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elementary OS Freya Beta 1 is Looking Sparse But Fast and Sleek

elementary OS is a GNU/Linux distribution that you will either adore or on the other hand, find isn't for you. Fast, tight and favouring beauty and a logical simplicity over the ability to customize every little thing, eOS takes a different approach to many Linux distributions. In this article we shall take a look at elementary OS Freya Beta 1, a preview of the upcoming Freya release.

Adobe Photoshop now available for Chromebooks, but…

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 1, 2014 7:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
But, and there is a but, that does not mean that all Chromebook owners/users will have access to Photoshop right now. More on that in a bit…

Short Stack: OpenStack's tipping point, Alan Clark interview and Juno's march to maturity

This week we explore whether OpenStack has reached the proverbial tipping point, hear an interview with OpenStack foundation leader Alan Clark and look at the next logical stage for the OpenStack project: automation.

Open source history, present day, and licensing

This article is part of my talk, Open-Source Business Models. You can see the full transcript and the video of my talk on Heavybit.com. My name is Marten Mickos and I'm the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. As Tom mentioned, I was the CEO of MySQL for eight years. I was de facto the only CEO that the company ever had from 2001 to 2008 when it was sold to Sun, and then one year at Sun Microsystems. I'm here tonight to talk about open source business models which is a difficult, complex, complicated nuanced topic that doesn't really allow itself to be structured and summarized, but I'll do my best anyhow. read more

How to create a document in LaTeX using the LyX document processor

Do you regularly write technical reports or publications? If so, you should consider using the LaTeX typesetting system. This system allows you to create professional-quality documents, especially those with scientific and mathematical content. Perhaps you have heard of (or currently use) LaTeX, but are not fond of the detailed input syntax required to create documents. […]Continue reading...

What Linux User Groups Can Do for FOSS

But where we once were rolling up our sleeves and helping out those who came to us with questions and problems, there’s not a lot of that anymore. In our discussion last Saturday, we determined that it isn’t so much that people aren’t using Linux and FOSS, but that people are finding Linux and FOSS more user friendly, more familiar and less problematic now compared to years past, which possibly rendered our being a “help desk” remotely obsolete.

Open source goes corporate at Samsung

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2014 2:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The list of major corporations getting involved with open source communities is persistently growing, a trend evidenced by the rapidly expanding financial backing of open source foundations like the Linux Foundation. Samsung is one of these companies through its Open Source Group which was established in February of 2013. It's part of an effort to bridge the gap between the company and the open source communities it relies on and to promote the use and development of open source technology within many sectors of the company. read more

How to set up EPEL repository on CentOS

If you are using CentOS or RHEL, it is strongly recommended that you configure EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository on your system. EPEL is a community effort to create a repository of high-quality add-on free software packages for RHEL-based distributions. Once you set up EPEL repository, you can use yum command to install […]Continue reading... The post How to set up EPEL repository on CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo. No related FAQ.

How to convert image, audio and video formats on Ubuntu

If you need to work with a variety of image, audio and video files encoded in all sorts of different formats, you are probably using more than one tools to convert among all those heterogeneous media formats. If there is a versatile all-in-one media conversion tool that is capable of dealing with all different image/audio/video […]Continue reading... The post How to convert image, audio and video formats on Ubuntu appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu How to install FFmpeg on Linux How to install HandBrake on Linux How to convert video to animated gif image on Linux How to watch free online TV on Linux

FPGA-enabled vision system uses USB3 cams, runs Linux

NI unveiled a fanless, rugged vision computer that runs NI Linux on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers an FPGA and support for 350MB/s USB3 Vision cameras. National Instruments (NI) has delivered its NI Linux Real-Time OS on a variety of embedded industrial computers and control systems, including its recent CompactRIO 4-slot Performance Controller. Now, […]

Fedora 21 Accepted Changes deadline just two weeks away

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2014 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Jaroslav Reznik put out an early reminder today that the Accepted Changes deadline is only two weeks away: This time I’m sending “Accepted Changes 100% Complete” reminder a bit earlier […]

The geocaching experience is catching

  • Opensource.com; By Heiko W. Rupp (Posted by bob on Oct 1, 2014 6:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Q: What do geeks do when they want to spend time away from their keyboards? A: They take their smart phone or GPS receiver and go geocaching.

NoMachine Technology Helps Promote Fusion Research at Leading Tokamak Facilties

International research centers adopt NoMachine to provide uninterrupted access to critical experiments running on Linux

Launching the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Program, a Global Initiative to Recruit the Heroes of the Open Internet

Today we are joining together to launch the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program, a landmark initiative to create a worldwide community of leaders who will advance and protect the free and open Web.

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Oct 1, 2014 3:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.

TiVo Android app now supports streaming

In today's Android roundup: Stream your favorite shows on Android with TiVo. Plus: A guide to Android for beginners, and hands on with Nokia's offline maps for Android.

AMD Catalyst 14.9 Linux Driver Is Out, Release Disappoints, as Usual

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 1, 2014 2:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The AMD developers have announced that a new Catalyst 14.9 Linux driver is now out and that it brings support for a couple of new operating systems and a few bug fixes.

Humanitarian applications in OpenStack, the Rosetta Stone of the cloud, 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.

2 Free CAD Programs for Linux: DraftSight and QCAD

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Oct 1, 2014 12:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Ubuntu
Although the alternatives on Linux may not be so powerful as AutoCAD, the two programs I will talk about here are free and have enough features to create 2D ample projects.

Huge Channel Partnership Advances Open Source Software-Based Data Center

The Linux Foundation has announced the Open Platform for NFV Project, an initiative with broad support from industry partners that will implement open source, software-defined solutions for networking, storage, cloud and other infrastructure.

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