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As a System Admin, I’ve to check some Package is installed or not.
In this article I’ll show you how to properly check some package is installed on your system or not.
So I am still expecting to merge it, mainly for a rather simple
reason: I trust my submaintainers, and Greg in particular. So when a
major submaintainer wants to merge something, that pulls a *lot* of
weight with me.
That said, I have to admit to being particularly disappointed with the
performance argument for merging it. Having looked at the dbus
performance, and come to the conclusion that the reason dbus performs
abysmally badly is just pure shit user space code, I am not AT ALL
impressed by the performance argument. We don't merge kernel code just
because user space was written by a retarded monkey on crack. Kernel
code has higher standards, and yes, that also means that it tends to
perform better, but no, "user space code is shit" is not a valid
reason for pushing things into the kernel.
Ubuntu 15.04 is a next step in the development of Canonical's flagship distribution. It definitely becomes more useful with each release, and you can see that since version 11.10 where Unity first appeared.
Of course, many argue that Ubuntu becomes more commercialized with all the adware and bloatware. But, as with other Open Source systems, there are ways to switch unnecessary components off, if you dislike them.
For me Ubuntu 15.04 is a nice distribution. I hope that next Long-term Support version 16.04 will not be worse.
With Linux 4.1 having been released this week and being mid-way through 2015, here's some Git development statistics for the newest kernel code.
Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, the company behind the open-source server virtualization platform Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), a Linux kernel-based operating system derived from Debian GNU/Linux, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of Proxmox Virtual Environment 4.0 Beta 1.
Freescale revealed two Linux-enabled QorIQ LS1 networking SoCs with four and eight 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores, and says it will offer a Cortex-A72 LS2 model.
Visitors to the Freescale Technology Forum in Austin, Texas, this week have enjoyed a motherlode of product announcements from Freescale, not to mention a keynote from hardware hacker patron saint Steve Wozniak. Here we look at Freescale’s announcement of the company’s first 64-bit, ARMv8 QorIQ LS1 SoCs. The octa-core QorIQ LS1088A and quad-core LS1048A SoCs are the first QorIQ models with Cortex-A53 cores.
Last year Red Hat announced its first Women in Open Source Award, created to recognize the contributions that women are making in open source technologies and communities. I was honored to be on one of the committees that reviewed more than 100 nominations and narrowed the list down to 10 finalists divided into two categories: community and academic. Then the open source community voted, and I anxiously awaited the results. I wanted every woman on both lists to win, so I knew that no matter who ended up with most votes, I'd be happy.
The x86 EFI changes for Linux 4.2 were mailed in this morning and indeed they offer the EFI System Resource Table support as necessary for supporting UEFI 2.5+ system firmware updates.
I'm announcing the release of the 3.4.108 kernel.
All users of the 3.4 kernel series must upgrade.
The updated 3.4.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: