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LXer: Chrome-Colored Parakeets

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 11:19:43 PM
I personally like Google's Chrome interface. It's simple, fast, elegantand did I mention fast? Unfortunately, I don't like how locked down theChrome OS is on a Chromebook, nor do I like its total dependence on Google. Ialso don't like the lack of ability to install Chrome easily on generichardware. Thankfully, Budgie is here to help.

LXer: Mozilla Looks To Phase Out Unencrypted Web

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 09:45:03 PM
“Today we are announcing our intent to phase out non-secure HTTP,” said Firefox security lead Richard Barnes in a blog post. “There’s pretty broad agreement that HTTPS is the way forward for the web.”

TuxMachines: Linux-ready COM mates an i.MX6 SoC with an FPGA

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 09:40:02 PM

Armadeus has launched a Linux-equipped module that integrates a Freescale i.MX6 SoC with a Cyclone V GX FPGA, and offers SATA, CSI, DSI, and optional WiFi.

French technology firm Armadeus Systems has been selling Freescale i.MX based modules for years, including the circa-2009, i.MX27 based APF27. For the new “APF6_SP” computer-on-module, Amadeus has turned to Freescale’s Cortex-A9 i.MX6 SoC, which it had previous adopted for its APF6 COM. The feature set on the APF6_SP is very similar, with one major exception: the addition of an Altera Cyclone V GX FPGA.

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TuxMachines: Samsung Officially Launches their Tizen Curved SUHD 4K TVs in the Philippines

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 09:33:40 PM

The new line of Tizen 4K Samsung SUHD TVs has now officially been launched in the Philippines at an event held a few days ago. The new line-up of TVs includes the JS9500, JS9000 and JS8500 models, supporting screen sizes ranging from 55 to 88 inches. Samsung boasts that their TV technology, which uses nano-crystal semiconductors, leads in color and brightness compared to its competitors.

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TuxMachines: Cloudsto X86 Nano PC is a tiny desktop with Ubuntu Linux (or Windows)

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 09:28:55 PM

The folks at UK retailer Cloudsto have been offering tiny desktop computers loaded with Ubuntu Linux for a little while. But most have basically been Ubuntu versions of existing Android boxes with ARM-based processors.

Now Cloudsto is introducing a line of mini PCs with x86 processors, starting with the Cloudsto X86 Nano Mini PC. It’s available with either Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu 14.04.

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TuxMachines: Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:59:54 PM

You've always been able to run containers on a variety of operating systems: Zones on Solaris; Jails on BSD; Docker on Linux and now Windows Server; OpenVZ on Linux, and so on. As Docker in particular and containers in general explode in popularity, operating system companies are taking a different tack. They're now arguing that to make the most of containers you need a skinny operating system to go with them.

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TuxMachines: Video: 84-Year-Old Volunteer Rebuilds, Sends Linux Laptops to Africa

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:53:55 PM

Retired pastor James Anderson, age 84, has never worked in IT or had any formal computer training, but over the past two years he has rebuilt more than a hundred IBM ThinkPad laptops and sent them to schools and nonprofits in Africa – all running Linux.

For the past nine years, Anderson has volunteered at FreeGeek, a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit that recycles and rehabilitates old computers for donation. He spends four hours every Friday testing and rebuilding the ThinkPads, which he then loads with Linux Mint 17 and sends one or two at a time to Africa via personal couriers.

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LXer: 7 reasons why the feds shouldn’t mess with encryption

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:50:41 PM
The spread of encryption is posting public safety challenges and making it harder for the government to fight both criminals and terrorists, said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. But for security vendors providing encryption technology to enterprise customers, any tampering with encryption protocols would do more damage than harm. Here are seven ways security pros believe the DHS is wrong on encryption.

Reddit: make a live .iso out of my own installation

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:47:29 PM

Hi /r/linux!

is it possible to create a .iso that will install and give me the system i have now again whenever i installl? I don't mind complex installation.

Any ideas?

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TuxMachines: Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft Didn't Copy Convergence Idea, Ubuntu Will Be First

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:45:35 PM

Mark Shuttleworth talked about Ubuntu convergence and he also happened to mention the fact that Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Windows, but he said that the companies just had the same idea, at the same time.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Devs and Users Talk About Windows with Buttons on the Wrong Side

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:41:58 PM

The Ubuntu community is having a vivacious discussion regarding the placement of the window buttons on the left side. From the looks of it, some users would prefer to have the option of moving the buttons to the right side.

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Phoronix: Deb-Based Ubuntu Will Continue To Be Offered For The Foreseeable Future

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:41:48 PM
While there's work on getting a Snappy version of Ubuntu's Desktop-Nex in time for the Ubuntu 15.10 release in October, Debian based packages of Ubuntu Linux will continue to be offered for the foreseeable future...

TuxMachines: Tiny UAV-oriented i.MX6 SBC has HDMI in and out

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:26:28 PM

Gateworks unveiled a tiny, UAV-oriented SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers HDMI in/out, USB, serial, GPIO, CAN, mini-PCIe, and more.

Like other Gateworks Ventana boards, such as the recent Ventana GW5200, the tiny “Ventana GW5510″ runs Linux or Android on a Cortex-A9-based Freescale i.MX6 SoC clocked to 800MHz, and offers a wide-range power supply and -40 to 85°C temperature support. Other Ventana-like features include a programmable pushbutton switch, as well as programmable board shut-down and wake-up for remote sensor applications.

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Phoronix: Linux Game Publishing Remains Down For The Count

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:22:03 PM
This week marks one year since Linux Game Publishing vanished from the Internet...

LXer: Thin Mini-ITX board packs quad-core 2.4GHz punch

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 09:54:45 AM
Habey’s latest Mini-ITX board runs Linux on a quad-core Celeron J1900, and offers dual GbE, dual mini-PCIe slots, mSATA, dual-display support, and HD audio.

TuxMachines: Relax, it's just Ubuntu 15.04. AARGH! IT'S FULL OF SYSTEMD!!!

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 09:19:32 AM

Most users will notice very little overall difference in this latest Ubuntu release, but it’s this change that packs the biggest punch.

There are a couple of new things that make 15.04 worth the upgrade from previous versions, but the really big changes – like the move to Unity 8 and the whole "convergence" of the desktop and mobile versions – remain in the future.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Is Slowly Moving Towards the Rolling Release Model

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 09:12:49 AM

Developers from Canonical explained last week that they intended to rebase the Ubuntu Next flavor (featuring Mir and Unity8) on Snappy, which means that they were also considering moving to a rolling release model, even if it was just for this branch.

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TuxMachines: Next Ubuntu Codename Announced, New Laptops

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 09:08:21 AM

Ubuntu dominated the headlines today with its Ubuntu Online Summit for 2015 beginning today. Mark Shuttleworth gave the keynote and informed a loyal public of the new 15.10 lsb_release -a. Elsewhere, Ubuntu 15.04 gets a thumbs-up and Ebuyer.com is now selling Ubuntu laptops.

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TuxMachines: GNOME's Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.18 with More Wayland Improvements

Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:49:27 AM

Mutter, the default window manager and compositor of the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment received an update as part of the first development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.18, due for release on October 23, 2015.

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More in Tux Machines

elementary OS "Freya" Finally Gets Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

elementary OS "Freya" has been out for some time now, but developers are still adding features to it despite the fact that it has been dubbed stable. Now, users have the option to define custom keyboard shortcuts, which was a very sought after feature. Read more

A Linux proud history – 15 years ago and the Brazilian ATM

The history i want to share with you is how that “marble Tux” happens. Yes, it was a production machine that you see in the picture and was running in every place in Brazil for at least 10 years. So, a 25 years old boy, in this case me, the guy typing now, who was working in a ILOG graphical toolkit partner suddenly decide to look for Linux jobs, it was out of university for 1 year, but was already infected for the open source and Linux for more than 3 years, and thought it can be done. Read more

OPNFV Project Gets Backing from EMC & VMware

The open source platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OPNFV Project, has received major backing from EMC and VMware. EMC joins as a Platinum member, along with others such as AT&T, Brocade, China Mobile, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nokia Networks, DOCOMO, Red Hat, Telecom Italia, Vodafone and ZTE. VMware joins as a Silver member. Read more

Leftovers: GNOME Software

  • Let’s contribute Peru with GNOME
    After that Cesar Fabian started the code contribution part, because all of them were interested in GNOME developer technologies. We started with glib, based on the GLIB Website. He explained us that Glib is a GNOME library written in C. We did a couple of examples: Hello Word and Lists of Fruits, using glist. Glists are linked lists that use the type void *. It was also explained values and basic types like gboleean where ONE represents TRUE and the rest of values are FALSE .
  • GNOME 3.18 to Drop Support for Yahoo!, Foursquare Will be Enabled by Default
    Debarshi Ray, a renown GNOME developer, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of a new development release of the GNOME Online Accounts component of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment.
  • GNOME Disk Utility 3.17.2 Fixes Benchmarking of Disks on 32-Bit Architectures
    The GNOME Project is hard at work these days preparing for the release of the second milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release later this year on September 23.