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Gentoo at FOSSCOMM 2013

Gentoo News - 1 hour 46 min ago

What? FOSSCOMM 2013

Free and Open Source Software COMmunities Meeting(FOSSCOMM) 2013

When? 20th, April 2013 - 21st, April 2013

Where? Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Website?http://hua.fosscomm.gr

FOSSCOMM 2013 is almost here, and Gentoo will be there!

We will have a booth with Gentoo promo stuff, stickers, flyers, badges, live DVD's and much more! Whether you're a developer, user, or simply curious, be sure and stop by. We are also going to represent Gentoo in a round table with other foss communities. See you there!

Pavlos Ratis contributed the draft for this announcement.

How to install PostgreSQL on a CentOS 6 VPS

LXer - 1 hour 54 min ago
This article shows you how to install PostgreSQL on a CentOS 6 VPS. PostgreSQL is a cross-platform object-relational database management system and its primary function is to store data and retrieve it later. It is open source and it is designed for high volume environments.

TuxMachines: Changing times, busy times and why Google will save Usenet.

Linuxinsight - 2 hours 51 min ago

Linux however has succeeded by way of form factors diversifying. Be it Android phones or tablets there is a big shift with the mainstream consumer in terms of what devices they want and here Linux has excelled.

In 2008 my decision remove my Microsoft dependency was for reasons of the control they had on the desktop, the practices alleged against them and the dubious tactics some of their advocates used to promote the products. I also wholeheartedly agree with the ethos of FOSS which was another contributory factor. Today, my feelings about FOSS have not changed, there are caveats to my opinions of FOSS (especially in gaming) but I’ve covered that before in other articles.

Today I avoid Microsoft not because I feel the need to make a stand against its behaviour, its because I don’t need them. I support Microsoft being a “choice” in the market as I support user freedom, but as for what Microsoft can offer me (regardless of its past) there is nothing.

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LXer: Raspberry Pi powered juggling performance

Linuxinsight - 2 hours 51 min ago
Flashing pins are spinning tens of feet into the air on a pitch dark stage. It's a juggling performance. All of the pins are perfectly synchronized to flash different colors in time to the music. It's part of the magic of theater and a special night out with friends to enjoy a distraction from daily life. Part of the magic—and why it's called magic—is that the audience doesn't know how these secrets are made backstage.

Raspberry Pi powered juggling performance

LXer - 2 hours 51 min ago
Flashing pins are spinning tens of feet into the air on a pitch dark stage. It's a juggling performance. All of the pins are perfectly synchronized to flash different colors in time to the music. It's part of the magic of theater and a special night out with friends to enjoy a distraction from daily life. Part of the magic—and why it's called magic—is that the audience doesn't know how these secrets are made backstage.

Reddit: How can i use awk to print only values above x?

Linuxinsight - 3 hours 9 min ago

Networking: [Test] => 10.729519791085

GAMES: [Real] => 10

Fashion: [Test] => 27.729519791085

Movies: [Real] => 5

Food: [Test] => 101.729519791085

Sports: [Real] => 7

I want to be able to do something like this

cat file | awk '{print $1,$4 ;}'

but only if $4 > or = to 25

thanx all

submitted by DslIs
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LXer: How to install NodeJS, Bower and Gulp on a CentOS 7 VPS

Linuxinsight - 3 hours 48 min ago
The following article will guide you through the steps of installing NodeJS, Bower and Gulp on a CentOS 7 VPS.

How to install NodeJS, Bower and Gulp on a CentOS 7 VPS

LXer - 3 hours 48 min ago
The following article will guide you through the steps of installing NodeJS, Bower and Gulp on a CentOS 7 VPS.

TuxMachines: Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 16 min ago

The product, called ExaGear Desktop, runs x86 operating systems on top of hardware devices using ARMv7 CPUs. That's significant because x86 software, which is the kind that runs natively on most computing platforms today, does not generally work on ARM hardware unless software developers undertake the considerable effort of porting it. Since few are likely to do that, having a way to run x86 applications on ARM devices is likely to become increasingly important as more ARM-based tablets and portable computers come to market.

That said, the ExaGear Desktop, which Eltechs plans to make available next month, currently has some steep limitations. First, it only supports Ubuntu Linux. And while Eltechs said support for additional Linux distributions is forthcoming, there's no indication the product will be able to run x86 builds of Windows on ARM hardware, a feat that is likely to be in much greater demand than Linux compatibility.

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TuxMachines: It's Elementary, with Sparks, and Unity

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 33 min ago

In today's Linux news Jack Wallen review Elementary OS and says it's not just the poor man's Apple. Jack Germain reviewed SparkyLinux GameOver yesterday and said it's a win-win. Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke testdrives Ubuntu's Unity today in the latest entry in his desktop-a-week series. And finally tonight, just what the heck is this Docker thing everybody keeps talking about?

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TuxMachines: 5 Linux distributions for very old computers

Linuxinsight - 4 hours 38 min ago

This is part 4 in a series of articles designed to help you choose the right Linux distribution for your circumstances.

Here are the links to the first three parts:
Which desktop environment should you use?
5 easiest to use Linux distributions for modern machines
5 easiest to use Linux distributions for older machines
Some of you will have computers that are really old and none of the solutions presented thus far are of much use.

This guide lists those distributions designed to run with limited RAM, limited disk space and limited graphics capabilities.

Ease of use is sometimes comprimised when using the really light distributions but once you get used to them they are every bit as functional as a Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

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LXer: Android in-dash IVI device revs up in India

Linuxinsight - Friday 22nd of August 2014 06:58:51 AM
MapmyIndia released an Android-based IVI and navigation system called the IceNav 701 with a dual-core processor, a 6.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, and NaviMap. With Indian navigation technology firm MapmyIndia releasing the IceNav 701, Android continues its quiet push into in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). Other Android-based systems we’ve seen include Renault’s R-Link, Clarion Malaysia’s AX1, and Malaysia-based Proton’s Suprima S, among others.

Android in-dash IVI device revs up in India

LXer - Friday 22nd of August 2014 06:58:51 AM
MapmyIndia released an Android-based IVI and navigation system called the IceNav 701 with a dual-core processor, a 6.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, and NaviMap. With Indian navigation technology firm MapmyIndia releasing the IceNav 701, Android continues its quiet push into in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). Other Android-based systems we’ve seen include Renault’s R-Link, Clarion Malaysia’s AX1, and Malaysia-based Proton’s Suprima S, among others.

LXer: Counting and listing hard links on Linux

Linuxinsight - Friday 22nd of August 2014 06:01:40 AM
A hard link is actually nothing more than a regular directory entry, which in turn can be seen as a pointer to the actual file’s data on the disk. The cool thing about hard-links is that a file can be stored once on the disk, and be linked to multiple times, from different locations/entries, without requiring to allocate extra disk space for each file instance.

Counting and listing hard links on Linux

LXer - Friday 22nd of August 2014 06:01:40 AM
A hard link is actually nothing more than a regular directory entry, which in turn can be seen as a pointer to the actual file’s data on the disk. The cool thing about hard-links is that a file can be stored once on the disk, and be linked to multiple times, from different locations/entries, without requiring to allocate extra disk space for each file instance.

LXer: How To Quickly Get A List Of All Applications Installed On Your UNIX/Linux Machines

Linuxinsight - Friday 22nd of August 2014 05:04:29 AM
How to quickly get list of all applications installed on your UNIX/Linux machinesIn this tutorial I[he]#039[/he]ll try to present how to quickly get the list of all applications installed on UNIX/Linux hosts. The procedure applies to the most popular UNIX/Linux distributions but is also applicable to windows hosts and some other hardware (e.g. firmware version on routers etc.). The procedure could help you track your software inventory and get notifications whenever users install/uninstall applications on their machines.

How To Quickly Get A List Of All Applications Installed On Your UNIX/Linux Machines

LXer - Friday 22nd of August 2014 05:04:29 AM
How to quickly get list of all applications installed on your UNIX/Linux machinesIn this tutorial I[he]#039[/he]ll try to present how to quickly get the list of all applications installed on UNIX/Linux hosts. The procedure applies to the most popular UNIX/Linux distributions but is also applicable to windows hosts and some other hardware (e.g. firmware version on routers etc.). The procedure could help you track your software inventory and get notifications whenever users install/uninstall applications on their machines.

It's Elementary, with Sparks, and Unity

OStatic - Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:33:14 AM

In today's Linux news Jack Wallen review Elementary OS and says it's not just the poor man's Apple. Jack Germain reviewed SparkyLinux GameOver yesterday and said it's a win-win. Linux Tycoon Bryan Lunduke testdrives Ubuntu's Unity today in the latest entry in his desktop-a-week series. And finally tonight, just what the heck is this Docker thing everybody keeps talking about?

Jack Wallen today reviewed the latest beta of upcoming Elementary Freya. He sounded quite impressed. He said it was "something new and fresh" and "not only easy on the eye, but easy to use." And it's fast, "very fast." The praise continues and Wallen concludes, "I believe [Elementary OS] has the potential to overtake all other Linux distributions as the leader in user-friendliness." See the full review at TechRepublic.com.

In our second review this evening, Jack M. Germain says SparkyLinux GameOver is wonderful for serious and casual gamers. In it users can not only waste a bunch of time but also get some work done, according to Germain. "It provides nearly all of the standard Linux applications out-of-the-box" as well as all kinds of native games, game emulators, Wine and PlayOnLinux, and Steam and Desura. It's based on Debian Jessie, so it has a solid foundation as well. But he found a few things to offset his enthusiasm for it, so see his full review at LinuxInsider.com.

Bryan Lunduke today posted of his "one full week" with Ubuntu Unity. It didn't kill him although Unity was the reason for his Ubuntu exodus a couple years ago. And his first impression this time was "utter annoyance." He says, and I can only quote him here, "Unity is no longer slow as mud and as crash-y as Yogi Bear driving a Vespa after pillaging Dudley Moore's picnic basket. Is it fast? No." He still doesn't like it much, you can tell, but he did say, "To be fair, I actually didn't find anything in Unity that would prevent me from enjoyably using my Linux-powered PC. It worked, and it has been quite reliable. In fact, if Unity were the only Desktop Environment available for Linux... I would use it quite happily. Because, the thing is, it's not bad." But see his full post here at NetworkWorld.com.

In other news:

* Why a Linux-only approach will only get you fired

* What is Docker, Really? Founder Solomon Hykes Explains

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LXer: Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs

Linuxinsight - Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:07:18 AM
ExaGear Desktop from Eltechs promises compatibility between open source x86 and ARM platforms using virtualization, at speeds much greater than QEMU's.
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