Matias Vangsnes

Internet, communication and the concept of open source

Research suggests consumers are ready to embrace new gTLDs

Collected October 31st, 2014 by matias

Trevor Little A global survey of internet users, conducted on behalf of the Domain Name Association (DNA), has revealed a receptiveness to the addition of new domain name extensions – findings that have a number of trademark takeaways. The survey, conducted by Research Now, polled self-identified internet users in seven countries (Australia, China, India, Russia, [...]

Ubuntu turns 10, patent-free cancer drugs, and more

Collected October 31st, 2014 by matias

In this week’s edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Ubuntu at 10 years, open source for patent-free cancer drugs, Berlin backsliding on open source, and more! Open source news for your reading pleasure. October 25 – 31, 2014 The difference a decade had made for Ubuntu What a difference [...]

Red Hat delivers latest developer tools

Collected October 31st, 2014 by matias

When it comes to open-source programming tools, it sometimes seems that if you blink, your programs are out of date. Red Hat, which tries hard to keep its production programmer customers up to date, has just released Red Hat Software Collections 1.2. Even though Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 just came out in June, there [...]

Atom-based Ubuntu Touch tablet specs leaked

Collected October 31st, 2014 by matias

0013 Specs have been leaked for a 10.1-inch Ubuntu Touch tablet called “UT One” that runs on an Intel Atom Z3735D SoC, with shipments expected in December. The UT One tablet was revealed by Phoronix, which said the leak came from Andrew Bernstein, a Linux developer who had previously launched a failed Arch Linux spinoff [...]

The science behind the ebb and flow of Ubuntu Unity’s popularity

Collected October 31st, 2014 by matias

OMG Ubuntu recently ran the results of a poll on the state of popularity of the various Linux desktops. This survey came on the heels of the 10th anniversary of Ubuntu. After 15,000+ responses, the results might surprise you. They did me. I’ll preface this (as I usually do) by saying that I’m a proud [...]

Latest Version of Red Hat Software Collections Now Generally Available

Collected October 30th, 2014 by matias

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.2, delivering the latest, stable versions of essential development tools, dynamic languages, and open source databases all on a separate lifecycle from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The third installment of [...]

How to install LEMP stack (nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and php) on CentOS

Collected October 30th, 2014 by matias

Oct 30, 2014, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s]) (Other stories by Xmodulo) The LEMP stack is an increasingly popular web service stack, powering mission-critical web services in many production environments. As the name implies, the LEMP stack is composed of Linux, nginx, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP. nginx is a high performance and lightweight replacement of slow and hard-to-scale [...]

New gTLD’s Top 3 Million Domain Names As .Realtor Moves Into #5 With 78K …

Collected October 30th, 2014 by matias

New gTLD domain name registrations passed the 3 million mark today. According to ntldstats.com, the total number of new gTLD domain name registrations sits at 3,026,376. The good news is that in less than 8 months new gTLD registrations went from zero to over 3 Millihttps://www.thedomains.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=60681action=editmessage=9on and are growing daily. The bad news is there are [...]

Canonical Adds Ubuntu OpenStack Distribution for Open Source Cloud Computing

Collected October 30th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu Linux has already enjoyed the distinction of being the most popular platform for hosting OpenStack clouds. But now, Canonical has taken its commitment to OpenStack a step further with the announcement of its own OpenStack distribution. Called the Canonical Distribution for Ubuntu OpenStack, the platform is the company’s newest enterprise computing product and is [...]

Ubuntu at 10

Collected October 30th, 2014 by matias

TEN years ago this month, a new Linux distribution with an unusual name made its unassuming debut. Bankrolled by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, who had earned about half a billion dollars in 1999 from selling his Internet security company to VeriSign, Ubuntu was named after an African term for “human kindness” and a philosophy [...]

UT One tablet with Ubuntu Touch coming in December?

Collected October 30th, 2014 by matias

The makers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system for notebooks, desktops, and servers have been working on a version for phones and tablets… and hope to see the first of those devices ship later this year or early in 2015. Meizu and bq have already announced plans to sell phones with Ubuntu Touch software, and [...]

Ubuntu’s Unity 8 desktop will remove the Amazon search ‘spyware’

Collected October 30th, 2014 by matias

Unity 8, seen in the Ubuntu Desktop Next images and Ubuntu Touch phones, removes a controversial feature branded “spyware” by some and fixes one of Ubuntu’s most long-standing complaints. When Unity 8 is stable and ready, Ubuntu won’t send your local searches over the web and show you Amazon product results anymore, quelling some longstanding [...]

Ubuntu’s Unity 8 desktop removes the Amazon search ‘spyware’

Collected October 29th, 2014 by matias

Unity 8, seen in the Ubuntu Desktop Next images and Ubuntu Touch phones, removes a controversial feature branded “spyware” by some and fixes one of Ubuntu’s most long-standing complaints. When Unity 8 is stable and ready, Ubuntu won’t send your local searches over the web and show you Amazon product results anymore, quelling some longstanding [...]

NGINX Plus Now Microsoft Azure Certified for Virtual Machines

Collected October 28th, 2014 by matias

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Nginx, Inc., the high performance web acceleration company, today announced that NGINX Plus, its commercial solution, is now Microsoft Azure Certified for Virtual Machines and available on the Azure Marketplace.  Enterprises can now deploy NGINX Plus across Azure Virtual Machines for advanced application acceleration, load balancing and video streaming [...]

Canonical rolls out home-grown Ubuntu OpenStack distro

Collected October 28th, 2014 by matias

Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) for Linux virtual machines Exclusive Canonical is spinning its own OpenStack distro to simplify deployment of Linux clouds and ensure its place in an expected cloud winners’ club. Mark Shuttleworth’s firm is today expected to roll the beta of its Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack. Canonical is also promising rapid set-up [...]

Microsoft delivers wave of innovation at TechEd Europe

Collected October 28th, 2014 by matias

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tuesday at TechEd Europe, Microsoft Corp. announced new cloud services, mobility solutions, APIs, tools and an expanded ecosystem of partner solutions, all designed to help IT professionals and developers compete and thrive in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO “Today’s enterprise is always on, and IT professionals [...]

Ubuntu Global Connections Leads South African Service Trip

Collected October 28th, 2014 by matias

Ubuntu Global Connections is leading a group of University students on a service trip to South Africa this winter from from Jan. 3 through 17, 2015. During this trip, students will stay in a rural village in the Eastern Cape Province and in Cape Town. The trip is designed for 10 college-aged participants, with two [...]

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Debuts

Collected October 28th, 2014 by matias

SUSE is out today with its SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 release, providing users with new server and desktop features. The SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 release is the first major milestone update since version 11 debuted back in 2009. There have been several Service Pack updates in the intervening years, including SP3, which was released in [...]

Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at the desktop Linux standard bearer

Collected October 28th, 2014 by matias

The year of the Linux desktop is here! No, the Linux desktop is dead! Tech pundits differ, to say the least, on a lot of topics in the world of free and open-source software, but it’s inarguable that Ubuntu has been the most influential Linux desktop distribution of the past decade. On the occasion of [...]

Canonical Releases Ubuntu Server 14.10

Collected October 27th, 2014 by matias

Canonical has released Ubuntu 14.10 for cloud and servers, adding support for the latest cloud, hypervisor and container technology in a bid to make it easier for businesses to deploy and manage complex deployments. The British-based Linux distributor claims the new  features will allow for the rapid and reliable creation of scale-out environments, such as such [...]

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