Linux Top 3: Linus Lashes out, Linux 3.14 Gets PIE and Ubuntu One is Done.
1) Linus vs Systemd Developer Kay Sievers
Linus Torvalds has never been one to hold its tongue if something is bothering him. This past week, Torvalds lashed out at SystemD developer Kay Sievers over some 'unclean' code.
2) Linux 3.14 Gets PIE
The Linux 3.14 kernel was officially released last week and even though it was not officially name Pi or released on Pi Day (March 14th) there is some PIE in the new kernel.
To solve the challenge of buffer bloat in the Linux kernel, the Linux 3.14 kernel include the PIE solution that was first proposed in an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) draft in June 2013.
"Simulation results, theoretical analysis and Linux test bed results have shown that PIE can ensure low latency and achieve high link utilization under various congestion situations," the IETF draft states.
3) Ubuntu One is Done
Canonical CEO Jane Silber announced last week that she was throwing in the towel on the Ubuntu One file service.
"The free storage wars aren’t a sustainable place for us to be, particularly with other services now regularly offering 25GB-50GB free storage," Silber wrote. "If we offer a service, we want it to compete on a global scale, and for Ubuntu One to continue to do that would require more investment than we are willing to make. We choose instead to invest in making the absolute best, open platform and to highlight the best of our partners’ services and content."
Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at LinuxPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist