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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 ...

Linux 5.3-rc1 Debuts As "A Pretty Big Release"

Phoronix - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 06:16
Just as expected, Linus Torvalds this afternoon issued the first release candidate of the forthcoming Linux 5.3 kernel...

Vulkan 1.1.116 Published With Subgroup Size Control Extension

Phoronix - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 04:00
Vulkan 1.1.116 was released today as the latest weekly update to this high performance graphics API and comes with one new extension in tow...

The New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 5.3 Kernel - Phoronix

Google News - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:55
The New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 5.3 Kernel  Phoronix

The Linux 5.3 kernel merge window is expected to close today so here is our usual recap of all the changes that made it into the mainline tree over the past two ...

The New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 5.3 Kernel

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:49
The Linux 5.3 kernel merge window is expected to close today so here is our usual recap of all the changes that made it into the mainline tree over the past two weeks. There is a lot of changes to be excited about from Radeon RX 5700 Navi support to various CPU improvements and ongoing performance work to supporting newer Apple MacBook laptops and Intel Speed Select Technology enablement.

Feral's GameMode 1.4 Adds Flatpak Support, Better I/O Optimization Handling

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 18:29
Feral developers released a new version of their GameMode Linux game performance optimization daemon/client this weekend in order to allow this update to land in the upcoming Fedora Workstation 31. GameMode 1.4 offers up many features including new interfaces for allowing better GNOME integration and thus the Fedora interest in seeing this version in their autumn Linux distribution update...

KDE Plasma 5.17 Making It Simple To Display A Network's QR Code For Easy Sharing

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 18:24
With the KDE Plasma 5.17 release, the desktop will make it easy to see a network's QR code for in turn making it super quick and simple for sharing network information with other users and devices...

Linux 5.3 Will Surprisingly Support The Newest Keyboard/Trackpads Of Apple MacBooks

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:46
As a last minute surprise for the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window is support for the keyboard and trackpads on newer Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pro laptops...

Linux 5.3 Will Surprisingly Support The Newest Keyboard/Trackpads Of Apple MacBooks - Phoronix

Google News - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:46
Linux 5.3 Will Surprisingly Support The Newest Keyboard/Trackpads Of Apple MacBooks  Phoronix

As a last minute surprise for the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window is support for the keyboard and trackpads on newer Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pro laptops.

TWC9: Microsoft Edge for Enterprise, Linux on Azure App Service, Apollo 11 and more - Microsoft - Channel 9

Google News - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 15:12
TWC9: Microsoft Edge for Enterprise, Linux on Azure App Service, Apollo 11 and more  Microsoft - Channel 9

This Week on Channel 9, Christina is back (wearing the BEST shirt ever) and ready to dive into the latest developer news, including: [00:00] Christina's shirt: ...

How to Build an Enterprise Kubernetes Strategy - Linux Journal

Google News - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 15:00
How to Build an Enterprise Kubernetes Strategy  Linux Journal

In today's emerging cloud-native environments, Kubernetes is everywhere. Organizations love Kubernetes because it helps significantly increase the agility and ...

IO_uring Gets A Huge Performance Fix - Up To 755x Improvement

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 13:13
IO_uring is designed to deliver fast and efficient I/O operations thanks to a re-designed interface introduced in Linux 5.1 with various efficiency improvements compared to the kernel's existing asynchronous I/O code. But it turns out there was a big bottleneck within the current IO_uring code up until now...

Lima Gallium3D Gets A Reworked Scheduler

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 12:05
Landing this week in Mesa 19.2 for the Lima Gallium3D driver for Arm Mali 400/450 series hardware is a reworked GPIR regiaster scheduler...

DXVK 1.3.1 Brings Logging Improvements, GPU Load Monitoring In The HUD

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 07:04
Just one week after releasing DXVK 1.3, lead developer Philip Rebohle has released DXVK 1.3.1 with a few more features plus a number of bug fixes -- including performance work...

GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.33.4 Released

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 04:47
Florian Müllner released new development versions of GNOME Shell and Mutter today for this week's GNOME 3.33.4 development milestone...

Systemd Introduces A New & Practical Service For Dealing With PStore

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 23:29
Adding to the list of new features for systemd 243 is another last-minute addition to this growing init system... Systemd picked up a new service and while some may view it as bloat, should be quite practical at least for those encountering kernel crashes from time to time...

How to install ffmpeg linux via command line - H2S Media

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 19:53
How to install ffmpeg linux via command line  H2S Media

Install FFMPEG on CentOS, Ubuntu 19.04, Redhat, Debian Linux for a powerful open-source library dedicated to processing audio and video.

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