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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS released

In today's open source roundup: Download Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Plus: MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon review, and the best Linux distros for 2015.

Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, and others on Internet of Things

Ubuntu Linux aims to become the glue that holds the Internet of Things together with its new partnerships.

Red Hat: Open Source ARM Platform Gets Closer to Prime Time

Red Hat's partner program for ARMv8-A chips is expanding and should soon begin delivering open, certified, standards-based ARM software solutions to the Linux and open source community, the company says.

Install PmWiki on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with Nginx

In this article we will show you how to install PmWiki on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with Nginx.

Microsoft Announces That the First Azure Hosted Service Runs on Ubuntu Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 20, 2015 9:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical, through John Zannos, VP Cloud Alliances, has proudly announced today, February 19, that the first ever Microsoft Azure hosted service will run on Linux, Ubuntu more specifically. This piece of news comes hot from the Strata + Hadoop World Conference, which takes place this week in California, USA.

Rugged box-PC offers HDMI and dual GbE, starts at $671

Acnodes’s rugged, fanless, Linux-friendly “FES8680? box-PC features a 4th Gen Intel Core CPU, HDMI, dual GbE, and up to eight COM ports, and starts at $671. The FES8680 is a spin-down of the rugged FES8670 announced by Acnodes last month, and similarly runs on Intel’s 4th Gen Core (Haswell) processors. The 10.24 x 8.19 x 2.3-inch FES8680 is built around a “long-life” Mini-ITX motherboard, and is targeted at outdoor advertising, POS/kiosk, transportation, and industrial control automation, says Acnodes.

Why open access matters

Imagine a world where scientists and inventors had no access to the accomplishments of the generations which came before us. The wheel would, quite literally, need to be reinvented by everyone who came along and wanted to move forward.

SuSE enters the realm of storage in a big way

This week, SuSE officially released their SUSE Storage, a self-healing, self-managing, distributed software-based enterprise storage solution. This project is based on the Firefly version of the Ceph open-source project and is not only ready to safely and reliably store your data, it's ready to do so while saving you money.

Two OSes in one: DuOS-M puts Android on your Windows device

Do you have a favorite Android app that you wish you could run on your Windows tablet or laptop? Well, now you can. A new program called DuOS-M runs full-blown Android as its own Windows application, so that you run almost any Android app on a Windows 7/8/8.1 system.

A digital dark age may be coming, VP of Google warns

  •; By Cody Brooks (Posted by notbob on Feb 20, 2015 4:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Father of the Internet and Google Vice President Vint Cerf has issued a warning to photographers and data storage lovers at large: Physically print your data or risk losing it to a digital dark age.

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya Beta 2 : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya Beta 2 has been released by Elementary OS Team, based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and featuring with pantheon desktop environment, it comes with various User Interface improvements, UEFI/SecureBoot support, better and more discoverable multitasking

Cloud 5: Cloud-savvy grads, Amazon disruptors, leading IaaS providers

This week, we look at Amazon package delivery being pressured by apps born in the cloud who might be using AWS (talk about irony), universities preparing students for the cloud future and an overview of infrastructure service providers.

How To Enable Hibernate In Ubuntu Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Feb 20, 2015 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Are you doing multi-tasking on your Linux machine and suddenly there is a power cut? Is you Laptop battery low or have any problem with you PC's UPS? Then Hibernate is a good option for you! You can save all your work and resume where you left after switching on computer.

Introducing Future Studio, a Debian-Based OS Designed for Creative People

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 20, 2015 1:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The time has come to introduce you guys to a new Linux kernel-based operating system, designed for creative people who were searching for a good-looking, reliable, and modern distribution for all of their multimedia creation needs. Future Studio OS is based on a mix between Debian GNU/Linux Jessie and Sid, using a low-latency Linux kernel and the KDE4 desktop environment.

OnePlus ditches CyanogenMod, Raspberry Pi 2 powered robots, and more

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at OnePlus adopting a new mobile OS, robots powered by the Raspberry Pi 2, a big data vendor going open source, and more! Open source news for your reading pleasure. February 15 to February 20, 2015 read more

Days Between Dates: the Counting

In my last article, we began an exploration of date math by validating a given date specified by the user, then explored how GNU date offers some slick math capabilities, but has some inherent limitations, the most notable of which is that it isn't on 100% of all Linux and UNIX systems.

4 tips for how to migrate to Drupal

If you have a content-heavy website, then you most definitely have heard of Drupal, an open source content management system (CMS). Maybe you've heard also that Drupal is free, secure, and has a wonderful developer network, which means lots of talent to choose from. So, what are you waiting for? read more

Xfce 4.12 Should Be Released in One Week, at the End of February

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 20, 2015 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Xfce
After several emails between Xfce developers and numerous delays, it appears that the highly anticipated Xfce 4.12 desktop environment will finally be released at the end of February 2015, in the last weekend, most probably on March 1, if nothing goes wrong.

Why I Want Text-File Preferences For Every Application I Use

I recently started using a text editor called Vim. For the uninitiated, Vim is a lightweight text editor often used for writing code that it comes pre-loaded on some if not all remote servers. Since it’s designed to be used without a mouse, there are tons of keyboard shortcuts to learn. This part isn’t a huge deal—for now just know that Vim is a text editor, like Notepad or Sublime Text or Word.

Ubuntu 15.04 Almost Got GTK+ 3.16, but Too Many Things Needed Fixing

Ubuntu developers are working on the 15.04 version of their operating system and they have made some interesting changes so far, but they also entertained the possibility of adopting GTK+ 3.16. Unfortunately, that wasn't meant to be.

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