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Here comes RHEL beta 6.7

49 min 49 sec ago
Not ready for the jump to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7? Be of good cheer, Red Hat is still improving Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x.

8 ways developers can be more like Willie Nelson

1 hour 37 min ago
I cringe when I see job listings searching for "rock star developers." What does that even mean? Developers who take all the credit, while the band, agent, road crew, and sound engineers do the heavy lifting?read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Enters Beta

2 hours 25 min ago
RHEL 6 was first released in November 2010 and is no longer the leading edge of Red Hat's platform efforts. In June 2014, RHEL 7 debuted, providing new file system and Docker container support. Just because Red Hat is working on RHEL 7 doesn't mean it's leaving its RHEL 6 users behind. Red Hat has a 10-year life cycle process for its operating system platform, which includes multiple phases of support.

Mark Shuttleworth Asks Devs from Different Desktop Environments to Work Together

3 hours 12 min ago
Mark Shuttleworth had a very interesting keynote at the opening of the Ubuntu Online Summit for 15.10, and he said the developers from all the desktop environments should work together towards a common goal.

EMC partners with Canonical, Mirantis, and Red Hat for OpenStack

3 hours 59 min ago
The storage giant is partnering up to bring its hardware to the major OpenStack clouds.

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

4 hours 47 min ago
One ongoing question kernel developers face is the best way to delete data so no one else canrecover it. Typically there are simple tools to undelete files that are deletedaccidentally, although some filesystems make this easier than others.

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Minimal Server Installation Tutorial

5 hours 34 min ago
This tutorial shows the installation of a Ubuntu 15.04 minimal server in detail with many screenshots. The purpose of the guide is to show the basic installation of Ubuntu 15.04 that can be used as basis for our other Ubuntu 15.04 tutorials here at howtoforge like our perfect server guides.

What prevents Linux from beating Windows and OS X?

6 hours 21 min ago
In today's open source roundup: Which problems stop Linux from dominating the desktop? Plus: Linux gamers and Nvidia graphics cards. And new Firefox features might not work on unencrypted sites.

Linux from Square One

6 hours 46 min ago
Now, let’s go back to 2006: It would have been nice to have these articles when I started out in Linux and FOSS nine years ago, introduced by the IT guy from the Green Party of California when I asked where I’d get Adobe products for my statewide campaign for office that year. During the campaign, I kept thinking about how great this paradigm is — people working together to make software free (as in freedom and, in many cases, beer) for public use — and switched gears to work to advocate for FOSS.

Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft Didn't Copy Convergence Idea, Ubuntu Will Be First

9 hours 50 min ago
Mark Shuttleworth talked about Ubuntu convergence and he also happened to mention the fact that Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Windows, but he said that the companies just had the same idea, at the same time.

Tiny UAV-oriented i.MX6 SBC has HDMI in and out

10 hours 47 min ago
Gateworks unveiled a tiny, UAV-oriented SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers HDMI in/out, USB, serial, GPIO, CAN, mini-PCIe, and more.

Google Updates Password Alert Extension, But Some Bypasses Still Work

11 hours 44 min ago
For the second time in less than a week, Google has updated its Password Alert extension for Chrome to address a method for bypassing the warning screens that alert users that they're entering data on a non-Google site. However, the researcher who discovered the most-recent bypass method said his technique still works on the latest version.

Enlightenment 0.19.5 Desktop Environment Now Available for Download

12 hours 41 min ago
Today, May 4, we announce the immediate availability for download of the Enlightenment 0.19.5 desktop environment, a release that fixes a significant amount of issues discovered since Enlightenment 0.19.4, which is currently used by default in various GNU/Linux distributions.

House of Cards UI central to Mozilla's plans for Firefox on tellies

13 hours 38 min ago
The deck is stacked and the designers want it that way. Mozilla has revealed how it reckons Firefox should look when it's on the tellie.

Linux-ready COM mates an i.MX6 SoC with an FPGA

14 hours 36 min ago
Armadeus has launched a Linux-equipped module that integrates a Freescale i.MX6 SoC with a Cyclone V GX FPGA, and offers SATA, CSI, DSI, and optional WiFi.

CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.1 has been released

15 hours 33 min ago
I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.0 for both Mac OS X and Linux.  CrossOver 14.1.0 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

Introducing the First openSUSE MATE Live CD - Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 6th of May 2015 06:47:20 AM
Today, we have the great pleasure of introducing you to the first ever openSUSE Live CD built around the MATE desktop environment, as it looks like the openSUSE team plans on delivering a MATE flavor as well, after Ubuntu got its own.

Tiny Core Linux 6.2 Screencast and Screenshots

Wednesday 6th of May 2015 05:50:09 AM
Team Tiny Core is proud to announce the release of Core v6.1.

Valve's Mods Blunder Prompts Reddit Community to Create Open Source Steam Replacement

Wednesday 6th of May 2015 04:52:58 AM
Valve has recently gone through a major PR debacle after the company announced that it's implementing paid mods for games and Skyrim in particular. Their decision was short-lived, and it was retracted, but they have managed to incur the rage of the community. Independent developers are now working on a new game launcher that will make Steam obsolete.

Singapore's prime minister releases source code for his hand-coded Sudoku-solver

Wednesday 6th of May 2015 03:55:47 AM
Top that, David Cameron and Ed MilibandSingaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has decided to reveal the source code of the Sudoku-solving app he personally coded.…

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Open Source Router Connects US, Australia

The ONOS Project and partners said Wednesday they have demonstrated the real-world practicality of using a router with open source software to connect networks in Australia and the US. The test validates the vision of SDN, open source for carriers, as well as ON.Lab's ONOS network operating system, according to one of its coordinators. "SDN is about disaggregation of closed, proprietary boxes and separating of forwarding planes, control planes and applications," says Guru Parulkar, executive director and board member of ON.Lab , which coordinates ONOS development. The communications test between Australia and the US achieved just that, he says. (See ON.Lab Aims to Make White Boxes Carrier-Grade , ON.Lab Intros Open Source SDN OS and SK Telecom Bets on SDN for Wireless.) Read more

Xubuntu Core 15.04 Officially Released, Not Related to Ubuntu Core

A new official Xubuntu flavor called "core" has been announced by developers. It's based on Ubuntu, and it integrates the Xfce desktop environment and nothing else. Read more