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Smashing, groovy, baby – yay, capitalism! Digital Ocean flogs Brit VMs

The Register - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:30
Plucky Linux cloud startup floats where Amazon fears to tread: Slough

Cheap-as-a-chips virtual-machine hoster Digital Ocean has put roots down in the UK by opening up its first bit barn in Blighty.

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Imad Sousou: The Future of Linux and Intel in the New Connected World - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 17:11

From new cloud platforms, to changes in virtualization and container technologies, to how data is stored and transmitted, every innovation in the data center has a Linux-based or open source component, says Imad Sousou vice president of the Software and Services Group and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center at Intel.

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OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:20
An anonymous reader writes Release Candidate One of OpenWRT 14.07 "Barrier Breaker" is released. Big for this tiny embedded Linux distribution for routers in 14.07 is native IPv6 support and the procd init system integration. The native IPv6 support is with the RA and DHCPv6+PD client and server support plus other changes. Procd is OpenWRT's new preinit, init, hotplug, and event system. Perhaps not too exciting is support for upgrading on devices with NAND, and file system snapshot/restore so you can experiment without fear of leaving your network broken. There's also experimental support for the musl standard C library.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Resources for Women and Newcomers at LinuxCon - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:17

For many years, Linux Foundation research has pointed out that companies have a hard time finding enough skilled applicants for their Linux-related technical positions, especially in development. At The Linux Foundation, we have created a number of programs to address this: from Linux technical training to a free Linux MOOC to a training scholarship program to inclusivity programs at our LinuxCon and Cloud events. If there is a shortage of skilled applicants, we want to invite everyone to join the party.

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Virty server bones thrown: Gartner mages see Microsoft rising

The Register - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 15:02
What a shock, VMware in the lead

Gartner’s server virtualisation magic quadrant shows virtualisation juggernaut VMware sitting at the top of the pack for the fifth year running, with Citrix down in the niche player dumps along with Red Hat.

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KDE Plasma 5 Arrives with Fresh New Look, True Convergence

Omgubuntu - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 14:58

KDE has announced the first release of Plasma 5, a major reworking of the KDE desktop.

The post KDE Plasma 5 Arrives with Fresh New Look, True Convergence first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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The Linux Supercomputers We Secretly Fear Will Become Sentient - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:14

What can you do with 17.5 million petaflops that you can't do with a fancy, quad core i7 desktop PC?

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Easy Video Editing with OpenShot on Linux - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 16:12

Video editing isn't always a skill that anyone can pick up as if they were using a WYSIWYG editor. In fact, with some tools, creating a short video can be downright challenging. Unless you use OpenShot

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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 12:50
mikejuk writes The Raspberry Pi foundation has just announced the Raspberry Pi B+. The basic specs haven't changed much — same BC2835 and 512MB of RAM and the $35 price tag. There are now four USB ports, which means you don't need a hub to work with a mouse, keyboard and WiFi dongle. The GPIO has been expanded to 40 pins, but don't worry: you can plug your old boards and cables into the lefthand part of the connector, and it's backward compatible. As well as some additional general purpose lines, there are two designated for use with I2C EEPROM. When the Pi boots it will look for custom EEPROMs on these lines and optionally use them to load Linux drivers or setup expansion boards. Expansion boards can now include identity chips that when the board is connected configures the Pi to make use of them — no more manual customization. The change to a micro SD socket is nice, unless you happen to have lots of spare full size SD cards around. It is also claimed that the power requirements have dropped by half, to one watt, which brings the model B into the same power consumption area as the model A. Comp video is now available on the audio jack, and the audio quality has been improved. One big step for Raspberry Pi is that it now has four holes for mounting in standard enclosures.

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French telco takes on US rival Netflix... with <i>whose</i> dongle?

The Register - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 08:07
Orange FT plans streaming service around 'new' HDMI stick – report

There were never going to be any prizes for guessing that the first user for Chromecast rival “Cast”, introduced by SoftAtHome in March, is likely to be Orange France Telecom.

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‘Simple Dock’ GNOME Shell Extension Puts Your Fave Apps On The Desktop

Omgubuntu - Sun, 13/07/2014 - 14:03

Simple Dock is a GNOME Shell extension that puts a handy application launcher and task switch right where you can see it: on the desktop.

The post ‘Simple Dock’ GNOME Shell Extension Puts Your Fave Apps On The Desktop first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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LibreSSL crypto library leaps from OpenBSD to Linux, OS X, more

The Register - Sat, 12/07/2014 - 00:43
First cross-platform version of cleaned-up OpenSSL fork

The OpenBSD project has released the first portable version of LibreSSL, the team's OpenSSL fork – meaning it can be built for operating systems other than OpenBSD.

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The Linux Supercomputers We Secretly Fear Will Become Sentient - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 22:01

What can you do with 17.5 million petaflops that you can't do with a fancy, quad core i7 desktop PC?

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M-Cam casts doubts on Microsoft's Android patent portfolio

Zdnet news - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:26
China revealed exactly what patents Microsoft has in its Android patent portfolio. After examining these patents, M-Cam doubts the validity of many of Microsoft's Android claims.
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Samsung Z mobe a NO-SHOW at Moscow Tizen Developer Summit

The Register - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:47
More launch delays for Samsung's Android-alternative smartphone OS

Samsung has suffered another setback in its quest to offer the world an alternative to Android, having failed to launch the first smartphone running its Tizen mobile OS as planned.

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CrossOver 13.2: Installing Windows program on Linux just got easier

Zdnet news - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 19:15
CodeWeavers latest CrossOver has many improvements, one of which is that it makes it easier than ever to install Windows applications on Linux.
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Join Us in Honoring IT Heroes for SysAdmin Day, Win Free Tickets to LinuxCon & CloudOpen - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:22

According to the 2014 Linux Jobs Report, SysAdmins are the highest in demand position among Linux professionals. Fifty-eight percent of hiring managers said this year they are most aggressively seeking Linux SysAdmins followed by Linux application developers at 45 percent.

There is no doubt that as Linux has grown to support the world’s most advanced technology infrastructure that we need more SysAdmins to support it. Also, the role of the SysAdmin is gaining in significance in every organization. Today SysAdmins contribute to important strategic discussions about their companies’ futures, and their work is very often a critical component in enabling organizational growth. SysAdmins are our IT heroes.

That's why this year The Linux Foundation is honoring some of its very own SysAdmins in celebration of SysAdmin Day 2014 by profiling them here in So far in this series we've introduced Ryan Day and Andy Grimberg.

We also want to honor your SysAdmins. We want to hear about the amazing things they're doing to support the infrastructure and projects your companies are working on. Or, tell us about  the time(s) they stepped in and solved a problem so big you thought you were pretty much toast.

Just email the editors at about why your SysAdmin should be recognized. Submissions are due by SysAdmin Day, July 25. Two individuals will be chosen by the editors to be profiled in the weeks following SysAdmin Day and both the submitters and the SysAdmins who are chosen will receive free tickets to LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America taking place in Chicago August 20-22, 2014.

Don’t let your hero go unrecognized!


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How to Operate Linux Spycams With Motion - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:19

When you want something a little simpler and more lightweight than Zoneminder for operating surveillance cameras, try Motion.

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Need Microsoft Office on Ubuntu? Install the Official Web Apps

Omgubuntu - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:26

It's not everyone's cup of joe, but Microsoft Office and its family of finicky file formats are a mainstay of many working and educational environments — for better or worse.

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