Avianca Holdings Named 2015 Red Hat Innovator of the Year
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced at Red Hat Summit 2015 that Avianca Holdings, the oldest and one of the largest airlines in Latin America, has won the prestigious 2015 Red Hat Innovator of the Year award. The company was recognized at Red Hat Summit 2015.
- Intersec, Red Hat deliver performance boost for capturing fast data
- Red Hat Named a Leader In Mobile Infrastructure Services by Independent Research Firm
New CentOS Atomic Host Update Brings Docker 1.7.1 and Linux Kernel 3.10 LTS
The CentOS Project, through Jason Brooks, has had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and upgrade of a new maintenance version of the CentOS Atomic Host operating system.
- BTIG Research Initiates Coverage on Red Hat (RHT) to Buy with Price Target $85.00
- Red Hat Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at BTIG Research (RHT)
- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Short Interest Update
- Talk of workplace 'passion' ignites lively chat during book club
5tFTW returns! Flock, FUDCon, Bodhi 2, F23, and a big thread about how we package software
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for September 11th, 2015:
micro-webapps: webconf-spec cleanup and improvements
It has been some time since I wrote about micro-webapps, so I think I should post what's new in this project and how the development continues.
- supernova is coming to Fedora repositories
Android Marshmallow UK release date, name, version number & new features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow due this month - when will my phone get Android Marshmallow?
Android Marshmallow is almost ready following its Google I/O 2015 Developer Preview debut, with Google expected to unveil the final version of the OS before the end of the month. Here we reveal exactly what to expect from Android 6.0 Marshmallow including release date and new features.
AppleiPad Pro won't dent Android tablet domination in Indian enterprises: Analysts
From the demos and the presence of Microsoft touting its productivity applications like Office 360 and Adobe with Photoshop, it was clear that Apple's big iPad Pro announcement was about business users. Thus far, the iPad was seen as a content consumption device, but Apple clearly wants to transform it into a content creation device and a possible laptop replacement.
The iPad Pro will cost $799 (approximately Rs 53,500, though with taxes and customs levies, actual India pricing may be much higher). It comes with the stylus called Apple Pencil (which is sold separately at $99 -- approximately Rs 6,600) and a dedicated Smart keyboard for $169 (approximately Rs 11,300). When combined with the keyboard and the Apple Pencil, the iPad Pro can cost more than the MacBook Air in some cases.
10 features the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro ‘stole’ from Android, Microsoft and others
Apple will tell you it implemented these features when the time felt right, and that’s probably something any other company would say about its own products – just ask China’s Apple about it. The fact remains that these firms are always looking for inspiration from rivals.
- What you should know about Android Pay before you start using it
Kickstarter: Is Nextbit’s Robin the Android differentiator we have been waiting for?
There are so many Android smartphones, but not many can offer a serious differentiator. While custom UI and hardware specs have been the game for most manufacturers, it is still tough to figure out a clear distinguishing factor.
This is where Robin comes in. Firstly, Robin is not a conventionally designed $400 Android smartphone. It is tall, square and striking in mint and midnight black colour options. It has cloud in its DNA with Android as the base.
First-ever monthly Android security updates start to roll out
Today, Google has posted the first of those monthly security updates for Nexus device owners. The Nexus system image page added Android 5.1.1 build "LMY48M" for the Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10, along with build "LMY48N" for the Android TV-based Nexus Player. LMY48M hit Google's public AOSP repository yesterday (September 9).
- Starbucks to roll out mobile ordering and pay for Android in September
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Phones Are Being Updated To Android 5.1 - Here's The OTA ZIP File
- Android device updates: Google pushes out first batch of monthly security updates
- Android 5.1 Lollipop Update Rolls Out To Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition
- Add a custom RSS feed to your Android home screen
Google and Twitter are joining forces to make reading the news faster on your phone
Because of these features, it makes sense that Google and Twitter are reportedly developing these tools as an open-source project, which could soon be adopted and used by other tech companies.
Google and Twitter Team Up to Offer Their Own ‘Instant Articles’ — With a Twist
One big difference between those efforts and this one: Google and Twitter are creating their publishing tools as an open source project, and hope to convince multiple tech companies to adopt it.
Six things financial services technical leaders need to consider around open source software
Many have a wide array of open source applications and code in use already, both at the infrastructure and application layers and in development frameworks and GitHub repositories.
- IBM buys software provider startup StrongLoop strengthening ties to the open-source community
- IBM Buys StrongLoop To Add Node.js API Development To Its Cloud Platform
- IBM takes on Node.js specialist Strongloop to bolster Bluemix
- IBM buys StrongLoop to strengthen Node.js expertise
- Recent research into the open source software industry growth, market demand and supply in 2015 examined in new market research report
Why Philly’s Open Source Mentorship Program is so impressive
The second annual Open Source Mentorship Program for women, run by Code for Philly and Girl Develop It, wrapped late last month.
The program aims to tackle the gender gap in open source technology. Other cities are taking note.
5 Best Calendar Apps for Google Chrome
Managing time has become so important these days. You have a meeting at 10 am, then lunch at 2 pm, and a lot of things in between. It is hard to manage so many things in one day. Thankfully, these days we have so many time management apps that it is barely a hassle anymore. As humans, we should be grateful to the wonderful technology we have at our disposal.
- TLS Security In Firefox 40
Hortonworks and Open Energi to Optimize Power Grids with Hadoop
Hortonworks, the company focused on Big Data-crunching open source platform Hadoop, has a number of partners and customers who have helped to illustrate that Hadoop's capabilities can be thrown at all kinds of new tasks.
In the latest example of that trend, Hortonworks announced it has expanded its European customer base with the addition of Open Energi, a company focused on delivering a much smarter energy grid in Europe.
- Why Cloudera is saying ‘Goodbye, MapReduce’ and ‘Hello, Spark’
Rackspace and Intel Open Doors for OpenStack Innovation Center
Back in July, Rackspace and Intel announced that they had teamed up on what could be a far reaching partnership focused on accelerating enterprise OpenStack deployments and feature adoption. The companies agreed to collaborate on an OpenStack Innovation Center targeted to significantly add to the number of developers contributing to upstream OpenStack code.
- Infinity function compiler
Who is improving the world through free software? Nominate them now
Free software projects often fly under the radar: they rarely have a marketing budget, so word of a great project often relies on word-of-mouth within the free software community, especially in a project's early years. Yet we all know there are some truly amazing free software projects out there. That's why the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project have presented the Free Software Awards for nearly two decades, honoring people and projects who have advanced the movement or created free software programs that serve crucial societal needs.
CIO France tempers government cloud expectations
Only marginal parts of governmental IT services can be moved to public cloud services, rather than the whole of government IT, warns Jaques Marzin, the French government Chief Information Officer. “Nobody wants us to put tax records or criminal records in the public cloud. But those are government operations that amount to terabytes of data”, he said.
New portal aims to reduce bureaucracy in Portugal
The government of Portugal has unveiled’ Simplificar’, an online portal to help modernise and simplify public administration. The project is inviting citizens and enterprises to point out excessive bureaucracy and suggest remedies.
Polish towns offer public access to eGovernment services
The Polish towns of Bydgoszcz and Sosnowiec are the first two to host a public access point for eGovernment services, Poland’s Ministry of Administration and Digitization (MAC) has announced. The access points are placed in the town’s post offices, offering citizens access to various services, such as requesting an ID card, getting a copy of a marriage certificate or setting-up a new businesses.
Affordable and open source Eleven 3D printer by ISG3D to launch on Kickstarter this month
The market of desktop 3D printers seems to be ever expanding, but quite a few new additions seem to add very little in terms of functionality or affordability. Fortunately, new gems are still appearing, such as a very exciting machine by Canadian startup and 3D printing supplies provider ISG3D. Called the Eleven 3D printer, this very promising machine seems to be the real deal, but for an affordable price and with an open source character. It is expected to launch on Kickstarter later this month.
- Open source 3D printing has high rate of return on investment, Joshua Pearce says in new study
MIAOW, World’s First Open Source Graphics Processor Now Available To Users
The researchers from the Vertical Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently announced at the Hot Chips Event in Cupertino, Calif, that they have designed the first ever open source general-purpose graphics processor (GPGPU). It is titled as Many-Core Integrated Accelerator Of The Waterdeep abbreviated as MIAOW.
Go 1.5.1 Released With Some Minor Fixes
Just one month after the gigantic release of Go 1.5, the first minor point release is now available.
You’re using Ubuntu, but you want your desktop experience to be a little more… eye catching. While you could always add a new desktop background, or switch desktops completely, you also have the option of switching to a completely different distro.
We’ve compiled this list of five utterly stunning Ubuntu alternatives for you to watch demos of, and perhaps download and install on your Linux computer.
SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian. It features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks.
As the title states, I'm currently doing a large-scale SAN migration (from EMC VMAX to HP 3PAR). Each Red Hat Linux server has about a kajillion volume groups each with a kajillion logical volumes and about a kajillion different sized disks. A few servers that I know of have 81 volume groups (I have no idea why). I've written a script to help me do this because fuck doing this by hand. The script is located here. I hope this helps anyone that has to move a dickton of logical volumes to new SAN disks. Obviously, you'd have to modify the script according to your needs.
I'm having a couple issues with the script though. I usually have a volume group that ends up with too many NEW disks extended to it. The other problem is when I go to break the mirror with lvconvert, it doesn't convert all the lv's to linear volumes and then the new disks that it mirrored to show all of it's space as free. What the heck is going on?submitted by muffinz0
Linux Containers (LXC) have been around for a long time, and nowadays we have different options available to manage them. Docker is one of the trending solutions being adopted by companies and individuals to make the most of Linux Containers to run isolated applications with specific setup and restrictions in terms of resources, network, and access to the filesystem.
I've been a Linux user for a few years now, but I'm comfortable with Mac and Windows too.
Philosophically, I like the idea of FOSS. Whether or not you believe in the preachings of RMS, open source allows for the exchange of free ideas via source code. This is better for education and better for groups that want a defined task with none of the extra bloat.
But for an average consumer, what's the draw? It's cool to be able to customize things..but does it really matter? Is there any ethical importance regarding software?
If a company did something malicious, wouldn't people just buy from a competitor, boycott, talk to government, etc? Surely, these malicious things RMS talks about aren't actually that horrible.
Also every clean feeling Linux distro seems to just be approaching the "Apple model" anyway. Think Google with chrome OS or Android, or Ubuntu. Sure, they may be kind of open source, but really they are just approaching integrated hardware and software like apple with pretty closed software. So what's the point?
The big companies are the only ones that can fabricate the hardware, and they seem to play ball mostly with the big software companies. I like the community model, but I'm not so sure anymore that it applies to computers well.
Idk, thoughts?submitted by sexy_beans
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Toradex is prepping two Linux-ready Colibri branded COMs, based on Freescale’s single- and dual-core Cortex-A7 i.MX7 SoCs, for release early next year.
Last week we were intrigued by a vague pre-announcement from Toradex about its plan to develop one of the first computer-on-modules built around the i.MX7 system-on-chip, which Freescale announced in June. The Swiss embedded board maker said it would be among the few hardware partners showcasing the Cortex-A7-based i.MX7 when the SoC launches in early 2016.