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LXer: Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.7 Snappy Creator Tool for Ubuntu Snappy 16.04 LTS

Thursday 7th of April 2016 10:21:03 PM
Canonical announced today the release and immediate availability of the Snapcraft 2.7 Snappy creator tool for the Snappy Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS operating system.

Reddit: Linux on an external HDD

Thursday 7th of April 2016 10:00:04 PM

Hello /r/linux!

So I've been interested in trying Linux for a while but I don't know if it'll be worth it or help me. I want to install it to an external hard drive as I still want to keep my main OS as Windows (I play a lot of games and Windows is a more supported platform).

So as an essentially Windows only user forever, I have a few questions:

-What can I benefit from with Linux?

I think that I would or will mostly use it for schoolwork. My other function is games, but I don't know how I'll benefit there.

-Which version is the most recommended?

I've tried the Ubuntu demo and it seems pretty good. I also like customization, so anything in that regard for which OS is best would be nice. I've heard of TinyCore and Mint, but haven't tried them.

-What's the best way to install Linux on an external hard drive?

The one time I tried the Ubuntu intstall it essentially failed. It also took way too long for how much I use my computer.

I'll be happy to answer any questions. Sorry if these are too vague. Thanks!

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LinuxInsider: Volkswagen Picks Mirantis to Build Massive OpenStack Cloud

Thursday 7th of April 2016 09:50:59 PM
Mirantis on Wednesday announced that Volkswagen Group has selected Mirantis OpenStack to power its cloud applications. The selection process involved a series of cloud-to-cloud performance trials between Red Hat and Mirantis, one of the last pure-play OpenStack companies that hasn't been shut down or acquired. It's ideally positioned to pursue and win large-scale deals like the Volkswagen project, said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. The cloud services contract encompasses dozens of data centers and tens of thousands of nodes.

LXer: Cisco Pushing Open-Source Snort and ClamAV Forward

Thursday 7th of April 2016 09:12:26 PM
Martin Roesch, started the open-source Snort network intrusion prevention system project in 1998, eventually evolving into the base of SourceFire which he sold to Cisco for $2.7 billion in 2013. Now Roesch is the Chief Architect for the Cisco Security Business Group and Snort is still very much on its mind.

LinuxToday: How to setup HAProxy as Load Balancer for MariaDB on CentOS 7

Thursday 7th of April 2016 09:00:00 PM

HowToForge: In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the installation of a MariaDB Galera cluster on CentOS 7 which has an HAProxy load balancer in front.

TuxMachines: A Quick Comparison of Ubuntu MATE vs Linux Mint MATE

Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:35:34 PM

One difference between the two distros is that one is based on Ubuntu LTS and the other is based on Ubuntu’s latest release. There are advantages and disadvantages with both. But if you’re struggling with software bugs, then the latest release option might be a better fit for you. Otherwise, if the LTS model is working for you, awesome, then there are no concerns to worry about.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Default Wallpapers Revealed

Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:33:38 PM

Ubuntu project member Nathan Haines has just informed us about the initial availability of the default wallpapers for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.

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TuxMachines: Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.7 Snappy Creator Tool for Ubuntu Snappy 16.04 LTS

Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:32:30 PM

Canonical, through Sergio Schvezov, announced a few minutes ago, April 7, 2016, the release and immediate availability of the Snapcraft 2.7 Snappy creator tool for the Snappy Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS operating system.

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TuxMachines: Linus Torvalds still wants Linux to take over the desktop

Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:31:21 PM

We all know Linus Torvalds doesn’t like keynotes. This year was the first time he kind of delivered a keynote at the Embedded Linux Conference. It took the form of a discussion with friend, fellow scuba diver and chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel, Dirk Hohndel.

Here are some of the most interesting things Torvalds said during that discussion.

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LXer: OpenStack Mitaka Aimed at Simplifying Cloud Operations

Thursday 7th of April 2016 08:03:49 PM
OpenStack Mitaka is the 13th release from the open-source cloud effort, which Rackspace and NASA began in June 2010. The OpenStack community has grown significantly, and the technology is now used at some of the largest organizations, including Walmart, eBay, PayPal, AT&T, Comcast, IBM, Cisco, Dell, Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Reddit: Fedora - Binding keys to symbols

Thursday 7th of April 2016 07:44:57 PM

I have a US layout keyboard and I'm using a Croatian layout (qwertz).

Croatian layout have "<" and ">" symbols as a special key that's next to shift but on a US layout there is no key like this.

I would like to keymap < and > to maybe alt + something but I'm not really sure how. I tried it through GUI (I'm using gnome) and didn't find anything like that.

I remember it was pretty easy to set up in Windows but I'm kinda lost here so any help would be appreciated

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TuxMachines: OpenStack News

Thursday 7th of April 2016 07:22:24 PM

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TuxMachines: Free Software’s ultimate irony is its pretended lack of credibility

Thursday 7th of April 2016 07:19:27 PM

Fortunately, this issue is evolving in a more positive way as the industry realizes the ubiquity of Free Software and the existence of FOSS successful businesses; change is a bit too slow to my taste however. I’ve already written this many times and I’ll write it again: FOSS is here to stay, and no amount of proprietary offers will pose a true existential threat to it. What threatens Free Software is neither bad licensing, compliance or failed projects. It’s the twisted attitude of some who refuse to consider Free Software as a viable choice while using it to generate revenue without fairly compensating its authors. A sad irony, in the end.

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TuxMachines: MariaDB Publicity

Thursday 7th of April 2016 07:17:28 PM
  • Customers no longer “at the mercy” of Oracle with release of ColumnStore open source analytics engine - says MariaDB CTO ’Monty’ Widenius

    After making SQL databases accessible and affordable with its open source solution MariaDB has added a big data analytics tool to its portfolio

    The godfather of the open source MySQL database Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius and CTO at MariaDB says customers no longer have to be “at the mercy” of vendors like Oracle following the announcement of its ColumnStore big data analytics engine.

  • MariaDB continues assault on competitors

    Open Source database vendor MariaDB has announced its latest update a big data analytics engine called MariaDB ColumnStore. The company claims that this is a significant milestone for the MariaDB open source community and that the release is: “… the industry’s first to enable transactional and massively parallelized analytic workloads under the same roof.”

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Reddit: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition now in FHD/i5

Thursday 7th of April 2016 07:15:43 PM

LinuxToday: Choosing Linux Desktops: Customizers vs. Launchers

Thursday 7th of April 2016 07:00:00 PM

 Datamation: Linux is always about choices..

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Open source near ubiquitous in IoT, report finds

Open source is increasingly standard operating procedure in software, but nowhere is this more true than Internet of Things development. According to a new VisionMobile survey of 3,700 IoT developers, 91% of respondents use open source software in at least one area of their software stack. This is good news for IoT because only open source promises to reduce or eliminate the potential for lock-in imposed by proprietary “standards.” What’s perhaps most interesting in this affection for open source, however, is that even as enterprise developers have eschewed the politics of open source licensing, IoT developers seem to favor open source because “it’s free as in freedom.” Read more

Ubuntu 16.04 – My Experience so Far and Customization

While I earnestly anticipated the release of Unity 8 with Xenial Xerus (after watching a couple of videos that showcased its function), I was utterly disappointed that Canonical was going to further push its release — even though it was originally meant to debut with Ubuntu 14.04. Back to the point at hand, I immediately went ahead and installed Unity Tweak Tool, moved my dash to the bottom (very important) and then proceeded to replace Nautilus with the extensive Nemo file manager which is native to Linux Mint and by far superior to the former (my opinion). Read more