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Suse preps for ARM-ageddon: Piles up cans of 64-bit Linux code to feed server world

AArch64 build aimed at testing and development Suse has made a version of its eponymous enterprise Linux distro available for hardware vendors who want to deliver products to market based on 64-bit ARM processors, in a new expansion of its partner program.…

Vivaldi Web Browser Gets Fixes for Zoom, UI, Rendering, and More

Vivaldi, a web browser built by one of the Opera founders and his team, has been upgraded once more, and the developers seem to be preparing to exit Technical Preview 3 and enter the next stage, Technical Preview 4.

Out with the old code, in with the new

Bruce Eckel is the author of Thinking in Java, Thinking in C++, and a number of other books on computer programming. He's been in the computer industry for 30 years and periodically gets frustrated and tries to quit. We caught up with Bruce before he heads to OSCON 2015 to give a talk on creating trust organizations.

You Can Now Install Most of the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps on Your Ubuntu Desktop

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 15, 2015 4:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Another week has passed, and Canonical's David Planella sent in his regular report that informed us about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Community Team.

Drupal 8 Nears Finish Line

  • Enterpriseappstoday; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 15, 2015 3:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community
Popular open source CMS refresh still isn't "done," but it's getting close with announcement of commercial support.

How to get systems administrators and developers to agree with Docker

  •; By Patrice Ferlet (Posted by bob on Jul 15, 2015 2:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
The use of Docker as an application container management system has become standard practice for developers and systems engineers in the space of just two years. Some like to say that haven’t seen such a technological advance since OpenSSH. Docker is now a major player and is widely used in cloud systems architectures. But more than just that: Docker knows how to win developers over.

Dual-Boot Ubuntu 15.04/14.10 And Windows 10/8.1/8: Step By Step Tutorial With Screenshots

There are many of us want to use Windows and Ubuntu both at the same computer but dual booting does not seem easy to everyone. In this article I'll show you how you can dual boot your computer with Windows 10/8.1/8 and Ubuntu 15.04/14.10.

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Drops Desktop Cube as Default for Compiz, for Now

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 has a few windows managers, and one of those is Compiz. From the looks it, the developers of the distro are making some changes so that the entire Compiz experience is more enjoyable and more stable.

IBM Chasing $20B Linux Server Market With Power Systems

VIDEO: Doug Balog, general manager of IBM's Power Systems, discusses the big opportunity he sees for Power in Linux.

Google joins Bluetooth snooping party with Eddystone beacon tech

Apple isn't the only one that wants to track your smartphone. Google is jumping on board the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon bandwagon with a new set of open standards and APIs for hardware and software developers that the online ad giant hopes will give Apple's iBeacon a run for its money.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Is Now Available for 64-bit ARM Processors

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 14, 2015 10:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM, SUSE
On July 14, SUSE LLC had the great pleasure of announcing that they will provide a new partner program expansion which brings support for 64-bit ARM server processors to their award-winning SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 operating system.

An introduction to big data

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 14, 2015 9:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Big data. It has certainly been a buzzword in recent years, but what is it really, and how are organizations leveraging open source tools to turn raw data into actionable insights?

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$79 octacore SBC runs Ubuntu and Android

Hardkernel unveiled a $74, open-spec “Odroid-XU4″ SBC equipped with an octacore Exynos5422 SoC, 2GB RAM, eMMC flash, a GbE port, and dual expansion headers. The Odroid-XU4 essentially replaces the similarly community-backed Odroid-XU3, with which it is claimed to be fully software compatible. The Odroid-XU3 won sixth place in our recent open hacker SBC survey at […]

Linux still rules supercomputing

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS (Posted by bob on Jul 14, 2015 7:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The latest Top500 list of supercomputers is out and Linux, as ever, is the top pick for the world's fastest computers.

How to win the copyleft fight -- without litigation

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 14, 2015 6:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU
The Software Freedom Conservancy's Bradley Kuhn is probably best known for his work in enforcing the GNU General Public License (GPL). Enforcement-by-litigation might get the headlines, but Kuhn treats the courts as a last resort. A regular OSCON speaker, he returns this year to share the story of a project that avoided the courtroom. I recently spoke to Kuhn about his talk and the free software landscape at large.

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Going all in with Ceph

Many big names in the storage industry have been jumping on the Ceph train. Any why shouldn’t they? It does it all. Well, almost. Originally developed by Inktank and later acquired by Red Hat, Ceph is a software-defined scale-out data storage solution. It supports Object, Block, and File storage. It also exposes a RESTful API that supports both OpenStack and Amazon S3. What is there to not like about it?

Compact industrial box-PC expands via PCIe

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jul 14, 2015 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Axiomtek announced a fanless, Linux-friendly EtherCAT controller with a 4th Gen Core CPU, SATA storage, PCIe expansion, and extended temperature support. The new IPC932-230-FL-ECM industrial computer is a variant of Axiomtek’s earlier IPC932-230-FL, and it’s very similar to the IPC934-230-FL, but more expandable. Since we missed the latter two systems, all three are covered below. […]

What organizations can learn from open culture and technologies

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 14, 2015 4:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
They say life imitates art. But, I believe life imitates technology. Look at distributed systems, decentralized computing, open source, and lean principles. With these and other technical initiatives, we've pushed boundaries and improved our applications, our networks, our companies, and our lives. We can develop and deploy new applications in minutes rather than in weeks or months. We can communicate with strangers and loved ones around the globe in milliseconds. We can create random crowds of investors, who together can fund a person's dream. read more

Mozilla Disables Flash in Firefox

  • threat post; By Dennis Fisher (Posted by bob on Jul 14, 2015 3:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
As the zero days in Adobe Flash continue to pile up, Mozilla has taken the unusual step of disabling by default all versions of Flash in Firefox. The move is a temporary one as Adobe prepares to patch two vulnerabilities in Flash that were discovered as a result of the HackingTeam document dump last week. Both vulnerabilities are use-after-free bugs that can be used to gain remote code execution.

New Media Player in the Works for Ubuntu Touch to Replace Grooveshark

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Jul 14, 2015 2:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Grooveshark is no more, and the service was also removed from Ubuntu Touch, but the developers are working to replace that with something else, and it looks like something is in the works.

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