A lot of work has to be done – and will be done -- to decouple the individual building blocks of cloud computing before consumers and users can choose what is best for them. Competition and a free market of components and applications are needed to unlock the full potential of cloud computing.
Manjaro 0.8.11 was made available only a month ago and its makers have already released four upgrade packs. Even if this seems like they have a lot to fix, that's not actually true. In fact, these packs bring some important upgrades for a number of important components, like the Linux kernel for example.
Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers.
Ubuntu Core was designed to provide only the essential components for running Linux workloads in the cloud. An early preview edition of it, which Canonical calls "Snappy," was released last week. The new edition jettisoned many of the libraries and programs usually found in general use Linux distributions that were unnecessary for cloud use.
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2014 has been a very interesting year with a ton of major releases, but one in particular really stands out, Ubuntu Touch. It's not yet available in stores and it's not "really" ready, but it's the one that registered the most progress.
Linus Torvalds is not one to shy away from saying what he thinks and he apparently doesn't have a too good opinion on what the terminal app looks like by default in the latest Fedora 21.
Nowadays, I try to use as many FOSS as possible. I have recently fully migrated to Linux which gives me an amazing work environment.
Getting touchscreen gestures to work on Linux isn’t all that challenging. It does, however, require the installation of an app and a Firefox extension.
Acer kicked off its CES yesterday by announcing the $249 Chromebook 15, a new Chromebook laptop that — for now at least — is the biggest one you can buy. We just got our hands on it here in Las Vegas, and even at a glance it looks like there's fierce new competitor in the Chromebook market.
The firm already has a prototype that’s in the hands of early customers with plans to go public in 2015, The Register has learned.
The move follows delivery of an ACID-compliant graph database for use with FoundationDB’s existing NoSQL engine.
The document database, like FoundationDB’s graph store, would run on top of the company’s recently upgraded key-value store engine. If it is successful, FoundationDB could succeed in throwing up another bridge between the once-separate worlds of NoSQL and relational databases.