Linux is widely used in the majority of the world’s most critical infrastructure, especially in the military and banking andfinance sectors. Ninety-eight percent of the world’s supercomputers run Linux and open source software so the value and performance is irrefutable. So our thinking was centered around bringing the same functionality, serviceability, affordability, reliability, security, agility and flexibility to businesses across the globe so that they, too, can benefit from Linux without the traditional barriers to entry. Luckily innovation in the cloud helps us see this reality come true.
In particular, Linux has seen solid growth with a 15.9 per cent year-on-year increase in shipments in Q1 2015.
Eckhardt Fischer, research analyst of European infrastructure at IDC, said: "Linux continues to make positive strides in Western Europe, and its reported 15.9 per cent year-on-year growth in Q1 2015 can be attributed to higher levels of attraction seen by this OS in cloud, HPC, and Big Data scenarios."
After having released a buggy Linux kernel 3.18.15 LTS version, Sasha Levin announced on June 15 the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.18.16 LTS (Long Term Support).
So I'm on vacation, but time doesn't stop for that, and it's Sunday,
so time for a hopefully final rc.
It turns out it's just as well that I wanted to drag the release out
by a week so that I don't have the merge window while on vacation - we
still have some fixes in md. As Neil Brown put it "Hasn't been a good
cycle for md has it :-(".
The fixes are pretty small, and hopefully we're all good now. But
another week of testing certainly won't hurt, so rc8 is perfectly
There's also various other things going on, including continuing MIPS
fixes as well, along with small ARM, s390 and x86 updates.
But the bulk is (as usual) drivers, and no, that's not from the md
camp (those fixes are very small). Mostly ethernet, slave-dma, and
spund. But some drm fixes and random other noise too.
There's some generic networking fixes as well, and random small stuff.
The shortlog is appended as usual, for people who want to get an
overview of the details.
Anyway, it's not like there is a *ton* of fixes, and most of them are
very small, so I don't think this is particularly worrisome. It's just
that rc8 works out not just because of my timing, but due to
continuing small details cropping up.
Let's make next week really calm, shall we? Because I will very
actively try to avoid having to read email.
The desktop is full of eye candy. It enhances the visual experience and, in some cases, can also increase functionality of software. But it also makes software fun. Working on the command-line does not have to be always serious. If you want some fun on the command-line, there are lots of commands to raise a smile.
Linux is a fun operating system. Linux offers a vast collection of small open source utilities that perform functions ranging from the obvious to the bizarre. It is the quality and selection of these tools that help Linux stand out. Check out these 7 small utilities.
Next up for me was David Nalley’s talk, “The Tragedy of Open Source,” which was a little on the disturbing side. Remember Heartbleed, the OpenSSL vulnerability that had everyone worried last year? Nally started his talk by pointing out that when news of the vulnerability broke, there was exactly one person, and one person only, maintaining the OpenSSL code. Remember Shellshock, last year’s bash vulnerability? Want to guess how many folks were maintaining the bash shell when that broke out? If you guess “one,” you are correct. Do you see a trend developing here?
Bitcoin is the most established digital currency available today. It provides a safe, anonymous way to send and receive a virtual currency everybody trusts. However, managing bitcoins is not quite as simple as managing a bank account. In this article I will explain how to manage your bitcoins using Electrum. Please note that in this article I will provide working knowledge of how to use Electrum, without entering the mysterious land of cryptography and technical details of Bitcoin.
When the A10 notebook was released, there was a statement going around saying it was impossible to install Linux on it. For [Steffen] that was a challenge. He cracked open this netbook and took a look around the Flash chips. There were two tiny pads that could be shorted to put the device in recovery mode, and the entire thing can be booted from a USB stick.