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Linux Leader Bdale Garbee Touts Potential of HPE's Newest Open Source Project

The technology landscape is changing very fast. We now carry devices in our pockets that are more powerful than PCs we had some 20 years ago. This means we are now continuously churning huge amounts of data that travels between machines -- data centers (aka cloud) and our mobile devices. The cloud/data center as we know it today is destined to change, too, and this evolution is changing market dynamics.

Linux Mint 18 Beta Screenshot Tour

Linux Mint 18 Beta is now available to download. Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.

Linux Lite 3.0 Screencast and Screenshots

Linux Lite 3.0 final is now available for download. A lot has changed since series 2. We have a new login manager, new boot theme, Lite software has had an overhaul, new system theme (Arc), we've added share hardware configuration (Lite Info), folder access from the menu and upgrades are now automated and seamless in series 3.

ODPi: Test Less, Build More Applications With Hadoop

Testing applications against Hadoop distributions is not fun, either for application developers or end users, and it takes up too much precious time.    According to Alan Gates, co-founder of Hortonworks and ODPi member, that’s the issue the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi) is here to solve: create a single test specification that works across all Hadoop distributions so developers can get back to creating innovative applications and end users can get back to making money, or curing cancer, or sending people into space.

An introduction to basic motion detection on Linux

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jun 8, 2016 2:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Setting up a motion detection system on Linux is fairly easy and simple. All that we need is a webcam (or laptop), the “motion” package, and a few minutes to set everything up. The purpose for doing this may be private space surveillance, enhancement of personal security, or simply a fun project. Whatever the case, this quick guide is not intended to promote illegal activities such as unauthorized video recording of people and their activities. That said, please use the knowledge offered here with ethical conduct.

Students showcase open source creations at Imagine RIT

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 8, 2016 1:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The ninth annual Imagine RIT, the Rochester Institute of Technology's annual innovation and creativity festival, was held on campus May 7. Each year, about 30,000 people arrive on campus to view student, faculty, and staff demonstrations. Visitors experience everything RIT has to offer through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus. read more

High-end boards run Linux on 64-bit ARM QorIQ SoCs

X-ES launched an XMC/PrPMC mezzanine module, and will soon ship a VPX SBC using quad- and octa-core 64-bit ARM QorIQ SoCs. Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) announced two Linux ready, XPedite branded boards for high-end embedded computing and networking applications. Unlike the most recent XPedite boards we’ve covered — the Intel Atom-based XPedite8150 and Xpedite8152 — […]

Release validation testing in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 8, 2016 11:49 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
If you’re looking for a way to contribute to Fedora, what about release validation testing? Completing test cases is a quick way to get started. Every release of Fedora that you download and use is tested by the Fedora QA... Continue Reading →

Puppet DevOps comes to the mainframe

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Jun 8, 2016 10:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, IBM
DevOps has empowered the cloud, and now it's coming to IBM's z Systems and LinuxONE mainframes.

How Linux Mint saved the day for an Ubuntu 16.04 user

Also in today's open source roundup: Android N won't fix Google's update problem, and how to easily install Google Earth in Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

Why I built my own homebrew Linux router

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 8, 2016 8:58 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
For the last few months, I've been talking a lot about using a bare install of standard Linux distribution as a router. I've written about it at Ars Technica, I did a presentation at Great Wide Open, and I'm doing another one at SouthEast LinuxFest next week. read more

Raspbian Ups Its Game

Our Pi guy takes a look at the latest and greatest release of the Debian based distro Raspbian and finds much to like.

First 96Boards CE Extended SBC taps Snapdragon 600

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 8, 2016 7:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
eInfochips and Arrow are prepping an open-spec 96Boards CE Extended form-factor SBC with a Snapdragon 600, plus WiFi-ac, BT, GbE, GPS, SATA, and MIPI-CSI. An “SD 600eval” single board computer, which appears to be a follow-on to the similarly 96Boards compatible DragonBoard 410c from Qualcomm and Arrow, appears to be nearing launch. eInfochips has posted […]

Is Windows 10 ignoring sysadmins' network QoS settings?

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Jun 8, 2016 6:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Sysadmin fingers auto-update mechanism as source of accidental-self-DoS-hell An Australian sysadmin frustrated with his business' sudden loss of performance has sparked a conversation about whether Windows 10 is behaving badly on network connections.…

How The Xen Project Streamlined Code Review By Analyzing Mailing List Data

The Xen Project’s code contributions have grown more than 10 percent each year. Although growth is extremely healthy to the project as a whole, it has its growing pains.

What is DevOps? Kris Buytaert Explains

  • - Original Content; By Matt Moor (Posted by bob on Jun 8, 2016 4:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community, Linux
Kris Buytaert is known as one of the instigators of the current DevOps movement and organizer of several related conferences, including DevOpsDays and Config Management Camp.

What's Our Next Fight?

We won the battle for Linux, but we're losing the battle for freedom. Linux turns 25 in August 2016. Linux Journal turned 21 in April 2016. (Issue #1 was April 1994, the month Linux hit version 1.0.) We're a generation into the history of our cause, but the fight isn't there anymore, because we won. Our cause has achieved its effects.

Puppet DevOps comes to the mainframe

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jun 8, 2016 2:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, IBM
DevOps has empowered the cloud, and now it's coming to IBM's z Systems and LinuxONE mainframes.

ROSA Desktop Fresh R7 KDE: nothing to complain... almost

Even though the Mandriva project is no longer in its famous state, derivatives still continue their existence. ROSA is a Linux distribution that was also forked from Mandriva some time ago.

HPE invites open-source developers to pitch in on 'The Machine'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday stepped up its efforts to develop a brand-new computer architecture by inviting open-source developers to collaborate on the futuristic device it calls "The Machine."

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