Ubuntu Reviews, SUSE News, and Red Hat Origins

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 27, 2014

Our top story on this October 27, 2014 is the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. There are a couple of interesting user reviews of recently released Ubuntu 14.10 and Bodhi Linux lives with the release of 3.0 RC2. "Bob Young talks about the origins of Red Hat" and, finally, "The Document Foundation joins the Open Source Business Alliance."

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 was announced today saying it "significantly improves system uptime, operational efficiency and innovation; new SUSE Customer Center simplifies customer interaction." Ken Hess spoke with SUSE execs and has a nice write-up of features and Joab Jackson looks at the system snapshot and rollback feature as well as other interesting tidbits. Katherine Noyes highlights cloud, container, and cloning aspects.

Ubuntu and 14.10 continue to be popular topics around Linuxville today. Some sites are still covering the release and recent anniversary but users are moving on to the results. Linuxed said Ubuntu 14.10 doesn't have much new for the ordinary desktop user and it's too similar to 14.04. Hectic Geek said, "In terms of performance, Ubuntu 14.10 is slightly degraded (except for the power consumption) compared to 14.04 LTS, but is still a stable release." In related news, OMG!Ubuntu! has the results of their user survey and the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 389 was posted today.

Co-founder Bob Young spoke at the All Things Open conference of the early days at Red Hat. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said today if not for Bob Young, Red Hat "might have just been another long forgotten Linux company." Young remembers being told that Solaris was better than Linux, but only Linux let you customize the system to suite your own needs. So that's when he and Marc Ewing decided to start Red Hat and use that fact as their selling point. See the full story for lots more.

In other news:

* Bodhi Linux 3.0 Legacy RC2 Release

* The Document Foundation Joins The Open Source Business Alliance

* Debian Project News - October 27th

* DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 582, 27 October 2014

* Windows 10 will come with a command line package manager, much to the lament of Linux users