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Simply view system logs in Fedora 21 Workstation

Fedora 21 Workstation (which is currently in alpha), contains a neat new application for quickly viewing and searching the logs of your system. It places all the system logs in a simple to use interface without having to dig through the filesystem or use a command line tool.

Google targets businesses with Chromebooks for Work

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2014 12:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
After making great gains in the education market, Google is pointing Chromebooks straight at business customers.

Why I switched from Postgres to MongoDB, then to Neo4j

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 8, 2014 11:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
His article is about how he went from using Postgres to MongoDB, then finally to Neo4j. Postgres (or PostgreSQL) is a relational database, while MongoDB and Neo4j are NoSQL databases. MongoDB is, of course, the most popular NoSQL database, while Neo4j is the most popular NoSQL graph database. All three database applications are Free Software.

Short Stack: Pivotal grabs OpenStack co-founder McKenty, HP Enterprise and OpenStack, a cynical view of OpenStack vendor bandwagon

This week, we look at OpenStack co-founder Josh McKenty joining Pivotal, HP Enterprise's future could depend on OpenStack and a cynical view of the OpenStack vendor bandwagon.

Open Source Day to build FOSS skills at Grace Hopper conference

Open Source Day at the Grace Hopper Celebration this year starts today! The program is committed to helping women grow their skills and interest in using open source technologies. "Our program philosophy is about tackling disaster response challenges in partnership with other industry and technology experts," said Harmony Mabrey of Microsoft Disaster Response. For the first time this year, Open Source Day is providing opportunities for women of all skill levels to participate in this important mission. read more

Serious Sam 3 BFE: 90% Off on Steam

Serious Sam 3: BFE is a first-person shooter, a prequel of Serious Sam: The First Encounter, set in a futuristic universe, with single-player, multi-player and coop modes.

Data Recovery Techniques on Linux

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux (Posted by tuxchick on Oct 8, 2014 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Data Recovery Techniques on Linux When one of my friends called telling me that he had accidentally deleted some important files from his drive, his exasperation was understandable. It happens to everyone at some point of their computer-using lives. Unfortunately, in his case, those were some extremely important documents that, had he not recovered them, could have proven very costly.

Google Patches Chrome for 159 Security Vulnerabilities

In total, Google is patching 159 security vulnerabilities in Chrome 38, which is one of the highest numbers of security-related fixes for any single browser ever released. Going a step further, Google noted that it also made "113 relatively minor fixes" that it found with its open-source Memory Sanitizer application. Other browser vendors likely might have also counted the 113 memory fixes in their security totals, so for argument's sake, let's say that Chrome 38 fixes 272 security related issues.

The Cow Says, Have Fun!

Sometimes, when the clock hits 3:00am, and you've been in the server room since 9 o'clock the previous day, you start to get a little batty. That's the only explanation I have for programs like cowsay in Linux. Still, I'm glad they're there, because life wouldn't be nearly as fun without them. Here's a quick list of silly Linux programs off the top of my head.

Pocket-sized mobile touchscreen web server runs Tizen

A mobile personal web server called “The Egg” runs Tizen on an Intel Atom and features a 12-hour battery, a 2.4-inch touchscreen, and up to 256GB of storage. Arizona-based startup Eggcyte has taken to Kickstarter to push a more private alternative to public cloud storage and social networking sites. The Egg is available in packages […]

Researchers Release USB Exploit & Incomplete Fix on GitHub

Now that a working exploit of the USB vulnerability that’s baked-in to the USB standard has been released, it might be a prudent move to no longer employ any USB devices that aren’t already under your control until this situation has been fixed.

Whats new with Fedora Badges

Hey Everyone, It has been a while since we had a badge post, with getting ready for Fedora 21, Shellshock and getting planning started for Flock 2015, things have been […]

Coding is fun! Europe Code Week is back

Europe Code Week is organized by Neelie Kroes' Young Advisors with the support from DG Connect at the European Commission and runs from October 11 - 17 this year. It's a program all about teaching kids and adults how to code and understand more about technology. read more

Stronghold 3 for Linux 80% Off on Steam for Linux

One week after its initial release on Steam for Linux, Stronghold 3 is available at an 80% off price in a special promotion that will end on October 13.

SUSE, MariaDB and IBM team up to tame Big Data

SUSE and MariaDB (the company formerly known as SkySQL!) officially teamed up today, joining forces with IBM Power Systems, in a partnership that promises to expand the Linux application ecosystem. According to sources at SUSE, customers will now be able to run a wider variety of applications on Power8, increasing both flexibility and choice while working within existing IT infrastructure.

Open IoT alliance to tackle smart, connected LEDs

The open source AllSeen Alliance, which is standardizing IoT built around Qualcomm’s AllJoyn platform, has launched a Connected Lighting Working Group. The Linux Foundation announced the AllSeen Alliance last December to promote Qualcomm’s cross-platform AllJoyn open source project for Internet of Things interoperability. Since then, the Allseen Alliance has launched a number of working groups, […]

The best Markdown editors for Linux

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 8, 2014 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
In this post, I share with you the few that I consider the best Markdown editors for Linux. And every single one is better than your traditional text editor like GEdit, Tomboy, Kate and KWrite. Why?

Time to Replace XFCE?

The XFCE Linux desktop has much to recommend it, yet users might also look at alternatives.

Docker Acquisition Hints at Future Enterprise Virtualization Plans

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 8, 2014 7:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Virtualization
The hot virtualization vendor makes its second acquisition in as many months with the purchase of Koality; what is it building? -

COM runs Linux on quad-core Marvell Armada XP SoC

Pactron announced a Linux-based “Sherwood” COM Express Module and hardware development kit built around Marvell’s Armada XP SoC featuring four ARMv7 cores. Silicon Valley based contract manufacturer and ODM specialist Pactron is debuting on LinuxGizmos with a COM Express Type 5 module based on a system-on-chip that’s been around for awhile. The Armada XP is several years old, but was only fully documented by Marvell this July. The Sherwood COM Express Module uses the quad-core version of the SoC, which has ARMv7 cores somewhat similar to a Cortex-A9 design. Other modules based on the Armada XP include Cogent Computer’s SODIMM-style CSB1726, which is also available with the dual-core version.

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