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Linux 4.15: Good news and bad news about Meltdown and Spectre

Linus Torvalds released the next version of the Linux kernel and, while are things are better with the chip security problems Meltdown and Spectre, more work needs to be done. Linus Torvalds, Linux’s primary creator, had good and bad news about the chip security problems Meltdown and Spectre. The good news is the lead up to […]

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  • 3 weeks ago

Linux and Intel slowly hack their way to a Spectre patch

Fixing the chip security holes Meltdown and Spectre will take a long, long time, but Linus Torvalds and Intel developers are slowly moving to answers for Linux. Spectre and Meltdown are major design flaws in modern CPUs. While they’re present in almost all recent processors, because Intel chips are so widely used, Intel is taking […]

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  • 3 weeks ago

MKVToolNix 20.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Released with Important Changes

MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus released a major version of his open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows platforms. MKVToolNix 20.0 is an important release that comes with major changes at code and functionality end. These include the removal of numerous deprecated functions, implementation of the cmark library as a new […]

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  • 4 weeks ago

Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop

Google is officially moving from Ubuntu to Debian for its in-house Linux desktop. Google has officially confirmed the company is shifting its in-house Linux desktop from the Ubuntu-based Goobuntu to a new Linux distro, the DebianTesting-based gLinux. Margarita Manterola, a Google Engineer, quietly announced Google would move from Ubuntu to Debian-testing for its desktop Linux at DebConf17 in a lightning talk. Manterola explained […]

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  • 4 weeks ago

Learn how to run Linux on Microsoft’s Azure cloud

With Linux running two out of five server instances on Azure, it’s past time to learn how to do a good job of running Linux on Microsoft’s Azure cloud. Everyone knows Linux is the operating system of choice on most public clouds. But did you know that, even on Microsoft’s own Azure, 40 percent of all […]

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Will 2018 Be the Year of the Linux Desktop

The “Year of the Linux Desktop” is a fabled time when Linux finally rises up and becomes the dominant desktop operating system, supplanting Windows. Now, that might sound ridiculous, but the notion has been fueled over the years by Linux’s rise to dominance in every other market. The vast majority of servers run Linux. Just about every supercomputer runs on Linux. If you have an Android phone, […]

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digiKam 5.8 Open-Source Image Manipulator Adds UPnP/DLNA Export, Improvements

The digiKam 5.8.0 open-source cross-platform image editor, viewer, and organizer tool has been released over the weekend with numerous improvements and some new features. Coming four months after the previous release, digiKam 5.8.0 is here with another set of enhancements for fans of the applications. For starters, the new version introduces a new tool that […]

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Why isn’t open source hot among computer science students?

High school and college students may fear participation in open source projects due to these preconceptions. The technical savvy and inventive energy of young programmers is alive and well. This was clear from the diligent work that I witnessed while participating in this year’s PennApps, the nation’s largest college hackathon. Over the course of 48 hours, […]

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How Linux is dealing with Meltdown and Spectre

Torvalds and company are not happy with Intel as they continue to move forward with delivering Linux security patches. Linux can deal with Meltdown and Spectre, the fundamental chip security problems, but that doesn’t mean Linux’s developers are happy about it. As Linux’s creator, Linus Torvalds, said on the Linux Kernel Mailing List [sic]: I think somebody inside […]

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Top 5 open source tools for MySQL administrators

Look to these excellent tools to improve CLI and web admin, SQL queries, schema migration, and replication and recovery in your MySQL environment. For database administrators (DBAs), keeping databases running at peak performance can be a little like spinning plates: It takes agility, concentration, quick reactions, a cool head, and an occasional call out from […]

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