Monthly Archives: November 2016

2016 Guide to the Open Cloud

This year I, along with Linux.com Editor-in-Chief Libby Clark, collated the 2016 Guide to the Open Cloud with input from various experts in the cloud computing industry. It’s a directory of this year’s most relevant cloud computing technologies. The report covers: IaaS PaaS Virtualization Cloud operating systems Container management and automation Unikernels DevOps (complete CI/CD, […]

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Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.8.4, Apps 16.08.3, and Frameworks 5.28.0

On November 27, 2016, Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis informs the community about the availability of a set of new software updates for the rolling distro originally based on Arch Linux. A week ago, we reported on the availability of the cups 2.1.4-3 and pepperflashplugin 23.0.0.207-1 packages in the Chakra GNU/Linux repositories, which required manual […]

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Fedora 25 Linux arrives with Wayland display support

Linux desktop users have been waiting for Wayland, the X server display replacement, for years. It’s finally here. Fedora used to be the leading, bleeding edge Linux distribution. Then its release cadence slowed down. Today, with its second release of 2016, Fedora 25, Fedora is back to exploring the newest Linux releases and programs. The […]

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The Linux Foundation changes its events‘ branding

The top ‚Linux‘ event is being consolidated with other conferences under the ‚open source‘ name. If you’ve been paying close attention to how The Linux Foundation has been expanding from just Linux to all of open-source software, you could see this coming. The Foundation has just announced that LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon are being combined […]

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Microsoft’s Linux love affair leads it to join The Linux Foundation

You read the title correctly. Microsoft just joined the Linux Foundation. No, this isn’t The Onion and it’s not April Fool’s Day. Microsoft has joined The Linux Foundation. Microsoft announced that it was joining forces with The Linux Foundation at the Microsoft Connect developer event in New York. Yes, yes I know. Former Microsoft CEO […]

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SUSE advances its open-source storage system

Besides announcing its next version of Ceph-powered SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE has bought openATTIC, the open-source Ceph and storage management framework. If your business is sick of managing storage by managing nasty platters of spinning rust by hand, you should look at SUSE’s SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES) 4. SES 4, a software-defined storage system, is […]

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Why Is Corporate Linux Welcoming Microsoft?

In a sign of changing times, Linux vendors see a variety of advantages to partnering with Microsoft. Suddenly, after years of mistrust, corporate Linux is welcoming Microsoft in to its midst. Almost overnight, executives from Jim Zemlin of The Linux Foundation down have lined up at the microphone to explain how the lines between proprietary […]

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