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Barbie becomes a Debian developer and creates systemd

In today's open source roundup: Barbie enters the systemd fray. Plus: A Linux desktop based on Google's Material Design, and what's in Linux Mint 17.1?

Android projector offers 400 lumens on battery power

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2014 7:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
AAXA’s Android-based M4 is claimed as “the world’s brightest battery powered projector,” with 400 lumens running on battery power, or 800 lumens plugged-in.

Calligra Gemini Added to Calligra Suite

About a year ago, the Calligra community added a new application to the suite by the name of Krita Gemini, which combined the functionality of the Krita digital painting application with the touch optimised user interface of the tablet focused Krita Sketch, into a shell with the ability to switch between the two at runtime. The goal was to create a responsive user interface for Krita, and this is now a part of Calligra. In May of this year, Intel approached the team which produced Krita Gemini with the idea of doing the same for other parts of Calligra, by creating an application which would encapsulate the Words and Stage components in the same way as Krita Gemini did for the Krita component.

Serve websites with Nginx

Nginx (pronounced Engine X) is a web server developed in Russia by Igor Sysoev back in 2002. In this article you will learn how to install and run Nginx on a Linux machine, how to configure it and how to install and use Joomla with Nginx.

AWS announcements at re:invent put competitors on notice it's not standing pat

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Nov 21, 2014 3:42 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
Google and Microsoft may have deeper pockets than AWS, but it has something they don't have: marketshare. And AWS let its rivals know it's not going to sit idly while they spend billions.

Time To Guess What Feral Interactive Are Working On, New Teaser

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Nov 21, 2014 2:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Feral Interactive are being sneaky, as they have given a little hint towards their next game, and it's quite obvious it's for Linux.

Cloud 5: AWS checks Docker box, Azure outage was not end of the world as we know it

This week, we look at AWS announcing Docker support, an Azure outage that had the anti-cloud crowd scurrying to their megaphones and the power of cloud computing.

Mix it up with this Life is Beautiful cocktail recipe

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2014 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In celebration of Open Food Week, we share a cocktail recipe with readers from Opensource.com contributor, frequent traveler, and OpenNMS CEO Tarus Balog. Stay tuned next week for more from Open Food Week as we cover open source in our food and on the farm. We often say that open source is like a recipe. The source code, or "code recipe," is available for others to go by, modify, and change to their liking and to fit their preferences. read more

Google to Let Users Pay to Remove Ads on Select Websites

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 21, 2014 11:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google is always looking to diversify its online advertising policy and you might think that there is little left to do in this regard. It appears that Google has found yet another way to monetize ads, both for itself and for the website, but this time the power rests in the users' hands.

12 Awesome Themes for Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Nov 21, 2014 10:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mint
With Mint 17.1 Rebecca being days away from release, and Cinnamon 2.4 looking so good, here is an overview of some of the best looking themes which allow you to beautify your desktop.

A Guide To Dual Booting Windows 7 And Ubuntu

This guide shows how to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It includes steps for backing up, shrinking Windows, downloading Ubuntu, creating a USB and DVD, partitioning and installation.

Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop

People with Nexus 7 tablets say the latest major Android update – codenamed Lollipop – has slowed their slabs to a standstill. Google said today it is investigating the matter.

Linux-friendly COM offers a choice of Bay Trail SoCs

Thirteen months after Intel debuted its “Bay Trail” SoCs, we’re still seeing new boards based on it emerge, as in the case of this Aaeon COM Express module. Although Taiwan-based Aaeon pre-announced the “COM-BT” computer-on-module last October, as part of Intel’s big Bay Trail sytem-on-chip rollout, the module is just now becoming available for production shipments. It conforms to PICMG’s COM Express Type 6 “compact” form-factor specs, measuring 95 x 95mm, and offers a choice of 0 to 60°C or -40 to 85°C temperature operation.

The State of the Cloud Working Group and Fedora 21 Cloud

As Fedora 21 approaches, let’s take a bit to examine the state of the Cloud Working Group (WG) — or, more importantly, the releases that are coming your way very […]

Goat Simulator Updated with MMO Simulator Expansion

Goat Simulator has recently been updated with the Goat MMO Simulator Expansion, which brings new features like five different classes, faction warfare between goats and sheep, and MMO simulation.

Samsung will reduce the number of models in its Android phone lineup

In today's open source roundup: Samsung will reduce the number of smartphone models it offers. Plus: Mozilla dumps Google for Yahoo, and how to run Linux on Android devices.

Open-source IaaS: OwnCloud 7 Enterprise Edition arrives

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Nov 21, 2014 4:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Want to make the most of your existing storage infrastructure on a private cloud? You should consider ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition.

Run Linux on Android - part 2

Finish off your Linux on Android installation with this look at rooting and GUIs

Firefox to Default to Yahoo’s Microsoft Search

There’s just one teeny-tiny little problem. For the last several years, Yahoo has been obtaining its search results from Bing, owned by Microsoft, with no indication this will change. I’m not exactly sure how the Microsoft/Yahoo deal works, but you can be sure that some money goes to Redmond each and every time a search is done via the web portal, something that many FOSS supporters might find unacceptable.

Mozilla Now Accepts Bitcoin

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Geoffrey MacDougall (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2014 1:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting openness, accessibility and innovation on the Web. Our work is made possible by thousands of people around the world contributing in many ways, such as volunteering or making a donation.

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