New story! Microsoft rolls out free OneNote app for Android tablets

Microsoft's newest version of OneNote for Android is optimized to work on tablets and adds support for digital inking. The 'modern' version of OneNote for Windows 8.x also is getting an update.

New story! WalCommander 0.16.1 released

  • https://github.com/corporateshark/WalCommander; By Sergey Kosarevsky (Posted by SergeyK on Aug 21, 2014 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Developer
WalCommander is an open-source orthodox dual panel file manager for Linux and Windows. It has a graphical user interfaces, which mimics the one from Far Manager, a built-in text editor and views with syntax highlighting, FTP and Samba clients. Those who like Far Manager will be more than happy with Wal Commander on Linux. The file manager is available under the MIT license on GitHub.

https://github.com/corporateshark/WalCommander

New story! Raspberry Pi motion detection

Use the Raspberry Pi camera to detect motion and take a photo of the cause for home security or time-lapse photography

New story! Linux Terminal: speedtest_cli checks your real bandwidth speed.

What’s your upload and download speed at home (or in your office) ? Are you really sure that you get what do you pay for to your ISP ?

To test the speed of our internet connection There are several internet services such as SpeedTest a web service that is available both from Web browsers and mobile application.

Now you can easily check it also with speedtest_cli a command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net. In this way you can do the test also on servers that don’t have a Browser or a graphical interface.

New story! Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies. The nonprofit organization said on Wednesday that SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital have become Linux Foundation members, all three of which are interested in using Linux and open-source software to power storage systems.

New story! Firefox adds preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to “cast” videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware. As announced in a post on Google+ post by Mozilla developer Lucas Rocha, “Chromecast support is now enabled in Firefox for Android’s Nightly build.” To check this out, I downloaded the latest Firefox Nightly, installed it on my Nexus 10, and tested it with my Chromecast. It worked… although, it has some rough edges right now.

New story! Linus Torvalds still wants the Linux desktop

Linux runs everything, everywhere, but Linus Torvalds still wants it to rule on one place it doesn't: The desktop.

New story! How Perception Will Kill Windows Phone

While it's obvious that Windows Phone is stuck as a distant third in the smart phone ecosystem race, it's equally clear that the biggest danger to the platform isn't failure, but rather the perception of failure. And in a market in which the distant number two player, Apple, can do no wrong, Microsoft faces an uphill battle that it may never win.

New story! LaKademy 2014 - KDE Latin America Summit

Two years have passed since the reality of the first Latin American meeting of KDE contributors in 2012 in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Now we are proud to announce that the second LaKademy will be held August 27th to 30th in São Paulo, Brazil, at one of the most important and prestigious universities in the world—the University of São Paulo.

New story! diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

One problem with Linux has been its implementation of system calls. As Andy Lutomirski pointed out recently, it's very messy. Even identifying which system calls were implemented for which architectures, he said, was very difficult, as was identifying the mapping between a call's name and its number, and mapping between call argument registers and system call arguments..

New story! Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday introduced two new certification programs aimed at connecting employers with qualified Linux administrators and engineers. "The supply of labor has been far outpaced by the demand for Linux," said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin.

New story! How To Install ownCloud 7 Server and Client on OpenSuse 13.1

This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on OpenSuse 13.1. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server's data with OpenSuse 13.1 Desktop, Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

New story! Wide-temperature SBCs tap quad-core Atom E3800 SoCs

Commell’s three extended-temperature SBCs deliver Intel’s quad-core Atom E3800 and Celeron SoCs on Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, and 3.5-inch form-factors.

New story! Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

So, you say you've got Linux chops but no way to prove it to the HR department standing between you and a job? The Linux Foundation has a certification for you.?

New story! Bitter tablets

I have children. My children go to school. The schools that my children go to teach ICT. To do so, they need computers. At two of those schools, there’s currently a drive to fund a bunch of iPads. Currently, said schools use a mix of desktop and laptop computers, and each has access to a bunch of interesting software tools that we parents can also get to play around with remotely in some cases. Granted, when one of my children comes home and asks if we can get a copy of said program for home it gets a bit awkward, not least when I check the prices, but there’s something useful, I think, about continuing to develop and teach keyboard and mouse skills.

New story! Certification Program for sysadmin training announced by The Linux Foundation

Groundbreaking program provides virtual examination and accreditation for Linux Foundation Certified System Administrators and Engineers

New story! Using Clocker and Apache Brooklyn to build a Docker cloud

With the growing potential of Docker, it's becoming clear that the future of at least some of the data center is going to be containerized. But there are still challenges in getting containerized applications deployed and managed across real and virtual hardware.

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New story! Release 4.14 - KDE Applications get better and better

The KDE Community has announced the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering primarily improvements and bugfixes. Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform are frozen and receiving only long term support; those teams are focused on the transition to Plasma 5 and Frameworks 5.

New story! U.S. Digital Services and Playbook:

  • Opensource.com; By Mark Bohannon (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2014 10:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
About this time last year, I laid out some trends I saw for the coming year in government take up of open source software. Looking back now, it appears those trends are not only here to stay, they are accelerating and are more important than ever.

New story! Why do so many Linux users hate Oracle?

In today's open source roundup: Many Linux users dislike and distrust Oracle. Plus: Munich may not be dumping Linux after all, and how to encrypt your email in Linux

New story! Linux Foundation Debuts Linux Certification Effort

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 20, 2014 8:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, told eWEEK that for years his organization has been providing the Linux community with training, tutorials, mentoring programs and other educational outreach efforts. In fact, it was back in 2009 that the Linux Foundation first began its formal training programs. At the time, the Linux Foundation was not interested in doing any formal certification, but times have now changed.

New story! Setup FTP server using VsFtp and Configure Secure FTP connections on Ubuntu 14.04 Server

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Aug 20, 2014 7:58 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable. Don't take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.

New story! Look, no client! Not quite: the long road to a webbified Vim

The most revolutionary aspect of all the changes that have taken place in web development over the last two decades has been in the web browser. Typically we think of web browsers as driving innovation on the web by providing new features. Indeed this is the major source of new features on the web.

New story! Use the command line to organise files

Sort through your hard drive, find lost files and archive old stuff far quicker than you could through your GUI file manager

New story! Linux Kernel Development Gets Two-Factor Authentication

The security breach of 2011 was a very valuable lesson to the Linux community, and many recent initiatives have been aimed at continuously improving the overall security profile, Ryabitsev told eWEEK. The move to two-factor authentication, however, is not a delayed reaction to the 2011 kernel.org attack, according to Ryabitsev. -

New story! Build and install PHP 5.3.29 from source on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server

How to build and install PHP 5.3.29 from source on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server

New story! Open health community management at Clinovo

Olivier Roth, Community Manager at Clinovo, has grown an open source community around the open health platform ClinCapture, an open source Eletronic Data Capture (EDC) system. read more

New story! Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 20, 2014 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile. A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software.

New story! Linux Founder Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman moderated the discussion and commented that Linux already runs everywhere. He asked Torvalds where he thinks Linux should go next.

"I still want the desktop," Torvalds said as the audience erupted into boisterous applause.

New story! What is a good EPUB reader on Linux

If the habit on reading books on electronic tablets is still on its way, reading books on a computer is even rarer. It is hard enough to focus on the classics of the 16th century literature, so who needs the Facebook chat pop up sound in the background in addition? But if for some reasons […]Continue reading... The post What is a good EPUB reader on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

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