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TuxMachines: Microsoft imitates Ubuntu, will create one Windows to run on all screens

Thursday 24th of July 2014 05:38:49 AM

Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, for long pursued a single dream — that of acheiving a unified family of experiences on smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs through one operating system and one interface, Unity, which will adopt to the connected device. As Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical and Ubuntu’s founder said at last year’s OSCon, “Convergence is the core story. Each device is great, but they should be part of one family. On any device you’ll know what you’re doing. One device should be able to give you all the experiences you can get from any one of them.”

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Reddit: Which Linux for Asus EEEpc 901?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 05:34:28 AM

I want to put a Linux on a EEpc 901. It has to be easy to use (for my dad), mainly Browser, emails and the occasional pdf and photo to look at. The eee pc has a 4GB main SSD and a 8GB for /home. I would prefer vanilla Ubuntu, but it's quite heavy and full of stuff I don't need.
What would you suggest?

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Reddit: My personal netflix.

Thursday 24th of July 2014 05:32:39 AM

So I'd like to use a server to host my personal netflix, with videos that I've uploaded that any browser can decode and play, any suggestions on what software I would use? Server resources are irrelevant.

Edit: To be clear, I'd like this to work just like netflix, I log in and am presented with the offerings available on the server, regardless of the platform, is this possible?

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LXer: Oracle Linux 7.0 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 24th of July 2014 05:30:13 AM
Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud.

TuxMachines: Lessons from an open source entrepreneur

Thursday 24th of July 2014 05:30:03 AM

Like many of the great games programmers from the 1980s, when open source software entrepreneur Freddy Mahhumane describes his background formal education doesn’t really play much of a part in it.

“I wasn’t good at much at school,” he says, “Except for computers and programming.”

Born in Mpumalanga, Mahhumane moved to Gauteng at the age of six and lived variously in Kempton Park and Thembisa while he was growing up. Sitting in front of a group of business hopefuls at the inaugural Startup Grind Johannesburg, he sounds almost embarrassed by the trappings of success.

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Phoronix: Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed By Three Weeks

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:50:18 AM
Due to many of the Fedora 21 changes/features not being ready in time, the release schedule has been pushed back by three weeks...

TuxMachines: diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:50:02 AM

Once in a while someone points out a POSIX violation in Linux. Often the answer is to fix the violation, but sometimes Linus Torvalds decides that the POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior, but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if that layer is slower and less efficient.

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LXer: Elections Results for Summer 2014 FESCo Special Election

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:42:53 AM
Hey Everyone, The results are in for the FESCo Elections! The elections for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) Summer 2014 Special Election have concluded, and the results are shown in this article.

Phoronix: Mono Begins To Focus On Performance, Assembles A Team

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:41:39 AM
Miguel de Icaza shared that they're assembling a "Mono Performance Team" at Xamarin for accelerating the performance of Mono...

TuxMachines: Clone Attack, Tails Rebased, and Banana Pi?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:40:55 AM

Today in Linux news, Oracle Linux 7 was released today. reports that Tails now features a "Windows 8 camouflage mode." has five reasons to love Deepin and LinuxUser & Developer has a review of the Banana Pi. This and more in tonight's Linux news review.

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Phoronix: IPv6 Improvements Hit NetworkManager

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:24:12 AM
While NetworkManager has already supported the IPv6 protocol for some months now, several IPv6-related improvements were pushed to its code-base on Wednesday...

LXer: Warhammer Eternal Crusade MMO Will Gain A Linux Version

Thursday 24th of July 2014 03:55:33 AM
An upcoming MMO in the Warhammer series is set to gain a Linux version thanks to comments made from the lead developer.

LXer: Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs

Thursday 24th of July 2014 03:08:13 AM
Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.

Reddit: Help with mounting a drive for NFS server? (xpost /r/raspberry_pi)

Thursday 24th of July 2014 03:07:51 AM

Hello folks, I'm just trying to set up a small NAS with an RPi and I ran into a problem toward the end. This[1] is the walkthrough I was following, and after a bit of troubleshooting, I'm all the way to the part where he says to "mount the 'exported' paths by saying sudo mount <IP address>:/media/audvid /home/shrik/Music" I'm a bit confused about which IP address goes in. Is that the IP of the RPi Nas on the LAN or is it the client IP I want to be able to access the NAS? Also, what is the goal of mounting this, and after doing it correctly, should I be able to point a client's Windows Explorer to the RPi's IP and see all of the available files? Thanks for the help!

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Reddit: Weekly Edition for July 17, 2014

Thursday 24th of July 2014 02:49:50 AM

Phoronix: Oracle Linux 7 Released Today As Its RHEL7 Clone

Thursday 24th of July 2014 02:43:10 AM
In case you didn't hear already, Oracle announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 as the latest version of its Linux OS cloned from the open-source Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 code-base...

LXer: What kind of tablet do you use?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 02:20:53 AM
It seems today that the naysayers were wrong: tablets have become ubiquitous. But has open source made its reach into the tablet world to the same extent it has to other areas of technology?

LinuxInsider: Skype for Linux Redesign Is Ugly but Functional

Thursday 24th of July 2014 02:01:12 AM
If you do not mind having a free non-open source Microsoft product on your Linux computer, the latest Skype for Linux release catches up to the Windows and Mac versions, providing most of the features they've had for some time. Microsoft rolled out Skype version in mid June. The catch-up release has an updated user interface, some additional features, and lots of bug fixes. The latest Skype for Linux version also got rid of Alsa audio API support. Instead, it supports only Pulse Audio.

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Firefox gets preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to “cast” videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware. As announced in a post on Google+ post by Mozilla developer Lucas Rocha, “Chromecast support is now enabled in Firefox for Android’s Nightly build.” To check this out, I downloaded the latest Firefox Nightly, installed it on my Nexus 10, and tested it with my Chromecast. It worked… although, it has some rough edges right now. Read more

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