The Linux Foundation has kicked off a new collaboration designed to push open I/O closer to the metal, to squeeze higher performance out of the white-box world.
Fd.io – which the outfit assures the world is pronounced “Fido” – builds on efforts like Intel's Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK).
The other foundation technology under Fido might come as a surprise: Cisco has dropped its vector packet processing (VPP) technology into the effort.
Every hard disk, however large it may be, is filled up to capacity after some time. Then it's about time to find out where all that disk space has gone, and to reclaim some of it.
This is what KDirStat was all about. The original KDirStat was a KDE 3 application. Now, there is the brand-new QDirStat, based on the same code, but with most of it rewritten with newer technology based on the latest Qt 5. It no longer depends on KDE; rather, it's now desktop agnostic, running just as well under GNOME, Xfce and all thoser other X11-based Linux/BSD desktops.
The GNOME Project is about to come up with the first Beta build of the upcoming major release of the open source desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems, GNOME 3.20, so they're updating most of the core apps and components.