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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 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

An Introduction to Using Git

Friday 20th of July 2018 01:49:44 PM
Title: An Introduction to Using Git20 JulLearn more

Using Linux Containers to Manage Embedded Build Environments

Friday 20th of July 2018 12:48:04 PM
Title: Using Linux Containers to Manage Embedded Build Environments20 JulLearn more

Finding Interesting Documents with grep

Thursday 19th of July 2018 03:30:31 PM
Title: Finding Interesting Documents with grep19 JulLearn more

Viewing Linux Logs from the Command Line

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 12:31:02 PM
Title: Viewing Linux Logs from the Command Line18 JulLearn more

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5 of the Best Linux Educational Software and Games for Kids

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Kernel: NSA Code/Algorithm in Linux, Performance Superiority Over Windows, and Linux Foundation News

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    AFTER A WEEK'S DELAY, Linux kernel 4.18 stable has arrived. Announcing the release on Sunday, head of Linuxing Linus Torvalds said: "One week late(r) and here we are - 4.18 is out there. It was a very calm week, and arguably I could just have released on schedule last week, but we did have some minor updates." One notable change is that there's been a lot of code ditched - around 100,000 lines of obsolete code has been slashed.
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    Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Compression, the Threadripper 2990WX posted almost 58% higher scores in Linux compared to Windows 10 Pro implying that Linux is a better OS of choice when testing high core count CPUs.
  • Diversity Empowerment Summit Highlights Importance of Allies
    Diversity and inclusion are hot topics as projects compete to attract more talent to power development efforts now as well as build their ranks to carry the projects into the future. The Diversity Empowerment Summit co-located with Open Source Summit coming up in Vancouver August 29-31, will offer key insights to help your project succeed in these endeavors. Although adoption of diversity and inclusion policies is generally seen as simply the right thing to do, finding good paths to building and implementing such policies within existing community cultures continues to be challenging. The Diversity Empowerment Summit, however, provides hard insights, new ideas, and proven examples to help open source professionals navigate this journey.
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    The launch of the ASWF is almost like creating a GitHub for the developers behind motion pictures, but open source is nothing new to the film industry. It dates back about 20 years, Andy Maltz, managing director of the Science and Technology Council at the Academy, told CIO Dive. Film "is the only art form that has a fundamental reliance on technology," he said. The film industry's use of tech dates back to photochemical technologies and proceeds to today's digital image capture.

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Debian GNU/Linux project to mark 25th birthday on Thursday

The Debian GNU/Linux project will turn 25 on Thursday, with the Linux distribution having made its debut on 16 August in 1993 under the leadership of the late Ian Murdock. In its original manifesto, Murdock stated: "Many distributions have started out as fairly good systems, but as time passes attention to maintaining the distribution becomes a secondary concern." Maintaining a Debian system was made simple after some developers created a package management system known as apt. Apt — and its derivatives like aptitude and synaptic — have served to make the task of updating a Debian system simple. With apt, the secondary concern that Murdock referred to was effectively taken care of. Incidentally, there are now about 29,000 packages available in Debian. Read more Also new (Debian-related news):

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