Clear Linux Makes a Strong Case for Your Next Cloud Platform | Linux.com


There are so many Linux distributions available, some of which are all-purpose and some that have a more singular focus. Truth be told, you can take most general distributions and turn them into purpose-driven platforms. But, when it comes to things like cloud and IoT, most prefer distributions built with that specific use in mind. That’s where the likes of Clear Linux comes in. This particular flavor of Linux was designed for the cloud, and it lets you […] Continue Reading…

Software-Defined Storage: Getting Started


Drawn by the combined lures of automation, flexibility, increased storage capacity, and improved staff efficiency, a growing number of enterprises are pondering a switch to software-defined storage (SDS).

SDS lets adopters separate storage resources from the underlying hardware platform. The approach enables storage to become an integral part of a larger software-designed data center (SDDC) architecture in which resources can be more easily automated and orchestrated.

SDS has moved from the early adoption stage into the mainstream, with enterprises in […] Continue Reading…

New Ubuntu Rethinks Desktop Ecosystem | Software

By Jack M. Germain
Apr 26, 2018 9:29 AM PT
Canonical on Thursday released Ubuntu Linux 18.04, which utilizes live patching and a new metric data collection system. Notably missing is the Unity desktop that had distinguished the distro but was poorly received.
Canonical last year made the switch from Unity 7 to upstream GNOME as Ubuntu’s default desktop environment. Unity is not an option in Ubuntu 18.04 and will not be available in desktop offerings moving forward.
“The overall response was […] Continue Reading…

Shuttleworth on Ubuntu 18.04: Multicloud Is the New Normal | Software

By Jack M. Germain
Apr 29, 2018 5:00 AM PT
Canonical last week released the
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS platform for desktop, server, cloud and Internet of Things use. Its debut followed a two-year development phase that led to innovations in cloud solutions for enterprises, as well as smoother integrations with private and public cloud services, and new tools for container and virtual machine operations.
The latest release drives new efficiencies in computing and focuses on the big surge in artificial intelligence […] Continue Reading…

Fedora 28 Comes With New Software Options | Software

By Jack M. Germain
May 1, 2018 6:31 AM PT
The Fedora Project on Tuesday announced the general availability of Fedora 28, which introduces a new software delivery system based on a modular repository.
The new system provides alternative versions of the software and updates that come with the default release, according to Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller. It enables users to update specific components at the speed that meets their needs. Modularity gives users more control over their computing environments.
Fedora […] Continue Reading…