I see the statistic that "Linux has 2% of marketshare," and then they're linked to research that shows only Desktops, whereas we know that Linux is installed on most phones, servers, embedded devices, set-top boxes, etc, which I'd imagine is a much larger number of machines than the number of desktops. In other words, people use Linux every day without knowing how easy and straightforward it is with a good GUI.
By definition, it's a statistic that lies, because it only uses the segment of the market that Microsoft, through business practices, has cornered.
I was thinking about taking the number of all registered MAC addresses vs Windows keys, or something like this.
Any ideas? Or is there research on that already?submitted by /u/justhisguyouknow
Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects have shifted from the mobile market to the Internet of Things. In this fifth article in our IoT series, we look at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT. Our previous posts have examined open source IoT frameworks, as well as Linux- and open source development hardware for IoT and consumer smart home devices. But it all starts with the OS.
In addition to exploring new IoT-focused embedded Linux-based distributions, I’ve included a few older lightweight distributions like OpenWrt that have seen renewed uptake in the segment. While the Linux distros are aimed primarily at gateways and hubs, there has been equivalent growth in non-Linux, open source OSes for IoT that can run on microcontroller units (MCUs), and are typically aimed at IoT edge devices.
ARM launched its first Cortex-M MCUs with ARMv8-M and TrustZone security: the tiny, low-power Cortex-M23 and faster Cortex-M33.
At the ARM TechCon show in Santa Clara, ARM unveiled two new Cortex-M microprocessors that will likely emerge as major Internet of Things workhorses over the coming decade, supplanting most existing Cortex-M designs. The Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 are also the first Cortex-M processors with ARMv8-M technology, enabling ARM TrustZone security, among other benefits. The TrustZone support is enabled via a new IoT-oriented CoreLink SIE-200 network-on-chip, which adds IP blocks on top of the AMBA 5 AHB5 interface. ARM also announced a TrustZone CryptoCell-312 technology for creating secure SoCs based on ARMv8-M.
As noted here yesterday, OpenStack is here to stay in enterprises. A new study by 451 Research analysts shows that about 72 percent of OpenStack-based clouds are between 1,000 and 10,000 cores and three fourths choose OpenStack to increase operational efficiency and app deployment speed.
Meanwhile, in conjunction with OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Red Hat is out with very notable results from its polling of its OpenStack user base. Its study found that production deployments increased hugely in the last year, according to a survey of 150 information technology decision makers and professionals carried out by Red Hat.
Cloud companies like to talk about about how you can avoid vendor lock-in. And OpenStack just showed how to make it happen.
Sixteen different vendors did a live demo at OpenStack Summit showing that you could run the same software stack on 16 separate OpenStack platforms.
The future looks bright for OpenStack -- according to 451 Research, OpenStack is growing rapidly to become a $5-billion-a-year cloud business. But obstacles still remain.
Mirantis recently signed a major deal with NTT, but the company is also laying off some of its employees.
The OpenStack Summit keynotes got underway the morning of October 25, with Mark Collier, Chief Operating Officer of the OpenStack Foundation, declaring that the world runs on OpenStack.
How fast is the OpenStack global cloud services market growing? Research and Markets analysts came out with a new report recently that forecasts the global OpenStack cloud market to grow at a CAGR of 30.49% during the period 2016-2020. Many enterprises now have large scale OpenStack deployments, and in conjunction with this week's OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, new study results are shedding light on exactly how entrenched this open cloud platform is in enteprises.
The bottom line is: OpenStack is here to stay in enterprises.
OpenStack deployments are getting bigger. Users are diversifying across industries. Enterprises report using the open source cloud software to support workloads that are critical to their businesses. These are among the findings in a recent study by 451 Research regarding OpenStack adoption among enterprise private cloud users. About 72 percent of OpenStack-based clouds are between 1,000 and 10,000 cores and three fourths choose OpenStack to increase operational efficiency and app deployment speed. The study was commissioned by the OpenStack Foundation.
Here are some of the companies discussing their OpenStack deployments in Barcelona: Banco Santander, BBVA, CERN, China Mobile, Comcast, Constant Contact, Crowdstar, Deutsche Telekom, Folksam, Sky UK, Snapdeal, Swisscom, Telefonica, Verizon, Volkswagen, and Walmart. You can find some of the specific deployment stories from the companies at the OpenStack User Stories page.
I'm looking for a small laptop (preferably Linux Mint but Ubuntu will do) that can replace my MS Surfece 4.
Looking at the Dell XPS 13 Dev http://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/productdetails/xps-13-9360-laptop
System76 Lemur https://system76.com/laptops/lemur
Looks like they are about the same price for similar builds but I need some input on what way to do with this purchase.
Also if anyone knows of any other small Linux Friendly laptops in the 13" range please include!
Thanks!submitted by /u/8pocalypse
The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.4.5 of its Alpine Linux operating system.
This is a bugfix release of the v3.4 musl based branch, based on linux-4.4.27 kernels and it contains important security fixes for the kernel and for musl libc.
New features in Nmap 7.31 include Npcap 0.10r9, which has been upgraded from version 0.10r2
I do food delivery for an uber like company so I happen to have free time where I'm just sitting in my car waiting for the next delivery to come in. I'd like to use that time to work on learning to code (currently working on C#).
I'd like some sort of small light laptop that's under $400. It just has to run linux (probably mint). A netbook type device would probably be fine, but I haven't seen them as much anymore.
Ideas?submitted by /u/Neonfire
The latest Mesa Git code has re-enabled SDMA support in the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for Sea Islands and Carrizo hardware.
Well known Intel open-source developer Ian Romanick has published a massive set of 59 patches for enabling GL_ARB_gpu_shader_int64 within core Mesa and their i965 DRI driver.
'Titus the Fox: To Marrakech and Back' [GOG], a platformer from 1992 that was originally released for the Amiga, but now it has a Linux version on GOG.
Yet another classic game revived for Linux thanks to GOG. The Linux version uses DOSBox.
Point & Click adventure game 'The Wardrobe' [Official Site] to release with day-1 Linux support on January 26th 2017.
The GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards are beginning to ship today. As mentioned in yesterday's NVIDIA 375.10 vs. Linux 4.8 + Mesa 13.1-dev AMD GPU Benchmarks, I unfortunately don't have any Linux reviews to publish today due to waiting on the hardware but will have GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti reviews in the days ahead. The first GTX 1050 card to be tested is a Zotac GTX 1050 Mini, which might be great for a living room HTPC or 1080p "Steam Machine" on a budget.
Rocket.Chat is a free and open source online chat solution for team communication, it allows you to build your own slack like online chat.
Author Gene Kim discusses the role of the IT leader in a DevOps transformation.