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Cinnamon 3.0.4 Desktop Updates the Overlay Scrollbar, Sound and Menu Applets

Sunday 29th of May 2016 01:00:06 PM
While the Linux Mint 18 operating system is still in heavy development, Clement Lefebvre and his team of developers announced a new update for the Cinnamon 3.0 desktop environment.

Wine 1.9.11 Gets Direct3D 11 Improvements, DirectSound Down-Mixing Support

Sunday 29th of May 2016 11:05:44 AM
The Wine team announced the release of the eleventh milestone towards Wine 2.0, adding more improvements and fixing issues with various Windows applications and games.

SteamOS 2.80 beta, a Linux Unity3D editor update, and more open gaming news

Sunday 29th of May 2016 09:11:22 AM
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the SteamOS 2.80 beta, a Linux Unity3D editor update, and new games out for Linux.

LeMaker Guitar review

Sunday 29th of May 2016 07:17:00 AM
With a remarkably familiar form-factor and intriguing name, does the LeMaker Guitar fill a hole in the computer-on-module market?

Working with Command Arguments

Sunday 29th of May 2016 05:22:38 AM
In this article, I want to cover a more fundamentalaspect of shell scripting: working with command arguments.I suspect that most shell scripts go through an evolution with theircommand flags, a

Gentoo Linux 20160514 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 29th of May 2016 03:28:16 AM
Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new live DVD, code-named 'Choice Edition', to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. The live DVD is available in two flavors - a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multilib version. The x86-amd64-32ul ISO image will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default 'gentoo' kernel. If the architectures is amd64, boot with the 'gentoo64' kernel. The amd64-multilib ISO image is for x86_64 CPUs only and will not boot on x86 CPUs. The live DVD features a superb list of packages: Linux kernel 4.5, X.Org Server 1.18.3, Plasma 5.6.2, Firefox 45.0.1, LibreOffice 5.1.2, GIMP 2.9.2, Blender 2.72b, Chromium 50.0.2661.75.

An intro to Linux commands, the EU's open source mathematics toolbox, and more news

Sunday 29th of May 2016 01:33:54 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at an open source toolbox for mathematics, some reasons Linux is a growing trend in business, an introduction to the Linux command line, and more.read more

Secure Desktops with Qubes: Installation

Saturday 28th of May 2016 11:39:32 PM
This is the second in a multipart series on the Qubes operatingsystem. In my first article, I gave an overall introduction to Qubes andhow it differs from most other desktop Linux distributions, namely inthe way it focuses on compartmentalizing applications within differentVMs to limit what attackers have access to in the event they compromisea VM.

Install WordPress with Nginx on openSUSE

Saturday 28th of May 2016 09:45:10 PM
As you already know WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.

CentOS 6.8 Released

Saturday 28th of May 2016 07:54:13 PM
CentOS 6.8 was released this week. With a number of security andperformance updates, it provides a more stable and secure experience for CentOS6 users.

Linux Howto: Remote Syslog Logging With Rsyslog

Saturday 28th of May 2016 05:59:51 PM
This in-depth tutorial walks you through step-by-step setting up such a system using the very popular rsyslog system logging daemon.

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2

Saturday 28th of May 2016 04:05:29 PM
Raffaele Forte, the maintainer of the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux operating system designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis operations, announced the release of BlackBox Linux 4.6.

EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool

Saturday 28th of May 2016 02:11:07 PM
EMC's open source UniK unikernel orchestration tool promises to ease unikernel-based application deployment for the cloud and IoT.

Top 5: turns 19, an Arduino giveaway, and more

Saturday 28th of May 2016 12:16:45 PM
Jen is out this week, but she'll be back June 3 with her usual top 5 video. In the meantime, here's a look at some of this week's best articles.

Secure Desktops with Qubes: Introduction

Saturday 28th of May 2016 10:22:23 AM
This is the first in a multipart series on Qubes OS, a security-focusedoperating system that is fundamentally different from any other Linuxdesktop I've ever used and one I personally switched to during the pastcouple months.

Rugged Tegra X1 module stack is loaded with I/O options

Saturday 28th of May 2016 08:28:01 AM
CEI’s “TX1-SOM and Carrier” combines Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 COM with a rugged carrier board featuring GbE, USB 3.0, MIPI-CSI, and an M.2 socket with PCIe. Like Connect Tech’s Astro carrier board, the “TX1-SOM and Carrier” from Colorado Engineering Inc. (CEI) expands upon Nvidia’s Ubuntu-ready Jetson TX1 computer-on-module, which launched last November.......

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OSS in the Back End

  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more