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Hyperledger Education/Training by Linux Foundation

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  • Linux Foundation Launches Training Course for Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Technology

    The Linux Foundation offers blockchain focused education services including the ‘Blockchain for Business’ course. It saw over 100,000 students take its free introductory ‘Hyperledger’ course last year, and now it is eager to add to its blockchain courses.

    The organization has developed and, as of yesterday, opened enrollment for its new advanced training course in ‘Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology.’

  • Linux Foundation Launches New Hyperledger Blockchain Training Course

    The new course, ‘Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals,’ is a further addition to the Foundation’s enterprise-oriented blockchain education efforts, which already include an online self-paced “Blockchain for Business” course via the nonprofit online learning platform edX.org.

    According to today’s press release, Linux will release Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator exams later this year, specific to the Hyperledger Sawtooth modular blockchain platform.

10 Reasons Why Your Business Is Better Off With A Linux Server

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Linux
Server

When choosing a server for your business several considerations come into play especially cost and security. But the most important consideration of all, at least in my opinion, is your business. You should always bear in mind that there is no point cutting corners on getting a server when your business depends on it.

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5 Best Low Budget Linux Laptops and Computers to Buy Today

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Hardware

Linux Operating Systems are undoubtedly the best choice of OS to run on old hardware while maintaining an efficient-enough workflow and productivity rank – look at the Raspberry Pi, for example.

If you’re reading this article then you probably already know that if your budget is relatively low to purchase a high-end Windows or Mac laptop, below is our compilation of the best Linux computers that you can purchase without selling any hardware parts.

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Desktop/Server Software: ANGRYsearch, Cockpit, SoftMaker and Mesa

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Software
  • ANGRYsearch – A Fast File Search Tool for Linux Desktops

    ANGRYsearch was created to fill the space that the famous Everything Search Engine did not fill in the Linux community. It functions as a system-wide search tool that instantly populates its results fields as you type. It is written in python 3 with its GUI created with PyQt5.

    ANGRYsearch can be configured to use either a Lite or Full mode. The lite mode displays only file names and paths while the full mode includes the size and modification date.

  • Cockpit Project: Cockpit 177

    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 177.

  • SoftMaker Premium Office Suite is Now Free for Educational Institutes and Teachers [Ed: Proprietary is bad. Proprietary is to be avoided. When they try to get students 'addicted' to it (like Adobe and Microsoft do) they show just how malicious they are.]

    There are many great FOSS and even proprietary office suites available for the Linux desktop. Whether you use LibreOffice, WPS, OpenOffice, Calligra, or ONLYOFFICE, you can always find something that suits your needs.

    In fact, as Linux users, we are spoiled. Apart from native Microsoft Office support, we pretty much have access to all of the best office suites there are. We can even stick to Microsoft’s ecosystem via Microsoft Online if we so choose, and on top of that, we obviously have access to Google’s office suite.

    [...]

    Since SoftMaker is not FOSS, I prefer to use LibreOffice. 

    [...]

    The only issue I have come across in my time using SoftMaker is the fact that it is proprietary.

  • mesa 18.2.0-rc6

    Hello list,

    The sixth release candidate for the Mesa 18.2.0 is now available. This is the final planned RC.

  • Mesa 18.2-RC6 Released, Final Expected On Friday

    Mesa 18.2 as the third-quarter feature update for this collection of primarily Vulkan/OpenGL drivers is expected to make its official debut on Friday.

    After being delayed by a short time due to open blocker bugs, those bugs were addressed. A sixth and final release candidate is now out there for those wishing to engage in last minute testing of the driver stack.

Vega 20 Supports XGMI Based on Linux Patches

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  • Vega 20 Supports XGMI Based on Linux Patches

    While it is true that currently our best knowledge on the Vega 20 GPU from AMD will be destined for compute applications, this first 7 nm GPU is still a source of some interesting news. Today it was spotted in Linux patches explicit support for XGMI for Vega 20. This technology is a high-speed, peer-to-peer interconnect, so it would allow multiple GPUs to work together and it is based on Infinity Fabric. Global Memory Interconnect, GMI, is already used for connecting the dies on Threadripper and EPYC CPUs from AMD with XGMI, inter-chip GMI, powering the connections between EPYC processors on multi-socket boards.

  • Radeon Vega 20 Will Have XGMI - Linux Patches Posted For This High-Speed Interface

    It has been expected that Vega 20 would feature XGMI as a high-speed GPU interconnect alternative to PCI Express and that was firmed up today thanks to a new set of AMDGPU Linux driver patches.

    XGMI is a peer-to-peer high-speed interconnect and is based on Infinity Fabric. XGMI is basically AMD's alternative to NVIDIA's NVLink for inter-connecting GPUs. Previously leaked slides indicated that XGMI would be supported on Vega 20 along with PCI Express 4.0. That appears accurate as becoming public today were a set of patches wiring in XGMI support to the AMDGPU Direct Rendering Manager driver and explicitly enabling the functionality for Vega 20. It's also expected AMD's upcoming Naples server CPU architecture will also support XGMI.

Linux Weather Forecast

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This page is an attempt to track ongoing developments in the Linux development community that have a good chance of appearing in a mainline kernel and/or major distributions sometime in the near future. Your "chief meteorologist" is Jonathan Corbet, Executive Editor at LWN.net. If you have suggestions on improving the forecast (and particularly if you have a project or patchset that you think should be tracked), please add your comments below.

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Is Linux the Best Developer Operating System?

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Linux

Collins says this very secure operating system “runs the world. It runs the Internet of Things (IoT), all of the smart devices in your house, and it can run on just about any computer hardware out there. For developers, Linux offers so many tools and emulates so many environments, it’s a chameleon,” says Collins. “It’s a no-brainer. For most apps and IoT, it’s the option to use.”

Another reason to use Linux, says Collins, and it’s a big one: It’s free. He qualifies this by explaining you shouldn’t expect using Linux to cost nothing, however (Some tools are available for a fee. After all, you gotta eat.) He explains it’s better to think about Linux as a community, not a product: “It wouldn’t be what it is today without conscientious users who contribute to the projects and buy from the companies that embrace Linux.”

Collins says that community is another entry in the “pro” column for Linux. Because of the way the Linux community is structured, help is always accessible. Through forums, like those hosted by the Linux Foundation, Collins says you can almost always find someone else that’s tried to do what you’re doing. “If they have the information, they’ll point you in the right direction,” he says.

You can also learn by getting involved with projects. “I’ve interacted with Ubuntu’s Alan Pope, Martin Wimpress, and Will Cooke. They pay attention to what you say. If you get involved, you can move mountains.” Collins says.

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Also: Ubuntu Linux 18 Bionic Beaver

IPFire 2.21 - Core Update 123 released

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Security

This is the release announcement for IPFire 2.21 – Core Update 123 – a house-keeping release with a large number of fixes and some fixes for security vulnerabilities.

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How To Backup And Restore SD Card For Raspberry Pi

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After having successfully recorded a system for our Raspberry Pi on our SD card it is almost certain that we will carry out some tests of the new system, as well as make personalization settings on it.

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Linus Torvalds: Changes in hardware change Linux development

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In Linux Version 4.19, Linux’s developers had to deal with a hardware security bug, an issue that was particuarly frustrating becasue it was someone else’s bug. But Linux creator Linus Torvalds hopes that such incidents will be less common in the future.

In the Linux development process, there is a two-week merge window for new code, then developers spend six to seven weeks looking for bugs. Usually, this process is not a big deal, Torvalds says. Most often, by the middle of the second week, bug-fixing ensues.

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From Linux Foundation: Survey: Open Source Programs Are a Best Practice Among Large Companies

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What’s New in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS is the latest release of Ubuntu budgie. As part of Ubuntu 18.04 flavor this release ships with latest Budgie desktop 10.4 as default desktop environment. Powered by Linux 4.15 kernel and shipping with the same internals as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), the Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS official flavor will be supported for 3 years, until April 2021. Prominent new features include support for adding OpenVNC connections through the NetworkManager applet, better font handling for Chinese and Korean languages, improved keyboard shortcuts, color emoji support for GNOME Characters and other GNOME apps, as well as window-shuffler capability. Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS also ships with a new exciting GTK+ theme by default called Pocillo, support for dynamic workspaces, as well as a “minimal installation” option in the graphical installer that lets users install Ubuntu Budgie with only the Chromium web browser and a handful of basic system utilities. Read more

Red Hat: Boston, US Government, OpenShift Route, VirtualBox and More

  • BU Spark! teams up with Red Hat, hosts software design workshop
    Students traveled across Boston to its Fort Point neighborhood to attend a BU Spark! workshop about interaction design Friday. There they delved into interaction design and explored how to develop user-friendly software. BU Spark! and Red Hat Inc. hosted the Interaction Design Bootcamp jointly at Red Hat’s Boston office. BU students and Spark! Interaction design fellows attended. Red Hat is a software company that specializes in information technology and has a research relationship with Boston University that includes educational elements. The programs taught by Red Hat focus on user experience design, one of Red Hat’s specializations, according to their website.
  • Open source can spark innovative business transformation in government, Red Hat leaders say
    The federal government, largely hamstrung by legacy systems, is in need of a major digital transformation. Open source technology can be the spark that sets off that revolution, leaders from open-source software company Red Hat said Tuesday. “The types of technologies that you choose matter,” said Mike Walker, global director of Open Innovation Labs at Red Hat. “It will influence the way your business operates and open new doors to new business process, and ultimately allow you to become a software company that can achieve some of those innovations and reductions in cost and time.”
  • Kubernetes Ingress vs OpenShift Route
    Although pods and services have their own IP addresses on Kubernetes, these IP addresses are only reachable within the Kubernetes cluster and not accessible to the outside clients. The Ingress object in Kubernetes, although still in beta, is designed to signal the Kubernetes platform that a certain service needs to be accessible to the outside world and it contains the configuration needed such as an externally-reachable URL, SSL, and more. Creating an ingress object should not have any effects on its own and requires an ingress controller on the Kubernetes platform in order to fulfill the configurations defined by the ingress object. Here at Red Hat, we saw the need for enabling external access to services before the introduction of ingress objects in Kubernetes, and created a concept called Route for the same purpose (with additional capabilities such as splitting traffic between multiple backends, sticky sessions, etc). Red Hat is one of the top contributors to the Kubernetes community and contributed the design principles behind Routes to the community which heavily influenced the Ingress design.
  • VirtualBox DRM/KMS Driver Proceeding With Atomic Mode-Setting Support
    The "vboxvideo" DRM/KMS driver for use by VirtualBox guest virtual machines that has been part of the mainline Linux kernel the past several cycles will soon see atomic mode-setting support. Hans de Goede of Red Hat, who has been stewarding this driver into the Linux kernel after Oracle has failed to do so, is tackling the atomic mode-setting as his latest advancement to this driver important for a VirtualBox desktop VM experience. Published today were initial patches preparing the move to atomic mode-setting but not yet the full migration to this modern display API that offers numerous benefits.
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Linux, the Linux Foundation and Graphics

  • Linux Patches Surface For Supporting The Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5
    Last year Creative Labs introduced the Sound BlasterX AE-5 PCI Express gaming sound card while finally there are some patches pending for supporting this high-end sound card in Linux. Connor McAdams who most recently got the Creative Recon3D support into good shape on Linux has now been working on getting the Sound BlasterX AE-5 working well on Linux.
  • Blockchain Training Takes Off
    Meanwhile, job postings related to blockchain and Hyperledger are taking off, and knowledge in these areas is translating into opportunity. Careers website Glassdoor lists thousands of job posts related to blockchain.
  • AMD Picasso Support Comes To The RadeonSI OpenGL Driver
    Last week AMD sent out initial support for yet-to-be-released "Picasso" APUs with the Linux AMDGPU kernel graphics driver. Today on the user-space side the support was merged for the OpenGL RadeonSI Gallium3D driver. Picasso details are still fairly light but they are expected to be similar to Raven Ridge and for the AM4 processor socket as well as an edition for notebooks. On the same day as publishing the Picasso AMDGPU kernel patches, AMD also went ahead and published the Linux patches for the "Raven 2" APUs too.
  • The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Arrives For Linux Benchmarking
    It looks like NVIDIA has their launch-day Linux support in order for the GeForce RTX 2080 "Turing" graphics cards slated to ship later this week as arriving today at Phoronix was the RTX 2080 Ti. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is NVIDIA's new flagship desktop GPU with the Turing GPU architecture, 4352 CUDA cores, a 1635MHz boost clock speed rating for this Founder's Edition model, 11GB of GDDR6 video memory yielding a 616 GB/s memory bandwidth rating, and designed to suit real-time ray-tracing workloads with their RTX technology. Pricing on the RTX 2080 Ti Founder's Edition is $1,199 USD. Last week NVIDIA published more details on the Turing architecture for those interested as well as on the new mesh shader capability.