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A quick glance at GNOME 3.11.5

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 6, 2014 1:22 pm

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The GNOME 3.12 cycle was a little lighter in terms of screenshot-friendly feature work, with lots of effort going ‘under the covers’: Wayland porting, developer documentation improvements, application installation infrastructure, etc. But I still managed to find a few things worth showing while smoketesting the 3.11.5 release this morning. Read Full Story (mclasen via

kGraft — live kernel patching from SUSE

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 4, 2014 8:45 am

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SUSE has announced the existence of kGraft, a mechanism for applying kernel patches without the need to reboot the system. It is similar to ksplice in functionality, but the implementation appears to be rather different and the developers plan to try to get it merged into the mainline kernel. Read Full Story (Jonathan Corbet via

LibreOffice 4.2 Arrives With New Icon Theme, Features & Fixes

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 30, 2014 8:06 am

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LibreOffice 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most popular open-source office suite, has been released. The Document Foundation say the update features “a large number of performance and interoperability improvements”. Take a quick glance over the change log and you’ll learn that that quote is an understatement! Let’s dive on in. Read Full Story (Joey-Elijah …

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The standard for ARM-based servers has arrived.

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 29, 2014 6:52 pm

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ARM has officially unveiled the SBSA — aka “Server Base System Architecture” — a standard for ARMv8 based, 64bit servers. This isn’t simply some standard dropped out of the sky, either.  The SBSA has had input from a wide array of server software and hardware firms — including HP, Dell, Red Hat and, of course, …

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Open Source Power for Small Business in 2014

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 24, 2014 7:31 am

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The biggest impact that open source software offers small business in 2014 takes place in the cloud. Open source software powers the cloud — where you can take advantage of both hosted software and services, and hosted IT infrastructure (e.g., servers). We’re already used to hosted services such as Web and mail hosting. They’re convenient and cheap, and they …

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The Linux Foundation Announces 2014 Global Events Schedule

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 22, 2014 6:16 pm

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced its 2014 events schedule, which includes LinuxCon and CloudOpen in North America and Europe, as well as the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Embedded Linux Conference, Android Builders Summit and ApacheCon, among others. The Call for Papers (CFP) is also …

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Linux Kernel 3.13: Why You Will Love nftables

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 21, 2014 7:23 am

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Linux 3.13 is out bringing, among other things, the first official release of nftables. nftables is the project that aims to replace the existing {ip,ip6,arp,eb}tables framework aka iptables. nftables version in Linux 3.13 is not yet complete. Some important features are missing and will be introduced in the following Linux versions. It is already usable …

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IBM plots sixth-generation X86 systems

By: Bryan Lunduke

January 20, 2014 7:49 am

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IBM on Thursday outlined its sixth generation of System x and PureSystems servers with a dose of flash memory advances. Big Blue’s so called X6 Architecture is designed to boost performance of x86 servers so they can better handle workloads such as big data analytics, virtualization and enterprise resource planning. Read Full Story (, Larry …

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Managing the reality of mixed hypervisor clouds

By: linuxscribe

October 21, 2013 9:42 pm

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For the past several years, tech’s titans have battled for control of an enterprise’s virtual environment in the so-called “hypervisor wars.” For one vendor to win the battle, an IT department would have to standardise upon that vendor’s hypervisor. Along the way on the virtual shift to cloud, new research has shown that this didn’t …

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The Linux Foundation Releases New Open Cloud Report

By: linuxscribe

October 21, 2013 7:57 am

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the immediate release of a new report “Understanding the Open Cloud: Open Cloud Projects Profiled.” The paper is being released today at the first-ever CloudOpen Europe where it will be discussed and from which input will be …

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