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[meta] How would one go about discovering what percentage of all systems Linux is installed on?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-10-26 20:31

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?

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Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-26 20:30

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.

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New Cortex-M chips add ARMv8 and TrustZone

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-26 20:24

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.

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OpenStack in the Headlines

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-26 20:12
  • From OpenStack Summit, Red Hat Reports That the Deployment Era is Here

    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.

  • You can run the same programs on 16 different OpenStack clouds

    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.

  • ​Where OpenStack cloud is today and where it's going tomorrow

    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 OpenStack: The good news and the bad news

    Mirantis recently signed a major deal with NTT, but the company is also laying off some of its employees.

  • The World Runs on OpenStack

    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.

  • Study: OpenStack is Marching Forward in Enterprises

    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.

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Small Linux Laptop - Dell's Refreshed XPS or System76 Lemur?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-10-26 20:06

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!


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Alpine Linux 3.4.5 released

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-26 20:00

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.

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Nmap 7.31 Security Scanner Updates Npcap with Raw 802.11 Wi-Fi Capture Support

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-10-26 20:00

New features in Nmap 7.31 include Npcap 0.10r9, which has been upgraded from version 0.10r2

How to Install Rocket.Chat Server with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

LXer - Wed, 2016-10-26 19:57
In this tutorial, I will show you how to build your own chat server using Rocket.Chat. I will use the latest Ubuntu LTS 16.04 server for the installation and Nginx as reverse proxy for the Rocket.Chat application. 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.

Installed KaliLinux on my laptop and can't connect to any Wifi

Reddit - Wed, 2016-10-26 19:54

I recently installed KaliLinux on my laptop and now I can't connect to any Wifi. I've looked all around the internet and nothing is fixing it. Any ideas on why this could be?

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Cheap Linux laptop for learning to code on the go?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-10-26 19:42

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.


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Linux Graphics

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-26 19:27

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Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-10-26 19:25

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How to Install Rocket.Chat Server with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-10-26 19:00

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.

Gene Kim shares insights from his new book and the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-10-26 18:00

Author Gene Kim discusses the role of the IT leader in a DevOps transformation.


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