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Microsoft rolls out free OneNote app for Android tablets

Microsoft's newest version of OneNote for Android is optimized to work on tablets and adds support for digital inking. The 'modern' version of OneNote for Windows 8.x also is getting an update.

WalCommander 0.16.1 released

  • https://github.com/corporateshark/WalCommander; By Sergey Kosarevsky (Posted by SergeyK on Aug 21, 2014 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Developer
WalCommander is an open-source orthodox dual panel file manager for Linux and Windows. It has a graphical user interfaces, which mimics the one from Far Manager, a built-in text editor and views with syntax highlighting, FTP and Samba clients. Those who like Far Manager will be more than happy with Wal Commander on Linux. The file manager is available under the MIT license on GitHub.

https://github.com/corporateshark/WalCommander

Raspberry Pi motion detection

Use the Raspberry Pi camera to detect motion and take a photo of the cause for home security or time-lapse photography

Linux Terminal: speedtest_cli checks your real bandwidth speed.

What’s your upload and download speed at home (or in your office) ? Are you really sure that you get what do you pay for to your ISP ?

To test the speed of our internet connection There are several internet services such as SpeedTest a web service that is available both from Web browsers and mobile application.

Now you can easily check it also with speedtest_cli a command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net. In this way you can do the test also on servers that don’t have a Browser or a graphical interface.

Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies. The nonprofit organization said on Wednesday that SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital have become Linux Foundation members, all three of which are interested in using Linux and open-source software to power storage systems.

Firefox adds preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to “cast” videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware. As announced in a post on Google+ post by Mozilla developer Lucas Rocha, “Chromecast support is now enabled in Firefox for Android’s Nightly build.” To check this out, I downloaded the latest Firefox Nightly, installed it on my Nexus 10, and tested it with my Chromecast. It worked… although, it has some rough edges right now.

Linus Torvalds still wants the Linux desktop

Linux runs everything, everywhere, but Linus Torvalds still wants it to rule on one place it doesn't: The desktop.

How Perception Will Kill Windows Phone

While it's obvious that Windows Phone is stuck as a distant third in the smart phone ecosystem race, it's equally clear that the biggest danger to the platform isn't failure, but rather the perception of failure. And in a market in which the distant number two player, Apple, can do no wrong, Microsoft faces an uphill battle that it may never win.

LaKademy 2014 - KDE Latin America Summit

Two years have passed since the reality of the first Latin American meeting of KDE contributors in 2012 in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Now we are proud to announce that the second LaKademy will be held August 27th to 30th in São Paulo, Brazil, at one of the most important and prestigious universities in the world—the University of São Paulo.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

One problem with Linux has been its implementation of system calls. As Andy Lutomirski pointed out recently, it's very messy. Even identifying which system calls were implemented for which architectures, he said, was very difficult, as was identifying the mapping between a call's name and its number, and mapping between call argument registers and system call arguments..

Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday introduced two new certification programs aimed at connecting employers with qualified Linux administrators and engineers. "The supply of labor has been far outpaced by the demand for Linux," said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin.

How To Install ownCloud 7 Server and Client on OpenSuse 13.1

This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on OpenSuse 13.1. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server's data with OpenSuse 13.1 Desktop, Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Wide-temperature SBCs tap quad-core Atom E3800 SoCs

Commell’s three extended-temperature SBCs deliver Intel’s quad-core Atom E3800 and Celeron SoCs on Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, and 3.5-inch form-factors.

Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

So, you say you've got Linux chops but no way to prove it to the HR department standing between you and a job? The Linux Foundation has a certification for you.?

Bitter tablets

I have children. My children go to school. The schools that my children go to teach ICT. To do so, they need computers. At two of those schools, there’s currently a drive to fund a bunch of iPads. Currently, said schools use a mix of desktop and laptop computers, and each has access to a bunch of interesting software tools that we parents can also get to play around with remotely in some cases. Granted, when one of my children comes home and asks if we can get a copy of said program for home it gets a bit awkward, not least when I check the prices, but there’s something useful, I think, about continuing to develop and teach keyboard and mouse skills.

Certification Program for sysadmin training announced by The Linux Foundation

Groundbreaking program provides virtual examination and accreditation for Linux Foundation Certified System Administrators and Engineers

Using Clocker and Apache Brooklyn to build a Docker cloud

With the growing potential of Docker, it's becoming clear that the future of at least some of the data center is going to be containerized. But there are still challenges in getting containerized applications deployed and managed across real and virtual hardware.

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Release 4.14 - KDE Applications get better and better

The KDE Community has announced the latest major updates to KDE Applications delivering primarily improvements and bugfixes. Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Development Platform are frozen and receiving only long term support; those teams are focused on the transition to Plasma 5 and Frameworks 5.

U.S. Digital Services and Playbook:

  • Opensource.com; By Mark Bohannon (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2014 10:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
About this time last year, I laid out some trends I saw for the coming year in government take up of open source software. Looking back now, it appears those trends are not only here to stay, they are accelerating and are more important than ever.

Why do so many Linux users hate Oracle?

In today's open source roundup: Many Linux users dislike and distrust Oracle. Plus: Munich may not be dumping Linux after all, and how to encrypt your email in Linux

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