So I've been interested in trying Linux for a while but I don't know if it'll be worth it or help me. I want to install it to an external hard drive as I still want to keep my main OS as Windows (I play a lot of games and Windows is a more supported platform).
So as an essentially Windows only user forever, I have a few questions:
-What can I benefit from with Linux?
I think that I would or will mostly use it for schoolwork. My other function is games, but I don't know how I'll benefit there.
-Which version is the most recommended?
I've tried the Ubuntu demo and it seems pretty good. I also like customization, so anything in that regard for which OS is best would be nice. I've heard of TinyCore and Mint, but haven't tried them.
-What's the best way to install Linux on an external hard drive?
The one time I tried the Ubuntu intstall it essentially failed. It also took way too long for how much I use my computer.
I'll be happy to answer any questions. Sorry if these are too vague. Thanks!submitted by /u/Nadaph
HowToForge: In this tutorial, I will guide you trough the installation of a MariaDB Galera cluster on CentOS 7 which has an HAProxy load balancer in front.
One difference between the two distros is that one is based on Ubuntu LTS and the other is based on Ubuntu’s latest release. There are advantages and disadvantages with both. But if you’re struggling with software bugs, then the latest release option might be a better fit for you. Otherwise, if the LTS model is working for you, awesome, then there are no concerns to worry about.
Ubuntu project member Nathan Haines has just informed us about the initial availability of the default wallpapers for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.
Canonical, through Sergio Schvezov, announced a few minutes ago, April 7, 2016, the release and immediate availability of the Snapcraft 2.7 Snappy creator tool for the Snappy Ubuntu Core 16.04 LTS operating system.
We all know Linus Torvalds doesn’t like keynotes. This year was the first time he kind of delivered a keynote at the Embedded Linux Conference. It took the form of a discussion with friend, fellow scuba diver and chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel, Dirk Hohndel.
Here are some of the most interesting things Torvalds said during that discussion.
I have a US layout keyboard and I'm using a Croatian layout (qwertz).
Croatian layout have "<" and ">" symbols as a special key that's next to shift but on a US layout there is no key like this.
I would like to keymap < and > to maybe alt + something but I'm not really sure how. I tried it through GUI (I'm using gnome) and didn't find anything like that.
I remember it was pretty easy to set up in Windows but I'm kinda lost here so any help would be appreciatedsubmitted by /u/3times5
OpenStack Mitaka, the 13th Version, Arrives
The evolution of OpenStack continues. The OpenStack community has released Mitaka, the 13th version of the open cloud platform, with a focus on manageability, scalability and end-user experience. The latest version is positioned as "an integration engine that can manage bare metal, virtual machines, and container orchestration frameworks with a single set of APIs."
Hadoop Player MapR Wraps in SQL and JSON with Apache Drill 1.6
MapR Technologies, which offers a popular distribution of Apache Hadoop that integrates web-scale enterprise storage and real-time database capabilities, announced the availability of Apache Drill 1.2 in its distribution back in Octobrer of last year. The company also announced a new Data Exploration Quick Start Solution, and had previously wrapped Apache Spark into its platform. Steadily, primarily through embracing cutting-edge open source tools, MapR has building out what it refers to as a fully "converged data platform."
- C.A. Mobile Increases Infrastructure Flexibility with Red Hat and Dell OpenStack Cloud
- Red Hat And Dell OpenStack Cloud Helps Increase Infrastructure Flexibility Of C.A. Mobile
Fortunately, this issue is evolving in a more positive way as the industry realizes the ubiquity of Free Software and the existence of FOSS successful businesses; change is a bit too slow to my taste however. I’ve already written this many times and I’ll write it again: FOSS is here to stay, and no amount of proprietary offers will pose a true existential threat to it. What threatens Free Software is neither bad licensing, compliance or failed projects. It’s the twisted attitude of some who refuse to consider Free Software as a viable choice while using it to generate revenue without fairly compensating its authors. A sad irony, in the end.
Customers no longer “at the mercy” of Oracle with release of ColumnStore open source analytics engine - says MariaDB CTO ’Monty’ Widenius
After making SQL databases accessible and affordable with its open source solution MariaDB has added a big data analytics tool to its portfolio
The godfather of the open source MySQL database Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius and CTO at MariaDB says customers no longer have to be “at the mercy” of vendors like Oracle following the announcement of its ColumnStore big data analytics engine.
MariaDB continues assault on competitors
Open Source database vendor MariaDB has announced its latest update a big data analytics engine called MariaDB ColumnStore. The company claims that this is a significant milestone for the MariaDB open source community and that the release is: “… the industry’s first to enable transactional and massively parallelized analytic workloads under the same roof.”
Datamation: Linux is always about choices..