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AryaLinux: A Distribution and a Platform

Friday 17th of August 2018 02:11:15 PM
Title: AryaLinux: A Distribution and a Platform17 AugLearn more

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

Friday 17th of August 2018 12:06:20 PM

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.

Linux Kernel 4.18 Keeps Things Solid and Secure

Monday 13th of August 2018 02:09:49 PM

Linus Torvalds published the 4.18 kernel on Sunday, one week later than expected. This has a been a rocky release... and it’s all Android's fault (more or less).

Elementary OS Juno Brings Only Slight Changes to an Outstanding Platform

Friday 10th of August 2018 02:50:12 PM
Title: Elementary OS Juno Brings Only Slight Changes to an Outstanding Platform10 AugLearn more

TensorFlow Pi Port Is Strategic Move in Edge Analytics Game

Friday 10th of August 2018 01:35:15 PM

Google’s recent announcement that it had ported its open source TensorFlow machine intelligence (ML) library for neural networking to the Raspberry Pi was the latest in a series of chess moves from Google and its chief AI rival Nvidia to win the hearts and keyboards of embedded Linux developers.

Free Resources for Open Source Certification and Training

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 02:08:42 PM

July was a hot month for certification on Linux.com. In case you missed it, we covered the open source certification process in a series of articles examining why certification is important, general tips for success, specific advice for exam prep, and answers to some commonly asked questions. Learn more and check out this year's LiFT scholarship opportunities as well.

Systemd Timers: Three Use Cases

Monday 6th of August 2018 02:00:57 PM
Title: Systemd Timers: Three Use Cases6 AugLearn more

5 Essential Tools for Linux Development

Friday 3rd of August 2018 01:36:24 PM
Title: 5 Essential Tools for Linux Development3 AugLearn more

EdgeX Adds Security and Reduces Footprint with “California” Release

Thursday 2nd of August 2018 02:34:50 PM
Title: EdgeX Adds Security and Reduces Footprint with “California” Release2 AugLearn more

Open Source Certification: Questions and Answers

Wednesday 1st of August 2018 02:06:01 PM
Title: Open Source Certification: Questions and Answers1 AugLearn more

Open Source Networking Jobs: A Hotbed of Innovation and Opportunities

Monday 30th of July 2018 01:06:23 PM
Title: Open Source Networking Jobs: A Hotbed of Innovation and Opportunities30 JulLearn more

Three Graphical Clients for Git on Linux

Friday 27th of July 2018 02:08:14 PM
Title: Three Graphical Clients for Git on Linux27 JulLearn more

DARPA Drops $35 Million on “Posh Open Source Hardware” Project

Thursday 26th of July 2018 07:10:52 PM
Title: DARPA Drops $35 Million on “Posh Open Source Hardware” Project26 JulLearn more

Open Source Certification: Preparing for the Exam

Tuesday 24th of July 2018 02:07:06 PM

Open source is the new normal in tech today, with open components and platforms driving mission-critical processes at organizations everywhere. As open source has become more pervasive, it has also profoundly impacted the job market. Across industries the skills gap is widening, making it ever more difficult to hire people with much needed job skills.

Setting Up a Timer with systemd in Linux

Monday 23rd of July 2018 02:00:59 PM
Title: Setting Up a Timer with systemd in Linux 23 JulLearn more

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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?