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Story Aria2 Vs Wget – Choose your Download Manager linuxpitstop 29/06/2015 - 10:42pm
Story Intel Dominates The Perf Changes For Linux 4.2 Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 10:16pm
Story BeagleCore Open Source Internet Of Things Development Board (video) Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 10:03pm
Story Red Hat CEO Warns About Faux Open Source Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 9:58pm
Story Check the Ubuntu Touch Wish List for Apps and New Features Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 9:45pm
Story Finding the Right Enterprise SSD for Linux Machines Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 9:32pm
Story A month with Fedora 22 leaves me hungry for 23 Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 9:30pm
Story Red Hat CEO Applies Open-Source Principles to Management [VIDEO] Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 9:30pm
Story House gets green light for open source Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 9:26pm
Story Release of OpenMediaVault 2.1 (Stone burner) Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 8:45pm

Open source: Docker’s secret sauce | #DockerCon

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Server
OSS

As the CEO of Docker, Ben Golub is at the forefront of the container revolution. In only two years, Docker has grown into a huge ecosystem that is starting to see widespread adoption across the enterprise market. The company has nearly quadrupled in size, and the statistics for applications are even more impressive.

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Red Hat rolls out container-based OpenShift Enterprise 3 cloud

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Red Hat
Server

Red Hat is convinced that the future, and clouds, belong to containers. In today's release of its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud, OpenShift Enterprise 3, Red Hat is basing it on Docker containers, Kubernetes orchestration and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.

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NVIDIA Starts Supplying Open-Source Hardware Reference Headers

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Graphics/Benchmarks

There's another step forward today in NVIDIA's open-source/Linux hardware support! NVIDIA will begin supplying hardware reference headers for the Nouveau DRM driver.

While NVIDIA right now is the primary choice for Linux gamers and those willing to use proprietary hardware drivers, the same cannot be said about those that are strict into using fully open-source code on their systems. The NVIDIA open-source support has lagged behind Intel and AMD on Linux with NVIDIA not officially supporting the community-based, mostly-reverse-engineered Nouveau driver. The only exception so far has been for the NVIDIA Tegra hardware where they actively have been working on the Tegra K1 (and newer) graphics driver support for the open-source driver.

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Xdg-App Announced For Desktop App Sandboxing

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GNOME

Alexander Larsson has formally announced xdg-app today as the desktop app sandboxing system for GNOME environments.

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Red Hat Summit and News

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Arno, the first open source platform for NFV

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OSS

The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform for accelerating the introduction of new Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) products and services. We recently issued our first community-led software release, OPNFV Arno. This foundational release is intended for anyone exploring NFV deployments, developing Virtual Network Functions (VNF) applications, or interested in NFV performance and use case-based testing. With developers in mind, Arno provides an initial build of the NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) components of the ETSI NFV architecture.

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KVM In Linux 4.2 Adds Support For x86 Write Combining, SMM

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Linux

The KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) updates for Linux 4.2 are exciting for x86 Linux users.

The KVM x86 code in Linux 4.2 adds support for the System Management Mode, which is needed for supporting UEFI Secure Boot in guest VMs. As part of this comes KVM support for handling multiple address spaces.

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Also: Linux 4.2 Adds New Public Key Encryption API, Jitter RNG

Different Types of Open Source End Users

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OSS

The use of open source software has become more and more commonplace as the technological world advances. It powers millions of devices many of which we depend on every single day. In fact this very web page you are reading this post on is powered by bits of open source code.

Software would be useless if there were not people there to use it and there are many different types of people who use open source software every day.

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Here Are the Three Ubuntu Linux Phones That You Can Buy

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Ubuntu
Gadgets

It's been a long journey for Canonical, but the company finally has its Ubuntu system in the wild and in the hands of users. In fact, you can get three Ubuntu phones right now and here they are.

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QUICK MEIZU MX4 UBUNTU EDITION REVIEW

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Even though the recently released Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition has pretty good specs, I think it's safe to say that the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition is the first high end Ubuntu phone. The device looks top notch and feels high quality - at 144 x 75.2 x 8.9 mm, the phone is robust and the ergonomics are quite good.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Leftovers: KDE/Qt

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KDE

Red Hat Summit and News

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Red Hat

Fedora Leftovers

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Red Hat

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS
  • The 2015 open source summer reading list
  • Announcing Our First SysAdmin Linux Certification Workshop at LinuxCon

    Taught by Dr. Jerry Cooperstein, The Linux Foundation’s Training Program Director who developed the Essentials of System Administration course, this workshop will provide the opportunity to dig into topics relevant to taking the exam and to get your questions answered live. Jerry is an amazing Linux talent and teacher so this is a wonderful chance to learn from the best at a very small price.

  • gtk3 clipboard support implemented

    Our LibreOffice gtk2 vclplug inherits from our generic X11 vclplug and so in lots of places we just continued to use our historic X11 vclplug for various things, one big example being clipboard support.

  • LibreOffice debuts in the Mac App Store

    Getting an open source project into the storefront of Apple's walled garden is tough. But LibreOffice has done it, thanks to hard work from community member Collabora

  • Localizing a WordPress Blog

    There are many translation plugins available for WordPress, and most of them deal with translations of articles. This might be of interest for others, but not for me. If you have a blog with visitors from various language background, because you are living abroad, or writing in several languages, you might feel tempted to provide visitors with a localized “environment”, meaning that as much as possible is translated into the native language of the visitor, without actually translating content – but allowing to.

  • A template for starting project documentation

    Let's say you've created a program or launched an open source project, and now you have people's attention. They start to ask more and more questions, taking more and more of your precious developer time to answer. They fill your mailbox, sometimes even spam your IRC channel, often repeating the same questions. You know that you need to provide something in writing to help your users. But where should you start? What tools can you use? What output format do you choose? What subjects must you cover?

  • Facebook Open Sources Analysis Tool That Can Keep Apps Hardened

    Now Facebook is extending its practice of delivering tested open source tools through releasing Infer, a code verification tool. Facebook bills it as "a static program analyzer that Facebook uses to identify bugs before mobile code is shipped." Static analyzers are automated tools that spot bugs in source code by scanning programs without running them.

  • KualiCo as a Driver of Open Source Development

    To be clear, open source is a key, long-term, strategic differentiator for us, with the knowledge that times are changing. Instead of the majority of the development work being done by the community (as was the case historically) the larger proportion of development will be done by the company, going forward. But we will continue to involve the community, encourage them to make checkins, and continue to make all the Kuali code available.

  • Open Source WSO2 API Manager 1.9 Now Available
  • AtScale, Marrying Business Intelligence and Hadoop, Nabs $7 Million

    Throughout 2015, tools that demystify and function as useful front-ends and connectors for the open source Hadoop project are much in demand. Hadoop has been the driving technology behind much of the Big Data trend, and there are many administrators who can benefit from simplified dashboards and analytics tools that work with it. In fact, as we covered here, MapR's CEO predicted toward the beginning of the year that "in 2015, IT will embrace self-service Big Data to allow developers, data scientists and data analysts to directly conduct data exploration."

  • LLVM 3.7 Penciled In For A Late August Release
  • Demonopolization

    Better late than never… In 2010, Putin ordered Russia to convert to FLOSS by 2015. It took them until now just to figure out how to do that:

    - Prefer locally generated software,

    - Choose GNU/Linux and FLOSS as the platform, and

    - Collaborate with other countries, particularly BRICS, to create specific applications.

  • Whatever You Call It -- Open Journalism, Social Media Journalism, Open-Source Intelligence -- It's Going Mainstream

    Of course, Higgins then goes on to pinpoint the exact position in Russia of the military convoy shown there, using not just the image's co-ordinates (which anyway need to be verified) but tiny signs in the photo, including road markings, half-visible posts and cracks in the road that most of us would miss completely. It's an amazing performance, and demonstrates well the incredible potential of this field. Whatever it's called.

  • Jurismatic, TheFamily’s latest concoction, provides open source legal documents for French startups
  • Review CeDEM15, the international Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government
  • Animal figures in ZeMarmot

    Also in case you missed the news, ZeMarmot’s crowdfunding got extended by the platform so you are still encouraged to contribute if you wish to be part of an awesome 2D animation film under Creative Commons BY-SA/Free Art, made with Free Software and with a cool story (well I write it, of course it is cool Tongue)!

  • NIFO updates eGovernment report on EU and EC

    The EU's Open Data Portal is the single point of access for businesses and citizens to a growing range of data from European institutions. Data are free for reuse for commercial or non-commercial purposes. By providing easy and free access to data, the portal aims to promote their innovative use and unleash their economic potential. The EC adds that the portal aims to help foster transparency and accountability.

  • Revised PSI Directive approved in Spain

    This approval represents a key evolution in Open Data policy in Spain, as it transposes the new elements of the revised PSI Directive into Spanish law. The PSI Directive provides a framework for Member States to help them include a public data re-use model in their laws.

  • Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe-NGA Open Source Project Eyes Geospatial Big Data Analytics

    DigitalGlobe has partnered with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to launch the Hootenanny open source project in an effort to offer developers software tools for crowdsourced mapping and geospatial big data analytics functions.

  • The graffiti drone that tagged Kendall Jenner's face is now open source

    Earlier this year, graffiti artist and feces portrait painter KATSU carried out what has been described as the first recorded act of drone graffiti. Using a modified quadcopter, KATSU sprayed a thin, red scribble over the face of Kendall Jenner on a gigantic advertising billboard in New York City. It wasn't the most legible of tags, but it was there. Now, KATSU wants to make this power available to all, and earlier this month he launched ICARUS ONE: the "world's first open-source paint drone."

  • Build your own graffiti drone? Artist releases open-source design for autonomous flying vandalism

    A little more than a month ago, Katsu demonstrated the drone to the world by drawing on a billboard of Kendall Jenner. He captured the historic event on video and put it on YouTube, where it has racked up nearly 1.3 million views.

  • Running circle-packing in the Browser, now using GHCJS

    Quick summary: Cabal integration is very good (like haste, but unline fay), interfacing JavaScript is nice and easy (like fay, but unlike haste), and a quick check seems to indicate that it is faster than either of these two. I should note that I did not update the other two demos, so they represent the state of fay and haste back then, respectively.

Female SanDisk engineer who made it in Silicon Valley offers her words of wisdom

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Sci/Tech

At Milpitas-based flash memory storage and software company SanDisk Corp., Nithya Ruff, director of the company’s open source strategy, is a huge driver behind science, technology, engineering and math initiatives to get more girls interested in the field. After growing up in Bangalore, India, Ruff learned to code at North Dakota State University, where she earned her computer science master’s degree.

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Also: 8 ways Portland tech companies can follow through on diversity talk

Ubuntu Phones

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Ubuntu
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