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Ubuntu 15.04 hands-on: One giant leap for developers and the cloud, but one small step for the desktop

ZDNet Open Source - ven, 24/04/2015 - 16:14
There are lots of new goodies in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, but most of them are for cloud administrators and DevOps.






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​Red Hat gives developers more programming goodies

ZDNet Open Source - jeu, 23/04/2015 - 19:26
If you want a stable Linux operating system and the latest developer tools, Red Hat has a deal for you.






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​Fedora 22 goes beta

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 22/04/2015 - 17:21
The next version, or should we say three versions, of Red Hat's community Linux, Fedora, are now in beta.






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​Ubuntu 15.04 container-friendly Linux for cloud and servers arrives soon

ZDNet Open Source - mar, 21/04/2015 - 20:09
Canonical, which has become a quiet cloud power, is releasing its next container-friendly Linux on April 23rd.






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​VMware buys into Linux containers with Lightwave and Photon

ZDNet Open Source - mar, 21/04/2015 - 17:36
VMware is now a Linux distributor and invested more than ever in containers.






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Six Clicks for Linux beginners: Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

ZDNet Open Source - ven, 17/04/2015 - 21:50
The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.






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​The five biggest changes in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

ZDNet Open Source - mar, 14/04/2015 - 13:46
At first glance, there's little new in the next version of Ubuntu Linux. Under the hood, it's a different story.






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HP: We're not leaving the public cloud

ZDNet Open Source - lun, 13/04/2015 - 22:06
HP reaffirms its commitment to its OpenStack-powered Helion public cloud.






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Terminator: Genisys Teaser Trailor for Super Bowl

OSDir.com - lun, 13/04/2015 - 14:30
From the ... back. Again. dept.:
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​Dell XPS 13 Linux developer edition available

ZDNet Open Source - ven, 10/04/2015 - 16:25
Do you want a top-notch Linux developer laptop? Then Dell has several systems for you to consider.


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Highly critical “Ghost” allowing code execution affects most Linux systems

OSDir.com - jeu, 09/04/2015 - 15:00
From the Updates dept.:
An extremely critical vulnerability affecting most Linux distributions gives attackers the ability to execute malicious code on servers used to deliver e-mail, host webpages, and carry out other vital functions.

The vulnerability in the GNU C Library (glibc) represents a major Internet threat, in some ways comparable to the Heartbleed and Shellshock bugs that came to light last year. The bug, which is being dubbed "Ghost" by some researchers, has the common vulnerability and exposures designation of CVE-2015-0235. While a patch was issued two years ago, most Linux versions used in production systems remain unprotected at the moment. What's more, patching systems requires core functions or the entire affected server to be rebooted, a requirement that may cause some systems to remain vulnerable for some time to come.
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Google reveals third unpatched 90-day Windows vulnerability

OSDir.com - jeu, 09/04/2015 - 15:00
From the Google, Windows, or Security? dept.:
Microsoft has heavily criticized Google and its 90-days security disclosure policy after the firm publicly revealed two zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system one after one just days before Microsoft planned to issue a patch to kill the bugs. But, seemingly Google don't give a damn thought.

Once again, Google has publicly disclosed a new serious vulnerability in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 before Microsoft has been able to produce a patch, leaving users of both the operating systems exposed to hackers until next month, when the company plans to deliver a fix.
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​HP drops out of the public cloud storm

ZDNet Open Source - jeu, 09/04/2015 - 03:56
HP has invested billions in its cloud offerings. Now, out of the blue sky, HP is leaving the public cloud business behind.


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​CoreOS is bringing Google's Kubernetes to the enterprise

ZDNet Open Source - lun, 06/04/2015 - 19:51
Thanks to CoreOS, Kubernetes, Google's secret sauce for managing containers on its clusters, is on its way to your data center.


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​Canonical to integrate Chef DevOps into Ubuntu

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 01/04/2015 - 22:58
Ubuntu takes another step forward as a cloud operating system by incorporating Chef support into its enterprise Linux distributions.


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​Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task

ZDNet Open Source - jeu, 26/03/2015 - 20:56
Google is offering a new incentive for using its Google Compute Engine. With Google Cloud Launcher, you can launch more than 120 popular open-source packages.


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​LibreOffice finally to go online

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 25/03/2015 - 22:36
It's been years since The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice would be ported to an online version. It looks like it will finally arrive... in 2016.


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Red Hat clears up its software-defined storage options

ZDNet Open Source - mer, 25/03/2015 - 16:34
Red Hat clarifies where Ceph and Gluster fit into your big data storage plans.


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LibrePlanet 2015 brings free software luminaries to MIT

Free Software Foundation - mar, 24/03/2015 - 23:40

Richard Stallman gave the opening keynote

At a ceremony on Saturday, March 21st, Free Software Foundation executive director John Sullivan announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards. Two awards were given: the Award for the Advancement of Free Software was presented to Sébastien Jodogne for his work on free software medical imaging, and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit was presented to Reglue, an Austin, TX organization that gives GNU/Linux laptops to families in need.

Software Freedom Conservancy executive director Karen Sandler closed out the conference with a rallying cry to "Stand up for the GNU GPL," in which she discussed a lawsuit recently filed in Germany to defend the GNU General Public License. When she asked the audience who was willing to stand up for copyleft, the entire room rose to its feet.

Karen Sandler gave the closing keynote

Videos of all the conference sessions, along with photographs from the conference, will soon be available on https://media.libreplanet.org, the conference's instance of GNU MediaGoblin, a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run.

LibrePlanet 2015 was produced in partnership by the Free Software Foundation and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at MIT.

About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software -- particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants -- and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.

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Sébastien Jodogne, Reglue are Free Software Award winners

Free Software Foundation - dim, 22/03/2015 - 01:05

The Award for the Advancement of Free Software is given annually to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.

This year, it was given to Sébastien Jodogne for his work on free software medical imaging with his project Orthanc.

One of Jodogne's nominators said, "The Orthanc project started in 2011, when Sébastien noticed in his work as a medical imaging engineer that hospitals are very exposed to lock-in problems when dealing with their medical imaging flows....Freely creating electronic gateways between imaging modalities (autorouting), between medical departments, or even between hospitals remains a challenging task. But the amount of medical images that are generated, analyzed, and exchanged by hospitals is dramatically increasing. Medical imaging is indeed the first step to the treatment of more and more illnesses, such as cancers or cardiovascular diseases."

Jodogne said, "Technology and humanism are often opposed. This is especially true in the healthcare sector, where many people fear that technological progress will dehumanize the treatments and will reduce the patients to statistical objects. I am convinced that the continuous rising of free software is a huge opportunity for the patients to regain control of their personal health, as well as for the hospitals to provide more competitive, personalized treatments by improving the interoperability between medical devices. By guaranteeing the freedoms of the users, free software can definitely bring back together computers and human beings."

Jodogne joins a distinguished list of previous winners, including the 2013 winner, Matthew Garrett.

The Award for Projects of Social Benefit is presented to a project or team responsible for applying free software, or the ideas of the free software movement, in a project that intentionally and significantly benefits society in other aspects of life. This award stresses the use of free software in the service of humanity.

This year, the award went to Reglue, which gives GNU/Linux computers to underprivileged children and their families in Austin, TX. According to Reglue, Austin has an estimated 5,000 school-age children who cannot afford a computer or Internet access. Since 2005, Reglue has given over 1,100 computers to these children and their families. Reglue's strategy diverts computers from the waste stream, gives them new life with free software, and puts them in the hands of people who need these machines to advance their education and gain access to the Internet.

One nomination for Reglue read, "Mr. Starks has dedicated his life to distributing free software in many forms, both the digital form...and by building new computers from old parts, giving a new life to old machines by re-purposing them into computers given to extremely needy children and families. They are always loaded with free, GNU/Linux software, from the OS up."

Ken Starks, founder of Reglue, was present at the ceremony to accept the award. While all free 'as in freedom' software is not free of charge, Reglue focuses on finding empowering free software that is also gratis. He said of his work with Reglue, "A child's exposure to technology should never be predicated on the ability to afford it. Few things will eclipse the achievements wrought as a direct result of placing technology into the hands of tomorrow."

Nominations for both awards are submitted by members of the public, then evaluated by an award committee composed of previous winners and FSF founder and president Richard Stallman. This year's award committee was: Hong Feng, Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Matthew Garrett, Suresh Ramasubramanian, Fernanda Weiden, Jonas Öberg, Wietse Venema, and Vernor Vinge.

More information about both awards, including the full list of previous winners, can be found at https://www.fsf.org/awards.

About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software—particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants—and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.

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