. If you accept Bitcoin as a form of payment, I will order a brand new 17.3" laptop from you, POST HASTE. I have also posted a message on reddit.com/r/bitcoin to encourage others in the Bitcoin community to help convince you that accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment is a great idea. There are many companies (such as Coinbase and Bitpay) that can set you up to start accepting Bitcoin payments. Thank you for you time, and have a great day!"

I have also posted this message in /r/bitcoin. Thank you all for your time, and I appreciate any support that you can provide to this initiative. I hope to hear an announcement that System 76 is accepting Bitcoin soon!

Sincerely, Philogus

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