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NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 10 Brings Few Changes For This Proprietary Library

Phoronix - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 16:32
NVIDIA has quietly released Video Codec SDK 10 as the newest version of their proprietary video encode/decode implementation designed for their GPUs...

Customizing my Linux terminal with tmux and Git

opensource.com - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:02

I use GNOME Terminal, mostly because it is my distribution's default. But what happens inside my terminal is far from "default." Before I get into how I customize it, here is what it looks like:


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6 best practices for managing Git repos

opensource.com - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:01

Having access to source code makes it possible to analyze the security and safety of applications. But if nobody actually looks at the code, the issues won’t get caught, and even when people are actively looking at code, there’s usually quite a lot to look at. Fortunately, GitHub has an active security team, and recently, they revealed a Trojan that had been committed into several Git repositories, having snuck past even the repo owners.


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How an open project's governance model evolves

opensource.com - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 15:00

As we continue renovating the Open Organization community, we've been asking hard questions about how we want that community to function. What do we expect of one another, and of the new contributors yet to join us? How will we work best together? And how will we keep one another accountable for achieving our shared goals?


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How to Install Apache Web Server on Ubuntu 20.04

Tecmint - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:38
This guide will take you through the installation of the Apache webserver on Ubuntu 20.04. It includes managing the Apache2 services, open webserver port in the firewall, testing the Apache2 installation, and configuring a...

Wayland's Weston 9.0 Aims For Release In Early September

Phoronix - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:04
With Weston 8.0 having shipped in January, Wayland developers are beginning to prepare for the next feature release of this reference Wayland compositor...

FinOps Will Drive Efficiency for DevOps

The Linux Foundation - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:33

FinOps Foundation to Become Linux Foundation Effort

DevOps in the cloud has broken traditional procurement, which is now outsourced to engineers. Engineers spend company money at will and make financial decisions on cloud providers like AWS, GCP and Azure at rapid speed with little time to consider cost efficiency. Finance teams struggle to understand what is being spent on the cloud. Leadership doesn’t have enough input into how much will be spent or ability to influence priorities. Enter the concept of FinOps, and the need for a community of practitioners to advance best practices beyond vendor tooling, whose aim is to increase the business value of cloud by bringing together technology, business and finance professionals with a new set of processes.

That’s why we’re so excited to announce our intent to host the FinOps Foundation with the Linux Foundation to advance the discipline of Cloud Financial Management through best practices, education and standards. The FinOps Foundation focuses on codifying and promoting cloud financial management best practices and standards to help the community. It currently includes 1,500 individual members representing more than 500 companies and $1B in revenue. They include Atlassian, Autodesk, Bill.com, HERE Technologies, Just Eat, Nationwide, Neustar, Nike, and Spotify among founding charter members.

Also part of today’s announcement is a new edX course, Intro to FinOps, which will give anyone interested in this area a primer on what it is and how to advance their career by becoming an expert in this emerging and critical discipline.

As the cloud native movement continues within organizations, understanding how to optimize the cloud infrastructure footprint through cultural change and engineering practices is critical. Technology and business leaders are seeking support for understanding how to manage cloud technologies and spending across their enterprises. The FinOps Foundation brings to bear the resources required to enable innovation inside the organization and will work together to define cloud financial management standards and advance the ubiquity of this discipline across industries.

The FinOps Foundation has grown significantly since its inception back in February 2019. We expect to support this burgeoning community and further accelerate growth and engagement. We invite you to get involved in this effort, no matter your role inside your company. As with any emerging discipline, the earlier you get involved, the better for your career.

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TrueNAS 12 Beta 1 Released With Much Improved ZFS, Better AMD Ryzen CPU Support

Phoronix - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:14
As what was formerly FreeNAS, the first beta of TrueNAS CORE 12.0 is available for testing of this BSD-based operating system for NAS devices and other storage setups...

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