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Working on Linux's nuts and bolts at Linux Plumbers

Thursday 12th of September 2019 01:38:00 PM
Once a year, Linux's top developers meet at Linux Plumbers and the Kernel Summit to hash out problems and concerns with Linux development. Here's what happens.

New Apple iPhone? Please! Get the best, pay less: Android

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 07:11:24 PM
iPhones are not now, nor have they ever been, worth their high price tags. And, yes, that includes the iPhone 11. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols shares his disdain for Apple's ubiquitous device.

Java finally goes all in on open source with the Jakarta EE 8 release

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 03:39:46 PM
The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of the Jakarta EE 8, the first truly open-source, vendor-neutral version of Java Enterprise Edition.

Red Hat Quay 3.1, a highly available Kubernetes container registry, arrives

Monday 9th of September 2019 02:20:00 PM
If you want to manage your Kubernetes container images securely and reliably, you should check out the latest release of Red Hat Quay.

Microsoft hosts first Windows Subsystem for Linux conference

Friday 6th of September 2019 07:31:32 PM
Microsoft will be hosting a community conference on the Windows Subsystem for Linux and related technologies in March 2020.

EU turns from American public clouds to Nextcloud private clouds

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 01:47:03 PM
European governments, wary of American public clouds, are turning toward Nextcloud private clouds for Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds.

ExFAT is on its way to the Linux kernel

Thursday 29th of August 2019 08:19:00 PM
There are many technical problems to be solved before this popular, formerly proprietary file system can be in the shipping open-source Linux code.

Microsoft readies exFAT patents for Linux and open source

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 01:39:00 PM
For years, Microsoft has profited from its FAT file system patents. Now the company is making it explicit that it's freeing its remaining exFAT patents for Open Invention Network members.

The biggest events in Linux's history

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 04:18:00 PM
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.

Dell releases latest Linux developer laptop with Comet Lake CPU

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 07:07:00 PM
Dell's dedicated laptop for open-source programmers sees a new release featuring Intel's hot new laptop CPU: Comet Lake.

Five reasons Chromebooks are better than Windows laptops (for some users)

Tuesday 20th of August 2019 07:58:00 PM
Windows is great for some things, but for many users, a Chromebook is better.

VMware's Pivotal acquisition shows Cloud Foundry's strength

Friday 16th of August 2019 07:26:00 PM
Not so long ago there were fears that Cloud Foundry and other Platform-as-a-Service programs were on their way out. VMware's purchase of Pivotal shows there's a dance in the old PaaS yet.

Best Chromebook laptops for college and school in 2019

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 02:30:00 PM
And, as it happens, they're also the best Chromebook laptops for home or work, too.

Office 365 alternative: Consider LibreOffice for your next PC office suite

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 01:54:00 PM
If you want a standalone office suite for your computer, LibreOffice may soon not just be your best choice, it will be close to your only PC-based choice.

GitHub Actions moves GitHub into DevOps

Thursday 8th of August 2019 09:00:00 PM
Git has always been an essential part of DevOps, now GitHub is adding DevOps' CI/CD features to its Git services.

Kubernetes reports the results of its open-source security audit

Thursday 8th of August 2019 01:56:00 PM
All programs need security audits, but the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) took a new open-source approach and revealed all to its users.

Final Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version released

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 05:32:04 PM
Red Hat has just released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7.

New long-term support version of Linux Mint desktop released

Friday 2nd of August 2019 09:16:00 PM
The best Linux desktop gets a refresh that will last users until 2023.

GNOME and KDE work together on the Linux desktop

Thursday 1st of August 2019 06:26:31 PM
Fragmentation has long been a problem for the Linux desktop, but now the two biggest open-source desktop foundations are joining forces.

Valve proposes game-friendly changes to the Linux kernel

Thursday 1st of August 2019 01:53:00 PM
Valve has long wanted Linux to be a serious gaming platform. It's now taking its efforts into the Linux kernel itself.

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DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 Gets Basic FSCK Support

While the Copy-on-Write file-system shouldn't technically require fsck support, basic file-system consistency checking support has been implemented anyhow. In the initial implementation, the fsck code for HAMMER2 cannot repair any damaged file-system but can only verify that the file-system is intact. Read more

A Look at KDE Plasma 5.17 Beta and Report From Akademy 2019

  • KDE Plasma 5.17 Beta Run Through

    In this video, we look at KDE Plasma 5.17 Beta, enjoy!

  • TSDgeos' blog: Akademy 2019

    It's 10 days already since Akademy 2019 finished and I'm already missing it :/ Akademy is a week-long action-packed conference, talks, BoFs, daytrip, dinner with old and new friends, it's all a great combination and shows how amazing KDE (yes, the community, that's our name) is. On the talks side i missed some that i wanted to attend because i had to extend my time at the registration booth helping fellow KDE people that had forgotten to register (yes, our setup could be a bit easier, doesn't help that you have to register for talks, for travel support and for the actual conference in three different places), but I am not complaining, you get to interact with lots of people in the registration desk, it's a good way to meet people you may not have met otherwise, so please make sure you volunteer next year ;) One of the talks i want to highlight is Dan VrĂĄtil's talk about C++, I agree with him that we could do much better in making our APIs more expressive using the power of "modern" C++ (when do we stop it calling modern?). It's a pity that the slides are not up so you'll have to live with KĂŠvin Ottens sketch of it for now.

Programming Leftovers

  • DevNation Live: Event-driven business automation powered by cloud-native Java

    DevNation Live tech talks are hosted by the Red Hat technologists who create our products. These sessions include real solutions and code and sample projects to help you get started. In this talk, presented by Red Hat’s Maciej Swiderski, Principal Software Engineer, and Burr Sutter, Chief Developer Evangelist, you’ll learn about event-driven business automation using Kogito, Quarkus, and more. Kogito is a new Java toolkit, based on Drools and jBPM, that’s made to bring rules and processes to the Quarkus world. This DevNation Live presentation shows how Kogito can be used to build cloud-ready, event-driven business applications, and it includes a demo of implementing the business logic of a complex domain. Kogito itself is defined as a cloud-native business automation toolkit that helps you to build intelligent applications. It’s way more than just a business process or a single business rule—it’s a bunch of business rules, and it’s based on battle-tested capabilities.

  • NVIDIA Video Codec SDK 9.1 Brings CUDA CUStream Support, Other Encoder Improvements

    Following the February release of Video Codec SDK 9.0, NVIDIA recently did a quiet release of the Video Codec SDK 9.1 update that furthers along this cross-platform video encode/decode library.

  • Mike Driscoll: PyDev of the Week: Peter Farrell

    This week we welcome Peter Farrell (@hackingmath) as our PyDev of the Week! Peter is the author Math Adventures with Python and two other math related Python books. You can learn more about Peter by visiting his website.

  • Mutation testing by example: How to leverage failure
  • Reuven Lerner: Looking for Python podcast co-hosts

    As you might know, I’m a panelist on the weekly “Freelancers Show” podcast, which talks about the business of freelancing. The good news: The same company that’s behind the Freelancers Show,, is putting together a weekly podcast about Python, and I’m going to be on that, too! We’ll have a combination of discussion, interviews with interesting people in the Python community, and (friendly) debates over the current and future state of the language.

  • Getting started with data science using Python

    Data science is an exciting new field in computing that's built around analyzing, visualizing, correlating, and interpreting the boundless amounts of information our computers are collecting about the world. Of course, calling it a "new" field is a little disingenuous because the discipline is a derivative of statistics, data analysis, and plain old obsessive scientific observation. But data science is a formalized branch of these disciplines, with processes and tools all its own, and it can be broadly applied across disciplines (such as visual effects) that had never produced big dumps of unmanageable data before. Data science is a new opportunity to take a fresh look at data from oceanography, meteorology, geography, cartography, biology, medicine and health, and entertainment industries and gain a better understanding of patterns, influences, and causality. Like other big and seemingly all-inclusive fields, it can be intimidating to know where to start exploring data science. There are a lot of resources out there to help data scientists use their favorite programming languages to accomplish their goals, and that includes one of the most popular programming languages out there: Python. Using the Pandas, Matplotlib, and Seaborn libraries, you can learn the basic toolset of data science.

Excellent Utilities: Liquid Prompt – adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh

This is a new series highlighting best-of-breed utilities. We’re covering a wide range of utilities including tools that boost your productivity, help you manage your workflow, and lots more besides. There’s a complete list of the tools in this series in the Summary section. The Command Line Interface (CLI) is a way of interacting with your computer. And if you ever want to harness all the power of Linux, it’s highly recommended to master it. It’s true the CLI is often perceived as a barrier for users migrating to Linux, particularly if they’re grown up using GUI software exclusively. While Linux rarely forces anyone to use the CLI, some tasks are better suited to this method of interaction, offering inducements like superior scripting opportunities, remote access, and being far more frugal with a computer’s resources. For anyone spending time at the CLI, they’ll rely on the shell prompt. My favorite shell is Bash. By default, the configuration for Bash on popular distributions identifies the user name, hostname, and the current working directory. All essential information. But with Liquid Prompt you can display additional information such as battery status, CPU temperature, and much more. Read more