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|Story||BackBox 4.1 Ubuntu Based Distro Released, Available To Download And Install||Mohd Sohail||31/01/2015 - 8:37am|
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|Story||Best open source in government: policies, new tools, and case studies||Roy Schestowitz||29/12/2014 - 5:18pm|
|Story||Biicode goes open source early after outpouring of community support||Roy Schestowitz||06/05/2015 - 9:02am|
|Story||Bringing new security features to Docker||Roy Schestowitz||03/09/2014 - 12:39pm|
|Story||Can India break the pattern and do open source right?||Roy Schestowitz||18/11/2014 - 4:58pm|
|Story||Can this free software company secure the future of Linux for the city of Munich?||Roy Schestowitz||04/09/2014 - 4:29pm|
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An Indigogo campaign was recently launched for the Turis Omnia, promising backers a high-security, high-performance, open-source router.
“With powerful hardware, Turris Omnia can handle gigabit traffic and still be able to do much more,” the company said.
“You can use it as a home server, NAS, printserver, and it even has a virtual server built-in.”
Everybody loves Puppet! Or at the very least, an awful lot of people USE Puppet and in the IT world, “love” is often best expressed by the opening of one’s wallet. I know, in the FOSS world wallets are unnecessary, and Puppet does indeed have an Open Source version. However, once one gets to enterprise-level computing, a tool designed for enterprise scale is preferable and usually there is a cost associated.
Puppet was originally started as an open source project by Luke Kanies in 2005, essentially out of frustration with the other configuration management products available at the time. Their first commercial product was released in 2011, and today it is the most widely used configuration management tool in the world with about 30,000 companies running it. According to our own surveys, better than 60% of Linux Journal readers use some form of Puppet already and you must like it too as it regularly finishes at or near the top in Readers’ Choice awards.
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Ubuntu's kernel team continues to be focused on having Linux 4.4 for Ubuntu 16.04.
Linux 4.4 is their target for the "Xenial Xerus" since Ubuntu 16.04 is to be a Long-Term Support release and the upstream 4.4 kernel is also being maintained as a long-term release too. Additionally, Linux 4.5 would come too close to the April debut of Ubuntu 16.04 that the developers wouldn't feel comfortable, particularly for an LTS release.
The Steam machine is now publicly on sale as of last week, but it’s not off to the best start. A couple of weeks ago, Ars Technica compared the performance of games when running on Valve’s Linux based SteamOS and Windows 10. Six Valve games were tested on a single machine and results showed a 21 to 58 percent frame rate drop when running on Linux. While only six games were tested out of an entire collection of around 1,800 available titles, the games used Valve’s own Source engine, which is designed for Linux and SteamOS. Valve had previously stated that Steam games run faster on Linux, so it was expected that any of Valve’s own Source engine games would run smoothly.
Today in Linux news, Bruce Byfield hits the cloud nail on the head with his thoughts on the cloud. Are folks sacrificing the independence gained by switching to Linux by trusting cloud vendors? Elsewhere, Bryan Lunduke ponders the perfect Linux distribution and an update on the new Debian Live emerged. Pavlo Rudyi posted a look back at GIMP's 20 years and Samuel Mehrbrodt discussed improving LibreOffice's toolbars.
Good news, gamers! AMD just launched Radeon Software Crimson for both Windows and Linux.
The Windows drivers saw some serious improvements and contain a slick new control panel. But despite promises of performance improvements for games on Linux, little has changed on open-source operating systems. These are the same old Linux drivers with some new branding.
Calao unveiled a modular “Delta P100” IoT gateway with a Linux/Java OSGI programming stack, plus WiFi, 3G/4G, LoRa, SigFox, and other wireless options.
French embedded firm Calao Systems, which we last heard from in September with its Tegra K1-based SMC-NTKE1 SMARC module, has now spun its first Internet of Things gateway. This low-powered Delta P100 runs Debian Linux on the lowly, 700MHz ARM11 SoC that launched a million Raspberry Pi’s: the Broadcom BCM2835. The device is manufactured by Calao partner Eolane.
The area51 repository continues to update, even as the official ports tree for FreeBSD sticks with KDE4. Since the KDE-FreeBSD team is also responsible for the official ports, that basically means that not everything has been shaken out yet, and that the team doesn’t feel that it can provide a really good Frameworks5 / Plasma5 / Applications installation .. yet. I’ve been playing with ideas for a default desktop wallpaper (the upstream default gives me a headache; I’d really like to combine Flying Konqui by Timothée Giet with bubbles made from the BSD logo.
Inforce has launched an 85 x 54mm “Inforce 6309 Micro SBC” that runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410 and offers -30 to 85°C operation and optional PoE.
Qualcomm’s ARMv8, 64-bit Snapdragon 410 has proven to be popular among embedded developers. In addition to Inforce Computing’s new Inforce 6309 Micro SBC, we have seen the quad-core, 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 SoC used in the eInfochips Eragon 410 COM, the Intrinsyc Open-Q 410 COM, and Qualcomm’s own DragonBoard 410c SBC.
My open source story started in high school as a student. I always considered myself to be a hacker—not the malicious type, but the curious type who liked to tinker with code and hardware. My first encounter with open source was in 2001 when I installed my first Linux distro, Lindows. Of course, I was also an early user of Mozilla Firefox.
To build your own cloud and take advantage of the power of the open source powered OpenStack project takes dedicated resources and a good bit of learning. Due to the size of the project and the pace of development, keeping up can be difficult. The good news is that there are many resources to help, including the official documentation, a variety of OpenStack training and certification programs, as well as community-authored guides.
IBM announced Tuesday that SystemML, a machine learning tool the company created, has been accepted into the Apache Incubator to further develop the tech for open source uses.
The company created Apache SystemML, as it's now called, with the enterprise in mind. It's made up of a declarative algorithm engine and optimizer, and the company said in a blog post that scalability is a core feature for enterprise data analysis. One open source community member who has worked on the project said he's excited for the role the new tech could play for him and other developers.