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CoreOS: Linux for the cloud and the datacenter

Linux has long been both the cloud and the datacenter's favorite operating system, but it wasn't until CoreOS came along that anyone designed a Linux just for the cloud and datacenter. If you manage a cloud or a datacenter, chances are you run CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), or Ubuntu. These are all great server Linux distributions, but none of them were designed to be deployed over hundreds or thousands of servers at once. Now there is such a distribution: CoreOS.

Linux turns the crank on code for cars

Linux's quest to become the default operating system for motor vehicles has taken a step closer to reality, with the Linux Foundation releasing downloads of code from its Automotive Grade Linux project. The project, announced here, is described as being built on Tizen IVI, adding “key applications developed in HTML5 and JavaScript into a single open source reference platform”.

How To Get LTS updates for Debian 6 (Squeeze)

  • HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials - Linux; By Till Brehm (Posted by bob on Jul 2, 2014 5:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story, Security; Groups: Debian, Linux
Debian Squeeze (6.0) is the so named "Old Stable" branch of Debian, the official support for this version ended in April 2014. Squeeze is still used on many servers, so a group of Debian developers decided to provide security patches for a longer timespan for this release. These so called LTS updates (LTS = Long Term Support) are not available on the normal Debian update repository and not every user might be aware that he wont get these updates automatically. The following short guide explains how to enable the LTS repository and install the updates.

Peppermint Five Screenshot Tour

Peppermint Five adds a new Control Center for settings, a rewritten Ice SSB manager, and long-term support via the Ubuntu 14.04 code base.

Got Google?

Google services are everywhere. But knowing which ones to include in new apps is difficult due to the company's perceived lack of long-term commitment to its products and APIs.

Election announced for the Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee

Matthew Miller just announced that there is to be an election later this month for 3 positions in the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo). FESCo is a fully community elected body and represents the technical leadership in Fedora. The nomination period starts tomorrow (July 2nd), with the election scheduled to be held from July 15th to the 22nd.

Gentoo: 201406-35 Openfire: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Openfire, the worst of which could lead to a Denial of Service condition.

Is XFCE the best Linux desktop ever?

In today's open source roundup: XFCE might just be the best Linux desktop ever created. Plus: Is Android Wear the new iPad? And how to install and dual-boot SteamOS.

Google Capital, Others Commit $110M to MapR Hadoop

MapR, which provides Big Data solutions based on open source Hadoop, has received $110 million in a new financing round led by Google Capital. Apache Hadoop vendor MapR has received the blessing—and financial backing—of Google (GOOG), whose investment fund, Google Capital, led the latest, $110 million financing round for the Big Data company.

Open Linux HummingBoard SBC goes on sale starting at $45

SolidRun has launched three Linux- and and Android-ready, open source “HummingBoard” SBCs based on 1GHz Freescale i.MX6 SoCs, with a Pi-like 26-pin connector. The HummingBoard has changed considerably since it was revealed in April without pricing details. Several features were slashed, and others appear only on the high-end HummingBoard-i2eX, which sells for $100 to $117.

'I don't want to go on the cart' ... OpenSSL revived with survival roadmap

The OpenSSL project, having suffered sharp criticism following the revelation of a string of serious security vulnerabilities, has published a roadmap explaining how it plans to address users' concerns.

Automotive Grade Linux Released for Open Source Cars

The Linux Foundation and its partners have released the first version of Automotive Grade Linux, the open source platform for use inside connected cars.

ProtonMail and Paypal: Do we need government approval to encrypt email?

So how does a service like that get a Swiss company into trouble with Paypal?

Red Hat Adds Cloud-Management Certification for OpenStack Partners

Red Hat has introduced a new certification for cloud-management solutions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform through the OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network.

Getting everyone on the same open-source cloud page

  • CIO Engage; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by sjvn on Jul 1, 2014 4:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Cloud
At June 2014's Linux Enterprise User Summit on Wall Street, Alan Clark, SUSE's director of industry initiatives and open source and chairman of the OpenStack Foundation, explained why and how to deploy open-source clouds in your business.

HandyLinux 1.5.1 Adds Text Mode Installation

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 1, 2014 3:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind the HandyLinux operating system had the pleasure of announcing on June 30 that version 1.5.1 has been released and is now available for download. This build introduces several new features, updated packages, and fixes various bugs.

3 open source tools to make your presentations pop

Love them or hate them, presentations are a major part of life in both academia and business. Traditionally, creating a presentation meant using Microsoft's PowerPoint, but Apple's Keynote and LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org's Impress are solid alternatives. The problem with all those applications (aside from the closed source nature of the first two) is that you need those applications installed in order to view the presentations you've created. You can try your luck opening the file in Google Drive or the like, but your success will vary.

Dual-boot Windows 8 and Linux Mint 17 on a PC with 2 disks and UEFI firmware

  • LinuxBSDos; By finid (Posted by finid on Jul 1, 2014 1:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This tutorial shows how to dual-boot Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8 on a computer with two hard drives and UEFI firmware. For a guide on how to perform the same operation on a computer with one hard drive, see How to dual-boot Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8 on a PC with UEFI firmware.

Fotoxx 14.07 Image Editor Adds Support for RawTherapee

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 1, 2014 12:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Fotoxx, a complex and free image manipulation software for GNU/Linux platforms, has reached version 14.07 on June 30 and is now available for download from Softpedia or via the default software repositories of your Linux distribution.

Black Lab Linux 5.0.2 KDE Released

Today we are excited to release our new KDE release of Black Lab Linux 5.0.2. This release was a major rework of our previous KDE efforts and we worked on 3 main goals..

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