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Oracle announces Oracle Autonomous Linux - ZDNet

Google News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 07:36
Oracle announces Oracle Autonomous Linux  ZDNet

Billed as the world's first autonomous operating system, Oracle Autonomous Linux provisions itself, scales itself, tunes itself and patches itself while running.

RHEL8-Based CentOS 8.0 Slated To Be Released Next Week

Phoronix - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 06:35
It looks like CentOS 8.0 as the community and cost-free re-spin of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 will finally ship next week...

Linux 5.4 Scheduler Changes Bring Better AMD EPYC Load Balancing, Other Optimizations

Phoronix - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 05:49
The Linux 5.4 scheduler changes are fairly exciting on multiple fronts...

PulseAudio 13.0 Released With Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Support

Phoronix - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 05:04
While PipeWire may be seeing a lot of investment by Red Hat for improving audio/video streams on Linux, PulseAudio isn't letting up yet as the de facto Linux desktop sound server. Quietly released last week was PulseAudio 13.0 as the newest feature update and their first big update in some fifteen months...

Compact Kaby Lake embedded PC supports Linux - LinuxGizmos.com

Google News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 04:08
Compact Kaby Lake embedded PC supports Linux  LinuxGizmos.com

Axiomtek's fanless, rugged “eBOX100-51R-FL” embedded PC runs Linux or Win 10 on a 7th Gen U-series CPU and offers a pair each of GbE, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, ...

Skidmap malware drops LKMs on Linux machines to enable cryptojacking - SC Magazine

Google News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 03:16
Skidmap malware drops LKMs on Linux machines to enable cryptojacking  SC Magazine

Skipmap malware uses loadable kernel modules to help infiltrate Linux machines, and hides its malicious activity by displaying fake network traffic stats.

A Look At The Speedy Clear Linux Boot Time Versus Ubuntu 19.10

Phoronix - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 02:46
Given the interest last week in how Clear Linux dropped their kernel boot time from 3 seconds to 300 ms, here are some fresh boot time benchmarks of Clear Linux compared to Ubuntu 19.10 on both Intel and AMD hardware...

A Look At The Speedy Clear Linux Boot Time Versus Ubuntu 19.10 - Phoronix

Google News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 02:46
A Look At The Speedy Clear Linux Boot Time Versus Ubuntu 19.10  Phoronix

Given the interest last week in how Clear Linux dropped their kernel boot time from 3 seconds to 300 ms, here are some *fresh* boot time benchmarks of Clear ...

Linux 5.3 kernel bundles new, cuddlier, swear-free Torvalds with AMD Radeon Navi graphics support - The Register

Google News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:38
Linux 5.3 kernel bundles new, cuddlier, swear-free Torvalds with AMD Radeon Navi graphics support  The Register

A softer, gentler Linus Torvalds released the Linux 5.3 kernel over the weekend and swung open the doors on 5.4. Things were held up a little this time around, ...

Huawei MateBook laptops now come with Linux - TechRadar

Google News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:34
Huawei MateBook laptops now come with Linux  TechRadar

Huawei has launched a new range of its popular MateBook series of laptops powered by Linux but unfortunately, you'll have to be in China to pick one up.

Huawei MateBook laptops now come with Linux - TechRadar

Google News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:34
Huawei MateBook laptops now come with Linux  TechRadar

Huawei has launched a new line of MateBook's running Deepin Linux for the Chinese market.

Vulkan 1.1.123 Released With Two New Extensions

Phoronix - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:24
Vulkan 1.1.123 is the latest weekly update to this high performance graphics API and it's formally introducing two more extensions...

16-Core HoneyComb LX2K ARM Workstation Looks To Offer A Decent Performance Oomph

Phoronix - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 23:34
When it comes to ARM-powered workstation boards there hasn't been a whole lot to get excited about with the likes of the Socionext 96Boards Developerbox being quite expensive and not yielding good performance or featureful boards compared to alternative Intel/AMD/POWER workstation/enthusiast boards. One of the more promising ARM workstation boards we have been following is the HoneyComb LX2K (formerly the "ClearFog" board) and it's looking like it could end up being a decent offering in this space...

New Linux malware mines crypto after installing backdoor with secret master password - The Next Web

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 22:42
New Linux malware mines crypto after installing backdoor with secret master password  The Next Web

Cybersecurity researchers have identified a new strain of Linux malware that not only mines cryptocurrency illicitly, but provides the attackers with universal ...

Linux Plumbers, Appwrite, and more industry trends

opensource.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 22:40

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.


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Linux 5.4 To Fix Many Newer 64-bit Windows Games On Wine / Steam Play

Phoronix - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 22:27
A kernel patch from CodeWeavers is landing in the Linux 5.4 kernel and will help some 64-bit Windows games run nicely under Wine (and the likes of CrossOver / Valve's Proton) with newer Intel and AMD systems...

How to freeze and lock your Linux system (and why you would want to) - Network World

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 22:12
How to freeze and lock your Linux system (and why you would want to)  Network World

What it means to freeze a terminal window and lock a screen -- and how to manage these activities on your Linux system.

Apple Watch Series 5, $500, or Linux PineTime smartwatch, $25? - ZDNet

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:27
Apple Watch Series 5, $500, or Linux PineTime smartwatch, $25?  ZDNet

A new open-source smartwatch is in the works with a planned price of $25.

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