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Phoronix: MenuetOS Updated With SMP Threads & Onscreen Keyboard

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 11:04:58 PM
MenuetOS, the operating system written in Assembly and now primarily focused on 64-bit x86 systems and fits on a 1.5MB floppy disk image, is out with a new release...

TuxMachines: Red Hat launches Asia Pacific Forum to answer open source questions

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 10:52:57 PM

Open source solutions provider, Red Hat, will be hosting its annual Asia Pacific forums to address pain-points and share strategies with public sector agencies and businesses interested in open source.

More: Red Hat Enhances its Linux OpenStack Platform

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TuxMachines: Patent trolls and open document formats with open source thought leaders

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 10:44:49 PM

Over on Gordon Haff's blog, Connections, the senior cloud evangelist for Red Hat talked with Simon Phipps, the president of the Open Source Initiative about U.S. software patent cases and the United Kingdom's decision to make ODF its official document format.

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LXer: We need a new operating system for the hybrid cloud era

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 10:29:21 PM
We have big operating systems created for the desktop era and we have Google Chrome, an OS made for the cloud era, but what we lack is something in the middle that takes into account the way people work today across both environments.

TuxMachines: Getting Good Vibrations with Linux

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 10:05:48 PM

Vibrations and wave motions describe many different physical systems. In fact, most systems that dissipate energy do so through waves of one form or another. In this article, I take a look at gvb (Good ViBrations,, a Linux application you can use to visualize and model wave motion and vibrations.

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TuxMachines: Enlightenment E19 Lands Its New Wayland Compositor Code

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 09:53:05 PM

Enlightenment fans can celebrate today that the big Enlightenment compositor work has been merged to mainline Enlightenment ahead of the upcoming E19 release.

Prolific Enlightenment developer Chris Michael (a.k.a. "devilhorns") at Samsung merged his "e_comp_wl" branch into mainline Enlightenment (enlightenment.git). This "e_comp_wl" branch contains the rewritten Wayland compositor for Enlightenment. The rewritten version has reduced memory usage and improvements to handling of pixmaps and pointer images, among other improvements. Enlightenment's wl_desktop_shell module also now has XDG_Shell support.

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LXer: Mystery Android app takes down the National Weather Service site

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 09:32:10 PM
In today's Android roundup: An unknown Android app took down the NWS site yesterday. Plus: Android's march to mobile dominance rolls on, and how can smartphones get better?

LinuxToday: Mozilla Adding Granular App Permissions to Firefox OS

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

ThreatPost: Mozilla is set to add a feature to its mobile Firefox OS that will give users the ability to revoke any application’s permissions on a granular basis.

Linuxaria: Linux AIO some of the most common distributions in one ISO

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:45:47 PM

Sometimes you want to test or show different GNU/Linux distributions, or just different desktop environment, and in these cases you usually have to put different ISO on CD/DVD or better on USB Sticks and this usually take some time. Luckily now there is a new and nice project that makes the work of testing different distributions much more easy: the Linux AIO (All In One) project.

From the Linux AIO website:

Our plan is to bring some of the major Linux distributions (Ubuntu and flavors, Linux Mint (“Debian”), Debian Live) with different desktop environments on one ISO file that can be burnt on one DVD or USB flash drive. Every one of them can be used as Live system, with no need of installation on hard drive or can be eventually installed on computer for full experience.

At the moment you can download different ISO from the Linux AIO website, each ISO contains a lot of different version of the same GNU/Linux distribution, here is a short list of what you can find on the website:

Linux AIO Ubuntu that includes: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS desktop i386, Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS desktop i386, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 LTS desktop i386, Xubuntu 14.04.1 LTS desktop i386, Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS desktop i386.

Linux AIO Linux Mint that includes: Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 32bit, Linux Mint 17 MATE 32bit, Linux Mint 17 KDE 32bit, Linux Mint 17 Xfce 32bit.

Linux AIO Linux Mint Debian Edition that includes: Linux Mint “Debian” 201403 Cinnamon 32bit, Linux Mint “Debian” 201403 MATE 32bit.

Linux AIO Debian Live that includes: Debian Live 7.6.0 GNOME i386, Debian Live 7.6.0 KDE i386, Debian Live 7.6.0 Xfce i386, Debian Live 7.6.0 LXDE i386.

Another interesting thing is that the various ISO are available in both 32 Bit and 64 Bit in addition to the EFI 64 BIT version that permits to use the iso on systems with UEFI Secure Boot active

How to make an USB stick

Once you have downloaded the iso you can put it on as USB stick, you can easily do it with the command dd.
Warning, this procedure will destroy any previous data on that USB stick !!

First determine what device your USB is. With your USB plugged in run in terminal:

sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*

This should produce an output like this:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2014-05-24 22:54 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-_USB_DISK_2.0_077508380189-0:0 -> ../../sdb

In this example output, the USB device is sdb. Now you can use the below command to make a bootable USB drive.

sudo dd if=filename.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M

Now just reboot your computer and choose from your boot menu the USB stick, you should see a screen like this one:

Now you can test the different flavors of Ubuntu (or better, Mint).

Article provided by Asapy Programming Company

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LXer: Red Hat Improves Hybrid Cloud Management, OpenStack Platforms

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:34:59 PM
We're really talking about production-level features for installation," Tim Yeaton, senior vice president of infrastructure at Red Hat, told eWEEK.One of the big new additions is based on an initiative that Red Hat developers had originally called Project Stay Puft . The Stay Puft effort provides additional installation and deployment components, leveraging the Foreman project.

Phoronix: Mesa Has A New Release Manager

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:31:57 PM
Mesa has a new release manager to allow the two existing managers from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center to get back to more driver wrangling rather than release wrangling...

Phoronix: Enlightenment E19 Lands Its New Wayland Compositor Code

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:20:55 PM
Enlightenment fans can celebrate today that the big Enlightenment compositor work has been merged to mainline Enlightenment ahead of the upcoming E19 release... Opening Up in New Ways: How the OpenPOWER Foundation is Taking Open to New Places

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:15:41 PM

It’s no secret that open development is the key to rapid and continuous technology innovation. Openly sharing knowledge, skills and technical building blocks is something that we in the Linux community have long been promoting and have recognized as a successful model for breeding technology breakthroughs. Much of The Linux Foundation’s and its peers' efforts to date have been centered on fostering openness at the software level, starting right at the source -- the operating system – and building up from there. Traditionally, the agenda has not included a great amount of attention on how to open up at the hardware level. Until now.  

LXer: When Distros Go South

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 07:37:48 PM
I don’t mean system stability, that is a given with Linux, but developer stability. Can I depend on this distro to be around in two years…in five years? How is the project funded? Does this innovative project have a large development community that can step in should the lead developer become ill or takes a lengthy sabbatical?

LinuxToday: Opening Up in New Ways: How the OpenPOWER Foundation is Taking Open to New Places

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM It’s no secret that open development is the key to rapid and continuous technology innovation.

LXer: More Windows 9 rumors: one-click upgrades, interactive tiles, notification center

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 06:40:37 PM
Neowin reports that internal builds of the operating system currently sport a one-click upgrade feature to update from one build to the next. While there's no guarantee that such a feature will necessarily ship, it would be consistent with Microsoft's move to more rapid releases and continuous improvement rather than infrequent major updates.

TuxMachines: Nouveau Turns Into A Mess In Latest Linux 3.17 + Mesa 10.3-dev Tests

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 06:30:18 PM

This week I've been running a large open-source graphics card comparison using Mesa 10.3-devel and Linux 3.17 from Git. While the intentions were nice with featuring Intel/NVIDIA/AMD graphics, running several benchmarks of Steam / Source Engine games on Linux, and also measuring the power efficiency and thermal performance, the testing was cut short when it came to the Nouveau driver testing.

As a forewarning to casual Linux users that might be running Nouveau for your GeForce hardware and once in a while update against the Oibaf PPA or Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA, it appears there's some bad issues right now affecting at least Ubuntu Unity users... Today in trying out several graphics cards from Kepler GPUs to old GeForce 9 hardware, there's very evident on-screen corruption and rendering problems with all the NVIDIA hardware tested thus far.

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