New story! Containers vs Hypervisors: The Battle Has Just Begun

Some backers of container technologies have made rather rash statements about the rise of Docker marking the end of hypervisors. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. The rise of unikernels raises the bar for convenient, compact, secure VMs.

New story! It’s All Linux Under the Hood

In those days, the Linux community was pretty much a private club for uber geeks. Newbies from the Windows world were not always made to feel welcome on the forums, especially if they were foolish enough to wonder aloud why Linux was so different from Windows. To get help, a newbie often had to grovel, praise Tux and acknowledge the superiority of those offering help. Dyed-in-the-wool Linux users were a pretty smug lot back then.

New story! Be inspired by 10 Raspberry Pi projects in issue 143 of Linux User & Developer

We also cover the epic rise of Linux over 23 years in our comprehensive history feature

New story! Switch to Linux part 1 – preperation

  • Linux User & Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2014 3:50 PM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux, Developer; Story Type: News Story
Switch from Windows XP to a Linux distro with our complete guide and you’ll never look back

New story! Brian Stevens, Red Hat CTO, Steps Down Unexpectedly

Red Hat employees and observers are speculating on the reasons for Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens's unexpected decision to leave the company this week.

New story! Considering Legacy UNIX/Linux Issues

Gah, so frustrating! Ten years ago I wrote a rather popular book called Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, and I'm working on a new edition—a Tenth Anniversary release. There are lots of new scripts, entirely new chapters and updates to the older stuff.

New story! Six Advantages of Choosing Linux over Windows

Linux is a computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It has many advantages over Windows and some of which are listed below.

New story! How to Install Drupal 7.31 with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

  • ubuntuserverguide.com; By ubuntucontrib (Posted by larryhill on Aug 28, 2014 9:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial will shown you basic step how to install Drupal 7.x with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS.

New story! How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux

On-screen virtual keyboard is an alternative input method that can replace a real hardware keyboard. Virtual keyboard may be a necessity in various cases. For example, your hardware keyboard is broken; you do not have enough keyboards for extra machines; your hardware does not have an available port left to connect a keyboard; you are […]Continue reading... The post How to use on-screen virtual keyboard on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to disable touchpad on Debian or Ubuntu Desktop How to take a screenshot while desktop menu is open on Ubuntu How to enable Korean language input keyboard on Ubuntu How to simulate key press and mouse movement in Linux How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu

New story! Patent Troll Sues eBay For Daring To Ask Patent Office For Patent Re-Exam

Over at Popehat, there's a fascinating story about the depths to which patent trolls will go to "protect" their business models. The story involves Landmark Technologies, a troll we wrote about earlier this year for its rather aggressive take on patent trolling. Landmark holds patent 6,289,319: 'Automatic Business and Financial Transaction Processing System.' Or, as the EFF puts it more succinctly: paying with a credit card online. eBay recognized that Landmark's trolling was bad news, and filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a re-exam of three patents.

New story! How To Install Tomcat On CentOS 7

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Aug 28, 2014 6:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun, Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
How to install Tomcat on CentOS 7 This document describes how to install Tomcat in CentOS 7.0. Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a "pure Java" HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations. Some of these users and their stories are listed on the PoweredBy wiki page.

New story! Patent trolls and open document formats with open source thought leaders

Over on Gordon Haff's blog, Connections, the senior cloud evangelist for Red Hat talked with Simon Phipps, the president of the Open Source Initiative about U.S. software patent cases and the United Kingdom's decision to make ODF its official document format. Lucky for us, they recorded their chat. Download it here and listen later. Or, keep reading, we have the transcript. read more

New story! SelekTOR 3 now Open Source

  • dazzleships.net; By Alistair Neil (Posted by Koriel on Aug 28, 2014 1:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Linux
If you have been following my blog or the SelekTOR news posts here at Dazzleships you will know that I intended to take SelekTOR open source under the GPL 2 license and also discontinue the Windows version well I can now report that this has come to pass.

New story! Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction'

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Aug 28, 2014 12:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
In a surprising move, long-time Red Hat executive Brian Stevens has stepped down from the company, as staffers suspect friction in the executive suite.

New story! SolidFire Unveils VMware, Cisco Support for All-Flash Storage

SolidFire has added a pre-validated reference design for all-flash converged infrastructure storage for Cisco and VMware. SolidFire has moved to capitalize on demand for all-flash storage systems in virtual data centers, with the announcement at VMworld this week of support for Cisco Systems (CSCO) and VMware (VMW) in its converged storage platform.

New story! SteamOS Beta 133 Released

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Aug 27, 2014 10:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
The latest and greatest from Valve's Gaming OS! Now with a newer Linux kernel and an updated Nvidia Driver!

New story! HTC announces the Desire 510 Android phone but doesn't mention its 64-bit processor

In today's Android roundup: The Desire 510 comes with a 64-bit processor but HTC doesn't want to talk about it. Plus: Samsung previews the Galaxy Note 4, and which product announcements are you looking forward to the most next month?

New story! Optimize your Linux rig for top-notch writing

I'm a big fan of Scott Nesbitt's writing, which has a technological bent, but is usually more about working effectively, rather than how tools can make you effective, which is a key distinction. Scott's setup reflects his focus on production rather than tweaking. He has his work tools and everything else is pretty much white noise—which is why LXDE/Lubuntu probably makes a lot of sense for his workflow.

New story! CloudPhysics Adds Big Data Monitoring Features for VMware Data Centers

CloudPhysics's newest software feature, Global Insights, compares data center metrics to global information to help optimize performance and prevent disasters. Big Data meets the software-defined data center in the latest offering from CloudPhysics, which has updated its SaaS benchmark and monitoring platform with new metric features for VMware (VMW) users.

New story! Is Microsoft engaging in digital imperialism?

In today's open source roundup: Microsoft may be using cloak and dagger tactics to attack open source and protect Windows. Plus: John Dvorak smacks the Linux beehive for page views, and don't forget developer stability when choosing a Linux distro.

New story! Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released For Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Aug 27, 2014 4:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Crystal Picnic is a fantastic looking 2D RPG that is created as a tribute to the old action RPG games. Created by "Nooskewl" the developers of Monster RPG 2.

New story! Shortlist of open source software used at NASA lab

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2014 3:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The offer was too good to be true. Three whole weeks at the NASA Glenn Research Center and an invitation to come back. I could scarcely believe it when I read the email. I immediately forwarded it to my parents with an addition of around 200 exclamation points. They were all for it, so I responded to my contact, Herb Schilling, with a resounding “YES!” read more

New story! Short Stack: VMware embraces OpenStack, HP doesn't want Rackspace either and top automaker chooses OpenStack

This week, we look at VMware embracing OpenStack, HP still rejecting a Rackspace purchase and the strange case of Eucalyptus joining OpenStack.

New story! NASA's Kennedy Space Center Uses Ubuntu to Plan for the Exploration of Alien Planets

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 27, 2014 2:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
NASA is constantly working on projects that will eventually be useful in the outer space and on alien planets, and it looks like they are going there with the help of Linux and Ubuntu.

New story! Back to school! 5 excellent open education resources

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2014 1:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's back to school for many kids in the United States, and soon to be so for many others around the world. While open source software and hardware are used less often to teach kids in grade school about the world, open principles are. They are what you might think of as the most natural methods of teaching. And, they are what we call the open source way. read more

New story! How To Recover Data From An Encrypted Harddisk On Boot Failure With Ubuntu 14.04

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Aug 27, 2014 12:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
How to recover data from an encrypted harddisk on boot failure with Ubuntu 14.04 This document describes how to recover an encrypted harddisk in a failed boot device for Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This method will work for Ubuntu Desktop also. This is a very havoc situation when the distro fails to boot and we have our important data inside the distro. If the harddisk is not encrypted then we can easily retrieve our data with the help of live-cds or live-USB boot devices, but if the harddisk was encrypted then situation becomes little hectic. I will cover the topic for encrypted harddisk data retrieval from Ubuntu distros.

New story! How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL

LAMP is a software stack composed of Linux (an operating system as a base layer), Apache (a web server that "sits on top" of the OS), MySQL (or MariaDB, as a relational database management system), and finally PHP (a server-side scripting language that is used to process and display information stored in the database). In […]Continue reading... The post How to secure a LAMP server on CentOS or RHEL appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to install LAMP server on Ubuntu How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to set up MailScanner, Clam Antivirus and SpamAssassin in CentOS mail server How to set up a transparent HTTPS filtering proxy on CentOS How to monitor failed ssh login attempts on CentOS

New story! Tiny COMs take Intel Atom SoCs into harsh apps

Extreme Engineering Solutions announced two rugged Linux-ready modules based on Intel E3800 SoCs, including one built in the tiny COM Express Mini format. Extreme Engineering Solutions (“X-ES”) is rolling out two nearly identical computer-on-module products: the “XPedite8150? conforms to the tiniest (84 x 55mm) COM Express Mini form-factor, while the “XPedite8152? adopts a somewhat larger 109 x 55mm “COM Express Extended Mini” format. Both COM models are offered with a choice of Atom system-on-chips, including the E3845, E3827, E3826, E3825, or E3815. However, the E3845 is standard, says X-ES.

New story! VMware puts VDI in the woodchipper

VMware has outlined a new way to do desktop virtualisation (VDI) that aims to greatly reduce the amount of storage required to deliver desktops from the data centre. Many current VDI arrangements require each virtual desktop to be stored as a discrete virtual disk. By the time organisations get to hundreds or thousands of such disks, that adds up to a hefty storage requirement and all sorts of network fun around 9:00 AM when everyone arrives at work and logs on. The cost and complexity of all that kit makes VDI too pricey for many and too hard for others.

New story! Cluetrain at Fifteen

I started writing for Linux Journal as a contributing editor in 1996 (here's one piece), and went full-time 1998, not long before I began co-writing The Cluetrain Manifesto with Chris Locke, David Weinberger and Rick Levine. The Cluetrain website went up in March 1999, and we finished writing the book at the end of August 1999. The book was published in January, 2000, and a tenth anniversary edition arrived in 2009. But the last words of the original were written fifteen years ago this month.

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