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Webinar: Maximizing NoSQL Clusters for Large Data Sets

This follow-on webcast to Reuven M.

Managing packages on Fedora with DNF

Fedora 22 shipped with a rather significant change under the hood: the introduction of DNF (DaNdiFied YUM) as the default package manager. The change is visible only to users that used YUM to work with Fedora packages.

Canonical Is Already Preparing to Make Ubuntu 16.04 a Bug-Free Release

Ubuntu developers are already preparing for the launch of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, even if they didn't even get the 15.10 branch out the door. One of the ways they are doing this is by triaging the bugs that have been gathering dust.

AMD Catalyst 15.9 Linux Driver Adds Counter-Strike: GO and Dota 2 Improvements

AMD has just announced a few minutes ago the release and immediate availability for download of the AMD Catalyst 15.9 proprietary graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems.

Ubuntu Linux-Based Open Source OS Runs 42 Percent of Dell PCs in China

Dell says that 42 percent of the PCs it sells in the Chinese market run Kylin, an open source operating system based on Ubuntu Linux that Canonical helped to create.

Ubuntu Phone Development Will Skip the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Release

While digging the Internet, we've found a captivating discussion on the Ubuntu Touch mailing list between three Canonical employees who are involved in the development of the Ubuntu for phones mobile operating system.

A review of the Mageia 5 Linux distro

In today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Mageia 5. Plus: Linux Mint 17.3 will be named "Rosa." And Chromebooks are selling like hotcakes in the US Education market.

Virtual Reality & Open Source

  • FOSS Force; By Hunter Banks (Posted by brideoflinux on Sep 15, 2015 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Games
The OSVR project points out that it isn’t in direct competition with Oculus or other VR headsets. Instead, it’s purpose is to give the community access to its developer kit to lower the price on future VR gaming products. In addition, the site offers a 3D blueprint for technically inclined people who want to build their own set of VR glasses. Information or guidelines for using or contributing to its source code can be found on the project’s GitHub page.

Debian Project Aims to Keep the CIA Off Our Computers

Lunar, one of the lead developers on the Debian ReproducibleBuilds project, has recently outlined a serious security hole that could impact all open-source software, including most Linux distributions. It potentially exposes users to unwanted scrutiny from third parties, including security agencies. His project is designed to close this hole.

Live Voyager X2 - Screencast and Screenshots

Traveling X2 and X2 HD based on Voyager 14.04.05 LTS experimental versions are built around the new office Xfce 4.12 just released for the first time, the core X Stack in kernel with put Xubuntu 14.04.3

Build an IRC Server with IRCD-Hybrid and Anope on Ubuntu 15.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2015 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows the installation of an IRC server with IRCD-Hybrid and Anope on Ubuntu 15.04 and how to secure the IRC connections with SSL. 2016: Call for Papers 2016 has announced a Call for Papers., held annually in Brno, Czech Republic, is one of the largest Linux and open-source oriented events in central Europe. Submit your proposals by November 30, 2015.

APIs, not apps: What the future will be like when everyone can code

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2015 2:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A couple of decades ago, if you spent every day in chat rooms with your friends, you were a nerd. Today if you do the same thing, you're just the average Facebook user. And so it's no surprise there's a gold rush mentality in the learn-to-code movement. With the tech industry booming and its products so pervasive in our lives, the allure of six-figure tech salaries make plenty of people pack up and head West (literally). read more

What you should not expect when switching to Linux

You are now convinced that you want to switch to Linux. What you should NOT expect from this switch?

Why you should share your Internet connection

uProxy is a browser extension that lets you share your Internet connection with people living in repressive societies. Much of the world lives in countries that severely censor and restrict Internet access. uProxy makes it a little easier to bring the free and open Internet to some of the darkest corners of the world. How does it work? Find out in this interview with Lucy He, Raymond Cheng, and Salome Vakhtangadze. Lucy and Salome are engineers at Google Ideas, a team at Google that builds tools against oppression. Raymond is a core developer for uProxy and PhD student at the University of Washington, where uProxy is being developed. Together they talk a bit about the future of uProxy and plans for the open source codeathon taking place during Grace Hopper's Open Source Day later this year. read more

Booting Windows 10…Out the Door

And the folks being given the “opportunity” to upgrade? They have no idea the fraud that is being perpetuated against them. Yeah, yeah…EULA this and EULA that. Like my 75 year old neighbor is going to read that frickin’ lawyer-ese. Like you did as well.

Eloquently coding in Drupal, one line at a time

  • (Posted by bob on Sep 15, 2015 10:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If code is poetry, then this Acquia Certified Grand Master churns out several chapbooks a day from his home town of Bangalore, India. read more

Qualcomm unveils Linux-based UAV reference platform

Qualcomm unveiled a Snapdragon 801 and Ubuntu based “Snapdragon Flight” reference platform for the design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Ubuntu got a big boost as a competitive operating system for drones with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) reference platform announced by Qualcomm this week called Snapdragon Flight. The Snapdragon 801 based development platform supports […]

My biggest problem with Windows 10: Instability

On my Windows 10 machine, this is how I've come to start my day: I slowly open my laptop lid, cautiously peer at my screen and wonder what is no longer working like it did yesterday.

Installing Ubuntu on a Persistent Live USB

I spent a while browsing forums and message boards looking for an answer to a simple question. Can I carry a linux distro in my pocket, and one which wasn't an installation media. I eventually did it and this is how.

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