SUSE, the enterprise Linux company, is working on its own storage solution using open-source Ceph: SUSE Storage.
Steady progress towards final release, although we still have a big
unknown worry in a regression that Dave Jones reported and that we
haven't solved yet. In the process of chasing that one down, there's
been a fair amount of looking at various low-level details, and that
found some dubious issues, but no smoking gun yet. But that explains
some of the patches in rc6..
Open Source Code Contains Fewer Defects, But There's a Catch
Research suggests that software developed using open source code contains fewer defects than that built with proprietary code. The catch is that open source code rarely benefits from security teams specifically tasked with looking for bugs.
Linux 3.18 Kernel: Not Much Change With Intel Haswell Performance
For those wondering whether there will be any exciting improvements with the Intel DRM graphics driver in the Linux 3.18 kernel, here's some OpenGL performance benchmarks.
Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE
The end of the year is coming and we've seen pretty much all devices that will be unveiled this year. Let's go back in time with Counterclockwise, our (almost) weekly trip back memory lane, and see what announcements late November has seen over the years.
Several Linux distros borrow Google’s Material Design ideas
Google introduced a new design language with Android 5.0 called Material Design. It relies on vivid colors, a lot of white space, and animations designed to make different on-screen elements feel like real materials.
For instance, switching between two screens in an app is meant to feel like sliding one sheet of paper over another.
Also: Material Design hits the desktop with Quantum OS Linux distro