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IBM Watson Researchers Share Tips for Serverless Computing on Mesos

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 05:17:52 AM
Serverless computing is the latest trend in cloud computing brought about by the enterprise shift to containers and microservices. Serverless computing platforms promise new capabilities that make writing scalable microservices easier and more cost effective, say IBM software engineer Diana Arroyo and research staff member Alek Slominski.

Google's brand new OS could replace Android

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 04:20:41 AM
webOS, BeOS and Android heritage. The source code of Google's latest operating system has emerged, and it looks like all new code from the ground up.

Podcasting patent troll fights EFF on appeal, hoping to save itself

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 03:23:30 AM
The owner of a patent on podcasting is hoping to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.Personal Audio and its owner, Jim Logan, lost their patent last year after lawyers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation showed the US Patent and Trademark Office that various types of Internet broadcasts pre-date the patent, which claims a 1996 priority date.

How To Disable An Internal Built In Keyboard or Touchpad in Linux

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 02:26:19 AM
If you do a Google search about it, most of the forum replies are telling people that there is no way you can disable a keyboard or touchpad from Linux. This is not true, at all. Pretty much ANY piece of hardware can be disabled in Linux via the command line.

Automatically Deploy Build Images with Travis

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 01:29:08 AM
This is the third and last tutorial in our series about creating CICD pipelines with Docker containers. Part one focused on how to use Docker Hub to automatically build your application images, and part two used the online Travis-ci platform to automate the process of running those units tests.

4MParted 19.0 Distrolette Now In Beta, Based on 4MLinux 19.0 and GParted 0.26.1

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 12:31:57 AM
4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today about the availability of the first public Beta release of the upcoming 4MParted distrolette people can use to partition disk drives independent of a computer OS.

Maui 1 Screenshot Tour

Monday 15th of August 2016 11:34:46 PM
Maui will continue as the full desktop version of the previously Kubuntu-based Netrunner line. What basically equals Netrunner+1 is simply released under the new name 'Maui 1'. Being based on KDE neon, Maui also marks the transition to an LTS base, where some parts are receiving regular updates during its life cycle (so called 'partially rolling'). The main parts which will be kept up-to-date are Plasma, Frameworks and KDE Applications, single ones like Firefox and Thunderbird, plus anything that gets updated on Xenial via backporting. This allows us to frequently release updated ISOs shipping the latest KDE software.

Compilation and Installation of PSAD for IPFire firewall

Monday 15th of August 2016 10:37:35 PM
This article is about compilation and installation of PSAD (Port Scan Attack Detector) for IPFire (Linux based firewall). However, a development environment for the IPFire will be setup for the compilation of new plugin (PSAD in this case).

Why private clouds will suffer a long, slow death

Monday 15th of August 2016 09:40:24 PM
While private cloud proponents have spent the last five years focusing on getting their IaaS offerings working, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have moved way beyond core computing services. And you don’t have to strain to hear the death knell sounding for the private cloud.

Testing Network Connectivity for Applications in Containers

Monday 15th of August 2016 08:43:13 PM
Testing applications is a critical part of software development as illustrated by the rise of continuous integration and automated testing. In his upcoming LinuxCon + ContainerCon talk -- Testing Applications with Traffic Control in Containers -- Alban Crequy will focus on one area of testing that is difficult to automate: poor network connectivity. He will describe a testing approach which emulates network connectivity and which integrates existing Linux kernel features into higher level tools such as Kubernetes and Weave Scope.

Storage Solutions - All You Need To Know

Monday 15th of August 2016 07:46:02 PM
Being a computer user, at some point of time we all were introduced to the fear of losing our ?data?. I know it sounds familiar because we all love our data. The data can be of many types but most importantly you would not like to know that your precious pictures have been deleted due to new ??operating system?? installation or hard drive has been damaged. In this article, I'll discuss the importance of cloud storage and different popular cloud storage that provide more free space.

Will Google replace Android with Fuchsia?

Monday 15th of August 2016 06:48:51 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Is it wrong to run Microsoft software in Linux? And DistroWatch reviews Zenwalk Linux 8.0.

Analyzing Data

Monday 15th of August 2016 05:51:40 PM
My first Web-related job was in 1995, developing Web applications fora number of properties at Time Warner. When I first started there, wehad a handful of programmers and managers handling all of thetasks. But over time, as happens in all growing companies andorganizations, we started to specialize.

Flatpak: A new framework for building and distributing desktop applications

Monday 15th of August 2016 04:54:29 PM
Fragmentation is a longstanding Achilles heel for the Linux desktop. In a world of myriad incompatible distributions, popular apps are typically limited to one or two of the most popular distributions, and the creation of new apps is stifled. The impact of fragmentation on application developers offers a good example of the problem: To release an app for Linux, a developer must contend with different package formats and a baffling number of distributions, all of which have their own particular more

IoTivity 2.0: What's in Store?

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:57:18 PM
In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec.

runC: The little container engine that could

Monday 15th of August 2016 03:00:07 PM
runC, a lightweight universal container runtime, is a command-line tool for spawning and running containers according to the Open Container Initiative (OCI) specification. That's the short version. The long version: The governance umbrella created by Docker, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, and many other partners to create a common and standardized runtime specification has a readable spec document for the runtime elements of a container, and a usable implementation based on code contributed to the OCI by more

VMware survives GPL breach case, but plaintiff promises appeal

Monday 15th of August 2016 02:02:56 PM
Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig's bid to have VMware's knuckles rapped for breaching the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) has failed, for now, after the Landgericht Hamburg found in Virtzilla's favour.

How to manage binary blobs with Git

Monday 15th of August 2016 01:05:45 PM
n the previous six articles in this series we learned how to manage version control on text files with Git. But what about binary files? Git has extensions for handling binary blobs such as multimedia files, so today we will learn how to manage binary assets with Git.

Performance profiling with perf

Monday 15th of August 2016 11:38:26 AM
Performance plays an important role in any computer program. It’s something which makes a user stay with your software. Imagine if your software took minutes to start even on a powerful machine. Or imagine it showed visible performance drops when doing some important work.... Continue Reading →

Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

Monday 15th of August 2016 09:21:12 AM
Microsoft's killed off a native Skype client for Windows Phone and will force users to rely on Web Skype instead. WinPho users won't be alone: Redmond will also discontinue Skype clients on Android 4.02 or lower and iOS 7. Microsoft has already announced that OS X and Linux will lose native clients under its Skype-for-the-cloud strategy.

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

  • Rescatux 0.40 beta 9 released
    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
  • Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals
    Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling again this weekend, but am hoping to get out a full alpha release with 32bit and non-PAE discs next week.

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Leftovers: BSD/LLVM

Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read