My first impression of Manjaro is just the opposite. The power and performance are obvious, but it feels as if it’ll run with the dependability of a well oiled sewing machine. I think that if I were a gamer, which I’m not, I would try this one on for size. Out of the box, it comes Steam ready, and gaming would offer an ultimate test on how it performs under pressure.
The trouble with impressions is that they come from a place that’s devoid of any experiences other than the educated guess, a lesson I learned back in the ’70s when I blew every dime I had on a cute little underpowered Opel Kadett. Because I knew the Germans’ reputation for building fine automobiles, I had the impression that this would be a car that would keep me going for a while. The day after I bought it, I ran across a friend — a mechanic friend, I might add — who’d once owned the very same make and model. “Get rid of it,” he said. “Now, while you can. They’re junk.” I didn’t listen; I’d already fallen in love with the car. A week later I was walking.
Linux Kernel 4.8 Is Adding Microsoft Surface 3 Support [Ed: No, Linux does not love Microsoft (see picture); that's just another big lie. Support for a device is another matter. To replace Windows.]
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration today is announcing that Open vSwitch (OVS) is now a Linux Foundation Project. Open vSwitch is an open source virtual switch designed to enable network automation while supporting standard management interfaces and protocols.
How important is software-defined networking? To the Linux Foundation, it's as important as protecting core networking protocols, devising open container standards, supporting development of the R language, and promoting open API specifications. In other words, it's a pretty big deal.
To that end, the Linux Foundation is bringing the Open vSwitch virtual networking project to live under its umbrella as a sponsored effort. While plenty of other networking projects also live at the Foundation, this is one enterprises are likely to find most immediately useful and important.
What do you think about this open source modular PC? A yay or a nay? Would you support this campaign?
I did finally kill off the last theme-related problem. I installed gtk-theme-config. It’s sad to think such a tool is needed to fix black on black as a default configuration… but it worked very well instantly. I picked light coloured backgrounds for default, panel and menu and dark foregrounds, mostly black. Done.
With its 14nm-fabricated 6th Generation Core based INS8349A Mini-ITX board, Perfectron has leapfrogged several generations of Intel Core chips since its previous 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” INS8346B. The upgrade over Ivy Bridge gives you a 35 percent faster CPU and up to 49 percent faster GPU, says the company.
Today, August 9, 2016, Canonical, through Richard Collins, was proud to announce the availability of the React Native web development framework for its popular Ubuntu Linux operating system.
It appears that Canonical love web developers, and they always keep them in the loop with all the tools needed for the perfect job. After introducing support for the Cordova framework, which is very well supported on Ubuntu Linux and has received a lot of attention from web developers, today Canonical promise to offer full support for another great framework, namely React Native.
4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today, August 9, 2016, about the immediate availability of download of the BakAndImgCD 19.0 data backup and disk imaging Live CD.
Based on 4MLinux Backup Scripts 19.0, and implicitly on the 4MLinux 19.0 operating system, BakAndImgCD 19.0 is here in its final and production-ready state to help you backup your data from any possible Linux, Microsoft Windows, or Mac OS X file system, including Btrfs, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS, and HFS+.
Mirantis Sidesteps Red Hat Resistance To Rival OpenStack Software Running On Its Dominant Linux, Red Hat Calls Foul
For a pure-play OpenStack software vendor like Mirantis, not being able to deploy your cloud-building software on servers running the world's most-popular distribution of the Linux operating system terribly limits your addressable market.
That's why Mirantis has been trying for years to strike a partnership with Red Hat, which was an early strategic investor in Mirantis. But the open-source software giant offers its own OpenStack distribution—and maintains that version is the only one precisely engineered for integration with its operating system.
Mirantis' repeated attempts to reach an agreement to certify and support its product to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) have all fizzled.
Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, and SUSE®, a pioneer in Linux and open source solutions, today announced a joint collaboration to offer Mirantis OpenStack customers support for enterprise Linux. Both companies will collaborate technically to establish SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as a development platform for use with Mirantis OpenStack. The companies will also collaborate to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS, making Mirantis a one-stop shop for OpenStack support on the leading enterprise Linux distributions.
Why a Linux Kernel Update Is Good News for Microsoft Users [Ed: A lot of the corporate press span the release of Linux 4.8 RC1 as a Microsoft 'thing'. Microsoft boosters in particular did it by selective coverage, maybe so as to generate eye-catching headlines.]
An update that will be made to the Linux kernel will bring a long series of improvements that will include support for Microsoft Surface 3’s touchscreen, thus making it possible to benefit from the full power of Linux on a Microsoft device.
Linux subsystem could cause Windows 10 Anniversary Update to eat itself [Ed: CrowdStrike is somewhat of a Microsoft proxy; now badmouths Linux, as usual. Lots of negative press for GNU/Linux at Black Hat because of them. CrowdStrike is the same bunch of propagandists who baselessly spread anti-Russia rhetoric for DNC after the embarrassing leaks. It's only them which the media cited as "experts" and there was no evidence to support that. More people need to realise that there is agenda to sell and firms like CrowdStrike sell agenda.]
Security company CrowdStrike said that this has increased the chessboard of possible attacks to a ruddy great Go board.
Linux Trojan Mines for Cryptocurrency Using Misconfigured Redis Database Servers [Ed: Misconfigured Redis database servers are now being used to blame GNU/Linux. Blaming GNU/Linux for an improperly set up third-party component is like blaming Windows for Apache flaws or worse: misconfiguration due to human error.]
Security researchers have discovered a new self-propagating trojan targeting Linux systems, which uses unsecured Redis database servers to spread from system to system.
Discovered by Russia-based antivirus maker Dr.Web, the trojan, named Linux.Lady, is one of the few weaponized Go-based malware families.
Researchers say that Linux.Lady is written using Google's Go programming language and mostly relies on open source Go libraries hosted on GitHub.
Having recently made the switch from Ubuntu to Arch Linux, I’m in the process of building my Arch system up to the full desired functionality. One important tool in any Linux user’s system is a torrent client, which is becoming a more preferred method for downloading, as the decentralised download sources spread resource use among the users, rather than having all of the burdens lay on a server somewhere. For example, when downloading new Linux .iso files to test out, I tend to prefer to download them via torrent rather than directly from my web browser.