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July 24, 2014
Once in a while someone points out a POSIXviolation in Linux. Often theanswer is to fix the violation, but sometimes LinusTorvalds decides thatthe POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior,but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if thatlayer is slower and less efficient.
A little treat today folks as I had a chance to talk with Michael Blair from Aspyr Media on a few different bits relating to Linux gaming and their Civilization V port.
In this edition of the Short Stack we take on the battle between Red Hat and Mirantis as they fight over the crown for OpenStack. In the meantime, VMware has to find a way to stay relevant to their customers. Will they jump in the OpenStack?
Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud.
Hey Everyone, The results are in for the FESCo Elections! The elections for the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) Summer 2014 Special Election have concluded, and the results are shown in this article.
An upcoming MMO in the Warhammer series is set to gain a Linux version thanks to comments made from the lead developer.
Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.
FoundationDB and DataRPM have partnered to combine NoSQL data storage with cognitive Big Data analytics and visualization. In a deal centered on combining NoSQL data storage with cognitive, natural-language Big Data discovery and analytics, FoundationDB and DataRPM have announced a partnership that will bring their platforms together.
openQRM Enterprise is a web-based open source datacenter management and cloud computing platform that integrates flexibly with existing components in enterprise datacenters.
BitKey itself is a simple solution for bitcoin users. The current build offers encrypted wallet storage, and comes in a very minimal Xfce desktop.
The open source Xen Project believes it has made it easier than ever to "compile your own cloud" with the release of MirageOS v2.0, which simplifies and optimizes deployment of cloud-based apps running on the Xen virtualization hypervisor.
July 23, 2014
One uneducated Linux enthusiast with basic needs' take on using Debian Wheezy as his everyday OS for a few years, with some notes on KDE as well.
Plasma 5 is powered by the open-source Qt 5 cross-platform user interface framework. Hardware acceleration for graphics is now supported with the OpenGL graphics API. With Qt 5 and OpenGL, Plasma 5 is able to provide users with not only improved graphics performance, but also a more fluid user experience. Plus, the new Kickoff application launcher enables users to rapidly find and access applications and content on a system. KDE as a desktop environment is available on multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, KaOS and openSUSE. In this slide show, eWEEK examines some of the key features of KDE Plasma 5.
Dealing with our daily admin tasks we face lot of requests where we need to assign virtual disks or additional disks to Virtual Machines running on Xen hypervisor.
Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.1, is out. All users must upgrade as soon as possible - this release fixes numerous security issues. Notable user-visible changes include: re-base on Debian 7.0 'Wheezy'; upgrade thousands of packages; migrate to GNOME 3 'fallback' mode; install LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice.org; UEFI boot support, which should make it possible to boot Tails on modern hardware and Apple computers; replace the Windows XP camouflage with a Windows 8 camouflage; bring back VirtualBox guest modules, installed from Wheezy backports, full functionality is only available when using the 32-bit kernel. Fix write access to boot medium via udisks; upgrade the web browser to 24.7.0esr.