New story! 10 best uses for open source software in the business world

Certain inevitabilities occur in technology. For instance, open source software will make its way into your business. Ten years ago, this could easily have been called into question. Now? There's no way to avoid it -- and there's no reason to. With so many powerful (and necessary) pieces of technology, open source has become, in various cases, the savior of tech. But what areas of your business are best suited for open source? The answer to that question is, of course, will be different from one company to the next. But some applications can apply in almost every circumstance.

New story! What can we do to improve computer education?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2015 10:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
SIGCSE 2015 for Computer Science educators kicks off this year from March 4 - 7 in Kansas City, Missouri. The SIGCSE Technical Symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. The symposium provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction. Last year Pamela Fox, Computing Curriculum Engineer at Khan Academy, was part of a panel on called "Disruptive Innovation in CS Education." I spoke with her afterwards to get her thoughts on how open source fits into education and the future of computer education. This is a partial transcript. read more

New story! Free Bassel Day, Bodhi Linux Chromebook Giveaway & More…

Sunday, March 15, marks the third anniversary of the arrest in Damascus, Syria, of Bassel Khartabil (Bassel Safadi), a computer engineer who was Creative Commons lead in Syria and who started a hackerspace, Aiki Lab, in Damascus in 2010. This is only a small part of Bassel’s resume, which includes numerous other open source and free culture projects.

New story! Ubuntu's answer to Android is finally here, but it still needs work

At long last, the first Ubuntu phones are here. It's been more than two years since Canonical first showed off its Linux-based mobile platform, and fans have been clamoring for consumer devices ever since. The Ubuntu Edge never made its ambitious $32 million crowdfunding target, and the first handsets from BQ and Meizu were delayed last year. But finally, it's all starting to come together. BQ has started selling its "Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition" in Europe and Meizu shouldn't be too far behind with its modified MX4.

New story! VMware sued, accused of ripping off Linux kernel source code

SCSI dev claims virty giant has 'no intention' of honoring terms of the GPL Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig has sued VMware in Hamburg, Germany, over alleged violations of the GNU General Public License.…

New story! Red Hat buys into Docker containers with Atomic Host

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2015 6:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Want to combine a best of breed enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with the most popular container technology, Docker? Then you want Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host.

New story! Vivaldi Web Browser Tech Preview 2 Is Out with Fast Forward and Rewind

Vivaldi is a new web browser based on Chromium that is built by an Opera founder. It's aimed mostly at power users, but it can be used by anyone. A new update has been released and the developers have added some new features.

New story! The three open source projects that transformed Hadoop

  • Opensource.com; By Jonathan Buckley (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2015 4:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
Hadoop, an open source software framework with the funny sounding name, has been a game-changer for organizations by allowing them to store, manage, and analyze massive amounts of data for actionable insights and competitive advantage.

New story! 'Cloud First' Strategy: Who Has One, Who Doesn't and Why?

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Christopher Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Mar 6, 2015 3:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
A survey from 2nd Watch of cloud adoption plans for businesses in the United States shows that many see major value in integrating the cloud into digital sales and marketing, but obstacles are preventing rapid adoption.

New story! 8 guides for cloud building with OpenStack

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Mar 6, 2015 2:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
OpenStack is a huge project with lots of constituent parts and fast development cycles. It can be hard to keep up and keep your mental toolkit fresh. We compile the very best of recently published how-tos, guides, tutorials, and tips into a handy collection every month.

New story! A Quick Look at Kubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1

Kubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet beta 1 has been released by Kubuntu Devs Team brings KDE Plasma 5.2 as default desktop environment, also include KDE Applications 14.12 containing all favourite applications from KDE. This is the 14.12.2 update with bugfixes and translation updates.

New story! Valve Is Showing That Steam Is Finally Shaking Off the Windows Dependency

If anyone had any doubts about the commitment of Valve to the Linux operating systems, they should be put to rest with the latest SteamOS sale. It just shows how serious the company really is and that it will carry out its promises, of breaking the Windows monopoly on gaming.

New story! Red Hat releases Enterprise Linux 7.1

Red Hat announced today the release of RHEL 7.1 including new developer tools, Linux containers, and Atomic Host.

New story! Bodhi Linux developers giving away Acer C720 Chromebook

In today's open source roundup: A donation to Bodhi Linux might get you an Acer C720 Chromebook. Plus: Why Zenwalk might be your next desktop distro, and rTorrent for Ubuntu.

New story! I Tried Ubuntu Linux 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta Mate Flavor

I'm trying out the beta of the Mate Flavor of the next version of Ubuntu. So far so good. Mate has some good improvements, and the beta version does not seem to be very buggy.

New story! digiKam Sprint 2014

digiKam is a mature open-source project (more than 14 years old now) that provides a digital asset management application oriented to photography post-production.

New story! The Year of the Linux Smart Phone

The “Year of the Linux desktop” is something you often hear about in the Linux community. This idea refers to the year when Linux will claim the dominant market-share percentage from operating systems such as Windows and OSX. While I am not sure if Linux on the desktop will ever become dominant, one thing is for certain: Linux has already outpaced all of the other competitors in the mobile market.

New story! Red Hat Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distro Debuts

Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.1 release is generally available today, providing users with the promise of a more secure and optimized operating system for Docker containers. The Atomic Host release comes alongside the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, which also debuts today.

New story! 4 things you (probably) didn't know you can do with Chrome for Linux

Chrome for Linux provides almost all of the features of a Chromebook -- and as a result I get the best of both worlds: The security, freedom and ownership of Linux, and the flexibility of gaining access to services and apps through Chrome.

New story! I/O-rich SBC runs Linux on Cortex-A9 Sitara SoC

MYIR launched a “Rico” SBC for TI’s Cortex-A9 AM437x SoC, with an open Linux BSP, 4GB of eMMC flash, and coastline GbE, HDMI, and USB host and device ports. The Rico Board is the first single board computer we’ve seen to tap the single-core, Cortex-A9 AM437x Sitara system-on-chip from Texas Instruments, aside from TI’s own $599 evaluation EVM.

New story! Red Hat strips down for Docker

Red Hat has customized a version of its Linux distribution to run Docker containers. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host strips away all the utilities residing in the stock distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) that aren’t needed to run Docker containers.

New story! Who's leading the charge for transparency in democratic elections?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 3:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The pernicious effects of closed proprietary software reaches its peak of damaging the general public when it obscures the voting process in democratic elections. read more

New story! Marvell Eyes IoT Developers by Open Sourcing KinomaJS Code

Marvell has made KinomaJS, a Java platform for building apps for embedded devices, including IoT electronics, available under an open source Apache 2.0 license.

New story! Demand for Linux Skills Growing Faster Than Talent Pool: Report

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 5, 2015 1:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
While 92 percent of hiring managers plan to hire Linux pros in the next 6 months, 88 percent said it's very or somewhat difficult to find qualified candidates.

New story! Companies really want Linux-savvy employees and they want them now

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
But 88 percent of hiring managers report that it's "very difficult" or "somewhat difficult" to find qualified candidates.

New story! Make a Twitter-controlled desk lamp with open source tools

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 11:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Think about the Internet today. Websites and web services are in deep conversation with each other through the so-called API (Application Program Interface) economy. Websites such as Facebook, Weather.com, and ESPN all offer APIs that the rest of the cloud can leverage and interact with. Through this API economy, the exchange of data is free-flowing and massive. However, the only things that are taking part in this conversation are typically computers, laptops, and smartphones. What happens when other electronic devices can start to take part in this data exchange? read more

New story! The March 2015 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the March 2015 issue.

New story! How to setup a LAMP development environment in Vagrant

In the previous tutorial, we have learned about the basics of Vagrant. In this tutorial, we will move to next level and will learn more about Vagrant and setting up LAMP development environment in Vagrant. To start with, LAMP stands for: Linux (OS/Kernel), Apache (Web Server), MySQL (Database), PHP (Scripting Language). It is an open-source Web development environment which lets you create web applications. It is generally also referred as Web Stack.

New story! Linux shell Sticky Bit usage and examples

  • Linuxconfig.org; By Linuxconfig.org (Posted by linuxer on Mar 5, 2015 8:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, LPI
Before we talk about what is a Sticky bit let's start by explaining why do we need it. For example we have a directory /var/share somewhere on the filesystem with a full access for all permission groups that is owner, group and any, thus all permission bits are set to "on".

New story! COM Express module runs Linux on a 2.3GHz Tegra K1

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Mar 5, 2015 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Seco is prepping a Linux-friendly COM Express Type 6 Compact module with a quad-core, 2.3GHz Tegra K1 SoC and optional extended temperature support. When we covered the Nvidia Jetson TK1 single board computer last March, we didn’t realize the manufacturer was Seco. In addition to the Jetson TK1 (Seco product page here), Seco is now […]

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