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April 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: High Performance Computing

A round-up of what's in the latest issue.

April Fools'? Battle for Wesnoth Project Introduces WesGold Accounts

Battle for Wesnoth is a completely free, feature-complete, very popular turn-based strategy game available for Linux. With Wesnoth 1.12 on its way (the second beta was released just a few days ago), Wesnoth benefits of a large, dedicated community and an active development. This is definitely a game which I love and occasionally play for a long time now.

Plasma Next News: Proposed Plasma Experience Dialog

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Apr 2, 2014 2:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: KDE
A new dialog for choosing the Plasma Next look and feel has been proposed in a blog post by Thomas Pfeiffer, member of the KDE community and creator of the KDE Human Interface Guidelines.

ABI Research states Chromebook shipments reach 2.1 million for 2013

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Apr 2, 2014 1:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
ABI Research predicts that Chromebook sales will continue to increase and reach 11 million shipments worldwide by 2019.

LINQ-like List Manipulation in C++

  • Dr. Dobb's Open Source Articles; By Gaston Hillar (Posted by bob on Apr 2, 2014 12:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer
Using the open-source Cpplinq project to get Language-Integrated Query capabilities in C++11

KDE Ships April Updates to Applications, Platform and Plasma Workspaces

Today KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the fourth in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.12 series.

Productivity boosting with open source applications

Many people do not know that there are some excellent opensource applications to improve productivity. Some of them come as standard GNU tools with every Linux based operating system and others are standard parts from every major Linux distribution.

Open source frameworks create 'super' web-based apps

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 1, 2014 9:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you wanted to assemble the world’s finest fruit basket, you wouldn’t pick all your produce from the same orchard. You would gather the best from multiple sources: Washington apples, oranges from Florida, and pineapples from Hawaii. Applying the same philosophy, many programmers and developers are now combining the best coding from multiple open source Web Application Frameworks (WAF) in order to create their own custom-made websites, content management systems (CMS), and other web-based apps and services. Call it cherry picking at its finest.

Who cares about Windows versus Linux?

Does anybody really still care about the whole Windows versus Linux thing? Platform wars are a waste of everybody's time and energy.

elementary OS Gets a Development Version

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Apr 1, 2014 7:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
elementary OS 0.2, one of the best-looking Linux distributions in existence, was released in August 2013, but the developers are not standing idle and are working on the next version. A development version is available for download, if you want to try it out.

The OpenStack Summit agenda has a track for everyone

The OpenStack Summit is coming up in Atlanta, May 12-16, and after much anticipation the agenda for the conference finally became available last week. As we covered previously, the agenda was crowdsourced to the user and developer community who gave input that helped individual track leaders arrange their schedules.

Samsung Galaxy S6 to Feature a Metal Detector and an X-ray Scanner

  • TechSource ; By Jun Auza (Posted by fossmaniac on Apr 1, 2014 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
Just a few weeks after Samsung Galaxy S5's launch, reports about the next Galaxy phone have already started surfacing. Galaxy S6, the successor to the Android-based device will be the sixth flagship phone in the Korean giant's massively popular Galaxy line. With "bigger and better" being a consistent motto throughout the product's timeline, Samsung plan to launch the S6 with some rather unique features.

You can't have DevOps without open source

You probably think I'm going to talk about all the reasons why you should use open source tooling as the foundation for an effective DevOps culture in your organization, but that's not what this is about. Not to marginalize the complexity of the challenges faced by the team I work with, but I have confidence that the engineers are going to figure the tooling part out. Believe it or not, the daunting part is wrapped in cultural change. I have spent a significant amount of time reading about cultural change, what you need to have an effective DevOps community, how you build high functioning teams, and asking the question, "How do I DevOp?" The ideas I've read have given me a few new things to stick in my tool belt. However, nothing has resonated with me as much as this:

Install flat icon theme in GIMP

  • ITworld; By Jim Lynch (Posted by jimlynch on Apr 1, 2014 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Add the flat icon theme to GIMP 2.8 or 2.9 in Linux.

Karen Sandler joins Conservancy's Management Team

Software Freedom Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity based in New York, announced today the addition of a talented new member of its management team. Karen M. Sandler, formerly Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation, begins today as Conservancy's new Executive Director.

Attempt to reproduce Direct access to Nova metadata per Lars Kellogg-Stedman

Quoting In an environment running Neutron, a request from your instance must traverse a number of steps: From the instance to a router, Through a NAT rule in the router namespace, To an instance of the neutron-ns-metadata-proxy, To the actual Nova metadata service

Tips on How to Start Learning Linux

Of course, most of the time, especially you need to solve a task at hand in a timely fashion, you will usually just find the quickest way that works for something, and probably not bother on how exactly does it work. These tips are for beginners, but mostly for those who like Linux as a whole and like to sacrifice some of their own time to go on a path of constant learning how it works.

How to set up Raspberry Pi as a WiFi access point

There are a number of useful Raspberry Pi (RPi) projects out there. One interesting use case is to turn Raspberry Pi into a WiFi access point. The advantage of having a RPi-powered WiFi access point is that you will have ultimate control and customization of the access point, thanks to the flexibility of the mainline […]Continue reading... The post How to set up Raspberry Pi as a WiFi access point appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to configure an IP address on Raspberry Pi How to find the IP address of a DHCP server Interesting facts about Raspberry Pi How to find the IP address of VMware virtual machine How to write Raspberry Pi image to SD card

GOL Cast: Chasing Down Bandits In Braveland On Linux

  •; By Samsai (Posted by liamdawe on Apr 1, 2014 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
What would you do if a group of people just decided to ransack your village and leave you with basically nothing? Well you gather an army to get your stuff back with some extra compensation and that's exactly what we are going to do today!

The Unexpected Present from Microsoft

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in a week’s time, on the 8th of April 2014. The number of users who still use Windows XP is astonishing.

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