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Do you prefer a modern or traditional desktop environment?

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jul 5, 2015 5:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Which type of desktop environment do you prefer? Modern desktops with dash style interfaces and lots of keyboard shortcuts, traditional desktops like Cinnamon with menus and panels or customisable desktops such as XFCE and LXDE?

Samsung, Oppo facing landmark lawsuits over pre-installed apps

  • Shanghai Daily; By Hu Min (Posted by bob on Jul 5, 2015 1:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Android
In a study of 20 smartphones, the commission found several that were sold with apps already installed, many of which could not be removed. It also claimed that some phones “stole” cellular data. Two of the offending models were a Samsung SM-N9008S, which had 44 apps installed prior to purchase, and the Oppo X9007 model, which had 71 such programs...

Responsive Design and Fluid Grids with these Lightweight Frameworks

My favorite three responsive web design frameworks are Bootstrap, Foundation and Gumby, in that order. But sadly, development of Gumby has recently ceased. And these frameworks aren't necessarily the right solution for every project. For example, if you want to rapidly create a responsive design in the shortest possible time, you should consider a lightweight framework.

Play Dota 2 on Intel HD 3000 or above on Linux

If you use Linux and wanted to play Dota 2 but have been discouraged by the limited graphics performance of integrated Intel HD graphics card, this post is for you. Intel HD 3000 is an integrated graphics card that came with Sandybridge processors. By default it is barely able to run Dota 2. With following settings, you should be able to play Dota 2 at an average speed of 30 FPS or above. The trick is to lower the graphics settings to make the game run faster. If you have newer processors you should get even better performance.

illume OS 3 Linux Distro Officially Released, Based on Debian 8.1 "Jessie"

Clarence Siew was very proud Softpedia earlier today, July 4, about the immediate availability for download of the final version of his illume OS 3 distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The new version brings faster performance by adding the readahead and preload technologies to the boot system, greatly reduces system footprint so you can run in on virtually any computer that supports the 64-bit instruction set architecture.

Future YotaPhone handsets will have Sailfish OS instead of Android

Yota, the Russian company behind the dual-screened YotaPhone, has reportedly decided (via Yahoo News) to no longer pack Google’s Android on its future handsets. Instead, the phone maker will be going with Jolla’s Sailfish, a spin-off of Nokia’s former MeeGo Linux distribution.

Install LimeSurvey on a CentOS VPS

LimeSurvey (formerly PHPSurveyor) is an open source online survey application. It allows you to develop and publish online surveys as well as to collect survey responses from participants without much effort. Today we are going to show you how to install this online survey application on a Linux VPS.

Teaching open source communities about conflict resolution

At OSCON in Portland this year, Donna Benjamin and Gina Likins are combining forces to talk about a topic that is sometimes easily dismissed: conflict resolution. Given the growing need to address conflict in technology, and that even popular projects like the Linux Kernel adopting codes of conduct, it’s no surprise that conferences feature talks on human interaction. In this interview, Donna and Gina answer hard questions on what conflict resolution looks like in the open source community, how to engage with the engineering community on the topic, and how to encourage communities to focus on respect and compassion as a basis for resolution. read more

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 to Finally Switch to GNOME 3.16, Linux Kernel 4.0

The Parsix GNU/Linux developers were happy to announce that the first snapshot towards the anticipated Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 distribution is now available for download and testing. Dubbed Mumble, Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 will be the first release of the operating system to be built around the GNOME 3.16 desktop environment, and powered by latest Linux kernel 4.0 technologies.

Unity Editor and DirectX 11 for Linux, and more gaming news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 4, 2015 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Unity Editor and DirectX 11 for Linux, and more gaming news. Open gaming roundup for June 27 - July 4, 2015 read more

Install Webmin on an Ubuntu VPS

Webmin provides a web-based system administration interface for performing basic system administration tasks. Using Webmin, you can easily configure your Apache web server, create and edit users and groups, create and edit DNS zones and domains, configure MySQL database server, monitor traffic, configure your firewall and many other things. Installing Webmin on a Linux VPS is a fairly easy task and can be completed in less than 30 minutes.

As Windows 7 breaks the 1B-device mark, Microsoft's challenge will be to force it back to zero

Windows 7 has approached the user share numbers set by Windows XP six years ago, hinting that unless Microsoft executes its Windows 10 upgrade plans to perfection, Windows 7 will persist on devices long after its 2020 retirement.

Next Nexus will be build by LG

In the past LG build 2 Google Nexus smartphones and according to very strong rumors LG will build the next Google Nexus smartphone. Google Nexus is a line of mobile devices that run the Android operating system. In the past LG developed together with Google the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones.

You Can Now Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 4, 2015 3:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Now that Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" has been officially released, both for the MATE and Cinnamon flavors, the upgrade path has been opened for the users of older versions.

Low Linux Sales Of Democracy 3 Leads To Jonathan Blow, Developer Of Braid Blasting Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 4, 2015 1:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
I am always wary of posting articles like this, but sometimes what developers with influence say needs pointing out. This time Jonathan Blow who created the hit indie game Braid has been blasting Linux gaming.

How to install PhpWiki on a CentOS 7 VPS

  • RoseHosting Blog; By RoseHosting Admin (Posted by RoseHosting on Jul 4, 2015 11:18 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
PhpWiki is a wiki-based content management software written in PHP, used to create web sites where anyone can edit or create the pages using a web browser. In this tutorial we will show you the steps needed to install PhpWiki on a CentOS 7 VPS.

The July 2015 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2015 issue.

Akamai Identifies Old Protocol in New DrDoS Attacks

An old protocol found in SOHO routers may be responsible for recent DrDoS attacks, says the security steam at Akamai. Akamai, through the company's Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert), issued an alert today for an old protocol that could be used in Distributed Reflection Denial of Service attacks (DrDoS) attacks.

The last seconds are ticking off the U.S. IPv4 network clock

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jul 4, 2015 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the nonprofit group that manages Internet addresses for Canada, most Caribbean countries, and the United States, announced that it has activated its Unmet Request Policy. What that means is that there are no longer enough IPv4 address blocks available for the demand.

Top 5: Linux lifestyle, Netflix big data, Etsy, OpenStack and more

This week, Opensource.com began two new series. A couple from our OSCON speaker interview series made it into the Top 5 this week, but none quite hit the mark from our Mid-Year series. The Mid-Year series is comprised of some fun roundups, so here's the full collection for your reading pleasure.

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