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EnterpriseDB chucks devs free tools for building NoSQL web apps with PostgreSQL

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Aug 20, 2014 5:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Developer
Prebuilt AWS image comes with all you need, preconfigured: Enterprise-class PostgreSQL database vendor EnterpriseDB has launched a free turnkey development environment designed to make it easier for coders to build web applications using PostgreSQL's new NoSQL capabilities.

Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories: Beginning on Monday, the security of the Linux kernel source code has become a little bit tighter with the addition of two-factor authentication for the kernel's Git code repositories.

MongoDB tosses support lifeline to open source downloaders

Open source NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has added a new support option for customers who want to run the Community Edition of its software in production environments. "Our Production Support offering is now available as a standalone service – separate from our MongoDB Enterprise software," MongoDB marketing director Meghan Gill wrote in a blog post on Monday. "This means that Community Edition users now have access to our world-class team of support engineers."

Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

The German city of Munich, which famously adopted Linux and open source across its operations, may be about to reverse that decision. German newspaper Süddeutsche reports deputy mayor Josef Schmid as saying the city is considering the move because users often complain about the functionality available in open-source applications.

European Space Operations Centre Now Runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers

  • softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 20, 2014 1:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is now powered by SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and it's making a firm commitment towards open source and Linux software.

Google prepares to launch YouTube Music Key subscription service for $9.99 per month

In today's Android roundup: Google gets ready to launch a YouTube music subscription service. Plus: The Sony M2 Aqua waterproof Android phone, and should you be afraid of Facebook Messenger for Android?

A beginners guide to Docker

It doesn't matter whether it is pianos or teddy bears, containers provide consistency that manufacturers and transporters can rely on. Just as shipping containers have revolutionized the import/export industry, you've heard that Docker is doing the same in tech.

News: Linux 3.17 Release Cycle Begins as LinuxCon Opens

Big week on the Linux Planet as a new Linux kernel release cycle begins and Kernel developers congregate in Chicago for LinuxCon. "I'm going to be on a plane much of tomorrow, and am not really supportive of last-minute pull requests during the merge window anyway, so I'm closing the merge window one day early, and 3.17-rc1 is out there now," Linus Torvalds wrote in his Linux 3.17 rc1 release announcement.

Ditching Linux for Windows? The truth isn't that simple, says Munich

Munich city council says a review of its IT has not been triggered by staff dissatisfaction after moving from Windows to Linux on the desktop, in spite of reports to the contrary.

Core Infrastructure Initiative adds New Members to Fund and Support Critical Open Source Projects

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project hosted by The Linux Foundation that enables technology companies, industry stakeholders and esteemed developers to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, today announced new backers. Hitachi and NEC will work with existing CII members to collaboratively identify and support the critical infrastructure projects most in need of support.

Tesora Launches Certification Program for OpenStack Cloud Storage

Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) vendor Tesora is certifying relational, NoSQL and distributed databases for compatibility with OpenStack cloud storage.

Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

Windows fans can run their OS of choice on Intel’s counter to Raspberry Pi, courtesy of an Intel firmware update. Chipzilla has delivered firmware version 1.0.2 for the Galileo Gen 1, which means Windows can now run on the developer board. Microsoft fans had had to make do with a preview image until now.

How To Protect Your Web Server With Sophos UTM

How To Protect Your Web Server With Sophos UTM In this Howto I will show, how you can setup a webserver to be protected in the demilitarized zone of an enterprise grade firewall. I will use the Sophos UTM Gateway which is available as a software appliance to be installed on "any" hardware and is free for home and personal use.

Tiny COMs get capacitive multi-touch baseboard

Gumstix is shipping a capacitive multi-touch ready, customizable baseboard for its Overo COMs that works with a new Overo Storm-P COM with enhanced WiFi. The “Arbor 43C” is a capacitive touchscreen replacement for the resistive-ready Gumstix Chestnut 43 baseboard, and similarly pairs with the company’s Linux-ready gumstick-sized Overo computer-on-modules. The new baseboard enables the attachment of a 4.3-inch multi-touch touchscreen, including separately available displays made by Newhaven Display International.

Linux kernel source code repositories get better security

The Linux Foundation is strengthening the walls around the Linux kernel's source code Git repositories.

Embedded Linux Conference and LinuxCon Europe schedules posted

The Linux Foundation announced the schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since the Linux Foundation posted the initial list of keynotes for the LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC (Embedded Linux Conference) Europe in early July, the Linux advocacy organization has announced two more. […]

How to configure a network printer and scanner on Ubuntu desktop

In a previous article, we discussed how to install several kinds of printers (and also a network scanner) in a Linux server. Today we will deal with the other end of the line: how to access the network printer/scanner devices from a desktop client. Network Environment For this setup, our server's (Debian Wheezy 7.2) IP […]Continue reading... The post How to configure a network printer and scanner on Ubuntu desktop appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to set up a USB network printer and scanner server on Debian How to disable touchpad on Debian or Ubuntu Desktop How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu

Why the operating system matters in a containerized world

Applications running in Linux containers are isolated within a single copy of the operating system running on a physical server. This approach stands in contrast to hypervisor-based virtualization in which each application is bound to a complete copy of a guest operating system and communicates with the hardware through the intervening hypervisor. As a result, containers consume very few system resources such as memory and impose essentially no performance overhead on the application. read more

Git Tracking Relationships: Use the Full Power of Git Branches

  • Dr. Dobb's Open Source Articles (Posted by tuxchick on Aug 19, 2014 9:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A simple, built-in option keeps branches in sync automatically.

LibreOffice 4.3 (PC) review: A powerful but dated Office clone

Microsoft Office might still be the de facto name in office suites, but the free, open-source LibreOffice has been one of the top contenders in the space for years. And while the recent update to version 4.3 is light on grand, sweeping changes, it still cements the suite's place as a solid contender to tackle your productivity needs.

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