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Sep
1st

Matching databases to Linux distros

Author: Darren Yates | Files under syndicated

According to market analysts IDC, Linux accounted for 28.5 percent of all server revenue at the close of 2013. It doesn’t surprise anyone that Linux is popular – low support costs and high stability are what Linux is known for. But it is surprising jus…


Sep
1st

Indian Firefox OS phones start at $33

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Intex and Spice launched the first Firefox OS phones in India using a low-cost Spreadtrum design: the $33 Intex Cloud FX and the $38 Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1. Mozilla announced two new Firefox OS phones in India that have blasted through smartphone price barriers. The two phones, which are the first in Asia to run Mozilla’s Linux- and HTML5-based Firefox OS platform, are priced at a low 1,999 Indian Ruppees ($33) for the Intex Technologies Cloud FX and $2,299 Rs ($38) for the Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 from Spice Retail Limited. The low-end phones are about a half to a third the price of the most affordable Android phones sold in India.


Sep
1st

Linux has run out of time, or has it?

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

An article in PC Linux magazine suggested that Linux has run out of time to make it on the desktop. This article provides some counterarguments and asks the question “why does it have to be Windows or Linux, why can’t it be both?”


Sep
1st

Linux has run out of time, or has it?

Author: Gary Newell | Files under syndicated

An article in PC Linux magazine suggested that Linux has run out of time to make it on the desktop. This article provides some counterarguments and asks the question "why does it have to be Windows or Linux, why can’t it be both?"


Sep
1st

Indian Firefox OS phones start at $33

Author: Eric Brown | Files under syndicated

Intex and Spice launched the first Firefox OS phones in India using a low-cost Spreadtrum design: the $33 Intex Cloud FX and the $38 Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1. Mozilla announced two new Firefox OS phones in India that have blasted through smartphone price…


Sep
1st

LXer Weekly Roundup for 31-Aug-2014

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 31-Aug-2014[/b]In the Roundup this week we have Mozilla’s new programming language Rust, 14 Raspberry Pi projects, with the 23rd Birthday of Linux on the 25th we have some interesting facts about Linux, did Red Hat’s CTO walk or was he pushed?, what happens when a non-coder tries to learn Linux and a lot more. Enjoy!


Sep
1st

Fix Linux display issues

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Find HorizSync VertRefresh rates to fix Linux display issue – Why my display is stuck at 640×480? I have a NVIDIA GTX460 Graphics card on my current machine and a Acer 22″ Monitor. After installing NVIDIA driver, my display was stuck at 640×480 and no matter what I do, nothing fixed it. This is an unusual problem with NVIDIA driver. I am assuming Intel and ATI driver might have similar issues.


Sep
1st

How to share on linux the output of your shell commands

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Some time ago I posted an article about shelr.tv a website and a service that was made to allow you to share your terminal records directly from the website. Now the website of shelr.tv seems dead and so I’ve took a look around to see if there are similar websites and I’ve found commands.com. For what I can see from their homepage it’s a service similar to the other, so let’s test it.


Sep
1st

Top 5 articles of the week: Linux, Hadoop, and NASA

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week’s open source news and stories on Opensource.com.


Sep
1st

Top 5 articles of the week: Linux, Hadoop, and NASA

Author: Jen Wike | Files under syndicated

Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week’s open source news and stories on Opensource.com.