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The best Linux laptop - Hartford Courant

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The best Linux laptop  Hartford Courant

The best Linux laptop - Chicago Tribune

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The best Linux laptop  Chicago Tribune

The best Linux laptop - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 00:21
The best Linux laptop  Chicago Tribune

Systemd Will Be Working To Improve Out-Of-Memory Linux Handling With Facebook OOMD

Phoronix - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 21:08
While more Linux distributions have begun packaging (and in the case of Fedora, potentially deploying by default) EarlyOOM as the out-of-memory monitoring daemon for trying to improve the Linux desktop's handling of low memory situations, systemd ultimately should be picking up its own out-of-memory daemon in the months ahead...

Linux 5.6 Seeing Random Changes, New "Insecure" Option With GRND_INSECURE

Phoronix - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 20:38
The recent work by longtime kernel developer Andy Lutomirski on improving Linux's random APIs and introducing a new "GRND_INSECURE" option is now queued into the random dev queue ahead of the Linux 5.6 cycle...

How to Setup an Anonymous FTP Download Server in Fedora

Tecmint - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 20:06
FTP, short for File Transfer Protocol, is a standard network protocol that was ones generally used for transferring files between a client and server, now it has been replaced by more secure and faster...

Automotive Grade Linux Has Large Presence At CES 2020

Phoronix - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 20:05
At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas there isn't too often "pure" Linux being showcased aside from the likes of Ubuntu occasionally running on demo machines or servers, the year Canonical was there with Ubuntu TV, and a number of other select mostly small instances where Linux is prominently featured. That's in part why I stopped regularly attending CES (as well as budgetary constraints due to ad-blockers...) but this year at CES there is a large floor showcase of the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux...

6 requirements of cloud-native software - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:03

For many years, monolithic applications were the standard enterprise architecture for achieving business requirements. But that changed significantly once cloud infrastructure began treating business acceleration at scale and speed.

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Clear Linux Set To Begin Offering EarlyOOM For Better Dealing With Memory Pressure

Phoronix - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:02
Following Fedora's plans to begin using EarlyOOM by default and other recent upstream discussions about Linux's relatively poor performance when it comes to the Linux desktop not handling memory pressure / low RAM situations well, Intel's Clear Linux looks like it will soon offer EarlyOOM as an option...

Automating the creation of research artifacts - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:02

In my work as a programming language researcher, I need to create artifacts that are easy to understand and well-documented. To make my work easier, I found a simple way to automate generating source code documentation, creating HTML and PDF versions of user documentation, compiling a technical (research) document to PDF, generating the bibliography, and provisioning of virtual machines with the software artefact installed for ease of reproducibility of my research.

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Detecting CPU steal time in guest virtual machines - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:01

CPU steal time is defined in the GNU top command as "time stolen from [a] VM by the hypervisor." CPU steal time occurs when a hypervisor process and a guest instance are trying to utilize the same hypervisor physical core (pCPU) at the same time. This results in less processor time available to the guest's virtual CPU (vCPU) and performance degradation for the guest.

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