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Adobe Photoshop now available for Chromebooks, but…

LXer Linux News - 49 min 18 sec ago
But, and there is a but, that does not mean that all Chromebook owners/users will have access to Photoshop right now. More on that in a bit…

Short Stack: OpenStack's tipping point, Alan Clark interview and Juno's march to maturity

LXer Linux News - 1 hour 46 min ago
This week we explore whether OpenStack has reached the proverbial tipping point, hear an interview with OpenStack foundation leader Alan Clark and look at the next logical stage for the OpenStack project: automation.

Open source history, present day, and licensing

LXer Linux News - 2 hours 43 min ago
This article is part of my talk, Open-Source Business Models. You can see the full transcript and the video of my talk on Heavybit.com.My name is Marten Mickos and I'm the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. As Tom mentioned, I was the CEO of MySQL for eight years. I was de facto the only CEO that the company ever had from 2001 to 2008 when it was sold to Sun, and then one year at Sun Microsystems. I'm here tonight to talk about open source business models which is a difficult, complex, complicated nuanced topic that doesn't really allow itself to be structured and summarized, but I'll do my best anyhow.read more

How to create a document in LaTeX using the LyX document processor

LXer Linux News - 3 hours 40 min ago
Do you regularly write technical reports or publications? If so, you should consider using the LaTeX typesetting system. This system allows you to create professional-quality documents, especially those with scientific and mathematical content. Perhaps you have heard of (or currently use) LaTeX, but are not fond of the detailed input syntax required to create documents. [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...

What Linux User Groups Can Do for FOSS

LXer Linux News - 4 hours 38 min ago
But where we once were rolling up our sleeves and helping out those who came to us with questions and problems, there’s not a lot of that anymore. In our discussion last Saturday, we determined that it isn’t so much that people aren’t using Linux and FOSS, but that people are finding Linux and FOSS more user friendly, more familiar and less problematic now compared to years past, which possibly rendered our being a “help desk” remotely obsolete.

Open source goes corporate at Samsung

LXer Linux News - 5 hours 35 min ago
The list of major corporations getting involved with open source communities is persistently growing, a trend evidenced by the rapidly expanding financial backing of open source foundations like the Linux Foundation. Samsung is one of these companies through its Open Source Group which was established in February of 2013. It's part of an effort to bridge the gap between the company and the open source communities it relies on and to promote the use and development of open source technology within many sectors of the company.read more

How to set up EPEL repository on CentOS

LXer Linux News - 6 hours 32 min ago
If you are using CentOS or RHEL, it is strongly recommended that you configure EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository on your system. EPEL is a community effort to create a repository of high-quality add-on free software packages for RHEL-based distributions. Once you set up EPEL repository, you can use yum command to install […]Continue reading...The post How to set up EPEL repository on CentOS appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

How to convert image, audio and video formats on Ubuntu

LXer Linux News - 7 hours 29 min ago
If you need to work with a variety of image, audio and video files encoded in all sorts of different formats, you are probably using more than one tools to convert among all those heterogeneous media formats. If there is a versatile all-in-one media conversion tool that is capable of dealing with all different image/audio/video […]Continue reading...The post How to convert image, audio and video formats on Ubuntu appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install and configure Nvidia Optimus driver on Ubuntu How to install FFmpeg on Linux How to install HandBrake on Linux How to convert video to animated gif image on Linux How to watch free online TV on Linux

FPGA-enabled vision system uses USB3 cams, runs Linux

LXer Linux News - 8 hours 26 min ago
NI unveiled a fanless, rugged vision computer that runs NI Linux on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers an FPGA and support for 350MB/s USB3 Vision cameras. National Instruments (NI) has delivered its NI Linux Real-Time OS on a variety of embedded industrial computers and control systems, including its recent CompactRIO 4-slot Performance Controller. Now, […]

Fedora 21 Accepted Changes deadline just two weeks away

LXer Linux News - 9 hours 23 min ago
Jaroslav Reznik put out an early reminder today that the Accepted Changes deadline is only two weeks away: This time I’m sending “Accepted Changes 100% Complete” reminder a bit earlier […]

The geocaching experience is catching

LXer Linux News - 14 hours 18 min ago
Q: What do geeks do when they want to spend time away from their keyboards?A: They take their smart phone or GPS receiver and go geocaching.

NoMachine Technology Helps Promote Fusion Research at Leading Tokamak Facilties

LXer Linux News - 15 hours 6 min ago
International research centers adopt NoMachine to provide uninterrupted access to critical experiments running on Linux

Launching the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows Program, a Global Initiative to Recruit the Heroes of the Open Internet

LXer Linux News - 15 hours 53 min ago
Today we are joining together to launch the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program, a landmark initiative to create a worldwide community of leaders who will advance and protect the free and open Web.

Seagate secures surveillance storage

ITWire - 16 hours 16 min ago

Seagate has released a disk drive designed specifically for storing surveillance video that's sold with a three year 'rescue service plan' for data recovery in the event of damage or data corruption.

Video surveillance has largely gone digital, partly because of the improved image quality but also due to the ease of accessing the required clip plus the opportunities for automated analysis.

While the Seagate Surveillance HDD is the company's seventh-generation surveillance-optimised drive, it is the first to come with optional data recovery services.

Seagate vice president of marketing Scott Horn said "when data loss occurs it's an expense to the customer. Seagate's Surveillance HDD with Rescue services addresses this issue head on and alleviates these concerns."

{loadposition stephen08}While full details of how the service will work in Australia have not been released, Seagate Rescue appears to be an insurance-style arrangement involving a trade-off between a known but comparatively small upfront payment and the risk of an expensive data recovery operation.

Capacities up to 6TB mean one drive can store up to 600 hours of high-definition content, and optional rotational vibration sensors mean reliable operation in enclosures containing up to 16 drives.

Seagate Surveillance HDD is engineered for high write workloads over extended periods of time.

The drives are not yet available in Australia.

Borderlands 2 Released For Linux With A Sale

LXer Linux News - 16 hours 40 min ago
The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.

TiVo Android app now supports streaming

LXer Linux News - 17 hours 28 min ago
In today's Android roundup: Stream your favorite shows on Android with TiVo. Plus: A guide to Android for beginners, and hands on with Nokia's offline maps for Android.

NEC wins South Australia WoG network contract

ITWire - 18 hours 2 min ago

NEC Australia has been awarded a $70 million contract to manage the South Australian Government's networks.

The South Australian Government has chosen NEC Australia to manage, maintain and support the central and local data networks of all state government agencies.

The whole-of-government contract, with an initial term of three years, is worth $69.8 million.

It gives the SA Government the option to extend the arrangements for two three-year periods.

{loadposition stephen08}The Government's previous contract with Dimension Data expired yesterday.

Acting Minister for the Public Sector Martin Hamilton-Smith said "NEC Australia's extensive experience in providing managed IT and network services will ensure the government has the best resources, expertise and tools to meet its objectives.

"These services are being delivered from NEC's recently established control centre here in Adelaide ensuring jobs stay in South Australia."

NEC state manager Chris Korte said "We were able to demonstrate to the South Australian Government through a competitive process that NEC Australia has the most efficient and effective network and IT management services."

AMD Catalyst 14.9 Linux Driver Is Out, Release Disappoints, as Usual

LXer Linux News - 18 hours 15 min ago
The AMD developers have announced that a new Catalyst 14.9 Linux driver is now out and that it brings support for a couple of new operating systems and a few bug fixes.

Linux Foundation backs NFV project

ITWire - 18 hours 22 min ago

The Linux Foundation - with support from many big names in the industry - has launched a project to build an open platform for network functions virtualisation (NFV).

The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) Project seeks to build a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform that will allow carriers to indroduce new products and services more quickly.

The project's platinum-level founding members include AT&T, Brocade, China Mobile, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nokia Networks, NTT DoCoMo, Red Hat, Telecom Italia and Vodafone.

Other well-known participants include Alcatel-Lucent, ARM, Broadcom, Citrix, Orange, Sandvine and Wind River.

{loadposition stephen08}OPNFV will work with existing open source NFV projects to coordinate integration and testing, and to fill development gaps that become apparent.

Spokespeople for the OpenDaylight, OpenStack and Open vSwitch projects welcomed OPNFV.

"The OpenStack community has been working to address the massive opportunity NFV presents, and we look forward to collaborating with OPNFV to advance these critical infrastructure efforts through open source development," said OpenStack Foundation executive director Jonathan Bryce.

The OPNFV Project will also work with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's Industry Specification Group for Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV ISG) to help maintain alignment between standards development and the reference platform.

"The NFV ISG's mission is to facilitate the industry transformation and development of an open, interoperable, ecosystem through specification, implementation and deployment experience," said NFV ISG chairman Steven Wright.

"The ISG recognises the value of open source implementations to converge industry requirements and facilitate the development of the NFV ecosystem.

"I look forward to the future releases of the integrated open source infrastructure platform from OPNFV."

New components developed as part of the project will be licensed under the Apache Licence 2.0.

OPNFV joins other Linux Foundation collaborative projects including MeeGo, Open Daylight, Tizen, and Xen.

Humanitarian applications in OpenStack, the Rosetta Stone of the cloud, and more

LXer Linux News - 19 hours 2 min ago
Interested in keeping track of what[he]#039[/he]s happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what[he]#039[/he]s happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

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