TuxMachines: 4 open-source productivity tools for Android that are better than their proprietary counterparts
Although the official Android platform isn't open source (nor is the majority of the apps found on the Google Play Store), there are plenty of open-source apps available for you to install and enjoy. These apps range from silly games to everyday tools. One category that benefits from open source is productivity. You'll find apps to fit many of your productivity needs. If you don't like the way these apps look or behave (or even if you want to add new features) and you have the skills to do so, you can get their source and rework them to better fit your needs.
The Department of Homeland Security is funding a project aimed at protecting the nation's critical infrastructure and networks by providing tools that test for defects in open source and commercial software.
A new website making it easier for government in New Zealand to deliver information and services was designed and developed in-house by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), using the Common Web Platform. The templates are written in PHP, which DIA runs on the Silverstripe CMS.
Govt.nz is based on the open source code available through Gov.UK. Its design and content was tested with users on a publicly available beta site, and content fact checking was undertaken in collaboration with more than 40 government agencies.
The benefits of open source software have long been understood and embraced within some sectors, but in the enterprise world open source has until recently been met with skepticism and caution. That's changing fast.
The complete and free “out of the box” software solution for schools, Debian Edu / Skolelinux, is used quite a lot in Germany, and one of the people involved is Bernd Zeitzen, who show up on the project mailing lists from time to time with interesting questions and tips on how to adjust the setup. I managed to interview him this summer.
TuxMachines: Bio-Linux 8.0.2 Is an Ubuntu 14.04-Based OS for Scientists That Analyze Biological Data – Gallery
Bio-Linux, a fully-featured, powerful, configurable, and easy to maintain bioinformatics workstation built on the Ubuntu operating system, is now at version 8.0.2.
I'm looking at creating a simple network raid 1 between two devices, but frequently the secondary one will be taken offline. Has anyone had much experience with this sort of scenario or should I be looking at a different solution? It needs to be block level since it's only going to be syncing VHDs between two systems, at minimal/no impact to the VMs running on the VHDs. The primary would always be accessible to the running VMs, as they'd be on the same hardware, but the secondary would be available as the destination for a live migration of the aformentioned VMs, with allowing the local storage (secondary) to make file access be quicker.submitted by Narolad
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It is not the best smartphone in the market, I know. In fact, I read lots of reviews before buying this phone. The most interesting point was that it was labeled a "developer" device, not an end-user phone. Even with its many "flaws," I made up my mind and bought this smart thingie because it has everything I want on a cellphone: Firefox OS
I'm in the process of developing a website dedicated to letting users live stream (Predicting about 1000 users, obviously not all at the same time) I was wondering what would be the minimum system requirements to pull something like this off. I need to run the apache, mysql, php, various php plugins and addons, etc. Could anyone recommend a pre existing build for me to look at or just ramble off some specs? Thanks in advance.submitted by TeamKennedy
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Specifically, GoGrid-sponsored OpenOrchestration.org hopes to advance the open data services ecosystem with a free orchestration service, software library and community. Essentially, the effort aims to do for entire clouds what virtualization did for servers by delivering a range of complex, “full-stack” solutions. Users, in turn, can then easily deploy complex applications in a single cloud, across multiple clouds, on-premises or any combination in between.
Today was quite the busy news day here in Linuxville and the top story must have been the release of LibreOffice 4.3. Seems it brought significant changes and got lots of coverage. SiliconIndia.com has a list of the top eight alternative operating systems and Bruce Byfield looks at KDE's continually confusing callings. We have 10 reasons to try Zorin OS and 10 easy steps to changing Manjaro back to Arch. Heartbleed is still reeking havoc and Tor issues an advisory. And even that's not all.
Reliability – Ubuntu provides the reliability that Windows could not. The operating system speed has at least tripled in comparison with using Windows 7. We are not pulling our hair out waiting for a program to load, experiencing hang-ups or delays when switching screens or shutting-down. All actions are instantaneous.
I want to get started using Linux given that I am sick of Windows and also, next year I am starting CS at college, so I might have some knowledge on Unix (I believe).
Well, what I wanted to ask was:
1) Is there a way to learn how to "customize" it, as I have seen people do?
2) Is it worth it?
3) I was told to start with Ubuntu; what do you think of it?
Thank you!submitted by marakpa
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So I downloaded a Linux OS (Zorin) and I understand Linux kind of but i do want to learn more. however right now my only problem is trying to run games. when i go to a site and download the Linux version of a game right now trying to play minecraft, it downloads fine but it gives me several folders with all the data and coding in it. I don't know what to do past this point, I'm still very new to Linux and would love any help I can get.submitted by TheDarkGeneral135
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