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Story GNU/Linux Grows Well In Argentina Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 2:17pm
Story Oracle Releases Node.js Tools Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 1:56pm
Story Samsung Galaxy Tab S Pro Might Be Soon Upon Us Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 1:52pm
Story How to Get Over Your Fear of Failing at Linux Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 1:25pm
Story Don't Fear the Penguin Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 1:16pm
Story Alpine Linux 3.1.2 released Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 12:44pm
Story Canonical Has Revealed The Hardware Specs Of Bq Aquarius E4.5 Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 12:09pm
Story BackBox 4.1 Ubuntu Based Distro Released, Available To Download And Install Mohd Sohail 31/01/2015 - 8:37am
Blog entry Linux vs Windows gfranken 1 31/01/2015 - 5:38am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 31/01/2015 - 5:34am

GNU/Linux Grows Well In Argentina

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GNU
Linux

A government announces a programme to distribute GNU/Linux to schools and it takes a few years to roll out.

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Oracle Releases Node.js Tools

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Back at its OpenWorld event in 2014, Oracle announced it was working on a Node.js driver for its database products. The resulting code was released last week, as open source code with an Apache 2.0 license.

The driver is now available from GitHub, and includes tools for working with JavaScript objects and arrays, and for translating between Oracle and JavaScript data types. It’s designed to handle transactions, and to work with Oracle’s built-in scaling tools. This includes the ability to quickly end transactions in the event of server failures – allowing Node.js applications to quickly failover to another database, without losing user data.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S Pro Might Be Soon Upon Us

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Android

Samsung has been pretty silent when it comes to tablets in the last few months. The Korean tech giant rolled out the Galaxy Tab Active at IFA 2014, but that was just a rugged, re-branded version of the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0-inch model.

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How to Get Over Your Fear of Failing at Linux

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Linux

We’ve written plenty of articles about helping you switch over to Linux from your current operating system. However, even with all of those materials at hand, it’s sometimes still difficult to take the leap of faith and actually try it out.

So, this article will be all about questions you might have about switching, and what you can do to ease yourself into the world of Linux. If you read it from start to finish, you’ll have plenty of answers and tips to succeed at Linux.

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Don't Fear the Penguin

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It was a slow news day today for Linux but a few tidbits stood out. First up is Danny Stieben with his article persuading prospects how easy Linux really is.

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Alpine Linux 3.1.2 released

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Linux

The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.1.2 of its Alpine Linux operating system.

This is a bugfix release of the v3.1 musl based branch. This release is based on the 3.14.30 kernel which has some critical security fixes.

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Canonical Has Revealed The Hardware Specs Of Bq Aquarius E4.5

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Ubuntu

Recently, Canonical has revealed the hardware specifications of Bq Aquarius E4.5 running Ubuntu Touch. It comes with a 4.5-inch screen with a 960×540 resolution, 13 MPX camera, a Quad Core ARM Cortex running at 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM memory, 8 GB internal memory and Mali 400 graphics.

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BackBox 4.1 Ubuntu Based Distro Released, Available To Download And Install

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backbox 4.1 released to download and install

BackBox is a free Linux Operating System based on the most popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu. BackBox provides penetration testing, incident responce, computer forensics and intelligence gathering tools. The latest Release 4.1 includes many interesting changes.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With Core i7 Broadwell

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Red Hat
Ubuntu

The latest distribution I tried on the X1 Carbon (and the OS I'll ultimately use for running the X1 Carbon in a production capacity as my main system) is Fedora 21. Fedora 21 booted up on the X1 Carbon wonderfully without any issues aside from the trackpoint button clicks being wonky (though the button clicks in the corner of the trackpad works fine). Fedora 21 with Wayland also ran fine on this system with Intel HD Graphics 5500. Overall, it was a pleasant experience without any major problems.

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Plex Media Server Review – The Ultimate Steaming Server

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Reviews

Plex Media Server is a media center application that allows users to stream video and audio content to local and remote clients, such as mobile devices or smart TVs. We now take a closer look at this powerful server and client and see what's the fuss all about.

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CoreOS Co-Founder Alex Polvi Talks Containers, Rocket vs. Docker, and More

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Linux
Reviews

CoreOS has gained notoriety over the past few years as the creator of a new Linux distribution designed for massive, Google-scale server deployments. The company's star has risen along with the popularity of Linux containers -- a key component of CoreOS -- and their open source components are being widely incorporated by companies on the bleeding edge of distributed computing.

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PfSense 2.2 Open Source Firewall Receives Important Security Update

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PfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD that has been built to be used as a firewall and router. A new iteration has been released and the distro now sports the 2.2 version number.

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Linux-Powered Librem 15 Laptop Crowdfunding Campaign Is a Major Success

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Linux

Librem 15 is a new Linux-powered laptop that will ship with completely free applications, drivers, and kernel. The crowdfunding campaign for this laptop is almost over and it has been a resounding success.

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Black Swift, the tiny wireless computer is on Kickstarter

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Linux

Another beautiful board is coming to kickstarter: it’s tiny and powerful. Black Swift runs on OpenWRT Linux, and it can be programmed in a bunch of languages, ranging from C/C++ to PHP, Python, Perl, and Bash scripting (there’s also a Node.js port).

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Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler Benchmarks

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GCC 4.9.2 and LLVM Clang 3.5.0 were benchmarked using the packages provided on Fedora 21 x86_64. The same Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon was used for all of the benchmarks, the first Broadwell laptop/ultrabook at Phoronix and it features the Core i7 5600U that's dual-core with Hyper Threading and tops out at 3.20GHz. Fedora 21 was running with the Linux 3.17.8 kernel while testing each of the provided compilers.

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HAMMER2 File-System Is Still Slowly Coming Together

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BSD

Back when DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 file-system development began being publicized, it was believed it wasn't going to be ready until at least 2013. Fast forward two years, HAMMER2 isn't yet used by default on this BSD operating system and it's still being actively developed.

As we haven't heard much about HAMMER2 in quite some times, I was looking through the DragonFlyBSD HAMMER2 Git commits and happy to see this BTree-based file-system succeeding the original HAMMER FS is still being pursued. HAMMER2 has shipped in DragonFlyBSD since version 3.8.0 but is not considered production ready.

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Google’s Project Ara Open Source Smartphone to Debut in Puerto Rico This Year

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OSS

Google sold Motorola to Lenovo, but retained the Advanced Research and Projects (ATAP) R&D group that runs the project. ATAP recently showed off a second generation prototype of the Ara phone, and earlier this month, Google announced plans to launch a 2015 pilot program in Puerto Rico. Project Ara has also recently attracted some interesting technology partners, including battery maker SolidEnergy, audio experts Sennheiser, and health accessory designer Lapka.

Together with ATAP's Project Tango for developing 3D sensing phones, Project Ara represents Google's vision for the smartphone future. The timing seems right, as the Android smartphone scene is looking a bit moribund compared to hot-ticket technologies like wearables, drones, and home automation.

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