How did you get started with Linux?
Linux has been around for quite a long time now, and there are always new folks finding their way to it. One Linux redditor recently asked how his fellow users got into Linux, and some of their answers are quite interesting.
Report: Linux, NoSQL, Nginx set foundation for AWS app dominance
Sumo Logic’s report, entitled “The State of the Modern App in AWS,” uses statistics gathered from the company’s base of 1,200 customers to get an idea of how their apps are created and what they run on.
- Sumo Logic Releases Groundbreaking 'State of Modern Applications in AWS Report'
Trends in High Performance NFV
It’s clear that in the service provider space, using a standard cloud platform to deliver carrier-class applications may not be sufficient. Service provider applications such as virtual private networks (VPNs), VoIP, and other virtual network functions (VNFs) can’t always be delivered by a best-effort cloud approach.
- Fujitsu and SUSE Expand Strategic Alliance to Develop and Support Open Source Products
Red Hat Software Collections 2.3 and Red Hat Developer Toolset 6 Available Now
After entring Beta staged of development three weeks ago, Red Hat's commercial Red Hat Software Collections 2.3 and Red Hat Developer Toolset 6 suites are now generally available and ready for deployment in production environments.
Prominent new features included in the Red Hat Software Collections 2.3 suite are the latest MySQL 5.7 and Redis 3.2 open-source databases, PHP 7.0 and Perl 5.24 dynamic open-source programming languages, along with the Git 2.9 open-source project management tool, Thermostat 1.6 Java virtual machine (JVM) monitoring utility, and Eclipse Neon 4.6.1 integrated development environment (IDE).
Fedora Hubs and Meetbot: A Recursive Tale
One of the planned features of Fedora Hubs that I am most excited about is chat integration with Fedora development chat rooms. As a mentor and onboarder of designers and other creatives into the Fedora project, I’ve witnessed IRC causing a lot of unnecessary pain and delay in the onboarding experience. The idea we have for Hubs is to integrate Fedora’s IRC channels into the Hubs web UI, requiring no IRC client installation and configuration on the part of users in order to be able to participate. The model is meant to be something like this:
ANGRYsearch Is a Fast File Search Tool for Linux Desktops
For faster Linux file search, with instant results as you type, take a look at the (superbly) named ANGRYsearch.
File Search App ‘Fsearch’ Now Has a PPA
Remember Fsearch? It’s a pretty nifty file search tool for Linux inspired by the Windows Everything Search Engine app.
Budgie 11 Plans Include Raven Sidebar Widgets, Actionable Notifications
It’s not even been a week since Ubuntu Budgie was made an official flavor, but we’re already starting to see hints about what we could see its first release ship with.
The Budgie desktop environment that Ubuntu Budgie is based around is maintained and developed by the Solus Project, and forms the basis of the Solus Linux distribution.
- Warsow down, FOSS Sauerbraten fork and maybe an unkown project?
Total War: Warhammer Linux release date confirmed
Feral Interactive, the specialist Linux and Mac publisher who make their livelihood out of porting games for those undervalued platforms, have today announced the Total War: Warhammer Linux release date.
- Automotive Grade Linux Membership Grows 60% in 2016
- Sasken Becomes Member Of Automotive Grade Linux
Linux Kernel 4.4.32 LTS Adds Networking Improvements, Updated AMDGPU Drivers
After announcing earlier the release of Linux kernel 4.8.8, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the immediate availability of the thirty-second maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.
Linux Kernel 4.8.8 Improves IPv6 and IPv4 Support, Updates InfiniBand Drivers
Today, November 15, 2016, renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the eighth maintenance update to the Linux 4.8 kernel series.
On November 10, we reported on the availability of the Linux 4.8.7 kernel, which brought updates to the Radeon open-source graphics drivers and many other improvements, and it now looks like Linux kernel 4.8.8 is already out not even a week from the previous update. It's not a major release tough, as it only changes a total of 49 files, with 368 insertions and 217 deletions.
The Samsung Android tablet that will never access the Internet
So I have this cool Samsung Galaxy Android tablet which I only need to use as a camera. Guess what I did while setting it up. Yep, you guessed right – disabled WiFi. By the way, that’s disabling WiFi forever. So until I retire it or give it out to somebody else, that Android tablet will never, ever access the Internet.
The only “network” communication it will ever experience is with my desktop or laptop computer (when uploading or downloading files to/from it). And I don’t think I’ll ever use Wifi Direct. It’s a solution that works well for me, knowing that I’ll never have to deal with whatever privacy-breaching tricks Google or Samsung come with next. Unless they have a way of making the device call home without Internet access. Have they?
Playing Games On A Chromebook Is Great With Android Apps And Bluetooth Controllers
Since I began using a Chromebook 5 years ago, the one thing I’d conceded was the idea of playing games for any reasonable amount of time on a Chrome OS device. Sure, web games are fun for a few minutes, but any real games (as real as they get for me at my age, anyway) were far out of the realm of reality.
8 Android gestures that speed up everyday tasks
Navigating your way around a new Android device will get a lot easier once you’ve mastered a few handy touchscreen gestures.
For example, you can switch between Chrome tabs with a single swipe, while a two-finger swipe will add a whole new perspective to Google Maps. No sign of the virtual Home button? There’s a gesture that’ll bring it back. Read on for all that and more.
OnePlus 3T UK price, release date, improved specs and Android Nougat update
ONEPLUS has refreshed its flagship OnePlus 3 smartphone – a mere five months after it was first announced. Dubbed OnePlus 3T, the new phone sports an upgraded SnapDragon 821 processor, better battery life, and improved 16MP front-facing camera.
10 Open Source Stream Processing Projects
Stream processing and real-time analytics are becoming "must-have" technologies for data-intensive companies.
These 10 open source stream processing projects under the umbrella of the Apache Software Foundation aim to solve the challenges associated with ingesting and processing high volumes of data at scale.
Yes, there's overlap, and it can be difficult to determine the best one to use, but there is something for most every stream processing use case among these choices.
Party like it’s 1999
Open source is often pitched as the only way to sell software to the enterprise of today. But what should you consider to build a business around a highly popular open source project?
- Iron.io Releases First Open Source Project
Tech company offers self-driving car research kits
As part of its 2-year-old Open Source Car Control project, the autonomous driving software company said today at the Los Angeles auto show that it is making available a hardware development kit that can be retrofitted to Kia Souls from 2014 model year and later for self-driving technology research. The designs for the kit can be accessed for free, or an assembled kit can be bought from PolySync.
- Self-Driving Goes Open-Source: PolySync Announces Open Source Car Control, Complete, Affordable Kit for Autonomous Vehicle Development
I was looking to buy a PC recently and was surprised that in 2016 I could not find major manufacturers that would ship with Ubuntu or some other distribution. Of course it's fairly easy to install Linux these days though with a USB drive or a dual boot.
Do you guys see Linux ever making a real dent in the home market? I think one of the main reasons it has not happened yet is that most new games will not run on Linux.submitted by /u/rampage102
While Linux 4.9 will be released in just a few weeks, the remaining Reiser4 file-system developers have just updated their code to support the Linux 4.8 stable kernel.
Reiser4 for Linux 4.8.0 is now available for those wanting to run this out-of-tree file-system on the current stable kernel. The Reiser4 kernel is now compatible with 4.8 and there is also a kernel oops fix when mounting forward-incompatible volumes, unneeded assertions were removed, some VFS changes were made, and there is now rename2 support.
What’s In Store for Unity 8 in Ubuntu 17.04 (And Beyond)
October’s release of Ubuntu 16.10 gave us our first real look at Unity 8 in its formative desktop guise.
But as we noted in our hands-on article at that time, Unity 8 on the desktop, while somewhat functional, offers a somewhat basic user experience.
A Couple New Vulnerabilities, Unity 8 Futures
Another day, another vulnerability; The Register today reported that a new local vulnerability that can allow someone root access. Hack A Day also reported on a bug, this one sounded so fun the way they explained it. Elsewhere, OMG!Ubuntu! and Phoronix previewed Unity coming attractions sourced from Ubuntu 17.04 UOS summit notes and DarkDuck gave Debian 8 a quick run-through.
The last look at Unity 8 gave users a bit of pause, but upcoming releases promise to be much improved. While focusing on a "full desktop experience," convergence is still the key word of the day. They plan to make Snaps more important and rely less on .debs (eventually removing them altogether), they want to move the apps scope and dash into an "app drawer." They hope to add multi-monitor support and implement full window management (app windows, dialog boxes, context menus, tool tips, and the like). OMG!Ubuntu! and Phoronix have more on that.
Unity 8 & All Snaps-Based Ubuntu Still Expected For 18.04 LTS
Today during the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 was a convergence Q/A talk where Unity 8 and delivering a all-Snaps image (no Debian packages) were talked about for nearly one hour.
That little green Android elf is everywhere this Black Friday 2016 shopping season to help retailers slash the price of tablets, phones and more running Google’s mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel.
Satisfying Enlightenment’s Launcher Appetite with Luncher
Ibar has been Enlightenment’s primary launcher for at least a decade. What it lacked in features it gained in simplicity. However, as Enlightenment has grown, ibar has seemingly stayed stagnant. I wasn’t surprised when Mike Blumenkrantz informed me this would be one of the focuses of my internship. From the depths of Enlightenment’s growling, starving stomach, Luncher was born.
A Walkthrough Of Enlightenment's New Launcher "Luncher"
Stephen Houston, an intern at Samsung's Open-Source Group, wrote Luncher under the direction of Mike Blumenkrantz to replace the 10+ years old "Ibar" launcher.