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OpenSource.com – Open source and DevOps aren’t mandatory, but neither is
I recently wrote an article for OpenSource.com – Open source and DevOps
aren’t mandatory, but neither is survival.
This article is part of the Easy DevOps column coordinated by Greg
Dekoenigsberg, VP of Community at Ansible.
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Software Is Eating the World
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Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find
themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As
the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant
change to both applications and their infrastructure, a... (more)
Last Monday at the Desktop Linux Consortium Conference at Boston
University’s Tyngsboro, Massachusetts Campus there was a lot of talk about
a “UserLinux” distribution. The topic was sparked by remarks by Bruce
Perens who voiced a need for a distribution that was designed to meet
community needs for a desktop operating system based on the Linux community
favorite Debian distribution.
I contacted Bruce who has been kind enough to interject some comments to my
own text. They are marked [thus].
The thought of UserLinux sparked my thinking. The thing I like about Linux is
that it’s ... (more)
Mark R. Hinkle: "Linux is ready for the desktop"
In my view, Linux on the desktop is a viable operating system.
It offers many features that are more innovative than commercial solutions.
Virtual consoles, secure remote access solutions, true multi-tasking, and the
ability to use robust journaling file systems all come to mind. Despite these
advanced features, I have also noticed some parallels between Linux and some
earlier versions of Windows. Let’s term these similarities as “growing
I do feel that there are many cases today where Linux is an inadequate
solution, speci... (more)
Once you have Linux in your enterprise you obviously are aware of the value
that it brings in terms of stability, security, and total cost of ownership,
but you may be left with one final obstacle: the management of your Linux
Sometimes, in the course of conversation, I hear from people who are
generally happy with their Linux installations but are living with the
problems associated with managing them. They have become familiar with how to
make their Linux infrastructure work, but the next step is how to keep it
working. Sometimes this is like "herding cats" - k... (more)
If you have ever met Robin Miller or "Roblimo" as he prefers to be called,
you immediately realize that he's one of the endearing "characters" that make
Roblimo is editor-in-chief for the Open Source Technology Group, which
includes Linux.com, slashdot.org, and SourceForge.net, and is the author of
the Online Rules of Successful Companies (FT Prentice Hall). He's very
zealous in his belief that Linux is a great choice for operating on the
server or the desktop. He's also very dedicated to Linux evangelism and his
latest book, Point and Click Linux! Your Guide to ... (more)