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Wednesday - August 6, 2014
The OpenStack project continues to be something of a lightning rod and also something of a dichotomy in the industry. On one hand, it has drawn the involvement of hundreds of supporting vendors and more than 17,000 individual members. It ranks highly among priorities, particularly for private clouds. Yet critics are quick to point out issues, such as installation and implementation difficulties. [More...]

Tuesday - August 5, 2014
The Age of the Connected Car is dawning. The Linux Foundation is positioning an open source Linux OS to take the front seat in steering carmakers to adopting Automotive Grade Linux, or AGL, as the engine driving all in-car electronics. Today's automobile has from 60 to 100 sensors to control everything from climate to airbags and dozens of vehicle components. [More...]

Monday - August 4, 2014
Browsers have been a hot topic lately here in the Linux blogosphere, not just because of all the woes plaguing Tor in recent weeks, but also because of the increasingly worried mumbling about Firefox's future. It's been difficult to discern where a FOSS fan should turn, so it was with great relief that Linux Girl recently came upon an article dedicated to that very topic. [More...]

Thursday - July 31, 2014
Note-taking applications in Linux are a dime a dozen. It can be difficult to sort through the feature sets to find the best solution. MyNotex has a near-perfect combination of features and uniqueness to put it into a class of its own. MyNotex is a multipurpose tool to take notes, file documents, and manage information or research. It is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit Deb and RPM packages. [More...]

Wednesday - July 30, 2014
Samsung Z
Samsung has been doing just fine with Android, but it appears to want an OS of its own to fall back on, just in case. It appears to be a steep hill to climb, though. "I see this as a much tougher proposition than anyone realizes," said Gartner analyst Tuong Huy Nguyen. "It's even more difficult for Samsung, because their competency seems to lie in hardware and not so much on the software side." [More...]

Monday - July 28, 2014
If the Linux world has anything akin to royalty, Linus Torvalds surely must be its monarch. So what could be more natural than for the Linux-loving masses to want to see where he works and lives? Fortunately for FOSS fans, none other than the Linux Foundation has stepped up with an answer to that desire in the form of a video showcasing Torvalds' home office. Think it's tidy? Think again. [More...]

Friday - July 25, 2014
steam box living room
One of the reasons the console approach is more successful for running games on Linux is the developer can integrate the hardware and the software. There is no worry about users choosing different drivers and dealing with all of the complexities that exist in typical PC specs, noted Gavriel State, CTO of TransGaming. "The Steam Box will be more relevant to Linux desktop users." [More...]

Wednesday - July 23, 2014
If you do not mind having a free non-open source Microsoft product on your Linux computer, the latest Skype for Linux release catches up to the Windows and Mac versions, providing most of the features they've had for some time. Microsoft rolled out Skype version 4.3.0.37 in mid June. The catch-up release has an updated user interface, some additional features, and lots of bug fixes. [More...]

Monday - July 21, 2014
Nokia X family
"I remember Linus Torvalds ending a presentation in the mid-90s by holding up a Nokia phone and saying something very close to 'and, buy a Nokia phone! They really are very nice phones, and they're made in my country!'" recalled Slashdot blogger yagu. Twenty years later, "a Linus-endorsed company is circling the drain at the hands of his pseudo-nemesis, Microsoft. Go figure." [More...]

Thursday - July 17, 2014
Scarcely two months have passed since Red Hat announced plans to acquire open source storage company Inktank, but already the union has produced results: Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2, which made its debut Wednesday. Ceph is a scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that runs on commodity hardware. "Our goal is to do for storage what Linux did for servers," said Red Hat's Ross Turk. [More...]

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