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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.

Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker?

Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been gaining popularity that I’ve started to hear more often recently from users who just started using Docker: whether it makes sense to use OpenStack if they’ve already chosen to use Docker.

Eben Upton: Google’s Eric Schmidt helped inspire Raspberry Pi Model A+ price cut

  • Raspberry Pi Today; By Russell Barnes (Posted by russb78 on Nov 20, 2014 5:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Raspberry Pi
While the Raspberry Pi has always been cheap, the Foundation didn’t rest on their laurels with the Model A+ price. In fact, Google’s Eric Schmidt had a hand in making it cheaper…

Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars

The Automotive Grade Linux project, which is sponsored by the Linux Foundation, has added partners in its effort to build an open source, Linux-based platform for cars and other automobiles.

The digital open source library of tomorrow

Phil Shapiro, one of my fellow Opensource.com Community Moderators, gave a talk at All Things Open 2014 about open source and libraries. This is a recap of that talk.

Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the world

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Nov 20, 2014 2:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common.

Sponsoring free-time Open Source activities

Starting Nov 2014 Futurice financially sponsors Open Source contributions done by our employees on their own time. These contributions are entirely voluntary and are not related to any company projects. The purpose of the sponsorship program is to sponsor hobby contributions to a good cause. The sponsorship for any individual is limited to a maximum of 30 hours per month. With our compensation of €15 per hour (or equivalent local currency) that means a maximum of €450 monthly on top of your salary.

New Search Strategy for Firefox: Promoting Choice & Innovation

Ten years ago, we built Firefox to keep the Internet in each of our hands — to create choice and put people in control of their lives online. Our focus has been on building products that drive the competition, energy and innovation we all need to keep the Web open, everywhere and independent. And last week, we pledged to do more.

Linux Tablet Developer Crowdfunds Mobile App Tools for Ubuntu, Android, iOS

The Demski Group, which is behind the UT One tablet based on Canonical's open source Ubuntu Linux operating system, is crowdfunding development of a mobile app development tool.

Linux.NET saving the Gnome From Extreme Couponing

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Nov 20, 2014 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
This week's news includes Linux.NET, Groupon does a deal with Gnomes, a day in the life of a sysadmin and a javascript Linux emulator

Finnish Sailfish/Android tablet rivaly heats up

Jolla quickly hit the Indiegogo goal for its first Sailfish-based tablet, with a quad-core Intel SoC, while Nokia tipped a similar Atom-based Android slate. After the MeeGo Linux project was killed off to make room for Tizen, and Nokia abandoned the smartphone-oriented Mer development branch of MeeGo it had used on the Nokia N9 in favor of Windows, several Nokia employees jumped ship to launch Jolla Ltd., which is also based in Finland. Jolla subsequently unveiled a Jolla smartphone in May 2013, running a Mer/Meego based Sailfish OS, and began shipping the phone by the end of the year. Now Jolla has already nearly doubled its $380,000 Indiegogo funding goal for a new Sailfish-based Jolla Tablet, which launched earlier today.

Mozilla Ditches Google for Yahoo as Default Search on Firefox

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Nov 20, 2014 9:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla has just announced that it is breaking off with its primary sugar-daddy Google as the primary/default search provider in Firefox.

How to create dialog boxes in an interactive shell script

When you install new software in the terminal environment, you may often see informative dialog boxes popping up, accepting your input. The type of dialog boxes ranges from simple yes/no dialog to input box, password box, checklist, menu, and so on. The advantage of using such user-friendly dialog boxes is obvious as they can guide you to enter necessary information in an intuitive fashion.

FLARE – Free, Open-Source Action Role-Playing Game

  • TuxArena; By Craciun Dan (Posted by Chris7mas on Nov 20, 2014 7:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Games
FLARE is a really beautiful free and open-source 2D role-playing game which allows you to choose from various classes, each with their own strengths, buy new weapons and fight hordes of enemies in a fantasy world.

Despite losing Google as its cash cow, Mozilla isn't dead yet

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Nov 20, 2014 6:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mozilla
Mozilla's deal with Google was ending. With it went most of the browser maker's income. But now a new deal with Yahoo promises new life for Firefox.

Step By Step Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) LAMP Server Setup

  • ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Nov 20, 2014 5:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Step By Step Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) LAMP Server Setup

Purism seeks funding for 15-inch free software Linux laptop

In today's open source roundup: Purism wants to sell a Linux laptop that runs only free software. Plus: The Jolla Linux tablet easily surpasses its $380,000 funding goal, and how well does Nvidia's open source driver perform while running Linux games?

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