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Russia Plans to Move to Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Feb 12, 2016 1:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
In an unexpected turn of events, it would appear that the Russian government is planning on moving all of their computers and IT infrastructure to a Linux kernel-based operating system. While most of the country is known to use Microsoft's Windows operating system, it looks like there are 22,000 municipal Russian governments ready to ditch Windows and move to an open source alternative.

Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Enterprise IO Project

The Linux Foundation's new FD.io project promises open source IO solutions for high-performance enterprise network and storage applications in the data center.

Open Source Desktop: Good News and Bad News

The good news is that open source has become the leader on the desktop. The bad news is that a single desktop is not the leader, and that leadership on the desktop may no longer matter.

Building a culture of more pluggable open source

If there is one word that often percolates conversations hailing the benefits of open source, it is choice. We often celebrate many of the 800+ Linux distributions, the countless desktops, applications, frameworks, and more. Choice, it would seem, is a good thing. Interestingly, choice is also an emotive thing. read more

Pro tip: How to use secure shell from your Chromebook

Don't bother lugging around a standard laptop to administer your Linux servers. Considering Chrome OS is faster, less likely to flake out on you, and less expensive, a Chromebook makes for a great mobile admin tool for remote Linux servers.

How to install LiteSpeed web server on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 8:45 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Apache; Story Type: News Story
LiteSpeed web server is a popular choice for replacing an Apache web server. Its features include an optimization of the web content and content delivery which maximizes the download speed and combines better performance with a smaller memory footprint. Being compatible with Apache features is also an added benefit, which helps to reduce downtime during migration from Apache to LiteSpeed. This tutorial shows the installation on a CentOS 7 server.

Lumina Desktop Getting Ready for FreeBSD 11.0

For those of you keeping score at home, the Lumina Desktop Environment — let’s just call it Lumina for short — is a lightweight, XDG-compliant, BSD-licensed desktop environment focusing on getting work done while minimizing system overhead. Specifically designed for PC-BSD and FreeBSD, it has also been ported to many other BSD variants and Linux distros. Lumina is based on the Qt graphical toolkit and the Fluxbox window manager, and uses a small number of X utilities for various tasks.

6 reasons to blog in Markdown with Jekyll

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 6:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As a programmer I sort and collect a lot of research, and my problem has always been finding a place to store it all. I had Jekyll in mind for a while, but it always seemed so daunting to get into. After a few days of configuration, I was able to create a Jekyll workflow that enables me to do a few things: read more

Opera Vows to Remain the Same After Chinese Buyout

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 11, 2016 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Opera Software revealed yesterday that a proposal to buy the company has been made by a Chinese consortium, and they are most likely going to accept it. The company is now trying to convince the community that it's a good thing.

Putin's internet guru says 'nyet' to Windows, 'da' to desktop Linux

In Soviet Russia, computer uninstalls you! The Russian government says it is looking to dump Microsoft and adopt Linux as the operating system for agency PCs.…

Linux: Load kernel modules at boot-up

Linux: Load kernel modules at boot-up

Here comes the first Ubuntu Linux tablet

At the same time, Canonical is finally delivering on its promise to deliver one codebase for all devices. The upshot is you'll be able to use the first Ubuntu tablet, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet, as a PC as well as a tablet.

Tizen 3.0 Is Being Ported for Raspberry Pi 2

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 11, 2016 2:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux-based Tizen 3.0 operating system is being adopted for Raspberry Pi 2, in an effort to make the operating system much more popular.

Have you ever used a virtual machine?

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Most people who use computers understand at least the basics of how they work. There's the hardware, that actually does the computing; an operating system, that sits on top and serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the programs run by users, and then the actual applications we use which sit on top of that. Sometimes, though, it's a little more complex than that simple abstraction. read more

Mentor Embedded Linux adds SMACK security and IoT support

Mentor Graphics has updated Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) with Yocto Project 2.0 code, SMACK security, and support for CANopen, BACNet, and 6LoWPAN. Mentor Graphics has spun a more secure and industrial IoT-ready version of its commercial Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) distribution and development platform that moves up to a modern Linux codebase built around Yocto […]

First timer's guide to FOSS conferences

I’ve been going to FOSS (free and open source) conferences since 2006. My first open source conference was FreedomHEC in Seattle, a little 30-person conference for Linux users to protest Microsoft’s WinHEC. My next open source conference was OSCON, which had over a thousand attendees. They were both very different conferences, and as a college student, I really didn’t know what to expect. Going to your first open source conference can be intimidating, so I’ve complied ten tips for people who are new to the conference circuit.

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Warner To Pay $14 Million In 'Happy Birthday' Settlement; Plaintiffs Ask For Declaration That Song Is In Public Domain

This is indeed a large payoff, one that indicates Warner/Chappell is not willing to test the merits of its case in front of a jury. The merits of the case, of course, are pretty much some random assertions with little documentation to back them up, but assertions that have, nonetheless, allowed Warner to obtain an estimated $50 million in licensing fees over the years. The $14 million Warner will pay is roughly in line with what it expected to make during the remaining years of the copyright term.

Linux-ready dev board beats BeagleBoard-X15 to the AM5728

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Feb 11, 2016 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Elesar’s “Titanium” is a feature-rich board based on TI’s AM5728 SoC, featuring dual Cortex-A15, dual DSP, and dual Cortex-M4 cores, plus a dual-core GPU. It’s not too often that a workalike board ships before the original, but that appears to be the case for UK-based Elesar’s Titanium development board. The Titanium is not really a […]

Opera to Be Bought with $1.2 Billion in Cash by a Chinese Investment Fund

  • Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie (Posted by thesilviu on Feb 11, 2016 8:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An offer of $1.2 billion was made today for the acquisition of Opera Software ASA by a Chinese equity investment fund.

SCO v. IBM: Judge Rules for IBM in Interferance Claims

The case ruled upon on Tuesday goes back to the time when SCO famously tried to force enterprise Linux users to pay SCO a license fee, since according to SCO, Linux was nothing more than a stolen version of SCO Unix being dressed up under another name. IBM, already a little ticked off at SCO because they’d sued them for the billion dollars, told SCO “hell no,” or words to that effect, when they heard of the licensing scheme, terminated whatever dealings they had left with the company, and just before slamming the door in a huff on their way out, told SCO that they would encourage their partners to do likewise.

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