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Latest News Feed - For the Community, By The Community2015-09-04T07:57:20+00:00
Updated: 1 hour 3 min ago

LinuxCon Coverage: Collaboration Can Change the World

Monday 17th of August 2015 11:47:53 PM

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.

Best Lightweight Linux Distros

Monday 17th of August 2015 02:12:12 PM

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...

Replacing ifconfig with ip

Friday 14th of August 2015 05:40:28 PM

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.

Samsung Unveils Android Phablets -- And Teases a Tizen Watch

Friday 14th of August 2015 03:01:19 PM

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.  

LinuxCon Preview: Q&A with SUSE’s Michael Miller

Friday 14th of August 2015 02:41:58 PM

As a preview of next week’s LinuxCon in Seattle, we asked keynote speaker Michael Miller of SUSE to answer some questions about openness in IT infrastructure and what it means for Linux and SUSE.

LinuxCon Preview: Q&A with IBM’s Ross Mauri

Friday 14th of August 2015 02:02:51 PM

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.

Automating Processes with Chef

Thursday 13th of August 2015 05:49:57 PM

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 101: What To Know, What To Do

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:10:06 PM

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."

Why, When, and How To Use a Virtual Machine

Monday 10th of August 2015 05:47:46 PM

I must admit I haven't been a huge fan of virtual machines for personal use until recently. 

Making The Most of Skype on Linux

Friday 7th of August 2015 06:11:48 PM

Although Skype is owned by Microsoft, it is still one of the most popular VOIP clients/services available. And with good reason. You can use Skype on nearly every platform on the market...

This Week in Linux News: AMD Developing New Linux Architecture, CoreOS and Mirantis Announce Alliance, and More.

Friday 7th of August 2015 05:19:43 PM

This week in Linux news, AMD is developing new Linux driver architecture, CoreOS and Mirantis announce new alliance, and more! Keep reading for the top 5 Linux stories of the week.

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Google Chrome Turns Seven, Advances with Security and Performance Gains

After seven years of development, Google continues its rapid pace of release and enhancement for its Chrome browser. On the seventh anniversary of the first Chrome public release on September 2, Google released Chrome stable version 45 and Chrome beta 46. Google Chrome debuted on September 2, 2008 after months of speculation about Google's intentions regarding entering the browser market. The first Chrome browser entered the market at a time when Microsoft's IE still dominated, though Firefox was making a dent in that market share. Today, according to multiple sets of stats, including Statcounter, Google Chrome stands as the world's most popular web browser. Read more

The Linux Test Project has been released for September 2015

Good news everyone, the Linux Test Project test suite stable release for *September 2015* has been released. Since the last release 272 patches by 27 authors were merged. Notable changes are: * Network namespace testcases were rewritten from scratch * New user namespaces testcases * New testcases for various virtual network interfaces * New umount2() testcases (for UMOUNT_NOFOLLOW, MNT_EXPIRE and MNT_DETACH flags) * New open() testcase (for O_PATH flag) * New getrandom() testcases * New inotify, cpuset, futex_wake() and recvmsg() regression tests + The usual number of fixes and enhancements Read more