Puppy Linux 6.0 Screenshot Tour

We have another official Puppy Linux release. Since I retired from developing Puppy Linux early in 2014, keen members of the Puppy community forked my Woof Puppy builder, naming it woof-CE. Since then, 01micko has been active with a Puppy built from Slackware packages, named ‘Slacko Puppy’. The guys have also been working on another pup, built from Ubuntu ‘Trusty Tahr’ binary packages, under the leadership of Phil Broughton and this has now reached release status. It is named ‘Tahrpup’ and is version 6.0. Tahrpup is an official release of Puppy Linux for those who would like the package manager to have compatibility with the large collection of packages in the Ubuntu repository.

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Canonical Adds Ubuntu OpenStack Distribution for Open Source Cloud Computing

Ubuntu Linux has already enjoyed the distinction of being the most popular platform for hosting OpenStack clouds. But now, Canonical has taken its commitment to OpenStack a step further with the announcement of its own OpenStack distribution.

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A Good Puppy, Urban Legends, and Kubuntu Plasma 5

While perusing the nighly newsfeeds the release of Puppy Linux 6.0 was mentioned. Jonathan Riddell said the next release of Kubuntu will feature Plasma 5 and Chris Hoffman is reporting Unity 8 will allow more privacy. And finally tonight, Bruce Byfield has seven reasons LibreOffice is better than OpenOffice. Puppy Linux used to be quite popular, but these days it doesn’t grab the number of headlines it once did. However, the release of 6.0 did garner a few like this one by Brian Fagioli that commands, "Fetch it now." Fagioli says Puppy is good for those wishing to "revive an old computer" and the security conscious. He didn’t really go into the technical specifications, but he states it’s a version based on "Trusty Tahr binary packages" dubbed "Tahrpup." PCWorld’s Chris Hoffman is reporting that Ubuntu’s Unity 8 will remove the Amazon spyware that has privacy advocates up in arms, but says it still doesn’t feel like a victory. As he put it, "If Unity 8 makes it into Ubuntu 16.04, the problem will have existed for four years before being (inadvertently?) solved by a rewrite and design change of the desktop environment." Hoffman then added, "It’s definitely an improvement, but

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Ubuntu Kylin 14.10 Screenshot Tour

Ubuntu Kylin is an official Ubuntu subproject whose goal is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users using the Simplified Chinese writing system. 14.10. In this release of Kylin 14.10, we have improved system stability and have added more new features, which deliver a better user experience.

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Kubuntu 15.04 Will Use KDE's Plasma 5 By Default

Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell has shared that “Kubuntu Vivid”, a.k.a. Ubuntu 15.05 for the Vivid Vervet, will use Plasma 5 by default…

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Short Stack: EMC's Hybrid Cloud Play, Canonical's OpenStack offering and Kilo specs

This week, EMC makes a big move to the hybrid cloud (including OpenStack, naturally), Canonical hops on the OpenStack bandwagon and the Kilo specs are here. The Kilo specs are here.

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Distribution Release: Zentyal Server 4.0

José Antonio Calvo has announced the release of Zentyal Server 4.0, a new version of the project’s Ubuntu-based distribution designed for small business servers: "The Zentyal development team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 4.0, a new release of the open-source Linux small business server with native Microsoft….

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Btrfs On 4 x Intel SSDs In RAID 0/1/5/6/10

Earlier this month I published Btrfs RAID benchmarks on two HDDs but as some more interesting results are now Btrfs RAID file-system benchmarks when testing the next-generation Linux file-system across four Intel Series 530 solid-state drives. All RAID levels supported by the Btrfs file-system were benchmarked atop Ubuntu 14.10 with the Linux 3.18-rc1 kernel: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 levels along with testing a Btrfs single SSD setup and a Btrfs file-system linearly spanning all four drives.

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An Intel-Based Ubuntu Touch Tablet Is Planning To Launch Soon

Today we’ve received some information a device dubbed the “UT One” that is an Ubuntu Touch tablet powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor and aims to ship in December…

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How to create and manage LXC containers on Ubuntu

While the concept of containers was introduced more than a decade ago to manage shared hosting environments securely (e.g., FreeBSD jails), Linux containers such as LXC or Docker have gone mainstream only recently with the rising need to deploy applications for the cloud. While Docker is getting all the media spotlight these days with strong […]Continue reading…The post How to create and manage LXC containers on Ubuntu appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to manage Linux containers with Docker on Ubuntu How to run Docker containers on CentOS or Fedora

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