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Why Linux Mint is a worthwhile Windows XP replacement

Zdnet news - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 01:04
XP's support life is quickly coming to an end. Fortunately for Windows XP users, there's a Linux desktop--Linux Mint--that has the same look and feel but with far better security and speed.
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Budgie Desktop Brings Chrome OS Style Experience to Linux

Omgubuntu - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 00:26

The Budgie Desktop Environment brings elements of the minimalist Chrome OS experience to Linux — but it does so in a novel way...

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Red Hat brings Microsoft .NET Apps to its OpenShift cloud

Zdnet news - Sun, 30/03/2014 - 23:55
In a surprising move, Red Hat will enable users to run .NET applications and SQL Server on its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud.
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Red Hat Linux now available on Amazon's secure federal cloud

Zdnet news - Sun, 30/03/2014 - 23:55
If you're a government worker and have been wanting to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux securely on your Amazon cloud, it's your lucky day. The popular open-source operating system is finally available on Amazon Web Services.
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Puzzle Game ’2048′ Packaged Up For Ubuntu

Omgubuntu - Sun, 30/03/2014 - 16:11

Hold on, I'll be with you in 2 secs. Make that 4. Maybe 8. What? It's been 16 minutes? Crikey!

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03/27 GhostBSD 4.0-alpha2

Distro watch - Sun, 30/03/2014 - 05:55
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oVirt 3.4 Means Management, VMs Can Live On the Same Machine

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 29/03/2014 - 07:40
darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat's open source oVirt project hit a major milestone this week with the release of version 3.4. It's got improved storage handling so users can mix and match different resource types, though the big new feature is one that seems painfully obvious. For the first time oVirt users can have the oVirt Manager and oVirt VMs on the same physical machine. 'So, typically, customers deployed the oVirt engine on a physical machine or on a virtual machine that wasn't managed or monitored,' Scott Herold, principal product manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization said. 'The oVirt 3.4 release adds the ability for oVirt to self-host its engine, including monitoring and recovery of the virtual machine.'" (Wikipedia describes oVirt as "a free platform virtualization management web application community project.")

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03/27 Pardus 3.0-rc2

Distro watch - Sat, 29/03/2014 - 02:55
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Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 29/03/2014 - 02:34
dotancohen (1015143) writes "It is commonly said that open source software is preferable because if you need something changed, you can change it yourself. Well, I am not an Xorg developer and I cannot maintain a separate Xorg fork. Xorg version 1.13.1 introduced a bug which breaks the "Sticky Keys" accessibility option. Thus, handicapped users who rely on the feature cannot use Xorg-based systems with the affected versions and are stuck on older software versions. Though all pre-bug Linux distros are soon scheduled for retirement, there seems to be no fix in sight. Should disabled users stick with outdated, vulnerable, and unsupported Linux distros or should we move to OS-X / Windows? The prospect of changing my OS, applications, and practices due to such an ostensibly small issue is frightening. Note that we are not discussing 'I don't like change' but rather 'this unintentional change is incompatible with my physical disability.' Thus this is not a case of every change breaks someone's workflow."

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Hypervisors: The cloud's potential security Achilles heel

Zdnet news - Sat, 29/03/2014 - 02:25
A cloud is only as secure as the hypervisors that support its virtual machines and how secure are those? That's a darn good question and one we tend to avoid looking at.
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Shuttleworth says Ubuntu is sticking with MySQL

Zdnet news - Sat, 29/03/2014 - 00:55
Other Linux distributions are moving to MariaDB for their default database management system, but Ubuntu is standing by Oracle's MySQL. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains why.
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Why Arguing That Windows is Better Than Linux Makes You Look Silly

Linux.com - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 18:57

Every article I have read, in recent memory, arguing that “Windows is better than Linux” makes the author sound a little bit, for lack of a better word, like a big giant goober.

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How to Create and Manage Btrfs Snapshots and Rollbacks on Linux (part 2)

Linux.com - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 18:15

Learn how to create and remove Btrfs filesystem snapshots, and instantly roll back to any point in time.

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How Samsung is Bringing Open Source Culture Inside the Firewall

Linux.com - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 16:17

Software companies have long realized the economic and strategic value of using and contributing code to external open source projects. But they're much slower to understand and apply the same open source methods of collaboration to their own projects internally, said Phil Odence, vice president of business development at Black Duck Software in a Collaboration Summit presentation today.

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03/26 Legacy 2.1 LTS

Distro watch - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 13:55
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Ubuntu 14.04 Flavors Release Beta 2 Downloads

Omgubuntu - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 13:35

Ubuntu's extended family has pushed out their second beta releases of the Ubuntu 14.04 development cycle.

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Soft, hard, lightly hosted? Make the right call when you choose a PBX system

The Register - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 13:00
Cloudy phone systems get down to business

All businesses need a PBX phone system to organise calls and direct them round the organisation.

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Sticky Tahr-fy pudding: Ubuntu 14.04 slickest Linux desktop ever

The Register - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 12:30
Review Wait, Canonical actually listened to us?

The final beta release of Ubuntu 14.04, due in April, is here.

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Put a 4K in it: Quantum soups up StorNext bundles for Pros

The Register - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 09:33
For the high-def era

Quantum has added Pro Storage bundles to its StorNext file virtualisation and archiving range aimed at making StorNext more cost effective for digital workflows in the 4K era.

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WebScaleSQL: MySQL for Facebook-sized databases

Zdnet news - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 03:06
The MySQL Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter engineering teams have joined forces to create their own version of MySQL, WebScaleSQL for their monster-sized databases.
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