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Working on Linux's nuts and bolts at Linux Plumbers

Thursday 12th of September 2019 01:38:00 PM
Once a year, Linux's top developers meet at Linux Plumbers and the Kernel Summit to hash out problems and concerns with Linux development. Here's what happens.

New Apple iPhone? Please! Get the best, pay less: Android

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 07:11:24 PM
iPhones are not now, nor have they ever been, worth their high price tags. And, yes, that includes the iPhone 11. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols shares his disdain for Apple's ubiquitous device.

Java finally goes all in on open source with the Jakarta EE 8 release

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 03:39:46 PM
The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of the Jakarta EE 8, the first truly open-source, vendor-neutral version of Java Enterprise Edition.

Red Hat Quay 3.1, a highly available Kubernetes container registry, arrives

Monday 9th of September 2019 02:20:00 PM
If you want to manage your Kubernetes container images securely and reliably, you should check out the latest release of Red Hat Quay.

Microsoft hosts first Windows Subsystem for Linux conference

Friday 6th of September 2019 07:31:32 PM
Microsoft will be hosting a community conference on the Windows Subsystem for Linux and related technologies in March 2020.

EU turns from American public clouds to Nextcloud private clouds

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 01:47:03 PM
European governments, wary of American public clouds, are turning toward Nextcloud private clouds for Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds.

ExFAT is on its way to the Linux kernel

Thursday 29th of August 2019 08:19:00 PM
There are many technical problems to be solved before this popular, formerly proprietary file system can be in the shipping open-source Linux code.

Microsoft readies exFAT patents for Linux and open source

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 01:39:00 PM
For years, Microsoft has profited from its FAT file system patents. Now the company is making it explicit that it's freeing its remaining exFAT patents for Open Invention Network members.

The biggest events in Linux's history

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 04:18:00 PM
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.

Dell releases latest Linux developer laptop with Comet Lake CPU

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 07:07:00 PM
Dell's dedicated laptop for open-source programmers sees a new release featuring Intel's hot new laptop CPU: Comet Lake.

Five reasons Chromebooks are better than Windows laptops (for some users)

Tuesday 20th of August 2019 07:58:00 PM
Windows is great for some things, but for many users, a Chromebook is better.

VMware's Pivotal acquisition shows Cloud Foundry's strength

Friday 16th of August 2019 07:26:00 PM
Not so long ago there were fears that Cloud Foundry and other Platform-as-a-Service programs were on their way out. VMware's purchase of Pivotal shows there's a dance in the old PaaS yet.

Best Chromebook laptops for college and school in 2019

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 02:30:00 PM
And, as it happens, they're also the best Chromebook laptops for home or work, too.

Office 365 alternative: Consider LibreOffice for your next PC office suite

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 01:54:00 PM
If you want a standalone office suite for your computer, LibreOffice may soon not just be your best choice, it will be close to your only PC-based choice.

GitHub Actions moves GitHub into DevOps

Thursday 8th of August 2019 09:00:00 PM
Git has always been an essential part of DevOps, now GitHub is adding DevOps' CI/CD features to its Git services.

Kubernetes reports the results of its open-source security audit

Thursday 8th of August 2019 01:56:00 PM
All programs need security audits, but the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) took a new open-source approach and revealed all to its users.

Final Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version released

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 05:32:04 PM
Red Hat has just released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7.

New long-term support version of Linux Mint desktop released

Friday 2nd of August 2019 09:16:00 PM
The best Linux desktop gets a refresh that will last users until 2023.

GNOME and KDE work together on the Linux desktop

Thursday 1st of August 2019 06:26:31 PM
Fragmentation has long been a problem for the Linux desktop, but now the two biggest open-source desktop foundations are joining forces.

Valve proposes game-friendly changes to the Linux kernel

Thursday 1st of August 2019 01:53:00 PM
Valve has long wanted Linux to be a serious gaming platform. It's now taking its efforts into the Linux kernel itself.

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Chromium/Mozilla Firefox: Chrome 78 Beta, Keygen Setback and iframes

  • Chrome 78 Beta: a new Houdini API, native file system access and more

    Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Find more information about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 78 is beta as of September 19, 2019.

  • Chrome 78 Hits Beta With Native File System API, Much Faster WebSockets

    Google on Friday released the Chrome 78 web-browser beta following last week's release of Chrome 77. Chrome 78 Beta is coming with a new Houdini API or more formally known as the CSS Properties and Values API Level 1, which lets developers register variables as fully custom CSS properties and can better handle animations and other use-cases.

  • Firefox 69 dropped support for <keygen>

    With version 69, firefox removed the support for the <keygen> feature to easily deploy TLS client certificates. It's kind of sad how used I've become to firefox giving me less and less reasons to use it...

  • [Mozilla] Restricting third-party iframe widgets using the sandbox attribute, referrer policy and feature policy

    Adding third-party embedded widgets on a website is a common but potentially dangerous practice. Thankfully, the web platform offers a few controls that can help mitigate the risks. While this post uses the example of an embedded SurveyMonkey survey, the principles can be used for all kinds of other widgets. Note that this is by no means an endorsement of SurveyMonkey's proprietary service. If you are looking for a survey product, you should consider a free and open source alternative like LimeSurvey.

DM-Clone Target Added To Linux 5.4 For Efficient Remote Replication Of A Block Device

Added to the device mapper (DM) code with the Linux 5.4 kernel is an interesting addition that benefits those wanting to carry out some interesting use-cases around remote replication of block devices. As explained in the original patch proposal for dm-clone, "dm-clone produces a one-to-one copy of an existing, read-only device (origin) into a writable device (clone): It presents a virtual block device which makes all data appear immediately, and redirects reads and writes accordingly. The main use case of dm-clone is to clone a potentially remote, high-latency, read-only, archival-type block device into a writable, fast, primary-type device for fast, low-latency I/O. The cloned device is visible/mountable immediately and the copy of the origin device to the clone device happens in the background, in parallel with user I/O." Read more

Devices: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO-1.75, PiCAN3 CAN-Bus Board and BeagleBoard

IBM, Red Hat and Fedora

  • OpenShift Commons Gathering in Milan 2019 – Recap [Slides]

    On September 18th, 2019, the first OpenShift Commons Gathering Milan brought together over 300 experts to discuss container technologies, operators, the operator framework and the open source software projects that support the OpenShift ecosystem. This was the first OpenShift Commons Gathering to take place in Italy. The standing room only event hosted 11 talks in a whirlwind day of discussions. Of particular interest to the community was Christian Glombek’s presentation updating the status and roadmap for OKD4 and CoreOS. Highlights from the Gathering induled an OpenShift 4 Roadmap Update, customer stories from Amadeus, the leading travel technology company, and local stories from Poste Italiane and SIA S.p.A. In addition to the technical updates and customer talks, there was plenty of time to network during the breaks and enjoy the famous Italian coffee.

  • Powering the hybrid cloud on next-generation hardware: Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM System Z and LinuxONE

    For more than five years we have been driving our technology strategy around the idea that the future of enterprise IT does not reside solely in an enterprise datacenter or in the public cloud. Instead the next wave of computing is built on a blend of these technologies and infrastructure: in short, the future is hybrid. The value of hybrid clouds comes from the choice it delivers, pairing the control of the corporate datacenter alongside the scale and flexibility of public clouds. We strongly feel, however, that the most valuable hybrid clouds are those that offer not only a choice of deployment type and location, but also a choice of the underlying architecture and the capacity to run on multiple public clouds. [....] With RHEL available on Z15 and LinuxONE III, this helps pave the way for the rest of Red Hat’s hybrid cloud portfolio, including Red Hat OpenShift, to emerge on IBM enterprise platforms. We’re pleased to continue our work with IBM in bringing the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform to their next-generation systems.

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 Marks End of Short-Term Support

    Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 is the last release that will only be supported for a year, as the company moves to a new model to support the open-source cloud platform.

  • Fedora rawhide – fixed bugs 2019/07