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How network virtualization is used as a security tool

September 15, 2014 in OSS

When people think of network virtualization, the advantages that come to mind typically include faster provisioning of networks, easier management of networks and more efficient use of resources. But network virtualization can have another major benefit as well: security. Read the rest of this entry →

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How to install Ruby and Ruby on Rails on CentOS

September 15, 2014 in OSS

Ruby is a fun programming Language, mostly because it is easy to Learn, Here is a small tutorial on howto install it and use it with Rails Read the rest of this entry →

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Fanless mini-PC runs Linux on Via QuadCore E-Series

September 15, 2014 in OSS

Via’s rugged, Linux-ready “Artigo A1300″ mini-PC uses a new Via QuadCore E-Series CPU and VX11PH GPU, and offers dual HDMI, GbE, and optional 3G and WiFi. The $550 Artigo A1300 is one of a long line of Linux-ready Via Artigo mini-PCs, such as the circa 2010 Artigo A1100. The fanless, 7.28 x 6.38 x 1.75-inch […] Read the rest of this entry →

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Installing, troubleshooting MongoDB 2.6.4 startup failure on Fedora 20

September 15, 2014 in OSS

The latest stable edition of MongoDB is version 2.6.4, but the version available in the repositories of Linux distributions, including Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu, is version 2.4.6. There are functions available on version 2.6.4 that are not supported in version 2.4.6, so if you are taking any of the online classes provided by MongoDB, Inc, you should be running version 2.6.4. Read the rest of this entry →

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Petition Started for 64-bit and Linux Support on Intel Atom Bay Trail Tablets

September 15, 2014 in OSS

The Intel Atom Bay Trail tablets have been out for a few months already, but none of the hardware vendors is providing 64-bit firmware builds for them, which means that you can’t install any Linux distros. Read the rest of this entry →

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OpenForum Europe Challenges Governments to Walk the Open Format Walk

September 15, 2014 in OSS

It seems like for governments, openness is one of those things that “says easy, does hard” Read the rest of this entry →

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Emulate Ubuntu Touch

September 15, 2014 in OSS

Aid development for and generally test out Canonical’s own phone and tablet OS using the Ubuntu Touch emulator Read the rest of this entry →

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Better font support in LibreOffice on Fedora

September 15, 2014 in OSS

Fedora and LibreOffice developer Caolán McNamara recently blogged about some fonts (specifically some fonts for OSX) not showing up in the font chooser in LibreOffice on Linux. It turns out […] Read the rest of this entry →

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Micro Focus Acquiring Attachmate for $2.3B

September 15, 2014 in OSS

Attachmate remember is the company that owns SUSE Linux Read the rest of this entry →

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Freenode IRC users told to change passwords after securo-breach

September 15, 2014 in OSS

Freenode’s IRC server was compromised and passwords were likely sniffed by unidentified hackers, prompting a warning to users that they should reset their passwords as a precaution. Read the rest of this entry →

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5 great apps backed with open data

September 15, 2014 in OSS

Data.gov has taken open source to heart. Beyond just providing open data and open source code, the entire process involves open civic engagement. All team ideas, public interactions, and new ideas (from any interaction) are cross-posted and entered in Github. These are tracked openly and completed to milestones for full transparency. We also recently redesigned the website at Data.gov through usability testing and open engagement on Github.read more Read the rest of this entry →

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How to lobby for open source and Linux in schools

September 15, 2014 in OSS

About eight years ago, I started lobbying to bring more Linux and open source software to high schools and higher IT vocational institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium. Here's how I did it and what you can learn from it to do the same where you live.read more Read the rest of this entry →

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Linux Mint 17.1 to Be Called “Rebecca”

September 15, 2014 in OSS

The Linux Mint developers have decided to announce the name of the next version of their distro, 17.1, and it’s going to be “Rebecca.” Read the rest of this entry →

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Open source datacenter computing with Apache Mesos

September 15, 2014 in OSS

Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that provides efficient resource isolation and sharing across distributed applications or frameworks. Mesos is a open source software originally developed at the University of California at Berkeley. It sits between the application layer and the operating system and makes it easier to deploy and manage applications in large-scale clustered environments more efficiently. It can run many applications on a dynamically shared pool of nodes. Prominent users of Mesos include Twitter, Airbnb, MediaCrossing, Xogito and Categorize.read more Read the rest of this entry →

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Running KDE Plasma 5 on Kubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17 KDE

September 15, 2014 in OSS

This tutorial describes how to install KDE Plasma 5 framework on Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, Kubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17 KDE Edition. Read the rest of this entry →

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