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LXer: About Linux Weekly News - Bodhi's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 03:08:01 PM
Early reports of Bodhi's demise appear to have been premature, Netflix and Android Apps will work with Linux and has Linux become boring?

Slashdot: Fedora 21 Alpha Released

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 02:38:00 PM
An anonymous reader writes Fedora 21 Alpha has been released. After encountering multiple delays, the first development version is out for the Fedora.NEXT and Fedora 21 products. Fedora 21 features improved Wayland support, GNOME 3.14, many updated packages, greater server and cloud support, and countless other improvements with Fedora 20 already being nearly one year old.

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Phoronix: Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Its Default Desktop

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 02:27:28 PM
While Debian defaulted to the Xfce desktop in the past after switching from GNOME, the default Debian desktop is back to being with GNOME...

Reddit: Kali Linux NetHunter - Kali for your Nexus devices

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 02:23:00 PM
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LXer: How to Make Lubuntu 14.04 Look Like Windows XP

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 02:10:50 PM
This tutorial explains how to make lubuntu 14.04 LTS trusty tahr look like windows XP. Lubuntu is based on LXDE, a very light desktop environment that probably has even lower hardware requirements than Windows XP. It’s a favorite for older systems and it’s the lightest distro in the Ubuntu family.

Phoronix: Fedora 21 Alpha Finally Sees The Light Of Day

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 02:03:54 PM
As anticipated, Fedora 21 in alpha form was just released this morning...

Phoronix: Qt 5.4 Will Support Applications Under A Wayland Compositor

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 01:49:25 PM
While Qt5 has always been promoted as being friendly towards Wayland and working to avoid its Linux dependency on X11, with the upcoming Qt 5.4 release is going to be the first version where there's out-of-the-box support for running Qt applications under a Wayland compositor -- i.e. integrating the Qt Wayland module...

Phoronix: Valve Rolls Out A New Steam Storefront

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 01:35:36 PM
Following the launch of the launch of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Linux and approaching the one year anniversary of the Steam Machines announcement (so much happens during Oktoberfest season...) is Valve rolling out a new Steam storefront...

LXer: How to manage configurations in Linux with Puppet and Augeas

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 01:13:39 PM
Although Puppet is a really unique and useful tool, there are situations where you could use a bit of a different approach. Situations like modification of configuration files which are already present on several of your servers and are unique on each one of them at the same time. Folks from Puppet labs realized this […]Continue reading...The post How to manage configurations in Linux with Puppet and Augeas appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install Puppet server and client on CentOS and RHEL

Phoronix: Exynos DRM Driver Gets Updated For Linux 3.18

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 01:03:28 PM
While there hasn't been much to report on lately as it pertains to the open-source Exynos DRM driver, it continues to be updated and maintained by Samsung's staff...

LXer: What happens when you put slow loris DOS attack on steroid?

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 12:16:28 PM
SlowHTTPTest is a highly configurable tool that simulates some Application Layer Denial of Service attacks. It works on majority of Linux platforms, OSX and Cygwin – a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows.

Reddit: Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 12:12:34 PM

LinuxToday: Netflix is finally coming to Linux

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 12:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services ever, but it's always been a headache for Linux users to enjoy it on their computers.

TuxMachines: OpenSUSE 13.2 Beta

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 11:30:57 AM

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LXer: Bullies in the Machine or Pick On Someone Your Own Size

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 11:19:17 AM
“Yeah, that’s easy. You just click on the icon you want to put down in the bottom panel, then reboot three times. It’s gotta be three times exactly and you have to do them one right after another real fast. If you wait too long between reboots it won’t work. On the third reboot, it should be there.”

TuxMachines: Migrating From Windows 7 To Ubuntu: The Ultimate Guide

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 11:00:44 AM

Despite what all the Linux haters say, choosing Ubuntu is logical and migrating from Windows 7 to Ubuntu is a breeze. This article summarizes the process and provides solutions to some of the most common beginner hiccups.

The Windows Vs Mac Vs Linux debate has been going on for years and doesn’t look to be settled anytime soon. If you are a Windows 7 user and still haven’t made the switch to Windows 8, you may want to consider migrating to Ubuntu 14.04, the latest Linux distro from Ubuntu. In addition to strong support from developers and a massive software repository, it’s free, faster and safer than Windows.

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LXer: MediaTek launches developer portal, debuts Android SDK

Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 10:22:06 AM
MediaTek announced a Mediatek Labs hacker site, plus a MediaTek SDK for Android and a “LinkIt” RTOS that runs on an ARM-based, IoT-oriented “Aster” SoC. For years, Taiwan-based MediaTek has offered ARM-based system-on-chips for Android, starting with the budget market, but more recently offering powerful SoCs such as the MediaTek MT6595, an octa-core SoC with four 2.5GHz Cortex-A17 cores. Now, the company is extending its development support by launching a MediaTek Labs portal division based in Silicon Valley. The first offerings include a preview release of MediaTek SDK for Android, which provides a set of extensions that build on Google’s Android SDK.

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OpenStack Juno is out, Debian (and Ubuntu Trusty ports) packages ready

This is just a quick announce: Debian packages for Juno are out. In fact, they were ready the day of the release, on the 16th of October. I uploaded it all (to Experimental) the same day, literally a few hours after the final released was git tagged. But I had no time to announce it. This week-end, I took the time to do an Ubuntu Trusty port, which I also publish (it’s just a mater of rebuilding all, and it should work out of the box). Here are the backports repositories. For Wheezy: deb juno-backports main deb juno main For trusty: deb trusty-juno-backports main Read more

Video: Systemd the Core OS (no coughing)

There has been so much negative stuff about systemd on teh Interwebs lately. It is so sad. Quite a few distros picked systemd because they liked a lot of the features it has. Why do the people who like systemd actually like it? Sure, if you look hard enough, you can find those answers... but I remembered a video where the man himself explains it. Read more

GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support

GParted 0.20.0 is out today with a release that primarily improves Btrfs support. The improved Btrfs support comes via now handling support for resizing Btrfs file-systems that span multiple devices. GParted 0.20 also has GRUB2 restoration steps added to the help manual plus various translation updates. Read more

Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators

Ubuntu developers had some minor problems in the week before with all sorts of bugs that were popping out. They postponed the release of a new update for the Ubuntu Touch RTM and, at one point, they even got everyone to focus on fixing the problems and nothing else. Now they have a new version out and progress really shows. Users who already have Ubuntu Touch on their phones might have noticed that the number of features added to the system have diminished drastically, but that's the way it should be. The system is getting closer to its final stages and there is little reason to add new options now. The current form of the OS is not very far from the official release, so only fixes remain to be made. Read more