Not so long ago, Red Hat was about the only serious option for big enterprise customers seeking to make the move to Linux. Times have changed and Red Hat is no longer the only game in town. There are now three major enterprise ready Linux companies vying for corporate business: Red Hat, Canonical and SUSE -- or four if noncommercial CentOS is counted.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code to RethinkDB, relicensed the code under Apache, and contributed it to The Linux Foundation.
RethinkDB is an open source, NoSQL, distributed document-oriented database that was previously licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, Version 3 (AGPLv3).
The software is already in production use today by hundreds of technology startups, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies, including NASA, GM, Jive, Platzi, the U.S. Department of Defense, Distractify, and Matters Media. But the AGPLv3 license was limiting the willingness of some companies to use and contribute to the software.
We know that many Qt users want controls styled with a native look-and-feel. But offering that on platforms with no public styling API, is hard. A classic approach is to take snapshots of the native controls, tweak them, and use them as foreground or background in our own controls. Which is somewhat OK for static appearances. But when animations and transitions are involved, static pixmaps will only take you half the way. And since an OS can change style from one update to the next, taking snapshots runtime is risky. Using pre-grabbed snapshots is also something we don’t do because of legal considerations.
I have a family member who will not be able to use their hands at all for quite a few months and I would like to put together a laptop that they can use while recovering. Is there a distro or something that would allow them to verbally control the window manager and various apps? Any guidance is appreciated. Thanks!submitted by /u/andyana
MakeTechEasier: Many people are running Windows 10 on their PC but want to try out Ubuntu.
Also #2: I hope this isn't against the rules.submitted by /u/Kamnyah
So, I recently bought Lenovo Yoga G510 laptop and I want to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 on it. However, there is one obstacle between my laptop and Linux. There is no support for AMD Radeon R5 M400 graphic drivers and I don't want to sacrifice an important feature for the sake of Linux. What should I do? Should I wait for AMD to upgrade their Catalyst driver or is there a workaround?submitted by /u/thusspoketheredditor
Reddit: How can I optimize my use of space on development-oriented Linux machines with small (50GB or 30GB) hard drives?
I am gradually trying to transition to using Linux full-time. So far I have four machines with Linux setups: (1) an HP Spectre x360 laptop dual-booted with Windows 10 and Fedora 25, with 50GB allocated to Fedora; (2) a Raspberry Pi 3 and 2; and (3) an Asus Flip Chromebook with Crouton. My main machine is the laptop. I want to use it primarily for development and writing. But even after removing all audio and video from the hard drive, I keep running out of space. Creating Python virtual environments in Anaconda, for example, takes up a lot of space. Do you have any suggestions for what parts of the setup I can put on SD cards and USB drives without significantly hurting performance?submitted by /u/rmccarl