Ubuntu Aims To TRIM SSDs By Default

During the first day of the latest virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit, Canonical developers plotted out the enabling of TRIM/DISCARD support by default for solid-state drives on Ubuntu.

For those not familiar with SSD TRIM, there's the Wikipedia article. The Linux kernel has had support for ATA TRIM since the 2.6.33 kernel and support has also arrived for major Linux file-systems like Btrfs, EXT4, and XFS for handling TRIM requests. Supporting TRIM requires setting the discard mount option for using TRIM when deleting files as it's not enabled by default. Read More

Running ownCloud 5.0 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy

This tutorial shows how you can install and run ownCloud 5.0 on a Debian Wheezy system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you! Read More

Linux Internals for SDN (Software Defined Networking)

LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, launched a new training course Linux Internals for SDN (Software Defined Networking) to be held in San Francisco Bay Area from November 14th - 15th, 2013.

This 2-day seminar is designed to bring software developers working with Linux for SDN, virtualization, or certain networking topics up to speed with a variety of details of the Linux kernel and user space implementation and use of virtualization technology and some specialized networking. This seminar provides a variety of hands-on experience. Read More

Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives

Ubuntu Touch isn't ready for every user yet. But power smartphone users, Ubuntu Linux fans, and developers will want to give this new contender in the mobile device operating wars a close look. It has great potential. Read More

11 Lesser Known Useful Linux Commands

Linux command line attracts most of the Linux Enthusiastic. A normal Linux user generally posses a vocabulary of roughly 50-60 commands to carry out their day-to-day task. Linux commands and their switches remains the most valuable treasure for a Linux-user, Shell-script programmer and Administrator. There are some Linux Commands which are lesser Known, yet very useful and handy irrespective of the fact whether you are a Novice or an Advanced User. Read More

The Navy’s newest warship is powered by Linux

When the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) puts to sea later this year, it will be different from any other ship in the Navy's fleet in many ways. The $3.5 billon ship is designed for stealth, survivability, and firepower, and it's packed with advanced technology. And at the heart of its operations is a virtual data center powered by off-the-shelf server hardware, various flavors of Linux, and over 6 million lines of software code. Read More

The best Linux distro for beginners?

The question of which Linux distro is most suitable for beginners comes up fairly often. It's a tough question to answer as it depends on who the new user is and what they want to get out of Linux.

LinuxInsider lists answers from a number of different people, and their recommendations might surprise you. Read More

Android Game Console Looks To Support SteamOS

A Haswell-based game console with Iris Pro graphics that originally set out to be an Android gaming platform is now looking to support Valve's SteamOS.
iConsole.tv is an Android gaming platform powered by an Intel Haswell CPU with Iris Pro graphics to offer much better compute and graphics performance than found with other Android gaming consoles like Ouya. Being x86-based, iConsole.tv is now looking to support Valve's SteamOS as well to complement the Android gaming support. Read More

Ubuntu 13.10 delivers touch UI but delays XMir

Canonical’s Ubuntu project released Ubuntu 13.10, complete with an SDK for developing Ubuntu Touch interfaces for mobile devices — but the only usable build provided is an experimental one that runs on two Android Nexus phones. Meanwhile, the promised XMir windowing interface has been postponed from the main desktop branch, likely delaying the mobile-ready “convergence” release from April to October 2014. Read More

Google And Android: Powering The Next Generation Of Internet Connected Things

When thinking about the future of technology, it’s hard to imagine a future where most things aren’t connected to the Internet. Not because it’s fashionable, or because many of the largest technology companies are spending big money promoting the concept. Call it a fundamental law of things; if it can be connected to the Internet, it will be connected to the Internet. From golf balls to light bulbs to pacemakers, anything that can collect or display information, will. Read More