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2 hrs ago | LinuxInsider

Is It Time to Cleave Linux in Two?

"Would you try to pull a mobile home with an economy car?" asked blogger hairyfeet. "Of course not -- yet you are gonna take a single OS and shoehorn it into a desktop AND a server workload? Talk about jack of all trades and master of none!" Servers don't really need graphics, and the same goes for sound.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Blog News, Ubuntu

2 hrs ago | Linux Today

Automate and Schedule Tasks In Ubuntu/Linux Mint With ComplexShutdown Tool

ComplexShutdown is small GUI to shutdown your PC with lots of options. A more or less simple skript, written in fpc, then rewritten in python.

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Related Topix: Ubuntu, Science / Technology, Open Source Software

3 hrs ago | Network World

Samsung's first open-source conference kicks off, with Tizen on its mind

The inaugural Samsung Open-Source Conference opens Tuesday morning in Seoul, with keynotes from well-known figures in the open source world and a hackathon focused on Tizen, the company's in-house mobile operating system. The event kicks off with a speech from Jono Bacon, the former community manager for Ubuntu, who recently moved to the XPrize Foundation, and also includes talks from Linux kernel developer Tejun Heo and Carsten Heitzler, the principal creator of the Enlightenment desktop environment for Linux.

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Related Topix: Ubuntu, Open Source Software, Science / Technology

7 hrs ago | Network World

OpenDaylight executive director spells out where this open source SDN efforts stand

OpenDaylight is a Linux Foundation Collaborative project that is building an Open Source SDN controller. To find out how the effort is going Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Neela Jacques, who joined the OpenDaylight project last November as Executive Director.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

10 hrs ago | WebWire

The Attachmate Group Enters into Agreement to Merge with Micro Focus

The Attachmate Group a privately-held software holding company owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Elliott Management and Thoma Bravo, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus. The transaction is expected to close on November 3, 2014.

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14 hrs ago | InfoWorld

Speed or torque? Linux desktop vs. server distros

Desktop Linux should be shiny and fast, server Linux should be big and practical. Today's mix doesn't work -- here's the remedy My post about splitting up Linux distributions along dedicated server and desktop lines has produced interesting feedback.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Ubuntu

15 hrs ago | Red Hat Magazine

How to lobby for open source and Linux in schools

About eight years ago, I started lobbying to bring more Linux and open source software to high schools and higher IT vocational institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium. Here's how I did it and what you can learn from it to do the same where you live.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

15 hrs ago | Cellular News

Qualcomm Processors to Appear in Robots

The Open Source Robotics Foundation has announced plans to extend the capabilities of ROS to Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors. Via this agreement, OSRF will create and subsequently support a ROS release for Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors for both the Linux and Android operating systems.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Robots, Open Source Software, Science, Computer Science

15 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Australian police spend millions on spyware - WikiLeaks

Police in the Australian state of New South Wales have spent over $2 million on powerful spy programs to monitor the smartphones and notebooks of Australian citizens, according to the latest revelations from WikiLeaks. The new batch of documents published by the whistleblower on Monday maintains that Australian police have used spyware from Gamma International, a German company specializing in developing spyware for remote computer monitoring, while conducting some investigations.

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Related Topix: Spyware, Science / Technology, WikiLeaks, Skype, Open Source Software

17 hrs ago | AmmoLand

The Story, Technology and Patents behind TrackingPoint

From the moment it entered the firearms industry TrackingPoint has been a company that generated high technology firearms components and a controversial buzz to go with it. Does the use of a TrackingPoint scope result in less ethical hunting by reducing or eliminating fair chase? Is the use of a TrackingPoint scope more ethical because of the greater likelihood of a clean kill? Does TrackingPoint eliminate the need to practice markmanship? Is the use of TrackingPoint software justifiably causing concerns among Second Amendment advocates? In Episode 132 of Gun Guy Radio Jake Challand addresses these issues, in addition to learning about the incredible technology behind the TrackingPoint system, with Scott Calvin.

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Related Topix: Guns, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Waterman, IL

Sun Sep 14, 2014

AfterDawn.com

Meizu confirms new MX4 with Ubuntu Touch for this year

The Meizu MX4 will feature the Linux operating system, and should be released in December. Meizu, Bq and Canonical announced the first Ubuntu Touch partnership back in February, but only gave a "Fall 2014" time frame for the first phone release.

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Related Topix: Ubuntu, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, CPU

LXer Linux News

LXer Weekly Roundup for 14-Sept-2014

Ready to be published? LXer is read by around 350,000 individuals each month, and is an excellent place for you to publish your ideas, thoughts, reviews, complaints, etc. Do you have something to say to the Linux community? Publish it here.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, ITA Software, Google, Startups, WebMD, Widevine Technologies, Ubuntu

Fsf.org

VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, GNU/Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows , DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux , Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2 supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows , DOS/Windows 3.x, Version comment=[DON'T APPROVE]: the non-free OpenWatcom compiler is required to build the BIOS since version 4.2. Also, proprietary extensions are directly recommended by the website and installer.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Science, Computer Science

Fsf.org

Gtk+

The program works in GNU/Linux distributions and on most Unix-like platforms, offering a complete set of widgets suitable for projects ranging from small one-off projects to complete application suites. Bindings for other languages, including C++, Objective C, Guile/Scheme , Perl Python, TOM, Ada95, Free Pascal, and Eiffel have been written as well.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

Red Hat Magazine

Top 5 articles of the week: Learning Linux, cloud courses, and Drupal distros

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. Joshua Holm, a frequent writer and Community Moderator at Opensource.com, tells us, "there are Drupal distributions for a wide variety of needs ," but when it comes to teaching students, these three are easy to use and designed with education in mind.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Family, Kids, Lancaster County, PA, Education Etc.

Fsf.org

Denemo

Music can be typed in at the PC-Keyboard, or played into a microphone plugged into your computer's soundcard. Denemo itself does not engrave the music - it uses LilyPond which generates beautiful sheet music to the highest publishing standards.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Python

SoL 3.6

Scarry spoke only italian, because the i18n mechanism in Delphi sucks. Most of the code was written and commented in italian too, and that made it very difficult to get foreign contributions Scarry used Paradox tables, but we are in the third millenium, now: SoL uses a real, even if simple and light, SQL database under its skin this considers the Glicko2 rate of each player, otherwise uses a random pairing; either way, the tournament secretary is able to manually change the combinations The very first requirement to install an instance of SoL on your own machine is getting Python 3.3 or better [1] .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Ubuntu

Fsf.org

Libc

It provides the system API for all programs written in C and C-compatible languages. And the runtime facilities of other programming languages use the C library to access the underlying operating system.

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LXer Linux News

Mirantis releases Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0

Ready to be published? LXer is read by around 350,000 individuals each month, and is an excellent place for you to publish your ideas, thoughts, reviews, complaints, etc. Do you have something to say to the Linux community? Publish it here.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

Fsf.org

GNU Smalltalk

Full description=GNU Smalltalk is a free software implementation of the Smalltalk-80 language. It runs on most versions of Unix or Unix-like systems .

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