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Running Your Business on Linux (No, You Don't Need Windows)

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:52:06 PM

Linux has everything you need to build a solid computing infrastructure for your business.

Samsung's Tizen-Based Gear S Throws a Curve at Smartwatch Market

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:22:54 PM

Prior to this week's IFA show in Berlin, Samsung showed off its third Tizen Linux-based smartwatch. The Gear S offers several innovations compared to the Tizen-based Gear 2 and Gear Neo smartwatches, including autonomous operation and a curved screen. 

A Linux Accessibility Advocate's Top 3 LinuxCon Takeaways

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 09:33:56 PM

Spencer Hunley explains why attending LinuxCon North America in Chicago last month gave him a renewed sense of drive, inspired him to not give up, and helped him realize he's not alone.

Let VLC be your Media Manager on Ubuntu based systems

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 07:07:26 PM

VLC is a must-have media player if you are using Linux for your entertainment needs. When it comes to PC entertainment, it's good to have a program that handles most of your needs. VLC has multiple tools for a good video playback experience. There is something new to learn the more you use it. More importantly, it gives its all when reading removable media.

Nine Reasons to Attend Xen Project User Summit

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 05:14:56 PM

This year's Xen Project User Summit will highlight many of the newest advances in virtualization. If you use the Xen Project Hypervisor -- or if you are simply evaluating your virtualization alternatives -- join us in New York on September 15!

The Companies That Support Linux: SanDisk Advances Storage Industry

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 03:19:33 AM

A growing dependency on digital data has spurred new interest in flash storage technologies along with cloud-based services and storage. With the broadest portfolio of flash-memory based solutions in the industry, SanDisk is on the leading edge of this transformation, with Linux and open source at the heart of its innovation.

Three Open Source Hardware Projects' Challenges and Successes

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 10:30:52 PM

MakerBot VP Anthony Moschella, Open Prosthetics Project Founder and Iraq war veteran Jonathan Kuniholm, and IBM Power Systems General Manager Doug Balog each had a unique take on open source hardware. But all agreed that open source principles will speed technological innovation whether it's in 3D printing, prosthetics, or servers. 

How Elizabeth Joseph Became a SysAdmin on HP's OpenStack Infrastructure Team

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 06:11:26 PM

 Before Elizabeth Joseph began her career as a system administrator, she was a hobbyist who attended a lot of Linux Users Group meetings in her hometown near Philadelphia. Now she's an automation and tools engineer at HP, working on the OpenStack infrastructure team and recently co-authored the latest revision of The Official Ubuntu Book.

SUSE's Flavio Castelli on Docker's Rise Among Linux Distros

Saturday 30th of August 2014 12:01:53 AM

Flavio Castelli, a senior software engineer at SUSE, discusses the importance of bringing Docker to each Linux distribution, the future of Docker on SUSE Linux Enterprise, and other interesting developments in the Docker ecosystem.

Photo Editing on Linux with Krita

Friday 29th of August 2014 05:45:37 PM

Krita is a wonderful drawing and painting program, and it's also a nice photo editor.

Linux Training Scholarship Application Deadline is Next Tuesday, Sept. 2

Thursday 28th of August 2014 10:26:59 PM

Next Tuesday, Sept. 2, is the deadline to apply for The Linux Foundation's Training Scholarship Program. Don't miss this opportunity for free tuition on a Linux Foundation training course.

How to Install the Netflix Streaming Client On Linux

Thursday 28th of August 2014 05:39:57 PM

With just a few quick steps, you can have a Netflix client on your Linux desktop. 

Containers vs Hypervisors: The Battle Has Just Begun

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 10:36:53 PM

Let me make one thing clear up front: I like Docker. But there are a few loud, but lonely, voices in the crowd who proclaim, “The battle is over! Containers have won! Hypervisors are obsolete!” I'm sorry, that's just wrong.

$99 Parallella Supercomputer has Successful Launch After 18 Months

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 04:34:50 PM
Developing a tiny, high performance computer with groundbreaking energy-efficiency and a $99 price tag was never going to be easy. However, I'm pleased to report that backers of the Kickstarter campaign have now all received their rewards and the Parallella board has finally gone into general availability, with international distribution also having recently been put in place. 

How to Control a 3 Wheel Robot from a Tablet With BeagleBone Black

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 09:09:40 PM

Give the BeagleBone Black its own wheels, completely untether any cables from the whole thing and control the robot from a tablet. 

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

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 08:15:41 PM

It’s no secret that open development is the key to rapid and continuous technology innovation. Openly sharing knowledge, skills and technical building blocks is something that we in the Linux community have long been promoting and have recognized as a successful model for breeding technology breakthroughs. Much of The Linux Foundation’s and its peers' efforts to date have been centered on fostering openness at the software level, starting right at the source -- the operating system – and building up from there. Traditionally, the agenda has not included a great amount of attention on how to open up at the hardware level. Until now.  

$99 Parallella Supercomputer has Successful Launch After 18 Months

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 06:38:32 PM
Developing a tiny, high performance computer with groundbreaking energy-efficiency and a $99 price tag was never going to be easy. However, I'm pleased to report that backers of the Kickstarter campaign have now all received their rewards and the Parallella board has finally gone into general availability, with international distribution also having recently been put in place. 

Linux Energy Drink: Get Energized with this Recap of LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 05:11:37 PM

LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America this year hosted the developers and maintainers building the software that is running our lives. It also hosted the DevOps professionals and SysAdmins supporting the systems that keep those lives humming along.

Netflix Architect Offers Template for Monitoring Linux Performance Tools

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:59:54 PM

Netflix Senior Performance Architect Brendan Gregg spoke last week at LinuxCon North America about the Linux performance tools landscape. 

RAW Sharpening and Noise Reduction With Raw Therapee on Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:42:53 PM

In this introduction to Raw Therapee you will learn how to use its advanced tools for noise reduction and sharpening your digital photos.

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