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Ubuntu MATE Remix Seeks Official Spin Status

Omgubuntu - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 15:51

A custom spin of Ubuntu using the GNOME 2-based MATE desktop environment by default is looking to gain official spin status from Canonical.

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Nexenta reckons it has Edge in squeezing your object storage BLOB

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 14:03
Dedupe for the little guy, not just the tech titan

Nexenta says its latest NexentaEdge software product delivers petabyte-scale block and object storage with inline deduplication.

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Linux kernel source code repositories get better security

Zdnet news - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 13:51
The Linux Foundation is strengthening the walls around the Linux kernel's source code Git repositories.
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Is Munich City About to Switch Back to Windows from Linux?

Omgubuntu - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 13:11

Munich's much vaunted migration to Linux could be about to unravel, sending the city back into the fee-driven bosom of Microsoft.

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Xen to practice art of motor vehicle embedded development

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 03:58
Vroom vroom! Virtualised Volvos and Volkswagens are coming your way

The Xen Project has launched an “Embedded and Automotive Initiative” to take its virtualisation project under the hood.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 01:09
Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child

The German city of Munich, which famously adopted Linux and open source across its operations, may be about to reverse that decision.

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Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 00:44
Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories

Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel's Git code repositories.

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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:50
alphadogg (971356) writes with news that the transition from Windows to GNU/Linux in Munich may be in danger The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products. Munich's deputy mayor, Josef Schmid, told the Süddeutsche Zeitung that user complaints had prompted a reconsideration (Google translation to English) of the city's end-user software, which has been progressively converted from Microsoft to a custom Linux distribution — "LiMux" — in a process that dates back to 2003.

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MongoDB tosses support lifeline to open source downloaders

The Register - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 23:07
'Don't want our Enterprise Edition? No problem!'

Open source NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has added a new support option for customers who want to run the Community Edition of its software in production environments.

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As DBMS wars continue, PostgreSQL shows most momentum

Zdnet news - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 22:19
When it comes to the most popular database management systems, the top three are no surprise; but relatively unheralded PostgreSQL is gaining. And, despite what you may have heard, relational databases still rule.
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Xen Virtualization Takes On Automotive

Linux.com - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 21:40

On Aug. 18 at the Xen Project Developer Summit, the Xen Project unveiled an Embedded and Automotive initiative for its datacenter-focused Xen virtualization technology. 

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Docker's Improved Stability Fuels Continued Growth

Linux.com - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 21:30

This is the summer of Docker's ripening as it begins to mature into stable, enterprise-worthy software. The release of version 1.0 coincided with the first annual DockerCon, and finally moves Docker from an experimental state into a production-capable application. 

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Linux Kernel Git Repositories Add 2-Factor Authentication

Linux Slashdot - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 21:09
LibbyMC writes For a few years now Linux kernel developers have followed a fairly strict authentication policy for those who commit directly to the git repositories housing the Linux kernel. Each is issued their own ssh private key, which then becomes the sole way for them to push code changes to the git repositories hosted at kernel.org. While using ssh keys is much more secure than just passwords, there are still a number of ways for ssh private keys to fall into malicious hands. So they've further tightened access requirements with two-factor authentication using yubikeys.

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Script Kiddies: Mario Party Meets Sever Hacking

Omgubuntu - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 17:19

Script Kiddies is a hacking game looking to create just as much fun as open source tools and assets for the community.

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Shutter 0.93 Improves Dropbox Support, Fixes Public Links

Omgubuntu - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:14

Improved Dropbox integration is among the many improvements featuring in the latest release of popular screenshot tool Shutter.

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Docker kicks KVM's butt in IBM tests

The Register - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 05:33
Big Blue finds containers are speedy, but may not have much room to improve

IBM Research has run done a side-by-side comparison of the KVM hypervisor and containerisation enfant terrible Docker and found the latter “ equals or exceeds KVM performance in every case we tested.”

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The Justice League of Linux: If Distros Were Superheroes

Omgubuntu - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 16:39

If Ubuntu-based Linux distributions were comic book superheroes, who would be what and why? That's the question I've been mulling over for the last half hour.

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08/11 elementary 0.3-beta1

Distro watch - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 12:59
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08/10 DEFT 8.2

Distro watch - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 11:55
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08/09 Android-x86 4.4

Distro watch - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 00:55
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