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Nginx Plus is the commercially supported enterprise release of the widely deployed open-source Nginx Web server. According to the June 2014 Netcraft Web Server Survey, Nginx is powering 134 million sites around the world. The first Nginx Plus release debuted back in August 2013, providing users with additional high-availability features on top of the open-source base. New versions of Nginx Plus are now released every three months. The Nginx Plus r4 release is based on the open-source Nginx 1.7.3 release, which was released on July 8.
Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing power from innocent victims when there's so much free processing power out there for the taking?
In the world of the Internet, where everything is so easily available, it seems like all technology is a benefit to online learners. For those who aren't able to use the available traditional resources for various reasons, open source technology specifically is a huge boon. Let me share my seven-year journey of using open source and how it helped me add more value to both my personal and professional lives.
In today's open source roundup: GOG.com now supports Linux. Plus: A distrohopper falls in love with Debian and settles down, and a KDE 5 slideshow. It's great to see GOG.com so enthusiastic about Linux gaming. It's yet another indication that Linux gaming is red-hot right now, and I'm glad to note that they have plans to add so many more games soon.
TinyGreenPC launched a Raspberry Pi and Linux based digital signage player that runs on just 7 Watts, and offers optional WiFi and an OPS interface. The Pi Media Player is one of the most power-efficient signage players on the market, according to TinyGreenPC, a subsidiary of UK-based embedded manufacturer and distributor AndersDX.
One such innovation introduced in Firefox 31 is an eyedropper, which enables developers to easily identify the HTML value for a given color. Developers will now also be able to modify Web pages locally with a box model technology that enables manipulation of page layout attributes. Looking forward, Mozilla developers are building an integrated development environment (IDE) called WebIDE into Firefox. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the new Firefox 31 browser. -