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Redditor swarmed after asking a question about systemd

October 22, 2014 in OSS

In today’s open source roundup: A thread about systemd on Reddit turns into a train wreck. Plus: A game is removed from Steam after the developer threatens Gabe Newell, and a review of SparkyLinux 3.5 by DistroWatch. Read the rest of this entry →

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Mirantis Secures $100 Million for OpenStack Cloud Development

October 22, 2014 in OSS

Mirantis has secured $100 million in series B funding to support its open source, vendor-neutral OpenStack cloud-computing products. Read the rest of this entry →

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Stick computer runs on quad-core Atom

October 22, 2014 in OSS

Shenzhen Apec Electronics has launched a $110, Android stick computer built around a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 SoC with 1-2GB of RAM and 16-32GB storage. The market is awash in under-$100 HDMI dongle devices that run Android on ARM Cortex processors. Now, Intel’s Atom is getting the same treatment, although at a higher price. Read the rest of this entry →

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How to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04

October 22, 2014 in OSS

This document describes how to install Tomcat in Ubuntu 14.04. Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun Microsystems, and provides a “pure Java” HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in. Read the rest of this entry →

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Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux Release Date Cleared Up

October 22, 2014 in OSS

Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux and the Linux release has been cleared up a bit in terms of when we can expect it. Read the rest of this entry →

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Microsoft Promises Docker Open Source App Virtualization on Windows

October 22, 2014 in OSS

Microsoft has announced plans to port the open source Docker containerized virtualization platform to Windows Server and the Azure cloud. Open source developers can be sure the software they’re writing is a hit when even Microsoft (MSFT) wants a piece of the action. That’s exactly what’s happening with Docker, the containerized virtualization platform for running cloud apps, which will now be supported in Windows Server and the Azure cloud. Read the rest of this entry →

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Why Android users should be thrilled about Apple Pay

October 21, 2014 in OSS

In today’s Android roundup: Apple Pay might get Android users more purchasing privacy. Plus: How to switch from iOS to Android, and Google updates Google Play Music. Read the rest of this entry →

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Hey Apple, we're gonna tailor Swift as open source – indie devs throw down gauntlet

October 21, 2014 in OSS

A group of independent developers have launched a project to develop a free, open source implementation of Apple’s Swift programming language.… Read the rest of this entry →

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RIPS – Static Source Code Analysis For PHP Vulnerabilities

October 21, 2014 in OSS

RIPS is a tool written in PHP to find vulnerabilities using static source code analysis for PHP web applications. By tokenizing and parsing all source code files RIPS is able to transform PHP source code into a program model and to detect sensitive sinks (potentially vulnerable functions) that can be tainted by user input (influenced by a malicious user) during the program flow. Besides the structured output of found vulnerabilities RIPS also offers an integrated code audit framework for further manual analysis. Read the rest of this entry →

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5 open access journals for open source enthusiasts

October 21, 2014 in OSS

The ever rising cost of academic journals is a major burden for researchers. Academic libraries cannot always keep up with increases in subscription fees causing libraries to drop journals from their collection. This makes it harder for students and professors to quickly and easily access the information they need. Inter-library loan requests are an option but they do take time. Even if it only takes a few days to fill an inter-library loan request, that is still time wasted for a researcher that has a deadline. While there is no single, quick fix to the problem with the academic journal Read the rest of this entry →

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News: Ubuntu Past (Warty), Present (Utopic) and Future (Vivid)

October 21, 2014 in OSS

The Ubuntu 4.10 release debuted on October 20, 2004. At the time the goal of the project was to succeed where Debian was failing, namely offering users the promise of a steady release cadence. Read the rest of this entry →

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What should they call Ubuntu 15.04?

October 21, 2014 in OSS

In this week’s news, Munich is not switching back to Windows, will Gnome make a comeback and the all important question, what should they call Ubuntu 15.04? Read the rest of this entry →

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

October 21, 2014 in OSS

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. Read the rest of this entry →

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Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

October 21, 2014 in OSS

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. Read the rest of this entry →

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Mirantis Raises $100M for OpenStack Cloud Efforts

October 21, 2014 in OSS

Armed with its latest funding round, OpenStack specialist Mirantis is positioning itself for an IPO in 2016. Read the rest of this entry →

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