More on the Gnome and Canonical merger
Ubuntu is a great operating system, and this year it has gotten even better. Why? The maker of the distribution, Canonical, ditched the much-maligned Unity desktop environment. Instead, the latest version of the distro uses the far-better GNOME.
Not only does Ubuntu get better by using GNOME, but GNOME should improve thanks to Canonical’s contributions. Today, the GNOME Foundation Advisory board announces that Canonical has joined. This makes a lot of sense, as the company’s popular operating system should bring a renewed interest in the desktop environment. In other words, it is win/win for both.
But what exactly is the Advisory Board? The GNOME Foundation describes it as “a body of stakeholder organizations and companies who support the GNOME Project by providing funding and expert consultation. The board includes Google, the Linux Foundation, and the Free Software Foundation, among others.”
Only great things can come from this relationship. Look, folks, GNOME is one of the best desktop environments — if not the best — and Canonical’s involvement with the Advisory Board should prove fruitful. Even if you don’t run Ubuntu, and prefer, say, Fedora with GNOME, this should still benefit you.
CANONICAL GOT JUJU EYEBALLS FOR STORAGE
Canonical’s is mixing new potions in its Juju charm store.
Juju is Canonical’s open source modelling tool for cloud software — it handles operations designed to deploy, configure, manage, maintain and scale applications via the command line interface, or through its optional GUI.
The Juju charm store in an ‘online marketplace’ where charms (and bundles of charms) can be uploaded, released (published) and optionally shared with other users.
Recommended charms have been vetted and reviewed by a so-called ‘Juju Charmer’ and all updates to the charm are also vetted prior to landing — there is also a ‘Community’ section of charms that have not enjoyed the same ratification process.
Fedora 27 simplifies container storage, delivers containerized services by default and adds latest version of GNOME desktop
Posted on November 15th, 2017
The Fedora Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-driven open source collaboration, announced Tuesday general availability of Fedora 27, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora operating system. Fedora 27 delivers separate editions of the operating system, each designed with specific use cases in mind.
At launch, Fedora 27 Atomic Host and Fedora 27 Workstation will be available, with the Fedora 27 Server launch expected in the coming weeks. All editions of Fedora 27 are built from a common set of base packages and, as with all new Fedora releases, these packages have seen numerous tweaks, incremental improvements and new additions. For Fedora 27, this includes GNU C Library 2.26 and RPM 4.14.