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Community-powered marketing succeeds where traditional marketing fails

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 08:41:39 AM
It's time for us B2B marketers to stop being so transactional and impersonal—to stop believing that buyers' purchase decisions are completely rational. Buyers, after all, are people, not cogs in a wheel spinning inside their more

Successful DevOps Deployment Involves Shift in Culture and Processes

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 07:44:28 AM
To create sustained high performance, organizations must invest as much in their people and processes as they do in their technology, according to Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps Report. The 50+ page report, written by Alanna Brown, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, Nigel Kersten, and Gene Kim, aimed to better understand how the technical practices and cultural norms associated with DevOps affect IT and organizational performance as well as ROI.

Mozilla Awards $385,000 to Open Source Projects as part of MOSS Mission Partners Program

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 06:47:17 AM
For many years people with visual impairments and the legally blind have paid a steep price to access the Web on Windows-based computers. The market-leading software for screen readers costs well over $1,000. The high price is a considerable obstacle [he]#8230[/he] Continue reading

ClusterHQ's Mohit Bhatnagar Talks Flocker, Docker, and the Rise of Open Source

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 05:50:06 AM
Container technology remains very big news, and if you bring up the topic almost everyone immediately thinks of Docker. But, there are other tools that can compete with Docker, and tools that can extend it and make it more flexible. CoreOS’s Rkt, for example, is a command-line tool for running app containers.

IBM to deliver 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018; Cray moves to Intel Xeon Phi

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 04:52:55 AM
The US is responding to China’s new Sunway TiahuLight system that was announced Monday, and fast.

Raspberry Pi 3 takes the cake in 2016 hacker SBC survey

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 03:55:44 AM
Readers selected the Raspberry Pi 3 as their favorite among 81 Linux/Android hacker boards in our 2016 SBC Survey, followed by the Odroid-C2 and BeagleBone. Earlier this month, and (the Linux Foundation’s community site) sponsored a 14-day SurveyMonkey survey that asked readers to choose their favorite three Linux- or Android-based open-spec single-board computers […]

Fedora 24 released with GNOME 3.20 and Flatpak

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 02:58:33 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: How to upgrade from Fedora 23 to Fedora 24, and Linux redditors react to the release of Fedora 24.

Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers to settle PS3 Linux debacle

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 02:01:22 AM
As many as 10 million PS3 console owners will be eligible for payment.

Profiles and RC Files

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 01:04:11 AM
I love Linux, and if you're reading this, chances are you do too. To behonest though,some aspects of the Linux environment are confusing.Near the top of the list for me is the profile system.

Huawei taps ex-Nokia devs for 'secret phone OS project'

Thursday 23rd of June 2016 12:07:00 AM
When Android goes proprietary, everyone will need a Plan BJust when you thought the platform wars had settled down into a cosy duopoly, Huawei is reportedly to be working on “an alternative mobile operating system”, according to reports.…

Scientific Audio Processing, Part III - How to apply Advanced Mathematical Processing Effects on Audio files with Octave 4.0 on Ubuntu

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 11:09:49 PM
The third part of our Digital Audio processing tutorial series covers the signal Modulation, we explain how to apply Amplitude Modulation, Tremolo Effect, and Frequency Variation.

Putting Together a Video Book Review

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 10:12:38 PM
Some things are easier than you might think. For example, here our contributing video editor gives you an example of a way that you can give thanks to a favorite author in a useful way with nothing more than a laptop, some freely available software and a YouTube account.

Severe flaws in widely used archive library put many projects at risk

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 09:15:27 PM
Three severe flaws in libarchive, recently found by researchers from Cisco Systems' Talos group, could affect a large number of software products.

Building a business on a solid open source model

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 08:18:16 PM
Since we announced Nextcloud, an ownCloud fork, many people have asked me how we plan to build a sustainable, healthy open source business. My short answer is that it requires a strong focus on maintaining a careful balance between the needs of all stakeholders: users, contributors, employees, customers, and—of course— more

Running Distributed Applications at Scale on Mesos from Twitter and CloudBees

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 07:21:05 PM
A recurring theme in our MesosCon North America 2016 series is solving difficult resource provisioning problems. The days of investing days or even weeks in spec’ing, acquiring, and setting up hardware and software to meet increased workloads are long gone. Now we see vast provisioning adjustments taking place in seconds.

This Android malware can secretly root your phone and install programs

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 06:23:54 PM
A new type of malware has been found in legitimate-looking apps that can “root” your phone and secretly install unwanted programs. The Godless malware targets devices running Android 5.1 and earlier and has mainly hit India and other parts of southeast Asia, Trend Micro says.

Point Linux 3.2 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 05:26:43 PM
We announce the availability of Point Linux 3.2. Despite that fact that this is a minor release, it has some notable changes and bug fixes: inability to install from custom-made Flash drives fixed; Firefox package replaced with Debian's firefox-esr; Thunderbird is not installed by default; Flash plugin removed due to security reasons; Plymouth theme changed to spinner; up-to-date Debian packages; do not show 'virtualbox kernel service is not running' banner; boot from local drive ability fixed in live CD boot menu;

7 open source Android apps for chess players

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 04:29:32 PM
The game of chess has challenged and entertained players for centuries. From the courts of medieval royalty to modern after-school chess programs, the game has widespread appeal and has withstood the test of time. Chess is easy to learn but difficult to master. Each player controls 16 pieces on a board consisting of 64 squares. There are six different types of pieces: Pawn, Bishop, Knight, Rook, Queen, and King—so learning the basics can take an hour or more

Ubuntu's Snappy Packages: Smoke and Little Fire

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 03:32:21 PM
When Canonical Software, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced that developers from other distributions were working on Snappy packages, the media pumped a minor announcement into a major story.

Dysfunction and Sabotage: Why Large Hospital EHR Costs So Much

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 02:35:10 PM
I've wondered for years why large hospital EHR deployments are reported to cost north of 100 million dollars. I've asked the question: what is that software made of Unicorn dust? I've also heard reports that the EHR company in question fields 'an army' of workers for its go-live. I've wondered what justifies all this and what justifies the giant budgets. In working in and around hospitals for 20 years now I've come to some conclusions.

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Transcend Wifi SD Card Is A Tiny Linux Server

He read a post about these cards on the OpenWRT forums. They’re all a similar configuration of a relatively large amount of memory (compared to the usual embedded computer), a WiFi chip, and an ARM processor running a tiny Linux install. The card acts as a WiFi access point with a little server running on it, and waits for the user to connect to it via a website. It also has a mode where it will connect to up to three access points specified by the user, but it doesn’t actually have a way to tell the user what its IP address is; which is kind of funny. Read more

Atom-based gateway taps new open source IoT cloud platform

Eurotech’s rugged, IP40 protected “ReliaGate 20-26” IoT gateway runs Red Hat Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and has cellular, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth options. Eurotech’s ReliaGate 20-26 is the latest in a line of Internet of Things gateways, such as the ReliaGate 10-11, based on a TI AM3352 Sitara SoC, and the Intel Atom Z510-based ReliaGate 50-21. For the ReliaGate 20-26, Eurotech advances to a more modern “Bay Trail” Atom E3800. Read more

Scientific Linux 6.8 to Be Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, RC1 Is Out Now

Today, June 30, 2016, Connie Sieh from the Scientific Linux development team has had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming Scientific Linux 6.8 operating system. Read more

The OpenGL Speed & Performance-Per-Watt From The Radeon RX 480 To Radeon HD 4850/4870

With the Radeon RX 480 Linux review now being out of the way and our various other RX 480 Linux benchmarks, the latest results I have to share with being a benchmarking fanatic are RX 480 results with high-end AMD GPU tests of each generation going back to the Radeon HD 4850/4870 (RV770) days. This article has high-end GPUs from the RX 480 to RX 200, HD 7900, HD 6900, HD 6800, HD 5800, and HD 4800 series compared side-by-side with the latest open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver code. Not only is the raw performance being looked at but the system power consumption was also being polled in real-time for looking at the performance-per-Watt too. For any other benchmarking fanatics curious about the Radeon GPU evolution over the past eight years (RV770 launch in 2008), here are the numbers to enjoy. Read more