RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives.
I pushed 3.4 into the mainline earlier this morning. Changes include:
Up until Ubuntu went public with Unity, out-of-the-box Linux has always been rather ugly compared to both Windows and Mac. (And depending on who you ask, Ubuntu’s Unity was even a step in the wrong direction!)
If you recently switched from Mac to Linux, or if you’re just a regular Linux user who happens to like the aesthetics of Mac, the good news is that you can do something about it — by using the Gela Theme.
We reported back in August that Canonical put together another contest for the default wallpapers of the next major release of Ubuntu Linux, this time entitled Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase.
Acrosser’s “AND-G420N1” compact headless networking appliance runs Linux on a quad-core 2GHz AMD G-Series SoC, and offers SATA-II storage and six GbE ports.
Acrosser refers to the AND-G420N1 as a desktop networking microbox, as well as a “cost-effective niche solution.” The networking appliance runs Ubuntu or Fedora Linux on an AMD G-Series GX-420MC SoC
On September 29, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report about the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers in preparation for the upcoming OTA-7 software update, due for release on October 19, 2015.
The Ubuntu developers behind the next-generation Mir display server used in the current version of the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system and Ubuntu Desktop Next computer OS have announced the release of Mir 0.16.0.
After announcing the release of a new kernel update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Canonical announced on September 29 that it patched two kernel vulnerabilities in the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system.
A new vulnerability that affected the Simple Streams packages has been found and corrected in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04 by developers.
The issue that affected the simplestreams library has been corrected. From the looks of it, the applications that were using Simple Streams could have been made to crash or run programs if they received specially crafted network traffic. It's not a huge problem, but as usual, it's a good idea to upgrade.
The infographic below introduces the basic facts about LXD, provides figures on LXD performance, explains how LXD and Docker work together and offers applications of LXD in your business.
Basically we need you to test!
Thank you very much for those that helped today Frameworks needs further testing and with
more testers we can find these problems prior to release.
Please see my last post for details:
Last post A call for testers!
Today we have the latest Plasma 5.4.2 ready for Wily (backports will not be made until this one has been tested and released)
We already know that Microsoft has developed its own version of Linux named “Azure Cloud Switch” and we know that Microsoft is calling it quits with patent lawsuits against competitors. We also are aware that Canonical has been seeking funding to continue with its Linux project. With these three publicly known pieces of information our sources claim Microsoft is buying Canonical-Ubuntu. Some key sources in the Linux community have stated this as a great possibility, and we have yet to get confirmation from any Microsoft sources but given the course of things lately, the possibility seems feasible. Microsoft has also just released its first major server application on Ubuntu Linux making it possible to run HDInsight Ubuntu.
Every Ubuntu fan remembers the Ubuntu Edge, the super phone that galvanized the community and almost changed the paradigm in the mobile world. Unfortunately, the crowdfunding effort for Ubuntu Edge failed, but it opened up the games for what we have today, Ubuntu for phones.
On October 1, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report to inform us all about the new features that landed for the upcoming OTA-7 software update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.
The Ubuntu developers have just released a new tool named Pilot for the mobile operating system and they are looking to crowdsource a very important aspect, testing the applications on the phone.
One of the issues that's been bothering some Ubuntu Touch developers and users is the fact that background processing for apps is now really permitted on this platform. A discussion has been started on the official mailing list, and it looks like there are a lot of supporters of the idea that "no background processing for apps" policy needs to change.
Today, October 1, Canonical announced the general availability of a new kernel update for its long-term supported Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) computer operating system, patching three critical Linux kernel vulnerabilities.