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LXer: Hero hacks: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT

Monday 25th of August 2014 01:15:35 PM
You have to hand it to Eben Upton and crew for the Raspberry Pi. This single-board design, aimed at making computers inexpensive enough to bring computer science to the poorest of schools, has kicked off a revolution not just in education, but in tapping computing power to interact with the environment around us. And along the way, this $35 computer has proved to have significant value in traditional IT and business contexts.

LinuxToday: jBilling tutorial – an open source billing platform

Monday 25th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

Linux User & Developer: Discover jBilling and make managing invoices, payments and billing simple and stress-free

Phoronix: Linux Turns 23 Years Old Today

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:50:31 PM
It was on this day in 1991 that Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system that would go on to become Linux...

Reddit: Anyone ever use Mageia?

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:28:08 PM

Am really just curious about it, so much so that I'm installing it on a spare computer now. Just wanted to know if anyone else had any thoughts on it.

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LXer: Can we please stop talking about the Linux desktop?

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:18:24 PM
Linus Torvalds may still want a Linux desktop, but no one else does. And even if they did, by the time the requisite ecosystem could be developed, the need for a desktop -- Linux or otherwise -- will largely be gone.

TuxMachines: Why China’s new domestic desktop operating system could actually stick

Monday 25th of August 2014 12:11:13 PM

China’s next attempt at a mobile homegrown desktop operating system is slated for an October debut, according to state-run news agency Xinhua. China Operating System, abbreviated COS, will first appear on desktop computers, and later reach smartphones. We already caught a glimpse of the mobile version at the beginning of this year, and noted its strong resemblance to Android. However, Ni Guangnan of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, which makes COS, said it is not another Chinese Android skin. As for the upcoming desktop version, you’d be forgiven for being a bit skeptical. China has failed miserably at making its own operating systems in the past. But several factors have come together that could help Ni realize his dream of replacing domestic operating systems in the next one to two years.

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LXer: Does open source boost mental health?

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:21:13 AM
Open source is as much a philosophy of living as it is a method of creating software. Part of this philosophy is that everything designed by the human mind is improvable. This is a hopeful philosophy and in some cases an intoxicatingly hopeful philosophy. Open source practitioners spend no time worrying about what cannot be done. All of their mental energies attune to what can be done. If you love open source, you live in a constant state of wondering. You delight in the fact that you need not worry about the barriers between what you hope can be built and what can actually be built.

LinuxToday: Build a Raspberry Pi Arcade Machine

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

LinuxVoice: Relive the golden majesty of the 80s with a little help from a marvel of the current decade.

LXer: Interesting facts about Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:24:02 AM
Today, August, 25th, is the 23rd birthday of Linux. The modest Usenet post made by a student at the University of Helsinki on August 25th, 1991, marks the birth of the venerable Linux as we know it today. Fast forward 23 years, and now Linux is everywhere, not only installed on end user desktops, smartphones [[he]#8230[/he]]

Reddit: Interesting facts about Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 09:22:09 AM

Reddit: linux grammar(??) question

Monday 25th of August 2014 09:07:56 AM

This may seem like a strange question:-

In english, we have the grammatical terms, verb, subject , object , noun etc to describe the different functions of words in a phrase

Are there equivalents in linux?

When you run executables, scripts and java apps, what are the grammatical terms for each part of the call?

Some examples,

1:)an executable, 'ls' is called > ls -a -l

'ls' is the command and '-a -l' are the parameters.

2:) a python script, "", is called > python -f infile -o outfile

python is the command(?), "" is a scriptfile and "-f infile -o outfile" are parameters.

3) a java jar file, "processFile.jar" is called: java -jar processFile.jar -f infile -o outfile

java is the command (??), processFile.jar is a jar file and "-f infile -o outfile" are parameters.

So is there a general term for the scriptfile/.jar part of the command? They are not really parameters or commands. You can't really call a .jar file a script, but it has a similar(ish) function to scriptfiles

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Monday 25th of August 2014 08:58:10 AM

LXer: China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

Monday 25th of August 2014 08:29:40 AM
Doesn't much like Apple or Google, eitherThe world's about to get a new operating system, if reports out of China are correct: the Middle Kingdom hopes to kick off its own operating system in October 2014.…

Reddit: Happy Anniversary, Linux!

Monday 25th of August 2014 08:20:56 AM

TuxMachines: Preview: OS X 10.10 Yosemite vs. Ubuntu Linux GPU Performance

Monday 25th of August 2014 07:35:22 AM

At the request of many Phoronix readers, here's our first tests of Apple's OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" operating system as we see how the OpenGL performance compares between it and Ubuntu Linux with an updated kernel and Mesa.

With OS X Yosemite still being in development stages, our testing of it is limited and will have out many benchmarks upon its official release, but for those that have been really curious, I ran some quick Intel graphics tests.

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TuxMachines: How to contribute to the KDE Frameworks Cookbook

Monday 25th of August 2014 07:30:54 AM

Im a way, the book will partly provide an alternative way to consume the content provided by KDE TechBase. Because of that, the HTML version of the book will integrate and cross-link with TechBase. The preferences of what kind of documentation should be in the book or on TechBase are not yet written in stone, and will probably develop over time. The beauty of Free Software is that it also does not matter much – the content is there and may be mixed and remixed as needed.

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TuxMachines: Salix Fluxbox 14.1 Beta 1 Is Light Distro Based on Slackware

Monday 25th of August 2014 07:27:03 AM

“It's time to revive our Fluxbox edition! Here is a first beta that is mostly untested for now, so feel free to try it out and post your findings.The Fluxbox edition is designed to bring a minimalist environment to your desktop. The default desktop layout is comprised only from the Fluxbox panel and the right click menu will bring up the Fluxbox menu, so it should be really light on resources. The file manager that is used is PCManFM.”

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Monday 25th of August 2014 07:23:04 AM

I’m happy to announce the release of a new version of my project libmygpo-qt. It again has been a while, over one year since the last release. And although it took so long, this release doesn’t include many new features, except one: support for building the library with Qt5.

Before I get into detail about this release, first let me tell you what libmygpo-qt is, because in my last post someone complained that it wasn’t clear enough from the post. So if you already know what it is, you can skip the next two paragraphs. To be able to explain what libmygpo-qt is, I first have to tell you about

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TuxMachines: Open-Source AMD HSA Should Come To Fruition This Year

Monday 25th of August 2014 07:19:52 AM

AMD's open-source OpenCL support has been lagging behind the proprietary drivers, but Bridgman says they're trying to improve upon that too. In particular, it seems they may try to open-source more of their proprietary OpenCL driver implementation. Bridgman said, "For OpenCL not sure yet -- we're trying to get more people working on it and open up more code from our proprietary implementation, so rate of progress should improve but I don't know how much yet."

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The network operating system will be based on Linux, with that solution that can offer a variety of features such as switching, routing, load balancing, firewall, and distributed denial-of-service. In addition, network virtualization, software-defined network controller, and other related features will be made available. Atto Research, the specialist in software-defined networking, will take the job of development work. Read more