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Three great Android tools for Linux and Windows sysadmin

Thursday 30th of October 2014 03:58:10 AM
Because Android devices are portable computers and quite powerful at that, it's not much of a stretch to imagine performing the same tasks you can perform from a desktop or laptop. This tutorial shows how to connect to a remote server

Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 30th of October 2014 03:00:59 AM
Ubuntu Kylin is an official Ubuntu subproject whose goal is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users using the Simplified Chinese writing system. 14.10. In this release of Kylin 14.10, we have improved system stability and have added more new features, which deliver a better user experience.

BYOD: Why the biggest security worry is the fool within rather than the enemy without

Thursday 30th of October 2014 02:03:48 AM
The vast majority - 95 percent - of IT managers are prepared to admit that they are struggling to tackle all the potential security threats they face and 87 percent believe that the biggest threats came from mobile devices in the hands of careless employees, according to a new survey.

Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE released

Thursday 30th of October 2014 01:06:37 AM
In today's open source roundup: Download Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE. Plus: ExtremeTech thumbs its nose at Linux users, and Aspyr Media plans more Linux games in the next six months.

Compile and run Weather Research and Forecasting data on an IBM POWER8 system

Thursday 30th of October 2014 12:09:26 AM
Compile and install data for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model and its dependent packages on the IBM POWER8 system, which provides parallel computing capabilities.

Keys to diversity in tech are more simple than you think

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 11:12:15 PM
I attended the All Things Open conference this year (in Raleigh, NC on October 22 and 23, 2014), and one of the sessions I enjoyed the most (aside from Bob Young's wisdom in business session) was a panel on Women in Open Source and Technology. The conversation was candid and open, and it took a real look at what it's like for women working in technology.

Short Stack: EMC's Hybrid Cloud Play, Canonical's OpenStack offering and Kilo specs

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 10:15:04 PM
This week, EMC makes a big move to the hybrid cloud (including OpenStack, naturally), Canonical hops on the OpenStack bandwagon and the Kilo specs are here. The Kilo specs are here.

How to use ISPConfig and Seafile without manual file modifications

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 09:17:53 PM
Seafile is an open-source cloud based file storage system similar to Dropbox & Box. The difference is that Seafile can be deployed on a client's own system. This provides a greater safety and security factor as the passwords are only interchanged between the client who setup the system, and his / her own users rather than a corporate cloud hosting company.

Guake Review - The Last Drop-Down Terminal You'll Ever Use

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 08:20:42 PM
When people hear about Linux and terminals they usually cringe, especially if they are new to the platform. That doesn't have to be the case and the terminal is usually your friend and you can even enhance it. This is where Guake comes into play, and what a truly a marvellous tool it is!

Zend Server 8 Delivers Z-Ray Application Insight

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 07:23:31 PM
This week, Zend announced its new Zend Server 8 platform, with a heavy emphasis on a feature it calls Z-ray. The Zend Server platform was first introduced back in 2009 and has steadily been improved ever since. The basic idea behind the Z-Ray is that much like an X-Ray (with the Z standing for Zend), the feature looks into the applications that the server is delivering.

Looking Ahead at Upcoming FOSS Events

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 06:26:20 PM
A biennial tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area, MeetBSD 2014 uses a mixed unConference format featuring both scheduled talks and community-driven events such as birds-of-a-feather meetings, lightning talks, and speed geeking sessions. MeetBSD can be traced back to a local workshop for BSD developers and users, hosted annually in Poland since 2004. Since then, MeetBSD’s popularity has spread, and it’s now widely recognized as its own conference with participants from all over the world.

How You Can Help Reduce CPU Usage in Mesa3D

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 05:29:09 PM
Finding places where CPU use in Mesa can be improved is a great place to start contributing to Mesa. It doesn't require you to know much about how Mesa works to get started, but at the same time you will quickly learn how things fit together as you follow the output from profiling applications.Also you don't necessarily need to be a super programmer to identify hotspots in the code and try to come up with a way to reduce CPU as I will hopefully show you below.

Everybody Is Talking About Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 04:31:58 PM
In this week's About Linux News I focus on the release of Ubuntu 14.10 and the obsession with including the entire name into a headline. Also, Why Currys/PC World might come unstuck by voiding warranties on computers with Linux installed,

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Why LibreOffice Wins

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 03:34:47 PM
When comparing LibreOffice with OpenOffice, there are eleven clear reasons why LibreOffice is superior.

Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 03:29:28 PM
Forrester Research's survey shows that most developers, even ones who usually stick with Microsoft Visual Studio, are now using open source.

How to use OpenVPN to configure your own VPN server

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 03:29:16 PM
OpenVPN, is an opensource software which let's your quickly configure your own VPN server allowing you to browse the net without the need for third party services

Rebuilding tech in Afganistan with open source

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 01:40:28 PM
The Center for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) has been helping with the reconstruction of academic organizations in Afghanistan since 2002. Under the supervision of the Berlin IT lecturer, Dr. Nazir Peroz, Director of the ZiiK, computer centers have been established at five college locations in Afghanistan.Through the project, many students and college employees have been trained in the use of the computers. A new curriculum tailored to the requirements and prerequisites of Afghan students has been developed and Afghan IT students and future lecturers have been trained for Masters degrees in more

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