First of all, let me introduce Kafka, a high-throughput distributed messaging system. It was originally developed by LinkedIn as a backbone of a website activity tracking infrastructure. Once open source, it was developed further under the umbrella of the Apache Foundation. In 2014 Confluent was founded to provide enterprise level support to Kafka users. Kafka is now used by major companies, including Netflix, Twitter and PayPal. There are now many more uses for Kafka: message queuing, log aggregation, stream processing or as a commit log.
As you may know, Nmap is a command-line network exploration tool that supports ping scanning to determine the online hosts, port scanning techniques and TCP/IP fingerprinting for remote device identification.
As you may know, Aptik is an open-source application that enables the users to easily perform and restore backups of PPAs, aplications and packages in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivates.
Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems is easy.
Albion Online is something I have kept on eye on for sometime now, and since I’ve been playing it during the closed beta period here are my initial thoughts on it. This is not a full review, as I will do that once it’s completely out.
We have a real empty spot when it comes to MMORPG games on Linux, and I used to love chilling out in WoW when I was a Windows minion, so finally having one comparable on Linux is great, but is it any good?
Empire TV Tycoon has just today put up their Linux version after sorting out some issues, and I can't wait to give it a go.
I used to love Tycoon games as a younger lad, so this sort of thing appeals to me greatly. I never had a chance to actually play many, I had a lot of demo versions, but never a lot of actual games.
On November 25, the Krita developers were happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming Krita 2.9 Animation Edition open-source digital painting software.
French public sector still a large user of Free Software (PAC)
The French administration is still a large enabler of Free Software in France. According to a survey published by Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC , CXP group), a French consulting company, the public sector is seen as an opportunity for Free Software for 71% of the more than 100 companies surveyed in this study, mostly members of the Conseil National du Logiciel Libre and Syntec Numérique, an association of IT companies.
How to customise your Linux desktop: Cinnamon
Wow, that is a lot of configuration and customization - and as with the previous desktops, I really haven't dug very deeply into it. I hope that this post provides enough information to get started with, and enough motivation to make you really want to dig into it.
Today, November 24, the developers of the beautiful KaOS GNU/Linux distribution have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability of new installation media for the operating system, dubbed KaOS 2015.11.
As a journalist, I have to stay updated with the latest software and rolling releases suit my needs the best. I have been an Arch user for couple of years now and I love it to the core because it's one of the best rolling release available. Prior to Arch, I was an openSUSE user and before that I used Ubuntu.
The reason I moved from openSUSE to Arch was that openSUSE aims at stability and reliability, which means packages take some time to land in official repositories or in the Open Build Service (OBS). On the contrary, thanks to AUR (Arch User Repository) and testing repositories, you can easily install packages even before they are officially released. And since it was a rolling release, I was always running the updated packages without having to reinstall everything every year.
Early this year, David Edmundson from KDE, concluded that "In many cases [systemd] allows us to throw away large amounts of code whilst at the same time providing a better user experience. Adding it [systemd] as an optional extra defeats the main benefit". A perfectly sensible explanation. But, then, one might wonder to which point KDE would remain usable without systemd?
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 continues Red Hat's goal of redefining the enterprise operating system by providing a trusted path towards the future of information technology without compromising the needs of the modern enterprise.