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Reddit: Orange Calculator 1.5.3

Monday 5th of January 2015 10:30:52 PM

Just wanted to let you all know that the new version 1.5.3 of the calculator orange is now available, just head down to the Applications and downloaded for your favourite distro.

Enjoy it.

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[link] [2 comments] 2015: To Ensure an Open Cloud, IT History has to Repeat Itself

Monday 5th of January 2015 10:20:48 PM

A lot of work has to be done – and will be done -- to decouple the individual building blocks of cloud computing before consumers and users can choose what is best for them. Competition and a free market of components and applications are needed to unlock the full potential of cloud computing.

Phoronix: Why Google Chrome Switched To The Clang Compiler On Linux

Monday 5th of January 2015 10:02:36 PM
Since a few months back Google switched from GCC to Clang for compiling their production builds of the Chrome web-browser on Linux. A Google developer has now shed some light on the switch with backing up their own reasons for switching to Clang...

TuxMachines: Manjaro 0.8.11 Gets Its Fourth Update Pack and All the Latest Kernels

Monday 5th of January 2015 10:01:42 PM

Manjaro 0.8.11 was made available only a month ago and its makers have already released four upgrade packs. Even if this seems like they have a lot to fix, that's not actually true. In fact, these packs bring some important upgrades for a number of important components, like the Linux kernel for example.

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LXer: Creating and Using Barcodes with Free Software & Inkscape

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:59:29 PM
Barcodes provide a simple, reliable, machine-readable way to read numbers or addresses into your computer (or smartphone or tablet) so that information can be looked up online or in a database. There are a number of different standards for barcodes, and the most-commonly used ones are quite easy to use and create with simple free software applications,

TuxMachines: Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:58:05 PM

Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

Ubuntu Core was designed to provide only the essential components for running Linux workloads in the cloud. An early preview edition of it, which Canonical calls "Snappy," was released last week. The new edition jettisoned many of the libraries and programs usually found in general use Linux distributions that were unnecessary for cloud use.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Touch Is 2014's Most Important Linux Distro

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:51:58 PM

2014 has been a very interesting year with a ton of major releases, but one in particular really stands out, Ubuntu Touch. It's not yet available in stores and it's not "really" ready, but it's the one that registered the most progress.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:48:26 PM

TuxMachines: Linus Torvalds Says GNOME Terminal on Fedora 21 Is Using "Emo" Mode

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:48:18 PM

Linus Torvalds is not one to shy away from saying what he thinks and he apparently doesn't have a too good opinion on what the terminal app looks like by default in the latest Fedora 21.

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:47:55 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Monday 5th of January 2015 09:47:16 PM

Phoronix: NVIDIA Linux Driver Continues Running Strong Against The GeForce Windows Driver

Monday 5th of January 2015 07:45:41 PM
With last week having delivered fresh benchmarks of AMD's Catalyst Linux vs. Windows drivers (and before that an updated Intel Linux vs. Windows OpenGL comparison to end out 2014), here's some updated NVIDIA Linux vs. Windows benchmarks to compare the GeForce graphics drivers at the end of 2014. Three different graphics cards were used in benchmarking the latest NVIDIA Linux vs. Windows performance with the proprietary graphics drivers followed by also having the latest open-source NVIDIA/Nouveau driver results.

TuxMachines: Interview with Elésiane Huve

Monday 5th of January 2015 07:39:23 PM

Nowadays, I try to use as many FOSS as possible. I have recently fully migrated to Linux which gives me an amazing work environment.

read more How to Configure a Touchscreen on Linux

Monday 5th of January 2015 07:19:51 PM

Getting touchscreen gestures to work on Linux isn’t all that challenging. It does, however, require the installation of an app and a Firefox extension.

TuxMachines: Acer Chromebook 15: a first look at the biggest Chromebook on Earth

Monday 5th of January 2015 07:12:55 PM

Acer kicked off its CES yesterday by announcing the $249 Chromebook 15, a new Chromebook laptop that — for now at least — is the biggest one you can buy. We just got our hands on it here in Las Vegas, and even at a glance it looks like there's fierce new competitor in the Chromebook market.

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TuxMachines: NoSQL pioneer to inject your database with ACID

Monday 5th of January 2015 07:08:39 PM

The firm already has a prototype that’s in the hands of early customers with plans to go public in 2015, The Register has learned.

The move follows delivery of an ACID-compliant graph database for use with FoundationDB’s existing NoSQL engine.

The document database, like FoundationDB’s graph store, would run on top of the company’s recently upgraded key-value store engine. If it is successful, FoundationDB could succeed in throwing up another bridge between the once-separate worlds of NoSQL and relational databases.

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LXer: 5 open source projects to join in 2015

Monday 5th of January 2015 07:07:56 PM
You've been using open source software for a while, and now you want to give back to the community. Even with solid advice, you're probably finding that it's difficult to sift through all of the projects out there to find one that's right for you.To help, I've put together a list of five open source projects that you should consider joining in 2015. Many of them may not be the highest profile projects out there, but they do offer some interesting challenges. And helping them is a great way to give back to the community.Ready? Let's jump in!read more

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Real-time enabled Sitara SoC shows up on a COM

Variscite unveiled a Linux-friendly, SODIMM-style COM based on TI’s Sitara AM437x, supporting the updated SoC’s quad-core Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU). The VAR-SOM-AM43 is the first computer-on-module we’ve seen to use the Texas Instruments Sitara AM437x, a single-core Cortex-A9 system-on-chip that clocks to 1GHz. Last month, Adeneo announced an Android 4.4 BSP for TI’s Sitara AM437x development platform. Variscite is supporting its VAR-SOM-AM43 with a Yocto Linux, and soon, Android-ready hardware/software development kit of its own, which includes a VAR-AM43 CustomBoard development board, touchscreens, cables, and more Read more

High-end 'upstream' Linux laptop plans to ship in April

They said in working up hardware, they carefully designed the laptop "chip by chip" to work with open source software. The 4.4-pound laptop runs Linux. This is a GNU-based distribution, more specifically, the Trisquel GNU/Linux, "the strictest of distributions and strips all binary blobs from the Linux kernel." At the same time, they said laptop owners, if they want, can easily install anything less strict, such as Debian and Ubuntu. The machine has a 15.6" display in either 1920x1080 or 3840x2160 with a 60Hz refresh rate, 720p camera and HD Audio. It has a CD/DVD ROM drive. They used Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200. It has a 48 Wh lithium polymer battery with about eight hours of usage. Read more

Android essentials: 13 apps I can't live without

We spend a lot of time talking about Lollipop and OS-level issues with Android -- but you know what's just as important as the operating system on your phone or tablet? The apps that surround it. The right apps can make your device easier and more enjoyable to use. They can give it powers you didn't know were possible. They can make it feel like your own custom-tailored gadget -- whether you've been using it for two minutes or for two years. Read more

GHOST, a critical Linux security hole, is revealed

Researchers at cloud security company Qualys have discovered a major security hole, GHOST (CVE-2015-0235), in the Linux GNU C Library (glbibc). This vulnerability enables hackers to remotely take control of systems without even knowing any system IDs or passwords. Qualys alerted the major Linux distributors about the security hole quickly and most have now released patches for it. Josh Bressers, manager of the Red Hat product security team said in an interview that, "Red Hat got word of this about a week ago. Updates to fix GHOST on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, and 7 are now available via the Red Hat Network." This hole exists in any Linux system that was built with glibc-2.2, which was released on November 10, 2000. Qualys found that the bug had actually been patched with a minor bug fix released on May 21, 2013 between the releases of glibc-2.17 and glibc-2.18. Read more