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AWS Names MapR a Big Data Competency Partner for Hadoop Distribution

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:25:21 AM
MapR's Big Data platform, based on open source Apache Hadoop, gained the endorsement of Amazon Web Services (AWS), which has included the company's software as the first Hadoop distribution in the new AWS Partner Network (APN) Competency Program.

Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:28:10 AM
Google’s dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics.

DevStack Ceph, OpenStack Paris Summit voting, and more

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:30:59 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.

Factory-fresh delivery: Get your OpenSUSE fix daily

Monday 4th of August 2014 11:33:48 PM
Open-sourcers running OpenSUSE’s development have adopted a browser-based model of development for their beloved distro. From now on, daily builds of new versions of OpenSUSE are to be developed and released for immediate testing.

Manage Yubikeys for LUKS encryption with privacyIDEA

Monday 4th of August 2014 10:36:37 PM
So today we will show, how you can manage many yubikeys for many notebooks using privacyIDEA. privacyIDEA is an authentication system for two factor authentication - usually with OTP devices. In a recent version privacyIDEA started to not only answer authentication request, but it was also enhanced to be able to define client machines and add information, which authentication device could be used for an application on a client machine.

MongoHQ, GoGrid Partner on MongoDB Big Data Storage

Monday 4th of August 2014 09:39:26 PM
MongoHQ and GoGrid have announced a "1-Button Deploy" Big Data solution based on MongoDB, the load-balanced NoSQL database storage platform. MongoHQ and GoGrid have partnered to deliver a turnkey NoSQL MongoDB storage solution, which they say will make it easier to perform Big Data analytics with no major investment in time or resources.

More Linux Gamers Now Use Steam Despite Apparent Drop in Percentages

Monday 4th of August 2014 08:42:15 PM
The Steam for Linux rate of adoption has dropped somewhat in comparison with the previous month, but it still holds around 1.1%.

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Nouveau X.Org Driver Released With DRI3+Present, Maxwell, GLAMOR

The Nouveau development community released the xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.11 driver update to kick off the start of September. While you wouldn't guess it from the version number, this driver update is actually very significant and introduces a lot of new functionality and other improvements. First up, this new Nouveau DDX adds GLAMOR support as long as you're on X.Org Server 1.16 or newer (it doesn't use the external GLAMOR library). The GLAMOR support is optional for all NVIDIA hardware as a means of accelerating 2D over OpenGL while for Maxwell hardware and future generations it's now a requirement. Like AMD with their GCN HD 7000 series hardware and newer, they're no longer writing 2D code-paths but letting their OpenGL enablement take care of everything. Read more

AMBIANCE & RADIANCE COLORS THEMES UPDATED WITH XFCE FIXES

Quick update for Ambiance & Radiance Colors fans: the theme pack was updated (version 14.04.6) today with quite a few Xfce fixes such as: fixed window borders on non-Debian distros, fixed Xfce GTK3 indicator background and more. Read more

Black Lab Linux 5.1 Released

Today we are pleased to release the next in the 5 series of Black Lab Linux. Black Lab Linux 5.1 contains many updates, new features and enhancements to the Black Lab Linux distribution. Since this is an incremental release we are also making it available for download immediately instead of waiting the 30 day period in where we normally deliver it. Read more

Ten Linux Desktops Showing Just How Far Behind Mac OS X and Windows Designs Are

Linux doesn't have any kind of PR, and in the collective mind of the people, there is still an impression that Linux users spend their time inside the terminal and in dreary desktops. In fact, most of the current Linux desktops are much better than anything made by Apple of Microsoft. When a new operating system is launched from Microsoft or Apple, it stays pretty much the same as long as it's supported, and even when updates are released, the desktops change very little. On the other hand, Linux developers are pushing the boundaries of what can be done in an operating system every day, and new ideas and applications that enhance the desktop experience are popping up all the time, regardless of the OS devs are doing on their front. Read more