The parties who work for the project deserves credit though the task is important thing than who did it. But people fear naming it just Linux won’t give a community spirit to the distributions rather it would make it just a business perspective. The project to develop complete free version of OS was started by GNU project years before the the work of Linux initiated. The core component of the system is GNU and Free Software Foundation(FSF)’s founder Richard Stallman called it as GNU/Linux whereas the name came into rise after Yggdrasil Linux distribution adopted the complete name.
For the past couple of years I have been producing analysis guides for the top 10 Linux distributions as listed on Distrowatch.
Click here for the guide for 2013
Click here for the guide for 2014
The point of this article is to look at the top 10 Linux distributions as listed on Distrowatch for the year 2015 and analyse their suitability for the average Joe.
The criteria for an Everyday Linux distribution is as follows:
Must be relatively easy to install
Must have an intuitive desktop environment
Must be easy to use
Must have a standard set of applications pre-installed (i.e. web browser, audio player, media player)
Must have a decent package manager in order to install further software
Must be ready to use from the get go
The distributions are listed in the order they are in on Distrowatch.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is doubling down on its Linux server efforts today with the announcement of the new HPE Integrity MC990 X server.
The MC990 X is a rack-mounted 8-socket platform that can scale up to 144 cores of compute. The compute isHPE Integrity powered by Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 processors, with options including the E7-8890 v3, which is an 18-core 2.5 GHz chip. Memory on the MC990 X scales up to 6 TB, which can be spread across 192 DDR4 DIMM slots.
Dell is moving forward with offering natively UEFI firmware flashing from the Linux desktop.
The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Project, an open source blockchain working group, announced that it has received code contributions from across its 30 founding members, which will be reviewed by its newly-formed technical steering committee.
The Hyperledger brand was donated to the Linux Foundation's blockchain initiative by Blythe Masters' Digital Asset Holdings. Technical contributions have also come from the likes of IBM, Blockstream and Ripple. The founder members include technology providers such as ConsenSys, Credits, Guardtime, Symbiont and R3CEV, the consortium shared ledger standards group with 42 banks backing it.
"You know, with windows versus Linux, Windows got there first by a long shot. It was the entrenched party. So Linux is the scrappy upstart. In the case of robotics, open source got there first. The community grew up doing things the open source way. There was actually a period in the mid-2000s where Microsoft put a lot of effort into its Windows-based Robotics Developer Studio. It had really good features, but it's never taken off. So yeah, I think robotics are proving to be a different situation than what happened with personal computing."
Long live Linux. Long live ROS. Long live open source.
It has been a while since hearing much anything about HP's "The Machine" computing architecture and its associated Linux++ project, but that changed this past week.
While we're still waiting to see if HP's The Machine prototype will be delivered this year, Keith Packard who has been working at the project spoke about it at this year's Linux.Conf.Au 2016 event. In fact, it was sadly just one of a few sessions from this year's LCA2016 that I found really interesting.
With the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA still not enabling the experimental AMDGPU PowerPlay or CIK (Sea Islands / GCN 1.1) support in their kernel builds (although they basically are both off by default at runtime), here is my spin of the newly-released Linux 4.5-rc3 kernel with these features turned on.