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What makes your developers stick around?

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 06:06:49 AM
Community is a big part of the open source way. An open source project is nothing without a vibrant community of users and contributors. And participant satisfaction is a major factor in having a vibrant community. So, what are the factors that contribute to participant satisfaction with open source projects?

Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 05:09:38 AM
Linus Torvalds released issued Linux 3.17 rc-2 on Monday. Linux-loving readers will note that releasing on a Monday is not Torvalds' style. He usually releases on Sundays.

How To Install Contao CMS On Ubuntu 14.04

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:12:27 AM
This document describes how to how you can install and run a Contao in Ubuntu 14.04. Contao is a highly flexible and scalable open source Content Management System (CMS) that works for websites of varying capacities. It is a top notch system that ensures implementation of ace accessibility and security, and high SEO standards. Contao remains a modular model and enables usage of loads of additional extensions for enhanced website functionality. Built using contemporary PHP object-oriented programming and the MooTools JavaScript framework, Contao promises a highly intuitive user interface thanks to the use of Ajax.

VMware Debuts OpenStack Open Source Cloud Computing Distribution

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 03:15:16 AM
VMware has introduced Integrated OpenStack, an OpenStack distribution for open source cloud computing, while also continuing to collaborate with OpenStack solutions from partners.

Is distrohopping in Linux becoming a thing of the past?

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:18:05 AM
In today's open source roundup: Distrohopping may be losing popularity among Linux users. Plus: A Linux user switches to Mac then comes back, and journalist laments the headaches of recompiling the Linux kernel.

US spy agency built its own secret 'Google-like' search engine

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 01:20:54 AM
A top US intelligence agency has built its own secret "Google-like" search engine for about two dozen government agencies to search information through more than 850 billion communications records, including phone calls, emails and internet chats, a media report has said.

LinuxCon Showcases Advances in Linux, Open Source (slide show)

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:23:43 AM
In this slide show, eWEEK looks back on some of the highlights of the LinuxCon North America 2014 event.

Programming with OpenCL 1.2

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 11:26:32 PM
printf-style debugging and the ability to partition computing devices into subdevices make OpenCL 1.2 a very useful upgrade.

We need a new operating system for the hybrid cloud era

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 10:29:21 PM
We have big operating systems created for the desktop era and we have Google Chrome, an OS made for the cloud era, but what we lack is something in the middle that takes into account the way people work today across both environments.

Mystery Android app takes down the National Weather Service site

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 09:32:10 PM
In today's Android roundup: An unknown Android app took down the NWS site yesterday. Plus: Android's march to mobile dominance rolls on, and how can smartphones get better?

Red Hat Improves Hybrid Cloud Management, OpenStack Platforms

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:34:59 PM
We're really talking about production-level features for installation," Tim Yeaton, senior vice president of infrastructure at Red Hat, told eWEEK.One of the big new additions is based on an initiative that Red Hat developers had originally called Project Stay Puft . The Stay Puft effort provides additional installation and deployment components, leveraging the Foreman project.

When Distros Go South

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 07:37:48 PM
I don’t mean system stability, that is a given with Linux, but developer stability. Can I depend on this distro to be around in two years…in five years? How is the project funded? Does this innovative project have a large development community that can step in should the lead developer become ill or takes a lengthy sabbatical?

More Windows 9 rumors: one-click upgrades, interactive tiles, notification center

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 06:40:37 PM
Neowin reports that internal builds of the operating system currently sport a one-click upgrade feature to update from one build to the next. While there's no guarantee that such a feature will necessarily ship, it would be consistent with Microsoft's move to more rapid releases and continuous improvement rather than infrequent major updates.

How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 05:43:26 PM
A virtual private network (VPN) tunnel is used to securely interconnect two physically separate networks through a tunnel over the Internet. Tunneling is needed when the separate networks are private LAN subnets with globally non-routable private IP addresses, which cannot be interconnected using traditional routing over the Internet. For example, VPN tunnels are often deployed […]Continue reading...The post How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install and configure tinc VPN on Linux How to create multiple VPN tunnels between two hosts using tinc VPN How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to set up Samba as a Primary Domain Controller

$49 TiVo OTA and streaming DVR targets cordcutters

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 04:46:15 PM
TiVo introduced a Linux-based DVR for “cordcutters” who want to eliminate cable fees by obtaining their TV content from Internet streams and OTA broadcasts. The TiVo “Roamio OTA” DVR assumes a place alongside Really Simple Software’s “Simple.TV” OTA box, which was funded on Kickstarter two years ago and stepped up to a second generation design last fall.

How To Install Wordpress On Ubuntu 14.04 LAMP

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 03:49:04 PM
This document describes how to install and configure Wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. This tutorial explains the process of installing Wordpress on Ubuntu 14.04 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.

Vi IMproved

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 02:51:53 PM
Having a consistent and capable editor available on any system is important, especially important for people who move from machine to machine for whatever reason. People who administer UNIX systems or who help others with their operating system (like many Linux User Group members) need to edit files quickly. The family of editors known as vi (including nvi, aka. vi on BSD) is very useful for this. Some of the reasons for its success are the use of classic UNIX philosophy, regular expressions, keyboard use (no mouse required) and plugins. The learning curve is a bit steep for beginners. Because text editors are written for use in terminals they can be used even across platforms with the help of fink (brew and others) on Mac OSX and cygwin on Windows. Text editors are clearly not WYSIWYG word processors.

Red Hat bids to become a hybrid cloud power

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 01:54:42 PM
Red Hat pushes interoperability with multiple cloud platforms with the latest release of CloudForms 3.1, its hybrid cloud management platform.

VMware Embraces Docker Container Virtualization

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:57:31 PM
One of the biggest backers of Docker containers is Google, which is also part of the new VMware/Docker partnership effort. Craig McLuckie, product manager at Google, said during a press conference that the new partnership will enable a way to bring the container style of application management to the world. Google sees VMs and Docker as being very complementary, he added."The virtual machine offering provides a very strong way to provision and manage basic infrastructure," McLuckie said, "while containers exist in the application space and provide a very nice way to package and deploy applications." -

Guy Claims Patent On Photographing People In Races And Then Selling Them Their Photos; Sues Photography Company

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:00:20 PM
The folks over at EFF have yet another story of patents gone wrong. This time it's from a guy named Peter Wolf, who owns a company called Photocrazy, that takes photos of sporting events like running and bike races, and then offers to sell people their photos by matching up their bib numbers. This kind of thing has been around forever, but because Peter Wolf paid a lawyer and said some magic words, he got some patents https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140822/07085528291/guy-claims-patent-photographing-people-races-then-selling-them-their-photos-sues-photography-company.shtml

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Company of Heroes 2 Might Be Coming Out For Linux
    While last year developers on the Company of Heroes 2 game said a Linux port was unlikely, recent Steam activity indicates that a Linux port is likely in the works. Company of Heroes 2 is a World War II set real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment and sequel to the original Company of Heroes game. The Company of Heroes 2 title is powered by the Essence 3.0 Game Engine, which is proprietary to Relic Entertainment, uses a DirectX renderer, and designed around Windows. Company of Heroes 2 was released last summer for Microsoft Windows and is available on Steam.
  • Metro 2033 Redux Will Hopefully Hit Linux Real Soon
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux No Longer Has a Release Date
    Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis, no longer has a Linux launch date. When 2K Games and Firaxis announced that the upcoming Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth launch will also include a Linux version, gamers were ecstatic. This was supposed to be the silver bullet for the Linux platform, but it looks like we're going to be skipped.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac has been postponed indefinitely
  • SteamOS Beta 133 Released
    Besides the normal security fixes, this release features a newer Linux kernel (no specifics) that boasts more network drivers and better Intel graphics performance. On top of that this release also features the Nvidia 340.32 drivers which fixes some of the white screen bugs when switching between modes.
  • SteamOS Update 133 Has Better Intel Performance, VA-API
    Valve released this morning the 133 update to the SteamOS Alchemist Beta. With this update comes new packages and other updates.
  • Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released
    Crystal Picnic is a lighthearted and colourful tribute to the classic era of action RPGs! Join a sarcastic gardener and a wannabe knight as they journey across the kingdom chasing after ants who stole magic crystals from the castle. Oh, and did we mention the ants have gone mad because they're EATING those crystals? Yeah, that makes things much more unpredictable! Hours of exploration, mesmerizing platform-style combat, plenty of new friends to meet and loads of wacky enemies to encounter. When you fight chubby birds and ants carrying bazookas, you know you're in for a good time!
  • Metro 2033 Redux Shows Up in the Steam for Linux Database
    Metro 2033 Redux, a remake of the original Metro 2033 FPS released back in 2010, will be getting a Linux release on Steam for Linux. The developers from 4A Games have reworked the original title and they have introduced high resolution textures and new effects. In addition to that, they have reworked a number of gameplay aspects too. All of these have been done to get the game ready for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They didn't ignored the PC, and Steam users will also be able to enjoy the game in a new coat.
  • Team Fortress 2 Receives Update with Important Balancing Changes

Linux on the desktop isn't dead

At LinuxCon this year, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was asked what he wanted for Linux. His response? "The desktop." For years, the call to Linux action was "World Domination." In certain markets, this has happened (think Linux helping to power Android and Chrome OS). On the desktop, however, Linux still has a long, long way to go. Wait... that came out wrong. I don't mean "Linux has a long, long way to go before it's ready for the desktop." What I meant to say is something more akin to "Linux is, in fact, desktop ready... it just hasn't found an inroad to the average consumer desktop." Read more