- VMware Becomes Linux Foundation Gold Member, Pledging Increased Support for Open Source Development
VMware affirms its open source commitment by becoming Gold Linux Foundation member
Linux and other open source projects are changing the world. If you don't believe it, just think of Android -- the most used mobile operating system is a Linux distro. Not to mention, many consumer products license open source code. Heck, even major companies like Microsoft and Apple are embracing open source nowadays.
Today, VMware shows its commitment to the open source community by becoming a Linux Foundation Gold Member. The company joins many other successful companies at that level, such as Facebook, Toshiba, and Toyota, to name a few.
Red Hat expert: OpenStack May Not Be As Complex As You Think
OpenStack is perhaps best known for its complexity. It’s not a single open source project but a framework meant to contain several projects with the different pieces able to work together. Different teams are working, each at their own pace, on each subsystem.
There's Cinder for block storage and Swift for object storage, Quantum for networking and Nova for compute. There's also Keystone for identity management and Glance for system image management, along with Horizon for dashboard monitoring information.
Red Hat helps enterprises embrace DevOps at scale
Red Hat has announced the general availability of Ansible Tower 3.1, the latest version of its enterprise-grade, agentless automation platform.
- HPE, Red Hat collaborate to offer more choices for NFV deployments
Red Hat 2017 Women in Open Source Awards finalists
The 2017 Women in Open Source Awards seek to honour women who make important contributions to open source projects and communities, or make innovative use of open source technology. Voting closes today, 6 March 2017.
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Why Android 2.0 won't save the smartwatch
Over the past few months, there has been a discussion among tech gurus about whether the smartwatch, so hyped a few years ago, is doomed. Optimists can point to the success of the Apple Watch, which dominated the smartwatch market in the 2016 4Q as it accounted for half of smartwatch sales and over 75 percent of revenue. Pessimists can point to the fall of smartwatch startup Pebble, Fitbit, and other manufacturers’ ongoing struggles, and observe that many people still are uncertain about what a smartwatch is for.
The future of the smartwatch may be up for debate. But the Android Wear 2.0 software, which was supposed to be a big competitor against the Apple Watch, is not going to move the needle one way or the other. Android Wear 2.0 is an improvement compared to its previous version, but it is not enough and there are problems with the two watches it will be on. The smartwatch is going to live and die not on Android, but on Apple as well as its competitors’ ability to distinguish itself by going into specific niches.
Turkey Is Latest to Investigate Google's Android Bundling Requirements
The focus of the investigation is on whether the practice unfairly prevents other developers from getting their apps on Android handsets.
The government in Turkey has become the latest to open an investigation into Google’s business practices.
The Turkish Competition Authority on Monday said it will examine whether Google’s application bundling requirements for Android handset makers are consistent with the country’s fair competition rules.
Another painful reminder of Android’s most infuriating problem
That’s right, it’ll be two years before the majority of Android phones gain access to some version of Android 7, and by then Android 9 will have been released. According to Google’s own data, the most common version of Android right now is Android Lollipop, which was first released two years ago back in 2014. Meanwhile, the six-month-old Android Nougat is currently installed on a whopping 1.2% of active Android devices.
- Verizon is now pushing Android Nougat to its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
- Here's when the LG G4 and V10 will get Android 7.0 Nougat
- March 2017 Android security updates now available for Pixel and Nexus devices
- Android Studio 2.3 Brings Build Cache, Improved Constraint Layout, and More
- From Android Market to Google Play: a brief history of the Play Store
I have broken my first linux device within hours of booting it up. Running Raspian lite (CLI only) on a humble little pi 2b. This isn't a troubleshooting help question, that isn't my reason for posting. Even though i broke it to hell i am just actually excited to keep playing with it until i get a better handle on the system.
For the curious, i am pretty certain i screwed my sudoers file into oblivion when trying to get my user account sudo privelages. I used the visudo command to get in and edit it and it is adamantly denying any sudo commands pitched at it from all accounts. No big deal. Gunna spend some time trying to fix it if not burn it and start over.
This isn't a story of defeat. Just my first bold step into the unknown. Carry on!submitted by /u/QuillVance
I keep finding new things that make me think that. Lately I've been playing with M4. I was wanting a way to use C-style macros in other languages and even tried implementing it native to whatever language I was using. M4 already does what I wanted, and does it well.
I found that it's also useful for standard text processing a la sed, tr, awk etc.. You can do stuff like set a macro name to a single character and replace it with whatever text you want, evaluate math expressions inside it, save your settings to scripts, and a lot more. The learning curve has not been steep either.
I feel like there's probably a lot of stuff I'm missing out on that will make my life a lot easier.submitted by /u/cbbuntz
While it may not be as popular as Windows or MacOS, Linux is often the operating system of choice for those in the know. A combination of power and versatility has made Linux a firm favourite among developers and self-professed tech geeks over the years.
Contrary to popular belief, however, you don't need to be a programmer or a lifelong tech head to start using Linux. Most of the more popular distros are exceedingly easy to use, with heaps of documentation and guides available online. Best of all, Linux is classed as 'open source' software, meaning that it's completely free!
I've recently had my Samsung ML-1865W printer stop working and went shopping for a replacement. I was almost settled on a Brother HL-L2340DW when I realized it required closed source drivers installed from sketchy binaries. So I kept researching and realized there don't seem to be any reasonable cheap laser printers with open-source support anymore. Plenty of people rave about the Brother/HP support but both require binaries you have no reason to trust and probably restrict you to x86. I had no idea it had gotten this bad.submitted by /u/pedrocr
The Document Foundation’s Documentation Team was pleased to announce today, March 6, 2017, the general and immediate availability of an updated Getting Started with LibreOffice.
More individuals and organizations than ever before are contributing to open source projects. According to the Black Duck 10th Annual Future of Open Source Survey, "65 percent of companies are contributing to open source projects, up from 63 percent in 2015." In addition, 67 percent of enterprises actively encourage their staff to work on open source projects.
Similarly, the most recent report on Who Writes Linux found that 5,062 developers had contributed to the open source operating system in the past 15 months, and since 2005, 13,594 developers have written code for the project.
To kick off the new year, the developers of the Debian-based siduction GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability of version 2017.1.0.
An important Linux kernel security patch has been released today, March 6, 2017, for users of the CentOS 7 operating system series, addressing a total of four vulnerabilities discovered recently.
This is what I've tried so far. The keys work (except Escape key) in a terminal emulator, but not in tty. Ascii video works just fine with DVDs that automatically play. But once this script runs in tty environment, I'm stuck until I use htop to kill VLC processes. I've also tried them with quotes and used xav to map the keys just to be sure. I'm running a personal distro that I've made with susestudio (OpenSUSE 13.2 32-bit), and I'm working on a CLI menu for the next release for the diehard command line fans.submitted by /u/TheOuterLinux