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Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is a set of Linux shell scripts which automatically build minimal Live Linux OS based on Linux kernel and BusyBox. All necessary source codes are automatically downloaded and all build operations are fully encapsulated in the scripts.

GUADEC 2014, Day Two: Pitivi, Automotive, Boxes, Fleet Commander

The second day of GUADEC was also full of interesting talks. Jeff Fortin spoke about the video editor Pitivi. Nathan Willis devoted his keynote to software for automotive and the opportunities for open source software in this area. There have also been a lot of changes in the Web browser and Zeeshan Ali talked on improvements in GNOME Boxes. The biggest news of the day is an announcement of Fleet Commander which should provide tools and infrastructure for large desktop deployments. Something the Linux desktop has been severely lacking.

Docker acquires Orchard, SAP supports OpenStack, ODF and more in the Opensource.com weekly news roundup

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by openlife on Jul 28, 2014 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Docker acquiring Orchard, SAP who will support Cloud Foundry and OpenStack, the UK government who made ODF its official document standard, and more!

First Okular Sprint ever at Barcelona

Last May a group of three Okular developers met for four days at the Blue Systems Barcelona office to hack on the KDE universal document viewer.

Salix 14.1

Salix Openbox 14.1 brings the Openbox window manager, teamed with fbpanel and SpaceFM to create a fast and flexible desktop environment. This is the most lightweight edition we have so far among our 14.1 releases and everything has been tweaked to provide a desktop experience comparable to other Salix editions. The development of this edition involved a long and rigorous period of testing and the final release has evolved a lot since the first beta. This release comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours, with both fitting comfortably within the size of a single CD. The 32-bit flavour is also our first 14.1 release that supports i486, non-PAE capable systems by using the respective kernel, although the default is still the i686 PAE SMP kernel.

It’s Round Two for Raleigh’s ‘All Things Open’ Conference

It’s official. The All Things Open (ATO) conference that had it’s inaugural run in Raleigh last year wasn’t just a flash in the pan. As event chair Todd Lewis promised at the end of last year’s event, ATO is returning to the Raleigh Convention Center on October 22nd and 23rd. Again this year, FOSS Force is an official Media Partner of the conference.

2014 Calligra Sprint in Deventer

From the fourth to the sixth of July, the Calligra team got together in sunny Deventer (Netherlands) for the yearly developer sprint at the same location as the last Krita sprint. Apart from seeing the sights and having our group photo in front of one of the main attractions of this quaint old Dutch town in the province of Overijssel, namely the cheese shop (and much cheese was taken home by the Calligra hackers, as well as stroopwafels from the Saturday market) we spent our time planning the future of Calligra and doing some healthy hacking and bug fixing!

LXer Weekly Roundup for 27-Jul-2014



LXer Feature: 27-Jul-2014

In the Roundup this week we have part 2 of 10 Raspberry Pi upgrades, a review of the best Linux browsers of which Pale Moon is my favorite, an "average guy's" review of living witrh Debian for two years and a whole lot more. Enjoy!

Mine Bitcoins with Raspberry Pi

The concept of cryptocurrencies has come about in recent years as a sort of reaction to the way standard currencies are controlled. Cryptocurrenices such as Bitcoin are decentralised and not controlled by any one entity. In the past couple of years, Bitcoin has taken off to become a very valuable commodity, with whole Bitcoins becoming worth hundreds of pounds. While you can trade your standard currency for a Bitcoin, you can also mine them with a working computer.

GOG has released 50 games for Linux

GOG.com, formerly known as Good Old Games, is a popular digital gaming platform for distribution successful, mainly older, classic PC games. In 2012, the Linux community asked for the Linux games on the GOGs wishlist. Today, 2 years later, the waiting has finally come to an end - 50 games has been released for Linux.

Get OpenVPN up and running, enjoy your privacy

  • Parabing Creations; By Christos Varelas (Posted by subZraw on Jul 27, 2014 3:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Cloud
We are fanatic supporters of privacy. Not so much because we have super secrets to hide, but because we consider privacy as a basic human right. So we believe that anytime anyone chooses to exercise that right on the net, then they should have unencumbered access to all the necessary tools and services.

How 3D Printing Is Making Better Movie Monsters

  • Gizmodo; By Andrew Tarantola (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2014 8:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Multimedia
Our render farm is all open source and is quite substantial. We have roughly 1000 Linux nodes between the two facilities and the majority of our artists run on Linux as well, though we have a few Mac boxes for Photoshop and other packages that can’t run on Linux.

Simple Trick to Speed Up Chrome Browser

  • International Business Times; By Vinod Yalburgi (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2014 6:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android, Linux
Fine-tuning the software settings of smartphones and desktop computers to unlock the hidden potential of the devices will deliver faster performance.

Was This Bill Gates’ Worst Mistake?

  • Motley Fool; By Jamal Carnette (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2014 1:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Microsoft
While one can never have certainty in alternate-reality scenarios, it's safe to say that Apple benefited greatly from Microsoft in a time when the company needed help. Decades later, by refining the mobile experience Apple has done a great deal to provide headwinds to Microsoft.

Sleep tracker, Deepin Linux

  • Free Press Journal; By FPJ Journal (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2014 11:13 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Distributions
Deepin, which interestingly enough comes from China, describes itself as “distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly, and stable operating system.” It includes not just the “best the open source world has to offer”, but also ships its own desktop environment, called DDE or Deepin Desktop Environment, based on HTML5 technologies.

GUADEC 2014, Day One

GUADEC 2014 is taking place in Strasbourg. Because GNOME has been the default desktop environment in Fedora from the very beginning, and is going to be the environment for Fedora […]

Darkwood Arrives To Scare Linux Gamers

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 26, 2014 7:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Darkwood is an interesting take on the horror and survival genre with a top down perspective and a really dark setting.

Six Clicks: The best Linux desktop environments

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Jul 26, 2014 5:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
Unlike Windows or Mac OS X, Linux offers a wide variety of desktop environments. Here are my picks of the most important of these PC interfaces.

GOGs offers up Linux games, Steam Controller speculation, and more

Back in March, the digital games distribution site GOG.com (which, believe it or not, is owned by Poland's CD Projekt RED) announced it would be adding support for Linux. This week, ahead of schedule, 50 games were released on the site with support for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Most of the games on the list were already released with Linux support, but a few notables are out on Linux for the first time.

Create an online RSS reader

Since Google Reader was discontinued a few months ago, uers have been looking for a replacement. While some people have turned to commercial services such as Digg Reader and Feedly, the best solution is to create your own, customisable feed reader hosted entirely on your own computer or home server.

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