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How to Install R on Ubuntu 18.04

2 hours 48 min ago
This tutorial will guide you through the steps of installing R on an Ubuntu 18.04 machine.

Linux users finally get a decent podcasts app called, well, ‘Podcasts’

5 hours 39 min ago
A new app for Linux now makes it easy to follow, fave and listen to your favourite podcasts on the Linux desktop. The client for Linux desktop is designed specifically for the Gnome desktop environment but it should work well with other desktop environments.

10 Efficient Raspberry Add-ons To Enhance Performance - Part 8

8 hours 31 min ago
Sometimes you may find yourself in great need to improve the functionality of your Raspberry Pi. There is a good chance your Raspberry does not support the functionality you want. There is also a chance that it supports your dream functionality but with the help of an external tool. An add-on in other words. It is pretty obvious that your dream add-on exists in the market or someone somewhere is cracking an algorithm to build. Never mind, here we compile a list of the best add-ons to get for your Raspberry in 2018.

Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst on strategy and culture

13 hours 43 min ago
Red Hat Inc. is a successful, public open source software company. It’s the first open source company to crack $1b in revenue and is closing in on $3b. Here is some advice from the CEO for your own business.

Linux Kernel 4.18 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It

16 hours 41 min ago
Once again, Linux Lite users are among the first to install the latest Linux kernel series on their GNU/Linux distribution as project manager Jerry Bezencon announced the availability of Linux kernel 4.18 for all supported Linux Lite releases.

Industrial Mini-ITX board pumps up with Coffee Lake

18 hours 35 min ago
Commell’s “LV-67X” Mini-ITX board runs on 8th Gen “Coffee Lake” processors, with up to 32GB DDR4, 3x SATA, triple 4K displays, USB 3.1, and PCIe x16 and mini-PCIe expansion.

How to check your CentOS Version

Sunday 19th of August 2018 06:41:38 AM
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to find your CentOS version. There are several ways to check what version of CentOS you are running.

Tesla open sources its security software, Hollywood goes open source, and more news

Sunday 19th of August 2018 04:47:16 AM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Tesla open sourcing its security software, Hollywood[he]#039[/he]s new open source foundation, Creative Commons[he]#039[/he] $800K investment, and more.

Zephyr Project Embraces RISC-V with New Members and Expanded Board Support

Sunday 19th of August 2018 02:52:54 AM
The Linux Foundation’s Zephyr Project, which is developing the open source Zephyr real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, announced six new members, including RISC-V members Antmicro and SiFive. The project also announced expanded support for developer boards.

Endless OS and Asus, Update on L1TF Exploit, Free Red Hat DevConf.US in Boston, Linux 4.19 Kernel Update

Sunday 19th of August 2018 12:58:32 AM
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AMDGPU-PRO 18.30 Radeon Linux Driver Released with Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Saturday 18th of August 2018 11:04:10 PM
AMD released a new major version of its AMDGPU-PRO graphics driver for Radeon GPUs to users of Linux-based operating systems, Radeon Software for Linux 18.30.

GitHub goes off the Rails as Microsoft closes in

Saturday 18th of August 2018 09:09:48 PM
Ruby shop turns to Go, Java, and Kubernetes for platform makeoverAnalysis GitHub invited a handful of journalists to its San Francisco headquarters to explain how the social code hosting biz is evolving from a website into a platform.…

How to Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on CentOS 7

Saturday 18th of August 2018 07:15:26 PM
In this tutorial, we’ll provide a step by step instructions about how to set up Apache Virtual Hosts on a CentOS 7 server.

Valve Working to Make Windows Games Run in Linux, Intel Vulnerability Being Patched, CentOS 7.5 Available, GNOME 3.29.91 Released

Saturday 18th of August 2018 05:21:04 PM
 Happy belated 21st birthday to GNOME! The project celebrated this milestone by releasing version 3.29.91. Good news to all the gamers out there: Valve is working on a set of compatibility tools to allow Windows developed games to run on Linux.

Android 9 Pie Go Edition Coming This Fall to More Than 200 Entry-Level Phones

Saturday 18th of August 2018 03:26:42 PM
With Android 9.0 Pie out the door, Google is now working hard to bring the great Android Pie experience to more entry-level phones running the Android Go edition of the Linux-based mobile operating system.

Open source Zephyr RTOS snuggles up to RISC-V with new members

Saturday 18th of August 2018 01:32:20 PM
The Zephyr Project announced six new members including RISC-V boosters SiFive and AntMicro, and expanded development support to more than 100 boards. The Linux Foundation’s Zephyr Project, which is developing the open source Zephyr real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, announced six new members, including RISC-V members Antmicro and SiFive. The project also announced expanded […]

OERu makes a college education affordable

Saturday 18th of August 2018 11:37:58 AM
Open, higher education courses are a boon to adults who don’t have the time, money, or confidence to enroll in traditional college courses but want to further their education for work or personal satisfaction. OERu is a great option for these learners. It allows people to take courses assembled by accredited colleges and universities for free, using open textbooks, and pay for assessment only when (and if) they want to apply for formal academic credit.read more

Lennart Jern: How Do You Fedora?

Saturday 18th of August 2018 09:43:36 AM
The Fedora Magazine recently interviewed Lennart Jern on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series  on the Fedora Magazine. This series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done...

Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing

Saturday 18th of August 2018 07:49:14 AM
Processes, Services, Installations: One UI to rule them all. Almost.An attempt to cure the headache of a Windows 10 desktop festooned with Linux distributions has arrived in the form of WSLTools from Opsview.…

AryaLinux: A Distribution and a Platform

Saturday 18th of August 2018 05:54:52 AM
AryaLinux doesn’t only offer an installable, open source operating system, they offer a platform with which users can build a complete GNU/Linux operating system. The provided scripts were created based on the instructions from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch.

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A Look At The Windows vs. Linux Scaling Performance Up To 64 Threads With The AMD 2990WX

This past week we looked at the Windows 10 vs. Linux performance for AMD's just-launched Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and given the interest from that then ran some Windows Server benchmarks to see if the performance of this 64-thread CPU would be more competitive to Linux. From those Windows vs. Linux tests there has been much speculation that the performance disparity is due to Windows scheduler being less optimized for high core/thread count processors and its NUMA awareness being less vetted than the Linux kernel. For getting a better idea, here are benchmarks of Windows Server 2019 preview versus Ubuntu Linux when testing varying thread/core counts for the AMD Threadripper 2990WX. Toggled via the BIOS was SMT as well as various CCX configurations and each step of the way comparing the Windows Server 2019 Build 17733 performance to that of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the Linux 4.18 kernel in various multi-threaded benchmarks supported under both operating systems. Read more

Kernel: RISC-V and Virtual Machine

  • RISC-V's Linux Kernel Support Is Getting Into Good Shape, Userspace Starting To Work
    The RISC-V open-source processor ISA support within the mainline kernel is getting into good shape, just a few releases after this new architecture port was originally added to the Linux Git tree. The RISC-V code for Linux 4.19 includes the ISA-mandated timers and first-level interrupt controllers, which are needed to actually get user-space up and running. Besides the RISC-V first-level interrupt controller, Linux 4.19 also adds support for SiFive's platform-level interrupt controller that interfaces with the actual devices.
  • A Hearty Batch Of KVM Updates Land In Linux 4.19
    There is a lot of new feature work for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) within the Linux 4.19 kernel.

Kate/KTextEditor Picks Up Many Improvements To Enhance KDE Text Editing

Even with KDE's annual Akademy conference happening this past week in Vienna, KDE development has been going strong especially on the usability front. The Kate text editor and the KTextEditor component within KDE Frameworks 5 have been the largest benefactors of recent improvements. This KDE text editing code now has support for disabling syntax highlighting entirely if preferred. When using syntax highlighting, there have been many KTextEditor enhancements to improve the experience as well as improvements to the highlighting for a variety of languages from JavaScript to YAML to AppArmor files. Read more

KStars v2.9.8 released

KStars 2.9.8 is released for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It is a hotfix release that contains bug fixes and stability improvements over the last release. Read more Also: KDE Itinerary - How did we get here?