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  • Kodi 17 "Krypton" Media Center to Get a Fresh Look with Two New Themes

    The Kodi developers have unveiled earlier, March 8, 2016, details about two new upcoming themes for the next major version of the acclaimed cross-platform and open-source media center software.

  • Docker and Kubernetes: Speed Matters, but these Tools Can Win Together

    Jeff Nickoloff, principal of All In Geek Consulting Services, was approached to conduct the container square-off. You can get detailed analysis of the results in this InformationWeek report.

  • GNOME Photos 3.20 Image Viewer to Feature Non-Destructive Editing, Photo Filters

    GNOME developer Debarshi Ray shares some very exciting details about some of the major features that are coming to his GNOME Photos 3.20 application this spring as part of the GNOME 3.20 release.

    We reported the fact that the GNOME Photos image viewer app tried to become an image editor too back in November 2015, so if you're reading our website on a daily basis, today's news should not come as a surprise to you. Non-destructive editing was implemented in the second milestone for this cycle.

  • Cultural context in open source software

    Have you ever worked on an open source software project—and out of nowhere, a flame war starts up on the mailing list? You review the emails, and think to yourself "Someone over-reacted here." The problem may not be an over-reaction per se, but rather a cultural conflict.

    Anthropologist Edward T. Hall (not related) identified the "context preferences" of different cultures, describing high- and low-context cultures. In his 1976 book, Beyond Culture, Hall described the different communication styles of low- and high-context communicators. This difference is why, for example, German and English speakers interact differently with each other.

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7 tools for analyzing performance in Linux with bcc/BPF

A new technology has arrived in Linux that can provide sysadmins and developers with a large number of new tools and dashboards for performance analysis and troubleshooting. It's called the enhanced Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF, or just BPF), although these enhancements weren't developed in Berkeley, they operate on much more than just packets, and they do much more than just filtering. I'll discuss one way to use BPF on the Fedora and Red Hat family of Linux distributions, demonstrating on Fedora 26. BPF can run user-defined sandboxed programs in the kernel to add new custom capabilities instantly. It's like adding superpowers to Linux, on demand. Examples of what you can use it for include: Read more