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TuxMachines: Has the time come to rebrand open source?

Thursday 30th of October 2014 01:25:03 PM

I wonder how many other businesses are experiencing the same problem. I'm keen to start a conversation about how others fair when selling FOSS solutions and whether its time to get together again and think again about a re-branding that will have my prospective customers asking, "OK tell us more" rather than "open sounds insecure". To that end I would like to nominate a brand new name that I have seen used in FOSS communities as a suitable candidate... Community Software.

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Reddit: The Failed Promise of HTML5

Thursday 30th of October 2014 01:10:46 PM

LXer: How to run SQL queries against Apache log files on Linux

Thursday 30th of October 2014 12:32:49 PM
One of the distinguishing features of Linux is that, under normal circumstances, you should be able to know what is happening and has happened on your system by analyzing one or more system logs. Indeed, system logs are the first resource a system administrator tends to look to while troubleshooting system or application issues.

Reddit: Linux Remote Desktop server ThinLinc 4.3.0 is released

Thursday 30th of October 2014 12:32:25 PM

LXer: Windows 7: Officially Dead This Week

Thursday 30th of October 2014 11:35:38 AM
With no funeral, retrospectives, accolades, or notes of sadness, the Windows 7 era has come to an end.

Phoronix: GCC 4.9.2 Released Today To Fix Regressions

Thursday 30th of October 2014 11:28:47 AM
GCC 4.9.2 was released today as the latest point release in the GCC 4.9 series for the compiler originally released earlier this year...

Reddit: Linux program like system monitor but will prompt you when one program takes too much cpu / memory

Thursday 30th of October 2014 10:51:40 AM

Is there a linux program behaving like a system monitor that will prompt me when one program takes too much cpu or memory (preset limits, i.e. more than 50% cpu, more than 60% memory usage) then prompt me to either Abort or Continue... Because whenever my linux feels a little slow, i try to find the culprit using Kde system monitor, then kill it from there... thank you

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LXer: Puppy Linux 6.0 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 30th of October 2014 10:38:27 AM
We have another official Puppy Linux release. Since I retired from developing Puppy Linux early in 2014, keen members of the Puppy community forked my Woof Puppy builder, naming it woof-CE. Since then, 01micko has been active with a Puppy built from Slackware packages, named 'Slacko Puppy'. The guys have also been working on another pup, built from Ubuntu 'Trusty Tahr' binary packages, under the leadership of Phil Broughton and this has now reached release status. It is named 'Tahrpup' and is version 6.0. Tahrpup is an official release of Puppy Linux for those who would like the package manager to have compatibility with the large collection of packages in the Ubuntu repository.

Reddit: boycott kdbus

Thursday 30th of October 2014 10:20:47 AM

TuxMachines: Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.0, major new Linux Small Business Server release

Thursday 30th of October 2014 10:12:14 AM

Zentyal, developer of server technology natively interoperable with Microsoft® server products, today announced a new release of the Zentyal Linux small business server. Zentyal Server 4.0 aims at offering small and medium businesses (SMBs) a Linux based Small Business Server that can be set up in less than 30 minutes and is both easy-to-use and affordable.

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LXer: MXM2 module runs Linux on quad-core G-Series SoC

Thursday 30th of October 2014 09:41:16 AM
Cogent’s Linux-ready, MXM2 “CSB1790″ COM gives you a choice of AMD G-Series SoCs plus PCIe and dual SATA ports, one of which can drive an onboard SSD. The CSB1790 computer-on-module is somewhat similar to the CSB1890T10-Q15 announced by Cogent Computer Systems last December. However, there are some key distinctions here, including a different form-factor, the […]

LXer: Easy Watermarking with ImageMagick

Thursday 30th of October 2014 08:44:05 AM
Let's start with some homework. Go to Google (or Bing) and searchfor "privacy is dead, get over it". I first heard this from BillJoy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, but it's attributed to a number oftech folk, and there's an element of truth to it. Put something on-lineand it's in the wild, however much you'd prefer to keep it undercontrol.

LXer: Lightweight DBMS guides Linux-based cow feeding robot

Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:46:54 AM
Ittia announced a design win for its lightweight embedded DB SQL database in Wasserbauer’s uClibc Linux based “Butler Gold” robot designed to feed cattle. The Ittia DB SQL database and its antecedents, including .db*, have shipped in a wide variety of devices, including a circa 2005, Linux-based Oshkosh A3 HEMTT tactical truck. The lightweight, Linux- […]

TuxMachines: Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin

Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:39:14 AM

Systems administration isn't a simple job — and being able to respond to issues quickly is a definite plus. Not long ago, server problems meant receiving a phone alert followed by a trip to the data center to fix whatever was wrong. Today, having full-powered computers such as smartphones or tablets literally in your hand is a tremendous help when doing sysadmin. Load Android with a few key applications and you can remotely monitor servers and services, get alerts and warnings as they occur, and solve problems without any travel at all.

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TuxMachines: KDBUS Submitted For Review To The Mainline Linux Kernel

Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:39:06 AM

It looks like KDBUS, the Linux kernel D-Bus implementation, is posed to be added to the next kernel release after Greg Kroah-Hartman sent out its patches today.

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TuxMachines: Windows Phone Shrinks In Android-Dominated Europe, As New iPhones Boost iOS’ Share

Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:32:43 AM

Spare a thought for Microsoft, a relative newcomer to the mobile making business, after Redmond completed its $7.2BN+ acquisition of former European mobile making powerhouse Nokia earlier this year. If Microsoft was hoping to see quick marketshare wins in Europe once its hands were fully on the levers of production that has not come to pass.

The latest 12-week smartphone sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, up to this September, indicate that Windows Phone’s already small share of the smartphone market has shrunk in Europe — dropping 0.3 percentage points in aggregate across the top five markets in Europe (the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Germany).

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TuxMachines: 35 Essential Android Apps for Daily Use

Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:30:54 AM

This list of essential Android apps are the ones you must have apps you need every day. They help with email, weather, music, and handful of other essential tasks.

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel Finally Being Optimized For SSHDs

Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:22:18 AM

The Linux kernel is finally being optimized for use of solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs) that follow the ATA 3.2 standard.

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TuxMachines: A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5

Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:22:12 AM

While perusing the nighly newsfeeds the release of Puppy Linux 6.0 was mentioned. Jonathan Riddell said the next release of Kubuntu will feature Plasma 5 and Chris Hoffman is reporting Unity 8 will allow more privacy. And finally tonight, Bruce Byfield has seven reasons LibreOffice is better than OpenOffice.

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Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security flaws

The open-source Docker container virtualization technology has emerged as one of the hottest and most hyped technologies of the year. Docker, however, isn't immune from security vulnerabilities, as a pair of recent updates illustrate. Read more

Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based “SeaBED” AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice — and found it’s thicker than had been estimated. Every now and then we see some good news about climate change sprinkled in with all the increasingly dire warnings. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that solar and wind energy are starting to become competitive with natural gas. On the same day, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), based in Massachusetts, announced it had published a paper in Nature Geoscience on experiments run by an autonomous, Linux-based submarine called the SeaBED. The underwater survey indicated that Antarctic sea ice was thicker than had been previously estimated. Read more

DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics

The much anticipated release of DragonFlyBSD 4.0 is now available. The biggest "big ticket item" of DragonFlyBSD 4.0 include improving graphics support with the Linux-ported Intel DRM driver now handling Intel "Haswell" graphics complete with OpenGL support, well more than one year after it's been optimized for Linux users. DragonFlyBSD 4.0 is also significant in that it drops 32-bit i386 support in making it 64-bit only for x86 systems. While the DRM driver porting takes a while across all BSD distributions right now, at least DragonFlyBSD developers can take a stand for pushing forward and focusing on 64-bit support rather than 32-bit. Read more

Step by step to install OwnCloud server on Ubuntu 14.04

For Ubuntu 14.04 users, you can now easily install OwnCloud server on your desktop. The developer is currently providing a better way to install Owncloud on various Linux distros including Ubuntu 14.04. This tutorial will show you how to install Owncloud on Ubuntu 14.04 easy way. Link: