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Red Hat is opening up Ceph's open-source, object and block cloud program leadership to other leading companies such as Canonical and SUSE.
After the short-term support release Ubuntu 15.10, the next long-term support release Ubuntu 16.04 has been opened for development. The release that is named "Xenial Xerus" has received initials packages. The final release of Ubuntu 16.04 is expected to come out in 30, April, 2016.
Canonical's new Juju-based cloud app store for Ubuntu Linux offers tight OpenStack integration. Mark Shuttleworth announced the system at the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo.
Avogadro is a molecule editor and visualizer, and one of the most advanced open source scientific software tools. It features many capabilities that can be useful in teaching as education can be much more effective when theory is combined with the actual depiction of realistic models. Here is a basic tutorial on how to use Avogadro in education.
In my last article, I introduced the Libreboot project: a free software distribution of coreboot, which is itself an open-source BIOS replacement. I also talked about some of the reasons you may want to run a free software BIOS and discussed some of the associated risks.
In 1992 I started working for the Tandem Computers subsidiary in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was part of the team that started Tandem's operations in Brazil, and at the time I was the one and only techie in the group. Tandem was later acquired by Compaq, and now it's the NonStop division inside HP.At the time, Tandem manufactured and sold a high availability Unix System, the NonStop Integrity. It ran a customized version of AT&T's Unix System V Release 4.0, and used a Veritas file system, which is quite similar to what we have today with LVM (Logical Volume Manager).read more
In today's open source roundup: Find out what the critics are saying about Ubuntu 15.10. Is it worth installing on your Ubuntu computer?
Sabayon 15.11 MATE has ben released. Sabayon Linux is a Gentoo-based distribution which follows the works-out-of-the-box philosophy, aiming to give the user a wide number of applications that are ready for use and a self-configured operating system. Sabayon offers the user an easy-to-use workspace with a captivating look, good hardware detection and a large number of up-to-date software packages installed by default, with additional software available from a repository. Sabayon is available in several flavors featuring respectively the KDE, GNOME, LXDE, Xfce and Enlightenment desktop environments.
Before you get too excited, Google is not preventing OEMs and carriers from adding their wretched bloatware to Android devices. However, Android 6.0 Marshmallow will include a brand new permission system that allows the end user to determine what systems and data an app can access.
OpenStack can be an enigma. We have open source purists who profess by the virtues of OpenStack, even as a multitude of enterprise aficionados wonder if OpenStack is right for them. Fortunately we have cloud practice leader Vijay Chebolu and cloud architect Vinny Valdez to cut the clutter. In their roles at Red Hat Cloud Innovation Practice, Vijay and Vinny deliver Open Stack solutions to customers.read more
Welcome back to the systemd series, where we explore more about how this central part of your Fedora system works. This installment talks about unit files. As a long-time Fedora user, I hadn’t thought much about systemd actually worked until recently.... Continue Reading →
Last year, I brought two new Roborovski hamster pups into our home. They looked identical at the time, so I named them both Hamtaro. (Fast forward the 1.5 years I've owned them, and one has grown significantly tubbier than the other... So I've nicknamed her Hamtaro Grande.)read more
Using the Fibonacci sequence computation as an example, this article analyzes the speed advantage of an inline assembly implementation in comparison to the performance of other programming techniques such as the recursive algorithm, the dynamic programming implementation, the iterative approach, and the optimized matrix power algorithm. The target audience is software engineers interested in further accelerating the execution of their applications by handcrafting the assembler codes for the most performance-critical sections.