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Debian Installer 8 RC 1 Screenshot Tour

LXer Linux News - 36 min 20 sec ago
The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".

Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management

LXer Linux News - 1 hour 33 min ago
Eurotech’s “CPU-351-13″ SBC runs Linux on Freescale’s i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee and GPS wireless, remote IoT management, and wide-temperature operation. Eurotech has been promoting the concept of managed Internet of Things devices long before “IoT” became the latest craze. The Yocto Linux ready CPU-351-13 single board computer is the latest of its embedded boards […]

FileMaker TechNet rebranded as FileMaker Community

ITWire - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:12

Apple's database software subsidiary FileMaker has revamped its FileMaker Technical Network developer support program as FileMaker Community.

FileMaker is throwing open the doors of its online support program to its entire user base.

FileMaker Technical Network (TechNet)has been renamed FileMaker Community and made available to all comers.

Resources include videos, tech briefs, web seminars, examples and tools, product documentation, and peer support.

{loadposition stephen08}This includes videos of five popular sessions from the 2014 FileMaker Development Conference.

According to FileMaker, the site has been reworked to make it easier to find relevant information and engage with other users.

All content is available without registration.

Working on 3.19 – the kernel column

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 23:05
Jon Masters takes you through a summary of the features inside Linux 3.18 and the ongoing work for the next 3.19 series kernel

Windows 10 doesn’t matter to desktop Linux

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:07
Well folks, it’s that time again. Yes, there’s another one of those silly “the linux desktop is dead” kind of articles floating around out there. As usual the article is quite wrong, and I’ll tell you why in this post.

Redmond’s ‘Free’ Gambit

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:10
Ah, there’s the rub. For this to work, the new Windows must work “as expected.” What if it doesn’t? What if Redmond lays an egg and the new operating system is reminiscent of Windows ME or Vista? Will users be given the ability to roll back to their old OS as they could during the Vista brouhaha? And imagine the public relations nightmare if 10 turns out to be an utter fail. It could happen. This is Microsoft, after all.

RANGEme takes on Friedlander as CTO

ITWire - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:49

Online platform for the FMCG products market, RANGEme has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer.

Ricky Friedlander has joined RANGEme to take up the CTO role. Friedlander has played an integral part in the growth of several start-ups, most notably MacromatiX, a SaaS provider which built operations software for brands including McDonalds, KFC, Burger King and Starbucks.

The RANGEme platform facilitates the ranging process for FMCG products.

RANGEme CEO and Founder Nicky Johnson said Friedlander’s mobile product development was seen as a major innovation for the company and industry and was a key factor in the acquisition of MacromatiX (now Red Book Connect) by private equity firm TPG Growth in 2012.

{loadposition peter}“We are delighted that Ricky has joined RANGEme. He comes to us with 13 years of tech industry experience which will be instrumental in growing our local development team to deliver an outstanding customer experience.”

Johnson said RANGEme had achieved significant momentum since its launch in March 2014, recently winning Smart Company’s web awards for Best Small Company Website, and the platform is used by hundreds of buyers from the grocery, pharmacy, convenience and health food channels to source new products for their stores.

“RANGEme is a revolutionary concept that is transforming an outdated, time consuming process between buyers and suppliers. I’m thrilled to be leading the technology development of this disruptive business,” Friedlander said.

Software AG and Wipro team for IoT analytics

ITWire - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:34

Wipro is using Software AG's Streaming Analytics as part of its 'Looking Glass' Internet of Things framework.

Wipro Looking Glass is intended to make it easier for enterprises to extract business value from the Internet of Things.

The first version of Looking Glass incorporates Software AG's Streaming Analytics as its analytics component.

Software AG Streaming Analytics is designed to integrate, capture analyse and respond to Internet of Things data, and is already in use in the financial services, manufacturing, supply chain and telecommunications industries.

{loadposition stephen08}Looking Glass can be run on premises or in one or more clouds.

"Wipro offers end-to-end services for IoT, enabled through business and technology frameworks to address the business challenges of the customers," said Wipro vice president and global head, Internet of Things (IoT), Alan Atkins.

"Analytics and Visualisation form important elements of this value proposition and the partnership with Software AG compliments the other offerings in the framework that we enable for the customers."

Software AG global head of industry solutions and CMO John Bates said "The key to successfully addressing the IoT market is the ability to rapidly build and evolve apps that tap into, analyse and make smart decisions on fast, big data.

"This partnership addresses these requirements by combining Wipro's dedicated Software AG product practice, support services and a sharp industry focus with Software AG's industry leading Streaming Analytics product suite - together delivering a unique and powerful streaming analytics solution platform."

Image: Ann Wuyts (@vintfalken) for www.jini.co [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Evolve OS Is a Superb New OS Build from Scratch, First Beta Is Out

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:13
Evolve OS, a new Linux distribution built from scratch that's using a fresh desktop environment called Budgie, has been upgraded to version Beta 1 and is now ready for testing.

Microsoft: The open-source company

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:16
Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.

Is Windows 10 really a threat to desktop Linux?

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 18:19
In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 hurt Linux on the desktop? Plus: Lean Linux distributions, and Samsung's Tizen versus Google's Android Wear.

Equinix reveals new customers for Melbourne data centre

ITWire - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:48

Data centre operator Equinix has announced that more than 30 new customers are moving into its ME1 centre in Melbourne.

Providers of various categories of services are taking space in Equinix's ME1 Melbourne data centre.

On the network side, Telstra and Vocus are being joined by FirstPath and Western Australian Internet Association (WAIA).

"It is very exciting to see a new Equinix data centre in Melbourne," said WAIA president Pawel Mrugalski.

{loadposition stephen08}"Its rich business ecosystem allows us to access to a broad pool of potential customers and enables key industry partners like IX Australia to continue to grow with more peering locations."

Cloud and IT service providers using ME1 include Bulletproof, Connectivity IT, Entrust ICT, Exigent and Servers Australia.

"In April 2014, Bulletproof opened its Melbourne office to support its regional operations," said Bulletproof marketing manager Lee-Sia May.

"Equinix's investment in ME1 provides Bulletproof with the ability to offer new and existing clients local network speeds in Victoria and bolster its hybrid solutions."

Content and enterprise customers are also being attracted to ME1. Tenants include CacheFly, Azzurri Communications and LiveBackup.

"From inception we realised that to be exceptional LiveBackup required the best storage, backup software, network, support and people, said GCOMM (LiveBackup's parent company) CEO Daniel Thompson.

"Although these individual components were equally important, ultimately LiveBackup also had to consider the bricks and mortar of where to house the service platform. Equinix ticked all the boxes and they continue to exceed our expectations."

Equinix Australia managing director Jeremy Deutsch said "With the tremendous momentum that we're seeing deploying in ME1, it is tangible proof that Equinix's interconnection solutions are key to customers' engaging with a dynamic ecosystem of business partners, networks and carriers.

"Enterprises are looking to be in closer proximity to their customers to reduce latency and improve application performance for their end-users. By deploying in Equinix, companies can do just that."

Other companies using ME1 include Cloud365 and National Voice + Data.

Fanless box PC offers dual PCI slots, six serial ports

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:21
Axiomtek announced a rugged, fanless box PC that runs Linux on a quad-core, 2GHz Celeron, and offers two PCI slots and extended temperature support. The eBOX638-840-FL runs on the quad-core Intel Celeron J1900 processor of the latest Bay Trail-D associated with the Atom E3800 (Bay Trail I) line of SoCs.

CuBox-i4Pro Review

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:24
With a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, is the CuBox-i4Pro an apt ARM entry point for home theatre?

Remotely control a Raspberry Pi

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:27
Use a web interface to control your Pi and employ it as a fileserver or media centre from a remote location using any web-connected device

Spectacular space images celebrate 'Year of Light'

CNN - Tech News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:53
NASA has released awe-inspiring images of the skies above to celebrate the "International Year of Light."

Close encounter with distant Pluto getting under way

CNN - Tech News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:53
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Pluto and its five moons. Soon we will see what no one has ever seen before: Crisp, clear pictures of the tiny, icy world.

How to catch a glimpse of asteroid flyby

CNN - Tech News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:52
A treat is in store for sky watchers Monday, as a large asteroid will fly close to Earth.

30 community managers in open source to follow on Twitter

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:30
For Community Manager Appreciation Day 2015, I wanted to do something special to thank many of the hard working community managers involved in the open source ecosystem.read more

Set up Two Node RDO Juno ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster runnig Docker Hypervisor on Controller and KVM on Compute

LXer Linux News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:33
As a final result of performing configuration bellow Juno dashboard will automatically spawn,launch and run Nova-Dockers containers on Controller and usual nova instances supposed to run on KVM Hypervisor (Libvirt driver) on Compute Node

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