New story! The October 2014 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the October 2014 issue.

New story! Serial Litigant Blue Spike Wins EFF's Stupid Patent Of The Month For September

The basic idea behind Blue Spike's patents is creating a digital fingerprint (which the patents refer to as an "abstract") of a file that allows it to be compared to other files (e.g. comparing audio files to see if they are the same song). In very general terms, the patents describe creating a "reference generator," an "object locator," a "feature selector," a "comparing device," and a "recorder." You will be amazed to learn that these five elements "may be implemented with software." That task, however, is left for the reader.

Even worse, Blue Spike has refused to define the key term in its patents...

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140930/15464228683/seria...

New story! How to get Firefox looking right on a high DPI display and Fedora

I recently got a new laptop, and one of the key features (for me) on this new laptop was that it had a high DPI screen, and for the most part, Fedora 21 Alpha looks amazing with so many extra pixels. However, when I launched Firefox, I was greeted with the following less-than-amazing view..

New story! SODIMM-style i.MX6 module offers WiFi, Bluetooth, eMMC

Variscite has refreshed its Linux- and Android-ready, Freescale i.MX6 based VAR-SOM-MX6 module, adding WiFi, Bluetooth, and up to 64GB of eMMC. The original VAR-SOM-MX6 computer-on-module arrived before LinuxGizmos launched in early 2013. Now Variscite has delivered an update that adds a WiFi and Bluetooth module, and adds up to 64GB of eMMC flash. Otherwise, the module appears to be the same, but since it’s new to us, we’ll give it the full treatment here.

New story! Time to Test Plasma 5's Second Release

Put your testing hats on, Plasma 5 has a beta release. The second version of Plasma 5 is due out in under two weeks and now is your chance to test it for bugs which have crept in. It features a bunch of missing features which have been added back such as the much requested icon only task bar. The Visual Design Group have been hard at work over the last three months adding a Qt 4 Breeze theme to make all KDE applications fit into the desktop and many new icons as part of the Breeze icon theme. Check for packages for your distro and try it out.

New story! Oracle will 'kill MySQL' and steal its users? Ha ha, haha, ha. Seriously, we won't – Oracle exec

If you think Oracle's only goal when it gained control of MySQL was to undermine it, Oracle has a message for you: Get over it. Speaking at the annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Monday, Oracle chief corporate architect Edward Screven said there was never any question of the database giant mothballing MySQL.

New story! Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 released

Today we are pleased to release the next revision of the Black Lab Professional Desktop series. Black Lab Professional Desktop 6 offers the stability and redundancy of the current LTS technologies, with the tools and functionality that enterprise desktop users would expect. With this release we bring many new features that bridge the Linux desktop environment with your existing desktop environments. We also include utilities for deploying web applications

New story! Linux/UNIX wget command Practical Examples

wget is a Linux/UNIX command line file downloader.Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. wget is a Linux/UNIX command line file downloader.Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies.Wget is non-interactive, meaning that it can work in the background, while the user is not logged on.

New story! October 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Embedded

This month, we focus on putting Linux into tiny places, and that means everything from the tiniest "Android Wear" watch to the ubiquitous Raspberry Pi. As Linux users, we've been sneaking open source into server rooms for decades. Now we get to sneak it in everywhere!

New story! Chakra GNU/Linux 2014.09 Screenshot Tour

The Chakra team is happy to announce the first release of the Chakra Euler series, which will follow the 4.14 KDE releases. A noticeable change in this release is the major face-lift of Kapudan, which now gives the option to users to enable the [extra] repository during first boot so they can easily install the most popular GTK+-based applications.

New story! SMPlayer 14.9 Review – One of the Best Movie Players for Linux

Personally I have only words of praise for this player, which is why I decided to write this review. So let’s proceed and see what the most important features of SMPlayer are.

New story! Internet of Things? Hold my pint, I got this: ARM crafts OS to rule them all

ARM will today announce a new operating system called mbed OS: it seeks to smooth over all the differences between various competing system-on-chips so that high-level applications can talk to sensors and gizmos whether they're using silicon from Atmel, Marvell, ST, Freescale, NXP, and so on.…

New story! How to install OpenLDAP Server on Debian or Ubuntu

This document describes how to install and configure OpenLDAP in Debian/Ubuntu Server. I will use OpenLDAP to configure a corporate organizational structure through OpenLDAP.

New story! Android DBMS adds bidirectional sync

ITTIA has added bidirectional sync to ITTIA DB SQL for Android, enabling a back-end RDBMS to store device data and download sync’d updates for each device. In March of last year, ITTIA announced the Android version of its Linux-compatible ITTIA DB SQL lightweight embedded relational database. Now, ITTIA has added bidirectional synchronization for Android apps to the Android version, in order to “bridge the gap of collecting big data on-the-go” in an era of “unprecedented influx of sensitive data that is managed and collected on mobile devices,” says the company.

New story! Urban Terror Gets Several Fixes to the Freeze Tag Mod with the 4.2.20 Release

Just a few minutes ago Urban Terror 4.2.20 was released with a rather long list of bug fixes to the new mod introduced in 4.2.19, Freeze Tag.

New story! elementary OS Freya Beta 1 is Looking Sparse But Fast and Sleek

elementary OS is a GNU/Linux distribution that you will either adore or on the other hand, find isn't for you. Fast, tight and favouring beauty and a logical simplicity over the ability to customize every little thing, eOS takes a different approach to many Linux distributions. In this article we shall take a look at elementary OS Freya Beta 1, a preview of the upcoming Freya release.

New story! Adobe Photoshop now available for Chromebooks, but…

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 1, 2014 7:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
But, and there is a but, that does not mean that all Chromebook owners/users will have access to Photoshop right now. More on that in a bit…

New story! Short Stack: OpenStack's tipping point, Alan Clark interview and Juno's march to maturity

This week we explore whether OpenStack has reached the proverbial tipping point, hear an interview with OpenStack foundation leader Alan Clark and look at the next logical stage for the OpenStack project: automation.

New story! Open source history, present day, and licensing

This article is part of my talk, Open-Source Business Models. You can see the full transcript and the video of my talk on Heavybit.com. My name is Marten Mickos and I'm the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. As Tom mentioned, I was the CEO of MySQL for eight years. I was de facto the only CEO that the company ever had from 2001 to 2008 when it was sold to Sun, and then one year at Sun Microsystems. I'm here tonight to talk about open source business models which is a difficult, complex, complicated nuanced topic that doesn't really allow itself to be structured and summarized, but I'll do my best anyhow. read more

New story! How to create a document in LaTeX using the LyX document processor

Do you regularly write technical reports or publications? If so, you should consider using the LaTeX typesetting system. This system allows you to create professional-quality documents, especially those with scientific and mathematical content. Perhaps you have heard of (or currently use) LaTeX, but are not fond of the detailed input syntax required to create documents. […]Continue reading...

New story! What Linux User Groups Can Do for FOSS

But where we once were rolling up our sleeves and helping out those who came to us with questions and problems, there’s not a lot of that anymore. In our discussion last Saturday, we determined that it isn’t so much that people aren’t using Linux and FOSS, but that people are finding Linux and FOSS more user friendly, more familiar and less problematic now compared to years past, which possibly rendered our being a “help desk” remotely obsolete.

New story! Open source goes corporate at Samsung

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2014 2:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The list of major corporations getting involved with open source communities is persistently growing, a trend evidenced by the rapidly expanding financial backing of open source foundations like the Linux Foundation. Samsung is one of these companies through its Open Source Group which was established in February of 2013. It's part of an effort to bridge the gap between the company and the open source communities it relies on and to promote the use and development of open source technology within many sectors of the company. read more

New story! How to set up EPEL repository on CentOS

If you are using CentOS or RHEL, it is strongly recommended that you configure EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository on your system. EPEL is a community effort to create a repository of high-quality add-on free software packages for RHEL-based distributions. Once you set up EPEL repository, you can use yum command to install […]Continue reading... The post How to set up EPEL repository on CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

New story! How to convert image, audio and video formats on Ubuntu

If you need to work with a variety of image, audio and video files encoded in all sorts of different formats, you are probably using more than one tools to convert among all those heterogeneous media formats. If there is a versatile all-in-one media conversion tool that is capable of dealing with all different image/audio/video […]Continue reading... The post How to convert image, audio and video formats on Ubuntu appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu How to install FFmpeg on Linux How to install HandBrake on Linux How to convert video to animated gif image on Linux How to watch free online TV on Linux

New story! FPGA-enabled vision system uses USB3 cams, runs Linux

NI unveiled a fanless, rugged vision computer that runs NI Linux on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers an FPGA and support for 350MB/s USB3 Vision cameras. National Instruments (NI) has delivered its NI Linux Real-Time OS on a variety of embedded industrial computers and control systems, including its recent CompactRIO 4-slot Performance Controller. Now, […]

New story! Fedora 21 Accepted Changes deadline just two weeks away

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2014 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Jaroslav Reznik put out an early reminder today that the Accepted Changes deadline is only two weeks away: This time I’m sending “Accepted Changes 100% Complete” reminder a bit earlier […]

New story! The geocaching experience is catching

  • Opensource.com; By Heiko W. Rupp (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2014 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Q: What do geeks do when they want to spend time away from their keyboards? A: They take their smart phone or GPS receiver and go geocaching.

New story! NoMachine Technology Helps Promote Fusion Research at Leading Tokamak Facilties

International research centers adopt NoMachine to provide uninterrupted access to critical experiments running on Linux

New story! Launching the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Program, a Global Initiative to Recruit the Heroes of the Open Internet

Today we are joining together to launch the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program, a landmark initiative to create a worldwide community of leaders who will advance and protect the free and open Web.

New story! Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 1, 2014 3:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.

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