We are happy to announce our first update for Manjaro 0.8.13.
One week passed after we released Manjaro 0.8.13 to the public. We had already over 38.900 downloads so far. With almost 23.000 downloads just for or Xfce edition we see that we did a great job on our flagship edition. Still we had over 12.600 downloads for KDE5 so far. Regardless these stats Manjaro continues to get better each day. 0.8.13 was a good release, but still there are some bugs we try to fix now with regular updates.
It would appear that Greg Kroah-Hartman is on an airplain right now at approximately 30,000 feet and he just announced that the recently released Linux 4.1 kernel will be the next LTS (Long Term Support) release maintained for the next two years.
And look…this isn’t on Jonathan Nadeau, creator of the Sonar distro. Not at all. Jonathan is, in my eyes, one of the bravest people in the FOSS world. Being completely sightless, he’s put together a pretty good Linux distribution, not only for people with low or no sight, but which also includes software to help dyslexic people as well.Jonathan took the best available open source tools and built Sonar around them. It’s not a case of a distro being less than helpful due to difficult software; it’s a case of using the only open source software that is available. Unfortunately, much of that available software is not good enough.
Linux system administrators are in high demand these days and many hiring managers say they're having a hard time finding talent to fill their open positions. It's critical, then, for companies seeking skilled admins to hone their recruiting process in order to stay competitive – and this starts with writing an effective job posting.
Unfortunately, many companies aren't hitting the mark. Job postings for sysadmin positions are largely similar; they’re boring and generic, according to New York City-based recruiter Steve Levy.
I am extraordinarily excited to be working with nearly every technology company on this project, which I think could be as important to the future of the Internet as intermodal containers have been to globalization. We expect to see a lot of the Open Container Project contributors at ContainerCon in August and look forward to the work ahead of us.
For Raspberry Pi users out there, the default firmware branch has changed to using the Linux 4.0 kernel.
The source tree with Linux 4.0 has been available for a while now and is already used by some RPi Linux distributions while now the default firmware branch has made the move. Confirmation was posted to the Raspberry Pi forums.