But, it turns out that I was a bit conservative with my estimates. And it also turns out that I did not give the OpenShift platform the respect it deserves. OpenShift is an open-source PaaS platform by Red Hat. Red Hat released fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2014 results that nicely beat analysts' top and bottom line expectations, powered by strong adoption of OpenStack and OpenShift.
The CentOS Project is happy to announce the availability of CentOS 7 (1503). This release includes a number of new features including a major update to IPA, which adds support for two-factor authentication. Other enhancements include the addition of OpenJDK 8, the return of Thunderbird, and improved container support.
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Details about Mono vulnerabilities which has been found and fixed in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, were published by Canonical in a security notification.
First distro tests on Lenovo G50 - Ubuntu and Netrunner
We may deride Ubuntu for being modern and newb-friendly and not pure Linux or whatever. But that's nonsense. This splendid distribution, especially in its LTS form, eats hardware platforms for breakfast. I have not yet found a single machine that it didn't support, and didn't support almost 100%. Nigh perfect. This last case is yet another example.
I guess the path for future testing has been laid out. I may have to play a bit with setting UEFI on and off, and definitely use Ubuntu bootloader to get things going, but from now, other distributions ought to be able to install. Or not. Either way, I shall copiously rant about it to your uttermost delight. Summing up what we saw today, Netrunner works fine, with numerous limitations and heavy memory consumption. Trusty is a perky little beast with no faults or problems, it's lithe and lean and cool, and purrs like a happy kitten no matter where placed or tested. Draw your own conclusions, dear readers. More distro testing coming soon. Mint, Kubuntu, for sure. Some others, too.
Debian 8.0 Release Date & New Gentoo Website
Niels Thykier today posted that Debian 8.0 now has a "target release date." This isn't written in stone, but it would take something "really critical" to postpone the release. Elsewhere, the Gentoo Linux project today announced the launch of their "totally revamped and more inclusive website." The announcement stated that the old site wasn't "as inclusive as we would have liked."
Google's Chromebit Turns Any TV Into a Chrome PC for Under $100
Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer—a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV.