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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Saturday 29th of November 2014 02:51:47 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Saturday 29th of November 2014 02:51:13 AM

TuxMachines: Make Your Mark on the World With Linux

Saturday 29th of November 2014 02:31:30 AM

Linux and FOSS have already changed the world, and we're just at the beginning. This is a great time to learn to be a maker, in contrast to being a mere consumer. Clicking buttons on a smartphone is not being tech-savvy; hacking and building the phone is.

Some people give Make Magazine the credit for launching the Maker Movement. Whether they launched it or just gave it a name, it is a real phenomenon, a natural evolution of do-it-yourselfers, inventors, and hackers in every generation. Remember Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Hands-On (for Shopsmith projects), photography magazines, woodworking magazines, electronics...remember Heathkit? Remember when Radio Shack was still an electronics store? How about Edmund Scientific? That is still a wonderful playground of anatomical models, microscopes, telescopes, dinosaurs, prisms, lenses, chemistry sets, lasers, geology stuff, and tons more. All of these still exist, and have moved online like everything else. It's a feast of riches, plus we have all the cool new stuff that Make Magazine covers. This is absolutely the best time to be a curious tech adventurer.

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LXer: World's best threat detection pwned by HOBBIT

Saturday 29th of November 2014 02:31:16 AM
Some of the world's best threat detection platforms have been bypassed by custom malware in a demonstration of the fallibility of single defence security. Five un-named top advanced threat detection products were tested against four custom malware samples written by researchers at Crysys Lab, Hungary.

Phoronix: Devuan: Debian Without Systemd

Saturday 29th of November 2014 01:16:06 AM
Last month we wrote about a group of administrations planning to fork Debian GNU/Linux over not liking its direction due to adopting systemd over Upstart or SysVInit. The Debian administrators have made good on their word and announced the Devuan fork of Debian...

LXer: Devuan, DevOne. Here comes a fork of Debian

Saturday 29th of November 2014 12:36:54 AM
Ha, from ongoing discussions surrounding Systemd/Init in Debian, anybody could have predicted this was going to happen sooner or later. Well, it has happened. A fork of Debian has been announced by the “Veteran Unix Admin collective.”

TuxMachines: XnConvert Review – An Image Batch Processor like No Other

Friday 28th of November 2014 11:43:55 PM

XnConvert is batch image processor that has been designed to work on multiple operating systems. It comes with a Linux client and it's one of the few tools of its kind on this platform. Let us now take a closer look at the application to see why it's incredibly useful.

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TuxMachines: Season of KDE

Friday 28th of November 2014 11:38:36 PM

This is my first SoK and hence I am equally excited and motivated to make a niche for myself with my work. The task allotted to me was to finish test.kubuntu.co.uk . My task was to use a WordPress theme and finish the site but I am not a big fan of WordPress themes. So I decided to make my own theme and thankfully my mentor , Jonathan Riddell was on the same page with me. Thus began the first lap , thinking and coming up with a new design.

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TuxMachines: Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" MATE Stable Is Ready for Download – Screenshot Tour

Friday 28th of November 2014 11:32:19 PM

The Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" MATE distribution has been made available and the ISO images can be downloaded from the officials servers. Just like the Cinnamon flavor, the MATE edition is quite heavy on the new features.

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TuxMachines: KWayland Server Component Coming For KDE Plasma 5.2

Friday 28th of November 2014 11:27:44 PM

KWayland was introduced last month with the KDE Plasma 5.1 release but it lacked the server-side code. With the upcoming release of Plasma 5.2, that will change with the server component to KWayland having been merged.

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Reddit: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro & Debian

Friday 28th of November 2014 11:23:58 PM

Hi,

Has anyone managed to get this to run Debian, or does anyone know if it can run Debian? Heading to China in a few weeks and I'm eyeing this.

Thanks.

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TuxMachines: Where is M13? Review – A Simple and Powerful Galactic Atlas

Friday 28th of November 2014 11:16:50 PM

Where is M13? is a planetarium application that allows users to view details about distant objects in the sky, covering a very large number of items ranging from stars to other galaxies. There are not many apps that can do this, so most of the shortcomings could be forgotten.

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TuxMachines: Raspberry Pi and Coder by Google for beginners and kids

Friday 28th of November 2014 11:13:17 PM

Coder is a fantastic resource for learning programming. It simplifies the process of getting started, requires very inexpensive components, and provides fun and engaging activities. If you are planning on gettting a Raspberry Pi for the holidays, (or already have one), Coder is a great addition to get extra fun and learning from that little board.

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TuxMachines: ‘Where is the nearest?’: Spain shares code for web map-tool

Friday 28th of November 2014 11:07:33 PM

The government of Spain is making available as open source the code for Ciudadania Europea, a web site that pointed citizens to the nearest embassies and consular services in European countries. That service was closed this summer, but the code is now freely available for other similar projects.

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TuxMachines: Top 4 Linux screenwriting software

Friday 28th of November 2014 11:03:52 PM

A multi-platform software with a minimalist aesthetic, Trelby is clean enough to help you focus on the task at hand but still packs a surprising amount of tools and options into its interface, with auto- editing and formatting features alongside a character name database, reports, charts and more.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Touch RTM Update 10, Important Milestone Achieved – Screenshot Tour

Friday 28th of November 2014 10:51:50 PM

The Ubuntu Touch operating system has reached a new milestone and Canonical has released a new update for the RTM branch, bringing the entire project a little closer to a shippable version that can run smoothly and without any bugs.

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Confessions of an open source purist

I have also repeatedly evaluated GNU/Linux as a platform for my daily writing and administration. Each time, I’ve found it fairly easy to install (moreso every time I try) and easy to add applications. I’ve never had problems with malware, but at some point in the life of the system, a problem arises that at best causes an inconvenience (like the sleep mode failing) and at worst leaves the system impossible to boot. Read more

Healthcare one of the most impacted industries by open source

Healthcare is one of the most urgent socioeconomic issues of our time. This year, Opensource.com saw a variety of news and feature stories about applying the open source way and open source software (including tools) to alleviating the many problems faced by the healthcare industry. Here are this year's best of the best from Opensource.com in open health. Read more

The Open Bay helps launch 372 ‘copies’ of The Pirate Bay in a week, becomes GitHub’s most popular project

isoHunt, the group now best known for launching The Old Pirate Bay, has shared an update a week after debuting The Open Bay. The Pirate Bay, the most popular file sharing website on the planet, still isn’t back following police raids on its data center in Sweden, but its “cause” is very much alive. The Open Bay, which lets anyone with “minimal knowledge of how the Internet and websites work” deploy their own version of The Pirate Bay online, is becoming an open source engine of The Pirate Bay website, the group told VentureBeat in an email. “The fate of Open Bay is now in the hands of worldwide community.” Read more

Red Hat CEO lauds open source’s progress

For years, Red Hat executives fielded questions about its open source software from prospective customers: “Is open source safe? Is it secure? Is it reliable?” But such inquiries have faded as open source software has gained momentum, CEO Jim Whitehurst wrote in a recent blog posted on the website of the Raleigh-based company. Red Hat is the leading open source software company. “Today, it is almost impossible to name a major player in IT that has not embraced open source,” Whitehurst wrote. “Only a few short years ago, many would have argued we would never see that day.” [...] More than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are Red Hat customers today. “Open source was initially adopted for low cost and lack of vendor lock-in, but customers have found that it also results in better innovation and more flexibility,” Whitehurst stated. “Now it is pervasive, and it is challenging proprietary incumbents across technology categories. It is not only mainstream, open source is truly leading innovation in areas like cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things, and beyond.” Read more