New story! Red Hat Fiscal 2015 Revenue $1.79 Billion: OpenStack and OpenShift Leading the Way

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 26, 2015 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Red Hat reported its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 earnings on March 25, once again showing continued growth across its entire software portfolio. Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst emphasized the importance of cross-selling Linux platform, cloud application development and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technologies as key reasons for his company's continued success.

New story! Apple May Have Just Killed An Open Source Project

On Tuesday, Apple acquired FoundationDB, an enterprise software company with a major open source component. On Wednesday, that open source component was no more.

New story! Berry Image Viewer 1.0 Comes with a Clean Interface Install in Ubuntu

Berry is a new image viewer written in Qt, licensed under GPLv3, with a modern, simple interface and basic features.

New story! Zorin OS: Can I keep it, please?

"Dad, my windows are broken."

Oh, no! What has he been up to now? Playing football in the garden again? I better go and have a look. There was no glass on the carpet; no damage to be seen at all.

"What are you on about, son? Winding me up again?!"

New story! Red Hat’s Profit Beats Estimates

Red Hat, the world’s largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported revenue and profit that beat estimates, as the company benefited from higher demand for open-source software and its cloud-based products.

New story! New SteamOS Beta Arrives with Updated Nvidia Video Drivers, Uses Linux Kernel 3.10.5

Valve has announced earlier today, March 25, the immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta version for its awesome SteamOS Linux operating system for gamers. SteamOS Update 157 has been pushed to the Alchemist Beta channel a few hours ago and the ISO images are now available for download.

New story! Install UFW Firewall In Linux And Secure Computer From Harmful Incoming/Outgoing Connections

UFW stands for Uncomplicated Firewall is a firewall to secure Linux desktop from harmful incoming and outgoing connections. UFW is the easiest firewall in Linux, it has a graphical user interface GUFW with all the features of setting up rules. In this tutorial we will install UFW & GUFW in our Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian operating system.

New story! Firefox OS ported to MIPS on Ingenic tablet

Imagination is hosting a raffle for a 9.7-inch, MIPS-based Ingenic tablet that runs a MIPS port of Firefox OS, which will also support its Creator C120 SBC.

New story! Icewarp and Collabora are working on Libreoffice Online document editing

Collabora, a leading contributor to the popular LibreOffice productivity application, has partnered with IceWarp, the provider of global messaging and collaboration solutions, to jointly develop web-based document editing technology and contribute these to the thriving Free Software community around LibreOffice.

New story! LibreOffice finally to go online

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 6:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
It's been years since The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice would be ported to an online version. It looks like it will finally arrive... in 2016.

New story! CentOS-Based NethServer 6.6 Distro Officially Released with New Software Center

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 26, 2015 5:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The NethServer development team, through Alessio Fattorini, was extremely happy to announced today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the NethServer 6.6 Linux kernel-based operating system for servers, based on the upstream CentOS 6.6 distribution.

New story! How Mozilla is giving back to it's community

Open source communities have always been my place to learn. read more

New story! LibreOffice Online Announced, a Free Alternative to Google Docs and Office 365

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 26, 2015 3:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
The Document Foundation, through Italo Vignoli, had the pleasure of informing Softpedia today, March 25, about a new product that is set to be released sometime in the near feature, called LibreOffice Online, which aims to become a free alternative to Google Docs and Office 365.

New story! Fedora conferences this summer, writing release notes, brainstorming a better onramp, and a GSOC reminder

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for March 25th, 2015.

New story! Configure Xfce 4 Settings with Xfwm4-Composite-Editor Install in Ubuntu

Xfwm4-Composite-Editor is a tool that enables easy access to various settings pertaining to the Xfce window manager in a graphical application with a simple interface.

New story! Get Dropbox integration with the ChromeOS file manager

Yes, you can open up your Dropbox account in a web browser and manage your files and folders. But that isn't nearly as efficient as having the ability to interact with Dropbox from within a file manager. Up until now, with ChromeOS, that wasn't possible. But thanks to developer Yoichiro Tanaka, Dropbox integration is here.

New story! What the New York Times CIO asks when evaluating open source solutions

  • The Enterprisers Project; By The Enterprisers Project (Posted by openlife on Mar 25, 2015 11:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The New York Times IT team doesn't spend a lot of time debating the issue of open versus proprietary.

New story! Black Lab Linux 6.5 Screencast

Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 6.5. With this release we continue to enhance and improve Black Lab Linux for public consumption. While the base is the same, the Open Distribution Release comes in 4 flavors. GNOME, MATE, XFCE and KDE.

New story! SingleHop Adds Hosted Disaster Recovery to Cloud Products

SingleHop, which provides private cloud hosting, has added a disaster recovery service that it says delivers scalable, on-demand, cost-efficient data backup and recovery.

New story! MuseScore 2.0 Milestone Release – Free Music Scoring App Install in Ubuntu

MuseScore is a free, open-source music notation and composition application built using Qt 5, with access to thousands of music sheets, an integrated sequencer to allow for immediate playback and many more features. Version 2.0 was released today, March 25, and it represents a milestone release in the development of MuseScore.

New story! Web Server Load-Balancing with HAProxy on Ubuntu 14.04

HAProxy(High Availability Proxy) is an open-source load-balancer which can load balance any TCP service. HAProxy is a free, very fast and reliable solution that offers load-balancing, high-availability, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications. It is particularly well suited for very high traffic web sites and powers many of the world's most visited ones.

New story! Why Amnesty International uses Booktype 2.0 for report publishing

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 25, 2015 7:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Human rights NGO Amnesty International, a movement of more than seven million people, released its Annual Report for 2014-15 at the end of February. This 500+ page print book is published simultaneously in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, and translated into 12 other languages by local teams. It is composed of 160 detailed chapters written by regional experts on the human rights situation in most of the countries of the world. read more

New story! Open source and DevOps aren't mandatory, but neither is survival

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 25, 2015 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
I can’t recall the exact time I learned about open source software, but I can certainly narrow down the place. I quickly realized how transformative it could be. In 1996, I was sitting in the tech support department of a large ISP that provided hosting and connectivity to the Fortune 1000. Most of our servers ran Solaris, floppy disks arrived via snail mail, and we applied security updates manually adhering to a regime of updates and invoices prescribed by Sun Microsystems. It was a huge change from my university career of dumb terminals and mainframes.

New story! Amazon Still Won't Talk About Government Requests For User Data

In the wake of the Snowden leaks, more and more tech companies are providing their users with transparency reports that detail (to the extent they're allowed) government requests for user data. Amazon -- home to vast amounts of cloud storage -- isn't one of them.

New story! Listen to streaming music with Pi MusicBox

After my project to control my Christmas Tree lights with my Raspberry Pi, what would be my next project? I eventually landed on tinkering with Pi Musicbox, a spin of Raspbian with Mopidy that allows users to play all sorts of streaming services—like Spotify, TuneIn, SoundCloud—and local sound files on a 'headless' Raspberry Pi. In this guide, I'll show a bit of the work I had to do to get Pi MusicBox working to my satisfaction as well as some of the issues I'm still dealing with. read more

New story! How to set up server monitoring system with Monit

Many Linux admins rely on a centralized remote monitoring system (e.g., Nagios or Cacti) to check the health of their network infrastructure. While centralized monitoring makes an admin's life easy when dealing with many hosts and devices, a dedicated monitoring box obviously becomes a single point of failure; if the monitoring box goes down or […]Continue reading... The post How to set up server monitoring system with Monit appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to monitor Linux servers with SNMP and Cacti How to install and configure Nagios on Linux How to configure Nagios for audio alerts and mobile notifications How to monitor and troubleshoot a Linux server using sysdig How to set up a cross-platform backup server on Linux with BackupPC

New story! GParted Live 0.22.0-1 Screenshot Tour

The GParted team is proud to announce a new stable release of GParted Live. This live image contains GParted 0.22.0 which now supports reading and writing file systems to disk devices without partition tables, in addition to supporting GPT partition names. Items of note include: based on the Debian's 'Sid' repository as of 2015-03-23; now uses systemd which is the new default system init on Debian; includes GParted 0.22.0: adds read and write support for unpartitioned whole disk devices; adds read and write support for GPT partition names. This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVIDIA, and Intel graphics.

New story! One-armed manipulation robot runs Linux and ROS

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Mar 25, 2015 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Rethink Robotics’s one-armed, Linux- and ROS-based “Sawyer” manipulation robot is smaller, faster, stronger, and more precise than the earlier Baxter. When MIT spinoff Rethink Robotics announced the $25,000+ Baxter manipulation robot in 2012, it inspired a whole new category of small, relatively low-cost robots for light manufacturing and product assembly. The fixed, two-armed, “collaborative” robot […]

New story! 11 Activities for KDE Plasma

Activities are virtual desktops. They share a common panel and menu, but each has its own layout and selection of items on the desktop. In addition, each has its own virtual workspaces and wallpaper.

New story! Intro to Grace: an open source educational programming language

When it comes to picking a programming language to use when teaching people how to program, there are many, many options. Scratch is a good choice when teaching the basics because of its drag and drop building block method of programming. Python or Ruby are also good choices—both languages have a straight-forward syntax, are used in major real-world projects, and have excellent communities and supplemental projects built around them. Or there is Java, Objective-C, and C#, which are solid programming languages and marketable job skills. Honestly, they are all good choices, but when it comes to teaching programming in an academic setting, are they really the best way to go about doing it? read more

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