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TuxMachines: Can this free software company secure the future of Linux for the city of Munich?

Thursday 4th of September 2014 04:29:14 PM

There are many solved problems in open source. Groupware is not one of them.

How else would you explain the number of migrations that fail on average in groupware? The Swiss canton of Solothurn is just one example among many as a result of groupware vendors who have given up and transitioned to Outlook or the web to meet their needs. Kolab does things differently. For one, Outlook will never be the client for the Linux desktop. And, the web is a good answer for a lot of things, but not all.

The city of Munich is another good case to look at; they successfully completed a Linux migration that has saved them millions of Euros. But now, the newly elected mayor and his deputy have made the news by publicly considering a migration back to Windows. To explore this further, let's first ignore for a moment that the City Council would need to approve any change in strategy and has renewed its dedication to LiMux. Let's also ignore the fact that the City employees do not consider it a good idea to go back to Windows.

So, what was it that prompted LiMux to be put into question in the news?

If you guessed that Office interoperatbility may have something to do with it, you would be right. As long as there are competing standards there will be incompatibility between the dominant vendor and the rest of the market. Document exchange remains a constant issue that is ultimately only solved at the political level. This particular problem is not technical and the UK has recently demonstrated that they will choose open documents as the standard format to deal with it.

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LXer: Linux TCP/IP networking: net-tools vs. iproute2

Thursday 4th of September 2014 02:59:48 PM
Many sysadmins still manage and troubleshoot various network configurations by using a combination of ifconfig, route, arp and netstat command-line tools, collectively known as net-tools. Originally rooted in the BSD TCP/IP toolkit, the net-tools was developed to configure network functionality of older Linux kernels. Its development in the Linux community so far has ceased since […]Continue reading...The post Linux TCP/IP networking: net-tools vs. iproute2 appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to set up a mail server in Ubuntu or Debian How to enable user authentication for a Postfix SMTP server with SASL How to monitor BGP sessions with Nagios How to set up Clam Antivirus, SpamAssassin and MailScanner on Ubuntu mail server How to set up a secure FTP service with vsftpd on Linux

Reddit: What are the most effective Distros to have in a school environnement.

Thursday 4th of September 2014 02:52:02 PM

Looking for something that'll help me organize my shit. Good for a College surrounding. Any suggestions?

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Phoronix: More Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD FX-8370E / FX-8370 / FX-9590

Thursday 4th of September 2014 02:45:10 PM
In adding some extra tests besides what was shared in our large Linux review of the new AMD FX CPUs from earlier in the week, that included a fairly big comparison of Intel and AMD CPUs, here's some more Linux test results for just the FX-8370E, FX-8370, and FX-9590 processors.

LXer: Linux Desktop Fragmentation Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Thursday 4th of September 2014 02:02:37 PM
One of the most common expressions that you will hear in the Linux community is platform fragmentation, and it's also one of the contra arguments that people spout when citing reasons not to get a Linux OS. I'm here to tell you why platform fragmentation is actually a good thing.

Phoronix: HardenedBSD: The Latest BSD Project That Aims To Boost Security

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:56:23 PM
HardenedBSD is the latest BSD distribution writing into Phoronix to share its work...

TuxMachines: Valve Finally Enables In-Home Streaming from Linux Hosts on Steam

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:43:43 PM

Valve released a new Beta version of the Steam distribution platform and the developers have implemented quite a few changes, including a very interesting one related to the In-Home streaming feature.

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TuxMachines: Tender For Base Framework For An Android Version Of LibreOffice With Basic Editing Capabilities

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:39:32 PM

TDF currently plans to invest into getting LibreOffice, its free office suite, to mobile Android devices like tablets and smartphones, extending the existing desktop version of the software.

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Phoronix: GNOME 3.14 Beta 2 Released

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:38:21 PM
The second beta release to the GNOME 3.14 desktop stack due out later this month is now available...

LXer: 10 answers to the 10 most frequently asked Linux questions

Thursday 4th of September 2014 12:08:15 PM
Here are answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions via Google's search engine. Is Linux better than Windows? Can Linux get viruses? What does Linux look like?

Reddit: Open-Sourcing the SailfishOS UI's C++ parts still under discussion

Thursday 4th of September 2014 12:03:00 PM

From last month's mer meeting:

15:23:18 "ongoing active discussion [...] it'd be good to have it in open [...]"

I would love for them to open it up. Had they done so earlier I would have bought a Jolla already...

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Reddit: The problem of distributing applications

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:27:46 AM

LXer: Mirantis Emerges as the Largest OpenStack Provider

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:11:04 AM
Mirantis, the world’s leading OpenStack company, today announced that strong growth in the first half of 2014 saw the company become the largest provider of OpenStack products and services for the telecommunications industry.

TuxMachines: The Open Access Schism: Recapitulating Open Source?

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:01:05 AM

As well as free software itself, this column is interested in the ways that the ideas underlying open source are spreading far and wide. One of the earliest manifestations was in the field of academic publishing, where open access has been gaining ground steadily. It seems that the open access world has just entered the schism phase that mirrors the similar split between those espousing "free software", and those who resolutely call it "open source."

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LinuxToday: Linux systems infiltrated and controlled in a DDoS botnet

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:00:00 AM

 net-security: Akamai Technologies is alerting enterprises to a high-risk threat of IptabLes and IptabLex infections on Linux systems.

TuxMachines: Switch to Linux part 2 – install Linux

Thursday 4th of September 2014 10:58:21 AM

Once you’ve got your Linux Mint image downloaded (or other distro if you fancy using a different one), you’ll need to burn it to a spare DVD or temporarily create a bootable USB stick with it. We recommend doing the latter by using the UNetbootin software and a spare USB stick that’s at least 2GB in size. Be sure to back up any files on the USB stick before using the software though, as it will delete them otherwise.

Once that’s all been dealt with, simply reboot your computer with the disc in the tray or USB stick still attached and look out for the ‘boot menu’ key when your computer first turns back on – this will probably be something like F12 or another function key.

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    Browsing the internet has different meaning to different people. While to some the web is a source of entertainment, to others it is a valuable and source of learning. Sadly enough, the internet is not widely available and easily affordable everywhere in the globe. Slow network speed is another problem. Developer Stefan Aleksic of ColdSauce tries to find a solution in an SMS (text) based browser for the third world countries which are yet to see the internet as we know it. He has named it the Cosmos Browser. If you ever used elinks on Linux, you know how efficient and low-bandwidth text only browsing can be. Of course, it is not meant for visiting a website for downloading wallpapers, but it is more than sufficient if you want to read some information from the web. Cosmos will work on text and will not need any data plan or WiFi.
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The Linux platform has always taken pride in this cool feature. Having multiple desktops is a great way to increase the productivity and there are numerous means to implement it. Lots of Linux distributions have this option, which is used in various ways. Read more