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|Story||GParted Live Gets the Latest Updates from Debian Sid||Rianne Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 7:06pm|
|Story||MATE-Desktop 1.11 Released, Working Towards MATE 1.12||Rianne Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 7:00pm|
|Story||Enlightenment 0.20 Alpha Has Full Wayland Support, Better FreeBSD Support||Rianne Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 6:58pm|
|Story||A decade of Linux patent non-aggression: The Open Invention Network||Rianne Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 6:52pm|
|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 4:04pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Touch to Get Updated Android Drivers and Kernel||Rianne Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 3:42pm|
|Story||Real Time Linux becomes a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project||Rianne Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 3:35pm|
|Story||Subresource Integrity Support Ready For Firefox 43, Chrome 45||Rianne Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 3:24pm|
|Story||today's leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 2:40pm|
|Story||Linux Switches/Routers||Roy Schestowitz||08/10/2015 - 2:39pm|
Earlier this week I posted a number of openSUSE Leap benchmarks of their different kernels: debug, default, desktop, and vanilla. Here's some follow-up tests with more results from comparing the openSUSE 42.1 Leap Beta kernel builds.
The tests are very similar to the article earlier this week, just with many more data-points now after seeing the performance differences from the initial test suite.
Big Switch Networks, Facebook and NTT, announced today that they have come together to create a unified operating system for the Open Compute Project‘s (OCP) open source networking switch called Open Network Linux.
The project is designed to help companies, whether web scale-type companies like Facebook or others looking to take advantage of the Open Compute Project’s open source switches, to use the platform as a base to configure the switches in a way that makes sense to them.
Would the Internet exist if Linux did not? A video out this week from the Linux Foundation, which has launched a new campaign to promote open source, says no. History says yes.
The minute-long video is the first in a new series the Linux Foundation has created called "A World Without Linux." The series "flips reality on its head to illustrate in an entertaining fashion just how pervasive Linux is today," according to a Linux Foundation representative.
KDE, through its legal body KDE e.V., is one of the launch partners and initial signatories of the User Data Manifesto 2.0. The User Data Manifesto defines basic rights for people to control their own data in the internet age:
Control over user data access
Knowledge of how the data is stored
Freedom to choose a platform
Snow Software announces collaboration with Red Hat to help open source users optimise their software investments
Snow Software, the market-leading developer of hosted and on-premised Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions, today announced a collaboration with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, to bring Snow's SAM capabilities to organisations that use open source software.
SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-based NAS in the cloud, today announced SoftNAS has completed certification on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to offer global enterprises access to SoftNAS Cloud for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the AWS Marketplace. SoftNAS Cloud, which continues to gain popularity on AWS Marketplace, now offers customers reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, and the cost-effectiveness scalability and flexibility of Amazon EC2.
A ‘meta-package’ is a convenient way to bulk-install groups of applications, their libraries and documentation. Many Linux distributions use them for a variety of purposes, from seeding disk images that will go on to become new releases, to creating software “bundles” that are easy for a user to install. A meta-package rarely contains anything other than a changelog and perhaps copyright information, it contains no applications or libraries within itself. The way they work is by having a list of “dependencies” that the package manager reads. The package manager then goes to the repositories to find the dependencies and installs them.
The intersection of those two concepts is the sweet spot to success (in my mind) in open source. Everyone wants to be a +1 in their interactions in open source, but sometimes you have to settle for being a 0 for a while until you build up enough expertise in a project. You don't want to be a -1, where you are actively hampering work from being done.
However, you should be bold and inquisitive when figuring out what you want to work on in open source. People will generally help you in open source communities if they see you're passionate and willing to learn.
The first thing he did was thank Craigslist "for sponsoring me these last few years". On October 5th, 2015 Larry Wall addressed a crowd of geeks at San Francisco's Exploratorium, saying he couldn't properly express his gratitude to Craigslist. Then he acknowledged how long the development arc had been for Perl 6. "As the old joke goes, Perl 6 is coming out this Christmas." Only this time, he meant it.
This year, in March 2015, we started the port of Calligra from Qt4/kdelibs4 to Qt5/KF5. Both, because Qt4/kdelibs4 is running out of support and because of the promised lands of better portability and more granular dependencies with Qt5/KF5.
I haven't been to any KDE events and I can assure that the first experience of the KDE event is mind blowing.
The latest monthly point release to Plasma 5.4 is now available.
Plasma 5.4.2 finishes up the Breeze icons and has many fixes throughout the Plasma desktop stack.
A little more than a week ago at Linaro Connect SFO15 in Burlingame Jim Perrin of the CentOS project publicly announced the availability of the Xen hypervisor in CentOS 7 for ARM64 (also known as aarch64). Jim and I have been working closely with George Dunlap, maintainer of Xen in CentOS for the x86 architecture, to produce high quality Xen binaries for 64-bit ARM servers. As a result you can setup an ARM64 virtualization host with just a couple of yum commands.
Continuum for Windows 10 is Microsoft's idea of convergence, and it looks like they got things going. The Windows 10 Devices event that happened yesterday saw the official launch of this feature, albeit it's a little bit more complicated than you might suspect, and it's not really all that similar to what Canonical is doing with Ubuntu.