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Of course, PostgeSQL is only one instance where open source and the cloud are starting to converge. The same argument could also be applied to everything from Node.js to Docker containers. The point is that as the critical mass of open source software in the cloud continues to build, it’s only a matter of time before that same software starts showing up on premise in much greater numbers than it already has.
London.gov.uk beta site demonstrates growing “Open Source mentality” among public sector organisationsSubmitted by Rianne Schestowitz on Monday 17th of August 2015 07:20:02 PM Filed under
You might wonder why you should care about lightweight Linux distributions in the era of multicore processors and inexpensive RAM. Basically, there are three points that make lightweight distros important: 1) They can revive old hardware, bringing new life into it; 2) They can power modern, but low-power systems such as Raspberry Pi; and 3) They can run on the most powerful modern hardware, reserving resources for users instead of consuming them themselves.
On 16th August 2015, the Debian project has celebrated its 22nd anniversary, making it one of the oldest popular distribution in open source world. Debian project was conceived and founded in the year 1993 by Ian Murdock. By that time Slackware had already made a remarkable presence as one of the earliest Linux Distribution.
I've been sticking with KDE4, but I decided to install a distro with the new KDE and Plasma 5 on a spare machine. Imagine my shock, when I set-up two virtual desktops under Plasma 5 and I could only have the same wallpaper for both!
Not only that, but each virtual desktop must display exactly the same widgets.
So what is Linux all about and where did it come from? Linux is a term broadly used to refer to the collection of operating systems belonging to the GNU/Linux distributions (see box on the history of GNU/Linux.) A distribution is basically an operating system that is based on a variation of the GNU/Linux core.
By the time I met my wife and eventually moved to the US, I had been an ardent Linux user for nearly 10 years. I finally made the switch away from proprietary software, and now I only use Linux as my operating system of choice. Over the course of 21 years, I have gone from an old 486 running Slackware to Fedora on my laptop and Debian on my desktops at home. I am very fortunate that I now make a living writing software on an operating system with which I have so much fun. And, that I work with great people who are equally passionate about open source.
Google has revealed what the M in Android M stands for: Marshmallow. The Android 6.0 update, set for release this fall, was first previewed at the company's I/O conference in late May. But as it's done before, Google held off on announcing the full name to build anticipation around the software. It's safe to say the company went with the obvious choice. Sorry, M&M's fans. And if you've ever wondered how those Android statues on Google's campus are made, this video offers a behind-the-scenes peek.
You might not think that ‘Linux’ and ‘mainframe’ belong in the same sentence, but IBM has been putting various flavors of Linux on its mainframe computers for 15 years. Today IBM and Canonical announced that the two companies were teaming up to build one running Ubuntu Linux. The new unit is called the LinuxOne.
Not everyone that moves away from Windows necessarily buys a mac. And if you still like your old computer but don’t want it running a Microsoft operating system anymore, then installing Linux may well be the way ahead.
There are more versions of Linux out there than you could shake a stick at. Two of the most popular of these are Mint and Ubuntu, and both are good choices for the first time user. However, what are the differences between the two distributions?
Alibaba and Yandex joining these open source efforts confounds their home nations' occasionally-expressed intentions to build technology ecosystems less dependent on US companies. Both China and Russia have cited post-Snowden security concerns as the reason they're keen to rely on indigenous technologies. With their tech giants now participating in global efforts alongside US entities, technological isolation looks rather harder to achieve.
It’s 2015 and you might think of the mainframe as a vestige of an earlier computing era, but these mega machines still play a role inside large institutions running intensive workloads.
And as though to prove its ongoing utility, The Linux Foundation announced it was launching the Open Mainframe Project today, an open source endeavor devoted to helping companies using mainframe computers.