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How to change system proxy settings from the command line on Ubuntu desktop

In Ubuntu desktop, its desktop environment settings, including system proxy settings, are stored in DConf database, which is a simple key/value store. If you modify any desktop properties using System Settings menu, the changes are persisted in the DConf database backend. There are GUI-based or non-GUI-based ways to modify DConf database on Ubuntu.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Expansion Pack Arrives on Linux in Autumn

Civilization: Beyond Earth is the latest game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis and its makers have announced that a new expansion pack called Rising Tide is in the works. Even better, Aspyr Media will release it for Linux in autumn for the Linux platform.

Google still supports Docker

Yes, Google is supporting more container formats than Docker, but that doesn't mean it's turning against Docker in its cloud programs.

Popcorn Time Now Streams Movies To A Browser Making It Scary Easy To Pirate

Popcorn Time has been called the Netflix for pirated movies, but it requires the installation of a desktop application. Not anymore. Now thanks to a site called Popcorn Time In Your Browser you’re just a couple of clicks away from watching a pirated movie stream.

Lee Schlesinger: No one nowadays objects to FOSS

I first tried Linux in a Windows virtual machine in about 2000, but I didn't make it my primary operating system until I went to work for VA Linux in 2003. That was back when the company ran not only but also Slashdot, SourceForge, and ThinkGeek.

Which Chromebook is worth buying?

In today's open source roundup: Which Chromebook is worth getting? Plus: The history of Apple versus Linux and open source. And the pros and cons of Snappy packages.

How Walmart uses OpenStack to deliver its 'everyday low prices'

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 19, 2015 5:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In August 2014, Walmart moved its entire ecommerce stack to OpenStack running on Canonical's Ubuntu Linux.

Russia will fork Sailfish OS to shut out pesky Western spooks

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 19, 2015 4:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mobile; Story Type: News Story
Paranoia over NSA tampering spurs de-Westernisation drive Russia's Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Nikolai Nikiforov, has taken part in talks to form a consortium that will aid Russia in developing a custom mobile OS, reportedly a forked version of Jolla's Sailfish OS, to lessen its dependence on Western technology.…

How To Dual Boot Your Android With Ubuntu

Although only a handful of Nexus devices are confirmed to run Ubuntu Touch, many others have had the mobile operating system ported to them. If you’re wondering whether or not your hardware is suitable, the first thing to do is to take a look at the list of working ports, which you’ll find on the Ubuntu Wiki. Note that unlike the Nexus versions, the ports on this list are not hosted by Ubuntu.

The benefits of building an open infrastructure

  • (Posted by bob on May 19, 2015 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
The OpenStack Infrastructure team manages all the services that developers in the OpenStack project interface with on a day-to-day basis, including the code review and continuous integration system, Wiki, IRC bots, and mailing lists. We are also an open source project in our own right. All of the code and configurations used in our infrastructure is available in a series of public code repositories and all of our documentation is publicly available. This is in contrast to many other open source projects that either rely upon proprietary resources provided by a code hosting service, such as SourceForge or GitHub, or have a company with an IT staff that manages an infrastructure, like the Ubuntu project. read more

How Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped developers and operations see eye-to-eye on containers

  • The Enterprisers Project; By Tom Soderstrom (Posted by openlife on May 19, 2015 2:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Developer
Developers at JPL were excited about container technology, but operations worried that it was the next shiny object and that they would be left with operational challenges.

How to easily convert your videos on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 19, 2015 1:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
There are many ways to convert a video file on a Linux system, but using a tool with a graphical user interface is imperative for those who want to do it easily and in a more user friendly way. Thankfully, there are many open source GUI tools that could do the job just fine and you can find some specialization here and there if you look closely.

Should I get an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi?

I spend a lot of time at conferences and events like Maker Faires, and having co-authored a book on the Raspberry Pi, I spend a lot of time talking to people about things like small electronics and open hardware. Probably the most frequent question I hear is, "Should I get a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino?" read more

Tablet with the new Remix OS 1.5 will be launched soon

Remix OS is a tweaked Android version, with a desktop interface and Chinese tablet maker Cube plans to release a tablet with this tweaked Android version.

Raspberry Pi E-paper HAT supports multiple display sizes

Pi Supply has achieved Kickstarter funding for a “Papirus” display HAT that supports E-paper displays up to 2.7 inches on the Raspberry Pi and other SBCs. Like Percheron Electronics’s recent E-Paper HAT Display, Pi Supply’s Papirus is a Raspberry Pi HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) form-factor add-on board available with a variety of under 3-inch […]

Firefox 38 available now in the Fedora repositories

Mozilla released version 38 of the Firefox web browser last week, and the updated version is available now in the Fedora repositories for Fedora 21, and for users running Fedora 22 pre-release versions. As has been the case since Firefox... Continue Reading →

16 cat command examples for beginners in Linux

  •; By Pradeep Kumar (Posted by linuxtechi on May 19, 2015 8:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Cat is the basic command when we start learning Linux/Unix, as the name suggest it is used to create new file ,concatenate files and display the output of files on the standard output.

Getting Snappy with Ubuntu

  • IT Toolbox; By Jeff Hoogland (Posted by Jeff91 on May 19, 2015 7:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Ubuntu
The latest bit of announced change that has people up in arms in the Linux community is Ubuntu's concept of “Snappy” packages.

MakuluLinux Aero Is Linux Distro That Has the Look and Feel of Windows Aero - Gallery

MakuluLinux Aero, a Linux distribution based on the Debian testing branch that uses Cinnamon and some customizations that make it look like a Windows OS, has been released.

Open Web Device Compliance Review Board Certifies First Handsets

Announcement Marks Key Point in Development of Open Source Mobile Ecosystem San Francisco, Calif. – May 18, 2015: – The Open Web Device Compliance Review Board (CRB), in conjunction with its members ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, Deutsche Telekom, Mozilla, Qualcomm Technologies, … Continue reading

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