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Reviewed: Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon

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gearburn.com: Recently I’ve reviewed the latest ‘consumer’ version of Ubuntu, namely 12.04, and found that it was pretty far away from being perfectly consumer friendly. Then one of our readers suggested I review Mint 13 Cinnamon.

Debian Project News - June 25

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debian.org: Welcome to this year's thirteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

AUSTRUMI Still Alive, Who Knew?

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ostatic.com: AUSTRUMI was is a small Linux distribution aimed at lower-resource computers. It always reminded me of Puppy Linux, not so much in appearance (or even operation), but in philosophy and feel. It's blinding fast on modern machines, it offers a customized light-weight window manager and popular applications, and it's still a two-minute download.

Red Hat: Needham Starts at Buy, $63 Target

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barrons.com: Needham & Co.’s Scott Zeller today kicks off coverage of Red Hat (RHT) with a Buy rating and a $63 price target, writing that “field discussions in our data center software coverage have made increasing mentions of open source alternatives as companies consider their architectures for “data center refresh” and a move to cloud computing for public as well as private cloud buildouts.”

3 Ways to Automate Tasks on Linux

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junauza.com: Linux is, and always was, one of the most powerful operating systems on the planet. Though simple to use and learn, Linux’s untapped prowess can be used to accomplish many tasks in your daily life.

Linux Mint 13 Maya on my high-end laptop

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dedoimedo.com: As I promised, here's the third Mint review this spring. I really like Mint 13 Maya so far, and it's being introduced into my sacred production setup as we speak.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to Feature Btrfs

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internetnews.com: For the last several years, I've been asking Red Hat when Btrfs would land in Red Hat powered Linux distributions. Now I know the answer.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 462

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Sabayon Linux 9
  • News: Debian 7.0 freeze, Mandriva foundation talks, overview of Zorin OS, Vinux interview
  • Questions and Answers: Mounting network shares at boot
  • Released last week: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3, Zorin OS 6, Pinguy OS 12.04
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2
  • New distributions: BootMed, Dracon Comodos Linux, Linutop OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Debian and Ubuntu Surpass Red Hat and CentOS

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marketwatch.com (pr): In the ongoing battle of the Linux distributions, new survey findings show that businesses favor Debian and Ubuntu over Red Hat distributions for file servers, including RHEL and CentOS.

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OSS in the Back End

  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more