Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

Open source meritocracy would avoid ITU power grab and IETF mission creep, says Borg

Cisco's chief architect and CTO for engineering David Ward has blasted standards development organisations (SDOs), asking whether they are “relevant in a rapidly expanding environment of Open Source Software (OSS) projects.”

How to configure the KDE4 desktop for speed and efficiency.

As a system administrator for the Government of Nepal in Kathmandu, Sandeep Aryal says it will be a formidable challenge to convince his employer to adopt Linux and open source software.

AWS EC2 makes trendy Linux containers first-class citizens

Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels today revealed a Container Service for AWS's EC2 cloud.

Issue 191, December 2014 - on sale now Hack the Pi!

We’re exploring how you can hack Linux on the Pi to ever greater levels with fun projects, advanced Linux services and essential skills. We hope you’ve brought your Pi with you. Not that we want to obsess on the Pi too much, even if it’s a great device that’s changing the world, a big part of that success is its Linux smarts.

We’re finishing our Nginx series, (which also happens to all work with the Raspberry Pi) but we’re also going deep into Cython to accelerate everyday Python, exploring how to use Git for your own projects and look at how you can get started developing PHP. We’re also trying to stay musical with a roundup of excellent players and even pro-level production.


On the DVD: Raspbian, KaliLinux 1.0.9, PiMusicBox, RetroPie, Jasper.

 

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A guided tour

Flash is the new storage medium of choice and this has led to an explosion of interconnect options.

Fans of the traditional desktop can rejoice, as the first long-term support release of Ubuntu MATE is now live and available for download.

The post Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Now Available to Download first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Virty file management bods spot market gap, leap in

Who would have thought that house-of-worship video-makers would be a worthwhile market for the storage industry? It is for Quantum's low-end version of its virtualised file management StorNext product. Praise the Lord!*

LibbyMC writes Executive Director Jim Zemlin writes, "We do not agree with everything Microsoft does and certainly many open source projects compete directly with Microsoft products. However, the new Microsoft we are seeing today is certainly a different organization when it comes to open source. The company's participation in these efforts underscores the fact that nothing has changed more in the last couple of decades than how software is fundamentally built."

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LibbyMC writes Executive Director Jim Zemlin writes, "We do not agree with everything Microsoft does and certainly many open source projects compete directly with Microsoft products. However, the new Microsoft we are seeing today is certainly a different organization when it comes to open source. The company's participation in these efforts underscores the fact that nothing has changed more in the last couple of decades than how software is fundamentally built."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.