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New GCC 5.0 Changes, Command-Line Options That Landed So Far

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

Phoronix: While we're just a few months into the GCC 4.10 release cycle that's going to be released as GCC 5, there's already some release notes forming for this 2015 open-source compiler update.

An introduction to Apache Hadoop for big data

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

OpenSource.com: Apache Hadoop is an open source software framework for storage and large scale processing of data-sets on clusters of commodity hardware.

Getting Good Vibrations with Linux

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: Getting Good Vibrations with Linux

Google Adds 152 Patents To Its Non-Assertion Pledge

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

TechCrunch: Back in 2013, Google announced its plans to not sue anybody who had implemented open-source versions of its MapReduce algorithm.

How to create a site-to-site IPsec VPN tunnel using Openswan in Linux

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: A virtual private network (VPN) tunnel is used to securely interconnect two physically separate networks through a tunnel over the Internet.

Is distrohopping in Linux becoming a thing of the past?

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

 ITworld: I think it's quite possible to find a main distro to stay with while still allowing yourself the geekish pleasure of using many other distros.

When Distros Go South

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 06:00:00 AM

 FOSSforce: I don't mean system stability, that is a given with Linux, but developer stability.

IBM Set to Debut New Power 8 Servers in October [VIDEO]

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: In an exclusive video interview with ServerWatch, Balog reveals that IBM has new Power 8 servers set to be announced in October.

Red Hat Improves Hybrid Cloud Management, OpenStack Platforms

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 10:00:00 PM

eWEEK: One of the big new additions is based on an initiative that Red Hat developers had originally called Project Stay Puft .

Mozilla Adding Granular App Permissions to Firefox OS

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

ThreatPost: Mozilla is set to add a feature to its mobile Firefox OS that will give users the ability to revoke any application’s permissions on a granular basis.

GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

The Register: Matthew Miller is a little concerned. As the new project leader for the Fedora Linux distribution, he thinks Fedora 20 is great and Fedora 21, when it ships, will be the best release ever.

Opening Up in New Ways: How the OpenPOWER Foundation is Taking Open to New Places

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

Linux.com: It’s no secret that open development is the key to rapid and continuous technology innovation.

Android may have already killed Samsung's Tizen OS

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 06:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Frankly, I wonder sometimes why Samsung is even bothering with Tizen.

Don't Fret Linus, Desktop Linux Will Slowly Gain Traction

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: With the success of Chromebooks, it's only a matter of time before the OEMs start pushing well designed laptops and desktops with customized versions of Linux installed.

$49 TiVo OTA and streaming DVR targets cordcutters

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: TiVo introduced a Linux-based DVR for "cordcutters" who want to eliminate cable fees by obtaining their TV content from Internet streams and OTA broadcasts.

35 Great Android Apps for Road Warriors

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM

 Datamation: There Android apps for travel will boost your productivity while you're on the move.

Red Hat bids to become a hybrid cloud power

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 02:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Red Hat pushes interoperability with multiple cloud platforms with the latest release of CloudForms 3.1, its hybrid cloud management platform.

Configure VSFTPD Chroot Environment on CentOS/RHEL

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

 nextstep4IT: VSFTPD is the secure FTP server in the Linux operating system.

Identify USB Driver in Linux

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:00:00 PM

 blackmoreops: This guide shows how you can identify USB Driver Chipset(most commonly Wireless) Information on Linux.

VMware Embraces Docker Container Virtualization

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 11:00:00 AM

eWEEK: According to VMware, the best way to run a Docker container is on a VMware virtual machine.

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Google Chrome 38 Beta Brings New Guest Mode and Easier Incognito Mode Switching

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PfSense 2.1.5 Is a Free and Powerful FreeBSD-Based Firewall Operating System

PfSense is a free network firewall distribution based on the FreeBSD, it comes with a custom kernel, and a few quite powerful applications that should make its users’ life a lot easier. Most of the firewall distros are Linux-based, but PfSense is a little bit different and is using FreeBSD. Regular users won't feel anything out of the ordinary, but it's an interesting choice for the base. The developers of PfSense are also saying that their distro has been successful in replacing a number of commercial firewalls such as Check Point, Cisco PIX, Cisco ASA, Juniper, Sonicwall, Netgear, Watchguard, Astar, and others. Read more