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TuxMachines: 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:55:43 AM

If you are new to Linux then I'm sure you are giving up lots of time choosing Desktop Environment of your Linux Distribution. You are probably thinking to give a try to each one of them but that's very time consuming. That's why here I'm reviewing the 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments with the pros & cons. The article gives you what you should know for choosing a DE. So let's get started! Reat At LinuxAndUbuntu

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TuxMachines: Tizen 2.3 Rev 3 SDK now released with Native IDE Bug Fixes

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:36:51 AM

The Tizen Technical Steering Group has announced the release of the Tizen 2.3 SDK (Rev3), which is now available to download and contains bug fixes in the Native IDE as detailed below:

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Reddit: Do you want Google Drive and Google Photos on Linux?

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:10:02 AM

I want them too and the only way to make this happen is to say to Google we want them!

  1. Go to Google Drive on the web (
  2. Click the settings menu (the gear icon)
  3. Click Help.
  4. Click Send feedback.
  5. Say you want it on Linux
  6. Repeat for Google photos (

If we are enough to ask maybe Google will listen us and make Google Drive and Google Photos available on Linux.

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TuxMachines: 10 compelling reasons to consider open source for your enterprise storage needs

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:04:17 AM

Enterprise needs are a different beast from those of SMBs. Few areas define this as clearly as storage. Instead of storing a few hundred gigabytes, you're looking at terabytes and maybe even petabytes. Failover, redundancy, security, backups—all essential when it comes to enterprise storage.

You might think the only viable solutions for such tasks are proprietary solutions. Fortunately, for businesses and those working within them, that assumption is incorrect. Open source has come a long way and now powers the backbone of enterprise computing—and that includes storage. Don't believe me? Take a look at the following 10 reasons why open source could be the right storage solution for your organization.

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TuxMachines: Docker reveals its secret to success

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 10:04:02 AM

The architectural change in Cloud computing sparked by Docker is a rare occurrence. And a few key practices made Docker, Inc. successful enough to bring about this critical change. First, Docker realized the importance of agility in infrastructure and capitalized on this.

Businesses like Amazon proved that using an agile application is critical to business survival. “If you’re not trying to learn how to take advantage of agile infrastructure, of agile applications, you’re going to be left behind,” Scott Johnston, SVP of Product at Docker, told theCube at DockerCon 2015.

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TuxMachines: Manjaro 0.8.13 Gets New Plasma, MATE, and Cinnamon Versions

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 02:38:02 AM

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 has received a new update pack, the third for this development cycle, and the devs have upgraded a lot of the biggest packages, including LibreOffice and some of the supported desktop environments.

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TuxMachines: NSA runs its spying activities on Red Hat Linux

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 02:15:41 AM

A little over two years ago, the first disclosures about the massive surveillance operation being carried out by the NSA were made in the Guardian, thanks to an intrepid contractor named Edward Snowden.

Now comes the rather disturbing information that the NSA runs its XKEYSCORE program — an application that the Intercept, the website run by journalist Glenn Greenwald, describes as NSA's Google for private communications — for the most part on Red Hat Linux servers.

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TuxMachines: Compact IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on Quark

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 02:09:19 AM

Advantech is prepping an Intel Quark based IoT gateway that runs Yocto Linux and offers PoE support. mini-PCIe expansion, and web-based device management.

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Reddit: KDE and Qt at FISL 2015

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 10:39:26 PM

LXer: How to Deliver Hybrid Apps in 2 Weeks Webcast

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 10:22:17 PM
Have you fully unlocked the potential of DevOps? Need some expert advice on how to accelerate application delivery on hybrid cloud? Join us for this free webcast for Linux Journal Readers.

Phoronix: Khronos To Soon Open-Source Initial SPIR-V LLVM Work

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 06:17:35 PM
One of the big things we've been looking forward to with SPIR-V is the to/from LLVM IR pass in order to open up the possibilities for this new industry-standard intermediate representation to be used by Vulkan and OpenCL. Some code will soon be opened up, but it's not the end game...

LXer: Open source event planning is work, fun, and good for business

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 06:06:42 PM
In addition to picking up technical skills, networking, and learning about products and services in the expo, OSCON attendees can learn practical community-building tricks. In this interview, Kara Sowles (community initiatives manager at Puppet Labs) and Francesca Krihely give advice for hosting a community event. They'll be teaching a half-day tutorial on planning and running tech events at OSCON 2015 in more

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Canonical is working on multiple projects at the same time, and it's often difficult to understand their plans, but Director of Product Strategy Engineering Olli Ries has shed some light on how their inner workings are structured and how things are evolving, from the inside out. Read more

Making the Case for Koha: Why Libraries Should Consider an Open Source ILS

When Engard educates people on what open source is, what it means to use open source software, what types of software are available, which companies use it, and who trusts it, they see that their fears are unfounded, she says. To back up her discussions with facts, she maintains bibliographies on open source and open source security. She also has a set of bookmarks on Delicious, and she wrote a book, Practical Open Source Software for Libraries. “[W]hen people come to me and say open source is too risky … I have facts and figures, just what librarians want, to say no, all software has potential risk associated with it. You have to evaluate software side by side, and look at it, and really take the time to compare it. … I know you’re going to pick the open source solution over the proprietary because it is so quickly developed, so quickly fixed, so ahead of the curve as far as technology is concerned.” Read more

Review of Ubuntu Phone – A Work Still Under Progress

However, what one must remember is that the Ubuntu Phone is still a work in progress. The company is issuing updates every month and is relying on its current user base regarding the feedback and ideas. Right now, only three Ubuntu phones are present in the market ranging from $186 to $328 roughly. Ubuntu has been in hibernation mode for the development of this OS for a long time and it looked like they might be consumer ready now, however, after seeing the Ubuntu Phone it looks like they might be far from that scenario right now. Read more

Android M news: Release date delayed, to come out in September or October?

Google reveals that the newest Android operating system initially codenamed as "Android M" will be delaying the release of Android M Developer Preview 3 for selected Nexus devices. The information was shared by the company's employee and moderator Wojtek Kaliciński on the Developer community page in Google+. Read more