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Microsoft is eliminating 18,000 jobs over the next year, including about 12,500 associated with the Nokia Devices and Services team it acquired earlier this year, company officials announced on July 17... Those Nokia jobs that are being eliminated will include both professionals and factory workers.
Mirantis and Oracle (ORCL) have become closer bedfellows with the announcement of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM integration into the Mirantis OpenStack distribution, a move that also widens the rift separating these two partners from Red Hat (RHT).
This guide explains how to configure samba server on CentOS 7 with anonymous[he]nbsp[/he]and secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.
Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional, former Vice Chair of the Kansas City Mayor[he]#039[/he]s Committee for People with Disabilities, and current board member of the Autism Society of the Heartland [he]amp[/he] ASAN[he]#039[/he]s Kansas City chapter. In August, Spencer will be giving a talk, Universal Tux: Accessibility For Our Future Selves, at LinuxCon in Chicago. He also gave a talk, Maximizing Accessibility: Engaging People with Disabilities In The Linux Community, at LinuxCon North America 2013.
OSCON Kids Day is an entire day of workshops July 20, 2014 for school aged children interested in learning more about computer programming. Workshops will include Java, Python, Scratch, Minecraft Modding, Arduino, and more. Recommended ages for the workshops are 6 and up, depending on your child's skills and abilities.
At long last, the OpenStack Community has settled on a name for its' 'K' release
Firefox OS has unlocked the mobile ecosystem and is quickly expanding across a broad range of devices and product categories in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Just one year after the first devices were launched, Firefox OS is now … Continue reading
One of the fundamental tenets of the open source movement is the freely available access of knowledge. There has been a growing scene of educators, institutions, and organizations that see open access to knowledge as not being limited to that of source code. For several groups and universities this has been a focal point for the future of worldwide education. read more
It's easy to get kids interested in technology when the technology is fun! And the options out there for fun outlets for kids to learn is growing every day. From building robots to programming games to building your own electronics, the line between play and learning is steadily blurring, and what's more, many of these platforms are built on open source.read more
Chrome Remote Desktop Sharing feature in UbuntuIn this tutorial I will introduce you with the Chrome remote Desktop sharing feature. This is an alternate as similar to team-viewer type property for sharing the screen with remote clients. It seems to be very useful for remote desktop control features. I will install the webplugin in Ubuntu 14.04.
Google's Android is a great little operating system for mobile and low-powered devices, but even though it has open source roots, most Android apps are not open source.
Intel announced an updated, slightly larger “Galileo Gen 2″ version of its Arduino-compatible Galileo SBC, and expects to start shipping it in August. Intel unveiled the original Galileo SBC last October, and said it would donate 50,000 Galileo SBCs to 1,000 universities worldwide over the next 18 months. The $60 Galileo SBC is the low-end […]
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just […]
An MIT spinoff has launched an Indiegogo campaign for a $499, Linux-based “Jibo” robot billed as a social, self-learning companion for families. Like SoftBank’s Aldeberan-built Pepper, the Jibo bot runs on Linux and is designed to communicate and interact with people in a social, human-like manner. While the $1,930 Pepper is dubbed an “emotional” robot, […]
Only months after acquiring Inktank, Ceph's parent company, Red Hat has released the next version of this open source, distributed storage system.
Barely 90 days after Red Hat acquired Inktank, a major new release of Inktank Ceph Enterprise debuts.Red Hat today announced the Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2 storage platform, the first Ceph Enterprise release since Red Hat acquired Inktank.
What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually. To ensure compatibility between products sharing the same name, it[he]#039[/he]s important that users can expect a core set of features to be consistent across different distributions. This is especially true with large projects like OpenStack which are made up of many interlocking components.
Morning! We begin today with some big news folks. It looks like both Torchlight & Torchlight II are due to be released on Steam for Linux.
A security firm has criticised Android's all-or-nothing permission approach, arguing it unnecessarily creates extra privacy risks for businesses and consumers. Users are obliged to accept a entire laundry list of requested permissions before they can download an Android app. Disagreement on any point means that the software package can't be downloaded.
Red Hat has released Inktank Ceph Storage 1.2, which brings new performance and management features to the open source distributed storage system for the cloud.