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Google's Open Source Fuchsia OS: The Mystery Linux Distro

Thursday 29th of September 2016 03:31:47 PM
Few things are more tantalizing than a good mystery, and Google is making waves for an open source-centric mystery that may end up having profound implications. It all started in August when an extensive and unusual code repository for a new operating system called Fuchsia was discovered online, and now the growing source code set is on GitHub.

Riak TS for time series analysis at scale

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:34:36 PM
Until recently, doing time series analysis at scale was expensive and almost exclusively the domain of large enterprises. What made time series a hard and expensive problem to tackle? Until the advent of the NoSQL database, scaling up to meet increasing velocity and volumes of data generally meant scaling hardware vertically by adding CPUs, memory, or additional hard drives. When combined with database licensing models that charged per processor core, the cost of scaling was simply out of reach for more

Node.js 6.x LTS coming to EPEL 7

Thursday 29th of September 2016 01:37:25 PM
What is Node.js? Node.js® is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. It uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Its package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.... Continue Reading →

The Tiny Internet Project, Part I

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:40:14 PM
As LJ readers well know, Linux drives many of thetechnologies we use every day, from smart TVs to Web servers. Linux iseverywhere—except most homes and classrooms.

MintBox Mini updated with faster AMD SoC and 8GB RAM

Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:43:03 AM
CompuLab’s Linux Mint flavored MintBox Mini Pro mini-PC updates the Mini with an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, plus BT 4.0, mini-PCIe, and twice the RAM and storage. The CompuLab built, $395 MintBox Mini Pro, which ships with the Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon distribution, updates the $295 MintBox Mini with a lot more performance and features in […]

Oracle's 'Gamechanger' Evidence Really Just Evidence Of Oracle Lawyers Failing To Read

Thursday 29th of September 2016 10:45:52 AM
Then on to the main show: Oracle's claim that Google hid the plans to make Android apps work on Chrome OS. Google had revealed to Oracle its "App Runtime for Chrome" (ARC) setup, and it was discussed by Oracle's experts, but at Google I/O, Google revealed new plans for apps to run in Chrome OS that were not using ARC, but rather a brand new setup, which Google internally referred to as ARC++. Oracle argued that Google only revealed to them ARC, but not ARC++ and that was super relevant to the fair use argument, because it showed that Android was replacing more than just the mobile device market for Java. But, here's Oracle's big problem: Google had actually revealed to Oracle the plans for ARC++. It appears that Oracle's lawyers just missed that fact. Ouch.

Raspberry Pi Foundation Unveils New LXDE-Based Desktop for Raspbian Called PIXEL

Thursday 29th of September 2016 09:48:41 AM
Raspberry Pi Foundation's Simon Long proudly unveiled a new desktop environment for the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi devices.

Ubuntus new take on Kubernetes

Thursday 29th of September 2016 08:51:30 AM
Canonical has looked into its cloud and container crystal ball and they see Kubernetes.

Watch Docker CTO Solomon Hykes and More Talk Live at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe Next Week

Thursday 29th of September 2016 07:54:19 AM
Watch open source leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, and IT operations experts speak live next week, Oct. 4-6, 2016, at LinuxCon and ContainerCon Europe in Berlin. The Linux Foundation will provide live streaming video of all the event’s keynotes for those who can't attend.

Time to Kill Security Questions-or Answer Them With Lies

Thursday 29th of September 2016 06:57:08 AM
The notion of using robust, random passwords has become all but mainstream-by now anyone with an inkling of security sense knows that "password1" and "1234567" aren't doing them any favors. But even as password security improves, there's something even more problematic that underlies them: security questions.

EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS Now Includes 4MLinux, Tiny Core, SliTaz, Porteus & PuppEX

Thursday 29th of September 2016 05:59:57 AM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new version of his EXTON MultiBootCD 6-OS project, a Live CD that includes six tiny GNU/Linux distributions.

Is the Linux kernel a security problem?

Thursday 29th of September 2016 05:02:46 AM
Security is an ongoing issue for all operating systems, including Linux. While Linux has generally had a good reputation compared to Windows when it comes to security, no operating system is perfect. A writer at Ars Technica recently examined the issue of security and the Linux kernel.

Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink

Thursday 29th of September 2016 04:05:35 AM
The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

Kubuntu 16.10 Finally Gets a Public Release, Beta 2 Uses KDE Plasma 5.7 Desktop

Thursday 29th of September 2016 03:08:24 AM
Earlier today, Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta, which is also the Beta 2 snapshot for some of the opt-in flavors, including Kubuntu.

Expandable, outdoor IoT gateway runs Android on i.MX6

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:11:13 AM
VIA’s “Artigo A830” IoT gateway runs Android on an i.MX6 DualLite SoC and offers HDMI, GbE, microSD, numerous serial and USB ports, plus -20 to 60° operation. As the name suggests, the VIA Technologies Artigo A830 Streetwise IoT Platform is designed for outdoor Internet of Things gateway applications.

Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN

Thursday 29th of September 2016 01:14:02 AM
There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit.

Bitcoin on Amazon! Sort of...

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:16:51 AM
I was a Bitcoin fan before it was popular. That means I had thousandsof Bitcoins. It also means I sold my thousands of Bitcoins for less than$1 each. Still, the technology fascinates me, and although cryptocurrencieshave risen and fallen, I'm still a fan.

Firefox's Test Pilot Program Launches Three New Experimental Features

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:19:40 PM
Earlier this year we launched our first set of experiments for Test Pilot, a program designed to give you access to experimental Firefox features that are in the early stages of development. We’ve been delighted to see so many of [he]#8230[/he] Continue reading

Tiny, open, $18 quad-core SBC has WiFi, BT, eMMC, microSD

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 10:22:29 PM
FriendlyARM’s 40 x 40mm “NanoPi Neo Air” hacker SBC runs Ubuntu Core on an Allwinner H3 with 8GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, a DVP cam connector, and a microSD slot. The NanoPi Neo Air is a respin of the astonishingly affordable, $8 NanoPi Neo that shipped in July, and has the same 40 x 40mm dimensions […]

Use shortcuts for faster web browsing

Wednesday 28th of September 2016 09:25:18 PM
The web browser has become the most important software on most users’ computers. You probably use your web browser for entertainment, work, learning, and other purposes. Therefore you can make your life easier by using it efficiently. Here are some tips for keyboard shortcuts that will save you time and... Continue Reading →

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Update: Convictions Upheld, Sentences Extended In Romanian Microsoft Bribery Trial

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