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Flock 2014 survey results and responses

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2014 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
We took a post-Flock survey of attendees to get some feedback on what you like and what we could do better next year. Most of those offering feedback, 71%, were […]

Q4OS 0.5.18 Screenshot Tour

Q4OS 0.5.18 version 0.5.18, is available. The new version includes several security updates and updated packages. Lookswitcher, the tool to easily switch between classical and modern user interfaces, has been rewritten and bunch of GUI improvements have been made. Script for APT database lock detection has been ported to the C programming language. Prepared underlying API for easy installation of recent application versions from the backports repository and automatic detection of national environment and language. Q4OS is now stable enough to be recommended for everyday use.

How to run your own Git server with GitlabHQ on Ubuntu 14.04

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2014 5:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to run your own Git server with GitlabHQ on Ubuntu 14.04 This document describes how to install and configure Git and GitHub. These are great tools to manage and administer a whole host of Git repositories and the associated permissions. So, these remain true blessings for users writing open source software, however, when writing a closed source software may not be comfortable in trusting the code to a third party server. To gain the much-needed flexibility and control on stuff like Github/BitBucket without hosting the git repositories on servers that lie external to the control of users, GitLab remains a Godsend!

Former Red Hat executive Brian Stevens lands at Google

The mystery's over. Red Hat's Brian Stevens is now Google's VP of Cloud Platforms.

The personality of a Linux-loving teen

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2014 12:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
At my public library job I work in Takoma Park, Maryland, I talk with several hundred youth every week. I try to boost their curiosity, guide them in their wonderings and steer them to interesting and useful web sites. I try to point them in a direction where they'll encounter creative fulfillment and career success, while at the same time finding a meaningful role for themselves in this world. read more

Linux Mint to Receive Folder Emblems and a Better Nemo Toolbar

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 9, 2014 11:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Linux Mint users will soon have access to a cool new (and old) option that will allow for the customization of folders with emblems.

Control servos with a Raspberry Pi

Use your Raspberry Pi to move parts of a robot or control anything that can rotate

Students power this open source high school

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 9, 2014 9:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I suspect that many of your days in high school looked something like this: An adult teacher stands in the front of a square room, lecturing or drawing, with a flood of facts, figures, and dates flowing into a well organized grid of neatly arranged desks. As the teacher lectures, students apathetically scrawled notes, which will be regurgitated onto a future exam. Every one of the students is expected to master the same information, regardless as to their individual ability, personal strengths, interests or aptitudes. Rinse, repeat, until the day of high school commencement, when the cycle ends and one's post-school life commenced. read more

How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux

Commercial cloud storage services such as Amazon S3 and Google Storage offer highly available, scalable, infinite-capacity object store at affordable costs. To accelerate wide adoption of their cloud offerings, these providers are fostering rich developer ecosystems around their products based on well-defined APIs and SDKs. Cloud-backed file systems are one popular byproduct of such active […]Continue reading... The post How to create a cloud-based encrypted file system on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to create an encrypted disk partition on Linux How to create an encrypted zip file on Linux How to synchronize files between two servers How to backup a hard disk on Linux How to back up hard drives for disaster recovery with Clonezilla

Android hardhat augments reality for industrial workers

Daqri is prepping an Android-based augmented reality “Smart Helmet” that integrates 360-degree camera views, plus 3D depth and inertial movement sensors. Eyewear computers like Google Glass may be the wave of the future, but in the meantime, their most compelling role is for applications where having free hands is a necessity more than a convenience. This goes for motorcycle riders, as in the Skully P1 helmet, as well as many industrial workers.

Colourful systemd vs sysVinit Linux Cheatsheet

  • LinOxide; By Bobbin Zachariah (Posted by tuxchick on Sep 9, 2014 2:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
systemd is the new init system, started with Fedora and now started adopted in many distributions like redhat, suse and centos. This long period we all been using traditional SysV init scripts usually residing in /etc/rc.d/init.d/ directory. These scripts invokes daemon binary which will then forks a background process. Even though shell scripts very are flexible buts other tasks like supervising processes and parallized execution ordering will be very hard to implement. With the introduction of systemd new-style daemons which makes easier to supervise and control them at runtime and simplifies their implementation.

Install Ajenti Control Panel on a CentOS Server

  • RoseHosting.com Linux VPS Hosting Blog (Posted by RoseHosting on Sep 9, 2014 1:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Are you looking for a great alternative to Webmin, Kloxo and VestaCP? Well, search no more, because Ajenti is a excellent, lightweight and powerfull web-based server administration panel. It is a very intuitive, multilingual free control panel which manages almost every aspect of your server.

One Charger to Rule Them All

If you're anything like me, your nightstand is full of electronic devices that need to be charged regularly. Every night I have: Nexus 7 tablet, Cell phone, Kindle Paperwhite, iPad Air, Fitbit.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Coming To Linux Soon

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Segata (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 9, 2014 12:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The folks at Torn Banner Studios have posted a tantalising picture on their Facebook page with the caption "soon...", suggesting that another AAA title is about to make its way onto Linux.

SelekTOR: Tor GUI With Country Exit Node Selection

SelekTOR is an open source Java-based GUI front-end for the Tor Client which has a few advantages over Vidalia (the official Tor GUI). This article lists the advantages.

Linux-ready modules support range of Xilinx FPGAs

Avnet released a series of four Linux-ready “PicoZed” COMs based on Xilinx’s Zynq-7000 SoCs, which integrate dual ARM Cortex-A9 cores along with FPGAs.

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

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