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Canonical Extends Ubuntu Linux With Ericsson Partnership

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 28, 2015 12:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Linux has a long history in the telco space with the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) effort. Ubuntu Linux, however, is not a CGL-certified distribution, although, in Zannos' view, while the requirement to run telecom-specific Linux distributions was great several years ago, it has been diminishing year by year. Large amounts of telco-specific kernel functionality are now supported in Ubuntu, he added.

Cloud 5: Long live cloud, cloud misconceptions, fastest Chromebook

This week, we look at artificial intelligence in the cloud, the music business and the cloud and the latest Chromebook.

Ubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Codenamed "Vivid Vervet", 15.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours. In addition to the usual suspects, we're also welcoming a new flavour to the family this cycle with Ubuntu MATE.

Docker at Age 2 Reaches Out Far Beyond Its Roots

Docker needs a host OS on which to run, which has led to Red Hat's creating Project Atomic. CoreOS and RancherOS have also emerged as purpose-built optimized operating systems for container deployment. In this slideshow eWEEK examines the wide world of Docker container virtualization.

User-friendly virtual hosting with TurnKey Linux

Suppose you’re a developer and want to experiment with Drupal 7.7 or WordPress. Maybe you're a K-12 teacher or university professor and want to teach your students Moodle administration or how to create some network-attached storage. You could download a tarball from Drupal.com or WordPress.org and configure on your own desktop or laptop, but then you would also need to configure Apache and MySQL too. All of these operations take effort and know-how that you may or may not have time for. read more

Which iOS features should Android offer?

In today's open source roundup: Which features should Android borrow from iOS? Plus: Should all Linux distros default to the same desktop environment? And LibreOffice for web browsers and Android still in the works.

SecureDrop 0.3, LibreOffice Online, and more news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 5:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at LibreOffice Online, the newest release of SecureDrop, and more! Open source news for March 21 - 27, 2015 read more

KDE Tops Poll

Why KDE? According to your comments, there were two major reasons: stability and configurability, with many of you saying, “It just works.” But there seemed to be some disagreement over whether KDE’s legendary configurability is as great as it once was.

Voyager X 14.04.04 LTS Screencast

The new Voyager release offers the Xfce 4.12 desktop and an updated Linux kernel (version 3.16). The new version of Voyager also offers performance improvements and support for more hardware.

Top 5: Grace programming, fast Linux install, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 2:52 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Welcome to the Opensource.com Weekly Top 5! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get our newest video uploads. They will mostly be this weekly Top 5 roundup of the best articles from the past week, but occasionally we'll do something fun like fly a quadcopter around... and into things. Speaking of electronics, Arduino Day is March 28. Check out the article we just published of 6 Arduino projects to tinker with by staff Alex Sanchez. read more

GitHub Has Been Under a Continuous DDoS Attack in the Last 24 Hours

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 27, 2015 1:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The popular GitHub website suffered a minor service outage on March 26 due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. At the moment, the website appears to work properly on our end, but some users still report intermittent connectivity with Git operations.

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Core & Enlightenment E19.3.

How to install and use Waartaa IRC client as a local standalone application

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2015 12:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Waartaa is an open source communication and collaboration tool. It is an IRC client focussed to overcome the subtle disadvantages of existing clients. It is a web based IRC client as a service, facilitating some extremely useful services such as: centralised logging, unique Identity, global access, notifications, responsiveness to devices and displays across multiple clients.

Run Mejiro without a Server

  • Scribbles and Snaps; By Dmitri Popov (Posted by dmpop on Mar 27, 2015 11:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: PHP
Deploying Mejiro (or any PHP-based application for that matter) for production use usually requires a dedicated web server like Apache or lighttpd. However, it’s possible to run Mejiro using PHP’s built-in server.

Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released, Offers a Neat Xfce 4.12 Experience - Screenshot Tour

After announcing the release of the Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta, Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2, and Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2, it is now time to take a quick look at the Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 operating system, which has been unleashed earlier today.

6 Arduino projects to play with on Arduino Day

A lot has changed since the first Arduino board arrived a decade ago. Today, the Arduino family has grown to include more than two dozen low-cost, open hardware boards and an active community of more than 250,000 tinkerers. read more

The Linux desktop battle (and why it matters)

What I see across the Linux landscape, however, often takes me by surprise. While Microsoft and Apple continue to push the idea of the user interface forward, a good amount of the Linux community seems bent on holding us in a perpetual state of "90s computing."

Tech Companies, Privacy Advocates Call for NSA Reform

A group of technology companies, non-profits and privacy and human rights organizations have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, the director of national intelligence and a wide range of Congressional leaders, calling for an end to the bulk collection of phone metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

How Kevin Mitnick hacked the audience at CeBIT 2015

CeBIT attendees on Thursday fell victims to a series of well-executed hacks. Thankfully, they weren't malicious in origin; instead, they were live demonstrations by notorious ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick.

Linux Kernel Source Code of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Published on GitHub

Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device.

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