The Linux Foundation regularly awards scholarships as part of its Linux Training Scholarship Program. In the five years that the Linux Foundation has hosted this program, it has awarded 34 scholarships totaling more than $100,000 in free training. In conjunction with this program, we are featuring recent scholarship recipients in the hope that their stories will inspire others. In this installment of the series, we talk with Erich Noriega, a recipient in the Sys Admin Superstar category.
While Linux distros typically use less system resources, and therefore offer better performance over Windows counterparts (don't get me wrong, I love my Windows laptop), it's still wise to monitor your system's health. Over at Opensource.com, David Both has a neat write up on thermal stress, and offers a few resources for Linux users. These range from a few commands, like sensors-detect and hddtemp, and even the super userful application GKrellM.
The real kwin_wayland will use the exact same library, on the server as we do in our tests, but instead of using “virtual screens”, it does actually interact with the hardware, for example through libdrm on more sensible system or through libhybris on ones less so.
Slick, stylish, and modern, with advanced technologies under the hood like a realtime kernel and automatic system tuning at boot, Studio 13.37 pushes the limits of what a Linux-based pro audio studio can do.
When we came across LabxNow earlier we visioned it as a better alternative to Koding. However, it seems that the team has stronger ideas in mind. LabxNow has become in the cloud what Distroshare intended to become for your local hardware. In a recent communication, the team updated us of their new features to create custom projects (or generate from templates). There are 150K (you read it right) images to choose from when you are setting up a customer project environment.
SUSE is one of the trinities of the Linux world which comprises Canonical, Red Hat and SUSE. As a top contributor to many open source projects, SUSE is also one of the champions of the open source world:. I sat down with Nils Brauckmann, the President and General Manager of SUSE, at SUSECon 2015 to talk about SUSE, its strengths, and its plans for the future.
Oracle has announced the release and general availability of the Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.2 operating system based on the freely distributed sources of the acclaimed Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) OS.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 continues Red Hat's goal of redefining the enterprise operating system by providing a trusted path towards the future of information technology without compromising the needs of the modern enterprise.
The Fedora Elections cycle for November/December 2015 is currently in progress and the Nomination period just ended on Tuesday. Here is a quick visualization for numbers of vacant seats versus the number of nominations received.
It's really, really, really hard to make a router sound exciting, but the folks behind the Turris Omnia are betting the device's focus on keeping your sensitive data secure might grab you. The manufacturer's IndieGogo campaign still has 45 days to go, but it's already proved incredibly popular: over a thousand backers have pledged some $274,598 as of this writing. That's 275 percent higher than the threshold for funding the project. The router itself runs Turris' open source operating system (based on the OpenWRT project) which auto updates as soon as any type of vulnerability is discovered by its cadre of developers.
Pi Zero for $5: Our friends at Phoronix reported this week about the Pi Zero, the latest Raspberry Pi board, costing a grand total of $5 American.
From the article: “The Raspberry Pi Zero features a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC that is clocked at 1.0GHz for its ARM11 core, there’s 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM, micro-SD card slot, mini HDMI socket, micro USB sockets, 40-pin GPIO header, and its all on a form factor of just 65 x 30 x 5mm. The Pi Zero is available today in the US and UK for just $5 USD.” You can find out more about the Raspberry Pi Zero via the launch announcement at RaspberryPi.org.
It's hard out there for most TV manufacturers, but Samsung seems to be doing just fine. In fact, it set a new record for TV sales last month, hitting $1 billion in North America over the course of October, which Samsung says is a new monthly high for the market. Samsung has reached that record by becoming the dominant TV seller in North America, representing around 35 percent of the US market and around 28 percent of the Canadian market, according to figures it cites from NPD.
A Tizen Developer Challenge has just been launched for application / game devs (Including students) based in India, submit your apps and start winning PRIZES. In order to qualify you need to create a new app or port your existing Android app to the Tizen mobile platform, and submit them to the Tizen Store. You are able to submit as many apps as you like