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Blog entry Debian-Main Locus(t) Error revdjenk 24/09/2010 - 8:27pm
Blog entry echo "Hello World" JULinux 20/09/2010 - 7:02pm
Blog entry Virtualization artwales 08/09/2010 - 8:16pm
Blog entry Amnesia: TDD Ready srlinuxx 08/09/2010 - 2:30pm
Blog entry under the weather srlinuxx 3 15/07/2010 - 2:51am
Blog entry Our Hero srlinuxx poodles 1 10/03/2010 - 8:53pm
Blog entry This is the desktop Ubuntu needs to run with.. fieldyweb 24/11/2011 - 11:49pm
Blog entry Ubuntu, we all should thank you, however its time to move on.. fieldyweb 16/11/2011 - 11:51pm
Blog entry Why i'm just about ready to trade in my iPad for an Android Tablet fieldyweb 16/11/2011 - 10:36pm
Blog entry Sonic the Hedgehog went OpenSource? fieldyweb 15/11/2011 - 9:43pm

Will the next generation of Linux Containers knock load balancers off kilter?

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GNU
Linux
Server

Modern IT infrastructure needs to be highly flexible as the strain on servers, sites and databases grows and shrinks throughout the day. Cloud infrastructure is meant to make scaling simple by effectively outsourcing and commoditising your computing capacity so that, in theory, you can turn it on and off like a tap. However, most approaches to provisioning cloud servers are still based around the idea that you have fixed-size server “instances”, offering you infrastructure in large blocks that must each be provisioned and then configured to work together. This means your infrastructure scaling is less like having a handy tap and more like working out how many bottles of water you’ll need.

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Serious Red Hat Linux Bug Affects Haswell-based Servers

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Red Hat
Security

A recent post by Gil Tene raises the importance of an important, little known patch to Linux kernels that should be reviewed by all users and administrators of Linux systems, especially those who utilize Haswell processors. Tene reports that in particular users of Red Hat-based distributions (including CentOS 6.6 and Scientific Linux 6.6) should apply the patch as soon as possible. Even if your instance of Linux is running in a VM, that VM is most likely hosted on a Haswell machine if is on the popular cloud providers (Azure / Amazon /etc) and would benefit from the patch.

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Nvidia 352.09 Beta Driver for Linux Bring Support for Mysterious GPU

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Nvidia has just published a new Linux Beta driver that brings a lot of new changes and improvements, not to mention support for a new mysterious GPU that hasn't been named.

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Fedora 23 Netizen Spin to Promote Internet Citizenship and Citizen Engagement

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Red Hat

After having proposed a Fedora Cinnamon Spin for the upcoming Fedora 23 Linux operating system, Jan Kurik, Program Manager at Red Hat, published details of the proposal of a very interesting edition of Fedora, the Fedora Netizen Spin.

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The benefits of building an open infrastructure

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OSS

The OpenStack Infrastructure team manages all the services that developers in the OpenStack project interface with on a day-to-day basis, including the code review and continuous integration system, Wiki, IRC bots, and mailing lists.

We are also an open source project in our own right. All of the code and configurations used in our infrastructure is available in a series of public code repositories and all of our documentation is publicly available. This is in contrast to many other open source projects that either rely upon proprietary resources provided by a code hosting service, such as SourceForge or GitHub, or have a company with an IT staff that manages an infrastructure, like the Ubuntu project.

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Ubuntu: Landing team 18.05.15

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Ubuntu

Hello everyone,

Everyone's slowly preparing for the OTA planned at the end of the month.
The list of issues that have been scheduled for this milestone can be
found on the ww22-2015 LP milestone [1]. There are some connectivity
fixes on the way, but not only that - good stuff in overall. With the
release of OTA-4 the stable branch will officially become vivid based.
There's not too many visual changes coming with this switch, but there
are a few things we didn't back-port to 14.09 before.
Of course, the timing all depends on the state of the candidate images,
so no promises on the release date yet.

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Also: The MATE Tweak Tool of Ubuntu MATE Will Support More Window Managers

Ubuntu MATE Now Supports Marco, Compiz, Mutter, and Metacity

Canonical Launches Ubuntu Advantage Storage at OpenStack Summit

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Ubuntu

On May 18, Canonical announced a new service, Ubuntu Advantage Storage, which is designed as a software-defined storage support service tailored for cloud providers and providing a vast area of storage solutions.

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GNOME Builder 3.16.3 Brings a New XML Highlighter, DOAP Parsing, Search Improvements

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GNOME

The development team behind the featureful and open-source GNOME Builder IDE (Integrated Development Environment) designed for developers who want to build apps for the GNOME desktop environment has released version 3.16.3.

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Gifts from alum Sage Weil provide $3 million for open source research at UC Santa Cruz

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OSS

Weil, who developed the Ceph data storage system, has established an endowed chair and provided an additional $2 million for research in open source software

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Java at 20: The programming juggernaut rolls on

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Development

What began as an experiment in consumer electronics in the early 1990s celebrates its 20th anniversary as a staple of enterprise computing this week. Java has become a dominant platform, able to run wherever the Java Virtual Machine is supported, forging ahead despite the rise of rival languages and recent tribulations with security.

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Two hackers who committed suicide and no one still knows the real reason why

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Development
Legal
Obits

Two of world’s most wanted hackers had committed suicide and no one still knows why. Aaron Swartz and Jonathan James, both hackers by profession and most wanted by the FBI have committed suicide in face of the federal investigation against their hacking crimes.

Interested thing is both hackers were not connected to each other in any way but were being tried for hacking by the same department and the case was being overseen by the same Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Heymann. Could this have any hand in their suicides.

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Makulu Gives Unity a Good Name

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Linux
Ubuntu

Software installation is much easier in Makulu Linux. A variety of installed Personal Package Archives are configured to make finding and installing more software much more convenient than it often is with other distros. Steam and PlayonLinux are both included as well. Want more? How about Netflix and Popcorn Time? Both applications are fully supported.

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: the thin tablet that's also an Android laptop

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Android
Reviews

Sony’s Xperia Z4 Tablet is the Japanese firm’s best yet, with small bezels, a bright screen and a waterproof body – but it’s when you add a full keyboard that things start to get interesting.

Sony has a solid heritage in tablets with two excellent entries into the Z series before now. While they have failed to sell particularly well, they have been some of the best Android tablets available. In fact, they have only been let down by the poor amount of tablet-optimised software for Android. That app gap between Android tablets and Apple’s iPad no longer exists.

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Firefox 38 available now in the Fedora repositories

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Red Hat
Moz/FF

Mozilla released version 38 of the Firefox web browser last week, and the updated version is available now in the Fedora repositories for Fedora 21, and for users running Fedora 22 pre-release versions. As has been the case since Firefox starting rapidly releasing new versions every 6 weeks or so, there are a handful of new shiny features, and many, many bugfixes.

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Also: The State Of Various Firefox Features

Red Hat reworks OpenStack, OpenShift for containers

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Red Hat

Red Hat's repackaging and integration effort aims to ease app delivery across all platforms: bare metal, VMs, and containers

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Open source meets telecom at NFV World Congress

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OSS
Web

When Linux first became a serious challenger for enterprise-class infrastructure, traditional IT vendors had to contend and to rationalize just what exactly this open source thing was. The initial response from many vendors was to attempt to stop it, but it only grew.

And as open source grew, many mostly younger businesses learned to leverage it for great commercial success; however, the titans of the previous era have had challenges adapting their business models to embrace open source successfully.

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Canonical to Modify Ubuntu Touch Release Channels

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Ubuntu

Canonical has been publishing Ubuntu Touch images and the developers used different channels to make their work known. That's about to change as the Ubuntu devs prepare to make some modifications to the current system.

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Myth Busting the Open-Source Cloud Part 5

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Server
OSS

This myth ties back to several of the previously mentioned misconceptions about open-source cloud computing. A perceived lack of security, support and maturity and the idea that open source is in the hands of too many entities gives IT and business executives the sense that open-source cloud can not yet be trusted to support the most vital processes in the enterprise.

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Linux Kernel 3.14.43 LTS Includes Dozens of ARM and ARM64 Improvements

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Linux

On May 17, we announced that Linux kernel 4.0.4 and Linux kernel 3.10.79 LTS were available for download, but another important kernel was published on the same day - Linux kernel 3.14.43 LTS, which is currently used in various GNU/Linux distributions.

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Also: Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.1 Release Candidate 4

Canonical Launches Ubuntu Advantage Storage Support Service For Ceph And OpenStack Swift

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Ubuntu

Canonical may still be mostly known for its Ubuntu Linux distribution, but the company now also offers a number of (paid) services for enterprises, often with a focus on the OpenStack platform. At the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth today introduced his company’s latest offering: Ubuntu Advantage Storage.

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