Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

New Linux users can find the answers to all of their basic questions in this tutorial. What is Linux? Why use it? What is a distribution and how do I choose one? How do I install applications? And more.

Home automation hubs have emerged as the tech startup product of choice in 2014, and most run on embedded Linux. This slide show presentation covers 10 Linux-based and two Android-based home automation systems starting at under $300.

SUSE shows that it's also a player in the OpenStack cloud races with its latest IaaS cloud, SUSE Cloud 4.
ClusterHQ product released today

What on Earth is a Flocker? It's a piece of open source software that lets you run databases, key-value stores and queues inside Docker containers, and comes from ClusterHQ.

Docker-friendly Linux to offer private repository storage

Cloud-friendly Linux vendor CoreOS has snapped up Docker container hosting startup Quay for an undisclosed sum, in a move designed to flesh out its offering for business customers.

Type 'Can Ubuntu' into Google and you'll see suggested terms based on the queries being typed most by searchers — but what are the answers?

The post Can Ubuntu Do This? — Answers to The 4 Questions New Users Ask Most first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Issue 188, September 2014 - on sale now Speed up Linux

Give your distro a speed boost with our ultimate guide to speeding up Linux. We show you how to start smarter with Systemd, optimise your file system, improve app performance and a lot more.

We also investigate the state of 4K support on Linux - is our favourite operating system ready for the hot new technology?

We also look at how open source and open platforms will be shaping the future of education in the UK, and delve deep into Arch Linux.

As usual we also have top-notch coding tutorials, the latest reviews and more, only in Linux Format.


On the DVD: CentOS 7 - the enterprise server OS for all, Arch Linux, Rescatux 0.32 plus HotPicks, tutorial code and more.

 

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Drafts out now, actual standards planned for release by year's end

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is seeking industry comment for a bunch of network function virtualisation (NFV) standard drafts published at the beginning of August.

Seven flaws to fix in Flash, but do the Reader fix first cos' it's under attack already

Adobe has patched seven vulnerabilities in its Flash and Air platforms and one in Reader and Acrobat that is being exploited by attackers.

IT infrastructure has long been an enterprise commodity – relatively cheap and abundant. But hardware is no less important in solving today's IT challenges, from big data and the cloud, to mobile, social and security, says Doug Balog, the general manager for IBM Power Systems.