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Lucidchart

I am a visual learner. When I try to teach something, I naturally like to use visual examples. That usually involves me working for hours to create flowcharts in Google Docs using the drawing program. Yes, it works, but it's a very cumbersome way to create a flowchart. Thankfully, I recently discovered Lucidchart.

Docker, the hottest cloud startup in the West, adds $40M

Last year Docker released to the world its Linux container technology for easily packaging up application code and moving it from one server to another, streamlining development and deployment.

How to make a Live USB stick using GNOME Disks

Fedora Live ISO images allow you to make bootable CDs and DVDs from scratch. But did you know they can also be used to make bootable USB sticks as well?

How to install X2Goserver on Ubuntu 14.04 as an alternative for VNC

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux; By Srijan Kishore (Posted by bob on Sep 17, 2014 3:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
This document describes how to use X2Goserver as an alternative of VNC. I will install and configure X2Goserver on Ubuntu 14.04. X2Go enables us to access a graphical desktop of a computer over a low bandwidth (or high bandwidth) connection. X2Go is a Remote Desktop solution, which some vendors vaguely call Remote Control.

Android users have the last laugh about large screen phones

In today's Android roundup: Massive iPhone 6 sales prove Android users right about large screen phones. Plus: Android's session hijacking security vulnerability, and Android Police reviews the Moto 360 smartwatch. Android users have known for years that larger screen phones work better for most people, and now they've been proven right by massive sales of Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

GNOME Wayland development progressing at a steady pace

Last month at flock, we reported on GNOME and Fedora developer Matthias Clasen’s talk on the replacement for the X display server, Wayland. Now on his blog, Matthias has provided a brief update on the status of Wayland support in GNOME 3.14 (the version of GNOME that will ship with Fedora 21).

Docker Raises $40M, Plans New Enterprise Tool for 2015

Open-source Docker virtualization container technology gets a big vote of confidence from investors, with Docker Inc.'s receiving a new round of financing.

Android One phones launch in India

Google launched the first Android One phones in India starting at $103 from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice, and backed by direct Android updates from Google. Google announced its Android One initiative for selling budget Android phones in developing countries at June’s Google I/O conference.

Flockport Rivals Docker with Open Source Container Virtualization

Open source container-based virtualization company Flockport is hoping to attract users to its selection of LXC-based apps available for download on its website.

Six Clicks: An early look at Ubuntu 14.10

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Sep 16, 2014 9:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.

Digia spins off Qt as subsidiary

Digia has spun off a subsidiary called “The Qt Company” to unify Qt’s commercial and open source efforts, and debuted a low-cost plan for mobile developers. The Linux-oriented Qt cross-platform development framework has had a tumultuous career, having been passed around Scandinavia over the yearsfrom Trolltech to Nokia and then from Nokia to Digia.

HP and Eucalyptus and OpenStack, oh my!

  • ZDNet | Linux And Open Source Blog RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2014 7:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, HP, Linux
What the heck is going on with HP, an OpenStack cloud supporter, buying Eucalyptus? Here's one theory.

SNMP DDoS Scans Spoof Google Public DNS Server

The SANS Internet Storm Center this afternoon reported SNMP scans spoofed from Google's public recursive DNS server seeking to overwhelm vulnerable routers and other devices that support the protocol with DDoS traffic.

Is your data boring? MapR wants you to bore it back with Apache Drill

  • The Register; By Neil McAllister (Posted by bob on Sep 16, 2014 5:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Apache
MapR has given its customers a new way to use SQL to query their Big Data stores, with the addition of Apache Drill to MapR's eponymous Hadoop distribution.

3 million users and hiring at edX

There is a long list of sites powered by Open edX, a platform hoping to be powerful and extensible enough that education experts can use it not only to run courses, but to try out new ideas for how to educate online. See the full list on GitHub. In this interview, I spoke with Ned Batchelder of Open edX about his team (photo below, Ned is in blue) who he says are working to make the platform "the best place to experiment with new ideas, and then share those ideas with other educators who can build on them and make their own improvements." Let's see how they're looking to reach that goal today.

Big Data Specialist MapR Updates Hadoop Distribution with Apache Drill

The newest version of MapR's Hadoop distribution features Apache Drill for simpler interfacing between NoSQL and SQL data, among other updates. Open source Big Data vendor MapR expanded the functionality of its Hadoop distribution this week with the announcement of MapR 4.0.1, whose headlining feature is Apache Drill 0.5 integration.

Expanding Reach in Asia: Telenor Group Brings Firefox OS Smartphones to Bangladesh

Just weeks after launching the first Firefox OS devices in India, we are pleased to announce Firefox OS is available to more consumers across Asia with today’s launch in Bangladesh. At a press conference in Dhaka, Grameenphone, the local operator … Continue reading

Linux Top 3: Fedora 21 Delayed, SystemRescueCD and Raspian Update

There is saying that used to be commonly attributed to when Debian Linux distributions would be released. That saying is - "it's done, when it's done."

Open source all the tasks

I am very proud to belong to a generation of professionals who has seen the emergence of free and open software and the revolution it is today.

KDE Developer Says Community Managers Are a Fraud and a Farce

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Sep 16, 2014 12:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The community managers play a very important role in the open source community and they usually shape up the projects they work on, but it looks like not everyone agrees with their function.

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