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Harvard's CompSci Intro Course Boasts Record-Breaking Enrollment

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 19:59
alphadogg writes: Harvard College's CS50, the school's Introduction to Computer Science course for undergrads, has attracted about 1 in 8 students this fall — a new record for the school and yet another sign of just how hot this field is becoming for the job-hungry. Overall, 818 undergrads (or 12% of the student body) signed up for the challenging course this semester (PDF), and nearly 900 students are registered when factoring in graduate and cross-registered students. Topics on the syllabus include Linux, cryptography, HTML and JavaScript. David Malan, a Harvard CompSci grad, teaches the course.

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How to Choose the Best Linux Desktop for You

Linux.com - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 18:02

From Unity, to GNOME, to Cinnamon and more, there is a desktop for every kind of user to be found within the Linux landscape. To that end, I want to take some of the most popular desktops and match them to end users.

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How to Build a Linux Media Server

Linux.com - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 16:49

Your guide to making Linux the hub of your multimedia library.

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Cassandra gets a clean up and speed up in release 2.1

Zdnet news - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 16:07
Big Data users who swear by Cassandra should seriously consider upgrading to the new version.
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Cassandra gets a clean up and speed up in release 2.1

Zdnet news - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 16:07
Big Data users who swear by Cassandra should seriously consider upgrading to the new version.
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Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars

The Register - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 15:01
Review Symbian's David Wood bares all. Not for the faint hearted

David Wood, one of the founder executives of Symbian - and the one who saw it through to the bitter end - has written a book. A very big book.

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Apple Watch Follows in Android's Footsteps

Linux.com - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 22:53

Apple once led the way in mobile devices, leaving those scurvy pirates of the Android world to imitate, innovate, and fill in the niches that Apple neglected. Unlike the iPhone and iPad, however, the Apple Watch announced this week appears to be following more than leading.

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Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 beta: New software for Linux developers

Zdnet news - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 18:20
Red Hat brings the latest programming tools to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.
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Red Hat Software Collections 1.2 beta: New software for Linux developers

Zdnet news - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 18:20
Red Hat brings the latest programming tools to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.
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The State of ZFS On Linux

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 14:55
An anonymous reader writes: Richard Yao, one of the most prolific contributors to the ZFSOnLinux project, has put up a post explaining why he thinks the filesystem is definitely production-ready. He says, "ZFS provides strong guarantees for the integrity of [data] from the moment that fsync() returns on a file, an operation on a synchronous file handle is returned or dirty writeback occurs (by default every 5 seconds). These guarantees are enabled by ZFS' disk format, which places all data into a Merkle tree that stores 256-bit checksums and is changed atomically via a two-stage transaction commit.. ... Sharing a common code base with other Open ZFS platforms has given ZFS on Linux the opportunity to rapidly implement features available on other Open ZFS platforms. At present, Illumos is the reference platform in the Open ZFS community and despite its ZFS driver having hundreds of features, ZoL is only behind on about 18 of them."

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How to Go Hands On With the Utopic Unicorn – Literally!

Omgubuntu - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 11:04

A step-by-step guide to making an origami Unicorn has been posted online by Canonical to celebrate the upcoming release of the same name.

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Learning About Enea's Real Time Linux Embedded OS (Video)

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 21:02
Jon Aldama is the Product Marketing Manager for Enea A.B., but he prides himself on being a developer first and a marketer second -- a point he stresses early in today's video. Enea is behind Operating System Embedded, whose Wikipedia page, some say, "appears to be written like an advertisement," which an unkind person could also say about the Enea A.B. Wikipedia page. In any case, Enea works with the Linux Foundation's Yocto Project workgroup, whose main webpage says, "It's not an embedded Linux distribution – it creates a custom one for you." This is all open source, which Jon says is a big corporate principle at Enea -- and he should know, since his previous job was as an Open Source Compliance Officer and Software Analyst at Ericsson. (Alternate Video Link)

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The Top Open Source Cloud Projects of 2014

Linux.com - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 20:54

OpenStack is the most popular open source cloud project, followed by Docker and KVM, according to a survey of more than 550 respondents conducted by Linux.com and The New Stack and announced today at CloudOpen in Chicago.

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Robotic Arm Control from the BeagleBone Black

Linux.com - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 18:16

In this tutorial, we'll learn how to control a robotic arm from the BeagleBone Black. Then we'll give your project the ability to manipulate real world objects and perform repetitive tasks for you.

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Red Hat Satellite 6 comes with improved server and cloud management

Zdnet news - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 18:10
The new Red Hat Satellite isn't just for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators. Anyone managing a Red Hat-based cloud will be glad that Red Hat Satellite 6 has arrived.
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Red Hat Satellite 6 comes with improved server and cloud management

Zdnet news - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 18:10
The new Red Hat Satellite isn't just for Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators. Anyone managing a Red Hat-based cloud will be glad that Red Hat Satellite 6 has arrived.
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Have You Tried Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 Beta 1?

Omgubuntu - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 14:21

The first beta release of Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 was published at the end of August.

The post Have You Tried Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.10 Beta 1? first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Ex Red Hat CTO installs self as Google Cloud boss

The Register - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 11:38
12 years and all I got was this lousy 25-word 'goodbye'?

Red Hat’s former technology chief Brian Stevens has floated over to Google to run its cloud operations.

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SAN-free, NAS-free? Scottish PHDs lift kilt on how they'll pull storage out of the aether

The Register - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 08:58
Interview Arrays... who needs 'em?

Two years back, The Reg took a look at a New York startup developing a tech it claimed would change the storage game for networked workstation shops that don't want to buy a SAN or filer. Now the three graduates of Scotland's University of St Andrews who run AetherStore say they are nearing product delivery.

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VMware updates vSphere, recommends new security fixes

The Register - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 03:58
Final nail in XP's coffin as Virtzilla bans it as Web Client host?

VMware has released a second update to vSphere 5.5.

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