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CoreOS releases Tectonic beta for rapid Kubernetes deployments

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 05:00:23 AM
Google and friends have announced the release of Kubernetes 1.0, which is great... if you know Kubernetes. If, like most folks, you don't, then CoreOS's new Tectonic program is here for you.

How to enable logging in Open vSwitch for debugging and troubleshooting

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 04:13:03 AM
Open vSwitch (OVS) is the most popular open-source implementation of virtual switch on the Linux platform. As the today's data centers increasingly rely on the software-defined network (SDN) architecture, OVS is fastly adopted as the de-facto standard network element in data center's SDN deployments.

The only remaining barrier to entry for Linux

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 03:25:43 AM
If asked, what would you think is the biggest challenge facing Linux mass adoption? My response to the backlash is to wonder if those crying out against Linux have even bothered to attempt an install of a recent release? Sure, I'll give them this... back in the day, Linux was not easy to install. In fact, there are still a select few distributions that seem to not quite understand the need for an easy-to-use GUI installer. But those tend to fall into the fringes. The mainstream Linux distributions offer an installation process that is as simple as it gets.

Linux Kernel 4.0.9 Is the Last in the Series, Please Move to Linux Kernel 4.1

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 02:38:23 AM
Today, we announce that the Linux 4.0 kernel series reached end of life, as Greg Kroah-Hartman has published details earlier about the release of the ninth maintenance version. At the moment of writing this article, numerous GNU/Linux distributions, including Fedora, are still using a kernel from the Linux 4.0 series, so they should upgrade their kernel packages to the Linux 4.1 LTS branch as soon as possible.

Open source and open data's role in modern meteorology

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 01:51:03 AM
For years, meteorology students learned their craft at the tip of a colored pencil, laboriously contouring observed data by hand. While many forecasters still practice this art, computers have changed operations, research, and education. Open source software and open data are poised to bring more changes to the field.read more

People think I wrote code for Hacking Team!

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 01:03:43 AM
Now he wishes there was an anti-snoop clause in the GPLA respected security researcher has denied any involvement with Hacking Team after open-source code he wrote was found in smartphone spyware sold by the surveillance-ware maker.…

Kodi 15.0 released

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 12:16:23 AM
Kodi 15.0 codenamed Isengard has been released, a week after the last release candidate. Many new features are implemented, like adaptive seeking and a new chapter selector window.

Why I created Open Source Protocol

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 11:29:03 PM
I recently launched the Open Source Protocol (OS Protocol), a standard that can be used to link to where the code for a website is hosted. The protocol is fairly simple—all it involves is metatags, and most websites will only need two or three lines of code to be compliant.read more

Mini-ITX board runs Linux on AMD Steppe Eagle SoCs

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 10:41:43 PM
Congatec has refreshed its Conga-IGX line of Mini-ITX boards with dual- and quad-core G-Series “Steppe Eagle” SoCs, featuring configurable TDPs from 5-15W. Congatec announced its Linux-friendly Conga-IGX Mini-ITX boards in 2013, providing a choice of two dual-core and one quad-core models from the original AMD G-Series SoC family. Now, the company has expanded the product […]

Empower consumers to control their privacy in the Internet of Everything

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 09:54:23 PM
Dr. David A Bray, Eisenhower Fellow, discusses the role of the consumer in the Internet of Everything era.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 09:07:03 PM
There's a slow effort underway to allow virtually any part of the kernel to beextracted into its own shared library, thus enabling users to use anyalternative subsystem they please. There's a long history of this, going back tothe debate between micro-kernels and monolithic kernels.

MontaVista spins IoT version of its Carrier Grade Linux

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 08:09:52 PM
MontaVista debuted an IoT version of its Yocto-based Carrier Grade Linux OS, featuring annual major updates, modular structure, and QEMU and Docker support. MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) builds upon and subtracts from its commercial-grade MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) for networking and server applications. The CGX spinoff supports Internet of Things devices, […]

7 Current Trends on the Linux Desktop

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 07:12:41 PM
Desktop environments are supposed to be yesterday's technology, gradually being replaced by mobile devices. Yet someone apparently forgot to tell the developers of Linux desktops. At a time when desktops are supposed to be obsolete, Linux offers more alternatives than ever. Apparently, Linux users are not prepared to give up their workstations and laptops for tablets or phones.

Linux: How to burn a CD/DVD through the command line

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 06:15:30 PM
Carrying out common daily tasks such as burning a DVD through the comfort of a user-friendly graphical interface is, of course, a good thing, but unfortunately things don't always work as expected. When this is the case, Linux users can revert to the good old terminal to get things done no matter what. On this quick tutorial, we will see how Linux users can utilize the terminal to burn audio CDs, data DVDs or ISO images on a disk.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Hits General Availability

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 05:18:19 PM
One of the new security features in RHEL 6.7 is the ability to configure udev mounts as read-only."This gives customers a way to restrict their users' ability to write data to removable media, such as USB thumb drives,"

Capital One Unveils FOSS Dev Tool at OSCON

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 04:21:08 PM
The application Cap One is unveiling with much fanfare isn’t something designed to help potential clients interact with the bank’s network, but is a developers’ tool. Called Hygieia, after the Greek goddess of health, it’s a dashboard that ties together data from a variety of tracking tools commonly used by software developers and presents them on a single screen.

Eight trends in today's Linux desktop

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 03:09:51 PM
In today's open source roundup: Trends in today's Linux desktop. Plus: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now runs on Linux. And is Linux Mint 17.2 this year's best Linux desktop?

Linux without Flash: User Tips

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 02:12:40 PM
Adobe Flash has been both a gift and a curse wrapped up in the same package. It's a sluggish, often insecure and horribly bloated way to watch a video and play games on your computer. For years, Flash for Linux users was even worse: audio was out of sync with the video and you needed a special wrapper to play Flash videos on 64-bit Linux distributions. Even though things have gotten better in terms of compatibility, security still remains poor.

Why open hardware is winning

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 01:15:29 PM
While recently demonstrating a prototype to a family member I was asked, "Are you going to patent that?" While happy to see such enthusiasm, I tactfully declared that I couldn’t seek a patent, as it was built using open source components. This perplexed my family member who, being from a generation or two (or three) before me, thought that is how "inventing things works." So, I did my best to explain the seemingly "hippie-ish" concepts of open source, copyleft, and Creative Commons licenses to someone from America’s Greatest Generation with little success.In the end, we simply agreed to disagree on the issues of patents and capitalist pursuit.read more

Tiny Yocto-ready ARM COM supports industrial temps

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 12:18:18 PM
Gumstix launched a Linux-ready Overo COM with an 800MHz TI DM3730 SoC, 1GB of RAM, a microSD slot, a camera input, and support for -40 to 85°C temperatures. The latest Gumstix Overo Storm computer-on-module is a ruggedized version of the Overo WaterStorm, with a -40 to 85°C industrial temperature range — versus the WaterStorm’s 0 […]

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