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An unusual comparison of Desktop Environments

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:40:49 AM
I created and published a series of videos few months ago, that show how to set up multiple keyboard layouts in different Desktop Environments. Statistics of the views is quite interesting.

AWS Feels Sting of Market Maturity

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:43:38 AM
For a time, Amazon Web Services was the only cloud infrastructure game in town, but it didn't take long for the big boys like Google, Microsoft and IBM to recognize a good thing when they see it. And while AWS continues to grow, it's feeling the competition and price cuts are eroding profits.

Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon, CloudOpen Chicago

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 01:46:27 AM
The Linux Foundation has announced keynotes and workshops planned for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event Aug. 20-22 in Chicago. Keynotes from executives at Cisco Systems (CSCO), IBM (IBM), edX and others, along with a Linux Quiz Show, Comic Book Hero Contest and workshops to promote women within open source development, are on the agenda for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen event next month, whose details the Linux Foundation has now revealed.

RDO Setup Two Real Node (Controller+Compute) IceHouse Neutron ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster on CentOS 7

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 01:04:05 AM
Two boxes have been setup , each one having 2 NICs (enp2s0,enp5s1) for Controller && Compute Nodes setup. Before running `packstack --answer-file=TwoNodeVXLAN.txt` SELINUX set to permissive on both nodes.Both enp5s1's assigned IPs and set to promiscuous mode (192.168.0.127, 192.168.0.137 ). Services firewalld and NetworkManager disabled, IPv4 firewall with iptables and service network are enabled and running. Packstack is bind to public IP of interface enp2s0 192.169.1.127, Compute Node is 192.169.1.137 ( view answer-file ).

Tiny Raspberry Pi-compatible SBC targets wearables

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 12:06:54 AM
Hardkernel launched a $30, 60 x 36mm Raspberry-Pi compatible “Odroid-W” wearables oriented SBC, adding eMMC, ADC, RTC, a fuel gauge, and step converters. Hardkernel’s Odroid project developed the Odroid-W (Odroid-Wearable) for a partner’s Internet of Things prototyping platform, after first considering and dismissing its quad-core Odroid-U3 single board computer. The Odroid-U3, which was rated as the third most popular Linux hacker SBC in our recent survey, used too much power for use as an IoT and wearables platform. The Raspberry Pi was more power efficient, but too large. No doubt, RPi compatibility also had its attractions, as the project ended up building its own Raspberry Pi pseudo-clone implemented on a COM (computer-on-module) style form factor.

Who's using Docker?

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 11:09:43 PM
I've spent the last couple of months working an internship for The Linux Foundation, doing research on new developments and adoption trends in the open source industry. If you have spent any amount of time reading about open source over the last year, you have probably heard about Docker; a lot of people are talking about it these days and the impact it's going to have on virtualization and DevOps.read more

Fedora 21 will feature “solarized” color schemes in both the Terminal and Gedit

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 10:12:32 PM
Recently, I have been using what will become Fedora 21 as my day-to-day machine, (side note: I have found it to be pretty stable for pre-release software). One really nice […]

Install Zentyal the Windows-compatible server

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 09:15:21 PM
The simple install that will give your office network a complete Windows-compatible server

Reglue: Opening Up the World to Deserving Kids, One Linux Computer at a Time

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 08:18:10 PM
They say you never forget your first computer. For some of us, it was aCommodore 64 or an Apple IIe. For others, it was a Pentium 233 runningWindows 95. Regardless of the hardware, the fond memories of wonder andexcitement are universal. For me, I'll never forget the night my fatherbrought home our first computer, a Tandy 1000.

News: Linux Top 3: CoreOS Goes Stable, Oracle Clones RHEL 7 and Tails Updates

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 07:20:59 PM
Cloud, enterprise and security Linux distributions all get updates.

Building a better Internet, one Tor relay at a time

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 06:23:48 PM
Everybody’s talking about privacy and anonymity on the Internet these days, and many people are concerned with their apparent demise.

GUADEC, Day 3: GTK+ and Wayland

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 05:26:37 PM
The third day of GUADEC was mostly devoted to lower level parts of the GNOME stack. There were talks on GTK+, CSS, Wayland, and WebKitGTK+, but also an annual general […]

6 open source tools for data journalism

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 04:29:26 PM
When I was in journalism school back in the late 1980s, gathering data for a story usually involved hours of poring over printed documents or microfiche.A lot has changed since then. While printed resources are still useful, more and more information is available to journalists on the web. That’s helped fuel a boom in what’s come to be known as data journalism. At its most basic, data journalism is the act of finding and telling stories using data—like census data, crime statistics, demographics, and more.read more

Hybrid RAID 1 (Mirror) of RAM drive & SATA HDD Using LVM with LUKS [and systemd unit file] on Fedora Linux

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 03:32:15 PM
Hybrid RAID 1 (Mirror) of RAM drive & SATA HDD Using LVM with LUKS [and systemd unit file] on Fedora LinuxThe IT industry has a continual balance between security and usability. Within this balance, performance usually affects usability. In the realm of protecting "Data at Rest" (i.e. encryption) one may find three factors affecting performance, and therefore usabilty: The harddrive, CPU and RAM. Of these, the harddrive will always prove to be a bottleneck (yes, even with an SDD).Free Software has a rather elegant solution for protecting Data at Rest, called Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS). In the spirit of "Freedom 0: The freedom to run the program for any purpose." please enjoy my contribution to our collective knowledgebase of a solution to the fascinating problem of "how can we speed up encyption"?

Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 02:35:04 PM
Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable releaseThe developers behind the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distribution have pushed version 367.1.0 to the Stable release channel, marking the first time the project has delivered a production-ready release.…

Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 01:37:53 PM
The developers behind the stripped-down CoreOS Linux distribution have pushed version 367.1.0 to the Stable release channel, marking the first time the project has delivered a production-ready release. Unlike other Linux distros, CoreOS is a minimal OS that ships each new version as a single unit, rather than updating individual software packages. Updates are pushed to users via "channels," similar to how web browser vendors deliver their releases.

Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 12:40:42 PM
The idea of a new version of Firefox will sound like a bad joke to some. To others, it’s a yawn – Firefox comes at the blistering pace of one new version every six weeks.…

CoreOS Stabilizes Cloud Container Linux Operating System

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 11:43:31 AM
The open-source CoreOS Linux operating system hit a major milestone on July 25, issuing its first stable release. CoreOS is an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup that offers the promise of a highly available operating system platform that is fully integrated with the Docker container virtualization technology.

Hackers seed Amazon cloud with potent denial-of-service bots

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 10:46:20 AM
Attackers have figured out a new way to get Amazon's cloud service to wage potent denial-of-service attacks on third-party websites—by exploiting security vulnerabilities in an open source search and analytics application known as Elasticsearch.

Last call for OpenStack Summit speakers, Juno security updates, and more

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 09:49:09 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

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Munich Switching to Windows from Linux Is Proof That Microsoft Is Still an Evil Company

Reports about the city of Munich authorities that are considering the replacement of Linux with Microsoft products mostly comes from one man, the Deputy Mayor of Munich, who is also a long-term self-declared Windows fan. Munich is the poster child for the adoption of a Linux distribution and the replacement of the old Windows OS. It provided a powerful incentive for other cities to do the same, and it's been a thorn in Microsoft's side for a very long time. The adoption of open source software in Munich started back in 2004 and it took the local authorities over 10 years to finish the process. It's a big infrastructure, but in the end they managed to do it. As you can imagine, Microsoft was not happy about it. Even the CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, tried to stop the switch to Linux, but he was too late to the party. Read more

Dangling the Linux Carrot

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Red Hat Sets New 12-Month High at $61.97 (RHT)

They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $57.00. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Red Hat has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.50. Read more

Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT

Lennart Poettering announced the systemd 216 release on Tuesday and among its changes is a more complete systemd-resolved that has nearly complete caching DNS and LLMNR stub resolver, a new systemd terminal library, and a number of new commands. The systemd 216 release also has improvements to various systemd sub-commands, an nss-mymachines NSS module was added, a new networkctl client tool, KDBUS updates against Linux 3.17's memfd, networkd improvements, a new systemd-terminal library for implementing full TTY stream parsing and rendering, a new systemd-journal-upload utility, an LZ4 compressor for journald, a new systemd-escape tool, a new systemd-firstboot component, and much more. Read more