Monthly Archives: August 2016

Aug 31

Starting with Linux in the early days

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Linus Torvalds created Linux, but many others, both developers and executives, helped make it the world’s most successful operating system. Here’s how they became involved with Linux.

In 1991, I was already an experienced Unix sysadmin and writer. I’m sure I saw Linus Torvalds’s famous Usenet message: „I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones,“ and I paid it no mind. Many people said similar things and little came of it. This time, it would be different.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/starting-with-linux-in-the-early-days/

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Aug 30

Converseen 0.9.5 porting to Qt5 is here

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

During the last weeks I worked on the Qt5 porting of my open source project Converseen, a cross-platform batch conversion and image processor tool, thanks to the help of rezso, an user from GitHub who sent me some patches with a lot of useful changes that enabled the project to be compiled with Qt5.

In addition to this, I spent a couple of hours making the project compatible (and compilable) with Visual Studio 2015 in order to make it available for Windows platforms, too. In particular, the Windows version comes with ImageMagick 6.9.5 HDRI bundled in the same package.

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Source of this information:
http://fasterland.net/converseen-0-9-5-porting-to-qt5-is-here.html

Author: Francesco Mondello

Aug 29

Linus on Linux’s 25th birthday

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Linus Torvalds describes Linux’s secret origins. It’s been twenty-five years since Linux began.

Today, we’re living in a world where Microsoft has embraced Linux and everything — and I mean everything — depends on Linux. It didn’t start that way. It began as a small project without any great ambitions. In a series of interviews, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, and I talked about Linux’s origins.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-on-linuxs-25th-birthday/

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Aug 25

Why We Should All Digest Our Data

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

The shift from reading news in print to reading news online has dramatically increased the data available about our products.

With print, user engagement is opaque — if you recycle your Sunday paper without reading it, we’ll never know. With digital products, it’s increasingly easy to collect data on how users interact with online articles, smartphone apps, or email newsletters. However, a mere increase in statistics collection is no guarantee of accurate interpretation or insight. The challenge now lies in effective analysis and distribution of data in a noisy environment.

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Source of this information:
http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/why-we-should-all-digest-our-data/?_r=0

Author: AYESHA BAJWA

Aug 24

The marriage of Microsoft and Linux

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came to LinuxCon preaching enable, integrate, release, and contribute instead of embrace, extend, and extinguish.

This is not your dad’s Microsoft. At LinuxCon, Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came not merely to make peace with Linux, but to join forces with Linux and open-source software in a marriage of customer happiness. Coekaerts, who joined Microsoft five months ago after heading Oracle’s Linux efforts for many years, knows many of you won’t buy this. In his LinuxCon keynote speech, Coekaerts admitted that „A year ago I would not have considered working for Microsoft, but Microsoft has changed.“

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-marriage-of-microsoft-and-linux/

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Aug 23

Linux rules the world. Where to next?

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

On the back of some significant improvements in the last year and a half, Linux is now the model for software development.

At LinuxCon, Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation’s executive director, said „Linux has gone far beyond what anyone could have expected“ and that it’s been the „most successful software project in history.“ He’s right. From Android phones to supercomputers to clouds to car, it’s all Linux all the time. Linux is the poster child for the open-source revolution.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-rules-the-world-where-to-next/

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Aug 08

Google, Intel, and Mirantis rewrite OpenStack’s life-cycle management tool

By Lotte Nielsen | Allgemein , Blog

Fuel, OpenStack’s management tool, is being recreated to use Kubernetes as its foundation.

While OpenStack has become a popular open-source cloud software stack, one part, its DevOps program Fuel, has had a much harder time garnering users. Now, Google, Intel, and Mirantis are re-writing it to use Kubernetes as its underlying orchestration engine. Smart move! With all respect to Fuel’s original designers, it really never took off. Kubernetes, on the other hand, already has many users.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-intel-and-mirantis-rewrite-openstacks-life-cycle-management-tool/

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