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Google Wants To See Rust Code In The Linux Kernel, Contracts The Main Developer

Phoronix - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 22:00
Google wants to see Rust programming language support within the Linux kernel so much so that they have contracted the lead developer working on "Rust for Linux" as the work aims to get mainlined...

W3C Promotes Web Audio API To Official Standard

Phoronix - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 20:47
The W3C has promoted the Web Audio API to now being an official standard as a JavaScript API for creating and manipulating audio content directly within web browsers...

It's Good But Maybe Bad: LVFS Skyrockets With More Than 100k Firmware Updates In One Day

Phoronix - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 17:53
The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) with Fwupd has been serving on average around 40k~50k firmware updates per daay to Linux users relying on this cross-vendor, open-source firmware distribution service with FWUPD for applying firmware updates under Linux. But yesterday its usage just skyrocketed with more than 100,000 firmware updates in a single day... That's great for adoption but the motivation for the mass firmware updates may be something rough on the horizon...

AMDGPU For Linux 5.14 To Report Throttler Status, Many Fixes Sent Out

Phoronix - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 17:40
Last week marked the end of feature work for the AMDGPU driver (and other DRM drivers) for the upcoming Linux 5.14 cycle. Sent out today though were the first set of AMDGPU fixes targeting Linux 5.14 that does include a recently talked about throttler status feature...

Refactor your applications to Kubernetes - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:02

Application modernization developers must be able to understand database operations and transaction processes inside applications precisely. Tackle-DiVA (Data-intensive Validity Analyzer) is an open source data-centric Java application analysis tool in the Konveyor Tackle project that aims at refactoring applications to Kubernetes.

This article gives an overview of Tackle-DiVA and presents example instructions and analysis results.

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Linux package management with dnf - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:02

Installing an application on a computer system is pretty simple. You copy files from an archive (like a .zip file) onto the target computer in a place the operating system expects there to be applications. Because many of us are accustomed to having fancy installer "wizards" to help us get software on our computers, the process seems like it should be technically more complex than it is.

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Why FreeDOS has 16 colors - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:01

If you've looked carefully at FreeDOS, you've probably noticed that text only comes in a limited range of colors—sixteen text colors, and eight background colors. This is similar to how Linux displays text color—you might be able to change what text colors are used in a Linux terminal, but you're still stuck with just sixteen text colors and eight background colors.

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A more sustainable future should be a more open future - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:00

In the first part of this extended review of The Age of Sustainable Development" by Jeffrey Sachs, I outlined the author's argument about the environmental impacts of economic development. In the second article, I discussed the author's argument about impacts on humans.

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11 Best Media Server Software for Linux in 2021

Tecmint - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 13:13
The post 11 Best Media Server Software for Linux in 2021 first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

A media server is simply a specialized file server or computer system for storing media (digital videos/movies, audio/music, and images) that can be accessed over a network. In order to set up a media

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3 Reasons to choose RHEL for SAP Solutions on Alibaba Cloud

Red Hat News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 12:00

Alibaba Cloud is an important partner for Red Hat and the choice of public cloud for many of our customers in the Asia Pacific region. For those customers looking to modernize and migrate SAP workloads to SAP S/4HANA we can offer several reasons to consider RHEL for SAP Solutions in the Alibaba cloud.