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LOHAN tunes into ultra long range radio

The Register - Thu, 28/08/2014 - 09:32
And verily, Vultures shall speak status unto distant receivers

Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Vulture 2 spaceplane has taken a massive leap in transmitting power with the installation of a mighty 900MHz ultra long range radio module - the RFD 900u Radio Modem by Oz's RF Design.

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Containers vs Hypervisors: The Battle Has Just Begun

Linux.com - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 23:36

Let me make one thing clear up front: I like Docker. But there are a few loud, but lonely, voices in the crowd who proclaim, “The battle is over! Containers have won! Hypervisors are obsolete!” I'm sorry, that's just wrong.

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Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction'

Zdnet news - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 23:12
In a surprising move, long-time Red Hat executive Brian Stevens has stepped down from the company, as staffers suspect friction in the executive suite.
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 19:48
snydeq writes: Developers are embracing a range of open source technologies, writes Matt Asay, virtually none of which are supported or sold by Red Hat, the purported open source leader. "Ask a CIO her choice to run mission-critical workloads, and her answer is a near immediate 'Red Hat.' Ask her developers what they prefer, however, and it's Ubuntu. Outside the operating system, according to AngelList data compiled by Leo Polovets, these developers go with MySQL, MongoDB, or PostgreSQL for their database; Chef or Puppet for configuration; and ElasticSearch or Solr for search. None of this technology is developed by Red Hat. Yet all of this technology is what the next generation of developers is using to build modern applications. Given that developers are the new kingmakers, Red Hat needs to get out in front of the developer freight train if it wants to remain relevant for the next 20 years, much less the next two."

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$99 Parallella Supercomputer has Successful Launch After 18 Months

Linux.com - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 17:34
Developing a tiny, high performance computer with groundbreaking energy-efficiency and a $99 price tag was never going to be easy. However, I'm pleased to report that backers of the Kickstarter campaign have now all received their rewards and the Parallella board has finally gone into general availability, with international distribution also having recently been put in place. 
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How to Control a 3 Wheel Robot from a Tablet With BeagleBone Black

Linux.com - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 22:09

Give the BeagleBone Black its own wheels, completely untether any cables from the whole thing and control the robot from a tablet. 

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Opening Up in New Ways: How the OpenPOWER Foundation is Taking Open to New Places

Linux.com - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 21:15

It’s no secret that open development is the key to rapid and continuous technology innovation. Openly sharing knowledge, skills and technical building blocks is something that we in the Linux community have long been promoting and have recognized as a successful model for breeding technology breakthroughs. Much of The Linux Foundation’s and its peers' efforts to date have been centered on fostering openness at the software level, starting right at the source -- the operating system – and building up from there. Traditionally, the agenda has not included a great amount of attention on how to open up at the hardware level. Until now.  

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Linux Energy Drink: Get Energized with this Recap of LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America

Linux.com - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 18:11

LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America this year hosted the developers and maintainers building the software that is running our lives. It also hosted the DevOps professionals and SysAdmins supporting the systems that keep those lives humming along.

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IBM Gearing Up Mega Power 8 Servers For October Launch

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 16:49
darthcamaro (735685) writes "Now that IBM has sold off its x86 server business to Lenovo, it's full steam ahead for IBM's Power business. While Intel is ramping up its next generation of server silicon for a September launch, IBM has its next lineup of Power 8 servers set to be announced in October. "There is a larger than 4U, 2 socket system coming out," Doug Balog, General Manager of Power Systems within IBM's System and Technology Group said. Can IBM Power 8 actually take on x86? Or has that ship already sailed?" At last weekend's Linux Con in Chicago, IBM talked up the availability of the Power systems, and that they are working with several Linux vendors, including recently-added Ubuntu; watch for a video interview with Balog on how he's helping spend the billion dollars that IBM pledged last year on open source development.

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GIMP 2.8.14 Released — Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Omgubuntu - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 15:03

A new update to the popular open-source Photoshop alternative The GIMP is now available for download.

The post GIMP 2.8.14 Released — Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn – report

The Register - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:29
Development alliance working on desktop, mobe software

A home-grown "China operating system" (COS) to challenge rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple could be available as soon as October 2014, the country’s state-run Xinhua News Agency has said.

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Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can

The Register - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 08:02
No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle

Linus Torvalds released issued Linux 3.17 rc-2 on Monday.

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Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 01:01
An anonymous reader writes Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.17-rc2 today in commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the original kernel announcement. It was on 25 August 1991 that he announced his new OS project to the Minix users list.

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Netflix Architect Offers Template for Monitoring Linux Performance Tools

Linux.com - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 00:59

Netflix Senior Performance Architect Brendan Gregg spoke last week at LinuxCon North America about the Linux performance tools landscape. 

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Docker's VMware tryst is about giving sysadmins the whip hand

The Register - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 23:52
VMworld 2014 The time has come to beat cloud upstarts into shape

Docker's often been cast as an enfant terrible so talented that it makes mature predecessors suddenly look a bit old, slow and irrelevant.

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VMware buys into Docker containers

Zdnet news - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 21:14
VMware announced at VMworld that it would be working with Docker, Google and Pivotal to bring Docker containers to VMware.
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Red Hat bids to become a hybrid cloud power

Zdnet news - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 20:08
Red Hat pushes interoperability with multiple cloud platforms with the latest release of CloudForms 3.1, its hybrid cloud management platform.
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 19:54
snydeq writes The battle over systemd exposes a fundamental gap between the old Unix guard and a new guard of Linux developers and admins, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. "Last week I posted about the schism brewing over systemd and the curiously fast adoption of this massive change to many Linux distributions. If there's one thing that systemd does extremely well, it is to spark heated discussions that devolve into wild, teeth-gnashing rants from both sides. Clearly, systemd is a polarizing subject. If nothing else, that very fact should give one pause. Fundamental changes in the structure of most Linux distributions should not be met with such fervent opposition. It indicates that no matter how reasonable a change may seem, if enough established and learned folks disagree with the change, then perhaps it bears further inspection before going to production. Clearly, that hasn't happened with systemd."

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GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

The Register - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 19:47
LinuxCon 2014 Raise your hand if you're interested – liar!

Matthew Miller is a little concerned. As the new project leader for the Fedora Linux distribution, he thinks Fedora 20 is great and Fedora 21, when it ships, will be the best release ever. But he worries that to everyone else, Fedora – and Linux distros in general – are getting a little, well … boring.

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RAW Sharpening and Noise Reduction With Raw Therapee on Linux

Linux.com - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 19:42

In this introduction to Raw Therapee you will learn how to use its advanced tools for noise reduction and sharpening your digital photos.

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