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LG to bring Palm's webOS BACK FROM THE DEAD in TVs next week's report

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
Can Korean chaebol succeed where Palm and HP failed? South Korean electronics giant LG plans to debut its first smart TV based on the webOS operating system next week, industry insiders claim.…
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What Happened in Desktop Linux in 2013? Not Much, Except...

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
What were the biggest developments in desktop Linux in 2013? As much as I'd like to jump on the end-of-year-list bandwagon and write about all the new open source applications and innovations of the last 12 months, this year not much happened in the world of the Linux desktop. The real Linux headlines were in the cloud, Android and embedded devices.
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Linux Terminal: How to do fuzzy search with tre-agrep

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
Grep is the best tool to search in big file for a specific pattern, or a specific process in the complete list of running processes, but it has a small limit, it searches for the exact string that you ask, and sometime it could be useful to do an “approximate” or “fuzzy” search.For this goal the program agrep was firstly developed, but it’s closed source, but luckily there is an open source source alternative: tre-agrep
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Learning PHP, Part 2: Upload files and use XML or JSON to store and display file information

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
This tutorial is Part 2 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series teaching you how to use PHP through building a simple workflow application. Take this tutorial if you have a basic understanding of PHP and want to learn about uploading files from the browser, sessions, or using PHP to process XML or JSON.
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ITTIA Updates Software for Large Data Management on Embedded Devices

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
ITTIA DB SQL tackles the growing challenge of how to analyze large quantity of data quickly, providing high performance queries, reduced memory overhead, and more effective use of row-level locking.
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News: Linux Top 3: SteamOS, Chromebooks and Ubuntu Edge

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
Consumer Linux efforts are alive and growing in 2013
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Linux dominates Amazon's Christmas tablet sales

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
Today in Open Source: Linux tops Amazons tablet sales charts. Plus: A review of Centrych OS 12.04.3, and a review of PCLinuxOS 2013 KDE.
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Learning PHP, Part 1: Register for an account, upload files for approval, and view and download approved files

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
This tutorial is Part 1 of a three-part "Learning PHP" series teaching you how to use PHP through building a simple workflow application. This tutorial walks you through creating a basic PHP page using HTML forms and covers accessing databases.
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Haiku OS Gets CPU Scheduler Improvements

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
Fans of the open-source Haiku OS derived from BeOS can now be happy if running on modern processors there are some major CPU scheduling improvements and support for more than eight processor cores.
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KDE On Wayland To Be Focus For Next Few Months

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
KDE on Wayland should get much love in 2014.
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Debian Stil Debating Systemd vs. Upstart Init System

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
The Debian technical committee hasn't yet decided what will be the default init system for the 8.0 "Jessie" release, but it still is a heated debate as some of the committee members are starting to publicly cast their views.
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Create a Mini PC or Server with Olimex's Olinuxino A13/A13Micro

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
This article describes how you can create a working Linux system for the Olinuxino A13 and Olinuxino A13Micro from scratch.
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How to set password policy on Linux

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
User account management is one of the most critical jobs of system admins. In particular, password security should be considered the top concern for any secure Linux system. In this tutorial, I will describe how to set password policy on Linux. I assume that you are using PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) on your Linux system, which is the case on all recent Linux distros.
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2013: A Linux Christmas

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
Amazon's preliminary Christmas sales information is in and Linux-powered gear was a holiday-season winner.
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Google and Apple in DRAG RACE: It's fanboi Mercs VS fandroid Audis

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
Fast and furious firms battle to design dashboard of the futureCES 2014 Apple and Google are preparing to compete on yet another front. They reportedly plan to race each other to design the world's most powerful smart car dashboard.…
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Ubuntu Linux WiFi Security: Don't Blame Canonical

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
It's not even January 2014 yet, and already Canonical faces another media flare-up about its Ubuntu Linux operating system. But this time, the negative stories about the open source vendor -- which critics accuse of storing WiFi passwords in an insecure way via NetworkManager -- are not fair.
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Deadlock Puzzle & Platformer FPS With Will Come To Linux

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
This actually looks increadibly cool, Deadlock is a FPS mixing environmental puzzles with plaftormers elements and it pulls it off rather well.
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Intel Releases A Boatload Of Haswell Documentation

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
As an extra holiday present for Linux and open-source fans, Intel has quietly released a large batch of new programming documentation that covers their latest-generation Haswell graphics cores. The new "programmer's reference manuals" cover the 2013 Haswell HD Graphics, Iris Graphics, and Iris Pro Graphics. This massive batch of documentation is spread across twelve volumes and does document their hardware registers...
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Internet Archive releases hundreds of classic game console ROMs

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
Tired of that shiny new game console you opened up on Christmas morning already? Looking for gameplay that's a little more timeless? Maybe you just want to show your ingrate kids what gaming was like back when you were young. In any case, The Internet Archive has got you covered with dozens of emulated ROM images of games for classic game systems of the '70s and '80s running right in your browser.
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Opigno aims to be a true e-learning platform

lxer.com - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:50
Over the last five years, e-learning platforms have gained popularity and notoriety for alleviating some of the strain caused by our education problems. Namely, for helping bring resources and materials to classrooms and countries that can't afford the proprietary and closed options.
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