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Systemd and Upstart Comparison and Usage on Ubuntu 15.04 Detailed in Great New Wiki

Monday 12th of January 2015 04:47:01 PM
The adoption of systemd in Debian has caused quite a ruckus, but it has other ramifications. For example, Ubuntu will soon use systemd by default, most likely in Ubuntu 15.04. The community has put together a great wiki page that explains the differences between upstart and systemd and how you use it right now.

Top 10 FOSS legal developments of 2014

Monday 12th of January 2015 03:49:50 PM
The year 2014 continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. Continuing the tradition of looking back over the top ten legal developments in FOSS, my selection of the top ten issues for 2014 is as follows:read more

In Praise of Curation

Monday 12th of January 2015 02:52:39 PM
It's become fashionable for content producers to rail against the concept of “curation” in the Age of the Internet. But that sells both sides short - content producers and consumers alike.

Changes submission deadline

Monday 12th of January 2015 01:55:28 PM
Fedora 22 and especially change submission deadlines are coming pretty soon – in less than two weeks on January 20th. With the Alpha release following shortly after in March. Please submit […]

Fedora 21 for AArch64

Monday 12th of January 2015 12:24:37 PM
The Fedora ARM Team is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21 for AArch64, ready to run on your next generation servers. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you’re going to be very pleased with the results. The Fedora 21 AArch64 release includes a bootable DVD, net installation media, and an installation tree.

How To Install VMware Workstation 11 On Ubuntu Linux

Monday 12th of January 2015 11:27:26 AM
VMware workstation is a virtualization software at the desktop level.In this post we will discuss the installation steps of VMware Workstation 11 in Ubuntu 14.04 & 14.10

Women of OpenStack, a guide to testing, and more

Monday 12th of January 2015 10:30:15 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Jeff Hoogland On the Future of & Life After Bodhi

Monday 12th of January 2015 09:33:04 AM
Open source projects are best as a team effort. Never be afraid to ask for help. Even though I did the bulk of the development work for a long time with Bodhi, I had other people helping with art work, documentation, website and providing support. Even small projects should not be a one man team.

Debian 7.8 Arrives with Security Fixes and Updated Linux Kernel

Monday 12th of January 2015 08:35:53 AM
The Debian project has announced that Debian 7.8 has been officially released and is now available for download. It packs numerous security fixes and a small number of important modifications.

SURPRISE: Norks Linux disto has security vulns

Monday 12th of January 2015 04:30:13 AM
Red Star turns into death starWell, that didn't take long: mere days after North Korea's Red Star OS leaked to the west in the form of an ISO, security researchers have started exposing its vulnerabilities.…

Ubuntu With XFCE vs Xubuntu

Monday 12th of January 2015 03:33:02 AM
Ubuntu and Xubuntu are different in many ways. Ubuntu has a modern UI and fully featured applications whereas Xubuntu is lightweight and highly customisable. This article looks at the differences between the two.

AirMech, A Free 2 Play MOBA Looking For Linux Testing

Sunday 11th of January 2015 10:47:56 PM
AirMech is a fun and free 2 play MOBA that has a Linux test build out now, but the developers want to know if it's worth doing it.

Dr. Dobb's Archive

Sunday 11th of January 2015 08:53:34 PM
On this site is archived all the content from Dr. Dobb's that was published on the Web through December 31, 2014.

Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce released

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:59:12 PM
Xfce is one of my all-time favorite Linux desktops. So I’m always happy when a new release of it is available for Linux Mint. Yes, Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce has been released and you can download it today. This version of Linux Mint comes on the heels of the release of Linux Mint 17.1 KDE.

Wine 1.7.34 Brings Support for Surround Sound and More Windows Apps

Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:04:50 PM
Wine (Wine is not an emulator) 1.7.34 has been released and is packed with quite a few important improvements, besides the regular changes that are made to support applications and games from the Windows platform.

14 Excellent Free LaTeX Books

Sunday 11th of January 2015 03:10:28 PM
LaTeX is a high-quality document preparation system and document markup language which was written by Leslie Lamport. It is a very mature system and has been in development for more than 20 years. It includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

Bio-Linux 8.0.5 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 11th of January 2015 12:33:36 PM
An updated Bio-Linux 8 version is now on the website in ISO and OVA variants. The key changes are: addresses a recent issue with the desktop failing to start on VirtualBox due to incompatible drivers; updates various packages, notably QIIME and Bowtie-Bio tools; adds the pandaseq paired end assembler; adds the updated beginner's tutorial specific to Bio-Linux 8. As usual, there is no need to download this version if you are an existing user. All updates to existing packages will be applied to your system through the update manager and new packages are all available via apt-get or Synaptic.

Database as a Service Offers a Golden Opportunity for Cloud Providers

Sunday 11th of January 2015 10:39:14 AM
The cloud industry is in a very peculiar position when it comes to the enterprise.

12 highlights from the OpenStack roadmap

Sunday 11th of January 2015 08:44:52 AM
To help bring everyone up to speed, each of the major components of OpenStack recently gave short presentations to explain what their (sometimes changing) core mission is, what each project accomplished in the last release, and what they're working on for Kilo, the next release due out later this year.

GamingOnLinux's GOTY Awards, Vote for your favourite Linux game

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:50:30 AM
GamingOnLinux is running the first ever Linux Game Of The Year awards, so it's time to vote for your favourite projects to get them noticed.

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Working on 3.19 – the kernel column

Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux kernel version 3.18 in time for the holidays. In his mail, Linus noted that the previous RC, release candidate 7, had been “tiny” (in terms of changes and bugfixes), so it was time to get the final release out. The latest kernel includes support for storing AMD Radeon GPU buffers in regular application memory (building upon similar work done by Intel for kernel 3.16), and overlayfs (which we have covered previously), amongst a number of other less interesting new features. A full summary is provided at Kernel Newbies. Read more

The top 10 rookie open source projects

Open source has become the industry's engine of innovation. This year, for example, growth in projects related to Docker containerization trumped every other rookie area -- and not coincidentally reflected the most exciting area of enterprise technology overall. At the very least, the projects described here provide a window on what the global open source developer community is thinking, which is fast becoming a good indicator of where we're headed. Read more

First thoughts on KaOS 2014.12

The latest snapshot of this rolling release distribution includes initial support for UEFI, the KDE 4.14 desktop, systemd version 218 and the Qupzilla web browser. I mention Qupzilla because I feel it is a rare gem in the open source world, a quick capable browser that perhaps does not get the attention it deserves. KaOS is available in just one edition, a 64-bit x86 build. The ISO we download for KaOS is 1.6GB in size. Read more

6 big changes coming to Fedora 22

Hold on to your (red) hats. Fedora 22, the next iteration of the "move fast and break things" version of Linux sponsored by Red Hat, is set to arrive on May 19. After the multiple editions introduced in the previous Fedora, what's in store this time? The answer lies with the proposals received by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo), whose deadline for proposed changes passed last week. Here are some of the more notable and head-turning proposals for Fedora 22 that seem most likely to make it to the final product. Read more