The Linux desktop is full of interesting features. In fact, users are often surprised at just how many handy tools the various iterations of the open source desktop there are. One such tool is the Calendar.
This week in Linux news, Linux celebrates its 24th birthday, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin discusses Microsoft's growing involvement with the foundation and more! Read up on the latest in Linux news from this past week.
After many delays, all four major mobile Linux alternatives to Android have finally arrived on smartphones. Mozilla's Firefox OS was first out of the gate two years ago, followed by Jolla's Sailfish OS, and this year they were joined by the first Ubuntu and Tizen phones.
When it comes to ensuring that the operating systems in your IT infrastructure are adequately secured, access-permission-wise, some companies and organizations are more up to date -- secure, and compliant -- than others...
Twenty-four years ago today, Linus Torvalds sent a message to the world. He said, “Hello, everybody out there…” and then calmly unleashed Linux. That message was received loud and clear. Since that day in 1991, Linux has undergone massive development and logged many milestones and Torvalds has become an iconic figure in the tech world. A recent article by Ashlee Vance, stated that “Torvalds may be the most influential individual economic force of the past 20 years.
IBM made a big announcement at LinuxCon Seattle of two LinuxONE mainframe machines. Canonical -- one part of the Linux trinity (the others being SUSE and Red Hat) -- had previously been missing from the mainframe...
“I’d like to give Linux a try, but I’m not sure how.” I’ve heard that statement so many times over the years.
“Clouds” don’t just free IT from having to buy, provision and manage hardware, they can be used as an “elastic” infrastructure, where apps can request resources as needed. Apps that can do this are, unsurprisingly, called “cloud-native apps.”
Log data provides critical insights into software systems. However, in the age of ubiquitous computing, unifying logs from hundreds of data sources with different formats presents a big challenge.
In a morning keynote presentation at LinuxCon, Michael Miller (Vice President of Global Alliances, Marketing and Product Management for SUSE), described himself as just a guy who likes technology.
This week, we kick off the 8th KVM Forum in Seattle, Washington. With the exception of 2009, KVM Forum has been held every year since 2007...
Today, Jim Zemlin (Executive Director at The Linux Foundation) opened LinuxCon North America in Seattle with a welcoming keynote. Here is a quick summary of this morning’s keynote addresses.
You might wonder why you should care about lightweight Linux distributions in the era of multicore processors and inexpensive RAM. Basically, there are three points that make lightweight distros important...
If you’ve been around Linux long enough, you know tools come and go. This was assumed to be the case back around 2009 when the debian-devel mailing list announced plans on deprecating the net-tools package due to lack of maintenance. It is now 2015 and net-tools is still around.
Around the time of the iPhone's 2007 release, Intel convinced OEMs to try out a new 4- to 6-inch tablet form-factor called Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). These Linux- and Windows CE-based devices never made it very far, and were almost unknown in the United States.
As a preview to next week’s LinuxCon, we spoke with Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM z Systems, about how open infrastructures drive innovation and IBM’s commitment to open ecosystems.
Recently, Chef (along with Puppet and other configuration management tools) has been getting plenty of coverage in the areas of DevOps and continuous delivery. Big companies, including HP, have embraced Chef as an important tool in automation.
Microservices are one of the latest instances of the cosmic methodological swings of the cyberpendulum between "small, specific-task components" (e.g., subroutines, Unix commands) and "massive monoliths."