New story! Run Ubuntu Within Any Version Of Windows Using VirtualBox

This guide shows how to run Ubuntu within VirtualBox so that Windows users can try Linux out without messing around with their hard drives. The article includes details of a current issue within the Windows version of Virtualbox and how to get the screen resolution to work properly by installing guest additions.

New story! Empire: Total War Looks Close To A Linux Version, Pokes Fun At Linux Gamers

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 2, 2014 3:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
We already knew that Empire: Total War II would come to Linux, but now it looks like the original Empire: Total War will come to Linux too and maybe sooner than the sequel.

New story! Testing Fedora 21 fitness for world population with Internationalization

Fedora is a global Linux distribution, as soon as we say the word “Global”, immediately internationalization (i18n) and localization(l10n) become a utmost important part of the distribution. I would like […]

New story! Mozilla Firefox 32 Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 2, 2014 1:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has announced that the final version of Firefox 32 has been released, concluding the development cycle for yet another branch of this Internet browser.

New story! The software-defined economy, OpenStacks new incubated project, and more

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

New story! How to install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 14.04 server

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Sep 2, 2014 12:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

New story! Ten Linux Desktops Showing Just How Far Behind Mac OS X and Windows Designs Are

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 1, 2014 11:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are still many users of other operating systems who think that Linux is behind Mac OS X and Windows in terms of desktop design, but the reality is just the other way around.

New story! Ryan Icculus Gordon On The Linux Action Show

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 1, 2014 10:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Ryan Icculus Gordon has just recently been on a guest on the excellent Linux Action Show to talk about Linux gaming. Ryan Icculus Gordon is the name behind a number of big ports.

New story! VMware goes deeper on OpenStack

  • CIO Engage; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Sep 1, 2014 8:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
If you think VMware has just been fooling around with OpenStack, think again. Oh sure, VMware would prefer if you bought into vCloud Air, but VMware didn't need a weatherman to know which way the clouds were moving. They're moving to open source's OpenStack.

New story! The Trouble With Android

Don’t get me wrong, Android is a beautiful operating system if ever there was one – and dumbed down to the max, which makes it even more beautiful in the minds of many mobile users. Indeed, you can play on an Android device all day without ever even realizing that you’re working with an operating system or even a computer. Just swipe away and see what they’ll try to sell you next.

New story! A free culture event in Pakistan

Wiki Loves Monuments is one of the most successful free culture events worldwide. A global photo competition organized by local Wikimedia chapters and groups, it has been running since 2010 and has grown larger each year. For 2014, we speak to Saqib Qayyum from Wikimedia Pakistan about how the event will help promote the commons to new communities. read more

New story! Try GNOME 3.14 Beta 1 with Wayland Without Installing Anything

  • softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 1, 2014 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
GNOME is working to implement official Wayland support for the upcoming 3.14 release and they seem to be more than half way there. It's difficult to test the new GNOME 3.14 Beta updates that have been made until now, especially with the Wayland integration, but a Reddit user posted a short and easy-to-follow tutorial in this regard.

New story! Code for Germany project launches

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2014 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In July 2014, the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany launched Code for Germany! We presented the project to the media, to our international partners, to friends, city representatives and to members of our Advisory Board in advance of the OK Festival in Berlin. It was a pleasure for us to welcome partners, supporters, and members of the program on stage. Among them were Lynn Fine from Code for America, Gabriella Goméz-Mont from the Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost from Digital Champion Germany, and Nicolas Zimmer from Technologiestiftung Berlin. read more

New story! Black Lab Linux 5.1 Released

Today we are pleased to release the next in the 5 series of Black Lab Linux. Black Lab Linux 5.1 contains many updates, new features and enhancements to the Black Lab Linux distribution.

Since this is an incremental release we are also making it available for download immediately instead of waiting the 30 day period in where we normally deliver it.

New story! Mozilla Improving Security Processes After Exposing Developer Data

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 1, 2014 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
Denelle Dixon-Thayer, senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Mozilla, told eWEEK that the recent incidents have confirmed to Mozilla the importance of a review effort that got started last year. That effort encompasses a full review of Mozilla's practices around data, including the various non-Mozilla projects that Mozilla supports.

New story! Matching databases to Linux distros

  • itnews labs; By Darren Yates (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2014 6:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
According to market analysts IDC, Linux accounted for 28.5 percent of all server revenue at the close of 2013. It doesn't surprise anyone that Linux is popular - low support costs and high stability are what Linux is known for. But it is surprising just how many dollars it rakes in - IDC estimates Linux generated $US14.1 billion last year in hardware revenue alone.

New story! Linux has run out of time, or has it?

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 1, 2014 4:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
An article in PC Linux magazine suggested that Linux has run out of time to make it on the desktop. This article provides some counterarguments and asks the question "why does it have to be Windows or Linux, why can't it be both?"

New story! Indian Firefox OS phones start at $33

Intex and Spice launched the first Firefox OS phones in India using a low-cost Spreadtrum design: the $33 Intex Cloud FX and the $38 Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1. Mozilla announced two new Firefox OS phones in India that have blasted through smartphone price barriers. The two phones, which are the first in Asia to run Mozilla’s Linux- and HTML5-based Firefox OS platform, are priced at a low 1,999 Indian Ruppees ($33) for the Intex Technologies Cloud FX and $2,299 Rs ($38) for the Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 from Spice Retail Limited. The low-end phones are about a half to a third the price of the most affordable Android phones sold in India.

New story! Top 5 articles of the week: Linux, Hadoop, and NASA

Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com.

New story! How to share on linux the output of your shell commands

Some time ago I posted an article about shelr.tv a website and a service that was made to allow you to share your terminal records directly from the website. Now the website of shelr.tv seems dead and so I’ve took a look around to see if there are similar websites and I’ve found commands.com. For what I can see from their homepage it’s a service similar to the other, so let’s test it.

New story! Fix Linux display issues

Find HorizSync VertRefresh rates to fix Linux display issue – Why my display is stuck at 640×480? I have a NVIDIA GTX460 Graphics card on my current machine and a Acer 22" Monitor. After installing NVIDIA driver, my display was stuck at 640x480 and no matter what I do, nothing fixed it. This is an unusual problem with NVIDIA driver. I am assuming Intel and ATI driver might have similar issues.

New story! LXer Weekly Roundup for 31-Aug-2014



LXer Feature: 31-Aug-2014

In the Roundup this week we have Mozilla's new programming language Rust, 14 Raspberry Pi projects, with the 23rd Birthday of Linux on the 25th we have some interesting facts about Linux, did Red Hat’s CTO walk or was he pushed?, what happens when a non-coder tries to learn Linux and a lot more. Enjoy!

New story! Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition For Linux & Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Linux Update

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Aug 31, 2014 5:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition has been announced to much fanfare and it looks like it will be getting a Linux version. Well sort of, maybe, we aren't quite sure. Also there's another small bit of hope for the Baldur's Gate EE Linux version.

New story! How to change an user password under Linux

  • Linuxaria.com (Posted by linuxaria on Aug 31, 2014 4:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
If you manage a server with many different users or just your family computer you will probably have many different accounts to manage, and one important aspect of any account it’s its password. In this small article I’ll show you how to use the basic passwd command but also how to do some small bash script or use a web application, if you have a more complex environment, such as a central ldap server that keep all your accounts information.

New story! Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments

I have selected my pick of desktop environments that are excellent candidates for older hardware. They typically run well on low-spec machines, even a system with a Pentium II 266MHz CPU, a processor that is now 16 years old. All of the desktops are released under freely distributable licenses. If your Linux box feels sluggish in general use, try one of the desktops featured below. It may just save you from discarding a perfectly good machine.

New story! Chromebook Pixel revisited: 18 months with Google's luxury laptop

Is it crazy to pay $1300 for a Chromebook? Some reflections after a year and a half of living with Google's luxurious Pixel.

New story! NotepadConf

NotepadConf: the textiest conference you'll attend! See the latest technological advancements in plaintext editing. Meet the luminaries of the market and some sneak peaks at what's coming next!

New story! How to improve the performance of your website with APC and memcached

  • RoseHosting.com Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 31, 2014 8:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Today we will show you how to improve the performance of your website with APC and memcached. APC stands for Alternative PHP Cache and it is an open source solution if you like to speed-up your website.

New story! CentOS 7 Installation Steps with Screenshots

After the release of Redhat enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) , CentOS community has released its Latest Operating System named as CentOS 7.

New story! Setup QCOW2 standard CentOS 7 cloud image to work with 2 VLANs on IceHouse ML2&OVS&GRE System

Notice, that same schema would work for any F20 or Ubuntu QCOW2 cloud images via qemu-nbd mount and increasing number of NICs interface files up to 2,3,... Approach suggested down here is universal. Any cinder volume been built up on updated glance image ( 2 NICs ready ) would be 2 NICs ready as well

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