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Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 Service Release 2 Available Now

Today we are announcing the immediate availability of Black Lab Professional Desktop 6.0 SR2. SR2 (Service Release 2) is a collection of all security updates for October and November 2014.

We also have some new additions

Bash: 10 Examples of Parameter Expansion

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Nov 17, 2014 7:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Parameter expansion is a powerful feature of Bash which will allow you to work on strings with great ease and just a little typing. Here are 10 simple examples on how to use just a bit of the power of parameter expansion to quickly modify and work on strings.

Linux Mint 17.1 RC Screenshot Tour

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' MATE RC. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition comes with two window managers installed and configured by default: Marco (MATE's very own window manager, simple, fast and very stable); Compiz (an advanced compositing window manager which can do wonders if your hardware supports it). Among the various window managers available for Linux, Compiz is certainly the most impressive when it comes to desktop effects.

Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is latest release of Ubuntu Kylin based on ubuntu 14.10 that used Unity desktop environment. As official ubuntu flavors it released brings with improved stability along with newly added features which provides better user experience.

BlackArch Linux 2014.10.07 Screenshot Tour

We released new BlackArch Linux ISOs including more than 1000 tools and lot's of improvements. Also, armv6h and armv7h repositories are filled with more than 1050 tools. A short ChangeLog: tool fix: beef, fixed pam issues, added services and login.defs file, removed kde/openbox and i3-debug menu items from lxdm, fixed blackarch keyring issue, disabled dhcpcd service, upgraded menu entries for awesome, openbox and fluxbox, upgraded tools, added a bunch of new tools (contains now more than 1050 tools), upgraded archiso profile, and more.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 16-Nov-2014

LXer Feature: 16-Nov-2014

In the Roundup this week we have Tor not so anonymous anymore, the kernel's shellshock vulnerability, Larry Cafiero talks about the GNOME Groupon fiasco, Firefox at 10, .NET open sourced and much more. Enjoy!

Fedora Linux Set to Abandon Firefox over Advertising Issue

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 16, 2014 10:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora, Mozilla
The recent Mozilla Firefox 33.1 browser release introduces what many in the open-source and Linux communities consider to be a very distasteful feature - namely it includes an advertising feature by default.

Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon 2.4 Looks Beautiful Overview, Screenshots, What's New

The next Linux Mint Cinnamon edition is knocking on the door and a Release Candidate was put out yesterday. This release will bear the version number 17.1, and it is codenamed “Rebecca”. In this overview I will look at the release candidate for Mint 17.1, focusing on the main new features in Cinnamon, which ships the latest bleeding edge version in Rebecca, and will accompany it with screenshots for the desktop and the new changes that went into it.

As open source goes mainstream, institutions collaborate differently

18F has quietly become the bleeding edge of the US federal government's adoption of open source software. Read about the benefits and challenges of open source going mainstream.

Govt logs into open source policy to cut software costs

  •; By Jayadevan PK & Neha Alawadhi (Posted by henke54 on Nov 16, 2014 4:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Indian government software applications are set to make the shift to open source, potentially boosting the pace at which such programmes are developed, and leading to millions of dollars in savings by moving away from proprietary systems.

Five Magnificent Linux Music Streaming Clients

Digital streams almost totally command my music listening these days. Over the years I have amassed a large collection of CDs at considerable expense; most of them now sit neglected gathering dust. Almost all music streaming services fall short of the audio quality of CDs, but their popularity has more to do with sheer convenience than high-fidelity sound reproduction.

Urban Terror 4.2.021 Updates the HUD, Many Bug Fixes and Enhancements

Urban Terror is a free first-person shooter taking place in realistic environments, but with a Hollywood-style gameplay, allowing sliding, walljumps and trickjumps, with tens of beautiful maps, dozens of weapons to choose from and game modes like CTF, Survivor, TDM or Freeze Tag.

Timesys tips LinuxLink support for Renesas Cortex-A9 SoC

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Nov 16, 2014 5:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: ARM; Story Type: News Story
Timesys announced LinuxLink support for the Cortex-A9 based Renesas RZ/A SoC and RSK HDK. Renesas also tipped an RZ/A-based board for ARM Mbed development. Renesas Electronics announced the RZ/A1, the first of its RZ/A Series system-on-chips, over a year ago for HMI-driven industrial automation, medical, and consumer electronics applications. Now Timesys has launched a customized […]

BBQLinux 2014.10.11 Screenshot Tour

BBQLinux 2014.10.11 is available. BBQLinux has everything on board to build AOSP or AOSP-based Distributions like OmniROM or CyanogenMod. BBQLinux is based on Arch Linux and is using a Rolling Release Development Model which means it is getting continually updated and upgraded. It will never be necessary to re-install a later release of BBQLinux. It is fully compatible with Arch Linux and is using the same package repos.

This War of Mine Now on Steam

This War of Mine is a different kind of war game, where you take command of a group of civilians struggling to survive in a besieged city. The uniqueness of the game comes from the fact that rather controlling military soldiers, you will embark on protecting and keeping alive civilians in a time of war.

Adobe appoints former Reg man as open-source chief mobile lead

Adobe, maker of such renowned proprietary products as Flash Player and Creative Suite, has hired a career open-sourcer to lead mobile marketing.

Walmart's $99 Nextbook will make people hate Windows 8.1 even more

Walmart, that well-known purveyor of the finest America has to offer, will flog a $99 Windows 8 tablet for this year's Black Friday. As you'd expect at that price, the E Fun Nextbook is an utter dog: it has a 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor with 1GB of RAM – the bare minimum for Windows 8.1 to function.

Google Glass: Even the people who stand to MAKE MONEY from it hate the techno-specs

Google Glass has lost more than a bit of its momentum since the project was unveiled in 2012 – and a new report on Friday is claiming that even developers building apps for the techno-goggles are giving up. Reuters said that it spoke with 16 developers and found that more than half had abandoned their plans to write software for the Chocolate Factory's headgear. The coders cited reasons such as a lack of customer interest, poor hardware specs and more money to be had in enterprise software.

Oculus VR's mobile SDK, women in gaming, and more

  • (Posted by bob on Nov 15, 2014 6:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mobile; Story Type: News Story
Open gaming roundup Week of November 8 - 14, 2014 Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Gamebuino's Arduino console, Oculus VR's SDK for mobile release, women in gaming, and more! read more

Qseven computer-on-module debuts 3W Atom

Congatec announced a “Qseven Headless” module based on a new 1.33GHz Intel Atom E3805 SoC that lacks graphics, but has a TDP of only 3 Watts. Congatec’s first-ever “headless” computer-on-module — designed for embedded applications that don’t require displays — debuts the most power efficient Intel Atom processor yet, with a Thermal Design Power rating of just three Watts. Intel quietly released the 1.33GHz Atom E3805 system-on-chip last month, according to Gadget-Help.

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