Containers have made huge progress in the last year with the addition of user namespaces to the Kernel, the introduction of Docker, LXC 1.0, and the maturing of Check Point Restore in Userspace (CRIU). And at the annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit last month there were a number of people talking about containers and their application in the Linux ecosystem.
Previously, in a tutorial titled How to Install the LTSI-3.10 Kernel on Raspberry Pi and MinnowBoard, I introduced how you can build and install a kernel with an LTSI patch applied on Raspberry Pi and MinnowBoard. That time, I installed a kernel image that I built by downloading the kernel source and applying the patch. This time, however, I created a package for easier management. The following describes how you can do that.
At long last, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. Replace it with Linux and you'll enjoy computing again.
IBM today celebrated the 50th anniversary of the mainframe computer. As part of this event, IBM is promoting three upcoming online courses that focus on building enterprise computing talent. One of these is the recently announced Intro to Linux course from the Linux Foundation, which starts August...
One reason technology choices are so difficult is technology is always a work in progress; your one choice has lasting consequences since the technology rarely ever lives on its own, and most good technology is never done -- that is unless you’re Windows XP. As most of us know, Microsoft today is turning off support for Windows XP. That means that roughly 30 percent of all Windows users will cease to get security updates and other ongoing maintenance. Since hackers disproportionately target Windows products, this is a big deal.
Data science still has a long way to go in developing systems that solve real-world, human problems, said Hilary Mason, data scientist in residence at Accel Partners, in her ApacheCon keynote today. The open source community will be key to helping big data evolve into a more accessible technology.
I had an opportunity to speak at Collaboration Summit this year on building OSS-based IVI systems, concentrating on the use of the Xen Project Hypervisor. The evolution of in-vehicle systems is a very exciting topic, and Collab Summit confirmed for me that automotive software is currently in a state of flux.
Ubuntu users need not fear the loss of Ubuntu One. With so many cloud services available – most of which offer native Linux clients – there are too many choices, ready to host your data, to be concerned. Give one of these options a try and see if they don't meet your needs.
How do you get from a brilliant idea to a wearable computer or Internet of Things gizmo? Several computer modules have hit the scene recently that promise to expand the scope of lightweight computing devices to a broader field of manufacturers.
In the last five years I have experienced a few professional transitions, changing employers from a Software Engineering role to System Administrator role, and from developing and/or testing software for “Legacy” operating systems and proprietary software to infrastructure services delivery using large scale UNIX and Linux customer environments. I have gone from only imagining what challenges Systems Administrators have in developing systems management software, to actually knowing them first hand.
Free Linux MOOCs: Live Twitter Chat April 3, 8 a.m. PST with edX CEO and Linux Foundation Executive Director
edX and The Linux Foundation will hold a live Twitter chat this Thursday, April 3 from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. PST. Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation Executive Director, and Anant Agarwal, edX CEO, will be on hand to answer your questions about the new partnership to offer free Linux training in a massive open online course (MOOC).
A week ago I flew out to Napa,CA for two days of discussions with various kernel people (ok, and some postgresql people too) about all things VM and FS/IO related. I learned a lot. These short focussed conferences have way more value to me these days personally than the conferences of years ago with a bunch of tracks, and day after day of presentations.
Linux and open source software have demonstrated that collaborative development is a successful model for rapid innovation in the tech sector. Now that model is being applied in other industries from health care, to city government, to education.
After adding an extra release candidate to solidify the final result -- to the tune of a week's delay -- Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Sunday unleashed version 3.14 of the Linux kernel.
Every article I have read, in recent memory, arguing that “Windows is better than Linux” makes the author sound a little bit, for lack of a better word, like a big giant goober.
Learn how to create and remove Btrfs filesystem snapshots, and instantly roll back to any point in time.
Software companies have long realized the economic and strategic value of using and contributing code to external open source projects. But they're much slower to understand and apply the same open source methods of collaboration to their own projects internally, said Phil Odence, vice president of business development at Black Duck Software in a Collaboration Summit presentation today.
Linux kernel developers Greg Kroah-Hartman, Jens Axboe, Dave Chinner, Matthew Garrett, and Mel Gorman participated in a panel discussion, moderated by LWN Editor Jon Corbet, at Collaboration Summit on Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights.