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HP's Helion Continuity Services adds Linux cluster support and more

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GNU
Linux
Server

The service now supports Linux physical clusters, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), as well as storage area network (SAN)-based data stores

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Feed Readers for Linux

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The RSSNow widget for KDE Plasma provides a simple, list-like feeds from sources which you can drag and drop. It comes with configuration options to change the news update interval and animations.

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Tizen IVI SDK – 3.0 Alpha 4 is Available to Download

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Development
Linux

The Tizen In-Vehicle Infotainment Software Developers Kit (IVI SDK) is a now available for you to download and runs on Windows*, Ubuntu*, and Mac OS X*. It includes Emulator (based on QEMU), Web Simulator, IDE, documents and samples, and supports a real IVI device as a target.

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Linux Kernel 3.17.1 Is Out and Is the Most Advanced Release Available

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Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced that the latest version of the Linux kernel, 3.17.1, is now out and available for download. It's now the most advanced stable branch available and it will remain so for at least a couple more months.

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HP to shutter webOS cloud services

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Linux
Server

The company says it's given the few owners of webOS devices three years of service since canning the software, but that “The user count has dwindled to the point where it is no longer viable to keep the services running.”

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Sager NP2740 Review - A Linux Powerhouse

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GNU
Linux

I was looking for something powerful to stream some games on, but also light enough that it was not going to feel like a brick next to my Chromebook. Since Linux is my OS of choice, having reasonable Linux support is also on my list of desires. Because of this I wanted to stay away from ATI graphics cards and nVidia cards with optimus.

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Italian consumers shouldn’t have to pay for software they don’t want – Letter to Regulators

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GNU
Linux
Microsoft

FSFE and Italian consumer association ADUC, along with Italian group ILS, are asking regulators to take concrete steps to protect Italians from being forced to pay for software they do not want or need. Italy’s High Court ruled in September that computer vendors must reimburse customers for the price of unwanted non-free software that comes pre-installed on PCs and laptops. Today, FSFE, ADUC and ILS have sent a letter to the Italian competition authorities, calling on them to ensure that vendors will comply with the High Court’s decision, and respect the rights of their customers.

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Will Android and Chrome marry?

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Android
GNU
Linux

The WSJ reported that "Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s vice president of engineering for its Android mobile-operating system, is now also overseeing the engineering team behind Google’s Chrome operating system." The paper believes that is a sign that Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president in charge of Android, Chrome and Apps since 2013, plans on merging the two operating systems sooner rather than later.

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IPFire 2.15 Core 84 Firewall OS Gets Fixes for Shellshock and Other Issues

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OS
Linux

A developer of the ipfire.org team, Michael Tremer, has announced that the IPFire 2.15 Core 84 Linux-based firewall distribution has been released and comes with a long list of fixes, some of them for the latest security issues.

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Leave No Trace Online or Offline with the Tails 1.2 Linux-Based OS

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Linux
Debian

Tails is, above all else, a Linux distribution and is based on Debian. It shares some of the characteristics of the Linux base, but it integrates a unique collection of applications that are available for users who want to remain anonymous.

For this purpose, the OS has cryptographic tools that allow people to encrypt anything, ranging from files and folders to simple email messages, users don't leave any sort of trace on the computer that is running this OS, and all the network traffic is routed through the Tor network, making it hard (if not impossible) to track the data.

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LISA14 – Simplified Remote Management of Linux Servers

I am giving a talk on Simplified Remote Management of Linux Servers at the upcoming LISA14 conference in Seattle, which runs from November 9-14. My talk is 9:45-10:30am on Friday, November 14. LISA is Large Installation System Administration SIG of Usenix. If you are attending LISA I would enjoy meeting you and discussing anything around system administration, security, and open source in general! Drop me a line and let’s see about scheduling some time. Read more