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|Story||Red Hat and Fedora||Roy Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 11:21pm|
|Story||Btrfs In Linux 4.2 Brings Quota Updates, Many Fixes||Roy Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 10:08pm|
|Story||Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE Officially Released - Screenshot Tour||Roy Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 9:55pm|
|Story||Will Red Hat Enter the Security Market?||Rianne Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 9:10pm|
|Story||6 things technical leaders should consider around open-source software||Rianne Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 9:06pm|
|Story||OpenMandriva 2014.2 and openSUSE 42||Roy Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 9:02pm|
|Story||Linux as a lifestyle||Rianne Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 8:59pm|
|Story||Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Your Shutdown Scripts||Roy Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 8:43pm|
|Story||StackEngine's Boyd Hemphill: How Docker is Changing DevOps||Roy Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 8:21pm|
|Story||The Problem With Putting All the World’s Code in GitHub||Roy Schestowitz||30/06/2015 - 7:51pm|
Source code repository company GitHub today released version 1.0 of its Atom text editor for working with code.
Contributors to the Atom open-source project have made several improvements to the software in recent months, adding features like preview tabs, cutting down on memory usage for large files, making text more readable by default, and, of course, squashing bugs.
Meizu announced yesterday that the new MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone would be made available on its website through a system of invites, and that system is now live. If you're lucky enough, you might be able to buy one.
Based on the native encryption support added to EXT4 with the Linux 4.1 kernel, Linux 4.2 is bringing encryption support to the F2FS file-system.
Paul Cormier, Red Hat EVP and president of products and technologies, discusses two new products announced today at the Red Hat Summit.
Chris Wright, chief technologist for Red Hat, sat down with theCUBE cohosts Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman to discuss new developments in the open source world and NVF in telcom networks.
As the person who helps define Red Hat’s strategic vision, Wright has seen conversations shift from cost of ownership to innovation. “Today, there is a shift to operationalize complex systems,” he says. “There has been a change in open source technology from commoditization to a place where real innovation is happening, and new services are introduced quickly.”
Yet another feature being worked on for Fedora 23 is to make it easy to test cloud images locally from the Fedora Workstation/Server.
Currently this program only works on Fedora Linux and requires libvirt, libguestfs, and python-requests for supporting this local cloud testing. Testcloud makes it a one-step process for downloading, booting, and gaining access to a cloud image on your local system.
More Fedora: Korora 20 Peach Reached EOL.
To be fair, Plasma is not the only desktop whose development has become cautious. The years 2008-2012 saw user revolts against major changes to GNOME and KDE, and a mediocre reception to the introduction of Unity. In the aftermath, the developers of desktop environments were left understandably nervous, and remain concerned about the pace of change.
Also, in the last few years, Plasma has been ported to the Qt5 framework, and much of it rewritten. This process was unavoidable, and seems to have resulted in greater responsiveness, although questions of speed are notoriously subjective in computer interfaces.
Yet at the same time that this process has happened, KDE as a community has done little to extend the concept of the desktop. The innovations that marked Plasma 4, such as Activities, tabbed windows, and desktop layout, have received only minor tweaks -- the Activities window, for example, scrolls vertically in the latest Plasma releases instead of horizontally as in the first releases.
Red Hat is dominating the headlines today with their announcements and related from the Red Hat Summit 2015, but several interesting tidbits appeared from other projects as well. Tumbleweed hasn't been updated in quite a while, Neil Rickert knows why. Christine Hall reviewed Mageia 5 Monday and Dark Duck posted more screenshots today. Fedora and Korora 20s have reached their end of life and a new Ubuntu phone hits e-shelves.
More Ubuntu Phone:
Another Ubuntu phone, the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition, has been made available in Europe - but you'll have to jump through a few hoops to secure one.
Canonical finally delivered the first smartphone powered by the Linux-based Ubuntu OS earlier this year. It swiftly followed up on the launch of the BQ Aquarius E4.5 with news of a follow-up, the Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition, which will also be made by Spain's BQ.
It’s only been a few weeks since Canonical unveiled a new Ubuntu phone, but the company is already back with another handset for the European market. This time the hardware comes from Chinese firm Meizu, packing a slick design and some pretty nice specs.
After announcing the implementation of the Fan overlay network system in Ubuntu Linux, Canonical's Ben Howard had the pleasure of introducing the first ever cloud images that contain the new technology.
Over the last fifteen years, I've tailored most of what I do personally and professionally to the open source way. It puts the needs of others first in my life, and I love showing people how they can use a secure and stable operating system on new or aging hardware to accomplish all of their technology needs and desires. I've also seen the open source community grow and hundreds of new, and constantly improving, projects and products emerge. I'm a regular user of OpenOffice and LibreOffice. And, I use Firefox, Audacity, OpenShot, VirtualBox, Wordpress, Drupal, Moodle, and more!
It's been exciting to see open source software and the open source way arrive from the periphery to center stage.
In a recent email entitled "Getting ready for Python 3.5," Canonical's Barry Warsaw unveils the company's plans for switching to the Python 3.5 dynamic programming language as the default Python 3 version in the upcoming Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system, due for release on October 22, 2015.
This week, Dustin Kirkland announced the Ubuntu Fan Project.
To steal from the description, “The Fan is not a software-defined network, and relies on neither distributed databases nor consensus protocols. Rather, routes are calculated deterministically and traffic carries no additional overhead beyond routine IP tunneling. Canonical engineers have already demonstrated The Fan operating at 5Gpbs between two Docker containers on separate hosts.”