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Scale like Twitter with Apache Mesos

Twitter has shifted its way of thinking about how to launch a new service thanks to the Apache Mesos project, an open source technology that brings together multiple servers into a shared pool of resources. It's an operating system for the data center.

Bodhi 2 update management infrastructure to land after Fedora 21 release

Day 1 of Flock 2014 saw a talk from Fedora Infrastructure developer Luke Macken on the evolution of the Fedora update infrastructure, notably the Bodhi update system Fedora employs to manage package updates. A video of this talk is available here.

Amazon 'adware' laden Ubuntu passes ICO's data smell test

The Amazon "shopping suggestions" feature built into Ubuntu desktops does not violate consumer protections under European and UK privacy law. That’s according to the Information Commissioner following a complaint lodged by a Ubuntu blogger over Ubuntu’s controversial Shopping Lens.

How Zorin OS got a distrohopper to stop hopping

In today's open source roundup: Zorin OS made a distrohopper finally stop hopping. Plus: The Linux foundation promotes Automotive Grade Linux, and Codestarters converts Chromebooks into Ubuntu development computers for kids.

Installation And Configuration Of RainLoop Webmail Client With Nginx On Ubuntu 14.04

This document describes how to install and configure Rainloop on Ubuntu 14.04. We will use nginx as web server. Rainloop is a popular free Open Source Web Application primarily written in PHP. It offers users a swift and contemporary web interface for accessing emails on a majority of commonly used domain mail providers such as Outlook, Yahoo, and Gmail, in addition to local mail servers. Rainloop also doubles up as a Mail User Agent (MUA) by accessing domain mail via IMAP/ SMTP protocols. This tutorial explains the process of installing Rainloop Webmail on an Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual Private Server using Nginx and MariaDB.

Tiny Linux-ready ARM9 module targets secure IoT

Lantronix launched an IoT-oriented “PremierWave SE1000? module with an ARM9 CPU, Fast Ethernet, a CGI-ready web server, security features, and a Linux SDK. The PremierWave SE1000 computer-on-module is intended for developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications with Ethernet and IPv6 requirements. The COM integrates an IPv6-ready TCP/IP stack, as well as a CGI-capable web server that “transforms a standalone device into a networked product that can be managed remotely via a standard web browser,” says Lantronix. Users can remotely monitor and collect information from the device in real-time and send it to dynamic web pages, says the company.

First Update to KDE Frameworks 5

KDE has today made the first update to KDE Frameworks 5. Frameworks are our addon libraries for Qt applications which provide numberous useful features using peer reviewed APIs and regular monthly updates. This release has 60 different frameworks adding features from Zip file support to Audio file previews, for a full list see KDE's Qt library archive website Inqlude. In this release KAuth gets a backend so you can again add features which require root access, KWallet gets a migration system from its KDELibs 4 version and support has been added for AppStream files. To code with Frameworks read the API documentation and install them with Linux distro binary packages or grab the source code directly.

5 new OpenStack tips and walkthroughs

Building your own cloud can get complex very quickly with all of the various components you need to consider. Sometimes, we all need just a little help. We've collected eight of the best new tips, tricks, and guides in this month's edition of our OpenStack tutorial roundup. Enjoy, and remember, the official documentation for OpenStack is your friend, too. read more

Christian Schaller talks the future of Fedora Workstation at Flock 2014

“The desktop is not dying!” cries Christian Schaller as he dives into his talk on the Fedora Workstation. In a throwback to the old saw about the Year of Linux […]

Real debate between citizens and officials with DemocracyOS

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Aug 7, 2014 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
One of the biggest barriers to open government is the decline in citizen participation. Far too many voters believe that their ideas and opinions don’t matter to, or won’t reach the ears of, those in power. read more

How to create a time lapse video with Raspberry Pi

After installing a Pi camera module and capturing pictures and videos with raspistill and raspivid commands, I wanted to create a time lapse video of the nice scenery that I have in the back of my apartment. For those who don't know what it is, time-lapse video (or often-called time-lapse photography) is a shooting technique.

Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.

Computer Dating, Linux Style

Eventually, you come to realize that there’s more to life than Bash scripts and LAN parties with your Linux geek buddies. Well, maybe you do…or maybe not. If you do, you might decide to put yourself back on the dating market. Where do you start? I think we can all agree to rule out LUG meetings, Linux Foundation events and the laundromat. The ratio for men to women at these locations is bleak.

Flock 2014 Prague: Live Streaming & IRC Links – Day 1

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Aug 7, 2014 6:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Flock, the Fedora Contributor Conference, started this morning in Prague, the Czech Republic, and you can attend – no matter where in the world you are. (Although admittedly, depending on […]

Microsoft versus Linux: Through the eyes of Microsoft

In today's open source roundup: Microsoft's "Why Microsoft" site is fun reading for Linux users. Plus: Is Microsoft ready to embrace open source? And when should software not be open source?

How To Install Drupal On Ubuntu 14.04

How To Install Drupal On Ubuntu 14.04 This document describes how to install and configure Drupal on Ubuntu 14.04. Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

This month's best Android tablets

In today's Android roundup: ZDNet has a list of the best Android tablets for August. Plus: The Moto 360 smartwatch charger has been revealed, and Sony kills Playstation Mobile for Android.

Android head-up display responds to voice and gestures

Navdy’s Android 4.4 based automotive head-up display (HUD) combines a projected display with voice and gesture controls to interact with smartphone apps. Transparent head-up displays (HUDs) are becoming increasingly available as pricey options for luxury cars, promising to improve driver safety by keeping eyes on the road. Now, San Francisco-based startup Navdy is introducing a one-size-fits-all aftermarket solution for the 99 percent. The Navdy HUD is available at a steep discount of $299 throughout August before moving to $499, and will ship in early 2015.

Basho Adds Scalability, S3 API Compatibility to Riak NoSQL Storage

Riak CS 1.5, the latest open source NoSQL distributed storage database from Basho, introduces several new features, including expanded Amazon S3 storage API compatibility.

Ubuntu Shopping Lens (Scopes) Declared Legal in UK and Most Likely in European Union

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Aug 7, 2014 12:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The UK authorities have declared that the Ubuntu Shopping Lens are legal and that no laws have been broken, either in Great Britain or in the European Union.

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