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January 13, 2014
This article proposes a new way to construct Linux and Windows images for private clouds built with the OpenStack cloud operating system. Current image-creation methods for OpenStack environments are cumbersome and time-consuming. The authors present an online, self-service method that makes image construction faster and easier for operators and end users of private clouds.
The first Europe Code Week was held two months ago at schools and CoderDojos in 26 countries around Europe—Ireland and Croatia being the most active. The event was launched to help increase the knowledge shared with school-age children about coding, computer science, and technology by The Young Advisors (a group of young people dedicated to advancing a digital society working closely with the Vice President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes).During the events, kids from schools all over Europe used Scratch, Arduino boards, and other open source software and hardware to build thier projects (including robots)! Each country that took part in Europe Code Week appointed an Ambassador to lead their event. I reached out to Ireland’s Julie Cullen, a teacher at St. Oliver’s College, Drogheda, Co. Louth, to get her take on the event. In this interview, Julie shares just how excited the kids were to work with code and computers, what open source software they hacked on, and what projects got underway. She also tells us what’s in store for this year’s #codeEU 2014.
The latest edition of Kali Linux, Kali Linux 1.0.6, has been released. Comes integrated with the nuke option to LUKS cryptsetup.
LinuxSecurity.com: My expectations were low when I asked the National Security Agency to cooperate with my story on the impact of Edward Snowden's leaks on the tech industry. During the 1990s, I had been working on a book, Crypto, which dove deep into cryptography policy, and it took me years - years! - to get an interview with an employee crucial to my narrative.
3089 is a futuristic, procedurally generated, open-world action role-playing game. All terrain, enemies, weapons, items, quests & more are uniquely generated. It's also very weird.
In mid-November, the open source/open standards advocacy group, Open Forum Europe (OFE), released an "Open Cloud Declaration," which identifies ten principles to help policy makers, industry, and other stakeholders find "a global and open approach to Cloud technologies and solutions."It is not a coincidence, of course, that the Open Cloud Declaration was released during the same week that officials from the European Commission were meeting at a summit in Berlin to discuss data protection and cloud computing policy. These leaders (as well as policy makers in other countries, such as Brazil) are weighing their reactions in response to the ongoing revelations regarding data collection by the U.S. National Security Administration (NSA).
Every year or two, I like to look back over my client’s SSH configuration file and assess what I’ve changed. This year’s emphasis has been on a few options that center around session persistence. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the road this year, using SSH to log into remote servers over terrible hotel wireless networks. As a result, I’ve found myself plagued by SSH session resets. This can be somewhat distracting when I’m in the midst of a task that requires deep concentration— or in the middle of editing a configuration file without the use of screen or tmux.
NVIDIA's latest release series is the 331.xx series (soon to hopefully be replaced by a newer version) while NVIDIA continues maintaining the 319 series as a long-lived branch. NVIDIA has put out 319.82 to provide new GPU support and X.Org Server 1.15 compatibility, the new xorg-server that was released one month ago and will begin appearing in new Linux distributions.
Today, January 12, 2014 we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 4.2. Black Lab Linux 4.2 is our consumer oriented release targeted at general desktop users as well as power users. Black Lab Linux 4.2 is designed for ease of use, high availability and multimedia creation and consumption. Black Lab Linux 4.2 is your next generation platform for work and play
In part 5 of this Gtkmm tutorial I will be showing you how to use the treeview control and markup in a label. In this simple application there is a text entry used for entering text into a treeview. The label next to the text entry will turn red if there is no text entered in the text entry when the button is pressed.
For your viewing pleasure this weekend are some extra benchmarks of various Intel Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, and Haswell HD Graphics when using an Ubuntu 14.04 Linux development snapshot with the Linux 3.13 kernel and Mesa 10.0.1. The processors tested included the Core i3 2120, Core i5 2500K, Core i5 3470, Core i7 3770K, Core i3 4130, and Core i7 4770K.
Today, January 12, Linus Torvalds has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the eight and last Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux kernel 3.13. Linux kernel 3.13 RC8 comes with the usual updated drivers (mostly for networking), arch updates (mostyl ARM and parisc), as well as various network updates. The final release should be available at the end of next week.
Last year I wrote an article listing 12 Linux distributions that are great on netbooks. Here are a further 6 Linux operating systems that work well on a netbook.
Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 4.2. With this release we bring a lot of new features and functionality to Black Lab Enterprise Linux. In one area that we had to concentrate on was compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well as CentOS. In the Education release we added the exact same compatibility for schools and educational facilities that use Red Hat, Fedora and CentOS. We will break down the Enterprise release and just add the different packages for the Education release.So in Black Lab Enterprise Linux the following changes have occurred:
January 12, 2014
DLNA devices use Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), a collection of networking protocols that allows networked devices to discover each other's presence and share data, communications and entertainment without the need for manual setup. UPnP can be considered an extension of plug-and-play. The software featured in this article lets you stream digital media around your home network and enjoy the multmedia on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.
The following instructions install a Debian Wheezy based ARMHF file system with the Bodhi branded E17.6 desktop powered by the EFL 1.8.4 on the Samsung ARM Chromebook.I am really happy with the state of this image. Audio works, screen backlight is functional, Chromium browser works, and Flashplayer works. Sadly opengles still escapes me, but I have no need to play games on my netbook.