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Linux Mint programs for Windows XP users

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS (Posted by bob on Apr 4, 2014 11:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Mint; Story Type: News Story
Yes, many of your Windows programs aren't available on Linux, but some of them are and there are Linux programs that can do just as well as your old XP software.

Teachers unite to influence computer manufacturing

  • opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 4, 2014 10:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source enthusiasts firmly believe that much is possible when people band together. After all, the core underpinning of open source doctrine is social. So I recently decided it's time that teachers band together to specify the computers we want manufacturers to make. Open source thinking gives me the boldness to think this is possible.

Improve Spam abuse protection in dovecot by restricting access to mail accounts by IP address (e. g. with ISPConfig 3)

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Apr 4, 2014 9:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Improve Spam abuse protection in dovecot by restricting access to mail accounts by IP address (e. g. with ISPConfig 3) This howto will show you how to add ip restrictions to single mail accounts when using dovecot with MySQL. This is especially useful if you need to access a mail account from only one single ip or a few ips or if you want to block specific ip addresses from accessing the mail account (e. g. due to spam abuse).

Tamil Nadu's XP migration plan: Go Linux like a BOSS

Indian state dumps Microsoft for Bharat Operating System Solutions Linux The Indian State of Tamil Nadu will solve its Windows XP problem by adopting Linux.…

Microsoft-Sponsored Study Says Problems Caused By Using Windows Software Will Cost Businesses $500 Billion In 2014

Assuming the research results are representative of what's happening -- and there's no reason to suppose they aren't -- the obvious conclusion to draw from them for PC users is not just to stop using pirated software (a good idea), but to stop using Windows-based programs too, and to switch to open source applications running on an open source operating system like GNU/Linux. After all, free software is even cheaper than pirated software, and yet rarely has any of the problems identified in the new report.

IoT on tap at upcoming Embedded Linux Conference

If you want to be up to date on what’s going down in embedded Linux, there’s no place like ELC, as in the Embedded Linux Conference. The Linux Foundation has just posted the 90-session presentation line-up for the U.S. show, scheduled for April 29 through May 1 at the San Jose Marriott. The European version (ELCE) ran last Oct. 21-25 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Team Fortress 2 Free FPS Feels The Love, Major Update Released

Valve haven't forgotten about TF2 and they have just released a big patch, and no it isn't a set of fancy new hats.

Raspberry Pi announces £1 million education fund

  • Linux User; By Rob Zwetsloot (Posted by bob on Apr 4, 2014 4:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: Linux, Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi Foundation expands their charitable mission to go beyond computing and into general education.

Why an Open Software and What Are the Benefits

Essentially, an open-source software or OSS is a kind of computer software which has its source code made available and licensed by virtue of such a license agreement which authorizes the copyright holder to study, modify and distribute the software to anyone, without any further charges and for any purpose whatsoever.

Icebound: A Dark Fantasy Visual Novel Released For Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 4, 2014 2:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
It has only been a week since we let you know about Icebound, but it's now been released! Icebound is a dark fantasy visual novel that takes place in a steampunk world locked in the depths of an ice age, where alchemists possess supernatural powers.

The business of guiding other businesses to open source

CEO Jeff Walpole of Phase2 helps persuade businesses to consider open source as a viable solution. Particularly, Drupal. Jeff says, "Phase2 invests an estimated $500,000 every year in time, code, and sponsorship to grow this remarkable open source project." And, in return? Jeff and his team show others how to use Drupal. What sounds simple in this trade-off, in fact is not. Many don't understand open source, or they don't trust it. So, Phase2 makes a business out of being their guide through the murky waters of misperception and into the land of plenty (of open source).

Seagate, Scality Partner On Software-Based Storage for the Cloud

Seagate (STX) has added a new partner to its software-defined storage ecosystem for Big Data and the cloud. This week, Scality announced integration between its "software-only" storage solution, called RING, and Seagate's Kinetic Open Storage platform.

SOMA From Frictional Games Has A New Trailer, Looks Awesome

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 3, 2014 11:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, creators of the groundbreaking Amnesia and Penumbra series. The setting in SOMA is not what we originally thought.

Lowering barriers to open source contributions with OpenShift Origin

This past week, the OpenShift Origin repository on Github saw some major code merges from external contributors that added MSFT .Net functionality to the OpenShift Origin platform. Thousands of new lines of code were tested and merged successfully into the OpenShift Origin codebase, which was then instantly made available for anyone to download and deploy.

Ubuntu One's shocking shutdown bodes well for Canonical

In today's open source roundup: Canonical announces Ubuntu One file services will shut down. Plus: Amazon launches an Apple TV killer, and a review of Wine 1.7.15.

Android Candy: Control-Z for Your Phone!

I never have a Twitter app crash in the middle of a Tweet. That wouldn't be too terrible to deal with. No, for me, it seems my e-mail application decides to crash after I've spent 20 minutes thumbing out a reply while sitting in a crowded airport. If you've ever lost a love letter, term paper, shopping list or world-class Facebook post, Type Machine is the perfect app for you.

Latest NGNIX Web server release supports SPDY protocol

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Apr 3, 2014 7:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The new release of the commercial version of the popular NGINX Web server looks like it will bring great performance improvements.

XBMC 13 Beta 3 Ships with New Features Ubuntu PPA for XBMC 13 & 14

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 3, 2014 6:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
XMBC is a home theater application which runs in fullscreen, has a beautiful, modern interface, support for pictures, music and video collections and playlists, television and radio.

Storing data in the cloud with GlusterFS and OpenStack Swift

Udo Seidel is no stranger to dealing with enormous file stores. Udo is Section Manager for Linux Strategy and Server Automation at Amadeus Data Processing GmbH and will be giving a talk with Vijay Bellur at DevNation in San Francisco, California later this month on developing applications with GlusterFS and OpenStack Swift.

Tales of Adversego

  • The Alexandria Project; By Andrew Updegrove (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 3, 2014 5:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
By the end of December 2005, I had been blogging on ODF developments in Massachusetts for about four months, providing interviews, legal analysis and news as it happened. In those early days, not many bloggers were covering the ODF story, and email began to come my way from people that I had never met before, from as far away as Australia, and as near as the State House in Boston. Some began with, “This seems really important – what can I do to help?” Others contained important information that someone wanted to share, and that I was happy to receive.

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