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How to improve ROI on automation: 4 tips

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 03:00:00 AM

enterprisersproject: Take these steps to avoid automating the wrong things

MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements

Monday 20th of November 2017 11:00:00 PM

softpedia: MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers

Linux Containers vs Virtual Machines

Monday 20th of November 2017 10:00:00 PM

 Datamation: Among the many distinctions between containers and virtual machines is that one is used for applications and the other is designed for entire operating systems.

Containers and Kubernetes: What's next?

Monday 20th of November 2017 09:00:00 PM

Experts weigh in on what's ahead for container orchestration and Kubernetes

5 DevOps leadership priorities in 2018

Monday 20th of November 2017 08:00:00 PM

enterprisersproject: Five ways your can improve your DevOps efforts in the new year.

Font licensing and use: What you need to know

Monday 20th of November 2017 07:00:00 PM

Just because a font is on your system doesn't mean you should use it any way you want.

LVFS makes Linux firmware updates easier

Monday 20th of November 2017 06:00:00 PM

opensource.com: The Linux Vendor Firmware Service serves as a link between hardware vendors who release updates and end users who need to install them.

How to use special permissions: the setuid, setgid and sticky bits

Monday 20th of November 2017 05:00:00 PM

linuxconfig: Normally, on a unix-like operating system, the ownership of files and directories is based on the default uid (user-id) and gid (group-id) of the user who created them.

How to Create Your Own NAS Storage with Openmdediavault

Monday 20th of November 2017 04:00:00 PM

tecmint: OpenMediaVault is a NAS a simple and intuitive solution based on Debian Linux distribution best-suited for deploying network storage in small offices.

How to install ADB & Fastboot on Ubuntu

Monday 20th of November 2017 03:00:00 PM

 Learn how to install android development tools in Ubuntu.

Boot Linux ISO From Android Phone

Monday 20th of November 2017 02:00:00 PM

The thing about us Linux users is that we are never committed to one particular distro. We are always looking for something new, something more exciting.

Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers

Monday 20th of November 2017 01:00:00 PM

Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library

Snaps Are Coming to Ubuntu 18.04 by Default, Kubuntu Could Also Adopt Them

Monday 20th of November 2017 12:00:00 PM

Snap, the universal Linux binary format from Canonical, allows us to run the most recent versions of apps on day one.

How to Speed Up WordPress with Redis Caching

Monday 20th of November 2017 06:00:00 AM

Redis is an ideal solution to speed up WordPress and any other software that supports Redis caching.

How to Install and Enable Bash Auto Completion in CentOS/RHEL

Monday 20th of November 2017 02:00:00 AM

Tecmint: Bash (Bourne Again Shell) is undoubtedly the most popular Linux shell out there

Raspberry Pi Digital Signage OS Updated to Debian Stretch, Chromium 62 Browser

Sunday 19th of November 2017 10:00:00 PM

Raspberry Digital Signage 10.0 is the latest release of the operating system designed for deployment on digital signage infrastructures, backed by the tiny Raspberry Pi computer.

6 Reasons Why Linux is Better than Windows For Servers

Sunday 19th of November 2017 06:00:00 PM

 If you don't already know why...you might be on the wrong site.

How to setup Quad9 DNS on a Linux

Sunday 19th of November 2017 02:00:00 PM

Domain Name Servers (DNS) are the Internet's equivalent of a phone book.

How to Easily Remember Linux Commands

Saturday 18th of November 2017 10:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: It can be so difficult for new users to remember Linux commands that they need to fully utilize their system

CNCF Wants You to Use 'Certified Kubernetes'

Saturday 18th of November 2017 06:00:00 PM

ITprotoday: The foundation, which controls development of Kubernetes, was able to get 36 member organization to agree to a set of standards for the container orchestration platform.

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Programming: Swift, Brilliant Jerks in Engineering, and Career Path for Software Developers

  • Swift code will run on Google's Fuchsia OS
    A few days ago, there was a flash-in-the-pan controversy over Google "forking" Apple's open-source programming language Swift. After a few minutes of speculation over whether Google was going to make its own special flavor of the language for its own purposes, Swift's creator Chris Lattner (who now works at Google) helpfully clarified the situation:
  • Brilliant Jerks in Engineering
    This are numerous articles and opinions on the topic, including Brilliant Jerks Cost More Than They Are Worth, and It's Better to Avoid a Toxic Employee than Hire a Superstar. My colleague Justin Becker is also giving a talk at QConSF 2017 on the topic: Am I a Brilliant Jerk?. It may help to clarify that "brilliant jerk" can mean different things to different people. To illustrate, I'll describe two types of brilliant jerks: the selfless and the selfish, and their behavior in detail. I'll then describe the damage caused by these jerks, and ways to deal with them. The following are fictional characters. These are not two actual engineers, but are collections of related traits to help examine this behavior beyond the simple "no asshole rule." These are engineers who by default act like jerks, not engineers who sometimes act that way.
  • [Older] The missing career path for software developers
    You started hacking on technology thrilled with every stroke of the key, making discoveries with every commit. You went about solving problems, finding new challenges. You were happy for a while, until you hit a plateau. There was a choice to be made. Continue solving the same problems or start managing others. You tried it out, and hated it. Longing to focus on technology, not people, you turned to your open source project. When it became successful, you became an open source maintainer but ended up overwhelmed and burned out. Hoping to get back to doing work that fascinates you, you went work for yourself. Lacking experience running a business, you're crushed with all the decisions you need to make. You’re nearing burnout — again. It feels like you’re on a hamster wheel.

Mastodon is Free Software, But It Does Not Respect Free Speech

Mastodon was always known to be tough on Nazis; it was known that they were strict on free speech only to a degree. After the treatment that I received yesterday, however, I can no longer recommend Mastodon. It may be Free software, but it’s very weak on free speech. Read more

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Mesa 17.3 RC5 and Early Stages of Linux 4.15

  • mesa 17.3.0-rc5
    The fifth release candidate for Mesa 17.3.0 is now available. This is the last planned release candidate before the final release. We still have a couple of regressions in our tracker [1] although I'm anticipating for those to be resolved by EOW.
  • Mesa 17.3-RC5 Released, Official Mesa 3D Update Expected By Next Week
    The Mesa 17.3 release game is in overtime but it should be wrapping up in the days ahead. Emil Velikov of Collabora announced the Mesa 17.3-RC5 release candidate this morning. He anticipates it being the last release candidate, but there still are a few blocker bugs open. As of writing there still are 4 bugs open with one pertaining to Gallium3D Softpipe and the others being Intel driver issues.
  • Extra KVM Changes For Linux 4.15 Bring UMIP Support, AMD SEV Changes Delayed
    As some additional work past the KVM changes for Linux 4.15 submitted last week, a few more feature items have been queued. The second batch of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) updates sent in today for Linux 4.15 include ARM GICv4 support, x86 bug fixes, the AMD VFIO NFT performance fix, and x86 guest UMIP support. Landing already with Linux 4.15 is Intel UMIP capabilities for User-Mode Instruction Prevention to prevent certain instructions from being executed if the ring level is greater than zero. This latest KVM pull update adds this UMIP support to its space for both real and emulated guests.
  • AMD EPYC Is Running Well On Linux 4.15
    Of the many changes coming for Linux 4.15, as detailed this weekend Radeon GPU and AMD CPU customers have a lot to be thankful for with this new kernel update currently in development. Here are some initial benchmarks of the Linux 4.15 development kernel using an AMD EPYC 7601 32-core / 64-thread setup. When it comes to EPYC in Linux 4.15, the kernel side-bits have landed for Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV), CPU temperature monitoring support now working, and improved NUMA node balancing.