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Five Conferences in Fedora This Week! FUDCon Managua, LinuxCon EU, SeaGL, and upcoming FOSDEM and DevConf.cz

LXer Linux News - 27 min 39 sec ago
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week.

LGs first SoC debuts on 5.9-inch G3 Screen phone

LXer Linux News - 1 hour 24 min ago
LG announced its first SoC, a Cortex-15 and –A7 octa-core “Nuclun” with LTE-A Cat.6 tech that debuts this week in a Korea-bound LG G3 Screen Android phone.

3D Realms Aiming To Release Anthology Collection For Linux

LXer Linux News - 2 hours 22 min ago
In their FAQ section for their downloadable 32 game collection 3D Realms have said they are planning to release the collection for Mac and Linux later this year.

How to install Puppet master and client in Ubuntu 14.04

LXer Linux News - 3 hours 19 min ago
This document describes how to install and configure Puppet on Ubuntu 14.04 server, I will also connect a puppet client with Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. Puppet is a configuration management system that allows you to define the state of your IT infrastructure, then automatically enforces the correct state.

FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on

LXer Linux News - 4 hours 16 min ago
Chipmaker FTDI has pulled a driver from Windows Update that could brick devices containing knockoff versions of its USB-to-serial bridge chips, but says it won't back down on its aggressive anti-counterfeiting stance.…

Googles Nest buys Linux automation firm, adds five partners

LXer Linux News - 5 hours 13 min ago
Google’s Nest Labs acquired Revolv, a maker of Linux-based home automation devices, and announced five new Nest-compatible devices. including the Pebble.

Taiga, a new open source project management tool with focus on usability

LXer Linux News - 6 hours 10 min ago
Whether you are a developer, project manager, or a stakeholder of any level—you’d like to have a clear view of where the project is headed. Are the deadlines being continuously achieved? How is the load on developers? How much of the project is complete? What is next for you in the project? And so on.

Ubuntu Turns 10 & systemd Is Not Contagious

LXer Linux News - 7 hours 7 min ago
Everyone is either at Seattle GNU/Linux Conference, Ohio LinuxFest or All Things Open, so there’s no one around to bounce off some ideas regarding what’s happening this week. Besides, if you were at any of those three events –- and if not, why not? — you probably know more than I do at this point.

MozFest 2014 begins today

LXer Linux News - 8 hours 5 min ago
Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual Mozilla Festival, one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the open web. More than 1,600 participants from countries around the globe will gather at Ravensbourne in East London for a weekend of collaborating, building prototypes, designing innovative web literacy curricula and discussing how the ethos of the open web can contribute to the fields of science, journalism, advocacy and more.

Rise of Linux – a hacker’s history

LXer Linux News - 9 hours 2 min ago
The original code of Linux was written for fun, or in Eric Raymond’s phrase, to ‘scratch the itch’ of Linus Torvalds, and later to satisfy the enthusiasm and programming itch of an assortment of hackers and hobbyists who, for the most part, had grown up in the age of the ZX80 and the BBC Micro, Acorns and Apricots, for which the code was often available – and hackable.

City of Berlin Going from OpenOffice Back to Microsoft Office

LXer Linux News - 9 hours 59 min ago
The usual trend is to see cities adopt open source software and renounce the use of proprietary solutions, but in the city of Berlin things are moving in the opposite direction.

Charting new licensing territories with the Open Definition standard

LXer Linux News - 10 hours 56 min ago
Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council have announced the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition “sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content,” and is the baseline from which various public licenses are measured. Any content released under an Open Definition-conformant license means that anyone can “freely access, use, modify, and share that content, for any purpose, subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness.”

Ziggurat, A Dungeon Crawling FPS Is Now Out Of Early Access & On Linux

LXer Linux News - 11 hours 53 min ago
Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots! Now fully released and on Linux.

Cloud 5: Hybrid cloud center stage, Microsoft cloud in a box, Red Hat CEO talks cloud

LXer Linux News - 12 hours 51 min ago
This week, hybrid cloud takes center stage with solutions from big players, Microsoft's cloud in a box and Red Hat CEO talks cloud.

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Video and Screenshot Tours

LXer Linux News - 13 hours 48 min ago
Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is the latest version of ubuntu operating system developed by Canonical. It now available to download and install on PC and Laptop. On this release ubuntu 14.10 have been updates to many core packages, including a new 3.16-based kernel, Unity Desktop 7.3.1, and new AppArmor with fine-grained socket control, and many more.

Ubuntu 14.10 Charms the Linux Unicorn

LXer Linux News - 14 hours 45 min ago
n the Utopic Unicorn, Juju now has the ability to "charm" Hadoop big data deployments, making it easier for server administrators to deploy big data processing and analytics.Juju isn't just for deploying Linux-only workloads anymore either: The orchestration system can now deploy Microsoft Windows Server-based workloads, Baker said. "A key part of our strategy is to enable administrators to use Ubuntu tools to manage multiple workloads, irrespective of the operating system,"

China tests spacecraft for future manned Moon mission

ITWire - 15 hours 14 min ago
On Friday, October 24, 2014, the Chinese launched an unmanned spacecraft toward the Moon as part of its plans to eventually land their astronauts on the lunar surface.     The mission launched from its operations facility called the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in southwestern China.   The lunar program for China is called Chang'e, which is named after "Chang'e", a mythical goddess.   According to Chinese space officials, the spacecraft successfully separated from its carrier rocket and entered Earth orbit as planned.   The mission will entail going to the Moon, making an orbit of the body, and then returning to Earth for a controlled landing.   {loadposition william08}According to a statement released by the Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, the mission will end in eight days when the spacecraft lands in the central part of Inner Mongolia.   According to the DailyMail article "China's eight-day mission to fly around the moon and back to Earth blasts off", the official news agency of China, Xinhua, reported the following goals for this mission: "obtain experimental data and validate re-entry technologies such as guidance, navigation and control, heat shield and trajectory design."   The Chinese hope to send another unmanned spacecraft to the Moon for a lunar landing in 2017. This time, the mission will return lunar samples back to Earth. Only the United States and Russia have accomplished this feat so far.   Eventually, the Chinese hope to send astronauts to the Moon, sometime in the 2020s.

Ubuntu 14.10 Screenshot Tour

LXer Linux News - 15 hours 42 min ago
Ubuntu 14.10, the latest desktop release is today available for download from Canonical. This release focuses on the developer experience, overall quality, and brings a number of important features and security enhancements. The Ubuntu desktop continues to be intuitive, easy to use and reliable for users all over the world. Ubuntu is a popular choice for developers targeting the cloud, mobile or devices because it is easy to use, fast and secure. Ubuntu 14.10 introduces the first iteration of the Ubuntu Developer Tools Centre, which makes it even easier to develop on Ubuntu. It downloads all the Android toolkits and their dependencies and integrates them with the launcher in a single command. This is first available for Android and will soon extend to other platforms such as Go and Dart.

Lollipop unwrapped: Chromium WebView will update via Google Play

LXer Linux News - 16 hours 39 min ago
Android 5.0, codenamed Lollipop, has introduced a key change to the WebView component, used by app developers to display HTML 5 content within their apps, making new features more readily available. WebView — based on the open source Chromium project (Chrome without the proprietary bits) — will now be updateable via Google's Play store, according to a recent official post.

Time-lapse shows solar eclipse

CNN - Tech News - 17 hours 13 min ago
Time-lapse video shows the solar eclipse over Denver on October 23, 2014.

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