The EXT4 file-system updates have been sent in for the Linux 4.3 kernel.
There isn't much to the EXT4 updates for Linux 4.3 besides clean-ups and fixes. Ted Ts'o wrote in the pull request, "Pretty much all bug fixes and clean ups for 4.3, after a lot of features and other churn going into 4.2."
Jonathan Riddell Mocks Canonical with His Own Intellectual Property Policy
In some more relaxing news, Jonathan Riddell, leader of the Kubuntu Linux distribution, has had the great pleasure of announcing his own IP (Intellectual Property) policy, mocking Canonical's.
Original: Jonathan Riddell™ IP Policy
Debian-Based Robolinux Xfce 8.1 OS Lets You Run Windows 10 in Stealth VM
The development team behind the Robolinux project announced earlier today, September 3, the immediate availability for download of their brand new Robolinux Xfce 8.1 "Raptor" Linux distribution.
The X.Org Foundation, through Keith Packard, announced the immediate availability for download of the first Release Candidate (RC) build towards the X.Org Server 1.18 open-source implementation of the X Window System.
NVIDIA has announced their GRID 2.0 platform while also unveiling their Tesla M6 and M60 server cards.
GRID is NVIDIA's virtual GPU technology for "sharing true virtual GPU hardware acceleration between multiple users." Notable to GRID 2.0 is Linux support to complement Windows. GRID 2.0 also aims to have 2x greater density, 2x greater performance, support for 128 users per server, and now supports 4K displays.
Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09 RC1 Ships with KDE Plasma 5.4 Desktop, KDE Apps 15.08
After announcing the release of the Manjaro Linux Xfce 15.09 RC1 distribution, Philip Müller comes with some more great news, this time for KDE fans, as the first Release Candidate build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux KDE 15.09 operating system has been seeded to testers worldwide earlier today, September 3, 2015.
Is Office 365 really cheaper than going open source?
The claim certainly generated plenty of headlines about the benefits of moving from OpenOffice to Office 365. However, it seems that, from the report, some of those savings are tied to the specific scenario facing the local authority in question, while others would diminish over time, as the bulk of the cost difference stems from estimates of lost productivity during years immediately after shifting to OpenOffice.
Special Exclusive: Q&A with Joyent CEO Scott Hammond
So far, we have utilized open source as a model to innovate quickly and engage with customers and a broad developer community. SmartOS and Node.js are open source projects we have run for a number of years. In November of last year we went all in when we open sourced two of the systems at Joyent’s core: SmartDataCenter and Manta Object Storage Service. The unifying technology beneath both SmartDataCenter and Manta is OS-based virtualization and we believe open sourcing both systems is a way to broaden the community around the systems and advance the adoption of OS-based virtualization industry-wide.