OpenDaylight: Open-source SDN is growing fast

With OpenDaylight software-defined networking, rivals and users are united by open source to create software-defined networking for everyone. Believe it or not, the group's already made great progress and more is in store. Read More

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Enters Beta

Red Hat today announced the beta availability of its next-generation Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 operating system platform. The new beta marks the first major public milestone release of RHEL 7, which is the successor to the RHEL 6 platform that first debuted in 2010 and was most recently updated with the 6.5 release in November of this year. RHEL 7 is based on the Fedora 19 community Linux release and the Linux 3.10 kernel, both of which first debuted in July. Red Hat has been hardening the Fedora 19 base over the last several months to ensure enterprise-grade stability, Ron Pacheco, senior manager of Platform Product Management at Red Hat, told eWEEK. Read More

What’s New In CentOS 6.5?

The pace of development for CentOS can sometimes seem frustratingly slow. But, for an industry that values stability and predictability over access to bleeding edge features, a distribution that’s slow to change is a virtue. So, when CentOS does have an upgrade, it’s definitely worth paying attention to. In the most recent release, there are a number of features that will be of interest to web hosting companies and we are going to have a look at some of the major changes here. Read More

Linux You can Touch: Sleek Linux Ultrabook with Touch!

LinuxCertified Inc introduced the L1 Touch 14.1" High Resolution, Full HD Touch Display - Exclusive High Performance Linux Ultrabook pre-installed with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux. The L1 Touch is one of the ultralight, ultrathin, yet powerful Linux Ultrabook designed for legendary performance on the go, whether to another meeting or another country, you sacrifice nothing in return.

"We are pleased to add the L1 Touch Linux Ultrabook to our highly successful LC series product line," said Rajesh Goyal, vice president of LinuxCertified, Inc. "The laptop offers Intel's 4th Generation Core i5 and i7 processors, HD 4400 Graphics and FHD (1920 X 1080) touchscreen." Read More

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