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June 26, 2014
Google announced on Wednesday that Google Docs users can now edit Microsoft Office files through the cloud-based platform, a move that eliminates the limitations of making Docs a full-time home office option.
Whether you are stubborn command line user or you wish to automate flower watering using your Linux system and cron, the inxi tool is here to accommodate your needs. Apart of a current outside temperature, inxi allows you to retrieve data such us wind, pressure, humidity, altitude and more directly from your Linux terminal.
In a 6-3 opinion (PDF) written by Justice Stephen Breyer, Aereo was found to violate copyright law. According to the opinion, the company is the equivalent of a cable company, which must pay licensing fees when broadcasting over-the-air content. "Viewed in terms of Congress’ regulatory objectives, these behind-the-scenes technological differences do not distinguish Aereo’s system from cable systems, which do perform publicly," reads the opinion.
At Google I/O, Google previewed Android 5.0?s new UI, and also unveiled Android TV and Android Auto, while offering new details on Android Wear. Once upon a time, Android was just one of many topics discussed at the yearly Google I/O developers conference. Now, the Linux-based operating system is crowding out Chrome, search, and enterprise news, not only in its standard mobile configuration, but in spinoffs including new Android-based platforms for TV set-tops, automotive infotainment, and wearables.
With its use of Knox features and recent purchase of Divide, Google is 'catering directly to enterprise concerns for Android,' analyst says Google will provide enterprise-focused security and management features to its entire Android showcase of mobile devices, including features reserved only for Samsung devices running Samsung's Knox security software, a Google executive announced during the Google I/O keynote address Wednesday.
Obviously it is very nice if you can write to your friends in well-formed language. Very few people like misspellings. Pidgin has a built-in functionality that can do spellchecking for you. It highlights words you type with errors.
Lightweight Portable Security 1.5.3 is available. Lightweight Portable Security (LPS) is a Linux-based live CD with a goal of allowing users to work on a computer without the risk of exposing their credentials and private data to malware, key loggers and other Internet-era ills.
CloudPhysics has added a new tool called Storage Analytics to its Big Data analytics platform to analyze cloud-based virtual storage infrastructure. Big Data analytics have converged with massive cloud storage in Storage Analytics, a new part of CloudPhysics's software-as-a-service (SaaS) data analytics platform, on the same day that the company announced $15 million in additional funding.
I successfully connected my BeagleBone Black running Angstrom Linux to a Dagu Rover 5 Tracked Chassis using the Rover 5 motor driver board. I then wrote Python client/server scripts that allowed me to control the robot over a Bluetooth RFComm connection. These three blog posts document the steps I took to create the robot, from start to finish, with videos and images.
Techbase has designed a Raspberry Pi Compute Module into a Linux-based “ModBerry” automation computer backed by an “iMod” cloud platform for remote control. The computer-on-module version of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module, which began shipping this week, was anticipated by many, but perhaps nowhere so acutely as in Poland. First, we heard about A Sherlybox private cloud storage device based on the module from Polish startup Sher.ly, and now Gdansk-based industrial computer manufacturer Techbase has opened pre-orders for an automation computer called the ModBerry 500 based on the COM.
As someone that has dabbled from time to time making small GTK applications for Fedora, one of the pain points when making an interface was just figuring out what specific icons were named, and what they looked like. My previous workflow was to open up /usr/share/icons/ in Files, and search for the icon and the icon name.
Pentaho 5.1, the Big Data analytics platform, offers enhanced integration with the open source MongoDB database, R and Weka integration and full Hadoop YARN support.
Skype is a chat a client which allows people to communicate with each other through plain chatting and voice or video chat. Millions of users and businesses use Skype to make free video & voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Skype Package is available in the default repositories of Ubuntu Linux.
For a long time, IT's job was about procuring, installing and managing large enterprise systems and it took a long time and a ton of money to get them working right. That's why once they were working they tended to leave them in place for years. Today, however in the age of cloud and mobile, stability has given way to agility and the cloud's incremental updates make so much more sense.
Last week, we looked at some of the numbers that define the OpenStack community and the projects that they have built. But how do these numbers stack up against other large open source projects, and more importantly, what do they tell us about OpenStack? What can be learned from the successes and failures of other projects of a similar scale?
Short Stack: OpenStack by the numbers, OpenStack fragmentation prediction and Could HP be interested in Rackspace?
This week, we look at OpenStack by the numbers to learn just how big this project is. We also look at a prediction of project fragmentation as the big guys get involved and the importance of Docker to the OpenStack project.
June 25, 2014
Enhancements Include Leading Virtual Machine Storage Performance and Simplified VM Deployment and Monitoring