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Mechanical keyboards for programmers and gamers

Friday 12th of May 2017 02:00:00 AM Input Club's mechanical keyboards aren't just about producing exceptional products. They're also proof that open source can solve any problem.

Netflix's Spinnaker tale

Thursday 11th of May 2017 10:00:00 PM

Learn how Netflix's in-house engineers adapted to the sea change inherent in open source collaboration through the Spinnaker project.

Before the cloud, there was the Andrew File System

Thursday 11th of May 2017 09:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: An interview with one of the creators of the Andrew File System (AFS), a distributed file system that emerged in the early 1980s that has had a big impact on cloud computing

20 FFmpeg Commands For Beginners

Thursday 11th of May 2017 08:00:00 PM

20 useful FFmpeg commands for beginners.

How to Delete HUGE (100-200GB) Files in Linux

Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:00:00 PM

Tecmint: In this tutorial, we will explain how to efficiently and reliably delete huge files/directories in Linux.

Heed the Prophet Stallman, oh Software Sinners!

Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:00:00 PM

FOSSforce: All we know for sure is that as some good book almost said, "The truth shall make you chuckle."

OK Google: make this Nest hack a standard feature

Thursday 11th of May 2017 05:00:00 PM

LinuzGizmos: This easy ("at your own risk") hack can unlock a Nest thermostat's "Cool" mode in heater-only installations

18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:00:00 PM

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really.

Why Edward Snowden loves open source

Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: Open source tools that customers build and host themselves give users more control over how data is handled.

How to Install Wine Staging on Ubuntu Linux

Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Wine Staging contains loads of improvements and patches to help Linux users run their favorite games better than ever before. Learn how to install it on Ubuntu!

4 terminal applications with great command-line UIs

Thursday 11th of May 2017 01:00:00 PM We look at a few well-designed CLI programs and how they overcome some discoverability problems.

IBM Brings Watson Powered VR Speech Sandbox to the Bridge of Star Trek

Thursday 11th of May 2017 12:00:00 PM

eWEEK: Players in new Star Trek Bridge Crew VR game will benefit from in-game voice interaction powered by IBM Watson's VR Speech Sandbox.

What does SVG have to do with teaching kids to code?

Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:00:00 AM

An engineer turns his retirement years into an educational initiative to teach children about coding and math through art.

Install CSF/LFD to help secure your Linux server

Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM

There are many things that Linux admins do to try and keep their servers as secure as possible.

How to run multiple commands in sudo under Linux or Unix

Thursday 11th of May 2017 02:00:00 AM

Nixcraft: The sudo command used to execute a command as another user typically as a root user.

How to Speed Up Drupal Using Varnish on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 10:00:00 PM

In this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to speed Up Drupal using Varnish on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

Why Windows Power Users Break Linux

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:00:00 PM

FreedomPenguin: Why Windows power users struggle with Linux more than casual computer users. The answer might surprise you.

Solus - how far will it go?

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 08:00:00 PM

DarkDuck: If you want to use Solus Budgie as a production OS, I'd recommend you to think twice.

Cisco Advancing Cloud Strategy with OpenStack

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The cloud is a central pillar of Cisco's overall business efforts and one of the leading voices for Cloud at Cisco is Lew Tucker, Vice President and CTO of Cloud Computing.

NetworkManager 1.8 Is Officially Out, Handles PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:00:00 PM

softpedia: NetworkManager 1.8 is a major release that introduces numerous improvements and new features over the NetworkManager 1.6 series.

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Kernel Space: HMM, Cloud Native, Linux 4.12, TFS, Linux 4.11.2, and 4.10 EoL

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    Heterogenous memory management (HMM) allows a device’s driver to mirror the address space for a process under its own memory management. As Red Hat developer Jérôme Glisse explains, this makes it easier for hardware devices like GPUs to directly access the memory of a process without the extra overhead of copying anything. It also doesn't violate the memory protection features afforded by modern OSes.
  • Product Development in the Age of Cloud Native
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    Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the Linux community about the release and immediate availability of the seventeenth maintenance update to the Linux 4.10 kernel series, which also marked the end of life.
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ROSA Fresh R9

ROSA is a desktop distribution that was originally forked from Mandriva Linux, but now is independently developed. While the company which produces ROSA is based in Russia, the distribution includes complete translations for multiple languages. The ROSA desktop distribution is designed to be easy to use and includes a range of popular applications and multimedia support. ROSA R9 is available in two editions, one featuring the KDE 4 desktop and the second featuring the KDE Plasma 5 desktop. These editions are scheduled to receive four years of support and security updates. I decided to download the Plasma edition of ROSA R9 and found the installation media to be approximately 2GB in size. Booting from the ROSA disc brings up a menu asking if we would like to load the distribution's live desktop environment or begin the installation process. Taking the live option brings up a graphical wizard that asks us a few questions. We are asked to select our preferred language from a list and accept the project's warranty and license. We are then asked to select our time zone and keyboard layout from lists. With these steps completed, the wizard disappears and the Plasma 5.9 desktop loads. Read more