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Meet Solaris 11.2, where SDN means 'Software-Defined Net profit'

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 08:31:50 PM
Larry Ellison’s Oracle bowled out Solaris 11.2 last week – and what does this Unix-like give us? Cloud computing, yes, but also a stab at a datacenter-in-a-(large)-box. It's not too far off the database-as-a-box idea Larry's been banging on about since 1998. Oracle’s Solaris 11.2 announcement is larded with the usual boilerplate about enterprise scale, efficiency, security and compliance. What's new is a degree of software-defined networking (SDN) support. It’s for that reason that version 11.2 marks the latest chapter in Larry's campaign to turn Oracle’s massive-throughput Exalogic Elastic Cloud appliances into one-stop datacenters.

Forked Android devices might be a threat to Google's control

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 07:34:39 PM
In today's Android roundup: The number of forked Android devices has risen to 20%. Plus: Longer Google Play app refund windows? And the Google Now Launcher has been released for Android 4.1 or higher

What does Docker provide if not virtualization?

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 06:37:28 PM
Let me start by saying this is absolutely not a Docker bashing article. I actually love Docker, and I think it is an outstanding piece of software that will have great success. But I have to confess, I’m not sure that it deserves the virtualization moniker that so many in the industry are hanging on it.

The fight for OpenStack's soul

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:40:17 PM
OpenStack just turned four and as it passes this milestone, companies big and small are embracing it, but it begs the question, what's the future of the project when so many big companies are so interested and just what are their intentions?

MySQL Status Page Check via Nagios Part 1

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:43:06 PM
Nagios can check anything anyone is willing to write it to check. In other words if there is a way to reap results then Nagios can act on those results whether they be a set of strings, numbers or some combination therein.

News: Linux 3.16 Debuts Improving Samsung ARM Support

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 03:45:55 PM
Samsung gets some love in the fourth major Linux kernel update of 2014

Intel Graphics Installer for Linux Arrives with Latest Drivers and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Support

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:48:44 PM
The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, a tool that allows users to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for their Intel graphics hardware, is now at version 1.0.6 and is ready for download.

How to think like open source pioneer Michael Tiemann

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:51:33 PM
Ancient Greece had its Great Explainers, one of whom was Plato. The open source community has its Great Explainers, one of whom is Michael Tiemann.read more

How To Install ownCloud 7 on CentOS 6.5

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:54:22 PM
How To Install ownCloud 7 on CentOS 6.5This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on CentOS 6.5. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server's data with Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Shuffling Zombie Juror – aka Linux kernel 3.16 – wants to eat … ARMS?

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 11:57:11 AM
The Linux kernel has been updated, again. On Sunday, Linux Lord Linus Torvalds announced version 3.16 of the kernel is now good to go. Torvalds says “3.16 looked a bit iffy for a while” but “things cleared up nicely, and there was no reason to do extra release candidates like I feared just a couple of weeks ago.” You'll be excited by 3.16 if you're keen to run Linux on Samsung's Exynos or other ARM SoCs. Those keen on ARM CPUs as data centre alternatives to x86 will be pleased to note work to help Xen virtual machines suspend and resume. There's also a boot-from-firmware feature on ARM.

Builder a new IDE specifically for GNOME app developers

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM
One of the many interesting things covered in Ji?í’s coverage of this years GUADEC was GNOME Builder — an IDE that will focus purely on GNOME applications, with a goal of making it “Dead Simple”. Ji?í’s post about day 4 at GUADEC covers the content of Christian Hergert’s talk about Builder (including him announcing the brave step of quitting his day job to work on it). While there are other IDEs in Fedora (like Adjuta and Eclipse) that can be used for development on the GTK+GNOME stack, none of these are focused purely on development of this type.

Ugoos reveals Cortex-A5 Android 4.4 TV dongle

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 10:02:49 AM
Ugoos is prepping an Android 4.4 “S85? media player dongle with a quad-core Amlogic S805 Cortex-A5 SoC clocked to 1.5GHz, and a quad-core Mali-450 GPU. Ugoos has spun a variety of Android media player boxes and dongles over the last few years, including a UT3 box, featuring Rockchip’s quad-core, Cortex-A17 RK3288 system-on-chip with a 16-core Mali-T760 GPU, now selling for $130. Before that was the Ugoos UT2, with the quad-core, Cortex-A9 RK3188 SoC clocked to 1.6GHz, with a Mali-400 GPU. Last year, the Chinese company introduced a dongle-style UM2 stick, running on the same RK3188 and Mali-400 GPU.

Dockerizing nginx

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 09:05:38 AM
In this example, we are going to learn how to build a Docker image with nginx pre-installed.

Analysis: New motions show gaping holes in Supreme Court’s Aereo ruling

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 08:08:27 AM
Aereo was shut down a few days after it lost its Supreme Court case on a 6-3 vote. The Supreme Court said Aereo's strategy of using tiny antennas to push over-the-air TV over the Internet looked too much like a cable company to avoid paying copyright royalties.Now Aereo is running with that ruling, arguing it should be allowed to pay the same retransmission rate that cable companies pay by law, which is around one percent of revenue. That strategy has already failed once, when a company called ivi TV tried it a few years back. The Copyright Office has refused to license Aereo as a cable company until a court rules otherwise.

$149 networking security gizmo runs Snort on OpenWRT

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 07:11:16 AM
Itus Networks is set to launch a $149 “iGuardian” network security appliance on Kickstarter that runs OpenWRT Linux and the Snort IPS stack on a MIPS64 SoC. Few vendors have targeted the consumer network security appliance market, and even fewer have done so with pricing under $500. A San Jose, Calif.-based startup called Itus Networks, however, plans to protect your home WiFi router with a $149, open source Linux iGuardian device that offers both a network intrusion prevention system (NIPS) and a network intrusion detection system (NIDS). The device blocks cyber attacks while also filtering out malware “and other undesirable content,” says the company. Like other network security appliances, it sits between your Internet source and your WiFi router, acting as a security firewall.

Play Linux Alpha 1 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 06:14:05 AM
Play Linux is a new Linux distro based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS optimized for gaming. It combines the power of Linux with the simplicity of Ubuntu. It comes with all GPU drivers and automatically enables your GPU! You don't need to dual-boot anymore!

Docker Sells Its dotCloud Legacy to PaaS Vendor

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:16:54 AM
The popular open-source Docker container virtualization technology was born inside a company originally known as dotCloud. Docker Inc. today announced that it is shedding its legacy and selling the dotCloud business to German platform-as-a-service vendor cloudControl. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.

Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:19:43 AM
Android has raced past iOS to become the top mobile operating system for the first time.…

Akademy 2014 Program Schedule: Fast, fun, inspiring

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 03:22:32 AM
The Akademy Program Committee is excited to announce the Akademy 2014 Program. It is worth the wait! We waded through many high quality proposals and found that it would take more than a week to include all the ones we like. However we managed to bring together a concise and (still packed) schedule.

AWS Names MapR a Big Data Competency Partner for Hadoop Distribution

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:25:21 AM
MapR's Big Data platform, based on open source Apache Hadoop, gained the endorsement of Amazon Web Services (AWS), which has included the company's software as the first Hadoop distribution in the new AWS Partner Network (APN) Competency Program.

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