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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2014-12-29T09:58:16+00:00
Updated: 31 min 4 sec ago

Enterprise Advances Brought Linux Success in 2014

Monday 22nd of December 2014 10:54:33 PM

The year 2014 will be seen as a banner year for Linux ─ thanks to the amazing work done on the enterprise level. With OpenStack, SUSE, Red Hat, Containers, and Docker leading the charge, Linux has made more headway into the world of enterprise computing than it has in a long time.

The 5 Biggest Linux Stories of 2014

Monday 22nd of December 2014 09:10:39 PM

This year held great consumer news, forks, death threats, hardware delays and... something truly unthinkable just a few years ago. Truth be told I'm still trying to wrap my head around, what feels like, the zaniest year of Linux shenanigans I have ever seen.

Open Source Online Game Gets Students Excited About Linux

Monday 22nd of December 2014 04:39:18 PM

An open source, interactive online game for an introductory operating systems course at University Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania has students competing for Linux knowledge and recognition.

Can Ubuntu Click Address Linus Torvalds’ Binary Problems?

Friday 19th of December 2014 05:44:15 PM

Click is a new packaging format for Ubuntu mobile applications which irons out the complexity of delivering an application to a user. Developers can bundle all additional dependencies into the package without worrying about the dependecy resolution. 

OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: Devin Avery

Friday 19th of December 2014 04:59:44 PM

OpenDaylight accepted seven student interns for the summer of 2014 to work in the community and receive hands-on development experience in SDN. Each intern worked closely with an active OpenDaylight developer as their mentor on a project that suited interest and community need. 

Tizen IVI 3.0 Gains GENIVI 7.0 Compliance

Thursday 18th of December 2014 04:33:15 PM

Organizations like GENIVI are creating specifications that provide a consistent foundation for the use of open source for In-Vehicle Infotainment systems. In yet another step along this path, Tizen IVI recently achieved GENIVI 7.0 compliance.

2014: The Open Source Tipping Point

Thursday 18th of December 2014 01:52:54 PM

For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. Especially for the infrastructure software used for scale-out computing, open source is the de facto choice; in fact, it’s virtually impossible to find examples of scale-out infrastructure that is not open source.

The Best Linux Tools for Teachers and Students

Thursday 18th of December 2014 12:43:18 AM

If you are a teacher or a student, Linux is ready to help you navigate the waters of nearly any level of the educational system. From study aids, to writing papers, to managing classes, to running an entire institution, Linux has you covered.

2014 Was the Year of Android Everywhere

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:31:20 PM

2014 was the year that Android aggressively expanded into new categories, as Google established major new profiles for Android smartwatches and wearables (Android Wear), TVs and set-tops (Android TV), and car computers (Android Auto). The expansion opens new opportunities while also posing new challenges in fragmentation.

Android Dominates Global Smartphone Market in 2014

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 05:30:21 PM

Android represented 83.1 percent of the smartphone market as of Q3 2014, and continues to gain market share.

Looking Ahead: Rebuilding PaaS in a Containerized World

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:11:01 PM

As 2014 draws to a close, it's fair to say that the PaaS market is in a new state of flux. 

OpenDaylight Member Spotlight: Intel

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 11:00:54 PM

Intel was a founding member of the OpenDaylight Project and recently increased its membership to Platinum, the highest tier. We had a conversation with Uri Elzur, Intel’s director of SDN architecture, to understand what drove the company’s decision and what we can expect to see from them in 2015 and beyond. 

Intro to Enterprise Cloud Storage, Part 2: How to Access a Cloudant Database

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 10:54:52 PM

In the previous tutorial, I talked about how to create an account with Cloudant and from there create a database and new document. Now let's see how to access the database programmatically.

How to Sync Android with the Linux Desktop

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 10:35:20 PM

Extending your Android device to your Linux desktop is really just a matter of installing a few extra apps and understanding the difference between MTP and PTP connections.

Top 10 Semi-Autonomous Robots That Run Linux (With Slideshow)

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 06:23:15 PM

This year's top 10 list demonstrates how Linux is enabling new capabilities in semi-autonomous terrestiral robots, as well unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Gallery : Top 10 Semi-Autonomous Robots That Run Linux

Wednesday 10th of December 2014 06:19:27 PM

11 Things to Do After You Install Fedora 21

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 09:35:05 PM

Like most operating systems Fedora also needs some work to prepare it to handle your workload.

Congratulations to the Cloud Foundry Foundation

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 09:03:57 PM

It’s no longer debatable that most technologies today are built with open source software and collaborative development. Everyone knows this to be true. What’s become more the topic of discussion in recent years is how to support and manage these massive, shared resources we call open source projects and the developers who work on them. That is why The Linux Foundation over the last couple of years has spent a lot of time identifying with its members existing or new open source projects that can transform technology or industries through collaboration. Taking a page...

Linux 3.18: 4 Reasons to Love a 'Diseased Newt'

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 07:19:32 PM

Almost exactly two months after the release of Linux 3.17, Linus Torvalds on Sunday unleashed version 3.18 of the Linux kernel complete with a catchy new nickname: "Diseased Newt."

Fedora 21 Release Review: An Impressive Developer Workstation

Monday 8th of December 2014 11:05:21 PM

Fedora 21 has just been released and I have been playing with the beta for a while. There are now three editions of Fedora: server, workstation and cloud. Since I am using it for my desktop I downloaded and installed the Workstation.

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Being a systems administrator is a difficult, often thankless job. You’re one of the people responsible for keeping the entire IT infrastructure of your business up and running. What that means is that whenever something doesn’t work the way it should, all eyes immediately turn in your direction. You can hardly be blamed for looking to make your life a bit easier. I’d actually recommend that you do so, truth be told. The less time you spend slogging through all the basics of administration, the more time you can devote to improving your server. To that end, I’ve compiled a list of a few of the best sysadmin apps on the web; tools that any Linux administrator worth their salt should consider using. Read more

today's leftovers

Sdparm & ddpt Linux Disk Utilities Updated

For those out of the loop, sdparm allows for setting and getting SCSI device parameters. The ddpt utility is yet another spin-off of dd but with extra features regarding storage control. Both ddpt and sdparm work on not only Linux but also BSDs, Solaris, and even Windows. Read more

Crouton for Chromebooks: Run Ubuntu in a browser tab

Crouton is a script that lets you run Ubuntu or Debian on a Chromebook without uninstalling Chrome OS. Developed by David Schneider, the tool has been around for a few years, offering an easy way to run native desktop Linux apps such as GIMP, LibreOffice, and even Firefox on Chrome OS laptops and desktops. But up until recently you’ve had to flip back and forth between Chrome OS and Ubuntu desktop environments… now there’s an option to simply run Ubuntu in a browser tab. Read more