Rocks and a stick? That’s a curious way to express Linux, the kernel that is the center of the majority of supercomputers around the world. I’ve heard it expressed or compared a lot of ways, but I don’t think “rocks and a stick” was one of them — up until then at least. But he’s not alone in his way of thinking. I remember a conversation I had with a colleague in 2005 who held the same view and went so far as to stop working with our newly-formed organization. He stated that he would not put his efforts into a losing cause. I vaguely remember that my response made mention of asses, doors and all of that.
Fedora 23 review: Skip if you want stability, stay to try Linux’s bleeding edge
Fedora 23 is such a strong release that it highlights what feels like Fedora's Achilles heel—there's no Long Term Support release.
If you want an LTS release in the Red Hat world, it's RHEL you're after (or CentOS and other derivatives). Fedora is a bleeding edge, and as such Fedora 23 will, as always, be supported for 12 months. After that time, you'll need to upgrade.
At Netflix we have a massive EC2 Linux cloud, and numerous performance analysis tools to monitor and investigate its performance. These include Atlas for cloud-wide monitoring, and Vector for on-demand instance analysis. While those tools help us solve most issues, we sometimes need to login to an instance and run some standard Linux performance tools.
In this post, the Netflix Performance Engineering team will show you the first 60 seconds of an optimized performance investigation at the command line, using standard Linux tools you should have available.
Netflix has a very big EC2 Linux cloud and makes good use of performance tools to keep track of how well it is working for the company. In a recent blog post Netflix shares how it investigates performance of its Linux cloud at the command line.
How do you know whether a Firefox add-on is signed or not? And what does it mean if it is signed?
One could say that you find out as soon as you try to install the add-on in a recent version of Firefox and that is certainly true, but it may sometimes be useful to know in advance.
The Mozilla web browser is indeed a great product and just recently, the same finally made it to Apple’s iOS App Store after being available on Android for long. And with all of that app development effort Mozilla needs to focus on just its browser for now, says Mozilla Chairperson, Mitchell Baker.
For some time, Google has been developing technology to reduce data consumption on mobile devices. Last January, the company officially introduced an optional data compression feature into its Chrome mobile browser, allowing users to reduce their data usage by up to 50%. Now Google has improved upon this earlier release with an update to the Data Saver feature in the Chrome Android browser which can now save users up to 70% of their data usage.
Does Google's browsing and Internet strategy take Linux into account? Absolutely, in fact, Chrome OS is built on Linux. Now, though, Google has announced it is ending Chrome support for 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise (12.04), and Debian 7 (wheezy) in March of next year.
Google is going to provide Chrome updates and security patches for users on the above mentioned operating systems for less han four months now. After that, included browsers will still work, but will be stalled on the last version released in March.