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deepSQL Database Promises MySQL Compliance with Cloud Scalability

Deep Information Science's deepSQL database leverages machine learning to provide a scalable, efficient MySQL-compliant database for the cloud, the company says.

Twidiots rage on Twitter about new algorithmic timeline

Twidiots around the world are very angry right now. Twitter has decided to follow in the footsteps of Fakebook and introduce an algorithmic timeline. When the news of this hit Twitter, there was a twidiot storm the likes of which has seldom been seen on the service. They went on a rage-filled tweet rampage, vowing that Twitter was dead to them, they would never tweet again (the world should be so lucky), and other hysterical dramatics.

Ubuntu and GNOME Tense Relations Don't Exist, GNOME Dev Explains

A Nautilus developer explained the good nature of the relations between the Ubuntu and GNOME and said that the apparent conflicts between the two projects exist only in the minds of people that are not involved in any of them.

PayPal blocks VPN, SmartDNS provider’s payments over copyright concerns

PayPal has stopped accepting payments for Canadian outfit UnoTelly—a provider of VPN and SmartDNS services—because these might be used to facilitate copyright infringement.

UnoTelly said in an update on its website that Paypal had "severed payment processing agreement unilaterally and without prior warning." It added: "Paypal indicated that UnoTelly is not allowed to provide services that enable open and unrestricted Internet access."

WandBoard.org spins Brillo-on-iMX6UL IoT hacker board

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Wandboard.org launched a sandwich-style “HobbitBoard” that runs Brillo on an i.MX6 UltraLite, and offers Intel Edison, Wandboard, and MikroBus expansion. The HobbitBoard, which is available for pre-order at $69 for March shipment, is the first hacker board to come out of Wandboard.org since the original i.MX6-based Wandboard debuted back in 2012. The Wandboard, which stepped […]

Getting started with Shotwell

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 8:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Shotwell is a simple yet powerful program that comes installed with most flavors of Fedora, such as Fedora Workstation and the Cinnamon desktop spin. It’s also available for install on any other desktop or spin. You can use it as either a photo viewer and... Continue Reading →

MakuluLinux 10 "Xfce" Screencast and Screenshots

More than 12 months in the making, Makulu 10 Xfce does not disappoint. The focus on this build was stability, speed, social integration, key features that really make it unique and noticeable. Some core elements and standardized traditional elements were kept in this edition, however some new features were also introduced. The new social integration is unmatched in the Linux world, nowhere else can you simply so easily access your preferred social platform in such manner of comfortability.

Non-Linux FOSS: Snk

I'm apparently in a silly-game mood this month, because I stumbled across an open-source project I couldn't keep all to myself: Snk. If you remember the classic game of snake, Snk is the same concept, but smaller, harder and with music.

Does the Linux desktop really matter in the long run?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Tails 2.0, and Stremio is an alternative to Popcorn Time for movies, TV shows, and more.

Left 4 Dead dedicated server install guide for CentOS

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 4:20 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Gaming servers are widely searched for by the internet-savvy online gamers. L4D or the Left 4 Dead is a popular game played online. With multi and single player mode, and newer version L4D 2 in the market, available with all its online cheat codes, many a gamer find this game very compelling. Gaming servers enjoy heavy inbound traffic. Installing a gaming console on a Linux distribution server such as CentOS may seem a daunting task, for a new user to Linux systems. Listed below are steps to configure, install, update and run the L4D server on Linux distribution like CentOS.

Introducing Stremio, a More Complete and Powerful Popcorn Time Alternative

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 8, 2016 3:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Stremio is an application built with Electron that streams and plays movies, TV shows, Youtube channels, and TV channels, from torrents. Sounds familiar?

Dispatches from FOSDEM, new survey data, and more OpenStack news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
Interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. read more

SCO slapped in latest round of eternal 'Who owns UNIX?' lawsuit

Win for IBM as Judge rules attempt to move case away from contract law is a no-no The SCO Group has suffered another reversal in its long-running attempt to squeeze some cash out of IBM for allegedly pinching its code and tossing it into Linux and maybe AIX too.…

Creating disk images with FOG

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 12:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In the world of IT, keeping a consistent experience across your machines is essential. Imaging, also called disk cloning, is a process of copying the contents of one hard drive onto another. IT professionals create what's often called a "golden image" with desired settings, tweaks, and software installations. This image is then uploaded to a server and distributed to other devices from there. read more

OMG, Ubuntu Tablet Could Be a Mobile Game Changer

GNU/Linux, of course, is the most obvious difference between Ubuntu's mobile offerings, phone or tablet, and those from the usual suspects. The upcoming tablet, however, has a big feature that's been MIA from the phones so far, and depending on how well it's implemented and how savvy the marketing folks are, it could completely change the mobile market.

Solus Operating System interview

  • Linux User Developer – the Linux and FOSS mag for a GNU generation (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 10:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Developer, GNU, Linux
Take a sneak peek at our uncut interview with the team at Solus OS...

Why I fought for open source in the Air Force

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 9:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I was stationed at a small base outside of the Hanscom U.S. Air Force Base in Massachusetts from 2008 to 2012, where I was responsible for the majority of the Air Force's software programs. My job was to take the existing command center, a behemoth known as the Air and Space Operations Center (AOC), and modernize it. read more

Linus Torvalds Releases a "Slightly Bigger Than Expected" Linux Kernel 4.5 RC3

Linus Torvalds just made his regular announcement about the general availability of a new Release Candidate build of Linux kernel 4.5.

Canonical and Spain's BQ team to put Ubuntu on a tablet

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Feb 8, 2016 6:48 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Tablet, schmablet, this is a converged experience. Or something Canonical is hoping to put Ubuntu into the hands of slab-fondlers who want something that can double as a near-desktop.…

Manjaro Devs Plan on Conquering the ARM Ecosystem, Raspberry Pi 2 Builds Out Now

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 8, 2016 4:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: ARM
The Manjaro Linux development team announced that the Arch Linux-based operating system is coming soon to ARM devices.

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