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Successful DevOps Deployment Involves Shift in Culture and Processes

Thu, 2016-06-23 09:44
To create sustained high performance, organizations must invest as much in their people and processes as they do in their technology, according to Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps Report. The 50+ page report, written by Alanna Brown, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, Nigel Kersten, and Gene Kim, aimed to better understand how the technical practices and cultural norms associated with DevOps affect IT and organizational performance as well as ROI.

Mozilla Awards $385,000 to Open Source Projects as part of MOSS Mission Partners Program

Thu, 2016-06-23 08:47
For many years people with visual impairments and the legally blind have paid a steep price to access the Web on Windows-based computers. The market-leading software for screen readers costs well over $1,000. The high price is a considerable obstacle [he]#8230[/he] Continue reading

ClusterHQ's Mohit Bhatnagar Talks Flocker, Docker, and the Rise of Open Source

Thu, 2016-06-23 07:50
Container technology remains very big news, and if you bring up the topic almost everyone immediately thinks of Docker. But, there are other tools that can compete with Docker, and tools that can extend it and make it more flexible. CoreOS’s Rkt, for example, is a command-line tool for running app containers.

IBM to deliver 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018; Cray moves to Intel Xeon Phi

Thu, 2016-06-23 06:52
The US is responding to China’s new Sunway TiahuLight system that was announced Monday, and fast.

Raspberry Pi 3 takes the cake in 2016 hacker SBC survey

Thu, 2016-06-23 05:55
Readers selected the Raspberry Pi 3 as their favorite among 81 Linux/Android hacker boards in our 2016 SBC Survey, followed by the Odroid-C2 and BeagleBone. Earlier this month, HackerBoards.com and Linux.com (the Linux Foundation’s community site) sponsored a 14-day SurveyMonkey survey that asked readers to choose their favorite three Linux- or Android-based open-spec single-board computers […]

Fedora 24 released with GNOME 3.20 and Flatpak

Thu, 2016-06-23 04:58
Also in today's open source roundup: How to upgrade from Fedora 23 to Fedora 24, and Linux redditors react to the release of Fedora 24.

Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers to settle PS3 Linux debacle

Thu, 2016-06-23 04:01
As many as 10 million PS3 console owners will be eligible for payment.

Profiles and RC Files

Thu, 2016-06-23 03:04
I love Linux, and if you're reading this, chances are you do too. To behonest though,some aspects of the Linux environment are confusing.Near the top of the list for me is the profile system.

Huawei taps ex-Nokia devs for 'secret phone OS project'

Thu, 2016-06-23 02:07
When Android goes proprietary, everyone will need a Plan BJust when you thought the platform wars had settled down into a cosy duopoly, Huawei is reportedly to be working on “an alternative mobile operating system”, according to reports.…

Scientific Audio Processing, Part III - How to apply Advanced Mathematical Processing Effects on Audio files with Octave 4.0 on Ubuntu

Thu, 2016-06-23 01:09
The third part of our Digital Audio processing tutorial series covers the signal Modulation, we explain how to apply Amplitude Modulation, Tremolo Effect, and Frequency Variation.

Putting Together a Video Book Review

Thu, 2016-06-23 00:12
Some things are easier than you might think. For example, here our contributing video editor gives you an example of a way that you can give thanks to a favorite author in a useful way with nothing more than a laptop, some freely available software and a YouTube account.

Severe flaws in widely used archive library put many projects at risk

Wed, 2016-06-22 23:15
Three severe flaws in libarchive, recently found by researchers from Cisco Systems' Talos group, could affect a large number of software products.

Building a business on a solid open source model

Wed, 2016-06-22 22:18
Since we announced Nextcloud, an ownCloud fork, many people have asked me how we plan to build a sustainable, healthy open source business. My short answer is that it requires a strong focus on maintaining a careful balance between the needs of all stakeholders: users, contributors, employees, customers, and—of course—investors.read more

Running Distributed Applications at Scale on Mesos from Twitter and CloudBees

Wed, 2016-06-22 21:21
A recurring theme in our MesosCon North America 2016 series is solving difficult resource provisioning problems. The days of investing days or even weeks in spec’ing, acquiring, and setting up hardware and software to meet increased workloads are long gone. Now we see vast provisioning adjustments taking place in seconds.

This Android malware can secretly root your phone and install programs

Wed, 2016-06-22 20:23
A new type of malware has been found in legitimate-looking apps that can “root” your phone and secretly install unwanted programs. The Godless malware targets devices running Android 5.1 and earlier and has mainly hit India and other parts of southeast Asia, Trend Micro says.

Point Linux 3.2 Screenshot Tour

Wed, 2016-06-22 19:26
We announce the availability of Point Linux 3.2. Despite that fact that this is a minor release, it has some notable changes and bug fixes: inability to install from custom-made Flash drives fixed; Firefox package replaced with Debian's firefox-esr; Thunderbird is not installed by default; Flash plugin removed due to security reasons; Plymouth theme changed to spinner; up-to-date Debian packages; do not show 'virtualbox kernel service is not running' banner; boot from local drive ability fixed in live CD boot menu;

7 open source Android apps for chess players

Wed, 2016-06-22 18:29
The game of chess has challenged and entertained players for centuries. From the courts of medieval royalty to modern after-school chess programs, the game has widespread appeal and has withstood the test of time. Chess is easy to learn but difficult to master. Each player controls 16 pieces on a board consisting of 64 squares. There are six different types of pieces: Pawn, Bishop, Knight, Rook, Queen, and King—so learning the basics can take an hour or so.read more

Ubuntu's Snappy Packages: Smoke and Little Fire

Wed, 2016-06-22 17:32
When Canonical Software, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced that developers from other distributions were working on Snappy packages, the media pumped a minor announcement into a major story.

Dysfunction and Sabotage: Why Large Hospital EHR Costs So Much

Wed, 2016-06-22 16:35
I've wondered for years why large hospital EHR deployments are reported to cost north of 100 million dollars. I've asked the question: what is that software made of Unicorn dust? I've also heard reports that the EHR company in question fields 'an army' of workers for its go-live. I've wondered what justifies all this and what justifies the giant budgets. In working in and around hospitals for 20 years now I've come to some conclusions.

Whiskey, Linux and RAM

Wed, 2016-06-22 15:37
The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer this week takes him to that part of the Linux Zone known as "oh-yeah-I-shoulda-checked-that-first." We'll resist the urge to poke fun and give him an A for effort.