NASA will be reformatting the flash memory on its Mars rover Opportunity.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.
The Foundation aims to bring together the world’s leading developers in filesystems and storage in the Linux kernel.
No one's saying why long-time Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens left the company, but it seems clear he left from his own desire for a bigger, better job elsewhere.
In a surprising move, long-time Red Hat executive Brian Stevens has stepped down from the company, as staffers suspect friction in the executive suite.
VMware announced at VMworld that it would be working with Docker, Google and Pivotal to bring Docker containers to VMware.
Red Hat pushes interoperability with multiple cloud platforms with the latest release of CloudForms 3.1, its hybrid cloud management platform.
Docker founder Solomon Hykes explained at LinuxCon what Docker is, what it does right, and what it still needs to work on.
Spoiler alert: OpenStack leads, but the still wet-behind-the-ears Docker is gaining fast.
Linux runs everything, everywhere, but Linus Torvalds still wants it to rule on one place it doesn't: The desktop.
Want to prove you've got the chops for a Linux job? The Linux Foundation is introducing the proof you'll need with new certifications.
The Linux Foundation is strengthening the walls around the Linux kernel's source code Git repositories.
When it comes to the most popular database management systems, the top three are no surprise; but relatively unheralded PostgreSQL is gaining. And, despite what you may have heard, relational databases still rule.
SUSE shows that it's also a player in the OpenStack cloud races with its latest IaaS cloud, SUSE Cloud 4.
Want a more up-to-date Red Hat Enterprise Linux but not ready to jump all the way the RHEL 7? Then this beta is for you.
School will soon be in session and a Chromebook may be just what you need for the coming academic year.