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August 25, 2014
In today's open source roundup: Is the systemd controversy a battle of the old versus the young? Plus: What Linux distros do you consider innovative? And a journalist spends a week using Ubuntu's Unity desktop.
We are happy to announce that Intex Technologies just introduced the Cloud FX as the first Firefox OS smartphone available in India. Intex will offer the Cloud FX exclusively on Snapdeal.com to give their customers a powerful and customizable smartphone .
This guide shows how you can identify USB Driver Chipset(most commonly Wireless) Information on Linux. Often users troll different forums and blogs to find out they can identify which driver their PCI or USB device is using. This guide applies to all possible scenarios and any Linux OS namely Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Fedora etc.
The developers of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter from The Astronauts have been working on this game for quite some time and the results are outstanding. So far, the game has been announced on the PC and PS4 platforms, but the devs are thinking about releasing a Linux version as well.
You have to hand it to Eben Upton and crew for the Raspberry Pi. This single-board design, aimed at making computers inexpensive enough to bring computer science to the poorest of schools, has kicked off a revolution not just in education, but in tapping computing power to interact with the environment around us. And along the way, this $35 computer has proved to have significant value in traditional IT and business contexts.
Linus Torvalds may still want a Linux desktop, but no one else does. And even if they did, by the time the requisite ecosystem could be developed, the need for a desktop -- Linux or otherwise -- will largely be gone.
Open source is as much a philosophy of living as it is a method of creating software. Part of this philosophy is that everything designed by the human mind is improvable. This is a hopeful philosophy and in some cases an intoxicatingly hopeful philosophy. Open source practitioners spend no time worrying about what cannot be done. All of their mental energies attune to what can be done. If you love open source, you live in a constant state of wondering. You delight in the fact that you need not worry about the barriers between what you hope can be built and what can actually be built.
Today, August, 25th, is the 23rd birthday of Linux. The modest Usenet post made by a student at the University of Helsinki on August 25th, 1991, marks the birth of the venerable Linux as we know it today. Fast forward 23 years, and now Linux is everywhere, not only installed on end user desktops, smartphones [[he]#8230[/he]]
Amarok implements popular demand to restore scroll location when collection filter is cleared; adds a new option to support icon-view large thumb size (over 256x256 px). Plasma desktop streamlines Comment fields of KCMs by applying common language and type-setting to the systemsettings modules in kde-workspace. Kopete adds support for SOCKS5 proxy in ICQ protocol. Umbrello sees work on UML 2.0. Krita adds the indexed color filter. Porting to KF5/Qt5 continues, including massif-visualizer and partitionmanager.
If it hasn't been made clear enough in recent months that China would love nothing more than to cut down on its reliance to American technology companies, its just-announced decision to create its own operating system should remedy that. It seems very likely that China's OS would use Linux as a base, since there's little point in reinventing the wheel, and because of its open-source nature, the country would have complete control over the code.
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 24-Aug-2014[/b]The big stories to hit the LXer Newswire this week include The city of Munich considering moving back to Windows, When asked at LinuxCon Europe Linus Torvalds says he "Still Wants the Desktop", a beginners guide to Docker and lastly Microsoft bites the bullet and creates an app for Android as well as their recommending a uninstall after their latest OS update causes many a blue screen of death. Enjoy!
August 24, 2014
Despite the fact that Linux supplier Red Hat has got off to a slow start this year, things are going to improve for the organization. Red Hat as of late posted robust results, outperforming estimates in a sluggish quarter, and saw positive arrangement action. The organization has recovered its score, and is reporting solid development despite rivalry from Microsoft and Oracle.
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.read more
[b]Minimal Linux Live[/b] is a set of small shell scripts which build very minimal live Linux OS entirely from source code (Linux kernel + BusyBox). The released version [i]25-Aug-2014[/i] brings some major improvements compared to the previous version.
It appears that might very well be the case following the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group’s decision to move forward with an open source project designed to meet that end. The group hopes that open source solutions can be leveraged to provide businesses with the interoperability in their data centers that previously resulted from standardization.