Top Stories by Mark R. Hinkle
CloudOpen 2014 – Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail
Here’s the presentation I gave at the Linux Foundation’s CloudOpen in
Dusseldorf on October 13, 2014 titled Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail
Add two parts virtualization, one part orchestration add a little networking
shake and pour. Unfortunately cloud computing isn’t that easy but then
again not all clouds are the same and tastes may vary.
This talk will discuss how the varying open source technologies like
OpenStack, Docker, LXC and others can be mixed together to make something
that appeals to the needs of a wide variety of users.
There’s also no problem in abstaining from building your own cloud but
still benefiting from the open source tooling to maximize the benefits of the
Slide deck here
In this issue, Dr. Migration introduces Linux on the desktop – the second
wave of Linux. As Linux becomes more popular and vendors pledge support, we
move closer to victory for the Linux community and the desktop PC user.
IT vendors, including Sun, HP, and IBM, have pledged support and have begun
to formulate strategies for integration of Linux with their server product
offerings. Software makers Oracle, PeopleSoft, and Novell have also announced
Linux as a supported or soon to be supported platform. However, this is only
half the battle. As Linux gains popularity on the server it... (more)
Linus Torvalds announced today that all further pre-release updates to the
version 2.6 Linux kernels would be bug fixes only as 2.6 test kernels are
about to reach versions –test8 and –test9.
The following is an excerpt from his e-mail to the Kernel Mailing List,
Wednesday October 8, 2003:
The more interesting thing is that I and Andrew are trying to calm down
development, and I do _not_ want to see patches that don't fix a real and
clear bug. In other words, the 'cleanup and janitorial' stuff is on hold, and
-test8 and then -test9 should be for _stability_ fixes only. In other wo... (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)