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LXer: Flockport Rivals Docker with Open Source Container Virtualization

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 02:39:01 AM
Open source container-based virtualization company Flockport is hoping to attract users to its selection of LXC-based apps available for download on its website.

LXer: Six Clicks: An early look at Ubuntu 14.10

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 01:41:50 AM
Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.

LXer: Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 12:44:39 AM
Digia has spun off a subsidiary called “The Qt Company” to unify Qt’s commercial and open source efforts, and debuted a low-cost plan for mobile developers. The Linux-oriented Qt cross-platform development framework has had a tumultuous career, having been passed around Scandinavia over the yearsfrom Trolltech to Nokia and then from Nokia to Digia.

LinuxInsider: PredictionIO's Simon Chan on Machine Learning by Devs for Devs

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 12:29:44 AM
PredictionIO is building the MySQL of prediction. The young company recently released version 0.7.3 of its open source machine-learning server. Unlike typical prediction algorithms and open source libraries, PredictionIO is based on making machine learning available to software developers. Cofounder Simon Chan sees a gaping hole in open source tools to connect database programmers and software developers. The new project's goal is to make it easier and more reliable for devs to use their database content to create predictive features.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 12:15:30 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 12:15:23 AM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 12:14:12 AM

Reddit: Statelessness and the Swiss engineer

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 11:50:43 PM

LXer: HP and Eucalyptus and OpenStack, oh my!

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 11:47:28 PM
What the heck is going on with HP, an OpenStack cloud supporter, buying Eucalyptus? Here's one theory. 23 Years of Terrible Linux Predictions

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 11:17:08 PM

We recently celebrated the 23rd birthday of Linux. That got me thinking, “That means Linux will be 25 years old in just two years. A quarter of a century. What will happen to Linux between now and then? I should write down my predictions in an article and send it over to those swell chaps at”

TuxMachines: ACPI, kernels and contracts with firmware

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 11:11:07 PM

This ends up being a pain in the neck in the x86 world, but it could be much worse. Way back in 2008 I wrote something about why the Linux kernel reports itself to firmware as "Windows" but refuses to identify itself as Linux. The short version is that "Linux" doesn't actually identify the behaviour of the kernel in a meaningful way. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the kernel can deal with buffers being passed when the spec says it should be a package. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS knows how to deal with an HPET. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS can reinitialise graphics hardware.

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Reddit: ACPI, kernels and contracts with firmware

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 10:54:01 PM

LXer: SNMP DDoS Scans Spoof Google Public DNS Server

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 10:50:17 PM
The SANS Internet Storm Center this afternoon reported SNMP scans spoofed from Google's public recursive DNS server seeking to overwhelm vulnerable routers and other devices that support the protocol with DDoS traffic.

Slashdot: Digia Spins Off Qt As Subsidiary

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 10:22:00 PM
DeviceGuru writes: Following through on an announcement from August, Digia has spun off a subsidiary called The Qt Company to unify Qt's commercial and open source efforts, and debuted a low-cost plan for mobile developers. The Linux-oriented Qt cross-platform development framework has had a tumultuous career, having been passed around Scandinavia over the years from Trolltech to Nokia and then from Nokia to Digia. Yet, Qt keeps rolling along in both commercial and open source community versions, continually adding support for new platforms and technologies, and gaining extensive support from mobile developers. Now Qt is its own company, or at least a wholly owned subsidiary under Digia. Finland-based Digia has largely been involved with the commercial versions of Qt since it acquired the platform from Nokia in 2012, but it has also sponsored the community Qt Project as a relatively separate project. Now, both efforts are being unified under one roof at The Qt Company and the new website, says Digia. Meanwhile, Digia will focus on its larger enterprise software business.

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LXer: Is your data boring? MapR wants you to bore it back with Apache Drill

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 09:53:06 PM
MapR has given its customers a new way to use SQL to query their Big Data stores, with the addition of Apache Drill to MapR's eponymous Hadoop distribution.

Reddit: Any tutorials on setting up a simple home web server?

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 09:19:40 PM

I wanna host a one-page personal website on my old PC but can't find a way to it.

I have knowledge on Linux, but i lost my mind on nginx, dns, ports and this kind of things.

Is just for curiosity and learning, not a commercial thing.

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Reddit: C++/Java programmer, Gamer, and Open-Source Enthusiast. Tried many times to switch, looking for some advice to do it for the last time!

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 09:16:47 PM

Hey all!

So, I am a long time Linux fan, stemming from fiddling with Ubuntu back when I was ten. Eleven years later, I've used Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, ArchBang, CrunchBang, and various other distros. I've tried dual booting with Windows, and I've tried running Linux cold turkey. Ultimately though, two things stop me:

  • I can't play a game I love
  • Something borks, usually a driver issue.

Ignoring these two points, I honestly love the linux environment. Open source is great, and I've heard time and time again programming on linux is vastly superior to Windows. That being said, I'd love to hear some convincing on why, and how, I should make the switch for the final time. Some points to consider:

  • I stare at a computer screen, a lot. I do service desk work, I program in my free time, and I game. I would love some way to make an overall dark computing environment for minimal eyestrain, provided I don't end up destroying webpages.
  • I so far have leaned towards Arch, as I love its minimalist style, though the install is a pain. I've heard good things about Manjaro

  • I have also heard good things about ElementaryOS and Mint, though Mint seems like it is beginning to suffer from similar issues Ubuntu did (bloat, Unity interface, etc)

  • I currently play an MMO called Wildstar, which as far as I can tell has had very little luck on Linux, even through Wine. Is there a way this can be accomplished, WITHOUT using dual booting? (Its a pain having to reboot every time I wish to run a game)

Thanks in advance!

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TuxMachines: Canonical Partners with AMD for Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Server

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 09:13:46 PM

Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux distribution is ramping up its OpenStack efforts thanks to a new server solution from AMD.

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LinuxToday: KDE Developer Says Community Managers Are a Fraud and a Farce

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 09:00:00 PM

 softpedia: The community managers play a very important role in the open source community and they usually shape up the projects they work on, but it looks like not everyone agrees with their function.

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During Akademy 2014

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Leftovers: Software