New story! How To Set Up Software RAID 0 for Windows and Linux

For serious PC builders, speed is the name of the game. Too often, storage becomes a bottleneck that holds back even the beefiest CPU. Even with the advent of SSDs, leveraging a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) can drastically reduce boot and loading times. RAID 0 is the easiest way to get more speed out of two or more drives, and lets you use a pretty cool acronym to boot.

New story! Users, Permissions and Multitenant Sites

In my last article, I started to look at multitenant Web applications. These are applications that run a single time, but that can be retrieved via a variety of hostnames.

New story! The benefits of decoupling your CMS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A common disease of software development is the "not-invented-here" syndrome, a tendency to write new implementations instead of leveraging existing solutions. We then just write it as part of the application we're currently building, thinking it's a small thing. Over time, such helper or utility classes grow as new things are added, but usually stay tightly coupled to the application. read more

New story! Installing Network Simulator 2 (NS2) on Ubuntu 14.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 4:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Network simulators are tools used to simulate discrete events in a network and which helps to predict the behaviours of a computer network. Generally the simulated networks have entities like links, switches, hubs, applications, etc. Once the simulation model is complete, it is executed to analyse the performance. Administrators can then customize the simulator to suit their needs. Network simulators typically come with support for the most popular protocols and networks in use today, such as WLAN,UDP,TCP,IP, WAN, etc.

New story! Using Spark DataFrames for large scale data science

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 26, 2015 3:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
When we first open sourced Spark, we aimed to provide a simple API for distributed data processing in general-purpose programming languages (Java, Python, Scala). Spark enabled distributed data processing through functional transformations on distributed collections of data (RDDs). This was an incredibly powerful API—tasks that used to take thousands of lines of code to express could be reduced to dozens. read more

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

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