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Ubuntu Has Started Work On A New Desktop Snap Store

Phoronix - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 22:50
Ubuntu's software stores / software centers have gone through several revisions over the years and now a new Snap Store is in development...

Linus Torvalds Sees Lots of Hardware Headaches Ahead - DevOps.com

Google News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 22:48
Linus Torvalds Sees Lots of Hardware Headaches Ahead  DevOps.com

Linus Torvalds warned KubeCon attendees that managing software is about to become a lot more challenging, thanks to two looming hardware issues.

Carbon Black adds Linux support and more to its endpoint protection solution - BetaNews

Google News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 21:49
Carbon Black adds Linux support and more to its endpoint protection solution  BetaNews

Endpoint protection company Carbon Black is adding a number of features to its platform, including Linux support and Amazon Web Services and container ...

TUXEDO Computers Is The Latest Linux PC Vendor Eyeing Coreboot

Phoronix - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 21:32
With Linux PC vendors System76 and Purism among those embracing Coreboot for freeing more of the system and appealing to open-source enthusiasts, Linux PC vendor TUXEDO from Germany is also eyeing a similar move...

TUXEDO Computers Is The Latest Linux PC Vendor Eyeing Coreboot - Phoronix

Google News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 21:32
TUXEDO Computers Is The Latest Linux PC Vendor Eyeing Coreboot  Phoronix

With Linux PC vendors System76 and Purism among those embracing Coreboot for freeing more of the system and appealing to open-source enthusiasts, Linux ...

Deprecating a.out Binaries - Linux Journal

Google News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 20:56
Deprecating a.out Binaries  Linux Journal

Remember a.out binaries? They were the file format of the Linux kernel till around 1995 when ELF took over. ELF is better. It allows you to load shared libraries ...

MATRIXX Software Joins Linux Foundation Networking to Advance Next Generation of Telco Services - Business Wire

Google News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 20:05
MATRIXX Software Joins Linux Foundation Networking to Advance Next Generation of Telco Services  Business Wire

SARATOGA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MATRIXX Software, an innovation powerhouse committed to transforming global commerce, today announced it has ...

Mesa 19.1.1 Released - Led By RADV & Intel Driver Fixes

Phoronix - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 19:30
Mesa 19.1.1 is out as the first point release to this quarter's Mesa 19.1 series that was christened earlier this month...

Pro SQL Server On Linux - iProgrammer

Google News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 19:25
Pro SQL Server On Linux  iProgrammer

Author: Bob Ward Publisher: Apress Pages: 636. ISBN: 978-1484241271. Print: 1484241274. Kindle: B07JYBS6QX Audience: SQL Server developers on Linux

The in and outs of Microsoft's new Windows Terminal - The Register

Google News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 19:00
The in and outs of Microsoft's new Windows Terminal  The Register

Hands On Microsoft's new terminal app is now available in the Windows Store - so naturally your Vultures took it for a spin. What's the point of the new Windows ...

Fedora 31 Looking At No Longer Building i686 Linux Kernel Packages

Phoronix - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 18:00
Not to be confused with Ubuntu's varying stance on dropping 32-bit packages beginning with their next release later this year, Fedora 31 now has a proposal pending to discontinue their i686 kernel builds but they will still be keeping with their 32-bit packaging...

Intel UMWAIT Support Queued For Linux 5.3 - New Feature For Tremont Cores

Phoronix - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:13
Adding to the growing list of features for the upcoming Linux 5.3 kernel is now Intel UMWAIT support for better power-savings...

Mesa 19.0.7 Now Available As The Last Of The Series

Phoronix - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:23
Mesa 19.0.7 was released on Monday as the last Mesa 19.0 stable release, ending this quarterly update series from Q1...

Rock Pi S Is A Dirt Cheap Mini Computer That Runs Linux - Fossbytes

Google News - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:11
Rock Pi S Is A Dirt Cheap Mini Computer That Runs Linux  Fossbytes

The latest Rock Pi S from Radxa costs just $9.90 and runs Linux-based operating system?While the complete specifications of Rock Pi S aren't yet available at ...

Explore the past, present, and future of Python on Command-Line Heroes

opensource.com - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:03

A new season of the podcast Command Line Heroes launched today. I've grown to enjoy this series for both its deep storytelling and its excellent host, Saron Yitbarek. They also dive into fantastic themes, and this year is all about programming languages. 


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5 tiny Linux distros to try before you die

opensource.com - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:01

There are plenty of Linux distributions out there to choose from when you're deciding what to run on a daily basis, yet some are so small that they get little notice. But tiny Linux distributions are powerful innovations: having an entire operating system drive a computer with less than 1GB of storage and half as much RAM is the ultimate software hack.

Tiny distros have many uses, such as:


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The innovation delusion

opensource.com - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:00

If traditional planning is dead, then why do so many organizations still invest in planning techniques optimized for the Industrial Revolution?

One reason might be that we trick ourselves into thinking innovation is the kind of thing we can accomplish with a structured, linear process. When we do this, I think we're confusing our stories about innovation with the process of innovation itself—and the two are very different.


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8 Partx Command Usage Examples in Linux

Tecmint - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:56
Partx is a simple yet useful command line utility oriented towards maintenance of your Linux system. It is used to tell the kernel about the presence and numbering of partitions on a disk. In...

New "-O1g" Optimization Level Proposald For GCC Compiler

Phoronix - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:44
A new "-O1g" optimization level has been proposed for the GNU Compiler Collection that would allow better performance but still relative ease for debugging the generated binaries...

Linux 5.3 Kernel To Bring Ingenic KMS Driver, Rockchip RK3328 Support

Phoronix - Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:12
A final set of drm-misc-next Direct Rendering Manager driver changes were sent out at the end of last week as the remaining feature work now queued up for the upcoming Linux 5.3 kernel merge window...

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