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"The Phoenix Project" author Gene Kim explains why "an organizational learning culture" is what's driving the DevOps movement. "An organizational learning culture is what enables some of these wildly different ways of working, whether it’s automated deployments, creating environments on demand, or proactive production — all these things that we do in DevOps. They're all created by organizations that have cultures of true organizational learning."
CoreOS gets $12 million funding from Google Ventures, announces Tectonic
In today's open source roundup: A FOSS Force writer fights Windows to get her taxes done. Plus: LibreOffice or WPS office suite? And the i7-CM tablet offers Ubuntu and an Intel Core M Processor.
Barzan Mozafari, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), will be giving a talk on the predictability of performance in database systems at the OpenStack Live conference in Santa Clara, California on Tuesday, April 14.read more
Remote connections can be established with system over a network through SSH (secure shell) easily, we can login, perform actions or send commands to another system remotely trough this conection on the commandline. But what we cannot do is launch a GUI application for viewing content present in the remote node. This is the disadvantage of using ssh in a terminal.But this disadvantage can be easily solved by making use of "putty", a remote login application which can not only be used to login to a remote node, but also launch GUI applications. Examples of GUI applications are Browser, text viewers, etc.
While Scientific Linux 7.1 RC2 is just a small milestone that fixes the last remaining bugs, the development team prepares for the unveiling of the final release of the anticipated computer operating system on April 13, 2015, if everything goes according to the release plan.
Allwinner unveiled a Cortex-A7 based SoC for smart connected cameras that integrates its HawkView image signal processor, and supports Linux and “Camdroid.” Allwinner jumped on the ARM Cortex-A7 spec early, using it for its popular, low-priced system-on-chips like the Allwinner A10, dual-core A20, and quad-core A31. Like the A10, Allwinner’s new “V3? SoC has a single Cortex-A7 core, in this case clocked to 1.2GHz. However, Like a number of TI’s Linux-focused, DSP-based DaVinci SoCs, the V3 is designed for camera applications. It follows Allwinner V-Series SoCs including the quad-core, Cortex-A7 V10 and Cortex-A8-based V15.
UbuTab is a tablet supposedly built to take advantage of both Android and Ubuntu Touch operating systems and promises some great hardware components. The tablets should start shipping mid-April, but there is a problem. Ubuntu developers have no knowledge about the possible implementation of Ubuntu Touch on the tablet.
Embedian has launched a SMARC COM that runs Linux on a Freescale i.MX6, and offers up to 2GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, -40 to 85°C operation, and a Mini-ITX baseboard. Embedian’s SMARC (Smart Mobility ARChitecture) form-factor SMARC-FiMX6 computer-on-module follows Embedian’s earlier SMARC-T335X, which integrates a TI AM335x Sitara system-on-chip. The SMARC-T335X module also formed the basis for a pair of Embedian sandwich-style Smart SBCs. The similarly SODIMM-style SMARC-FiMX6 instead showcases Freescale’s Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 SoC.
At long last it would appear that the next major milestone release of Debian, version 8.0 also known as 'Jessie' is *almost* done.
Encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read them. With almost no privacy in this digital generation of our's, encryption of our data is one of the most required tools. Most of the applications like gmail encrypt our data, but the data on your system is still unsecured and there are hackers or unauthorised users waiting to access them.
Ubuntu developers usually plan beyond what they are working on at any particular moment, and it looks like they are finally taking an important decision regarding the presence of Python 2 libraries and dependencies, which might be solved for the Ubuntu 15.10 launch.
Nanolinux 1.3 has been released. This version features an improved windowmanager, mouse wheel support, a web server, a file transfer utility, a screenshot utility, a new version of the PIM program FLTDJ, antialiased fonts, improved international keyboard support, and several small changes and fixes in many areas.
Recently there was some discussion about ways to ease the tired backs of kernel maintainers. Apparently the merge windows are times of great labor, and some folks wanted to alert contributors to some preferable codesubmission habits.
It wasn’t until almost a week into this TTS discovery voyage that I found Mary. Not a human named Mary; a text-to-speech engine named Mary. Mary is an open source application with the downside, for many, of being a Java app. That may be a downside for you, but for me, with my options being limited day by disappointing day. Mary just might be the girl of my dreams.
Seco has released a commercial SBC spun from the original i.MX6-based open spec Udoo hacker SBC, adding eMMC flash and subtracting Arduino compatibility. Seco oversees the popular, community-backed Udoo SBC project, but also sells more commercial single board computers under its own name, such as the SECOpITX-GX.
Other than the hardware-specific issues, I’ve been amazed by how well Arch Linux works, given that it doesn’t have release cycles, or a big team with a lot of money supporting and marketing it.
A bug in the most recent version of the Chrome allows miscreants to crash browser tabs simply by embedding a link with a malformed URL in the HTML of a page.
Mozilla is working on a new feature called Tracking Protection that is helping users identify and block websites that collect personal data despite the fact that the browser has the "Do Not Track" policy enabled.
Welcome to the second installment of a monthly feature in which I explore how open source software and the open source way are used in the digital humanities. Every month I will take a look at open source tools you can use in your digital humanities research as well as at humanities research projects that are using open source tools today. I will also cover news about transparency and open exchange as well as how the other principles of the open source way being applied to the humanities.read more