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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-08-30T15:57:42+00:00
Updated: 1 hour 3 min ago

Tricks For Using Desktop-Integrated Calendars

Friday 28th of August 2015 04:22:58 PM

The Linux desktop is full of interesting features. In fact, users are often surprised at just how many handy tools the various iterations of the open source desktop there are. One such tool is the Calendar.

This Week in Linux News: Linux Turns 24, Zemlin Discusses Microsoft at LinuxCon, and More

Friday 28th of August 2015 02:07:47 PM

This week in Linux news, Linux celebrates its 24th birthday, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin discusses Microsoft's growing involvement with the foundation and more! Read up on the latest in Linux news from this past week.

Cyanogen Tapped For New Wave of Affordable Smartphones

Thursday 27th of August 2015 01:48:02 PM

After many delays, all four major mobile Linux alternatives to Android have finally arrived on smartphones. Mozilla's Firefox OS was first out of the gate two years ago, followed by Jolla's Sailfish OS, and this year they were joined by the first Ubuntu and Tizen phones.

Why Many Companies Aren't Securing OS Permissions Adequately

Wednesday 26th of August 2015 02:05:40 PM

When it comes to ensuring that the operating systems in your IT infrastructure are adequately secured, access-permission-wise, some companies and organizations are more up to date -- secure, and compliant -- than others...

Happy Birthday, Linux. You've Taught Us Much.

Tuesday 25th of August 2015 10:35:06 PM

Twenty-four years ago today, Linus Torvalds sent a message to the world. He said, “Hello, everybody out there…” and then calmly unleashed Linux. That message was received loud and clear. Since that day in 1991, Linux has undergone massive development and logged many milestones and Torvalds has become an iconic figure in the tech world. A recent article by Ashlee Vance, stated that “Torvalds may be the most influential individual economic force of the past 20 years.

Ubuntu on the Mainframe: Interview with Canonical's Dustin Kirkland

Monday 24th of August 2015 06:05:21 PM

IBM made a big announcement at LinuxCon Seattle of two LinuxONE mainframe machines. Canonical -- one part of the Linux trinity (the others being SUSE and Red Hat) -- had previously been missing from the mainframe...

Live Booting Linux

Friday 21st of August 2015 03:40:06 PM

“I’d like to give Linux a try, but I’m not sure how.” I’ve heard that statement so many times over the years.

Update From VMware's Cloud-Native Apps Group: Offering Open Source Tools, Collaboration and More

Thursday 20th of August 2015 02:39:34 PM

“Clouds” don’t just free IT from having to buy, provision and manage hardware, they can be used as an “elastic” infrastructure, where apps can request resources as needed. Apps that can do this are, unsurprisingly, called “cloud-native apps.”  

Fluentd: a High Performance Unified Logging Layer

Thursday 20th of August 2015 01:29:17 PM

Log data provides critical insights into software systems. However, in the age of ubiquitous computing, unifying logs from hundreds of data sources with different formats presents a big challenge.

LinuxCon Coverage: The Collaboration Gene

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 10:15:18 PM

In a morning keynote presentation at LinuxCon, Michael Miller (Vice President of Global Alliances, Marketing and Product Management for SUSE), described himself as just a guy who likes technology.

LinuxCon Coverage: Think about Resilience

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 07:22:54 PM

Tuesday morning’s keynote session at LinuxCon in Seattle began with Jim Zemlin (Executive Director at The Linux Foundation) announcing the 2015 recipients of Linux Training Scholarships.

KVM Forum Preview: KVM, QEMU and More

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 01:47:09 PM

This week, we kick off the 8th KVM Forum in Seattle, Washington. With the exception of 2009, KVM Forum has been held every year since 2007...

LinuxCon Coverage: Collaboration Can Change the World

Monday 17th of August 2015 11:47:53 PM

Today, Jim Zemlin (Executive Director at The Linux Foundation) opened LinuxCon North America in Seattle with a welcoming keynote. Here is a quick summary of this morning’s keynote addresses.

Best Lightweight Linux Distros

Monday 17th of August 2015 02:12:12 PM

You might wonder why you should care about lightweight Linux distributions in the era of multicore processors and inexpensive RAM. Basically, there are three points that make lightweight distros important...

Replacing ifconfig with ip

Friday 14th of August 2015 05:40:28 PM

If you’ve been around Linux long enough, you know tools come and go. This was assumed to be the case back around 2009 when the debian-devel mailing list announced plans on deprecating the net-tools package due to lack of maintenance. It is now 2015 and net-tools is still around.

Samsung Unveils Android Phablets -- And Teases a Tizen Watch

Friday 14th of August 2015 03:01:19 PM

Around the time of the iPhone's 2007 release, Intel convinced OEMs to try out a new 4- to 6-inch tablet form-factor called Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). These Linux- and Windows CE-based devices never made it very far, and were almost unknown in the United States.  

LinuxCon Preview: Q&A with SUSE’s Michael Miller

Friday 14th of August 2015 02:41:58 PM

As a preview of next week’s LinuxCon in Seattle, we asked keynote speaker Michael Miller of SUSE to answer some questions about openness in IT infrastructure and what it means for Linux and SUSE.

LinuxCon Preview: Q&A with IBM’s Ross Mauri

Friday 14th of August 2015 02:02:51 PM

As a preview to next week’s LinuxCon, we spoke with Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM z Systems, about how open infrastructures drive innovation and IBM’s commitment to open ecosystems.

Automating Processes with Chef

Thursday 13th of August 2015 05:49:57 PM

Recently, Chef (along with Puppet and other configuration management tools) has been getting plenty of coverage in the areas of DevOps and continuous delivery. Big companies, including HP, have embraced Chef as an important tool in automation. 

Microservices 101: What To Know, What To Do

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:10:06 PM

Microservices are one of the latest instances of the cosmic methodological swings of the cyberpendulum between "small, specific-task components" (e.g., subroutines, Unix commands) and "massive monoliths."

More in Tux Machines

$15 Orange Pi PC hacker SBC packs 1.6GHz quad-core SoC

Shenzhen Xunlong tipped a $15 “Orange Pi PC” SBC with a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, Pi-compatible expansion, HDMI, 100Mbit Ethernet, quad USB, and more. Late last year and early this year, Shenzhen Xunlong Software introduced a family of open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready “Orange Pi” single board computers. The first two, the $49 Orange Pi and $40 Orange Pi Mini, were built with the Allwinner A20 SoC, featuring a dual-core, 1GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU. They were soon followed by the $59 Orange Pi Plus, based on a new, low cost quad-core, 1.6GHz Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3 SoC, featuring a Mali-400 MP2 GPU. Read more

Mozilla and Add-ons

  • Firefox 40.0.3 Brings Bug-Fixes Only
  • Reactions to Mozilla’s announcement about upcoming Firefox add-on changes
  • Mixed Feelings Greet Mozilla's Add-ons Overhaul
    Also new is a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before their deployment. Back in April, Mozilla's security lead Daniel Veditz published The Case for Extension Signing, addressing the volume of feedback their announcement had generated from the developer community. Veditz said the internet browsing experience for tens of thousands of people was being shaped by "third party add-ons in ways they did not choose and that benefit third parties, not the user."
  • Please, God, Don't Let Mozilla Ruin Firefox
    A week ago, Mozilla shed some light on its future, laying out a plan on how the browser is going to dramatically change in the upcoming months. While most of us understood "Chrome extensions were coming to Firefox," it is not as simple as we all thought.
  • The future of Firefox Add-ons - Nope
    Once in a while, I must give my sermons, to help you figure out how things work. Why this is not going to be good for us, the users, and why we must duly prepare, in advance. As it happens, Mozilla does not fully understand the market. It truly does not. When you make decisions based on incorrect data, you are bound to make a disastrous choice. Let's try to amend this, if possible.

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