Linux rules the world. Where to next?

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

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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Linux Kernel 4.6.5 and Kernel 4.4.16 released

Just after a couple of weeks, Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.6.15 release was announced, here comes the next release in both series of Linux kernel 4.6 and 4.4.

Both the releases are to bring fixes and improvements in performance.There are some workarounds made in GPU drivers, Wireless, USB, Sound and others can be checked in the change log, Of Course. In the Kernel 4.6.5 there are 220 files changed,1754 files inserted newly and 998 deletations are made. On the other hand, Linux kernel 4.4.16 has 156 files are changed,1475 insetations and 845 deletations are notified as per the announcement.

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Source of this information:
http://www.techphylum.com/2016/07/linux-kernel-465-and-kernel-4416.html

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Ura and the Challenges of Open Source Design

Elio Qoshi is the person behind Ura, a fascinating design studio dedicated to improving design in free and open source projects.

As part of that mission, Ura works with projects of all budgets. When we talk about open source, we’re usually talking code first and then—maybe—documentation second. Design is often an after-thought. But as designers like Elio get involved in open source culture, that order could eventually change.

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Source of this information: 
http://www.mylinuxrig.com/post/148004406403/ura-and-the-challenges-of-open-source-design

Author: @steven_ovadia

Nextcloud 10 beta includes two-factor authentication security

The ownCloud infrastructure-as-a-service cloud fork, Nextcloud, is charging forward with new features. For a company that’s only been around for a couple of months, Nextcloud isn’t wasting any time making improvements.

Frank Karlitschek, Nextcloud’s managing director, just announced the release of the Nextlcloud 10 beta. Nextcloud is a fork of the open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud program, ownCloud. It’s moving quickly beyond its roots. The biggest improvement from where I sit are in Nextcloud’s security. Here are the two major additions.

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Source of this information:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/nextcloud-10-beta-includes-two-factor-authentication-security/

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The Only Office productivity suite gets a new release

The Only Office solution has announced availability of a new release of Only Office productivity suite. Only Office is a free and open source, cloud based productivity suite.

Only Office includes all kind of applications expected from an office productivity suite including word processor, spread sheet, calender app, project manager ..etc. Ascensio System SIA has updated its open source full-fledged office and productivity suite that comes with web-based documents editors allowing to co-edit text, spreadsheets and presentations in real time integrated with Mail, Projects, Calendar, CRM, and corporate social network (blogs, forums, news, wiki, etc.).

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Source of this information:
http://www.open-source-feed.com/2016/07/the-only-office-productivity-suite-gets.html

Author: Weekly News Feed 62 (OpenSourceFeed)

Linux Lite 3.0 – Excellent user friendly, lightweight OS : Review

Latest issue of distrowatch weekly(18-07-2016) features a review of Linux Lite 3.0, recently released Ubuntu LTS based GNU/Linux distribution. This review remarks that Linux Lite 3.0 is a perfect choice for users who seek a lightweight user friendly operating system. 

Linux Lite, being an Ubuntu LTS based is capable of providing a powerful base with support for a wide range of hardware pieces. Linux Lite is using Xfce desktop, which makes it to be lightweight in terms of resource usage. At the same time, this lightweight behavior does not compromise with user experience. It provides an excellent user experience with a wise selection of themes and wall papers.

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Source of this information:
http://www.open-source-feed.com/2016/07/linux-lite-30-excellent-user-friendly.html

Original author: Joshua Allen Holm

New and bigger version of Plone Intranet Quaive

The Plone Intranet Consortium is bringing out a new and bigger version of the Plone Intranet Quaive with codename: Gaia. It has many exciting new technical features with a high level of detail polishing.

This among other facilitates flexible team connection, wherever you are, so that you can do your job faster no matter, what device you’re working on. In a society, where internal collaboration is still becoming a larger and larger challenge, having an allover functional team information exchange is of crucial importance to business success.

Communication on every team level
Quiave Gaia enables you to spark conversation with content activity streams. This means that you will receive automatic updates, whenever new documents are published. You can have conversations directly on the document it’s about, and move seamlessly between conversations at the document, team and organization-wide level. 

Basic control with tags, filters, audit apps and moderator tools
Using the tags, filters, audit apps and moderator tools of the new version, you stay in control of your information flow. You can follow topic tags and people and create activity streams, which is filtered and optimized to fit your needs. If you are situated on manager level, you will also find the new security audit app, case management report app and stream moderation control features useful.

Venus community upgrade
Together with the release of Quaive Gaia enterprise edition, you also get an upgrade to Ploneintranet Venus community edition for free. This point release fixes some bugs, and adds a user import feature.

You can find more information about Quaive Gaia and frequent updates on Twitter, on our blog and on Facebook.

More information:
http://cms.quaive.com/blog

Top 6 Desktop Linux Blunders

Linux blunders are the responsibility of the entire Linux community, and these top ones need to be addressed.

Ever since I first tried Linux on my desktop years ago, I’ve found myself wincing at what I felt were avoidable blunders. This observation doesn’t affect one distro more than another, rather it’s ongoing issues I’ve watch in utter amazement happen time and time again.

No, I’m not giving a free pass to proprietary operating systems as they also have their share of epic blunder moments. But with Linux on the desktop, I guess you could say it just hits a bit closer to home. Remember, these are not merely bugs – I’m also talking about avoidable issues that affect folks even if they don’t realize it.

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Source of this information:
http://www.datamation.com/open-source/top-6-desktop-linux-blunders-1.html

Author: Matt Hartley

​Linux Mint 18: The best desktop — period

You could keep worrying about being forced to upgrade to Windows 10, or you could try the best of all Linux desktops: Mint 18.

I’ve been using Linux desktops since the leading desktop front-end was Bash. Things have changed in those 25 years. Today, the best Linux desktop is the latest version of Linux Mint: Linux Mint 18 Sarah with the Cinnamon 3.0 interface. Indeed, from where I sit, it’s not only the best Linux desktop, it’s the best desktop operating system — period.

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http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-mint-18-the-best-desktop-period/

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