Microsoft Pushes Deeper Into Linux, Containers, IoT

Microsoft announced a slew of corporate cloud solutions at Tuesday’s AzureCon. “The value for IoT is in control, data collection and analysis, and Microsoft is apparently building a cloud service that can do all three, and wrapping it with enterprise-level security,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group. Microsoft also announced a new open Azure Container Service that will let enterprises deploy and configure Apache Mesos to cluster and schedule Dockerized apps across multiple virtual hosts.

Monthly News – September 2015


We’ve a lot of news this month. Before getting started and talking about what we’ve been working on, I’d like to thank all the people who helped us. More than 300 people donate to us every month and more so than the financial support this gives us, it’s also a sign of appreciation and happiness from our users and that really boosts our confidence. We also rely on a strong network of sponsors and partners and it’s a real pleasure to work in these conditions and with that level of support. So to all of you who are involved in helping us like that, I’d like to send a very big thank you.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to relay two old pieces of news from our partners.

In August, CompuLab completed the transition to Mint 17.2. New Mintbox 2 and Mintbox Mini units now ship with Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon edition.

And in February, HELLOTUX started shipping Linux Mint sweaters.

Apologies to CompuLab and HELLOTUX for covering this information so late.

“Rosa”, the codename for Linux Mint 17.3 was recently announced, and many new features were implemented in preparation for its release.

On top of the improvements which were mentioned last month, Cinnamon 2.8 will introduce a visual workspace switcher applet and a better sound applet:

MATE 1.12 received a lot of attention and will feature the following changes:

  • Better touchpad support (including natural scrolling, and middle-click emulation on three finger clicks)
  • Better session management (including screensaver inhibition on media playback with VLC, Totem etc..)
  • Better support for multiple monitors
  • Better display settings (using output names and a more explicit UI and letting you set the primary monitor)
  • Model/Vendor information in the power applet (so you can distinguish between multiple devices using batteries)

HiDPI support was improved for HTML themes in MDM. To take an example, on a 13″ Macbook Pro with a native resolution of 2560×1600, MDM used to blindly apply a 2x scale ratio and the login screen looked slightly too big (1280×800). It now works towards an “ideal” DPI value instead. In this case it applies a 1.3 scale ratio and the login screen ends up looking much nicer in what looks like 1969×1230.

The detection of HDMI TVs was also much improved. HiDPI would kick in by mistake on TVs which didn’t report their screen size correctly. That was fixed and some of these fixes will also be ported towards Cinnamon.

MATE and Xfce users will receive great window management improvements:

  • Better support for Compiz
  • Support for Compton and OpenBox
  • The ability to switch between various window managers

Although the Xfce edition will still use Xfwm4, it is likely to ship with Compton installed by default. On some computers, this compositing manager is known to reduce screen-tearing, and switching to it will be a breeze.

Last but not least, we worked on servers and mirrors. On the server side, was clustered and is now served by 2 separate servers. Repositories were also tuned to let apt-get know when files were last-modified. Although this is quite a small detail, it means two consecutive calls to apt-get update no longer re-download the same information (that information is tiny in size but it all adds up). We’re hoping this will improve response times and download speed on the main repository.

Linux Mint also benefits from a network of 68 repository mirrors and we’d like the OS to take advantage of that. Changes in the installer and in the Update Manager were planned and cool new improvements were added to the Software Sources tool:

  • Mirrors closer to you are now tested first (mirrors in your country first, then mirrors in neighbour countries, then mirrors in your part of the World and eventually mirrors in your continent)
  • Mirrors are tested one by one and their speed is much more meaningful than before
  • Mirrors are tested to check if they’re up-to-date and can be filtered out from the list

This was just implemented in the last few days. We’ll post more details about this soon on Segfault and we’ll probably make a package available for people to test these features before they land in Linux Mint 17.3.

Last month’s poll:

Thanks for taking part in last month’s poll. We got close to 2,000 votes and we have a better idea of what you think of Segfault. It looks like many people don’t or didn’t know about it, but that people who did were quite happy with it. In the comments sections people also asked for more articles.

We started writing more often and covering more news on the development of Linux Mint. And going forward, we’ll try to promote the Segfault blog a little bit more.

Poll of the month:

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Also don’t hesitate to share your experience on gaming in the comments section, if you think there’s something we should do to improve things on our side, or even simply to share your experience with other users.


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New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Users Urged to Update Now

The first kernel vulnerability patched in Ubuntu 15.04 has been discovered by Benjamin Randazzo and it is related to an information leak in Linux kernel’s md (multiple devices) driver, which could allow a privileged, local attacker to retrieve sensitive information from the kernel.

The second security flaw was discovered by Marc-André Lureau in Linux kernel’s vhost driver, which did not correctly release the userspace stored log file descriptor, allowing privileged attackers to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) attack.

Canonical urges users of Ubuntu 15.04 to update their kernel packages as soon as possible. The update is now live in the distribution’s repositories, so all you have to do to update is run the Software Updater utility and apply all available updates. Don’t forget to reboot your machine once the update process finishes.

Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

Linux Foundation’s Open Source R&D Worth $5B

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday released a white paper that puts the estimated value of development R&D costs of its Collaborative Projects at $5 billion. The Linux Foundation has provided independent funding for the collaborative software projects since 2008 to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. More than 500 companies and thousands of developers from around the world contribute to these open source software projects. The report offers a state-of-the-industry assessment that open source is changing the world in which we live.

Distribution Release: NixOS 15.09

NixOS 15.09 has been released. NixOS is an independently developed Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management, Nix package manager, atomic upgrades with rollbacks, and other interesting features. “NixOS 15.09 ‘Dingo’ has been released, the fourth stable release branch. In addition to numerous new….

Google Lines Up a Batch of Marshmallow-Ready Hardware

Google on Tuesday introduced a pair of new phablets, a couple of Chromecasts and the first tablet it built by itself. The unveilings took place at the company’s Nexus event in San Francisco. Months of leaks drew very accurate portraits of the $499 Huawei Nexus 6P and $379 LG Nexus 5X and other Android hardware, but Google filled in the details ahead of the expected Oct. 5 release of its next mobile operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google has billed the Nexus 6P as its “most premium phone” to date.

GNOME Foundation: GUADEC 2016 Karlsruhe Bid

Hello everyone,

so we have finally finished our bid to host GUADEC in Karlsruhe,
Germany next year. You can find the details in the document at

There may still be some minor updates if we receive more information
about the possible venues.

I hope to see you all in Karlsruhe next year! :)

Benjamin Berg_______________________________________________
foundation-announce mailing list
foundation-announce< at >

SMPlayer 15.09 Arrives with MPV and 3D Support

SMPlayer, a complete media player for Linux that is based on Mplayer and that use its own set of codecs, has been upgraded to version 15.9.0 and is now available for download.

SMPlayer has been around for a long time, and it’s one of the most used applications of its kind. Despite its age, the application was still missing some features, but it looks like that has been taken care of now.

Among the new features that have added is the “support for the 3D stereo filter, sup… (read more)

PLUMGrid’s Open Networking Suite now available in the Charm Store

Canonical, the leading provider of services for Ubuntu deployments in the enterprise, and PLUMgrid, the industry leader for secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure for OpenStack clouds, today announced PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite (ONS) charms are now available in the Juju Charm Store. With 300 charms and growing, the Juju Charm Store is the destination for cloud-based enterprise infrastructure technologies and cloud applications.

PLUMgrid ONS for OpenStack is a comprehensive software suite that enables secure and scalable virtual network infrastructure for SDN and NFV deployments. PLUMgrid ONS provides secure data center segmentation with traffic isolation and policy enforcements for multi-tenancy. Built on PLUMgrid Platform® and IO Visor® technology, ONS enables terabits of scale out performance, production grade resiliency and rapid  service insertion to connect applications seamlessly across virtual machines, containers, and bare metal resources.

Ubuntu OpenStack is a popular option for enterprises and service providers looking to deploy OpenStack quickly, with tight integration between the host OS and the software distribution. With charms now available for PLUMgrid ONS, customers can choose best-in-class OS, distro and networking overlay with OIL validation and be assured that the level of integration and reliability are unparalleled.” Wendy Cartee, VP of Product Management and Marketing at PLUMgrid

“With Juju charms for PLUMGrid Open Networking Suite now available, Ubuntu OpenStack customers will have an easy to deploy, complete solution for highly scalable, secure, multi-tenant private cloud network infrastructure.  Customers can then select additional Juju charms to rapidly deploy any workload into their clouds.” Ron Bassett, Director of Cloud Alliances at Canonical

PLUMgrid is a valued partner of Canonical’s Charm Partner Program and its OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL). OIL is an industry-first lab where Canonical tests partners’ cloud products with multiple Ubuntu OpenStack configurations, testing over 3,000 OpenStack cloud combinations and configurations per month.  Juju charms are used to deploy Ubuntu OpenStack and partner products in the lab.

The Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’scloud modelling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in  minutes, on virtually any public or private cloud.

To learn more about Canonical’s partner programmes, please visit

Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 15

Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the availability of Calculate Linux 15, a major new release of the project’s Gentoo-based distribution for desktops (with a choice of KDE, MATE or Xfce), servers and media centres: “We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 15. Main changes: a new….

User Freedom Summit

The FSF’s 30th anniversary celebrations are this Saturday, October 3rd. We are so excited about our party and User Freedom Summit!

RSVPs for the FSF30 party will be closed as soon as we hit our capacity limit, which we expect to happen by midnight tomorrow at the latest. If you are registered to attend the party and are now unable to do so, please tell us at RSVP now to attend the birthday party, with refreshments including a cash bar, birthday toasts, an address by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman, and a surprise!

Even if you can’t attend the party, perhaps you can attend the User Freedom Summit, which will also take place October 3rd, from 10:00 to 17:00 EDT. Refreshments will be provided in the morning, and there is a break for lunch after the first session block.

Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

Treasure Hunter | Corrupted Chests

Win scrimshaws, a cosmetic helm that responds to your kill streak, and more: 00:00 UTC 1st October – 23:59 UTC 5th October

Treasure Hunter | Corrupted Chests

Win scrimshaws, a cosmetic helm that responds to your kill streak, and more: 00:00 UTC 1st October – 23:59 UTC 5th October

Azul Zulu 8 charm now available

Canonical is excited to announce that Azul Zulu 8 is now available in the Juju charm store. With 300 charms and growing, the Juju charm store is the destination for cloud-based enterprise applications.

Azul Zulu® is a certified, multi-platform build of OpenJDK that is compliant with the Java SE 8, 7, and 6 standards. As developers and operations teams accelerate their use of open source cloud-based Java, they need to be confident that their Java platform meets all the Java SE standards and incorporates the latest OpenJDK bug fixes and security patches.

Scott Sellers, Azul Systems President and CEO, said: “As Azul Zulu is now available in the Juju charm store, enterprises are able to instantly deploy Java applications using proven, certified builds of OpenJDK. For both private and public cloud deployments, software providers and developers can rest assured that they can use a Java runtime which meets all industry standards and performance criteria, is 100% open source, and is backed with world-class enterprise support.”

“We are pleased to announce Azul Zulu as the first fully-supported Java/OpenJDK distribution in Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme. The availability of Azul Zulu in the Juju Charm Store highlights Canonical’s focus on enterprise- ready infrastructure components,” said Stefan Johannsson, Global Director of Software Alliances.

Azul is a member of Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme, which helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s software service modelling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private cloud.

VectorLinux Light Has That Old-School Linux Feeling

VectorLinux 7.1 Light Edition targets fans of the IceWM desktop environment who own older computers. VectorLinux released its latest light edition this summer. What makes it new compared with previous editions is the shift to the lightweight IceWM. Yes, IceWM is very old school. Still, it is a handy and functional alternative that serves legacy computers well. The standard edition of VectorLinux 7.1, which arrived several weeks prior to the latest light release, uses the Xfce desktop environment.

Distribution Release: Raspbian 2015-09-24

Simon Long has announced the release of the first Debian “Jessie”-based Raspbian, version 2015-09-24, a distribution designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi single-board mini-computer. What’s new in this major update? “Many of the changes between Wheezy and Jessie are invisible to the end-user. There are modifications to the….

RuneFest 2015 | Live Stream Details

Everything you need to know about watching the event of the year – just a few days away!

BlackBerry Sees the Android Light

BlackBerry on Friday announced that it would introduce an Android smartphone later this year. The announcement came during the company’s Q2 earnings call. The device will be known as the “Priv” and will be built around user privacy, said CEO John Chen. “Priv combines the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform,” he added. BlackBerry didn’t offer any specifics about the Priv beyond the name — nothing about pricing, U.S. carrier partners or any handset specs.

Canonical Reveals Revamped Ubuntu Installer, New UI Design for Desktop and Phone

Canonical, through Steph Wilson, revealed earlier today, September 28, the fact that they are working on a new UI design for their acclaimed Ubuntu Linux computer operating system and Ubuntu Touch mobile OS.

In their continuous search for creating the best user experience, especially for newcomers to the Ubuntu Linux distribution, as well as for those who are … (read more)

Engineering Group joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that Engineering Group, leading Italian software and service company that manages and develops SpagoBI suite, has joined the Charm Partner Programme.

Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling on virtually any public or private cloud, as well as bare metal, at the click of a button. The Juju Charm Store has over 300 cloud based applications ready for use.

Grazia Cazzin, SpagoBI project leader and SpagoBI Labs Director at Engineering Group, says, “We are very excited about joining Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme, which gives added value to the comprehensive Big Data and Business Analytics offering provided by SpagoBI suite. This partnership, involving two key actors in the open source domain, enables users to build and deploy their SpagoBI installations on different ready­made Cloud environments with a few clicks. We are proud at joining and supporting Juju ­ an innovative and powerful tool gathering several leading companies in the ICT field in an international and vibrant ecosystem.”

Samuel Cozannet, who leads Big Data business development at Canonical, says, “SpagoBI is the reference open source suite for Big Data and Business Analytics. Over time, Engineering Group has extended the very meaning of BI to add the goodness of Big Data analytics into its core offering. They join the Charm Partner Programme today to offer end­to­end vertical solutions modelled with Juju and ready to use on every public and private cloud. We are looking forward to adding these to our portfolio and offer more analytics options for users of Juju and Ubuntu.”

To learn more about Canonical’s partner programmes, including the Charm Partner Programme, please visit