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Oct
31st

Detailed Report Shows How ISPs Are Making ‘Business Choice’ To Make Your Internet Connection Terrible

Author: Mike Masnick | Files under syndicated

A couple of years ago, we wrote about an effort by the big broadband players to push the FCC away from using M-Lab to measure basic network diagnostics on the internet. M-Lab is a very interesting project, focused on collecting a huge amount of data ab…


Oct
31st

CherryTree Review: The Rich Tree Notes Application

Author: Craciun Dan | Files under syndicated

CherryTree is a notes-taking application which organizes your notes into a hierarchical tree, has support for text formatting, and is written in GTK2/Python. Lately this application has got a lot of attention due to rich features and frequent updates. …


Oct
31st

Ohio Linux Fest 2014 – Observations from the Fedora Booth

Author: Andrew Ward | Files under syndicated

Fedora Ambassadors report for Andrew Ward (award3535) and Julie Ward (jward78).


Oct
31st

Big IT vendors finally embrace cloud

Author: Ron Miller | Files under syndicated

The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the great hybrid cloud epiphany of 20…


Oct
30th

Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My!

Author: Justin Ryan | Files under syndicated

It’s Halloween week, and the big names in Linux are determined not to disappoint the trick-or-treaters. No less than three mainline distributions have released new versions this week, led by perennially-loved-and-hated crowd favourite Ubuntu.


Oct
30th

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Now Available on Steam for Linux

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is a role-playing game which has finally made it to Steam earlier today. The game takes place in a fantasy universe called the Spine of the World and features single-player, multi-player and co-op modes.


Oct
30th

Weapons of MaaS Deployment

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

I’ve been researching OpenStack deployment methods lately and so when I got an email from Canonical inviting me to check out how they deploy OpenStack using their Metal as a Service (MaaS) software on their fantastic Orange Box demo platform I jumped a…


Oct
30th

Google’s surprise Nexus 6 preorders anger some Android users

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

In today’s Android roundup: Google is in deep doo-doo with some Android users over Nexus 6 preorders. Plus: The performance of Intel-based Android tablets, and Star Wars: Galactic Defense comes to Android.


Oct
30th

Steam Halloween Sale Kicks Off, Tens of Linux Games Up to 90% Discount

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

The Steam Halloween Sale is a new promotion which includes games fit for the Halloween theme, which will last until November 3rd. Tens of titles for Linux are included as well, and come at discounts as high as 90%.


Oct
30th

Drupal Hack & WordPress Users

Author: LXer Linux News | Files under syndicated

Because of automatic upgrades at the point level, standalone WordPress users whose sites aren’t hosted by WordPress may be less likely to see an exact repeat of the current Drupal situation, but that doesn’t mean they can ignore security. Along with gee-whiz new whistles and bells, every WordPress upgrade will include new security fixes — and you definitely want to have them firmly in place.