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August 15, 2014
The ubiquity and convenience of smartphones has been a real boon for getting information on the go. I love being able to jump on a Wi-Fi hotspot, catch up on my mail, check my banking balance or read the latest tech news—all without having to bring along or boot up a laptop. Now that mobile development is mainstream, most of this access is done via specialized apps, instead of via a Web browser.
A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit “lowRISC” SoC that will enable fully open hardware, “from the CPU core to the development board.” University of Cambridge spinoff “lowRISC” is a not-for-profit company with a goal of making a completely open computing eco-system, including the instruction set architecture (ISA), processor silicon, and development boards. The first step is to develop a new system-on-chip design based on the new, 64-bit RISC-V ISA developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
Flocker is the result of more than five years of research, development and operational experience combining resilient, distributed, commodity storage with containers, Luke Marsden, CEO and co-founder of ClusterHQ, said."Two years ago, we launched a product called HybridCluster, an advanced container management platform based on FreeBSD Jails," Marsden told eWEEK. "Production customer deployments of HybridCluster have proven the resilience and scalability of our technology, and this experience has enabled our company, which we’ve rebranded as ClusterHQ, to move extremely quickly to solve the data problem for Docker and Linux."
LDAP, or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network.
Linux New Media has published a special edition magazine called Free From XP, which features a DVD with Fedora 20 Desktop Edition and the LXDE Spin, and includes articles from Fedora contributors about getting started with our favorite distro.
In today's Android roundup: Android L could help avoid fragmentation in wearables. Plus: Your favorite Android browser? And Samsung's decline may negatively affect Android.
Companies often discuss completely changing their back-end infrastructure, but rarely do. The cost of diverting resources and slowing product enhancements during the transition—as well as the impact on customers— can strike fear into the hardiest of executives, chief technical officers, and developers.
Improve and better manage your web downloads for mirroring, mass grabs or just better control over your files. Download managers seem to be old news these days, but there are still some excellent uses for them. We compare the top four of them on Linux.
August 14, 2014
A recent survey found just 37 percent of small businesses have fully embraced the cloud. In my view if you're starting a business today, you should be 100 percent in the cloud. There's no reason beyond regulatory requirements to start dealing with software in-house and all the entails.
A startup called Savioke has unveiled a Linux- and ROS-based SaviOne hospitality robot, currently being tested at a California hotel for room service duty. Savioke’s “SaviOne” stands three feet tall, weighs less than 100 pounds, and can roll along at a typical human walking pace of 4 mph. The touchscreen-equipped robot lacks arms or legs, but can operate a smart elevator on its own via a wireless signal. The so-called “Botlr” can also carry up to two cubic feet of material, which is perfect for its job description: delivering towels, phone chargers, snacks, and other items to hotel guests. The SaviOne has just started a pilot program under the name “A.L.O.” with the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, Calif., a member of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts family.
A recent announcement was made stating that the Reiser4 file system, successor to the ReiserFS, was ported to the 3.15 Linux kernel. So, I ask you, how relevant is Reiser4? If you ask me, not very. I feel that this file system (among a few others) just needs to go away.
Setup Gluster 3.5.2 on Two Node Controller&Compute Neutron ML2&VXLAN&OVS CentOS 7 Cluster
This post is an update for previous one - RDO Setup Two Real Node (Controller+Compute) IceHouse Neutron ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster on CentOS 7 http://bderzhavets.blogspot.com/2014/07/rdo-setup-two-real-node_29.html. It's focused on Gluster 3.5.2 implementation including tuning /etc/sysconfig/iptables files on Controller and Compute Nodes CentOS 7.
We are pleased to announce the release of Zorin OS 9 Lite and Educational Lite. These releases are the latest evolutions of the Zorin OS Lite series of operating systems, designed specifically for Linux newcomers using old or low-powered hardware. This release is based on Lubuntu 14.04 and uses the LXDE desktop environment to provide one of the fastest and most feature-packed interfaces for low-spec machines. This new release includes newly updated software as well as new software inclusions for the best lightweight desktop experience. The Educational Lite edition adds educational software to the desktop, making it the ideal choice for students, teachers and schools with low-powered hardware. All Zorin OS 9 editions are Long Term Support (LTS) releases.
The federal government is the single largest purchaser of code in the world. So why is this code—taxpayer-funded and integral to the day-to-day working of our democracy—so often hidden from public view? There are two sides to answering that question: Why does the government so often build on closed platforms, and once built, why isn't the code released to the public?read more
Windows and Linux communities used to virtually battle each other regarding the superiority of one platform or the other, but that is no longer happening, at least not at the same scale. One of the reasons for that might be that Linux is actually gaining ground.
For Careers in Open Source Week here at Opensource.com, I thought I would turn to the people I work with everyday to see how open source has changed their view on things. I interviewed Melissa Lefebvre who joined our Koha support team almost a year ago after working on Evergreen, another open source ILS system, for four years as Project Manager at Bibliomation, Inc., a large public and school consortium in Connecticut.read more