You all know the drill, so sing along now: "Another week, another rc".
Nothing particularly odd has been going on. As promised, rc3 has the
fix for the NFS issue that was pending last rc. Not that anybody seems
to have noticed (also as expected).
The diffstat looks fairly normal and innocuous. There's more of a
filesystem component to it than usual, but that's mostly some added
new btrfs tests, and if you ignore that part it's all the normal
stuff: drivers dominate (gpu and networking drivers are the bulk, but
there's i2c, rdma, ...) with some arch updates, and general networking
code. And the usual random stuff all over.
But it all is pretty small. Shortlog appended for people who like to
get a quick overview of the details.
The original Chromebooks launched back in 2011 are reaching the end of their support cycle. With Google offering a fairly generous five years (*) of support and updates, users have had a good run, but the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is the first device to drop off the support list.
Having been launched in August 2011, Acer AC700 Chromebook will be in a similar position in a couple of months. But it's not entirely clear what will happen. Google says that after five years, automatic updates are "no longer guaranteed", but the company has continued to provide updates for its own devices that originate from 2010.
Full-stack DevOps automation can be done more easily today than ever before, but not every organization should do it.
This was a holiday week for me, so my time was rather crammed into a short space.
After a virgin start (cold or warm boot) with an empty diskette drive and then loaded with a standard 720K diskette you may run 'mdir' (from mtools) and it shows the directory fine.
I’m not surprised that modifications to the Linux kernel sometimes introduce bugs but I am surprised to find someone who still uses floppies. I
The Seattle GNU/Linux Conference (we like to call it SeaGL) has opened its call for participation for the 2016 event.
SeaGL welcomes speakers of all backgrounds and levels of experience—even if you've never spoken at a technical conference. If you're excited about GNU/Linux technologies or free and open source software, we want to hear your ideas.
This year we celebrated the fourth LaKademy conference and for my luck it happened in the city I live in, Rio de Janeiro The reason for that is because I have not had much time for contributing to KDE as I used to have. The fact that the event happened in Rio saved me a lot o time and sure I wouldn't miss it for nothing hehe.
The time to summarize the foss-north event has come. I’d like to start by thanking everyone – speakers, sponsors and visitors – you all made it a great event!
After the event I sent out a questionnaire which made for some interesting reading. About 30% of the visitors have replied to the questions, so I feel that the input is fairly representative.
Tails is a popular privacy-focused Linux distribution–here are some other Linux distros for different purposes–with an aim to provide anonymous computing experience. This distro was most famously used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
If you are acquainted with Tails, you might be knowing that Tails forces all the network activity to go through the TOR network, making your all activities anonymous. Being a Live Linux distro, it can be booted from an SD card, DVD, or USB drive.
Linux has become the most popular operating system through forks like Android, Fire OS, Tizen, and Ubuntu, but now low-power wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices have bucked the trend.
Instead of utilizing the open source OS, these devices have found more success with real-time operating systems (RTOS) that function through a mobile OS, either iOS, Android, or in some cases Windows Phone.
I think Rust is extremely well-suited for low level Linux systems userspace programming — daemons, services, command-line tools, that sort of thing.
Low-level userspace code on Linux is almost universally written in C — until one gets to a certain point where it’s acceptable for Python to be used. Undoubtedly this springs from Linux’s GNU & Unix heritage, but there are also many recent and Linux-specific pieces that are written in C. I think Rust is a better choice for new projects, and here’s why.
Linux Mint is an open source, free and Ubuntu based Linux distribution. This is the distribution with which I started exploring Linux. It was the simplest one I could try out. Today it is simple plus more stable. Recently the Linux Mint team announced the next version beta release with some great changes and improvements. I have tried it out. In this article, Let's see in brief what's new in this beta release.
Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH -- based in Vienna, Austria -- offers enterprise server virtualization solutions, including the open source project Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), which combines container-based virtualization and KVM/QEMU on one web-based management interface. The company was founded in 2005 by brothers Martin and Dietmar Maurer. In 2014, the company joined the Linux Foundation to deepen its commitment to virtualization technologies such as KVM.
In this exclusive interview, Dietmar Maurer, CTO of Proxmox, talks about how virtualization is driving the modern IT infrastructure and how high availability (HA) directly affects business operations.