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Gluster Lead Speaks on Open Source Scale-Out Storage and OpenStack

Monday 10th of November 2014 11:16:59 PM
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.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Monday 10th of November 2014 10:19:48 PM
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.

Rich Geldreich On The State Of Linux Gaming, And It's Not Good

Monday 10th of November 2014 09:22:37 PM
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.

Franklin Weng: The strength behind open source is the strength of contributing

Monday 10th of November 2014 08:25:26 PM
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 : Adds New Features and Improve the System Stability

Monday 10th of November 2014 07:28:15 PM
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.

Ubuntu Touch Music App Is Proof That Total Ubuntu Convergence Is Getting Closer - Gallery

Monday 10th of November 2014 06:31:04 PM
While other platforms like Windows or iOS are still working towards their convergence goal, Canonical is already there.

Firefox @10: How Mozilla Succeeded and Why it has now Failed

Monday 10th of November 2014 05:33:53 PM
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

Tiny Raspberry Pi A+ SBC goes for $20

Monday 10th of November 2014 04:36:42 PM
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+.

Raspberry Pi Model A+ is out now. It's 20% cheaper, 24% shorter and consumes 45% less power

Monday 10th of November 2014 03:03:30 PM
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

MongoDB’s Dwight Merriman: From DoubleClick to Database

Monday 10th of November 2014 02:06:19 PM
“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.”

Is the business of FOSS really community software?

Monday 10th of November 2014 01:09:08 PM
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

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Ubuntu 14.10

Monday 10th of November 2014 11:14:46 AM
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 3.1.2 – Audio Multi-Tag Editor for KDE Released

Monday 10th of November 2014 09:20:24 AM
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.

Install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & 14.10

Monday 10th of November 2014 07:26:02 AM
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.

GNOME Commander Overview - A Twin-Panel File Manager

Monday 10th of November 2014 05:31:40 AM
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 1.10.3 Released Overview & Ubuntu Installation

Monday 10th of November 2014 03:37:18 AM
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.

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Screenshot Tour

Monday 10th of November 2014 01:42:56 AM
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.

Defining OpenStack: Layering DefCore

Sunday 9th of November 2014 11:48:34 PM
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 FPS Is Waiting On Valve So It Can Come To Linux

Sunday 9th of November 2014 09:54:12 PM
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.

Enjoy a TV-like Experience with these Awesome YouTube Tools

Sunday 9th of November 2014 07:59:50 PM
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.

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