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LXer: Welcome to the Pre-Post-PC Era

Thursday 25th of December 2014 08:53:59 AM
One more prediction: Upon sailing through the Post-PC era, there will be a post-Post-PC era, after the advent of the pre-post-Post-PC era, where people will start thinking, “You know, I had a laptop (or desktop…or both) once where I didn’t have to strain my eyes on such a small screen, and where I actually got stuff done rather than just wasting time.” Or something like that.

Reddit: Linux Web Hosting

Thursday 25th of December 2014 08:23:27 AM

We know you want a web hosting service that fully meets all your requirements. If you reached this page looking for a web server for your website, you have found the right place. On this page are listed a total of 10 web hosting companies which offer impeccable service at a price more than worthwhile. If you do not believe it, we invite you to consult the following top of US web hosting providers and, in order to find out what type of facilities do they offer, follow the right link “Review”.

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LXer: MacBook to Chromebook: No regrets

Thursday 25th of December 2014 06:59:37 AM
Two years on, switching from a MacBook Pro to a Chromebook was the right answer for this geek.

TuxMachines: Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 Review: Is It Worth Installing?

Thursday 25th of December 2014 05:18:45 AM

Last month, after a lengthy stint as a developer preview, the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system started rolling out to owners of Google’s Nexus smartphones and tablets. The update, as expected, delivered numerous changes to Android including the company’s all new Material Design, improved notifications, a changed lock screen, and more.

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LXer: Unmanagement and unleadership

Thursday 25th of December 2014 05:05:15 AM
Luis Ibanez is a senior software developer at Google. In this short talk he explains what he means by "unmanagement" and "unleadership" and how they can change the course of a project.read more

LXer: Linux and open source 2014: It was the best of years, it was the worst of years

Thursday 25th of December 2014 03:10:53 AM
There was great news and there was awful news in the world of Linux and open-source software during 2014.

LinuxToday: How to Install the Budgie Desktop Environment on Linux

Thursday 25th of December 2014 03:00:00 AM

MakeTechEasier: Check out Budgie! It’s a fairly new desktop environment based on Gnome 3! It’s a beautiful piece of software created by the Evolve OS project.

Reddit: Why do you love Linux & FOSS?

Thursday 25th of December 2014 02:14:26 AM

What do you like the most? To me, it's the fact that it furthers innovation. That the technology created is a common, public good, rather than something controlled by a limited few. I like that I'm in control. That I can "pop open the hood" and look at a project's source code, if it piques my interest or if there's a bug that I just have to squash.

So what about you? What do you like most about Linux and FOSS?

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Reddit: More customizable version of git?

Thursday 25th of December 2014 01:19:49 AM

Is there a simple program similar to git, where you give it a repo and a configuration file on how the repo is structured, and it will download and extract tar / zip files? If not how would I get started making such a thing? I know C but not enough to get started and such a big project.

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LXer: Windows Phone bumping along the bottom

Thursday 25th of December 2014 01:16:31 AM
Microsoft's stats for developers advise them to aim low … in Russian or SpanishMicrosoft has revealed a new batch of data about Windows Phone's fortunes, and it seems Redmond's mobile efforts are doing best at the low end of the market.…

Reddit: ArchAssault celebrates its first birthday

Thursday 25th of December 2014 12:46:19 AM

Reddit: Toward Civil Behavior

Thursday 25th of December 2014 12:36:57 AM

LXer: PCLinuxOS 2014.12 released

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 11:22:09 PM
In today's open source roundup: Download the latest version of PCLinuxOS. Plus: Is Linux any different on ARM processors? And Android Studio 1.0 has been released.

TuxMachines: Leaked videos, screenshots reveal an HTC One running Android Lollipop

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 11:14:20 PM

No, you won’t get this gift in time for Christmas, but perhaps seeing an HTC One running Lollipop may make the wait slightly less painful.

A batch of videos and screenshots show HTC’s flagship with the newest build of Android, though of course it’s merged with the Sense 6.0 user interface (the HTC One currently runs Sense 5.0). We got a small hint of how Lollipop looks on the One in November, but this leak lays out what the entire operating system makeover looks in clearer detail.

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Reddit: [Printer-Driver] Canon Image Class 3110

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 11:13:39 PM

I have a Canon Image Class 3110 - All in one Printer. Does anyone know what driver to use? I am told that the Scanner part is not compatible with Linux but the Printer should work... I am running Kubuntu 14.04 64bit...

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Phoronix: PlaneShift 0.6.3 Open-Sourece MMORPG Released

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 10:39:34 PM
PlaneShift 0.6.3 has been released in time for Christmas for those pure open-source gamers wishing to engage with this community-based, open-source massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG)...

Reddit: Perl, the great OS independent language

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 10:02:22 PM

They just shift the problem to the libraries, which are still very OS dependent:

[localhost] ./script.pl Can't load '/mnt/tools/perl/perl-5.20.0/lib/site_perl/5.20.0/x86_64-linux/auto/XML/Parser/Expat/Expat.so' for module XML::Parser::Expat: libexpat.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory at /mnt/tools/perl/perl-5.20.0/lib/5.20.0/x86_64-linux/DynaLoader.pm line 193. at /mnt/tools/perl/perl-5.20.0/lib/site_perl/5.20.0/x86_64-linux/XML/Parser.pm line 18. Compilation failed in require at /mnt/tools/perl/perl-5.20.0/lib/site_perl/5.20.0/x86_64-linux/XML/Parser.pm line 18. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /mnt/tools/perl/perl-5.20.0/lib/site_perl/5.20.0/x86_64-linux/XML/Parser.pm line 22. Compilation failed in require at /mnt/tools/perl/perl-5.20.0/lib/site_perl/5.20.0/XML/DOM.pm line 41. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /mnt/tools/perl/perl-5.20.0/lib/site_perl/5.20.0/XML/DOM.pm line 70. Compilation failed in require at ./script.pl line 31. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./script.pl line 31.

Python shares this problem. Arg!

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LinuxToday: HP Sees NFV as a 'Huge Opportunity'

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 10:00:00 PM

eWEEK VIDEO: Saar Gillai, SVP and general manager of NFV at HP, discusses the opportunities and the challenges of cloud deployment.

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11 years developing Krita

Back in 2003 Krita had never been released and the application was only able to do some very crude painting. I think the main reason that I started contributing to Krita back then was that I was much more comfortable with the single window UI and the fact that it used Qt/KDE and C++. In the early days I would never have imagined that I would be still with the project after 10+ years and how big the project is now. Even that the project exists today is a miracle and result of many developers putting in effort without ever knowing how it would develop. For the first few years we had almost no users and the users that we had were die-hard KDE users. At the time that wasn’t a bad thing as it allowed us to do some radical changes and experiments. Many features that were developed during this time still provide the base for the current Krita. Read more