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Red Hat Announces RHEL 8.1 Beta | Linux.com | The source for Linux information - Linux.com

Google News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 23:53
Red Hat Announces RHEL 8.1 Beta | Linux.com | The source for Linux information  Linux.com

Red Hat has released a minor beta update to RHEL 8 to improve manageability and add new security enhancements and new drivers to the operating system.

Red Hat Announces RHEL 8.1 Beta

Linux.com - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 23:45

Red Hat has released a minor beta update to RHEL 8 to improve manageability and add new security enhancements and new drivers to the operating system. RHEL 8 was announced in May this year as a successor to RHEL 7. One of the highlights of RHEL 8 was an image builder, which helps users to create custom system images in a variety of formats. With RHEL 8.1 Beta, Image Builder is extended to support more configuration options for adding users and SSH keys. New image formats have also been added to support cloud platforms such as Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud.

Red Hat Announces RHEL 8.1 Beta

Linux.com - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 23:43

Red Hat has released a minor beta update to RHEL 8 to improve manageability and add new security enhancements and new drivers to the operating system. RHEL 8 was announced in May this year as a successor to RHEL 7. One of the highlights of RHEL 8 was an image builder, which helps users to create custom system images in a variety of formats. With RHEL 8.1 Beta, Image Builder is extended to support more configuration options for adding users and SSH keys. New image formats have also been added to support cloud platforms such as Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud.

Initial Benchmarks Of Endeavour OS - The New Linux Distro Based On Arch - Phoronix

Google News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 22:40
Initial Benchmarks Of Endeavour OS - The New Linux Distro Based On Arch  Phoronix

Following the Antergos Linux distribution being discontinued one of the new projects stemming from that decision is Endeavour OS as a new convenient to use ...

Initial Benchmarks Of Endeavour OS - The New Linux Distro Based On Arch

Phoronix - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 22:40
Following the Antergos Linux distribution being discontinued one of the new projects stemming from that decision is Endeavour OS as a new convenient to use Arch Linux distribution. Here are some early benchmarks of Endeavour OS compared to Ubuntu, Clear Linux, and other distributions on an Intel Core i9 system.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Enters Beta

Phoronix - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 21:51
Ahead of the first point release to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 due out around October, the first beta of RHEL 8.1 is now available for early evaluation...

Deepin 15.11 Desktop Could Be On The Way To Fedora 31

Phoronix - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 21:14
Released last week was Deepin 15.11 with various desktop improvements for this popular third-party desktop option. This desktop option could be on its way to Fedora 31's package repository to replace the existing Deepin 5.9 packaging...

Deep Dive: Linux Solutions Provider SUSE On Why Analytics Industry Should Move To Open Source - Analytics India Magazine

Google News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 20:22
Deep Dive: Linux Solutions Provider SUSE On Why Analytics Industry Should Move To Open Source  Analytics India Magazine

Open source has gained significant traction in the market and it is not just the strategic business model but also the value it delivers to the ecosystem.

Joel Fernandes - Linux Journal

Google News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 19:53
Joel Fernandes  Linux Journal

Joel works in the Android kernel team at Google. His interests are scheduler, memory management, tracing, synchronization and kernel internals. He is an ...

Extending the Kernel with Built-in Kernel Headers - Linux Journal

Google News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 19:53
Extending the Kernel with Built-in Kernel Headers  Linux Journal

Note: this article is a followup to Zack Brown's "Android Low Memory Killer—In or Out?" Linux kernel headers are the unstable, constantly-changing, internal API ...

GCC 10 Likely To See "-flto=auto" Option

Phoronix - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 19:51
With OpenSUSE now LTO'ing their Tumbleweed packages by default, SUSE's compiler team is looking at improving the compilation experience and one of those steps is via a proposed "-flto=auto" option...

GNOME 3.33.4 Released As The Last Step Before The GNOME 3.34 Beta

Phoronix - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 18:30
It's arriving one week late, but GNOME 3.33.4 is now available as the latest snapshot in the trek towards GNOME 3.34 this September...

Fedora CoreOS Sees Its First Preview Release

Phoronix - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 18:12
It was a year and a half ago that Red Hat acquired CoreOS while today they are announcing their first preview release of Fedora CoreOS...

How to Fix “Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo” in CentOS

Tecmint - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 18:11
One of the commonest errors CentOS users encounter when using YUM package manager (for example running yum update command), especially on a freshly installed system is the “Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo:...

El Reg sits down to code with .NET for Linux and MySQL, hitting some bumps along the way - The Register

Google News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 17:36
El Reg sits down to code with .NET for Linux and MySQL, hitting some bumps along the way  The Register

Hands On Microsoft loves Linux – but coding and deploying an ASP.NET Core application for the open-source OS comes with a bit of friction compared to using ...

'Critical' vulnerability discovered in VLC on Linux and Windows -- but VideoLAN says it is not reproducible - BetaNews

Google News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 17:11
'Critical' vulnerability discovered in VLC on Linux and Windows -- but VideoLAN says it is not reproducible  BetaNews

Reports have emerged of a security bug in the Windows and Linux versions of VLC, making it vulnerable to remote-code execution via malicious videos.

Dropbox is Bringing Back Support For ZFS, XFS, Btrfs And eCryptFS On Linux - It's FOSS

Google News - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 16:16
Dropbox is Bringing Back Support For ZFS, XFS, Btrfs And eCryptFS On Linux  It's FOSS

As spotted in the latest beta build of Dropbox, the support for ZFS, XFS, Btrfs and eCryptFS is coming back to Linux. It was dropped from Dropbox on Linux in late ...

Master the Linux 'ls' command

opensource.com - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 15:02

The ls command lists files on a POSIX system. It's a simple command, often underestimated, not in what it can do (because it really does only one thing), but in how you can optimize your use of it.


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How to make an old computer useful again

opensource.com - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 15:01

Have an old computer gathering dust in your basement? Why not put it to use? A backup machine could come in handy if your primary computer fails and you want to be online with a larger screen than your smartphone. Or it could act as a cheap secondary computer shared by the family. You could even make it into a retro gaming box.

You can take any computer up to a dozen years old and—with the right software—perform many of the same tasks you can with new machines. Open source software is the key.


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3 metrics dashboards for DevOps teams

opensource.com - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 15:00

Metrics dashboards enable DevOps teams to monitor the entire DevOps platform so they can respond to issues in real-time, which is critical in the event of downtime or disruption in the production environment or application services.

DevOps dashboards aggregate metrics from multiple observation tools to create monitoring reports for dev and ops teams. They also allow teams to track multiple metrics, such as service deployment times, bugs, errors, work items, backlogs, and more.


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