HP Delivers Reference Architecture for OpenStack Running on Ubuntu

 HP has been emerging as more and more of a partner to Canonical in the OpenStack arena. Canonical announced the opening of its Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) late last year, and it features some really heavy-hitting tech partners, including HP. Now, HP has vouched for Ubuntu Linux as a platform for deploying OpenStack with […]

CoreOS: Linux for the cloud and the datacenter

Linux has long been both the cloud and the datacenter’s favorite operating system, but it wasn’t until CoreOS came along that anyone designed a Linux just for the cloud and datacenter. If you manage a cloud or a datacenter, chances are you run CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), or […]

How to find and kill misbehaving MySQL queries

Sometimes the complexity of a relational database system can be overwhelming. Fortunately, sometimes that complexity is an advantage, as with MySQL’s tools for managing queries. To view the currently-running queries, log in to the MySQL console and run the ‘show processlist’ command: mysql> show processlist; The first column you should look at is ‘Time’, which […]

HP and Canonical Document OpenStack Cloud Deployment for Ubuntu

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) signaled its endorsement of Ubuntu Linux as a platform for deploying the OpenStack cloud operating system with the release this week of a new reference architecture, which provides detailed instructions on setting up an OpenStack …

Manage Linux Containers with Docker on Ubuntu

Manage Linux Containers with Docker on Ubuntu
This guide explains how to install Docker and manage virtual machines effectively. Docker is a Open Source Linux virtualistaion platform for developers and system administrators to build, deploy, and execut…

Preview: Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 In Amazon’s EC2 Cloud

For those in need of a quick and easy place to experiment and trial Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0, which was released as stable earlier this month, it’s easy to do so within Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud. It’s running well using a Xen HVM instance and so I have run some preliminary benchmarks against SUSE […]

Some new Special Editions

Just a quick note to bring your attention to some new Special Editions from Brian and Patrick:   http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-BL01/ —- http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-py07/ —- http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-py08/ —- http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-py09/   Read more at Full Circle

Cinnamon Desktop Is Available For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise (PPA)

Cinnamon is a GTK+-based desktop environment. It originally started as a fork of the GNOME Shell, which is a user interface and was initially developed by (and for) Linux Mint. Cinnamon provides many features, including: Desktop effects, including animations and transition effects; A movable panel equipped with a main menu, launchers, a window list and […]

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce. Linux Mint 17 Qiana Xfce Edition Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to […]

New Linus Interview, LinuxQuestions.org, and Floundering Ubuntu

Linus Torvalds, father of Linux and hero to the masses, says find something you love so you’ll stick with it. In a new interview with the IEEE Computer Society Torvalds speaks of Linux, Open Source, and developing them. In other news today, LinuxQuestions.org turns fourteen and Petros Koutoupis says Canonical is “a company in dire […]

Linux is Everywhere – Supercomputers to Mobile Phones

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, writing for ZDNet, once again reminds us that Linux dominates supercomputers. SJVN linked to the latest Top500 group results, showing Linux makes up for 97% of the five hundred fastest computers in the world. This is the biggest of the big iron, the top supercomputer has 1,024,000 GB of RAM and 3,120,000 […]

How to Install Skype in Ubuntu Linux

Skype is a chat a client which allows people to communicate with each other through plain chatting and voice or video chat. Millions of users and businesses use Skype to make free video & voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users. Skype Package is available in the default repositories of […]

Zorin OS 9 RC Screenshot Tour

We are excited to unleash the Zorin OS 9 Core release candidate. This is a pre-release version of the next-generation Zorin OS. We have built it to get your feedback on what we have created so far. The main focus for Zorin OS 9 has been on stability and the refinement of Zorin OS’ wide […]

Thunderbird Email Encryption with GnuPG2

Thunderbird Email Encryption with GnuPG2
This tutorial describes the configuration of Thunderbird and GnuPG2 to send and receive encrypted email.

How to Add a Swap File On Ubuntu

How to Add a Swap File On Ubuntu Linux
A swap file enables an operating system (OS) to utilize hard disk space to simulate additional memory. Effectively, as the system goes on the low-memory mode, it swaps a certain section of the RAM that an idle pro…

Pinguy OS Gives Good GNOME, Is Unity Bad, and Lotsa Coming Games

There were some nice items in the feeds on this unluckiest day of the month. Jack Germain says Pinguy OS is about as good GNOME as you can get. Andrew Powell asks Is Ubuntu’s Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays? And GamingOnLinux.com says Linux is “heating up” over at Steam. These stories and more on […]

How to Install Enlightenment 19 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

This tutorial will describes how to install Enlightenment 19 desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Enlightenment Desktop Environment is an advanced window manager with minimal effect, clean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. Read more ….

Is Ubuntu’s Unity Really All That Bad Nowadays?

Now, don’t get me wrong – when it comes to choice of desktop interface it’s a very subjective matter and often a matter of taste and what you, as the user, finds most comfortable and/or productive. Still, browse through various forums, comment sections or blogs across the internet concerning Unity or even Linux desktops in […]

Tesora Has Open Sourced Its OpenStack Cloud Database Software

As we’ve been covering recently, Icehouse, the next major release of the OpenStack cloud platform, is picking up steam. One notable thing about Icehouse is that it has introduced a new database-as-a-service feature, focused on building and managing relational databases, called Trove. Trove is starting to get a lot of notice, and Tesora is among […]

Should Canonical release a MATE version of Ubuntu?

In today’s open source roundup: Will we see a MATE version of Ubuntu? Plus: Linux versus Windows and consoles in gaming, and Firefox 30 released. Read more ….