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Everyone can and should learn to code? RUBBISH, says Torvalds

The Register - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 19:50
Some people won't 'have the aptitude,' Linux creator claims

Outspoken Linux creator Linus Torvalds has taken issue with the oft-repeated assertion that in today's world everybody should learn computer programming, saying he just doesn't believe in it.

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Docker 1.0 brings container technology to the enterprise

Zdnet news - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 18:50
With the release of Docker 1.0, container technology took a big step forward in catching up with enterprise datacenter and cloud virtualization.
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Could you make a Google-grade data center OS? For $10.5m?

The Register - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 18:45
Apache Mesos startup rakes in cash to bring megacloud guts to private server barns

The starting gun has been fired on the race to build the fundamental software for modern cloud data centers, and Mesosphere is running ahead with an armful of dollar bills.

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Docker opens online port for packaging and shipping Linux containers

The Register - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 18:30
DockerCon No sight of swarthy, foul-mouthed, drink-happy dockers in SF HQ - yet

Linux container specialist Docker has launched two initiatives to provide services and quality assurance around its eponymous packaged software tech.

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Open Source Robot OS Finds Niches From Farms To Space

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 07/06/2014 - 08:08
jfruh (300774) writes "Blue River Technology built a robot named LettuceBot that uses computer vision to kill unwanted lettuce plants in a field. Rather than build their creation from scratch, they built off of the Robot Operating System, an open source OS that, in the words of one engineer, 'allowed only a few engineers to write an entire system and receive our first check for service in only a few months.' With ROS robots starting to appear everywhere, including the International Space Station, it looks like open source may be making huge strides in this area."

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The Best Linux Distribution for New Users

Linux.com - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 23:08

To be included in the short list of best distros for Linux newbies, a distribution must be incredibly user-friendly; include, out of the box, all common apps; include some form of an app store; and offer a modern user interface.

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How to Build a Custom Arduino Talking Reminder Machine, Part 1

Linux.com - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 19:31

How to build and program an Arduino reminder machine to play motion-activated audio reminders.

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Linux Video of the Week: Meet the First Tizen Smartphone, Samsung Z

Linux.com - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:27

At the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco this week, Samsung unveiled the first smartphone to run the Linux-based Tizen mobile operating system. In this video, CNET reporter Jessica Dolcourt walks through the phone's features and demonstrates its camera capabilities.

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Lubuntu 14.10 Unlikely To Ship LXQt Desktop By Default

Omgubuntu - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 15:41

Lubuntu 14.10 is unlikely to feature the new LXQt desktop by default, the lead developer behind both projects has said.

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Jellybean dominates Play, still seated atop rising KitKat

The Register - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:38
Sweet life threatened by Sammy?

The KitKat edition of Android now accounts for 13.6 per cent of all devices hitting Google’s Play store, the colossal advertising firm has disclosed.

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New OpenSSL breach is no Heartbleed, but needs to be taken seriously

Zdnet news - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:49
While the newest OpenSSL security problems are troubling, and you should address it, it's nothing as bad as Heartbleed.
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How to Build a Custom Arduino Talking Reminder Machine, Part 2

Linux.com - Thu, 05/06/2014 - 23:16

This is part 2 in a series that shows you how to build an Arduino machine that plays audio reminders as scheduled, or when triggered by motion.

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Wireshark Support for AllJoyn: What it Means for Internet of Everything Developers

Linux.com - Thu, 05/06/2014 - 21:17

In April, Wireshark published developmental release version 1.11.3, which includes support for the AllJoyn protocol. AllSeen Alliance developer Joe Huffman explains the significance of this release, the impact for Internet of Everything interoperability and what is means for the AllSeen Alliance developer community.

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4 New Features of Eucalyptus 4.0, Including a Taste of CloudFormation

Linux.com - Thu, 05/06/2014 - 17:50

Eucalyptus Systemhas long been a key provider not just of open cloud technology but also of Amazon Web Services (AWS) compatibility. Last month, Eucalyptus achieved its version 4.0 milestone with software that adds a number of new features to the mix as well as offering a glimpse at what's to come.

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Patch NOW: Six new bugs found in OpenSSL – including spying hole

The Register - Thu, 05/06/2014 - 17:23
On a scale of 1 to Heartbleed, this is a 7

The OpenSSL team has pushed out fixes for six security vulnerabilities in the widely used crypto library.

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Red alert for Linux programmers: Red Hat Software Collections 1.1 released

Zdnet news - Thu, 05/06/2014 - 13:36
Red Hat has released its latest collection of up-to-date programming languages and database management systems for Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers.
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Doubletalk: Geeksphone Revolution dual-OS smartphone

The Register - Thu, 05/06/2014 - 10:06
Review Android or Firefox OS? The choice is yours

Open-source enthusiasts have hailed Mozilla’s Firefox smartphone operating system as a liberation from the power and intrusiveness of Google, Apple and Microsoft, who each demand your soul in return for getting the most out of their mobile OSes.

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Samsung's 'OS of Everything' Tizen still has little to offer

The Register - Thu, 05/06/2014 - 08:32
Analysis Much talk yet few devices at this year's Tizen dev conference

The first smartphone running the Linux-based Tizen OS is here, even if it will likely be a long time before most of us can get our hands on it. But forget about phones – Tizen is also about cars, TVs, home automation, wearables, and more.

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German server lockbox scores MEELLION dollar seed-smashing record

The Register - Thu, 05/06/2014 - 06:28
Thwarting the NSA as a startup business model

Cheers and laughter could be heard late last night through the walls of a small Hamburg office as staff celebrated an unlikely win; their punt to build a NSA-subverting server that encrypts everything a small business might do in the office had made bank with a record-breaking $US1 million in crowdfunding sourced in 89 mins.

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Samsung Z Tizen Smartphone UI, Apps Video Demo

Omgubuntu - Thu, 05/06/2014 - 00:23

Ubuntu for devices isn't the only Linux-based open-source mobile effort heading to market. Tizen, which is backed and supported by the Linux Foundation, Intel, LG and Samsung, is preparing to launch its first smartphone.

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