NetOS Enterprise Linux 8 Promises to Be a Worthy Alternative to Chrome OS
Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today about the general availability of the NetOS Enterprise Developer Preview 8 operating system.
Designed as a replacement for the Linux kernel-based Chrome OS or Chromium OS operating systems, Black Lab Software's upcoming NetOS distribution is using the same technologies that have been implemented in the Enterprise Edition of the Black Lab Linux OS.
Gentoo Linux "Choice Edition" Live DVD Released with Kernel 4.5, ZFS on Linux
The Gentoo Linux operating system has received an updated Live DVD ISO image today, dubbed "Choice Edition," which brings the latest GNU/Linux technologies.
According to the announcement, the Gentoo Linux "Choice Edition" Live DVD has been released in celebration of the continued collaboration between Gentoo developers and community. And it looks like it brings some of the latest software releases, such as the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment.
With smartphone manufacturers already working on the next generation of handsets that will be designed with Daydream VR in mind, the inevitable question is raised – which existing Android handsets will work with Daydream VR? Unfortunately, the answer seems to be not many, if any at all.
The Red Hat Summit will be held June 27 – 30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The open source technology event will showcase the latest innovations in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies. The event will include:
Red Hat has announced the release of Ansible 2.1. One of the biggest features of the new release of the open source and agentless automation framework for DevOps is support for Microsoft Windows and Azure cloud.
UbuCon Paris Party Starts Today In Celebration of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release
Yesterday we reported on the fact that even if Canonical unveiled the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system last month, on April 21, several LoCos are still organizing release parties.
Why I won’t use Dropbox’s Project Infinite if it’s not open source
Why not Dropbox? Because the open source community can’t see the Dropbox source code, there is no way to know what Dropbox does to my stuff. Experts should be able to audit Dropbox source code to ensure there are no security vulnerabilities, that there are no back doors.
Beyond that, I am not comfortable with making any company a co-owner of my files. I don’t want to be at the mercy of a company that can revoke access to my data for whatever reason. I am not comfortable with the idea that my data could be subject to scanning and privacy-invading laws that otherwise don’t apply to my local data.
Open-source vs. Proprietary – Keeping Ideology Out of the Equation
Open-source really means no more and no less than making the source code readily available to anyone. Thus, open-source makes no statement as to the licensing conditions for using the software, whether there are charges for using the software, whether the software is supported, or actively developed, or any good, and so on. Closed-source means that source code is not readily available, but makes no comment on issues like licensing, costs, support, and quality.