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Free Linux MOOCs: Live Twitter Chat April 3, 8 a.m. PST with edX CEO and Linux Foundation Executive Director

Linux.com - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 04:40

edX and The Linux Foundation will hold a live Twitter chat this Thursday, April 3 from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. PST. Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation Executive Director, and Anant Agarwal, edX CEO, will be on hand to answer your questions about the new partnership to offer free Linux training in a massive open online course (MOOC).

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Google exposes its Andromeda software-defined networking

The Register - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 04:22
Search giant plugs cloud customers into its thrumming network arteries

Google is exposing the beating heart of its distributed infrastructure to developers of its cloud services.

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Ubuntu N-ONE: 'Storage war' with Dropbox et al annihilates cloud service

The Register - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 00:29
Canonical pulls plug on online file locker, can't compete with rivals' free 50GB space

Linux distro biz Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One online file and music storage service.

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Collab Recap: Tracing Changes Coming to the Kernel, and More

Linux.com - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 00:19

A week ago I flew out to Napa,CA for two days of discussions with various kernel people (ok, and some postgresql people too) about all things VM and FS/IO related. I learned a lot. These short focussed conferences have way more value to me these days personally than the conferences of years ago with a bunch of tracks, and day after day of presentations.

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PostgreSQL and Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Fsync Issues at Collaboration Summit

Linux.com - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 23:24
Last week, I attended the Linux Storage, Filesystems, and Memory Management summit (LSF/MM) on Monday and Tuesday, and the Linux Collaboration Summit (aka Collab) from Wednesday through Friday.  Both events were held at the Meritage Resort in Napa, CA.  This was by invitation of some Linux developers who wanted to find out more about what PostgreSQL needs from the Linux kernel.  Andres Freund and I attended on behalf of the PostgreSQL community; Josh Berkus was present for part of the time as well.
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Canonical closes down Ubuntu One cloud file services

Zdnet news - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 22:01
Recognizing that it can't keep up with the Dropboxes of the cloud storage world, Canonical elects to shut down its Ubuntu One file service.
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Red Hat's Jason Hibbets: How Open Source Software is Changing City Government

Linux.com - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 19:10

Linux and open source software have demonstrated that collaborative development is a successful model for rapid innovation in the tech sector. Now that model is being applied in other industries from health care, to city government, to education.

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Ubuntu One File & Music Services Axed, Here’s All You Need to Know

Omgubuntu - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 14:27

The Ubuntu One cloud storage and music store are being axed, Canonical has announced.

The post Ubuntu One File & Music Services Axed, Here’s All You Need to Know first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Dimwit hackers use security camera DVRs as SUPER-SLOW Bitcoin-mining rig

The Register - Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:39
'Seriously, this is just wasting electricity' huffs securo boffin

Miscreants are using hacked digital video recorders in a somewhat misguided attempt to mine cryptocurrency BitCoins.

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ABI Research states Chromebook shipments reach 2.1 million for 2013

Zdnet news - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 22:26
ABI Research predicts that Chromebook sales will continue to increase and reach 11 million shipments worldwide by 2019.
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Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 Starts With 6 Games for Linux

Omgubuntu - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 20:59

What's that sound? Why, it's another Humble Bundle! Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 is here with six titles for Linux gamers.

The post Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 Starts With 6 Games for Linux first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Professional online Linux classes for all - and the first one is free

Zdnet news - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 20:55
Want a good-paying Linux job, but don't have the skills? The Linux Foundation is setting up a new program of online classes for you.
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Intel's DIY MinnowBoard goes Max: More oomph for half the price

The Register - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 20:29
Raspberry Pi's ARM not enough for your hacking needs? How about 64-bit x86?

Intel has announced a new version of its pricey Raspberry Pi challenger, the MinnowBoard, which upgrades its Atom processor, shrinks its footprint, and slashes the price in half for one of two new models.

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Linux 3.14 Release: No 'Pi' But a New 'PIE' Fights Bufferbloat

Linux.com - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 18:11

After adding an extra release candidate to solidify the final result -- to the tune of a week's delay -- Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Sunday unleashed version 3.14 of the Linux kernel.

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First Beta of KDE Frameworks 5 Released

Omgubuntu - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 16:23

The next generation of KDE libraries, Frameworks 5, has reached its first beta.

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Why GNOME 3.12 Won’t Be Included in Ubuntu 14.04

Omgubuntu - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 13:48

Following its release last week, many readers has asked whether GNOME 3.12 will be available to use in the upcoming release of Ubuntu 14.04.

The post Why GNOME 3.12 Won’t Be Included in Ubuntu 14.04 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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VLC 2.2 Introduces New Add-Ons Manager

Omgubuntu - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:45

Many of us are used to adding extra features to our web browsers, but our media players?

The post VLC 2.2 Introduces New Add-Ons Manager first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Chinese patent app tries to own Wine on ARM

The Register - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 07:25
More software patent silliness

A group of coders from China is trying to patent the ability to operate the popular Wine environment on ARM processors.

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Intel Upgrades MinnowBoard: Baytrail CPU, Nearly Halves Price To $99

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 03:02
DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "Intel and CircuitCo have revealed a smaller, faster, 2nd-gen MinnowBoard open SBC based on an Atom E3800 SoC and supported by both Android 4.4 and various standard Linux OSes. The MinnowBoard Max, which will ship in Q3 starting at $99, blows past the original MinnowBoard (Slashdot video) on price, performance, and energy consumption. The 3.9 x 2.9-inch Max's $99 starting price includes a 64-bit 1.46GHz Intel Atom E3815 (Bay Trail-T) CPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB SPI flash, and coastline ports for MicroSD, Micro-HDMI, GbE, dual USB, and SATA. Unlike the original MinnowBoard, the Max provides two expansion connectors: a low-speed header, with signals similar to the Arduino's Shield connector; and a high-speed connector, which can support mSATA and mini-PCIe sockets on expansion modules, among other interfaces. Although the Max's design supports CPUs up to Intel's quad-core 1.91GHz (10W TDP) E3845, only two choices shown initially at MinnowBoard.org, with the higher-end $129 model stepping up to a 1.33GHz dual-core E3825 plus 2GB RAM.."

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Intel Upgrades MinnowBoard: Baytrail CPU, Nearly Halves Price To $99

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 03:02
DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "Intel and CircuitCo have revealed a smaller, faster, 2nd-gen MinnowBoard open SBC based on an Atom E3800 SoC and supported by both Android 4.4 and various standard Linux OSes. The MinnowBoard Max, which will ship in Q3 starting at $99, blows past the original MinnowBoard (Slashdot video) on price, performance, and energy consumption. The 3.9 x 2.9-inch Max's $99 starting price includes a 64-bit 1.46GHz Intel Atom E3815 (Bay Trail-T) CPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB SPI flash, and coastline ports for MicroSD, Micro-HDMI, GbE, dual USB, and SATA. Unlike the original MinnowBoard, the Max provides two expansion connectors: a low-speed header, with signals similar to the Arduino's Shield connector; and a high-speed connector, which can support mSATA and mini-PCIe sockets on expansion modules, among other interfaces. Although the Max's design supports CPUs up to Intel's quad-core 1.91GHz (10W TDP) E3845, only two choices shown initially at MinnowBoard.org, with the higher-end $129 model stepping up to a 1.33GHz dual-core E3825 plus 2GB RAM.."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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