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Linux vendor SUSE today announced the general availability of its SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5 distribution, providing users with an updated infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform. The SUSE OpenStack Cloud product is a rebranding of the SUSE Cloud product that first entered the market in August 2012.
ownCloud is an open source web application for data synchronization and file sharing. The latest version of ownCloud brings improved sharing and collaboration and introduces an improved search, faster ways of getting at your files with favorites and provides extremely quick and easy access to important files.
The cloud was once the buzzword of the day, but I've notice lately it's being replaced by Big Data and the Internet of Things, and the cloud has settled in that level of comfort where we just accept it as a way of computing. And you know what? It's about time.
It sounds like a "back in my day" story, but I really do miss the days when laptops had LED activity lights for hard drives and Wi-Fi. Sure, some still have them, but for the most part, the latest trend is to have no way of knowing if your application is pegging the CPU at 100%, or if it just locked up.
VMware Horizon 6 will be able to deliver Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux desktops. VMware has launched an early access program for customers to test a version of Horizon 6 that can package server-based Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux desktops so they can be accessed from remote computers and mobile devices.
Shutdown begins now, completely dead by January 2016. Google killing off its own software projects is nothing new, but the Mountain View Chocolate Factory will soon kill your software projects, too, if you host them on Google Code.
We’ve reported a few days ago that the Fedora 22 Alpha computer operating system has been released by Fedora Project for testing, and that it includes numerous features, among which we have mentioned the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, as well as Linux kernel 4.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1).
If you are looking for a simple tool that makes it possible to control the camera’s basic settings and actions from any device using a regular browser, gPhoto2 Bottle might be right up your alley.
Communicate, share ideas and source code, help build the future of Open-Source Cloud Computing - openQRM Community Summit 2015
The leading Linux company has partnered with the top container company to create a new software stack.
This is the second tutorial in my series about working with the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries and Python. Today we are going to explore weight hints in EFL applications. This hint tells our application how to size the objects that we have added to our window.
Linux software developers are working hard on expanding Linux's file and storage options.
This article is the last part of my Arch Linux Destop tutorial series were I explain the installation and configuration of various desktop enviroments. KDE is another desktop manager of Linux which is used widely. In this tutorial we are going to check the installation and some other work around applications used by KDE. The tutorial will consist of Installation, Configuration, Startup and then some other applications.
Why would a successful organization toss out an excellent open source web development platform that had an avid developer community? That’s the story I’m here to tell.read more
It's not just the desktop environment that makes KDE Plasma popular. It's the applications as well.
In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu follows in the footsteps of Debian by switching to systemd. Plus: Ars reviews the Chromebook Pixel 2, and Blizzard won't release native Linux games.
Anaconda will not accept a password that’s less than seven characters. And no, a password that’s the same as the username, even if it’s more than seven characters, will not fly. If it contains the username in some form, that won’t fly too. In fact, if it’s deemed weak, Anaconda will not let you go past that step.
To realize the full potential of location-based smartphone apps, they should be built to support offline mode and original map graphics. Creating a custom offline map is the best choice. We were faced with this challenge as well, and the solution we came up with was creating a separate library for this purpose. That is how I developed the m?AppWidget code library.?We recently decided to open source it, and now mAppWidget is available to anyone in need of a mobile custom offline map solution.read more
darktable, one of the best open-source applications for editing RAW files under a Linux kernel-based operating system has been updated recently with a great number of changes, several bug fixes, RAW support for more cameras, white balance presets from several Panasonic cameras, as well as new standard/enhanced matrix and noise profiles.
Voyager 14.04.4 is available. Voyager Live is an Xubuntu-based distribution and live DVD showcasing the Xfce desktop environment. Its features include the Avant Window Navigator or AWN (a dock-like navigation bar), Conky (a program which displays useful information on the desktop), and over 300 photographs and animations that can be used as desktop backgrounds.