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Big IT vendors finally embrace cloud

Friday 31st of October 2014 04:44:56 AM
The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the great hybrid cloud epiphany of 2014.

Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My!

Friday 31st of October 2014 03:47:45 AM
It's Halloween week, and the big names in Linux are determined not to disappoint the trick-or-treaters. No less than three mainline distributions have released new versions this week, led by perennially-loved-and-hated crowd favourite Ubuntu.

Drupal Hack & WordPress Users

Friday 31st of October 2014 02:50:34 AM
Because of automatic upgrades at the point level, standalone WordPress users whose sites aren’t hosted by WordPress may be less likely to see an exact repeat of the current Drupal situation, but that doesn’t mean they can ignore security. Along with gee-whiz new whistles and bells, every WordPress upgrade will include new security fixes — and you definitely want to have them firmly in place.

Steam Halloween Sale Kicks Off, Tens of Linux Games Up to 90% Discount

Friday 31st of October 2014 01:53:23 AM
The Steam Halloween Sale is a new promotion which includes games fit for the Halloween theme, which will last until November 3rd. Tens of titles for Linux are included as well, and come at discounts as high as 90%.

Google's surprise Nexus 6 preorders anger some Android users

Friday 31st of October 2014 12:56:12 AM
In today's Android roundup: Google is in deep doo-doo with some Android users over Nexus 6 preorders. Plus: The performance of Intel-based Android tablets, and Star Wars: Galactic Defense comes to Android.

Weapons of MaaS Deployment

Thursday 30th of October 2014 11:59:01 PM
I've been researching OpenStack deployment methods lately and so when I got an email from Canonical inviting me to check out how they deploy OpenStack using their Metal as a Service (MaaS) software on their fantastic Orange Box demo platform I jumped at the opportunity.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Now Available on Steam for Linux

Thursday 30th of October 2014 11:01:50 PM
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is a role-playing game which has finally made it to Steam earlier today. The game takes place in a fantasy universe called the Spine of the World and features single-player, multi-player and co-op modes.

COM Express Type 2 modules keep the legacy alive

Thursday 30th of October 2014 10:04:39 PM
Adlink released two Linux-ready COM Express Type 2 modules running on Intel 4th Gen. Core and Intel Atom e3800 SoCs, respectively. The Express-HL2 was previewed by Adlink with minimal details back in June 2013, shortly after Intel announced its 4th Generation Core (“Haswell”) processors.

Red Hat delivers latest developer tools

Thursday 30th of October 2014 09:07:28 PM
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.

Advisory says to assume all Drupal 7 websites are compromised

Thursday 30th of October 2014 08:10:17 PM
If your organization uses Drupal, you might have a serious problem on your hands. On October 15, Drupal urged users to apply an update that fixed a SQL Injection flaw. However, unless that patch was installed within seven hours, Drupal now says it's best to assume the website was completely compromised.

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