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Dead Island Zombie Action RPG Looks Like It's Coming To Linux

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 08:52:22 PM
Time to get excited again Linux gamers! Dead Island has some little hints that it will be coming to Linux! Yes it's another Zombie game, but it's a bit different. Fantastic to see more AAA games for Linux.

ClusterHQ brings databases to Docker with Flocker

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 07:55:11 PM
While it's clear that Docker and container-based architecture is rapidly becoming a popular development and deployment paradigm, there are still a number of areas where containers still struggle compared to traditional bare-metal or virtualized solutions.read more

Raspberry Pi-powered Bigtrak

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 06:58:00 PM
Take a toy, a Raspberry Pi and a PS3 controller; add a dash of Python and some solder for the perfect remote-controlled gadget...

CenturyLink rolls out Panamax, using Docker even gets easier

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 06:00:49 PM
CenturyLink announced that it is releasing Docker management tool Panamax to the open-source world.

Short Stack: Eucalyptus shocks world by joining OpenStack, state of the OpenStack union and 4 ways OpenStack is good for IT

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 05:03:38 PM
This week we look at a long-time OpenStack critic deciding to switch and stop fighting, the state of the OpenStack union (with a bent toward service providers) and four ways OpenStack is good for IT (in case you need some fodder to bolster your OpenStack argument).

KDE Frameworks Sprint - How to Release a Platform

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 04:06:27 PM
Konqui finds the Spectacular Montjuic next door to the KDE office.KDE Frameworks 5 is the result of two years of hard of of porting, tidying, modularising and refactoring KDELibs4 into a new addition to the Qt 5 platform. In January Alex Fiestas announced The KDE Barcelona Hub an office where anyone is welcome to come and work on KDE projects. It was just what the Frameworks team needed to finish off the code to make it releaseable to the world. Read on for some of what happened.

OpenGL 4.5 Announced, Work Started On Next Generation OpenGL

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 03:09:16 PM
The Khronos Group who oversee OpenGL development have announced not only OpenGL 4.5, but they are also encouraging others to come forward to join them in building the next generation of OpenGL.

Everyday I help libraries make the switch to open source

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 01:36:51 PM
I’ve been lucky. My career has always involved open source software.read more

The 5 easiest to use modern Linux distributions

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 12:39:40 PM
I have tried dozens of Linux distributions over the years and these are the 5 that I have found easiest to use based on ease of installation, ease of use, pre-installed applications, intuitiveness of the desktop environment and support.

Professors embed students directly into open source communities

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 11:42:29 AM
The sun could not have been shining any brighter in Philadelphia on May 28, 2014. But in the basement of Drexel University's Rush Building, home to the school's College of Computing and Informatics, matters were a bit more hazy.read more

9 Signs You Should Use Linux on Your Computer

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 10:45:18 AM
One way or another you're actually using Linux every day. Linux is the dominant platform on web servers, including the one you're on right now, and it is also the core of the Android operating system that you're tapping away at all the time if you own an Android smartphone or tablet. Besides that it's also running everything from top supercomputers to small specialized devices, like that ADSL router you're probably connected through to the internet.The truth is that while Linux isn't for everyone there are most certainly a lot of people out there who would be a perfect fit for it if they only knew. Here are the 10 signs Linux may be a perfect fit for you. If you recognize yourself maybe it's worth giving it a go.

Media player dev kits run Ubuntu, Android on Cortex-A9

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 09:48:07 AM
Toshiba announced wireless-enabled development kits based on its dual-core Cortex-A9 “TZ5000 ApP Lite” SoC, supporting Ubuntu and Android 4.4, respectively. The RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 (Linux) and RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 (Android) kits are anchored with two vastly different development boards. The Ubuntu-based “2MA” version is a full-featured, 90 x 55mm board while the “6MA” (Android) module is a mere 57 x 24mm and integrates HDMI and USB connectors at each end, making it more suitable for developing stick/dongle style media players and other Internet of Things devices. Both designs target IoT, streaming media, “and other content-rich consumer devices,” says Toshiba.

Raspberry Pi based media player offers 1TB hard drive

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 08:50:56 AM
FiveNinjas has launched a “Slice” media player on Kickstarter based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, with a 1TB HDD and a customized version of XBMC. UK-based startup FiveNinjas developed the Slice because the developers found it annoying when their media players became useless when carried beyond an Internet connection. Unlike most media players, the Slice ships with a 1TB hard disk drive for storing plenty of video for offine playback.

How to turn off server signature on Apache web server

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 07:53:45 AM
Revealing web server signature with server/PHP version info can be a security risk as you are essentially telling attackers known vulnerabilities of your system. Thus it is recommended you disable all web server signatures as part of server hardening process.

Gartner Predicts 5.2 Million Chromebook Sales in 2014

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 06:56:34 AM
We've pointed out before how Chromebooks are some of the best selling laptops on Amazon, and though these cloud-based systems aren't as capable as their Windows-based counterparts, they've having no trouble finding an audience, particularly in education circles. In fact, market research firm Gartner forecasts 5.2 million Chromebook sales by the end of the year, which would translate into a 79 percent jump compared to 2013.

Red Hat spruces up 2011's enterprise Linux with RHEL 6.6 Beta

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 05:59:23 AM
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 hit general availability in July, but that doesn't mean Shadowman has stopped polishing the version 6 branch of its flagship Linux distribution, despite it being nearly four years old.…

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 beta is ready for testing

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 05:02:12 AM
Want a more up-to-date Red Hat Enterprise Linux but not ready to jump all the way the RHEL 7? Then this beta is for you.

Android-based motorcycle helmet gains funding

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 04:05:01 AM
Skully has achieved Indiegogo funding for an Android 4.4 based motorcycle helmet with a head-up display, GPS navigation, and a 180-degree rearview camera. Last October, Skully Systems (then called Skully Helmets) unveiled its high-tech Skully P1 motorcycle helmet and launched a beta testing program. The P1 never reached market, but has been refined into an AR-1 model that was launched on Indiegogo on Aug. 10. The Skully AR-1 quickly blasted past its $250,000 Indiegogo flexible funding goals, and had surpassed $900,000 at publication time. Helmets are available starting at $1,399, with shipments due in May 2015.

A magic place of literary memory

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 03:07:50 AM
OpenXanadu, a subset of Ted Nelson’s vision of a world brought together by Xanadu, has been released nearly six decades after its original conception

Project Denver SoC will be the first 64-bit ARM processor for Android

Wednesday 13th of August 2014 02:10:39 AM
The 32-bit version of Tegra K1 already powers several notable mobile devices, including the NVIDIA Shield tablet and the just announced Acer Chromebook 13.

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Alfresco Raises A Fresh $45M To Fuel Open-Source Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco, an open source, enterprise content management startup, is today announcing a new round of funding of $45 million — a Series D round that is more than twice as big as all of its previous rounds put together. The UK-based company competes against legacy services like Documentum (which was co-founded by one of Alfresco’s co-founders, John Newton) and Sharepoint to help large organisations manage their disparate document storage both in the cloud and on-premises, and also offer versioning control and other compliance requirements across mobile, PC and other devices. Alfresco will use the new funding to step its business up a gear, with new sales and marketing efforts, and moves into more cloud-based services that could see it competing more directly also against the likes of Dropbox, Box and Huddle. Read more