The Debian-based Raspbian Linux distribution that's widely used among Raspberry Pi owners is receiving a bit of a facelift for its LXDE user interface.
Simon Long has joined the Raspberry Pi Foundation as a UX engineer and has been initially tasked with improving the Raspbian user interface. "I took a look at the LXDE environment in Raspbian on day one, and, while perfectly functional, I felt it could do with a bit of a tidy up. I’m not about making changes for the sake of change, but a lot of the behaviour was inconsistent and potentially confusing to the user, and I wanted to fix that as a priority," explained Simon in a new blog post today on the Raspberry Pi blog.
Linux 3.19-rc2 Is A Tiny Release
Due to Christmas and conventional employees tending to take time off at the end of the year, Linux 3.19-rc2 was released as an abnormally tiny release this Sunday evening.
What will 2015 bring for the open source cloud?
Regardless of what we see in 2015, the open source cloud will continue to grow, change, and adapt. What is your top prediction for this year?
Five Great Applications For Systems Admins
Being a systems administrator is a difficult, often thankless job. You’re one of the people responsible for keeping the entire IT infrastructure of your business up and running. What that means is that whenever something doesn’t work the way it should, all eyes immediately turn in your direction.
You can hardly be blamed for looking to make your life a bit easier. I’d actually recommend that you do so, truth be told. The less time you spend slogging through all the basics of administration, the more time you can devote to improving your server.
To that end, I’ve compiled a list of a few of the best sysadmin apps on the web; tools that any Linux administrator worth their salt should consider using.