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jEdit – A Powerful Java-Based Editor for Programmers

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Nov 18, 2014 11:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
jEdit is a feature-complete editor with countless programming features, including syntax highlighting, indentation, edit modes for tens of languages. jEdit is written in Java so you will need to have OpenJDK installed.

How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware

Xen is a bare metal hypervisor, meaning that you must prepare a bare machine to install and run Xen. KVM is a little different - you can add it to any machine already running Linux. This tutorial describes how to install and configure Xen hypervisor on unused hardware. This procedure uses Debian Jessie (their testing […]Continue reading... The post How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

Kids, Computers & Wasting Time…

We conduct classes for people who want to learn how to effectively use a computer. We have almost no young people attending these classes. The people who dominate the seats in my classroom are between 40 and 60 years old. A large percentage of them are scared to death of a computer. To many of them, a blinking cursor taunts them with just how incapable they are of living in the Age of Tech.

Thin Mini-ITX boards offer Atom and Core options

Congatec announced two Linux-ready, industrial thin Mini-ITX boards measuring 25mm thick, featuring Intel Atom E3800 and 4th Gen Core SoCs, respectively. Congatec may be a big name in computer-on-modules, but it announced its very first single board computer only last May: the AMD G-Series SoC based Conga-IGX Mini-ITX board. Now the German embedded firm is launching two more Linux-compatible Mini-ITX boards: the Intel Atom E3800 based Conga-IA3 and the Intel 4th Gen Core (“Haswell”) based Conga-IC87.

11 Linux Games Up to 86% Discount During This Steam Weeklong Deal

This Monday Steam has kicked off a new Weeklong Deal which will last until November 24, during which 11 titles for Linux are available at special promotional prices.

OpenStacks developers make plans for the next release

  •; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Nov 18, 2014 3:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Finding the sweet spot for data between privacy and open

Every municipality should have an open data champion. The City of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is fortunate to have Jason Hare, an open data program manager and an open data consultant. Last year, Hare lead the effort to deploy a beta version of the first open data portal for Raleigh that went live earlier this year after another iteration with even more data available to the public.

Council Elections Interview with Rex Dieter (rdieter)

  • Fedora Magazine; By Jaroslav Reznik (Posted by bob on Nov 18, 2014 1:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Fedora
This is a part of Fedora Council Elections interviews series. This is an important election, as two candidates will be selected as the Elected Representives, seats which carry full membership in our new top-level leadership and governance body.

Adobe Brings Open Source Veteran on Board to Lead Mobile

Adobe has appointed Matt Asay, a veteran of open source leadership with experience at Alfresco, Novell, Canonical and MongoDB, as its new vice president for Mobile.

10 Great Plasma Widgets for KDE with Screenshots

Since the introduction of Plasma widgets in KDE4, the whole desktop took a new direction, starting to become a more interactive way to communicate with the user, to say nothing about the fact that a desktop with widgets will look more beautiful than a plain, icon-only desktop.

Linux Mint Debian to Include Systemd and GTK+ 3.14 Support

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 17, 2014 10:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Mint team is working on a Debian-based version of their distribution and it looks like things are coming along. The devs have made some progress with the Cinnamon integration and users might soon get a real choice.

3 classic computer games are back (plus, a snack!)

The holiday season is upon us and that means family, friends, fond memories, and food. I thought I would reminisce and revisit of some classic computer adventure games that I played with family and friends when I was younger. These classic games are playable on modern operating systems, including Linux, by using open source tools: DOSBox, ResidualVM, and ScummVM. And since it is Open Food Week here on, I will be pairing each game with a recipe from Mystery Manor, a site that covers computer adventure games! It's been a family favorite for many years.

A GUI for Your CLI?

For new Linux users, the command line is arguably the most intimidating thing. For crusty veterans like me, green text on a black background is as cozy as fuzzy slippers by a fireplace, but I still see CLI Companion as a pretty cool application.

UbuTricks 14.11.17 Released with Support for 6 New Apps, 20 Updated Apps

This new version adds support for six new applications and 20 apps with updated versions. The new applications are Exaile, Yarock, GNOME Commander (Trusty), SimpleAudioPlayer, Kid3 and Fotoxx (DEB).

Linux extremists owe Debian systemd maintainer an apology

Systemd is the gift that just keeps on giving to the Linux community. Unfortunately, what it’s giving is not what most of us want. It has spawned an unending stream of vitriol and attacks.

Ubuntu MATE vs Lubuntu On An Old Netbook

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Nov 17, 2014 5:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
I was preparing to write about the latest Lubuntu 14.10 release but instead decided to give the new Ubuntu MATE edition a go after seeing it in action as a live distribution on my far more powerful Toshiba Satellite Pro. How did it compare with Lubuntu on an old netbook?

Ubuntu Server 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Released with OpenStack 2014.1

Ubuntu Server 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is the latest version of ubuntu server edition. Released and announced by canonical brings with new features and bug fixes.

The open-sourcing of Microsoft

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Nov 17, 2014 3:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
Microsoft is finally getting real about open-source software. No, I'm not being sarcastic.

Smartctl - Monitoring & Analysis tool for Hard drive

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on Nov 17, 2014 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Smartctl (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a command line utility or a tool in UNIX like operating system that perform SMART tasks such as printing the SMART self-test and error logs.

Dwight Merriman Part III: Vendor Lock, Forks & Desktop FOSS

  • FOSS Force; By Christine Hall (Posted by brideoflinux on Nov 17, 2014 2:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
“Consumers like free, they’re big fans of that,” he went-on, “but I’m not sure that some of the other properties of open source are as big a deal to them as to a technical person who sees all these different facets that are interesting, whether it’s the forking side being interesting, that they can read the code or whatever. From the consumer point of view, you don’t get that usually.”

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