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Want to run your Oracle DBMS on your OpenStack private cloud? Tesora has the technology you need.
The lesson of Unix: make it unified and they will come

Pivotal will make the majority of its big data suite open source, drawing inspiration from the Linux concept.

A penny per gig per month - there's cheap for you

The other Linux distro, SUSE, has made good its Ceph promise.

Info on Software XIV and GPFS revealed – so far

Much ado in Big Blue land today; it is making XIV available as Spectrum Accelerate software-defined storage, while also rebranding GPFS as Spectrum Scale in Linux mainframe environments. There's also a Spectrum Storage family coming.

Do you like 'em big and round, or would a slimmer version 4.0 excite you?

Linus Torvalds is “running out of fingers and toes” and therefore wonders if it might be a good time to tip the Linux Kernel over into version 4.0.

Swapnil Bhartiya gives his top Linux distributions in 11 categories, including the best distros for server, laptop, desktop, privacy, audio/visual, and more.

Artem Tashkinov writes: Luke Wolf, a KDE developer, argues that PC-BSD might become a serious desktop OS contender by year 2020, since Linux so far has failed to grasp any serious market share. He writes, "Consider this: In the past 10 years has the distribution you run changed significantly in what it offers over other distributions? I think you'll find the answer is largely no. I do have to give a shout out to openSUSE for the OBS, but otherwise I've used my desktop in the same exact way that I have always used it within the continuity of distribution X,Y, or Z since I started using them. Distributions simply aren't focused on desktop features, they're leaving it up to the DEs to do so." He continues, "PC-BSD on the other hand in fitting with the BSD mindset of holistic solutions is focused on developing desktop features and is moving rapidly to implement them." What do you think?

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10 Games, One Price

Bundle Stars has launched its latest limited-time game offer composed of 10 Steam games that all run on Linux for $2.49/£1.99.

The Trinity Bundle runs for two weeks and shaves $120 off the regular Steam sale price for all ten games combined.

Unlike other bundle-based game offers, Bundle Stars like to keep things simple.

There are no tiers, no hidden extras to unlock, and no faffing around with average prices to beat. Just one price for all ten games.

Games on Offer

The games themselves span a range of genres, including a mighty online action-role playing game for up to four players. Among the titles is the retro-inspired arcade shooter Eradicator, strategy game Stronghold 3 Gold, and action RPG Pixel Boy and the Ever Expanding Dungeon. 

All games in the Trinity Bundle can be redeemed using Steam Keys on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

Full list of games in the Trinity Bundle:
  • Pixel Boy and the Ever Expanding Dungeon — Action RPG
  • Stronghold 3 Gold — Strategy game
  • Revenge of the Titans — RTS meets tower defense via retro graphics
  • iO — Physics puzzler
  • Nam — FPS
  • Eradicator — Sci-fi inspired retro shoot ‘em up
  • Legends of Aetherus — RPG
  • Sentinel — Audio-based tower defense game
  • Terrian Saga: KR-17 — 32-bit side-scrolling adventure
  • Shiny The Firefly — Platformer

For more details, system requirements and sale terms, not to mention that all important buy button, head over to Bundle Stars’ website by hitting the link below.

Buy Bundle Stars ‘Trinity Bundle’

If you snap this collection up be sure to pop back and let us and other Linux gamers know your top five game titles from those on offer.

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Windows admins welcomed early by new PoshStack PowerShell tool

OpenStack has named its forthcoming twelfth release Liberty.

lkcl writes The introduction of systemd has unilaterally created a polarization of the GNU/Linux community that is remarkably similar to the monopolistic power position wielded by Microsoft in the late 1990s. Choices were stark: use Windows (with SMB/CIFS Services), or use UNIX (with NFS and NIS). Only the introduction of fully-compatible reverse-engineered NT Domains services corrected the situation. Instructions on how to remove systemd include dire warnings that "all dependent packages will be removed", rendering a normal Debian Desktop system flat-out impossible to achieve. It was therefore necessary to demonstrate that it is actually possible to run a Debian Desktop GUI system (albeit an unusual one: fvwm) with libsystemd0 removed. The reason for doing so: it doesn't matter how good systemd is believed to be or in fact actually is: the reason for removing it is, apart from the alarm at how extensive systemd is becoming (including interfering with firewall rules), it's the way that it's been introduced in a blatantly cavalier fashion as a polarized all-or-nothing option, forcing people to consider abandoning the GNU/Linux of their choice and to seriously consider using FreeBSD or any other distro that properly respects the Software Freedom principle of the right to choose what software to run. We aren't all "good at coding", or paid to work on Software Libre: that means that those people who are need to be much more responsible, and to start — finally — to listen to what people are saying. Developing a thick skin is a good way to abdicate responsibility and, as a result, place people into untenable positions.

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