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TuxMachines: Firefox OS Shows Continued Global Growth

Friday 10th of October 2014 12:00:26 PM

Three new smartphones have been launched in India and one in Bangladesh over the last few weeks, offering not only more affordable choice but the advent of a brand new ultra low-cost category.

Firefox OS is now available in Central America through Telefónica with launches in El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua and Guatemala, and Deutsche Telekom launched the first Firefox OS devices in the Czech Republic and Macedonia.

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TuxMachines: Tails OS Will Keep You Anonymous Online and Offline

Friday 10th of October 2014 11:56:40 AM

There are many Linux distributions available right now that claim to protect the privacy of their users, but very few actually do it properly. Tails is definitively among the top ones, if not the best. Now, a new version has been made available, but it's just an RC for an upcoming release...

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Phoronix: Linux 3.18's Media Stack Gets Improved

Friday 10th of October 2014 11:51:22 AM
The media pull request was submitted yesterday for the Linux 3.18 kernel...

LXer: Google, Oracle Java API copyright battle lands at Supreme Court

Friday 10th of October 2014 10:33:18 AM
Google is asking the US Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court ruling that said Oracle's Java API's were protected by copyright.Google told the justices in a petition this week that assigning copyright to the code—the Application Programming Interfaces that enable programs to talk to one another—sets a dangerous precedent.

Reddit: Text based mail client?

Friday 10th of October 2014 10:17:05 AM

Currently using Alpine), but wondering what you guys like to use?

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LXer: Five talented women in open source you should know

Friday 10th of October 2014 09:36:07 AM
Women in open source are making revolutionary contributions and paving the way for others as they innovate in the field. In tandem with the Grace Hopper conference happening this week, I put together a healthy dose of knowledge on the subject with a quick spotlight on five talented women in open source. A few of them give advice on working in tech.

LXer: Firefox OS Shows Continued Global Growth

Friday 10th of October 2014 08:38:56 AM
Firefox OS is now available on three continents with 12 smartphones offered by 13 operators in 24 countries. As the only truly open mobile operating system, Firefox OS demonstrates the versatility of the Web as a platform, free of the limits and restrictions associated with proprietary mobile operating systems.

LXer: IBM Power Systems Includes Unix and Linux

Friday 10th of October 2014 07:41:45 AM
IBM is aiming to re-invent itself in a new hardware era where it no longer sells x86 based servers. IBM sold off its x86 server business to Lenovo in a $2.3 billion deal that officially closed on October 1.

TuxMachines: Breaking: Netflix now runs on Linux without tweaks

Friday 10th of October 2014 07:39:05 AM

Netflix now runs on Linux without any tweaks or work-around what so ever. I just noticed it when I installed a new Ubuntu system (14.10), with Chrome Beta 39.x and out of curiosity opened Netflix. It worked flawlessly. No agent switcher required anymore

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TuxMachines: The CoreOS Threat, Real Adobe Issue, and openSUSE 13.2 RC1

Friday 10th of October 2014 07:34:09 AM

Today's Linux feeds brought news of the release of openSUSE 13.2 RC1 and Jiri Eischmann discusses GNOME and Wayland in Fedora 21. Matt Asay says CoreOS is an "existential threat to Linux vendors" and Jack Wallen says Linux users do have reason to be concerned over Adobe's dropping Linux support. The Linux Voice says "you might be using the wrong Linux distribution" and Linus doesn't have the time or any interest in Lennart Poettering's problems.

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TuxMachines: Cylon Linux Gives GNOME Fans Glamour Galore

Friday 10th of October 2014 07:30:38 AM

Cylon runs the classic GNOME 3 desktop on almost any hardware configuration made since 2007, but it is more suited to seasoned Linux users. Newcomers to Linux may not make an easy transition.

Still, Cylon Linux is highly usable out of the box. With its installed software, there's little need for supplemental installations. The user experience, however, might be less than appealing for those who are not at home with the GNOME 3 desktop.

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LXer: Netrunner Rolling 2014.09 review

Friday 10th of October 2014 06:44:34 AM
Though they are all Linux distributions, Netrunner Rolling uses the pacman package management system from Arch Linux, while the standard version, the one that’s based on Kubuntu, uses APT, the Advanced Packaging Tool, from Debian.

LXer: Google AXES AndroidScript app used by 20,000 STEM coders WITHOUT WARNING

Friday 10th of October 2014 05:47:23 AM
Google has removed a free educational app, dubbed AndroidScript, from its Play store, for breaching the ad giant's terms and conditions. According to the app's developer, Dave Smart, Mountain View abruptly yanked AndroidScript from its online shop without notifying him of the decision in advance.

LXer: Sturdy Raspberry Pi mini-PC comes with B or B+

Friday 10th of October 2014 04:50:12 AM
A “Pi Vessel” mini-PC on Kickstarter is based on a Raspberry Pi Model B or B+, and has an “ultra-strong aluminum case,” AC power supply, and optional WiFi. The Pi Vessel is said to be made in Germany, but is available from a Dover, Delaware based startup called MSDGroup, one of many companies of the same name, but apparently not one that has a website. The Pi Vessel is available on Kickstarter through Nov. 5 starting at $89 without a Pi or $129 with either a Raspberry Pi Model B or the newer RPi Model B+.

Reddit: Netflix now runs on Linux without tweaks

Friday 10th of October 2014 04:04:03 AM

LXer: OpenStack Juno Set to Advance Nova Networking

Friday 10th of October 2014 03:53:01 AM
The open-source OpenStack Juno cloud platform is set to become generally available on October 16, bringing with it a long list of new networking capabilities. The new networking features aren't just limited to the OpenStack Neutron networking project, they also include new features in the OpenStack Nova compute project as well.

LXer: Canonical Offers OpenStack and Ubuntu Cloud Training in Paris

Friday 10th of October 2014 02:55:50 AM
Canonical will offer training for the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, as well as the tools it has built to help deploy and manage OpenStack on Ubuntu.

Reddit: zlorin helop. When I type anything with an "o", "lo" is disploayed lon the screen.

Friday 10th of October 2014 02:51:24 AM

Please help. This is the first time I have linuxed. So far this is the only thing wrong. Its a pain in the ass.

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Reddit: Install phpMyAdmin on amazon ec2

Friday 10th of October 2014 02:20:12 AM

LinuxInsider: Cylon Linux Gives GNOME Fans Glamour Galore

Friday 10th of October 2014 02:06:23 AM
Cylon Linux Delivers GNOME Design with Glamour Galore Jack M. Germain Cylon is a classic Linux distro preconfigured with lots of tweaks -- kind of a Unity-less Ubuntu with bling. Cylon runs the classic GNOME 3 desktop on almost any hardware configuration made since 2007, but it is more suited to seasoned Linux users. Newcomers to Linux may not make an easy transition. Still, Cylon Linux is highly usable out of the box. With its installed software, there's little need for supplemental installations.

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