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OpenStack is on a six-month release cycle, with each release given a code name starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet. On October 7th, OpenStack Newton was released. Let's look at a few highlights from OpenStack's 2016 Newton release.read more
In this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to host multiple websites on one single IP address with Apache or Nginx on an Ubuntu VPS or a CentOS 7 VPS.
In this edition of the open gaming roundup, we take a look at OSVR support in Steam, Unity dropping legacy OpenGL, and more. Open gaming roundup for November 20-December 3, 2016OSVR available on Steam The co-founders of the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) consortium announced a Steam update that provides support for OSVR content on Steam.read more
A few moments ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the twelfth maintenance update of the Linux 4.8 kernel series, as well as the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.36 LTS.
The AWS IoT cloud platform now offers Lambda-based “AWS Greengrass” software for Linux IoT devices, enabling offline processing and communication. In Oct. 2015, Amazon unveiled its AWS IoT platform for aggregating data to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
This week in open source and Linux news, Steven J. Vaughan-NIchols challenges the critics of the new Linux Foundation-Microsoft membership news, Fedora 25 is easy for newbies to use, and more. Keep reading for all the latest top OSS news!
After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.8.12, renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed us about the availability of the thirty-sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.
WinSystems’ rugged, Linux-supported “EPX-C414” is an EPIC SBC with an Atom E3800, mini-PCIe and PC/104 expansion, and industrial temperature support. WinSystems, which recently announced an EBX-style EBC-C413 SBC based on the Atom E3800, once again taps a Bay Trail Atom, this time for an industrial strength EPIC form-factor EPX-C414. This upgrade for legacy EPIC environments […]
The FBI is now allowed to hack into computers anywhere in the world using only a single warrant, according to a new rule that was quietly implemented on Thursday.
Maintaining complex, unique passwords for each site and service you use is among the most common pieces of advice that security professionals provide to the public every year.Yet no matter how many times it is said, it seems like a week doesn't go by where a high-profile hacking story hits the news, revealing that users of the service in question more often than not had such secure passwords as "12345" or "password" as the only wall of protection on their account.read more
For its fiscal 2015 year, Mozilla reported revenue of $421.3 million, up from $329.6 million that it reported Mozilla's revenue's have grown significantly over the last decade. The first year that Mozilla ever publicly disclosed its financial status was for its 2005 fiscal year, when the open-source organization generated $52.9 million in revenue.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Rails on CentOS 7. We will install and configure Ruby on Rails with a PostgreSQL database, and then create our first project with Rails. Ruby on Rails (RoR), or short "rails", is a server-side web application framework written in ruby that follows MVC (Model-View-Controller) concept.
How does an open organization make decisions when stakeholders have contradictory priorities? And what if safety and human life are two of those priorities?In such a scenario, it seems that maximizing safety would supersede any other agenda, but engineering has a long history of failures that show otherwise. With their emphasis on open communication and clear guidelines, open organizations can help ensure those responsible for decisions avoid such failures.read more
Web2Py is a simple yet powerful Python framework for developing web applications. In this tutorial we will show how to install the Web2Py framework on a CentOS 7 VPS.
In this series, we'll put together a nice reliable configurable mail server with Postfix, Dovecot, and OpenSSL on Ubuntu Linux.
In his talk, Joe reminded us of the #1 open source myth: Open source is comprised of mostly volunteers. The truth is, these days, pretty much any major open source project has people who are paid to work on it. There are always people who do it because they love it, but these days most of us are paid (and still love it). Over the years we have learned that if you want patches in a timely manner, you need people who are paid to do it.read more
For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to a copr repo, it's particularly easy on Fedora 25.