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September 4, 2014
There are many solved problems in open source. Groupware is not one of them. How else would you explain the number of migrations that fail on average in groupware? The Swiss canton of Solothurn is just one example among many as a result of groupware vendors who have given up and transitioned to Outlook or the web to meet their needs. Kolab does things differently. For one, Outlook will never be the client for the Linux desktop. And, the web is a good answer for a lot of things, but not all.
Wallstone Creativity Desktop 0.95.3 is available. This (mostly) complete system, Powered by OpenSUSE, has plenty of tools for writing, editing, converting documents, scanning documents, handling images and photos, planning, and much more. In addition, if you work on audio or video projects, we're working on making your lives better as well, with programs like OpenShot and Cinelrella, Mixxx, and Audacity. The Wallstone Creativity Desktop wants to be YOUR favorite Linux distribution, so tell us what you'd like to see!
Ruth Suehle added to Ohio LinuxFest keynoter lineup: Yep, the Raspberry Pi queen and ruler of all she surveys in the realm of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, Ruth has joined the list of keynoters for the October event in Columbus. Ruth participates in the Fedora Project and is co-author of “Raspberry Pi Hacks” (written with fellow Red Hatter Tom Callaway). She also leads discussions about open source principles at opensource.com, and serves as a senior editor at GeekMom.com.
I was lucky to be in Berlin with some colleagues earlier this month for the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival and associated fringe events. There’s really too much to distill into a short post—from Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, making the case for “Embracing the open opportunity," to Patrick Alley’s breathtaking accounts of how Global Witness uses information, to expose crime and corruption in countries around the world.
Many sysadmins still manage and troubleshoot various network configurations by using a combination of ifconfig, route, arp and netstat command-line tools, collectively known as net-tools. Originally rooted in the BSD TCP/IP toolkit, the net-tools was developed to configure network functionality of older Linux kernels. Its development in the Linux community so far has ceased since […]Continue reading...The post Linux TCP/IP networking: net-tools vs. iproute2 appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to set up a mail server in Ubuntu or Debian How to enable user authentication for a Postfix SMTP server with SASL How to monitor BGP sessions with Nagios How to set up Clam Antivirus, SpamAssassin and MailScanner on Ubuntu mail server How to set up a secure FTP service with vsftpd on Linux
One of the most common expressions that you will hear in the Linux community is platform fragmentation, and it's also one of the contra arguments that people spout when citing reasons not to get a Linux OS. I'm here to tell you why platform fragmentation is actually a good thing.
The academic paper is old—older than the steam engine, the pocket watch, the piano, and the light bulb. The first journal, Philosophical Transactions, was published on March 6, 1665. Now that doesn’t mean that the journal article format is obsolete—many inventions much older are still in wide use today. But after a third of a millennium, it’s only natural that the format needs some serious updating.read more
Here are answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions via Google's search engine. Is Linux better than Windows? Can Linux get viruses? What does Linux look like?
Mirantis, the world’s leading OpenStack company, today announced that strong growth in the first half of 2014 saw the company become the largest provider of OpenStack products and services for the telecommunications industry.
Cloud storage vendor Dropbox is hoping to expand its paid user base with new security and privacy features for shared data, as well as lower storage costs. What does it take to win the cloud storage wars? More storage at lower costs may be part of the answer, but so are powerful, user-friendly security and privacy features. That, at least, is what Dropbox is betting in the wake of a revamping of its premium cloud storage plan.
Feral Interactive one of our new favourite porting houses has asked the big question. Why do we game on Linux?
In the first of this series on Docker security, I wrote "containers do not contain." In this second article, I'll cover why and what we're doing about it. Docker, Red Hat, and the open source community are working together to make Docker more secure.
Interested in building an open source cloud using the latest and greatest that OpenStack has to offer? You're not alone. We've collected some of the best howtos, guides, tutorials, and tips published over the past month into this handy collection.
An interview with three-time Debian project leader Stefano Zacchiroli. He discusses life with Debian testing and spotlights the software he uses, with an emphasis on Emacs and mutt integrations.
This week, we look at the growing role of OpenStack in the enterprise, OpenStack's place in the Software-defined economy and the growing movement to simplify OpenStack deployment.
How to limit CPU usage with CPULimit on Ubuntu LinuxThis document describes how to limit CPU usage in Ubuntu 14.04. I will use CPU-limit utilty for this purpose. Cpulimit is a tool which limits the CPU usage of a process (expressed in percentage, not in CPU time). It is useful to control batch jobs, when you don[he]#039[/he]t want them to eat too many CPU cycles. The goal of cpulimit is to prevent a process from running for more than a specified time ratio. It does not change the nice value or other scheduling priority settings, but the real CPU usage. Also, it is able to adapt itself to the overall system load, dynamically and quickly.The control of the used CPU amount is done sending SIGSTOP and SIGCONT POSIX signals to processes.All the children processes and threads of the specified process will share the same percentage of CPU.
Centrify Express, which joins Linux, Mac OS X and other Unix computers to Microsoft Windows Active Directory domains, will now cap the number of systems with which it can operate.
The Emmabuntüs team is pleased to announce for September 1st 2014, the new Emmabuntüs 3 release 1.00, based on Xubuntu 14.04.1. Our goals: facilitate the work of reconditioning the computers given to humanitarian associations; continue to collaborate with Emmaüs communities; promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners; limit the electronic devices waste to reduce the over consumption of raw materials; continue to collaborate with our friends from JerryClan in France and Africa (Ivory Coast, Togo, Cameroon, Chad, Benin and Senegal) who develop locally innovative uses. Emmabuntüs 3 contains some innovations, particularly: added Startpage and HTTPS_Everywhere extensions; added Svox Pico voice syntheses tool in 5 languages; added OOo4Kids in 6 languages.