|Story||Internet of Things: Engineering for Everyone||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 7:12pm|
|Story||Get Android notifications on your Linux desktop||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 6:55pm|
|Story||Penguin porn? NO! Linux folk in #LCA2015 standoff||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 6:50pm|
|Story||Canonical’s Stripped-Down “Snappy” Ubuntu Comes To Google’s Compute Engine||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 6:25pm|
|Story||This $35 dock lets you use your Android smartphone as a full-fledged desktop||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 6:22pm|
|Story||Overview of Qt3D 2.0 – Part 1||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 6:04pm|
|Story||Top 10 open source projects of 2014||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 5:14pm|
|Story||Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 - a desktop Debian distribution||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 4:58pm|
|Story||Best Xfce distro of 2014||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 4:56pm|
|Story||Android Headliner: More Than A Year Later The Chromecast Is Still Number One For Streaming Media||Roy Schestowitz||16/12/2014 - 4:29pm|
The chip maker, which sees SDN and NFV as growth areas in the data center, is now a Platinum member of the vendor-based consortium it helped found.
Intel, one of the founding members of the OpenDaylight Project, is increasing its commitment to the software-defined networking standards body.
Intel is joining such tech vendors as IBM, Cisco Systems, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Juniper Networks as a Platinum member of OpenDaylight, a move that increases the chip maker's financial backing of the group and includes the adding of an Intel official on the board of directors.
The year 2014 will be marked as one where open source changed for me. It didn't change overnight or even very rapidly, but in July I noticed that the open source of today was not what I imagined it would be.
And this can be a good thing.
When I starting working full time with open source, back in 2001, the idea was to build a lot of free software. It reminded me of when I got my first computer back in 1978 (a TRS-80) and the environment encouraged a lot of code sharing. In those days, it was easy to differentiate open source from commercial software, and the thought was to replace the expensive walled gardens of proprietary code with better, freer, alternatives. But from a business perspective we were still in search of a business model.
Here’s an early Christmas present for you all: FreeNAS 9.3!
This FreeNAS update is a significant evolutionary step from previous FreeNAS releases, featuring a simplified and reorganized Web User Interface, support for Microsoft ODX and Windows 2012 clustering, better VMWare integration, including VAAI support, a new and more secure update system with roll-back functionality, and hundreds of other technology enhancements. We’re quite proud of it and excited to make it publicly available.
KDE 4 had its pillars. As the community disintegrated they fell to the wayside.
The KDE community continues to produce excellent technology. In particular, Plasma 5 is shaping up very nicely (although it is still not quite “there” enough for me to use it as my main desktop yet). But, inevitably, the fractured nature of the community will reflect in the user experience and, at that point, one of our killer features (being “the integrated experience”) will be gone.
So I’m left wondering, what are the pillars of KDE now? What are the “things” we, as a community, can all get behind and say “these are the things that underpin the KDE experience”.
This campaign launched in 2013, to align with Computer Science Education Week, and to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. While we’re surrounded by technology and the web in our daily lives, few people understand how it all works. In our mission to protect the open web as a global resource for all, we must educate others about how and why the web exists, but also how the web is a creative platform with endless possibilities and opportunities now and for our future.
Linux Mint 17.1, which was officially released on Nov. 29, provides users of the popular Linux desktop with an incremental update and some additional polish. Code-named Rebecca, Linux Mint 17.1 offers a choice of desktop user interfaces, the two primary ones being MATE and Cinnamon. The MATE desktop is a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment. The GNOME Linux desktop community moved to the GNOME 3 desktop in 2011, a move that some desktop users did not embrace. In the Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition, support has been added for the Compiz window manager, which can enable a desktop with multiple special effects for window transitions and events. The Cinnamon desktop, which was created by Linux Mint creator Celement Lefebvre, provides users with a familiar GNOME 2 look but also adds some of the advanced capabilities of newer GNOME releases. Linux Mint 17.1 builds on the innovations that first debuted in Linux Mint 17 earlier this year, with usability, interface and performance gains in several areas. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the improvements in the Linux Mint 17.1 release.
We knew it was possible; the signs were all there. The Systemd Inferno, after all, had been raging for far too long.
But more than a few of us were still holding out hope. "Things will surely get better," we thought.
Then the news came. The rumored Debian fork has now become real, and its name is "Devuan."
I am happy to announce the fourth and the last this year iso images of SparkyLinux 3.6 “Annagerman” LXDE, MATE, Razor-Qt and Xfce. At the beginning, I’d like to thank to all of our small but strong community members for their help with searching and solving bugs and problems.
Also: Ultimate Edition 4.3
So just what is the relationship between red-hot container company Docker and open source stalwart Red Hat? Are the two companies on the same side, or not? Do Docker containers complement or compete with Red Hat's Linux offerings?
To get some answers, I talked with Paul Cormier, Red Hat's president of products and technologies, and he had some pretty strong opinions on the subject. But it all boils down to Red Hat's position that container technology (and Docker) simply isn't the be-all and end-all that many people seem to want it to be—at least not in the enterprise.
The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy, expects Pierre Damas, Head of Sector at the Directorate General for IT (DIGIT). “We use a lot of open source components that we adapt and integrate, and it is time that we contribute back.”
Errplane founders Paul Dix and Todd Persen had an idea for a company last year around anomaly detection in data center monitoring, but they soon realized that field was crowded and it would take a long time to build out the infrastructure for the company. At the same, time they heard from customers they were more interested in the underlying infrastructure than the service they were offering, and they did something brave. They decided to pivot and build an open source product that would meet the needs of the entire market, rather than try to compete directly.
Fedora's Live USB Creator, aptly named liveusb-creator, hasn't seen much attention recently but with Fedora 21 due out tomorrow it was updated just in time. The latest version, liveusb-creator 3.13, is now available in the Fedora repositories.