Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Be Fully in Sync with Debian, Without Ubuntu Specific Patches
Immediately after the release of the systemd 229 init system on February 11, Canonical's Martin Pitt announced earlier that he uploaded the new systemd version to the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Debian Testing repositories.
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Intel engineers have begun landing support for the next-gen "Apollolake" SoC within Coreboot and support for the initial development board.
Apollolake (Apollo Lake) is Intel's 14nm SoC for low-cost PC/notebooks, and surely Chromebooks. Apollolake uses the Goldmont CPU core and Skylake Gen9 derived graphics. Apollolake is the successor to Braswell. Apollo Lake systems will be available later in 2016.
The Russian government is planning to replace all of its Windows-powered computers with some Linux distribution. The government has justified this decision by stating that American technology companies like Google and Microsoft need to pay more taxes.
Back in 2010, Putin put into (slow)motion a move to GNU/Linux. There were several projects but nothing concrete and system-wide. Finally, in 2016, thanks to the price of oil, sanctions and global politics, the time is ripe.
With Container Summit going on in New York this week, there is a lot of news related to Docker, Kubernetes and various container technology star players. Datawise announced that it has made some key contirubtions to advance Kubernetes, a tool Google developed and used to make containerization more useful by making it possible to manage containerized applications.
I love video game emulation. My favorite games were produced in the 1980s and 1990s, so if I want to play them, I almost always have to emulate the old systems. There is usually a legal concern about ROM files for games, even if you own the original cartridges, so I'm not going to tell you where to find ROMs to download or anything like that. What I am going to share is my recent discovery of the perfect handheld gaming system. Oddly enough, it was never intended to be an emulator.
Next week marks GNOME 3.20's feature freeze followed by the GNOME 3.20 (v3.19.90) beta release.
The GNOME Release Team sent out a reminder that next week marks the API/ABI, UI, and feature freezes along with the start of release note writing and the GNOME 3.20 beta release.
Powered by Ceph, SUSE Enterprise Storage is a self-managing, self-healing, distributed software-based storage solution for enterprise customers. The collaboration between it-novum and SUSE will bring centralized management of file, block and object storage via openATTIC's single graphical user interface to future releases of SUSE Enterprise Storage.
Download Manager for Tizen Smartphones, namely the Samsung Z1 and Z3, is a powerful download speed booster and an advanced download manager combined into one. A must-have app for the power user that wants to download files off the Internet in a fast and efficient manner.
Harding Loevner LP decreased its stake in Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) by 12.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,494,835 shares of the open-source software company’s stock after selling 207,134 shares during the period. Harding Loevner LP owned approximately 0.82% of Red Hat worth $123,777,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
OpenStack is hard. It’s hard to take the conglomeration of about 20 open source projects, each at its own stage of maturity, collectively referred to as OpenStack, and turn it into a functioning cloud. This has created a whole services market for companies that can help users stand up their own OpenStack clouds, and Rackspace is going after this market hard.