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Web giants gang up to take on MPEG LA, HEVC Advance with royalty-free streaming codec

Joining forces for cheap, fast 4K video. Some of the largest companies in online media have banded together to battle back against excessive patent licensing fees for streaming video.

Linux Lite 2.6 Screenshot Tour

Linux Lite 2.6 final is now available for download. This release cycle has seen a number of improvements and additions to Linux Lite. With the introduction of the Linux Lite Control Center, we aim to provide one central location for everything that you need to configure your computer.

Arch Linux 2015.09.01 Is Now Available for Download

The first day of a month is an important day for all Arch Linux users, as a new ISO image is being generated with all the updated packages released during the month that passed.

September 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: HOW-TOs

How to Do That Thing You Do.. I love to learn. I've always been a learner, so grade school and college were both extremely enjoyable for me.

How to speed up apache with mod_pagespeed and Memcached on Ubuntu 15.04

This tutorial shows how to improve the page load times of your website by using the Google mod_pagespeed module for Apache in conjunction with the fast in-memory cache Memcached. Pagespeed is an Apache 2 module that optimizes and caches the content of a website before it gets delivered to the browser, the result is that the page loads faster, the system load on your server gets lower and the server will be able to deliver more pages per second.

The latest Linux tips and tricks

If you are Linux newbie, or a professional, tips and tricks are always welcome! Now you can find a list of links related to the latest Linux tips and tricks.

Netrunner 14.2 Screenshot Tour

The Netrunner team is proud to announce the release of Netrunner 14.2 - 32bit and 64bit ISOs -, the second point-release of the 14 LTS version of Netrunner. The Netrunner 14 LTS series is based on KDE4 SC and comes with the latest updates and fixes. This includes security patches like the Kernel upgrade to 3.13.0-62, as well as software version updates like Firefox 40.0.3 and Thunderbird 31.6.0 including the Plasma Integration patches. Netrunner 14.2 also includes a new default window decoration Carbon.

Forging an Alliance for Royalty-Free Video

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 2:59 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Things are moving fast for royalty-free video codecs. A month ago, the IETF NETVC Working Group had its first meeting and two weeks ago Cisco announced Thor. Today, we’re taking the next big step in this industry-wide effort with the … Continue reading

Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

But no creepy Redmond robo-buddy for Windows 10 hold-outs – yet We recently mused, half seriously, whether the entire point of the Windows 10 upgrade was to harvest your personal information. With Microsoft suffering from a serious case of Google envy, perhaps it felt it had some catching up to do.…

Common problems in open source communities (and how to solve them)

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 1:05 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In her Texas Linux Fest keynote, Joan Touzet talked to us about how to improve our open source communities. Joan's talk was a series of stories about communities who have faced a crisis and then rose above it. read more

The Death of Ubuntu's Software Center

Over the past few weeks, the fate of Ubuntu's Software Center has received a lot of press. There have been ample ravings about how the Software Center is about to vanish from the face of the Earth. In reality, it's not going anywhere yet. What is changing, however, will be the ability to submit new applications or updates to existing applications. In this article, I'll explain what this means and where things will likely go from here.

How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At the beginning of August—the 10th, to be exact—the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project (and sixth open movie). Cosmos Laundromat, or Project Gooseberry for those of us who have been following its production from the start, isn't just a 10-minute short film. It's also the Blender Institute's most ambitious project to date, serving as a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film. read more

Linux kernel 4.2 released

In today's open source roundup: Linux 4.2 is out. Plus: Linux Lite 2.6 released. And how to ready yourself for Linux.

How to install phpMyAdmin with HHVM, Nginx and MariaDB on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install phpMyAdmin with HHVM, Nginx and MariaDB on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS.

How to teach student sys admins

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 8:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Several years ago, when I was working on my Master's degree in Library Science, I took a course on Unix (Solaris) system administration. The course was supposed to involve setting up a web server on a Sun workstation, starting with a fresh, bare-metal install of the Solaris operating system and building things up from there. read more

Microsoft accused of adding spy features to Windows 7, 8

  • ars technica; By Peter Bright (Posted by bob on Sep 1, 2015 7:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security; Groups: Microsoft
Windows 10 was first put under the microscope with both new and old features causing concern... But its older predecessors haven't escaped attention, and questions are now being asked of Windows 7 and 8's online connectivity... But a new addition has led to accusations that Windows 8 now mimics one of Windows 10's more problematic features: it reports information to Microsoft even when told not to.

What my conversation with GE taught me about open organizations

Most people are familiar with university foreign exchange programs, where schools send their star students out into the world to collect experiences and learn beyond their comfort zones. Fewer people probably know that big companies have internal "executive MBA" programs their HR departments develop to help fast-track top performers (we have our own such programs here at Red Hat). Recently, I acted as a subject matter expert for a corporate executive development program with high performing General Electric (GE) executives. The day I spent with these leaders was one of my favorites here at Red Hat, and it dawned on me that this could potentially be a sharing model that Red Hat and others could use more broadly. read more

How to automatically dim your screen on Linux

When you start spending the majority of your time in front of a computer, natural questions start arising. Is this healthy? How can I diminish the strain on my eyes? Why is the sunlight burning me? Although active research is still going on to answer these questions, a lot of programmers have already adopted a few applications to make their daily habits a little healthier for their eyes. Among those applications, there are two which I found particularly interesting: Calise and Redshift.

As Fate & Linux Would Have It

It didn’t take long to find what I was looking for. Fact is, I wasn’t exactly looking for the thing I found. I smiled, as I knew that Fate could be a wicked bitch. Her smile is often deceiving, but what the hell. She wanted to play? Great. Let’s play. I clicked “contact us” at the bottom of the website for a German and American Linux Enthusiasts club in Bamberg.

CUPS 2.1.0 Officially Released with Support for 3D Printers, IPP Everywhere, More

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 1, 2015 3:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) open-source and cross-platform printing system for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems reached version 2.1 after being in development for approximately three months.

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