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TripleO Evolves for OpenStack Deployments

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-04-15 13:00

ServerWatch: There are a lot of different ways to deploy an open-source OpenStack cloud, and one of the best, ironically is with OpenStack itself, with a project known as OpenStack on OpenStack (OOO), or just simply TripleO.

Dutch MP calls for open source resource centre

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 12:43

The Dutch government should set up a resource centre on free software and open standards, says Member of Parliament Astrid Oosenbrug. “There is a serious lack of understanding of these two topics in the government”, the MP says. The centre should remedy this, and Ms Oosenburg has started studying possibilities and options.

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Mozilla Development and Policy

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 12:40
  • Announcing Rust 1.8

    The Rust team is happy to announce the latest version of Rust, 1.8. Rust is a systems programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency.

    As always, you can install Rust 1.8 from the appropriate page on our website, and check out the detailed release notes for 1.8 on GitHub. About 1400 patches were landed in this release.

  • Rust Programming Language 1.8 Released

    Rust 1.8 has been declared stable by the team working on this increasingly popular programming language focused on safety, speed, and concurrency.

  • Mozilla’s Commitment to Inclusive Internet Access

    Developing the Internet and defending its openness are key to global growth that is equitable, sustainable, and inclusive. The Internet is most powerful when anyone — regardless of gender or geography — can participate equally.

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OpenStack and Hadoop

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 12:37
  • Cumulus, Dell and Red Hat Partner on Open Source DevOps for OpenStack

    Cumulus Networks, Dell and Red Hat have forged a partnership to bring to DevOps efficiencies to the open source cloud by automating networking and deployment for OpenStack clusters, according to news announced this morning.

  • Cumulus Networks Collaborates with Dell and Red Hat to Simplify 300+ Node OpenStack Pod

    Cumulus Networks, the leading provider of Linux networking operating systems, today announced a collaboration with Dell, the leading provider of open and innovative technologies, and Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, to simplify large-scale OpenStack deployments without the need for any proprietary software-defined networking (SDN) fabric solutions. The resulting solution offers an all-Linux OpenStack pod that is easy to install and maintain, and incorporates the latest networking technologies.

  • OpenStack Foundation Survey Shows Deployments Fully Underway

    Results from the seventh OpenStack Foundation user survey are out, and they paint a picture of a powerful cloud platform that has squarely moved from the evaluation stage at many enterprises to deployment stage. Sixty-five percent of OpenStack deployments are now in production, 33 percent more than a year ago, according to the findings. And 97 percent of community members said that “standardizing on the same open platform and APIs that power a global network of public and private clouds” was one of their top five considerations in choosing OpenStack.

  • Organizing the OpenStack community locally and globally

    Sharone Zitzman is no stranger to community. As a lead for the Cloudify open source community at GigaSpaces, and an organizer of many local events including OpenStack Israel, DevOps Days Tel Aviv, and the DevOps Israel meetup group, she knows well what it means to be involved with bringing people together for common goals across open source projects.

  • Hortonworks and Pivotal Provide Details on Deepening Partnership

    As reported here earlier this week, the Hortonworks' Hadoop Summit has been underway in Dublin, Ireland, and one of the biggest pieces of news there was that Pivotal, already a player in the Hadoop distribution arena, will be reselling Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), which is Hortonworks' Hadoop platform. A corollary piece of news is that Pivotal is also shifting from focusing on its own distribution to the Hortonworks platform.

  • Hortonworks Ramps Up Hadoop Security

    Hortonworks this week announced a series of enterprise security efforts to bolster performance and data safety with its Hortonworks Data Platform.

    The company announced Tuesday that Pivotal Software will standardize on Hortonworks' Hadoop distribution. Hortonworks also will resell extract, transform and load tools developed by Syncsort.

    The thrust of the Hortonworks' product announcements, which were made in conjunction with its Hadoop Summit, concerned updates on applying security policies and maintaining data governance to simplify the provisioning of clusters in hybrid clouds. Those procedures were designed to make it easier for customers to interactively explore data in Hadoop.

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New ownCloud

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 12:34
  • ownCloud 9.0 Enterprise Edition Arrives with Extensive File Control Capabilities

    ownCloud, Inc. has had the great pleasure of announcing the availability of the Enterprise Edition (EE) of its powerful ownCloud 9.0 self-hosting cloud server solution.

    Engineered exclusively for small and medium-sized business, as well as major organizations and enterprises, ownCloud 9.0 Enterprise Edition is now available with extensive file control capabilities and all the cool new features that made the open-source version of the project famous amongst Linux users.

  • Is there a need for open source file sharing?

    Want a solution like Box, Dropbox or Egnyte but one you can deploy everywhere? Feel passionate about open source and want to leverage a community solution? ownCloud might just have something for you.

    ownCloud offers an on-premises enterprise file access platform, but one which is an open source solution. The company firmly pitches its wares with stated differentiation through openness, modular architecture, extensibility and federated sharing abilities. So are they onto something here?

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Free Software Foundation's Priorities Reflect Changing Times

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 12:13

In 2008, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) created its list of high-priority projects that "are important for increasing the adoption and use of free software and free software operating systems."

However, the list has been neglected in recent years, to the extent that the page for projects that no longer need to be on the list includes nothing added in the last five years.

Consequently, the FSF is considering ways to reintroduce the list. In the process, it is revealing its own priorities, and how those have changed over the years -- sometimes with unexpected results.

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Kubuntu's Cautionary Tale, Requiem for Open Standards

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 12:09

Andy Updegrove wrote yesterday, "The top IT companies are increasingly opting to use open source software to solve problems that they used to address with open standards." Elsewhere, Larry the BSD Guy said UbuntuBSD should consider what happened to Kubuntu when considering becoming an official Ubuntu flavor and Jesse Afolabi was "blown away" by Deepin OS 15. Jonathan Riddell announced a new rebasing of KDE Neon and Bruce Byfield looks at the Free Software Foundation's High Priority Projects.

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xdg-app builds for gnome 3.20 are out

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:55

Finally there are now stable builds of the Gnome 3.20 runtime. I updated the Runtime wiki page with details on how to install it.

This has been a long time coming, because this new runtime as well as the freedesktop.org runtime that it is based is built in a new way. It used to be built with a custom script, but now it uses the new xdg-app-builder tool. This makes it a lot cleaner and easier to maintain.

Also: xdg-app 0.5.2 is out

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Is Now in Final Freeze, Launches April 21, 2016

LXer - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:54
The launch of the highly anticipated Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system is upon us, and now Canonical has just announced that the GNU/Linux distro entered final freeze.

UK and New Zealand Government Software Policy

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:52
  • New local government digital standard published

    A local government digital service standard has been agreed and published after taking into account the views of council staff in a consultation last month.

    The standard is a common approach for local authorities to deliver good quality, user centred, value for money digital services - and is a local government version of the original Government Digital Service Standard used across central government.

  • NZGOAL Software Extension

    The New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing (NZGOAL) frame work is being extended to incorporate software licensing. The draft below is an initial draft for which we are seeking feedback on. The intention of this extension to NZGOAL is to ensure that publicly funded bespoke software is appropriately licensed to enable reuse by the public as well as government. This should enable more efficient maintenance and improvement, and potentially accelerate innovation going forward.

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The Ubuntu Tablet – Why I’m Grabbing One

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:48

If you’ve been following Canonical/Ubuntu at all, you’re probably aware of the announcement of their first Ubuntu Tablet, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition. It is being produced by the manufacturer that made one of Canonical’s first Ubuntu phones, BQ, headquartered out of Spain. Currently there are two versions to choose from: The FHD (Full HD) and regular HD versions.

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10 Essential Linux Commands For Navigating Your File System

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:45

This guide lists 10 Linux commands that you need to know in order to be able to navigate around your file system using the Linux terminal.

It provides commands to find out which directory you are in, which directory you were previously in, how to navigate to other folders, how to get back home, how to create files and folders, how to create links

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Quad-core Atom based Raspberry Pi lookalike is ready to roll

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:41

Aaeon’s UP board, an Atom-based RPi lookalike, has finally been completed, with shipments in May. There’s also a new 4GB RAM version and other changes.

Aaeon Europe, a subsidiary of Asus, had huge success on Kickstarter last fall with its Intel Atom-based UP board, raising €105,117 from 671 backers. It was originally intended to ship in February, but as is so often the case with crowdsourced hardware, the project has slipped. The good news for backers and others who want to buy the board starting at $89, is that the final PCB has been completed, and boards are expected to start shipping the first week of May.

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CruxEX Live Operating System Now Runs on Linux Kernel 4.5.1, Based on CRUX 3.2

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:38

After announcing yesterday the release of Slackware-based SlackEX Build 160413 distro, Linux developer Arne Exton is back today, April 14, 2016, with a new version of his CRUX-based CruxEX operating system.

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Saints Row 2: Linux Gaming

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:35

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Is Now in Final Freeze, Launches April 21, 2016

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:26

The launch of the highly anticipated Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system is upon us, and now Canonical has just announced that the GNU/Linux distro has entered final freeze.

On April 14, 2016, Adam Conrad announced that the "Final Freeze" development state was in effect for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This means that there will be no new features added to the upcoming operating system, nor major changes will happen until its official launch next week, on April 21, 2016, with the exception of critical bugs.

Time flies when you're having fun testing the latest release of Ubuntu Linux, which we've been using on some of our computers since the beginning of the year to keep up with all the changes Canonical had planned for its next LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, and share the highlights with our readers.

Also: Snap! Ubuntu 16.04 Just Made Installing New Apps MUCH Easier

With Snaps, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will facilitate the application management

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Switching between OSes fast with a dual boot installation?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-04-15 11:04

Is it possible to switch from Linux to Windows and vice versa faster than by completely rebooting the machine? (I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.3 – so Ubuntu 14.04 – but I might install Ubuntu 16.04 in the future). Skipping the BIOS boot, going directly to the boot loader, things like that.

That would make it easier for gaming sessions on Windows

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ELI5: What do the upcoming Fedora 24 DNS changes mean?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-04-15 10:53

I understand DNS, I don't understand DNSSEC.

It looks like an overcomplicated DNS extension to ensure DNS responses are digitally signed, is this correct?

How widespread is DNSSEC and why have I never heard of it?

If it's so important for security, have we really been running on unsecured DNS the whole time?

Should I install Unbound locally too, like Fedora does?

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