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A New Project for Linux at 25

Linux Journal - Thu, 2016-08-04 10:00

John McPhee says his books on geology could all be compressed to a single statement: the summit of Mt. Everest is marine limestone. We can do the same for Linux with this one: microsoft.com is hosted on Linux. more>>

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SUSE Enterprise Storage

Linux Journal - Wed, 2016-08-03 19:44

The conundrum for many enterprise-level businesses is that the demand for data storage is significantly outpacing the shrinking price for storage. The upshot for many is that budgets for storage are growing fast more>>

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Facebook Nurtures Open Source Projects in Incubator

Linux Insider Embedded - Wed, 2016-08-03 18:21
Facebook last week launched its Incubator on GitHub in order to distribute its own open source software projects. Incubator serves as a testing ground for new open source projects from Facebook, which has open sourced almost 400 projects to date. New projects will be posted on Incubator pages to gauge community reaction and rate of adoption. To make the cut, projects have to get community pickup, have good documentation, be easy to integrate with other tools, and show good engagement between Facebook and the community.
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Better Cloud Storage with ownCloud 9.1

Linux Journal - Tue, 2016-08-02 16:15

A new version of ownCloud community edition has been released, and it brings a number of important updates, new features and security improvements. The result is a more useful and safe environment for collaboration and cloud storage. more>>

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August 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

Linux Journal - Mon, 2016-08-01 17:32
Linux: Just Do It!

I recently had a conversation with a person in the tech world who does a lot of hiring. more>>

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The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database

Linux Journal - Fri, 2016-07-29 17:38

Firebird distills its identity into the phrase "True universal open-source database" and boasts not only of being "free like free beer" but also, fittingly, of being "free li more>>

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Homegrown Budgie Desktop Shows Off the Beauty - and Beastliness - of Solus Simplicity

Linux Insider Embedded - Fri, 2016-07-29 12:00
The Solus Project version 1.2, released last month, shows considerable maturity in the homegrown Budgie desktop. Solus 1.2 is the second minor release in the Shannon series, built around a custom Budgie desktop developed in-house and the eopkg package manager forked from PiSi. Solus is a Linux distribution built from scratch. The Budgie desktop can be set to emulate the look and feel of the GNOME 2 desktop, but it is a different flavor from the GNOME 2-0 retread, MATE. It is tightly integrated with the GNOME stack.
Categories: Embedded, Linux

Google Beefs Up Phone App's Spam-Fighting Skills

Linux Insider Embedded - Wed, 2016-07-27 12:00
Google on Tuesday released an updated version of its Phone app for Android with a new spam protection feature that warns users when an incoming call is likely to be spam. It also lets them block numbers and report spam. The app is available on Google Play. The spam warning feature works on Nexus and AndroidOne devices on the T-Mobile USA, Project Fi and Orange France networks. "For me, mobile spam calls are a nightmare," remarked Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.
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Android, Chromebook Make a Sweet Couple

Linux Insider Embedded - Sat, 2016-07-23 18:00
Chrome OS and Android Apps now run together on some Chromebooks. Many, but not all, Chromebook models will get the operating system update that allows it as fall approaches. The Asus Chromebook Flip C100P -- the first Chromebook to get the upgrade -- is an impressive example of what will come with the hybrid integration of Chrome OS and Android apps. The performance is not flawless, but many of the apps work well enough to offer a nonplussed working experience.
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Splice Machine Creates Open Source, Enterprise Split

Linux Insider Embedded - Thu, 2016-07-21 20:38
Splice Machine this week announced it has open sourced its Spark-powered relational SQL database system. The company has set up a cloud-based sandbox for developers to put its new open source Splice Machine 2.0 Community Edition to the test. The company also announced the release of a cluster version and the launch of a developer community site. Splice Machine is a relational database management system, or RDBMS, designed for high-speed performance. The version 2.0 release integrates Apache Spark into its existing Hadoop-based architecture.
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3.12.62: longterm

Linux Kernel - Thu, 2016-07-21 07:26
Version:3.12.62 (longterm) Released:2016-07-21 Source:linux-3.12.62.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-3.12.62.tar.sign Patch:patch-3.12.62.xz (Incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-3.12.62
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Skype for Linux Alpha Draws Cheers, Jeers

Linux Insider Embedded - Tue, 2016-07-19 16:00
Microsoft last week introduced a new Web-based Skype for Linux client in alpha. Based on WebRTC, it uses Microsoft's next-generation calling architecture. It lets users share files, photos, videos and new emoticons. Users will be able to call others using the latest versions of Skype on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. However, they won't be able to make or receive calls using earlier versions of Skype for Linux. Microsoft also introduced an alpha version of Skype based on WebRTC for users of Chromebooks or the Chrome browser on Linux.
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Facebook's OpenCellular Offers DIY Wireless Access for Remote Regions

Linux Insider Embedded - Thu, 2016-07-14 20:14
Facebook last week introduced OpenCellular, an inexpensive, open source wireless access platform. Telecom operators, entrepreneurs, OEMs and researchers will be able to build, implement, deploy and operate wireless infrastructures to serve people living in remote areas. The platform is available in various options, ranging from a network in a box to an access point. It supports all existing wireless systems, Facebook said. However, it "contains no reference to bands used, as far as I could tell," noted Strategy Analytics' Chris Taylor.
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SiFive Launches Freedom FOSS SoC Platforms

Linux Insider Embedded - Wed, 2016-07-13 12:00
SiFive on Monday announced its flagship Freedom family of system on a chip platforms. The platforms are based on the free and open source RISC-V instruction set architecture that several of the company's founders created at the University of California at Berkeley. SiFive's Freedom U500 and E300 platforms take a new approach to SoCs, redefining traditional silicon business models and reversing the industry's increasingly high licensing, design and implementation costs.
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Securing the Black Hat Wi-Fi Network With Aruba's Cloud

WiFi Planet - Wed, 2016-07-13 08:00
Aruba uses new technology to minimize the on-site equipment needed to secure one of the most hostile conference environments in America.
Categories: Wireless

Is Cisco's WPA Migration Mode Leaving Wi-Fi Users at Risk?

WiFi Planet - Wed, 2016-07-13 08:00
Researchers at Black Hat this week warn about a potential threat in Cisco 1200-series wireless access points, but the enterprise networking giant downplays the danger.
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Intel Denies Any Reduction in WiMAX Commitment

WiFi Planet - Wed, 2016-07-13 08:00
The chip giant was forced to respond after Asian publication reported the dissolution of Intel's WiMAX promotional group.
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Aerohive Revamps Free Online Wi-Fi Planner

WiFi Planet - Wed, 2016-07-13 08:00
With an update to its Wi-Fi planning tool, Aerohive has made it easier for networkers to plan for Wi-Fi deployments. Enterprise Networking Planet's review of the revamped tool says improved report output, a streamlined workflow and better interface make the tool accessible to more people while providing better results.
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Meru Expands WLAN Service Assurance Portfolio

WiFi Planet - Wed, 2016-07-13 08:00
Spectrum analysis, security, and monitoring products increase reliability and cut TCO for Meru Virtual Cell WLANs.
Categories: Wireless

Veriwave's WaveDeploy Raises the Bar on WLAN Assessment

WiFi Planet - Wed, 2016-07-13 08:00
Site assessment tool maps per-client application performance for what-if analysis, client certification, and SLA validation.
Categories: Wireless