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Automotive Grade Linux Released: An Interview With Dan Cauchy - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 22:07

The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released the first version of its open source AGL stack for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) last month. Expect an AGL-based IVI from a major carmaker this year, says the Linux Foundation's general manager of automotive, Dan Cauchy.

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Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 15:49
When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system project ("just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu"), he aimed the announcement at users of Minix for a good reason: Minix (you can download the latest from the Minix home page) was the kind of OS that tinkerers could afford to look at, and it was intended as an educational tool. Minix's creator, Professor Andrew Stuart "Andy" Tanenbaum, described his academic-oriented microkernel OS as a hobby, too, in the now-famous online discussion with Linus and others. New submitter Thijssss (655388) writes with word that Tanenbaum, whose educational endeavors led indirectly to the birth of Linux, is finally retiring. "He has been at the Vrije Universiteit for 43 years, but everything must eventually end."

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Microsoft: Give us three MORE WEEKS, folks – our StorSimple Cloud is coming

The Register - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 00:33
Redmond introduces Azure to freshly acquired arrays

Microsoft says data center admins will have to wait a mere three more weeks until they can buy hardware built for – and intimately linked with – its Azure public cloud.

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Building an Inter-University Private Cloud with Open Source ownCloud - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 18:47

Raimund Vogl, director of IT at Münster University explains why the public universities in the German state of Northrhine-Westfalia need their own private cloud and why only open source would do.

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To Linux Foundation SysAdmin Ryan Day, Elegance is the Best Tool - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 16:54

Ryan Day is one of nine Linux Foundation system administrators, and is part of the global team that supports developers working on collaborative projects. In this Q&A, the first in a series of profiles of Linux Foundation sysadmins, he describes a typical work day, talks about his favorite tools, his nightmare scenario, and how he spends his free time.

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How to Install Lightweight Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Omgubuntu - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 08:37

If you follow us over on Twitter you may have caught a glimpse of a screenshot we shared recently, along with the invitation to name the desktop environment pictured.

The post How to Install Lightweight Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Chrome Remote Desktop adds Linux to supported OS list

The Register - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 08:22
Drive Debian from the confines of a Chromebook

Google has tweaked Chrome Remote Desktop to let it access Linux machines.

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Plasma 5 Release Candidate Announced

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 06:05
sfcrazy writes: The KDE Community has announced the first release of Plasma 5. It's a release candidate, so it's meant for testing and preview purposes, like the developer preview of Android L. The final release will be announced next week, so this is the last chance for testers and developers to find issues and get them fixed before the release.

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LG G3 Style ‘All In One Circle’ Conky Theme

Omgubuntu - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 01:04

With a near limitless variety of custom-made themes available for it, Conky has always been one of the best ways to add a splash of personality to any humdrum Linux desktop.

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An Open Source Community for Internet of Everything Interoperability - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 23:15

Today a small group of companies announced an effort to address IoT interoperability. We are happy to see our industry peers affirming the goals and objectives the AllSeen Alliance made six months ago about needing a common interoperable language for the Internet of Everything. 

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Red Hat moves forward with new OpenStack release

Zdnet news - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 22:35
Red Hat's latest release underscores just how important OpenStack is to the Linux giant's future.
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Linux Poetry Contest’s 1st Winner Admires Btrfs - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 21:13

Congratulations to Alan Bruce, the first winner of our Linux poetry writing contest. Bruce has won a free pass to LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America, Aug. 20-22 in Chicago, for his poem "btrfs." 

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Dear Windows Journal, today I got owned: 29 security bugs swatted

The Register - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 20:25
Critical fixes for Internet Explorer and more – plus an Adobe Flash patch

Microsoft has released patches for 29 security vulnerabilities, while Adobe has released an update for Flash Player.

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How to Install Cinnamon from a PPA on Ubuntu 14.04

Omgubuntu - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 19:14

Last month saw consternation for fans of the 'Cinnamon' desktop, as the pseudo-official PPA providing stable builds on Ubuntu was unexpectedly retired, but a new PPA is here to save the day.

The post How to Install Cinnamon from a PPA on Ubuntu 14.04 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Global Hunt Begins for #HiddenTux: Find Tux and Win - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 15:16

At least 10 stuffed penguins are hidden around the world and are waiting to be found and adopted by you.

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CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 10:07
An anonymous reader writes "Today, CentOS project unveiled CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat's redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product released in last month. The new version includes systemd, firewalld, GRUB2, LXC, docker, xfs instead of ext4 filesystem by default. The Linux kernel updated to 3.10.0, support for Linux Containers, 3d graphics drivers out of the box, OpenJDK 7, support for 40G Ethernet cards, installations in UEFI secure Boot mode on compatible hardware and more. See the complete list of features here and here. You can grab this release by visiting the official mirror site or via torrents. On a related note there is also a CentOS Linux 7 installation screencast here."

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KDE Frameworks 5 Sees First Stable Release

Omgubuntu - Tue, 08/07/2014 - 00:41

The release of Frameworks 5 represents three years of work to update KDE's libraries to Qt 5 and to separate the KDE Platform into modularised frameworks.

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Free Red Hat clone CentOS-7 is full of Linux Container love

The Register - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 21:53
All the glitter of RHEL 7 – without the price tag

The CentOS Project has announced general availability of CentOS-7, the first release of the free Linux distro based on the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.

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CentOS 7 to be released shortly, project lead says

Zdnet news - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 20:26
The "official" Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone CentOS is releasing its next major version today.
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Cisco: Linux is the “Single and Best” Tech for IoT - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:31

Cisco earlier this year unveiled its plans to build smarter routers and switches to help manage the massive flows of data expected between Internet-connected devices and the data center. This re-architecting of the Internet to bring computing capabilities to the edge of the network is what the company calls “fog computing” and it could help alleviate data center strain created by the Internet of Things.

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