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January 16, 2014
Previously we discussed what swap devices do, and whether they're necessary in modern machines. This article explains how to manage swap devices, files, and swap priorities.
January 15, 2014
If Canonical is ever going to establish Ubuntu Touch as legitimate contender among mobile operating systems, it's a journey that won't truly begin until sometime next year. That's because the first Ubuntu Touch smartphone isn't likely to launch before 2015 even though Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said last month that we should expect Ubuntu Touch devices in 2014.
The company that pushed an "online shopping cart" patent into the courts—and successfully made tens of millions of dollars off it—has finally been stopped.
I’m a 15 year old programmer. I started at nine and by now have written a lot of code. To me, programming is creating, and I've created many projects—from a pure Java 3D projection engine to a web spider. Today, I'm sharing my story with you for Opensource.com's Youth in Open Source Week.
Recent data from IBM proved once again that iOS users were much more active during the holiday shopping season than their Android counterparts. It's unclear why this is the case, but I wondered if this kind of activity also translated to business use. Here's what I found.
The Federal Communication Commission's net neutrality rules were partially struck down today by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which said the Commission did not properly justify its anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules. Those rules in the Open Internet Order, adopted in 2010, forbid ISPs from blocking services or charging content providers for access to the network. Verizon challenged the entire order and got a big victory in today's ruling. While it could still be appealed to the Supreme Court, the order today would allow pay-for-prioritization deals that could let Verizon or other ISPs charge companies like Netflix for a faster path to consumers.
No, it's not a joke. The Linux Foundation has joined forces with the Apache Software Foundation, the grandfather of open-source development groups, to help run ApacheCon.
MPHJ Technology Investments quickly became one of the best-known "patent trolls" of all time by sending out thousands of letters to small businesses—16,465 of them, we now know—saying that if the business did not pay a licensing fee of $1,000 or more per worker, it would be sued for patent infringement. MPHJ claimed to have patents that cover any networked "scan-to-email" function.
Lune van Ewijk is ten years old and already a role model for kids and adults alike. Last year, she won the Digital Girl of the Year 2013 award from the European Commision, who had this to say about her:Lune develops her own games and interactive movies, designs robots, and dreams of becoming an engineer. At ten years of age, she is already a true digital visionary and already has a track-record of getting girls her age excited about digital endeavour.Her message to the world: be you and don't give up.Lune is part of CoderDojo Belgium, where she has learned and practiced a variety of open source digital skills like programming in Scratch. In this interview find out more about CoderDojos, the work she's done, the award she's won, and what she sees in her future.
Almost everyone I've spoken to (on both sides of the net neutrality debate) more or less expected the ruling that came down this morning in the DC circuit, in which the appeals court struck down the FCC's net neutrality rules because the the FCC had no mandate under the rules it used to issue that ruling. Basically, this is exactly what lots of us said at the start of this whole process. I've seen a bunch of reports overreacting to this today, from people saying that it's "the death of the internet." It's not. There are problems on both sides here. The telcos absolutely do want to abuse things to effectively double charge both sides. And that could clearly create significant issues with the basic end-to-end nature of the internet.
Google proudly announced a few minutes ago, January 14, the promotion of the Google Chrome 32 web browser to the stable channel, supporting the Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Chrome Frame platforms.
Google's pending $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs brings it a hot selling, Linux-based smart thermostat - and a launchpad for the Internet of Things. Google's stock price rose 1 percent the day after it announced it planned to acquire Nest Labs for $3.2 billion.
In previous posts, I've discussed how to use Gnuplot for time-based data and conditional plotting. This time, I'd like to introduce another class of potential core elements for your charts, and that's generic clip art. I'll explain step-by-step, in the simplest possible manner, how I plotted a histogram, and then I'll give you some directions on how to proceed from there.
Google has updated their Chrome web-browser with a variety of new features and improvements as part of their v32 stable release.
In an article on cloud myths one big one was the notion that it's just for geeks. I would say it's just the opposite. In fact, the cloud has been the great equalizer giving ordinary users easy access to services that used to require help from IT.
In today's multi-tenant data centers, virtualization technology is being extended from traditional hypervisor-based server virtualization to network virtualization.In this environment, software-based virtual switches are commonly deployed on servers along with hypervisor, bridging traffic among different virtual machines (VMs). In this tutorial, I am going to demonstrate how to install and configure KVM and Open vSwitch (OVS) on Ubuntu or Debian.
Join Buck the bill collector as he unites the galaxy against the forces of evil. Send swarms of ships to defeat enemy planets and conquer the universe!