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Where IBM and Red Hat go from here

Thursday 16th of May 2019 05:38:00 PM
Sometime in the next few months, IBM's acquisition of Red Hat will go through. Here's what will happen to Red Hat afterwards.

Intel rolls out Clear Linux Developer Edition

Wednesday 15th of May 2019 12:33:17 PM
Intel's own Clear Linux distribution has a new installer and a developer edition for x86 programmers. Intel is also doubling down on securing popular open-source projects and offering new open-source AI and deep learning and data analytics software developer stacks.

Linux vs. Zombieload

Tuesday 14th of May 2019 08:41:00 PM
Zombieload, another Intel processor side-channel attack, just like Meltdown and Spectre before it, poses a security threat for Linux systems.

All Chromebooks will also be Linux laptops going forward

Thursday 9th of May 2019 01:48:00 PM
Google has announced that all new Chromebook devices will be Linux ready.

OpenShift 4: Red Hat's on ramp for the hybrid cloud

Wednesday 8th of May 2019 07:52:00 PM
Red Hat's Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, is how Red Hat plans to build hybrid clouds.

Red Hat Universal Base Image: RHEL containers for everyone

Wednesday 8th of May 2019 02:15:53 PM
With Red Hat Universal Base Image, you can build and share containerized RHEL applications with your friends and customers.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella comes to Red Hat Summit

Wednesday 8th of May 2019 12:11:00 AM
If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain. Or, in this case, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Red Hat Summit to announce a new Microsoft/Red Hat partnership: Azure Red Hat OpenShift.

IBM's Red Hat acquisition moves forward

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 08:37:00 PM
The Department of Justice has approved IBM's acquisition of Red Hat. Since IDC thinks Red Hat Enterprise Linux alone is expected to contribute to more than $10 trillion worth of global business revenues in 2019, IBM's $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat is looking better than ever.

Linux 5.1 arrives

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 12:55:00 PM
The latest Linux kernel is ready for you with support support for using persistent storage as system memory, a new Linux Security Module, and live patching

Hell freezing over? Microsoft readies its own Linux for Windows

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 12:49:37 PM
I told you Microsoft might be building its own Linux distro. They're not there yet but this new Microsoft Linux kernel for Windows Subsystem for Linux is a big step in that direction.

5G depends on Kubernetes in the cloud

Thursday 2nd of May 2019 05:54:00 PM
If we're to ever have 5G in the real world, it's going to be running on Kubernetes.

Goodbye, Shadowman: Red Hat changes its logo

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 06:21:00 PM
Perhaps the most famous Linux/open-source logo after Tux the Linux Penguin, Red Hat's Shadowman is being replaced by -- naturally -- a Red Hat.

Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 is at the starting gate

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 01:50:00 PM
Containers may be red hot, and Kubernetes is white-hot, but you still need virtualization. And Red Hat delivers, with its latest KVM-based virtualization platform.

Mark Shuttleworth sees increased demand for enterprise Ubuntu Linux desktop

Tuesday 30th of April 2019 01:28:00 PM
Canonical's real money comes from the cloud and Internet of Things, but AI and machine learning developers are demanding -- and getting -- Ubuntu Linux desktop with enterprise support.

Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth doubles down on OpenStack

Monday 29th of April 2019 08:05:00 PM
Some people may think OpenStack is getting tired, but Canonical and Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth is doubling down on the open-source IaaS cloud and shares his thoughts on "dueling" open-source foundations.

Apache hooks up with GitHub

Monday 29th of April 2019 05:01:00 PM
The Apache Software Foundation has completed its Infrastructure support expansion by migrating its Git service to GitHub.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation adopts Kubernetes-friendly container runtime

Thursday 25th of April 2019 08:07:00 PM
Red Hat's Container Runtime Interface -- Orchestrator (CRI-O) -- is now a CNCF incubation level project. As such, it may soon challenge Docker as the top container runtime.

Facebook open sources C++ F14 hash table

Thursday 25th of April 2019 12:00:00 PM
Making fast hash tables in programming, which don't cause collision trouble, is one of computing's holy grails. Facebook thinks it's created a good one.

How secure are your containerized apps?

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 06:11:00 PM
Containers are only as secure as their contents.

Red Hat survey finds we're living in an open-source world

Tuesday 16th of April 2019 09:02:00 PM
Red Hat's new survey of enterprise businesses reveals a world where almost everyone has joined the open-source bandwagon.

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Graphics: Red Hat's Wayland Agenda and AMD Begins Queueing Graphics Driver Changes For The Linux 5.3 Kernel

  • Hans de Goede: Wayland itches summary
    1. Middle click on title / header bar to lower the Window does not work for native apps. Multiple people have reported this issue to me. A similar issue was fixed for not being able to raise Windows. It should be easy to apply a similar fix for the lowering problem. There are bugs open for this here, here and here. 2. Running graphical apps via sudo or pxexec does not work. There are numerous examples of apps breaking because of this, such as lshw-gui and usbivew. At least for X11 apps this is not that hard to fix. But sofar this has deliberately not been fixed. The reasoning behind this is described in this bug. I agree with the reasoning behind this, but I think it is not pragmatic to immediately disallow all GUI apps to connect when run as root starting today.
  • Hans de Goede: Better support for running games under Wayland (with GNOME3/mutter as compositor)
    First of all I do not want people to get their hopes up about $subject of this blogpost. Improving gaming support is a subjects which holds my personal interest and it is an issue I plan to spend time on trying to improve. But this will take a lot of time (think months for simple things, years for more complex things).
  • AMD Begins Queueing Graphics Driver Changes For The Linux 5.3 Kernel
    Being past the Linux 5.2 kernel merge window, AMD's open-source Linux graphics driver developers have already begun queuing changes anticipated for Linux 5.3 via a work-in-progress tree. Given the short time that this 5.3 WIP tree has been around, there isn't too much exciting about the changes -- yet. But surely over the weeks ahead it will get interesting. Making things particularly interesting is that we are expecting initial Navi support to make it for Linux 5.3... In recent weeks AMD began pushing AMDGPU LLVM compiler back-end changes for GFX10/Navi and we expect the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver enablement to come for Linux 5.3. Linux 5.3 will already be arriving after the rumored release of the first Navi graphics cards so having to wait past 5.3 for mainline support would already be tragic. But given the recent LLVM activity, we expect AMD to push out the Navi kernel driver changes soon. For that likely massive patch-set to be reviewed in time, the Navi patches would need to make their debut within the next few weeks.

today's howtos and programming

Fedora 30 Workstation review - Smarter, faster and buggier

Fedora 30 is definitely one of the more interesting releases of this family in a long-time. It brings significant changes, including solid improvements in the desktop performance and responsiveness. Over the years, Fedora went from no proprietary stuff whatsoever to slowly acknowledging the modern needs of computing, so now it gives you MP3 codecs and you can install graphics drivers and such. Reasonable looks, plus good functionality across the board. However, there were tons of issues, too. Printing to Samba, video screenshot bug, installer cropped-image slides, package management complications, mouse cursor lag, oopses, average battery life, and inadequate usability out of the box. You need to change the defaults to have a desktop that can be used in a quick, efficient way without remembering a dozen nerdy keyboard shortcuts. All in all, I like the freshness. In general, it would seem the Linux desktop is seeing a cautious revival, and Fedora's definitely a happy player. But there are too many rough edges. Well, we got performance tweaks after so many years, and codecs, we might get window buttons and desktop icons one day back, too. Something like 6/10, and definitely worth exploring. I am happy enough to do two more tests. I will run an in-vivo upgrade on the F29 instance on this same box, and then also test the distro on an old Nvidia-powered laptop, which will showcase both the support for proprietary graphics (didn't work the last time) and performance improvements, if they scale for old hardware, too. That's all for now. Read more

Events: Automotive at LF, Linux Clusters Institute, Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC)

  • Automotive Linux Summit and Open Source Summit Japan Keynote Speakers and Schedule Announced
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source has announced the speaker line up for Open Source Summit Japan and Automotive Linux Summit. One registration provides access to all content at both events, which will be held July 17-19 at the Toranomon Hills Forum in Tokyo. Open Source Summit Japan (OSSJ) and Automotive Linux Summit (ALS) will bring together top talent from companies on the leading edge of innovation including Toyota Motor Corporation, Uber, Intel, Sony, Google, Microsoft and more. Talks will cover a range of topics, with ALS talks on everything from infrastructure and hardware to compliance and security; and OSSJ sessions on AI, Linux systems, cloud infrastructure, cloud native applications, open networking, edge computing, safety and security and open source best practices.
  • Register Now for the 2019 Introductory Linux Clusters Institute Workshop
    Registration is now open for the 2019 Linux Clusters Institute (LCI) Introductory Workshop,which will be held August 19-23, 2019 at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center in New Brunswick, NJ. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of setting up and administering a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster and will be led by leading HPC experts.
  • Additional early bird slots available for LPC 2019
    The Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) registration web site has been showing “sold out” recently because the cap on early bird registrations was reached. We are happy to report that we have reviewed the registration numbers for this year’s conference and were able to open more early bird registration slots. Beyond that, regular registration will open July 1st. Please note that speakers and microconference runners get free passes to LPC, as do some microconference presenters, so that may be another way to attend the conference. Time is running out for new refereed-track and microconference proposals, so visit the CFP page soon. Topics for accepted microconferences are welcome as well.