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Ubuntu Linux continues to dominate OpenStack and other clouds

One reason Ubuntu is increasing its lead is that Jujo, Canonical's application modeling and deployment DevOps tool, has been gaining in popularity.

Easy installation of Arduino on Linux, MedPi open source health kit, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Apr 16, 2016 8:18 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at easy installation of Arduino on Linux, MedPi open source health kit, O'Reilly Software Development Salary Survey results, and more. Open source news roundup for April  9 - 15, 2016 read more

Flaw-finding Ruby on Rails bot steams past humans

MIT project adds to developer job insecurity Boffins at MIT have designed a Ruby on Rails interpreter that can find code flaws much faster than fleshy programmers.…

Timeline: Microsoft’s major open source announcements so far

  • CIO.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by abennett on Apr 16, 2016 4:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Microsoft
Lately Microsoft has received a lot of attention for its embracing of Linux and open source, but it may surprise you to know that Microsoft has been doing open source since 2004, the same year Facebook and Ubuntu were launched.

Top 5: Using Docker with project management tools, whats new in MySQL, and more

  • Opensource.com; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Apr 16, 2016 2:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux, MySQL
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an interview with 14 year old Keila Banks on open source for teens, 9 beginner-friendly robotics projects, what's new in MySQL, the innovative Vivaldi browser, and the advantages to using Docker with project management tools.

Snapcraft 2.8 Now Live in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Adds Support for Snappy's New Interfaces

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Apr 16, 2016 12:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Canonical informed the Snappy Ubuntu community about the general availability of the Snapcraft 2.8 release in the default repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Files: Connect to a Windows file share

Welcome back to our mini-series of articles on the Files app, also known as Nautilus. Files is part of the GNOME desktop, which ships in the Fedora Workstation edition. Previously we covered sorting to show your recent work at the top..

Patent owner balks at fee award, cites newly issued — and similar — patent

A New Jersey man named Michael Garofalo had a patent he claimed covered online contests, and used it to demand money from other small businesses. But when the Electronic Frontier Foundation came to the defense of a photographer targeted by Garofalo last year, Garofalo quickly dropped his case. Last month, he and his lawyers were ordered to pay $29,000 in legal fees. Now Garofalo, who owns the website Garfum.com, is asking for the fee smackdown to be reconsidered. His reasoning: since the US Patent and Trademark Office recently agreed to grant him another patent, nearly identical to the first, his case couldn't possibly be considered "exceptional."

Testing The Talos Principle OpenGL vs Vulkan again, now Valve have fixed the Steam Overlay

Valve just recently published a new Steam beta, and they have fixed up the Steam Overlay rendering issue that was causing it to bring down Vulkan performance.

What is puppet? Why Linux/Unix users require it?

What is Puppet? The puppet is a configuration management tool used by system administrators and devops engineers to build and configure IT infrastructure. To understand it we should know a bit of history about how information technology evolved.

How to install and configure Tinyproxy on Ubuntu 14.04

  • RoseHosting.com; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Apr 16, 2016 3:43 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Tinyproxy on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. Tinyproxy is a small and fast HTTP/HTTPS proxy server and it is very easy to install and use. It is an ideal solution when a HTTP/HTTPS proxy is required, but but resources for a larger proxy such as Squid are unavailable.

Switching to newly added Storage node on RDO Mitaka

Suppose that your original answer-file been used for Controller/Network +(N)*Compute Node deployment has been updated to separate Storage Node from Controller. As far as updates above are correct new node will be added to landscape, however endpoints for storage services in keystone database wouldn't be updated.

Understanding LXC and LXD, Canonical's Open Source Container Solution

  • www.thevarguy.com; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Apr 15, 2016 11:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: ; Groups: GNU, Linux, Ubuntu
A primer explaining LXC and LXD, open source container platforms developed largely by Canonical, as well as how they compare to Docker and CoreOS rkt.

Fanless Mini-ITX SBC packs high-end Intel Skylake SoCs

Commell launched a “LV-67S” Mini-ITX board with Intel 6th Gen Core S-series and Xeon CPUs, up to 32GB RAM, dual GbE, quad SATA, and five display outputs. The “LV-67S” Mini-ITX single board computer equipped with Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) Core S-Series and Xeon processors. The board is aimed at graphics intensive, but fanless, embedded systems […]

Will North Carolina’s HB2 Affect State’s Open Source Conferences?

While North Carolina's HB2, the so called 'bathroom bill,' has already had a major negative economic effect on the state's economy, it's doubtful it will have much impact on the two major open source conferences held in the state.

Embrace, extend -- and kill. Microsoft discontinues RoboVM

Java to mobile compiler acquired with Xamarin is no more Microsoft is discontinuing RoboVM, the Java-to-Mobile compiler technology which it acquired with Xamarin a couple of months ago.…

Learning Inkscape by Video

  • FOSS Force; By Phil Shapiro (Posted by CWH on Apr 15, 2016 6:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial, Video
Another great video tutorial for learning how to use a free and open source program. This time it's the popular vector drawing program, Inkscape.

Burr-Feinstein encryption bill is officially here in all its scary glory

  • TechCrunch; By Kate Conger (Posted by bob on Apr 15, 2016 5:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security
Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein released the official version of their anti-encryption bill... The bill, titled the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, would require tech firms to decrypt customers’ data at a court’s request.

Apache Wookie Heads to the Attic

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Apr 15, 2016 3:49 PM EDT)
Apparently not everyone 'let's the Wookie win..'

Linux command line mistake nukes web boss' biz

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Apr 15, 2016 2:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
RTFM not rm -rf, man! FFS! The owner of a web host has unwittingly deleted his customers data after executing a powerful line of code on his servers.…

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