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Story Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 4.0, major new Linux Small Business Server release Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 10:12am
Story Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story KDBUS Submitted For Review To The Mainline Linux Kernel Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:39am
Story Windows Phone Shrinks In Android-Dominated Europe, As New iPhones Boost iOS’ Share Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:32am
Story 35 Essential Android Apps for Daily Use Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:30am
Story Linux Kernel Finally Being Optimized For SSHDs Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:22am
Story A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:22am
Blog entry Get Oxygen Nitrogen Gas Plant from India Manufacturers for Durability and Usefulness DCPLOxygenPlant 30/10/2014 - 6:08am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:26pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/10/2014 - 11:25pm

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

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Linux

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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Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin

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Android
Linux

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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KDBUS Submitted For Review To The Mainline Linux Kernel

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Linux

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

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Android

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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35 Essential Android Apps for Daily Use

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Android

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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Linux Kernel Finally Being Optimized For SSHDs

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Linux

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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A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5

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-s

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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today's howtos

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HowTos

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Kubuntu Vivid in Bright Blue

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KDE

The exiting news is that following some discussion and some wavering we will be switching to Plasma 5 by default. It has shown itself as a solid and reliable platform and it's time to show it off to the world.

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Parallels CTO: Linux container security is not the problem

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GNU
Linux
Security

Containerization technology has been a game-changer, powering Docker and other transformative software solutions. It's also garnered its share of criticisms about performance, security, and resiliency.

But one of the creators of Parallels, a key containerization technology on Linux, is pushing back against what he feels are pervasive myths about containers -- many of which, he argues, are rooted in misunderstandings of how to use them and what they're for.

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Good dog: Puppy Linux reaches version 6.0

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GNU
Linux

Linux is pretty darn awesome when used on super-powerful machines. However, where the kernel really shines is when operating systems leverage it for less powerful computers. In other words, Linux can breathe new life into old computers thanks to lightweight distributions.

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Mozilla: Spidermonkey ATE Apple's JavaScriptCore, THRASHED Google V8

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Distinguished Engineer Robert O’Callahan reports that the Spidermonkey JavaScript engine, used by the Firefox web browser, has surpassed the performance of Google’s V8 engine (used by Chrome) and Apple’s JavaScript Core (used by Safari) on three popular benchmarks: Mozilla’s own Kraken, Webkit’s SunSpider and Google’s Octane.

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Ubuntu Survey Results Show Unity, Heron’s and Dual-Boots Are Popular

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Linux
Ubuntu

One week and 15,000 responses later, the results of our Ubuntu at 10 Reader Survey are finally ready to serve up. And they make for some fascinating mid-morning coffee-break reading.

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12 of the best new features in Android Lollipop

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Android

Google’s approach for rolling out the latest version of Android, Lollipop, is a little different. There are the usual things we see every year — a new Nexus phone and a new Nexus tablet — but instead of a big event, the company is posting details in blog posts and on the main Android site. So if you’re tracking the rollout closely, you probably have a sense of what’s new and what’s cool in the OS. If you’re not, though, getting a sense of what Lollipop is actually like and what it actually does isn’t easy.

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Zend Server 8 Delivers Z-Ray Application Insight

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Development
Server

For the first time, Zend Server is now also available on IBM's Power Linux platforms. Zend has been available for years on IBM i, but has not been available for Linux running on IBM's Power servers. IBM has had a busy year for Power, launching its Power8 server systems portfolio and doubling down on Linux.

Gutmans is very enthusiastic about IBM's strategy for Power. IBM recently announced that it was divesting its silicon fabrication capabilities.

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Ubuntu Could Give a Fatal Blow to Windows in China

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Ubuntu

The Windows operating systems is going out the front door in China and its place will be taken by a Linux distribution that will be used by the authorities and the governing body. The problem is that there is no real alternative, although at least one OS might be ready for the task, and that is Ubuntu Kylin.

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Btrfs On 4 x Intel SSDs In RAID 0/1/5/6/10

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Graphics/Benchmarks

These results are much more interesting than the earlier two-disk HDD benchmarks now using solid-state storage and having bought four Intel Series 530 120GB SSDs for making this an interesting RAID comparison. Four of the Intel SSDSC2BW120A4K5 solid-state drives were used in their 120GB capacity. Each of these solid-state drives retail for $75~80 USD and features sequential reads up to 540MB/s and sequential writes up to 480MB/s with its Serial ATA 3.0 interface. The 2.5-inch SSD 530 Series drive is rated by a five-year warranty and uses 20nm Intel NAND MLC memory.

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Red Hat begins offering free OpenShift to startups

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Red Hat

Red Hat is looking to lure startups to its web of services with a new program that gives budding businesses free access to OpenShift Online, Red Hat's public cloud app development platform.

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Lightweight DBMS guides Linux-based cow feeding robot

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Linux
Sci/Tech

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- and Android-compatible embedded relational database has now found its way into barnyard life in its role within a Butler Gold cattle-feeding robot from Germany’s Wasserbauer GmbH. Linux has previously played a role in DeLaval’s Voluntary Milking System robot for cattle, but this is the first time we’ve seen it helping out on the other end.

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