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Testing Fedora 21 fitness for world population with Internationalization

Fedora is a global Linux distribution, as soon as we say the word “Global”, immediately internationalization (i18n) and localization(l10n) become a utmost important part of the distribution. I would like […]

Mozilla Firefox 32 Officially Released

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 2, 2014 1:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has announced that the final version of Firefox 32 has been released, concluding the development cycle for yet another branch of this Internet browser.

The software-defined economy, OpenStacks new incubated project, 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.

How to install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 14.04 server

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Sep 2, 2014 12:02 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

Ten Linux Desktops Showing Just How Far Behind Mac OS X and Windows Designs Are

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 1, 2014 11:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There are still many users of other operating systems who think that Linux is behind Mac OS X and Windows in terms of desktop design, but the reality is just the other way around.

Ryan Icculus Gordon On The Linux Action Show

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 1, 2014 10:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Ryan Icculus Gordon has just recently been on a guest on the excellent Linux Action Show to talk about Linux gaming. Ryan Icculus Gordon is the name behind a number of big ports.

VMware goes deeper on OpenStack

  • CIO Engage; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Sep 1, 2014 8:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
If you think VMware has just been fooling around with OpenStack, think again. Oh sure, VMware would prefer if you bought into vCloud Air, but VMware didn't need a weatherman to know which way the clouds were moving. They're moving to open source's OpenStack.

The Trouble With Android

Don’t get me wrong, Android is a beautiful operating system if ever there was one – and dumbed down to the max, which makes it even more beautiful in the minds of many mobile users. Indeed, you can play on an Android device all day without ever even realizing that you’re working with an operating system or even a computer. Just swipe away and see what they’ll try to sell you next.

A free culture event in Pakistan

Wiki Loves Monuments is one of the most successful free culture events worldwide. A global photo competition organized by local Wikimedia chapters and groups, it has been running since 2010 and has grown larger each year. For 2014, we speak to Saqib Qayyum from Wikimedia Pakistan about how the event will help promote the commons to new communities. read more

Try GNOME 3.14 Beta 1 with Wayland Without Installing Anything

  • softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 1, 2014 2:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
GNOME is working to implement official Wayland support for the upcoming 3.14 release and they seem to be more than half way there. It's difficult to test the new GNOME 3.14 Beta updates that have been made until now, especially with the Wayland integration, but a Reddit user posted a short and easy-to-follow tutorial in this regard.

Code for Germany project launches

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2014 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In July 2014, the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany launched Code for Germany! We presented the project to the media, to our international partners, to friends, city representatives and to members of our Advisory Board in advance of the OK Festival in Berlin. It was a pleasure for us to welcome partners, supporters, and members of the program on stage. Among them were Lynn Fine from Code for America, Gabriella Goméz-Mont from the Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost from Digital Champion Germany, and Nicolas Zimmer from Technologiestiftung Berlin. read more

Black Lab Linux 5.1 Released

Today we are pleased to release the next in the 5 series of Black Lab Linux. Black Lab Linux 5.1 contains many updates, new features and enhancements to the Black Lab Linux distribution.

Since this is an incremental release we are also making it available for download immediately instead of waiting the 30 day period in where we normally deliver it.

Mozilla Improving Security Processes After Exposing Developer Data

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Sep 1, 2014 8:47 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
Denelle Dixon-Thayer, senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Mozilla, told eWEEK that the recent incidents have confirmed to Mozilla the importance of a review effort that got started last year. That effort encompasses a full review of Mozilla's practices around data, including the various non-Mozilla projects that Mozilla supports.

Matching databases to Linux distros

  • itnews labs; By Darren Yates (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2014 6:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
According to market analysts IDC, Linux accounted for 28.5 percent of all server revenue at the close of 2013. It doesn't surprise anyone that Linux is popular - low support costs and high stability are what Linux is known for. But it is surprising just how many dollars it rakes in - IDC estimates Linux generated $US14.1 billion last year in hardware revenue alone.

Linux has run out of time, or has it?

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Sep 1, 2014 4:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
An article in PC Linux magazine suggested that Linux has run out of time to make it on the desktop. This article provides some counterarguments and asks the question "why does it have to be Windows or Linux, why can't it be both?"

Indian Firefox OS phones start at $33

Intex and Spice launched the first Firefox OS phones in India using a low-cost Spreadtrum design: the $33 Intex Cloud FX and the $38 Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1. Mozilla announced two new Firefox OS phones in India that have blasted through smartphone price barriers. The two phones, which are the first in Asia to run Mozilla’s Linux- and HTML5-based Firefox OS platform, are priced at a low 1,999 Indian Ruppees ($33) for the Intex Technologies Cloud FX and $2,299 Rs ($38) for the Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 from Spice Retail Limited. The low-end phones are about a half to a third the price of the most affordable Android phones sold in India.

Top 5 articles of the week: Linux, Hadoop, and NASA

Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on Opensource.com.

How to share on linux the output of your shell commands

Some time ago I posted an article about shelr.tv a website and a service that was made to allow you to share your terminal records directly from the website. Now the website of shelr.tv seems dead and so I’ve took a look around to see if there are similar websites and I’ve found commands.com. For what I can see from their homepage it’s a service similar to the other, so let’s test it.

Fix Linux display issues

Find HorizSync VertRefresh rates to fix Linux display issue – Why my display is stuck at 640×480? I have a NVIDIA GTX460 Graphics card on my current machine and a Acer 22" Monitor. After installing NVIDIA driver, my display was stuck at 640x480 and no matter what I do, nothing fixed it. This is an unusual problem with NVIDIA driver. I am assuming Intel and ATI driver might have similar issues.

LXer Weekly Roundup for 31-Aug-2014



LXer Feature: 31-Aug-2014

In the Roundup this week we have Mozilla's new programming language Rust, 14 Raspberry Pi projects, with the 23rd Birthday of Linux on the 25th we have some interesting facts about Linux, did Red Hat’s CTO walk or was he pushed?, what happens when a non-coder tries to learn Linux and a lot more. Enjoy!

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