Feed aggregator

Docker kicks KVM's butt in IBM tests

The Register - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 05:33
Big Blue finds containers are speedy, but may not have much room to improve

IBM Research has run done a side-by-side comparison of the KVM hypervisor and containerisation enfant terrible Docker and found the latter “ equals or exceeds KVM performance in every case we tested.”

Categories: Linux News

The Justice League of Linux: If Distros Were Superheroes

Omgubuntu - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 16:39

If Ubuntu-based Linux distributions were comic book superheroes, who would be what and why? That's the question I've been mulling over for the last half hour.

The post The Justice League of Linux: If Distros Were Superheroes first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Categories: Linux News

08/11 elementary 0.3-beta1

Distro watch - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 12:59
Categories: Latest Distros

08/10 DEFT 8.2

Distro watch - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 11:55
Categories: Latest Distros

08/09 Android-x86 4.4

Distro watch - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 00:55
Categories: Latest Distros

How to Encrypt Email in Linux

Linux.com - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 16:29

They keep telling you to encrypt your email. Well, how do you do that? And does it do any good?

Categories: Linux News

Samsung slurps Internet of Home Stuff upstart SmartThings

The Register - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 15:58
Korean chaebol nabs home automation platform for rumoured $200m

Samsung is all set to slurp home automation platform SmartThings in another manoeuvre to prime the firm for the Internet of Stuff – if it should ever arrive.

Categories: Linux News

Ubuntu Phone Improves Scope Access With Slick New Gesture

Omgubuntu - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 13:20

Managing Scopes on Ubuntu for Phones will soon be easier thanks to new 'bottom edge' gestures and features being introduced to dev builds.

The post Ubuntu Phone Improves Scope Access With Slick New Gesture first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Categories: Linux News

Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

The Register - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 01:02
Start migrating now to avoid another XPocalypse – Gartner

Companies should start planning now to phase out their Windows 7 installations, according to research firm Gartner.

Categories: Linux News

New Look, Added Hiding: New Steam Client Update Now Available

Omgubuntu - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 23:41

There's a new version of the Steam Client now available — and it comes with a bevy of tweaks to the way it looks.

The post New Look, Added Hiding: New Steam Client Update Now Available first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Categories: Linux News

VM herder Tintri tries on Red Hat, plans support for Microsoft Hyper-V

The Register - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 16:39
Hybrid array upstart previously only supported VMWare

Hybrid startup Tintri, whose hybrid arrays are VMware virtual machine-centric in their operation and management, now supports Red Hat's KVM as well.

Categories: Linux News

DayZ Lead Developer ‘Keen’ on Linux Port

Omgubuntu - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 15:51

As big ol' rumour fish go this one is a whopper. We'll leave it up to you whether you're willing to reel it in or, for those who've smelt too much fishy speculation over the years, cast it back.

The post DayZ Lead Developer ‘Keen’ on Linux Port first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Categories: Linux News

You Can Now Get Twitter, Facebook and Gmail Alerts on Ubuntu Phone

Omgubuntu - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 13:48

With the first Ubuntu Phones still on course to ship later this year, its developers are now in the final furlong of preparing for a 'Release To Manufacturing' milestone.

The post You Can Now Get Twitter, Facebook and Gmail Alerts on Ubuntu Phone first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Categories: Linux News

Hey, biz bods: OpenStack will be worth $3.3bn by 2018

The Register - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:28
Anything that simple to use has got to be complex to set up

OpenStack looks like it will inject some $3.3bn into the market by 2018, growing from $890m this year according to 451 Research's recent Open Stack Pulse 2014 report.

Categories: Linux News

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Linux

Linux.com - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 23:01

New Linux users can find the answers to all of their basic questions in this tutorial. What is Linux? Why use it? What is a distribution and how do I choose one? How do I install applications? And more.

Categories: Linux News

12 Linux-Based Home Automation Systems for Under $300

Linux.com - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 21:36

Home automation hubs have emerged as the tech startup product of choice in 2014, and most run on embedded Linux. This slide show presentation covers 10 Linux-based and two Android-based home automation systems starting at under $300.

Categories: Linux News

SUSE releases Icehouse OpenStack cloud

Zdnet news - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 21:15
SUSE shows that it's also a player in the OpenStack cloud races with its latest IaaS cloud, SUSE Cloud 4.
Categories: Linux News

Meet the Flockers... and please, do try to contain yourself

The Register - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 18:55
ClusterHQ product released today

What on Earth is a Flocker? It's a piece of open source software that lets you run databases, key-value stores and queues inside Docker containers, and comes from ClusterHQ.

Categories: Linux News

CoreOS takes Manhattan with Quay container-hosting gobble

The Register - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 17:00
Docker-friendly Linux to offer private repository storage

Cloud-friendly Linux vendor CoreOS has snapped up Docker container hosting startup Quay for an undisclosed sum, in a move designed to flesh out its offering for business customers.

Categories: Linux News

Can Ubuntu Do This? — Answers to The 4 Questions New Users Ask Most

Omgubuntu - Wed, 13/08/2014 - 15:10

Type 'Can Ubuntu' into Google and you'll see suggested terms based on the queries being typed most by searchers — but what are the answers?

The post Can Ubuntu Do This? — Answers to The 4 Questions New Users Ask Most first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Categories: Linux News
Syndicate content