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IBM Power Systems Includes Unix and Linux

IBM is aiming to re-invent itself in a new hardware era where it no longer sells x86 based servers. IBM sold off its x86 server business to Lenovo in a $2.3 billion deal that officially closed on October 1.

Netrunner Rolling 2014.09 review

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Oct 10, 2014 2:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Though they are all Linux distributions, Netrunner Rolling uses the pacman package management system from Arch Linux, while the standard version, the one that’s based on Kubuntu, uses APT, the Advanced Packaging Tool, from Debian.

Google AXES AndroidScript app used by 20,000 STEM coders WITHOUT WARNING

Google has removed a free educational app, dubbed AndroidScript, from its Play store, for breaching the ad giant's terms and conditions. According to the app's developer, Dave Smart, Mountain View abruptly yanked AndroidScript from its online shop without notifying him of the decision in advance.

Sturdy Raspberry Pi mini-PC comes with B or B+

A “Pi Vessel” mini-PC on Kickstarter is based on a Raspberry Pi Model B or B+, and has an “ultra-strong aluminum case,” AC power supply, and optional WiFi. The Pi Vessel is said to be made in Germany, but is available from a Dover, Delaware based startup called MSDGroup, one of many companies of the same name, but apparently not one that has a website. The Pi Vessel is available on Kickstarter through Nov. 5 starting at $89 without a Pi or $129 with either a Raspberry Pi Model B or the newer RPi Model B+.

OpenStack Juno Set to Advance Nova Networking

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 9, 2014 11:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
The open-source OpenStack Juno cloud platform is set to become generally available on October 16, bringing with it a long list of new networking capabilities. The new networking features aren't just limited to the OpenStack Neutron networking project, they also include new features in the OpenStack Nova compute project as well.

Canonical Offers OpenStack and Ubuntu Cloud Training in Paris

Canonical will offer training for the OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, as well as the tools it has built to help deploy and manage OpenStack on Ubuntu.

CLI Intro: Getting Help

This section covers ways to get help, and also includes links to several tutorials and books which I found useful for getting to learn the command-line, or improve at it.

Gartner CIO priorities survey finds IT security is low on the list

A Gartner survey of CIO priorities had security as last on a list of eight priorities, and you have to wonder why they would put security so low when companies are faced with so many security issues and people arguing against the cloud always believe they can do security better themselves.

Tough little Haswell-powered Linux box does 4K2K HDMI

Axiomtek’s eBOX560-880-FL is a compact embedded PC with a choice of Intel Haswell dual-core SoCs, plus temperature, vibration, and IP40 ingress protection.

10 Steps To Overcome Your Fear Of Using Open Source Software

The entire Internet runs on open source software (OSS) and, if we used it more in medical devices, it would lead to reduced costs and increase the quality of devices. If you ask some regulatory affairs folks in medical device companies, they think OSS is too “dangerous” for use in safety critical systems.

How-To: Install LXQt in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10

LXQt is designed to be the next-gen LXDE environment, using the Qt 5 libraries. LXQt is still under development, but a PPA is provided so you can try it in Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Beta 2 Desktop Screenshots Tour

  • ubuntugeek.com; By ubuntugeek.com (Posted by gg234 on Oct 9, 2014 5:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Beta 2 Desktop Screenshots Tour

Keys to turn your open source project into a business

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 9, 2014 4:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Broadly speaking, there are two types of open source software. The free software, which has a reciprocity requirement in it. Open source software which doesn't. read more

GNOME on Wayland in Fedora 21

Fedora 21 will come with GNOME 3.14, which already runs reasonably well on Wayland. Want to find out? It’s super easy to try it out! Let’s take a look at […]

FLOSS Weekly 311: The D Language

D is a general purpose systems and applications programming language. It is a high level language, but retains the ability to write high performance code and interface directly with the operating system API's and with hardware (dlang.org).

pyHook for Linux with pyxHook - Listening for Key Events using Python

  • Thoughts on Technology; By Jeff Hoogland (Posted by Jeff91 on Oct 9, 2014 1:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Python
To hopefully save future python developers some time in the future I've created a GitHub repository for just pyxhook and a simple example of how to utilize it.

Should Everything in the World Be Facing the Internet?

Back in the early 90s, when I was living in the college town of Chapel Hill, I shelled-out five bucks or so at the local Egghead Software store for a shrink wrapped floppy disk loaded with “shareware” utilities for MS-DOS. Twenty years have passed, so I don’t remember what tool I needed, but I’d gone there specifically looking for something or another and had been directed to that particular product by a clerk at the store. Once I got home, I stuck the disk into the drive, looked over its contents and installed a couple of the apps.

How to configure peer-to-peer VPN on Linux

A traditional VPN (e.g., OpenVPN, PPTP) is composed of a VPN server and one or more VPN clients connected to the server. When any two VPN clients talk to each other, the VPN server needs to relay VPN traffic between them. The problem of such a hub-and-spoke type of VPN topology is that the VPN.

Assorted Fun Linux Command Line Hacks

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick on Oct 9, 2014 10:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Today's fun command line festivities are inspired by Command Line Magic, who hangs out on Twitter sharing excellent Linux command line incantations for all occasions. Today's assortment includes shell rainbows, Is the Internet on Fire?, Star Wars Traceroute, and creating annoying sounds from the console.

No interest in Poettering's problems, says Torvalds

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by linuxwriter on Oct 9, 2014 9:58 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
Linux creator Linus Torvalds has indicated that he has no interest in the problems faced by chief systemd developer Lennart Poettering that led to the latter blaming Torvalds for the negative feedback he (Poettering) has faced.

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