GeckoLinux is a Linux spin based on the openSUSE distribution, with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop. Unlike its parent distribution, GeckoLinux is available as a live DVD that can be tested before installing. It has a number of unique features compared to its parent distribution. Read more...
With the Linux 4.3 Git tree at around 20.6 million lines of code, documentation, and utilities, I was curious to see whether the Linux 4.4 merge window was heavy enough to bump it over 21 million lines...
With the Linux 4.4 merge window ending this weekend, I ran GitStats on the latest mainline Linux Git code-base as of Saturday afternoon. It reports 20,851.092 lines at the moment made up of 560,344 commits from 14,557 authors. The 20.85 million lines is distributed amongst 52,184 files.
With the Linux 4.4 kernel the Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop owners out there will finally have support for using their ESC key.
Darren Hart sent in the x86 platform driver updates for Linux 4.4 already but he ended up sending in a second pull request as we near the end of the 4.4 merge window. This second platform-drivers-x86 update has "support for the unfortunately rather unique ESC key on the Ideapad Yoga 3" plus fixes and DMI list additions.
THE LINUX FOUNDATION has launched its latest initiative to bring the tech sector closer together. This time, its sights are set on supercomputing or high-performance computing (HPC) if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
The project will provide a new open source framework to meet HPC's unique application demands and parallel runtime requirements, the organization said.
The framework will provide upstream project components, tools and interconnections to enable the software stack. The HPC components will contribute to a full-featured reference software stack for developers, system administrators and users.
Most users don't know if there are vulnerable components inside of containers; Clair will help solve part of that challenge.
Containers offer users a new more optimized way to run virtualized applications at scale, but what about security? Any user can pull down a container application from an image repository without knowing if the application is safe. A new open-source project from CoreOS called Clair is aiming to solve part of the challenge by providing a security system that scans containers' images for known vulnerabilities.
CoreOS's new open-source project Clair, monitors containers security. Since it's so easy for security holes to hide in containers this is no small matter.
Let’s just get this out of the way: this isn’t the year of Linux on the desktop. That year will probably never arrive. But Linux has gotten just about everywhere else, and the Linux community can take a bow for making that happen. Android, based on the Linux kernel, is so prevalent on mobile devices that it makes the longstanding desktop quest seem irrelevant. But beyond Android there are a number of places where you can find Linux that are truly odd and intriguing, and by “places” we mean both strange devices and weird geographical locations. This slideshow will show you that it’s always the year of Linux pretty much everywhere.
Yesterday AMD finally posted power management support for the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver when it comes to supported discrete graphics cards like Tonga and Fiji. I've been testing these PowerPlay Linux patches since yesterday to great success. In this article are results from a Radeon R9 285 and Radeon R9 Fury when testing these kernel patches along with the latest Mesa 11.1-devel Git drivers.
These AMDGPU PowerPlay patches are working out well so far in my tests. See the two aforementioned articles for more details on this AMDGPU power management code that lands more than 45000 lines of new code into this Direct Rendering Manager driver for the latest AMD graphics processors. It's just a pity that the code is too late for making it into the Linux 4.4 kernel merge window and thus won't be mainlined for a few months until the Linux 4.5 kernel. Up to now, the newer AMD graphics cards on the open-source AMD Linux driver have been limited to whatever (low) frequencies the core and memory clocks are initialized to at boot time. With PowerPlay, they can finally (and dynamically) ramp up when to their rated specifications.