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Flockport Rivals Docker with Open Source Container Virtualization

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 02:39:01 AM
Open source container-based virtualization company Flockport is hoping to attract users to its selection of LXC-based apps available for download on its website.

Six Clicks: An early look at Ubuntu 14.10

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 01:41:50 AM
Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.

Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 12:44:39 AM
Digia has spun off a subsidiary called “The Qt Company” to unify Qt’s commercial and open source efforts, and debuted a low-cost plan for mobile developers. The Linux-oriented Qt cross-platform development framework has had a tumultuous career, having been passed around Scandinavia over the yearsfrom Trolltech to Nokia and then from Nokia to Digia.

HP and Eucalyptus and OpenStack, oh my!

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 11:47:28 PM
What the heck is going on with HP, an OpenStack cloud supporter, buying Eucalyptus? Here's one theory.

SNMP DDoS Scans Spoof Google Public DNS Server

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 10:50:17 PM
The SANS Internet Storm Center this afternoon reported SNMP scans spoofed from Google's public recursive DNS server seeking to overwhelm vulnerable routers and other devices that support the protocol with DDoS traffic.

Is your data boring? MapR wants you to bore it back with Apache Drill

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 09:53:06 PM
MapR has given its customers a new way to use SQL to query their Big Data stores, with the addition of Apache Drill to MapR's eponymous Hadoop distribution.

3 million users and hiring at edX

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 08:55:55 PM
There is a long list of sites powered by Open edX, a platform hoping to be powerful and extensible enough that education experts can use it not only to run courses, but to try out new ideas for how to educate online. See the full list on GitHub. In this interview, I spoke with Ned Batchelder of Open edX about his team (photo below, Ned is in blue) who he says are working to make the platform "the best place to experiment with new ideas, and then share those ideas with other educators who can build on them and make their own improvements."Let[he]#039[/he]s see how they[he]#039[/he]re looking to reach that goal today.

Big Data Specialist MapR Updates Hadoop Distribution with Apache Drill

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 07:58:44 PM
The newest version of MapR's Hadoop distribution features Apache Drill for simpler interfacing between NoSQL and SQL data, among other updates. Open source Big Data vendor MapR expanded the functionality of its Hadoop distribution this week with the announcement of MapR 4.0.1, whose headlining feature is Apache Drill 0.5 integration.

Expanding Reach in Asia: Telenor Group Brings Firefox OS Smartphones to Bangladesh

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 07:01:33 PM
Just weeks after launching the first Firefox OS devices in India, we are pleased to announce Firefox OS is available to more consumers across Asia with today’s launch in Bangladesh. At a press conference in Dhaka, Grameenphone, the local operator … Continue reading

Linux Top 3: Fedora 21 Delayed, SystemRescueCD and Raspian Update

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 06:04:22 PM
There is saying that used to be commonly attributed to when Debian Linux distributions would be released. That saying is - "it's done, when it's done."

Open source all the tasks

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 05:07:11 PM
I am very proud to belong to a generation of professionals who has seen the emergence of free and open software and the revolution it is today.

KDE Developer Says Community Managers Are a Fraud and a Farce

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 04:10:00 PM
The community managers play a very important role in the open source community and they usually shape up the projects they work on, but it looks like not everyone agrees with their function.

Linux/UNIX xargs command examples

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 03:12:49 PM
xargs command is very handy when combined with other commands. By default it expects input from STDIN. xargs command is very handy when combined with other commands. By default it expects input from STDIN.xargs is basically used to enhance the output of the initial command and utilize the output for performing numerous operations.

10 ways The Nature of Code is open

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 02:15:38 PM
I recently came across a fascinating book, The Nature of Code by Daniel Shiffman. It is an introduction to using software tools to better understand the way things interact in nature. Shiffman employs animations and visualizations to create this joyful understanding of simulation and the world around us. From a simple oscilating pendulum, to a group of many interacting particles, to the general patterns of a flock of birds.Here are 10 reasons why you will love this book after reading the first few pages:read more

Another World Now Available For Linux, Plus Cheese's Thoughts And Some Words From Icculus

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 01:18:27 PM
Eric Chahi's renowned cinematic platformer makes its Linux debut. Read inside for details, plus some quotes from Linux porter Ryan C. Gordon.

How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 12:21:16 PM
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a storage technology that combines multiple hard disks into a single logical unit to provide fault-tolerance and/or improve disk I/O performance. Depending on how data is stored in an array of disks (e.g., with striping, mirroring, parity, or any combination thereof), different RAID levels are defined (e.g., RAID-0, […]Continue reading...The post How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to backup a hard disk on Linux How to clean up disk space on Linux How to set up a Samba file server to use with Windows clients What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to manage LVM volumes on CentOS / RHEL 7 with System Storage Manager

Linux Tech Support & Time Warner

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 09:02:50 AM
With a sigh of resignation. I got myself into the support call queue and waited about ten minutes for my turn. Finally, “Bradley” informed me that he was pleased to help me and would I be good enough to tell him the nature of my problem. Just a tad grumpy from his enthusiasm, I ‘splained what was going on.

What HP Gains In Eucalyptus Cloud Deal

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 08:05:39 AM
HP is acquiring Eucalyptus Systems, the supplier of open-source software that is compatible with the Amazon Web Services cloud.

About Linux Weekly Roundup - End of Bodhi, Linux Myths Debunked and Turin turns to Linux

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 07:08:28 AM
In this week's news, Bodhi reaches a turning point, Matt Hartley debunks some Linux Myths, Turin turns to Linux, guides for running twitter from the command line and installing and using SSH. Also, Plasma 5 reviewed.

Rugged COM Express module taps quad-core AMD SoC

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 06:11:17 AM
Hectronic’s Linux-ready “H6066″ COM Express Compact Type 6 module offers a quad-core AMD G-Series SoC, soldered memory, and optional -40 to 85?C operation. Like Hectronic’s Qseven form-factor H6069 computer-on-module, the Linux-enabled H6066 uses the Embedded G-Series SoC (system-on-chip) with AMD Radeon HD 8000E graphics with AMD’s Open CL support. However, instead of the dual-core version […]

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Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone

The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December. The Ubuntu for Phones team at the Canonical’s Ubuntu Project announced the arrival of the first image from the Ubuntu-rtm (release to manufacturing) distribution for phones. The announcement followed last week’s tease from Meizu, saying a version of the Android-based Meizu MX4 was on schedule for shipping with Ubuntu in December. Read more

Android L Will Keep Your Secrets Safer

Hard on the heels of increased security measures in Apple's newly released iOS 8, Google this week confirmed that encryption will be turned on by default in the next release of Android. Android has offered encryption for more than three years, and keys are not stored off the device, so they can't be shared with law enforcement, Google said. In the next Android release, encryption will be enabled by default. Read more

WHAT THE GNOME RELEASE TEAM IS DOING

At the release team BoF at this years Guadec, I said I would write a blog post about the whats and hows and ifs of release team work. I’m a little late with this, but here it is: a glimpse into the life of a GNOME release team member. We are in the end phase of the development cycle, when the release team work is really kicking into high gear. Read more