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OpenStack: the Open Source Cloud That Vendors Love and Users Are Ignoring

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 20:52
Brandon Butler writes: "OpenStack has no shortage of corporate backers. Rackspace, Red Hat, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco and many others have hopped on board. But many wonder, after four years, shouldn't there be more end users by this point? 'OpenStack backers say this progression is completely normal. Repeating an analogy many have made, Paul Cormier, president of products and technology for Red Hat, says OpenStack’s development is just like the process of building up Linux. This time the transition to a cloud-based architecture is an even bigger technological transformation than replacing proprietary operating systems with Linux. "It’s where Linux was in the beginning," he says about OpenStack's current status. "Linux was around for a while before it really got adopted in the enterprise. OpenStack is going through the same process right now."'"

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Microsoft walks into a bar. China screams: 'Eww is that Windows 8? GET OUT OF HERE'

The Register - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 18:05
That's what happens if you axe support for XP

The Chinese government has banned Windows 8 from a sizeable chunk of public-sector PCs – capping off a long-running dispute with Microsoft over the company's decision to cut support for XP.

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How to Win Free Tickets to LinuxCon and CloudOpen

Linux.com - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 17:56

We recently sent Tux on a mission: Scope out this year's LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America host city of Chicago (he did such a good job last year that we sent him out again). The result is the video we're launching today that details his tour of the city.

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The Mac-ifying of the Linux Desktop

Linux.com - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 17:39

The sheer variety available to the Linux desktop brings with it a level of discussion and debate most other platforms do not know. Which desktop is the best? Should Linux hold onto what has always worked? Should the Linux desktop mimic what others already know? Dare Linux look and feel like OS X?

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Linux Takes to the Skies in Drones

Linux.com - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 17:15

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have grabbed our attention lately, from debates over the legality of military drones to commercial UAV projects planned by Amazon and Google, and Linux is increasingly part of the conversation.

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Top 5 OpenDaylight Videos From OpenStack Summit Atlanta

Linux.com - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 17:11

  Last week the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta showcased the growing integration between OpenDaylight and OpenStack. The following videos highlight some of the critical debates happening in the industry and the importance of having an open, SDN platform like OpenDaylight work with OpenStack clouds. 

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China Bans Windows 8 From Use In Government

Omgubuntu - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 12:50

China has issued a ban on Windows 8 being used on official governmental computers in a move that may hasten adoption of open-source alternatives in the country.

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AMD unleashes savage bird of prey on Internet of Burly, Brawny Things

The Register - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 05:01
Four 4K displays not enough for you? A li'l tweak and – voilà! – you've got nine

AMD has released the second generation of its R-Series chips, code-named "Bald Eagle", aiming them squarely at the high end of the embedded market.

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Atten-hut! Linux Foundation welcomes three new recruits

The Register - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 00:33
Two companies from the future and one from the past join open source advocacy group

Two companies that represent the profound changes rippling through the tech industry have joined The Linux Foundation.

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05/15 Univention 3.2-2

Distro watch - Mon, 19/05/2014 - 23:55
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Linux Sucks (Video)

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 19/05/2014 - 21:50
How do we know Linux sucks? Because Bryan Lunduke says so. How did he become a Linux authority? By using Linux, of course. He has also written a kids Linux book, Linux for Hank, and a grown-up Linux book, Linux is Badass. But wait! That's not all! Bryan is also one of the people behind the infamous Bad Voltage podcast. And now, for something slightly different: In moments of weakness, Bryan admits that maybe Linux suckage isn't total, and Linux may have a good point or two and maybe some of the suckage could be removed. Zounds! Is that possible? Watch our video chat with Bryan (and/or read the transcript) and see. Or watch the entire 44 minute speech he gave at the 2014 LinuxFest Northwest, which was the 5th (or maybe 6th) "Linux Sucks" speech he's given at LFNW. That makes this a tradition, not just a speech. So if you find yourself in or near Bellingham, Washington, in 2039 you might want to pop in and see if Bryan is still updating his "Linux Sucks" speech. He'll be the geezer hobbling to the front of the room with help from his AutoCane, a device sure to be developed between now and then -- which will no doubt run Linux. (Alternate video link)

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Caffeine Stops Ubuntu Lock Screen Kicking In During Fullscreen Apps

Omgubuntu - Mon, 19/05/2014 - 19:53

The sleep/screensaver inhibitor Caffeine has brewed a new release — but long time fans of it may find the new flavour takes some getting used to.

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Rackspace, Cumulus Networks and CoreOS Join Linux Foundation

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 19/05/2014 - 16:01
Mcusanelli (3564469) writes "Rackspace, Cumulus Networks and CoreOS have become members of the Linux Foundation to support open source networking, virtualization and cloud computing. The Linux Foundation said in a statement: 'From the virtualization layer to networking hardware, Linux and open source are critical to modern computing and a new generation of cloud services and applications. Today's new Linux Foundation members are part of this market shift and see open source as the lynchpin for optimal scalability, efficiencies, security and data center savings.'"

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Canonical's cloud-in-a-box: The Ubuntu Orange Box

Zdnet news - Mon, 19/05/2014 - 15:17
Canonical had an unexpected hit at OpenStack Summit: It's an Intel-powered, cloud-in-a-box.
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Customer sues Nimbus Data for 'breach of contract' over arrays

The Register - Mon, 19/05/2014 - 12:23
Alleges kit 'failed to meet conditions of sale'

Flash array vendor Nimbus Data is being sued by a customer for breach of contract over two Gemini arrays that the purchaser alleges failed to meet "four conditions of sale".

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Reg man picks out tastiest tidbits from heaping mounds of storage announcements

The Register - Mon, 19/05/2014 - 09:36
Curated for your pleasure by Chris Mellor

Suppliers are furiously ladling out news like demented cafeteria workers attempting to feed the multitudes, so we thought we'd slice off a few of the tastier morsels and present them to you on a sideplate – all the better to prevent any storage indigestion.

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How To Install ‘California’ Calendar App in Ubuntu 14.04

Omgubuntu - Sun, 18/05/2014 - 15:36

Want to install Yorba's new calendar app 'California' on Ubuntu? You're in luck; the non-profit has added builds for 14.04 to its daily PPA.

The post How To Install ‘California’ Calendar App in Ubuntu 14.04 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 17/05/2014 - 22:58
An anonymous reader writes "The Tux3 file-system that's been in development since 2008 as the public replacement to the patent-blocked Tux2 file-system is now under review for inclusion into the Linux kernel. Tux3 tries to act as a 'light, tight, modern file-system. We offer a fresh approach to some ancient problems,' according to its lead developer, Daniel Phillips. Tux3 strives for minimal resource consumption but lacks enterprise-grade reliability at this point. Tux3, at the end of the day, tries to be 'robust, fast, and simple' with the Linux FS reportedly being as fast as other well known file-systems. Details on the project are at Tux3.org."

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Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 17/05/2014 - 22:58
An anonymous reader writes "The Tux3 file-system that's been in development since 2008 as the public replacement to the patent-blocked Tux2 file-system is now under review for inclusion into the Linux kernel. Tux3 tries to act as a 'light, tight, modern file-system. We offer a fresh approach to some ancient problems,' according to its lead developer, Daniel Phillips. Tux3 strives for minimal resource consumption but lacks enterprise-grade reliability at this point. Tux3, at the end of the day, tries to be 'robust, fast, and simple' with the Linux FS reportedly being as fast as other well known file-systems. Details on the project are at Tux3.org."

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Categories: Linux News

Tux3 File System Could Finally Make It Into the Mainline Linux Kernel

Linux Slashdot - Sat, 17/05/2014 - 22:58
An anonymous reader writes "The Tux3 file-system that's been in development since 2008 as the public replacement to the patent-blocked Tux2 file-system is now under review for inclusion into the Linux kernel. Tux3 tries to act as a 'light, tight, modern file-system. We offer a fresh approach to some ancient problems,' according to its lead developer, Daniel Phillips. Tux3 strives for minimal resource consumption but lacks enterprise-grade reliability at this point. Tux3, at the end of the day, tries to be 'robust, fast, and simple' with the Linux FS reportedly being as fast as other well known file-systems. Details on the project are at Tux3.org."

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