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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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This is the name of Ubuntu 15.04 — And It’s Not Versatile Velociraptor

Omgubuntu - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:21

Ubuntu 14.10 may not be out of the door yet, but attention is already turning to Ubuntu 15.04. Today it got its name: 'Vivid Vervet'.

The post This is the name of Ubuntu 15.04 — And It’s Not Versatile Velociraptor first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Ubuntu Turns 10

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 14:10
Scott James Remnant, now Technical Lead on ChromeOS, was a Debian developer before that. That's how he became involved from the beginning (becoming Developer Manager, and then serving on the Technical Board) on the little derivative distribution that Mark Shuttleworth decided to make of Debian Unstable, and for which the name Ubuntu was eventually chosen. On this date in 2004, Ubuntu 4.10 -- aka Warty Warthog, or just Warty -- was released, and Remnant has shared a detailed, nostalgic look back at the early days of the project that has (whatever else you think of it ) become one of the most influential in the world of open source and Free software. I was excited that Canonical sent out disks that I could pass around to friends and family that looked acceptably polished to them in a way that Sharpie-marked Knoppix CD-ROMs didn't, and that the polish extended to the installer, the desktop, and the included constellation of software, too.

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Are You an Ubuntu Expert? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

Omgubuntu - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:51

Test how hardy your Ubuntu know-how is by taking our trusty Ubuntu tenth birthday quiz. Will you be the Quantal Quetzal of quizzes?

The post Are You an Ubuntu Expert? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

The Register - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:35
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom

She’s a huge advocate of drones — quite a surprising position to take for a first class fighter pilot.

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V is for Vivid

Mark Shuttleworth - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:22

Release week! Already! I wouldn’t call Trusty ‘vintage’ just yet, but Utopic is poised to leap into the torrent stream. We’ve all managed to land our final touches to *buntu and are excited to bring the next wave of newness to users around the world. Glad to see the unicorn theme went down well, judging from the various desktops I see on G+.

And so it’s time to open the vatic floodgates and invite your thoughts and contributions to our soon-to-be-opened iteration next. Our ventrous quest to put GNU as you love it on phones is bearing fruit, with final touches to the first image in a new era of convergence in computing. From tiny devices to personal computers of all shapes and sizes to the ventose vistas of cloud computing, our goal is to make a platform that is useful, versal and widely used.

Who would have thought – a phone! Each year in Ubuntu brings something new. It is a privilege to celebrate our tenth anniversary milestone with such vernal efforts. New ecosystems are born all the time, and it’s vital that we refresh and renew our thinking and our product in vibrant ways. That we have the chance to do so is testament to the role Linux at large is playing in modern computing, and the breadth of vision in our virtual team.

To our fledgling phone developer community, for all your votive contributions and vocal participation, thank you! Let’s not be vaunty: we have a lot to do yet, but my oh my what we’ve made together feels fantastic. You are the vigorous vanguard, the verecund visionaries and our venerable mates in this adventure. Thank you again.

This verbose tract is a venial vanity, a chance to vector verbal vibes, a map of verdant hills to be climbed in months ahead. Amongst those peaks I expect we’ll find new ways to bring secure, free and fabulous opportunities for both developers and users. This is a time when every electronic thing can be an Internet thing, and that’s a chance for us to bring our platform, with its security and its long term support, to a vast and important field. In a world where almost any device can be smart, and also subverted, our shared efforts to make trusted and trustworthy systems might find fertile ground. So our goal this next cycle is to show the way past a simple Internet of things, to a world of Internet things-you-can-trust.

In my favourite places, the smartest thing around is a particular kind of monkey. Vexatious at times, volant and vogie at others, a vervet gets in anywhere and delights in teasing cats and dogs alike. As the upstart monkey in this business I can think of no better mascot. And so let’s launch our vicenary cycle, our verist varlet, the Vivid Vervet!

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Ex-Microsoft man takes up arms for Red Hat's open-cloud crusade

The Register - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 13:04
Because enterprise cloud doesn't just happen

“We want to be the undisputed leader in enterprise cloud,” Red Hat’s chief executive Jim Whitehurst said recently.

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Six licks of Google's Android Lollipop

Zdnet news - Mon, 20/10/2014 - 11:09
It's not shipping yet, but you can run a pre-release of Android Lollipop, and it's already looking pretty tasty.
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 18/10/2014 - 16:30
New submitter cgdae writes Does anyone know how to stop PulseAudio/Pavucontrol from changing sound settings whenever there is a hardware change such as headphones being plugged in/out or docking/undocking my laptop ? I recently had to install PulseAudio on my Debian system because the Linux version of Skype started to require it. Ever since, whenever i dock/undock or use/stop using headphones, all sound disappears, and i have to go to Pavucontrol and make random changes to its 'Output Devices' or 'Speakers' or 'Headphones' tab, or mute/unmute things, or drag a volume slider which has inexplicably moved to nearly zero, until sound magically comes back again. I've tried creating empty PulseAudio config files in my home directory, and/or disabling the loading of various PulseAudio modules in /etc/pulse/*.conf, but i cannot stop PulseAudio from messing things up whenever there's a hardware change. It's really frustrating that something like PulseAudio doesn't have an easy-to-find way of preventing it from trying (and failing) to be clever. [In case it's relevant, my system is a Lenovo X220 laptop, with Debian jessie, kernel 3.14-2-amd64. I run fvwm with an ancient config.]

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