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[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

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Open source Learning Management Systems have become extremely popular in recent years, but what does open source mean? Open Source technology is technology where the source code is “open”, that is, the code is available to the public and free to be modified. Improvements can be made by developers and it can be spread or sold to the wider community. So, why should an organization choose an open source Learning Management System as opposed to a homegrown or proprietary Learning Management System?

http://linux-news.org/index.php/2012/11/21/top-open-source-learning-management-systems/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: The State Of 64-Bit ARM (AArch64) On LLVM/Clang

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ARM's AArch64 back-end for LLVM to handle the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture is working, but there's still more work ahead of the hardware's general availability in about one year's time...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIzMjQ


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: GNOME 3 update: 'Connect to Server' lives in GNOME 3.5/3.6, I rant about features being moved and removed, and I fix my GNOME 3.4 problem in Debian Wheezy

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In my test of the Fedora 18 Alpha release, I was left thinking the "connect to server" feature in the Nautilus file manager disappeared in versions 3.5.x and 3.6.x of the GNOME desktop environment. Thanks to readers, I learned that "connect to server" has moved to a separate application that you call from the shell with the not-so-friendly name "Nautilus-connect-server."

http://stevenrosenberg.net/blog/desktops/GNOME/2012_1118_connect_to_server_in_gnome_35_and_36


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Installing Windows 8 without secure boot

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At the gates of Microsoft, there are numerous competing Windows versions now almost falling over each other as they strive for marketshare.

http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/open-sauce/57536-installing-windows-8-without-secure-boot


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: US patent chief to software patent critics: -- Give it a rest already --

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Says explosion of smartphone patent litigation is "natural and reasonable." David Kappos, the head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, offered a strong defense of software patents in a Tuesday address at the Center for American Progress. Kappos touted several provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), which he argued would allow the patent office to weed out low-quality software and business method patents. Addressing those who claim the patent system is broken, Kappos said, "Give it a rest already. Give the AIA a chance to work. Give it a chance to even get started."

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/us-patent-chief-to-software-patent-critics-give-it-a-rest-already/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: One Year Later, Open-Source Doom 3 Is Moving Slowly

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While this week marks one year since the Doom 3 (id Tech 4) game engine was open-sourced under the GPL, there still isn't too much adoption by open-source game developers. The few forks of the id Tech 4 code-base also aren't seeing frequent activity...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIzMjU


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Installing Windows 8 with secure boot

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One of the biggest talking points in the run-up to the release of Windows 8 has been the feature that will supposedly lock down the operating system so that it cannot be infected by malware at boot-time.

http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/open-sauce/57562-installing-windows-8-with-secure-boot


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Review: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal a mix of promise, pain

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Standard releases aren't terribly different from the bi-annual LTS products, though they tend to be slightly less conservative in code offerings. The Ubuntu development community lets off the brakes a little and sticks some shiny back in.Ubuntu 12.10 is no exception, so make no mistake—there's some shiny goodness in this release. We'll get into what makes this a decent desktop and even more decent server release. But there's a little tarnish mixed in, too, and that makes Ubuntu 12.10 less special than previous editions.

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/review-ubuntu-12-10-quantal-quetzal-a-mix-of-promise-pain/


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Google Parsing Of LLVM's Clang Compiler Errors

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Another interesting session from this month's LLVM Developers' Meeting in San Jose was about how Google manages to collect and utilize Clang diagnostics internally for software they develop at the company...

http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIzMjY


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon) Screenshot Tour

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The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 'Nadia'. For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. We're very proud of MATE, Cinnamon, MDM and all the components used in this release, and we're very excited to show you how they all fit together in Linux Mint 14. Screenshots of Linux Mint 14 with [url=http://chrishaney.com/?linux&release=Linux%20Mint%2014%20MATE]MATE[/url] is also available.

http://chrishaney.com/?linux&release=Linux%20Mint%2014%20Cinnamon


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Which gadget are you most thankful for?

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Which gadget are you most thankful for? Smart phone Laptop Tablet E-reader Other (tell us in the comments) It's that time of year when everyone pauses to be thankful. At opensource.com, we want to know which gadget you're MOST thankful for. Which device could you not survive without? Personally I know I'm 100% attached to my smart phone.  So you know my vote.

http://opensource.com/life/12/11/which-gadget-are-you-most-thankful


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Rootkit infects Linux web servers

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A previously unknown rootkit is infecting Linux web servers and injecting malicious code into web pages served by infected servers. The rootkit was discovered by a user of security mailing list Full Disclosure, who has posted his observations, including the suspicious kernel module, to the mailing list. The malware adds an iframe to every web page served by the infected system via the nginx proxy – including error pages.

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Rootkit-infects-Linux-web-servers-1753969.html/from/rss


[#] Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Linux Mint 14 MATE and Cinnamon preview

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That’s less than 10 days after the first Release Candidate was announced. What type of testing does this thing get? By the way, that’s normal for Linux Mint distribution, but again, how well is this distribution tested before it’s released to the public?

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/11/21/linux-mint-14-mate-and-cinnamon-preview/


[#] Thu Nov 10 2016 03:20:40 EST from rss

Subject: Why keep Open States going?

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We announced earlier this month that Open States is now being maintained by the original creators of the project, a community of Sunlight Foundation alumni and other volunteers.read more

https://opensource.com/government/16/11/why-open-states


[#] Thu Nov 10 2016 04:36:57 EST from rss

Subject: Atom 1.12 Hackable Text Editor Released with International Keyboard Support

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GitHub's Ian Olsen was proud to announce the release and immediate availability of the Atom 1.12 open-source and hackable text editor for all supported platforms.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/atom-1-12-hackable-text-editor-released-with-international-keyboard-support-510101.shtml


[#] Thu Nov 10 2016 05:41:20 EST from rss

Subject: Open-source pioneer Munich debates report that suggests abandoning Linux for Windows 10

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An external report into IT at the city authority suggests the trailblazing council could move away from using open-source software.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-source-pioneer-munich-debates-report-that-suggests-abandoning-linux-for-windows-10/


[#] Thu Nov 10 2016 06:57:31 EST from rss

Subject: Why Is Corporate Linux Welcoming Microsoft?

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Suddenly, after years of mistrust, corporate Linux is welcoming Microsoft in to its midst. Almost overnight, executives from Jim Zemlin of The Linux Foundation down have lined up at the microphone to explain how the lines between proprietary and free software are blurring, and how Microsoft has had a sincere change of heart.

http://www.datamation.com/data-center/why-is-corporate-linux-welcoming-microsoft.html


[#] Thu Nov 10 2016 08:13:45 EST from rss

Subject: You Can Now Install Maru OS 0.3 on Your Mobile Device with Magic-Device-Tool - Exclusive

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Some nice additions have been made to Marius Quabeck's amazing Magic-Device-Tool utility that lets smartphone and tablet users install various Linux-based mobile operating systems.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/you-can-now-install-maru-os-0-3-on-your-mobile-device-with-magic-device-tool-exclusive-510102.shtml


[#] Thu Nov 10 2016 09:29:59 EST from rss

Subject: Move status icons to your GNOME top bar

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The GNOME desktop environment comes installed with Fedora Workstation. GNOME hackers have continued to refine it over several years. However, not all third party software providers update their apps accordingly. Some software providers still make use of outdated status bar icons for... Continue Reading →

https://fedoramagazine.org/move-status-icons-to-your-gnome-top-bar/


[#] Thu Nov 10 2016 11:32:00 EST from rss

Subject: Using drush for Drupal site Backup/Restore and Migration

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'Drush', or the "Drupal Shell," is one of the Drupal administrator’s best friends. Its many command line tools allow a user to log into a web server and perform routine tasks such as applying updates, block users, or even "bootstrap" a brand new Drupal installation. The drush application provides a useful "archive" utility, as well as a corresponding "restore" command.

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/using-drush-for-drupal-site-backup-restore-and-migration/


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