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Phoronix: Chrome 38 Now In Beta With Exciting Advancements

Friday 29th of August 2014 04:43:45 AM
Google released the Chrome 38 Beta on late Thursday and this newest web-browser version adds in support for new HTML and JavaScript features...

LXer: Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens Resigns

Friday 29th of August 2014 04:25:34 AM
I've heard from my own sources that Stevens is not leaving due to any internal wrangling or politics at Red Hat, but rather to pursue a new opportunity that he simply could not turn down.

Phoronix: Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression

Friday 29th of August 2014 04:00:00 AM
As I wrote about yesterday, there appears to be a new Linux kernel power regression that's yet to be solved by the latest Linux 3.17 code. The issue was originally tracked down to being a regression introduced during the Linux 3.15 stable cycle that disabled frame-buffer compression support by default for the Intel DRM graphics driver, but the impact it's had on the system power draw is much greater than what was anticipated by the Intel developers. A separate Intel employee is also reporting increased power draw, so I decided to run some tests on a few local systems to see what I'm encountering in the power consumption primarily between Linux 3.15 and 3.16.

LXer: The Journey Down: Chapter Two Review for Linux

Friday 29th of August 2014 03:28:23 AM
The Journey Down: Chapter Two is a point-and-click adventure that will transport you back in the golden era of gaming that was populated by titles like Grim Fandango and Broken Sword. It's an amazing experience and it shows us that adventures games are not a thing of the past.

LXer: 74 Countries and Counting: Mozilla’s Maker Party Increases Web Literacy Across the Globe

Friday 29th of August 2014 02:31:12 AM
Back in July we kicked-off Maker Party, our annual campaign to teach the web around the world. Throughout  this two-month campaign we have seen people on nearly every continent  increase their web literacy by writing their first line of code, … Continue reading

Reddit: Resistance to the Linux Desktop

Friday 29th of August 2014 01:42:10 AM

LXer: China Promotes Linux-Based Operating System Against Windows, Android

Friday 29th of August 2014 01:34:01 AM
The Chinese government is promoting China Operating System, a closed source, Linux-based OS that it hopes will supplant Microsoft Windows and Google Android.

LXer: Announcing Apache CloudMonkey 5.2.0

Friday 29th of August 2014 12:36:50 AM
Apache CloudStack, the mature, turnkey Open Source cloud computing software platform used for creating private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, today announced Apache CloudMonkey v5.2.0, the latest feature release of its command line interface tool.

LXer: Setup CentOS 7 cloud instance on IceHouse Neutron ML2&OVS&GRE System

Thursday 28th of August 2014 11:39:39 PM
CentOS 7.0 qcow2 image for glance is available now at http://openstack.redhat.com/Image_resources. Regardless dhcp-option 26,1454 is setup on system current image loads with MTU 1500. Workaround for now is to launch instance with no ssh keypair and having postinstallation script

Reddit: Lynx Text Browser - Make it a larger window?

Thursday 28th of August 2014 11:18:35 PM

Hi Redditors!

I recently installed Lynx and I'm loving the fact that I can reject cookies >:D!

Anyways, I'm having issues finding a solution to make the lynx browser larger (bigger window).

https://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=%22bigger%22+OR+%22big%22+OR+%22large%22+OR+%22larger%22+lynx+browser+window&oq=%22bigger%22+OR+%22big%22+OR+%22large%22+OR+%22larger%22+lynx+browser+window&gs_l=serp.3..33i21.89432.90756.0.90917.7.7.0.0.0.0.133.495.0j4.4.0....0...1c.1.52.serp..4.3.364.by12iqEv_Js

Above is my best attempt to find instructions to make the window larger. I found other people asking similar questions. http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.lynx.devel/7990

The answers were not working - eg ctr+z.

Thank you in advanced for our help and input. Please I really would like help making the lynx browser larger.

Thank you

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:42:52 PM

LXer: Containers vs Hypervisors: The Battle Has Just Begun

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:42:28 PM
Some backers of container technologies have made rather rash statements about the rise of Docker marking the end of hypervisors. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. The rise of unikernels raises the bar for convenient, compact, secure VMs.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:42:17 PM

Slashdot: Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:33:00 PM
darthcamaro (735685) writes Since November of 2001, Brian Stevens has been the CTO of Red Hat but as of August 28 that's no longer the case. Under Stevens' tenure, Red Hat transformed its business, adding Red Hat Enterprise Linux, acquiring JBoss, Qumranet, Gluster and Ceph as well as joining (and now leading) the OpenStack Foundation. So why did he leave? No official word, but apparently it is to pursue a new opportunity that Stevens just could not pass up.

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TuxMachines: Linux on the desktop isn't dead

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:30:31 PM

At LinuxCon this year, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was asked what he wanted for Linux. His response? "The desktop." For years, the call to Linux action was "World Domination." In certain markets, this has happened (think Linux helping to power Android and Chrome OS). On the desktop, however, Linux still has a long, long way to go.

Wait... that came out wrong. I don't mean "Linux has a long, long way to go before it's ready for the desktop." What I meant to say is something more akin to "Linux is, in fact, desktop ready... it just hasn't found an inroad to the average consumer desktop."

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Reddit: How have I been a Linux desktop user for six years without knowing about ssh tunnels?

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:27:12 PM

So I just recently how to use ssh as a socks proxy, as well as how to do a reverse tunnel to access home services remotely through my vps. What the heck man? This is, like, the coolest thing ever.

Is there anything else you people have been keeping secret from me that I need to know about?

(Already know about python simple http server.)

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TuxMachines: KDE Mover-Sizer brings handy Linux desktop tricks to the PC

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:26:22 PM

Resizing and repositioning windows on the PC desktop is such a fundamental task that you’ll almost do it without thinking. Move the mouse to the title bar/ border, click, drag, release. Very basic, very simple -- but there might still be room for improvement.

KDE Mover-Sizer is an open source, portable tool which brings a common Linux desktop trick to Windows. Instead of having to move your mouse cursor to the title bar or border, you just hold down the Alt key, then left-click anywhere inside a window and drag to move it, right-click and drag to resize it.

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Scrivener Writing Software has a Linux Version

In some ways, Scrivener is the very embodiment of anti-Linux, philosophically. Scrivener is a writing program, used by authors. In Linux, one strings together well developed and intensely tested tools on data streams to produce a result. So, to author a complex project, create files and edit them in a simple text editor, using some markdown. Keep the files organized in the file system and use file names carefully chosen to keep them in order in their respective directories. when it comes time to make project-wide modifications, use grep and sed to process all of the files at once or selected files. Eventually, run the files through LaTeX to produce beautiful output. Then, put the final product in a directory where people can find it on Gopher.

Gopher? Anyway …

On the other hand, emacs is the ultimate linux program. Emacs is a text editor that is so powerful and has so many community-contributed “modes” (like add-ins) that it can be used as a word processor, an email client, a calendar, a PIM, a web browser, an operating system, to make coffee, or to stop that table with the short leg from rocking back and forth. So, in this sense, a piece of software that does everything is also linux, philosophically.

And so, Scrivener, despite what I said above, is in a way the very embodiment of Linux, philosophically.

I’ve been using Scrivener on a Mac for some time now, and a while back I tried it on Linux. Scrivener for the Mac is a commercial product you must pay money for, though it is not expensive, but the Linux version, being highly experimental and probably unsafe, is free. But then again, this is Linux. We eat unsafe experimental free software for breakfast. So much that we usually skip lunch. Because we’re still fixing breakfast. As it were.

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Anyway, here’s what Scrivener does. It does everything. The full blown Mac version has more features than the Linux version, but both are feature rich. To me, the most important things are: A document is organised in “scenes” which can be willy nilly moved around in relation to each other in a linear or hierarchical system. The documents are recursive, so a document can hold other documents, and the default is to have only the text in the lower level document as part of the final product (though this is entirely optional). A document can be defined as a “folder” which is really just a document that has a file folder icon representing it to make you feel like it is a folder.

Associated with the project, and with each separate document, is a note taking area. So, you can jot notes project-wide as you work, like “Don’t forget to write the chapter where everyone dies at the end,” or you can write notes on a given document like “Is this where I should use the joke about the slushy in the bathroom at Target?” Each scene also has a number of attributes such as a “label” and a “status” and keywords. I think keywords may not be implemented in the Linux version yet.

Typically a project has one major folder that has all the actual writing distributed among scenes in it, and one or more additional folders in which you put stuff that is not in the product you are working on, but could be, or was but you pulled it out, or that includes research material.

You can work on one scene at a time. Scenes have meta-data and document notes.

The scenes, folders, and everything are all held together with a binder typically displayed on the left side of the Scrivener application window, showing the hierarchy. A number of templates come with the program to create pre-organized binder paradigms, or you can just create one from scratch. You can change the icons on the folders/scenes to remind you of what they are. When a scene is active in the central editing window, you can display an “inspector” on the right side, showing the card (I’ll get to that later) on top the meta data, and the document or project notes. In the Mac version you can create additional meta-data categories.

An individual scene can be displayed in the editing window. Or, scenes can be shown as a collection of scenes in what is known as “Scrivenings mode.” Scrivenings mode is more or less standard word processing mode where all the text is simply there to scroll through, though scene titles may or may not be shown (optional). A lot of people love the corkboard option. I remember when PZ Myers discovered Scrivener he raved about it. The corkboard is a corkboard (as you may have guessed) with 3 x 5 inch virtual index cards, one per scene, that you can move around and organize as though that was going to help you get your thoughts together. The corkboard has the scene title and some notes on what the scene is, which is yet another form of meta-data. I like the corkboard mode, but really, I don’t think it is the most useful features. Come for the corkboard, stay for the binder and the document and project notes!

Community chest: Storage firms need to pay open-source debts

Linux and *BSD have completely changed the storage market. They are the core of so many storage products, allowing startups and established vendors alike to bring new products to the market more rapidly than previously possible. Almost every vendor I talk to these days has built their system on top of these and then there are the number of vendors who are using Samba implementations for their NAS functionality. Sometimes they move on from Samba but almost all version 1 NAS boxen are built on top of it. Read more

Black Lab SDK 1.8 released

QT Creator - for QT 5 Gambas 3 - Visual Basic for Linux Ubuntu Quickly - Quick and dirty development tool for python emacs and Xemacs - Advanced Text Editor Anjuta and Glade - C++ RAD development tool for GTK Netbeans - Java development environment GNAT-GPS - IDE for the following programming languages. Ada, C, JavaScript, Pascal and Python Idle - IDE for Python Scite - Text Editor Read more

Did Red Hat’s CTO Walk – Or Was He Pushed?

He went on to say that some within Red Hat speculate that tensions between Stevens and Paul Cormier, Red Hat’s president of products and technologies, might be responsible, although there doesn’t appear to have been any current argument between the two. Cormier will take over Stevens’ duties until a replacement is found. Vaughan-Nichols also said that others at Red Hat had opined that Stevens might’ve left because he’d risen as high as he could within the company and with no new advancement opportunities open to him, he’d decided to move on. If this was the case, why did he leave so abruptly? Stevens had been at Red Hat for nearly ten years. If he was leaving merely because “I’ve done all I can here and it’s time to seek my fortune elsewhere,” we’d expect him to work out some kind of notice and stay on the job long enough for Red Hat to find a suitable replacement. Turning in a resignation that’s effective immediately is not the ideal way to walk out the door for the last time. It smells of burning bridges. Read more