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Is Open Source Becoming the De Facto Standard of the Data Center?

Sunday 24th of August 2014 05:40:50 AM
It appears that might very well be the case following the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group’s decision to move forward with an open source project designed to meet that end. The group hopes that open source solutions can be leveraged to provide businesses with the interoperability in their data centers that previously resulted from standardization.

Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker

Sunday 24th of August 2014 03:46:28 AM
A few weeks ago, the keynote speakers for Akademy were announced. KDE is fortunate to have Sascha Meinrath at Akademy in Brno, Czech Republic to open our eyes about hot topics and important issues. What are some important issues for different kinds of free and open technology over the next few years?

jBilling tutorial an open source billing platform

Sunday 24th of August 2014 01:52:06 AM
A lot more people are taking up the entrepreneurial route these days. To the uninitiated it looks very easy; you are your own boss and can do whatever you wish. But someone who has already taken the plunge knows that being an entrepreneur is a lot tougher – whether working as a freelancer or the founder of a start- up, you will almost always find yourself donning several hats. While managing everything is relatively easy when you are small, it can become a daunting task to manage things when you start growing rapidly. Multitasking becomes a real skill as you negotiate with clients, send proposals and work on current assignments. With all this chaos, you certainly don’t want to miss out on payments – after all, that’s what you’re working for!

Supreme Court ruling won’t kill Apple’s ‘slide to unlock’ patent

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 11:57:44 PM
Samsung hoped that case would allow it to knock out two patents that Apple had successfully used against it in the long-running patent war between the two smartphone leaders. Last month, Samsung lawyers filed papers arguing that Apple's patents on universal search and "swipe-to-unlock" are exactly the type of basic ideas that the US Supreme Court wants to see rejected.

Why I don't distro-hop: Because work. And pain.

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 10:03:22 PM
I still see people installing new Linux distributions, one after the other, on their "production" laptops and desktops. I don't. Sure, I fire up live images via USB or old-timey CD/DVD fairly regularly. But I almost never do full, bare-metal installs on hardware I'm actually using.

Synonym of Fedora QA -- Adam Williamson

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 08:09:00 PM
A very famous name in Fedora QA “Adam Williamson“, we all know him more as “Community Monkey”.I was already quite impressed the amount of work he has been putting in Fedora QA since quite a long time and I am sure it is not just me. I got a golden opportunity to meet him in person at flock and it was really nice to know about him more as a person.

Gunpoint on Linux, Argentina's game dev scene, and more

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 06:14:38 PM
Open source games roundupWeek of August 17 - 23, 2014After stumbling through a three-day fever this week—during which I couldn't even play video games—I spent some time planning my new gaming rig. I'm thinking of trying out this fun little mini-ITX case with a water-cooling kit. Wish me luck!read more

Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 04:20:16 PM
The Mozilla Foundation's aim to create a Firefox OS for mobile devices was not to take a quixotic tilt at the top end of the smartphone market. Instead, it hoped to provide an alternative that would enable the delivery of low-cost, but still smart, devices to places where smartphones are still a significant purchase.

LinuxCon wrapup: Quips on ARM and Pi, IBMs Power trip

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 02:25:54 PM
LinuxCon Europe revealed a new Linux certification program, an expansion of IBM’s OpenPower program, and quips from Linus Torvalds on ARM and Raspberry Pi. Unlike the European edition of LinuxCon + CloudOpen, the North American version that wrapped up today in Chicago does not co-locate the Embedded Linux Conference. Still, there’s a lot more to Linux than circuit boards, industrial computers, and home automation gizmos. LinuxCon is the place to catch up on the larger tux universe of desktops, servers, and clouds. Despite the enterprise focus, there was some embedded talk in various presentations, including the Linux Kernel Developer Panel.

Red Hat: ARM servers will come when people crank out chips like AMD's 64-bit Seattle

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 12:31:32 PM
It's practically a given that the ARM processor architecture – so beloved by makers of small devices everywhere – will graduate to servers soon. But before ARM servers can ship in any significant volume, a standardized hardware platform that specifically targets the data center is a must.

Unity adds native Android support for x86

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 10:37:10 AM
Intel and Unity Technologies are collaborating to bring native support for Android apps built with the gaming-oriented Unity platform to Intel processors.

Which manufacturers provide speedy Android updates?

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 08:42:48 AM
In today's Android roundup: Find out which Android manufacturers provide fast OS updates. Plus: A peek inside the factory that makes the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and a journalist might dump Android for iOS.

Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 06:48:26 AM
Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs, and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU.

What Docker does right and what it doesn't do right... yet

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 04:54:04 AM
Docker founder Solomon Hykes explained at LinuxCon what Docker is, what it does right, and what it still needs to work on.

SCaLE 13x Call For Papers

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 02:59:42 AM
The Linux Exposition of Southern California is proud to announce the 13th Annual Southern California Linux Expo -- SCALE 13x -- will be held on Feb. 19-22, 2015, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel. We have listed some topics of interest below, with the caveat that depending on the talk content, any of the topics mentioned below could fit into any of the program tracks.

Does it still make sense for Linus to want the desktop for Linux?

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 01:05:20 AM
In today's open source roundup: Linus still wants the desktop for Linux, but is he trapped in the past? Plus: Should open source developers support Windows more? And share your first experience with Linux.

VMware Certifies Ubuntu Linux LTS for vCloud Air Cloud Computing

Saturday 23rd of August 2014 12:08:09 AM
Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system is now available as a certified operating system for VMware's vCloud Air enterprise cloud-computing platform.

Zotac Nvidia Jetson TK1 review

Friday 22nd of August 2014 11:10:58 PM
With five Cortex-A15 processor cores, a customised Ubuntu operating system and 192 CUDA GPU cores, is the Jetson TK1 the SBC of the future?

Most popular open-source cloud projects of 2014

Friday 22nd of August 2014 10:13:47 PM
Spoiler alert: OpenStack leads, but the still wet-behind-the-ears Docker is gaining fast.

Docker Founder Details His Plan to Secure Virtualization

Friday 22nd of August 2014 09:16:36 PM
Solomon Hykes started the open-source Docker project in March of 2013, and over the last year and half watched it grow into one of the most talked about new virtualization efforts in the industry.In an interview with eWEEK at the LinuxCon conference here, Hykes discussed what's next for Docker and specifically how the security posture is set to get some significant enhancements.

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The Intel Core i7 5960X Continues Running Great On Linux

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