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Major Hayden is a man of considerable skill. In addition to his job at Rackspace, he spends time developing open source projects, maintaining packages for Fedora, and making sure icanhazip.com is up and running. He has a stack of certifications and has even gone so far as presenting his resume as a man page. Yet for all his undeniable credentials, he sometimes struggles with a feeling of I don't belong here.It's a feeling that's far too common in open source projects. Yet, given enough eyeballs, maybe all impostor syndromes are shallow. Major Hayden will be presenting his talk at Texas Linux Fest this week: Be an inspiration, not an impostor.read more
IBM is expanding support for Linux on mainframes with a few new initiatives announced today, including plans for an Ubuntu distribution.The announcement also includes a new Linux mainframe server called LinuxONE and mainframe code contributions to a new "Open Mainframe Project" formed by the Linux Foundation.IBM and Canonical are teaming up to create an Ubuntu distribution for LinuxONE and existing z Systems mainframe hardware.
At a previous organization, I had a good relationship with the administration staff. I purchased large amounts of goods, and that staff helped my team with our purchase orders. In turn, we'd help the staff with other tasks—such as changing burnt-out lighting tubes in the office. One day, another member of the organization was visiting when a call for me came in. It was my good friend from the front desk, asking me to help her change one of those lighting tubes.read more
Docker developers take the stage at Containercon/Linuxcon and discuss their work on future container innovations for security and live migration.
This year's keynote speaker at Texas Linux Fest is Joan Touzet of the Apache Software Foundation. Joan's talk is Evolve or perish! Improving OSS communities the Apache way. She graciously agreed to this interview in the midst of her busy schedule.Joan is a committer and PMC member for Apache CouchDB, and acts as Senior Software Development Manager at Cloudant, an IBM Company.read more
Thanks to customer demand, IBM and Canonical are working on bringing Ubuntu to the Big Blue's z System mainframe.
Moritz Bunkus announced the release and immediate availability for download of the third point release of his ever popular MKVToolNix 8 open-source software for manipulating Matroska (MKV) files.
Over the past year or so KDE has taken a new approach to projects joining our "Umbrella" Namely the KDE Incubator. This new program aims to help projects with similar ideals to our existing projects join us with all that that implies.
Canonical and IBM have just announced a new partnership to bring Ubuntu scale-out and cloud expertise to the IBM z Systems platform by introducing two new Linux mainframe servers.
One of the most underrated features of the latest generation of consoles is the abiltiy to "suspend" the console rather than turning it off completely. Both the Xbox One (since launch) and PS4 (since March) let users put the system into a low-power "rest" mode that provides for a much quicker startup when getting back into the suspended game, saving up to 30 seconds (or more) each time you start up.
The founder of Zipcar discusses her model of how 'Peers Inc' is the way forward.
IBM is not just introducing new mainframes, but a new way of paying for on premise big iron that makes mainframes cheaper than they've even before.
Getting started in open source can be daunting—especially if you're new to the world of open source software (or hardware), or if you are a minority in the space. But, never fear! We've got you covered with excellent reads to help you navigate the territory.First, vote in our poll and let us know what you think is the greatest obstacle to overcome. Your answers will help us create better content for you going forward.read more
After the success releasing Nyu with a lot of passion, we decided to start creating Koe witch reached the final stage yesterday! Koe is based on Kubuntu 14.04 with vanilla KDE 4.13.3 core libs containing Manga drawing, viewing, Anime playback and as well subtitle programs out-of-the-box. We beg for your patience at booting, the system has no boot-logo (to look more intuitive with the KDE desktop), but positively it ships some customization to fit the way as a complete beautiful operating system made just for you! Note: We may release an update until end year with a correction at the missed installer `quit' message (it does not affect the installation) and application menu mouse hover closing.
As part of the kickoff for the Linuxcon Containercon conference here there was An Evening with Containers on August 16. Seven speakers in total each delivered 5 minute lightning talks about different topics related to containers.Not one of the seven speakers was from Docker Inc
Through the years, Firefox has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most secure Web browsers on any platform, and it's the default browser for many Linux distros. However, a security exploit appeared this week that has shown users they can't afford to be complacent about security. Mozilla has rushed to patch the flaw, and a new release has closed the hole (39.0.3). But, plenty of users still haven't updated their browsers.
Linux on the IBM mainframe is nothing new, but IBM is now doubling down with a pair of new Linux-only mainframes and the launch of the Open Mainframe Project at the Linux Foundation. IBM's big mainframe announcements are all being made at the LinuxCon conference here where IBM mainframe Chief Ross Mauri is delivering a keynote
With this release we have focused our efforts, bringing you a preview of our upcoming KDE edition featuring Plasma 5.4. Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available. We're shipping a few new components such as an Audio Volume Plasma Widget, monitor calibration tool and the User Manager tool comes out beta. Audio Volume applet works now directly with PulseAudio, the popular sound server for Linux, to give you full control over volume and output settings in a beautifully designed simple interface. KRunner now remembers your previous searches and automatically completes from the history as you type. The Networks applet is now able to display network traffic graphs. It also supports two new VPN plugins for connecting over SSH or SFTP.
Nmap is a free and open source network discovery and security auditing utility that is widely used in the Linux users community as it is simple to use yet very powerful. Nmap works by sending data packets on a specific target (by IP) and by interpreting the incoming packets to determine what posts are open/closed, what services are running on the scanned system, whether firewalls or filters are set up and enabled, and finally what operation system is running.
In today's open source roundup: The ten best Chromebooks you can buy, and must-have Chrome OS apps to run on them. Plus: DistroWatch reviews VectorLinux 7.1. And GOG improves Linux games installer.