In 2004, whilst at Netsight, I started looking at using OpenBSD for routing. We were using big Cisco 5505 switches with Route Switch Modules in to provide routing. The problem was, they soon became quite slow. They were great if you wanted to do very simple routing, and they could do Layer 3 switching in silicon on the linecards. But as soon as you started to do access lists then they had to route the packets on the main CPU. Not only that, but Cisco’s ACL syntax quickly became very cumbersome as you had no way of doing any kind of macros or variables in the language.
The Solus operating system is getting closer to a stable release and its developers are showing off some of the capabilities of the distro, including the boot time, which has got to be the most impressive result out there.
GNOME's LaTeXila TeX/LaTeX Editor App Gets New Features, Prepares for GNOME 3.18
The GNOME Project has released a new development milestone for the LaTeXila software, an open-source TeX and LaTeX editor used by default in the GNOME desktop environment.
On July 28, Alan Pope, the Community Manager of Ubuntu Engineering at Canonical, published a comprehensive tutorial showing users how easy it is to port online games written in the HTML5 language to the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that powers several known Ubuntu phone devices.
The Ubuntu Touch platform might not have a lot of apps, but it's making up by having a handy framework that can be used for webapps. In this case, it's about a webapp for the famous wunderground.com weather service.
On July 27, Canonical, the company behind the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, announced on one of their Twitter accounts that they launched a new campaign targeted towards movie directors.