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OpenStack can stand on its own, whatever happens to Rackspace

  • Tesora Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Aug 26, 2014 2:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
Four years ago, Rackspace and its early partners came up with an idea for an open source private alternative to Amazon Web Services --and OpenStack was born. Today, the future of Rackspace is murky, but the open source project it helped create is strong enough to stand on its own.

The push for interoperability, an OpenStack card deck, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jason Baker (Posted by bob on Aug 26, 2014 1:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Cloud
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Linus Torvalds Promotes Linux for Desktops, Embedded Computing

Linux kernel developer and open source leader Linus Torvalds spoke recently about the future of desktop Linux and Linux for embedded devices.

Powerful Command-line File Transfer Programs

  • LinuxLinks.com; By Frazer Kline (Posted by sde on Aug 25, 2014 11:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews, Roundups; Groups: Linux
This article provides my pick of the best open source command line file transfer programs. The software featured here supports a number of different protocols. They offer shell-like command syntax, and are great for scripting purposes.

How To Use Firejail to Set Up a WordPress Installation in a Jailed Environment

When running a web server that is available to the public, striking a balance between making your content accessible and establishing a secure configuration can become difficult. There are many different areas that should be subject to careful scrutiny. One of these is process isolation and visibility. A project called firejail seeks to assist in this area by providing a lightweight security containerization mechanism that utilizes kernel namespacing to enforce separation policies. This makes the chroot environments extremely lightweight.

Zorin OS 9 Core Review: As good as Linux Mint 17!

Zorin OS has a lot of takers in the new Linux converts from Windows. Recently, Zorin OS released it’s 9th version based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with 5 years of support. For users who are familiar with Zorin, the release notes states of some incremental improvements over it’s predecessors, namely:

How to reboot Linux automatically on Kernel Panic

Luckily this problem don’t happen so frequently, at least using stable kernel and distributions, but sometime your beloved Linux could go in “Kernel Panic”.

Install and configure Nginx, MariaDB & PHP-FPM in CentOS 7 (RHEL7)

Install and configure Nginx, MariaDB & PHP-FPM in CentOS 7 (RHEL7)

Linus Torvalds Started a Revolution on August 25, 1991. Happy Birthday, Linux!

The Linux project has just turned 23 and it's now the biggest collaborative endeavor in the world, with thousands of people working on it.

Linux and systemd: A case of the old versus the young?

In today's open source roundup: Is the systemd controversy a battle of the old versus the young? Plus: What Linux distros do you consider innovative? And a journalist spends a week using Ubuntu's Unity desktop.

First Firefox OS Smartphones Available in India this Week

We are happy to announce that Intex Technologies just introduced the Cloud FX as the first Firefox OS smartphone available in India. Intex will offer the Cloud FX exclusively on Snapdeal.com to give their customers a powerful and customizable smartphone .

Identify USB Driver on Linux.

This guide shows how you can identify USB Driver Chipset(most commonly Wireless) Information on Linux. Often users troll different forums and blogs to find out they can identify which driver their PCI or USB device is using. This guide applies to all possible scenarios and any Linux OS namely Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, CentOS, Fedora etc.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Adventure Game Might Arrive on Linux

  • softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 25, 2014 10:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The developers of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter from The Astronauts have been working on this game for quite some time and the results are outstanding. So far, the game has been announced on the PC and PS4 platforms, but the devs are thinking about releasing a Linux version as well.

Hero hacks: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT

  • ComputerWorld; By Brian Chee , InfoWorld, August 20, 2014 (Posted by smtouhid on Aug 25, 2014 9:15 AM EDT)
  • Groups: ARM, Raspberry Pi
You have to hand it to Eben Upton and crew for the Raspberry Pi. This single-board design, aimed at making computers inexpensive enough to bring computer science to the poorest of schools, has kicked off a revolution not just in education, but in tapping computing power to interact with the environment around us. And along the way, this $35 computer has proved to have significant value in traditional IT and business contexts.

Can we please stop talking about the Linux desktop?

Linus Torvalds may still want a Linux desktop, but no one else does. And even if they did, by the time the requisite ecosystem could be developed, the need for a desktop -- Linux or otherwise -- will largely be gone.

Does open source boost mental health?

Open source is as much a philosophy of living as it is a method of creating software. Part of this philosophy is that everything designed by the human mind is improvable. This is a hopeful philosophy and in some cases an intoxicatingly hopeful philosophy. Open source practitioners spend no time worrying about what cannot be done. All of their mental energies attune to what can be done. If you love open source, you live in a constant state of wondering. You delight in the fact that you need not worry about the barriers between what you hope can be built and what can actually be built.

Interesting facts about Linux

Today, August, 25th, is the 23rd birthday of Linux. The modest Usenet post made by a student at the University of Helsinki on August 25th, 1991, marks the birth of the venerable Linux as we know it today. Fast forward 23 years, and now Linux is everywhere, not only installed on end user desktops, smartphones […]

China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

Doesn't much like Apple or Google, either The world's about to get a new operating system, if reports out of China are correct: the Middle Kingdom hopes to kick off its own operating system in October 2014.…

KDE Commit-Digest for 25th May 2014

Amarok implements popular demand to restore scroll location when collection filter is cleared; adds a new option to support icon-view large thumb size (over 256x256 px). Plasma desktop streamlines Comment fields of KCMs by applying common language and type-setting to the systemsettings modules in kde-workspace. Kopete adds support for SOCKS5 proxy in ICQ protocol. Umbrello sees work on UML 2.0. Krita adds the indexed color filter. Porting to KF5/Qt5 continues, including massif-visualizer and partitionmanager.

Nginx Automated Geo Ban

  • AXIVO; By Floren Munteanu (Posted by Floren on Aug 25, 2014 12:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Control abusive users while using the power provided by Nginx to create a simple yet very effective automated ban.system.

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