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Story How OpenStack powers the research at CERN Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 12:05pm
Story WE’RE HOSTING AN OPENDAYLIGHT HACKFEST IN JAPAN! Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 9:05am
Story Debian Project mourns the loss of Peter Miller Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:52am
Story A Seat at the Big Kids’ Table at Ohio LinuxFest Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:36am
Story OpenStack Juno is out, Debian (and Ubuntu Trusty ports) packages ready Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:24am
Story Video: Systemd the Core OS (no coughing) Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:20am
Story GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:14am
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:10am
Story Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer Roy Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:09am
Story Forking Debian, Celebrating Ubuntu, and Best Desktops Rianne Schestowitz 21/10/2014 - 8:04am

How OpenStack powers the research at CERN

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OSS
Sci/Tech

OpenStack has been in a production environment at CERN for more than a year. One of the people that has been key to implementing the OpenStack infrastructure is Tim Bell. He is responsible for the CERN IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group which provides a set of services to CERN users from email, web, operating systems, and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud based on OpenStack.

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WE’RE HOSTING AN OPENDAYLIGHT HACKFEST IN JAPAN!

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Development

The OpenDaylight Project has quickly grown to become a global community, with more than 250 contributors working to advance open SDN and NFV from all corners of the world. This includes 11 ambassadors worldwide and OpenDaylight User Groups (ODLUG) in six cities across three countries. We are excited to host our first OpenDaylight HackFest in Japan in less than two weeks, and the good news is that it’s free to attend.

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Debian Project mourns the loss of Peter Miller

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Debian
Obits

The Debian Project recently learned that it has lost a member of its
community. Peter Miller died on July 27th after a long battle with
leukemia.

Peter was a relative newcomer to the Debian project, but his
contributions to Free and Open Source Software goes back the the late
1980s. Peter was significant contributor to GNU gettext as well as being
the main upstream author and maintainer of other projects that ship as
part of Debian, including, but not limited to srecord, aegis and cook.
Peter was also the author of the paper "Recursive Make Considered
Harmful".

The Debian Project honours his good work and strong dedication to Debian
and Free Software. The contributions of Peter will not be forgotten, and
the high standards of his work will continue to serve as an inspiration
to others.

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A Seat at the Big Kids’ Table at Ohio LinuxFest

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Misc

Ohio LinuxFest isn’t just another excuse to travel. It’s a means for us to fulfill ourselves, and to get honest, tangible feedback for what we do and for what others are doing. It’s a place where ideas are sounded, bent, crumpled and turned until they either come out of the crucible perfect…or useless.

That’s what our gatherings are about.

They are about excitement and promise. They​ are about making sure the next generation has a real chance to put the first human footprint on Mars. They are a chance to insure they have the tools and the curiosity to take something apart and then make it better. This next generation will cure diabetes; they will make cancer an inconvenience and not a death sentence.

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OpenStack Juno is out, Debian (and Ubuntu Trusty ports) packages ready

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Debian
Ubuntu

This is just a quick announce: Debian packages for Juno are out. In fact, they were ready the day of the release, on the 16th of October. I uploaded it all (to Experimental) the same day, literally a few hours after the final released was git tagged. But I had no time to announce it.

This week-end, I took the time to do an Ubuntu Trusty port, which I also publish (it’s just a mater of rebuilding all, and it should work out of the box). Here are the backports repositories. For Wheezy:

deb http://archive.gplhost.com/debian juno-backports main

deb http://archive.gplhost.com/debian juno main

For trusty:

deb http://archive.gplhost.com/debian trusty-juno-backports main

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Video: Systemd the Core OS (no coughing)

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Linux
Movies

There has been so much negative stuff about systemd on teh Interwebs lately. It is so sad. Quite a few distros picked systemd because they liked a lot of the features it has. Why do the people who like systemd actually like it? Sure, if you look hard enough, you can find those answers... but I remembered a video where the man himself explains it.

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GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support

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Linux

GParted 0.20.0 is out today with a release that primarily improves Btrfs support. The improved Btrfs support comes via now handling support for resizing Btrfs file-systems that span multiple devices. GParted 0.20 also has GRUB2 restoration steps added to the help manual plus various translation updates.

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Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu developers had some minor problems in the week before with all sorts of bugs that were popping out. They postponed the release of a new update for the Ubuntu Touch RTM and, at one point, they even got everyone to focus on fixing the problems and nothing else. Now they have a new version out and progress really shows.

Users who already have Ubuntu Touch on their phones might have noticed that the number of features added to the system have diminished drastically, but that's the way it should be. The system is getting closer to its final stages and there is little reason to add new options now. The current form of the OS is not very far from the official release, so only fixes remain to be made.

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Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer

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Ubuntu

Tech pundits differ, to say the least, on a lot of topics in the world of free and open-source software, but it’s inarguable that Ubuntu has been the most influential Linux desktop distribution of the past decade. On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, here’s a brief look back.

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Forking Debian, Celebrating Ubuntu, and Best Desktops

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-s

Debian and Ubuntu dominated the headlines today with various topics. The community is is celebrating Ubuntu's 10 years and Mark Shuttleworth announced the next codename. Debian lost a contributor and released 7.7 over the weekend while the threat of a fork is pushing a freedom choice. In other news we have Gentoo and 4MLinux reviews as well as the chance to vote for the best Linux desktop environment.

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5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts

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OSS

The ever rising cost of academic journals is a major burden for researchers. Academic libraries cannot always keep up with increases in subscription fees causing libraries to drop journals from their collection. This makes it harder for students and professors to quickly and easily access the information they need. Inter-library loan requests are an option but they do take time. Even if it only takes a few days to fill an inter-library loan request, that is still time wasted for a researcher that has a deadline. While there is no single, quick fix to the problem with the academic journal prices, there is a movement applying the open source way to academic research in an attempt to solve the problem—the open access movement.

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Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Emacs 24.4 released

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GNU

Version 24.4 of the Emacs text editor is now available.

For more information on Emacs, see:
http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

You can retrieve the source from your nearest GNU mirror by using one
of the following links:
http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/emacs/emacs-24.4.tar.xz
http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/emacs/emacs-24.4.tar.gz

Or choose a mirror explicitly from the list at:
http://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html

Mirrors may take some time to update; the main GNU ftp server is at:
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/

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Discourse

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OSS

Discourse is an open-source project, hosted at GitHub (see Resources), licensed under the GNU General Public License, version 2. It is backed by Atwood's company, which has the fantastic name of Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc., and it aims to profit through installing and supporting Discourse.

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EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes

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Linux

With Linux 3.18-rc1 having came one week early, the EXT4 file-system pull request didn't end up landing until today. However, the EXT4 changes aren't overly exciting for the 3.18 merge window.

The EXT4 changes for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window come down to mostly just code clean-ups and bug fixes along with some minor journal optimizations.

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Free and Open Source Electronic Signature in Costa Rica

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LibO
OSS
Security

The LibreOffice component designed by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) is similar to similar software enhancements currently used for electronic signatures in other countries.

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Rejuvenate your Fedora desktop with Moka

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Red Hat

Moka started as a single Linux desktop icon theme, but over time it has gradually evolved into an entire project & brand identity that provides quality designs to people. Moka is about personalization and its goal is to provide an assortment of style options to allow you to customize your experience.

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on the impact of cloud and mobile

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Red Hat

So I asked Whitehurst if the cloud had already won the war for IT infrastructure, but he gave me a more nuanced response than I expected: “I think there’s a new architecture combining computing and storage in an easily managed centralized data center,” he said. “Scaling out that architecture… That’s clearly winning.”

“What’s less clear,” he continued, “is whether the traditional enterprise-owned-and-managed data center on premise will serve that, or will it be the public cloud or something in between? That’s still far from resolved.”

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LIBINPUT INTEGRATION IN KWIN/WAYLAND

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KDE

Today I pushed my outstanding branch to get libinput support into kwin_wayland. Libinput is a very important part for the work to get a full Wayland session in Plasma which means we reached a very important milestone. As the name suggests it allows us to process input events directly. KWin needs to forward the input events to the currently active application(s) and also interpret them before any other application gets them. E.g. if there is a global shortcut KWin should intercept it and not send it to an application.

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