Ok so reading the slides they're planning on doing network management (byebye NetworkManager), Local DNS cache (yes please), mDNS responder, LLMNR responder, DNSSEC verification, NTP, sandboxing services and applications, OS/App/Container image formats, stateless systems, atomic node initialisations and updates and more. That is freaking awesome. Not only does it bring Linux distributions closer together.. it also takes the distributions as a whole to a new level. Instead of a kernel + some packages the future will bring us a true (GNU/)Linux/systemd operating system. I can understand this may seem scary to some but personally I really think this is awesome.
Good point. Also once this fork tanks we can all finally agree that systemd is *good enough* if not pretty great.
Why do people keep rehashing this without any arguments? We've deployed many RHEL7 servers and are really enjoying systemd. Unit files are vastly superior to init scripts, not to mention you get cgroups for free.
Actually Red Hat 6 is widely used in business desktops (especially on workstations) and Fedora is an ever-so-popular alternative for Ubuntu. The only thing I dislike about Fedora is that it's often too bleeding edge and that major releases only have a limited support lifetime.
Yes, I believe Slashdot's server is actually a Netbook left by CmdrTaco years ago. Who needs redundant dual-port disks with multiple controller paths, the ability to run more than 32GB RAM (with ECC), redundant power supplies, hot swappable disks, power supplies, fans and even PCI cards, centralized remote management and monitoring, motherboards built with components that actually last at least 3 years under stressful workloads and environments, 4-hour support contracts, certified hardware-software combinations so there is never any worry about compatibility, right?
So, IBM wants to focus more on cloud computing yet sells of the very hardware (System x) on which my company operates their cloud. I wonder if the System x Enterprise (like the X6 line of servers) are also moving to Lenovo, since they're not quite that low-end.
pieterh (196118) writes "The Edge Net lives safely at the edge of the Internet, on our smart phones. It uses mobile WiFi hotspots to create "cells" for exchanging news and content. Cells talk to cells, asynchronously, covering neighborhoods, and cities. The Edge Net doesn't exist yet. This project is about building it. The fundraiser project raised $1,700 in its first day."
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ugh.. how much I love <insert language of choice>. Slashdot is not unlike C++.. who uses HTML in comments anyway?
.. I want to start hacking around with it. But then I remember how much I love and I just don't care anymore.
I'm from the Netherlands and I did not know it aired on a public channel on the same day as in the US. I can't find any information about it either. All I know it airs on a premium channel 5 days after the US release, which is still not bad!
You have obviously never tried fitting the old Mac Pro on or under your desk. The thing's huge!
That's not really what workstation users do. They happily pay Apple, HP, Dell or whomever a premium to get a combination of hardware that's guaranteed to work. People that put things like cheap consumer SSD's in workstations get the short end of the stick in the end.
Give it another 20 years, it will get there!
My main work and home machines run Mac OS X, but I have a Fedora 18 (w/ Gnome 3) box on the side. I'm really impressed with how far Linux has come, but man.. if you think being an OS X user in a Windows world was hard 10 years ago try being a Linux user in an OS X/Windows world. Even though my main tools (Vim mostly) run fine on Linux, there's a lot of small things I miss from OS X. I'm not happy with the direction Mac OS X is going (especially how Apple keeps breaking the Unix side of things), but on the other hand I'm really glad that the OS has finally become sort of mainstream (in terms of software support etc.). Besides, I feel really comfortable using OS X, so I'm not switching for now. However I can heartily recommend you give Linux a try for 30 days, because it really has come a long way on the desktop.
The question is: can they survive without going (partly) Open Source? The target audience for these kind of pseudo-programming environments is pretty small, and there's no major platform without an free SDK. The learning curve for cross-platform programming using Java or QT is not that big, either. So I think it's a good move to start giving some of it away to attract more paying customers.