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What is good reference management software on Linux

Have you ever written a paper so long that you thought you would never see the end of it? If so, you know that the worst part is not dedicating hours on it, but rather that once you are done, you still have to order and format your references into a structured convention-following bibliography. Hopefully […]Continue reading... The post What is good reference management software on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install LaTex on Ubuntu or Debian What is good LaTeX editor software on Linux? How to create a document in LaTeX using the LyX document processor

One Week: Three FOSS Expos

The week after next the FOSS world will be brimming with opportunities to find out more about what’s going on in three separate shows around the country. If you are within a day’s drive of any of them — or if you are not adverse to flying — making it to one of them would be well worth the effort.

How to setup Single Sign On with OTP using simpleSAMLphp and privacyIDEA

How to setup Single Sign On with OTP using simpleSAMLphp and privacyIDEA This howto will deal with Single Sign On to web pages. Maybe you know OpenID. Similar to Kerberos a "Ticket" is granted to the user to authenticate at other services using the ticket and not the credentials anymore. In this howto we will use SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) which is more sophisticated than the simple OpenID. SAML can be used to setup trust relations between several entities. This is why it is used between companies and organizations, why online service are using it.

US Navy's First Autonomous Swarmboats Are Controlled with Ubuntu

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 10, 2014 5:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The US Navy has unveiled a new type of autonomous vehicles, called Swarmboats. These are actually small patrol boats or unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and they seem to be controlled by using a weird combination of Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

Raspberry Pi streaming media caster

Have you ever wanted to move between rooms while watching or listening to the same film or song? We often find ourselves switching from a phone or tablet to the desktop. There are some complicated setups you can use for this involving MythTV and various custom- built servers and receivers, but you can also do it with just one Raspberry Pi server and then many XBMC receivers with a lot less hassle.

KDE Plasma Used in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Production

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 10, 2014 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux operating systems are present everywhere, not only in the homes of regular people. They are used in all sorts of projects, either for scientific or entertainment purposes. By the looks of it, KDE has been spotted in a short presentation video for the famous Weta Digital studio.

8 Email Clients for Linux

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Oct 10, 2014 2:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
An overview of eight email applications for Linux. Only the ones with a graphical user interface are included.

Epiphany Web Review

Using the Raspberry Pi for around the past two years has generally been pretty fantastic. It took us a year or so to stop being surprised by just how much it was able to do in the various projects we saw or made ourselves. One thing that we always struggled with was web browsing though; Midori was slow and laggy and it would take up all the Raspberry Pi’s system resources as well.

Cloud 5: Google Chromebooks in enterprise, missing innovation at Interop

This week, we look at Google going after the enterprise with Chromebook update and a boring Interop (with one exception).

Best Distro 2014

Is your current Linux distribution really the best in town, or are you missing something even better?

Why are new patent suits down 40 percent?

The drop comes shortly after new patent rules came down from the Supreme Court. Most notably, the Alice v. CLS Bank decision made it clear that courts shouldn't accept "do it on a computer"-type patents as valid. That's resulted in nearly a dozen patents being tossed out in a short period of time, and some patent trolls with dubious patents aren't bothering to fight it out anymore.

Cool-Retro-Term : Terminal Emulator with Retro Style

cool-retro-term is free and open source terminal emulator developed by the Italian programmer Filippo Scognamiglio which mimics the look and feel of the old cathode tube screens, It has been designed to be eye-candy, customizable, and reasonably lightweight

Google, Oracle Java API copyright battle lands at Supreme Court

Google is asking the US Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court ruling that said Oracle's Java API's were protected by copyright.

Google told the justices in a petition this week that assigning copyright to the code—the Application Programming Interfaces that enable programs to talk to one another—sets a dangerous precedent.

Five talented women in open source you should know

Women in open source are making revolutionary contributions and paving the way for others as they innovate in the field. In tandem with the Grace Hopper conference happening this week, I put together a healthy dose of knowledge on the subject with a quick spotlight on five talented women in open source. A few of them give advice on working in tech.

Firefox OS Shows Continued Global Growth

Firefox OS is now available on three continents with 12 smartphones offered by 13 operators in 24 countries. As the only truly open mobile operating system, Firefox OS demonstrates the versatility of the Web as a platform, free of the limits and restrictions associated with proprietary mobile operating systems.

IBM Power Systems Includes Unix and Linux

IBM is aiming to re-invent itself in a new hardware era where it no longer sells x86 based servers. IBM sold off its x86 server business to Lenovo in a $2.3 billion deal that officially closed on October 1.

Netrunner Rolling 2014.09 review

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 10, 2014 2:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Though they are all Linux distributions, Netrunner Rolling uses the pacman package management system from Arch Linux, while the standard version, the one that’s based on Kubuntu, uses APT, the Advanced Packaging Tool, from Debian.

Google AXES AndroidScript app used by 20,000 STEM coders WITHOUT WARNING

Google has removed a free educational app, dubbed AndroidScript, from its Play store, for breaching the ad giant's terms and conditions. According to the app's developer, Dave Smart, Mountain View abruptly yanked AndroidScript from its online shop without notifying him of the decision in advance.

Sturdy Raspberry Pi mini-PC comes with B or B+

A “Pi Vessel” mini-PC on Kickstarter is based on a Raspberry Pi Model B or B+, and has an “ultra-strong aluminum case,” AC power supply, and optional WiFi. The Pi Vessel is said to be made in Germany, but is available from a Dover, Delaware based startup called MSDGroup, one of many companies of the same name, but apparently not one that has a website. The Pi Vessel is available on Kickstarter through Nov. 5 starting at $89 without a Pi or $129 with either a Raspberry Pi Model B or the newer RPi Model B+.

OpenStack Juno Set to Advance Nova Networking

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 9, 2014 11:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
The open-source OpenStack Juno cloud platform is set to become generally available on October 16, bringing with it a long list of new networking capabilities. The new networking features aren't just limited to the OpenStack Neutron networking project, they also include new features in the OpenStack Nova compute project as well.

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