Open source specialist Red Hat is pumping €12.7m into its Waterford offices, aiming to offer 60 new roles over the next three years.
Red Hat’s global hub for research and development in Waterford is due an upgrade, after multimillion-euro plans emerged from the US company.
For example, Fedora is an upstream project for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. OpenStack is an upstream project for RDO. Did you know that Red Hat is the second biggest contributor to Docker and Kubernetes? Both are upstream projects for products offered to Red Hat customers. When Red Hat acquires a company, they open source the source code. Right now I'm working with two different teams in Red Hat to see how we can best help them open source their products and create communities around them. They are facing all the same questions about open sourcing that any product would. What license should they use? How do they replace non open source dependencies? Should they open all the existing known bug reports? What if they contain proprietary customer data? Lots of fun questions.
Harvey said these emerging technologies enable customers to be agile and to change their business models to digitally transform globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa. Although traditional portfolios like Linux are growing faster than other operating system environments, it is the next generation technology like cloud application platforms that are driving the demand, he adds.
"The industry is telling us that Linux is growing by 11 - 12% year on year while the Red Hat Linux market is growing at about 18 - 19% globally. The growth spurt has allowed the company to invest in Africa……opening offices in SA and looking at entering other markets.
With the Linux benchmarks at Phoronix there is a wide-range of Linux distributions (as well as BSDs, macOS, and the occasional Solaris and Windows) tested, but the operating system I end up running on my most-important production system is still Fedora Workstation. Recently I was interviewed by Fedora Magazine about my thoughts on the Red Hat backed distribution and more.
For Phoronix readers, here were some extra questions from the interview that didn't make the final cut on Fedora Magazine...
Google announced today that it’ll be further integrating web apps into Android. Now, web apps will appear in the app drawer alongside full applications, and offer the same notification controls, where previously Google had set them to only appear as home screen icons.
Google has found an unlikely ally in one of its many battles with the European Commission. As the Telegraph reports, UK telecoms provider BT has sent a letter defending Google's ownership of Android and the promotion of its own apps and services. While the exact wording is unclear, a spokesperson for the company confirmed its existence and the gist of its contents for Engadget.
Imagine that you could influence the next big Android release: that your opinions and ideas could shape software in a way that makes it more functional and more efficient. And all without writing a single line of code. That's possible with Sony's Concept for Android – an alternative Android development initiative that has been live for a couple of years now. Think of it as a virtual sandbox where select Xperia phone owners test-drive experimental features and tweaks. Meanwhile, the accumulated feedback helps Sony in deciding what is worth keeping and what should be scrapped.
Google has planned to launch the Android Wear 2.0 and intends to increase the adoption rate so as to get them to as many customers as possible. The search engine giant has teamed up with many companies so as to release many smartwatches in the next couple of months.
Up to 96 nano nodes fit in OpenIO's SLS-4U96 chassis. Each ARM CPU manages a single high-capacity disk and a small amount of flash storage for fast metadata access.
The founder of Gluster is ready to push storage further, as his new startup, Minio, is announcing general availability of its container-based object storage yesterday.
The catch is that it’s not really about storage — not in the long term. Minio founder Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy — who wrote the open source GlusterFS file system and also founded the startup Gluster, now owned by Red Hat — says his Palo Alto, California-based company is about data — specifically, using the data to help pay for the storage.
Apache Kafka, the open source distributed streaming platform, is making an increasingly vocal claim for stream data "world domination" (to coin Linus Torvald's whimsical initial modest goals with Linux). Last summer I wrote about Kafka and the company behind its enterprise rise, Confluent. Kafka adoption was accelerating as the central platform for managing streaming data in organizations, with production deployments of Kafka claiming six of the top 10 travel companies, seven of the top 10 global banks, eight of the top 10 insurance companies, and nine of the top 10 US telecom companies.
Tech companies often prefer hiring those who have open source experience because quite simply open source experience is more valuable. This preference is only growing stronger now that open source software dominates the industry and free and open source hardware is gaining momentum. For example, a Indeed.com salary analysis shows that jobs with the keywords "Microsoft Windows" have an average salary of $64,000, while jobs with the keyword "Linux" have an average salary of $99,000. Enough said.
There are many good open source jobs available to those with Bachelor's degrees, but if you want to control your destiny, a higher degree will give you the freedom to be paid more for following your interests.
This was very important to me when deciding what education I would choose, and I think it is true of most other PhDs. However, even if you do not put much stock in intellectual freedom, there is a pretty easy case to be made for "doing it for the Benjamins."
With 2017 ramping up, Google is on an absolute tear as it open sources impactful new projects. Just recently, it open sourced a series of 3D graphics and virtual reality toolsets. And, we covered the arrival of Google's Tilt Brush apps and virtual reality toolsets as open source contributions.
Now, in a post on the Geo Developers blog, Google has announced that it plans to open source Google Earth Enterprise (GEE), the enterprise product that lets developers build and host their own maps and 3D globes.
Mozilla filed a legal brief against the Executive Order on immigration, along with nearly 100 other major companies across different industries.
We joined this brief in support of the State of Washington v. Trump case because the freedom for ideas and innovation to flow across borders is something we strongly believe in as a tech company. More importantly it is something we know is necessary to fulfill our mission to protect and advance the internet as a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.
For quite some time now, as the OpenStack cloud computing arena has grown, a whole ecosystem of tools is growing along with it. Tesora, familiar to many as the leading contributor to the OpenStack Trove open source project, has focused very heavily on Database-as-a-Service tools for OpenStack deployments. The company has also developed a promising partnership with OpenStack heavy-hitter Mirantis.
Now, Stratoscale, a startup focused on AWS-compatible environments within enterprise data centers, has acquired Tesora. The terms of the deal aren't announced, but it could take Tesora in new directions.
Another edition of DevConf.cz took place last week. It was already the second edition I didn’t organize. This year, I was involved in the organization even less, just helping with the program and serving as a session chair for one day. So I could enjoy the conference more than ever before.
The PyLadies Pune February Meetup was held on 6th Feb at reserved-bit. Kushal took a session on MicroPython on the MicroBit boards. Thanks to @ntoll for sending over the MicroBits for workshops.
Heya! First of all I’m really sorry for such a delay with PyCon India 2016 blog post.
GS Shop is one of the largest TV shopping networks in Asia, and one of the largest e-commerce sites in Korea with more than 1000 employees and 1.5 million users daily. Vivek Juneja of GS Shop's Container Platform Team, at MesosCon Asia 2016, shares how he and his team moved this behemoth to the new agile way of running the datacenter.
We know that change is not easy, and Juneja shares many valuable insights in how to successfully manage completely revamping your IT department. Progress is hard even when the old way is difficult. Juneja describes their old practice of "yawn-driven deployment": "We practice something called Yawn-Driven Deployment, deploying at 3:00 a.m. That's what we were doing for a long time. Everybody gets together at 3:00 a.m. It's a party. We deploy, and we have a lot of yawns, and that code goes to production." Nobody really like working this way, but it's what they are used to.
While Linux is the most prominent operating system each year at the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM), it's not a conference limited to just Linux. Once again there was a developer room dedicated to other operating systems like the Rust-written Redox OS.
One big job that needs to happen after the conference is to review and release the video recordings that were made. With several hundreds of videos to be checked and only a handful of people with the ability to do so, review was a massive job that for the past three editions took several months; e.g., in 2016 the last video work was done in July, when the preparation of the 2017 edition had already started.
The decentralized social world is on. It's been four years since the project was transferred to its community. Discover with us what we accomplished and where we'd like to go.
Instead of speaking about successful parts of the projects, this talk will focus on the weakness of both OpenBSD and FreeBSD, exploring conceptual differences between them and also exploring directions where motivated contributors can start working on to improve the projects. While being general purpose operating systems we will see that one size doesn't fit all and how one or the other may be a better solution to a particular problem. Trolls are to be left at the door.
Last month the RISC-V GCC port was approved for landing in GCC 7 while today that merge finally happened.
The RISC-V GCC port has been a work in progress for a long time and was held up by university lawyers while that was all cleared up, the code went through a few rounds of code revisions, and the steering committee approved landing RISC-V support even as the codebase has moved onto only bug/regression fixes. Today all of that code finally was merged into the GCC7 code-base.
GNU ddrescue continues work on being a capable data recovery tool for copying data from a file or block device to another, doing more than just the dd command. GNU ddrescue 1.22 was released over the weekend as the newest version of this tool.
GNU C Library v2.25 available
The GNU C Library, which is the library in the GNU system and in the GNU/Linux systems, released version 2.25 yesterday.
The library is primarily designed to be a portable and high-performance C library. The news that comes along with this release includes the “feature test macro __STDC_WANT_LIB_EXT2__, from ISO/IEC TR 24731-2:2010, is supported to enable declarations of functions from that TR. Note that not all functions from that TR are supported by the GNU C Library,” according to its release notes.
I’ll talk more on this later in a dedicated post, detailing what is there or not, and why, with feedback on the Flatpak project.
Bottom line: GIMP will have an official Flatpak, at least starting GIMP 2.10!
Once exclusively the domain of hospitals with comically-bad IT support, crippling ransomware attacks are increasingly beginning to impact essential infrastructure. Just ask the San Francisco MTA, whose systems were shut down entirely for a spell last fall after a hacker (with a long history of similar attacks) managed to infiltrate their network, forcing the MTA to dole out free rides until the threat was resolved. Or you could ask the St. Louis public library network, which saw 16 city branches crippled last month by a bitcoin-demanding intruder.
We've also seen a spike in ransomware attacks on our ever-expanding surveillance and security apparatus, DC Police acknowledging this week that 70% of the city's surveillance camera DVRs were infected with malware. The infection was so thorough, DC Police were forced to acknowledge that city police cameras were unable to record much of anything during a three day stretch last month...
Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump’s inauguration, forcing major citywide reinstallation efforts, according to the police and the city’s technology office.
Laws that have been proposed by the Australian Government to guard communications networks and businesses from cyber attack and sabotage may have the opposite effect from that intended, a coalition of industry groups has warned.
The warning came jointly from the Australian Industry Group, the Australian Information Industry Association, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association and Communications Alliance in a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
In early June 2014, accountants at the Lumiere Place Casino in St. Louis noticed that several of their slot machines had—just for a couple of days—gone haywire. The government-approved software that powers such machines gives the house a fixed mathematical edge, so that casinos can be certain of how much they’ll earn over the long haul—say, 7.129 cents for every dollar played. But on June 2 and 3, a number of Lumiere’s machines had spit out far more money than they’d consumed, despite not awarding any major jackpots, an aberration known in industry parlance as a negative hold. Since code isn’t prone to sudden fits of madness, the only plausible explanation was that someone was cheating.
Casino security pulled up the surveillance tapes and eventually spotted the culprit, a black-haired man in his thirties who wore a Polo zip-up and carried a square brown purse. Unlike most slots cheats, he didn’t appear to tinker with any of the machines he targeted, all of which were older models manufactured by Aristocrat Leisure of Australia. Instead he’d simply play, pushing the buttons on a game like Star Drifter or Pelican Pete while furtively holding his iPhone close to the screen.
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are soon expected to outnumber end-user devices by as much as four to one. These applications can be found everywhere—from manufacturing floors and building management to video surveillance and lighting systems.
Big things are expected of the Internet of Things (IoT) in a plethora of industries, and healthcare is no exception. The market is poised to reach $117 billion by 2020 according to business intelligence company MarketResearch.com.
IoT covers a broad spectrum of interconnected devices communicating across the net that together can have benefits for the treatment of patients, the workloads of practitioners, and the wealth of the nation.
I have never used Linux before, and I recently installed ubuntu mate on my laptop to make it faster, I love the customizability, the safety and the general Linux feel. However, I love google chrome and I tried to install it. It told me I needed to install 2 packages and I had no idea what that meant. Then I tried to install steam to find more packages I needed. Am I doing something wrong? Where do I install these extra packages? Please help.
(I'm not a noob with PC hardware and Windows, but I am with Linux)submitted by /u/XxAJaxsprayandwipexX