|Blog entry||From Karmic to Lucid: Distribution Update Screenshots||eco2geek||05/05/2010 - 5:49am|
|Blog entry||Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Finally Released!||akramshaikh||29/04/2010 - 7:18pm|
|Blog entry||Freshly Squeezed Debian: Installing from Live DVD||eco2geek||19/04/2010 - 7:26pm|
|Blog entry||Open Source model for Drug Discovery (OSDD)||sackana||12/04/2010 - 9:58am|
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|Blog entry||Kubuntu 11.10: It seems that there is a problem.||blackbelt_jones||4||17/12/2011 - 9:06pm|
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The Linux Foundation's OPNFV project won a significant endorsement this week from China-based ZTE Corporation, which stands to increase the global reach of the open source network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative.
Based in Shenzen, China, ZTE is a major manufacturer of telecom...
At the beginning of 2014, Red Hat embraced the community CentOS Linux distribution. It's a move that brought the clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) closer into the Red Hat organization.
In a video interview, Paul Cormier, EVP and President at Red Hat, details how the CentOS relationship has worked out over the course of 2014.
Welcome to the age of containerization, where an ecosystem led by startup Docker is leading IT organizations to ineffable peaks of efficiency, helping them scale their workloads ever-higher, and probably baking them a nice cake to boot (it's my birthday, I have cake on the brain, sue me). Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services are all tripping over themselves to make sure prospective customers know that their clouds are the place to be if you want to get the most from Docker.
Finally. After three and a half years of sucking, openSUSE is a top performance once again. This is an excellent all-around distribution, and it comes with some neat solutions both over and underneath the hood. You can't deny its amazing looks, and with the 13.2 release, performance, functionality and stability are back.
Now, openSUSE 13.2 has its problems. The screenshot thingie, subvolume handling, missing Samba printing option, plus that one inexplicable crash, which is probably the most serious item. And because of it, the final grade shall be lower. But all combined, the woes pale against the quality and general goodness radiating from this edition. Really, if you ignore the initial setup, and the one time freeze, there's very little not to like about openSUSE 13.2. I'm pleased. And feeling somewhat fanboyish. But this is good.
Anyhow, if you're looking for a non-Ubuntu family release that can offer you a great blend and balance between looks, modernity, functionality, stability, and performance, then you have several worthy candidates to consider. CentOS is one of them, and now openSUSE has returned, mighty and strong, and sanity has been restored into the distro world, where for many years, there's been an almost total dominance by Mint and Ubuntu, with everyone else lagging behind. OpenSUSE 13.2 is definitely worth testing and exploring. Final grade, something like 9/10, and this is with a whole 0.5 point taken off. So it's good. Do it.
Earlier this week on Phoronix I posted benchmarks indicating potential block/file-system performance regressions using the Linux 3.18 kernel. Since then I've been carrying out more tests looking for any file-system performance problems on other hardware.
The tests earlier this week showed the Flexible I/O Tester (FIO) regressing for EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS from a OCZ Vertex 3 SATA SSD with Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system. I've been running a few more Linux 3.17 vs. Linux 3.18 Git comparisons looking at the disk performance for other Linux systems:
Many GNU/Linux users are concerned over the recent privacy issues raised by Mozilla implemented, targeted ads in Firefox. GNU IceCat offers an excellent alternative for privacy minded users, but can be difficult to install if your distro lacks a package. Here is a guide for installing it on any distro: http://www.cupoflinux.com/SBB/index.php/topic,2422.0.html
Today in Linux news Simon Phipps discusses what the merger completion means for SUSE and Dedoimedo.com reviews openSUSE 13.2. Linux Mint 17.1 update was released a couple of days ago and Chris Hoffman and Craciun Dan cover what's new. Matt Weinberger has a layman's guide to Docker "without getting lost in the weeds, and without breaking out the diagrams" and Jamie Watson reviews Caine Linux.
With Mint 17.1 Rebecca being days away from release, and Cinnamon 2.4 looking so good, here is an overview of some of the best looking themes which allow you to beautify your desktop.
Most of these are available online, and you can install them from Menu -> Preferences -> Themes. There are also some themes from gnome-look.org, and to install those you need to download the archive and uncompress it inside the ~/.themes folder. I specified the themes which are are from gnome-look.org
Millions of open-source WordPress site owners received email notifications over the last 24 hours advising them of a site update. The new WordPress 4.0.1 update provides multiple security fixes and data-hardening improvements to help secure WordPress sites. The WordPress 4.0.1 update is the first incremental update for WordPress since the 4.0 release in September. The 4.0.1 update provides 23 bug fixes and an additional 8 security vulnerability fixes.
The second revision to the Linux kernel based D-Bus implementation is now available for review.
Greg Kroah-Hartman on Thursday night posted the "v2" revision of the KDBUS implementation for providing the kernel with a new IPC implementation that resembles the existing user-space D-Bus daemon while adding extra features.
Among the changes in this revision to KDBUS are exposing its control files and other information via a new kdbusfs file-system, KDBUS expects to be mounted to /sys/fs/kdbus, a new KDBUS domain is created for each time kdbusfs is mounted, and various other low-level changes.
More details via the patch-set series. It's not clear yet whether KDBUS will be ready for merging in the Linux 3.19 kernel or will be held off until Linux 3.20 or longer.
This is the first home wifi router on the planet that you can go out and purchase that ships only with software that respects your freedom: libreCMC, a distribution of GNU/Linux recently endorsed by the FSF. This is awesome and you should replace your proprietary software-based wireless router at home with one of these! I've personally been using one at home for a few weeks now and I love it. I even made an unboxing video for you so you can see how simple it is to set-up.