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Building a business on a solid open source model

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2016 4:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Since we announced Nextcloud, an ownCloud fork, many people have asked me how we plan to build a sustainable, healthy open source business. My short answer is that it requires a strong focus on maintaining a careful balance between the needs of all stakeholders: users, contributors, employees, customers, and—of course—investors. read more

Running Distributed Applications at Scale on Mesos from Twitter and CloudBees

  • - Original Content (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2016 3:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
A recurring theme in our MesosCon North America 2016 series is solving difficult resource provisioning problems. The days of investing days or even weeks in spec’ing, acquiring, and setting up hardware and software to meet increased workloads are long gone. Now we see vast provisioning adjustments taking place in seconds.

This Android malware can secretly root your phone and install programs

A new type of malware has been found in legitimate-looking apps that can “root” your phone and secretly install unwanted programs. The Godless malware targets devices running Android 5.1 and earlier and has mainly hit India and other parts of southeast Asia, Trend Micro says.

Point Linux 3.2 Screenshot Tour

We announce the availability of Point Linux 3.2. Despite that fact that this is a minor release, it has some notable changes and bug fixes: inability to install from custom-made Flash drives fixed; Firefox package replaced with Debian's firefox-esr; Thunderbird is not installed by default; Flash plugin removed due to security reasons; Plymouth theme changed to spinner; up-to-date Debian packages; do not show 'virtualbox kernel service is not running' banner; boot from local drive ability fixed in live CD boot menu;

7 open source Android apps for chess players

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2016 12:29 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android; Story Type: News Story
The game of chess has challenged and entertained players for centuries. From the courts of medieval royalty to modern after-school chess programs, the game has widespread appeal and has withstood the test of time. Chess is easy to learn but difficult to master. Each player controls 16 pieces on a board consisting of 64 squares. There are six different types of pieces: Pawn, Bishop, Knight, Rook, Queen, and King—so learning the basics can take an hour or so. read more

Ubuntu's Snappy Packages: Smoke and Little Fire

When Canonical Software, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced that developers from other distributions were working on Snappy packages, the media pumped a minor announcement into a major story.

Dysfunction and Sabotage: Why Large Hospital EHR Costs So Much

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2016 10:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
I've wondered for years why large hospital EHR deployments are reported to cost north of 100 million dollars. I've asked the question: what is that software made of Unicorn dust? I've also heard reports that the EHR company in question fields 'an army' of workers for its go-live. I've wondered what justifies all this and what justifies the giant budgets. In working in and around hospitals for 20 years now I've come to some conclusions.

Whiskey, Linux and RAM

The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer this week takes him to that part of the Linux Zone known as "oh-yeah-I-shoulda-checked-that-first." We'll resist the urge to poke fun and give him an A for effort.

The current state of open data in the US government

  • (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2016 8:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The S.2852 OPEN Government Data Act aims to require true open data access at the federal level. In this article I will discuss the importance of open data in government, the current state of open data in government, and what we need to do to implement true open data. read more

How well do Android apps run on Chromebooks?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch compares live version upgrade methods, and which e-ink devices can run Linux?

Antergos Linux One Of Best Arch Based Distros

One of the most difficult tasks for Linux newbies is to install Arch Linux. Unlike most of other Linux distributions, Arch Linux does not have graphical installer. It's completely CLI. Users have always been interested to use Arch based distros and luckily there are many. Antergos Linux is one the best, beautiful and sleek Arch based distros available.

Fedora 24 shows off new visions of the Linux desktop, cloud, and containers

Fedora adds multiple Linux desktops, OpenShift cloud Origin and Fedora Atomic Host to drive containerized application development and deployment.

Fedora 24 Workstation Review: All Work and Very Little Play

  •; By Nick Congleton (Posted by linuxer on Jun 22, 2016 4:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Fedora, Linux
Fedora 24 brings with it a number of technical improvements, software upgrades, and under the hood. It’s clear that the Fedora developers have been working closely with upstream sources to tightly integrate advances in everything from the kernel to GNOME, Systemd, NetworkManager, and GCC6 which have all been forged into a powerful core. However, that’s about where it ends.

Anecdotal Comparison of Steam on Linux Vs Windows

The word on the street is that gaming on Linux doesn't work as well as on Brand X. According to our everyday Super Geek, that seems to be just another Microsoft myth.

Fedora 24 Screenshot Tour

The Fedora 24 Workstation release features GNOME 3.20, with many usability improvements such as easier input device and printer settings, a better search interface, shortcut windows for keyboard commands, and more convenient music controls. Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is another building-block feature, with Software able to track installed Flatpaks and adding more features in the future as the technology develops. The Software app has also grown features to provide a full system upgrade directly from the desktop from one Fedora release to the next, and the ability to provide labelling as well as reviews of available software. Fedora 24 continues our work on the X replacement, Wayland, a next-generation graphics stack. Although this release will not default to Wayland, it includes many improvements and is available as an option for users to try out, and potentially will be the default stack in Fedora 25.

Raspberry Pi Zero IoT adapter adds Grove modules and more

Dexter’s $17 “GrovePi-Zero” IoT expansion board for the Raspberry Pi Zero features analog, digital, and serial ports that support Grove modules. Back in 2014, robotics specialist Dexter Industries released a GrovePi expansion kit for the Raspberry Pi equipped with ports that support SeeedStudio’s catalog of hundreds of Arduino-compatible Grove sensors and I/O modules. This was […]

What’s new in Fedora 24 Workstation

Fedora 24 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation. GNOME 3.20 The default environment comes courtesy of the GNOME community.... Continue Reading →

Upgrading Fedora 23 Workstation to Fedora 24

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Jun 22, 2016 12:06 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Fedora 24 just became available and is officially released. You’ll likely want to upgrade your system. If you’ve upgraded from past Fedora releases, you may be familiar with the dnf upgrade plugin. This method is the recommended and supported way... Continue Reading →

Amazon Web Services Launches Partner Competencies For Sensitive Government Data

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on Jun 21, 2016 11:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The new concentrations recognize firms with deep experience and expertise in serving the unique requirements of providing cloud-based technology solutions to the public sector.

Linux’s RPM/deb split could be replaced by Flatpak vs. snap

But Linux is always about choice, and snap isn't the only contender to replace traditional packaging systems. Today, the developers of Flatpak (previously called xdg-app) announced general availability for several major Linux distributions, with a pointer to instructions for installing on Arch, Debian, Fedora, Mageia, and Ubuntu.

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