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LibrePlanet & the Sounds of Silence

The LibrePlanet 2015 awards ceremony was at 5:30 PM, so I had time for a shower and a bite to eat. Of course, these days I don’t do much “biting” when I eat. I am on the John Glenn diet for another two months. If it can’t be squeezed out of a tube, I can’t eat it. Of course, my inability to speak or eat “real” food precluded any meaningful participation at a large dinner table with colleagues. “Oh, Ken…? Yeah, see over at that table? The guy in the Linux hat who isn’t talking or eating? That’s Ken.”

Samsung loads planes full of Galaxy S6 phones for US launch

In today's open source roundup: Samsung pulls out all the stops for the US launch of the Galaxy S6 phone. Plus: Save 40% on CrossOver for Linux, and why gaming doesn't stink on Linux anymore.

Xen 4.4 via libvirt for OpenStack Juno

This document describes steps Xing Lin (University of Utah) took to setup a compute node based on Ubuntu 14.04 for OpenStack "juno", using the Xen Project via libvirt approach. As of the fall of 2014, Openstack does not support this approach well as Xen Project is in the Group C of the hypervisor support matrix for Openstack

Netflix has more than 50 open source projects

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 31, 2015 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
POSSCON, a technical conference, is just around the corner. Given the speaker lineup and talk topics, the event again promises to be one of the most interesting open tech and open web conferences of the year. The list of speakers is long and each one is a master in their field. I got in touch with one, Semmy Purewal of Netflix, to find out more about the culture there, his favorite open source tools, and the impact of open source on his career. read more

Cinnamon 2.4.7 Arrives with Numerous Fixes, Should Be in Repos Soon

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Mar 31, 2015 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Cinnamon is a desktop environment built by the Linux Mint team and it's implemented by default in the Mint OSes. The current update, 2.4.7 is just a maintenance one, but it's pretty extensive and it comes with a ton of changes.

Creating a Unified Ubuntu Experience

On it's own, Ubuntu is a solid desktop Linux experience. It offers ample application choices and it's easy to use. But one area I would like to see greater focus is mirroring one desktop to another. That is, being able to find the same documents and other files I use on both desktop machines. In this article I'll explore options I've found useful in creating a unified Ubuntu Experience.

How to set up remote desktop on Linux VPS using x2go

As everything is moved to the cloud, virtualized remote desktop becomes increasingly popular in the industry as a way to enhance employee's productivity. Especially for those who need to roam constantly across multiple locations and devices, remote desktop allows them to stay connected seamlessly to their work environment. Remote desktop is attractive for employers as […]Continue reading... The post How to set up remote desktop on Linux VPS using x2go appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to speed up X11 forwarding in SSH How to install ssh on Linux How to accept ssh host keys automatically on Linux How to set up VPN over SSH in Linux How to secure SSH login with one-time passwords on Linux

Will voting systems adopt open source?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 31, 2015 11:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
In my recent interview with Brent Turner, from the California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO), we heard about the public interest case for making voting machines open source. In this article, I further explore the unfortunate trend for vendors in this space to "openwash" their offerings; that is, to misrepresent proprietary products as if they were open source, with the intent of making them more appealing. read more

Have You Decided Yet?

  • The Blog of Helios; By Ken Starks (Posted by DeeAnn on Mar 31, 2015 10:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Community, Linux
The organization Reglue was presented the Free Software Foundation's Award for Projects of Social Benefit during this years LibrePlanet gathering. Ken Starks founded his effort first as The HeliOS Project in 2005 and then morphed into the 501(C)(3) non profit Reglue in 2012. Starks isn't in this for back-patting. He wants to make sure every kid, regardless of race or color has top notch Software at their disposal. Starks came to understand the need for good Text to Speech software when he became voiceless to cancer in January of 2015. Here is his effort to bring it to light over the greater Linux Community.

Michigan Tech course to build your own 3D printer

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 31, 2015 9:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When engineering students start college, the high cost of proprietary tools can be a barrier to making their dreams become a reality. Recent advances in free and open source 3D printing have lowered rapid prototyping costs, making it accessible to everyone. The software industry already knows the force of open source, so now it's time to start teaching free and open source hardware to all engineers. read more

Debian Won't Replace Ubuntu as the Base for Linux Mint, Says Project Leader

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Mar 31, 2015 8:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, but its makers are also working on a Debian-based one. The leader of the project has confirmed that they have no intention to replace one with the other unless the Debian edition becomes immensely popular.

$13 HAT aims Raspberry Pi at real-world I/O projects

Pimoroni’s $13 “Explorer HAT” add-on for the Raspberry Pi can drive motors and touchscreens, integrate sensors, interface with 5V devices, and more. The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) add-on board standard enables the Linux-ready Raspberry Pi SBC to automatically configure its GPIO signals and drivers for use with external devices. Pimoroni has […]

Mozilla Firefox 37.0 Is Now Available for Download

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 31, 2015 6:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
We’re happy to announced that the final builds of the popular Mozilla Firefox 37.0 web browser were published on Mozilla’s download servers for all supported computer operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

Install Bacula on a Debian 7 Linux VPS

Bacula is a set of Open Source, computer programs that permit you to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 LTS : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 LTS released and announced by Martin Wimpress, the main developer of Ubuntu MATE. Bring MATE desktop environment from the upstream Debian 8.0 (Jessie), which has also been synced with Ubuntu MATE 14.10. Furthermore, the Ubiquity and Compiz compatibility features for MATE desktop have been backported from upcoming Ubuntu MATE 15.04.

Linux Mint 18 Will Arrive in 2016, Linux Mint 17.2 and LMDE 2 Coming Very Soon

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 31, 2015 3:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mint
The Linux Mint developers have announced today, March 30, in their monthly newsletter, that the team works hard these days to release the final version of the LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 2 (codename Betsy), as well as to implement its awesome new features to the upcoming Linux Mint 17.2 update of the current stable distribution of the project, Rebecca.

IPC-A-610 Class 3 rated COM runs Linux on i.MX6

Denx released a rugged, IPC-A-610 Class 3 rated “M6R” COM that runs its Yocto-based ELDK embedded Linux on a single, dual, or quad core Freescale i.MX6 SoC. The Denx M6R computer-on-module, which is available with an M6REVK carrier board, follows in the steps of earlier Freescale-based COMs from Denx Computer Systems such as the i.MX53x […]

Cinnamon Developers Working to Improve Loading Times for the Desktop

The Linux Mint developers are also working on the Cinammon desktop environment, so the distribution is not their entire focus. They are now trying to make it load faster and they say they already had some success.

SME Server 9.1 Beta 1 Is Now Available for Download, Based on CentOS 6.6

The Koozali SME Server development team, through Terry Fage, was pleased to announce today, March 30, the immediate availability for download and testing of the SME Server 9.1 Beta 1 computer operating system, which is now based on the upstream CentOS distribution, which in turn is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

How to enable User and Group Disk Quota on CentOS 7 & RHEL 7

Quota restricts the users to use only allowed disk and inodes on the particular file system.

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