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The buzz in the open source world last week centered around OpenStack, the cloud computing operating system. But OpenStack depends on many other pieces to run, one of which is scale-out storage from platforms such as Red Hat's (RHT) GlusterFS.
Hardware errors are tough to code for. In some cases, they're impossible to code for. A particular brand of hardware error is the Machine-Check Exception (MCE), which means a CPU has a problem. On Windows systems, it's one of the causes of the Blue Screen of Death.
Former Valve engineer Rich Geldreich has written up a blog post about the state of Linux Gaming. It's an interesting read that's for sure.
This is the first part of KDE & Freedom, a series of interviews with people who use and contribute to FOSS in their everyday lives. Please consider donating to the KDE End of Year 2014 Fundraiser. We need your help!
Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is the latest version of Ubuntu Kylin based on Ubuntu 14.10 featuring with Unity desktop environment. Released and announced by Ubuntu Kylin team brings with improved stability along with newly added features which provides better user experience.
While other platforms like Windows or iOS are still working towards their convergence goal, Canonical is already there.
10 years ago there was no real browser choice, IE dominated (except on Linux). Firefox changed that for the better. In 2008, four years after the Firefox 1.0 release, I was still very enthusiastic about the positive change that Firefox brought the web
The Raspberry Pi Foundation launched a Model A+ with a $20 price, a tiny 65 x 56mm, 23g footprint, and a 40-pin array, making it a better fit for robotics. Despite its lower, $25 price, the Raspberry Pi Model A has never come close to the popularity of its larger, more feature rich sibling, the Model B. This summer, the B was upgraded to the Model B+, which kept the Model B’s $35 price, while adding several new features, some of which have been passed on to the now $20 Model A+.
You can buy a Raspberry Pi Model A+ right now. It costs around $20/£15, it’s just 56mm long, 12mm thick and consumes just 200mA
“We had a R&D group there that we started,” he said. “Started by my boss there, Kevin O’Conner. That group and his kind of vision for how you innovate on things is really what got me interested in trying to be creative, trying to come up with ideas either for products or businesses, whether it’s inside an existing big company or starting something new that is a startup. So, that was really the catalyst.”
We are all international now.I recently took part in a conversation at the TYPO3 Eastern Europe conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at which a very interesting proposition was put forward. The story starts in Malmö, Sweden where I’m temporarily remote working, away from my usual reporting office in Brno, Czech Republic. I work as a Senior Software Engineer for Red Hat, and I’m a self proclaimed advocate of free and open source software (FOSS). The reason I’m name dropping these locations will become clear in a moment. Whilst in Malmö, I took it upon myself to visit Foo Cafe, a meeting place for techies and industry types to, in the words of Foo Cafe, "learn, create and share."read more
I have been using Ubuntu 14.10 since it was released on the 23rd October, 2014. During that time I have been trying to work out how to write this review because on the face of it, nothing much has changed. I was half tempted to just post a link to my review of Ubuntu 14.04 and say "Thankyou for reading".
Kid3 is a powerful audio tag editor for KDE, with support for popular formats like Ogg Vorbis, MP3, MP4, FLAC or WAV, features like multiple file tag editing (to edit fields which are the same for a batch of files), exporting to various online services, lyrics fetching, id3v1 and id3v2 MP3 tag editing, plugins, tag removal functionality, filters, next and previous buttons to quickly cycle through music files.
VirtualBox (Oracle VM VirtualBox) is a virtualization software for x86 & AMD64 / Intel based system from Oracle. Virtualbox allows us to run multiple operating system at the same time.
On the other hand, there are the twin-panel based file managers like Krusader, Tux Commander or Emelfm2, from which GNOME Commander is also a part of, with the twin-panel mode enabled by default.
SimpleAudioPlayer is a KDE music player with a simplistic interface which provides two components: a player and a file browser. The latest release is a small incremental update which features a new find function.
We are proud to announce that the final version of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 a.k.a 'Nestor' is available for immediate download. Parsix Nestor ships with GNOME Shell 3.12.2 and a brand-new kernel based on Linux 3.14.23.
VIDEO: Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation, explains how the technical definition of what is considered the core of OpenStack is now evolving.
Insurgency is a tactical FPS built with Valve's Source engine, and it originally stated it would come to Linux, but now their plans aren't so clear thanks to Valve.
Although some parents might disagree, YouTube is one of the shining lights of the internet. According to a recent survey of 1,500 American teenagers commissioned by Variety, the top five most influential celebrities are YouTube stars, with mainstream celebs eclipsed.