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In-Vehicle Systems: The Next Frontier

Linux.com - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:45

I had an opportunity to speak at Collaboration Summit this year on building OSS-based IVI systems, concentrating on the use of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The evolution of in-vehicle systems is a very exciting topic, and Collab Summit confirmed for me that automotive software is currently in a state of flux. 

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Four Awesome Free Alternatives to Ubuntu One Cloud Storage

Omgubuntu - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 18:24

Be honest: news that Canonical is shuttering its Ubuntu One cloud storage service came as a shock, right? But which alternatives are worth pursuing? Let's take a look.

The post Four Awesome Free Alternatives to Ubuntu One Cloud Storage first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Three Alternatives to Ubuntu One Cloud Service

Linux.com - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:57

Ubuntu users need not fear the loss of Ubuntu One. With so many cloud services available – most of which offer native Linux clients – there are too many choices, ready to host your data, to be concerned. Give one of these options a try and see if they don't meet your needs.

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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Linux Slashdot - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:35
alphadogg writes: "An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel. Kay Sievers, a well-known open-source software engineer, is a key developer of systemd, a system management framework for Linux-based operating systems. Systemd is currently used by several prominent Linux distributions, including two of the most prominent enterprise distros, Red Hat and SUSE. It was recently announced that Ubuntu would adopt systemd in future versions as well. Sievers was banned by kernel maintainer Linus Torvalds on Wednesday for failing to address an issue that caused systemd to interact with the Linux kernel in negative ways."

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Lubuntu’s ‘Box’ Theme Now Supports GNOME Shell, Unity Desktops

Omgubuntu - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:50

Long time users of Lubuntu will find a bunch of improvements have been made the default theme when upgrading later this month.

The post Lubuntu’s ‘Box’ Theme Now Supports GNOME Shell, Unity Desktops first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Beautiful: Xubuntu 14.04 Updates Default Wallpaper

Omgubuntu - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:42

You're looking at the newly updated default wallpaper for Xubuntu 14.04 LTS — and it's a thing of beauty, no?

The post Beautiful: Xubuntu 14.04 Updates Default Wallpaper first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Linux Mint programs for Windows XP users

Zdnet news - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:15
Yes, many of your Windows programs aren't available on Linux, but some of them are and there are Linux programs that can do just as well as your old XP software.
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EMC intros data protection-as-a-service: You shall D-PAAS

The Register - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:29
Firm faces up to virtual reality

As the world is moving towards software-defined data centres with infrastructure components virtualised and delivered as a service, data protection appears to be going the same way.

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Cisco edges away from VMware, tries Red Hat on for size

The Register - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:04
Blocks and Files Drives nails forged with Red Hat iron into VCE's coffin

From co-operation to co-op-etition and then competition: it's happening in front of our eyes with EMC and Cisco. The choreography involves Cisco working more and more with Red Hat and its KVM server hypervisor and less with EMC subsidiary VMware's ESX.

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Tamil Nadu's XP migration plan: Go Linux like a BOSS

The Register - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:32
Indian state dumps Microsoft for Bharat Operating System Solutions Linux

The Indian State of Tamil Nadu will solve its Windows XP problem by adopting Linux.

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03/28 Musix 3.0.1

Distro watch - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:55
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Intel uncloaks next-gen 'Braswell' Atom, 64-bit Android KitKat kernel

The Register - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:32
Oh, and the demise of Windows XP? That's just delightful!

On the second day of its developers conference in Shenzhen, China, Intel revealed the codename – "Braswell" – of its next-generation Atom processor for low-cost mobile devices and a 64-bit Android KitKat 4.4.2 kernel, and outlined its belief that a "large resurgence" is coming to the desktop market.

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Tiny Boards Stoke the Market for Wearables and IoT

Linux.com - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 22:47

How do you get from a brilliant idea to a wearable computer or Internet of Things gizmo? Several computer modules have hit the scene recently that promise to expand the scope of lightweight computing devices to a broader field of manufacturers.

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One Engineer's Hands-on Experience with KVM at Collaboration Summit

Linux.com - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 20:30

In the last five years I have experienced a few professional transitions, changing employers from a Software Engineering role to System Administrator role, and from developing and/or testing software for “Legacy” operating systems and proprietary software to infrastructure services delivery using large scale UNIX and Linux customer environments. I have gone from only imagining what challenges Systems Administrators have in developing systems management software, to actually knowing them first hand.

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Interview: Ask Bruce Perens What You Will

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 03/04/2014 - 17:10
Bruce Perens is a computer programmer and one of the most important advocates for the open source community. He co-founded the Open Source Initiative with ESR and has worked towards reforms of national and international technology policies. He is an amateur radio enthusiast, and has pushed for open radio communication standards. He is also our interview guest today. As usual, ask as many questions as you'd like, but please, one per post.

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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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