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Ubuntu 14.10 tries pulling a Steve Ballmer on cloudy offerings

The Register - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:41
Oi, Windows, centOS and openSUSE – behave, we're all friends here

“It hurts my eyes,” Steve Ballmer once joshed during a demonstration of Microsoft’s Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1 managing Red Hat Linux.

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Ubuntu 14.10 Released, Ready to Download Now

Omgubuntu - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 14:22

After six months in the mix today marks the stable release of the latest version of Ubuntu.

The post Ubuntu 14.10 Released, Ready to Download Now first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Vulture trails claw across Lenovo's touchy N20p Chromebook

The Register - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 08:04
Review The Googlebook you can fondle

A friend recently introduced me to a North West fast-food tradition called half-and-half. That’s chips, rice and curry sauce to those of us born and raised in the more enlightened parts of the realm. It’s not a combination I’d considered before, but truth be told it’s a pleasant repast. Especially after a beer or three.

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Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit

The Register - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 03:28
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update

Reports are emerging that chip-maker FTDI has declared war on chip counterfeiters with a driver update that bricks USB devices recognised as fakes.

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How Red Hat is Transforming from a Server-Client to Cloud-Mobile Leader - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 22:42

Red Hat's FeedHenry acquisition signals its move to a mobile-led strategy.

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Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent

Zdnet news - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 18:10
The numbers don't lie. ABI Research finds that Linux-powered Chromebook sales are exploding.
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Take Control With Open Source Hardware - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 16:39

A roundup of excellent open source hardware projects for all occasions.

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Big Azure? Microsoft and IBM ink deal on business cloud

The Register - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 15:28
Enterprise round-up time...

IBM and Microsoft’s Azure cloud are blending after the two firms inked an enterprise partnership.

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Amazon rolls cloud and on-prem into single sign-on service

The Register - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 11:09
ActiveDirectory and Samba AWS bridge

Amazon has revealed plans to tie AWS to customers’ Earth-bound Microsoft IT estates and infrastructure using a directory service.

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How much will it take to make OpenStack better? Well, stack dev Mirantis just bagged $100m ...

The Register - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 18:41
We'll knock out a wall there, put through some pipes there

Three-year-old OpenStack startup Mirantis has scored $100m in venture-capital funding, we're told.

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Why Contribute to an Enterprise Open Source Project? - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 17:51

What induces passionate and energetic developers and sysadmins to get involved in an enterprise open source project? asked a few OpenDaylight participants for some insight.

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3 Alternatives to the Adobe PDF Reader on Linux - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:47

Adobe has pulled the plug on supporting its PDF reader app for Linux.  Let’s examine the most popular tools and what features they do support and what applications are best-suited to handle advanced PDF documents.

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Will EMC swallow cloudy upstart? These analysts seem to think so

The Register - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 10:26
Maginatics baits hook with software-only storage

Any move by EMC to acquire Maginatics — and the latter’s software-only cloud storage gateway — would be a “very smart buy”, according to analyst Ben Woo at technical consultancy Neuralytics, following speculation the storage giant is closing in on the startup.

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

The Register - Tue, 21/10/2014 - 05:02
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source

A group of “Veteran Unix Admins” reckons too much input from GNOME devs is dumbing down Debian, and in response, is floating the idea of a fork.

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Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

The Register - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 23:45
Open-source 'love' fairly runneth over at cloud event

"Microsoft loves Linux" is generally not something one expects to hear, but that was one of the messages that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered at a San Francisco media event touting Redmond's cloud offerings on Monday.

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We’re Hosting an OpenDaylight HackFest in Japan - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 23:18

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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The Companies That Support Linux: DataCentred - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 20:54

The widespread use of Linux in the data center allows service-providers such as UK-based Datacentred to more efficiently meet the demand for enterprise cloud using open source software, at scale.

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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 19:43
New submitter Tsolias writes It appears that systemd is still a hot topic in the Debian community. As seen earlier today, there is a new movement shaping up against the adoption of systemd for the upcoming stable release [of Debian], Jessie. They claim that "systemd betrays the UNIX philosophy"; it makes things more complex, thus breaking the "do one thing and do it well" principle. Note that the linked Debian Fork page specifically says that the anonymous developers behind it support a proposal to preserve options in init systems, rather than demanding the removal of systemd, and are not opposed to change per se. They just don't want other parts of the system to be wholly dependent on systemd. "We contemplate adopting more recent alternatives to sysvinit, but not those undermining the basic design principles of "do one thing and do it well" with a complex collection of dozens of tightly coupled binaries and opaque logs."

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Slideshow: The Linux Community Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 17:52

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day on Oct. 14, we asked Linux community members attending LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe this week to show their appreciation by sporting Ada Lovelace pins during the conference. We captured a few of them in this slideshow.

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Video: Linux Kernel Developers Respond to Concerns About Community Culture - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 15:34

LWN Editor Jon Corbet asked the panelists to first respond to systemd developer Lennart Poettering’s controversial post in which he called the open source community “a sick place." 

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