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Clonezilla Live 2.3.2-22 Available for Testing, Based on Debian Sid

Steven Shiau has released a new testing version of his Clonezilla Live CD distribution that allows users to easily and quickly clone disk drives, an operation that is also known as disk imaging. Clonezilla Live 2.3.2-22 is a testing (read: unstable) release based on the Debian Sid software repositories as of February 17, 2015.

How to install and configure SuiteCRM with OPcache on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

SuiteCRM is a fork of the popular open source SugarCRM Community Edition. To install SuiteCRM on an Ubuntu VPS follow the very easy steps described.

Frugalware Linux 2.0 Officially Released with MATE 1.8.1

The Frugalware Developer Team proudly announced on the immediate availability for download of the Frugalware Linux 2.0 computer operating system, a general purpose and independent GNU/Linux distribution that has been created from the ground up for people who are not afraid of text mode.

Tesora provides agent to provision Oracle Database in OpenStack

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Feb 18, 2015 2:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Oracle
Want to run your Oracle DBMS on your OpenStack private cloud? Tesora has the technology you need.

How to host multiple sites in a single Wordpress installation on Ubuntu 14.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 18, 2015 1:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
This document describes how to install and configure WordPress MU with the latest version in market of WordPress 4 on Ubuntu 14.04.

SUSE Unveils Open Source Enterprise Storage Based on Ceph

SUSE Enterprise Storage, the latest offering from the open source vendor, introduces a new distributed, scale-out storage solution to the market, based on Linux and Ceph.

For an editor, Atom uses way too much RAM

As much as I love using it, Atom is a memory hug. Used long enough, it will be using up more RAM than Firefox.

Testing the most recent Nova-Docker driver on Ubuntu 14.04 in devstack environment recoverable between reboots

Testing the most recent Nova-Docker driver on Ubuntu 14.04 in devstack environment recoverable between reboots. Recently new patch... However,nova-docker containers have been lost after every reboot due to bridge br-ex came up with no IP and running ./ didn't help much. This post describes workaround for this issue.

Visit With a Little Boy

“You’ve done enough Ken. Maybe it’s time to let someone else have a go at this. What’s the point of struggling through your recovery while manning Reglue. It’s not like you have any obligation to anyone to do this further. No one would blame you for taking your retirement and enjoying it.”

OpenMorrowind Is an Ambitious Remake of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind for Linux

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 17, 2015 8:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenMW, an open source implementation of The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind game engine and functionality that is still under development, has just been upgraded to version 0.35.0 and is now ready for download.

Should you run Adobe Flash on your Linux computer?

In today's open source roundup: Is it a good idea to run Adobe Flash on your Linux system? Plus: Are boutique Linux distros worth considering? And Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 has been released.

How to install full kernel source on Debian or Ubuntu

Before installing full kernel source on your Linux system, ask yourself whether you really need the full kernel source. If you are trying to compile a kernel module or a custom driver for your kernel, you do not need the full kernel source. You only need to install matching kernel header files, and that's it.

Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

  • TechCrunch; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Feb 17, 2015 5:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Pivotal announced today it was open sourcing key parts of its Big Data Suite, giving customers, partners and third party developers the ability to build upon and adapt these powerful tools, while still offering a commercial version of its own with support and enterprise features.

Torvalds turns to Sir Mix-A-Lot for Linux versioning debate

Do you like 'em big and round, or would a slimmer version 4.0 excite you? Linus Torvalds is “running out of fingers and toes” and therefore wonders if it might be a good time to tip the Linux Kernel over into version 4.0.…

Why did you start using open source?

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2015 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When it comes to getting involved with open source, everyone has their own story. As our Beginners to Open Source series gets into full swing, we want you to share yours. read more

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Officially Released, Uses the Numix Icons - Screenshot Tour

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 17, 2015 2:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Softpedia was the first to announce earlier today, ahead of the official announcement, that the final release of the highly anticipated Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 computer operating system is available for download. Exactly 12 hours later after our blog post, Jeff Hoogland officially announced the immediate availability of Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 for PCs and Chromebooks.

Where do we stand after 30 years after the founding of the Free Software Foundation?

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2015 1:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There is a growing concern about government surveillance. At the same time, those of us who live and breathe technology do so because it provides us with a service and freedom to share our lives with others. There is a tacit assumption that once we leave the store, the device we have in our pocket, backpack, or desk is ours. We buy a computer, a tablet, a smartphone, and we use applications and apps without even thinking about who really owns the tools and whether we truly own any of it. You purchase a device, yet you are not free to modify it or the software on it in any way. It begs the question of who really owns the device and the software? read more

iOS versus Android: The text bubble witch hunt

There’s another petty iOS versus Android controversy brewing. Apparently some folks have gotten it into their heads that Apple is teaching people to hate anyone who doesn’t use an iPhone by displaying SMS messages in green and iMessage messages in blue. I thought the whole “my mobile platform is better than your platform” thing had gotten plenty stupid in the past, but this text bubble holy war really takes the cake.

Another idea for addressing patent trolling: eliminate jury trials

  • (Posted by bob on Feb 17, 2015 12:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Patent reform is once again in the air. A few days ago, Congressman Bob Goodlatte and others re-introduced the Innovation Act, which was passed by the House in the last Congress but died in the Senate. It has several good ideas, including fee shifting, clearer pleadings, patent ownership disclosure requirements, combatting discovery abuse, clarity in ownership of patents, protection of downstream users, and others. Some of these could improve the chances for businesses facing attacks by patent assertion entities (PAEs, aka patent trolls). read more

Kernel 3.19 development -- the kernel column

Jon Masters summarises the latest happenings in the Linux kernel community as work continues on the 3.19 series kernel

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