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How to Monitor Ubuntu Performance Using Netdata

Tecmint - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 15:14

Netdata is a free and opensource real-time monitoring and troubleshooting tool for cloud servers, containers, applications, and on-premise IT infrastructure. It provides high granular and real-time system metrics such as CPU performance, RAM &

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How JavaScript became a serious programming language - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 15:02

JavaScript's humble start began in 1995, when it was created in just 10 days by Brendan Eich, then an employee with Netscape Communications Corporation. JavaScript has come a long way since then, from a tool to make websites pretty to a serious programming language.

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Program in Arm6 assembly language on a Raspberry Pi - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 15:01

The Arm website touts the processor's underlying architecture as "the keystone of the world's largest compute ecosystem," which is plausible given the number of handheld and embedded devices with Arm processors. Arm processors are prevalent in the Internet of Things (IoT), but they are also used in desktop machines, servers, and even high-performance computers, such as the Fugaku HPC. But why look at Arm machines through the lens of assembly language?

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5 new sudo features you need to know in 2020 - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 15:00

When you want to perform an action on a POSIX system, one of the safest ways to do so is to use the sudo command. Unlike logging in as the root user and performing what could be a dangerous action, sudo grants any user designated as a "sudoer"  by the sysadmin temporary permission to perform a normally restricted activity.

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Collabora's Work On Extending The Linux Kernel To Better Support Windows Gaming

Phoronix - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 13:08
Windows gaming on Linux got some love this week at the Linux Foundation's Open-Source Summit Europe virtual event. In particular, a recap of the work that's been done so far on extending the Linux kernel to better support Wine / Steam Play based support for Windows games running on Linux...

AMDGPU Linux Driver To Finally Enable BACO For Hawaii - Allowing S4/Hibernation

Phoronix - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 12:06
The Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" series are about seven years old almost to the day and the AMD Linux open-source driver crew is seemingly celebrating by finally adding the few lines of code needed to enable BACO power management...

Awards roll call: June 2020 to October 2020

Red Hat News - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 12:00

We are nearly at the end of 2020 and while the pace continues to increase, we want to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate some of the successes of Red Hat's people and their work. In the last four months, several Red Hatters and Red Hat products are being recognized by leading industry publications and organizations for efforts in driving innovation. 

FreeBSD 12.2 Released - Supports Linux In Jailed Environments, Better Hardware Support

Phoronix - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 08:26
FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE is now available as the latest feature and bug fix update to the FreeBSD 12 platform ahead of the expected FreeBSD 13.0 release around the end of Q1-2021...