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Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the world

Friday 5th of December 2014 02:36:28 PM
In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common.

Fedora 21 beta finally arrives

Friday 5th of December 2014 01:39:17 PM
It took a while, but the latest version of Fedora, Red Hat's community Linux, is now available in beta.

Microsoft, Barnes & Noble bring their weird Nook “partnership” to a formal end

Friday 5th of December 2014 12:42:06 PM
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced today that they were terminating their partnership that was in some way connected to the Nook e-reader.

Red Hat delivers latest developer tools

Friday 5th of December 2014 11:44:55 AM
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is still new, but there are even newer programming tools. Fortunately, with the latest Version of Red Hat Software Collection, programmers can keep up to speed.

Canonical officially unveils its OpenStack distro

Friday 5th of December 2014 10:47:44 AM
Today, you know Canonical best for its Ubuntu Linux distribution. Tomorrow you may know it best for its OpenStack cloud distribution.

Why Microsoft loves Linux

Friday 5th of December 2014 09:50:33 AM
Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux. What changed Microsoft's mind?

Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

Friday 5th of December 2014 08:53:22 AM
Forrester Research's survey shows that most developers, even ones who usually stick with Microsoft Visual Studio, are now using open source.

Six GUI firewall tools for Linux

Friday 5th of December 2014 07:56:11 AM
In today's open source roundup: Six GUI firewall management applications in Linux. Plus: Linux Lite 2.2 released, and the story of how Kali Linux was created.

Docker turns conductor in enterprise-aiming orchestration play

Friday 5th of December 2014 06:59:00 AM
EU Linux container wrangler Docker rounded out the first day of its DockerCon EU conference on Thursday by unveiling three new services that represent the next steps in Docker's transition from toolset to full-fledged platform.

Mirantis Targets Developers with Hosted OpenStack Solution

Friday 5th of December 2014 06:01:49 AM
Mirantis has added a hosted OpenStack cloud platform, based on Mirantis OpenStack Express, that is tailored for developers.

Zorin: That is Flexibility!

Friday 5th of December 2014 05:04:38 AM
I especially like the Zorin OS desktop experience because I can change it to look like Windows 7 or like Mac. That is flexibility!

Autokey: Shorthand for Typists

Friday 5th of December 2014 04:07:27 AM
For years I avoided installing keyboard shortcut tools on my computers. I thought dog-gonnit, if something needed to be typed out, I'd type every letter myself. Recently I capitulated, however, and I must say, going back seems unlikely. If you've never tried a text-replacement app, I highly recommend doing so.

How to install owncloud 7 on OpenSUSE 13.2

Friday 5th of December 2014 03:10:16 AM
How to install owncloud 7 on OpenSUSE 13.2This tutorial is based on OpenSuse 13.2 server, so you should set up a basic OpenSuse 13.2 server installation before you continue with this tutorial. The system should have a static IP address.

Fedora 21 Final status is Go -- Release on December 9, 2014

Friday 5th of December 2014 02:13:05 AM
At the Fedora 21 Final Go/No-Go Meeting a few minutes ago, Fedora QA, Release Engineering, and Development agreed to Go with the Fedora 21 Final.

The Ongoing Wars Against Free Tech

Friday 5th of December 2014 01:17:17 AM
FOSS may no longer be under the big guns, but free tech certainly is. In other words, the battle lines have shifted. The fight is no longer over open source software licensing, which has been embraced — some say usurped — by big business. There are new battles now, in which the stakes are just as high, maybe even higher, than they ever were.

Docker Swarms With New Application Virtualization Technology

Friday 5th of December 2014 12:20:06 AM
Since Docker got its start 18 months ago, the Docker Engine has been the core of the project, providing a container approach for application virtualization. The Docker Engine is now being joined by the Docker Machine for increased container deployment portability, Docker Swarm for clustering and Docker Compose for application assembly services."We're moving from a model where an organization runs a few Docker containers on a few hosts to running a large number of containers across many hosts," Docker CEO Ben Golub explained to eWEEK.

Linux/Android MIPS hacker SBC goes for $65

Thursday 4th of December 2014 11:22:55 PM
Imagination’s Linux/Android “Creator CI20″ hacker SBC, featuring a dual MIPS core Ingenic JZ4780 SoC, 4GB flash, WiFi, and BT 4.0, is now selling for $65. Imagination Technologies unveiled its MIPS Creator CI20 single board computer in August without pricing or availability information. The community-backed, MIPS-based hacker board was supplied free of charge to several hundred […]

Unhappy Node.js users fork the Joyent-run project, creating community-driven io.js

Thursday 4th of December 2014 10:25:44 PM
Even though Node.js is an open-source project, its direction is largely guided by the for-profit Joyent. And that doesn’t sit so well with some Node users/developers. A group of them just started a fork of Node.js called io.js, which is now living on GitHub and prepared to take the Node code in a community-driven direction.

Using ownCloud to integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and more in Gnome

Thursday 4th of December 2014 09:28:33 PM
I was looking for an easy way how to have all my online storage services, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, integrated with my Linux desktop without using some nasty hack, and I finally have a solution that works. I'm here to share it with you. This is not rocket science really, all I did was a little bit of documentation reading, and a couple of clicks.read more

Working with Standard Input, Output & Error in Linux

Thursday 4th of December 2014 08:31:22 PM
Every process in Linux is provided with three open files( usually called file descriptor). These files are the standard input, output and error files.

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Mageia Beta Delayed, Christmas Quiz, and 7 Best Alternatives

Today in Linux news the Mageia project announced another delay in version 5 Beta 2. The Linux Voice is running a Linux quiz for Christmas and Gary Newell offers up his list of the seven best alternative Linux distributions of the year. The Register says 2015 will be the year of Linux - on mobile. Three reviews need to be highlighted and, finally today, Matt Hartley says everyone should switch to Ubuntu MATE. Read more Also: Linux Bloat, Linux Lite, and Devuan Update

Christmas rest for the braves

We planned initially to release Mageia 5 beta 2 around the 16th of December. We still have some work left to complete to release a proper beta 2 that would drive us through to the final release. Releasing development ISOs is a good way to test all the functions of the installer with the largest possible scope of use cases and variety of hardware. We still have some issues left with EFI integration and some tricky bugs in the installer. So in order to allow some time to fix them and also to still enjoy the Christmas period with friends and family, it has been decided to delay beta 2 until the 6th of January 2015, the initial date of the RC, and then postpone the final release. Read more

Enterprise Advances Brought Linux Success in 2014

For Linux, 2014 could easily be labeled the year enterprise really and truly embraced Linux. It could just as easily be labeled the year that nearly forgot Linux on the desktop. If you weren’t Docker, containers, OpenStack, or big data ─ chances are the spotlight didn’t brighten your day much. If, however, you (or your product) fell into one of those categories, that spotlight shined so brightly, it was almost blinding. Let’s glance back into our own wayback machine and see where Linux succeeded and where it did not. The conclusions should be fairly simple to draw and are incredibly significant to the state of Linux as a whole. Read more

Using Your Open Source Work to Get a Job

So you’ve worked on an open-source project, and you want to place that experience on your resume in order to move your career forward. Fantastic! In theory, there’s no reason an employer should shun your experience, just because you did the project from home on your own time. But how can you actually leverage that project work to obtain a full-time job? Read more