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Bcachefs Going Through Period Of More Performance Optimizations

Phoronix - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 19:34
Bcachefs was sent out for another round of review at the end of October. While it doesn't look like this file-system born out of Linux's block cache code will be mainlined in the immediate near future, it's still on a nice trajectory...

Outreachy Kicks Off Winter 2020 Round With Several Interesting Open-Source Projects

Phoronix - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 19:13
Outreachy interns have been announced for the winter 2020 round. Selected participants are working on various open-source tasks from December through March in exchange for a $5,500 USD stipend to become involved with open-source...

Steam On Linux Marketshare Remained Flat For November

Phoronix - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 18:30
Valve has just updated their Steam Survey results for November, showing how the Linux gaming marketshare continues to evolve during this pandemic-driven year...

Microsoft Begins Landing Changes For Cross-Platform Support With Their Mesa D3D12 Code

Phoronix - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 16:22
Last month the Microsoft-backed Direct3D 12 Gallium3D driver was merged into Mesa 21.0. This is the driver for allowing graphics/compute APIs like OpenGL and OpenCL to run on top of Direct3D with Windows 10. That work to the Gallium D3D12 code has been continuing with the start of the cross-platform code now being merged...

Why I love Emacs

opensource.com - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 16:02

I'm a habitual Emacs user. I didn't choose Emacs as much as it chose me. Back when I was first learning about Unix, I stumbled upon a little-known feature in a strange application called Emacs, which was apparently hidden away on my computer. Legend had it (and was proven true) that if you typed emacs into a terminal, pressed Alt+X, and typed tetris, you could play a falling-blocks game.


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Set up OpenStack on a Raspberry Pi cluster

opensource.com - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 16:01

In the year since the Raspberry Pi 4 was released, I've seen many tutorials (like this and this) and articles on how well the 4GB model works with container platforms such as Kubernetes (K8s), Lightweight Kubernetes (K3s), and Docker Swarm. As I was doing research, I read that Arm processors are "first-class citizens" in OpenStack.


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5 collaboration tips for using an open source alternative to Google Docs

opensource.com - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 16:00

ONLYOFFICE Docs is a self-hosted open source alternative to Microsoft Office and Google Docs for collaborating on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time.

The following are the five most important ways ONLYOFFICE Docs helps organize my collaborative work.


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