Linux is a community environment. Whether it’s the professionals over at RedHat, Canonical, and Suse or the guys who got together and decided to create Hannah Montana Linux, behind every project there’s usually a community. My first attempt at Linux came in the desert in Iraq. We were building a router lab and I had a couple of blade servers lying around but couldn’t get the Microsoft 2003 server key from our IT guys. So the other resident nerd on site and I started downloading Linux Distros to check them out.
OpenSuse was awesome, Ubuntu was in its infancy, and I had no idea what I was doing. At night I’d trudge through forum after forum trying to figure out how the OS could help solve the problems I was creating and experiencing. There were a lot of posts for post-windows users and not all of them were kind. Many of them were written with a rather mocking or haughty tone. There was almost a standard litmus tests on posts where the person would casually mention how long they’ve been running Linux. Anything less than five years was a noob and others on the forum would point it out. There were a lot of good, kind voices, but they were often drowned out by those with a chip on their shoulder. (Read the rest)
Unfortunately, my talk is at the same time as Suneel’s, so I won’t be able to attend his, but these are all great talks and you should be sure to put as many as possible on your schedule if you’ll be in Vancouver!
Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) and Telefonica Business Solutions, a provider of a wide range of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, announced an agreement establishing Red Hat Mobile Application Platform as the global reference platform for operators within the Telefonica Group to mobilize the business processes of its customers on their path to digital transformation.
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and Telefonica Business Solutions, a leading provider of a wide range of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, today announced an agreement establishing Red Hat Mobile Application Platform as the global reference platform for operators within the Telefonica Group to mobilize the business processes of its customers on their path to digital transformation.
Before and after Fedora releases, there are updates that keep coming in to fix bugs or add minor features to packages included in Fedora. To ensure that these are stable and don’t affect the performance of the existing system, we do “update testing”. Once testing is complete, we share our results and make sure that the developer is aware about the bugs and the success rate of the package. This article will explain how to participate in update testing and contribute to a high quality Fedora release!
This Is How the New Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon Theme Looks Like
Linux Mint project leader and maintainer Clement Lefebvre dropped some exciting news today about what users should expect from the upcoming Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" operating system.
You can't make money from open source
People who say you can’t make money from open source probably misunderstand open source.
Open source is a way of developing software; it’s not a business model. You can’t make money from open source, you make money around open source.
Red Hat challenged and changed the traditional way of selling software, the exchange of money for a good, by giving away the software for free and building a support model around it. It was a very brave move compared to what Microsoft and other proprietary companies had been doing. Red Hat was building everything in the open, it’s product was available for free and there was no vendor lock in. Red Hat’s success proves that you can make money around open source.
Adapter interfaces 40-pin Raspberry Pi add-ons over USB
Ryanteck’s “RTK.GPIO” is a Raspberry Pi 40-pin GPIO header simulator that lets SBCs or other systems interface with Raspberry Pi expansion boards over USB.
There have been numerous attempts to turn a Raspberry Pi into the equivalent of a desktop PC. Now UK-based Ryanteck LTD aims to turn your PC (or non-RPi SBC) into a Raspberry Pi. You can plug the RTK.GPIO into the USB port of any Linux, Mac, or Windows system and be able to interface with the majority of 40-pin Raspberry Pi add-on boards, says the UK-based company.
Xiaomi is about to release a 6.4-inch Android phone
We're expecting a bunch of new products out of Xiaomi next week, but in the meantime we still have leaks to chew on. The latest is out of TENAA, China's version of the FCC, which is never shy with sharing pictures of upcoming hardware. Xiaomi is about to announce the Mi Max, a truly mid-range monstrosity. It's powered by a Snapdragon 650 (the current top of the line is the Snapdragon 820), and it has a 6.4-inch, 1080p screen.
The Mi Max won't be the first 6.4-inch phone. Or "phone," if you refuse to accept the phablet revolution. But it's certainly an ode to size above all other considerations.