Experience LinuxCon 2015 | LAS 379

Experience LinuxCon 2015 | LAS 379

We take you to LinuxCon like never before. The container trend goes big and community leaders are taking bold stands & the quiet debate that’s brewing.

Plus a super thin Linux laptop, Google’s Linux router the OnHub, Munich to ditch Linux for Windows & more!

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LinuxCon’s surprise keynote speaker ​Linus Torvalds muses about open-source software | ZDNet


In a broad-ranging question and answer session, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s founder, shared his thoughts on the current state of open source and Linux.

Linus Torvalds: Security is never going to be perfect


Linus seemed as excited about containers as a fish would be about a bicycle. “I am so happy that the kernel tends to be fairly far removed from all these issues, all the buzzwords and all the new technologies,” he said. “We end up being in a situation where we only care about us working on and how people use the kernel. I am so focused on the kernel that I don’t even care very much. We see when people need technologies from us to implement all of this, obviously there is c-groups and virtualization, if you do it that way. So we see that side of it. But at the same time, I don’t get involved in politics between all the different groups and all the stuff that goes on top of the kernel. And I am really happy I don’t have to.”

Torvalds: Don’t talk to me about containers and other buzzwords

“I am a very plodding, pedestrian kind of person,” Torvalds said during a Q&A session with Linux Foundation boss Jim Zemlin at LinuxCon in Seattle on Wednesday. “I look six months ahead. I look ahead at this release and I know what’s coming up in the next one.

“I don’t think planning 10 years ahead is necessarily very sane. Because if you think about Linux ten years back and where Linux was ten years ago, trying to plan for where we are now would have been completely insane.”

Mark Shuttleworth says Snappy was born long before CoreOS and the Atomic Project | ITworld


Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, made a surprise visit at LinuxCon. I sat down with him for a video interview and talked about Ubuntu on IBM’s new LinuxONE systems, Canonical’s plans for containers, open source in the enterprise space and much more.

LinuxCon: Core Infrastructure Initiative Boosts Security Efforts

The Linux Foundation announced the new badging effort in a press conference with media and analysts. She said the program is akin to the badges used on the popular Github code-development and -sharing site.


Runs Linux

Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago – RUNS LINUX

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Desktop App Pick

FileZilla 3.13.0 released


FileZilla is a free and open source FTP client. It’s available for all major operating systems including Windows, Mac and obviously Linux. The latest version includes couple of new features and few bug fixes that make it more stable.

There are couple of new features and bug fixes in this release.

  • Display home directory instead of root directory if the last used directory does not exist
  • Larger initial size of main window if there is no stored size
  • Slightly increased size of page selection box in settings dialog

Bugfixes and minor changes:

  • Fix assertion in directory listing parser
  • Fix drag&drop of remote files which broke in 3.13.0-rc1

Weekly Spotlight

GitLab Mattermost, an open source on-premises Slack alternative | GitLab


We’re very excited to announce that we’ll ship GitLab Mattermost, an open source, on-premises messaging app (like Slack) along with GitLab.

GitLab Mattermost will first be included with the Omnibus packages of GitLab 7.14 (due August 22nd).
We think GitLab Mattermost will be a great addition for GitLab users that need all software on-premises.

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Super Thin Asus Zenbook


  • 13.3-Inch FHD (1920×1080) anti-glare matte display with an ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle
  • Latest Intel Core M-5Y10 (turbo up to 2GHz) processor
  • Fanless design that is quiet, clean, and energy efficient
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Drive
  • 10-Hours Battery Life (vendor claim)
  • Dual-band 802.11AGN Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3 USB 3.0 ports
  • HDMI port

Google’s Linux Router

Google Linux Router

Google and TP-Link unveiled a Gentoo Linux based “OnHub” WiFi-ac router for consumers with 13 antennas, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, controlled by a mobile app.

Google’s embedded and IoT horizons appear to be expanding beyond its own Nest subsidiary. The company, which is now technically just another company in the new Alphabet umbrella organization, has partnered with router-maker TP-Link to launch a $200 WiFi router, and potentially, a home automation router. Later this year, Google says it will announce other OnHub branded devices, including an Asus-made device.

The OnHub is available for pre-order at $200 at a variety of locations including the Google Store. Retail availability is set for Aug. 31. More information may be found in the Google OnHub announcement, the Google OnHub page, and the TP-Link OnHub page.

Specifications listed for the OnHub include:

  • Processor — Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 (2x ARM/Krait cores @ 1.4GHz)
  • Memory:
    • 1GB DDR3L RAM
    • 4GB eMMC flash
    • 8MB NOR flash
  • Wireless networking:
    • 6x 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n 3×3 antennas
    • 6x 5GHz 802.11b/g/n /ac 3×3 antennas
    • AUX 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1×1 antenna
    • Bluetooth 4.0 with Smart Ready
    • 802.15.4 (ZigBee and Thread)
    • WPA2-PSK security
  • Wired networking:
    • Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
    • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
    • QCA8337 gigabit switch
    • Other I/O — USB 3.0 port
  • Other features — 3W speaker; ambient light sensor; 6x tri-color LED arrays; TPN (Infineon SLB 961); built-in diagnostics; removable outer shell; blue and black colors
  • Power — <12V/3A DC in; 100~240V 50~60Hz AC in
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 40°C
  • Weight — 1.9 lb
  • Dimensions — 10.8 x 5.0 x 5.0 in.
  • Operating system — Gentoo Linux

Germany to Ditch Linux for Windows


Two influential politicians in a German city that ditched Microsoft in favour of Linux are agitating for a switch back to Windows.

The councillors from Munich’s conservative CSU party have called the custom version of Ubuntu installed on their laptops “cumbersome to use” and “of very limited use”.

The letter from the two senior members of the city’s IT committee asks mayor Dieter Reiter to consider removing the Linux-based OS and to install Windows with Microsoft Office.

The city spent years migrating about 15,000 staff to Limux, a custom-version of Ubuntu, and other open source software – a move the city said had saved it more than €10m ($11m).

GOG Now Has Nice and Friendly Linux Installer – Softpedia

GOG Installer

The GOG distribution platform started to release Linux games less than a year ago, but it’s made great progress in the meantime. Now, the developers are working on a new installation for Linux games that should be much easier to use.

Jolla Tablet available for PreOrder

Jolla Tablet

Secure your Jolla Tablet from the next limited production batch. The Jolla Tablet pre-ordered now will start shipping in the end of October. Act fast, availability is limited. Pre-orders are open for everyone in EU, Norway, Switzerland, United States, Canada, Australia, India and Hong Kong.


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