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Company of Heroes 2 for macOS and Linux: Commanders update out now - Gamasutra

Google News - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 00:01
Company of Heroes 2 for macOS and Linux: Commanders update out now  Gamasutra

DATE: Monday, July22nd, 2019CONTACT: Mary Musgravemmusgrave@feralinteractive.comFeral Interactive today announced that Company of Heroestrade; 2, ...

Here's why Windows 10 users are switching to other platforms - Windows Report

Google News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 23:51
Here's why Windows 10 users are switching to other platforms  Windows Report

A recent video dicusses various reason that why Windows 10 users should switch to linux. However, it seems like people are not yet ready to switch to anotehr ...

Feral Brings Company of Heroes 2 Commander Update To Linux

Phoronix - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 23:00
Feral Interactive has just announced they've brought the Commander Update DLC for Company of Heroes 2 over to Linux (and macOS) as well...

How to install kali linux - all the methods - HackWareNews.com

Google News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:45
How to install kali linux - all the methods  HackWareNews.com

On VirtualBox, Dual Boot with Windows, On android, On Raspberry Pi, Single Boot on Mac Hardware, Dual Boot on Mac, HardwareOn Encrypted Disk InstallOn ...

Linux-driven Zynq UltraScale+ module ships with open-spec carrier board - LinuxGizmos.com

Google News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:06
Linux-driven Zynq UltraScale+ module ships with open-spec carrier board  LinuxGizmos.com

MYIR's “MYC-CZU3EG CPU Module” runs Linux on a quad -A53, FPGA-equipped Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC with 4GB of DDR4 and eMMC. There's also a ...

Forget Windows, Linux or MacOS: Try these alternative operating systems - TechRadar

Google News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:05
Forget Windows, Linux or MacOS: Try these alternative operating systems  TechRadar

Forget Windows, macOS, or even Linux – here's our pick of the best alternatives to the big three.

Forget Windows, Linux or MacOS: Try these alternative operating systems - TechRadar

Google News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 22:05
Forget Windows, Linux or MacOS: Try these alternative operating systems  TechRadar

Forget Windows, macOS, or even Linux – here's our pick of the best alternatives to the big three.

7-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks For July 2019, Including LTO'ed openSUSE Tumbleweed - Phoronix

Google News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 21:42
7-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks For July 2019, Including LTO'ed openSUSE Tumbleweed  Phoronix

As it's been a few weeks since last hosting any Linux distribution comparison and now with the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed enabling LTO by default, ...

7-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks For July 2019, Including LTO'ed openSUSE Tumbleweed

Phoronix - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 21:40
As it's been a few weeks since last hosting any Linux distribution comparison and now with the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed enabling LTO by default, here are some fresh Linux distribution comparison results plus tossing the newly-released Debian 10.0 into the mix as well. This round of testing included Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.04, Fedora Workstation 30, openSUSE Leap 15.1, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Clear Linux 30450, and Debian 10.0.

Critical flaw in VLC Player affecs Linux, Windows and UNIX apps - The INQUIRER

Google News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:59
Critical flaw in VLC Player affecs Linux, Windows and UNIX apps  The INQUIRER

GERMAN SECURITY AGENCY CERT-Bund has uncovered a critical flaw n VLC Media Player that could enable hackers to access and modify data on devices.

Oracle Linux on Btrfs for the Raspberry Pi - Linux Journal

Google News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 19:40
Oracle Linux on Btrfs for the Raspberry Pi  Linux Journal

Enterprise comes to the micro server. Oracle Linux 7 has been released for the Raspberry Pi 3. The release packages Btrfs as the root filesystem on the ...

Should Ubuntu Use The BFQ I/O Scheduler?

Phoronix - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 18:43
The BFQ I/O scheduler is working out fairly well these days as shown in our benchmarks. The Budget Fair Queueing scheduler supports both throughput and low-latency modes while working particularly well for consumer-grade hardware. Should the Ubuntu desktop be using BFQ by default?..

GTK4 Gets Smoother GPU-Accelerated Scrolling, Modern Cursor Blinking

Phoronix - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 18:25
GNOME developers continue to be hard at work on GTK4 and trying to ensure this major tool-kit update will be a great success...

GCC 10 Lands OpenRISC Support For Floating Point Instructions

Phoronix - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 18:16
When it comes to open-source processor ISAs, RISC-V currently captures much of the spotlight but OpenRISC continues chugging along as another open-source CPU architecture. The OpenRISC GCC compiler back-end and other software tooling also continues to move along for this architecture that's been in the works since 2000...

10 resources every sysadmin should know about

opensource.com - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 15:03

Everybody knows that sysadmins are impossibly busy people. Consequently, it sometimes seems they are superhuman. The sysadmin's dirty secret, the same one shared by many open source users, is that they don't actually do all of the work it looks like they've done. One of the greatest tools in the sysadmin's kit is their ability to reuse work someone else has already done for them.


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System administrator responsibilities: 9 critical tasks

opensource.com - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 15:02

System administrators are critical to the reliable and successful operation of an organization and its network operations center and data center. A sysadmin must have expertise with the system's underlying platform (i.e., Windows, Linux) as well as be familiar with multiple areas including networking, backup, data restoration, IT security, database operations, middleware basics, load balancing, and more.


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Gift ideas for Sysadmin Appreciation Day

opensource.com - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 15:00

Sysadmin Appreciation Day is coming up this Friday, July 26. To help honor sysadmins everywhere, we want you to share your best gift ideas. What would be the best way a team member or customer could show their appreciation for you? As a sysadmin, what was the best gift you've ever received? We asked our writers the same question, and here are their answers:


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Linux 5.2-ck1 Released Along With MuQSS 0.193 Scheduler

Phoronix - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:09
Independent Linux kernel hacker Con Kolivas has released his newest "ck1" patch-set for the recently released Linux 5.2 kernel code-base. Complementing these kernel changes is his primary focus: the MuQSS scheduler that continues to aim for better interactivity and performance on mobile/desktop systems...

How to Extend Battery Life On Linux OS? - Toolbox

Google News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:15
How to Extend Battery Life On Linux OS?  Toolbox

It is an interesting fact that there are fewer battery-saving applications for your Linux OS, but you do not even need apps for this purpose. There is another ...

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