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With Microsoft and Red Hat in bed, what happens to SUSE?

Thursday 5th of November 2015 02:32:51 PM
With two companies — Microsoft and Red Hat — from opposite ends of the software spectrum linking arms in a deal overnight, the big question that remains is: what happens to the SUSE-Microsoft deal?

Setting up a Server DIY

Thursday 5th of November 2015 01:35:40 PM
Dedicated servers are not for everyone, but when you need one why pay through the nose. I will show you how I did it for free.

More Information Emerges About the Microsoft-Red Hat Patent Agreement

Thursday 5th of November 2015 12:38:29 PM
Informed (GNU/Linux-centric) journalists who looked beyond the misleading press releases and the distracting marketing campaign have managed to find out and highlight the patent issues associated with the Red Hat-Microsoft deal

How Will the Big Data Craze Play Out?

Thursday 5th of November 2015 11:08:19 AM
I was in the buzz-making business long before I learned how it was done.That happened here, at Linux Journal. Some of it I learned by watchingkernel developers make Linux so useful that it became irresponsible foranybody doing serious development not to consider it—and, eventually,not to use it. Some I learned just by doing my job here.

Solving clients problems with open source technology

Thursday 5th of November 2015 10:11:08 AM
I still remember the first time I saw Linux. It was in late 1996 during an optional afterschool course, and the PC at school was running Enlightenment window manager. It was the very first Enlightenment release, and I was shocked by its graphics and usability. In particular, I clearly remember watching a vi text editor session opened with a PHP script and syntax highlighting all of the script.

Hackers infect MySQL servers with malware for DDoS attacks

Thursday 5th of November 2015 09:13:57 AM
Hackers are exploiting SQL injection flaws to infect MySQL database servers with a malware program that's used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

SteamOS Is Now Ready for Launch with Updates to Linux Kernel 4.1 and New Drivers

Thursday 5th of November 2015 08:16:46 AM
Valve is getting really close to the launch of the Steam Machines, and the developers are preparing the SteamOS distro. They have just released a new stable update, and it comes with a ton of updates.

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Desktop Screenshots Tour

Thursday 5th of November 2015 07:19:35 AM
Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Desktop Screenshots Tour. Ubuntu 15.10 will be supported for 9 months for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin along with all other flavours.

Why a user switched to Android after six years of iPhones

Thursday 5th of November 2015 06:22:24 AM
In today's open source roundup: A dedicated iPhone user switches to Android after six years. Plus: Tails 1.7 has been released. And what's new in Fedora 23.

HOWTO: Install Moksha Desktop on Debian Jessie

Thursday 5th of November 2015 05:25:13 AM
Moksha is a fork of the Enlightenment DR17 desktop which you can learn more about here. Today we are going to walk through the steps required to compile Moksha from source on Debian Jessie.

Wind blows Helix Cloud, Pulsar Linux, Rocket RTOS toward IoT

Thursday 5th of November 2015 04:28:02 AM
Wind River unveiled a “Helix Cloud” platform for IoT development and management, plus two small-footprint OSes: a “Rocket” RTOS and “Pulsar Linux.” Intel subsidiary Wind River has released Wind River Pulsar Linux, an IoT-oriented version of its commercial Wind River Linux distribution, as well as a new Wind River Rocket RTOS. Both of these embedded […]

Red Hat, Microsoft Forge Wide-Ranging Cloud Partnership

Thursday 5th of November 2015 03:30:51 AM
Two erstwhile rivals come to a patent agreement in a move to help customers embrace the hybrid cloud.

openSUSE 42.1 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 5th of November 2015 02:33:40 AM
Version 42.1 is the first version of openSUSE Leap that uses source from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) providing a level of stability that will prove to be unmatched by other Linux distributions. Bonding community development and enterprise reliability provides more cohesion for the project and its contributor's maintenance updates. openSUSE Leap will benefit from the enterprise maintenance effort and will have some of the same packages and updates as SLE, which is different from previous openSUSE versions that created separate maintenance streams. Community developers provide an equal level of contribution to Leap and upstream projects to the release, which bridges a gap between matured packages and newer packages found in openSUSE's other distribution, Tumbleweed.

systemd: Converting sysvinit scripts

Thursday 5th of November 2015 01:36:29 AM
Welcome back for another installment of the systemd series. Throughout this series, we discuss ways to use systemd to understand and manage your system. This article focuses on how to convert legacy scripts you may have customized on your system. SysV init scripts... Continue Reading →

Watch out CentOS, Ubuntu here comes openSUSE Leap

Thursday 5th of November 2015 12:39:18 AM
The openSUSE community is taking a big leap, dropping the old regular release cycles of openSUSE and moving to openSUSE Leap.

A short introduction to GitHub

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 11:42:07 PM
Summary of All Things Open 2015 session with Lee Faus, GitHub 101: An introductionI am on GitHub and have committed the Koha manual to our git repository, but I'm not sure how to use GitHub to it's fullest capabilities, so I was excited to attend Lee Faus's introduction to GitHub. For those who don't know, git is a distributed version control system; this means you can work locally without having to commit back to the repository every time. It means that developers can work locally until it's time to "push" their changes to the version control system. So, you can experiment a lot more while using git because you're working on your own local more

How to get the most out of Qmmp 1.0

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 10:44:56 PM
After almost eight years of development, Qmmp has reached version 1.0, so we have a good reason to celebrate with a quick guide on how to get the most out of this winamp-styled audio player for your Linux desktop. This brand new version brings a lot of goodies, but most importantly it uses the latest Qt v5. The player looks simple and it really is very simple to use, but it actually boasts quite a lot of power under the hood, so here is what we will be exploring on this article.

Quick-turn baseboard dev tool adds third-party COMs, SBCs

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 09:47:45 PM
Gumstix has opened up its quick-turn expansion board design service to third-party COMs and SBCs like the BeagleBone Black, with Raspberry Pi coming soon. Gumstix launched its web-based Geppetto custom design-to-order (D2O) platform for embedded boards back in 2013. Later that year, the company added new crowd-funding features to the drag-and-drop embedded board design service, […]

Ubuntu Touch on More Phones Would Be a Mistake Right Now, Says Mark Shuttleworth

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 08:50:34 PM
Ubuntu Touch is available right now on phones from a couple of different companies, such as Meizu from China and Bq from Spain, but that's pretty much it. According to Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, this is actually a good thing.

How reader-friendly are your docs?

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 08:03:14 PM
The first task any accomplished technical writer has to do is write for the audience. This task may sound simple, but when I thought about people living all over the world, I wondered: Can they read our documentation? Readability is something that has been studied for years, and what follows is a brief summary of what research more

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APT (Advanced Package Tool) 1.1 Is Now Stable in Debian

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