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LinuxInsider: uGet Gives Great Downloads

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 12:35am
The latest version of the uGet Download Manager rekindled my interest in grabbing files without relying on a Web browser. uGet version 1.10.4. was released last month. Written in C, it uses GTK+3 for its user interface, and it is packed full with improvements. It is very reliable and stable, with 11 years of growth behind it. The uGet website has received a makeover to better support users, according to Michael Tunnell of the uGet Project. To help spur a new round of development, the project team for the first time is seeking donations.

LXer: Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' Brings Long-Term Linux Desktop Support SLIDESHOW

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 12:30am
Ubuntu 14.04, code-named the "Trusty Tahr" and set for general availability on April 17, is a special Linux distribution because it is a long-term support (LTS) release. An LTS release offers the promise of five years of support, making it a suitable candidate for enterprise-grade deployments.

LXer: Ubuntu 14.04 Review

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 11:42pm
Ubuntu 14.04 includes local menus, launcher icon size controls, live window resizing and a number of other helpful desktop tweaks.

LXer: IBM Gearing Up for Power8 Linux Servers

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:55pm
A Power systems hardware refresh is also expected to boost interest and marketshare."We are expanding our Linux capabilities through our POWER8 launch this year," Shroeter said. POWER8 is the first processor built for big data and delivers better cloud economics."

LXer: The story of Koha, the first open source library management system

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 10:08pm
A small public library serving a population of 30,000 in New Zealand developed and released the world’s first open source library management system in 2000. Horowhenua Library Trust named the system Koha, which is a New Zealand M?ori custom meaning gift or contribution.This is a story of why we developed Koha and how it has changed the way we, and millions of others, work.

Reddit: Got my hands on an old HP Compaq tc4400 tablet PC (Vista capable!!) running XP Tablet Edition! Distro recommendations?

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:43pm

I found an old tc4400 circa 2005 running XP Tablet Edition. It runs wonderfully, and that means I have to mess with it. Are there any Linux distros that are stylus-friendly AND low-powered?

2.0GHz CPU 1GB RAM (apparently it's upgradeable to 4GB?!) 80GB HDD; 5400 RPM

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TuxMachines: LG’s golden G3 smartphone is arriving this summer

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:41pm

LG G3 would feature a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, the company confirmed. Other details (as earlier rumoured for the Android device) include a 5.5-inch QHD display, 32GB of storage, microSD card slot (up to 64GB), Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, and a 13-megapixel camera.

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TuxMachines: Icehouse: New OpenStack cloud arrives

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:35pm

OpenStack, an extremely popular open source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud program, has just released its latest version: Icehouse. According to the OpenStack Foundation, the ninth release of OpenStack comes "with new features reflecting a community-wide effort to bring the voice of the user into the rapidly maturing open source cloud software platform."

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TuxMachines: Lubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Has Been Released and Is Ready to Replace Windows XP

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:26pm

The Lubuntu developers don't usually make big changes from one version to another, and this is true for the latest build of the Linux distribution. This aspect is even more important because this is an LTS release and it's supposed to provide a stable and fast experience.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Server Benchmarks

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:23pm

To complement the just-published Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 13.10, and 14.04 LTS desktop benchmarks are results when running a variety of workstation and server oriented benchmarks.

From an Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition system were these open-source server/workstation benchmarks being tested on clean installs of 12.04.4 LTS, 13.10, and 14.04 LTS. The stock settings and options were used.

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LXer: Amazon reportedly developing 3D-enabled Android phone

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:20pm
Amazon reportedly will enter the Android smartphone arena later this year, with a device that makes some images appear to be 3D, similar to a hologram. The phone will be announced in June and ship in September, reports the WSJ. The unnamed phone is said to display 3D images using retina tracking technology.

Reddit: Linode users - a quick question

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:15pm

I am considering using Linode, but I can't tell from their website whether it is possible to save the state of your Linode node, shut it down and restart it from where you left off. AWS can do this with EBS-backed instances, but AWS is a pain to use. I would like to be able to keep a Linux cloud instance and start and stop it as needed. I would use it only for development work, so it doesn't need to be up all the time.

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Reddit: Ubuntu the Inception Edition

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 8:35pm
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Reddit: QEMU 2.0.0 released

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 8:33pm

LXer: Survey finds companies want a kinder, gentler, more engaged IT department

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 8:23pm
While it seems clear enough that that the role of IT is changing, it's always nice to have some actual data to back that up, and a new survey by Avanade found that expectations about IT really are changing and that's having a huge impact on IT 's role inside organizations.

TuxMachines: Now you can access Windows PCs and Macs from Android devices

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 8:17pm

Google has finally launched it’s Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, which allows a Mac and Windows user to control their machines from an Android tablet or smartphone. It’s a really cool and one of the easiest Remote Desktop tool which works great.

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