Linus Torvalds, principal developer of the open-source Linux kernel, recently announced Linux 4.6, which he believes is a major release.

linux 4.6 release

Linux 4.6 arrives two months after the previous kernel update, but this one has a few comprehensive changes that end-users will be able to spot in specific devices.

This release, which was developed under the code name “Charred Weasel,” addresses an important issue for owners of select Lenovo laptops that used to operate at high temperatures; this has been resolved. Other portable platforms getting new driver support include Dell, Asus and the esteemed Alienware gaming laptops. (more…)

April 26, 2016

Thank you, Joe Collins for the great insight.

March 3, 2016

When looking for the best Operating System, two of the most popular choices are Windows and Linux. Today we’ll be comparing the operating systems and looking at which OS is best.

Price – One of the biggest factors when choosing an OS is cost.
  • Windows usually costs at least $100.
  • Most Linux distributions are free. Linux is also Open Source, allowing anyone to view the source code or modify it to create their own distribution.
Support
  • Windows has far more accessible support services and is well documented. Information is easy to access and is well compiled. Windows also has regular updates and is supported directly by Microsoft.
  • There’s far more documentation for Linux than any other OS. However, the information is more fragmented, and not as easy to access. Updates to Linux aren’t as regular as Windows updates, as many distributions are managed by small teams or volunteers.
Ease of Use
  • Windows is a bit easier to use than Linux and supports the most software. It’s built to be user-friendly and hassle free. It’s great for daily use, or for anyone who doesn’t have much experience with computers.
  • Most Linux distributions aren’t as user-friendly as Windows. Although they’re getting close. If you’re looking for an easy to use Linux distribution, then Ubuntu is a great choice and is quite popular. It’s also nearly as easy to use as Windows.

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January 25, 2016
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Share, Learn, Collaborate
The Linux Collaboration Summit, occurring this March in beautiful Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, California, is less a conference than an opportunity. Intentionally kept small to enable collaboration, this gathering attracts the best minds and leaders in open source strategy and implementation from across the country. If you are looking for a fun conference in California where all you do is eat, party and swap war stories, the Linux Collaboration Summit is not for you. If you want to participate in the open source community, learn from experts in the field, strategize with people facing challenges similar to yours and return with fresh ideas and energized plans, apply for an invitation; the Linux Collaboration Summit is a learning opportunity unlike any other.

What you can expect at the Linux Collaboration Summit
The Linux Collaboration Summit provides an environment for sharing information and expertise in open source software and collaborative software. Here, you can meet professionals with goals and projects similar to yours, discuss how you have managed the intricacies of your projects and share approaches so that everyone gains in knowledge and further builds this growing community. Calling this a “working” conference gives the impression that it is simply and extension of your standard business day; consider it rather a prestigious open source summer camp, to which only the best and brightest are admitted, where enthusiasm to learn is equaled by enthusiasm to share.

Participants Welcome
The Linux Collaboration Summit is designed for participants rather than observers or visitors; think more dude ranch than luxury cruise. If you wish to be more of a researcher and student than speaker and collaborator, you may do that also, but you will likely find yourself an active participant as the collaboration infection grows as the conference progresses.

In addition to building relationships with some of the leading minds in the open source collaboration world, you will form more intimate, mutually supportive relationships with your peers as you discuss the salient points of the different presentations. 

Get Energized
Participating in this educational and stimulating event will energize you to return to your project with new ideas, renewed energy and plans to attend every year.