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I have an application running, which forks a number of threads at run-time. I want to know how many threads are actively running in the program. What is the easiest way to check the thread count of a process on Linux?
Patents are supposed to spread knowledge, by obliging holders to lay out their innovation for all to see; they often fail, because patent-lawyers are masters of obfuscation. Instead, the system has created a parasitic ecology of trolls and defensive patent-holders, who aim to block innovation, or at least to stand in its way unless they can grab a share of the spoils. An early study found that newcomers to the semiconductor business had to buy licences from incumbents for as much as $200m. Patents should spur bursts of innovation; instead, they are used to lock in incumbents’ advantages.
Another thing the Mad guys and dolls have been working on is getting tons of free publicity through news articles placed on content hungry news sites. Well, actually, this publicity isn’t exactly free, since Redmond spends big bucks advertising on most of these sites, which is something that must cross editors’ minds when deciding to go ahead and make important news out of what should be merely a product release.
The decision to pursue an MBA is a major one, and people make it for many reasons: the opportunity to refocus your career (even change it completely), the chance to prove yourself as a future business leader, a guaranteed way to quickly grow your professional network, and, most of all, the educational opportunity to learn new skills from business leaders and professors.read more
YaST2 is a Configuration tool in SUSE Linux which is used to configure the system’s Hardware like printers, Sound cards, keyboards , network cards.It also help us to configure Network clients & services like NIS, NFS.
Aaeon’s rugged “FWS-2260″ network appliance runs Yocto Linux on a 14nm Intel “Braswell” SoC and has six GbE ports, SATA and CFast, and dual mini-PCIe slots. The FWS-2260 desktop networking appliance was briefly announced last month in conjunction with Aaeon’s 3.5-inch GENE-BSW5 SBC, which similarly runs Yocto Linux on Intel’s new 14nm Pentium and Celeron […]
Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features. The operating system also sports numerous knobs to twiddle that are supposed to disable most of these features, and the potentially privacy-compromising connections that go with them.Unfortunately for privacy advocates, these controls don't appear to be sufficient to completely prevent the operating system from going online and communicating with Microsoft's servers.
Dolphin has been the default file manager for the KDE desktop since Fedora 10. Other distributions that use KDE as a desktop option also use it as their default file manager. It's very powerful and provides some very advanced features.
This week's edition tightens screw on dodgy add-ons – and Windows 10. Mozilla has released Firefox 40, featuring a new look for Windows 10, better protection against uncertified add-ons, and an attempt to resist Microsoft’s effort to make Edge the default browser.
Plasma 5.4 has been revealed by the KDE Community, and the developers have made a series of very important changes and improvements that will soon land in the stable branch of the desktop.
I've used Perl for several years, beginning in 2002 on Solaris, then moving to Debian and working on Koha in 2008.
Today is the day that Kali 2.0 is officially released. There’s a new 4.0 kernel, now based on Debian Jessie, improved hardware and wireless driver coverage, support for a variety of Desktop Environments (gnome, kde, xfce, mate, e17, lxde, i3wm), updated desktop environment and tools – and the list goes on.
In today's open source roundup: Has Google made Chrome OS ugly? Plus: The new Solus distribution will be available October 1. And DistroWatch reviews antiX 15.
A lot of companies now offer bug bounties in the form of cash, gear, or recognition to folks who find flaws in their sites or code. The taboo over hiring hackers has pretty much faded away. But, how they went about it, and how they disclosed, would make a lot of difference to me.
The new version of Red Hat's systems management program brings significant upgrades in three key areas.
The open-source container technology now benefits from technology that can digitally sign and verify application containers.
Will every Ubuntu server soon be ready to work with Windows and Azure LXD-based container services?
The Solus operating system finally has a launch date, but that's hardly the most interesting news about the project. Its developers have made a few very important improvements to the OS and a number of relevant package upgrades.
Hardkernel launched a $37 Odroid-C1+ SBC that updates its $35 C1 with a full-sized HDMI, heatsink, I2S audio, and USB power, but keeps the quad-core SoC. Hardkernel’s Odroid project is shipping a replacement for its community-backed Odroid-C1 single-board computer, which debuted last December, and came in fourth place in this June’s LinuxGizmos/Linux.com Linux/Android SBC reader […]
Fedora 23 development is moving on and the time to release is not long anymore, so it is time to open the submission phase for Fedora 23 Supplemental Wallpapers. What are supplemental wallpapers? Supplemental wallpapers are the non-default wallpapers provided... Continue Reading →