Cloud Migration Is Making Performance Monitoring Crucial
Application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance monitoring (NPM) are becoming increasingly important as businesses that have adopt cloud-based services and virtualized infrastructure.
In the recent SDxCentral report, “Network Performance Management Takes On Applications,” more than half of surveyed respondents are actively looking at APM and NPM systems, and more than one-third are in the testing and deployment phases of adoption. Another 16 to 20 percent are piloting these systems, and roughly 15 percent have already deployed them in their network.
Containing container chaos with Kubernetes
You've made the switch to Linux containers. Now you're trying to figure out how to run containers in production, and you're facing a few issues that were not present during development. You need something more than a few well-prepared Dockerfiles to move to production. What you need is something to manage all of your containers: a container orchestration system.
- Featured speakers announced for OpenStack Summit in Barcelona as adoption continues growth in Europe
Navigating OpenStack: Community, Release Cycles and Events
Hopefully last week we piqued your interest in a career path in OpenStack. Adoption is growing and so is the number of OpenStack jobs. Like any other open source project, if you’re going to use it---professionally or personally—it’s important to understand its community and design/release patterns.
OpenDaylight Introduces 'Boron' SDN Platform Release
The industry consortium's fifth release of its SDN platform puts a focus on the cloud, NFV, performance and tools.
The OpenDaylight Project effort to create a common platform for network virtualization continues to mature with the unveiling of the group's fifth release, dubbed "Boron."
The industry consortium announced the Boron release Sept. 21, a week before the OpenDaylight Summit kicks off in Seattle Sept. 27. Project officials said the new release brings with it improvements around the cloud and network-functions virtualization (NFV), and is the result of contributions by consortium members in a range of areas, including performance and tools.
Is an Editable Blockchain the Future of Finance?
Blockchain, the technology that underlies the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, has been celebrated as a way to change the way transactions of all kinds are made. But a suggestion to make an editable version of the technology is now dividing opinion.
The consultancy firm Accenture is patenting a system that would allow an administrator to make changes to information stored in a blockchain. In an interview with the Financial Times (paywall), Accenture’s global head of financial services, Richard Lumb, said that the development was about “adapting the blockchain to the corporate world” in order to “make it pragmatic and useful for the financial services sector.”
- In a world of free operating systems, can Windows 10 survive?
- Users are reporting that Lenovo is blocking them from installing Linux on their Yogas [Ed: thanks to UEFI]
- Microsoft Signature PC Program Allegedly Blocks Installation Of Linux, Or Does It?
- Lenovo Says Linux Is Not Blocked on Its Windows 10 PCs
- Lenovo confirms and denies locking Linux operating systems out of Yoga notebooks
- The blame game: Lenovo locked Linux out of certain Microsoft's Signature hardware
- Some Lenovo PCs can't run Linux
- Lenovo confirms that Linux won't work on Yoga 900 and 900S laptops
- Lenovo denies deliberately blocking Linux on Windows 10 PCs
- Surprise! Microsoft Isn’t Blocking Linux on Lenovo Laptops
- Lenovo Denies Claims It Plotted With Microsoft To Block Linux Installs
- Lenovo laptops refuse to run Linux due to storage woes, not Microsoft evildoing
- Microsoft aren't forcing Lenovo to block free operating systems [Ed: says a famous Microsoft and UEFI apologist]
- No, Microsoft Isn’t Locking Linux Out of PCs [Ed: here come the Microsoft mouthpieces like Thurrott]
- No, Microsoft is not locking users out of Lenovo laptops [Ed: and those who repeat/parrot these mouthpieces]
- 'Microsoft isn't forcing Lenovo to block free operating systems'
I like practical application. Recently, I’ve been trying to expand my horizons through studying Linux operating systems. I’ll use this opportunity to reinforce some of what I’ve learned and hopefully shed a little light on exactly what open source software is and how it’s used. For the sake of clarity, there is a lot more to the topic than discussed below, but we can only stuff so much info into the column!
A common misconception is that open source software means free (as in beer). Open source software may be free to use or paid for, but the “free” in open source applies to the rights (as in speech) of the general public to use, distribute or modify the source software at will. Digging further, there are degrees of “openness” of open source software. As the term indicates, the source is open but generally the source is just the base element of the overall application. For instance, operating systems are typically comprised of a kernel and many other programs which work together, resulting in products like Microsoft Windows, macOS or Red Hat.
- Cloud Foundry Releases Free Online Courses
- The Many Paths to a Solution
- How to Install LAMP Stack (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on Mageia 5 System
- Install Icinga 2 on Ubuntu 16.04
- Multiple USB Writing on Linux
- Create an Open Source AWS S3 server
- How To Launch a MEAN Site on Ubuntu 16.04 Server
Flatpak 0.6.11 Linux Universal Binary Format Released with New Features, Fixes
Alex Larsson from the Flatpak project, the universal binary format that aims to simplify application distribution across multiple GNU/Linux operating systems, announced the release of Flatpak 0.6.11.
Flatpak 0.6.11 is a small maintenance version that comes approximately one week after the release of the previous one, Flatpak 0.6.10, bringing a new FLATPAK_CHECK_VERSION macro in the libflatpak library to automatically check the installed Flatpak version, a new option to the flatpak-builder command, namely "--show-deps," to allow listing of all the files on which the manifest depends.
The list of changes continues with support for using dashes in application IDs, but app developers are being informed by Alex Larsson that to make them work with symbolic icon names, the IDs may not end with the "-symbolic" name attached. Also, it looks like PTYs are now correctly handled by the HostCommand component, which now outputs the correct PID instead of a bogus one.
Rust meets Fedora
Rust is a system programming language which runs blazingly fast, and prevents almost all crashes, segfaults, and data races. You might wonder exactly why yet another programming language is useful, since there are already so many of them. This article aims to explain why.
- Fedora / RISC-V stage4 autobuilder is up and running
GNOME 3.22 core apps
GNOME 3.22 is scheduled to be released today. Along with this release come brand new recommendations for distributions on which applications should be installed by default, and which applications should not. I’ve been steadily working on these since joining the release team earlier this year, and I’m quite pleased with the result.
- Catanzaro: GNOME 3.22 core apps
- GNOME 3.22 Released: the Future is Now
- GNOME 3.22 released
- GNOME 3.22 released
GNOME 3.22 Officially Released
Matthias Clasen announced the official GNOME 3.22.0 release a short time ago. He wrote in part, "This release brings comprehensive Flatpak support. GNOME Software can install and update Flatpaks, GNOME Builder can create them, and the desktop provides portal implementations to enable sandboxed applications. Improvements to core GNOME applications include support for batch renaming in Files, sharing support in GNOME Photos, an updated look for GNOME Software, a redesigned keyboard settings panel, and many more."
- Parsix' Nice GNOME, OpenMandriva 3 Sluggish, Firefox 49
GTK+ 3.22 GUI Toolkit Released for GNOME 3.22 as Devs Prepare for GTK+ 4.0
Immediately after announcing the final release of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, Matthias Clasen also had the pleasure of informing us about the availability of the GTK+ 3.22 GUI toolkit.
Most of you out there developing GTK+ apps know what this open source software is all about, and the latest stable build is now 3.22, released as part of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment. However, it looks like this will be the last release in the GTK+ 3 series, as the developers are now preparing to bump the development builds to version 3.90.x towards GTK+ 4.0.
Alright, guys. I need some help. I can't quite figure it out. I am trying to setup a Plex server on my Ubuntu server. I have SSH working and FTP "working". I am needing to create FTP access for user "plex" to ONLY have access to /media/plex. Inside that directory is a mounted external hard drive containing all my files for Plex. How can I achieve having that user to ONLY have access to that file? Nothing more, nothing less.submitted by /u/Tpayne174
How Google's Android Runtime On Chrome OS Uses Wayland, DRM
Google developer David Reveman presented at this morning's XDC2016 conference in Finland about the Android Runtime for Chrome making use of Wayland (ARC++) and how the rest of its graphics stack looks for running Android programs on Chrome OS.
For rendering with ARC++, Gralloc and the OpenGL ES driver are using the Direct Rendering Manager, applications have full access to OpenGL ES, and there are support for other rendering APIs. Compositing with ARC++ is handled by the Android HWComposer and then surfaces are forwarded to Chrome for compositing with the rest of Chrome OS' user-interface.
Wayland 1.12 Next-Gen Linux Display Server Officially Released with Many Goodies
Today, September 21, 2016, Bryce Harrington has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the Wayland 1.12.0 display server for GNU/Linux operating systems, along with the Weston 1.12.0 compositor.
Development for Wayland 1.12 and Weston 1.12 started exactly a month ago when the first Alpha build was seeded to public testers, and it already contained many of the new functionalities and improvements implemented in this final build we can install today on our GNU/Linux distributions.
Snapcraft GUI 3.0 Released for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Ubuntu 16.10
Softpedia was informed today, September 21, 2016, by Snapcraft GUI developer Keshav Bhatt about the release of a new major update, version 3.0, for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above.
Last week, we introduced you guys to the Snapcraft GUI application, whose main goal is to help application developers who want to distribute their projects across multiple GNU/Linux distributions using Canonical's innovative Snap universal binary package format build Snappy packages more easily.
Ubuntu to Run Much Faster in Virtual Machines, as Well as When Using It Remotely
After releasing the OTA-13 update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices, Canonical is now working hard on putting all the pieces together for next month's Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system.
Ubuntu 16.10 will be officially released on October 13, 2016, but until then we will be able to get an early taste of its new features by downloading the Final Beta ISO images, which for some of the opt-in flavors is called Beta 2. However, for Ubuntu itself, this will be the first and only Beta release.
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta Freeze Now in Effect, Lands September 22
Today, September 21, 2016, Canonical's Adam Conrad announced that the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta is now in freeze stage and will arrive, as initially planned, on September 22, 2016.
However, early adopters should look for the release late Thursday or very early on Friday, September 23, because the Ubuntu developers are a little busy right now pushing last minute updates to the stable archive, and they also managed to land the new Linux 4.8 kernel packages earlier today, as reported right here on Softpedia.
Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Is Now Officially Powered by Linux Kernel 4.8
Ubuntu 16.10 being in development and all that, it usually gets at least a few updated packages every 24 hours, and today, September 21, 2016, we were surprised to see that the Linux 4.8 kernel packages have finally landed.
IBM Forges More OpenStack Ties with Canonical and Red Hat
IBM has a slew of news announcements this week. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is spreading out with its OpenStack eforts. It has announced that Ubuntu OpenStack is now available for IBM customers who want to manage their own OpenStack cloud across IBM platforms such as IBM z Systems, IBM LinuxONE and IBM Power Systems, including IBM’s newly announced OpenPOWER LC servers. This is an expansion of the companies’ hybrid cloud partnership, and many instances of OpenStack already run on top of Ubuntu. We covered the news in depth here.
Meanwhile, the company launched many new products that consist of a combination of Power, z Systems, and storage, with cloud-ready functionality already bundled.
OpenGL ES 3.2 Officially Enabled For Intel Mesa Driver, Limited To Skylake+
Intel's Mesa driver has supported all of the extensions required by the OpenGL ES 3.2 specification, but only today is the support being officially advertised.
Today's commit by Kenneth Graunke of Intel explains, "It's already advertised because the version.c extension checks are fulfilled, but we didn't actually claim support, so trying to create a ES 3.2 context would fail. It's all done, and the CTS results look good, so let's turn it on."
NVIDIA Is Working Towards HDR Display Support For Linux, But The Desktop Isn't Ready
NVIDIA supports HDR displays on Windows and Android, but not currently under Linux for the infrastructure not being in place to support High Dynamic Range displays from the Linux desktop. NVIDIA though is looking at working towards ultimately supporting HDR displays on Linux.
Some Fresh Linux 4.8 + Mesa 12.1-dev OpenGL Benchmarks For Radeon GPUs
For those craving some fresh Mesa Git benchmarks, here are a few OpenGL tests I carried out with some AMD Radeon GPUs when comparing the out-of-the-box Ubuntu 16.04 LTS performance to what's offered currently by Linux 4.8 and Mesa 12.1-dev Git.
- NVIDIA Presents Over GBM vs. EGLStreams, The Big Wayland Support Debate Continues
- XDC2016 Day 1: GLVND, Tizen Wayland/Vulkan, PRIME Sync
I use Raspberry Pi boards for several real-world jobs. My “STEAMpunk Conference Personality Identification Device” (aka: conference badge) uses a Pi to show an mp4 promotional video on its tiny 1.8-inch color TFT display while “orbing” its blue LED “ozone tube”, for added attention grabbing. Oh, it also includes my stage name “DR TORQ”, in big, bold antique-looking letters.
- Accepted apt 1.3 (source) into unstable
APT 1.3 Linux Package Manager Has Been Officially Released in Debian Unstabl
On September 20, 2016, the APT development team, through Julian Andres Klode, announced the release of version 1.3 of the APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) command-line package manager.
APT 1.3 has been in the works since early May this year, and it received a total of twelve development releases that brought numerous improvements and new features to one of the oldest and most acclaimed package managers for Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
APT 1.3 Released For Debian Linux Distributions
APT 1.3 is now available as the newest version of this Debian command-line package manager.
Gunpods Vagabond, a side-scrolling shooter with Lunar Lander style movement mechanics built with Godot
It's currently free, but the developer plans to gradually increase the price as development continues using an Early Access style model.
Fatal Theory, a retro inspired beat 'em up now on Linux, some thoughts included
The developer of Fatal Theory [Official Site, Steam] sent in a copy of their beat 'em up for me to have a crack at. It's a retro inspired game with simple gameplay, but is it any good?
The game is very low res, your maximum option is 1024x768 for a Window, or the same in fullscreen which doesn't really look that great. Fullscreen will also turn off your monitor.
- Man O' War: Corsair - Warhammer Naval Battles looks like it's now planned to come to Linux [Ed: Mono warning...]
'Slayer Shock' from the developer of Eldritch is now in Beta, go hunt some vampires
You're a vampire hunter, your home town is being overrun by the undead and it's your job to lead the extermination. You will be aided by your crew at your coffee house HQ who will help you arm up and discover the leaders behind it all.
- Zombie Night Terror, the really fun Lemmings style Zombie game is now out for Linux
- Classic Flash game 'The Majesty of Colors' is being remastered and will release on Linux
Just a few minutes ago, Ubuntu MATE project leader, and now a Canonical employee, Martin Wimpress, informed us about the availability of the MATE 1.16 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.
It has been six long months since the MATE 1.14 desktop environment was announced, during which the MATE development team worked hard on bringing lots of improvements to the core applications included in the lightweight graphical desktop interface used by default in the Ubuntu MATE operating system and other GNU/Linux distributions, as well as lots of other enhancements and cosmetic changes.