Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-09-13 02:09.
Security scares are so commonplace in the tech industry today that it's virtually impossible to keep track of them all. Security scares in the Linux world, however, are still rare enough as to cause at least a small collective gasp of consternation.
That, indeed, is just what happened recently when it was discovered that the Kernel.org site had been breached last month. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-09-13 02:04.
Usually making Ubuntu mount a partition at startup would require fiddling with the “fstab” which is confusing. The easiest way to mount your partitions automatically when you turn on your computer is by reading this article. So let’s get started!
We are going to install the program that will make the process easy is called “Storage Device Manager”. Enter this command in a terminal window to install it: sudo apt-get install pysdm Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-09-13 02:00.
For students who need a calculator that offers memory, trigonometric, graphs or even factorial functions, this list of 15 free calculators for use on your laptop, desktop or mobile device will get you started with solving complex equations.
All operating systems provide a calculator, but most offer only basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. For students who need a calculator that offers memory, trigonometric, graphs or even factorial functions, this list of 15 free calculators for use on your laptop, desktop or mobile device will get you started with solving complex equations. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-08-24 02:00.
Distributors lose their rights when they violate GPLv2, but the Free Software Foundation is more forgiving in its license enforcement to encourage continued participation in the free software community. GPLv3 has improved termination provisions to codify this approach, giving developers one more reason to upgrade. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-08-24 01:57.
With the growth of social networking, blogging and the Web in general, personal privacy is becoming harder and harder to find.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has argued that privacy is no longer "a social norm." And former Google CEO Eric Schmidt once famously opined, "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."
However, in reality, many ordinary, law-abiding citizens are (justifiably) much more worried about online privacy than these famous executives are. Many individuals and organizations are concerned about a variety of threats: oppressive government regimes, hackers bent on stealing their personal information and corporate marketers who want to track their every move. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-08-24 01:55.
In today’s data center, millions of instructions per second (MIPS) and gigabyte per second (GBPS) throughput are well and good, but being green (having a low power consumption) is becoming just as important. That’s why Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, is betting that in the long run, ARM processors will play an important role in tomorrow’s servers and datacenters. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-08-24 01:52.
The Fedora Project, proudly announced a few minutes ago (August 23rd) the immediate availability for download and testing of the Alpha version of the upcoming Fedora 16 operating system, due for release in November 2011. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Tue, 2011-08-09 23:23.
Attention webscale aficionados, Twitter says it is planning to open source Storm, its Hadoop-like real-time data processing tool. In a blog post Thursday, the microblogging network said it plans to release the Storm code on Sept. 19 at the Strange Loop event in St. Louis, Mo.
The question is — does the world need another real-time data processing tool? After all there are many tools like HStreaming (using Hadoop), the open source S4 and StreamBase, but the overall analytics market (if you can call it a market) is already fragmented. The Storm code comes from Twitter’s acquisition of BackType last month and seems to be an effort to get folks comfortable parsing data on Twitter. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-07-27 21:01.
In an open letter of sorts, Red Hat is warning U.S. policy makers and government leaders about so-called cloud lock-in — the use of proprietary APIs (application programming interfaces) and other techniques to keep customers from switching cloud providers. The open letter, in the form of a blog entry from Red Hat VP Mark Bohannon, contains thinly veiled criticism of Microsoft and other companies that are launching their own public clouds. Read More
Submitted by tuxtops2 on Wed, 2011-07-27 20:57.
It's not every week a new major kernel version is released. This past week, the Linux Planet witnessed the Linux 3.0 release, the first major since the 2.6 kernel came out in 2003. It's a number change that has more to do with history than technology, but it is a significant milestone nonetheless. The Linux kernel wasn't the only part of the Linux ecosystem with updates this week: Oracle, Red Hat and SUSE all pushed out new releases as well. Read More