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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.

Whiskey, Linux and RAM

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 01:37:59 PM
The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer this week takes him to that part of the Linux Zone known as "oh-yeah-I-shoulda-checked-that-first." We'll resist the urge to poke fun and give him an A for effort.

The current state of open data in the US government

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 12:40:48 PM
The S.2852 OPEN Government Data Act aims to require true open data access at the federal level. In this article I will discuss the importance of open data in government, the current state of open data in government, and what we need to do to implement true open more

How well do Android apps run on Chromebooks?

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 11:43:37 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch compares live version upgrade methods, and which e-ink devices can run Linux?

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  • There and Back Again: The MongoDB Cloud Story
    Before it was a database company, MongoDB was a cloud company. Founded in 2007 and originally known as 10gen, the company originally intended to build a Java cloud platform. After building a database it called MongoDB, the company realized that the infrastructure software it had built to support its product was more popular than the product itself, and the PaaS company pivoted to become a database company – eventually taking the obvious step of renaming itself to reflect its new purpose.
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    The C++17 standard is taking shape and adding new features to the vintage programming language. This major update aims to make C++ an easier language to work with and brings powerful technical specifications.
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Red Hat Summit

  • Red Hat Summit Advocates the Power of Participation
    Red Hat hosted its annual Red Hat Summit customer event June 28-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with a theme of harnessing the power of participation. Once again, the DevNation developer event, which is the successor to JBoss World, was co-located with Red Hat Summit. For JBoss, 2016 is a particularly significant year as it marks 10 years since Red Hat acquired it. At DevNation, Red Hat announced the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7 release, providing new cloud-enhanced capabilities for Red Hat's flagship middleware platform. JBoss is now also working to help enable Java for the container era, with the launch of the MicroProfile Project, an effort to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. Java wasn't the only focus of DevNation this year either, as Microsoft took center stage too, announcing the availability of its .NET Core for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016 events.
  • How Red Hat is tailoring OpenStack to fit … everyone
    Even though there have been no major changes announced to the OpenStack platform of late, it was still one of the most talked about subjects at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Red Hat plays a significant role in the development of the platform and is very proud of its contribution to the community.
  • New technologies foster an open-source environment
    In 2007, when 3scale, Inc. was founded, some people thought it was crazy to be investing so much time and energy into API. But Steven Willmott, CEO of 3scale, Inc., said that even at that time his team knew that the future was API-driven, and they wanted to help that happen.