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VMware sued, accused of ripping off Linux kernel source code

46 min 39 sec ago
SCSI dev claims virty giant has 'no intention' of honoring terms of the GPLLinux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig has sued VMware in Hamburg, Germany, over alleged violations of the GNU General Public License.…

Red Hat buys into Docker containers with Atomic Host

1 hour 43 min ago
Want to combine a best of breed enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with the most popular container technology, Docker? Then you want Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host.

Vivaldi Web Browser Tech Preview 2 Is Out with Fast Forward and Rewind

2 hours 41 min ago
Vivaldi is a new web browser based on Chromium that is built by an Opera founder. It's aimed mostly at power users, but it can be used by anyone. A new update has been released and the developers have added some new features.

The three open source projects that transformed Hadoop

3 hours 38 min ago
Hadoop, an open source software framework with the funny sounding name, has been a game-changer for organizations by allowing them to store, manage, and analyze massive amounts of data for actionable insights and competitive advantage.

'Cloud First' Strategy: Who Has One, Who Doesn't and Why?

Friday 6th of March 2015 07:35:02 AM
A survey from 2nd Watch of cloud adoption plans for businesses in the United States shows that many see major value in integrating the cloud into digital sales and marketing, but obstacles are preventing rapid adoption.

8 guides for cloud building with OpenStack

Friday 6th of March 2015 06:37:51 AM
OpenStack is a huge project with lots of constituent parts and fast development cycles. It can be hard to keep up and keep your mental toolkit fresh. We compile the very best of recently published how-tos, guides, tutorials, and tips into a handy collection every month.

A Quick Look at Kubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1

Friday 6th of March 2015 05:40:40 AM
Kubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet beta 1 has been released by Kubuntu Devs Team brings KDE Plasma 5.2 as default desktop environment, also include KDE Applications 14.12 containing all favourite applications from KDE. This is the 14.12.2 update with bugfixes and translation updates.

Valve Is Showing That Steam Is Finally Shaking Off the Windows Dependency

Friday 6th of March 2015 04:43:29 AM
If anyone had any doubts about the commitment of Valve to the Linux operating systems, they should be put to rest with the latest SteamOS sale. It just shows how serious the company really is and that it will carry out its promises, of breaking the Windows monopoly on gaming.

Red Hat releases Enterprise Linux 7.1

Friday 6th of March 2015 03:46:18 AM
Red Hat announced today the release of RHEL 7.1 including new developer tools, Linux containers, and Atomic Host.

Bodhi Linux developers giving away Acer C720 Chromebook

Friday 6th of March 2015 02:49:07 AM
In today's open source roundup: A donation to Bodhi Linux might get you an Acer C720 Chromebook. Plus: Why Zenwalk might be your next desktop distro, and rTorrent for Ubuntu.

I Tried Ubuntu Linux 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta Mate Flavor

Friday 6th of March 2015 01:51:56 AM
I'm trying out the beta of the Mate Flavor of the next version of Ubuntu. So far so good. Mate has some good improvements, and the beta version does not seem to be very buggy.

digiKam Sprint 2014

Friday 6th of March 2015 12:54:45 AM
digiKam is a mature open-source project (more than 14 years old now) that provides a digital asset management application oriented to photography post-production.

The Year of the Linux Smart Phone

Thursday 5th of March 2015 11:57:34 PM
The “Year of the Linux desktop” is something you often hear about in the Linux community. This idea refers to the year when Linux will claim the dominant market-share percentage from operating systems such as Windows and OSX. While I am not sure if Linux on the desktop will ever become dominant, one thing is for certain: Linux has already outpaced all of the other competitors in the mobile market.

Red Hat Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distro Debuts

Thursday 5th of March 2015 11:00:23 PM
Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.1 release is generally available today, providing users with the promise of a more secure and optimized operating system for Docker containers. The Atomic Host release comes alongside the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, which also debuts today.

4 things you (probably) didn't know you can do with Chrome for Linux

Thursday 5th of March 2015 10:03:12 PM
Chrome for Linux provides almost all of the features of a Chromebook -- and as a result I get the best of both worlds: The security, freedom and ownership of Linux, and the flexibility of gaining access to services and apps through Chrome.

I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

Thursday 5th of March 2015 09:06:01 PM
MYIR launched a “Rico” SBC for TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, with an open Linux BSP, 4GB of eMMC flash, and coastline GbE, HDMI, and USB host and device ports. The Rico Board is the first single board computer we’ve seen to tap the single-core, Cortex-A9 AM437x Sitara system-on-chip from Texas Instruments, aside from TI’s own $599 evaluation EVM.

Red Hat strips down for Docker

Thursday 5th of March 2015 08:08:50 PM
Red Hat has customized a version of its Linux distribution to run Docker containers. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host strips away all the utilities residing in the stock distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that aren’t needed to run Docker containers.

Who's leading the charge for transparency in democratic elections?

Thursday 5th of March 2015 07:04:20 PM
The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in democratic more

Marvell Eyes IoT Developers by Open Sourcing KinomaJS Code

Thursday 5th of March 2015 06:07:09 PM
Marvell has made KinomaJS, a Java platform for building apps for embedded devices, including IoT electronics, available under an open source Apache 2.0 license.

Demand for Linux Skills Growing Faster Than Talent Pool: Report

Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:09:58 PM
While 92 percent of hiring managers plan to hire Linux pros in the next 6 months, 88 percent said it's very or somewhat difficult to find qualified candidates.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Officially Released with Support for Linux Containers

Red Hat was proud to announce earlier today, March 5, the availability of the first maintenance release of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system for computers, used in numerous enterprises worldwide. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 contains a great amount of bug fixes and improvements over the previous release, as well as various new features. Read more Also: iSER target should work fine in RHEL 7.1

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Open source used to manage Figueres’ environment

The Spanish town of Figueres is relying on free and open source software to help manage its urban and natural environment. Fisersa Ecoserveis, an environmental company, is using a range of open source solutions to create, update and manage interactive geographic maps, used for monitoring and planning the city’s green spaces. Read more

I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

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