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How to configure failover and high availability network bonding on Linux

Friday 7th of October 2016 01:30:56 AM
This tutorial explains how to configure network bonding on Linux server. Before I start, let me explain what network bonding is and what it does. In a Windows environment, network bonding is called network teaming, this is a feature that helps any server architecture to provide high availability and failover in scenarios were one of the main ethernet cable has a malfunction or is misconfigured.

Putting the Personal Back in Personal Computing

Friday 7th of October 2016 12:33:45 AM
Technology is personal. We don’t think of it that way, because it’s comprised of impersonal things, like hardware and programming code, but if you think about it, our relationship to our technology is downright intimate. People type their secrets into computers and sleep next to phones and tablets. But too often, we don’t treat technology as something personal. Too often, it’s treated as something inevitable over which we have no control.

The Evolution of Open Source Networking at AT&T

Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:36:34 PM
For many years AT[he]amp[/he]T has been on the forefront of virtualizing a Tier 1 carrier network. They’ve done so in a very open fashion and are actively participating in, and driving, many open sources initiatives.  Their open initiatives include Domain 2.0, ECOMP, and CORD, all of which are driving innovation in the global service provider market.  Chris Rice, Sr.

PVS-Studio is now friends with Linux

Thursday 6th of October 2016 10:39:23 PM
The development team of PVS-Studio static code analyser started Linux support.

How open source is enabling the digital art age

Thursday 6th of October 2016 09:42:12 PM
When I was in college, software development seemed much more difficult. I went to school for electrical engineering, so many of the courses dealt with programming tiny computers in assembly language. There were complicated toolchains, expensive compilers, and thousand-page manuals that described how to set the registers so that these chips would even more

Windows 10 market share <i>fell</i> in September

Thursday 6th of October 2016 08:45:01 PM
Not by much and we know mass enterprise adoption is still to comeMicrosoft may have used its Ignite conference to trumpet Windows 10 now running on 400 million devices, but the operating system's market share went backwards in September according to two of three traffic-watchers we track each month.…

Linux is a new frontier for young developer

Thursday 6th of October 2016 07:47:50 PM
When I was 17 years old, I started using Linux because I wanted a desktop that resembled my brother-in-law's Gentoo laptop, which used the KDE environment. Instead, I got the now-nostalgic brown and orange GNOME 2 environment because I'd installed Ubuntu. (Ubuntu has since changed its color palette.)read more

New Linux Kernel 4.8 -- Plus a Kernel-Killing Bug

Thursday 6th of October 2016 06:50:39 PM
After nearly exactly two months, Linus Torvalds released kernel 4.8 into the wild on Sunday, October 2nd. Torvalds dubbed 4.8 Psychotic Stoned Sheep, probably inspired by the news that a flock of woolly ruminants ate some abandoned cannabis and, high as kites, run amok in rural Wales, striking terror into the hearts of the locals.

4 open source alternatives for Google Calendar

Thursday 6th of October 2016 05:53:28 PM
For many of us, our calendar is our lifeblood. Without it, we would be lost, perhaps both literally and figuratively.While some people can get away with a wall calendar or a paper day planner to organize their schedule, a whole lot of us have turned over the process of managing time allotments to a digital calendar. In truth, most of us are juggling quite a few calendars from both our work and personal lives, and often a few other organizations that we're involved with, including anything from non-profits to tech meetups to social more

The Massive Windows 10 Update Failure

Thursday 6th of October 2016 04:56:17 PM
The forced upgrade mentality now prevalent at Microsoft could be the company's undoing.

Taking down the internet: possible but how probable?

Thursday 6th of October 2016 03:59:06 PM
Unknown players – probably a nation state – are probing the defenses of the core infrastructure of the internet. How worried should we be?

Yahoo's secret email scans helped the FBI probe terrorists

Thursday 6th of October 2016 03:01:55 PM
The scanning program used a reconfigured spam filter, not a whole new system, the New York Times says.

Charlie Reisinger: FOSS in Education Proponent…and Practitioner

Thursday 6th of October 2016 02:04:44 PM
Resinger figures that by using free and open source platforms such as Moodle and WordPress instead of proprietary options, his school district is saving something like $40,000 a year. As the clickbait headline might read, what he said next will amaze you.

How to Install GenyMotion (Android Emulator) on Linux

Thursday 6th of October 2016 01:07:33 PM
GenyMotion is a Android emulator which comes with per-configured Android (x86 with OpenGL hardware acceleration) images, suitable for application testing.

KDE Student Programs announces Season of KDE 2016-1017

Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:44:25 AM
KDE Student Programs announces the 2016-2017 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects which enhance KDE in some way. Projects from past Seasons of KDE include new application features, the KDE Continuous Integration system, new reporting for developers, as well as a web framework, porting and a plethora of other work.

i.MX6 UL COM has a carrier board with Raspberry Pi style expansion

Thursday 6th of October 2016 10:47:14 AM
The Armadeus “Opos6UL” COM runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC, and has eMMC, optional wireless, extended temp support, and a carrier board with RPi-style I/O. French embedded manufacturer Armadeus Systems, which last year shipped an APF6_SP computer-on-module with an i.MX6 and a Cyclone V GX FPGA, has now unveiled a more modest, but similarly […]

Linus Torvalds Apologizes for Inclusion of a Kernel Bug in the Linux 4.8 Release

Thursday 6th of October 2016 09:50:03 AM
Two days after announcing the release of the Linux 4.8 kernel as the latest stable and most advanced kernel branch for GNU/Linux operating systems, Linus Torvalds apologizes on the kernel mailing list for the inclusion of bug.

Patent troll VirnetX beats Apple again, awarded $302M in FaceTime damages

Thursday 6th of October 2016 08:52:52 AM
An East Texas jury concluded late Friday that Apple must pay a patent troll $302.4 million in damages for infringing two patents connected to Apple's FaceTime communication application.The verdict is the third in the long-running case in which two earlier verdicts were overturned—one on appeal and the other by the Tyler, Texas federal judge presiding over the 6-year-long litigation.

Open Source Pros Confident in Europe Job Market

Thursday 6th of October 2016 07:55:41 AM
Open source careers may be even more in demand and rewarding in Europe than the rest of the world, according to new data from the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Gets One Last Beta, Brings KDE Plasma 5.8, VirtualBox 5.1.4

Thursday 6th of October 2016 06:58:30 AM
The openSUSE Leap development team announced the availability of the third and last Beta snapshot for the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating systems, due for release in mid-November.

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ARTIK is the Tizen’s Trojan Horse to dominate the IoT ecosystem

As part of the Forum “Tizen for the Internet of Things” held on September 22 in Moscow, Samsung Electronics has presented a new family of maker boards and modules named ARTIK, in addition to the infrastructure of the operating system Tizen 3.0. Samsung ARTIK’s value proposition, as declared by Samsung, is to reinvent the prototyping process by leveraging world-class data security granted by the company as well as a wide array of tools, both hardware and software, such as the ARTIK Modules and Cloud, formerly known as SmartThings Open Cloud. Read more

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Android Leftovers

  • Google Pixel review: The best Android phone, even if it is a little pricey
    Welcome to the age of Google Hardware. Apparently tired of letting third-party Android OEMs serve as the stewards of Android handsets, Google has become a hardware company. (Again). Earlier this year Google, launched a hardware division with former Motorola President Rick Osterloh at the helm. With the high-ranking title of "Senior Vice President," Osterloh doesn't oversee a side project—his group is on even footing with Android, Search, YouTube, and Ads. The hardware group is so powerful inside Google that it was able to merge Nexus, Pixel, Chromecast, OnHub, ATAP, and Glass into a single business unit. The group's coming out party was October 4, 2016, where it announced Google Home, Google Wifi, a 4K Chromecast, the Daydream VR headset, and the pair of phones we're looking at today: the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. The arrival of the Pixel phones marks the apparent death of the Nexus line; Google says that it has "no plans" for future Nexus devices. With the new branding comes a change in strategy, too. The Pixel brand is about making devices that are 100 percent Google, so despite Google's position as the developer of Android, get ready for Google-designed hardware combined with exclusive Google software.
  • Hands-on with the LeEco Le Pro3: services first, Android second
    LeEco’s flagship Le Pro3 smartphone isn’t trying to compete with the Google Pixel, which puts modern Google services in front of a stock Android backdrop. After playing with the Le Pro3 at the company’s U.S. launch event in San Francisco today, I’m left feeling that it’s an easy, low-cost way to get the full experience of LeEco’s applications. There are proprietary LeEco utility tools like the browser, email, calendar, messages, notes, and phone apps, along with bloatware like Yahoo Weather, but mostly the Pro3 is a means of distribution for the LeEco apps, like Live, LeVidi, and Le. There is also a standard-issue My LeEco app for managing services like EcoPass membership. Under it all is the EUI custom user interface. If you swipe left from the home screen, you see videos that LeEco recommends you watch — not Google Now.
  • Report: Google reaches agreement with CBS for 'Unplugged' web TV service - Fox and Disney may follow