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System76's supercharged Linux-powered Gazelle laptop is finally available - BetaNews

Google News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 02:00
System76's supercharged Linux-powered Gazelle laptop is finally available  BetaNews

Today is Thursday, which is one of the worst days of the week. I mean, I suppose it is better than Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but it can't hold a candle to ...

It's The Season For Cleaning & Restructuring Within The Intel Linux Kernel Graphics Code - Phoronix

Google News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 23:45
It's The Season For Cleaning & Restructuring Within The Intel Linux Kernel Graphics Code  Phoronix

With Intel's Icelake/Gen11 graphics support considered production-ready when on the latest Linux graphics driver components and ahead of the real ...

Proposed Chrome OS 78 change will use the Files app to restore Linux containers on Chromebooks - About Chromebooks

Google News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 23:37
Proposed Chrome OS 78 change will use the Files app to restore Linux containers on Chromebooks  About Chromebooks

Chrome OS 74 brought the ability to backup and restore Linux containers on a Chromebook. It's handy and it works. However, to use it, you have to go to the ...

CERN ditches Windows and embraces open source to save cash - The INQUIRER

Google News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 18:27
CERN ditches Windows and embraces open source to save cash  The INQUIRER

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF BOFFINS CERN is to switch to Linux to save costs. Last year, the company launched the 'Microsoft Alternatives Project' to ...

Open hardware for musicians and music lovers: Headphone, amps, and more

opensource.com - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:02

The world is full of great open source music players, but why stop at using open source just to play music? You can also use open source hardware to make music. All of the instruments described in this article are certified by the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). That means you are free to build upon them, remix them, or do anything else with them.


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Windows 10's built-in Linux kernel lands: New preview lets you try out WSL 2 - ZDNet

Google News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:00
Windows 10's built-in Linux kernel lands: New preview lets you try out WSL 2  ZDNet

Microsoft has released the first Windows 10 preview with its new Windows Subsystem for Linux 2.

Microsoft's built-in Linux kernel for Windows 10 is ready for testing - Engadget

Google News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:00
Microsoft's built-in Linux kernel for Windows 10 is ready for testing  Engadget

Just as promised, Microsoft has delivered a built of Windows 10 to members of its Insiders beta program that includes Windows Subsystem for Linux 2.

Wind River pumps new beans into embedded Linux - Open Source Insider - ComputerWeekly.com

Google News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:00
Wind River pumps new beans into embedded Linux - Open Source Insider  ComputerWeekly.com

It's hard to know whether to pronounce software infrastructure company Wind River as wind (as in eaten too many beans, that thing that makes sails billow out) ...

How to Install, Configure and Secure FTP Server in RHEL 8

Tecmint - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:52
FTP (stands for “File Transfer Protocol”) is a standard and old network protocol used for the transfer of files between a client and server on a computer network. It is built on a client-server...

Windows 10’s Linux Kernel Is Now Available - How-To Geek

Google News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 05:45
Windows 10’s Linux Kernel Is Now Available  How-To Geek

Microsoft just released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build featuring the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. WSL 2 includes a real Linux kernel that lets you ...

The Speculative Execution Impact For A 4-Core POWER9

Phoronix - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 05:20
Last year we looked at the Spectre mitigation cost on POWER9 using the high-end Talos II server while now several kernel releases later and also having the desktop Blackbird system in our lab, here is a look at how the Spectre/Meltdown mitigation impact is for an IBM POWER9 4-core processor running Ubuntu 19.04.

Introducing Tungsten Fabric 5.1: Security, Feature, and Performance Enhancements for Network Operators & Developers

The Linux Foundation - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 04:01

The Tungsten Fabric (TF) community is excited and proud to announce our latest release, 5.1. The TF community has been hard at work on both community and technical challenges to ensure a rich and vibrant community to solve the toughest networking challenges regardless of public cloud, orchestrator, or workload. The 5.1 release reflects that effort. It is an excellent time to take a look at Tungsten Fabric as a developer or an operator for your networking needs in this multi-cloud world. Here is a quick summary of the TF 5.1 release highlights.

  • Code quality first: all known P1 and P2 bugs are squashed prior to release!
  • New features for containers and hybrid cloud to make life awesome for developers.
  • Performance and scalability enhancements to delight network operators.

Additional information on what’s new in the 5.1 release

Here are some of the Tungsten Fabric 5.1 benefits and features in more depth!

  • A strong commitment to code quality.
    • The TF community has learned a lot over the years about how to create feature-rich networking for all orchestrators and public clouds. The latest release of TF squashes over 1600 P1 and P2 bugs prior to release, and there are currently zero known P1 and P2 issues! Special thanks to all TF community members for your dedication to optimizing development practices and the countless hours of effort on rigorous software testing.
  • Networking feature enhancements for a variety of customer use cases.
    • Tungsten Fabric 5.1 now supports container service chaining by supporting containers with multiple network interfaces. Service chaining is a powerful, differentiating feature of TF which is now available for all cloud-native / container workloads.
    • The TF 5.1 control plane also supports extended communities allowing operators to build flexible routing policies to integrate with your existing network designs.
    • Finally, are you trying to offer “cloud router” VRF services using BGP to your customers? The TF 5.1 implementation of BGPaaS now includes support for selectively peering with control nodes, so you can integrate VNFs running BGP while guaranteeing high availability when control nodes fail.
  • High performance networking.
    • TF 5.1 continues its dedication to high performance networking through supporting “fat flows” to optimize flow setup for high performance use cases. In scenarios where TF must support millions of flows for use cases such as subscriber internet access, fat flow support allows network operators to aggregate flows reducing latency in flow setup.
    • TF 5.1 also features a number of flow table optimizations to reduce performance bottlenecks. Specifically, the TF vrouter now leverages Cuckoo hashing to remove performance bottlenecks where vrouter must perform numerous flow table lookups under heavy load.
    • TF 5.1 introduces DPDK optimizations through batch processing to increase data plane performance. We want to meet your most demanding throughput needs!

Many clouds; one (Tungsten) Fabric

TF’s  mission is to provide the network fabric for any cloud, any orchestrator, and any workload. Take a look at some of our latest enhancements to support this multi-cloud world.

  • Tungsten Fabric as a networking overlay for any orchestrator and any workload.
    • TF 5.1 supports the following orchestrators with its latest release.
      • Kubernetes 1.12
      • OpenShift 3.11
      • OpenStack Ocata and newer
      • VMware vCenter 6.7
  • Tungsten Fabric in public cloud.
    • Multi-cloud is table stakes for nearly every customer running workloads in public cloud. Tungsten Fabric 5.1 supports AWS and Azure with GCP support in progress to support developer’s and operator’s mult-cloud needs!

Want to learn more about the 5.1 release?

The Tungsten Fabric community documents all new features as blueprints. Check out all new 5.1 features here. (Note for those familiar with Tungsten Fabric and its history, we migrated blueprints from GitHub to Jira.)

Getting Started and Next Steps

Are you just getting started with TF or do you need a refresher? First, check out our architecture document. Then, try kicking the tires on Tungsten Fabric Carbide to launch a working TF cluster with Kubernetes in AWS in 15 minutes. We also have a tf-devstack project in beta with a number of community members trying it out before making it official. With our instance of tf-devstack, developers will be able to try out Tungsten Fabric on their laptops quickly and easily. Stay tuned for an announcement on our blog in the coming weeks.

Finally, we heard the community requests to clarify the release process and cycle. This is still a work in progress to meet the needs of all members of the community, but rest assured you will always be able to access the latest release in the Tungsten Fabric Docker Hub.

Do you have suggestions for us?

Join us in our community via regular meetings, Slack, or our mailing lists and bring your feedback. We want to hear from developers and operators alike, and we welcome your contributions!

 

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How to Sync Google Drive on Linux - LinuxInsider.com

Google News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 03:16
How to Sync Google Drive on Linux  LinuxInsider.com

Two of the more commonly used cloud storage services for personal use are Google Drive and Dropbox. Both cloud services are simple to set up and use ...

Debian 10 Buster-based Endless OS 3.6.0 Linux distribution now available - BetaNews

Google News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 02:04
Debian 10 Buster-based Endless OS 3.6.0 Linux distribution now available  BetaNews

When it comes to Linux, I prefer my distributions to be no-nonsense -- Fedora is my favorite distro, for instance. Is Fedora boring? Yes, I suppose. But that is sort ...

Are Your Linux Servers Really Protected?

Linux.com - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 00:00

When thinking about IT security, one area that may not readily come to mind is the physical security of an enterprise’s servers. It’s often thought that because the servers are behind lock and key and/or in a data center, and because the data is in continuous use, encrypting the server drives isn’t needed since the data is never at-rest.

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This app puts your phone on your desktop, Windows, macOS, Linux included - SlashGear

Google News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 23:48
This app puts your phone on your desktop, Windows, macOS, Linux included  SlashGear

The app called scrcpy was released in version 1.9 this week with features that make it the most advanced (yet simple) Android phone mirroring app in the world.

The Linux Kernel Starts Prepping For Intel Ice Lake NNPI Support - Phoronix

Google News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 21:05
The Linux Kernel Starts Prepping For Intel Ice Lake NNPI Support  Phoronix

Back during CES, Intel announced the Nervana Neural Network Processor for Inference (NNPI) to be powered by 10nm Ice Lake cores. Now ahead of the Linux ...

Install Samba4 on RHEL 8 for File Sharing on Windows

Tecmint - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 17:35
Samba is an open source, fast, secure, stable and widely-used network file system that provides file sharing and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as Linux, all versions of DOS...

Are Your Linux Servers Really Protected? | Linux.com | The source for Linux information - Linux.com

Google News - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:18
Are Your Linux Servers Really Protected? | Linux.com | The source for Linux information  Linux.com

When thinking about IT security, one area that may not readily come to mind is the physical security of an enterprise's servers. It's often thought that because the ...

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