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Android-x86 6.0 Is Here If You Want to Run Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Your PC

LXer - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:43
Android-x86 developer Chih-Wei Huang was happy to announce the general availability of the final release of the Android-x86 6.0 operating system for personal computers.

The Best Linux Desktop for Work

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-09-14 00:00

 Datamation: Your choice of best Linux distro for work depends on issues like support and release schedule.

Everyone Wins With Open Source Software

LXer - Tue, 2016-09-13 23:46
As open source software matures and is used by more and more major corporations, it is becoming clear that the enterprise software game has changed. Sam Ramji, CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, believes that open source software is a positive sum game, as reflected in his keynote at ApacheCon in Vancouver in May.

Oracle's NetBeans Headed to The Apache Software Foundation

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-09-13 23:00

InternetNews.com: Likely the Eclipse Foundation, wasn't an option.

NetBeans Java IDE Might Become An Apache Incubator Project

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-09-13 22:50
A proposal posted today is looking to shift the NetBeans integrated development environment from being an Oracle project to one within the Apache incubator space...

Securing the Programmer

LXer - Tue, 2016-09-13 22:49
I have a favorite saying: "If you are a systems administrator, youhave the keys to the kingdom. If you are an open-source programmer, youdon't know which or how many kingdoms you have the keys to." We sendour programs out into the world to be run by anyone for any purpose.Think about that: by anyone, for any purpose.

Steam Client Beta Adds Radial Menu Mode, Other Steam Controller Improvements

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-09-13 22:40
Linux gamers making use of a Steam Controller will want to try out the latest Steam Client Beta...

Securing the Programmer

Reddit - Tue, 2016-09-13 22:39

How OPNFV Earned Its Security Stripes and Received a CII Best Practices Badge

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-09-13 22:00

Security is always a hot-button issue, and one the folks at the OPNFV project take seriously.

Who Needs the Internet of Things?

LXer - Tue, 2016-09-13 21:52
This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold more than 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and celebrated the milestone by releasing a new Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. While many of these Linux-driven hacker boards were used for the foundation’s original purpose -- creating a low-cost computer for computer education -- a large percentage have been sold to hobbyists and commercial developers working on Internet of Things (IoT) projects ranging from home automation to industrial sensor networks.

Using a USB pen as Hard Drive

Reddit - Tue, 2016-09-13 21:36

Hey guys.

Im gonna use my laptop HDD on my new PC but I still want to use my old laptop, so here is my question.

Since im gonna lose my hard drive on my laptop (and dont want to by a new one) can I use a USB pen permanently as a hard drive?

I know I can boot from USB pen but when I turn off the laptop it resets the settings, and I want a permanent solution.

Is it possible?

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Distraction-free writing on Linux using FocusWriter

LXer - Tue, 2016-09-13 20:54
Regardless of the profession you are in, there are broadly two things that define how productive you are: your knowledge of the subject, and how effectively you carry out your tasks. If your work involves computers and you are into writing, it's worth knowing that there exist several applications that offer distraction-free writing environment. In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed FocusWriter - that's available not only for Linux, but for Windows and Mac OS as well.

More on Ubuntu Takedown

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-09-13 20:47
  • Another Day, Another Anomaly: Paramount Issues DMCA Takedown On Ubuntu Linux Torrent

    The legacy copyright industries keep insisting that it's "easy" to recognize when something is infringing and thus it's "easy" to stop copyright infringement. They're very, very wrong on both counts for a variety of reasons. We could go into the details for why, but it's easier to just let them show us themselves. Not too long ago we wrote about Warner Bros. issuing DMCA takedown notices on its own sites (and also Amazon and IMDB links for its movies), and now TorrentFreak alerts us to Paramount issuing a DMCA takedown on a torrent of Ubuntu, the popular version of Linux that many people use all the time.

    It's kind of a weird request, and it's not at all clear why it's included in this takedown notice, which is for a variety of movies. In the section on the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction, Paramount (filed by notoriously clueless IP Echelon), it includes a link to a torrent of an Ubuntu iso.

  • Big Content orders old version of Ubuntu to be censored

    While Google is normally pretty good at stopping daft take-down requests from the movie studios, it seems to have missed a doozy.

    Paramount Pictures ordered a takedown of a link to a 32-bit alternate install image Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS because it apparently infringed on Paramount movie ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction‘.

    The link pointed to a stock and dated old Ubuntu release which has nothing to do with the god awful flick.

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Apache News

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-09-13 20:46
  • Oracle's NetBeans Headed to The Apache Software Foundation

    Oracle's open-source NetBeans IDE could become the next former Sun Microsystems project to land at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).

  • Apache Announces Updated Syncope Identity Management Toolset

    In recent posts, we've taken note of the many projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been moving up to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support and more.

    Recently, Apache Bahir became a Top-Level Project (TLP). Now, the foundation has announced that it is making available Apache Syncope 2.0, a digital identity and access management system. Implemented in Java EE technology, Apache Syncope is designed to keep enterprise identity data consistent and synchronized across repositories, data formats, and models.

    "Syncope 2.0.0 is a major milestone for the community," said Francesco Chicchiriccò, Vice President of Apache Syncope, and one of the original creators of the project. "The numbers of this release look great --new features, new components and tools, new contributors, more enterprise appeal, and even more extensibility."

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OpenStack, Red Hat, and Rackspace

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-09-13 20:24
  • OpenStack Mitaka software arrives as developers tease Newton release

    As vendors scramble to update their OpenStack distributions based on the latest Mitaka release, developers are already teasing what’s in store for the next version of the cloud computing fabric, dubbed OpenStack Newton.

    A number of vendors have already gotten their latest releases based on Mitaka out of the door, including Red Hat Inc. and Rackspace Inc. The latter released its updated private cloud distribution on Monday, labeling it a “managed services” platform rather than just a regular OpenStack platform due to its reference architecture based on the OpenStack-Ansible project that aims to add “security hardening” to the open-source software. Rackspace is clearly gunning for the more security-conscious among the OpenStack crowd, and took pains to emphasize in a whitepaper about the trade-off relating the application of more comprehensive security configurations and potential performance and availability issues.

  • Veritas and Red Hat Collaborate to Support Requirements for Business Critical Applications on OpenStack
  • Rackspace Private Cloud, Based on OpenStack, Arrives in New Version

    OpenStack cloud computing distributions, many of them based on the latest Mitaka build of the OpenStack platform, are proliferating. With so many vendors competing in this arena, market consolidation is also underway.

    Only days ago, Red Hat announced its latest platform: OpenStack Platform 9. Directly on the heels of that, VMware introduced VMware Integrated OpenStack 3. These distributions are based on the OpenStack Mitaka release. Now, Rackspace has rolled out version 13 of Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack. The new version addresses stability and security requirements for enterprise customers and is based on the Mitaka release.

    Stability and security are points of focus for Rackspace because the OpenStack market is now competitive enough that each vendor participating needs to make clear what the competitive differentiators are. Rackspace is also, as usual, focused on "fanatical support."

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