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KDE Frameworks 5.60 Bringing More Baloo Optimizations

Phoronix - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 19:39
Making KDE's Baloo file indexing/searching framework really efficient appears to be a never-ending task. Baloo is already much less bloated recently than it's been hungry for resources in the past and with KDE Frameworks 5.60 will be slightly more fit...

Linux Worm Hits Unpatched Exim Servers | Decipher - Decipher

Google News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 15:00
Linux Worm Hits Unpatched Exim Servers | Decipher  Decipher

It took only a few days for a Linux worm to start exploiting the vulnerability in the Exim mail transfer agent. Microsoft said some Azure customers have already ...

100+ Benchmarks Between Clear Linux vs. Arch-Based Manjaro Linux - Summer 2019 Tests

Phoronix - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 06:56
For those wondering how Intel's performance-optimized Clear Linux is comparing to the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution, here are a number of benchmarks on the same Intel Core i7 8700K in seeing how these rolling-release distros are competing for summer 2019...

100+ Benchmarks Between Clear Linux vs. Arch-Based Manjaro Linux - Summer 2019 Tests - Phoronix

Google News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 06:56
100+ Benchmarks Between Clear Linux vs. Arch-Based Manjaro Linux - Summer 2019 Tests  Phoronix

For those wondering how Intel's performance-optimized Clear Linux is comparing to the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution, here are a number of ...

Microsoft Edge could come to Linux - BetaNews

Google News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 22:37
Microsoft Edge could come to Linux  BetaNews

Not so long ago, the idea of Microsoft releasing an internet browser for Linux would seem to be out of the question. But in recent years, Microsoft's love of Linux ...

DXVK 1.2.2 Brings Minor CPU Overhead Optimizations, Game Fixes

Phoronix - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 20:15
In time for those planning to spend some time this weekend gaming, DXVK lead developer Philip Rebohle announced the release of DXVK 1.2.2 that will hopefully soon be integrated as part of a Proton update for Steam Play but right now can be built from source...

Systemd Is Now Seeing Continuous Fuzzing By Fuzzit

Phoronix - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 19:26
In hoping to catch more bugs quickly, systemd now has continuous fuzzing integration via the new "Fuzzit" platform that provides continuous fuzzing as a service...

How To Test Drive 200+ Linux Distributions Without Ever Downloading Or Installing Them - Forbes

Google News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:19
How To Test Drive 200+ Linux Distributions Without Ever Downloading Or Installing Them  Forbes

223 Linux distributions at your fingertips, and all you need is a browser. It even works on mobile!

Enso OS Makes Xfce Elementary - LinuxInsider.com

Google News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 03:13
Enso OS Makes Xfce Elementary  LinuxInsider.com

Sometimes new Linux distros still in beta can offer pleasant surprises with a key feature not available elsewhere. Check out Enso OS for a prime example.

Linux-powered System76 Gazelle laptop allows users to avoid the Windows Tax - TechRepublic

Google News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 00:34
Linux-powered System76 Gazelle laptop allows users to avoid the Windows Tax  TechRepublic

Venerable Linux hardware OEM System76 released a refreshed version of their Gazelle desktop replacement.

Initial Benchmarks Of Microsoft's WSL2 - Windows Subsystem For Linux 2 On Windows 10 Is A Mixed Bag

Phoronix - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 00:00
Since the release of WSL2 as a Windows 10 Insider Preview update this week, we've been putting the new Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 under some benchmarks compared to WSL1 and bare metal Linux. While WSL2 has improved the I/O performance thanks to the new Hyper-V-based virtualization approach employed by WSL2, the performance has regressed in other areas for running Linux binaries on Windows 10. Here are our preliminary benchmark results.

Microsoft Warns Azure Users to Patch Linux Systems - Threatpost

Google News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 22:04
Microsoft Warns Azure Users to Patch Linux Systems  Threatpost

Microsoft is urging users to patch every Exim installation in their organization and make sure that they are updated to the most recent version, Exim version 4.92.

Millions of Linux Servers Under Worm Attack Via Exim Flaw - Threatpost

Google News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 22:04
Millions of Linux Servers Under Worm Attack Via Exim Flaw  Threatpost

Attackers are exploiting a Linux Exim critical flaw to execute remote commands, download crypto miners and sniff out other vulnerable servers.

Huawei's Android puzzle: Is Linux Sailfish now an option alongside its own OS? - ZDNet

Google News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 20:29
Huawei's Android puzzle: Is Linux Sailfish now an option alongside its own OS?  ZDNet

Huawei looks at a Sailfish OS option to solve the US block on accessing Google Android.

How to send email from the Linux command line - Network World

Google News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 19:40
How to send email from the Linux command line  Network World

Linux offers several commands that allow you to send email from the command line. Here's look at some that offer interesting options.

Canonical's Linux Snap Store Adds 11 Distro-Specific Installation Pages For Every App - Forbes

Google News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 18:11
Canonical's Linux Snap Store Adds 11 Distro-Specific Installation Pages For Every App  Forbes

Canonical's Snap Store -- a fairly distro-agnostic solution for easily installing a wide variety of apps -- is loaded up and ready to go in Linux distributions like ...

What is a Java constructor?

opensource.com - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:51

Java is (disputably) the undisputed heavyweight in open source, cross-platform programming. While there are many great cross-platform frameworks, few are as unified and direct as Java.


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Learning by teaching, and speaking, in open source

opensource.com - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:35

"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August."

When Jenny Han wrote these words, I doubt she had the open source community in mind. Yet, for our group of dispersed nomads, the summer brings a wave of conferences that allow us to connect in person.


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A data-centric approach to patching systems with Ansible

opensource.com - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:35

When you're patching Linux machines these days, I could forgive you for asking, "How hard can it be?" Sure, a yum update -y will sort it for you in a flash.


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Edge may be coming to Linux - TechRadar

Google News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:00
Edge may be coming to Linux  TechRadar

During a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, the Microsoft Edge Developer team answered user's questions about its browser and even offered some ...

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