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July 20, 2014
There is nothing revolutionary about Linux Mint. It sits firmly in the camp of "things were and are working just fine so lets not change them". So what makes Linux Mint the most popular Linux distribution?
July 19, 2014
This week KDE released updates for its Applications and Development Platform, the third and last in a series of monthly stabilization updates to the 4.13 series. This release also includes an updated Plasma Workspaces 4.11.11. Both releases contain only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. Beneath these releases KDE announced the second beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!
How to Install and Use SVN with apache dav_svn on Ubuntu 14.04This tutorial explains the process of installing and using SVN on Ubuntu 14.04 as per steps outlined below. Subversion is a popular open source version control system that enables users to record the history of source files and documents, and manage files and directories over a period of time. It is akin to a tree of files being placed into a central repository on the lines of a regular file server, barring that each modification made to these files and directories is always remembered.
Since we deployed Ask Fedora, we’ve seen a healthy rise in its usage. Unfortunately, I haven’t statistics to show for this. I still need to figure out how I can get some. In this post, I’ll introduce Ask Fedora for the benefit of those still unaware of it and then write a little about how you can help us help yourself and our users via this Q&A forum.
Two factor authentication with Yubikey for harddisk encryption with LUKSThe yubikey is a cool device that is around for a while and several of us know it and love it. It is a device that is recognizes as a USB HID device and can emit one time passwords on a button press. Quite for a while the yubikey supports a challenge response mode, where the computer can send a challenge to the yubikey and the yubikey will answer with a response, that is calculated using HMAC-SHA1.
Project Gado has created an open source robotic scanner that small archives can use to digitize their photographic collections. Gado means inheritance in the West African language Hausa, reflecting the project’s historical preservation goal.
The Arbor Linux Shield combines a V-Solution COM running Linux on an Atheros AR9331 with a baseboard that can act as a Linux SBC or as an Arduino shield. A few days after we reported on the DPT Board Indiegogo project from DPTechnics, we find there’s another OpenWRT-based Indiegogo single board computer project from a father-and-son startup, this time from Lakefield, Minnesota. Arbor-IO’s Arbor Linux Shield (ALS) which similarly integrates a MIPS-based Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 system-on-chip.
Unless you, like me, are stubbornly trying to repurpose aging hardware, this tool might not be of much interest to you. But it allowed me to get an older machine booting from USB when BIOS limitations were interfering, so I decided to document here the fairly simple procedures I followed to accomplish this in case they might be of benefit to others.
Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack vendor and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that Oracle Linux and Oracle VM have been integrated into the Mirantis OpenStack distribution, offering joint customers a supported, enterprise-grade OpenStack distribution optimized for running enterprise workloads. The integration is a collaborative effort of Mirantis and Oracle to adopt innovations from the community and offer more choice to customers.
Presenting a nice assortment of lightweight yet fully-functional Linux distros for all occasions. All of these are full distros that do not depend on cloud services; four for x86 and two, count 'em, two for ARM hardware.
BDR Basic Schema32ndQuadrant, global experts in PostgreSQL support, training, development, migration and consultancy, have announced a free and open source extension to PostgreSQL (licensed under the same terms): Bi-Directional Replication (BDR).
July 18, 2014
The great looking Unvanquished has once again pushed out a major alpha bump to the game bringing it that step closer to a more stable and feature filled game.
In today's open source roundup: Amazon launches a Netflix for ebooks subscription service. Plus: A KDE skeptic likes the Plasma 5 desktop, and what's the best Linux distro for game development?
Problems on the Linux desktop happen. Despite everything, I’ve been very happy with Fedora. Especially with Xfce. With the help of RPM Fusion and other savvy Fedora users, I’ve been able to run every kind of multimedia I want. Just about everything works most of the time. And despite the constant newness, things seem remarkably stable.
Adlink unveiled a ruggedized “LEC-BT” full-sized SMARC module based on the Atom E3800, featuring a camera interface and industrial temperature support. The SMARC computer-on-module form-factor was originally intended as an ARM vehicle, but in March Kontron announced the “world’s first x86-based SMARC COM” with its Intel Atom E3800 based SMARC-sXBTi COM. Now Adlink has countered […]
In a move that could shake up the nascent OpenStack cloud market, Oracle has partnered with Mirantis for OpenStack cloud technology.The partnership will bring commercial support for Mirantis OpenStack customers that want to deploy clouds with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM technologies. The partnership does not currently extend to certify Mirantis OpenStack to run on Oracle hardware. -