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Solu Mini-PC Taps Linux for Organic Cloud UI

Tuesday 27th of October 2015 06:44:06 PM

A Finnish startup called Solu Machines is closing in on its Kickstarter funding for a smartphone-like mini-PC with a Linux-based, cloud-oriented operating system and a novel UI stack. Funding packages start at $388 for the Solu, which would join a fairly short list of mini-PCs with pre-installed Linux, and an even smaller group of ARM-based Linux mini-PCs. Solu is much more singular than that, however, in that it’s a battery-powered touchscreen device that can also drive a 4K display. It is not only replacing standard PC and phone paradigms with a fully cloud-based platform, but is also reinventing the user interface.

Companies That Support Linux: Rausch Netzwerktechnik

Tuesday 27th of October 2015 04:00:15 PM

Rausch Netzwerktechnik is a distributor of individual and standard server and storage systems for the data center. The company is also developing one of the first solutions around the Kinetic Open Storage Project. We talked to Rausch Netzwerktechnik CEO Sebastian Nölting to learn more about the company and their involvement with open source.

Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Anthony Hooper

Monday 26th of October 2015 05:16:23 PM

The Linux Foundation regularly awards scholarships as part of its Linux Training Scholarship Program. In the five years that the Linux Foundation has hosted this program, it has awarded a total of 34 scholarships totaling more than $100,000 in free training to students and professionals who may not otherwise have access to these opportunities. In this continuing series, we share the stories of recent scholarship recipients with the hope of inspiring others. Whiz Kid scholarship recipient Anthony Hooper (age 23, from Jamaica) has been interested in technology since junior high...

Infrastructure Should Enable Not Block Business

Monday 26th of October 2015 04:30:25 PM

Today, new businesses and startups are disrupting entire industries. Uber has completely changed the market dynamics for the taxi industry and Airbnb is shaking up the hotel industries. Although these new players operate in totally different spaces, there are certain common elements: 1) IT beats at the heart of these businesses; 2) They don’t run traditional IT infrastructure.

Linux Foundation Diversity Scholarship Profile: Bonnie King

Friday 23rd of October 2015 08:00:49 PM

Since we started organizing and hosting events, we made it a priority to reach out to new speakers and attendees and make our events welcoming to everyone. A few years ago, we started the The Linux Foundation’s diversity scholarship program to support those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. 

Template Management in LibreOffice 5

Friday 23rd of October 2015 03:53:21 PM

If you’re a LibreOffice power user, you’ve probably ventured into the realm of templates. But, if you’ve upgraded to LibreOffice 5, you’ve probably noticed a few minor changes to the way this feature is managed. It’s not a profound or game-changing shift, but a shift nonetheless.

In Case You Missed It: Security Articles From Fox Technologies

Friday 23rd of October 2015 02:00:09 PM

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Fox Technologies, who sponsored a recent series highlighting some of the challenges today’s companies face managing their infrastructure. From managing access to securing your cloud, the articles provided insight into solving real-world situations and simplifying server administration. In case you missed them, here’s a chance to read them again:

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Steve Sharpe

Thursday 22nd of October 2015 04:45:43 PM

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills.

How well does the certification prepare you for the real world? To illustrate that, the Linux Foundation will be spotlighting some of those who have recently passed the certification examinations. These testimonials should serve to help you decide if either the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator or the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer certification is right for you. In this latest installment of our continuing series, we talk with Steve Sharpe.

SmartThings Kit Leads New Wave of Home Automation Products

Wednesday 21st of October 2015 04:04:22 PM

The Linux-dominated home automation business is still a fragmented free-for-all, but it’s also beginning to consolidate, with far fewer startups in 2015 compared to recent years. This month, we saw several major product announcements from established players related to Linux.

Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Yashdeep Saini

Tuesday 20th of October 2015 05:03:03 PM

The Linux Foundation regularly awards scholarships as part of its Linux Training Scholarship Program. In the five years that the Linux Foundation has hosted this program, it has awarded a total of 34 scholarships totalling more than $100,000 in free training to students and professionals who may not otherwise have access to these opportunities. In conjunction with this scholarship program, we are starting a series to tell you more about these scholarship recipients. We would like to share their stories in the hope that they will inspire others.

Why Many Companies Aren't Securing OS Permissions Adequately

Tuesday 20th of October 2015 01:51:14 AM

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...

As Public Cloud OS Instances Grow, So Do Security Admin Challenges

Tuesday 20th of October 2015 01:49:32 AM

Moving apps to the public cloud? Better double-check security.

Exclusive Interview: Max Ogden of HyperOS

Monday 19th of October 2015 03:53:08 PM

HyperOS is a nifty solution for those who want to run their own containerized environment on desktops or laptops for development purpose. HyperOS supports Linux, Mac, and soon Windows and is intended to be used primarily as a end-user CLI tool on workstations. We reached out to Max Ogden who leads the development team.

Tips and Tricks for Using the Two Best E-Readers for Linux

Friday 16th of October 2015 04:03:30 PM

It is 2015 and your home library that once resided on bookshelves and milk crates now exists on either a handheld reader, your laptop, or your desktop. That, of course, is not to say the end of physical books is nigh. But when you want the most convenient way to either read or keep your library with you, e-books are the way to go. This is especially true for larger, heavier textbooks.

This Week in Linux News: Jim Zemlin on Preventative Internet Security, World Without Linux Video Review, & More

Friday 16th of October 2015 02:41:34 PM

This week in Linux headlines, Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin tackles the topic of preventative Internet security for The New York Times, ZDNet reviews new World Without Linux Video, and more! Here's your weekly Linux news briefing:

Blocks: Modularity Comes to Smartwatches

Thursday 15th of October 2015 05:08:19 PM

Blocks, which has been developing a modular, open source smartwatch for several years, has re-emerged with a resoundingly successful Kickstarter campaign, and a new Android Lollipop based operating system. UK-based Blocks has already hauled in more than $700,000 for its Blocks smartwatch, and packages starting at $195 are still available through Nov. 19, with shipments due in May 2016.

Linux Kernel Developer Workspaces Video: Mark Brown

Wednesday 14th of October 2015 08:54:05 PM

Mark Brown is the Kernel Working Group technical lead at Linaro. He is responsible for looking at anything that isn't explicitly covered by some other part of Linaro. Upstream, he maintains a few subsystems related to embedded systems -- ASoC (audio for embedded systems), regmap, regulator, and SPI -- as well as other things when he has time.

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today's leftovers

  • Hyperledger gains 11 major finance players in blockchain initiative
  • Intel Begins Landing Apollolake Support Within Coreboot
    Intel engineers have begun landing support for the next-gen "Apollolake" SoC within Coreboot and support for the initial development board. Apollolake (Apollo Lake) is Intel's 14nm SoC for low-cost PC/notebooks, and surely Chromebooks. Apollolake uses the Goldmont CPU core and Skylake Gen9 derived graphics. Apollolake is the successor to Braswell. Apollo Lake systems will be available later in 2016.
  • Russian Government Planning To Replace All Of Its Windows Computers With Linux
    The Russian government is planning to replace all of its Windows-powered computers with some Linux distribution. The government has justified this decision by stating that American technology companies like Google and Microsoft need to pay more taxes.
  • Russia Going To GNU/Linux Late Rather Than Never
    Back in 2010, Putin put into (slow)motion a move to GNU/Linux. There were several projects but nothing concrete and system-wide. Finally, in 2016, thanks to the price of oil, sanctions and global politics, the time is ripe.
  • The Age of Docker is Upon Us
    With Container Summit going on in New York this week, there is a lot of news related to Docker, Kubernetes and various container technology star players. Datawise announced that it has made some key contirubtions to advance Kubernetes, a tool Google developed and used to make containerization more useful by making it possible to manage containerized applications.
  • Handheld Emulation: Achievement Unlocked!
    I love video game emulation. My favorite games were produced in the 1980s and 1990s, so if I want to play them, I almost always have to emulate the old systems. There is usually a legal concern about ROM files for games, even if you own the original cartridges, so I'm not going to tell you where to find ROMs to download or anything like that. What I am going to share is my recent discovery of the perfect handheld gaming system. Oddly enough, it was never intended to be an emulator.
  • GNOME 3.20's Feature Freeze Is Next Week
    Next week marks GNOME 3.20's feature freeze followed by the GNOME 3.20 (v3.19.90) beta release. The GNOME Release Team sent out a reminder that next week marks the API/ABI, UI, and feature freezes along with the start of release note writing and the GNOME 3.20 beta release.
  • SUSE and business open source specialist it-novum collaborate to expand Ceph platform’s Storage Management
    Powered by Ceph, SUSE Enterprise Storage is a self-managing, self-healing, distributed software-based storage solution for enterprise customers. The collaboration between it-novum and SUSE will bring centralized management of file, block and object storage via openATTIC's single graphical user interface to future releases of SUSE Enterprise Storage.
  • App: Download Manager for Samsung Z1 / Z3 is Available in Tizen Store
    Download Manager for Tizen Smartphones, namely the Samsung Z1 and Z3, is a powerful download speed booster and an advanced download manager combined into one. A must-have app for the power user that wants to download files off the Internet in a fast and efficient manner.

Red Hat News

Leftovers: OSS

  • India Asks Tech Companies To Use Open Source Technologies For Connectivity
    A day after taking a tough stand on Facebook’s Free Basics and banning it from India, TRAI (Telecom Regulator Authority of India) has also given a cue to the tech giants like Facebook and Google over the use of open source software. TRAI has hinted to these companies that their connectivity framework would only be accepted in India if they followed an open source approach. [...] Ram Sewak Sharma, who is the current chairman of TRAI, has clearly put a stress on using open source technology over a company specific product in making the internet reach to the remote areas. In a recent summit hosted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India, he said, "I don’t like to comment on a specific product. But India has adopted an open source policy and open API [application program interface] policy. The whole objective is that there should not be a situation of a vendor lock-in."
  • Bluehost Develops Open Source Script To Update Two Million WordPress Sites
    The cloud-based solutions provider's custom script reduced WordPress-related technical issues by 18 percent.
  • What's New in February '16 in Open Source CMS
    By any measure, WordPress is the most popular content management system on the planet. But that distinction also makes it especially popular with hackers and attackers. Early this month Menifee, Calif.-based security company Sucuri reported a spike in WordPress infections, with a large number of sites getting injected with the same malicious scripts. Sucuri called it "a massive admedia/adverting iframe infection" characterized by the injection of encrypted code at the end of all legitimate .js files.
  • Dive into Apache Hadoop open source technology
    On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check, we look at some top news items from across the space as well as speak with Cloudera on CSPs adopting Apache Hadoop open source technology
  • Vote for Presentations - OpenStack Summit Austin 2016
    The first OpenStack Summit this year will take place in Austin (TX, US) from April 25-29, 2016. The "Call for Speakers" period ended some days ago and now the community voting for presentation started and will end 17th February, 11:59 PST (18th February 7:59 UTC / 08:59 CEST).
  • Liberty Eiffel wrapper for IUP toolkit
    Since a couple of months ago I’m working in a Liberty Eiffel wrapper to the IUP toolkit. IUP is a multi-platform toolkit for building graphical user interfaces. This is still under development, but I think the current state is enough to start playing with it. Here some screen shots: