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GNOME 3.16 released

Friday 27th of March 2015 03:15:32 AM
In today's open source roundup: Check out what's new in GNOME 3.16. Plus: Will Windows 10 Secure Boot kill Linux? And the HTC One M9 will be available tonight at midnight.

BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Unboxing - Video

Friday 27th of March 2015 02:18:21 AM
We are extremely happy to report that the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone, which will be known forever as the first Ubuntu Phone device made, has just arrived today at our headquarters in the European Union, so we’ve decided to make a short unboxing video to show you guys what’s in the box.

Big vendors find cloud religion

Friday 27th of March 2015 01:21:10 AM
It took a long time for the traditional enterprise vendors to hop on board the cloud band wagon, but today, cloud is central to every large vendor's strategy.

Microsoft may lock out other OSes with Windows 10

Friday 27th of March 2015 12:23:59 AM
If you’ve a fondness for installing old versions of Windows and alternatives like Linux on your desktops and laptops, be warned:

How To Set Up Software RAID 0 for Windows and Linux

Thursday 26th of March 2015 11:26:48 PM
For serious PC builders, speed is the name of the game. Too often, storage becomes a bottleneck that holds back even the beefiest CPU. Even with the advent of SSDs, leveraging a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) can drastically reduce boot and loading times. RAID 0 is the easiest way to get more speed out of two or more drives, and lets you use a pretty cool acronym to boot.

Users, Permissions and Multitenant Sites

Thursday 26th of March 2015 10:29:37 PM
In my last article, I started to look at multitenant Web applications. Theseare applications that run a single time, but that can be retrievedvia a variety of hostnames.

The benefits of decoupling your CMS

Thursday 26th of March 2015 09:32:26 PM
A common disease of software development is the "not-invented-here" syndrome, a tendency to write new implementations instead of leveraging existing solutions. We then just write it as part of the application we're currently building, thinking it's a small thing. Over time, such helper or utility classes grow as new things are added, but usually stay tightly coupled to the more

Installing Network Simulator 2 (NS2) on Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday 26th of March 2015 08:35:15 PM
Network simulators are tools used to simulate discrete events in a network and which helps to predict the behaviours of a computer network. Generally the simulated networks have entities like links, switches, hubs, applications, etc. Once the simulation model is complete, it is executed to analyse the performance. Administrators can then customize the simulator to suit their needs. Network simulators typically come with support for the most popular protocols and networks in use today, such as WLAN,UDP,TCP,IP, WAN, etc.

Using Spark DataFrames for large scale data science

Thursday 26th of March 2015 07:46:59 PM
When we first open sourced Spark, we aimed to provide a simple API for distributed data processing in general-purpose programming languages (Java, Python, Scala). Spark enabled distributed data processing through functional transformations on distributed collections of data (RDDs). This was an incredibly powerful API—tasks that used to take thousands of lines of code to express could be reduced to more

Red Hat Fiscal 2015 Revenue $1.79 Billion: OpenStack and OpenShift Leading the Way

Thursday 26th of March 2015 06:49:48 PM
Red Hat reported its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 earnings on March 25, once again showing continued growth across its entire software portfolio. Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst emphasized the importance of cross-selling Linux platform, cloud application development and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technologies as key reasons for his company's continued success.

Apple May Have Just Killed An Open Source Project

Thursday 26th of March 2015 05:52:37 PM
On Tuesday, Apple acquired FoundationDB, an enterprise software company with a major open source component. On Wednesday, that open source component was no more.

Berry Image Viewer 1.0 Comes with a Clean Interface Install in Ubuntu

Thursday 26th of March 2015 04:55:26 PM
Berry is a new image viewer written in Qt, licensed under GPLv3, with a modern, simple interface and basic features.

Zorin OS: Can I keep it, please?

Thursday 26th of March 2015 03:58:15 PM
"Dad, my windows are broken."Oh, no! What has he been up to now? Playing football in the garden again? I better go and have a look. There was no glass on the carpet; no damage to be seen at all. "What are you on about, son? Winding me up again?!"

Red Hat’s Profit Beats Estimates

Thursday 26th of March 2015 03:01:04 PM
Red Hat, the world’s largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported revenue and profit that beat estimates, as the company benefited from higher demand for open-source software and its cloud-based products.

New SteamOS Beta Arrives with Updated Nvidia Video Drivers, Uses Linux Kernel 3.10.5

Thursday 26th of March 2015 02:03:53 PM
Valve has announced earlier today, March 25, the immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta version for its awesome SteamOS Linux operating system for gamers. SteamOS Update 157 has been pushed to the Alchemist Beta channel a few hours ago and the ISO images are now available for download.

Install UFW Firewall In Linux And Secure Computer From Harmful Incoming/Outgoing Connections

Thursday 26th of March 2015 01:06:42 PM
UFW stands for Uncomplicated Firewall is a firewall to secure Linux desktop from harmful incoming and outgoing connections. UFW is the easiest firewall in Linux, it has a graphical user interface GUFW with all the features of setting up rules. In this tutorial we will install UFW & GUFW in our Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian operating system.

Firefox OS ported to MIPS on Ingenic tablet

Thursday 26th of March 2015 12:09:31 PM
Imagination is hosting a raffle for a 9.7-inch, MIPS-based Ingenic tablet that runs a MIPS port of Firefox OS, which will also support its Creator C120 SBC.

Icewarp and Collabora are working on Libreoffice Online document editing

Thursday 26th of March 2015 11:12:20 AM
Collabora, a leading contributor to the popular LibreOffice productivity application, has partnered with IceWarp, the provider of global messaging and collaboration solutions, to jointly develop web-based document editing technology and contribute these to the thriving Free Software community around LibreOffice.

LibreOffice finally to go online

Thursday 26th of March 2015 10:15:09 AM
It's been years since The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice would be ported to an online version. It looks like it will finally arrive... in 2016.

CentOS-Based NethServer 6.6 Distro Officially Released with New Software Center

Thursday 26th of March 2015 09:17:58 AM
The NethServer development team, through Alessio Fattorini, was extremely happy to announced today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the NethServer 6.6 Linux kernel-based operating system for servers, based on the upstream CentOS 6.6 distribution.

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First distro tests on Lenovo G50 - Ubuntu and Netrunner

We may deride Ubuntu for being modern and newb-friendly and not pure Linux or whatever. But that's nonsense. This splendid distribution, especially in its LTS form, eats hardware platforms for breakfast. I have not yet found a single machine that it didn't support, and didn't support almost 100%. Nigh perfect. This last case is yet another example. I guess the path for future testing has been laid out. I may have to play a bit with setting UEFI on and off, and definitely use Ubuntu bootloader to get things going, but from now, other distributions ought to be able to install. Or not. Either way, I shall copiously rant about it to your uttermost delight. Summing up what we saw today, Netrunner works fine, with numerous limitations and heavy memory consumption. Trusty is a perky little beast with no faults or problems, it's lithe and lean and cool, and purrs like a happy kitten no matter where placed or tested. Draw your own conclusions, dear readers. More distro testing coming soon. Mint, Kubuntu, for sure. Some others, too. Read more