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June 3, 2014

07:04
iOS rival 'dominates the mobile malware market,' says totally unbiased observer. Apple CEO Tim Cook took a few minutes of his two-hour keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday morning in San Francisco to stick his thumb in Android's eye.
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06:07
Transmageddon is a simple, graphical user interface for quickly transcoding videos with Fedora. It is as simple as choosing the file you want to transcode, then choosing the output format, then pressing transcode. Transmageddon is also built on the gstreamer framework, so the input and output formats supported depend on which gstreamer plugins you have installed.
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05:09
For example, take the entries in this screenshot, which was taken from the boot menu of a test PC, a custom-built box with an ASRock motherboard. Each OS entry represents a different installation of the OS, and not necessarily on the same hard drive. You can tell that I’ve installed Fedora a lot more times on the PC than other OSs.
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04:12
This is the continuation of part four of a series based on talks at February at DevConf in the Czech Republic. I was going to cover all of the reports from each of the Working Group liaisons in one post, but that turned out to be quite a wall of text, so I’m going to do them one by one, with Josh Boyer from the Fedora Workstation Working Group this week.
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03:15
Linux offers a vast collection of small open source utilities that perform functions ranging from the obvious to the bizarre. It is the quality and selection of these tools that help Linux stand out as a productive environment.
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02:18
It’s very rare when repetitive tasks are a welcome addition to any part of our life, personal or professional. More often than not, during our development cycles and processes we encounter more than one task that is performed with glaring regularity. With so much to develop, control and manage, it can be a little daunting if you add up the time spent on such tasks – time that could arguably be better spent elsewhere.
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01:21
Another Big Data analytics company has entered the open source realm. Guavus has become an official sponsor of the AMPLab, a research initiative hosted at the University of California at Berkeley to drive open source Big Data innovation.
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00:24
Linux Lite 2.0, code name 'Beryl', is now available for download. This build is the work of four months of constant development and the implementation of the best ideas from the team and the wider community. This also marks the beginning of our own repositories for our custom software so that changes and improvements to the operating system can be offered regularly. Now Lite User Manager, Lite Manual, Lite Software (install and remove additional software) and Lite Fix can evolve more easily to meet the needs of the user. In this release we wanted to combine the newest versions of well-established and supported software like LibreOffice, VLC, WINE and GIMP so that people have access to the latest features in those programs.
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June 2, 2014

23:26
We find ourselves in interesting times. We[he]#039[/he]re facing huge socio-economic challenges while at the same time we need to look ahead and design a society that meets our future needs. For this, we need a renewed understanding of craftsmanship in relation to the design and production principles of the 21st century. In the province of Fryslân, the northern part of the Netherlands, we[he]#039[/he]re using a mobile lab facility called FryskLab (a former library bus) to bring making and 21st century skills to primary and secondary education. We[he]#039[/he]re also hoping to find solutions for local socio-economic challenges.
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22:29
This guide explains how to configure samba server in Opensuse 13.1 with anonymous & secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.
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21:32
Every team -- including open source projects -- has someone who at the bottom of its bell curve: an individual who has a hard time keeping up with other team members. By my observation, how your team members treat that person is a significant indicator of your organization’s health.
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20:35
The OSS Watch blog has been on our radar for a while now as a great resource for open source commentary. We've looked to their team, including development manager Mark Johnson, for thought leadership on how open source software is being used and to gauge the pulse of the open source movement. I wanted to find out more about what Mark does day-to-day to promote better understanding of open source. He's got a knack for communication: concise with impact.
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19:38
Trifacta, which specializes in data transformation to help companies prepare data for analysis and interpretation, has secured $25 million in series C funding.
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18:40
When Santa Barbara startup FindTheBest (FTB) was sued by a patent troll called Lumen View last year, it vowed to fight back rather than pay up the $50,000 licensing fee Lumen was asking for. Company CEO Kevin O'Connor made it personal, pledging $1 million of his own money to fight the legal battle.Once FindTheBest pursued the case, the company dismantled the troll in short order. In November, the judge invalidated Lumen's patent, finding it was nothing more than a description of computer-oriented "matchmaking."At that point, FindTheBest had spent about $200,000 on its legal fight—not to mention the productivity lost in hundreds of work hours spent by top executives on the lawsuit, and three all-company meetings.
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17:43
Once Nginx web server is up and running in a production environment, you will want to monitor its activity in real time. In fact, general network monitoring software such as Nagios, Zabbix, Munin provide support for real-time Nginx monitoring. However, if you do not need comprehensive reporting capabilities or long-term statistics offered by such tools, […]Continue reading...The post How to monitor Nginx web server from the command line in real time appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to compile and install Nginx web server from source on Linux How to monitor a Linux server and desktop remotely from web browser How to speed up Nginx web server with PageSpeed How to monitor disk I/O in Linux from command line How to check Internet speed from the command line on Linux
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16:46
Get used to Mint 17, the latest release of this popular Linux distro. All versions of Mint until 2016 will use exactly the same base as this version, released on Saturday, 31 May. “The [Mint] development team won't start working on a new base and will be fully focused on this one," according to the Mint page here.
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15:49
The autonomous Raspberry Pi-powered robot yacht built by British students that competes worldwide
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14:52
Open government is great. At least, it was a few election cycles ago. FOIA requests, open data, seeing how your government works—it[he]#039[/he]s arguably brought light to a lot of not-so-great practices, and in many cases, has spurred citizen-centric innovation not otherwise imagined before the information[he]#039[/he]s release.
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13:55
The Exif4Film app is a handy tool for Android-toting film photographers, but it’s not the only fish in the sea. Similar to Exif4Film, the Photographer’s Notebook app can help you to keep track of film rolls and record information about each exposure.
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09:55
Microsoft's feud with open source has been sputtering for quite some time, and the senior managers who led the anti-open source charge are gone from the scene -- or at least no longer in positions of authority. Open source is now routinely used by corporations around the world, and the company's sniffy put-downs only fed into the perception of Microsoft as out of touch. "There has been a real change," said Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond, noting that while that shift hasn't yet permeated the entire Microsoft organization -- particularly the Windows team, "it's seeped into enough of the organization that it's more than just window dressing. There are many example where Microsoft is integrating with, and even creating open source in an effort to grow market share and support customers.
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