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TuxMachines: KDE Ships Third Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14

Friday 25th of July 2014 08:47:59 PM

KDE has released the third beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!

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TuxMachines: Wireless speakers stream audio from web and WLAN

Friday 25th of July 2014 08:43:12 PM

Denon debuted a line of Sonos-like wireless multi-room HiFi speakers that stream audio from both Internet and local sources, and run on embedded Linux.

Like the similarly Linux-powered devices available from Sonos, Denon’s “Heos” wireless streaming speakers offer multi-room (multi-speaker) synchronized audio, and can deliver multiple audio streams from disparate sources to individual speakers or stereo-configured speaker pairs distributed around the home. Subscription streaming sources initially offered by Denon include Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, and TuneIn, with additional services offering DRM-free tracks “coming soon,” says the company.

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LXer: The Barnaby Jack Few Knew: Celebrated Hacker Saw Spotlight as 'Necessary Evil'

Friday 25th of July 2014 08:29:06 PM
When celebrated computer hacker Barnaby Jack died suddenly a year ago at the age of 35, headlines around the world touted the Steve Jobs-style pizazz he brought to cyber-security conferences and his show-stopping stunts such as breaking into ATMs and pacemakers. In hacker circles, he was known as the life of the party.

Phoronix: A New Video Has Us Real Excited About The New UT For Linux

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:50:16 PM
Epic Games has posted another video about their upcoming free Unreal Tournament game that is natively supporting Linux...

TuxMachines: GNOME 3.13.4 released

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:44:43 PM

Here the new GNOME release just in time for GUADEC, this time from Strasburg!! Remember this is a development release, so go ahead and test it, break it, send bug report and patches!

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TuxMachines: Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:40:47 PM

The Guix package manager that's designed to be a purely-functional package manager for GNU with an emphasis on being dependable, hackable, and liberating is out with its latest release.

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Phoronix: CoreOS Experiences Its First Stable Release

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:32:32 PM
CoreOS, the lightweight Linux distribution designed for clustered deployments and depends upon utilization of Docker/LXC software containers, has experienced its first stable release...

LXer: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:31:55 PM
In today's open source roundup: Canonical releases an update to Ubuntu 14.04. Plus: The NY Times bashes open source for not making enough money, and a review of Deepin 2014.

TuxMachines: Elive 2.3.4 Beta Is a Nice OS Based on Debian and Enlightenment - Screenshots

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:47:43 PM

Elive 2.3.4 Beta, a complete operating system for your computer, built on top of Debian GNU/Linux and customized to meet the needs of any user while still offering the eye-candy with minimal hardware requirements, has been released and is now available for download and testing.

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TuxMachines: Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:36:12 PM

For long-suffering Linux users who have endured the dearth of high-quality action games on their open source desktops, the wait for better game developer support soon may be over.

New technology is making Linux more attractive to game makers. In fact, it may keep Linux under the hood, so players will have no clue Linux is inside.

Until now, game makers have relied primarily on Windows PCs and gaming consoles powered by proprietary alternatives to the Linux OS. However, Linux-based systems specially designed for gaming are on the rise.

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LXer: What I Learned from Edward Snowden at the Hacker Conference

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:34:44 PM
It was 1 PM last Saturday and Edward Snowden was about to be televised. His audience was the crowd at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference, a group of people no one would ever mistake for attendees at a political convention. Amid the sea of black clothing were many unconventional fashion statements: purple bandanas and balloon pants, and tartan kilts, and white robes, and green hair.

Reddit: Happy SysAdmin Day!!!

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:31:02 PM

TuxMachines: X.Org Foundation Still Works Towards Becoming An SPI Project

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:29:15 PM

For the better part of a year, the X.Org Foundation has been evaluating a possible merger with SPI. That work is still ongoing and could be put up for a vote in the weeks ahead.

At yesterday's X.Org Board of Directors' meeting (IRC log), an update was shared and comes down to Keith Packard working with the SPI on constructing a resolution to bring to the SPI board. However, first the X.Org board will need to review the draft, etc. Assuming the SPI board votes in favor of this resolution, the following step is then to take the revised X.Org Foundation member by-laws to a vote by all X.Org Foundation members.

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LinuxInsider: Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:23:22 PM
For long-suffering Linux users who have endured the dearth of high-quality action games on their open source desktops, the wait for better game developer support soon may be over. New technology is making Linux more attractive to game makers. In fact, it may keep Linux under the hood, so players will have no clue Linux is inside. Until now, game makers have relied primarily on Windows PCs and gaming consoles powered by proprietary alternatives to the Linux OS. However, Linux-based systems specially designed for gaming are on the rise.

TuxMachines: Program Octave

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:17:48 PM

GNU Octave is a project started by James Rawlings and John Ekerdt, but its main developer is John Eaton, with the name inspired by the chemist Octave Levenspiel.

Octave is able to solve many different problems using its native functionalities and can be extended using its programming language, the code being executed line-by-line every time you run an Octave program. Octave also features some handy plotting capabilities that we cover later in this tutorial, although it’s worth bearing in mind that Octave’s main purpose is for performing mathematical and numerical computations – it is not a replacement for general-purpose programming languages such as C, Objective-C or C++

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Reddit: [Q] Any good file manager for linux as of 2014?

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:04:12 PM

I want something fast, efficient, that never (ever) crashes doesn't require me to use any desktop environments, works across ssh well offers basic functionalities like search operations ideally inline (bash?) scripting and of course can handle humongous amounts of files on any file system well (WITHOUT delay or crashes) out of the box but highly customizable infinite simultaneous folder-on-folder operations drag-and-drop relationships basically what nautilus should now look like if gnome had not decided to badly immitate Apple and Windows at the same time....

Anything of the sort available?

Gentoo: crashes, somewhat cludgy and not actively maintained, allows only 2 folders at a time, only one operation at a time => shit Nautilus: crashes, not customizable, super slow on large amounts of files generally painful => shit The KDE thing .. don't ask

Please, something.

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TuxMachines: CoreOS Stable Release

Friday 25th of July 2014 05:51:53 PM

First off, Happy SysAdmin Day. We think we have a pretty good SysAdmin surprise in store for you today as we are announcing the CoreOS stable release channel. Starting today, you can begin running CoreOS in production. This version is the most tested, secure and reliable version available for users wanting to run CoreOS. This is a huge milestone for us. Since our first alpha release in August 2013:

191 releases have been tagged
Tested on hundreds of thousands of servers on the alpha and beta channels
Supported on 10+ platforms, ranging from bare metal to being primary images on Rackspace and Google.

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Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance. Dave Hansen of Intel has proposed a new "TAINT_PERFORMANCE" for the kernel that would proactively print a warning message about not using the kernel for any performance measurements. Dave explained in his RFC announcement, "I have more than once myself been the victim of an accidentally-enabled kernel configuration option being mistaken for a true performance problem. I'm sure I've also taken profiles or performance measurements and assumed they were real-world when really I was measuring the performance with an option that nobody turns on in production. A warning like this late in boot will help remind folks when these kinds of things are enabled." Read more

Scientific Linux 7.0 x86_64 BETA 3

Fermilab's intention is to continue the development and support of Scientific Linux and refine its focus as an operating system for scientific computing. Today we are announcing a beta release of Scientific Linux 7. We continue to develop a stable process for generating and distributing Scientific Linux, with the intent that Scientific Linux remains the same high quality operating system the community has come to expect. Please do not install Pre-Release software in your production environment. Read more

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Now Features Linux Kernel 3.16.1

"The Utopic kernel has been rebased to the first v3.16.1 upstream stable kernel and uploaded to the archive, ie. linux-3.16.0-9.14. Please test and let us know your results," says Canonical's Joseph Salisbury, after the latest Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting. Read more

GitHub, Seagate, Western Digital & Others Join The Linux Foundation

With LinuxCon starting today in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced their latest sponsorship recruits for some major organizations that are now backing the foundation. Adapteva, GitHub, SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital are the latest organizations joining the Linux Foundation. Nearly all Phoronix readers should now GitHub along with storage companies Seagate and Western Digital. Adapteva is the start-up Parallella super-computing board. Read more