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Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE released

In today's open source roundup: Download Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE. Plus: ExtremeTech thumbs its nose at Linux users, and Aspyr Media plans more Linux games in the next six months.

Compile and run Weather Research and Forecasting data on an IBM POWER8 system

Compile and install data for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model and its dependent packages on the IBM POWER8 system, which provides parallel computing capabilities.

Keys to diversity in tech are more simple than you think

I attended the All Things Open conference this year (in Raleigh, NC on October 22 and 23, 2014), and one of the sessions I enjoyed the most (aside from Bob Young's wisdom in business session) was a panel on Women in Open Source and Technology. The conversation was candid and open, and it took a real look at what it's like for women working in technology.

Short Stack: EMC's Hybrid Cloud Play, Canonical's OpenStack offering and Kilo specs

This week, EMC makes a big move to the hybrid cloud (including OpenStack, naturally), Canonical hops on the OpenStack bandwagon and the Kilo specs are here. The Kilo specs are here.

How to use ISPConfig and Seafile without manual file modifications

Seafile is an open-source cloud based file storage system similar to Dropbox & Box. The difference is that Seafile can be deployed on a client's own system. This provides a greater safety and security factor as the passwords are only interchanged between the client who setup the system, and his / her own users rather than a corporate cloud hosting company.

Guake Review - The Last Drop-Down Terminal You'll Ever Use

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 29, 2014 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When people hear about Linux and terminals they usually cringe, especially if they are new to the platform. That doesn't have to be the case and the terminal is usually your friend and you can even enhance it. This is where Guake comes into play, and what a truly a marvellous tool it is!

Zend Server 8 Delivers Z-Ray Application Insight

  • ServerWatch.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 29, 2014 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Developer, PHP
This week, Zend announced its new Zend Server 8 platform, with a heavy emphasis on a feature it calls Z-ray. The Zend Server platform was first introduced back in 2009 and has steadily been improved ever since. The basic idea behind the Z-Ray is that much like an X-Ray (with the Z standing for Zend), the feature looks into the applications that the server is delivering.

Looking Ahead at Upcoming FOSS Events

A biennial tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area, MeetBSD 2014 uses a mixed unConference format featuring both scheduled talks and community-driven events such as birds-of-a-feather meetings, lightning talks, and speed geeking sessions. MeetBSD can be traced back to a local workshop for BSD developers and users, hosted annually in Poland since 2004. Since then, MeetBSD’s popularity has spread, and it’s now widely recognized as its own conference with participants from all over the world.

How You Can Help Reduce CPU Usage in Mesa3D

Finding places where CPU use in Mesa can be improved is a great place to start contributing to Mesa. It doesn't require you to know much about how Mesa works to get started, but at the same time you will quickly learn how things fit together as you follow the output from profiling applications.

Also you don't necessarily need to be a super programmer to identify hotspots in the code and try to come up with a way to reduce CPU as I will hopefully show you below.

Everybody Is Talking About Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

  • linux.about.com; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Oct 29, 2014 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups
In this week's About Linux News I focus on the release of Ubuntu 14.10 and the obsession with including the entire name into a headline. Also, Why Currys/PC World might come unstuck by voiding warranties on computers with Linux installed,

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Why LibreOffice Wins

When comparing LibreOffice with OpenOffice, there are eleven clear reasons why LibreOffice is superior.

Survey indicates four out of five developers now use open source

Forrester Research's survey shows that most developers, even ones who usually stick with Microsoft Visual Studio, are now using open source.

How to use OpenVPN to configure your own VPN server

OpenVPN, is an opensource software which let's your quickly configure your own VPN server allowing you to browse the net without the need for third party services

Rebuilding tech in Afganistan with open source

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 29, 2014 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Center for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) has been helping with the reconstruction of academic organizations in Afghanistan since 2002. Under the supervision of the Berlin IT lecturer, Dr. Nazir Peroz, Director of the ZiiK, computer centers have been established at five college locations in Afghanistan. Through the project, many students and college employees have been trained in the use of the computers. A new curriculum tailored to the requirements and prerequisites of Afghan students has been developed and Afghan IT students and future lecturers have been trained for Masters degrees in Germany. read more

How to create and manage LXC containers on Ubuntu

While the concept of containers was introduced more than a decade ago to manage shared hosting environments securely (e.g., FreeBSD jails), Linux containers such as LXC or Docker have gone mainstream only recently with the rising need to deploy applications for the cloud. While Docker is getting all the media spotlight these days with strong […]Continue reading... The post How to create and manage LXC containers on Ubuntu appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to manage Linux containers with Docker on Ubuntu How to run Docker containers on CentOS or Fedora

Systemd, but no journald, in new SUSE release

SUSE Linux has released version 12 of its enterprise operating system. Despite choosing to switch to systemd as the default init system, the company has opted to stick with rsyslog over journald.

Yes, Virginia, there IS a W3C HTML5 standard – as of now, that is

You asked for it! You begged for it! Then you gave up! And now it's HERE! After nearly 10 years of development, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has promoted the HTML5 specification to Recommendation status, its highest level of maturation, effectively making the markup language a formal web standard.…

How To Hack Your Own Network And Beef Up Its Security With Kali Linux

LinuxSecurity.com: Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere. With its security toolkit you can crack Wi-Fi passwords, create fake networks, and test other vulnerabilities. Here's how to use it to give your own a network a security checkup.

FTDI on counterfeit chip bricking: “Our intentions were honorable”

A driver update from the Scottish electronics firm FTDI that intentionally “bricked” USB devices with counterfeit FTDI chips has been removed from Windows Update by the firm. The move follows an uproar from users who found devices they thought used the company’s chips disabled without warning. However, the company plans on re-releasing the update with code that “will still uphold our stance against devices that are not genuine, but do so in a non-invasive way that means there is no risk of end user’s hardware being directly affected,” the company’s CEO said in a statement.

While the changes made in the firmware of chips affected by the driver’s counter-counterfeiting code can be reversed, there are questions about whether what FTDI did in the name of protecting the company’s intellectual property was ethical—or even legal.

Tiny open source USB-stick SBC focuses on security

Inverse Path is readying a tiny, open-spec “USB Armory” SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX53, and offers Trustzone, secure boot, and USB emulation. The USB Armory single board computer, which Inverse Path plans to launch this quarter on the Crowd Supply crowdfunding site, is not your ordinary open source hacker SBC. For […]

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