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September 16, 2014

21:55
There is a long list of sites powered by Open edX, a platform hoping to be powerful and extensible enough that education experts can use it not only to run courses, but to try out new ideas for how to educate online. See the full list on GitHub. In this interview, I spoke with Ned Batchelder of Open edX about his team (photo below, Ned is in blue) who he says are working to make the platform "the best place to experiment with new ideas, and then share those ideas with other educators who can build on them and make their own improvements."Let[he]#039[/he]s see how they[he]#039[/he]re looking to reach that goal today.
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20:58
The newest version of MapR's Hadoop distribution features Apache Drill for simpler interfacing between NoSQL and SQL data, among other updates. Open source Big Data vendor MapR expanded the functionality of its Hadoop distribution this week with the announcement of MapR 4.0.1, whose headlining feature is Apache Drill 0.5 integration.
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20:01
Just weeks after launching the first Firefox OS devices in India, we are pleased to announce Firefox OS is available to more consumers across Asia with today’s launch in Bangladesh. At a press conference in Dhaka, Grameenphone, the local operator … Continue reading
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19:04
There is saying that used to be commonly attributed to when Debian Linux distributions would be released. That saying is - "it's done, when it's done."
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18:07
I am very proud to belong to a generation of professionals who has seen the emergence of free and open software and the revolution it is today.
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17:10
The community managers play a very important role in the open source community and they usually shape up the projects they work on, but it looks like not everyone agrees with their function.
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16:12
xargs command is very handy when combined with other commands. By default it expects input from STDIN. xargs command is very handy when combined with other commands. By default it expects input from STDIN.xargs is basically used to enhance the output of the initial command and utilize the output for performing numerous operations.
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15:15
I recently came across a fascinating book, The Nature of Code by Daniel Shiffman. It is an introduction to using software tools to better understand the way things interact in nature. Shiffman employs animations and visualizations to create this joyful understanding of simulation and the world around us. From a simple oscilating pendulum, to a group of many interacting particles, to the general patterns of a flock of birds.Here are 10 reasons why you will love this book after reading the first few pages:read more
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14:18
Eric Chahi's renowned cinematic platformer makes its Linux debut. Read inside for details, plus some quotes from Linux porter Ryan C. Gordon.
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13:21
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a storage technology that combines multiple hard disks into a single logical unit to provide fault-tolerance and/or improve disk I/O performance. Depending on how data is stored in an array of disks (e.g., with striping, mirroring, parity, or any combination thereof), different RAID levels are defined (e.g., RAID-0, […]Continue reading...The post How to create a software RAID-1 array with mdadm on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to backup a hard disk on Linux How to clean up disk space on Linux How to set up a Samba file server to use with Windows clients What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to manage LVM volumes on CentOS / RHEL 7 with System Storage Manager
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10:02
With a sigh of resignation. I got myself into the support call queue and waited about ten minutes for my turn. Finally, “Bradley” informed me that he was pleased to help me and would I be good enough to tell him the nature of my problem. Just a tad grumpy from his enthusiasm, I ‘splained what was going on.
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09:05
HP is acquiring Eucalyptus Systems, the supplier of open-source software that is compatible with the Amazon Web Services cloud.
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08:08
In this week's news, Bodhi reaches a turning point, Matt Hartley debunks some Linux Myths, Turin turns to Linux, guides for running twitter from the command line and installing and using SSH. Also, Plasma 5 reviewed.
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07:11
Hectronic’s Linux-ready “H6066″ COM Express Compact Type 6 module offers a quad-core AMD G-Series SoC, soldered memory, and optional -40 to 85?C operation. Like Hectronic’s Qseven form-factor H6069 computer-on-module, the Linux-enabled H6066 uses the Embedded G-Series SoC (system-on-chip) with AMD Radeon HD 8000E graphics with AMD’s Open CL support. However, instead of the dual-core version […]
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06:14
To hear Tom Wheeler and most of the big broadband players explain the net neutrality situation, the appeals court decision back in February laid out a "roadmap" for the FCC to continue to use Section 706 for its open internet rules. But that's not actually true. It's a clear misrepresentation of what the court actually said. The language of the Verizon decision by the DC Circuit court is pretty clear: unless the FCC rests its rules in Title II of the Communications Act, the FCC must permit the carriers to engage in discrimination, charge access fees, cut exclusive deals, and perhaps block websites. Despite this, the FCC is proposing to use Section 706 (again), rather than Title II, and the court already ruled that Section 706 does not authorize network neutrality in January. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140912/06281128502/courts-own-words-life-without-title-ii-has-online-discrimination-paid-prioritization-exclusive-deals-maybe-blocking.shtml
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05:16
Security researchers have demonstrated a hack that allowed them to get into the web interface of a Canon Pixma printer before modifying its firmware to run the classic 90s computer game Doom.
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04:19
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.
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03:22
End users are going to love having Android apps on their Chromebooks, but IT might not be as thrilled because the addition of apps could potentially make these secure machines much less so by introducing malware and viruses.
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02:25
When people think of network virtualization, the advantages that come to mind typically include faster provisioning of networks, easier management of networks and more efficient use of resources. But network virtualization can have another major benefit as well: security.
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01:28
Ruby is a fun programming Language, mostly because it is easy to Learn, Here is a small tutorial on howto install it and use it with Rails
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