Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Open source is ‘only reliable way’ to preserve human history, argues Vatican

OPEN SOURCE is key for humanity to preserve its history in the digital age, Vatican Library CIO Luciano Ammenti has argued. “The Vatican Library is a conservation library. We try to preserve our history. We tried to expand the number of reading rooms available for people that want to use our library,” he said. “But we […]

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Friday, April 17th, 2015

Apache vs Nginx vs OpenLiteSpeed

We’re setting up a new production web server for our own site and as it’s a chance to start fresh, the thought of course turned to “what’s the best web server for our site?” After looking around at various benchmarks and reviews of the more common web servers, none of the benchmarks seemed to have […]

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Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Facebook’s open-source Android debugging tool

Facebook said today that it’s giving away a tool it built to spot errors in Android application code. Facebook has gradually improved its main app for Android, as well as other apps for the mobile operating system, including Messenger, Facebook Groups, Facebook Pages Manager, and most recently Facebook at Work. Read More: http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/18/facebook-unleashes-stetho-its-android-debugging-tool-under-open-source-license Like this:Like Loading…

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Friday, February 13th, 2015

Sam Ramji takes lead at Cloud Foundry Foundation

In 2015, many Linux and open-source vets still distrust Microsoft’s conversion to open-source. In 2006, no one believed that when Sam Ramji, who oversaw BEA Systems move to open-source software, became Director of Platform Technology Strategy for Microsoft’s Open Source Software Labs, that Microsoft was doing more than paying lip-service to open source. They were […]

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Friday, February 6th, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 2 is here. A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM Compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 $35 And now runs Snappy Ubuntu Core.   Like this:Like Loading…

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The best open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4, gets new release

Who says you can’t have fast, good and cheap? The Document Foundation’s latest release of the most popular open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4 is quite fast on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows; it works well on all three desktop operating systems, and it won’t cost you a penny. Read More: http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-best-open-source-office-suite-libreoffice-4-4-gets-new-release/ Download Here: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/?version=4.4.0 Like this:Like […]

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Tox: Secure and Open Source alternative to Skype

The main thing the Tox team is trying to do, besides provide encryption, is create a tool that requires no central servers whatsoever—not even ones that you would host yourself. It relies on the same technology that BitTorrent uses to provide direct connections between users, so there’s no central hub to snoop on or take […]

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Friday, June 6th, 2014

HP to Invest $1 billion in Open Cloud Services

The company has pledged to invest $1 billion in open cloud products and services over the next two years, along with community-driven, open-source cloud technologies. “Just as the community spread the adoption of Linux in the enterprise, we believe OpenStack will do the same for the cloud,” said Hewlett-Packard CEO and President Meg Whitman, in […]

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Seven Out Of Ten People Don’t Use Microsoft Office Anymore

If your usage is not much, use LibreOffice and save on your licensing costs. If new data are true, Microsofthas a big problem. According to a study done by SoftWatch, seven out of 10 employees don’t use Microsoft Office to any extent. The three-month study involved 148,500 employees at 51 global firms. SoftWatch found that  most employees […]

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Is Ubuntu affected by Heartbleed ?

The Short answer is No. Ubuntu was patched on 7th April 2014 and the bug was widely reported on 8th April, 2014. If you are using other operating systems,  you need to worry. Especially if its non-Linux based. Read More: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dear-Ubuntu-Users-Stop-Saying-the-Ubuntu-Is-Unprotected-Against-the-Heartbleed-Exploit-437846.shtml The Heartbleed vulnerability that was discovered just last week took the world by surprise, but […]

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Monday, April 21st, 2014

UK’s security branch says Ubuntu most secure end-user OS

The Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG), the group within the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) that assesses operating systems and software for security issues, has found that while no end-user operating system is as secure as they’d like it to be, Ubuntu 12.04 is the best of the lot. In late 2013, the CESG looked at […]

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Thunderbird: Sending emails in the background

Mozilla Thunderbird is one of the most powerful email clients. However I used to find that it used to keep the active window open while sending emails. This was a bit irritating specially if the email has large attachments. On searching for background send, I found that the feature exists but doesn’t show up in […]

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Monday, February 24th, 2014

Demand for Linux Skills Rises with Cloud Computing

Demand for people with Linux skills is increasing, a trend that appears to follow a shift in server sales. Cloud infrastructure, including Amazon Web Service, is largely Linux based, and cloud services’ overall growth is increasing Linux server deployments. As many as 30% of all servers shipped this year will be cloud services providers, according […]

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Thursday, February 20th, 2014

GoGrid Wants to be Open Source Option to Amazon’s Cloud Databases

GoGrid CEO John Keagy says if an organization wants to use a true open source database, like MongoDB, Basho’s Riak, Hadoop or Cassandra, Amazon is not the place to go. “We want to be an open source alternative,” he says. “If you’re not worried about lock-in then use (AWS). If you’re an enterprise that wants […]

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Salesforce going OpenStack?

You gotta love it when one vendor helpfully announces what another vendor’s plans. That’s what apparently happened Monday when Rackspace Chairman and co-founder Graham Weston was quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s CIO blog  saying that Salesforce.com would start running OpenStack’s open-source cloud technology. Read More: http://gigaom.com/2013/12/17/salesforce-com-will-adopt-openstack-says-rackspace/ Like this:Like Loading…

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Thursday, November 28th, 2013

OpenStack Keen On Indian Market

OpenStack, a non-profit organization promoting open source cloud computing software, wants to increase its presence in India. The organization has formed a three -pronged strategy—launching new products and features, tapping organizations deploying cloud computing, and training the vast channel base of its alliance partners who have a strong presence in the country. Mark Collier, COO, […]

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Friday, November 8th, 2013

Amazing OpenStack statistics from user survey

US Number 1 Country, India Number 2! Ubuntu No 1 OS. KVM Number 1 Hypervisor. Like this:Like Loading…

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Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Tax-funded software must be made open source

The administration of the Swiss canton of Bern has decided that, in principle, software developed by or for public administrations should be made freely available. Using open source software helps to reduce the canton’s dependence on software vendors and in the long-term will reduce ICT costs, the Bern administration writes on 23 October. It has […]

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Intel teams up with Arduino to promote open-source hardware community

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich announced today that the world’s biggest chip manufacturer will collaborate with open-source hardware platform Arduino. Together, they will work to foster innovation in the “maker” and educational communities. Krzanich, speaking at the Maker Faire in Rome, Italy, also introduced the Galileo development board that will become the foundation of open […]

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Monday, October 7th, 2013

Paypal has rebuilt Netflix’s cloud-management system for OpenStack

Netflix has developed s Asgard, a web interface that lets engineers and developers manage their AWS infrastructure using a GUI rather than a command line. Netflix Asgard is open source. Paypal a big user of OpenStack has ported Asgard to OpenStack. Read More: http://gigaom.com/2013/10/02/paypal-has-rebuilt-netflixs-cloud-management-system-for-openstack/ Like this:Like Loading…

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