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Amazon CTO Details the Evolution of the Cloud Model

Monday 15th of August 2016 01:00:00 AM

When Amazon Web Services first launched it was all about compute, storage and networking, but now it's about a whole lot more.

Amazon Announces Application Load Balancer for the Cloud

Sunday 14th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM

Amazon CTO calls the new tech 'magic'

Tech Comics: Benefits of Health Wearables

Sunday 14th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

Wearables have their advantages, though not always the ones you expect.

Ardour 5.0 Open Source DAW Officially Released with Tabbed User Interface

Sunday 14th of August 2016 01:00:00 PM

Prominent new features of Ardour 5.0 include tabbed user interface, support for control masters (VCAs), support for tempo ramps, support for writing scripts in the Lua programming language

Is it wrong to use Microsoft products on Linux?

Sunday 14th of August 2016 01:00:00 AM

 For decades Microsoft was the 'enemy' of Linux and even today it still has intellectual property claims against open-source.

Calibre 2.64 eBook Library Manager Lets You Customize Comments-Like Columns

Saturday 13th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM

Calibre 2.64 is now the latest and most advanced version of the application designed for book lovers

Linux 4.9 Will Be the Next LTS Kernel Branch, Says Greg Kroah-Hartman

Saturday 13th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

We should see Linux kernel 4.9 LTS RC1 on October 16.

What is copyleft?

Saturday 13th of August 2016 01:00:00 PM

Richard Stallman isn't the only one that uses the term copyleft.

Everybody Should Be Haiku Writing

Saturday 13th of August 2016 06:00:00 AM

Remember BeOS?

The U.S. government now has an open source policy - but it doesn't go far enough

Saturday 13th of August 2016 02:00:00 AM

The U.S. government's new Federal Source Code policy is a step in the right direction

GPL enforcement action in Hellwig v. VMware dismissed, with an appeal expected

Friday 12th of August 2016 10:00:00 PM

A decision in the GPL enforcement case in Germany between Christoph Hellwig (supported by the Software Freedom Conservancy) and VMware recently became public.

Linux TCP flaw lets 'anyone' hijack Internet traffic

Friday 12th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM

What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, Internet connections between Linux and Android systems.

Open source R extension simplifies data science with IBM Watson

Friday 12th of August 2016 08:00:00 PM

Available through Columbus Collaboratory's GitHub repository, CognizeR will help data scientists access a host of IBM Watson services without leaving their native development environment.

How to Install WordPress with Docker on Ubuntu

Friday 12th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: In this tutorial, we will install WordPress by using multiple docker containers.

How to find a package version in Linux

Friday 12th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM

Find an installed package version in Arch Linux, Debian, RHEL and their derivatives.

4 open source alternatives to Ghost for disk cloning

Friday 12th of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

Disk imaging and cloning doesn't require an expensive tool, or proprietary one.

Professional media production with Linux and free, open source software

Friday 12th of August 2016 04:00:00 PM

Is it possible to produce professional media on Linux using free, open source software?

DARPA's Machine Challenge Solves CrackAddr Puzzle

Friday 12th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM

Mike Walker, the DARPA program manager responsible for the Cyber Grand Challenge, details how autonomous systems solved a decade-old security challenge. [VIDEO]

7 Best Twitter Clients for Linux That You Will Love to Use

Friday 12th of August 2016 02:00:00 PM

7 of the best Twitter clients for Linux that you will love to use

In limiting open source efforts, the government takes a costly gamble

Friday 12th of August 2016 01:00:00 PM

The vast majority of companies are now realizing the value of open sourcing their software and almost all have done so for at least certain projects.

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Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world

I walked into an apartment in Boston on a sunny day in June 1995. It was small and bohemian, with the normal detritus a pair of young men would scatter here and there. On the kitchen table was a 15-inch CRT display married to a fat, coverless PC case sitting on its side, network cables streaking back to a hub in the living room. The screen displayed a mess of data, the contents of some logfile, and sitting at the bottom was a Bash root prompt decorated in red and blue, the cursor blinking lazily. I was no stranger to Unix, having spent plenty of time on commercial Unix systems like OSF/1, HP-UX, SunOS, and the newly christened Sun Solaris. But this was different. Read more

Linux Kernel News and Microsoft Breaks PowerShell

  • Coherent Accelerators, FPGAs, and PLD Microconference Accepted into 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference
    It has been more than a decade since CPU core clock frequencies stopped doubling every 18 months, which has shifted the search for performance from the "hardware free lunch" to concurrency and, more recently, hardware accelerators. Beyond accelerating computational offload, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and programmable logic devices (PLDs) have long been used in the embedded space to provide ways to offload I/O or to implement timing-sensitive algorithms as close as possible to the pin.
  • Linux's brilliant career, in pictures
    Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more. Though its beginnings were humble, Linux has become the world’s largest and most pervasive open source software project in history. How did it get here? Read on for a look at some of the notable events along the way.
  • Quarter Century of Innovation – aka Happy Birthday Linux!
    Happy birthday Linux. You’ve defined how we should be using and adoption technology. You’ve disrupted and continue to disrupt, industries all over the place. You’ve helped define what it means to share ideas openly and freely. You’ve shown what happens when we collaborate and work together. Free and Open Source is a win-win for all and Linux is the Gold Standard of that.
  • Microsoft Open Source Czar Takes Spotlight at LinuxCon [Ed: Microsoft paid for this]
  • Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week
    You'd be forgiven for thinking Microsoft is actively trying to stop people using Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. A patch this week broke one of the key features of the OS: PowerShell.

Android Leftovers

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 unveiled in China, priced at $135
    Xiaomi took the wraps off their latest smartphone offering, the Redmi Note 4, earlier today, and as is expected from the budget-friendly Redmi series, the device offers a premium look, specifications, and features, and more importantly, an ultra-affordable price tag. The Redmi Note 4 retains the premium full metal unibody construction that was introduced with its predecessor, but now comes with a brushed metal finish and chamfered edges that looks and feels even better. The design language is quite similar as well, with the Redmi Note 4 also coming with a fingerprint scanner on the back. Under the hood, the Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display that is covered with a 2.5D curved glass panel. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, that is backed by the Mali-T880MP4 GPU and 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM. 16 GB or 64 GB are the on-board storage options available, which also dictates how much RAM you get, and you also get expandable storage via microSD card to cover all your needs. Keeping everything running is a huge 4,100 mAh battery.
  • New study finds iPhones fail far more often than Android phones
    Apple customers are generally a shockingly loyal bunch. The company’s high repeat customer rate can be attributed to a combination of factors that concern iPhones themselves as well as Apple’s industry-leading customer service. Dealing with Apple’s customer care department has always been a pleasure compared to dealing with rival companies, and iPhones themselves have historically been very reliable, offering a consistently smooth user experience that people love.
  • Relax, Spire can now connect to Android phones
    Spire, the wearable that promises to help you with healthy breathing and mindfulness, was previously only available for iOS devices. But that should change with an update rolling out now.
  • Android 7.0 Nougat: Small changes that make a big difference in UX
    The seventh iteration of Android (Nougat) has finally been released by the mighty Google. If you happen to be the owner of a Nexus device, you might see this update very soon. Everyone know the drill. So after an extended period of waiting for the update to trickle through your carrier and onto your device, what can you expect to happen to your Android device once its center has become a creamier shade of Nougat?
  • Two Nokia Android smartphones show up in benchmark
    Nokia is definitely coming out with a few Android smartphones later this year, but today's Nokia has little in common with the company that ruled the mobile phone industry for years. For starters, the devices that will be released this year, or the next, will be made by a third-party company. Nokia won't be manufacturing phones anymore and most likely it won't manage the way they are sold through retailers and authorized resellers.
  • Proxima bae, Instagram scams, Android goes full crypto: ICYMI
  • PayPal adds proper Nexus Imprint fingerprint login support on Android
  • Google Duo has been downloaded 5 million times on Android since its release

Comparison of the Samsung Z1 vs Z2 vs Z3 Tizen smartphones

Compare Samsung Z1, Z2, and Z3 Tizen Smartphones Lets do a quick history lesson: The first Tizen Smartphone was the Samsung Z1, then came the Z3, and yesterday was the turn of the 4G touting Z2 to take centre stage. On the whole the Z2 is very similar to the Z1 and can be thought of a Z1 2016 edition with the inclusion of 4G cellular connectivity and updated software with user requested features. Read more