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Kernel 3.18 development – the kernel column

Thursday 27th of November 2014 11:47:31 AM
Jon Masters examines the latest features to land in Linux 3.17 and ongoing development toward features in Linux 3.18 and beyond. Linus Torvalds announced Linux 3.17, the Shuffling Zombie Juror, saying, “The past week was fairly calm, and so I have no qualms about releasing 3.17 on the normal schedule”. The latest kernel includes a number of nice headline features, such as the new getrandom() system call and sealed files APIs that we covered in previous issues of LU&D. Linux 3.17 also includes support for less highlighted new features, such as new signature checking of kexec()’d kernel images and sparse files on Samba file systems (which is significant for those mounting Windows and Mac shares).

Non-Linux FOSS: XAMP

Thursday 27th of November 2014 04:16:21 AM
One of my career iterations put me in charge of a Windows serverthat had Apache and PHP installed on it to serve as a Web server forthe corporate intranet. Although I was happy to see Apache used as theWeb server dæmon, the installation on the Windows server was the mostconfusing and horrifying mess I've ever seen.

Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon

Thursday 27th of November 2014 03:19:10 AM
A startup is pitching a $129-$199 “Imp” mini-PC on Indiegogo based on a quad-core Odroid-U3 SBC, with HDMI streaming and an Ubuntu/Cinnamon Linux desktop.

Should you use Debian or Ubuntu?

Thursday 27th of November 2014 02:21:59 AM
In today's open source roundup: Debian versus Ubuntu. Plus: Five Linux distros for your computer, and which game genres need more games on Linux?

How to configure an NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.10

Thursday 27th of November 2014 01:24:48 AM
This guide explains how to configure an NFS server in Ubuntu 14.10 Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server. The system lets you leverage storage space in a different location and write onto the same space from multiple servers in an effortless manner. It, thus, works fairly well for directories that users need to access frequently.

Odoo 8 with SSL Reverse Proxy using Apache

Thursday 27th of November 2014 12:27:37 AM
If you have Odoo running and want to secure the connection via an SSL reverse proxy. Then you can do it using now using Apache.

Fedora Council election results

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 11:30:26 PM
The votes are in! Two seats were open on the newly formed Fedora Council, and we had five candidates to fill them. The new Fedora Council members are Rex Dieter and Langdon White.

Dinner can be like open source too

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 10:33:15 PM
There has been much written about cooking and recipes and how they are analogous of the open source way—from The Magic Cauldron chapter in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, to websites dedicated to the idea, like There is also a particular meal that I think truly exemplifies the open source way: the hot pot.

32-bit Man in a 64-bit World

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 09:36:04 PM
While it’s not really on anyone’s radar, and barely on mine, several communities are either openly discussing curtailing — some are already outright walking away from — a 32-bit version of their distro, opting instead to go 64-bit only. Understandably, more of today’s focus is on some of the more pressing issues of the FOSS day, like how systemd will end life as we know it while plunging the entire universe into its black hole of doom.

Review of the new Firefox browser built for developers

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 08:38:53 PM
Mozilla recently announced a new browser version for developers on the 10th anniversary of the Firefox browser. The Usersnap team and I took a look at whether it works well for the web development process, offers developers a variety of possible applications, and if it keeps up with the Google Chrome dev tools.

GNOME Triumphs, Linux 3.18 Nears Release and FreeBSD's Benefactor

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 07:41:42 PM
It pays to help others out. Earlier this month, the GNOME Foundation faced down one of its biggest challenges yet. No this wasn't a debate about systemd, or competition from rival KDE, it was a trademark challenge from Groupon.

Let's Encrypt Partnership Promises Open, Better Web Security

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:44:31 PM
There's a good chance the software that runs your cloud, stores your data and serves your websites is open source. Soon, the SSL/TSL certificate that encrypts it can be, too -- or something close to it, at least, if Let's Encrypt, an initiative back by Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai and others to build an open certificate authority, succeeds.

Q4OS Is the Perfect Distro for People Who Want a Windows OS, Only Safer

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 05:47:20 PM
Q4OS is a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP. It's been around for a long time and now the developers have released yet another update for the operating system.

How to set the PATH variable in Bash

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 04:50:09 PM
The Bash shell is a command language interpreter for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. There are other shells like it, but it has become the most popular, and it is the default shell in Linux and Mac OS X. Bash was designed as a free replacement for the Bourne shell, one of the earliest shells for the Unix operating system. It (the Bourne shell) was named after its creator – Stephen Bourne.

How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 03:52:58 PM
This is a follow-up to the Xen hypervisor installation article. By this point you have a workstation - perhaps an old laptop or desktop - running the Xen hypervisor and Debian Jessie. You can now add a few guest machines. This procedure installs a copy of Debian Jessie into a Xen image, then uses that […]Continue reading...The post How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware

Why VMware and Citrix will support Linux VDI

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 02:55:47 PM
There's only a handful of customers who need Linux VDI, but that doesn't change the fact that they need it. In shops that use both Linux and Windows, a unified virtualization tool from VMware and Citrix could hit the spot.

Mapping the world with open source

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 01:58:36 PM
In the world of geospatial technology, closed source solutions have been the norm for decades. But the tides are slowly turning as open source GIS software is gaining increasing prominence. Paul Ramsey, senior strategist at the open source company Boundless, is one of the people trying to change more

About Linux Weekly News - Distro Review Week

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 01:01:25 PM
This week's news includes links to reviews for Scientific Linux, openSUSE and Caine Linux. There is also an insight into one man's journey to Linux and an interview with Jens Reuterberg.

Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 10:56:09 AM
Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based “SeaBED” AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice — and found it’s thicker than had been estimated. Every now and then we see some good news about climate change sprinkled in with all the increasingly dire warnings. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that solar […]

NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 09:58:58 AM
Now you can run your own intelligence agencyThe NSA has decided to let the public have a peek at what it's been up to, for a change, by promising to release some of its data analysis tools under an open-source license.…

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