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July 6, 2014

17:11
VCMI is an ambitious project that aims to recreate the entire Heroes III engine and add new features, and has been in the works for a few years, and up to now it is in good shape.
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15:16
Mobile phone users should not regard their computer only as the means of recharging their phone, or transferring files to and from the phone's storage. There's a lot more than you can do with your Linux box. This article illustrates some good open source tools that let you manage your mobile phone.
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13:10
The connected car is shifting into high gear, and the Linux Foundation wants an open-source platform in the pole position. The non-profit consortium recently announced the debut of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a customizable, open-source automotive software stack with Linux at its core. There have been Linux-based car systems before. The difference here is that the Linux Foundation is pushing AGL as the core automotive system for developers—the groundwork, as opposed to a production-ready system like Ford Sync or QNX. As Debian Linux is to Ubuntu, so the AGL aims to be for a future in-car system from the Hyundais and Toyotas of the world.
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11:15
A very interesting question has come out regarding a story on the NSA's targeting of those who utilize internet privacy tools, specifically the browser Tor (The Onion Router) and portable Linux based operating system Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) as potential "terrorists" and "extremists". The question being is that the copy of the XKeyscore code published by German website Das Erste apparently was not a part of the collection of NSA documents procured by whistleblower Edward Snowden but may actually have come from a second leaker. If true this would be a bombshell as well as a game-changer that could reverberate throughout the world and shake the US national surveillance state to its very roots.
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09:21
A common, Linux-based software platform for the ‘connected car’ is one step closer, with the release of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) this week. AGL claims to be the industry’s only ‘fully open’ automotive platform, allowing carmakers to use a standardised single base upon which to build their own user experiences.
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07:26
There are several programs for video ripping and transcoding in Linux, allowing to choose from a wide number of formats and containers for the output video files. This is an overview of six applications which allow you do transcode videos.
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05:32
Ext4 fiflesystem includes multiple improvements in terms of filesystem performance. It this article we show how to convert an ext3 fileystem to ext4 and thus enabling some of the ext4 performance enhancement features.
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03:38
Aeon Command has been made available through Steam on Linux too. The game is available for purchase for a modest price of 2.54€, however a Linux demo is available on their website (see below for instructions on how to run the demo).
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01:43
That's right folks I have now officially been doing this for 5 years and hope to be doing this for another 5!
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July 5, 2014

23:49
Linux Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ KDE and Xfce editions were released late last month, just a few weeks after the main editions (Cinnamon and MATE) were put out. This release will have the same lifespan as the distribution which is based on, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, so it will be supported until 2019, for no less than five years.
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21:55
Open source games roundupWeek of June 29 - July 5, 2014In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup, we sidle up to the Ouya All-Access Plan, bop our heads to some dulcet Mario Paint musical masterpieces, and more.read more
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20:00
Aeon Command has been on Linux for quite some time now, but it's finally on Steam with hopes of getting more interest. The game is really quite good too, so be sure to check it out.
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18:06
The R programming language is used for data visualization and expermiental analysis for the likes of Facebook and has a rapidly growing user base of more than two million. What began in 1995 as an open source academic research tool has evolved for use among commercial and industrial businesses around the world.read more
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16:12
Last year, as the IRS scandal blossomed over the IRS supposedly targeting "conservative" groups for extra attention concerning their non-profit status, we noted that the IRS had also been told to examine "open source software" projects more closely as well. We found that to be a bit disturbing -- and it appears that for all that focus on the scandal, the IRS hasn't quite given up on unfairly targeting open source projects. The Yorba Foundation, which makes a number of Linux apps for GNOME, has been trying to get declared a 501(c)(3) non-profit for over four years now... and just had that request rejected by the IRS for reasons that don't make any sense at all. Basically, the IRS appears to argue that because there might be some "non-charitable" uses of the software, the Foundation doesn't deserve non-profit status, which would make it exempt from certain taxes (and make donations tax deductible). Here was the key reason given:
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16:12
Last year, as the IRS scandal blossomed over the IRS supposedly targeting "conservative" groups for extra attention concerning their non-profit status, we noted that the IRS had also been told to examine "open source software" projects more closely as well. We found that to be a bit disturbing -- and it appears that for all that focus on the scandal, the IRS hasn't quite given up on unfairly targeting open source projects. The Yorba Foundation, which makes a number of Linux apps for GNOME, has been trying to get declared a 501(c)(3) non-profit for over four years now... and just had that request rejected by the IRS for reasons that don't make any sense at all. Basically, the IRS appears to argue that because there might be some "non-charitable" uses of the software, the Foundation doesn't deserve non-profit status, which would make it exempt from certain taxes (and make donations tax deductible). Here was the key reason given:
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14:17
TI unveiled a 1GHz, Cortex-A9 Sitara “AM437x” SoC with a 3D GPU, a Linux SDK, and an updated PRU module for dual simultaneous control of fieldbus protocols. The Sitara AM437x is a major upgrade to the Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x, as well as the related Sitara AM3715 and Sitara AM3874. The Sitara AM437x is said […]
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12:23
In theory, it might make sense for the IRS to closely review applications from organizations that develop open source software in order to make sure that they aren’t actually for-profit companies that sell commercial support or monetize their software with other services. If that were the standard of review, there would be no cause for concern. Unfortunately, it looks like the IRS is applying a much more dubious standard.
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08:57
Since the news broke yesterday that we are an extremist publication according to the NSA, we at Linux Journal have thought a lot about what that might mean to our readers.
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07:59
Ubuntu MATE Remix Alpha1 is ready to download! Ubuntu MATE Remix is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations and older hardware alike.
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07:02
Learn how to get started with Minecraft Pi, a brilliant tool for learning to code Python on the Raspberry Pi...Minecraft is a revolutionary sandbox game in which the protagonist, known only as Steve, is tasked with surviving and thriving in a huge, blocky 3D world considerably bigger than planet Earth. Each one-metre segment of the world is represented by a block. The block could be any one of a number of items and the deeper you dig into the earth the rarer the items might be. It’s your challenge to dig, build and survive against an army of nocturnal monsters by harnessing the items you discover.
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