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Installing Odoo version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

These are step by step instructions for how to install Odoo on Ubuntu 14.04. This seems to be the most widely used distribution for Odoo users. This will get you up and running in short order as it will only take about 30 minutes (depending on your Internet connection). Odoo is a continuation of the popular OpenERP open source ERP solution. It continues to gain popularity and with version 8 has expanded into a CMS as well. The backend uses PostgreSQL and it is written in Python.

Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs

The FBI has made it no secret that it hates Apple and Google's efforts to encrypt files in your smartphones and tablets. Now court documents have emerged showing just how far the Feds are willing to go to decrypt citizens' data.

Joytone interview

  • Linux User Developer - the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation; By Gavin Thomas (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2014 7:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux
David Sharples and David Glanzman reinvent the keyboard... by replacing the keys with a hex grid of joysticks

HP Steps Up Big Data Game with Cloud-Based Helion Offering

HP has announced several new big data offerings, including a hosted version of Haven that brings Vertica and IDOL functionality to the Helion cloud.

Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server installation

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2014 6:12 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Ubuntu 14.10 PXE server Installation This guide explains how to configure PXE server in Ubuntu 14.10 PXE Server, stands for preboot execution environment, is used to enable a network computer to boot only from a network interface card. This method will be very helpful, if a System Administrator wants to install many systems which doesn’t have a CD/DVD device on the network.

Google Code-in tasks and rewards for teens

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Dec 5, 2014 5:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Google Code-in is an initiative for 13-17 year olds to get involved in open source software projects. From December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015, participating open source organizations identify small tasks for beginners that can take a few hours or a few days to complete, and they identify mentors for participants to work with. Tasks include coding, documentation, research, design, and testing. One doesn't need to know how to code to participate, though it's a great opportunity to learn to code too. read more

Linux Minty Fresh, Zuul Logo & Weighing In on SCALE

Over at OpenStack, a discussion initiated by Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph goes into the possibility of a logo for Zuul, OpenStack’s pipeline-oriented project gating and automation system. Because she gets asked during presentations, “What is the logo for Zuul?” Elizabeth has picked up the baton and gone to bat, to woefully mix sports metaphors, on behalf of the issue.

How to create a custom backup plan for Debian with backupninja

Backupninja is a powerful and highly-configurable backup tool for Debian based distributions. In the previous tutorial, we explored how to install backupninja and how to set up two backup actions for the program to perform. However, we should note that those examples were only "the tip of the iceberg," so to speak. In this post […]Continue reading... The post How to create a custom backup plan for Debian with backupninja appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to back up a Debian system using backupninja How to set up a mail server in Ubuntu or Debian How to use systemd for system administration on Debian How to perform system backup with backup-manager on Linux

Microsoft, B&N dissolve Nook marriage for $62 million

The companies announced Thursday that B&N will buy out the Windows maker's stake in Nook Media -- the corporation jointly owned by Microsoft and B&N -- for $62.4 million in cash and 2.7 million shares of B&N. In addition, all ties between the companies in Nook Media, including contractual obligations, commercial agreements and international content acquisition, will be revoked.

Docker Takes on Distributed Apps with New Orchestration Tools

Docker, the open source container virtualization company, has announced new orchestration services for distributed app deployment across cloud servers and clusters.

Brewing machine hops to it with Linux

At Indiegogo there’s a Linux-based automated beer brewing machine called the Brewie, with 20-liter capacity, plus touchscreen, RFID, and mobile app access. There appears to be a high correlation between tech hackers and home brewers. Yet, just because you know Java or Yocto, or can explain the difference between RS232 and RS485, doesn’t mean your […]

Linux still owns supercomputing

In the latest Top500 supercomputer ranking, Linux once more totally dominates the fastest of all computers.

Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the world

In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common.

Microsoft, Barnes & Noble bring their weird Nook “partnership” to a formal end

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced today that they were terminating their partnership that was in some way connected to the Nook e-reader.

Red Hat delivers latest developer tools

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is still new, but there are even newer programming tools. Fortunately, with the latest Version of Red Hat Software Collection, programmers can keep up to speed.

Canonical officially unveils its OpenStack distro

Today, you know Canonical best for its Ubuntu Linux distribution. Tomorrow you may know it best for its OpenStack cloud distribution.

Why Microsoft loves Linux

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux. What changed Microsoft's mind?

Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

Forrester Research's survey shows that most developers, even ones who usually stick with Microsoft Visual Studio, are now using open source.

Six GUI firewall tools for Linux

In today's open source roundup: Six GUI firewall management applications in Linux. Plus: Linux Lite 2.2 released, and the story of how Kali Linux was created.

Docker turns conductor in enterprise-aiming orchestration play

EU Linux container wrangler Docker rounded out the first day of its DockerCon EU conference on Thursday by unveiling three new services that represent the next steps in Docker's transition from toolset to full-fledged platform.

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