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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Leftovers: Dell with Ubuntu, New Unity, Kubernetes on Canonical Ubuntu

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:55:23 PM
  • Dell XPS 13 laptops with Kaby Lake now available for $800 and up (Windows and Ubuntu options)

    Note that the Ubuntu Linux models are considered Dell’s “Developer Edition” laptops, so they’re not necessarily cheaper than their Windows counterparts. In fact, the most affordable 2016 Dell XPS 13 available with Linux is a $950 version with a Core i5-7200U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

  • Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition now available with Ubuntu Linux and Intel Kaby Lake CPU

    When you want a laptop running Ubuntu, you can always purchase a Windows machine and replace the operating system. Why bother with that hassle, though? Instead, it is smart to buy a machine pre-loaded with a Linux-based operating from a company like System76.

    While System76 sells brilliant Ubuntu-powered laptops and desktops, it is not the only game in town. Actually, believe it or not, Dell has long been a proponent of Linux, even before 'Project Sputnik'. Its Ubuntu-powered XPS 13 Developer Edition laptops have been quite popular, and for good reason -- they are built well and are very beautiful. Today, Dell announces a refresh with 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors. The 13-inch laptop even gets a new color option -- rose gold.

    "As you may remember, these systems began life four years ago as Project Sputnik, an open-ended exploratory project. From the very beginning, the effort was designed to solicit and incorporate input from the developer community as to what they wanted in a laptop", says Barton George, ‎Senior Principal Engineer, Dell.

  • Unity 8 Desktop Session Arrives in Ubuntu 16.10

    The latest updates to Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak add a Unity8 desktop session to the Ubuntu login screen.

  • Trying Out The Experimental Unity 8 Session On Ubuntu 16.10
  • Hands On With Unity 8 On Ubuntu 16.10 (Screenshots, Video)

    In case you missed word earlier, the Unity 8 desktop is now available to try out in the latest Ubuntu 16.10 developer images — no need to manually install anything. It’s not the default experience, but it’s there, as an option, right on the login screen (see right).

  • Kubernetes on Canonical Ubuntu, enterprise container portfolio expands

    Dustin Kirkland leads Canonical’s platform products and has said that his firm’s focus is operational simplicity while delivering security, elasticity and compatibility with the Kubernetes standard across all public and private infrastructure.

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Reddit: Freecell Solver 4.4.0

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:41:25 PM

LXer: Mad Max to release on 20th of October for Linux & SteamOS, being ported by Feral Interactive

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:38:02 PM
Mad Max is officially being released on the 20th of October for Linux & SteamOS, it’s finally coming!

TuxMachines: Sailfish OS Fiskarsinjoki

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 07:28:04 PM
  • [Early Access] Sailfish OS Fiskarsinjoki

    It’s our great pleasure to announce that we are now starting to speed up deliveries of Sailfish OS updates.

    This post, as mentioned in the title, is about the next early access iteration, update Fiskarsinjoki. Fiskarsinjoki is a small Finnish river in the village of Fiskars. It passes through a park-like cultural landscape and lands in the Gulf of Finland – just some trivia for you to learn!

  • Jolla Puts Out Sailfish OS "Fiskarsinjoki" In Early Access

    Jolla is looking to push out Sailfish OS releases faster and thus today announced "Fiskarsinjoki" in early access form.

    This next iteration of Sailfish OS is codenamed Fiskarsinjoki over a small Finnish river. Fiskarsinjoki adds support for saving images/video directly to an SD card, easy conference calls support, an integrated scientific calculator, more editing options in the image gallery, file sharing support in the file manager, and various other small features and refinements.

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LXer: How to champion your committers

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 05:43:40 PM
A number of companies today proudly wear the open source badge to show their dedication to various projects, particular communities, or simply the idea of free software licensing. Many have gone down the Red Hat business route, creating a revenue model based on support and services, while others have built their business around proprietary features and add-ons to open source projects.Business models vary, but what all successful open source companies have in common is the ability to maintain healthy more

LinuxToday: Keeping Linux containers safe and secure

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM

Learn how the Anchore open source tool is making it easier for organizations to know what is going on inside their Linux containers.

LXer: KDE Neon 5.8 User Edition Linux OS Offers the Latest KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Desktop

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 04:46:29 PM
The KDE Neon development team proudly announced a few minutes ago the release of the KDE Neon 5.8 User Edition GNU/Linux distribution with the recently released KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment.

Phoronix: Trying Out The Experimental Unity 8 Session On Ubuntu 16.10

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 04:20:48 PM
With this month's Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" release, Unity 7 on the X.Org Server is used by default on the desktop while an alternate Unity 8 + Mir session is installed by default, but while it's available is not used unless logging into this newer desktop stack. Here's my few minutes of trying it out this morning with all of the latest Ubuntu 16.10 packages.

LXer: Nagios vs Zabbix vs Pandora FMS. An in depth comparison

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 03:49:18 PM
Pandora FMS guys show an in depth comparison of 3 of the main open source monitoring tools.

Reddit: use yaml to define your own autocompletions for bash

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 03:21:36 PM

LinuxToday: ISPConfig 3.1: Automated installation on Debian and Ubuntu

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 03:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: ISPConfig is one of the best free open source hosting control panels available to manage Linux hosting servers in single and multi-server environments.

Phoronix: Gallium3D's Gallivm Gets Basic AVX2 Support

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 02:56:28 PM
José Fonseca of VMware has added basic support for AVX2 to Gallivm, the driver-independent portion of LLVM integration with Gallium3D...

LXer: Tips from a software engineer for a balanced life

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 02:52:07 PM
Kent Dodds is a busy, busy guy. He's a full stack JavaScript engineer at PayPal, hosts JavaScript Air, co-hosts React30, is an instructor on, is a Google Developer Expert, and spends a lot of time on Twitter and more

More in Tux Machines

TheSSS 20.0 Server-Oriented Linux Distro Ships with Linux Kernel 4.4.17, PHP 5.6

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today, October 26, 2016, about the release and immediate availability of version 20.0 of his server-oriented TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) GNU/Linux distribution. Read more

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Daily Build ISO Images Are Now Available for Download

Now that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system is officially open for development, the first daily build ISO images have published in the usual places for early adopters and public testers. Read more

Today in Techrights

OSS Leftovers

  • Chain Releases Open Source Blockchain Solution for Banks
    Chain, a San Francisco-based Blockchain startup, launched the Chain Core Developer Edition, which is a distributed ledger infrastructure built for banks and financial institutions to utilize the Blockchain technology in mainstream finance. Similar to most cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin, developers and users are allowed to run their applications and platforms on the Chain Core testnet, a test network sustained and supported by leading institutions including Microsoft and the Initiative for Cryptocurrency and Contracts (IC3), which is operated by Cornell University, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois.
  • Netflix Upgrades its Powerful "Chaos Monkey" Open Cloud Utility
    Few organizations have the cloud expertise that Netflix has, and it may come as a surprise to some people to learn that Netflix regularly open sources key, tested and hardened cloud tools that it has used for years. We've reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting "Monkey" cloud tools as part of its "simian army," which it has deployed as a series satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Netflix previously released Chaos Monkey, a utility that improves the resiliency of Software as a Service by randomly choosing to turn off servers and containers at optimized tims. Now, Netflix has announced the upgrade of Chaos Monkey, and it's worth checking in on this tool.
  • Coreboot Lands More RISC-V / lowRISC Code
    As some early post-Coreboot 4.5 changes are some work to benefit fans of the RISC-V ISA.
  • Nextcloud Advances with Mobile Moves
    The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has been much in the news lately. CTO and founder of ownCloud Frank Karlitschek resigned from the company a few months ago. His open letter announcing the move pointed to possible friction created as ownCloud moved forward as a commercial entity as opposed to a solely community focused, open source project. Karlitschek had a plan, though. He is now out with a fork of ownCloud called Nextcloud, and we've reported on strong signs that this cloud platform has a bright future. In recent months, the company has continued to advance Nextcloud. Along with Canonical and Western Digital, the partners have launched an Ubuntu Core Linux-based cloud storage and Internet of Things device called Nextcloud Box, which we covered here. Now, Nextcloud has moved forward with some updates to its mobile strategy. Here are details.
  • Using Open Source for Data
    Bryan Liles, from DigitalOcean, explains about many useful open source big data tools in this eight minute video. I learned about Apache Mesos, Apache Presto, Google Kubernetes and more.