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2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor

Friday 26th of August 2016 07:17:45 PM
Title: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor26 AugLearn more

Special Anniversary Edition: This Week in Open Source News

Friday 26th of August 2016 02:00:15 PM
Title: Special Anniversary Edition: This Week in Open Source News26 AugLearn more

KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE

Friday 26th of August 2016 01:01:07 PM
Title: KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE26 AugLearn more

First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

Friday 26th of August 2016 12:21:50 PM

Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit.

Let's Encrypt: Every Server on the Internet Should Have a Certificate

Thursday 25th of August 2016 12:34:24 PM

The web is not secure. As of August 2016, only 45.5 percent of Firefox page loads are HTTPS, according to Josh Aas, co-founder and executive director of Internet Security Research Group. This number should be 100 percent, he said in his talk called “Let’s Encrypt: A Free, Automated, and Open Certificate Authority” at LinuxCon North America.

Linus Torvalds Reflects on 25 Years of Linux

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 06:02:54 PM

When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system, Linux, on Aug. 25, 1991, it was a "completely personal project,” Torvalds said at LinuxCon today. The kernel totaled 10,000 lines of code that would only run on the same type of hard disk Torvalds himself used because the geometry of the hard disk was hard-coded into the source code. And, he expected only other students to be interested in studying it as a theory.

How DIGIT Created High Availability on the Public Cloud to Keep Its Games Running

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:00:58 PM

The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a cluster in less than 5 minutes using Apache Mesos.

Be Bold, Be Curious, and Be Open, Advise Outreachy Participants

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 01:16:41 PM

In Tuesday afternoon’s “Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel” session at LinuxCon North America, interns and mentors involved with the Outreachy program spoke enthusiastically of their experiences with the program. The panel was moderated by Karen M. Sandler, Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and organizer of Outreachy.

Live From LinuxCon: Red Hat and Microsoft Embrace On Stage

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 07:00:30 PM

If any LinuxCon moment so far has underscored the evolution of Linux over 25 years, it was during the transition between keynotes this morning when Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst found himself on stage with Microsoft’s new vice president of open source, Wim Coekaerts.

The men laughed nervously at the irony of the moment and paused for a brief photo opp, arms around each other’s shoulders.

How IBM’s LinuxONE Has Evolved For the New Open Source Cloud

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 11:00:00 AM

One year ago at LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle, IBM announced IBM LinuxONE, its enterprise-grade system specifically designed for Linux and open source workloads. Today in their keynote at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto, IBM executives Jim Wasko and Donna Dillenberger will give us an update on how the technology has evolved since then and how IBM is involved now in the open source community.

Networking, Security & Storage with Docker & Containers: A Free eBook Covers the Essentials

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 10:34:04 AM

With this week’s ContainerCon event underway in Toronto, new ways to manage and automate workloads are taking center stage. Container education is in the spotlight as well, and that’s where a new, free eBook from the editors at The New Stack comes in.

Live From LinuxCon: Changing the World with Code

Monday 22nd of August 2016 07:16:34 PM

“You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time.” That was the theme of Jim Zemlin’s morning keynote address opening the LinuxCon North America conference in Toronto.

Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, began with a reminder that this week marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, and special events will be held throughout the conference to celebrate -- including a black-tie gala on Wednesday night.

The Top 10 Developers and Companies Contributing to the Linux Kernel in 2015-2016

Monday 22nd of August 2016 03:00:09 PM
Title: The Top 10 Developers and Companies Contributing to the Linux Kernel in 2015-201622 AugLearn more

This Week in Open Source News: New Microsoft Scripting Language Opens Up, What Most Don't Get About OSS, & More

Friday 19th of August 2016 03:00:31 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: New Microsoft Scripting Language Opens Up, What Most Don't Get About OSS, & More19 AugLearn more

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Ahmed Alkabary: A Recent Graduate and Aspiring SysAdmin

Friday 19th of August 2016 02:00:28 PM
Title: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Ahmed Alkabary: A Recent Graduate and Aspiring SysAdmin19 AugLearn more

Full Metal Backup Using the dd Command

Friday 19th of August 2016 01:00:37 PM
Title: Full Metal Backup Using the dd Command19 AugLearn more

OPNFV’s Path to Network Transformation

Thursday 18th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM

The OPNFV project will turn two this October and, says OPNFV Director Heather Kirksey, like any two-year-old, it’s eagerly figuring out the world and how to interact with it -- “sometimes through the occasional skinned knee but also with the excitement of learning and accomplishing new things.”

Open Source RTOS for IoT Gains Support from Linaro

Thursday 18th of August 2016 02:53:58 PM
Title: Open Source RTOS for IoT Gains Support from Linaro18 AugLearn more

From ownCloud to Nextcloud: A Proven Cloud Innovator Launches a Promising New Platform

Thursday 18th of August 2016 02:00:53 PM

The ever popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds went through a shakeup not long ago.

Live Keynotes From Linus Torvalds, Joe Beda and More at LinuxCon and ContainerCon This Week

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 04:20:29 PM
Title: Live Keynotes From Linus Torvalds, Joe Beda and More at LinuxCon and ContainerCon This Week17 AugLearn more

More in Tux Machines

5 Reasons to Switch to Ubuntu Phone

You’ve had Android phones, and you’ve had iPhones. Buying a smartphone for most people is a polarized, A/B choice. And for some, the experience of choosing a new phone is becoming… jaded. You might think that Android and iOS have the mobile market sewn up, but what if I was to tell you that you don’t need to look at Windows 10 Mobile or BlackBerry as alternatives? Various others are available, but perhaps the most impressive of them all is the Ubuntu Phone, which uses the Ubuntu Touch platform, and can be found on devices such as the Meizu Pro 5. Read more Also: Ubuntu Linux 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 1 now available for download (don't talk back)

Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

  • ownCloud-Forked Nextcloud 10 Now Available
  • Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!
    Nextcloud 10 is now available with many new features for system administrators to control and direct the flow of data between users on a Nextcloud server. Rule based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements. Monitoring, security, performance and usability improvements complement this release, enabling larger and more efficient Nextcloud installations. You can get it on our install page or read on for details.
  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
    It is easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. Red Hat Virtualisation (RHV) 4.0 refreshes Red Hat’s open source virtualisation platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat’s product line. It is a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat’s virtualisation efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company’s intention to woo VMware customers.
  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?