Bodhi Linux is a lightweight Ubuntu-based distro that appeared on the scene back in 2011. Its system requirements are among the lowest out there for any desktop Linux flavour. It can even run on a non-PAE CPU with 128MB of RAM and a 300MHz processor.
We didn’t have one of those lying around, but we did have a pretty old and dusty PC which we could test it on. The OS boasts a simple Ubiquity install process (just like you get on Ubuntu) and it’s a thoroughly usable, and not at all bad-looking, distro.
- Think open source software is free? Think again… [Ed: Think open source FUD is dead? Think again… gymnastics in logic and cherry-picking]
Open Source: Not Pragmatic After All? [Ed: FUD that is repeating Microsoft talking points and dirty tricks in Munich, pretending that proprietary software never ceases development]
Another open-source project, the Mozilla-backed (and Dipert-beloved) Thunderbird email client also mentioned as atypically thriving in my late-2012 blog post, is now also struggling. As is Firefox itself, which recently wound down its Firefox OS-for-smartphones efforts and is also facing browser add-on developer defections due to its embrace of Chrome-model APIs and other changes. Even mighty Linux is struggling with developer-induced bugs. Wonder if all this uncertainty is behind longstanding open-source poster child Munich, Germany's reconsideration of Microsoft products?
- You Can’t Get Around Code Scanning if You Care About Open Source Licenses [Ed: Let's just pretend there are no issues associated with proprietary licensing, renewal, patching etc.]
- DoD Launches “Code.mil,” an Experiment in Open Source
- DOD Opens Unclassified Code to the Public in New Platform
- DoD launches Code.mil open source initiative
- US military to open its own GitHub repository
- DoD launches open-source initiative
- DoD Seeks to Speed Up Software Devt Via Open Source Initiative
- Uncle Sam needs you... to debug, improve Dept of Defense open-source software at code.mil
HPE, Red Hat boost HPE’s multi-stack strategy to include Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Ceph Storage
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Red Hat announced this week that they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures.
HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs).
HPE, Red Hat Combine for New NFV Deployments for Telcos
The idea is to turn telcos into digital service providers using cloud services and new-gen infrastructure, helping them to add new lines of business to their platforms.
- Stocks Buzz: Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX), Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- The Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Rating Reiterate by the Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.
- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)’s RSI Reaches Overbought Range
Linux Foundation smushes two smaller projects together to form Open Networking Automation Platform
The Linux Foundation announced yesterday that it had combined open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project into ONAP, the Open Networking Automation Platform, with the aim of helping users automate network service delivery, design, and service through a unified standard.
Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said that ONAP should be a boon to enterprise IT departments, thanks to improved speed and flexibility.
Linux Foundation merges Open Source ECOMP, OPEN-O, further harmonizes virtualization group efforts
Open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) have merged to create the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, further harmonizing the ever-growing array of disparate virtualization groups.
ONAP will allow end users to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.
I am a Cranky, White, Male Feminist
Today, I was re-reading an linux.com article from 2014 by Leslie Hawthorne which had been reshared by the Linux Foundation Facebook account yesterday in honor of #GirlDay2017 (which I was regrettably unaware of until it was over). It wasn’t so much the specific content of the article that got me thinking, but instead the level of discourse that it “inspired” on the Facebook thread that pointed me there (I will not link to it as it is unpleasant and reflects poorly on The Linux Foundation, an organization which is in most circumstances largely benevolent).
encyclopedia snabb and the case of the foreign drivers
Peoples of the blogosphere, welcome back to the solipsism! Happy 2017 and all that. Today's missive is about Snabb (formerly Snabb Switch), a high-speed networking project we've been working on at work for some years now.
What's Snabb all about you say? Good question and I have a nice answer for you in video and third-party textual form! This year I managed to make it to linux.conf.au in lovely Tasmania. Tasmania is amazing, with wild wombats and pademelons and devils and wallabies and all kinds of things, and they let me talk about Snabb.