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MuQSS/CK's Con Kolivas Becoming Concerned Over The Increasing Size Of The Linux Kernel

Phoronix - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 19:06
Longtime independent Linux kernel developer Con Kolivas known for his work previously on the BFS scheduler and now the MuQSS scheduler as well as his out-of-tree "-ck" patch set is becoming increasingly concerned over the growing size of the kernel code-base and that ultimately could put an end to his work with a focus on greater desktop interactivity/performance...

Fedora IoT To Be Promoted To An Official Edition With Fedora 33

Phoronix - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 15:55
For the past few years there has been a Fedora spin for the "Internet of Things" while with Fedora 33 this autumn the Fedora IoT version is being promoted to an official edition...

Learn the basics of programming with C - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 15:02

In 1972, Dennis Ritchie was at Bell Labs, where a few years earlier, he and his fellow team members invented Unix. After creating an enduring OS (still in use today), he needed a good way to program those Unix computers so that they could perform new tasks. It seems strange now, but at the time, there were relatively few programming languages; Fortran, Lisp, Algol, and B were popular but insufficient for what the Bell Labs researchers wanted to do.

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Using systemd journals to troubleshoot transient problems - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 15:01

Problem determination can be as much an art as a science, and sometimes, it seems even a little magic can be useful. Everyone has encountered situations where a reported failure could not be reproduced, which is always frustrating for both the user and the system administrator. Even home appliances and automobiles can be obstinate and refuse to fail when the service person shows up.

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Phoronix Test Suite 10.0 Milestone 1 Released For Open-Source Benchmarking

Phoronix - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 15:00
The first development release of the forthcoming Phoronix Test Suite 10.0-Finnsnes is now available for evaluation for this open-source, cross-platform, fully-automated benchmarking software framework...

9 open source leaders I enjoy following on Twitter - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 15:00

Community is the cornerstone of what makes open source work so well, in part because innovation thrives on diversity of thought. I am always looking for inquisitive people who share clever ideas and question technology's status quo. Here are nine people in my feed who inspire my love for learning.

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10 Interesting and Useful Apps I Discovered in Snap Store

Tecmint - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 13:23

Snap Store is a graphical desktop application store with thousands of applications used by millions of people across 41 Linux distributions. In this guide, I will share with you 10 interesting and useful applications

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Red Hat honors APAC partners for driving customer success with open source solutions

Red Hat News - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 12:00

Red Hat’s partner ecosystem plays an important role in enabling customer success and solving industry problems. As key players in digital transformation, Red Hat partners help organizations and businesses navigate the ever-changing IT landscape through open source solutions. 

What we've learned using OpenShift Container Platform in a hybrid cloud environment for Red Hat IT

Red Hat News - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 12:00

As a principal engineer in Red Hat IT focused on container platforms, I know the benefits of using Red Hat OpenShift firsthand and the value it gives to our organization. Since our OpenShift services were first deployed in August 2016, we have seen many key improvements, such as shorter cycle time from code to production, higher density of applications, and better standardization of application architectures. 

Mesa 20.1.6 Released With Several Radeon Vulkan Driver Fixes

Phoronix - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 12:00
While the feature rich Mesa 20.2 should be christened as stable within the next couple of weeks, Mesa 20.1.6 is out today as for what is now the newest bi-weekly stable point release for this collection of open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers...

Oracle Linux 7 U9 Beta Bringing Updated Drivers, Wayland Tech Preview

Phoronix - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 08:37
Along with Solaris 11.4 SRU24, another operating system update out this week from Oracle is the beta of their forthcoming RHEL7-based Oracle Linux 7 Update 9...