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June 10, 2014

In today's open source roundup: Contiki is a little known but highly useful open source operating system. Plus: VLC adds Chromecast support, and a review of GoboLinux 015.
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June 9, 2014

Manjaro, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has finally reached version 0.8.10.
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It seems GameTrailers got a chance to sit down and have a chat with the guys about the new Civilization Beyond Earth that will come to Linux.
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LinuxBBQ is proud to announce the immediate availability of 'Cream', an installable live session that features no less than 76 window managers, untouched and vanilla from the developers' sources. Cream is an easy and quick way to test window managers, even those obscure ones that have never been featured in other Linux distributions before. We made sure to create a uniform look and feel, while staying on the light side in resource usage. Cream runs smoothly on any IBM-compatible PC with at least 256 MB of RAM. The live ISO image weighs in at 478 MB, so it can be put on a small USB stick or on CD. As an extra, there are framebuffer, tmux and TTY sessions included, as well as the Enlightenment desktop environment.
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A month is a long time in Linux. Two months is almost an eternity. Many writers delivered their thoughts on Ubuntu 14.04 ages ago and have since moved on to Linux Mint 17. I've never been one to follow the crowd and I decided to take my time and use it for a month before writing my review. There is nothing earth shatteringly new about Ubuntu 14.04 but if you are ever going to move to Linux, now has to be the right time.
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F1000Research, a scientific journal with a strong focus on open access and life sciences, operates quite differently than even the average open access journal. The team there uses new approaches to publishing scientific research; a few of their most noteable characteristics are..
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Secret-squirrel military tech bureau DARPA has designed a series of computer games which can help to verify open source software. It is working on the games under the auspices of its Crowd Sourced Formal Verification programme. The idea is to perform the soft of software verification which is generally conducted by technical experts. “There are not enough human experts or available time to demonstrate that software is secure and reliable – so what we’ve done is repackage what human experts would normally do and produce tens of thousands of game levels for players on the internet to play games for us,” Matthew Barry, who is principal investigator at Kestrel Technology, the firm working with DARPA to develop the games, told
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Occasionally as seasoned Linux users, we run across simple things we never knew existed—and are amazed. Whether it's tab autocompletion, sudo !! for when you forgot to type sudo or even recursive file listing with ls, the smallest tricks can be so incredibly useful. Not long ago, I had one of those moments. Most people know rc.local is the file where you put commands you want to have start on system boot. Sometimes the rc.local script is disabled, however, and it doesn't work. It also can be difficult to remember the syntax for starting a particular program as a specific user. Plus, having a long list of programs in rc.local can just become ugly. Little did I know, cron supports not only periodic execution of commands, but it also can start programs when the system starts as well!
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he Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.2.6. This new version includes the following changes: the installer has been tested during the last two weeks where, thanks to all the volunteers, many bug fixes were made real-time using IRC at #elive; the installer is now ready for normal usage; upgrade mode of the installer is now implemented, it's good for upgrading previous versions of Elive; bugs fixed in the installer include permissions, audio, mounting media, login to graphical system, end-user configurations, end-user home folders in different languages and much more. We appreciate your feedbacks and reports, you can found us on the live chat most of the times!
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Patent reform may have stalled this year at the federal level, but patent trolls may soon find their actions curtailed by a number of patent abuse litigation laws that have been passed or are pending in over twenty U.S. states. read more
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In this tutorial, I'll explain how to share a single Internet connection among multiple devices on Linux. While consumer-grade WiFi routers have become mainstream nowadays, making this problem a non-issue, suppose you don't have one at home. However, say you have a Linux box already assembled with a modem and a LAN card. The modem […]Continue reading...The post How to set up Internet connection sharing with iptables on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to run iptables automatically after reboot on Debian What are available iptables management tools with GUI? How to set up a PPTP VPN connection between Linux and Windows XP How to check Internet speed from the command line on Linux How to set up a transparent proxy on Linux
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If you’re a big-time open source fanatic like me, you probably get questions about open source alternatives to proprietary tools rather frequently. From the ‘Alternatives to Microsoft® Visio®’ department, here […]
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The case for open source dominating the cloud rests on the fact that it’s already the foundation for many popular cloud services and enterprise applications. Whitehurst aptly notes that outside of Microsoft Azure, the underlying infrastructure of all the major public cloud services is built upon open source software. Furthermore, software like Linux, Apache, MySQL, WordPress and many others are already widely used and trusted by most enterprises.
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The discovery and disclosure of seven new flaws is proof that the open-source model works and that OpenSSL can be secured.
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PDFMod is an awesome little utility available in Fedora that allows you to split, merge and delete pages of a PDF document. You simply open a document up in PDFMod, […]
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[url=][img][/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 08-Jun-2014[/b]The Roundup this week includes: To beat the video game you reprogram it, Linus tries a new merge plan, the sought after Linux professional, Mathematica explained and the worlds first emotional robot runs Linux. Enjoy!
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Open Science Week will begin on June 9!People from around the open source community will share with us, starting on Monday, how open source is being used to better and improve the world of science—in areas of academia, research, access, software, and more
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Allan Day recently blogged mockups for a possible redesign of the notifications area. This new design still has the notification area appearing from the bottom of the screen, but rather […]
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The OnePlus One uses a version of CyanogenMod 11 called 11S. This is based around Android 4.4.2 Kitkat (for those of you keeping track, the current version in the handset is 11.0-XNPH22Q). As one of the first phones to ship out of the factory with CyanogenMod installed (as opposed to sitting down with a multitude of flashing tools, roms, and long linux command line incantations to switch over an existing Android handset), this significantly reduces the barrier of entry into the world of CyanogenMod.
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June 8, 2014

Announcing global private internet access for all of your Internet devices. Protect your privacy and say good-bye to the NSA, also stops ISP torrent throttling. Now you can protect your PC, laptop, phone, tablet, TV and gaming console too. In fact anything you own that is connected to the Internet can now be protected with just one VPN account. The Robolinux VPN is fully integrated to a global private Internet access provider and takes less than 30 seconds to set up. We added Lucky Backup. The 64-bit edition has a new kernel from Debian upstream; Robolinux has also released an updates repository so users no longer need to reinstall Robolinux when new versions come out.
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