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LXer: Kali Linux 1.1.0 : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Sunday 1st of March 2015 07:03:02 PM
Kali Linux 1.1.0 is the latest version of kali linux distribution. It released brings with it a mix of unprecedented hardware support as well as rock solid stability.

TuxMachines: Cuberox, App-Driven Linux-Based Cube, Has Six Touch Screens

Sunday 1st of March 2015 07:00:08 PM

Vancouver-based startup Cuberox launched a new Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to raise funds for a Linux-based cube of the same name. This gadget sports a touch-enabled screen on each side and is capable of running six apps simultaneously. The campaign is shooting to acquire $150,000 in funding before the March 29, 2015 deadline.

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TuxMachines: Rancher Labs builds Linux system for Docker

Sunday 1st of March 2015 06:52:19 PM

As Docker continues to gain popularity, more and more minimalist operating systems are emerging to run the platform in production and at scale. Rancher Labs recently announced a new open-source operating system designed explicitly for Docker.

While Docker is able run on almost any Linux distribution, RancherOS was conceptualized out of the company’s own needs, according to Sheng Liang, founder and CEO of Rancher Labs.

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TuxMachines: The state of Linux gaming in the SteamOS era

Sunday 1st of March 2015 06:43:51 PM

For decades after Linux's early '90s debut, even the hardest of hardcore boosters for the open source operating system had to admit that it couldn't really compete in one important area of software: gaming. "Back in around 2010 you only had two choices for gaming on Linux," Che Dean, editor of Linux gaming news site Rootgamer recalls. "Play the few open source titles, Super Tux Kart and so on, or use WINE to play your Windows titles."

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TuxMachines: Dutch share code and concepts of base registry

Sunday 1st of March 2015 06:34:08 PM

The Dutch government has made available as open source a catalogue of data and concepts used in the country’s ‘System of Basic Registrations’. The aim is to provide users and suppliers a comprehensive view of the system, and to make it available for reuse.

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Reddit: How to suspend desktop server?

Sunday 1st of March 2015 06:27:34 PM

I remember there is a way to suspend the desktop and use the terminal only, but I can't remember what it is.

submitted by A-Vasilevsky
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LXer: Xfce 4.12 announcement

Sunday 1st of March 2015 05:08:40 PM
"Today, after 2 years and 10 months of work, we are pleased to announcethe release of the Xfce desktop 4.12, a new stable version thatsupersedes Xfce 4.10."

Phoronix: HTC & Valve Partnered Up For The Steam VR Headset

Sunday 1st of March 2015 04:49:51 PM
Valve teamed up with hardware manufacturer HTC to produce the HTC Revive, a.k.a. the SteamVR Headset...

LXer: Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 1st of March 2015 03:14:18 PM
We are preparing Kubuntu Vivid Vervet (15.04) for distribution on April 23rd, 2015. With this Beta 1 pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.

Reddit: How does your bash welcome screen look like?

Sunday 1st of March 2015 02:26:47 PM

I like having a structured welcome screen for bash where I can see the information that interests me the most. How does yours look like, what kind of information do you display?


As of now I have:

  • Hostname
  • Kernelversion
  • Selected Filesystem
  • Last 3 Logins
  • Alias info
submitted by Binaryanomaly
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Phoronix: 8cc: A Small C11 Compiler

Sunday 1st of March 2015 02:01:17 PM
There is yet another small hobbyist, open-source code compiler to talk about this weekend. Hello 8cc...

Phoronix: Not Everyone Likes The Possible "VULKAN" Name For Next-Gen OpenGL

Sunday 1st of March 2015 01:54:59 PM
I'm still working on any sort of possible confirmation from the Khronos Group and other OpenGL stakeholders whether Vulkan is the name of the next-generation OpenGL API, but alas, on the weekend and being just a few days before the announcement, nothing has been confirmed...

Phoronix: The Binary Blobs Making Up Coreboot

Sunday 1st of March 2015 01:31:04 PM
While recently modern Intel hardware is negatively talked about the most when it comes to needing binary blobs / binary-only microcode to work with the open-source Coreboot, other hardware can be problematic too...

Slashdot: Xfce 4.12 Released

Sunday 1st of March 2015 01:27:00 PM
motang writes: After two years of hard work (and much to the dismay of naysayers who worried the project has been abandoned), the Xfce team has announced the release of Xfce 4.12. Highlights include improvements to the window switcher dialog, intelligent hiding of the panel, new wallpaper settings, better multi-monitor support, improved power settings, additions to the file manager, and a revamped task manager. Here is a quick tour, the full changelog, and the download page. I have been running it since Xubuntu 15.04 beta 1 was released two days ago. It is much improved over 4.10, and the new additions are great."

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LXer: Open source augmented reality headset, Steams 125M active accounts, and more

Sunday 1st of March 2015 01:19:56 PM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Steam's 125M active accounts and the Game Developers Conference, an open source augmented reality headset, Linux games, and more.

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Latest Nvidia Shield player runs Android TV on Tegra X1

Nvidia’s $199 STB version of Nvidia Shield runs Android TV on a Tegra X1, and boasts 4K video, 50 optimized games, and game streaming from a “Grid” service. The 2015 set-top box version of the Nvidia Shield follows two earlier models, including 2013’s original handheld Shield game console, now called the Nvidia Shield Portable, which was based on the Nvidia Tegra 4 system-on-chip. Last year, the chip designer-cum-hardware developer released an Nvidia Shield Tablet built around a more powerful Tegra K1 SoC with Kepler graphics, and featuring new stylus and WiFi Direct gaming controller. Read more Also: NVIDIA 346.47 Linux Drivers Launched with Support for New GPUs

​Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now

According to the Linux Foundation and tech job company Dice, in the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, "Nearly all hiring managers are looking to recruit Linux professionals." While programmers and Linux system administrators are in high demand, your chances of landing a great job are greater if you have cloud, security, and/or software defined networking (SDN) skills. In particular, "42 percent of hiring managers say experience with or knowledge of OpenStack and CloudStack are having a big impact on their Linux hiring decisions" while "49 percent of Linux professionals believe open cloud will be the biggest growth area for Linux in 2015." Read more

Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Beta 1 Available to Download

Ubuntu 15.04 flavors have a first beta version, it now available to download and install for testing. In this release, There are only available images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and ubuntu cloud. Read more

Mozilla's *Really* Important News: Thunderbird Lives

So why does that matter? After all, there are lots of ways of accessing email, so why should we care whether Thunderbird has been semi-abandoned or not? As I wrote at the end of 2013, the world has changed dramatically in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks about massive surveillance of our online activities. That makes using encryption crucial, and that, in its turn, gives Thunderbird a renewed importance, because it is currently one of the most popular ways for using GNU Privacy Guard, the free software version of the core PGP technology, via Enigmail. Indeed, it's fascinating to see from the Thunderbird blog post on "Active Daily Installations" that privacy-loving Germany headed the list with 1.7 million out of a total of 9.3 million (UK could only manage a rather feeble 254,000.) Read more