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  • Hypervisor comeback, Linus says no and reads email, and more industry trends

    As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

  • Red Hat OpenShift or Red Hat OpenStack Platform: When to use What and Why

    Our original article about the differences between Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat OpenStack Platform still gets a lot of Web traffic, despite it being seven years old. We thought it was time to revisit the topic of differences between OpenShift and OpenStack. To start, let’s look at the advantages that VMs offered over traditional, legacy hardware solutions.

  • [Older] Into the Fediverse

                     

                       

    In the wake of Facebook’s recent behavior, I see people once again saying they wish there was an alternative.

                       

    Well, there is. There’s a social network with 4.7 million users that’s free and open and not controlled by any single company. I’m going to tell you how to join it.

                       

    First, though…

  • Robocorp announces $5.6M seed to bring open-source option to RPA

    Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been a hot commodity in recent years as it helps automate tedious manual workflows inside large organizations. Robocorp, a San Francisco startup, wants to bring open source and RPA together. Today it announced a $5.6 million seed investment.

    Benchmark  led the round, with participation from Slow Ventures, firstminute Capital, Bret Taylor (president and chief product officer at Salesforce) and Docker CEO Rob Bearden. In addition, Benchmark’s Peter Fenton will be joining the company’s board.

  • Intel vs AMD Processor Security: Who Makes the Safest CPUs?

    The multi-decade long fight between Intel and AMD has recently taken a new dimension, as more users begin to wonder which processors can protect their computers, data, and online activities best.

  • Vulkan 1.1.127 Released With Separate Depth Stencil Layout Extension

    Vulkan 1.1.127 is out this morning as the latest routine update to the specification for this high-performance graphics API.

    Vulkan 1.1.127 comes with its usual churn of internal and public GitHub-driven issues resolved. Besides a number of clarifications and typo fixes, Vulkan 1.1.127 brings one new extension.

  • Netflix Open Sources Polynote

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Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience – Email – Week 5

This is a weekly blog about the Raspberry Pi 4 (“RPI4”), the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of single-board computers. Last week’s blog looked at whether the RPI4 cuts the mustard as a desktop web browser. It does although with a few reservations. This week’s blog focuses on another absolutely essential desktop activity. Managing your email. My email requirements are very simple. I use Gmail for my personal email. It offers ample storage, threads, rich text features, useful keyboard shortcuts, and more. It gives me access to my email whatever device and platform I’m using. For the RPI4 to replace my desktop, I need quick and easy access to Gmail. Read more

HONOR MagicBook 15 finally revealed with Linux as main operating system

MagicBook is the first laptop series that was released by HONOR in 2018. After that, subsequent models were being launched in China without any global launch. Although the laptop series is not among the popular ones, but they are definitely the above-average laptops you can purchase at an affordable price. Recently, a new model from the series is spotted in a listing of devices that appeared on JingDong Mall. The new HONOR MagicBook 15 is only going to come with an Intel variant unlike what they did with the previous version which also offered another AMD Ryzen variant. It is also said to be having two storage options which are 256GB and 512GB SSD storage. There will be a fingerprint sensor on the power button as well for security. For aesthetic, it seems like the laptop still maintain its MacBook-like design while taking a different direction on the colour scheme. The HONOR MagicBook 15 we can see from the pictures below show that the laptop will come with a silver body that adds a touch of blue to the edges. The colour of the edges also somehow assembles the colour of their logo which will appear on the laptop as well. Read more

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