Open-source News

5 reasons to run Kubernetes on your Raspberry Pi homelab - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:02

There's a saying about the cloud, and it goes something like this: The cloud is just somebody else's computer. While the cloud is actually more complex than that (it's a lot of computers), there's a lot of truth to the sentiment. When you move to the cloud, you're moving data and services and computing power to an entity you don't own or fully control. On the one hand, this frees you from having to perform administrative tasks you don't want to do, but, on the other hand, it could mean you no longer control your own computer.

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5 tips for making documentation a priority in open source projects - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:01

Open source software is now mainstream; long gone are the days when open source projects attracted developers alone. Nowadays, users across numerous industries are active consumers of open source software, and you can't expect everyone to know how to use the software just by reading the code.

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You don't need a computer science degree to work with open source software - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:00

I am mostly a self-taught programmer. When I was growing up in the late 1970s, our elementary school had a small resource room with an Apple II computer. My brother and I fell into a group of friends that liked computers, and we all helped each other learn the system.

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NVMe ZNS Makes It Into Linux 5.9 Along With MD RAID Fixes

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:52
NVMe 2.0's Zoned Namespaces (ZNS) functionality is now supported by the mainline Linux kernel...

The Best Linux Distributions for Old Machines

Tecmint - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:50
Do you have an old laptop that has gathered layers of dust over time and you don’t exactly what to do with it? A good place to start would be to install a Linux

Fedora 33 To Offer Stratis 2.1 For Per-Pool Encryption

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:02
While Fedora 33 is slated to default to the Btrfs file-system for desktop spins, for those on Fedora Server 33 or otherwise not using the defaults will have Stratis Storage 2.1 as another option...

Google Opens Patches For "METRICFS" That They Have Used Since 2012 For Telemetry Data

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 08:35
The METRICFS file-system has been in use internally at Google since 2012 for exporting system statistics to their telemetry systems with around 200 statistics being exported per machine. They are now posting the METRICFS patches as open-source for review and possible upstreaming...

Mesa 20.1.5 Released For The Latest Stable Open-Source Vulkan / OpenGL Drivers

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 06:48
Mesa 20.1.5 provides the latest stable open-source Vulkan/OpenGL graphics drivers for the Linux desktop as the newest bi-weekly milestone...

FSF Has Finally Elected A New President

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 05:41
The Free Software Foundation has elected a new president following Richard Stallman's resignation last September from the FSF...

RadeonSI Resorts To Disabling SDMA For GFX9/Vega Due To APU Issues

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 04:26
AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver has resorted to disabling SDMA (System DMA) async DMA engine support for all GFX9/Vega hardware due to issues plaguing some APUs...