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May 19, 2014
A few days ago, BitTorrent's Chief Content Officer, Matt Mason, posted a plea to Hollywood to get on the net neutrality/open internet bandwagon, pointing out that having a free and open internet is very much in their interest, if they really want new platforms to emerge that give Hollywood more options than just the big players who dominate the space:
May 18, 2014
The list of new features for both desktops is impressive and I think fans of Linux Mint will love Qiana even more than previous versions. While we await the release of the stable version, which should be available in about a month, here are several screenshots from test installations I set up yesterday.
NY Times And Washington Post Describe Yesterday's Net Neutrality Vote In Diametrically Opposite Ways
As we noted, yesterday's FCC vote concerning the NPRM on "open internet" rules was really just the start of the process. A lot of people seem confused by this -- and part of the problem is really the FCC. Tom Wheeler keeps insisting that the rules are designed to protect net neutrality and the open internet, but as lots of people keep pointing out, the rulemaking he's proposing would likely do the opposite. Because of that, you get a ton of confusion, perhaps best shown by a simple comparison, put together by Drew Oden on Twitter of the summary from both the NY Times and the Washington Post about what happened:
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 18-May-2014[/b]Some of the big stories to hit the LXer newswire this week include a review of AV Linux, Lenovo launches two new Chromebooks, how to patch a running kernel, Linux Mint will be based only on Ubuntu LTS and Mozilla adding DRM to Firefox. Enjoy!
You may remember the time when you could get disks with Ubuntu for free. I personally have one copy for my memories! Unfortunately, Canonical withdrawn that offer long ago. Nicely, seems like the good times are back! There are some Linux fans that are ready to send you disks with Linux for free! Yes, you read that right - free disks with any Linux distribution you like, to anywhere in the world.
The recent trend toward open-spec computer-on-modules was given a jumpstart by Olimex earlier this month with its first three open source COMs. The Bulgarian firm, which is known for its community-backed, Allwinner-based oLinuXino branded single board computers, based two of the modules on the Allwinner A13 and A20 system-on-chips, respectively, and ventured out to the Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 for its AM3352-SOM.
Tails has been a curiosity to us for a while now, long before Snowden made it known to the mainstream. Cropping up every now and then on Distrowatch, we acknowledged that it existed and its list of features seemed to convey that the team knew what they were doing in constructing an ultra-secure and privacy-driven Linux distro. Now post-Snowden and Heartbleed, with the need for journalists and whistleblowers to have true internet privacy, we’ve come to see Tails as a necessity in the changing tech world.
Integrating DRM facilities into HTML5 is the antithesis of everything that has made the Internet and the World Wide Web successful. It is directly contrary to the interests of the vast majority of Internet users everywhere, and especially in Europe.
The latest and greatest in open source RTS gaming is here with 0 A.D. alpha 16! Featuring some really awesome new kit.
Last month Google offered refunds to users who bought a fake antivirus app from Google Play, but the scam seems to be catching on and security researchers have recently identified similar apps in both the Android and Windows Phone app stores.
High fives are in order for Google's Gmail team, as Gmail is the first Android application to notch 1 billion downloads in its belt. The feat, which actually occured a few days ago, was announced today by Google VP Sundar Pichai, who posted the achievement on his Google+ page. It was a succinct (albeit excited) recognition, though crossing 1 billion downloads doesn't mean there are a billion people using Gmail.
Road Redemption has shown off a brand new trailer crammed full of crazy, it's actual game-play too of the spiritual successor to Road Rash.
Antergos 2014.05.14 RC is available for testing. Antergos is a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux. It started life under the name of Cinnarch, combining the Cinnamon desktop with the Arch Linux distribution, but the project has moved on from its original goals and now offers a choice of several desktops, including GNOME 3 (default), Cinnamon, Razor-qt and Xfce. Antergos also provides its own graphical installation program.
May 17, 2014
This tutorial will describes how to installing LXQt 0.7.0 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. As we know, LXQt is a new lightweight desktop environment, the mergence of LXDE and Razor-Qt, its a new open source desktop environment that aims to bring LXDE with various dedicated applications in QT.
GParted 0.18.0-5 is available. GParted Live is a business card-size live CD distribution with a single purpose - to provide tools for partitioning hard disks in an intuitive, graphical environment. The distribution uses X.Org, the light-weight Fluxbox window manager, and the latest 2.6 Linux kernel. GParted Live runs on most x86 machines with a Pentium II or better.
Thierry Carrez, who has been in charge of OpenStack release management since 2010, discusses key elements of OpenStack project management. He has the task of making sure that OpenStack developers are working together and platform releases occur on time.