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Oracle Autonomous Linux: A Self Updating, Self Patching Linux Distribution for Cloud Computing

Thursday 19th of September 2019 05:47:03 AM
Oracle has launched Oracle Autonomous Linux, world's first autonomous operating system to take on cloud giants like Amazon and IBM. Can this be a game changer?

Become A Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin [65% Off]

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 05:25:43 AM
The Linux Foundation is offering beginner sysadmin and advanced sysadmin training and certification bundle at more than 65% off. You have better career prospect as a certified Linux professional.

Amid Epstein Controversy, Richard Stallman is Forced to Resign as FSF President

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 05:53:10 AM
Richard Stallman, founder and president of the Free Software Foundation, has resigned as the president and from its board of directors. The announcement has come after a relentless campaign by a few activists and media person to remove Stallman for his views on the Epstein victims.

How to Check Linux Mint Version Number & Codename

Monday 16th of September 2019 06:53:05 AM
Learn to check Linux Mint version number and release information in command line or graphically. You can also get the base Ubuntu release details.

Meet PineTime: A $25 Linux Smartwatch in Making

Saturday 14th of September 2019 09:25:12 AM
After budget friendly Pine Tab, Pine Phone and Pine Notebook, PINE64 just revealed that it is working on a Linux based smartwatch called PineTime. It should cost around $25 when it is available.

GNOME 3.34 Released With New Features & Performance Improvements

Friday 13th of September 2019 10:13:39 AM
GNOME 3.34 "Thessaloniki" is here. Check out the new features this latest release brings to desktop Linux.

Huawei is Now Selling Linux Laptops

Friday 13th of September 2019 07:10:14 AM
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has been spotted selling its flagship laptop series MateBook preinstalled with Deepin Linux in China. Will it be coming to other countries?

Looks Like Microsoft Teams is Finally Coming to Linux

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 09:59:12 AM
Microsoft's Slack alternative Microsoft Teams might be coming to Linux. Here are more details on this development.

Manjaro Linux Graduates From A Hobby Project To A Professional Project

Monday 9th of September 2019 12:28:14 PM
Manjaro is taking things professionally. While the Manjaro community will be responsible for the development of the project and other related activities, a company has been formed to work as its legal entity and handle the commercial agreements and professional services.

How to Install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu 19.04

Sunday 8th of September 2019 06:44:15 AM
Shutter is not available in Ubuntu 19.04 repositories. You can still install Shutter using a PPA in Ubuntu 19.04 and later releases. Here's how to do it.

Great News! Firefox 69 Blocks Third-Party Cookies, Autoplay Videos & Cryptominers by Default

Thursday 5th of September 2019 11:19:42 AM
If you're using Mozilla Firefox and haven't updated yet to the latest version, you are missing a lot of new and important features.

6 Open Source Paint Applications for Linux Users

Thursday 5th of September 2019 07:31:40 AM
Looking for Microsoft Paint alternative on Linux? Here are some open source paint applications for Linux users.

How to Change Themes in Linux Mint

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 06:35:43 AM
Bored with the same default look of Linux Mint? Learn how to change the looks of Linux Mint Cinnamon by installing and changing themes.

Get a Preconfigured Tiling Window Manager on Ubuntu With Regolith

Monday 2nd of September 2019 02:46:58 PM
Using tiling window manager in Linux can be tricky with all those configuration. Regolith gives you an out of box i3wm experience within Ubuntu.

Best Linux Distributions For Everyone in 2019

Saturday 31st of August 2019 06:44:15 AM
Which is the best Linux distribution? There is no definite answer to that question. This is why we have compiled this list of best Linux in various categories.

Endless Grants $500,000 Fund To GNOME Foundation’s Coding Education Challenge

Friday 30th of August 2019 05:54:13 AM
The GNOME foundation recently announced the "Coding Education Challenge", which is a three-stage competition to offer educators and students the opportunity to share their innovative ideas (projects) to teach coding with free and open-source software.

How to Create and Use Swap File on Linux

Thursday 29th of August 2019 08:47:03 AM
Learn the concept of swap file in Linux, why it is used and its advantages over the traditional swap partition. Also learn to create swap file and resize it.

How to Install Linux on Intel NUC

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 08:09:25 AM
This tutorial teaches you the steps to install Ubuntu Linux on an Intel NUC mini PC. This way, you can install multiple Linux distribution on a single system.

Someone Forked GIMP into Glimpse Because Gimp is an Offensive Word

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 11:35:36 AM
GIMP editor has been forked into Glimpse project because some people found the name offensive. But they do have plans to make GIMP better. Read more about it.

Best Secure Email Services For Privacy Concerned People

Monday 26th of August 2019 03:27:03 AM
Don't want your email service providers snooping on your emails? Here are the secure email services that ensure your data remain private.

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Linux 5.4 Development, PRs, Merges

  • BLK-IOCOST Merged For Linux 5.4 To Better Account For Cost Of I/O Workloads

    BLK-IOCOST is a new I/O controller by veteran kernel developer Tejun Heo that is a work-conserving proportional controller. He goes over blk-iocost in great detail in one of the earlier patch series, "It currently has a simple linear cost model builtin where each IO is classified as sequential or random and given a base cost accordingly and additional size-proportional cost is added on top. Each IO is given a cost based on the model and the controller issues IOs for each cgroup according to their hierarchical weight. By default, the controller adapts its overall IO rate so that it doesn't build up buffer bloat in the request_queue layer, which guarantees that the controller doesn't lose significant amount of total work...The controller provides extra QoS control knobs which allow tightening control feedback loop as necessary." See that aforelinked article for more details and results.

  • Btrfs & XFS File-Systems See More Fixes With Linux 5.4

    The mature XFS and Btrfs file-systems continue seeing more fixes and cleaning with the now in-development Linux 5.4 kernel. On the Btrfs front the Linux 5.4 changes are summed up as "work on code refactoring, sanity checks and space handling. There are some less user visible changes, nothing that would particularly stand out." The Btrfs changes include deprecating a few items as well as improving the exposure of debugging information via sysfs. See the pull request for all the Btrfs file-system fixes and changes this round.

  • Linux 5.4 DRM Pull Submitted With AMD Navi 12/14, Arcturus & Renoir Plus Intel Tigerlake

    While we've known about the many features for a while if you are a faithful Phoronix reader, today the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics driver changes were sent in for the Linux 5.4 kernel.

Spartan Edge Accelerator Arduino Compatible Board Combines ESP32 & Spartan-7 FPGA

Xilinx Spartan FPGAs have been around for a while, and a few years ago we covered Spartan-6 FPGA boards such as Spartixed and miniSpartan6+. Read more

Fedora: rpminspect, Fedora 31 Upgrade Test Day, Cockpit 203 and More

  • rpminspect-0.6 released with new inspections and bug fixes

    This release also includes a lot of bug fixes. I really appreciate all of the feedback users have been providing. It is really helping round out the different inspections and ensure it works across all types of builds. For details on what is new in rpminspect-0.6, see the release page.

  • Fedora 31 Upgrade Test Day 2019-09-23

    Monday 2019-09-23, is the Fedora 31 Upgrade Test Day! As part of preparing for the final release of Fedora 31, we need your help to test if everything runs smoothly!

  • Cockpit Project: Cockpit 203

    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 203.

  • Attention: Fedora Yahoo Email Users

    Going from a blast of the past we are currently going through one of the Yahoo is not allowing many emails with either fedoraproject.org OR from our mail routers. It would seem that the way to get yahoo to blacklist a domain is to get subscribed to mailing lists and then report the lists as SPAM. Enough accounts (or maybe if one person does it enough times).. yahoo will helpfully blacklist the domain completely. [It then is usually a multi-month process of people explaining that no Fedora is not a spam site, hasn't been taken over by a spam site, or a bunch of other things which do happen so any mail admin is going to be wary on.]

SMARC carrier board and design service supports six modules

MSC announced a compact SimpleFlex carrier board and custom manufacturing service that supports six MSC SMARC 2.0 modules with i.MX8, i.MX8M. i.MX8M Mini. i.MX6, Intel Apollo Lake, and Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+. In 2016, Avnet-owned MSC Technologies announced a 148 x 102mm carrier board form-factor and manufacturing service called SimpleFlex with an initial MSC Q7-MB-EP5 product designed for its Qseven modules. Now, it has announced a smaller, 146 x 80mm MSC SM2S-MB-EP5 version for MSC SMARC 2.0 “short” modules. The new board adds a USB Type-C port with DisplayPort along with an M.2 M-key slot for storage. Read more