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Cloud 5: AWS checks Docker box, Azure outage was not end of the world as we know it

This week, we look at AWS announcing Docker support, an Azure outage that had the anti-cloud crowd scurrying to their megaphones and the power of cloud computing.

Mix it up with this Life is Beautiful cocktail recipe

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2014 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In celebration of Open Food Week, we share a cocktail recipe with readers from Opensource.com contributor, frequent traveler, and OpenNMS CEO Tarus Balog. Stay tuned next week for more from Open Food Week as we cover open source in our food and on the farm. We often say that open source is like a recipe. The source code, or "code recipe," is available for others to go by, modify, and change to their liking and to fit their preferences. read more

Google to Let Users Pay to Remove Ads on Select Websites

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 21, 2014 11:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google is always looking to diversify its online advertising policy and you might think that there is little left to do in this regard. It appears that Google has found yet another way to monetize ads, both for itself and for the website, but this time the power rests in the users' hands.

12 Awesome Themes for Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Nov 21, 2014 10:56 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mint
With Mint 17.1 Rebecca being days away from release, and Cinnamon 2.4 looking so good, here is an overview of some of the best looking themes which allow you to beautify your desktop.

A Guide To Dual Booting Windows 7 And Ubuntu

This guide shows how to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. It includes steps for backing up, shrinking Windows, downloading Ubuntu, creating a USB and DVD, partitioning and installation.

Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop

People with Nexus 7 tablets say the latest major Android update – codenamed Lollipop – has slowed their slabs to a standstill. Google said today it is investigating the matter.

Linux-friendly COM offers a choice of Bay Trail SoCs

Thirteen months after Intel debuted its “Bay Trail” SoCs, we’re still seeing new boards based on it emerge, as in the case of this Aaeon COM Express module. Although Taiwan-based Aaeon pre-announced the “COM-BT” computer-on-module last October, as part of Intel’s big Bay Trail sytem-on-chip rollout, the module is just now becoming available for production shipments. It conforms to PICMG’s COM Express Type 6 “compact” form-factor specs, measuring 95 x 95mm, and offers a choice of 0 to 60°C or -40 to 85°C temperature operation.

The State of the Cloud Working Group and Fedora 21 Cloud

As Fedora 21 approaches, let’s take a bit to examine the state of the Cloud Working Group (WG) — or, more importantly, the releases that are coming your way very […]

Goat Simulator Updated with MMO Simulator Expansion

Goat Simulator has recently been updated with the Goat MMO Simulator Expansion, which brings new features like five different classes, faction warfare between goats and sheep, and MMO simulation.

Samsung will reduce the number of models in its Android phone lineup

In today's open source roundup: Samsung will reduce the number of smartphone models it offers. Plus: Mozilla dumps Google for Yahoo, and how to run Linux on Android devices.

Open-source IaaS: OwnCloud 7 Enterprise Edition arrives

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Nov 21, 2014 4:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Want to make the most of your existing storage infrastructure on a private cloud? You should consider ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition.

Run Linux on Android - part 2

Finish off your Linux on Android installation with this look at rooting and GUIs

Firefox to Default to Yahoo’s Microsoft Search

There’s just one teeny-tiny little problem. For the last several years, Yahoo has been obtaining its search results from Bing, owned by Microsoft, with no indication this will change. I’m not exactly sure how the Microsoft/Yahoo deal works, but you can be sure that some money goes to Redmond each and every time a search is done via the web portal, something that many FOSS supporters might find unacceptable.

Mozilla Now Accepts Bitcoin

  • The Mozilla Blog; By Geoffrey MacDougall (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2014 1:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting openness, accessibility and innovation on the Web. Our work is made possible by thousands of people around the world contributing in many ways, such as volunteering or making a donation.

Days Between Dates?

Alert readers will know that I'm working on a major revision to my popular Wicked Cool Shell Scripts book to come out later this year. Although most of the scripts in this now ten-year-old book still are current and valuable, a few definitely are obsolete or have been supplanted by new technology or utilities. No worries - that's why I'm doing the update.

Samsung’s smartphone insanity may be coming to an end

Samsung has long been known for offering many different models of smartphone, across a wide range of markets. But the company’s penchant for creating smartphone after smartphone has finally caught up with it...

A brilliant mind: SUSE's kernel guru speaks

The man who in every sense sits at the nerve centre of SUSE Linux has no airs about him. At 38, Vojt?ch Pavlík is disarmingly frank and often seems a bit embarrassed to talk about his achievements, which are many and varied. He is every bit a nerd, but can be candid, though precise. As director of SUSE Labs, it would be no exaggeration to call him the company's kernel guru. Both recent innovations that have come from SUSE - patching a live kernel, technology called kGraft, and creating a means for booting openSUSE on machines locked down with secure boot, have been his babies.

4,100 new jobs through wildly successful NC farm grant program

For the past six years, I’ve been privileged to work among people who have dedicated their personal and professional lives to advancing the causes of fair, local, organic, and sustainable agriculture at the Rural Advancement Foundation International, a nonprofit organization based in Pittsboro, North Carolina. While my colleagues and I care deeply about how our food is grown, we care just as much about those who grow our food. Our mission is to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. We directly assist individual farmers who rely on our staff of experienced farm advocates, and we work at the local, national, and international levels for a more just and sustainable food system for all.

Mozilla Ditches Google Default Search for Yahoo

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Nov 20, 2014 8:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mozilla is making some important changes to the Firefox internet browser and they have decided that it was time to change the default search engine option from Google to different alternatives, including Yahoo.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On OpenSUSE 13.2 This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

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