Emerging Kubernetes Trends

Jonathan MathewsPublic

Kubernetes continues to gain steam in enterprises, and for good reason: It tames the complexity that arises as you begin to use containers at scale. It automates and orchestrates Linux container operations, eliminating many manual tasks involved in deploying and scaling containerized applications. Where is Kubernetes headed next? I got a good look at last week’s KubeCon conference in Copenhagen. Consider these three trends: 1. Continuous integration … Read More

Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish” Slated for Release on October 18, 2018

Jonathan MathewsPublic

Now that we know the codename of the next Ubuntu release, Ubuntu 18.10, it’s time to take a closer look at the release schedule, which suffered some changes for this cycle, and the proposed release date. Development on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) kicked off officially earlier this week with the latest GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 8.1 release, though it’s not yet the default system … Read More

CentOS Linux 7.5 Officially Released

Jonathan MathewsPublic

CentOS developers announced today the release and immediate availability for download of the CentOS Linux 7 (1804) operating system for all supported hardware architectures. Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, CentOS Linux 7.5 (1804) is the latest and most advanced snapshot of the open-source and enterprise-ready computer operating system, available now for 32-bit (i386), 64-bit (x86_64), ARM64 (AArch64), PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian … Read More

Upgrade to the brand New MailArchiva V6

Nicole ReddyCloud, News, Products

We are pleased to announce the general availability of MailArchiva V6. This release brings significant improvements to the product. Some of your customers may have valid support contracts and may be eligible for an upgrade. When ready to upgrade a customer, sign-in to your account at https://www.mailarchiva.com. Click Licenses in left menu. Click the license ID column. Assuming the option … Read More

LibreOffice 6.0 Open-Source Office Suite Passes 1 Million Downloads Mark

Jonathan MathewsPublic

The Document Foundation announced recently that its LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite reached almost 1 million downloads since its release last month on January 31, 2018. That’s terrific news for the Open Source and Free Software community and a major milestone for the acclaimed LibreOffice office suite, which tries to be a free alternative to proprietary solutions like Microsoft Office. The 1 … Read More

Q4OS Makes Linux Easy for Everyone

Jonathan MathewsPublic

Modern Linux distributions tend to target a variety of users. Some claim to offer a flavor of the open source platform that anyone can use. And, I’ve seen some such claims succeed with aplomb, while others fall flat. Q4OS is one of those odd distributions that doesn’t bother to make such a claim but pulls off the feat anyway. So, who is … Read More

elementary OS 5.0 “Juno” Will Be Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Coming This Year

Jonathan MathewsPublic

elementary’s Cassidy James Blaede shared some insight into the development of the upcoming major release of the elementary OS desktop operating system, Juno. According to the elementary OS developer, the next release of the Ubuntu-based operating system is getting a new versioning scheme, updated kernel and graphics stacks, as well as the latest GTK+ technologies. We already knew that “Juno” would … Read More

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Receive Important Mesa Linux Graphics Stack Update

Jonathan MathewsPublic

openSUSE Project’s Dominique Leuenberger shares today a short review of the third week of 2018 for users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, informing them about the latest software updates. Four snapshots were released this week for OpenSuSE Tumbleweed, which is a rolling release GNU/Linux distribution where users install once and receive updates forever. Probably the most important change added in these … Read More

The 5 Best Linux Distributions for Development

Jonathan MathewsPublic

When considering Linux, there are so many variables to take into account. What package manager do you wish to use? Do you prefer a modern or old-standard desktop interface? Is ease of use your priority? How flexible do you want your distribution? What task will the distribution serve? It is that last question which should often be considered first. Is … Read More

Windows vs Linux: Open source beats Microsoft to win Barcelona’s backing

Jonathan MathewsPublic

The City of Barcelona is embarking on a new tech plan to purge proprietary software and replace it all with open source. The city’s first step will target key applications running on Windows, such as the Outlook email client and Exchange Server, which will be replaced with Open-Xchange. Office is also likely to be replaced with LibreOffice, while Firefox could … Read More

Microservices and containers in service meshes mean less chaos, more agility

Jonathan MathewsPublic

Is it worth the effort to attempt to refactor existing, and likely monolithic, applications, as microservices, or is such time and effort better spent building new, more flexible and agile applications constructed from loosely coupled microservices? It appears enterprise IT teams are having it both ways, a recent survey finds. The survey, conducted by Red Hat among its Red Hat JBoss … Read More

KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS Enters Beta, Brings Unified Look and Phone Integration

Jonathan MathewsPublic

The KDE Project announced a few moments ago the release of the beta version of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems. Designed as the next long-term support (LTS) version of the popular desktop environment, replacing the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS on users’ computers when it will be out early next month, KDE Plasma 5.12 … Read More

Linus Torvalds Is Hopeful for a January 21 Release of the Linux 4.15 Kernel

Jonathan MathewsPublic

The eighth and probably the last RC (Release Candidate) of the upcoming Linux 4.15 kernel series has been announced by Linus Torvalds over the weekend and it’s now ready for public testing. Coming a week after the seventh RC, Linux kernel 4.15 Release Candidate 8 is here with more patches against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities publicly disclosed earlier this month. Most … Read More

Top 3 Linux Distributions That ‘Just Work’

Jonathan MathewsPublic

Twenty years ago, when I first started using Linux, finding a distribution that worked, out of the box, was an impossible feat. Not only did the installation take some serious mental acuity, configuring the software and getting connected to the Internet was often a challenge users were reluctant to attempt. Today, things are quite different. Linux now offers distributions that … Read More

Automotive Grade Linux gets support from Toyota and Amazon as it eyes autonomous driving

Jonathan MathewsPublic

Open-source software was once something that large businesses shied away from, but over the course of the last few years, it’s made inroads into virtually every enterprise company. With Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), the Linux Foundation hosts a project that aims to bring open source to the car industry. As the AGL group announced at CES in Las Vegas today, Toyota is … Read More