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Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push

Meet the new BSoD – the Blue Screen of Despair Pic As the Windows 10 free upgrade period draws to a close, Microsoft is stepping up its operating system's nagware to full-screen takeovers.…

High-Availability Storage with GlusterFS on CentOS 7 - Mirror across two storage servers

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2016 8:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (CentOS 7.2) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (CentOS 7.2 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes.

Code Alliance connects nonprofits with tech volunteers

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2016 7:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Code Alliance is a Benetech initiative that connects technology professionals to volunteer opportunities with open source software projects for social good. On the first day of the CHI4GOOD conference, we brought over 40 projects to the San Jose Convention Center to participate in a hack4good Day of Service event. read more

Tibbo Technology's Tibbo Project System

The motto for the Tibbo Project System (TBS) is "Take what you need.

Scientific Linux 6.8 to Be Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, RC1 Is Out Now

Connie Sieh from the Scientific Linux development team has had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming Scientific Linux 6.8 operating system.

Fedora 22: End Of Life, 2016 July 19

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2016 3:43 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
With the recent release of Fedora 24, Fedora 22 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on July 19th, 2016. After July 19th, all packages in the Fedora 22 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates,... Continue Reading →

Open Source Gospel From Cisco’s Lauren Clooney

Companies that traditionally focused on proprietary software are now playing catch up in order to compete by utilizing open source development.

Build your own open source solar panels

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2016 1:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Do-it-yourself electricity generation is still difficult and expensive. The inventors of the SunZilla project aim to make it easier, cleaner, portable, quiet, and completely open source. read more

Giving Linux and LibreOffice a Try for Your Home Office

Free for all and fun for some, a Linux distribution and open-source suite can cut your software expenses to zero (and the suite runs on Windows, too). Our home office columnist takes a look.

Editor's note: some LXer readers report that this article may not be completely objective. See discussion thread.

July 2016 issue of The PCLinuxOS Magazine released

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the July 2016 issue.

Installing Arch Linux. Part 2

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By Alex Gaudino (Posted by darkduck on Jul 1, 2016 9:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Arch, Linux
This is the 2nd part of the how-to guide for Arch Linux installation.

Open Source Is Key to the Modern Data Center, Says EMC's Joshua Bernstein

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2016 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Flexibility, freedom, innovation and integration is the answer. The question is why should the enterprise build on open source? How can a business survive if it gives away everything? Joshua Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at EMC, makes the case for enterprise open source in his MesosCon North America keynote.

A Red Hat wedding

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Jul 1, 2016 7:21 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
"There is no forking this project," Red Hat EVP Paul Cormier told a Texas couple as he united them in holy matrimony at the Red Hat Summit this week.

How Linux and Open Source Are Powering Comcast's Massive Infrastructure

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2016 6:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Comcast is the nation’s largest Internet service provider. In 2015 the company had more than 23.76 million high-speed data subscribers and 22.4 million video subscribers. To serve these customers, Comcast  deals with a massive amount of data.

Rugged COM Express Type 6 COMs adopt Skylake and Braswell

Win Enterprises unveiled a COM Express Compact module for Intel Braswell, following two COM Express releases for Skylake. They all operate from -40 to 85°C. The Win Enterprises MB-73450 is a 95 x 95mm COM Express Type 6 Compact computer-on-module that supports Intel Pentium and Celeron N3000, as well as Intel Atom x5-E8000, system-on-chips from […]

30 days in a terminal: Day 10 — The experiment is over

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Jul 1, 2016 3:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Some of the things you can do in a Linux shell are amazing, but they weren’t amazing enough for Bryan Lunduke to complete his 30-day challenge. In fact, some were downright maddening. But the experience was revealing, and he suggests all developers try it. It might cause them to create lighter, faster software.

Over 100 DDoS botnets built using Linux malware for embedded devices

LizardStresser, the DDoS malware for Linux systems written by the infamous Lizard Squad attacker group, was used over the past year to create over 100 botnets, some built almost exclusively from compromised Internet-of-Things devices.

Open Source Is Key to the Modern Data Center, Says EMC's Joshua Bernstein

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jul 1, 2016 1:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Flexibility, freedom, innovation and integration is the answer. The question is why should the enterprise build on open source? How can a business survive if it gives away everything? Joshua Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at EMC, makes the case for enterprise open source in his MesosCon North America keynote.

Client-Side Performance

In past articles, I've covered different ways to understand, analyze and improve the performance of your web applications. I've shown that between your network connections, server hardware, database design and HTTP server configuration, you can change and improve the performance of your web application—well, sort of.

Tough Mini-PC with up to four GbE ports runs Linux Mint on AMD SoC

CompuLab’s Fitlet-RM is a rugged mini-PC that runs Linux Mint on an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, and offers -40 to 70°C operation, WiFi, and up to four GbE ports. Enclosed in an all-metal, 108 x 83 x 24mm housing, the fanless fitlet-RM mini-PC “provides excellent durability at extreme temperatures and conditions of shock, vibration and dust,” […]

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