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OpenVZ / Virtuozzo 7 Beta First Impressions

1 hour 56 min ago
Odin (formerly Parallels) and the OpenVZ Project announced the beta release of a new version of Virtuozzo today. This is also the next version of OpenVZ as the two are merging closer together... In the extended article I go over some of the details about the bare-metal installer, what's new including libvirt and KVM support, as well as some of the changes as OpenVZ and Virtuozzo merge together in the new release.

Linux-based DAQ board has simultaneous ADC and DAC I/O

2 hours 53 min ago
Data Translation’s “DT7816″ data acquisition board runs Linux on a TI Sitara, and offers eight simultaneous ADC inputs, two DAC outputs, and 16 GPIO lines. The DT7816 is billed as a “real-time ARM-based, high throughput, high accuracy, simultaneous data acquisition module.” Its feature set is similar to the mainboard in Data Translation’s recent DT7837 device, […]

21 Canadians to follow on Twitter #CanadaDay

3 hours 51 min ago
Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the north! In honor of your special day, we've rounded up a list of Canadians in open source to follow on Twitter.

Kinoma HD Linux powered HDMI stick

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 06:15:52 AM
Kinoma HD is an HDMI stick for developers who want to display visually rich content on big displays. Kinoma HD’s HDMI output plugs into an HD capable display, connecting wirelessly to IoT devices, iOS and Android handhelds, cloud services, and content from web-based apps.

Linux Mint 17.2: If only all Penguin desktops were done this way

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 05:18:41 AM
The underlying packages in Linux Mint 17.2, just released, are largely unchanged. What you will find are a lot of improvements and added polish in everyday tools like the update manager, login screen and the Software Sources app.

Arch Linux 2015.07.01 Is Now Available for Download

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:21:30 AM
Being July 1 and all that, that time has come for a new Arch Linux build to surface the Web. Arch Linux is one of the world's most customizable, lightweight, rolling-release distributions of GNU/Linux, an independent operating system powered by the latest Linux kernel builds and following the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle.

Amazon wrote a new TLS crypto library in just 6,000 lines of code

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 03:24:19 AM
At 1/10 the size of OpenSSL, it should be easier to spot bugs. Amazon Web Services has released a new, open source library that implements TLS encryption – the standard behind the secure HTTPS web protocol – using far less code than the prevailing OpenSSL library.…

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Screencast and Screenshots

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 02:27:08 AM
Just as any offering in the Mandrake spirit should be - it's even more stable and it has loads of new fun stuff! OpenMandriva Scion (2014.2) is a major update release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1. What's in and what's new? With this release you can boot the installer or live system from memory stick or DVD on any EFI or BIOS based machine.

Open Source History: What We've Learned So Far

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 01:29:57 AM
The history of open source is long and storied, and fascinating enough to be a book. Which is what The VAR Guy contributing editor Christopher Tozzi is doing. And while he's been plugging away at his trusty Smith-Corona (not really—he's definitely an open source stalwart), The VAR Guy has been lucky enough to be the recipient of the byproducts of his research.

Tough, IP67-sealed box PC runs Linux on Atom

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 12:32:46 AM
X-ES unveiled a rugged, sealed embedded PC that runs Linux on an Atom E3800, and offers 4GB of ECC RAM, IP67 protection, M12 ports, and -40 to 70°C support. For its new XPand6903 embedded computer, Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) returned to the same Intel Atom E3800 system-on-chip found in its Linux-ready XPedite8150 and XPedite8152 COM Express modules. The feature sets are close enough that it’s possible there’s a XPedite8150 COM under the hood, although this is not indicated in the documentation.

YouTube for Android now supports 60 FPS video

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 11:35:35 PM
In today's open source roundup: Android users can now view 60 FPS video on YouTube. Plus: Why Ubuntu is moving to Snappy for packages. And Linux Mint 17.2 released.

Latest Windows 10 Build Has Some Cool Linux Features

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:38:24 PM
Windows 10 is about to launch in less than a month, and it's going to be a very interesting release. We had a chance to play with the latest build, and at least a couple of things have jumped out that you could say are flattering towards Linux..

Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 09:41:13 PM
Microsoft revealed that it will be joining the Linux Foundation R Consortium as a founding member. The founding members of the R Consortium include other major corporations like Google, HP and Oracle.

Supreme Court decision threatens programmers' API rights

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 08:44:02 PM
The Supreme Court decision that let stand a lower court decision that Java's application programming interface may be subject to copyright could be a developer disaster in the making.

R, Matey: Hoisting the Sails for a Programming Language

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 07:46:51 PM
Our friends at the Linux Foundation yesterday set sail wit the formation of the R Consortium, which includes such notorious pirates…um, I mean, notable companies as Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Google and Microsoft, along with the other founders like Alteryx, Mango Solutions, Tibco Software, and we won’t be sailin’ without our mateys at, wait for it, RStudio. Of course, when you read that last one, you read it as Arrrrrr Studio, right? Right?

Supreme Court Won't Hear Oracle v. Google Case, Leaving APIs Copyrightable And Innovation At Risk

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 06:49:40 PM
This is unfortunate, even if it was somewhat expected: the Supreme Court has now rejected Google's request to hear its appeal over the appeals court decision that overturned a lower court ruling on the copyrightability of APIs. The lower court decision, by Judge William Alsup (who learned to code Java to understand the issues), noted that APIs were not copyrightable, as they were mere methods, which are not subject to copyright.

5 tips for translating documentation

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 05:52:29 PM
Writing documentation can have a way of getting into your blood, so that you think about it quite a bit, play with some ideas, start various new ideas that may not come to much, and it seems that what you[he]#039[/he]re looking for as much as anything is a task that takes hold of you and develops its own energy to keep you going until you finish.read more

How to Migrate Ext2/Ext3 File Systems to Ext4 on Linux

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 04:55:18 PM
The Linux file systems Ext2 and Ext3 have now gone outdated. It is the time to convert the old file systems to the latest one, EXT4. The Ext4 filesystem is faster and more reliable than the previous versions. You dont have to reinstall the system; you can simply convert your existing file system to EXT4 by keeping the stored data unaffected.

LibreOffice 4.4.4 Arrives with Over 70 Bug Fixes

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 03:58:07 PM
The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice 4.4.4 is now available for download and packs over 70 bugfixes. It's not the last one in the series, so expect to see more of these in the coming months.

NoSQL and the next generation of big data

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 03:00:56 PM
This year, OSCON attendees will have the opportunity to hear Henrik Ingo speak on Selling Opensource 101. Ingo is a senior solutions architect at MongoDB. He is active in many open source projects, and is the author of Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source, a book on open source community ethics and business models. In this interview, he provides insight into MongoDB and explains why it[he]#039[/he]s the platform of choice for big data analytics and for building microservices.

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