"Novell today announced the release of and support for the Baracus project, an open source platform focused on delivering a feature rich, easy to use, highly customizable boot and build management solution. (...)"
"We are pleased to announce a new tracing tool called 'trace'.
This tool follows up on Linus's (not so) recent observations that Linux tracing is still not really offering good tracing tools to ordinary users. There's no easy to use workflow and the tools that exist are not expressive enough to solve everyday problem. (...)"
"Those who follow Linux have certainly heard of Btrfs, a relatively new high performance file system that has a lot of people excited about its potential. Two months ago during LinuxCon Japan, we were pleased to sit down with lead developer Chris Mason from Oracle to record a short webinar that focuses on demonstrating RAID5 and RAID6 as well as recently completed features in Btrfs. This tutorial would be valuable to anyone interested in the technical details of the filesystem. Please enjoy this free Btrfs Linux tutorial and let us know your feedback. Also, please enjoy the other free Linux training tutorials available as part of our Linux training program. (...)"
Call for participation
"And we're back again for our annual tribute to the members of the Geek Tribe. Retape your glasses, take a big suck on that bucket of Red Bull next to your desk, and dig into the 20 questions below. Answer enough correctly, and we'll agree you've got your geek on. Answer too many wrong, and we may have to buy you some pom-poms. (...)"
""One important thing about community is to have shared ideas. Communities aren't glued together by boundaries," explains Thomas Thym, an academic and KDE developer. "They are open. They are glued together by ideas, by visions, by values they have in common."
So in between the technical sessions, the sharing of code hacks and the general hubbub at the recent openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg, the talk was of strategy and a common vision, which is important, Thym says, "because it gives the community one direction it can orient around, and this was missing in the past." (...)"
"As usual after the KDE feature freeze, I'd like to give an overview which improvements have been done in Dolphin for the next KDE SC. (...)"
"I’m now back home after a very successful MeeGo Conference 2010. Thankfully for me, the flight was short and it arrived ahead of time, even with a 10-minute delay on departure. The winds have been favourable to us (though the Harmattan wind doesn’t help airplanes — not yet anyway).
Upon arriving, I was reminded immediately why the conference shouldn’t be in Oslo in November, like someone suggested some time ago in the MeeGo Wiki: it’s cold here and snowing. Compared to Oslo, Dublin’s weather was comforting and warm. Add to that the welcoming social events that were organised for us and you see why it was a good reason to go — visiting the Guiness Storehouse and watching live Norway 2 x 1 Ireland was a nice touch! I even made a cameo appearence in Norway’s largest newspaper, in a weird fish-eye lens photo. (...)"
Reviews and Essays
"Want to run Linux on a laptop, but not sure which hardware is best? This guide will help you zero in on the machine that’s right for you and the distribution you select. (...)"