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Installing Apache 2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 21 (LAMP)

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 07:49:28 AM
Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 21 (LAMP)LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 21 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

News: Linux in 2014: Six New Kernels, Thousands of New Features

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 06:52:17 AM
Linux kernel development keeps up the pace in 2014.

NFS server and client installation on CentOS 7

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 05:55:06 AM
NFS server and client installation on CentOS 7This guide explains how to configure NFS server in CentOS 7.0 Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server.

Flash! Amazon Acts like For-Profit Company!

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 04:57:55 AM
Many self-published authors believe that Amazon is the patron saint of writers, and that anyone who thinks otherwise is suffering from "Amazon Derangement Syndrome." Until now...

Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server installation

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 04:00:44 AM
Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server InstallationThis guide explains how to configure PXE server in Ubuntu 14.10 PXE Server, stands for preboot execution environment, is used to enable a network computer to boot only from a network interface card. This method will be very helpful, if a System Administrator wants to install many systems which doesn’t have a CD/DVD device on the network.

Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters TED video

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 03:03:33 AM
In some ways it may be fair to say that 2014 was the year when issues of survaillance and privacy became a huge part of our public discourse. And so I thought that re-posting this fantastic TED video by Glenn Greenwald on Why Privacy Matters is rather appropriate.

2014 Book Roundup

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 02:06:22 AM
As I write these words, the end of the year is approaching, and with it, so is the time for my annual book roundup. As in past years, in this article, I describe books that were new to me during the past 12 months, which means that I might well mention some new ones or ignore others that simply didn't come to my attention.

The WordPress Fix to End All Manual Updates

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 01:09:11 AM
No stranger to unpatched software, the WordPress blogging and content management system (CMS) has now taken a large step forward to help reduce that risk by providing automatic updating for plug-ins.

Open source and Linux in 2014

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 12:12:00 AM
In today's open source roundup: Looking back at open source and Linux in 2014. Plus: Switching from Apple laptops to Chromebooks, and the best gaming mouse for Linux?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 to Finally Land in Present Times with GNOME 3.14.6

Monday 29th of December 2014 11:14:49 PM
Everyone knows that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not exactly the trend setter when it comes to adopting the latest packages. The operating system has always operated under the assumption that old means stable, but that is not true anymore. It's possible that RHEL 7.2 will switch to the latest GNOME 3.14 version.

Best open education tools and tales in 2014

Monday 29th of December 2014 10:17:38 PM
A great Bengali polymath and noble prize winner in literature (Rabindranath Tagore) once said: "Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time". With changing times, the systems and customs that govern our society should also change. Human beings are intrinsically curious. To quote Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, "Curiosity is the lust of the mind". However, there also seems to be another aspect of our human nature that sees systems and customs in a preordained manner. This aspect stifles disruptive innovation, restricts growth in a vertical direction, and fortifies the stubborn staying power of our fixations with these systems and more

Review: CentOS 7.0 GNOME

Monday 29th of December 2014 09:20:27 PM
Note that this is not a full review as usual; this is a shorter follow-on to the previous review of Scientific Linux 7.0 GNOME. Most things are the same, but I found a big dealbreaker here.

Running Oracle XE 11gR2 in Nova-Docker container on OpenStack RDO Juno (CentOS 7)

Monday 29th of December 2014 08:23:16 PM
Docker image arahman/docker-oracle-xe-11g:latest allows to build Nova-DockerContainer on RDO Juno running Oracle XE instance, which may be accessed remotely via floating IP assigned to nova instance. Several network configuration files require tuning with Nova system instance-name and floating IP assignedfrom neutron external pool.

Best open source in government: policies, new tools, and case studies

Monday 29th of December 2014 07:26:05 PM
As I reflect on another year of open source in government stories, I took a look back at the articles we published on this year to see if there were any noticeable commonalities. I found that most articles on the government channel fell into one of three categories: government policies, new tools available, and case more

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Portugal engineering lab: facts favour open source

Open source should win. This type of software is more reliable, more stable and provides more flexibility than proprietary software, says João Marcelino, an engineer working for Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, LNEC), a state-owned research and development institution. On top of that, the software lets organisations inspect and audit the code without restriction. Read more

Redmond’s ‘Free’ Gambit

Last week, I had to laugh aloud at Microsoft’s announcement that Windows 10 would be offered as a free upgrade for users of both Windows 7 and Windows 8. This was a strange synchronicity, as I’d wondered allowed in an article earlier in the week, “If Microsoft can’t give Windows away for free on the laptop, how long will it be able to continue selling it on the desktop?” It was a rhetorical question, with no answer expected, but I got one anyway: Not too long. Read more

Open source empowers city archive Hospitalet

Open source has modernised the archive of the Catalan city of Hospitalet de Llobregat (Spain). The software helps manage the administrative records, but also allows easy access to historical records. This facilitates research and education, and enables public information dissemination. For its historical records, the Hospitalet city archive implements ICA-Atom, a web-based and open source archive solution. Read more

2015 X.Org Elections Get Underway For Board Members, SPI Merger

The election process is beginning for selecting new X.Org Foundation board members and for allowing X.Org members to vote on whether they would like to proceed with joining SPI to become a sub-project of that organization so that they'll take care of the business and administrative tasks. Read more