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Ubuntu Touch RTM Update Is Out, Has Better Performance and Beautiful New Indicators

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Oct 21, 2014 7:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new Ubuntu Touch RTM update has been released by Canonical and it makes the operating system a lot more stable and snappier, among other changes.

Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

  • Intronis Blog; By Ron Miller (Posted by rsmiller on Oct 21, 2014 6:29 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Cloud
When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook use in the enterprise in the future.

Mirantis Raises $100M for OpenStack Cloud Efforts

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 21, 2014 5:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Armed with its latest funding round, OpenStack specialist Mirantis is positioning itself for an IPO in 2016.

How OpenStack powers the research at CERN

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2014 4:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: Interview
OpenStack has been in a production environment at CERN for more than a year. One of the people that has been key to implementing the OpenStack infrastructure is Tim Bell. He is responsible for the CERN IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group which provides a set of services to CERN users from email, web, operating systems, and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud based on OpenStack. We had a chance to interview Bell in advance of the OpenStack Summit Paris 2014 where he will deliver two talks. The first session is about cloud federation while the second session is about multi-cell OpenStack. read more

What is a good command-line calculator on Linux

Every modern Linux desktop distribution comes with a default GUI-based calculator app. On the other hand, if your workspace is full of terminal windows, and you would rather crunch some numbers within one of those terminals quickly, you are probably looking for a command-line calculator. In this category, GNU bc (short for "basic calculator") is […]Continue reading... The post What is a good command-line calculator on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to look up dictionary via command line on Linux How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal How to access Linux command cheat sheets from the command line What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

What would you print with a 3D printer?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2014 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
3D printing is all the rage. 3D printing changes lives. 3D printing is fun and amazing! I saw for myself this past spring when we held our first Open Hardware Day at Opensource.com. Here, we're printing a gear. read more

UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source A group of “Veteran Unix Admins” reckons too much input from GNOME devs is dumbing down Debian, and in response, is floating the idea of a fork.…

A Seat at the Big Kids’ Table at Ohio LinuxFest

Ohio LinuxFest isn’t just another excuse to travel. It’s a means for us to fulfill ourselves, and to get honest, tangible feedback for what we do and for what others are doing. It’s a place where ideas are sounded, bent, crumpled and turned until they either come out of the crucible perfect…or useless.

The Debian Jessie installer: first impressions -- desktop choice (yay), encryption fail (boo)

  • Frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair; By Steven Rosenberg (Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Oct 21, 2014 11:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Reviews; Groups: Debian
As much as I've praised the Debian installer in the past, and I'll praise it a little bit right now, I will also drop it in a hole and throw a shallow layer of dirt over it just because.

Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

"Microsoft loves Linux" is generally not something one expects to hear, but that was one of the messages that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivered at a San Francisco media event touting Redmond's cloud offerings on Monday. According to Nadella, 20 per cent of Microsoft's Azure cloud is already Linux and the software giant plans to always have first-class support for Linux distributions in its public cloud offerings.

Why work in the open?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Oct 21, 2014 10:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What prevents you from working in the open? I work for an open source company on an open source project and still I encounter on a daily basis that people who are working on open source software prefer to work in private (from time to time). They do not discuss technical questions on public mailing lists, the normal chat goes on in internal chat rooms instead of public IRC, and new features are rather demoed on private video conference channels than as e.g. Hangout on Air. read more

Microsoft “loves Linux” as it makes Azure bigger, better

In San Francisco today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said something that was more than a little surprising: Microsoft loves Linux. The operating system once described as a "cancer" by Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer, is now being embraced (if not extended) with open arms, at least when it comes to Redmond's Azure cloud platform. Nadella told us that some 20 percent of VMs on Azure use the open source operating system.

Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

Whether you're customizing your Linux install or choosing a distro to go with, one of your many options is the desktop environment you use. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single best, but this week we're looking at five of them, based on your nominations.

Linux distro Ubuntu 15.04 gets its name -- Vivid Vervet

Today, Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical CEO, announces the latest name, for the upcoming 15.04. For this release, the letter V is being used. The adjective? Vivid. The animal? Vervet.

Catalyst/fglrx trouble in Debian (and not just in Fedora)

My AMD Catalyst (aka fglrx) trouble in Fedora is well-documented. Biggest of the big at this point is that the proprietary AMD driver DOES NOT work with GNOME 3. So I did a test install of Debian Jessie last week, and the same thing happened: GNOME 3 runs fine with the open-source Radeon driver, not at all with the closed-source fglrx.

How to repeat a script, or not

I have a data-entry script which adds records to a plain-text data table. It's a fairly complicated script with a GUI dialog, and until recently it added one record at a time. To add another record, I had to launch the script again. Was there a simple way (I asked myself) to re-run the script, or exit it, from within the script?

After a lot of rummaging on the Web, I found a suitable method in William Shotts' excellent book The Linux Command Line. This article explains the details.

Emacs 24.4 Ships with Integrated Web Browser Ubuntu Installation

Emacs 24.4 has been released earlier today, and it ships with several new features and improved functionality, on the most notable being the presence of an integrated web browser.

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft now loves Linux.

Detecting bootable IBM Power server ISO images

Most ISO images use an ISO 9660 extension that allows the image to be bootable by the basic input/output system (BIOS). This article describes a way to detect if an IBM Power server image is bootable by reading the ISO data stream directly, showing a working Python code that illustrates the concepts.

Vendetta Online - Space MMO Free Trial Without Restrictions

Vendetta Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Guild Software, Inc, with builds for Linux as well, besides Windows and Mac OS. The game takes place throughout the Vendetta space universe, and players can choose from a large range of factions to play with.

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