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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-10-13T18:53:53+00:00
Updated: 52 min 15 sec ago

Real-Time E-Book Editing With Calibre

Friday 25th of September 2015 04:31:39 PM

If you’ve worked with e-books, you know that editing them can be a work-flow nightmare. You format the book, save it, convert it, and check it out. When you find issues, you then must reformat, save again, reconvert, and recheck. This can become quite tedious when you run into stubborn or numerous formatting errors that slip through the cracks.

This Week in Linux News: Chinese Government Encourages Adoption of Linux-Based OS, New Malware Infects ATMs, and More

Friday 25th of September 2015 01:44:43 PM

This week in Linux news, the Chinese government encourages widespread adoption of a new Linux-based operating system, new "GreenDispenser" malware infects ATMs, and more! Catch up on your Linux news with our weekly digest below. 

Exclusive Interview: HydroXphere’s Charlie Houchin

Friday 25th of September 2015 01:42:49 PM

It’s not often we have an Olympic gold medalist speaking at one of our technical conferences, but that’s exactly what’s happening at the AllSeen Alliance Summit 2015.

As an avid swimmer growing up in North Carolina, Charlie Houchin spent his summers participating in many volunteer-run community swim meets. After he graduated from the University of Michigan, Houchin qualified for the 2012 London Olympics, where he won a gold medal in the 4x200 freestyle relay. At the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, he won another gold medal in the same event.

Apache Big Data Preview: Q&A with IBM’s Anjul Bhambhri

Thursday 24th of September 2015 03:11:43 PM

As a preview to the upcoming Apache Big Data Europe conference, we spoke with with Anjul Bhambhri, Vice President, Big Data and Analytics, IBM Silicon Valley Lab, who will be giving a keynote presentation titled, “Apache Spark -- Making the Unthinkable Possible.” We talked with Bhambhri about IBM’s involvement with open source and what Big Data really means.

The Companies That Support Linux: DCHQ

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 05:16:53 PM

DCHQ is a governance, deployment automation, and lifecycle management platform for container-based applications. The company offers out-of-the-box integrations with private and public cloud platforms, which lets development teams automate the provisioning and scaling of virtual infrastructure they’re already using.

SMBs And Cloud Security

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 04:59:03 PM

For SMBs, using cloud and managed hosting services relieves IT of the need to buy, house, and manage infrastructure, and of many associated costs and tasks. But "going cloud" does not eliminate all in-house IT responsibilities -- including security.

To be sure, a cloud/hosting provider must be responsible for many aspects of IT security. How much depends in part on whether you are simply using infrastructure, or also using applications and other services from the provider.

Evolution of Apache Hadoop

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 02:11:20 PM

The year 2016 will see Americans lining up to elect their new president. While passion and sentiments will dictate the outcome of the elections on the surface, deep down, modern technology will be at play, helping determine who will be the next president. These elections will harness the power of Big Data on a scale never done before. We have already seen the role that Big Data played in 2012 elections, and it’s only going to get bigger. This Big Data revolution is led by, as expected, open source and Apache Hadoop, in particular.

Create Your Own Streaming Service With Emby

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 06:03:43 PM

We live in an age where everything is moving to cloud. This trend of course has its own advantages and disadvantages. The biggest advantage is that we can access our data anywhere, anytime from any device. On the flip side, the biggest disadvantage is that we lose control or ownership of our data.

Get to Know the Elementary OS Freya Firewall Tool

Friday 18th of September 2015 05:45:11 PM

Out of the box, Linux is one of the most secure computing platforms you will ever use. For most users, that out-of-the-box experience is good enough. For some, however, there is plenty of fine-tuning that can be done to make the desktop distribution even more secure or more flexible. If you’ve made the switch to elementary OS Freya, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a new GUI tool that makes working with the firewall quite easy.

This Week in Linux News: Linux Desktop Is Hot in China, Microsoft Committed to Node.js, and More

Friday 18th of September 2015 04:28:55 PM

This week in Linux news, the Dell's Linux desktop is experiencing popularity in China, the Linux Foundation's newly-released security checklist offers important value for protecting your Linux workstation, and more! Continue reading for our top picks of the week's Linux headlines. 

Continuous Delivery: Getting Started

Thursday 17th of September 2015 10:20:10 PM

When you look at the release schedules from big software companies (Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, and so on), you typically find releases about once a year, or every two years, or sometimes even every three years. In the past, although users weren't necessarily patient, they put up with this release schedule. Even smaller companies used this kind of scheduling. In this scenario, the only time a release came out sooner was to fix bugs. No new features would be included. Of course, software wasn't delivered online back then. Instead, products were shipped on disk or CD.

Disney Lights Up IoT Links With Linux Light Bulb

Wednesday 16th of September 2015 10:48:39 PM

Disney Research has demonstrated an LED-to-LED “Linux Light Bulb” networking technology that would let toys communicate with each other, thereby bringing us one step closer to the reality of Disney/Pixar's Toy Story. Instead of lip-syncing to the voice of Tom Hanks, however, Woody would argue with Buzz Lightyear with a flash of his eyes.

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