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Akademy 2014 Day 2 Talks

It was a cloudy morning in Brno.... luckily not as hot as the first day. The traces of fun from last night kept many participants similarly subdued but they were soon woken up by a truly inspiring keynote by Cornelius Schumacher, our fresh former president of KDE e.V.!

Are Android apps putting your privacy at risk?

In today's Android roundup: Certain Android apps may be exposing private user data. Plus: Ars Technica reviews the Moto 360, and John Carmack criticizes Android development.

Sonar Gnome 2014.1 Screenshot Tour

Sonar Gnome 2014.1 is available. Sonar GNU/Linux aims to be an accessible GNU/Linux distribution to people of all needs. The project's goal is to bring awareness of free accessible software to people that depend on assistive technology. It is based on Manjaro Linux.

Deconstructing the open cloud, the OpenStack Trove roadmap, and more

Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

KEMP, Infinera Join OpenDaylight Open Source SDN Project

The OpenDaylight open source SDN project has added two new members, network bandwidth vendor Infinera and load-balancing provider KEMP.

OpenSUSE 13.1 Installation guide with Screenshots

  • http://www.linuxtechi.com; By LinuxTechi (Posted by linuxtechi on Sep 8, 2014 4:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: SUSE
OpenSUSE is the most widely used linux distribution. It is free / opensource which is suitable for laptops, desktops, netbooks, servers and multimedia center PCs at home or in small offices.

Akademy Award Winners 2014

The talks weekend at Akademy finished with the traditional announcing of the Akademy Awards, our recognition of the stars of KDE. The winners are selected by those who received the award the previous year. Winners for 2014 are: Application Award: Jean-Baptiste Mardelle for his work on Kdenlive, the leading video editing application which is now part of KDE Non-application Award: Michael Pyne for eleven years of kdesrc-build and its previous incarnations kdecvs-build and kdesvn-build which makes it easy to compile all of KDE Software Jury Award: Ben Cooksley for planning out our systems and keeping them running smoothly And two special thank yous went to Claudia Rauch for being KDE e.V. business manager for over six years and making sure we were successfully organised plus Daniel Vratil and the Akademy 2014 local team. Dan accepts the Akademy 2014 organisers' certificate

Raspberry Pi-powered in-car computer project shifts up a gear

  • Raspi.Today; By Phil King (Posted by russb78 on Sep 8, 2014 2:31 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Raspberry Pi
After watching classic TV shows such as Knight Rider and Street Hawk in his youth, IT professional and Raspberry Pi enthusiast Derek Knaggs was inspired to create a low-cost in-car computer using a Raspberry Pi. Here's how he did it…

Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

When Firefox 32 shipped this week, Mozilla also officially ended its support of 1024-bit certificate authority certificates in its trusted store. While it still takes a considerable amount of resources to factor and crack a 1024-bit RSA key, important organizations such as NIST have been advising organizations to move to 2048-bit keys or higher going as far back as 2011. Microsoft announced a change to its certificate key length requirements shortly thereafter, yet others including Google, have been slow to follow suit. - See more at: http://threatpost.com/mozilla-1024-bit-cert-deprecation-leav...

Students build smart devices and scientific instruments with Arduino

Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced fourteen Grand Engineering Challenges for the 21st century. Take a look, it’s a good list—promoting environmental sustainability, human health, and information technology that empowers people. But the last item on the list was most compelling to me—engineering the tools of scientific discovery.

Chasm RPG Platformer Will Have A Same Day Linux Release

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 8, 2014 11:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Chasm is the excellent looking RPG Platformer from Discord Games that will be launching into early access soon, and luckily the Linux release will come too.

A visual history of open source

In today's open source roundup: See the history of open source in an infographic. Plus: A comparison of LibreOffice 4.0 and Microsoft Office 2013, and a systemd versus sysVinit cheatsheet.

HAMR time for Google's MapReduce, says not-so-startup

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Sep 8, 2014 10:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Flowlets, break it down Like the idea of chewing on terabytes data using Google’s MapReduce but think it's too slow, too hardware-hungry and too complicated?…

How to monitor server memory usage with Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE)

In a previous tutorial, we have seen how we can set up Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) in an existing Nagios setup. However, the scripts and plugins needed to monitor memory usage do not come with Nagios. In this tutorial, we will see how we can configure NRPE to monitor RAM usage of a remote […]Continue reading... The post How to monitor server memory usage with Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to configure Nagios for audio alerts and mobile notifications How to monitor common services with Nagios How to set up Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) in Linux How to monitor BGP sessions with Nagios

OwnCloud 7 installation and configuration on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

Installation and configuration of ownCloud 7 on Debian 7 (Wheezy) This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on Debian Wheezy. I will also describes how to connect to the ownCloud Server's data from Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and Windows 7. OwnCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Firefox 33 Beta Has Improved Session Restore, Better Search, and More Tiles - Gallery

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 8, 2014 7:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla is not wasting any time and the development cycle for a new Firefox version has started. The upcoming 33 branch already promises to be an interesting release, if we just take a look at the changes that have been revealed.

What color is your terminal background?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 8, 2014 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
If you're going to staring at a terminal emulator for any significant portion of your day, you had better make it pleasing to your eyes. As with any part of the Linux operating system (and most other open source Unix-like systems), the options for customizing for your viewing pleasure are seemingly endless. There are many sample palettes out there to get you started, with some like Solarized carrying with them a dedicated fanbase. read more

Google, Browsers & DRM

To test this theory, I went to HTML5test, a web site that scores how well browsers support HTML5 standards and specifications. Since The Register reports that two of the browsers affected are Opera 12.X and Safari 5.1.x, I compared those browsers’ HTML capabilities against the browser I had open at the time, Chrome 36.0.1985.125. In addition, I compared the results with Opera 22 and Safari 8.0, the latest versions of these browsers with stats available on the test site.

KDE PIM Newcomers

With Akademy in full swing, we thought we'd treat you all on a conversation with a handful of newcomers to the KDE PIM team. The conversation took place both online over the last months and offline at Akademy yesterday. Let's start with introductions, in order of their replies.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 07-Sept-2014



LXer Feature: 07-Sept-2014

Well well well, the big story this week seems to be the row between those who want to boycott systemd because of its "complexity" and ambiguous "is it a daemon or OS building block" and its replacement init. Also, low-spec hardware desktop environments, Linux hardware revenue, 10 answers to 10 Linux questions, and how many (different kinds) Linux distros are on the top ten? Enjoy!

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