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  • Key Question: Is Bundling Proper?

    In both cases, bundling is either a restraint of trade or simply a wasted motion. You don’t paint a house green only to paint it red if you have any sense. The right way to do IT is to make your choice and buy/acquire what you need to accomplish your goals in the most efficient manner possible. Bundling exclusively That Other OS with all PCs was only good for an illegal monopolist and its “partners” in crime. This is not about denying businesses profits. It’s about competition in the market and freedom for users/buyers to have choice.

  • Dell Gets An Airplane Mode Switch Driver In Linux 4.2
  • Call for hosts for GUADEC 2016

    GUADEC is the biggest gathering of GNOME users and developers, which takes place in Europe every year. It includes conference days, the GNOME Foundation annual general meeting and hacking in a week of coding and discussion.

  • 4MLinux 13.0 Screencast and Screenshots
  • Tumbleweed is rolling again

    Opensuse Tumbleweed has been static since the 20150612 snapshot. But today the 20150630 snapshot was released. We are moving again.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed net-tools vs net-tools-deprecated
  • PostgreSQL 9.5 in Debian

    The package is also waiting in NEW to be accepted for Debian experimental.

  • DUCK challenge at DebConf15
  • Upgrades to Jessie, Ruby 2.2 transition, and chef update

    Last month I started to track all the small Debian-related things that I do. My initial motivation was to be concious about how often I spend short periods of time working on Debian. Sometimes it’s during lunch breaks, weekends, first thing in the morning before regular work, after I am done for the day with regular work, or even during regular work, since I do have the chance of doing Debian work as part of my regular work occasionally.

    Now that I have this information, I need to do something with it. So this is probably the first of monthly updates I will post about my Debian work. Hopefully it won’t be the last.

  • Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC

    Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC.

  • Tizen In-App Purchases(IAP) for Unity Applications goes Live!
  • 5 Best Enterprise Apps and Extensions for Google Chrome

    We have already covered a lot of enterprise applications on our site before. However, one would never expect apps in this genre to exist on a browser like Google Chrome. But, nothing could be further from the real truth. Google's effort to outsmart even the biggest players in the enterprise market are gradually paying off. Slowly spreading its wings into the business world, Google is venturing into arenas where Microsoft once reigned supreme. While the competition doesn't concern us much, but what has happened, in effect, is that the rivalry is bringing out the best in both companies.

  • Platform9 Aims to Control the Private Cloud from the Cloud [Video]
  • Teaching Email Self-Defense: Campaigns intern leads a workshop at PorcFest

    My workshop on Email Self-Defense took place at the 12th annual Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire. Around eight people attended, which was a few more than I expected. Christopher Waid and Bob Call of ThinkPenguin joined me in helping everyone who brought a laptop to set up GnuPG properly. Those who didn't bring a laptop participated by observing the process on the system most similar to their own and asking questions about particular steps, so as to enable them to achieve the same configuration when they returned home.

  • Security advisories for Thursday

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  • OpenVZ / Virtuozzo 7 Beta First Impressions

    There will eventually be two distinct versions... a free version and a commercial version. So far as I can tell they currently call it Virtuozzo 7 but in a comparison wiki page they use the column names Virtuozzo 7 OpenVZ (V7O) and Virtuozzo 7 Commercial (V7C). The original OpenVZ, which is still considered the stable OpenVZ release at this time based on the EL6-based OpenVZ kernel, appears to be called OpenVZ Legacy.

  • Libdrm 2.4.62 Is An Important Update For Open-Source GPU Drivers

    Libdrm 2.4.62 was released this week as a significant update to this DRM library for interfacing between the kernel DRM drivers and user-space.

  • X.Org Server Lands More Mode-Setting/GLAMOR Improvements, But No Sign Of 1.18
  • KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.04.3

    Today KDE released the second stability update for KDE Applications 15.04. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

  • Global Shortcuts In KDE Plasma Under Wayland
  • KDE Marks Four Years In Its Process Of Porting To Wayland
  • KDE Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Shutdown Scripts, Few Dozen Other Bugs
  • Qt 5.5 Officially Released
  • KStars Observers Management patched

    This update is a little break from my current GSoC project so i won’t talk about my progress just yet. I will talk about the current observers management dialog that is currently active in KStars. Basically, an observation session requires observer information like first name, last name and contact. Currently, an observer could be added only from the settings menu so i thought that it would be more intuitive if this functionality was placed in a more appropirate place and a proper GUI was to be implemented for a better user experience.

  • The Kubuntu Podcast Team is on a roll

    Building on their UOS Hangout, the Kubuntu Podcast Team has created their second Hangout, featuring Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan, Aaron Honeycutt, and Rick Timmis, discussing What is Kubuntu?

  • Road so far
  • July Update for KDE Applications 15.04

    Today, the KDE Community is happy to announce the release of KDE Applications 15.04.3. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.

  • KDE ActivityManager in Emacs

    Today I whipped up a small Emacs minor-mode to interface with KDE's ActivityManager system. It's my first minor-mode and it's janky as fuck right now, but I'm going to expand on it to eventually be able to filter, for example, to just buffers that are linked to your current activity, pushing me towards a long-standing goal of mine to create a system which flows with what I'm doing, rather than forcing me in to its workflow.

  • Convergence through Divergence

    This time around, I’m adding a mechanism that allows us to list plugins, applications (and the general “service”) specific for a given form factor. In normal-people-language, that means that I want to make it possible to specify whether an application or plugin should be shown in the user interface of a given device. Let’s look at an example: KMail. KMail has two user interfaces, the desktop version, a traditional fat client offering all the features that an email client could possibly have, and a touch-friendly version that works well on devices such as smart phones and tablets. If both are installed, which should be shown in the user interface, for example the launcher? The answer is, unfortunately: we can’t really tell as there currently is no scheme to derive this information from in a reliable way. With the current functionality that is offered by KDE Frameworks and Plasma, we’d simply list both applications, they’re both installed and there is no metadata that could possibly tell us the difference.

  • smarter status hiding

    In heavily populated IRC channels such as #debian on Freenode, a lot of idle IRC users are joining and leaving every couple of seconds. At the moment, we display a status message for every user in the room which in some cases results in a lot of visual noise.

  • Photos: future plans

    This is the third in my series of blog posts about the latest generation of GNOME application designs. In this post, I’m going to talk about Photos. Out of the applications I’ve covered, this is the one that has the most new design work.

  • West Coast Summit

    This is the last day of the GNOME West Coast Summit, and for the past three days we’ve been working and discussing topics...

  • OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion" Pays Tribute To Mandrake

    With Mandriva having been liquidated (allegedly due to employee lawsuits), OpenMandriva is paying tribute to it -- and its precursor, Mandrake -- with their new point release.

  • Good bye credativ [moving to Red Hat]
  • Hello Red Hat

    In my new position I will be a Solutions Architect – so basically a sales engineer, thus the one talking to the customers on a more technical level, providing details or proof of concepts where they need it.

  • Oracle Linux 6 Administration Professional Certification Now Released
  • Digital education presents new challenges and opportunities for IT

    At Red Hat, our IT organization is working with each of our business partners to help them develop digital strategies and solutions to enable them (and us) to be more effective. We’re investing in the deployment of new communication and collaboration tools in the organization. And we’re trying to better understand the needs of our end users as individuals rather than solely as a part of sales or as a part of marketing. We’re building an internal consulting capability so that we can help our end users be more efficient and effective in their jobs as a community of associates, in addition to being part of a business function.

  • RHEL for SAP HANA now on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update Will Bring Interesting New Features

    As you may know, Canonical has released the Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Update and while ago, and now is working at implementing new features for the OTA-5 Update, which should get released in mid-July, if it does not get delayed for some reasons.

  • The 1TB UbuTab Ubuntu Tablet Is A SCAM!
  • How to use PPAs to install bleeding-edge software in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

    Linux users install most of their software directly from a centralized package repository managed by their Linux distribution of choice. This is a convenient, one-stop shop place to get your software—but what if the repository doesn’t have the program you need, or you want a newer version? For Ubuntu and Linux Mint users, that’s where personal package archives come in.

  • Linux Mint 17.2 officially released

    Well, it’s here. Linux Mint 17.2 is now available for download. Currently only the Cinnamon and MATE releases are out and other editions will launch later. For users on 17.0 or 17.1 more announcements will follow next week when the update is made available for those users as an upgrade. It’s not clear yet whether 17.0 users will be able to choose to go to 17.1 or 17.2 or whether 17.2 will be the single destination those users can jump to.

  • Linux Mint 17.2 Officially Released With Cinnamon/MATE Flavors

    Just a few short weeks after the Rafaela 17.2 RCs, Linux Mint 17.2 has been officially released this morning in the form of the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins.

  • Data Translation Offers Real Time ARM-Based Data Acquisition Module
  • Tough, IP67-sealed box PC runs Linux on Atom

    X-ES unveiled a rugged, sealed embedded PC that runs Linux on an Atom E3800, and offers 4GB of ECC RAM, IP67 protection, M12 ports, and -40 to 70°C support.

  • Firefox 39 Has Been Delayed A Few Days Due To A “Last Minute Stability Issue”
  • Engine Yard's Deis Launches Support for its PaaS

    This year, Engine Yard bought Deis, an open source Platform-as-a-Service project. It provides a PaaS that can rub on public clouds, private clouds, or bare metal. Starting now, Engine Yard will offer its well-known support options to companies that want Deis support.

  • Elastic puts its open-source Big Data search engine in the cloud

    The Netherlands’ Elastic BV is ticking another item off the fairly narrow list of ways to monetize open-source software with the launch of new hosted implementations of its hugely popular free search engine for unstructured data that offer a simpler alternative to manual deployment. The launch couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • What We Call Security Isn’t Really Security

    Well, it’s probably no shock to you that the security industry can’t agree on a definition of security. Imagine if the horse industry couldn’t agree on what is a horse. Yes, it’s like that.

  • UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends

    Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail) contacts, Skype contacts and, with an opt-in, their Facebook friends. There is method in the Microsoft madness – it saves having to shout across the office or house “what’s the Wi-Fi password?” – but ease of use has to be teamed with security. If you wander close to a wireless network, and your friend knows the password, and you both have Wi-Fi Sense, you can now log into that network.

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  • July 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Mobile
  • Linux Learner Bundle

    Linux, the operating system on which Android was built, is an attractive alternative to many developers and tech-savvy user who can’t get their kicks from Windows or OSX. Designed for open-source distribution, Linux was developed in 1991 and remains one of the most prominent examples of free software available. If you’re one of the folks that craves something “more” and have a desire to grow and learn, Linux is probably for you.

  • HP: Superdome X Servers Made Possible by Partner, Linux Community

    HP credits the Linux community and Red Hat partners with its breakthrough x86 Superdome X server, which Distinguished Technologist Tom Vaden showed off to CRNtv at the recent Red Hat Summit in Boston.

  • Q&A: ClusterHQ Cofounder Luke Marsden Talks Container Technology

    Container technology remains very big news, and in the container space ClusterHQ has been much in the news as the company announced the availability of Flocker 1.0. Flocker is an open source project that allows developers to run their databases inside Docker containers and make them highly portable. In addition to other annoncements, ClusterHQ is collaborating with EMC to enable Dockerized applications to use two EMC storage solutions suited for distributed applications: ScaleIO and XtremIO.

  • OpenDaylight Lithium Release Debuts [VIDEO]

    The OpenDayLight Project today announced its Lithium release, marking the third major platform release for the open-source Software Defined Networking (SDN) effort since the project was first created in April 2013.

  • New software helps AllJoyn smart devices play nice with other IoT protocols

    The AllSeen Alliance is expanding the reach of its AllJoyn Internet of Things framework with bridging software that lets other types of devices look like part of the same family.

  • Video: Demystifying systemd (RHS 2015)
  • Why you should avoid AMD and get a Steam Machine with Nvidia's GeForce graphics

    The hour draws nigh. Valve recently announced the first few Steam Machines available for pre-order, and beyond SteamOS itself, each one had something in common: The first announced Steam Machines from Alienware and Syber all have Nvidia graphics hardware.

  • Global shortcut handling in a Plasma Wayland session

    On X11 the daemon uses the X11 core functionality to get notified whenever key events it is interested in happen. Basically it is a global key logger. Such an architecture has the disadvantage that any process could have this infrastructure and it would be possible for multiple processes grabbing the same global shortcut. In such a case undefined behavior is triggered as either multiple actions are triggered at the same time or only one action is triggered while the others do not get informed at all.

  • GSoC: [Kdenlive] Animated Keyframe widget
  • Midterm update
  • gnome-common deprecation, round 2

    This GNOME release cycle (3.18), we plan to do the last ever release of gnome-common. A lot of its macros for deprecated technologies (scrollkeeper?!) have been removed, and the remainder of its macros have found better replacements in autoconf-archive, where they can be used by everyone, not just GNOME.

  • OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Officially Released as a Tribute to Mandrake Linux

    The OpenMandriva community, through Kate Lebedeff, has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 Linux operating system.

  • Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Analyst Rating Update
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA® Available on Amazon Web Services
  • Red Hat Puts Enterprise Linux For SAP HANA Up On AWS Marketplace
  • Red Hat names first Women in Open Source Award winners

    Sarah Sharp, embedded software architect at Intel, and Kesha Shah, a student at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology have been named as the first winners of Red Hat’s Women in Open Source Awards.

  • Extending Storage on an Fedora Atomic Host

    I had to spend some time understanding how to use docker-storage-setup on an Atomic host. The tool docker-storage-setup comes by default and makes the configuration of storage on your Atomic host easier. I didn't read any of the provided documentation (although that probably would have helped) other than the script itself. So, pardon me if this is a duplicate of other info out there. It was a great way to learn more about it. The goal here is to add more disk space to an Atomic host. By default, the cloud image that you download has one device (vda) that is 6GB in size. When I'm testing many, many docker builds and iterating through the Fedora-Dockerfiles repo, that's just not enough space. So, I need to know how to expand it.

  • You Should Not Compare Ubuntu Touch with Android or Any Other OS

    Now that Ubuntu Touch is in the hands of actual users, one of the most common critiques is that it doesn't feel like a finished product and it cannot compete with the likes of Android or iOS. The problem is not Ubuntu, but the comparison itself.

  • Unsettings Review - A Complex Tool to Configure Ubuntu's Unity

    Unsettings is an application that allows users to customize the Unity desktop environment by exposing options that are not usually available by other means. It has a lot of features, and it's one of the best that you can find.

  • Linux Mint 17.2 Now Available To Download

    Users of Linux Mint outhouse looking for a new operating system, might be interested to know that a couple of new versions of Linux Mint have been made available today in the form of Linux Mint 17.2 with the Cinnamon or MATE desktop environments.

  • Introducing the Wallpad: The 7" Open Source Modular Touch Computer

    The Wallpad is a 7" touch computer powered by HIO Project's modular expandable hardware platform. It can mount on a standard 2-gang electrical box, is powered by a Freescale ARM processor, supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and comes with either Yocto Linux or Android preinstalled.

  • Tizen Common Q1 2015 build with Yocto Project is available

    The Tizen-distro is now synchronized with the meta-tizen needed to build Tizen-Common Q1 2015 with Yocto tools. A branch named ‘tizen_3.0.2015.q1_common’ has been created on both git trees for this release.

  • Tuesday's security advisories

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  • 12 hot application container startups

    And where there is a hot new technology, there are of course hot startups.

  • RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets New OpenGL 4 Bits

    David Airlie landed some of the OpenGL 4.x code he's been playing with for AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver on the HD 7000 series GPUs and newer.

  • Looks as if Wily got Plasma 5.3.1.
  • Riak KV, Basho and Kolab

    As I have mentioned in earlier blog entries, Kolab Enteprise has gained data loss prevention (DLP) functionality this year that goes above and beyond what one tends to find in other groupware products. Kolab's DLP is not just a back-up system that copies mails and other objects to disk for later restore, it actually creates a history of every groupware object in real-time that can later be examined and restored from. This will eventually lead to some very interesting business intelligent features.

  • Debian-Based Linux Distro SparkyLinux 4.0 Is Out Now. Installation Guide [With Screenshots]

    SparkyLinux 4.0 is new release of this Debian based operating system, it is created on the testing branch of Debian and comes with multiple desktop environments. Its lightweight linux distro and this latest release comes with Linux kernel 4.0.5. The new release is available with KDE, Xfce, MATE, LXDE, and LXQt desktop environments.

  • Red Hat Summit Highlights Docker, RHEL 7.2 Roadmap and More

    This year's Red Hat Summit brought together the company's executives, customers and partners from June 23 to 26 to discuss technology trends and product innovation. A key theme this year was Docker container technology, with Red Hat announcing its Atomic Enterprise Platform and the OpenShift Enterprise 3 platform. Atomic Enterprise brings an enterprise-grade supported host platform for the deployment and orchestration for Docker containers, while OpenShift is a platform-as-a-service offering targeting developers building, managing and deploying containers. At the conference, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst emphasized that open-source technology's value isn't just about licensed code, but about collaboration and communities. No Red Hat Summit event would be complete without at least one session on the roadmap for the core Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, and the 2015 event was no exception. The next major update for the platform, RHEL 7.2, will include new performance capabilities for virtualization, security and networking. Here's a look at highlights from the event.

  • Samsung aligns with Red Hat mobility platform

    Many Samsung customers still struggle to bring their businesses to the mobility space, according to Robin Bienfait, chief executive innovation officer for Samsung Business Services.

    “Leveraging the platform that Red Hat offers will allow us to bring that back end to the end user in the mobility domain,” she told theCUBE cohost Stu Miniman during Red Hat Summit 2015.

  • Round-up: 12 Braswell-based Mini-ITX boards

    In recent weeks Aewin, ASRock, BCM, BioStar, ECS, and MSI have collectively announced a dozen Braswell based Mini-ITX boards that are all able to run Linux.

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  • Voice of the Masses: Which company does the most for Linux?

    While part-time hobbyists do plenty of great work on GNU/Linux, most of the code thesedays comes from paid developers. So for our upcoming podcast, we want your opinions: which company does the most for Linux? You might argue that Red Hat or SUSE contribute the most with their patches and efforts to get Linux into enterprises, or you may say that Intel or Canonical are doing the best work.

  • Windows versus Linux for businesses
  • Starting Your IT Career With Linux (A Slide Show)

    Interested in starting a new career in IT? Linux is one of the hottest technologies in the market today, with tens of thousands of job openings, and salaries outpacing many other IT specialties. This presentation demonstrates the steps you should take to launch your career in Linux.

  • Linux Foundation Funds Internet Security Advances

    The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative has selected three security-oriented projects to receive a total of $500,000 in funding.

  • Linux 4.1 Goes Long Term for Support

    Linux 4.1 was officially released by Linus Torvalds on June 21, marking the first major update to the Linux 4.0 kernel which first debuted in April.

  • Kubuntu Wily Alpha 1
  • KDEPIM report

    We are in good way to have a stable version for 15.08.

  • KDE Plasma 5.3.1 testing

    After several month of packaging in kde overlay and almost a month in tree, we have lifted the mask for KDE Plasma 5.3.1 today. If you want to test it out, some infos how to get it.

  • Calligra's Kexi 3.0, a Microsoft Access Alternative for Linux, to Use KDE Frameworks 5

    Jaroslaw Staniek, one of the developers of the Kexi open-source database creation tool distributed as part of the Calligra office suite for the acclaimed KDE desktop environment, has unveiled details about the development progress of Kexi 3.0.

  • more menus

    Since last blog post I have been designing and implementing a room menu for Polari.

  • GNOME 3.17.3 Has Been Officially Released

    Frederic Peters has just informed us about the immediate availability of the third snapshot for the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.

  • GNOME 3.17.3 Released
  • Notes: future plans

    This is the second in a series of posts about recent design work for GNOME’s core applications. As I said in my previous post, the designs for many of these applications have evolved considerably, and we have major plans for them. Help is needed if these plans are going to become a reality though, so we are looking for contributors to get involved.

  • Tumbleweed — what’s the holdup

    It has been around 10 days since the last update to opensuse Tumbleweed. That would have been snapshot 20150612. This is a brief note to explain the delays.

  • Valve Announces SteamOS 2.0 Preview Release Based on Debian 8.1 Jessie

    On June 25, Valve was more than happy to announce the immediate availability for download and testing of the first preview release of the next major version of its SteamOS Linux distribution, dubbed Brewmaster.

  • Ubuntu Family Does Their 15.10 Alpha 1 Releases
  • Canonical banks on Ubuntu’s exclusivity for success

    Over the last few years, there have been several releases of mobile phones designed with open-source operating systems: Mozilla, Canonical, Samsung, and Jolla to name a few companies that have ventured into that industry. Their operating systems aim to break through the global dominance of Android and iOS — although Android has been their biggest challenge as phones based on it are the most popular in countries in which those companies have targeted customers. But none of these companies has been successful on a large scale; they have seen success with niche groups of customers, but nothing that can make a dent in Android’s global presence. Still, they haven’t thrown in the towel, and in some cases, have done quite the opposite.

  • Meizu MX4 open-source smartphone running Ubuntu Touch reaches Europe: Available to buy via invites
  • The best Ubuntu phone has the most convoluted purchasing scheme

    After months of anticipation, the high-end Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone is going on sale—sort of.

  • Meizu’s MX4 sheds its Android skin for Ubuntu on June 25

    The MX4 Ubuntu Edition will be available in Europe starting tomorrow, Canonical announced on the Ubuntu Insights blog, but will only be available to those who obtain an invite through an “interactive origami wall” on the Meizu website. The origami wall will be “filled with fun and interesting glimpses” of the latest Ubuntu phone, alongside the occasional randomly-generated invite.

  • Jonathan Riddell Steps Down From The Kubuntu Council
  • Joint Statement from the CC and KC
  • The Ubuntu MATE Boutique Is Now Open for Business

    Today, June 24, the Ubuntu MATE team had the great pleasure of announcing that the Ubuntu MATE Boutique is now open for business and will offer you all sorts of interesting products.

  • Sierra Wireless Releases New Embedded Module Powered by Linux

    The Internet of Things is big marketplace and we keep hearing about companies like Intel, Dell, and Canonical who are trying to make some headway, but there are other competitors out there that are working just as hard and who are also using Linux as backbone, like Sierra Wireless for example.

  • Spire Payments’ Linux POS range certified to support Compass Plus TranzWare system

    Spire Payments’ new suite of Linux-based POS terminals (the SP range) continues to gain global acceptance by achieving Compass Plus approval for TranzWare system.

  • Arrow Electronics Introduces Open Source Board with New Freescale i.MX 7 Microprocessor

    Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced at the Freescale Technology Forum that it is now offering an open-source, specification-compliant board that is based on the new Freescale i.MX 7 microprocessor. Arrow also collaborated with Qualcomm Atheros Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, on the board’s Bluetooth & Wi-Fi capabilities and with Linear Technologies on the board’s power supply.

  • Google removes "always listening" code from Chromium

    After including closed-source code that enabled Chromium to listen in to a computer's microphone, Google bowed to backlash and removed it from the open-source browser.

  • BMW: ‘Our competitor is not Audi, Jaguar Land Rover or Mercedes but consumer electronics players’

    BMW is bringing software back in-house so it can deliver seamless digital experiences for its customers - something more valued than horsepower or engines in today's market, its digital business models lead said.

  • 10 Reasons Tape Backup Remains Important to the Enterprise

    Digital tape is about the hardest-to-kill storage IT there is, unless you count carving out data onto rocks, the way it was done hundreds of thousands of years ago. Tape technology celebrated its 63rd birthday on May 21; IBM first made available its IBM 726 Magnetic tape reader/recorder in 1952. Strangely, unlike later IBM tape drives, the original 726 could read tape backward and forward. Tape has managed to get better with age. When tape first went to market, the media itself weighed 935 pounds and held 2.3MB of data. In 2015, that much tape weighs closer to 12 pounds, and 2.3MB would comprise one large photo or a short pop song. Tape storage densities are broken regularly; IBM's tape team recently demonstrated an areal recording density of 123 billion bits of uncompressed data per square inch on low-cost, particulate magnetic tape. The breakthrough represents the equivalent of a 220TB tape cartridge that could fit in the palm of your hand. Companies such as Iron Mountain, Spectra Logic, IBM and others maintain large installed bases of tape storage around the world. Here are some key facts about tape storage.

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Thursday's security updates
  • DOST 2015: Ceph Security Presentation

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  • Open source: Docker’s secret sauce

    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.

  • Docker Makes the News, But the Open Container Project is the Big News

    Docker has announced the availability of its commercial solutions and the Docker Trusted Registry, which is software that lets organizations securely store their container images. The Docker Trusted Registry (DTR) is a registry for Docker container images that provides an on-premise option for storing and sharing Docker images. It offers "a highly-available registry server that provides LDAP and Active Directory integration with existing authentication systems," and "it also offers role-based access control (RBAC) and audit logs for authorization and compliance for authorization and compliance," according to the company.

  • The Open Container Project and what it means
  • Linux Kernel 3.4.108 LTS Adds Sound and Wireless Improvements, Updated Drivers

    Zefan Li had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release for the 3.4 kernel series, Linux kernel 3.4.108 LTS, a long-term support version that will receive updates for a few more years.

  • AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Launches Today, Initial Results A Bit Of A Let Down

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