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Apache on Ubuntu Linux For Beginners

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 03:56:35 AM
The Apache HTTP server is a mighty beast that powers the majority of websites. It has evolved into a complex server that slices, dices, dances, and sings. It powers vast hosting centers, and it is also splendid for running small personal sites.

Fedora 25 Beta Released, Ships with GNOME 3.22 Desktop and Linux Kernel 4.8.1

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 02:59:24 AM
Fedora Project released of the Beta milestone of the upcoming Fedora 25 Linux operating system, due for release in mid-November.

Intels ARM/FPGA Stratix 10 SoC is first 14nm FPGA

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 02:02:13 AM
Intel began sampling the Altera Stratix 10, a 14nm SoC that combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores with a Stratix V level FPGA, while using 70 percent less power. Altera first announced the Stratix 10 SX back in 2013, but the SoC has been delayed, and has only begun sampling now.

Red Hat open sources Ansible Galaxy for all

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:05:02 AM
Red Hat double-downs on open-sourcing components of its Ansible DevOps program.

Fujitsu Open Source Project Aims to Be Front End for Cloud Foundry Service-Broker API

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 12:07:51 AM
Last year, Fujitsu launched its first open source project, Open Service Catalog Manager (OSCM), for service providers, IT departments and end users to manage and track the cost of provisioning cloud-native applications.It is, essentially, a platform to manage cloud services and build marketplaces where all of the major cloud service providers from VMware to AWS to Google Compute can list and manage their offerings. IT managers can then shop for and provision cloud services, as well as track and monitor their organizations' cloud use and purchasing.  

FreeBSD 11.0 release announced

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 11:10:40 PM
FreeBSD,a well known and vastly used operating system,based on the BSD version of UNIX got release announcement of FreeBSD 11.0.With numerous of changes and improvements in the previously released development releases,now finally the finally release is here with first stable release, FreeBSD 11.0.CheckOut whats new in here[...]

Android Candy: More Life Gamification

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 10:13:29 PM
You might remember a couple months ago mymention of Habitica, which isa gamification of your daily to-do list. One of my friends on Twittermentioned an app he uses on Android called Wokamon, which ties in withyour FitBit (or any of several other "step-counter" devices).

HandyLinux decides to drop future english translations

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 09:16:18 PM
HandyLinux is a Debian based distribution. It is mainly concentrated on beginners and user who prefer easy way to use Linux. It uses Xfce desktop environment, so it is even compatible with older hardware. But there is a sad news for people who prefer English language, HandyLinux team decided to stop English translations in future updates.[.....]

Install and configure DRDB for network filesystem replication on Debian 8

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 08:19:07 PM
This tutorial explains the configuration of a DRBD network filesystem replication as hot standby (Primary/Secondary) with EXT4 filesystem and as Primary/Primary cluster for High Availability with OCFS2 filesystem.

The 5 most common support issues for open source developers

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 07:21:56 PM
What is the number one factor that software developers consider when choosing which open source software packages to use? A recent survey conducted by Rogue Wave Software says support. What is the second most important factor? Who will carry the burden of providing that more

FreeBSD 11 Updates Open-Source Server Operating System

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 06:24:45 PM
After nearly three years of development, FreeBSD 11.0 was officially released on October 10. The FreeBSD 11.0 release follows the FreeBSD 10.0 release that debuted in January 2014.

How to recognize an open leader when you see one

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 05:27:34 PM
Not too long ago, my friends and I were talking about open leadership. We began discussing what "type" of leader we all are, and we specifically noted how some people use power and status as a tool for leadership, while others have a certain charismatic personality that makes them a leader.I interjected with a question: "Then what kind of leader am I?"And both friends replied: "You're not a leader."read more

MOD Duo: Building an open source guitar stomp box

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 04:30:23 PM
Some time ago the MOD Duo jumped onto my radar. In a nutshell, it is a guitar stomp box that comes loaded with different effects and sounds. Instead of buying the multitude of guitar pedals that many musicians string together in complex, if somewhat beautiful ways, the MOD Duo negates all that. It is a single box and what's more, it is powered by open more

ONLYOFFICE: Create a Single Workspace for All Your Documents on Linux

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 03:33:12 PM
If you deal with a lot of documents every day storing them on different cloud storage services, like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and others, you might find ONLYOFFICE a very useful tool as it allows you to connect all your accounts, edit and even collaborate on your documents with others using the web-based document editors.

Announcing the Release of Fedora 25 Beta

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 02:36:01 PM
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora 25 Beta, the next big step on our journey to the exciting Fedora 25 release in November. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site: Get Fedora 25... Continue Reading →

How to upgrade openSUSE Leap to openSUSE Tumbleweed

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 01:42:13 PM
If you're wanting to check out the rolling release version of openSUSE, here's the step-by-step process of upgrading the standard release, Leap, to Tumbleweed.

Cyanogen mods self away from full Android alternative

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 12:27:53 PM
Board shakeup and new 'buy our code McNuggets' plan follows lousy salesAndroid alternative Cyanogen looks to have given up on trying to sell a full mobile operating system.…

How to take screenshots on Ubuntu 16.04 with ScreenCloud

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 10:56:29 AM
ScreenCloud is a screenshot taking application developed by Olav S Thoresen. The project started back in 2012, and is aimed at "providing an easy to use and crossplatform way to share screenshots," according to the official website. The app is available for Linux as well as other popular operating systems including Windows and Mac OS X.

Protecting Your Chat With qTox on Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 09:42:09 AM
Many people rely on proprietary chat solutions like Skype, but those solutions pose serious concerns for both privacy and security. Additionally, development of the Skype Linux client has been unpredictable at best, even stalling for a number of years, only to resume just recently.

Uno clone integrates breadboard, exposes USB pins

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 08:27:49 AM
STEMTera is an Arduino Uno compatible breadboard with LEGO-ready connectors. It exposes the pins of the Uno’s ATmega16U2 chip for easier native USB support. The startup-backed STEMTera Breadboard has won its KickStarter funding, and is still available in various colors through Oct. 28.

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Ubuntu 16.10 review: Convergence is in a holding pattern; consistency’s here instead

There's plenty in Ubuntu 16.10 that makes it worth the upgrade, though nothing about Canonical's latest release is groundbreaking. This less experimental but worthwhile update continues to refine and bug-fix what at this point has become the fastest, stablest, least-likely-to-completely-change-between-point releases of the three major "modern" Linux desktops. Still, while the Unity 7.5 desktop offers stability and speed today, it's not long for this world. Ubuntu 16.10 is the seventh release since the fabled Unity 8 and its accompanying Mir display server were announced. Yet in Ubuntu 16.10, there's still no Unity 8 nor Mir. Read more

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 OpenGL/Vulkan/OpenCL Linux Performance

Earlier this week NVIDIA began shipping the GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards and our first review is of a Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini. A GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Linux review is still coming up plus some other articles looking at performance-per-Watt and other interesting areas for these low-cost Pascal-based GPUs. Here are results of the latest NVIDIA Linux performance compared to the latest open-source AMD Linux driver with various Radeon GPUs. Read more

What you can learn from GitHub's top 10 open source projects

Open source dominates big data. So much so, in fact, that Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson has declared, "No dominant platform-level software infrastructure has emerged in the last ten years in closed-source, proprietary form." He's right, as the vast majority of our best big data infrastructure (Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, MongoDB, etc.) is open source. Read more


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    Day 2 operations are still dominated by manual and custom individual scripts devised by system administrators. Automation is needed by enterprises. Based on the above analysis, Ansible is a leading open source project with a high number contributions and a diverse community of contributions. Thus Ansible is a well supported and popular open source tool to orchestrate and manage OpenStack.
  • Databricks Weaves Deep Learning into Cloud-Based Spark Platform
    Databricks, a company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, is a firm that we've been paying close attention to here at OStatic. We're fans of the company's online courses on Spark, and we recently caught up with Kavitha Mariappan, who is Vice President of Marketing at the company, for a guest post on open source tools and data science. Now, Databricks has announced the addition of deep learning support to its cloud-based Apache Spark platform. The company says this enhancement adds GPU support and integrates popular deep learning libraries to the Databricks' big data platform, extending its capabilities to enable the rapid development of deep learning models. "Data scientists looking to combine deep learning with big data -- whether it's recognizing handwriting, translating speech between languages, or distinguishing between malignant and benign tumors -- can now utilize Databricks for every stage of their workflow, from data wrangling to model tuning," the company reports, adding "Databricks is the first to integrate these diverse workloads in a fast, secure, and easy-to-use Apache Spark platform in the cloud."
  • OpenStack Building the Cloud for the Next 50 Years (and Beyond)
    Two OpenStack Foundation executives talk about what has gone wrong, what has gone right and what's next for the open-source cloud. BARCELONA, Spain—When OpenStack got started in 2010, it was a relatively small effort with only two companies involved. Over the last six years, that situation has changed dramatically with OpenStack now powering telecom, retail and scientific cloud computing platforms for some of the largest organizations in the world.
  • The Myth of the Root Cause: How Complex Web Systems Fail
    Complex systems are intrinsically hazardous systems. While most web systems fortunately don’t put our lives at risk, failures can have serious consequences. Thus, we put countermeasures in place — backup systems, monitoring, DDoS protection, playbooks, GameDay exercises, etc. These measures are intended to provide a series of overlapping protections. Most failure trajectories are successfully blocked by these defenses, or by the system operators themselves.
  • How to assess the benefits of SDN in your network
    Software-defined networking has matured from a science experiment into deployable, enterprise-ready technology in the last several years, with vendors from Big Switch Networks and Pica8 to Hewlett Packard Enterprise and VMware offering services for different use cases. Still, Nemertes Research's 2016 Cloud and Data Center Benchmark survey found a little more than 9% of organizations now deploying SDN in production.