Ubuntu Touch Will Soon Be Able to Connect to Wi-Fi Displays via Miracast

The Ubuntu developers are finally working on a new feature called Aethercast for Ubuntu phones, which is a way to connect to the Miracast protocol. One of the issues with the Ubuntu convergence is that it’s only available for the Nexus 4 devices, which can output video via an MHL connection. Other Ubuntu phones don’t

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE Edition. Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa KDE Edition Linux Mint 17.3 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 use. New […]

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Xfce – BETA Release

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Xfce Edition. Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Xfce Edition Linux Mint 17.3 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 use. New […]

Full Circle Magazine #104

You’ve one more thing to open this holiday season: Full Circle #104. This holiday month: * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python in the Real World, LibreOffice, Install Mint on Raid 0 and Using The TOP Command * Graphics : Inkscape. * Chrome Cult: Security * Linux Labs: Building A 3D Printer Pt.1 *

USN-2843-3: Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerabilities

郭永刚 discovered that the ppp implementation in the Linux kernel did not ensure that certain slot numbers are valid. A local attacker with the privilege to call ioctl() on /dev/ppp could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7799) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Linux kernel’s keyring handler attempted to garbage collect incompletely instantiated keys.

Resolving Big Data in the New Year

It’s probably best to have your New Year’s resolutions planned before January 1st is actually here. I started talking about this a few days ago with my friends. I have a few things in mind, one is to ride a century ride on my bike this year (that’s 100 miles or 160km). Another is to […]

Linux Kernel 4.3.3 Is Now the Most Advanced Stable Version Available

The 4.3 branch of the Linux kernel is a really popular one and it’s been adopted by many distros. From the looks of it, the maintainers will continue to provide support for it, but it’s not clear for how long. There is already a 4.1.15 version that has been declared long-term, so it’s difficult to

WANdisco joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that WANdisco has joined the Charm Partner Programme (CPP). Canonical’s CPP helps solution providers get the best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju, enabling instant workload deployment, integration and scaling with a click of a mouse. The Juju Charm Store has over 300 cloud based applications ready to be used on most […]

CentOS Linux 7 1511 is here — download the free enterprise-class operating system now

For large businesses looking to embrace Linux and open source solutions, one of the best — if not the best — enterprise-grade operating systems is RHEL. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is rock solid and offers legendary support. What if you aren’t a big business, however, and don’t need, or cannot afford Red Hat support? In

Linux Mint Based on Debian Is Catching Up with the Ubuntu Version

The two major version of Linux Mint, one based on Ubuntu and one based on Debian, have coexisted for some time, but the main focus of the team has been on the Ubuntu one. Their explanation has been a very clear one. The Ubuntu version is much more downloaded and used than the Debian one.

Linux Mint 17.3 OEM images available

The following OEM installation images are now available: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon OEM 64-bit Linux Mint 17.3 MATE OEM 64-bit Reminder: OEM images are for computer vendors and manufacturers. They allow Linux Mint to be “pre-installed” on a machine which is then used by another person than the one who performed the installation. After an […]

Monthly News – November 2015

News Our apologies for posting these news so late. Since the website and forums went down, we’ve been hit by two new server issues. Two of our repository servers lost their hard drives. That’s a total of 3 servers going down in just a few weeks.  This time around we had full backups though and […]

Canonical Demos the power of IoT to developers with the Samsung ARTIK

Canonical and Samsung will be at this year’s ARM TechCon to show off the power of snappy Ubuntu Core on the Samsung ARTIK 5 and ARTIK 10 modules. The companies will demonstrate how combining Samsung ARTIK and snappy Ubuntu Core results in an easy-to-use development platform for internet-connected devices, enabling developers to lower costs and […]

First Beta of antiX MX 15 Linux Distro Is Based on Debian 8.2, Still Uses SysVinit

On November 8, the antiX development team announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming antiX MX 15 GNU/Linux distribution. Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (Jessie) operating system and dubbed Fusion, antiX MX 15 Beta 1 is powered by Liquorix Linux 4.2 kernel for the

Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 Officially Released with KDE Plasma 5, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

On November 8, Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra project had the great pleasure of informing us of the release and immediate availability for download of the Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 computer operating system. Being a rolling release OS, Chakra GNU/Linux 2015.11 is only an installation media that contains all the updated software packages that had been

Using LXD with a file-based ZFS pool on Ubuntu Wily

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) comes natively with some technology previously only available in PPAs. LXD is a container hypervisor that enables and facilitates extensive and powerful management of LXC containers. It’s great for dense deployments, development environments, and specifically workloads that need to be as performant as possible… ones where you don’t want the overhead of […]

Scope Roulette

To celebrate Scopes we’ve launched Scope Roulette! It’s an interactive game that gives you a chance to learn more about Scopes by swiping those visible on your screen. When the Scope stops, users can learn more about that particular Scope and have the chance of entering a draw to win prizes. The functionality of the […]

LXD in the Sky with Diamonds

Picture yourself containers on a server With systemd trees and spawned tty’s Somebody calls you, you answer quite quickly A world with the density so high – Sgt. Graber’s LXD Smarts Club Band Last week, we proudly released Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) — the final developer snapshot of the Ubuntu Server before we focus the majority […]

Canonical launches world’s fastest hypervisor, LXD

London, November 5th 2015 – Canonical today released in beta the world’s fastest hypervisor, LXD, which takes a pure-container approach to Linux virtualization and offers dramatic performance and density advantages over VMware ESX and Linux KVM for private and public cloud infrastructure. LXD delivers up to 15 times the density of KVM for idle workloads, […]

MySQL performance tuning between disk types

Introduction We sat down with the intent to benchmark various flavors of MySQL (Oracle MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona) on Amazon EC2 in order to measure the difference between the three on identical hardware, backed by spinning rust and SSD storage. The wheels on that bus came off quickly, though, as we realized there was no […]