Monthly Archives: Juni 2016

Jun 30

​RightScale can help you pick out the right public cloud

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Selecting the best public cloud for your needs can be a bear of a job. RightScale has a tool that can make it more than barely manageable.

RightScale’s tool compares the big four public cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, and IBM’s SoftLayer. It enables you to compare and contrast basic cloud options such as virtual machine size, service level agreements (SLA), region support, and operating system support.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/rightscale-can-help-you-pick-out-the-right-public-cloud/

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Jun 29

GnuCash 2.6.13 Open-Source Accounting Software Released, Over 20 Issues Resolved

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Today, June 28, 2016, the GnuCash development team has released yet another maintenance release of their open-source and cross-platform GnuCash 2.6 accounting software.

GnuCash 2.6.13 is here as the most advanced version of the money manager applications that runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, and it arrives three months from the release of the GnuCash 2.6.12 maintenance update to fix a total of 22 issues reported or not by users during all this time.

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Source of this information:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/gnucash-2-6-13-open-source-accounting-software-released-over-20-issues-resolved-505759.shtml#ixzz4Cy648RGU

Author: Marius Nestor

Jun 28

​Open-source Microsoft protocol aims to be a programming standard

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Codenvy, Microsoft, and Red Hat have announced they are adopting a universal Language Server Protocol for integrated development environments.

Microsoft — yes, Microsoft — announced at the DevNation conference in San Francisco that it’s releasing an open-source language server protocol. More interesting still, this is being done in concert with Codenvy and Red Hat. This may sound shocking. Keep in mind though that Microsoft has been embracing open-source methods at a deep level.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/open-source-microsoft-protocol-aims-to-be-a-programming-standard/

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Jun 27

IT runs on the cloud, and the cloud runs on Linux. Any questions?

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

IT is moving to the cloud. And, what powers the cloud? Linux. When even Microsoft’s Azure has embraced Linux, you know things have changed.

Like it or lump it, the cloud is taking over IT. We’ve seen the rise of the cloud over in-house IT for years now. And, what powers the cloud? Linux. A recent survey by the Uptime Institute of 1,000 IT executives found that 50 percent of senior enterprise IT executives expect themajority of IT workloads to reside off-premise in cloud or colocation sites in the future. Of those surveyed, 23 percent expect the shift to happen next year, and 70 percent expect that shift to occur within the next four years.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/it-runs-on-the-cloud-and-the-cloud-runs-on-linux-any-questions/

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Jun 22

Fedora 24 shows off new visions of the Linux desktop, cloud, and containers

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Fedora adds multiple Linux desktops, OpenShift cloud Origin and Fedora Atomic Host to drive containerized application development and deployment.

One of open-source developers‘ favorite Linux distributions, Red Hat‘s community Linux distribution, has a new release: Fedora 24. While best known as a Linux desktop, the new Fedora — as with previous recent releases — is made up of three base packages that form the foundation of three separate editions: Fedora 24 Cloud, Fedora 24 Server, and Fedora 24 Workstation.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/fedora-24-shows-off-new-visions-of-the-linux-desktop-cloud-and-containers/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

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Jun 20

How to Measure Your Intranet ROI and When Does Its Profitability Show?

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

If you are evaluating a potential project that requires an initial investment and is expected to generate a profit over time, it is customary to evaluate its ROI or return on investment.

Even though the concept of ROI originates from finance, when evaluating the potential return between different investment opportunities, the same concept may be used to justify any type of investment. In particular, an investment in software can be evaluated through the ROI lens – examining how much the project would cost vs how much the software could bring in benefits in the future.

 

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Source of this information:
https://www.exoplatform.com/blog/2016/06/09/how-to-measure-intranet-roi-cost-saving-metrics

Author: Veronika Mazour

Jun 16

GCC 6 Imminent for openSUSE Tumbleweed, openSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha 2 Coming Soon

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Today, June 15, 2016, the openSUSE Tumbleweed maintainers have informed the community that the long-anticipated GCC 6 compiler is imminent for the rolling operating system.

openSUSE Tumbleweed received its last snapshot (20160612) on June 14, 2016, which brought several goodies to users of this RPM-based computer operating system, including the recently released Linux 4.6.2 kernel, Mozilla Firefox 47.0, AppStream 0.9.6, and kernel-firmware 20160609. Also, it appears that previous Tumbleweed snapshots that were released last week brought Git 2.8.4, Wayland 1.11.0, as well as updates to autoyast2, the GStreamer multimedia backend, and several YaST packages. And it now looks like the next snapshot (20160613) will be the last based on GCC 5.

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Source of this information:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/gcc-6-imminent-for-opensuse-tumbleweed-opensuse-leap-42-2-alpha-2-coming-soon-505283.shtml#ixzz4Bk3ILQN5

Author: Marius Nestor

 

 

Jun 15

​Nextcloud releases ownCloud fork ahead of schedule

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Ahead of a promised early July release, Nextcloud 9, the open-source personal and business private cloud, is now available.

When Frank Karlitschek, co-founder and former CTO of ownCloud, forked ownCloud into Nextcloud , I expected it to do well. I didn’t expect it to have its first major release less than two weeks after the company opened its doors. Well, the first Nextcloud release is out now.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/nextcloud-releases-owncloud-fork-ahead-of-schedule/

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Jun 14

Why microsoft is turning into an open source company

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Microsoft now has its own BSD Unix operating system, supports Ubuntu as a subsystem on Windows 10, and recently open-sourced the Xamarin software development kit. This is not Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer’s Microsoft.

I know it’s very, very hard for some of you to believe it, but Microsoft really and truly is well on its way to becoming an open-source company. Let’s go through the list shall we? Microsoft just released its own version of FreeBSD for Azure. So what, you say? Who uses FreeBSD? Well, you’ve probably heard of a little company called Netflix. Then, there’s Citrix, Array Networks, Gemalto. and Netgate, which already have virtual appliances on the Azure Marketplace.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-microsoft-is-turning-into-an-open-source-company/

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Jun 09

OnePlus 3 Camera Samples Released; OxygenOS Now Open Source

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

There is little left to the imagination when it comes to the OnePlus 3. The smartphone has been subjected to numerous leaks ahead of its June 14 unveil, and now, we get treated with camera samples, some great OxygenOS news, and pricing details.

After releasing camera samples a few days ago, OnePlus has released more images to show what theOnePlus 3 camera can do. The four images are stunning; capturing movement, depth of field, and colours adeptly. There’s one image of a small bridge by the sea, highlighting the camera’s focusing abilities. Another image of a firecracker shows how movement is captured well, even in low light conditions.

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Source of this information:
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/oneplus-3-camera-samples-released-oxygenos-now-open-source-846989

Author: Tasneem Akolawala