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Today at the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit it was generally agreed upon that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be targeting the Linux 3.13 kernel to power the distribution, but there's a chance 3.14 might happen.
Amid the HP Moonshot hype, niche ARM and microserver alternatives running Ubuntu and OpenStack Havana are emerging. But are customers and partners ready?
The second development version towards the GVFS 1.20 application for the upcoming and highly anticipated GNOME 3.12 desktop environment, has been released for testing a few days ago, introducing several important features, improvements, cleanups, translations, and bugfixes.
Hopefully by the time you're reading this, Chrome Desktop Applications will be available for Linux. In the meantime, this is a Windows treat. The ability to make a "single-purpose" browser has been around Chrome/Chromiumfor a long time, but with the new breed of Chrome Applications, the browser is a base for a standalone, off-line application.
Intermec unveiled a rugged, Android-ready handheld computer designed for field service applications. The CN51 is equipped with a 1.5GHz, dual-core TI OMAP4 SoC, a 4-inch, 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen, IP64-rated sealing, 12-hour plus battery, and options including 1D and 2D barcode scanners, keypads, GLONASS-ready GPS, cellular, and a 5-megapixel camera.
Greg Kroah-Hartman has just announced a few hours ago, November 20, that the first maintenance release of the Linux kernel 3.12 is now available for download.
I've teased about Steam, speculated about Steam and even bragged about Steam finally coming to Linux. Heck, check out the screenshot for just a partial list of games already running natively under our beloved OS. Little did I know that the folks at Valve not only planned to support Linux, but they're also putting a big part of their future behind it as well!
LinuxCertified Inc introduced the L1 Touch 14.1" High Resolution, Full HD Touch Display - Exclusive High Performance Linux Ultrabook pre-installed with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux. The L1 Touch is one of the ultralight, ultrathin, yet powerful Linux Ultrabook designed for legendary performance on the go, whether to another meeting or another country, you sacrifice nothing in return. [url=http://linuxcertified.com/linux-ultrabook-l1t.html]http://linuxcertified.com/linux-ultrabook-l1t.html [/url]"We are pleased to add the L1 Touch Linux Ultrabook to our highly successful LC series product line," said Rajesh Goyal, vice president of LinuxCertified, Inc. "The laptop offers Intel's 4th Generation Core i5 and i7 processors, HD 4400 Graphics and FHD (1920 X 1080) display."
As customers seek alternatives to Microsoft's discontinued Windows Small Business Server (SBS), Amazon Web Services (AWS) has caught on. But just how many Microsoft partners will rush toward Amazon's cloud?
Hackers have fired up a large army of remote-controlled computers to get around GitHub's login rate-limiting policies, designed to thwart attempts to brute-force guess the passwords for its users' accounts. The bots, most likely unwitting PCs compromised by malware, have attacked the online source-code repository from "nearly 40,000 unique IP addresses", each trying to crack programmers' passwords, the company said this week.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.
Are you an experienced Windows system administrator who has just begun to work with CentOS or another Linux server distribution? With the help of the Webmin configuration tool you can perform your new sysadmin duties from a simple web interface.
Version 4.7 is built from packages released recently as part of the new Slackware Linux 14.1. It ships with Linux kernel 3.10.18 in "normal" or PAE variants and includes two desktop environments - KDE 4.10.5 and Xfce 4.11, the latter of which is a development version compiled by the distribution's maintainer. As always, a good collection of XZM modules is available to extend the functionality of the Wifislax live CD; these include image, video and audio applications, multimedia players, various FTP and P2P clients and many others. Most software packages have been upgraded to their latest versions.
Any system admin working in a service provider network would certainly agree that Cacti is one of the most widely used tools in network management solutions. It is open source, has built in user authentications and user permission features, shipped with frequently used graph templates like bandwidth, 95th percentile, hard disk usage, CPU usage, load average, RAM statistics and many more. This tutorial describes how to install and configure Cacti on Linux.
They are called smart TVs, but they could be doing more than being that smart and intelligent TV in your living room or game room. A report published on DoctorBeet’s Blog, revealed that the author’s new LG Smart TV was calling home, sending detailed information about the author’s viewing habits to a (remote) LG server.
Windows Server 2012, codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the sixth release of Windows Server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and succeeds Windows Server 2008 R2.
Today in Open Source: Have some folks been unfair to SourceForge? Plus: MATE added to Debian repositories, and a screenshot tour of Angel Linux.
Russell writes, "What do a chameleon, a panda, and a mouse have in common? More than you might imagine, unless you were present at SUSECon and the openSUSE Summit at the Walt Disney Coronado Springs resort last week in Florida."
Toutou Linux 5.5 is a major new version of the lightweight, Puppy-based distribution designed for older computers and optimised for French-speaking users. Code-name "Wolx", Toutou Linux 5.5 uses Openbox (rather than JWM in previous releases) as the preferred window manager, with the LXPanel taskbar and several customisation options. Also new in this release is OCI, a custom-built program that automates the installation of the distribution on systems dedicated entirely to Toutou Linux.