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Big Data Specialist MapR Updates Hadoop Distribution with Apache Drill

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 12:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: The newest version of MapR's Hadoop distribution features Apache Drill for simpler interfacing between NoSQL and SQL data, among other updates.

Linux/UNIX xargs command examples

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 11:00:00 AM

 LinuxTechi: xargs command is very handy when combined with other commands.

OpenStack's Mission Is Total Victory

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 06:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Marten Mickos, the incoming head of HP's cloud efforts, sets an audacious goal for the open-source cloud.

How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 02:00:00 AM

Manage Multiple Logical Volume Management Disks using Striping I/O

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 10:00:00 PM

 tecmint: Logical Volume management has one of the cool feature which can write data over multiple disk by striping the I/O.

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.

Linux Tech Support & Time Warner

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 08:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Which version of Windows or Mac are we using?"

Canonical Partners with AMD for Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Server

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 07:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: 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.

Docker Raises $40M, Plans New Enterprise Tool for 2015

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 06:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Open-source Docker virtualization container technology gets a big vote of confidence from investors, with Docker Inc.'s receiving a new round of financing.

The True Measure of a Successful Open Source Project

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 04:00:00 PM A question I get a lot is, “What makes an open source software project successful?”

Samsung's first open-source conference kicks off, with Tizen on its mind

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 03:00:00 PM

 NetworkWorld: The inaugural Samsung Open-Source Conference opens Tuesday morning in Seoul, with keynotes from well-known figures in the open source world and a hackathon focused on Tizen

Prototyping board for Raspberry Pi Camera Module hits Kickstarter

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 02:00:00 PM

 Raspberry Pi Today: Build GPIO projects around your Raspberry Pi Camera Module with ProtoCam, a new Kickstarter from the Average Man,

Linux Mint 17.1 to Be Called "Rebecca"

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 01:00:00 PM

 softpedia: The Linux Mint developers have decided to announce the name of the next version of their distro, 17.1, and it's going to be "Rebecca."

Mark All Upgrades in Synaptic on Linux Mint 17

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 12:00:00 PM

 tuxtweaks: The following will show how to restore the Mark All Upgrades button to Synaptic in Linux Mint 17.

Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 11:00:00 AM

 NetworkWorld: Facebook has partnered with several large companies to kick off a new project called TODO that aims to improve the way open source software is developed and consumed.

Linux Top 3: Fedora 21 Delayed, SystemRescueCD and Raspian Update

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 06:00:00 AM

LinuxPlanet: There is saying that used to be commonly attributed to when Debian Linux distributions would be released. That saying is - "it's done, when it's done."

WordPress Resets 100,000 Passwords After Google Account Leak

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 02:00:00 AM

eWEEK: As it turns out, although Google itself didn't see much impact, the exposure from the 5 million accounts is broader than just Google.

How to use Twitter in a Linux terminal with Rainbow Stream

Monday 15th of September 2014 10:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: There are many native Twitter clients available on Linux platforms

Automate and Schedule Tasks In Ubuntu/Linux Mint With ComplexShutdown Tool

Monday 15th of September 2014 09:00:00 PM

NoobsLab: ComplexShutdown is small GUI to shutdown your PC with lots of options.

How Matt's Machine Works

Monday 15th of September 2014 08:00:00 PM

FastCoLabs: With a new version out and millions hooked, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg's unconventional model can make or break the Web.

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KDE: Simple by Default, Powerful When Needed

KDE (back when it was still the name of the desktop environment) and our applications historically stood for powerful features and great flexibility and customizeability. This is what our users love about our software, this is why they choose Plasma and KDE software instead of one of the other Free desktop offerings. And it is also something they would fight tooth and nail for if we wanted to take it away (as many a KDE maintainer who dared to remove a feature he thought was unnecessary can tell). Read more

BitTorrent Bleep alpha released for Android

As an alpha it still has some issues “As with any Alpha, there are some known issues and bugs to work out. Android users will need to set the app to “Wi-Fi Only” unless you have an unlimited data plan; this is only for the time being while we iron out and issue related to battery and data-plan. And while you can move a username from desktop to mobile, Bleep does not yet support moving an existing account from Android to the desktop. And while you can receive messages on multiple devices; messages sent will not be seen across all devices. As with our previous release, communications happen only when all parties are online – you cannot send offline photos or group chats asynchronously.” Read more

During Akademy 2014

This year there were lot of fast track (10 minutes) talks on different areas around KDE. All of them were quite interesting, some of them are: Bruno Coudoin talked about how and why GCompris moved to QtQuick with the support of KDE. What all challenges project faced while moving from GTK to Qt. Daniel Vrátil talked about his one year journey with Akonadi Martin Gräßlin gave an overview of current state of Kwin in adding Wayland support and future plans. Kevin Ottens talked about KDE craftsmen where analysis was on the way we handle our software production, how can we make our software even better. Kai Uwe Broulik talked about current status of Qt port on Android and iOS. Currently, 3 iOS apps in Apple store and 8 Android apps in Google play since December 2013. Read more

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