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I am POLICE SERGEANT L. TORVALDS! Stop or I'll SHOOT

The Register - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 11:58
Aussie TV show puts Linux founder in new light

Linus Torvalds, main mover 'n' shaker behind the Linux kernel, has long had a reputation for being a bit of a hothead. Yet a new TV show puts a new spin on Torvalds' temper tantrums.

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Cloud-tailored Swift, RING jobs... Give it a REST, Scality. Oh good

The Register - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 10:21
It looks like you have

Object storage startup Scality has added OpenStack Swift and block storage access to its RING storage software through a REST interface.

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Ericsson, AT&T demo virty mobile signalling

The Register - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 06:23
Carrier SDN / NFV on the way

Ericsson and AT&T have reportedly showed off the next fruit of their cloudy SDN-for-carriers research partnership, demonstrating mobile multimedia control functions operating in a virtualised environment.

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Trisquel 7 Released

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 06:04
An anonymous reader writes: Trisquel 7.0 Belenos has been released. Trisquel is a "free as in freedom" GNU/Linux distribution endorsed by the FSF. This latest release includes Linux-libre 3.13, GNOME 3.12, Abrowser 33 (based on Firefox), the Electrum Bitcoin client and many more new features and upgrades. Trisquel 7.0 will be supported until 2019. Interested users can check out the screenshots and download the latest release. The project also accepts donations.

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OpenStack welcomes you to the software-defined economy

Zdnet news - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 17:32
The IT revolution is here and OpenStack cloud leadership believes it's being driven by the cloud, the bring-your-own-device movement, and open-source software.
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OpenStack welcomes you to the software-defined economy

Zdnet news - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 17:32
The IT revolution is here and OpenStack cloud leadership believes it's being driven by the cloud, the bring-your-own-device movement, and open-source software.
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Mozilla to Launch Brand New Developer Web Browser Next Week

Omgubuntu - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 12:58

When you woke up this morning you probably didn't expect to see the words 'New' 'Mozilla' and 'Web Browser' writ large online.

The post Mozilla to Launch Brand New Developer Web Browser Next Week first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Pitivi 0.94 Uses GTK HeaderBar, Squashes Umpteen Bugs

Omgubuntu - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 12:08

Open-source NLE video editor 'Pitivi' has switched to using a space-saving GTK HeaderBar and app menu button in its latest beta release.

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Canonical officially unveils its OpenStack distro

Zdnet news - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:50
Today, you know Canonical best for its Ubuntu Linux distribution. Tomorrow you may know it best for its OpenStack cloud distribution.
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Canonical officially unveils its OpenStack distro

Zdnet news - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 11:50
Today, you know Canonical best for its Ubuntu Linux distribution. Tomorrow you may know it best for its OpenStack cloud distribution.
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Remote code execution flaws fixed in tnftp and <tt>wget</tt>

The Register - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 03:01
Linux bods thankful, Apple a stone-cold boilerplate

The maintainer of the tnftp FTP client has patched a remote code execution vulnerability which affected operating systems including NetBSD, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.

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LastPass releases Open Source command line client

The Register - Sun, 02/11/2014 - 23:29
Probing, poking and pulling requested

LastPass has published an open source command line application to provide terminal-loving devs with alternative access to their passwords and login data.

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Cinnamon 2.4 Debuts With New Features, Here’s How To Install It In Ubuntu

Omgubuntu - Sun, 02/11/2014 - 14:16

Adding some spice to the weekend, Linux Mint has announced a new release of the Cinnamon desktop environment, available to install in Ubuntu.

The post Cinnamon 2.4 Debuts With New Features, Here’s How To Install It In Ubuntu first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle

Zdnet news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 20:55
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
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Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle

Zdnet news - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 20:55
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
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Kubuntu 15.04 Will Use Plasma 5 Desktop by Default

Omgubuntu - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 19:39

Kubuntu 15.04 will ship with the new Plasma 5 desktop environment by default, its lead developer has confirmed.

The post Kubuntu 15.04 Will Use Plasma 5 Desktop by Default first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How to Find the Best Linux Distribution for a Specific Task

Linux.com - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 17:46

If you’re looking for a Linux distribution to handle a specific (even niche) task, there most certainly is a distribution ready to serve. From routers to desktops, from servers to multi-media...there’s a Linux for everything.

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MariaDB Practical How-to for Linux Admins

Linux.com - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:39

She who rules databases rules the world. Even if you don't want to rule the world, knowing a good set of database commands will make your life easier.

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PureStorage flies flash arrays into OpenStack clouds

The Register - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 14:42
Upstart hopes for Purity parity

All-flash array startup Pure Storage has joined OpenStack, the open source cloud data centre OS body.

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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 12:04
ewhac writes: "I'm probably going to deeply deeply regret this, but every time a story appears here mentioning systemd, a 700-comment thread of back-and-forth bickering breaks out which is about as informative as an old Bud Light commercial, and I don't really learn anything new about the subject. My gut reaction to systemd is (currently) a negative one, and it's very easy to find screeds decrying systemd on the net. However, said screeds haven't been enough to prevent its adoption by several distros, which leads me to suspect that maybe there's something worthwhile there that I haven't discovered yet. So I thought it might be instructive to turn the question around and ask the membership about what makes systemd good. However, before you stab at the "Post" button, there are some rules... Bias Disclosure: I currently dislike systemd because — without diving very deeply into the documentation, mind — it looks and feels like a poorly-described, gigantic mess I know nothing about that seeks to replace other poorly-described, smaller messes which I know a little bit about. So you will be arguing in that environment." Nice Things About systemd Rules: Post each new Nice Thing as a new post, not as a reply to another post. This will let visitors skim the base level of comments for things that interest them, rather than have to dive through a fractally expanding tree of comments looking for things to support/oppose. It will also make it easier to follow the next rule: Avoid duplication; read the entire base-level of comments before adding a new Nice Thing. Someone may already have mentioned your Nice Thing. Add your support/opposition to that Nice Thing there, rather than as a new post. Only one concrete Nice Thing about systemd per base-level post. Keep the post focused on a single Nice Thing systemd does. If you know of multiple distinct things, write multiple distinct posts. Describe the Nice Thing in some detail. Don't assume, for example, that merely saying "Supports Linux cgroups" will be immediately persuasive. Describe how the Nice Thing is better than existing, less controversial solutions. systemd is allegedly better at some things than sysvinit or upstart or inetd. Why? Why is the Nice Thing possible in systemd, and impossible (or extremely difficult) with anything else? (In some cases, the Nice Thing will be a completely new thing that's never existed before; describe why it's good thing.)We will assume out of the gate that systemd boots your system faster than ${SOMETHING_ELSE}, so no points for bringing that up. Bonus points are awarded for: Personal Experience. "I actually did this," counts for way more than, "The docs claim you can do this." Working Examples. Corollary to the above — if you did a Nice Thing with systemd, consider also posting the code/script/service file you wrote to accomplish it. Links to Supporting Documentation. If you leveraged a Nice Thing, furnish a link to the docs you used that describe the Nice Thing and its usage.

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