Not to be Distracted by Linus Torvalds Giving Nvidia
"The Finger" There was Some "Other"
Linux Related NEWS This Past Week..
An interview with Curtis Olson, one of FlightGear's
original founders and current project coordinators.
FlightGear is an open source flight simulator that can run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other operating systems. The project saw its first release in 1997 and has been actively under development ever since, with the most recent release, version 2.6.0, arriving in February of this year.
Ubuntu 12.10 alpha 2 comes with Linux 3.5 based kernel
Canonical and the Ubuntu developers have published the second alpha release of Ubuntu 12.10, Quantal Quetzal. The new alpha release mostly has package updates to the distribution's components, including a Linux 3.5-rc4 based kernel (Ubuntu kernel 3.5.0-2.2), filesystem utilities (e2fsprogs, mdadm, autofs and btrfs-tools), Firefox and Thunderbird, and GTK+ (to the 3.5 series which will allow a number of GNOME 3.5 updates to take place).
Why This Interest On LINUX?
At this Week's Google I/O Event They Showed off
The company said that the new service will offer 50 percent more computing power per dollar than rivals, but didn’t offer a ton of specifics, at least onstage Essentially, Google is offering a similar kind of computing horsepower-for-hire that Amazon does, but at the sort of scale that Google has been working at for years.
The heart of it is the ability to access a large number of Linux virtual machines.
That scale is pretty impressive. While Hölzle was speaking, a counter was increasing behind him. As he concluded his remarks, it stopped on 771,886. That was the live number of processor cores available in Google Compute Engine, suggesting the scale that a customer could call upon when needed. Who couldn’t stand to use an extra thousand or 10,000 cores when running a computationally intense application?