Open-source News

Intel Engineers Begin Landing Open-Source Support For TDX, Intel Key Locker

Phoronix - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 18:47
Last month Intel published a whitepaper on TDX as Trust Domain Extensions as a means of better securing virtual machines. TDX allows for isolating VMs from the hypervisor and other non-VMM system software. Intel TDX builds off other recent work around MKTME memory encryption and other features. We are now beginning to see that software side support roll-out along with the also-new Key Locker instructions...

Arm Begins Bringing Up Neoverse N2 Support In The GNU Toolchain

Phoronix - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 18:30
It was just a few days ago that Arm outlined the Neoverse N2 "Perseus" design as a follow-on to the Neoverse N1 and coming concurrently to the next-generation Cortex-A. Now the company has already jumped on beginning their open-source/Linux enablement work around the Neoverse N2...

HPE Preparing SGI UV5 Support For The Linux Kernel

Phoronix - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:50
Recent hardware enablement work on the Linux kernel is HPE bringing up UV5 support...

7 things you can do with Ansible right now - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:02

Recently, the Forrester Wave, one of the most prominent independent IT industry analyst reports, chose Ansible as a leader in its overview of automation solutions.

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Manage knowledge with BlueSpice, an open source alternative to Confluence - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:01

Knowledge management is a key to success in modern enterprises—but it is not exactly easy to achieve. Keeping track of all relevant details across all employees is a huge challenge, especially in agile environments, which most companies say they are.

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Yes, you can run VMs on Kubernetes with KubeVirt - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:00

Containers and Kubernetes are awesome technologies that enable applications to run without a heavy operating system (OS), as using a virtual machine (VM) would require. Container-first, cloud-native applications are the future, but not every application is suitable to be cloud-native.

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Fedora 34 Aims To Further Enhance Security But Will Lose Runtime Disabling Of SELinux

Phoronix - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:07
Currently on Fedora the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) functionality that's there by default can be disabled at run-time via the /etc/selinux/config but moving forward with Fedora 34 they are looking at removing that support and focusing just on disabling via selinux=0 at the kernel boot time in order to provide greater security...

10 Linux Distributions and Their Targeted Users

Tecmint - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:41

As a free and open-source operating system, Linux has spawned several distributions over time, spreading its wings to encompass a large community of users. From desktop/home users to Enterprise environments, Linux has ensured that

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Disman Continues Taking Shape As Display Management Library For X11/Wayland

Phoronix - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 08:31
Disman is the display management library forked from LibKScreen as part of KWinFT. Last week at XDC2020 an update was provided on this Qt/C++ library for display management...