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June 28, 2014
Needless to say that setting up Light Weight X environment on Fedora 20 cloud instances is very important for comfortable work in VM's environment, for instance on Ubuntu Trusty cloud server just one command installs E17 environment `apt-get install xorg e17 firefox`. By some reasons E17 was dropped from official F20 repos and maybe functional only via previous MATE Desktop setup on VM
There are two major MySQL storage engines used: MyISAM and Innodb. MyISAM is non-transactional, and thus can be faster for reads, while InnoDB fully supports transactions (e.g., commit/rollback) with finer-grain locking. When you create a new MySQL table, you choose its type (i.e., storage engine). Without any choice, you will simply use a pre-configured default engine.
Open source games roundupWeek of June 22 - June 28, 2014In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup we delve into the Steam Summer Adventure, hope that Together hits its Linux milestone, and more.read more
Phytec’s Linux-ready, Pico-ITX “PhyBoard” SBC boasts a soldered TI Sitara-based PhyCore-AM335x COM, dual Ethernet ports, and industrial temperature support. Phytec, which makes a PhyCore-Vybrid SOM computer-on-module built around the Freescale Vybrid system-on-chip, also offers a PhyCore-AM335x COM. The latter, which is built around the Cortex-A8 based Sitara AM335x SoC from Texas Instruments, is now being extended with a Pico-ITX form-factor PhyBoard-AM335x carrier board, the first of a coming line of PhyBoard products.
Scheduling means different things depending on the audience. To many in the business world, scheduling is synonymous with workflow management. Workflow management is the coordinated execution of a collection ofscripts or programs for a business workflow with monitoring, logging and execution guarantees built in to a WYSIWYG editor.
From CDC's 40MHz "supercomputer" to 2014's Tianhe-33.86 PetaFlops per second, supercomputers are continuing to push computing to its ultimate limits.
In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17 Xfce has been released. Plus: A screenshot tour of Linux Mint 17 Xfce, and a guide to the Xfce 4.10 desktop. Linux Mint 17 Xfce uses the lightweight Xfce desktop environment to provide a more traditional interface that works well on older or under-powered computers.
A moving memorial to Internet whiz kid Aaron Swartz, "The Internet's Own Boy" may be the most emotionally devastating movie ever made about hacking and freedom of information. Documentarian Brian Knappenberger creates a spellbinding portrait of Swartz's life and political convictions — the promise of which was cut short by his suicide in early 2013 at the age of 26 — while posing powerful intellectual arguments about failures in the U.S. justice system, especially when it comes to the World Wide Web. Since Swartz has already been canonized online, there's likely a substantial audience ready and waiting for a well-crafted tribute documentary. The more salient question in the age of Internet piracy may be whether they're willing to pay to watch it.
Canonical has worked hard to integrate Ubuntu Linux with IBM's POWER8 servers to strengthen its OpenStack cloud and Big Data position. If Ubuntu Linux is to prove truly competitive in the OpenStack cloud and Big Data worlds, it needs to run on more than x86 hardware. And that's what Canonical achieved this month, with the announcement of full support for IBM POWER8 machines on Ubuntu Cloud and Ubuntu Server.
This week, we look at Werner Vogels from AWS talking cloud security, the CIA info chief explaining why they're going cloud and could Linux container technology be a greener way of cloud computing.
In a large open source project made up of lots of interacting pieces developed by different teams, how do you decide what officially becomes a part of the core release and what stays outside? In OpenStack, a formal process of incubation helps prepare fledgling projects for integration into the main code body as they develop and mature.read more
June 27, 2014
I wrote about the mission of GNU Solidario, the non-profit behind GNU Health, last year and interviewed the head of the project, Luis Falcon, about their plans and progress. They got their start in 2006, and it sure is great to see their success continuing today.read more
A new Ubuntu with MATE as the default desktop environment has been in the making for a few weeks and it looks like the developers are making good progress.
Developer explains how Perl and Excel code earned him the US Army Commendation MedalSoftware engineer and Arizon Army National Guard member Vivin Paliath has explained how writing some Perl and Excel macros saw him decorated with the Army Commendation Medal, a decoration awarded “to any member of the Armed Forces who distinguishes himself or herself by heroism, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service.”…
Why would anyone want to search things on the Internet via a terminal? I don't know. There are probably a lot of reasons. But since an answer that no one asked for is always less frustrating than a question that no one can answer, here is a list of popular search engines with the command-line [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...
The mission: use GNOME Shell as the primary desktop for an entire week. Do I choose to accept it? Yes. It's easy enough to try something for a short time and discard it in a negative manner, which has been the case for me with GNOME Shell in the past, but perhaps it can be fun to challenge yourself to try something properly and for a longer time. Or perhaps you're a masochist! Either way, feel free to join me...