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Replication and Clustering on OpenStack Trove - Implementation Details

Friday 12th of September 2014 03:13:52 PM
A deep dive into replication and clustering on OpenStack Trove, including all the implementation Detail. Post written by Amrith Kumar, a member of the Trove core team and CTO and Founder of Tesora.

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

Friday 12th of September 2014 02:16:41 PM
The Document Foundation's tender for the development of an Android implementation of LibreOffice begs serious questions, namely: Can an influx of cash into open source code creation succeed, and how do pay-for-code plays from nonprofit foundations affect the ethics and work ethic of today's open source community?

Cloud 5: First Android apps on Chromebook, creating a coherent cloud strategy

Friday 12th of September 2014 01:19:30 PM
This week, the first Android apps for the Chromebook (the implications are huge), creating a coherent cloud strategy and HP scoops up Eucalyptus.

Are You Going Conferencing?

Friday 12th of September 2014 05:52:48 AM
This year, we at “FOSS Force” are expanding our coverage of Linux, FOSS and OSS conferences. This got us wondering, in a self serving sort of way, how many of you regularly attend conferences?

Debian: 3021-2: file: Summary

Friday 12th of September 2014 04:55:37 AM
This update corrects DSA 3021-1, which introduced a regression in the detection of a some "Composite Document Files" (CDF), marking them look as corrupted, with the error: "Can't expand summary_info".

How Google's tiff with certificate authorities can impact you

Friday 12th of September 2014 03:58:26 AM
Miffed certificate authorities are calling on Google to give websites more time to upgrade the security used in browser-to-server communications before displaying warnings in Chrome.

How to install osCommerce on CentOS 7

Friday 12th of September 2014 03:01:15 AM
This tutorial describes how to install osCommerce in CentOS 7. Open Source Commerce (osCommerce) is a popular e-Commerce and online store-management software program that may be easily used on any web server with PHP and MySQL installed. osCommerce is available to users as a free software under the General Public License (GNU).

Analysts predict that Android Wear will beat the Apple Watch

Friday 12th of September 2014 02:04:04 AM
In today's Android roundup: Some analysts think that Android Wear will beat the Apple Watch. Plus: Samsung mocks Apple's iPhone 6 and streaming problems, and iPhone 6 users finally make it to 2012. While I certainly hope that Android Wear devices do well in the marketplace, I have learned over the years to put little faith in the predictions of analysts. Never have so few gotten so much so wrong so many times over the years.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 beta: New software for Linux developers

Friday 12th of September 2014 01:06:53 AM
Red Hat brings the latest programming tools to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.

Akademy Wednesday and Thursday Wrapup

Friday 12th of September 2014 12:27:01 AM
Akademy continues with hacking and BoF meetings. This wrapup meeting video covers sessions from Wednesday and Thursday including accessibility, release team, user information reporting, KDE applications websites, KDevelop and share-like-connect.

Non-Linux FOSS: AutoHotkey

Thursday 11th of September 2014 11:29:50 PM
Text expansion and hotkey automation are the sort of things you don't realize you need until you try them. Those of you who ever have played with system settings in order to change the function of a keystroke on your system understand the value of custom hotkeys.

Not appy with your Chromebook? Now it can run Android apps

Thursday 11th of September 2014 10:32:39 PM
In an effort to bridge the gap between its two mobile platforms, Google has released a beta version of a technology that allows Chrome OS users to run Android apps on their desktops.…

Stephen Hawking Talks About the Linux-Based Intel Connected Wheelchair Project

Thursday 11th of September 2014 09:35:28 PM
Intel has revealed a new, interesting concept called the Connected Wheelchair, which takes data from users and allows people to share that info with the community and is powered by Linux.

Macworld Folds, Most Staffers Laid Off

Thursday 11th of September 2014 08:38:17 PM
Well this is some unfortunate timing. One day after Apple announced two new iPhones and an incredibly ugly watch that no one needs, 9to5 Mac reports that Macworld magazine — which has covered Apple since 1984 — is folding.

Piston Cloud Computing Boosts OpenStack Security

Thursday 11th of September 2014 07:41:06 PM
A key feature Piston is pushing forward in version 3.5 of its OpenStack cloud distribution is support for Intel's Trusted Execution Technology.

Linux toilet sends tweets each time you flush

Thursday 11th of September 2014 06:43:55 PM
In today's open source roundup: A Linux toilet tweets when you flush. Plus: Thirty things to do after you install Ubuntu, and the Microsoft blue screen of death smartwatch.

Gibbon sees demand for open education grow

Thursday 11th of September 2014 05:46:44 PM
Over the previous few months, since I wrote about Gibbon earlier this year on, visits to the Gibbon website have increased 1,000%, with visitors coming from over 70 countries around the world. The extra visits have lead to more downloads, with a current total of 80 Gibbon installations—a flexible, open, and functional school system—in various stages of testing. While still only in full, active use in two schools, with a third coming online in August, Gibbon is now being actively considered and assessed by a number of schools and institutions, including the UN Relief and Works Agency.

A global shift to open source at the university

Thursday 11th of September 2014 04:49:33 PM
You've probably heard of MIT's OpenCourseWare program by now; or at least, you will have heard that some universities are offering versions of their courses online for free. But what does that even mean? That anybody with an Internet connection can now get a Bachelor's degree from MIT? The answer is still, more or less, "it's complicated."read more

Advice on how to become a linux kernel developer

Thursday 11th of September 2014 03:52:22 PM
An advice to students who just start on programming to understand how to become a linux kernel developer.

Can open hardware revive the lost art of tinkering?

Thursday 11th of September 2014 02:55:11 PM
When's the last time you tinkered with something? Maybe it was someone else's code, maybe it was a project you found on a forum. Were you curious enough to dive in, or did you just toss the idea to the wayside?read more

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Alice is killing the trolls -- but expect patent lawyers to strike back

Open source software developers rejoice: Alice Corp. v CLS Bank is fast becoming a landmark decision for patent cases in the United States. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which handles all appeals for patent cases in the United States, has often been criticized for its handling of these cases -- Techdirt describes it as "the rogue patent court, captured by the patent bar." But following the Alice decision, the Court of Appeals seems to have changed. Read more

How to Give your Smartphone the Android L Look

Android L is Google's latest mobile operating system. Apart from a complete UI overhaul, this version brings along a myriad of performance improvements. Compared to its competitor iOS 8, Android L outperforms the Apple mobile operating system in design and performance. Though there is no clear announcement as to when Android L will be reaching our devices, its Material Design has slowly started catching up among app developers. Furthermore, many apps have come up that let you completely change the Android smartphone’s user interface to match that of Android L. Although many of those apps are annoyingly hard to use, some of them make the job really simple. Below, we'll show you how to make the most out of such apps and then transform your phone’s UI to completely match the Android L look. Read more

Webconverger 26 Is a Secure Kiosk OS That Doesn't Store Any Data

Webconverger is a distribution designed and developed with a single goal in mind, namely to provide the best Kiosk experience possible. This means that people will be able to use that OS as a regular system, although its functionality will be limited and it will be impossible to install any other apps. This is a very helpful solution if this is a public PC, like in a library or a cafe, and it preserves the quality of the installation for a very long time. Because users can't interact with it on a deeper level, the operating system will remain stable and it will be pretty much the same like in the first day that it was used. Read more

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