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Red Hat Satellite 6 comes with improved server and cloud management

Thursday 11th of September 2014 07:17:43 AM
The new Red Hat Satellite isn't just for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators. Anyone managing a Red Hat-based cloud will be glad that Red Hat Satellite 6 has arrived.

Battle of the wearable behemoths: Android Wear versus the Apple Watch

Thursday 11th of September 2014 06:20:32 AM
In today's Android roundup: Who wins in a head to head fight between Google's Android Wear and Apple's Watch? Plus: Comedy Central releases an app for Android, and make free voice calls from Google Hangouts.

Edison IoT module ships with Atom/Quark combo SoC

Thursday 11th of September 2014 05:23:21 AM
Intel launched its Edison COM for wearables, with a “Tangier” SoC that mixes a dual-core Atom running Linux with a Quark chip, and optional breakout boards. Intel’s tiny Edison computer-on-module for wearables and other Internet of Things applications is finally available for $50, along with two Intel development boards plus an array of third-party expansion […]

Manage your partitions like in anaconda with blivet-gui

Thursday 11th of September 2014 04:26:10 AM
Fedora developer Vojt?ch Trefný recently announced blivet-gui a new storage and partition manager for Fedora using blivet — the backend library used for managing storage in the Fedora installer (Anaconda). […]

Red Hat Renews Server Management Portfolio With Satellite 6

Thursday 11th of September 2014 03:28:59 AM
Linux vendor Red Hat today announced the general availability of its Satellite 6 server management product, representing a new breed of technology that is different from its predecessors.

Installation and configuration of RainLoop on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

Thursday 11th of September 2014 02:31:48 AM
Installation and configuration of  RainLoop on Debian 7 (Wheezy)This document describes how to install and configure Rainloop on Debian 7. Rainloop is a popular free Open Source Web Application primarily written in PHP. It offers users a swift and contemporary web interface for accessing emails on a majority of commonly used domain mail providers such as Outlook, Yahoo, and Gmail, in addition to local mail servers. Rainloop also doubles up as a Mail User Agent (MUA) by accessing domain mail via IMAP/ SMTP protocols. This tutorial explains the process of installing Rainloop Webmail on Debian 7 and customizations for Rainloop.

Red Hat’s Brian Stevens Now At Google

Thursday 11th of September 2014 01:34:37 AM
I don’t know how much Google’s paying him, but it has to be more than plenty. As the Triangle Business Journal reported on August 29 when he walked out the door for the last time at Red Hat’s Raleigh headquarters, he left behind a boatload of cash.

Five Free office suites for Linux

Thursday 11th of September 2014 12:37:26 AM
In today's open source roundup: Five free office suites for Linux. Plus: Disproving outdated myths about Linux, and Linux Journal looks at the Anker desktop charger.

3 Drupal education distros reviewed

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 11:40:15 PM
Drupal is a powerful and flexible open source content management system that powers a large number of sites on the Internet. Drupal[he]#039[/he]s flexibility means that sites built with Drupal can vary widely in form and function. In most cases, this flexibility is a benefit, but it can sometimes also be overwhelming. Growing a Drupal powered website from Drupal Core to a finished, customized site, by selecting from a wide variety of modules and themes, can be a complicated and time consuming process.

Piston OpenStack Takes on AWS with Low-Cost Private Clouds

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 10:43:04 PM
The latest release of Piston OpenStack lets organizations deploy private clouds on commodity server clusters with support for Icehouse APIs. OpenStack orchestration vendor Piston is shooting to make do-it-yourself private-cloud computing easier with the release this week of a new version of its Piston OpenStack platform, which it says offers all the benefits of the AWS public cloud without the costs or security vulnerabilities.

Free courses for getting started in the open source cloud

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 09:45:53 PM
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Millions of Gmail accounts hacked, was yours one of them?

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 08:48:42 PM
Time to change your password again. A database containing nearly 5 million Gmail user accounts and passwords was leaked on Bitcoin Security, a popular Russian website devoted to the cryptocurrency.

Former Red Hat CTO drops into cloudy veep spot at Google

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 08:19:14 PM
Red Hat’s technology chief has floated over to Google following his abrupt and uncelebrated exit. Brian Stevens suddenly left the Linux distro and aspiring OpenStack cloud fluffer after 12 years as executive vice president and chief technology officer.

Microsoft Reportedly Buying Minecraft Maker Mojang

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 07:22:03 PM
This is not fun news to wake up to. Microsoft if apparently buying the indie studio Mojang for more than 2 billion dollars.

FoundationDB Adds Open Source SQL Storage Tool

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 06:24:52 PM
FoundationDB has released SQL Layer, an open source SQL database that complements the company's NoSQL data storage platform. FoundationDB, the company so far known mainly for its NoSQL data storage platform, expanded into the SQL world this week with the release of SQL Layer, a free and open source database engine that runs on top of the FoundationDB NoSQL platform.

Short Stack: HP wants to make OpenStack easier, OpenStack adoption in enterprise and CloudStack begins its slow fade

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:27:41 PM
This week, we look at HP's attempt to make OpenStack implementation easier, CloudStack's slow fade and CenturyLink, the latest in a long line of suitors reportedly interested in Rackspace.

Ubuntu Touch Is an OS with a Heart in a World of Mindless Drones

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 04:30:30 PM
The mobile market seems to be saturated with products and software, and that includes operating systems. The people are pretty much divided into Android, iOS, and Windows Phone users. There are some scraps at the table, but that's pretty much it. Where will Ubuntu for phones fit in this tight-knit ecosystem?

Open data in education starts to show real traction

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 03:33:19 PM
At the Open Education Working Group we are interested in all aspects of open education, from Open Education Resources (OERs) and new learning and teaching practices, to open source tools and open licenses.read more

Akademy Tuesday Wrapup

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 02:36:08 PM
Akademy is in full swing here in Brno in the Czech Republic. The days are now filled with BoF sessions to discuss given topics and make decisions in person much faster than would be possible online. Here is the wrapup session from Tuesday which covered the outcomes from sessions on Solid, Plasma Media Centre, Inqlude, UI design, Frameworks and more. (Apologies for the rotation, YouTube says it is working on fixing it.)

Q&A with Linus Torvalds at DebConf14 (Debian Developer Conference)

Wednesday 10th of September 2014 10:39:45 AM
Linus Torvalds was invited to a Q&A at DebConf14 (Debian Developer Conference), which took place in Portland, USA.

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