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|Story||8 ways to contribute to open source without writing code||Roy Schestowitz||01/12/2014 - 10:16pm|
|Story||A real-time editing tool for Wikipedia||Roy Schestowitz||25/12/2014 - 9:14pm|
|Story||Acer models its latest $199.99 Chromebook after the impressive C720||Rianne Schestowitz||16/11/2013 - 9:37pm|
|Story||Advice for front-end developers from Adrian Pomilio of Teradata||Roy Schestowitz||09/10/2014 - 12:03pm|
|Story||An open source mantra: Avoid "no derivatives"||Roy Schestowitz||06/01/2015 - 9:52pm|
|Story||Awesome Lucid Mockup||srlinuxx||12/02/2010 - 4:24pm|
|Story||BackBox 4.1 Ubuntu Based Distro Released, Available To Download And Install||Mohd Sohail||31/01/2015 - 8:37am|
|Story||Best of open hardware in 2014||Roy Schestowitz||22/12/2014 - 8:43pm|
|Story||Best open education tools and tales in 2014||Roy Schestowitz||30/12/2014 - 12:42pm|
|Story||Best open source in government: policies, new tools, and case studies||Roy Schestowitz||29/12/2014 - 5:18pm|
Reuse is one of the main reasons for the development as open source of OpenTele, a Danish e-health telemedicine project. The health sector is crying out for open source ICT solutions, says Mike Kristoffersen, a senior software architect at the Danish Alexandra Institute. “Doctors and hospitals are seriously locked into medical ICT systems, making it difficult to do research, even for small scale projects.”
Since The Weather Company has been a major adopter of open source software, I’m often asked why we have chosen this path. Where is the value in taking the open source route to solve your business challenges? I’m a big advocate of open source, so I’m always happy to oblige. Here are my top five reasons:
Software is the biggest reason I love FLOSS and love Fedora. I love that the software is libre and it’s nice that it’s very often gratis. On both my desktop and netbook I’m running the latest Fedora (21 at this time). On my desktop I LOVE using KDE. Its use of Activities along with Virtual Desktops helps me to organize my work so perfectly.
Canonical has been developing LXCFS, a FUSE-based file-system for LXC containers that will premiere with the upcoming release of Ubuntu 15.04.
Manjaro is a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch. A new version based on the upcoming Xfce 4.12 has been released in anticipation of the actual launch.
What will 2015 bring for the Linux community? It is a good question, since over the past 20+ years the Linux community has virtually redefined IT development. It has created a paradigm where clients look for, and downright expect, to get the very best innovations from a broad community of the brightest and most passionate developers in the industry. For over 30 years, I have both engaged in and studied the changes and challenges in the IT industry very closely. I have seen Linux reshape a segment of the market that is now growing more rapidly than any other. New workloads and creative developers are gravitating to the dynamic world of Linux.
This is my first look at Ubuntu 14.04.2. This is not a major release but bug fixes from the earlier version of 14.04.
Ubuntu is the perfect Linux for a Newbie to start off with. They have a very good online community to help with any questions. Why, just ask anything about Ubuntu in Google and you will get a response that will help you correct your problem. I have long been a fan of Ubuntu, and used it extensively in my early years of Linux.
The forthcoming UEFI 2.5 specification has an addition that will be exciting for many Linux enthusiasts... BIOS/UEFI updating from the Linux desktop will be a real and stable feature regardless of motherboard vendor and their general lack of Linux utilities.
The open source movement is making waves in the networking space as more vendors are opting to build open switches and routers in favor of proprietary technology. HP is the latest vendor to join the open source networking movement, and some are speculating that open networking could give Cisco a run for its money.
Canonical, the firm behind Ubuntu Linux, announced last week that Microsoft and Amazon agreed to publish their Internet of Things (IoT) application programming interfaces (APIs) on Ubuntu Core. The move showed that Canonical is forging meaningful partnerships with big time technology players, and showed how seriously the company takes the Internet of Things.
Canonical has announced partnerships with Microsoft, Amazon, Texas Instruments and others related to IoT and Snappy Ubuntu Core, the transactionally updated variants of the open source Ubuntu Linux OS.
The increase in hacking attacks that are aligned to geo-political issues is on the increase. Over the last decade, conflicts on the ground have often spilled over to groups of hackers, some state sponsored and some claiming to act independent of the state. The majority of these hackers have chosen to deface government websites or launch DDoS style attacks to force websites offline.
Samsung is a top-five contributor to the Linux kernel and contributes upstream to more than 25 other open source projects. Yet the public perception that the company doesn't care about open source has persisted, despite its efforts, said Ibrahim Haddad, head of the Open Source Innovation Group at Samsung in a presentation at Collaboration Summit last week.
Just when you thought Embrace, Extend, Extinguish was going away, the article explains the multi-prong attack that Microsoft is quietly working in the background. And they are relying heavily on their friends in the press. Microsoft has always had its share of shills in the press, but, with the focus on Google Android and Apple its quietly become less of a Journalist career killer to be openly Pro Microsoft. Schestowitz explains the attack as killing Linux Softly with APIs and the lock-ins they bring as more Microsoft packages and services are ported to Linux, and by getting appointments to key Linux Foundation subcommittees, by slinging dollars and software contributions.