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OpenSUSE 42.2 Merges Best Features of Enterprise, Community Models

Friday 18th of November 2016 01:00:00 AM

eWEEK: In the world of Linux distributions, users are often faced with the option of choosing an enterprise-grade distribution or a community distribution.

Ubuntu 17.04 to Offer an Evolved Unity 8 Session as More Apps Will Run as Snaps

Thursday 17th of November 2016 10:00:00 PM

 softpedia: As Canonical's convergence vision continues for Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), due for release in April 2017, the company will provide users with a more evolved Unity 8 session where more applications run as Snaps.

Flatpak Reviews - Linux Apps For All Distributions

Thursday 17th of November 2016 09:00:00 PM

 LinuxandUbuntu: snaps aren't for everyone, apparently.

Looks like mech combat game 'Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps' is coming to Linux

Thursday 17th of November 2016 08:00:00 PM

GamingOnLinux: More games for Linux coming...

Setting Up Web-Based Guacamole Tool to Access Remote Linux/Windows Machines

Thursday 17th of November 2016 07:00:00 PM

 tecmint:guacamole is a remote desktop gateway powered by Tomcat that only needs to be installed on a central server.

Looking Forward To The Linux 4.10 Kernel

Thursday 17th of November 2016 06:00:00 PM

Phoronix: The Linux 4.9 kernel will be officially released in about three weeks but there is already new features/functionality to get excited about for Linux 4.10.

ReactOS 0.4.3 Officially Released with New Winsock Library, over 340 Bug Fixes

Thursday 17th of November 2016 05:00:00 PM

The new Winsock library is major news for ReactOS users as it promises to effectively support all network operations in user mode applications.

Canonical Announces the Public Preview of Microsoft SQL Server on Ubuntu Linux

Thursday 17th of November 2016 04:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Canonical prepared a public preview of SQL Server on Linux, allowing Ubuntu users to get familiar with it

More Networking Tricks

Thursday 17th of November 2016 03:00:00 PM

FreedomPenguin: Linux networking can be tricky.

Report: Linux, NoSQL, Nginx set foundation for AWS app dominance

Thursday 17th of November 2016 01:00:00 PM

InfoWorld: Sumo Logic research shows its customers favor AWS for building their apps, Redis for storing data, and Nginx for serving it all up

Tilling the Brownfield: Bumps on the Road to the Container Dream

Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:00:00 PM Richard Marshall of IAC Publishing Labs describes's adventures in navigating two decades of legacy infrastructure on the way to living the container native dream

Don't Believe the Lies; Microsoft Hates Linux and Merely Pulls E.E.E. Tactics Against It, Including .NET Promotion

Thursday 17th of November 2016 07:00:00 AM

 techrights: A warning about lots of prepared (in advance) Microsoft brainwash

How to Check Which Apache Modules are Enabled/Loaded in Linux

Thursday 17th of November 2016 03:00:00 AM

tecmint: Apache is built, based on the principle of modularity, this way, it enables web server administrators to add different modules to extend its primary functionalities and enhance apache performance as well.

Microsoft Buries Old Animosity by Joining Linux Foundation

Thursday 17th of November 2016 02:00:00 AM

eWEEK: In recent years, Microsoft has transformed itself from being the mortal enemy of Linux to being a productive participant in open-source communities.

SUSE advances its open-source storage system

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Besides announcing its next version of Ceph-powered SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE has bought openATTIC, the open-source Ceph and storage management framework.

Disk encryption with Calamares, the Linux installer

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 10:00:00 PM

 LinuxBSDos: learn how to use its disk encryption feature to enhance the physical security posture of a supported Linux distribution.

How Capital One is embracing open source

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 09:00:00 PM

After years of proprietary and closed source solutions, organizations in the financial sector are embracing open source software.

Debian 8 KDE: good and evil of FOSS

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 08:00:00 PM

 DarkDuck: If you ask old Linux users which system is most trusted, stable, solid and supported, Debian of course will be among the leaders of the list.

Almost all the world's fastest supercomputers run Linux

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Linux is SUPER (thanks for asking)

Open source licenses are shared resources

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 06:00:00 PM

 opensource: Licenses are valuable shared resources.

More in Tux Machines

Pico-ITX SBC runs Ubuntu on Braswell

DFI announced an Intel Braswell based “BW051” Pico-ITX SBC with up to 8GB DDR3L, mini-PCIe, SATA 3.0, mSATA, and Linux support. DFI, which earlier this year tapped Intel’s “Braswell” generation of SoCs for its BW968 COM Express Compact Type 6 module, has now chosen Braswell for a Pico-ITX SBC. The 100 x 72mm BW051 ships with 4-6W Braswell processors including dual or quad-core Celeron models, the quad-core 1.6GHz Pentium N3710, and quad-core, 1.04GHz Atom x5-E8000. Read more

Shuttleworth Foundation/Mozilla Foundation Overlap

  • Helen Turvey Joins the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors
    Today, we’re welcoming Helen Turvey as a new member of the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors. Helen is the CEO of the Shuttleworth Foundation. Her focus on philanthropy and openness throughout her career makes her a great addition to our Board. Throughout 2016, we have been focused on board development for both the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation boards of directors. Our recruiting efforts for board members has been geared towards building a diverse group of people who embody the values and mission that bring Mozilla to life. After extensive conversations, it is clear that Helen brings the experience, expertise and approach that we seek for the Mozilla Foundation Board.
  • Why I’m joining Mozilla’s Board, by Helen Turvey
    For the last decade I have run the Shuttleworth Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that looks to drive change through open models. The FOSS movement has created widely used software and million dollar businesses, using collaborative development approaches and open licences. This model is well established for software, it is not the case for education, philanthropy, hardware or social development.

Games for GNU/Linux

Ubuntu Leftovers

  • Mesa 12.0.4 Promises 15% Performance Boost for Radeon Users on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    The Mesa problem in Ubuntu Linux is about to be resolved very soon, after the game developers behind the UK-based Feral Interactive video game publishing company urged Canonical to update the software to a most recent version. The Mesa 3D Graphics Library is a unique open-source implementation of the OpenGL graphics API for Linux-based operating systems, and it includes drivers for Intel, Radeon, and Nvidia graphics cards. But it looks like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was shipping with a pretty old version of Mesa.
  • Canonical to sue cloud provider over Ubuntu images
    Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has said it plans to sue an European cloud provider for distributing unofficial images of its cloud distribution despite several warnings. The company offers certified cloud images of Ubuntu that are guaranteed to run on specific cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or Google. Performance is optimised and integrated with underlying cloud requirements, with input from the host's cloud engineers.