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Linux's NFV crew: Operators keen to ditch clunky networks, be cool like Facebook
Network operators have a jealous eye on the likes of Facebook and Google and want to ditch their clunky networks to compete for "cooler" consumer services, the head of the open-source network function virtualisation (NFV) project has said.
Heather Kirksey is director of the collaborative Linux foundation's OPNFV project – the open source software platform intended to promote the uptake of new products and services using Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).
Nokia, Intel collaborate on open source hardware
Just a week after Nokia (NYSE:NOK) announced an agreement to help China Mobile move to a more flexible cloud network infrastructure, Nokia said it is teaming up with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) Lab.
OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways
The open source multi-VIM MANO, Cloudify, is giving a sneak preview of its Telecom Edition today at the OPNFV Summit in Berlin. Cloudify is an open source orchestrator used by a growing group of large telecoms and Tier 1 network operators that are pursuing network functions virtualization (NFV).
- Install KVM Hypervisor on CentOS 7.x and RHEL 7.x
- How to Install a CentOS 7.2 Minimal Server
- Scientific Audio Processing, Part II - How to make basic Mathematical Signal Processing in Audio files using Ubuntu with Octave 4.0
- Scientific Audio Processing, Part III - How to apply Advanced Mathematical Processing Effects on Audio files with Octave 4.0 on Ubuntu
- Building stable branches with kdesrc-build
- Step by Step: oVirt Node 4.0 Beta setup and Hosted Engine via Cockpit
- Batch photo manipulation via free software tools?
KDE Plasma 5.7 Offers Many Wayland Improvements, but GTK Apps Will Still Use X11
We reported last week on the release of the Beta build of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems, and we're now looking forward to the final release, due on July 5, 2016.
In the meantime, KDE developer Martin Gräßlin talks in his latest blog post about the improvements that have been added so far in order to bring better support to the next-generation Wayland display server on the forthcoming KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.
- GSoC 2016 Project Survey, help me make Dolphin a better File Manager!
Randa Meetings 2016 Part I: Okteta
Last Sunday the full week of Randa Meetings 2016 had passed, and it was time to find a route home, e.g. using KDE’s currently developed Marble Maps (here in the SailfishOS variant)...
Last week in Randa we did not only work on a new Windows version of Marble, but made a lot of progress on vector tile rendering as well. Here is a quick visual impression of the first lower level vector tiles that are now part of the Vector OSM map theme. Much of the work was done by Akshat, one of our GSoC students.
- GSoC Update(?): Writing a KIO slave 101!
Stars and DSOs make their appearance in KStars Lite
Currently you can see all named and static unnamed stars (also there will be support for Tycho-2 catalog available as an add-on). Having a node for each of the star results in increased memory consumption but I have an idea which I will implement during optimization phase (maintain all nodes in LRU cache and delete nodes that don't get a lot of user attention).
Distributed KRunner improvements
It is strange to talk about improvements when the product does not yet exist, but there are a few important ideas that deviate from original KRunner that I’ve been working on.
- A project is done!
My project this summer started with implementing keyframing for masks and layer opacity. Currently I am doing the same for transformation masks, but in between I worked on the problem of interpolation.
Crossing the Threshold to the Special World
In other news, last Monday was my final bachelor thesis presentation which was the last thing I had to do for school this year. I managed to graduate with a 9/10 for the whole thesis process and my supervisors were allegedly very happy with me. Now I cross over the threshold of the academic life to the working life of which the first three months will be reserved for Krita.
Meeting with the Mentor
We launched up Krita expecting a complete disaster, but what it blessed us with was a small green square sitting tranquilly on top of the canvas. What does it mean?
The end of Randa Meetings 2016
First, I want to thank Tomaz Canabrava, that brings me to KDE Community and gives me the opportunity to make this changes in my life, to get me rid out my comfort zone and show me the world.
- Randa Meetings and the future of Br-Print3D
- Mid-term eval – GSoC 2016
- Randa sprint wrap-up and considerations on packaging complex applications with AppImage
- KDE: Debian: *ubuntu snappy: Reproducible builds, Randa! and much more…
A new major update has been released for the OSMC open-source media center GNU/Linux distribution, bringing all the updates from the upstream Debian Stable software repositories.
The APT 1.3 development continues at a fast pace, and it looks like it has just received yet another snapshot, apt 1.3~exp3, the third one in the series, which brings more goodies to the upcoming major release of the Debian GNU/Linux package manager.
Do fancy graphics really make a game better? Can a text-based game for Linux still keep you entertained?
Don't get me wrong, I do occasionally enjoy playing a AAA game release from a major studio. But as I've gotten older, I've found that I really value gameplay (and nostalgia too, admittedly) far more than how photorealistic my gaming experience is.
Dennis Gilmore from the Fedora Project has published a reminder informing the community that the Fedora 22 Linux operating system will reach end of life in approximately one month from today, on July 19, 2016.
- 'Flatpak' Is The Universal Linux Packaging Format That Puts 'Security First'
- Fedora 24 Debuts with Red Hat OpenShift Origin for Easier Containers
Fedora 24 released with Gnome 3.20 and Flatpak
Fedora is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions, and now version 24 has been released.
Last week, we reported on the fact that the GCC 6 migration for the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system was almost over and that the next snapshot would be a massive one moving everything to the GCC 6 compiler.
Just when you thought the platform wars had settled down into a cosy duopoly, Huawei is reported to be working on “an alternative mobile operating system”, according to reports.
“The team working on the project is based in Scandinavia and includes ex-Nokia employees,” The Information scooped.
The secret project is said to be in its infancy, and is intended as a hedge against Google further tightening its grip on Android.
Google is reportedly working on a proprietary binary Android, analyst Richard Windsor told The Register, allowing it to take tighter control of the platform.
I am a Mac user since over 20 years but I don't see me fit in Apples target audience anymore for several reasons.
My iMac died lately and now I am deciding to buy a new one or do a switch to Linux.
Everytime I am looking for advice what computer to buy I hear: "build your own, it's cheaper". I would be able to jam one together but I don't have the time or skills to do it in a professional clean way.
What are the high quality options for a Linux Desktop computer? I never bought anything other than Apple, so I have no idea what solid brands exist in the Linux world. I would like to have something like an iMac, but buying one to install Linux feels weird.
- should be near to silent
- should be maintainable (swap HDs and such)
- should be 100% supported by Linux (Sleep mode, fan control, wlan, etc)
- should be fast (quad core-ish)
- graphic is not very important (no gamer)
- should look like build for grown-ups (no neon alien heads)
Any thoughts?submitted by /u/instantknut
Michele Casey, Oracle Linux Senior director of Product Management, reached out to provide insight into Oracle Linux and the platform’s place in the evolution of containers for next-generation application development.