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New Video Series Teaches Kids About Linux

Linux.com - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 15:24

 “Superusers: The Legendary GNU/Linux Show,” is focused on teaching Linux fundamentals. It's also produced entirely with Linux and open source software.

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This GNOME 3.14 Video Turns Excitement Levels Up to 11

Omgubuntu - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 14:58

Later this month GNOME 3.14 will be released to the masses, bringing a raft of improvements, new features, design and technologies with it.

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Aggressive HGST hurls flashy humdingers at online archiving

The Register - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:57
Comment Sooner or later a big player's going to catch one in the eye

Holy Moly, HGST is getting ambitious. It's building an active archive platform product in competition with some of its OEMs and its aiming to rewrite server clustering with a flash fabric - oh and develop helium-filled disk drives - and shingled drives with its own slant - and thinking of Phase Change Memory chips with DIMM connectors.

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A3Cube turns RAM up to 11 with FORTISSIMO kit

The Register - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 08:29
In-memory fabric comes to to HPC I/O project

A3Cube has fleshed out another part of its plans for high performance interconnect, adding an I/O access system to the RONNIE data plane technology it launched in February 2014.

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Mathematica hits the Web

The Register - Thu, 18/09/2014 - 02:29
Wolfram embraces the cloud, promies private cloud cut of its number-cruncher

Wolfram wants to broaden the appeal of its Mathematica product, adding a fully-online version to the existing standalone software applications.

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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 14:37
An anonymous reader writes:Linux creator Linus Torvalds is well-known for his strong opinions on many technical things. But when it comes to systemd, the init system that has caused a fair degree of angst in the Linux world, Torvalds is neutral. "When it comes to systemd, you may expect me to have lots of colorful opinions, and I just don't," Torvalds says. "I don't personally mind systemd, and in fact my main desktop and laptop both run it." Torvalds added, "I think many of the 'original ideals' of UNIX are these days more of a mindset issue than necessarily reflecting reality of the situation. There's still value in understanding the traditional UNIX "do one thing and do it well" model where many workflows can be done as a pipeline of simple tools each adding their own value, but let's face it, it's not how complex systems really work, and it's not how major applications have been working or been designed for a long time. It's a useful simplification, and it's still true at some level, but I think it's also clear that it doesn't really describe most of reality."

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What TODO with open source: Google, Facebook and Twitter launch collab project

The Register - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 12:42
It's all about making it easier - on their bottom lines

Some of the web’s biggest users of open-source gear have thrown their weight behind a project to make open-source “easier.”

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Humble Indie Bundle 12 Adds More Games, Including Award-Winning Heist Co-Op

Omgubuntu - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:37

The Humble Indie Bundle 12 has levelled up, adding three more games to its action-packed roster — and they're all available for Linux.

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23 Years of Terrible Linux Predictions

Linux.com - Wed, 17/09/2014 - 00:17

We recently celebrated the 23rd birthday of Linux. That got me thinking, “That means Linux will be 25 years old in just two years. A quarter of a century. What will happen to Linux between now and then? I should write down my predictions in an article and send it over to those swell chaps at Linux.com.”

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Digia Spins Off Qt As Subsidiary

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 23:22
DeviceGuru writes: Following through on an announcement from August, Digia has spun off a subsidiary called The Qt Company to unify Qt's commercial and open source efforts, and debuted a low-cost plan for mobile developers. The Linux-oriented Qt cross-platform development framework has had a tumultuous career, having been passed around Scandinavia over the years from Trolltech to Nokia and then from Nokia to Digia. Yet, Qt keeps rolling along in both commercial and open source community versions, continually adding support for new platforms and technologies, and gaining extensive support from mobile developers. Now Qt is its own company, or at least a wholly owned subsidiary under Digia. Finland-based Digia has largely been involved with the commercial versions of Qt since it acquired the platform from Nokia in 2012, but it has also sponsored the community Qt Project as a relatively separate project. Now, both efforts are being unified under one roof at The Qt Company and the new QT.io website, says Digia. Meanwhile, Digia will focus on its larger enterprise software business.

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AMD and Canonical create OpenStack in a rack

Zdnet news - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 23:13
Want to use OpenStack for your private cloud, but don't want the headaches of setting it up? AMD and Canonical have a deal for you.
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AMD and Canonical create OpenStack in a rack

Zdnet news - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 23:13
Want to use OpenStack for your private cloud, but don't want the headaches of setting it up? AMD and Canonical have a deal for you.
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Why the Convergent Desktop is So Important to Linux

Linux.com - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 22:32

Convergence is Linux’s baby to birth and Canonical already stands above the competition in development. But should either Apple or Microsoft succeed in bringing to market a convergent desktop before Linux, we’ll be faced with another failure...another year in the 1 percent market share range... and this time, it could stick. 

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Intel's Edison Brings Yocto Linux to Wearables

Linux.com - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 21:12

Linux-based platforms for wearables include Android Wear, Samsung's Tizen SDK for Wearables, and now Intel's Yocto Linux and Intel Atom-based Edison computing module. The Edison was released last week in conjunction with the Intel Developer Forum. 

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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 19:28
HughPickens.com writes: Reuters reports that plans for a major rewriting of international tax rules have been unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google and Amazon to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. For more than 50 years, the OECD's work on international taxation has been focused on ensuring companies are not taxed twice on the same profits (and thereby hampering trade and limit global growth). But companies have been using such treaties to ensure profits are not taxed anywhere. A Reuters investigation last year found that three quarters of the 50 biggest U.S. technology companies channeled revenues from European sales into low tax jurisdictions like Ireland and Switzerland, rather than reporting them nationally. For example, search giant Google takes advantage of tax treaties to channel more than $8 billion in untaxed profits out of Europe and Asia each year and into a subsidiary that is tax resident in Bermuda, which has no income tax. "We are putting an end to double non-taxation," says OECD head of tax Pascal Saint-Amans.For the recommendations to actually become binding, countries will have to encode them in their domestic laws or amend their bilateral tax treaties. Even if they do pass, these changes are likely 5-10 years away from going into effect. Speaking of international corporate business: U.K. mainframe company Micro Focus announced it will buy Attachmate, which includes Novell and SUSE.

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Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security

Linux.com - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 17:05

Applications will always have bugs. This is why Joanna Rutkowska and Invisible Things Lab built Qubes OS, a security-focused open source operating system based on Fedora. Rutkowska will give a keynote talk at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe next month in Dusseldorf.

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Six Clicks: An early look at Ubuntu 14.10

Zdnet news - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 16:56
Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.
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Six Clicks: An early look at Ubuntu 14.10

Zdnet news - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 16:56
Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.
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HP and Eucalyptus and OpenStack, oh my!

Zdnet news - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 15:22
What the heck is going on with HP, an OpenStack cloud supporter, buying Eucalyptus? Here's one theory.
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HP and Eucalyptus and OpenStack, oh my!

Zdnet news - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 15:22
What the heck is going on with HP, an OpenStack cloud supporter, buying Eucalyptus? Here's one theory.
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