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|Story||Google Fixed GHOST Exploit in Chrome OS in 2014 and Didn't Tell Anyone||Rianne Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 12:23pm|
|Story||ESA implements open source based private cloud infrastructure||Rianne Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 12:19pm|
|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 11:53am|
|Story||A small note on window decorations||Roy Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 9:53am|
|Story||PostgreSQL, the NoSQL Database||Roy Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 9:30am|
|Story||Seeing the cloud through Ubuntu-colored glasses||Rianne Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 9:28am|
|Story||Bill Gates Inadvertently Shows Off Ubuntu on His Facebook Page||Rianne Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 9:20am|
|Story||Major Release LibreOffice 4.4 Announced||Rianne Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 9:11am|
|Story||Sphinx: An outstanding open source documentation platform||Rianne Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 9:06am|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||30/01/2015 - 2:23am|
- Apple- and Microsoft-Friendly Media Continues Attacking Android/Linux
- Qualys Admits That Its Scare Campaign (So-called 'GHOST') Somewhat Baseless
- European Unitary Patent and Court System in Trouble
- Breaking: EPO Vice-President Željko Topić Loses Defamation Case in Croatia
- Text of Ruling/Decision Against Željko Topić (Regarding Audi as a Bribe)
- An Estimated 1,000 EPO Employees-Strong Legion Engulfs Danish Consulate to Protest Jesper Kongstad's (of Administrative Council) Protection of Benoît Battistelli
- Media Coverage of Demonstration Against Jesper Kongstad of the Administrative Council (EPO)
- Corporate Media, Led Astray by Patent Lawyers, Continues to Distort the Reality of Software Patents Post-Alice
- Links 29/1/2015: Android Shipments in 2014 Exceed 1,000,000,000, LibreOffice 4.4 is Out
- Links 28/1/2015: Ubuntu Touch Windowed Mode, NVIDIA Linux Legacy Drivers Updated
If you have updated to the recently released GNOME development version, you may have noticed that some window decorations look slightly different. Of course it is quite normal for the theme to evolve with the rest of GNOME, but in this case the visual changes are actually the result of some bigger changes under the hood which deserve some more explanation.
It is well-known that GTK+ gained support for client-side decorations a while ago – after all, most GNOME applications were quick in adopting custom titlebars, which have become one of the most distinguished patterns of GNOME 3 applications. However it is less well-known that client-side decorations may also be used for windows with no custom decorations, namely when using GDK’s wayland backend.
One of the most interesting trends in the computer world during the past few years has been the rapid growth of NoSQL databases. The term may be accurate, in that NoSQL databases don't use SQL in order to store and retrieve data, but that's about where the commonalities end. NoSQL databases range from key-value stores to columnar databases to document databases to graph databases.
In Canonical's sixth annual Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey, the company found -- no surprise -- that the enterprise is rapidly adopting the cloud. Further, the cloud is moving from "mostly development and testing to more production-grade workloads".
What kind of cloud? It's still heavily weighted to private clouds, which has 35 percent of users. The most popular platform for private cloud is OpenStack, which is used by 53 percent of users. At the same time, hybrid clouds are on the rise, at 20 percent, up from 15 percent last year. Indeed, the survey found that hybrid clouds are now almost as popular as public cloud, which is at 23 percent.
The Document Foundation today announced the latest and "most beautiful" LibreOffice ever. LibreOffice 4.4 is the ninth major release for the project and brings with it lots of design and functionality improvements. Redesigned toolbars, menus, status bars, rulers and new theme selector are among the goodies for users. Michael Meeks said today that this release not only improves the visible features but also the foundations underneath.
Sphinx is a free, open source project written in Python and, not surprisingly, is really well suited for documenting Python projects. Now, before you harrumph “Meh, I code in
MEN Micro unveiled the “CC10S,” a Linux-ready i.MX6 based multi-display controller board for touchscreens deployed in harsh, -40 to 85° C environments.
Imagine a humongous earth-moving rig prepping an oil shale site in North Dakota in the middle of January. You’re going to want a touchscreen with that, and it better be tough. The MEN Micro CC10S single board computer is designed for controlling 7- to 15-inch LCD touchscreens that must deal with the rough, tough stuff on a daily basis.
This is the second Libreboot laptop from Gluglug (a project of Minifree, Ltd.) to achieve RYF certification, the first being the Libreboot X60 in December 2013. The Libreboot X200 offers many improvements over the Libreboot X60, including a faster CPU, faster graphics, 64-bit GNU/Linux support (on all models), support for more RAM, higher screen resolution, and more. The Libreboot X200 can be purchased from Gluglug at http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/.
Canonical, the company behind the open source cross-platform operating system Ubuntu, released its annual cloud and server survey this week that seeks to cast more light on the makeup of cloud infrastructure, how it is managed, and what is driving cloud adoption.
Canonical said it surveyed 3,100 customers, most of whom are Ubuntu server and cloud users, about the makeup of their cloud infrastructure and how it is being used.
With the upcoming Fedora 22 release due out in May, DNF is positioned to replace Yum as the default package manager.
While there's been many DNF articles on Phoronix in past months, one of the aspects not covered much to this point is the dnf-plugins-extra package that's in its very early stages. Version 0.0.3 of dnf-plugins-extras was released today as a collection of DNF plugins done by the community.
Hyperscale Linux operating system specialist CoreOS said it is releasing its latest open source component for sharing and managing configuration data and other functions used in distributed systems.
San Francisco-based CoreOS announced its first stable release of etcd, or “etc distributed,” an open-source distributed key value store that provides the backbone of CoreOS clusters and the etcd clients that run on each machine in a cluster. “Our goal with etcd has been to make building and using distributed systems easier,” CoreOS CTO Brandon Philips said Wednesday (January 28) in announcing the release.