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5 Linux Desktop Environments on the Rise for 2017

Friday 20th of January 2017 03:00:10 PM

With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it’s sometimes challenging to tell, from month to month, which desktop will reign as the fan favorite, there are always signs that a particular desktop is going to rise in market share.

Three trends I always examine are evolution, usability, and modernity. I prefer my desktops to have evolved along with the needs of current trends and users, to be easily used, and have a modern design aesthetic. Bonus points are generally awarded for a high range of flexibility.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux & Open Source Vulnerabilities in 2017

Friday 20th of January 2017 02:50:13 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Linux & Open Source Vulnerabilities in 201720 JanLearn more

Serverless Computing Is the Stack Reimagined

Friday 20th of January 2017 02:11:42 PM

Alan Ho's presentation at Node.js Interactive centered on serverless -- a technology he has been working on since he founded InstaOps (acquired by Apigee, which was then acquired by Google) a few years ago.

What is Serverless?

In Ho's own words, "Serverless computing is the code execution model that the cloud provider abstracts the complexity of managing individual servers." This basically means the provider worries about the servers. You just run your code on them.

Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

Thursday 19th of January 2017 03:39:45 PM

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

4 Common Open Source License Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

Thursday 19th of January 2017 03:00:35 PM
Title: 4 Common Open Source License Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them19 JanLearn more

openSUSE Package Management Cheat Sheet

Thursday 19th of January 2017 02:00:04 PM
Title: openSUSE Package Management Cheat Sheet19 JanLearn more

The Linux Foundation Brings 3 New Open Source Events to China

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 03:18:13 PM
Title: The Linux Foundation Brings 3 New Open Source Events to China18 JanLearn more

How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 02:31:38 PM

The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Munzali Garba

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 02:10:42 PM
Title: Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Munzali Garba18 JanLearn more

Arrive On Time With NTP -- Part 1: Usage Overview

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 02:00:31 PM
Title: Arrive On Time With NTP -- Part 1: Usage Overview18 JanLearn more

The Age of the Unikernel: 10 Projects to Know

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 03:25:41 PM

When it comes to operating systems, container technologies, and unikernels, the trend toward tiny continues. What is a unikernel? It is essentially a pared-down operating system (the unikernel) that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual machine. They are sometimes called library operating systems because they include libraries that enable applications to use hardware and network protocols in combination with a set of policies for access control and isolation of the network layer.

OpenStack Swift: Scalable and Durable Object Storage

Tuesday 17th of January 2017 02:25:46 PM
Title: OpenStack Swift: Scalable and Durable Object Storage17 JanLearn more

Terrible Ideas in Git

Monday 16th of January 2017 03:00:01 PM

"Git does let you do some extraordinarily powerful things. Powerful, of course, in this talk, is a polite euphemism for stupid," says Corey Quinn of FutureAdvisor at LinuxCon North America. Who hasn't experienced at least one moment of feeling like a complete dunce when using Git? Sure, Git is wonderful, everyone uses it, and you can do most of your work with a few basic commands. But it also has mighty powers to make us feel like we have no idea what we're doing.

Best Linux Distributions for New Users

Friday 13th of January 2017 03:14:00 PM

Ah, the age-old question...one that holds far more importance than simply pointing out which Linux distribution is a fan-favorite. Why is that?

Let me set the stage: You have a user—one who has, most likely, spent the majority of their time in front of either a Windows or Mac machine—and they’ve come to you for an alternative. You want to point them in a direction that will bring about the least amount of hiccups along the way and highlight the power and flexibility of Linux.

This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchain's Importance Surges in 2017 & More

Friday 13th of January 2017 03:00:51 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Linux Forces Improved Windows Gaming, Blockchain's Importance Surges in 2017 & More13 JanLearn more

State of the Union: npm

Friday 13th of January 2017 02:00:05 PM

Ashley Williams kicked off her colorful "paint by number" keynote at Node.js Interactive by explaining that npm is actually a for-profit company. Npm makes money by selling its enterprise services and, apart from the amounts required to run the everyday operations of a regular company, its revenue is invested in running the npm registry.

The Linux Foundation Welcomes JanusGraph

Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:48:04 PM
Title: The Linux Foundation Welcomes JanusGraph12 JanLearn more

OpenSSL For Apache and Dovecot: Part 2

Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:00:45 PM
Title: OpenSSL For Apache and Dovecot: Part 212 JanLearn more

How to Make the Most of the Free Intro to DevOps Course on edX

Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:00:30 PM
Title: How to Make the Most of the Free Intro to DevOps Course on edX12 JanLearn more

New Linux WiFi Daemon Streamlines Networking Stack

Thursday 12th of January 2017 02:00:39 PM

If you’ve ever used an embedded Linux development device with wireless networking, you’ve likely benefited from the work of Marcel Holtmann, the maintainer of the BlueZ Bluetooth daemon since 2004, who spoke at an Embedded Linux Conference Europe panel in October.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

Red Hat Financial News

Wine 2.0 RC6 released