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Vi IMproved

Having a consistent and capable editor available on any system is important, especially important for people who move from machine to machine for whatever reason. People who administer UNIX systems or who help others with their operating system (like many Linux User Group members) need to edit files quickly. The family of editors known as vi (including nvi, aka. vi on BSD) is very useful for this. Some of the reasons for its success are the use of classic UNIX philosophy, regular expressions, keyboard use (no mouse required) and plugins. The learning curve is a bit steep for beginners. Because text editors are written for use in terminals they can be used even across platforms with the help of fink (brew and others) on Mac OSX and cygwin on Windows. Text editors are clearly not WYSIWYG word processors.

Red Hat bids to become a hybrid cloud power

Red Hat pushes interoperability with multiple cloud platforms with the latest release of CloudForms 3.1, its hybrid cloud management platform.

VMware Embraces Docker Container Virtualization

One of the biggest backers of Docker containers is Google, which is also part of the new VMware/Docker partnership effort. Craig McLuckie, product manager at Google, said during a press conference that the new partnership will enable a way to bring the container style of application management to the world. Google sees VMs and Docker as being very complementary, he added.

"The virtual machine offering provides a very strong way to provision and manage basic infrastructure," McLuckie said, "while containers exist in the application space and provide a very nice way to package and deploy applications." -

Guy Claims Patent On Photographing People In Races And Then Selling Them Their Photos; Sues Photography Company

The folks over at EFF have yet another story of patents gone wrong. This time it's from a guy named Peter Wolf, who owns a company called Photocrazy, that takes photos of sporting events like running and bike races, and then offers to sell people their photos by matching up their bib numbers. This kind of thing has been around forever, but because Peter Wolf paid a lawyer and said some magic words, he got some patents

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140822/07085528291/guy-c...

GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

LinuxCon 2014 Matthew Miller is a little concerned. As the new project leader for the Fedora Linux distribution, he thinks Fedora 20 is great and Fedora 21, when it ships, will be the best release ever. But he worries that to everyone else, Fedora – and Linux distros in general – are getting a little, well … boring.…

How to configure and secure your postfix email server

Once you have your application server up and running, you are going to need a good email server to deliver your emails. I have been using postfix for all my servers and below is the configuration I generally use

VMware Announces Its Own OpenStack Distribution

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 26, 2014 5:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
VMware has been one of the top contributors to the open-source OpenStack cloud platform over the last several years, and now the company is taking the next logical step by announcing its own OpenStack distribution. The new VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) offering is being formally announced at the VMworld conference today, providing a new option in the increasingly competitive space for OpenStack products and services.

Don’t Fret Linus, Desktop Linux Will Slowly Gain Traction

With the success of Chromebooks, it’s only a matter of time before the OEMs start pushing well designed laptops and desktops with customized versions of Linux installed. It’s bound to happen. Computer makers pay a fortune to Microsoft every year for the privilege of installing Windows. But Windows’ luster as a brand has faded, making this is no longer money well spent.

Android may have already killed Samsung's Tizen OS

In today's Android roundup: A Huawei bigwig thinks that Tizen is already dead. Plus: Lemon Meringue Pie might be the official codename for Android L, and mobile carriers and Android bloatware.

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 .

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