The Gnome project is about to solve one of our audience’s biggest Wayland’s concerns. But as the project takes on a new level of relevance, decisions for the next version of Gnome have us worried about the future.

Plus we chat with Wimpy about the Ubuntu Rally in NYC, Microsoft’s sneaky move to turn Windows 10 into the “ULTIMATE LINUX RUNTIME”, community news & more!

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Follow Up / Catch Up

Linus Torvalds passed a kidney stone and then squeezed out Linux 4.13

Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.13 to a waiting world and in so doing detailed a tricky work week in which he endured “seven hours of pure agony due to a kidney stone”.

Microsoft is turning Windows into the ultimate Linux Runtime

“In under a second I’ve run a Windows executable, I’ve fed that into one distribution of Linux and then taken that output and fed that into another distribution of Linux, which is pretty amazing,”


WinBtrfs is a Windows driver for the next-generation Linux filesystem Btrfs. A reimplementation from scratch, it contains no code from the Linux kernel, and should work on any version from Windows 7 onwards.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Sends Supercomputer into Space to Accelerate Mission to Mars

On August 14, 16:31 UTC, SpaceX’s Dragon Spacecraft will carry Hewlett-Packard’s supercomputer called Spaceborne Computer. This is being done as a part of an experiment to make computing devices capable enough to survive in space and assist humans in exploration. The launch will happen at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Oracle just killed Solaris/SPARC/ZFS teams … | The FreeBSD Forums

Oracle, just layed off about 2500 people from Solaris, Storage (ZS1/ZFS), SPARC and Library teams, earlier this year 450 people has been layed off.

Oracle looks like it’s going to suggest Solaris users move to its SPARC-powered cloud.

Solaris to Linux Migration 2017

ZFS is available for Linux via the zfsonlinux and OpenZFS projects, and more recently was included in Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux distribution: Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 LTS (April 2016). It uses a Solaris Porting Layer (SPL) to provide a Solaris-kernel interface on Linux, so that unmodified ZFS code can execute.

Linux Academy

Remote desktop capabilities making a comeback in GNOME on Wayland

Remote desktop under Wayland seems to finally be happening; thanks to work on new APIs and a new GNOME Remote Desktop service undertaken by Jonas Ådahl!

Status Icons and GNOME

From GNOME 3.26, we are therefore planning not to show status icons in GNOME Shell by default. We feel that, long-term, this change will enable us to provide a better experience for our users

My feeling is that we have actually been using status icons as a crutch for far too long – that they have been used to fill gaps in our APIs, gaps which are now thankfully getting filled – and that moving away from them will help us to extend application integration in some exciting directions.

Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 9 · ~DidRocks

Ubuntu’s Gnome Theme Screenshot

A very visual update today on our new Artful default session! This one is, as promised about our new GNOME Shell theme and you can see below some examples of those changes.


Ubuntu Rally in NYC

The Ubuntu Rally, taking place in New York City September 25th-29th, is a forward-thinking five day software hackathon attended by major software vendors, Ubuntu developers working at every level of the stack, and community contributors.


Is Linux Missing the Bot Revolution?

  • Bot automation will sweep in faster than we realize.
  • Bots like Alice will surprise us with how quick they move in.
  • Most large bot platforms are Google, or Microsoft powered.

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