As Paul Cormier, EVP of Engineering and president of Products and Technologies at Red Hat, Inc., led the keynote address on Day Two of Red Hat Summit 2016 at Moscone N & W in San Francisco, he began by looking back over the early days of the summit. Cormier looked back at the vision and the evolution of open source and said he was amazed at what has happened over the past 12 years and at how IT is evolving.
When Ubuntu was new, those who questioned it were mostly Debian developers, disgruntled because they were not hired or because Ubuntu failed to acknowledge its debt to Debian. Today, however, a vocal minority seems to view Canonical Software, the company behind Ubuntu, as a Microsoft in the making. From being the uncritical darling of open source, Canonical is closely and cynically scrutinized, and its motives constantly questioned.
So how did this transformation happen? Suspicion about corporations is hardly new in open source, yet Canonical seems singled out in a way that SUSE or Red Hat only occasionally are.
Permabit offers deduplication to Linux masses – almost
Permabit has moved beyond OEMs, making the latest release of its dedupe technology available as a Linux software package so that ISVs, professional services folks and systems integrators in its Hybrid Cloud Professional Services partners programme can use it.
Previously it was available to OEMs in Albireo (dedupe) and Virtual Data Optimizer or Virtual Data Optimizer, VDO (dedupe+compression+thin provisioning) form.
VDO v6 is designed for the cloud service provider market, Permabit says, and the VDO for Hybrid Cloud package simplifies VDO installation and configuration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) data centres.
Unrequited Microsoft, Red Hat in the Way, LinDoz
Christine Hall penned an opt-ed today saying that she remembers Microsoft's dirty tactics, tactics they still employ while professing love for Linux. The media can fawn all they want, but Hall will never trust them. Elsewhere, Jack Germain said LinDoz is a "smooth Windows-Cinnamon blend" and Jamie Watson had nice things to say about KaOS 2016.06. Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE editions are planned for this week and Red Hat said "RHEL is getting in the way."
Crush Your Enemies from Vile Monarch and Gambitious Digital Entertainment looks like a pretty fun little RTS game and it's coming to Linux on July 13th.
You can pre-order it right now on Games Republic (this supports us a little), or directly from Steam if you prefer. Which will give you a Steam key at release.
I love XCOM 2, it's probably my favourite strategy game right now. The problem is, it's still a bit of a buggy mess, a lovable mess mind you.
I've played 47 49 hours of the game, and I do feel like certain aspects of it are lacking. I will keep searching for you, but here's some quick picks. There's thousands of modifications available for XCOM 2, so even these took a while of sifting through junk.
I'm never one to shy away from patting my fellow Linux users on the back, so here it is *pats*. Thanks to the Linux gaming community and our own contributor BTRE, ZED by Eagre Games has passed the funding goal on Kickstarter.
They now need less than $2,000 to hit their first stretch-goal, so hopefully they will hit that as it sounds like it will be a very nice thing to have.
I shot off a message to Nightdive Studios about their Linux plans for System Shock since Linux is a stretch goal. The reply doesn't fill me with confidence to pledge right now.
My question: "About the Linux stretch goal, is that for a Linux version after the initial Windows release or for a same-day Linux release?"
MeX Operating System Brings Cinnamon 3.0 & Linux Kernel 4.6 to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Today, June 30, 2016, Arne Exton has released a new build of his MeX GNU/Linux distribution, based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.
Shipping with the Cinnamon 3.0.5 desktop environment (Cinnamon 3.0.6 is now the latest version available) and borrowing some of the technologies from the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" repositories, MeX Build 160630 is now available for download powered by the Linux 4.6 kernel.