When Linux users hear about Debian they know instantly that it's one of the best and most popular operating systems out there. Nobody thinks that it might be a new firmware for a Windows-powered Nokia phone.
Linux, the overweight king of cloud: Will this change anytime soon?
Nick Hardiman argues that the problem with Linux is that multi-purpose distros, which are great for cloud computing jobs, are making the server OS fat.
Canonical’s “Snappy Ubuntu” Lands On AWS
Canonical’s stripped down “Snappy” edition of Ubuntu Core is now available on Amazon’s AWS cloud computing platform.
If you’ve followed along over the last few weeks, that’s not a major surprise. Snappy first launched on Microsoft Azure at the beginning of this month and then arrived on Google’s Compute Engine platform earlier this week. It was pretty obvious that AWS’s EC2 would be next.
Public Interest, Software Freedom and Open Standards
...importance of working with upstream projects and initiatives for a government like the UK Government.
Public interest and software freedom are not always aligned, in the sense that software freedom grant rights to users of Free Software but does not imply users will get what they want; in this case however, these two notions could become very much aligned. The same holds true for Open Standards: if major chunks of the UK’s public sector’s pool of documents is migrated to ODF, there is something close to a liability – and an opportunity- for this Government to ensure the format continues to thrive and be improved.
Defending the Free Linux World
Co-opetition is a part of open source. The Open Invention Network model allows companies to decide where they will compete and where they will collaborate, explained OIN CEO Keith Bergelt. As open source evolved, "we had to create channels for collaboration. Otherwise, we would have hundreds of entities spending billions of dollars on the same technology."
The 7 Best Alternative Linux Distributions Of 2014
As the year draws to a close it is a good time to reflect on the good and bad of 2014.
In this article I am going to list my favourite alternative Linux distributions of the year.
What constitutes as an alternative Linux distro? To define the alternative, we need to look at the mainstream distributions first.
Devil-Linux 1.6.7 released
Devil-Linux 1.6.7 has been released! This release brings lots of software updates. Please see the change log for details.
Hands-on review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC+Kodi and Android
This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta.
The CuBoxTV is one of several CuBox-i models currently available from Israel-based SolidRun. Whereas the full-up “CuBox-i Pro” model comes with 2GB RAM, WiFi, and Ethernet, the CuBoxTV hits a $110 price target though the reduction of RAM to 1GB and the elimination of the WiFi/Bluetooth radio module, though it still possesses the power of a Freescale i.MX6 Quad SoC clocked at around 1GHz.