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Firefox 35 Set to Be More Responsive and Conversational

  •; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Dec 11, 2014 6:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla
Firefox 35 Beta is now out for testing and it includes a few interesting new features that both end-users and developers will likely benefit from.

Linux Mint 17.1 and the question of the "best" Linux desktop

In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17.1 might be the best desktop distribution this year...or not. Plus: GNOME or KDE in Fedora 21? And Windows 10 users crave features that are already available in Linux.

XRDPConfigurator is now Open Source

XRDPConfigurator - a GUI application for configuring XRDP - has now been released under the Apache License, by the author of the popular X11RDP-o-Matic.

Cloud begins to take hold in the C-suite

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Dec 11, 2014 3:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
A recent survey of 1000 C-suite executives found surprisingly broad support for hybrid clouds, which seems to show that the cloud as a whole is mainstreaming as executives see the value in moving certain workloads there.

Say hi to Linux's future: Fedora 21 is here

Red Hat's latest community Linux distribution, Fedora 21, is here and it offers a glimpse at Linux's future.

Should marketing professionals learn how to code?

Elaine Marino says that she's a reformed "Ad-girl." Today, she's a still a marketer but has added developer to her skillset. Why? While a Marketing Manager for a start-up built on .Net, she realized she couldn't help them if she couldn't understand them. She was left out of the conversation. So, she picked up coding. Specifically, Ruby on Rails. By adding coding to her skillset, her passion changed and thus, so did the course of her professional career. She started LadyCoders Productions, a job that combines her coding skills with her marketing communications, event planning, and project management skills. Elaine tells me in this interview why some marketers should learn to code. Should you? read more

Users Want Windows 10 Features That Are Already Available in Linux Systems

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Dec 11, 2014 7:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Windows 10 brought some new features for its fans, but it's still under development. Its users already have a list of features they would like implemented, but it's funny to see how most of those features are already present in Linux installations.

IFC Center Rejects MPAA's 'R' Rating On Snowden Documentary, Says It Should Be 'Essential Viewing'

IFC Center (a major independent theater in New York) has decided to defy the MPAA's ridiculous rating system again -- for the documentary on Ed Snowden by Laura Poitras, Citizenfour.

Intel extends its Internet-of-Things ecosystem

Intel introduced a new IoT “end-to-end reference model” that includes a Linux-ready edge management platform, security, services, and ecosystem partners. The new reference platform, called the “Intel IoT Platform,” helps fill in the gaps in Intel’s growing ecosystem of Internet of Things gateways, cloud-based services, and endpoint devices like the Linux-based Intel Galileo SBC and […]

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 7.0

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Dec 11, 2014 5:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On CentOS 7.0 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.

Linux Foundation Taps CloudFoundry as 'Go-To' Cloud PaaS

Pivotal and the Linux Foundation have made CloudFoundry, an open source cloud computing platform-as-a-service (PaaS), into a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

Skinny Ubuntu Linux 'Snapped' up by fat Microsoft cloud

A smartphone-inspired version of Ubuntu Server for Docker minimalists has been revealed with initial backing from Microsoft. Canonical is today expected to unveil the "Snappy" version of Ubuntu Core, a stripped-down server image of just 110MB built for thousands of servers in the cloud.

Rugged, fanless box-PC runs Linux on Haswell

Aaeon’s “AEC-6638? rugged box-PC offers 4th Gen Intel Core i5 or i3 CPUs, and features three display outputs, dual GbE, and fanless -10 to 60°C operation.

How to install and run Stringer on a Fedora Linux VPS

The following tutorial will guide you through the details on how to install and run Stringer on a Fedora 20 Linux VPS.

Making your IT infrastructure boring with Ansible

Michael DeHaan is the guy who created, in his own words, "that Ansible thing." A lot of the things the system administrator do on a regular basis aren't that interesting. DeHaan wants people in these positions to be able to spend more time on doing things that are creative and interesting, and created Ansible to help with IT automation to free up administrators' time.

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Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here's What We Know

The popular file-sharing service Pirate Bay was taken down today following a raid in Sweden by police who seized servers and computers.

Two stealthy Linux malware samples uncovered, following in Windows variants' tracks

Security researchers have uncovered two Linux variants of a complex piece of Windows malware, which is known to have previously targeted embassies, the military, and pharmaceutical companies.

Ubuntu Core to bring Snappy and transactional updates to the Cloud

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Dec 10, 2014 11:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ubuntu Core and Snappy bring a different angle to Linux Containers, one of the most popular areas of information technology.

Is Linux Mint 17.1 really the best desktop of 2014?

I agree that the Linux Mint developers did a great job on it, but I’m not sure I’d call it the best available desktop today for the simple reason that no matter how good a distribution or desktop is, there are bound to be people out there who need something different.

20 How-tos and News Stories In One Weekly Roundup

  •; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Dec 10, 2014 9:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
This week's news includes a poll for the best distribution of the year, a guide to the best KDE distributions of the year, a review of Linux Lite 2.2 and a decent number of how-to guides.

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