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Red Hat rolls elastic Linux under SAP's HANA

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 08:01:01 PM
Server friend finds love in big, bouncy AWS cloudHaving put SAP’s HANA in-memory database on its Linux, Red Hat has gone off-premise with Amazon.…

OpenSSH 6.9

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 07:56:07 PM
The OpenSSH team has released version 6.9 of OpenSSH. This is primarily a bugfix release, with some new features.

Privacy Is Personal

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 07:03:50 PM
Try to nail two boards together with your bare hands. It can't be done. You need a hammer. But, the power is not the hammer's. It's yours,because the hammer is your tool. As a tool, it becomes part of you. That's whattools do: they enlarge your capacity for action and effect.

7 stories that make you feel good about open source in 2015 (so far)

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 06:06:39 PM
One of the great things about open source is its reach beyond just the software we use. Open source isn’t just about taking principled stands, it's about making things better for the world around us. It helps spread new ideas by letting anyone with an interest modify and replicate those ideas in their own communities.

Troll repellent: fighting online harassment with open source

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 05:09:28 PM
Randi Harper has been a FreeBSD src committer, a DevOps engineer, and a FLOSS Weekly co-host. Recently, she[he]#039[/he]s taken on a new role: target of sustained harassment. Randi met the harassment head-on and began developing tools to make the Internet a less hostile place. Her new organization, the Online Abuse Prevention Initiative, seeks to reduce online abuse through analysis, tools, and cooperative efforts.

Steam for Linux Usage Continues Its Downward Spiral in June

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:12:17 PM
The Steam for Linux platform got a great start, but for some strange reason the number of users has constantly been decreasing for the past few months and it looks like it's not stopping, although the rate seems to be changing.

How to install ownCloud 8 on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 03:15:06 PM
OwnCloud is a OpenSource file sync and share software that can be hosted on your own server. It provides access to files trough an intuitive web interface and by WEBDAV. This tutorial will show the installation of the latest ownCloud version on Debian 8.

DigiKam 4.11.0 Released With Bug Fixes, Install/Update In Ubuntu 15.04/Linux Mint

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 02:17:55 PM
digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, specially for KDE but you can use it on Ubuntu or others distros too. In digiKam photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.11.0 with huge list of 90 bug fixes.

Troubleshoot & repair Linux networks

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 01:20:44 PM
No network connection on your laptop or problems with your web hosting? We’re here to help

Open organizations don't need to serve Kool-Aid

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 12:23:33 PM
Red Hatters tend to be enthusiastic about the company and our projects, so I occasionally run into somewhat-snarky comments about us "drinking the Kool-Aid," as if we're members of a cult, repeating what we've been told to say. The truth is that any open organization fosters this kind of enthusiasm. The ideas Jim Whitehurst shares in The Open Organization aren't new to me—Red Hat isn't the first "open org" I've worked in—but Jim does a great job of explaining this business model to anyone who hasn't yet benefited from it.read more

antiX 15 Officially Released, Based on Debian 8 "Jessie" but Without systemd

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 11:01:47 AM
Straight from Thessaloniki, Greece, the antiX development team had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the final release of the antiX 15 GNU/Linux operating system.

Looking at the Cracker Hacker Economy

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 10:04:36 AM
There’s a bit of sobering news for sites like FOSS Force, as again in 2014, technology sites top the list of the type of sites most likely to be exploited by cracker hackers, with the number on the rise. According to Symantec, last year 21.5 percent of tech sites were infected by malware, up from 9.9 percent in 2013. Even more disturbing is that number two on this list are hosting sites, up from the number three position in 2013, with a 7.3 percent infection rate.

OpenVZ / Virtuozzo 7 Beta First Impressions

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 09:07:25 AM
Odin (formerly Parallels) and the OpenVZ Project announced the beta release of a new version of Virtuozzo today. This is also the next version of OpenVZ as the two are merging closer together... In the extended article I go over some of the details about the bare-metal installer, what's new including libvirt and KVM support, as well as some of the changes as OpenVZ and Virtuozzo merge together in the new release.

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An Everyday Linux User Review Of Android x86 - Release 4.4 r3

This review might not be very long but I have spent a long time playing and experimenting with Android x86 and if you stick with it and are willing to play with settings then you may get something close to desirable. Those who will get the most out of Android x86 will be using a computer with a touchscreen. Read more

Will an upgrade to Windows 10 on a dual-boot system mess GRUB up?

If the setup is on a computer with UEFI firmware, with the boot files of all systems on the EFI Boot Partition, then I don’t see anything that will mess GRUB up during or after upgrading to Windows 10. That’s because the EFI Boot Partition is like a public park, where the space occupied by each operating system’s boot files is respected. So the Windows 10 upgrade script will only update the files and directory that pertains to the Windows boot manager. That this is true has been verified by none other than a Microsoft employee in this blog post. The same goes with the upgrade script of the installed Linux distribution(s), but you knew that already. Read more

Carrier adds Arduino and MCU hooks to Zynq ARM/FPGA COM

Avnet released a carrier board for its Linux-driven, FPGA-enabled MicroZed COMs featuring an Arduino shield interface and hooks to an optional MCU board. The MicroZed Carrier Card Kit for Arduino extends Avnet’s SBC-like MicroZed computer-on-module with Arduino and MCU expansion. The $89 kit is designed for Internet of Things applications such as industrial control, remote sensing, and embedded vision. Read more

The road to LibreOffice 5.0

LibreOffice 5.0 will be announced next Wednesday – August 5, 2015 – at noon UTC. It is our tenth major release, and the first of the third stage of LibreOffice development. To show the impressive amount of new features added to LibreOffice since version 3.3, released in January 2011, we have compiled a summary of all previous announcements. Read more