New story! Chris Beard Named CEO of Mozilla

I am pleased to announce that Chris Beard has been appointed CEO of Mozilla Corp. The Mozilla board has reviewed many internal and external candidates – and no one we met was a better fit. As you will recall, Chris re-joined Mozilla in April, accepting the role of interim CEO and joining our Board of Directors. Chris first joined Mozilla in 2004, just before we shipped Firefox 1.0 – and he’s been deeply involved in every aspect of Mozilla ever since. During his many years here, he at various times has had responsibility for almost every part of the business, including product, marketing, innovation, communications, community and user engagement.

New story! Samsung's Tizen smartphone OS: Dead or alive?

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Jul 28, 2014 6:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mobile
Does Tizen have a future, or is it going to be another unlaunched Linux-based mobile operating system?

New story! Collaboration isn't what they taught you in school

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2014 2:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Throughout most of my education, I was taught that collaboration was cheating. With the exception of teacher-sanctioned group projects, I had learned that working with others to solve problems was not acceptable. So when I got to college and the first assignment in my computer science class was to read an article about the benefits of pairwise programming and open source, I was very confused. read more

New story! How to use variables in shell Scripting

  • http://www.linuxtechi.com; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Jul 28, 2014 1:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In every programming language variables plays an important role , in Linux shell scripting we are using two types of variables : System Defined Variables & User Defined Variables.

New story! Open source love at first commit

The power to learn, the freedom to change, and the push for innovation. What is there not to love about open source software? The world of open source consists of a passionate community of individuals hacking away in their dens, all with the same vision for the future of programming: openness and collaboration. read more

New story! DARPA-derived secure microkernel goes open source tomorrow

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2014 11:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow.…

New story! Home Stretch For Supporting Our Net Neutrality Reporting

As I mentioned in the past, our reporting on SOPA was toxic to many advertisers. On the advertising side of things, the blog went from profitable to unprofitable as a result of the SOPA fight -- even as our traffic doubled. Our revenue from advertising was cut by more than 50%. And the net neutrality fight is the same way for many as well. I'm not complaining about it, because we knew that was a risk of standing up for what we believe in, and we wouldn't change a thing. But, because of that I need to ask directly for your help today. If we can reach this goal, it will allow us to do a variety of things, including bringing in some additional writers and guests, spending more time digging through various FCC filings and other paperwork for important details (rather than spending time trying to find advertisers). http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140725/16014828011/home-s...

New story! How to access Linux command cheat sheets from the command line

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2014 9:27 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The power of Linux command line is its flexibility and versatility. Each Linux command comes with its share of command line options and parameters. Mix and match them, and even chain different commands with pipes and redirects. You get yourself literally hundreds of use cases even with a few basic commands, and it's hard even […]Continue reading... The post How to access Linux command cheat sheets from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to look up dictionary via command line on Linux How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal

New story! Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is a set of Linux shell scripts which automatically build minimal Live Linux OS based on Linux kernel and BusyBox. All necessary source codes are automatically downloaded and all build operations are fully encapsulated in the scripts.

New story! GUADEC 2014, Day Two: Pitivi, Automotive, Boxes, Fleet Commander

The second day of GUADEC was also full of interesting talks. Jeff Fortin spoke about the video editor Pitivi. Nathan Willis devoted his keynote to software for automotive and the opportunities for open source software in this area. There have also been a lot of changes in the Web browser and Zeeshan Ali talked on improvements in GNOME Boxes. The biggest news of the day is an announcement of Fleet Commander which should provide tools and infrastructure for large desktop deployments. Something the Linux desktop has been severely lacking.

New story! Docker acquires Orchard, SAP supports OpenStack, ODF and more in the Opensource.com weekly news roundup

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by openlife on Jul 28, 2014 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker acquiring Orchard, SAP who will support Cloud Foundry and OpenStack, the UK government who made ODF its official document standard, and more!

New story! First Okular Sprint ever at Barcelona

Last May a group of three Okular developers met for four days at the Blue Systems Barcelona office to hack on the KDE universal document viewer.

New story! Salix 14.1

Salix Openbox 14.1 brings the Openbox window manager, teamed with fbpanel and SpaceFM to create a fast and flexible desktop environment. This is the most lightweight edition we have so far among our 14.1 releases and everything has been tweaked to provide a desktop experience comparable to other Salix editions. The development of this edition involved a long and rigorous period of testing and the final release has evolved a lot since the first beta. This release comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours, with both fitting comfortably within the size of a single CD. The 32-bit flavour is also our first 14.1 release that supports i486, non-PAE capable systems by using the respective kernel, although the default is still the i686 PAE SMP kernel.

New story! It’s Round Two for Raleigh’s ‘All Things Open’ Conference

It’s official. The All Things Open (ATO) conference that had it’s inaugural run in Raleigh last year wasn’t just a flash in the pan. As event chair Todd Lewis promised at the end of last year’s event, ATO is returning to the Raleigh Convention Center on October 22nd and 23rd. Again this year, FOSS Force is an official Media Partner of the conference.

New story! 2014 Calligra Sprint in Deventer

From the fourth to the sixth of July, the Calligra team got together in sunny Deventer (Netherlands) for the yearly developer sprint at the same location as the last Krita sprint. Apart from seeing the sights and having our group photo in front of one of the main attractions of this quaint old Dutch town in the province of Overijssel, namely the cheese shop (and much cheese was taken home by the Calligra hackers, as well as stroopwafels from the Saturday market) we spent our time planning the future of Calligra and doing some healthy hacking and bug fixing!

New story! LXer Weekly Roundup for 27-Jul-2014



LXer Feature: 27-Jul-2014

In the Roundup this week we have part 2 of 10 Raspberry Pi upgrades, a review of the best Linux browsers of which Pale Moon is my favorite, an "average guy's" review of living witrh Debian for two years and a whole lot more. Enjoy!

New story! Mine Bitcoins with Raspberry Pi

The concept of cryptocurrencies has come about in recent years as a sort of reaction to the way standard currencies are controlled. Cryptocurrenices such as Bitcoin are decentralised and not controlled by any one entity. In the past couple of years, Bitcoin has taken off to become a very valuable commodity, with whole Bitcoins becoming worth hundreds of pounds. While you can trade your standard currency for a Bitcoin, you can also mine them with a working computer.

New story! GOG has released 50 games for Linux

GOG.com, formerly known as Good Old Games, is a popular digital gaming platform for distribution successful, mainly older, classic PC games. In 2012, the Linux community asked for the Linux games on the GOGs wishlist. Today, 2 years later, the waiting has finally come to an end - 50 games has been released for Linux.

New story! Get OpenVPN up and running, enjoy your privacy

  • Parabing Creations; By Christos Varelas (Posted by subZraw on Jul 27, 2014 3:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
We are fanatic supporters of privacy. Not so much because we have super secrets to hide, but because we consider privacy as a basic human right. So we believe that anytime anyone chooses to exercise that right on the net, then they should have unencumbered access to all the necessary tools and services.

New story! How 3D Printing Is Making Better Movie Monsters

  • Gizmodo; By Andrew Tarantola (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2014 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Multimedia
Our render farm is all open source and is quite substantial. We have roughly 1000 Linux nodes between the two facilities and the majority of our artists run on Linux as well, though we have a few Mac boxes for Photoshop and other packages that can’t run on Linux.

New story! Simple Trick to Speed Up Chrome Browser

  • International Business Times; By Vinod Yalburgi (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2014 6:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android, Linux
Fine-tuning the software settings of smartphones and desktop computers to unlock the hidden potential of the devices will deliver faster performance.

New story! Was This Bill Gates’ Worst Mistake?

  • Motley Fool; By Jamal Carnette (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2014 1:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
While one can never have certainty in alternate-reality scenarios, it's safe to say that Apple benefited greatly from Microsoft in a time when the company needed help. Decades later, by refining the mobile experience Apple has done a great deal to provide headwinds to Microsoft.

New story! Sleep tracker, Deepin Linux

  • Free Press Journal; By FPJ Journal (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2014 11:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Distributions
Deepin, which interestingly enough comes from China, describes itself as “distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly, and stable operating system.” It includes not just the “best the open source world has to offer”, but also ships its own desktop environment, called DDE or Deepin Desktop Environment, based on HTML5 technologies.

New story! GUADEC 2014, Day One

GUADEC 2014 is taking place in Strasbourg. Because GNOME has been the default desktop environment in Fedora from the very beginning, and is going to be the environment for Fedora […]

New story! Darkwood Arrives To Scare Linux Gamers

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 26, 2014 7:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Darkwood is an interesting take on the horror and survival genre with a top down perspective and a really dark setting.

New story! Six Clicks: The best Linux desktop environments

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Jul 26, 2014 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
Unlike Windows or Mac OS X, Linux offers a wide variety of desktop environments. Here are my picks of the most important of these PC interfaces.

New story! GOGs offers up Linux games, Steam Controller speculation, and more

Back in March, the digital games distribution site GOG.com (which, believe it or not, is owned by Poland's CD Projekt RED) announced it would be adding support for Linux. This week, ahead of schedule, 50 games were released on the site with support for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Most of the games on the list were already released with Linux support, but a few notables are out on Linux for the first time.

New story! Create an online RSS reader

Since Google Reader was discontinued a few months ago, uers have been looking for a replacement. While some people have turned to commercial services such as Digg Reader and Feedly, the best solution is to create your own, customisable feed reader hosted entirely on your own computer or home server.

New story! This Handbook Explains How to Hack a Car

  • Motherboard; By Joseph Cox (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2014 11:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
The aptly titled the Car Hacker's Handbook 2014 opens with, “Congratulations! You just purchased your first real Owners manual.” It continues, “This manual doesn't focus on what all those dashboard lights are, but on how to control them.” If you read all the way through, and understand its content, “it will detail how to perform a full security evaluation of your vehicle.” In other words, hack it.

New story! Moving to LibreOffice saves Toulouse 1 million

Toulouse, France's fourth largest city, has saved 1 million euro by migrating all its desktops to LibreOffice, an open source suite of office productivity tools. "Free software and open source in general is now an established part of the city’s comprehensive digital policy,....."

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