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JavaScript All the Way Down

There is a well known story about a scientist who gave a talk about the Earth and its place in the solar system.

Bella OS 2.2 Screencast

Bella OS is a beautiful and user friendly 64bit Linux desktop operating system.

Launch release version 2.2 is now live!

- fully functional Live-CD/ISO, or install to hard drive/VM - comes complete with a curated suite of high-quality web, office and entertainment applications - takes design queues from several modern operating systems - declutters and beautifies the desktop - built from Xubuntu LTS/Debian Linux - large community support and software compatibility

Dueling NUC mini-PCs run Ubuntu on Broadwell

ZaReason and System76 have each launched Intel NUC style mini-PCs running Ubuntu on 5th Gen. Intel Core “Broadwell” processors, starting at about $500. ZaReason and System76 have been competing in the pre-configured Linux laptop and PC market for years. Now, the companies are going head to head with the ZaReason Zini 1550 and System76 Meerkat, […]

Install Apache Cassandra on a Debian 7 VPS

Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure.

ScrollBack, a refreshing new community management tool

Building and participating in communities is the one of the oldest ways humans interact with other people of similar interests. Even today, we take pride in being a member of a community, or many communities, based on our tastes and passions. read more

HP drops out of the public cloud storm

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Apr 9, 2015 4:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, HP, Linux
HP has invested billions in its cloud offerings. Now, out of the blue sky, HP is leaving the public cloud business behind.

How Intel's Compute Stick Is Once Again Redefining the PC

Intel's Compute Stick is one of the most interesting new computer designs to arrive on the market. The device is little more than an HDMI dongle, like Google's Chromecast or Amazon's Fire TV Stick, but unlike those products, which offer streaming services, the Compute Stick is a self-contained PC.

Chromium Finally Gets HiDPI Support for Linux After Being Ignored for Three Years

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 9, 2015 3:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
High DPI screens are beginning to show in an increasing number of devices, and developers need to adjust their applications to support it. The Chromium developers have just added this feature for the Linux platform.

Open source is key to the future of CMS development

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 9, 2015 2:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Content management is a mix of development, design, marketing, information architecture, user experience, and more. In the past 15 years, content management has evolved, but its foundation—how users create, manage, and deliver content—has remained relatively stable. Websites are still a core asset of most businesses, which means the CMS has become increasingly important. For developers who are building on top of a CMS, how the systems have changed is apparent. read more

9 Hidden Features in KDE

Anyone who has used a desktop environment can be up and running in KDE in a matter of minutes. However, KDE has a way of hiding more advanced features, and some of them can take months or even years to discover.

Latest and Greatest or Broken at Best?

  • IT Toolbox; By Jeff Hoogland (Posted by Jeff91 on Apr 9, 2015 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Too often we get caught up in what I like to refer to as the “version number game” in the software world. Bigger is better as they say and this mindset is very ingrained in people when it comes to software version numbers.

What's so special about Google Summer of Code?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 9, 2015 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google has a program for their employees called 20% time that allows them to work on a side project one day a week. It's how Carol Smith came to manage their Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program over 5 years ago. That, and learning about the job from the program manager at the time, Leslie Hawthorn, who later left Google in 2010, opening up the job for Smith. read more

Ubuntu and KDE Spotted at CERN After LHC Restart

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 9, 2015 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been restarted after a two-year hiatus, and it looks like some of the researchers are using Ubuntu and a whole lot of other Linux-related props.

Pro Tip: Expand your Chromebook by changing the ChromeOS Downloads location

If you're a user of the Chromebook, there is one issue that you know you will someday have to face--running out of space. Internal storage on Chromebooks is very similar to that of smartphone, in that it is very limited. For those that are diligent about keeping their systems clean, this isn't a problem. If, however, you are one of those that tends to forget about keeping track of your local storage space, you might find yourself out of space and having to finally go through and delete.

Semplice 7 Screenshot Tour

It's my pleasure to announce the release of Semplice 7, code-named 'Comfortably Numb'. Functionally and aesthetically-wise, you won't find that many differences from Semplice 6. But under the hood there are plenty. Openbox became a component of the desktop environment and not the desktop environment itself. This distinction will help me introduce vera, a plugin-based GTK+ 3 desktop environment, made from scratch by us. Currently Openbox and tint2 run as plugins, but they will eventually get replaced by our own ones. We are not fans of the NIH thing, but personally I feel that this is the right step to make in order to get things up and running on Wayland. Wayland is the future and it's actually already production-ready (I, for example, already run it in my phone, and it's pretty damn exciting).

Semplice 7 Screencast

Every revolution starts with a small step. Semplice 7 is ours. Since our first release 5 years ago, our goal was to create an innovative and lightweight operating system, and not being a "me-too" Openbox-based distribution like many are showing up lately. Admittedly, we have been good at being an Openbox-based distribution. Semplice 6 was our own peak and I'm truly proud of it. But it's time to move on.

It's my pleasure to announce the release of Semplice 7, codenamed "Comfortably Numb".

Install Simple Machines Forum on a CentOS 7 Linux VPS

Simple Machines Forum, also known as SMF is a very popular forum platform which is widely used. It is an open-source software which is written in PHP and uses a MySQL/MariaDB database. It provides many features and it is user-friendly. In this tutorial we will show you how to install Simple Machines Forum 2.0.9 on a Linux VPS.

Raspbian GNU/Linux upgrade from Wheezy to Raspbian Jessie 8

The upgrade from Raspbian Wheezy to Raspbian 8 Jessie is a fairly simple procedure. However, a caution must be exercised as there is always a chance to break the entire system. The less packages and services are installed the more likely you will be able successfully upgrade your Raspbian Linux system.

New Atom SoC will target IoT devices, says Intel

At IDF Shenzhen, Intel announced a rugged IoT version of the Atom x3 smartphone SoC, with built-in cellular radios and supporting both Linux and Android. Intel introduced the Atom x3 (Sofia) system-on-chips, along with more powerful, 14nm-fabricated “Cherry Trail-T” Atom x5 and x7 models, at Mobile World Congress in early March. Some of the x3 parts are built by China-based Rockchip.

Designing Foils with XFLR5

For any object moving through a fluid, forces are applied to the object as the fluid moves around it. A fluid can be something like water, or even something like the air around us. When the object is specifically designed to maximize the forces that the fluid can apply, you can designate these designs as airfoils. A more common name that most people would use is a wing. The shape of a wing, or airfoil, determines the forces that are applied to it when it moves through a fluid or the air. These forces also depend on the speed of motion through the fluid and the direction of flow around the airfoil.

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