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Cloud 5: Amazon ups price war ante, Microsoft talks cloud and OpenStack dominates

This week, we look at Amazon firing the latest volley in the cloud pricing wars, Microsoft talking cloud at its shareholder meeting and using the heat from cloud servers to heat and cool buildings.

Valve and Steam broadcasting, Dolphin emulator, and more

Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Steam Broadcasting beta, the open source Dolphin emulator, QEMU's advent calendar, and game releases for Linux.

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Top 5 articles of the week: The Linux philosophy, ownCloud integration, and more

  •; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Dec 7, 2014 1:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Every week, I tally the numbers and listen to the buzz to bring you the best of last week's open source news and stories on This week: December 1 - 5, 2014.

Install eZ Publish Community Project on a CentOS 7 VPS with Nginx and PHP-FPM

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Dec 6, 2014 11:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, PHP
This tutorial shows you how to install eZ Publish Community edition on a CentOS 7 VPS with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP-FPM.

Android motorcycle helmet open for pre-order

  • LinuxGizmos; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2014 9:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
Skully announced a limited public pre-order round for its Android-based head-up display motorcycle helmet, available for $1,499 through Jan. 8. The helmets are now shipping, and beginning Monday, anyone can order the smart helmet, as long as you have $1,499 left in your holiday gift fund.

Lollipop 5.01 review: The Android release weve been waiting for

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2014 7:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Android
The bug-fix release of Android 5 is out, and all finally seems well with this eagerly anticipated release. Is it finally safe to upgrade to Android 5 after the recent release of Android 5.01? Based on my experiences with my pair of 2013 Nexus 7 tablets, the answer is an unqualified yes.

Torque, Microsoft’s Alternative To “OK Google,” Now Works On Android Smartphones

Microsoft this morning has released an app for Android smartphone users called Torque that allows you to shake your phone in order to perform a voice search, similar to Google’s “OK Google.” The difference is that instead of waking up the app with a standard keyword command, it’s the shaking motion that instead does the trick.

Resetting a Linux root Password

There are a couple of reasons why you might want to reset a Linux root password. If the current password is known to you, just log in as root and issue the passwd command. What if you’ve forgotten the password and can’t log in? Resetting a Linux root password is simple if you have access to the machine. There are 2 main methods.

Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle

  • Linux Foundation finds enterprise Linux growing at Windows expense; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2014 2:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Android, Linux, Microsoft
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.

BioShock Infinite to Arrive on Linux

BioShock Infinite, an FPS developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games, might be getting a Linux release very soon. This has been revealed by the entry on the Steam database.

Feature Spotlight: IPython Notebook inside an IDE

  • JetBrains; By Dmitry Filippov (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2014 10:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Python
I’d like to shed some light on the recently introduced IPython Notebook integration in latest PyCharm 4...

Acquia Shields Users of Cloud Version of Drupal CMS

Acquia, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Drupal content management system (CMS), is rolling out a new service to help secure Drupal sites hosted on the Acquia Cloud. The Acquia Shield provides access and isolation security for those that host their Drupal sites on the Acquia Cloud service, which itself is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Why Microsoft loves Linux

  • Linux Foundation finds enterprise Linux growing at Windows expense; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2014 7:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, News Story; Groups: Linux, Microsoft
Some things don't go together: Cats and dogs, New York Yankee and Boston Red Sox fans, Linux and Windows... or do they? In San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, and I quote, "Microsoft loves Linux."

Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

  • Linux Foundation finds enterprise Linux growing at Windows expense; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2014 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux, Microsoft
At the All Things Open conference, Jeffrey Hammond, a Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst, revealed that four out of five programmers are now using, or have recently used, open source development tools.

Samsung Galaxy S6 specs may have leaked

In today's open source roundup: The specs for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 phone may have been leaked. Plus: How Samsung is changing its approach to open source software, and three personal finance managers for Linux.

KitKat BSPs support TI Sitara and BeagleBone Black

Adeneo announced Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) BSPs for the TI Sitara AM335x and Sitara AM437x development platforms and the AM335x-based BeagleBone Black SBC.

NSA partners with Apache to release open-source data traffic program

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Dec 6, 2014 12:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Apache, Linux
The National Security Agency has released a new open-source program for data network interoperability. Many of you probably think that the National Security Agency (NSA) and open-source software get along like a house on fire. That's to say, flaming destruction. You would be wrong.

Setting up Linux Mint 17.1 for the first time

Getting Linux Mint to work is simple. Linux Mint 17.1 with the Cinnamon 2.4 interface may well be the best Linux desktop to date — and I speak as someone who has been using Linux on PCs for over 20 years now.

CoreOS breaks with Docker

CoreOS, a new enterprise Linux company and a Docker partner, is now proposing its own alternative to Docker's container technology.

Linux Foundation finds enterprise Linux growing at Windows' expense

According to a new report from The Linux Foundation, Linux is leading Windows on both the cloud and in enterprise application deployments.

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