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Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft is buying social-networking site LinkedIn in an all-cash transaction for $26.2 billion, company officials announced June 13. The move fits in with Microsoft's increasing push to focus on business customers. Founded in 2002, Mountain View, Calif.-based LinkedIn had approximately 400 million users in 2015. The company provides a social network alternative for finding professional and work connections, sharing resumes and potentially finding new posts.

Candy or Swag: A game for teaching open source principles to kids

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 13, 2016 3:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some swag: check A couple of big bags of candy: check Middle school students: check This sounds like a recipe for disaster, but as it turns out, these were the ingredients for a wonderful lesson on two of the principles of open source: collaboration and transparency. read more

Linux Tutorial: Successfully guard against lost traffic during Linux server migrations

Never lose traffic again after changing IP address or migrating between hosts.

4 Unique Ways Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot Use Apache Mesos

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 13, 2016 1:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
You know the saying: fast, cheap, or good, pick two. Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and Hubspot show that you can have all three with Apache Mesos. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager; it sits between the application layer and the operating system, and deploys and manages applications in large-scale clustered environments. But this dry description doesn't convey its vast scope for creative and ingenious solutions to large-scale problems.

Bringing Mozilla to the IoT era

Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. Prior to the event, I caught up with one of the speakers, Rabimba Karanjai, who will give a talk titled Turning sensors into signals: Humanizing IoT with old smartphones and the Web. read more

House Poised to Advance Privacy and Defend Encryption…If Allowed to Vote

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation; By Shahid Buttar (Posted by penguinist on Jun 13, 2016 11:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
A bipartisan group of House members are preparing to introduce measures widely supported by their colleagues that would reign in NSA domestic surveillance and protect encryption. But a change in procedure adopted by the House leadership may deny the House a chance to even consider their proposal.

NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Including Biomedical Devices, Official Says

  • The Intercept; By Jenna McLaughlin (Posted by bob on Jun 13, 2016 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Biomedical devices could be a new source of information for the NSA’s data hoards — “maybe a niche kind of thing … a tool in the toolbox,” he said, though he added that there are easier ways to keep track of overseas terrorists and foreign intelligence agents. When asked if the entire scope of the Internet of Things — billions of interconnected devices — would be “a security nightmare or a signals intelligence bonanza,” he replied, “Both.”

ExLight Linux Is a Gorgeous Distro Based on Enlightenment 0.21 and Kernel 4.6.2

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the immediate availability of a new build of his ExLight Linux Live DVD distribution.

Gwenview: Organize and share pictures

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 13, 2016 8:40 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Gwenview is a tool for organizing pictures both on your computer and through online accounts. It also includes editing plug-ins and preview functions. Once you edit and check your images, you can upload directly to a long list of online services. In addition, it’s a great... Continue Reading →

SMPlayer 16.6 Free Media Player Released with HiDPI Support, New Tablet Mode

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jun 13, 2016 7:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The SMPlayer development team was proud to announce the general availability of SMPlayer 16.6.0, a major release that brings exciting new features for all supported platforms.

Snappy Brand New Package Manager for Ubuntu

  • 2daygeek.com; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jun 13, 2016 6:46 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Snappy Brand New Package Manager for Ubuntu

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Docker partner for the containerized data-center

HPE is putting all its container eggs into the Docker basket.

New ubuntuBSD Release Is Coming Soon, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and FreeBSD 10.3

The upcoming ubuntuBSD distro has been in development since March 2016, and it is now time for it to enter the spotlight. The final release is due soon according to the latest tweet from the project's official Twitter page.

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Gustavo Franklin Nobrega

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jun 13, 2016 1:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation’s Certification Program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that’s hungry for your skills. But, how well does the certification prepare you for the real world?

Solved Dependency Is Not satisfiable: libvpx1 Error While Installing VirtualBox In Linux Mint 18 Beta

Linux Mint 18 Beta was recently released. Though it's beta but since its release I have been using it without any issue. There is no crash, no stuck. Pretty stable. But, today when I tried to install VirtualBox in Linux mint, it gave me an error that the dependency not satisfied libvpx1. If you're using Linux Mint 18 Beta then you'll not be able to install Virtualbox or any other app if that depends on libvpx1.

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.7 RC3 with a Fix for an NFS Issue

It's Sunday, again, so Linus Torvalds has announced the general availability of a new RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel, which users can take for a test drive as we speak.

A 5 step plan for making sure new contributors have a positive experience

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2016 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Eric S. Raymond makes the case that "with enough eyes, all bugs are shallow." It's a good sentiment, but as a new project spins up, getting and keeping enough eyes can be hard. You've got your first swing at the project up on GitHub; you've been promoting it and have some new contributors coming around. Now, how do you keep them? read more

RDO Mitaka Virtual Deployment having real physical network as External

Nova-Docker driver is installed on Compute node which is supposed to run several Java EE Servers as light weight Nova-Docker Containers (instances) having floating IPs on external flat network (actually real office network 192.168.1.0/24) . General Setup RDO Mitaka ML2&OVS&VLAN 3 Nodes.

An open process for discovering your core values

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jun 12, 2016 3:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I joined The Hill Center in Durham, North Carolina, as Executive Director nearly two years ago, I realized immediately that I had joined a wonderful, successful, highly conventional education organization. Hill has been transforming students with learning differences into confident, independent learners for nearly 40 years, and many of the faculty and staff (including the outgoing Executive Director) had been at Hill for most of that time. read more

Linux Utilities - Linux File Sharing Over Network Computers Using scp And rsync

In this article, we shall discuss about two powerful Linux utilities that are used for sharing file/folder to network computers that are scp and rsync. scp allows you to simply copy directories or files from/to any remote destination whereas the rsync, besides simply copying files also acts as a synchronising tool that would synchronise the changes between source and destination. The discussion below is about their usage and various parameters that can be used along with to increase speed and security.

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