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LinuxToday: Arch Linux 2014.07.03 Is Now Available for Download

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 03:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Another month has passed and another updated ISO image of the lightweight and powerful Arch Linux operating system has been cooked by the distro's developers

LXer: Can the FOSS community save 197 endangered languages?

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 02:47:15 PM
On Jan 21, 2008, Marie Smith Jones died. Her death was not just a loss of one human being, she was the last speaker of the Eyak language. Eyak was spoken in southern, central Alaska. We permanently lost one color from the mosaic of our limited linguistic diversity. With a language, not only a language dies, but with it a part of a community's history, intellectual and cultural diversity, and cultural identity.

Reddit: issue with laptop after formatting drive, need help

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 02:39:06 PM

I have a laptop that had a Linux distro on it and I placed in a windows usb and formatted the drive, to install windows, at which point I rebooted and it said mbr was missing, so I went into repair and tried a few things in command prompt, 1. startup repair, 2. bootrec fixmbr and bootrec fixboot and bootrec nt60 none of this fixed it, and so I low level formatted and follow some steps to formatting the drive via command prompt and then when I try to do windows install it says "Setup Was Unable To Create A New System Partition Or Locate An Existing System Partition" even after the partition is showing and its been formatted and everything. any help?

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Reddit: Spotify Ditching Debian for Ubuntu

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 02:15:55 PM

Slashdot: KDE Releases Plasma 5

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 02:08:00 PM
KDE Community (3396057) writes "KDE proudly announces the immediate availability of Plasma 5.0, providing a visually updated core desktop experience that is easy to use and familiar to the user. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE's workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves support for high-DPI displays and ships a converged shell, able to switch between user experiences for different target devices. Changes under the hood include the migration to a new, fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack centered around an OpenGL(ES) scenegraph. Plasma is built using Qt 5 and Frameworks 5." sfcrazy reviewed the new desktop experience. It would appear the semantic desktop search features finally work even if you don't have an 8-core machine with an SSD.

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LXer: OpenWRT gets IPv6 in major refresh

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 01:50:04 PM
The embedded systems Linux distro, OpenWRT, has taken a step into the 1990s and added native IPv6 support. The release candidate is code-named “Barrier Breaker” and runs the Linux 3.0 kernel. OpenWRT 14.07's IPv6 support will at this point be of only limited end-user interest. However, it's an important move for the future, as a feature that might encourage more consumer kit vendors to implement OpenWRT, and it helps position the OS for Internet of Things applications that are going to need v6 support.

Phoronix: Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D Now Supports Indirect Drawing

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 01:41:54 PM
Nouveau's NVC0 Gallium3D driver for supporting NVIDIA "Fermi" hardware and newer has picked up support for indirect drawing...

Phoronix: The Rust Language Is Improving, But Not Yet Ready For 1.0

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 01:35:52 PM
Rust, the programming language born at Mozilla for developing a "safe, concurrent, practical language" continues to evolve and experience greater adoption. Rust certainly seems to have a good future ahead of it as shared by the latest status update on the project, but a few more release cycles are needed at least before the Rust developers look toward version 1.0...

TuxMachines: XBMC 13.2 Beta 1 “Gotham” Arrives with a Ton of Fixes

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 01:26:50 PM

It's been several months since the release of the XBMC 13.0 “Gotham,” probably the best and most complete release in the history of this software. The developers implemented some remarkable new features, but it looks like there still are things to fix and changes to be made.

“About a month ago we released our 13.1 version which included several bug fixes compared to the 13.0 release. Because of the fact that not all fixes could be included in that point release, we now are happy to announce a 13.2 beta1 version. This includes an additional list of fixes, that should resolve some of the common problems reported by users. Unfortunately we cannot fix all things reported. Hopefully you will understand. Below you will find a list of most important fixes included in this release.”

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TuxMachines: Manjaro 0.8.10 Receives Its Third Update Pack

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 01:14:43 PM

The Developers on Manjaro Linux developers are pleased to announce the third update pack of Manjaro 0.8.10.

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Phoronix: QEMU 2.1 RC2 Fixes A Ton Of Bugs

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 01:14:38 PM
QEMU 2.1 is expected later this month while now the second to the last release candidate is available for those interested in testing it to ensure it will be a great release as being an important part to the Linux virtualization stack...

LXer: Configuring Default Gateway on RedHat Enterprise Linux

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 12:52:53 PM
If you have a missing default gateway on your Redhat system you can add new route as per network interface or globally. Defining default gateway using ifcfg files, that is, defining it as per network interface basis takes a precedence over global system wide default gateway configuration defined by /etc/sysconfig/network configuration file.

Phoronix: Spotify Switches From Debian To Ubuntu

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 12:50:31 PM
While Spotify was a major Debian user with running their thousands of back-end servers on the major Linux distribution, including being vocal about systemd on Debian, they have decided to switch over to Ubuntu...

LXer: Qiana “v2" ISO respins

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 11:55:42 AM
The ISO images for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” were updated and labelled “v2?. All the links were updated on the website and in the announcements to point to the new ISOs.

Reddit: Really want to switch to Linux but I have various programs that I cannot find a Linux equivalent for

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 11:48:41 AM

So I currently use a Mac. I did use Linux before for a few months, and I did quite like it (I can't remember why I switched back to a Mac at all). I want to go back to Linux, but it's been a few years, and I've become dependent on a few programs that I can't find a Linux equivalent for.

The biggest one is Messages. I love being able to send texts to people from my computer, and I can't find any way to do that on Linux. I don't use my phone much at all (it's a crappy feature phone) so that's not an option.

Other than that, it's mostly things that just drop down from my menu bar with a little command. Those are NotesTab, MenuTab for Facebook, MailTab for GMail, and RSS Bot. I can easily replicate most of the features of those with other programs, but the main thing is the fact that they hide away in the menu bar, and only appear when I use a keyboard command or click on the little icon, which I find extremely useful.

I've looked all over but I can't find anything which replicates what I want, and there's no functional equivalent of Wine which converts Mac programs last time I checked. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

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TuxMachines: Spotify migrate 5000 servers from Debian to Ubuntu

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 11:09:08 AM

A while back we decided to move onto Ubuntu for our backend server deployment. The main reasons for this was a predictable release cycle and long term support by upstream (this decision was made before the announcement that the Debian project commits to long term support as well.) With the release of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS we are now in the process of migrating our ~5000 servers to that distribution.

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LinuxToday: KDE Plasma 5 Linux desktop arrives

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: The popular Linux desktop has its first major renovation in over six years.

LXer: Is Firefox in a Fix?

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 10:58:31 AM
"The ousting of Eich, the DRM problem -- all those imbroglios have tarnished the image of Firefox," said Google+ blogger Alessandrom Ebersol. So, on one side, "agnostic users left Firefox because they were told its new CEO was a conservative bigot. The folks who care about freedom, privacy and open Internet left Firefox because of the DRM module to play Netflix."

LXer: Tiny module runs Linux and LabView on ARM/FPGA SoC

Wednesday 16th of July 2014 10:01:20 AM
National Instruments unveiled a 2 x 3-inch module that runs real-time Linux on a Xilinx hybrid ARM/FPGA SoC, and can be programmed graphically with LabView. NI’s new “sbRIO-9651? system-on-module (SOM) is aimed at simplifying the design of custom data acquisition and control systems, by offering full compatibility with the NI LabView graphical programming environment. Additionally, the module’s core hardware and software compatibility with NI’s cRIO-9068 “CompactRIO” controller is said to further accelerate custom designs by letting programmers develop and test their software on an off-the-shelf system prior to the availability of custom hardware based on the SOM. To that end, the sbRIO-9651 SOM and cRIO-9068 controller system both use the same Xilinx Zynq-7020 SoC, and run a common “NI Linux Real Time” software stack.