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Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle

Saturday 6th of December 2014 06:37:28 PM
Samsung now claims there[he]#039[/he]s another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.

BioShock Infinite to Arrive on Linux

Saturday 6th of December 2014 04:43:06 PM
BioShock Infinite, an FPS developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games, might be getting a Linux release very soon. This has been revealed by the entry on the Steam database.

Feature Spotlight: IPython Notebook inside an IDE

Saturday 6th of December 2014 02:48:44 PM
I’d like to shed some light on the recently introduced IPython Notebook integration in latest PyCharm 4...

Acquia Shields Users of Cloud Version of Drupal CMS

Saturday 6th of December 2014 12:56:02 PM
Acquia, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Drupal content management system (CMS), is rolling out a new service to help secure Drupal sites hosted on the Acquia Cloud. The Acquia Shield provides access and isolation security for those that host their Drupal sites on the Acquia Cloud service, which itself is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Why Microsoft loves Linux

Saturday 6th of December 2014 11:01:40 AM
Some things don't go together: Cats and dogs, New York Yankee and Boston Red Sox fans, Linux and Windows... or do they? In San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, and I quote, "Microsoft loves Linux."

Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

Saturday 6th of December 2014 09:07:18 AM
At the All Things Open conference, Jeffrey Hammond, a Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst, revealed that four out of five programmers are now using, or have recently used, open source development tools.

Samsung Galaxy S6 specs may have leaked

Saturday 6th of December 2014 07:12:56 AM
In today's open source roundup: The specs for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 phone may have been leaked. Plus: How Samsung is changing its approach to open source software, and three personal finance managers for Linux.

KitKat BSPs support TI Sitara and BeagleBone Black

Saturday 6th of December 2014 05:18:34 AM
Adeneo announced Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) BSPs for the TI Sitara AM335x and Sitara AM437x development platforms and the AM335x-based BeagleBone Black SBC.

NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic program

Saturday 6th of December 2014 04:31:14 AM
The National Security Agency has released a new open-source program for data network interoperability. Many of you probably think that the National Security Agency (NSA) and open-source software get along like a house on fire. That's to say, flaming destruction. You would be wrong.

Setting up Linux Mint 17.1 for the first time

Saturday 6th of December 2014 03:43:54 AM
Getting Linux Mint to work is simple. Linux Mint 17.1 with the Cinnamon 2.4 interface may well be the best Linux desktop to date — and I speak as someone who has been using Linux on PCs for over 20 years now.

CoreOS breaks with Docker

Saturday 6th of December 2014 02:56:34 AM
CoreOS, a new enterprise Linux company and a Docker partner, is now proposing its own alternative to Docker's container technology.

Linux Foundation finds enterprise Linux growing at Windows' expense

Saturday 6th of December 2014 02:09:14 AM
According to a new report from The Linux Foundation, Linux is leading Windows on both the cloud and in enterprise application deployments.

Installing Odoo version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

Saturday 6th of December 2014 01:21:54 AM
These are step by step instructions for how to install Odoo on Ubuntu 14.04. This seems to be the most widely used distribution for Odoo users. This will get you up and running in short order as it will only take about 30 minutes (depending on your Internet connection). Odoo is a continuation of the popular OpenERP open source ERP solution. It continues to gain popularity and with version 8 has expanded into a CMS as well. The backend uses PostgreSQL and it is written in Python.

Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs

Saturday 6th of December 2014 12:34:34 AM
The FBI has made it no secret that it hates Apple and Google's efforts to encrypt files in your smartphones and tablets. Now court documents have emerged showing just how far the Feds are willing to go to decrypt citizens' data.

Joytone interview

Friday 5th of December 2014 11:47:14 PM
David Sharples and David Glanzman reinvent the keyboard... by replacing the keys with a hex grid of joysticks

HP Steps Up Big Data Game with Cloud-Based Helion Offering

Friday 5th of December 2014 10:59:54 PM
HP has announced several new big data offerings, including a hosted version of Haven that brings Vertica and IDOL functionality to the Helion cloud.

Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server installation

Friday 5th of December 2014 10:12:34 PM
Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server InstallationThis guide explains how to configure PXE server in Ubuntu 14.10 PXE Server, stands for preboot execution environment, is used to enable a network computer to boot only from a network interface card. This method will be very helpful, if a System Administrator wants to install many systems which doesn’t have a CD/DVD device on the network.

Google Code-in tasks and rewards for teens

Friday 5th of December 2014 09:16:45 PM
Google Code-in is an initiative for 13-17 year olds to get involved in open source software projects.From December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015, participating open source organizations identify small tasks for beginners that can take a few hours or a few days to complete, and they identify mentors for participants to work with. Tasks include coding, documentation, research, design, and testing. One doesn't need to know how to code to participate, though it's a great opportunity to learn to code too.read more

Linux Minty Fresh, Zuul Logo & Weighing In on SCALE

Friday 5th of December 2014 08:19:34 PM
Over at OpenStack, a discussion initiated by Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph goes into the possibility of a logo for Zuul, OpenStack’s pipeline-oriented project gating and automation system. Because she gets asked during presentations, “What is the logo for Zuul?” Elizabeth has picked up the baton and gone to bat, to woefully mix sports metaphors, on behalf of the issue.

How to create a custom backup plan for Debian with backupninja

Friday 5th of December 2014 07:22:23 PM
Backupninja is a powerful and highly-configurable backup tool for Debian based distributions. In the previous tutorial, we explored how to install backupninja and how to set up two backup actions for the program to perform. However, we should note that those examples were only "the tip of the iceberg," so to speak. In this post […]Continue reading...The post How to create a custom backup plan for Debian with backupninja appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to back up a Debian system using backupninja How to set up a mail server in Ubuntu or Debian How to use systemd for system administration on Debian How to perform system backup with backup-manager on Linux

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