|Story||Fedora 21||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 7:36am|
|Story||6 Ideal Last Minute Linux Xmas Gift Ideas||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 7:34am|
|Story||Reviewing 2014, Penguin Porn, and Dropping Distros||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 7:30am|
|Story||Firefox OS Expands to Nearly 30 Countries||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 7:27am|
|Story||Red Hat Brings Business Intelligence and Data Analysis Suite to the Public Cloud||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 7:26am|
|Story||Qseven i.MX6 COM adds industrial temperature range||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 7:25am|
|Story||Calculate Linux 14.12 released||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 7:22am|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 12:47am|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 12:46am|
|Story||Looking Ahead: Rebuilding PaaS in a Containerized World||Roy Schestowitz||17/12/2014 - 12:13am|
As 2014 draws to a close a few folks are looking ahead to 2015. Jack Wallen pens his predictions for Linux next year. Phoronix has gathered a few Fedora 22 tidbits and OMG!Ubuntu! has some for Ubuntu 15.04. Dedoimedo.com reviews Kali Linux and the Hecktic Geek tests Fedora 21. And finally today, Dedoimedo picks his top Xfce distro of the year.
Among the legions of Linux users and admins, there seems to be a sort of passive curiosity about FreeBSD and other *BSDs. Like commuters on a packed train, they gaze out at a less crowded, vaguely mysterious train heading in a slightly different direction and wonder what traveling on that train might be like -- for a moment. The few who cross over find themselves in a place that is equal parts familiar and foreign. And the strange parts can be scary.
One of the most popular stories I’ve written explained why I ditched my MacBook Pro for a Chromebook in 2012. Back then I didn’t know how long it would last, but it's become one of my more long-lived technology changes, sustained for two-plus years with few regrets.
Not only am I still using my Chromebook, now my business and family do too. Swapping out of Apple’s walled garden for Google’s fenced yard was the right move. I still long for a fully open source solution – an open field in the commons – but I don't want to make a full-time hobby of keeping my laptop working.
RED HAT HAS ANNOUNCED the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.1 Beta with enhancements to improve ease of use, manageability and performance, as well as support for IBM Power8 little endian architecture.
RHEL 7.1 Beta is the next point release following the enterprise Linux vendor's initial production release of RHEL 7.0 in June.
First, let me start off by thanking all of you in the open source software community for your tremendous support and help throughout my first year with the Open Source Initiative. It has been quite a transition for me, moving from the formality and conventionalism of institutions of higher education, to what in many ways feels like a start-up. I'm truly fortunate—the OSI and the open source software community are energetic, creative, smart and for me personally, motivational. I was honored to join the OSI in November 2013, thrilled to work with the Board and our members this year, and excited about the possibilities and opportunities in 2015.
Recently, there were some thoughts on where KDE is going, and related to that what’s the driving force behind it in terms of the pillars of KDE. Albeit it is true our development model changed significantly, I’m not convinced that it’s all about git.
No, I rather believe that it is the excitement about the KDE that makes it stand out – KDE as a community if you wish, but also KDE as a software project.
Within the in-development Linux 3.19 kernel is now support for LZ4 compression for SquashFS, the read-only file-system commonly used by various Linux distribution live CDs.
More Linux 3.19 coverage:
Around 70k lines of kernel code were removed, in large part due to stripping out the "horrid" BCM driver. The staging BCM driver isn't to be confused with any Broadcom hardware driver but rather was the Beceem WiMAX driver. Per Intel's Jeff Kirsher who removed the Beceem WiMax (BCM) driver, "The Beceem WiMAX driver was barely function in its current state and was non-functional on 64 bit systems. Based on repeated statements from Greg KH that he wanted the driver removed, I am removing the driver."
Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about one of the Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects, with the rather disconcerting name of AllSeen. I found that problematic, since the AllSeen Alliance hopes to create the de facto standards for the much-hyped Internet of Things. One of the my chief concerns with this idea is that it could make today's surveillance look positively restrained - imagine if spy agencies and general ne'er-do-wells had access to detailed knowledge about and perhaps even control over individual components of your "intelligent" home.