Open-source News

How to be a better organization: Top 10 reads for leaders - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 16:01

Modern organizations are adopting key elements from open source software. By leveraging the "open" in open source, leaders can help shape a more responsive and productive enterprise. Check out these top 10 articles from 2019 that can help you develop your own path in open leadership.

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What is GNU/Linux? -

Google News - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 16:00
What is GNU/Linux?

What is GNU/Linux? -

Google News - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 16:00
What is GNU/Linux?

What is GNU/Linux? -

Google News - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 16:00
What is GNU/Linux?

10 Ansible resources to accelerate your automation skills - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 16:00

This year saw a wide range of really helpful Ansible articles. Whether you are just starting out with Ansible or a seasoned pro, there is something for everyone here to learn from.

A good number of these articles are worthy of your bookmarking and perhaps a cron (or maybe a Tower/AWX job) reminder to reread them periodically.

If you are new to Ansible, start with the following articles:

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Power Management Improvements Could Benefit Intel Server Performance In Linux 5.6

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 15:37
Some Intel server platforms could see better performance with the Linux 5.6 kernel cycle...

The Linux Kernel Highlights Of The 2010s From Torvalds' Sabbatical To Dealing With Vulnerabilities

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 14:09
Going along with our other end of year and decade recaps, here is a look back at the Linux kernel highlights for the 2010s...

The Experimental GCN 1.0 GPU Support Might Be Dropped From AMDGPU Linux Driver

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 13:00
By default the Linux kernel selects the aging Radeon DRM driver for GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" and GCN 1.1 "Sea Islands" hardware (as well as all older ATI/AMD GPUs) while it's GCN 1.2 and newer that defaults to the modern AMDGPU kernel driver. But for years there has been experimental GCN 1.0/1.1 support available via kernel module options, but now for the original GCN GPUs that code is at risk of being dropped...

MLIR Lands In LLVM - Boosting LLVM For Heterogeneous Hardware, Machine Learning

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 08:00
Landing as a great Christmas present for LLVM developers interested in heterogeneous hardware compilation, TensorFlow and other machine learning use-cases was MLIR within the LLVM source tree...

Fwupd 1.3.6 Firmware Updater Released With Initial Windows Support

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 06:05
Fwupd 1.3.6 was released today for ending out a very successful year for this firmware updating utility that works in-step with the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for allowing hardware firmware/BIOS updating on Linux systems...

How The Radeon RX 5700 XT Navi Linux Performance Has Evolved Since Launch

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 02:00
As part of our year-end articles we already provided benchmarks looking at the Radeon OpenGL / Vulkan driver performance for 2019. That testing was done using Polaris and Vega given their GPU support prior to 2019, but for those wondering about the Radeon RX 5700 "Navi" performance for these GPUs that launched this summer, here are some end-of-year tests.