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Canonical Showing Off Ubuntu-Powered Tablet Running PC-like Desktop

Making a mobile device act like a PC might seem like a thing of the future, but it's not. Ubuntu developers just showed how connecting a mouse to a tablet transforms the Ubuntu Touch into a desktop experience.

7 Excuses For Not Using Linux -- And Why They're Wrong

Every since Linux first became popular, articles have been condemning its shortcomings. Hardly a month goes by without someone explaining what Linux lacks, or how it needs a particular feature, application, or service to be usable-- and, as often as not, the complaints are misguided.

Running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Your PC Is Easier with AndEX Live CD

Dubbed The Ultimate Edition, the AndEX 150505 build is here to introduce GAPPS (short from Google Applications). In other words, AndEX Live CD has just become the first and only Android-x86 project with GAPPS pre-installed.

Breaking The Security Fail Cycle

Security's heavy reliance and emphasis on technology--due to both its heritage and the reality of a shortage of manpower--is part of the reason attackers are getting the upper hand, experts said here this week.

Intel Works with CoreOS for Tectonic Container Server

During a keynote at the CoreOS Fest on May 4, Nick Weaver, director of SDI-X at Intel announced that Intel would be working with Supermicro and Redapt to develop a pre-built Tectonic server rack.

It's Easier to Ask Forgiveness...

...than to understand Linux permissions! Honestly though, that's not really true. Linux permissions are simple and elegant, and once you understand them, they're easy to work with. Octal notation gets a little funky, but even that makes sense once you understand why it exists.

LibreOffice 4.4.3 Officially Released with 80 Fixes, LibreOffice 5.0 on Its Way

The Document Foundation has just announced that LibreOffice 4.4.3 has been released and is now available for download. It's a maintenance release with not so many improvements, but it's here and it will land in repositories soon enough.

Playing Windows Games on Linux Is Easier with PlayOnLinux 4.2.7

The developers behind the popular PlayOnLinux project, an open-source and cross-platform application that has been designed from the ground up to act as a user-friendly interface to the well-known Wine project, released PlayOnLinux 4.2.7.

Best Linux distro for game development?

In today's open source roundup: Which Linux distro should a game developer use? Plus: A review of the LG G4 Android phone. And Samsung delays launch of the Gear A round smartwatch.

WordPress Upgraded to Fix Security Holes

Website publishers using the popular free and open source WordPress content management system (CMS) woke up this morning to find that their sites had been upgraded to version 4.2.2. Users who’s sites somehow missed being automatically upgraded are urged to update immediately, as this update addresses several important security issues.

News: Linux Top 3: RHEL 6.7, Chromixium 1.0 and OpenBSD 5.7

You've heard of Chrome OS (the base operating system for Chromebooks) and we all know Ubuntu - what do you get when you attempt to combine the two? OpenBSD 5.7 was released on April 30 and is the 38th release from the *nix/BSD distro.

Canonical Demos Unity 8, It's Already Looking like a Proper Desktop

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on May 7, 2015 3:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Unity 8 is the next iteration of the desktop environment that powers the Ubuntu Linux distribution. It's still under development, but the Ubuntu developers have presented a short demo during one of the Ubuntu Online Summit sessions.

How OpenStack gets translated

  • (Posted by bob on May 7, 2015 2:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
In order for an open source project to have a truly global reach, it must reach its users in their native tongue. OpenStack is no different. In order to bring open source cloud computing to countries around the world, a dedicated team of individuals helps translate both the project itself and its documentation into the native language of numerous peoples. read more

AMD’s new ARM processors

AMD's new Opteron A1100 processors based on 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 designs will ship in the 2nd half of 2015.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3

This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) server (with Apache2, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers the installation of Apache (instead of nginx), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

Mozilla Thunderbird 38.0 Will Bring Yahoo! Messenger Support, Lightning Integration

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 7, 2015 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Believe it or not, the folks at Mozilla are working hard these days to bring you a major update to one of the best open source and cross-platform email, news, and chat clients on the market.

Microsoft's new secure boot strategy will suit Linux firms

Linux companies Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical will benefit from the decision by Microsoft to suggest that OEMs not provide a means of turning off secure boot on PCs running Windows 10.

The Weather Company relies on Drupal to manage content

  • (Posted by bob on May 7, 2015 9:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
After helping to put the dot in .com by building and configuring enterprise class solutions with WorldCom as a Sun hardware and software engineer, Jason Smith went on to AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the publishers of the journal Science) to direct the technical needs of the education directorate. read more

Low profile mini-PC runs Linux on Haswell CPUs

Giada’s compact i200 mini-PC for thin client and signage runs Linux on a 4th Gen Intel Core, and offers mini-PCIe, mSATA, and automated scheduling features. These days you’re more likely to find mini-PCs that run Android, typically billed as media players, than mini-PCs that run other Linux distributions. Some, such as the SolidRun Cubox-I 4X4, […]

RDO KIlo Set up Two KVMs Nodes (Controller+Compute) ML2&OVS&VXLAN on CentOS 7.1

Following below a (tutorial for a) simple two node Controller&&Network and Compute test for oncoming RDO Kilo, which was performed on Fedora 21 host with KVM/Libvirt Hypervisor (16 GB RAM, i5-4690 Intel CPU,ASUS Z97-P Board). Two VMs (6 GB RAM, 2 VCPUS) have been setup , each one having 2 VNICs (eth0,eth1) for Controller and Compute Nodes emulation.

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