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Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary

37 min 48 sec ago
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!

1 hour 34 min ago
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

2 hours 32 min ago
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

3 hours 29 min ago
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

4 hours 26 min ago
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

5 hours 23 min ago
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

6 hours 20 min ago
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

7 hours 18 min ago
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

8 hours 15 min ago
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

9 hours 12 min ago
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

10 hours 9 min ago
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

11 hours 6 min ago
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

12 hours 4 min ago
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

13 hours 1 min ago
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

16 hours 19 min ago
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

17 hours 16 min ago
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

18 hours 13 min ago
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 […]

The Court's Own Words: Life Without Title II Has Online Discrimination, Paid Prioritization, Exclusive Deals, And Maybe Blocking

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 05:14:06 AM
To hear Tom Wheeler and most of the big broadband players explain the net neutrality situation, the appeals court decision back in February laid out a "roadmap" for the FCC to continue to use Section 706 for its open internet rules. But that's not actually true. It's a clear misrepresentation of what the court actually said. The language of the Verizon decision by the DC Circuit court is pretty clear: unless the FCC rests its rules in Title II of the Communications Act, the FCC must permit the carriers to engage in discrimination, charge access fees, cut exclusive deals, and perhaps block websites. Despite this, the FCC is proposing to use Section 706 (again), rather than Title II, and the court already ruled that Section 706 does not authorize network neutrality in January. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140912/06281128502/courts-own-words-life-without-title-ii-has-online-discrimination-paid-prioritization-exclusive-deals-maybe-blocking.shtml

Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 04:16:55 AM
Security researchers have demonstrated a hack that allowed them to get into the web interface of a Canon Pixma printer before modifying its firmware to run the classic 90s computer game Doom.

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This ends up being a pain in the neck in the x86 world, but it could be much worse. Way back in 2008 I wrote something about why the Linux kernel reports itself to firmware as "Windows" but refuses to identify itself as Linux. The short version is that "Linux" doesn't actually identify the behaviour of the kernel in a meaningful way. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the kernel can deal with buffers being passed when the spec says it should be a package. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS knows how to deal with an HPET. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS can reinitialise graphics hardware. Read more