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New Vault Conference to Promote Open Source Cloud Storage

48 min 43 sec ago
The Linux Foundation and industry partners have created a new conference, called Vault, to focus on open source storage and data security for the cloud computing age.

Mini-ITX board offers life after Marshalltowns death

1 hour 45 min ago
Habey announced an enhanced replacement for Intel’s discontinued Marshalltown thin Mini-ITX board. It jumps up to a 2GHz quad-core “Bay Trail-D” Celeron. Intel introduced the Desktop Board DN2800MT (aka “Marshalltown”) in Q1 of 2012 and it’s now gone EOL according to the product’s Intel ARK page. So Habey, the California-based subsidiary of Chinese firm NORCO Intelligent Technology, has seized on the opportunity to satisfy continuing Marshalltown demand by cranking out a “drop-in replacement” board backed by an assurance of long life-cycle support.

ITTIA DB SQL Now Available for QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.6

2 hours 43 min ago
As many QNX® developers rely on database software to store and retrieve sensitive information, ITTIA DB SQL supports QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS 6.6, to improve both performance and usability.

Kids arent the only ones learning to share

Friday 29th of August 2014 06:55:40 AM
It’s one of the most basic lessons we teach our children when they’re young—the idea of sharing their toys with others. We try to instill in them the values of giving up control and playing alongside others. Of finding joy in a shared toy. We recognize the importance of this idea, and we work hard to impress it on our young kids learning about the world.

Sentris, An Early Access Musical Challenge Game For Linux

Friday 29th of August 2014 05:58:29 AM
Sentris is a new kind of music game that puts you at the epicenter of musical creation. It's colourful and filled with great music, so what more could you want?

Interview With Richard Kenner of AdaCore

Friday 29th of August 2014 05:01:18 AM
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/Scott_Ruecker.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 28-Aug-2014[/b]When the Heartbleed bug made it out into the world a few months ago I had a chance to talk to Richard Kenner of AdaCore about it. I learned a few things too, here is our interview.

Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens Resigns

Friday 29th of August 2014 04:25:34 AM
I've heard from my own sources that Stevens is not leaving due to any internal wrangling or politics at Red Hat, but rather to pursue a new opportunity that he simply could not turn down.

The Journey Down: Chapter Two Review for Linux

Friday 29th of August 2014 03:28:23 AM
The Journey Down: Chapter Two is a point-and-click adventure that will transport you back in the golden era of gaming that was populated by titles like Grim Fandango and Broken Sword. It's an amazing experience and it shows us that adventures games are not a thing of the past.

74 Countries and Counting: Mozilla’s Maker Party Increases Web Literacy Across the Globe

Friday 29th of August 2014 02:31:12 AM
Back in July we kicked-off Maker Party, our annual campaign to teach the web around the world. Throughout  this two-month campaign we have seen people on nearly every continent  increase their web literacy by writing their first line of code, … Continue reading

China Promotes Linux-Based Operating System Against Windows, Android

Friday 29th of August 2014 01:34:01 AM
The Chinese government is promoting China Operating System, a closed source, Linux-based OS that it hopes will supplant Microsoft Windows and Google Android.

Announcing Apache CloudMonkey 5.2.0

Friday 29th of August 2014 12:36:50 AM
Apache CloudStack, the mature, turnkey Open Source cloud computing software platform used for creating private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, today announced Apache CloudMonkey v5.2.0, the latest feature release of its command line interface tool.

Setup CentOS 7 cloud instance on IceHouse Neutron ML2&OVS&GRE System

Thursday 28th of August 2014 11:39:39 PM
CentOS 7.0 qcow2 image for glance is available now at http://openstack.redhat.com/Image_resources. Regardless dhcp-option 26,1454 is setup on system current image loads with MTU 1500. Workaround for now is to launch instance with no ssh keypair and having postinstallation script

Containers vs Hypervisors: The Battle Has Just Begun

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:42:28 PM
Some backers of container technologies have made rather rash statements about the rise of Docker marking the end of hypervisors. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. The rise of unikernels raises the bar for convenient, compact, secure VMs.

It’s All Linux Under the Hood

Thursday 28th of August 2014 09:45:17 PM
In those days, the Linux community was pretty much a private club for uber geeks. Newbies from the Windows world were not always made to feel welcome on the forums, especially if they were foolish enough to wonder aloud why Linux was so different from Windows. To get help, a newbie often had to grovel, praise Tux and acknowledge the superiority of those offering help. Dyed-in-the-wool Linux users were a pretty smug lot back then.

Be inspired by 10 Raspberry Pi projects in issue 143 of Linux User & Developer

Thursday 28th of August 2014 08:48:06 PM
We also cover the epic rise of Linux over 23 years in our comprehensive history feature

Switch to Linux part 1 preparation

Thursday 28th of August 2014 07:50:55 PM
Switch from Windows XP to a Linux distro with our complete guide and you’ll never look back

Brian Stevens, Red Hat CTO, Steps Down Unexpectedly

Thursday 28th of August 2014 07:00:05 PM
Red Hat employees and observers are speculating on the reasons for Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens's unexpected decision to leave the company this week.

Considering Legacy UNIX/Linux Issues

Thursday 28th of August 2014 06:27:44 PM
Gah, so frustrating! Ten years ago I wrote a rather popular book calledWicked Cool Shell Scripts, and I'm working on a newedition—aTenth Anniversary release. There are lots of new scripts, entirely new chapters andupdates to the older stuff.

Six Advantages of Choosing Linux over Windows

Thursday 28th of August 2014 02:41:51 PM
Linux is a computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It has many advantages over Windows and some of which are listed below.

How to Install Drupal 7.31 with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

Thursday 28th of August 2014 01:44:40 PM
This tutorial will shown you basic step how to install Drupal 7.x with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS.

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Linux Mint Debian to Be Called "Betsy"

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Adapting to the Mobile World

Now more than ever companies are gaining a mobile presence due to the popularity of smartphones and tablets. It is important to any company’s success to become part of the mobile world if they want to build business. Consumers used to look up companies in the phonebook, but now the first action consumers take when they need to find a company is to look them up online. If consumers cannot find a company online, they are likely to find a different company instead of continuing the search through other means. Because the Internet is so easily accessed from mobile devices now, consumers use their devices to find their favorite companies so a strong mobile presence is a must if companies do not want to lose business. Hasbro goes mobile According to Mobile Marketer, Hasbro has decided to create a mobile presence in order to keep up with video games. So far Hasbro’s Monopoly application has been a great success because it promotes family and friend engagement and users can personalize the app by uploading pictures of themselves to use as game pieces. Consumers like personalization, and so if companies want to see success from their mobile marketing strategies they should consider personalizing them to consumers in some way. Companies hesitate to go mobile because they are set in their ways, and they might already be seeing success, however as technology advances all companies should consider building a mobile presence if they want to continue to be successful. Successful mobile marketing techniques Thanks to mobile devices there are a number of ways companies can reach out to consumers who use them. SMS advertisements are a great way to personalize advertising for consumers making them feel important and ultimately driving in business. Marketing applications are another way companies can engage with consumers on a more personal basis. Consumers like to be in control, and applications are a great way they can control the type of marketing they receive. If apps are intriguing enough, consumers are likely to promote them to friends and family, which will ultimately promote business. Convenience of being mobile Consumers like the convenience of being able to locate and engage with their favorite companies from their mobile devices, so it is important that companies maintain that presence. Consumers are looking for ways to make their lives easier, and being able to purchase products with the click of a button or pay bills on the fly will only increase business for companies because consumers are always looking for convenience. Being mobile can benefit companies in several ways, but one way that is especially appealing to companies is the ease of keeping track of business thanks to their mobile presence. Mobile devices and websites help companies to keep track of important data such as which marketing strategies are working the best and where most of the sales are coming from. Being mobile can enhance business in several ways and should be a priority for all companies. Mobile Technology News brought to you by businesstexter.com Source: mobilemarketer.com/cms/news/gaming/18437.html

Why we use open source - Australia’s Immigration agency explains

Why choose open source? “In some ways, [the open source software used by the agency] is effectively more capable” than commercial products, he said. “In terms of cost-effectiveness, [it] wins hands down: no license/maintenance fees, extensible architecture [and] global open source R&D.” The team uses an open source software package called ‘R’. Read more