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Emacs for Vim users: Getting started with the Spacemacs text editor - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:00

I use Vim a lot. I'm a site reliability engineer (SRE), and Vim is the one thing I know I can access on every machine in our fleet. I also like Emacs, with its wide variety of useful packages, ease of extending, and its many built-in tools. Because they each have their own set of commands, I have to actively switch codes in my head (usually after typing :wq in Emacs or trying to C+X in Vim).

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How to Create and Download Roles on Ansible Galaxy and Use Them – Part 9

Tecmint - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 14:34
In Part 9 of Ansible Series, you will learn how to create and download roles on Ansible Galaxy and use them. Ansible is a simple yet effective configuration management & automatic deployment tool that...

GNOME's GLib Adds GMemoryMonitor As Another Step In Helping Cope With Linux RAM Pressure

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 13:27
With the new GNOME GLib 2.63.3 library release is a new "GMemoryMonitor" API for allowing notifications of when an application should attempt to free any non-critical system memory in an effort to help the system cope with memory pressure...

Red Hat selects the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for 2019 U.S. corporate holiday donation

Red Hat News - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 13:00

For the twelfth year in a row, Red Hatters took an active role in selecting a charitable organization to be the beneficiary of our holiday U.S. corporate donation. During the process, they nominated more than 140 charities and more than 1,250 associates participated in the final vote.

Oracle Pushes Out Another Solaris 11.4 Update To End Out 2019

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 13:00
There's still nothing on Solaris past the v11.4 series, but Oracle is ending out 2019 with a last stable release update for the year...

A Kubuntu-Powered Laptop Is Launching In 2020 For High-End KDE Computing

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 08:00
A Kubuntu laptop is launching soon that is aiming for a high-end Linux laptop experience atop the KDE flavor of Ubuntu...

FLANG Fortran Compiler Preparing To Land In The LLVM Source Tree

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 06:44
It looks like the FLANG Fortran compiler (also previously referred to as f18) could soon be landing in the LLVM source tree and in time for the LLVM 10.0 branching...

Intel's Deep Learning Reference Stack 5.0 Released With Natural Language Processing Optimizations

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 05:23
One year and one week since announcing the Deep Learning Reference Stack built atop Intel's open-source technologies like Clear Linux and Kata, the Deep Learning Reference Stack 5.0 was released today...