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Storing data in the cloud with GlusterFS and OpenStack Swift

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 9:58pm
Udo Seidel is no stranger to dealing with enormous file stores. Udo is Section Manager for Linux Strategy and Server Automation at Amadeus Data Processing GmbH and will be giving a talk with Vijay Bellur at DevNation in San Francisco, California later this month on developing applications with GlusterFS and OpenStack Swift.

Tales of Adversego

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 9:57pm
By the end of December 2005, I had been blogging on ODF developments in Massachusetts for about four months, providing interviews, legal analysis and news as it happened. In those early days, not many bloggers were covering the ODF story, and email began to come my way from people that I had never met before, from as far away as Australia, and as near as the State House in Boston. Some began with, “This seems really important – what can I do to help?” Others contained important information that someone wanted to share, and that I was happy to receive.

Microsoft Copies Canonical's Convergence Idea, Cripples It

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 9:48pm
Canonical has been working on its vision of complete OS convergence for quite a while now and the first results have already appeared, but it seems that Microsoft is also trying to do the same and it has called it Universal Apps.

Document Liberation… And justice for all

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 9:00pm
Ever been in a situation when no maintained software reads your old files?

Newegg Gets Patent Troll Macrosolve To 'Fold Like A Cheap Suit'

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 8:03pm
Among the worst of the worst patent trolls out there, Macrosolve had quite a reputation -- described as "worse than Lodsys" it took a sue tons of companies first, demand settlements later approach, based on an obviously ridiculous patent (7,822,816) for a "system and method for data management" that the company insisted, hilariously, covered any mobile app that used online forms where users could submit data. Yes, forms. For a patent filed in 2003 and granted in 2010. In a bit of a "cute" move, the company tried to pretend it wasn't a troll by doing a deal with... Donald Trump, which apparently suckered some in the press to claim that it wasn't a troll.

Report: RSA endowed crypto product with second NSA-influenced code

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 7:06pm
Security provider RSA endowed its BSAFE cryptography toolkit with a second NSA-influenced random number generator (RNG) that's so weak it makes it easier for eavesdroppers to decrypt protected communications, Reuters reported Monday.

KDE Releases Alpha Version of Next-gen Plasma Workspace

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 6:09pm
KDE today releases the first Alpha version of the next-generation Plasma workspace. This kicks off the public testing phase for the next iteration of the popular Free software workspace, code-named "Plasma Next" (referring to the 'next' Plasma release-see below "A note on versioning and naming"). Plasma Next is built using QML and runs on top of a fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack using Qt 5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma Next provides a core desktop experience that will be easy and familiar for current users of KDE workspaces or alternative Free Software or proprietary offerings. Plasma Next is planned to be released as 2014.6 on the 17th of June.

Inside SparkyLinux - An interview with Pawel "Pavroo" Pijanowski

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 5:11pm
This week's interview is with Pavroo, the founder of SparkyLinux. Find out how SparkyLinux got started, who it's for, how Pavroo stays motivated and what you should do if you are thinking of starting a distro.

Amazon unveils Android-based Fire TV STB

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 4:14pm
The wifi-enabled Fire TV brings voice search to media servers. The tiny device brings together quad-core processor, dedicated GPU and 2GB memory to drive 1080p content to HDTVs.

Project Cars New Trailer & A Poll On Platforms

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 3:17pm
While we already confirmed to you that Project Cars would come to Linux thanks to SteamOS, they are now running a poll to see what platforms people are going to play on.

Canonical closes down Ubuntu One cloud file services

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 2:20pm
Recognizing that it can't keep up with the Dropboxes of the cloud storage world, Canonical elects to shut down its Ubuntu One file service.

How to set up HTTPS in Apache web Server on CentOS

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 1:23pm
Web servers use HTTP by default, which is a clear text protocol. As the name suggests, a clear text protocol does not apply any form of encryption on the transit data. While the HTTP-based web server is very easy to set up, it has a major drawback in terms of security. Any "man-in-the-middle" is able […]Continue reading...The post How to set up HTTPS in Apache web Server on CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to set up a Subversion (SVN) server on CentOS or FedoraHow to secure a mail server using encryptionHow to install Apache Tomcat on CentOSHow to install Apache Ant on CentOSHow to set up BGP Looking Glass server on CentOS

Shame On Nature: Academic Journal Demanding Researchers Waive Their Own Open Access Policy

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 12:26pm
We've been talking a lot about the power and importance of open access for academic (and especially government funded) research. More and more universities have agreed, with some even having general open access policies for their academics, requiring them to release research under open access policies. This makes sense, because one of the key aspects of education and knowledge is the ability to share it freely and to build on the work of others. Without open access, this is made much more difficult. So it's immensely troubling to discover that one of the biggest science publishers out there, Nature Publishing Group, has started telling academics that they need to get a "waiver" from their university's open access policies.

Should you use Debian testing or stable?

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 11:28am
In today's open source roundup: Is Debian testing or stable your best bet? Plus: Frustrations with Linux, and five myths about elementary OS debunked.

Lightweight Debian: LXDE Desktop From Scratch Part 2

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 10:31am
In part 1 of this article series I’ve described a minimal Debian installation using network install image. I started with a regular server, added the desktop environment, and installed some more common desktop applications. In this article I will continue with several enhancements to the previous setup.

Opening Minds to the Spheres Among Us

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 9:34am
Linux can't be understood in terms of hierarchy. Neither can the Internet. That's because both are examples of heterarchy at work.

Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 Features Five Great Linux Games

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 8:37am
A new Humble Bundle collection of games called PC and Android 9 has been released, packing no less than five games ready for Linux.

KitKat developer tablet previews 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 7:40am
Intrinsyc has launched a 10-inch developer tablet that runs Android 4.4 on a quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC, and features 802.11ac and a 3D gesture camera.

Canonical to Shut Down Ubuntu One

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 6:42am
Earlier today, Jane Silber, the CEO of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced in an official blog post that the Ubuntu One service will be closed, and those who have subscriptions will have their money refunded. This is some sad news for those of us who are using this service.

Why I’m glad I never abandoned Android for an iPhone

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 5:45am
I've written about and reviewed mobile phones for almost a decade and a half. Everything from flip phones, to BlackBerrys, to today's hottest Android models, and yes, Apple iPhones, have passed through my hands. That experience is why, more than anything, I've ultimately settled on Google Android as my smartphone platform of choice.