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Phoronix: Changes I Made When Installing Fedora 21 On My New Ultrabook

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:44:53 PM
Last weekend I wrote how I switched back to Fedora as the Linux distribution on my main production system. That experience continues going well on the new X1 Carbon ultrabook and have no regrets. One of the questions emailed in and tweeted were readers wondering how I'm getting along with GNOME 3.14 and what tweaks took place...

LXer: Minimal Linux Live (07-Feb-2015) has been released

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:08:52 PM
New version of Minimal Linux Live has been released. It is based on Linux kernel 3.18.6 and BusyBox 1.23.1.

Reddit: How do I register a misc driver if I don't know the major number

Sunday 8th of February 2015 03:28:42 PM

Usually when I write drivers, I can use the register_chrdev() function and give my device a major number and then use mknod to register it in /dev. How do I do this if my driver is a misc driver whose major number I don't know and minor number is dynamic?

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Reddit: Gnome 3 keeps getting better.

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:56:50 PM

Using the extensions

Dash to dock, Caffeine, Hide top bar, Impatience, Lock keys, Shutdown timer, Weather, Volume Mixer, Insensitive message tray, and Workspaces to dock.

No bugs, very snappy, and only using >120 mb of ram for gnome shell.

It's no wonder Gnome 3 is rising in popularity.

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Phoronix: The Best Changes & Features Of The Linux 3.19 Kernel

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:52:27 PM
If all goes according to plan the Linux 3.19 kernel will be released by the end of today...

Phoronix: VLC Gains Support For Systemd's Journal

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:37:58 PM
The latest open-source desktop program making optional use of systemd is the popular VLC media player...

Slashdot: Xfce Getting a New Version Soon

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:30:00 PM
jones_supa writes It looks like the release of Xfce 4.12 is finally about to materialize. It has been about two and half years since the last stable release. There is now a concerted effort underway to ship a new release of this lightweight GTK+2 desktop environment out around the end of February or early March. "As we have discussed the status and progress of core components with many of you individually, we feel confident that the state of Xfce is good enough to polish some final edges and push more translations until then.", wrote Simon Steinbeiß on the xfce4-dev mailing list. The official list of showstopper bugs does not look too bad either. However, looking at the long time between releases certainly makes one think if the project could have use for some extra resources.

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LXer: Elive 2.5.4 Beta Screenshot Tour

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:14:30 PM
The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.5.4. This new version includes: Automatically detect and notify users about possible hard disk failures (S.M.A.R.T), Wine is updated to last version 1.7, File Manager feature: You can now open .ISO images or similar format files and browse their contents. Images ares automatically mounted in a temporary directory) for easier access, You can now use PPA style repositories in Elive (the packager needs to have packages available for your Debian-equivalent version)...

Reddit: Raspberry Pi GPU acceleration in NetBSD 7

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:03:41 PM

Phoronix: Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Ported To Coreboot

Sunday 8th of February 2015 01:53:28 PM
The Lenovo ThinkPad T430s is now the latest laptop to be running atop Coreboot as an alternative to its proprietary UEFI/BIOS...

Phoronix: Fluxbox 1.3.7 Released With Few Changes

Sunday 8th of February 2015 01:12:02 PM
Fluxbox 1.3.6 was released last month after this lightweight window manager went two years without a new release. It looks like the rate of development of Fluxbox is ticking back up as Fluxbox 1.3.7 was just tagged this morning...

TuxMachines: The World First Ubuntu Touch Smarphone Is Going On Sale Tomorrow

Sunday 8th of February 2015 01:07:30 PM

For those who don't know Ubuntu Touch, Ubuntu Touch is a mobile version of Ubuntu OS. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Announced that the firstUbuntu Phone, made in partnership with BQ named Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, goes on sale tomorrow in Europe through a series of Flash Sales.      Read at LinuxAndUbuntu

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Reddit: LXQt 0.9 has been released

Sunday 8th of February 2015 01:05:38 PM

LXer: Bash script to keep an encrypted text file of passwords

Sunday 8th of February 2015 12:20:08 PM
On a secret cloud server, with ssh key access only, I like to keep a encrypted text file with passwords that I can never remember e.g. because I seldom use some of them, and/or have too many of them.

LXer: OpenDaylight Intern Program Adds to SDN Education Opportunities

Sunday 8th of February 2015 10:25:46 AM
The OpenDaylight Project, an open source collaboration for software-defined networking, has announced a 2015 summer internship program.

TuxMachines: Xfce 4.12 Planned For Release In A Few Weeks

Sunday 8th of February 2015 09:24:35 AM

Xfce 4.12 is running about two years behind its original schedule but there's now a concerted effort underway to get out this lightweight GTK+ desktop environment out around the end of February or early March.

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TuxMachines: Progress on the prototype for a possible next version of akonadi

Sunday 8th of February 2015 09:04:16 AM

Ever since we introduced our ideas the next version of akonadi, we’ve been working on a proof of concept implementation, but we haven’t talked a lot about it. I’d therefore like to give a short progress report.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Officially Released with Support for Linux Containers

Red Hat was proud to announce earlier today, March 5, the availability of the first maintenance release of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system for computers, used in numerous enterprises worldwide. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 contains a great amount of bug fixes and improvements over the previous release, as well as various new features. Read more Also: iSER target should work fine in RHEL 7.1

Help: Linux to the rescue of older operating systems

As you know, when someone offers free stuff, we give it a few weeks in order to give each group, organization or individual in need a chance to respond. That’s what we’ll do with Mary Greenfield’s generous offer to donate free fabric, so give it another week and then we’ll forward responses to her. One of the most rewarding aspects of writing this column is realizing that it generates discussion, and here’s a response to that question about updates for an older computer running Windows ME... Read more

Open source used to manage Figueres’ environment

The Spanish town of Figueres is relying on free and open source software to help manage its urban and natural environment. Fisersa Ecoserveis, an environmental company, is using a range of open source solutions to create, update and manage interactive geographic maps, used for monitoring and planning the city’s green spaces. Read more

I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

MYIR launched a “Rico” SBC for TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, with an open Linux BSP, 4GB of eMMC flash, and coastline GbE, HDMI, and USB host and device ports. Read more