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Linux-friendly Pico-ITX SBC packs dual Ethernet ports

Saturday 28th of June 2014 01:38:02 PM
Phytec’s Linux-ready, Pico-ITX “PhyBoard” SBC boasts a soldered TI Sitara-based PhyCore-AM335x COM, dual Ethernet ports, and industrial temperature support. Phytec, which makes a PhyCore-Vybrid SOM computer-on-module built around the Freescale Vybrid system-on-chip, also offers a PhyCore-AM335x COM. The latter, which is built around the Cortex-A8 based Sitara AM335x SoC from Texas Instruments, is now being extended with a Pico-ITX form-factor PhyBoard-AM335x carrier board, the first of a coming line of PhyBoard products.

How YARN Changed Hadoop Job Scheduling

Saturday 28th of June 2014 11:43:40 AM
Scheduling means different things depending on the audience. To many in the business world, scheduling is synonymous with workflow management. Workflow management is the coordinated execution of a collection ofscripts or programs for a business workflow with monitoring, logging and execution guarantees built in to a WYSIWYG editor.

Six clicks: History of supercomputers -- fast, faster, fastest

Saturday 28th of June 2014 09:49:18 AM
From CDC's 40MHz "supercomputer" to 2014's Tianhe-33.86 PetaFlops per second, supercomputers are continuing to push computing to its ultimate limits.

Linux Mint 17 Xfce released

Saturday 28th of June 2014 07:54:56 AM
In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17 Xfce has been released. Plus: A screenshot tour of Linux Mint 17 Xfce, and a guide to the Xfce 4.10 desktop. Linux Mint 17 Xfce uses the lightweight Xfce desktop environment to provide a more traditional interface that works well on older or under-powered computers.

Valve Has Greenlit 36 More Linux Games For Steam

Saturday 28th of June 2014 06:00:34 AM
Valve are pushing really quickly recently and have gathered together another list of games to allow on Steam. 36 of which are confirmed for Linux.

"Internet's Own Boy" pays tribute to hacker who cut his life short

Saturday 28th of June 2014 04:06:12 AM
A moving memorial to Internet whiz kid Aaron Swartz, "The Internet's Own Boy" may be the most emotionally devastating movie ever made about hacking and freedom of information. Documentarian Brian Knappenberger creates a spellbinding portrait of Swartz's life and political convictions — the promise of which was cut short by his suicide in early 2013 at the age of 26 — while posing powerful intellectual arguments about failures in the U.S. justice system, especially when it comes to the World Wide Web. Since Swartz has already been canonized online, there's likely a substantial audience ready and waiting for a well-crafted tribute documentary. The more salient question in the age of Internet piracy may be whether they're willing to pay to watch it.

Canonical Supporting IBM POWER8 for Ubuntu Cloud, Big Data

Saturday 28th of June 2014 03:09:01 AM
Canonical has worked hard to integrate Ubuntu Linux with IBM's POWER8 servers to strengthen its OpenStack cloud and Big Data position. If Ubuntu Linux is to prove truly competitive in the OpenStack cloud and Big Data worlds, it needs to run on more than x86 hardware. And that's what Canonical achieved this month, with the announcement of full support for IBM POWER8 machines on Ubuntu Cloud and Ubuntu Server.

Cloud 5: Werner Vogels on AWS Security, CIA info chief talks cloud and is cloud green?

Saturday 28th of June 2014 02:11:50 AM
This week, we look at Werner Vogels from AWS talking cloud security, the CIA info chief explaining why they're going cloud and could Linux container technology be a greener way of cloud computing.

From incubation to integration in OpenStack

Saturday 28th of June 2014 01:14:39 AM
In a large open source project made up of lots of interacting pieces developed by different teams, how do you decide what officially becomes a part of the core release and what stays outside? In OpenStack, a formal process of incubation helps prepare fledgling projects for integration into the main code body as they develop and mature.read more

SteamOS: interviews and review

Saturday 28th of June 2014 12:17:28 AM
The future of gaming is tied to the future of Linux

OwnCloud 7 beta released

Friday 27th of June 2014 11:20:17 PM
Want a small office/home office cloud to call your own? OwnCloud may be all the cloud you need.

Free software for healthcare facilities in need

Friday 27th of June 2014 10:23:06 PM
I wrote about the mission of GNU Solidario, the non-profit behind GNU Health, last year and interviewed the head of the project, Luis Falcon, about their plans and progress. They got their start in 2006, and it sure is great to see their success continuing today.read more

Ubuntu MATE Remix Is Making Good Progress, Now Runs in Virtualbox

Friday 27th of June 2014 09:25:55 PM
A new Ubuntu with MATE as the default desktop environment has been in the making for a few weeks and it looks like the developers are making good progress.

You want a medal for writing a script? Sure: here it is!

Friday 27th of June 2014 08:28:44 PM
Developer explains how Perl and Excel code earned him the US Army Commendation MedalSoftware engineer and Arizon Army National Guard member Vivin Paliath has explained how writing some Perl and Excel macros saw him decorated with the Army Commendation Medal, a decoration awarded “to any member of the Armed Forces who distinguishes himself or herself by heroism, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service.”…

How to access popular search engines from the command line on Linux

Friday 27th of June 2014 07:31:33 PM
Why would anyone want to search things on the Internet via a terminal? I don't know. There are probably a lot of reasons. But since an answer that no one asked for is always less frustrating than a question that no one can answer, here is a list of popular search engines with the command-line [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...

The GNOME Shell Challenge

Friday 27th of June 2014 06:34:22 PM
The mission: use GNOME Shell as the primary desktop for an entire week. Do I choose to accept it? Yes. It's easy enough to try something for a short time and discard it in a negative manner, which has been the case for me with GNOME Shell in the past, but perhaps it can be fun to challenge yourself to try something properly and for a longer time. Or perhaps you're a masochist! Either way, feel free to join me...

Houston, We Have A -- Copyright -- Problem

Friday 27th of June 2014 05:37:11 PM
Parker Higgins has a troubling story over at Medium about how he received a bogus copyright takedown on a recording of the famous "Houston, we have a problem" audio snippet from the Apollo 13 mission, which Higgins had uploaded to his Soundcloud page. As Higgins notes, the audio is clearly, without any doubt, in the public domain and free from any and all copyright restrictions -- yet it was still taken down. This is particularly stupid on a variety of levels...Perhaps more annoying, as Higgins notes, is that the reasons that Soundcloud gives for disputing the takedown... don't apply in this situation, because they all assume copyright... As Higgins notes this shows the rather nasty assumptions of "permission" culture that everything must have a copyright and everything must be licensed:

Houston, We Have A -- Copyright -- Problem

Friday 27th of June 2014 05:37:11 PM
Parker Higgins has a troubling story over at Medium about how he received a bogus copyright takedown on a recording of the famous "Houston, we have a problem" audio snippet from the Apollo 13 mission, which Higgins had uploaded to his Soundcloud page. As Higgins notes, the audio is clearly, without any doubt, in the public domain and free from any and all copyright restrictions -- yet it was still taken down. This is particularly stupid on a variety of levels...Perhaps more annoying, as Higgins notes, is that the reasons that Soundcloud gives for disputing the takedown... don't apply in this situation, because they all assume copyright... As Higgins notes this shows the rather nasty assumptions of "permission" culture that everything must have a copyright and everything must be licensed:

Linux Mint 17 Xfce quick screenshot tour

Friday 27th of June 2014 04:40:00 PM
Linux Mint 17 Xfce was released today. Let's look at what it offer to the user. This is not going to be a full-blown review, rather a quick screenshot tour.

Houston, We Have A Public Domain Problem

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:42:49 PM
I received a bogus copyright takedown notice for using public domain audio on SoundCloud yesterday. The sound in question—the famous “Houston, we have a problem” snippet of the Apollo 13 mission—is incontrovertibly available to all, for any use, without copyright restrictions. The fact that it’s been yanked from my SoundCloud page, though, is a sad demonstration of how completely many online services have swallowed the fallacy that “unauthorized” means “unacceptable”...... So I was disheartened when I got the takedown, and even more so when I looked through the guidelines for disputing an automatic match and found that I faced a presumption of guilt. There’s no option for “The work in question is not restricted by copyright,” or even “I am making a fair use.” Instead, the “valid reasons” offered are variations on the theme that I actually have permission—not that I never needed it in the first place.