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Firefox OS fork gets a $100 million boost

Friday 17th of July 2015 10:45:52 PM
Acadine, founded by former Mozilla execs, has received a $100 million investment from China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, to launch a Firefox OS fork called “H5OS.”

Linux on supercomputers, Googles Eddystone, and more news

Friday 17th of July 2015 09:48:41 PM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Linux on supercomputers, Google's Eddystone, and more!

What's next for open source question answering technologies

Friday 17th of July 2015 08:51:30 PM
Grant Ingersoll is CTO at Lucidworks, provider of Fusion, but his claim to the open source community are his contributions to Apache Lucene, Solr, and Mahout. (He co-founded Apache Mahout in 2008 with the goal to build an environment for quickly creating scalable machine learning applications.) This year, Grant will be speaking at OSCON 2015 about building a next generation QA system with open source tools and about how to use Apache Solr for data science.If you're interested in how Watson beat all of the Jeopardy contestants against him, read more in this interview about question answering (QA) more

FSF, Canonical Breakthrough; OSCON & More…

Friday 17th of July 2015 07:54:19 PM
FSF, Canonical Makes Progress on Licensing: The $140,000-plus in donations is still missing, but that’s not the biggest news coming from Canonical this week. After two years of wrangling between the Free Software Foundation and Canonical — with a little help from the Software Freedom Conservancy — the FSF announced that they have made some progress on updated licensing terms for, as the FSF calls it, “Ubuntu GNU/Linux.”

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Review

Friday 17th of July 2015 06:57:08 PM
The second round of Ubuntu Phones drastically needs to improve on the initial offering of the BQ Aquaris 4.5. Does the MX4 have what it takes?

Netflix nukes Rovi’s “we own TV guide” patents

Friday 17th of July 2015 05:59:57 PM
"Do it on the Internet" patents aren't cool anymore, for trolls, or for Rovi.A long-running patent battle between Netflix and Rovi has concluded, with Netflix beating back the entertainment guide company.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE RC released!

Friday 17th of July 2015 05:02:46 PM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE RC.

How to enable SSL for MySQL server and client

Friday 17th of July 2015 04:05:35 PM
When users want to have a secure connection to their MySQL server, they often rely on VPN or SSH tunnels. Yet another option for securing MySQL connections is to enable SSL wrapper on an MySQL server. Each of these approaches has its own pros and cons. For example, in highly dynamic environments where a lot […]Continue reading...The post How to enable SSL for MySQL server and client appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to backup a MySQL server database How to run MySQL query in a shell script How to allow remote access to MySQL server How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to find and kill misbehaving MySQL queries

Visualizing flux: Time travel, torque, and temporal maps

Friday 17th of July 2015 03:08:24 PM
Mapping communities in the open source space are growing as more and more people use maps for business and social change. Leaders like Aure Moser are providing spaces for people to learn and be inspired. Prior to her OSCON session and in the middle of a busy travel schedule, she shared some insights into the communities and her more

How to monitor CentOS and Ubuntu servers with Pandora FMS

Friday 17th of July 2015 02:11:13 PM
Pandora FMS (Pandora Flexible Monitoring System) is a flexible and highly scalable monitoring software for networks, servers, applications and virtual environments. In this tutorial I will show you how to install Pandora FMS Server on Centos 7 and how to add a monitoring agent on Ubuntu 15.04.

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Friday 17th of July 2015 01:14:02 PM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC.

Linus Torvalds Takes Fighter Jet Flights to Relax In Between Linux Kernel Pulls

Friday 17th of July 2015 12:16:51 PM
You probably won't believe this, but Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux kernel, has just posted three astonishing photos bragging about doing fighter jet flights to relax in between Linux kernel pulls.

Newegg wins TQP patent case after challenging judge over delays

Friday 17th of July 2015 11:19:40 AM
Two weeks after online retailer Newegg filed a petition complaining about "excessive and unreasonable" delays in getting a final judgment in its patent case, the judge in that case has handed Newegg a big win.In an order published yesterday afternoon, US District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled (PDF) that Newegg doesn't infringe a patent belonging to TQP Development, notwithstanding a 2013 jury verdict that granted $2.3 million to TQP, a "patent troll" with no business other than patent licensing.

GNOME's Tracker Search Engine Reaches Version 1.5.0 with Multiple Fixes

Friday 17th of July 2015 10:22:29 AM
Martyn Russell, the developer of the open-source semantic data storage engine for desktop and mobile devices that is heavily used in the GNOME desktop environment, announced the immediate availability of Tracker 1.5.0.

Ubuntu PC Maker No Longer Bundling Flash With OS

Friday 17th of July 2015 09:25:18 AM
Ubuntu device maker System76 recently said in a blog that it will no longer pre-install Adobe Flash on all laptops and desktops. Why? Because the company deems the software a security risk. System76 is even urging its customers to get rid of Flash altogether.

How to Install Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Friday 17th of July 2015 08:28:07 AM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with Apache, PHP and MySQL installed on it. Tiki Wiki is an open-source Wiki-based content management system and online office suite written in PHP. Tiki Wiki has many collaboration features and it is using the Bootstrap CSS framework which provides modernization to its look and feel.

Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Xfce Edition RC is Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Xfce 4.12

Friday 17th of July 2015 07:30:56 AM
Clement Lefebvre, leader and main developer of the Linux Mint project, informed us about the immediate availability for download and testing of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Xfce Edition Release Candidate.

Windows RT on life support: Microsoft vows it won't pull the plug

Friday 17th of July 2015 06:33:45 AM
New not-Windows-10 update to arrive in September. Fear not, you unlucky owners of Windows RT tablets: Microsoft hasn't abandoned you yet. Not entirely, anyway.

Canonical Updates Ubuntu Licensing Terms After Two-Year Discussions with FSF

Friday 17th of July 2015 05:36:34 AM
Canonical has updated the licensing terms so that it's now fully compliant with GPL (GNU General Public License) after discussions with the Free Software Foundation that took almost two years.

What matters most? Using metrics to build a better team

Friday 17th of July 2015 04:39:23 AM
When I talk about open source software the first thing I always mention is community and collaboration. I leave the talk of licenses and software development for later. Everyone understands community, everyone has heard the phrase "two heads are better than one," and everyone has worked on at least one team in their lives. This is why I wanted to get a chance to interview Dawn Foster about her OSCON talk titled Network analysis: People and open source more

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