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LXer: The new Raspberry Pi 2, boost for Cyanogen, US budget data on GitHub, and more

Friday 6th of February 2015 07:21:15 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Microsoft's investment in Cyanogen, U.S. government budget data on GitHub, the debut of the Raspberry Pi 2, and more!Open source news for your reading pleasure.January 31 - February 6, 2015read more

TuxMachines: CrunchBang Is The Latest Linux Distribution Calling It Quits

Friday 6th of February 2015 07:08:41 PM

Philip Newborough, the lead developer behind the CrunchBang Linux distribution, has tossed in the towel.

The lead developer of CrunchBang Linux has decided to halt development of this Linux distribution that's based on Debian but known for its choice of using the Openbox window manager.

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Reddit: [Question] Watching TV in Linux

Friday 6th of February 2015 07:00:36 PM

Hi all,

I've bought this TV card: http://www.dvbsky.net/Products_S950.html Which says it has linux support. I was thinking of upgrading my Windows machine to Debian, but I have no idea of how good software support I will have there for the TV card (which will be one of the main applications of the pc).

I'd like to have the TV working, but also the remote, etc... Will this be very difficult / tedious to configure? Which one is the software to go here? XBMC?

Thanks!

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TuxMachines: Global Shortcuts and the Lock Screen

Friday 6th of February 2015 06:54:13 PM

With Plasma 5 our lock screen architecture changed significantly. For example we do no longer support screen saver hacks or widgets on top of the locked screen. Both are very unlikely to make a return in future releases. This means that bug reports against the old infrastructure might no longer apply to our current code base. Two weeks ago I went through all bug reports and feature requests to evaluate whether they still apply to our new infrastructure or should be closed.

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Reddit: إستعراض سريع OpenSUSE 13.2

Friday 6th of February 2015 06:38:35 PM

TuxMachines: The First Ubuntu Phone Won't Rely On Apps. Here's Why That's Brilliant

Friday 6th of February 2015 06:29:39 PM

The mobile market is saturated. Any new entrants are doomed from the start. And if you need proof, just look at Windows Phone or BlackBerry. The problem is that you need an app ecosystem to gain market share, but you need market share in order to entice developers to your platform.

Also: Ubuntu phone walkthrough video

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TuxMachines: How To Install DigiKam 4.7.0 On Ubuntu/Linux Mint And Ubuntu Based Distributions

Friday 6th of February 2015 06:27:08 PM


digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE. The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.7.0 with some bug fixes. Developers  main focus is on digiKam 5.0.   Read at LinuxAndUbuntu

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LXer: Fedora 21 Cinnamon Desktop : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Friday 6th of February 2015 06:24:04 PM
Fedora 21 Cinnamon is a fedora 21 spin featuring with Cinnamon Desktop environment 2.4.5 as default desktop. it also included with kernel 3.18 and default application such as firefox 35, nemo 2.4, libreoffice 4.3, shotwell 0.2, yum extender as default sotware manager and cinnamon system settings.

Reddit: Handy script to confirm commands

Friday 6th of February 2015 05:55:21 PM

Here's a handy little script I wrote and added to /usr/bin for confirming intent to execute a command:

while true; do read -p "$1 " choice case $choice in [Yy] ) exit 0;; [Nn] ) echo 'Aborted'; exit -1;; * ) echo "Y/N?";; esac done

Can be used like this:

confirm 'Are you sure?' && high_stakes_command

Can also be used to reconfirm:

confirm 'Are you sure?' && confirm 'Are you really sure?' && high_stakes_command

Is there a built-in tool that can do this which I'm unaware of?

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Phoronix: The BQ Ubuntu Phone Will Be Stocked With Binary Blobs

Friday 6th of February 2015 05:34:27 PM
The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone announced today that will begin selling next week via "flash sales" is certainly interesting from the software side with being the first official Ubuntu Phone, but from a hardware side, it's less than exciting...

LXer: Finally! Ubuntu Linux mobes will hit the shops next week

Friday 6th of February 2015 05:26:53 PM
You'll have to be quick off the mark to get one, mindThe first Ubuntu Linux phones go on sale next week, after more than a year’s talking.…

Linux.com: Which Light Weight, Open Source Web Server is Right for You?

Friday 6th of February 2015 04:58:27 PM

When you have a need that Apache can’t fill, it’s good to know there are alternatives available.

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