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New Open Platform Helps Enterprises Manage Their Own Cloud Services

2 hours 26 min ago

LinuxInsider: Open Cloud Services are unique in that they are not limited to any single compute platform.

The Linux-powered Ataribox will be available to pre-order on December 14th

4 hours 26 min ago

GamingOnLinux: The retro Ataribox console powered by Linux is due for pre-orders on December 14th

Why Linux HDCP isn't the end of the world

Tuesday 12th of December 2017 07:00:00 AM

HDCP is used to encrypt content over HDMI and DisplayPort links

What is Kubernetes?

Tuesday 12th of December 2017 03:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: Kubernetes is more than just a container orchestration according to one of the Google engineers that helped to build the widely used cloud native platform.

What is a blockchain smart contract?

Monday 11th of December 2017 11:00:00 PM

opensource.com: The first thing to know about blockchain smart contracts is they're not contracts, smart, nor necessarily on a blockchain.

Ubuntu Devs Work on Demoting Python 2 to "Universe" Repo for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Monday 11th of December 2017 10:00:00 PM

softpedia: Canonical's Matthias Klose informed the Ubuntu community in a mailing list announcement that getting the Python 2 interpreter demoted from Ubuntu has been an ongoing task for the last few releases

How to Upgrade Kernel on CentOS 7

Monday 11th of December 2017 09:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Learn how to upgrade CentOS 7 kernel to the latest version

Toplip - A Very Strong File Encryption And Decryption CLI Utility

Monday 11th of December 2017 08:00:00 PM

ostechnix: Toplip is a free and open source encryption utility that uses a very strong encryption method called XTS-AES256 to safeguard your confidential data.

Linux Kernel 5.0 Will be Coming in the Summer of 2018

Monday 11th of December 2017 07:00:00 PM

itsFOSS: Linus Torvalds reveals the silly reason about why there will be a Linux Kernel 5 hopefully in the summer of 2018.

KDE Frameworks 5.41.0 Released with More Than 120 Improvements and Bugfixes

Monday 11th of December 2017 04:00:00 PM

Each month, KDE releases a new KDE Frameworks build, and version 5.41.0 is now available for December 2017

What's New in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon Edition

Monday 11th of December 2017 03:00:00 PM

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon edition is the latest release of Linux Mint 18 series features Cinnamon Desktop 3.6 as default desktop environment.

Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" and 8.10 "Jessie" Have Been Officially Announced

Monday 11th of December 2017 02:00:00 PM

Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 is the third maintenance update to the Stretch series

Bodhi Linux 4.4 Released with Linux Kernel 4.13, Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Monday 11th of December 2017 01:00:00 PM

Bodhi Linux is built around the Enlightenment desktop environment.

Amazon aims an AWS-savvy version of FreeRTOS at IoT gizmos

Monday 11th of December 2017 12:00:00 PM

Amazon has launched an open source "Amazon FreeRTOS" real-time OS with AWS Greengrass support and a configuration console, for use in MCU-based IoT devices.

Linux 4.15 rc3

Monday 11th of December 2017 04:20:00 AM

Linus Torvalds: This rc3 is big even by rc3 standards. Not good.

Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Are Increasingly Active and Microsoft is Selling 'Protection' (Azure Subscriptions)

Sunday 10th of December 2017 10:48:30 PM

TechRights: There are several indications that Microsoft-connected shells, which produce no products and are threatening a large number of companies

What Are Zombie Processes And How To Find & Kill Zombie Processes?

Sunday 10th of December 2017 08:02:55 PM

LinuxAndUbuntu: If you are a regular Linux user, you may have encountered the term Zombie Processes.

Wine 3.0 Just Around the Corner with Direct3D 11 Support for AMD and Intel GPUs

Sunday 10th of December 2017 06:00:00 PM

Wine 3.0 will include new features like Direct3D 11 and Android support

Playing with Date & Time in RHEL/CentOS

Sunday 10th of December 2017 02:00:00 PM

LinuxTechLab: In this tutorial, we are going to discuss how we can view or modify date & time values in our RHEL/CentOS 7 servers.

More in Tux Machines

Systemd, Devuan, and Debian; FOSS at the Back End

  • Systemd, Devuan, and Debian
  • Devuan ASCII sprint -- 15-16-17 Dec. 2017
  • This open-source, multicloud serverless framework claims faster-than-bare-metal speed
    The move toward fast, serverless computing technology got a boost this month from Iguazio Systems Ltd. The data platform company (named from the Iguazu waterfalls in South America) announced the release of Nuclio, an open-source, multicloud serverless framework that claims faster-than-bare-metal speed. “We provide one platform, all the data services that Amazon has, or at least the ones that are interesting, serverless functions, which are 100 times faster, and a few more tricks that they don’t have,” said Yaron Haviv (pictured), founder and chief technology officer of Iguazio Systems. “We do fewer services, but each one kicks ass; each one is much faster and better engineered.”
  • CORD Says It’s the De Facto Choice for Edge Computing
    The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) today released 4.1 of its Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) code. CORD has only been around as an independent project within ONF for about a year and a half, but with this release a couple of things have gelled for the project. First, it has merged its residential-CORD, mobile-CORD, and enterprise-CORD into one overarching project. Secondly, the ONF has realized CORD’s relevance in edge computing and edge cloud data centers.

Graphics: AMD, Mesa, VESA and More

  • AMD Moving Forward In Their RadeonSI Support For ARB_gl_spirv
    AMD open-source developer Nicolai Hähnle has spent the past few months working on the ARB_gl_spirv extension as mandated by OpenGL 4.6. Some of the prep work for supporting that extension has landed in Mesa 17.4-dev Git. ARB_gl_spirv is about bringing SPIR-V support to OpenGL drivers, the IR shared by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1+. ARB_gl_spirv allows for loading SPIR-V modules into OpenGL programs and allows for GLSL to be a source language in creating SPIR-V modules. This is basically for creating better interoperability between OpenGL and Vulkan/SPIR-V.
  • Mesa Glthread Gets Adds Another Game, AMDGPU Winsys Gets Performance Workaround
    This week has started off to being another busy time in Mesa Git just ahead of the holidays. First up, Mount & Blade: Warband is the latest game to be white-listed by the Mesa glthread functionality for enabling OpenGL threading on this Steam Linux game. Mount & Blade: Warband was actually whitelisted back in July but then disabled a few days later as it turned out not to be working.
  • VESA Rolls Out DisplayHDR As Its Latest Standard
    VESA has rolled out DisplayHDR 1.0 as its newest standard. As implied by the name, the standard is in regards to specifying HDR (High Dynamic Range) quality for displays.
  • VC5 OpenGL & Vulkan Driver Advancing
    Broadcom developer Eric Anholt has offered an update on the state of the VC5 Gallium3D driver for OpenGL support as well as the work being done on the "BCMV" Vulkan driver. Additionally, the VC4 Gallium3D driver for existing Raspberry Pi devices continues to get better.
  • Initial Tessellation Shader Support For RadeonSI NIR
    The RadeonSI Gallium3D driver's NIR back-end is moving one step closer to feature parity with the existing OpenGL capabilities of this AMD GCN graphics driver. Timothy Arceri working for Valve has been focusing on the NIR back-end recently for RadeonSI. This NIR intermediate representation handling is being driven in order to add SPIR-V ingestion support to RadeonSI with code sharing for RADV's existing NIR-based infrastructure.

Games: Rocket League, Ultimate Trivia Challenge, Grass Cutter, Hyper Knights: Battles, Opus Magnum

If You're Ready for Arch, ArchMerge Eases the Way

Newcomer ArchMerge Linux offers a big change for the better to those switching from the Debian Linux lineage to the Arch Linux infrastructure. ArchMerge Linux is a recent spinoff of ArchLabs Linux. I recently reviewed Archlabs and found it to be a step up from most Arch Linux offerings in terms of installation and usability. Arch Linux distros, in general, are notorious for their challenging installation and software management processes. ArchMerge Linux brings a few extra ingredients that make trying it well worth your while if you want to consider migrating to the Arch Linux platform. Still, no Arch Linux distro is a suitable starting point for Linux newcomers. That reality does not change with ArchMerge, although it helps ease the process considerably for those who are ready for it. Read more