Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux

The Linux Foundation changes its events' branding

Filed under
Linux
OSS

If you've been paying close attention to how The Linux Foundation has been expanding from just Linux to all of open-source software you could see this coming. The Foundation has just announced that LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon are being combined under one umbrella event: The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit.

Read more

System76 adds 4K display to Ubuntu Linux-powered MacBook Pro competitor Oryx Pro

Filed under
Linux
Ubuntu

Apple makes a damn good laptop, and its new MacBook Pro computers are no exception. Unfortunately for some, Apple's latest offerings are too expensive and fall short -- most models lack the ability to upgrade the SSD, and the RAM maxes out at 16GB. Interestingly, many upset Apple fans even turned to System76 and its Ubuntu-powered machines following the big MacBook Pro unveil.

At the time, I compared the MacBook Pro to the Oryx Pro to highlight that you could get more performance from System76 for less money. Obviously, it was not an entirely fair comparison, as they are different in many ways. For example, the Oryx Pro only featured a 1080p screen. Today, this changes, however, as System76 adds a 4K display option to its MacBook Pro competitor. Will this make macOS users more likely to switch to Linux?

Read more

Enterprise Linux Showdown: SUSE Linux

Filed under
Linux
SUSE

SUSE combines tried and tested tools and build methodologies that make this Linux offering a favorite in corporate environments. At the same time, and thanks to openSUSE and the online services built around it, SUSE Linux can also be daring and exciting. Although it has had low points over its long history, the Linux community is lucky that SUSE Linux is still with us and still going strong.

Read more

5 Fun Raspberry Pi Projects: Getting Started

Filed under
Linux

Nearly five years after the first Raspberry Pi boards shipped, the device continues to far surpass its expected popularity, spreading well beyond its originally intended purpose as an educational tool. Though creator Eben Upton originally hoped to sell at most 10,000 boards, more than 10 million are now in the hands of students, teachers, and makers. In addition to three generations of the Raspberry Pi, you can also now have the even smaller Raspberry Pi Zero, as well as several additional products, from the Compute Module to the specially designed cameras, touchscreen, and assorted HATs (Hardware Attached on Top boards).

Read more

Jim Zemlin: Why Open Source is Professionalizing, and How to Stay Ahead

Filed under
Linux
OSS

If it is true that software is eating the world then it is also true that open source is eating software. The very fabric of our digital society increasingly runs on software built and supported collectively by hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. And not just traditional technology companies. As we move towards a world defined by digital experiences carmakers, retailers, banks, hospitals, movie studios and so many more are becoming involved in building and underwriting this work—in reality they are becoming software companies themselves.

Read more

Also (same series):

Linux Foundation and Linux

Filed under
Linux

Servers/Networks

Filed under
GNU
Linux

Has Linux got OpenStack licked? The Vanilla 'Plus' strategy

Filed under
Linux

No man is an island, nor is OpenStack removed from the fates of two of its – until recently – best-known names.

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise was once the largest single contributor to OpenStack. Now, HPE is getting rid of its OpenStack engineers as it turns over responsibility for its OpenStack work to MicroFocus under a deal announced in September.

The ascent of OpenStack-consulting wunderkind Mirantis experienced a hiccup with its decision to unload 100 OpenStackers and reallocate another 100. Mirantis is understood to have let go devs working on the Solum platform-as-a-service and Savanna Hadoop-as-a-service projects it started in 2013.

Read more

Linux Kernel and Graphics News

Filed under
Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Linux Kernel 4.9 Lands in Ubuntu 17.04's Proposed Repositories, Based on RC5

Filed under
Linux

Last month, we discussed here the fact that we'll be covering the entire development cycle of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, which is expected to launch sometime in April 2017.

Read more

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Linux 4.8.14

Turns out I'm going to be on a very long flight early tomorrow morning, so I figured it would be good to get this kernel out now, instead of delaying it by an extra day. So, I'm announcing the release of the 4.8.14 kernel. All users of the 4.8 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.8.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.8.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.4.38 Linux Kernel 4.8.14 Hits the Streets with Numerous Networking Improvements, More

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Zorin 12

This version of Zorin is a great step forward. It has a renewed sense of purpose and stands out in its own right as a decent Linux distribution. I think Zorin should follow Mint's lead and stick with aligning itself to the Ubuntu LTS release. This gives the developers more time to push it along at their own pace. All in all a decent alternative to Linux Mint and Ubuntu. Read more