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Open source is about more than cost savings

  • (Posted by bob on May 21, 2015 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
I recently stumbled upon this piece discussing the cost of cloud, and it made me realize that people still seem to mistakenly believe that open source is just about cost savings. Often times, when asked to explain the reasons for going open source, rarely is cost at the top of the list—it’s perceived as a more long-term benefit, ultimately, but certainly not expected in the initial ramp up of open source projects. A good reference for this is this SDTimes article. read more

How to use FFMpeg to do simple audio conversion

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 21, 2015 8:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Here's a simple FFmpeg how to that will cover just a portion of the framework's abilities. We will see how you can use the terminal to perform simple conversions of various audio file types including all popular and widely available formats. Using FFmpeg right from the terminal makes it better for performance compared to downloading and installing a GUI tool for FFmpeg, and can also offer more precise settings for the advanced users.

Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on May 21, 2015 7:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
Red Hat Gluster Storage with OpenStack Manila technology preview gives enterprises software-defined file storage for OpenStack clouds.

Rate these 53 sub-$200 hacker SBCs, win one of 20

Rate your favorite hacker SBCs, and you might win one of 20 SBCs including the BeagleBone Black, Creator CI20, DragonBoard 410c, and Edison Kit for Arduino. A year ago, LinuxGizmos and collaborated on a joint survey, asking our readers to choose their favorite community-backed, open-spec hacker SBCs from a list of 32 that run […]

Tech companies ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill

Reform Government Surveillance, an organization that represents large technology companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft, on Tuesday pressed the U.S. Senate not to delay reform of National Security Agency surveillance by extending expiring provisions of the Patriot Act.

ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 Brings UEFI and Secure Boot Support

On May 19, the ROSA company was proud to announce the immediate availability of the ROSA Enterprise Desktop X2 Linux kernel-based operating system for enterprise users.

Red Hat brings Gluster to OpenStack shared file service

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on May 21, 2015 3:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux, Red Hat
Red Hat Gluster Storage with OpenStack Manila technology preview gives enterprises software-defined file storage for OpenStack clouds.

Linux secrets most users don't know about

In today's open source roundup: Discover secret Linux tricks. Plus: Five of the best gaming distros for Linux. And 3D platformer games for Linux?

LogJam encryption flaw fix will block some websites

Web-browser makers are preparing a fix for a flaw in an encryption algorithm that makes it possible to spy on supposedly secure communications.

How to install OpenVPN Server and Client on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 21, 2015 1:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
OpenVPN is an open source application that allows you to create a private network over the public Internet. OpenVPN tunnels your network connection securely trough the internet. This tutorial describes the steps to setup a OpenVPN cerver and client on CentOS.

Ubuntu Touch Could Really Use an Android Runtime to Emulate Apps

Ubuntu Touch is already stable, and it's available on two different phones right now, Bq Aquaris and Meizu MX4. It's different from your regular OS experience, but that's a good thing. The only real problem is the lack of apps, although a Blackberry approach to the problem might be a good thing for Canonical.

Initializing and Managing Services in Linux: Past, Present and Future

One of the most crucial pieces of any UNIX-like operating system is the init daemon process. In Linux, this process is started by the kernel, and it's the first userspace process to spawn and the last one to die during shutdown.

Windows New Clothes

Perhaps Microsoft isn’t making as much noise as usual because it’s afraid that if people look too closely, they’ll find that its latest and greatest is like an operating system put together at a Goodwill, with parts borrowed from Android, ChromeOS, GNU/Linux and iOS.

Canonical Brings Snappy Ubuntu Linux to Raspberry Pi

VIDEO: Canonical shows off its Orange Match Box appliance that runs Ubuntu's Snappy Linux at the OpenStack Summit.

Popcorn Time Now Lets Users Watch Movies in a Web Browser, Illegally

After releasing an iOS Installer that allows users to install the Popcorn Time app on their iPhone or iPad devices from a Mac or Windows machine, there's now a browser-based video streaming service too.

OpenStack Foundation Plots a Diverse Course Forward

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on May 20, 2015 7:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Video; Groups: Cloud
Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation, discusses new efforts under way to improve diversity and grow the open-source cloud platform.

How to protect your Debian or Ubuntu Server against the Logjam attack

This tutorial describes the steps that need to be taken to protect your Ubuntu or Debian Linux Server against the recently detected Logjam attack. Logjam is an attack against the Diffie-Hellman key exchange which is used in popular encryption protokols like HTTPS, TLS, SMTPS, SSH and others.

Qt - 20 years leading cross-platform development

Today we celebrate 20 years since the first release of Qt was uploaded to and announced, six days later, at comp.os.linux.announce. Over these years, Qt evolved from a two person Norwegian project to a full-fledged, social-technical world-wide organism that underpins free software projects, profitable companies, universities, government-related organizations, and more. It's been an exciting journey.

The future of open source in health IT

  • (Posted by bob on May 20, 2015 3:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fred Trotter is easy to recognize; he's a tall man with an equally big presence. Whether he's sporting his signature wild shock of blond hair or has shaved it bald as he does once a year or so, he can't be missed in a crowd. Any place where open source, big data, and healthcare-oriented people are gathered, you are likely to find him and his crew. read more

OpenStack community speeds ahead

OpenStack Summit is happening right now in Vancouver. Kavit Munshi, an OpenStack Ambassador based in India, is there, and if I had to guess, he's helped more than a handful of users, face to face, with their problems and questions by now. read more

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