The mobile gaming company must deliver a seamless experience for its gamers and allow for spikes in player activity on its Massively Multiplayer Online gaming platform. That’s why the company built a high-availability infrastructure that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and allows them to launch a cluster in less than 5 minutes using Apache Mesos.
One Linux user shares his journey in keeping modern firmwares current.
So the story:
I was using an HP laptop with a weak AMD processor using Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS. It worked perfectly. I had no freezes or any glitches to speak of.
My fiance has another HP laptop with an Intel Pentium processor, and after the latest update for Ubuntu MATE, it system freezes. It could be after a couple minutes, sometimes after a couple hours.
So I figured I should just reinstall Ubuntu MATE on her computer. No dice. Same problem. Then I tried Linux Mint MATE. Again, same issue.
From what I gather, these system freezes could be attributed to a bug in the 4.4 version of the kernel that affects the microcode of the Intel processor, specifically Pentium, I believe. If this is true, why the hell hasn't it been fixed yet? Or is there another reason why my system would freeze using two different operating systems? The graphics are integrated Intel HD graphics and the CPU is 2.16 Ghz with 4 GB of RAM. So it's not about the CPU being overworked or the RAM being overused.
If this problem persists, I may end up just not using Linux altogether because this is, quite frankly, utterly ridiculous.submitted by /u/WizardsAffliction
ZDnet: On the back of some significant improvements in the last year and a half, Linux is now the model for software development.
Red Hat CEO Tells LinuxCon Crowd What Makes Linux Stand Out
Five years ago, on the 20th anniversary of Linux, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst delivered a keynote address at LinuxCon. Today, he returned to the LinuxCon stage here to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux, bringing a message not all that different from the one he shared in 2011.
The Linux world, however, is a different place in 2016, with one-time mortal foe Microsoft now embracing the open-source model. Whitehurst briefly shared the keynote stage with Wim Coekaerts, corporate vice president of enterprise open source at Microsoft, which is something that wouldn't have happened five years ago. Red Hat and Microsoft today partner at multiple levels, as the message and value of open source has continued to expand.
During his keynote, Whitehurst said that it's hard to talk about the history of Red Hat without talking about the history of Linux and vice versa, as the two are very much intertwined. Back in the 1990s when Red Hat got started a few years after Linux's birth, Whitehurst said his company didn't have a great business model. At one point, Red Hat actually tried to sell shrink-wrapped boxed software at big box retailers. Around 2001, Red Hat first introduced the enterprise open-source software model that is the core of the company's business today. The basic idea is to bundle open-source software together, test and certify the software, and then provide multiple years of enterprise-grade support.
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Fedora 24 Release Party in Singapore
As you might know, Fedora released its 24th version at the end of June! Recently, the Fedorans in Singapore had a party to celebrate the release. The release party was not only to celebrate its release, but also to commemorate Fedora’s open source journey so far. We invited people from different diverse background to join us for a night of fun and open conversations (Singapore is a cosmopolitan country!)
Sysprof + Builder
After the GNOME 3.20 cycle completed I started revamping Sysprof. More here, here, and here. The development went so smoothly that I did a 3.20 release a couple of weeks later.
A primary motivation of that work was rebuilding Sysprof into a set of libraries for building new tools. In particular, I wanted to integrate Sysprof with Builder as our profiler of choice.
On my flight back from GUADEC I laid the groundwork to integrate these two projects. As of Builder 3.21.90 (released yesterday) you can now profile your project quite easily. There are more corner cases we need to handle but I consider those incremental bugs now.
GUADEC… Its been fun.
I’m not really much of a traveler or outgoing in any way. So when I was invited to GUADEC, I wasn’t very sure about it. It took some encouragement from my mentor and a fellow GSoC mate to convince me. And… I’m glad I went!
It was one of those things that I could not have experienced from my comfy chair to which I reserve myself for the greater part of my day. In fact this trip makes me feel I might be wrong about social interactions not being time well spent for me (but then again I don’t exactly buckle down into ambitious projects, so you’re free to call me ignorant).
gnome-boxes: GSoC Evaluation
This post is meant to be a final self-evaluation and self-analysis of my work for gnome-boxes during the summer. The initial project idea was about implementing/fixing a bunch of SPICE-based features/bugs to/in Boxes. The list of bugs of the SPICE component has since changed, as some new bugs have been discovered and some old ones have been closed, so I made a summary of my involvement...
- The marriage of Microsoft and Linux [Ed: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols not paying attention to the patent extortion]
- LinuxCon: How Microsoft Is Contributing to Open Source [Ed: another puff piece]
- Open Source Windows May Not Be that Big a Long Shot After All [iophk: "when the monopoly goes away, so do the monopoly rents, and then the whole bubble pops at once"]
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- Microsoft drops OMI for Linux to GitHub
Android Sync (SW_SYNC) To Leave Staging In Linux 4.9
Linux 4.9 will see SW_SYNC support leaving the staging area.
SW_SYNC provides the sync validation framework with a sync driver that uses a 32-bit counter for coordinating synchronization. This synchronization driver is used in cases where there is no hardware synchronization support. Of course, we're talking about in the graphics context for synchronizing rendering.
Google lays out plans to update Android more regularly and frequently
Android's release schedule has historically been all over the place, but for the last few years we've gotten roughly one major release per year, occasionally punctuated with medium-sized maintenance releases, minor feature updates, and monthly security patches. Now, the latest of Google's blog posts about the Android Nougat release suggests things will become more predictable in the future.
The 10 best features hiding in the Android Nougat update
Google is starting to roll out the latest version of Android. If you have a Nexus device, you can grab the update now.
While many of the biggest improvements — like longer battery life, better security updates and VR-ready features — won't be immediately obvious once you get the update, there are still plenty of new features to get excited about.
From new emoji and data-saving superpowers to more customization features than ever before, here's a look at our 10 favorite features in Android Nougat.
- Google is moving Android to a regular maintenance release schedule, will continue using developer previews
- Opera's free unlimited VPN service is coming to Android
- Opera brings its free VPN service to Android
- How to get Android N now & how to downgrade Android N: Android Nougat rolling out to Nexus devices now, but you don't need to wait
- Android Nougat’s launch today is another reminder of Android’s fragmentation problem [Ed: When Microsoft Windows runs on many devices (PC brands) and there are many versions still in use, does media call it “fragmentation”?]
- These Sony Xperia phones will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat
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- Android Pay finds its first loyalty partner in Walgreens
- Google’s Android Pay adds another Australian bank, as Samsung and Apple stall
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- Android Auto
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Google Makes Changes to the Chrome App Ecosystem
Google is making some sweeping changes in the way Chrome, Chrome OS and Android handle apps and applications. The company has announced that it is moving away from the app platform on its Chrome browser for all platforms aside from Chromebooks. Beginning in late 2016, you will require a Chromebook to be able to download new Chrome apps, although existing apps will be usable and developers can still release updates.
Meanwhile, many Chrome OS users are beginning to use Android apps on the platform. Android apps arrived on Chromebooks in a heavy-handed way in June, but the developer channel was still buggy. Now, a new implementation has entered the beta channel with some much needed stability.