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  • Live coding at Codemotion Berlin

    Our Developer Advocacy team was at Codemotion Berlin 2019, 12 – 13 November, at the Kulturbrauerei; Codemotion connects tech professionals, communities, and companies. It was the conference’s sixth year and had more than 1,200 participants. Both an engaging and extremely diverse crowd, the attendees came from all around the world. The broad range of 17 topics included AI, machine learning, software architecture, DevOps, mobile, cybersecurity, diversity in tech, voice and digital assistants, and others. Regardless of language and experience, there was something for everyone.

  • What does it mean to be a great place to work?

    As we head into the end of 2019, I’ve been reflecting on the past year. This has been a time of immense opportunity, successes and growth for Red Hat and our associates.

    One of the things I am most proud of is the recognition we received this year for our culture and the environment we strive to create for our associates. In October Forbes ranked us as No. 3 on its list of the World’s Best Employers (our first time on the list!). In addition, Fortune included us on their list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Parents and the 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity.

    We know that Red Hat’s open culture—the set of values and principles that influence how we work together and how we serve our customers—has always been a key component of our employer value proposition (community, passion, purpose and opportunity). Our culture, which flows from how we operate, is what I think makes Red Hat a great place to work, and it’s been so rewarding to see others notice that as well.

  • The economic impact of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: RHEL for everybody

    We pointed out in our last post that by the end of 2019, it is expected that nearly 900,000 workers will be employed in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem, with an additional 236,000 jobs predicted to be added through 2023. These figures include all employees in hardware, software, services and channels companies (not just the software engineers or programmers), and most of the additions are expected to be highly-skilled, high-paying jobs.

    While some of these companies will be multinational, a majority will be locally-based, and as a result will be making investments in the regions in which they serve. These are investments in marketing, local offices, staff and services. All told, these investments should reach nearly $48 billion in 2019 to the benefit of local economies...but this is just the beginning.

  • Accelerate your 5G strategy with virtualized RAN (vRAN)

    There are more than 5.1 billion mobile subscribers worldwide. Plenty of them are streaming and downloading music, video, and other media on a daily basis, constantly exchanging data with their mobile network. And with 9.1 billion connected or IoT devices worldwide, mobile traffic could reach an annual run rate of a zettabyte in just a few years.

    According to the GSMA Intelligence research report, "4G will soon become the dominant mobile technology, surpassing half of global mobile connections in 2019 and reaching 60% in 2023." However, 5G is already making headway globally, and with it could come a plethora of new mobile services. In fact, GSMA anticipates 1.4 billion 5G connections by 2025.

  • Open source and the mainframe: The present and the future

    Say open source and mainframe in the same sentence and people might look at you strangely. But they shouldn’t. In fact, if you want to trace the history of open source, you would need to go all the way back to the 1950s with SHARE — an event designed specifically to enable mainframers to share code with one another (though on microfiche and tape versus how we do it today). Open collaboration is a key part of the heritage of the mainframe ecosystem, and it’s fitting now that over the last 20 years these worlds have been aligning once more.

    How can open source fit in with the mission-critical workloads that only a mainframe can drive? How can organizations trust code developed in the public eye to keep applications crucial to our society going? And is all open source the same?

  • Using Ubuntu on IBM Z and LinuxONE

    At IBM Z Day, we welcomed representatives from SUSE, Red Hat, and Canonical (Ubuntu) to showcase the latest that their respective distributions have to offer for running on IBM Z. In the following guest post, Frank Heimes, Technical Lead Ubuntu Server on Z at Canonical, gives us a rundown of his talk, including some details about Ubuntu itself and why Ubuntu on Z is such a great pairing.

    At the IBM Z Day on November 21, I had the honor to give a technical session about Ubuntu Server on IBM Z and LinuxONE, and explained what it is, where we are, our releases, their contents, their lifetime and support, selected components, and complementing Canonical technology.

    [...]

    The openness described above is probably also Ubuntu’s biggest strength as it allows you to use Ubuntu however and whenever you like. Ubuntu’s ease of use and its roots in the desktop make it an increasingly popular way to consume new and innovative generations of open source. This leads to significant community participation, new technologies, innovations, and streamlining (like LXD, snaps, and uvt), which has resulted in a huge number of packages (over 25,000) in all the Ubuntu archives (including cloud archive, partner archive, and snap store).

Fedora Leftovers

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  • Infrastructure support over the holidays

    As you may be aware, Red Hat has a mandatory shutdown period beginning 24 December and ending 2 January. This allows most associates to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family and recharge their batteries after a busy year. Multiple Red Hat teams will be observing this period, including the Community Platform Engineering team, which supports Fedora & CentOS infrastructure. We want to raise awareness that availability will be minimal during this time.

    For services that affect end users (e.g. mirrorlists) and services that directly affect the ability to provide critical updates to users, we will attempt to provide coverage, but this is not guaranteed and will be on a best-effort basis. Any coverage offered will ultimately will be at the personal choice of the individual during their time off.

  • Fedora program update: 2019-51

    Here’s your report of what has happened in Fedora this week. This is the last update of 2019. We’ll see you all next year!

  • Fedora 31 : Start with tito tool.

    If you have some Fedora related project and you want to your output an RPM package, then you can use the tito tool.

    This tool comes with the version 0.6.12 and today is finally out!

  • Fedora Looking At Finally Enabling FSTRIM By Default In Fedora 32

    With Fedora 32 the developers are finally looking at enabling the fstrim.timer systemd unit by default that would trigger FSTRIM to run weekly on supported storage devices and file-systems. For file-systems mounted with the likes of EXT4 / XFS / Btrfs / F2FS and on a supported flash-based storage device, each Monday FSTRIM would run for informing the storage devices about unused blocks. This also benefits LVM thin-provisioned environments for returning LV extents to the pool.

IBM and Red Hat Leftovers: National Science Foundation, SANTALUCÍA and More

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  • National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Develop Next-Generation Cloud Computing Testbed Powered by Red Hat

    Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Computer and Network Systems has awarded a grant to a research team from Boston University, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) to help fund the development of a national cloud testbed for research and development of new cloud computing platforms.

  • SANTALUCÍA Digitalizes Customer Experience with Red Hat
  • Companies Prefer Hybrid Cloud To Escape Public Cloud Data Grabbity
  • IBM Z Open Editor Support for Language Server Protocol is a Game Changer

    The integrated development environment (IDE) is an indispensable tool for software developers. Before it came along, coding was a laborious, detail ladened undertaking. We’ve become accustomed to the syntax checking and code completion features than even the most basic IDEs provide. These days we tend to forget how hard it was programming with nothing but a rudimentary text editor. Something as simple as finding a missing comma or a misplaced curly bracket that was causing a compilation error could take hours, maybe days should the codebase be big enough. When it came to tracing your way through a seemingly endless chain of functions and classes in order to find the culprit of a runtime error, well…fuggedaboutit! Without the modern IDE, we’d be sunk.
    Well, that was then and this is now. A few years back, a new technology emerged on the technical landscape that’s boosting the power of the IDE, and subsequently the scope of work a developer does and the decisions he or she makes by an order of magnitude. This new technology is Language Server Protocol (LSP).

Matthias Clasen: More on Flatpak updates

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GNOME

In the terminal, I’m building a new version of the the portal test app, and update my (local) repository. The flatpak portal is noticing that the update appeared (I’m running it with a short poll timeout here, instead of the usual 30 minutes), and sends out a D-Bus signal to the application, which requests to be updated, and then restarts itself.

Using the portal API directly is not very convenient, since you have to listen to D-Bus signals and whatnot. Therefore, we now have a library called libportal, which is providing simple async wrappers for most portals. That is what the portal test app in the demo is using, and you should be using it too in your applications.

The first stable release of libportal will appear very soon, with Flatpak 1.6, and then it will find its way into runtimes.

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Red Hat, Fedora and IBM Leftovers

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  • Linux Day 2019 – Italy

    Linux Day is an Italian event promoted by the Italian Linux Society and locally organized by many LUGs and associations in a lot of cities all around the country. It could be considered the main Italian FLOSS event organized by non commercial entities, and community-driven by many passionate volunteers. The fact that it is held in many cities instead of organizing a big event in a single place, it is a way to facilitate the approach of people to local Linux/FLOSS communities, then also many students, people with limited time and resources and also just merely curious citizens have the possibility to get in touch with the FLOSS universe and know people that animate such world.

    Sadly, in the last years we are looking at a slow decrease of cities where Linux Day events are organized. Last year there were 77 events (92 in 2015 and 135 in the 2010 edition, just to give an idea), while this year there were 58 events. Although, it’s worth noting that some cities and communities joined forces in one single place. But unfortunately such decrease is perfectly in line with the current status of many FLOSS communities: it is so hard to find new passionate contributors. There are some proposals to change the style of the Linux Day, and transform it in many regional events in order to join forces and ideas where needed. We will see how it will go.

    This year there were Fedora representatives in four cities: Bari, Ivrea and Pisa. Linux Day in Catania was postponed due to a weather alert that was disastrous in some places of Sicily. However it took place on November 23.
    In Ivrea there was a talk hosted by dariolesca. In Bari there was a talk (and much more!) hosted by corsaro. In Pisa there was a booth managed by alciregi, and lewis41.

  • Telco service providers and partners want greater agility: Get there with a modernized OSS/BSS

    Communication service providers (CSPs) regularly invest in their network and business operations in order to deliver the best customer experience they can. To advance their operations support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS), they and their solution vendors are using cloud-native applications built on microservices architectures to accelerate innovations and enable dynamic, elastic scaling. This foundation also allows them to migrate to DevOps methodologies and automated CI/CD pipelines. All of these can help deliver shorter time to market and increased agility, key elements for improved customer experience.

    ACG Research expects automation, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, to permeate all the BSS and OSS. Consider some of the benefits that can be achieved by adding a common task automation platform: faster, dependable delivery of services and new tools to help with security and compliance. Orchestrating this with business process automation and decision management could allow for complex, highly flexible service provisioning.

  • What does an open source program office do?

    As more organizations realize the advantages of open source, many are looking for ways to integrate open source technologies and strategies into their own business practices. But they've learned that simply throwing developers into an open source project and hoping for the best isn't enough to really reap those advantages. Increasingly, organizations are also recognizing the need for building centralized open source programs offices (OSPOs) that nurture, guide, and align open source best practices with business strategy.

    In fact, that work is so important that even a company like Red Hat, which lives and breathes the open source way, established an OSPO.

    So what does an OSPO do?

  • Holding The Line In The Enterprise

    Over the past several decades, the various forms of Hewlett Packard have found and leverage profit pools – it is really amazing just how much of the company’s success came from LaserJet ink and how priting’s profits allowed it to make the investments to broaden its systems business from a small line of proprietary machines to a big player in scientific workstations (the original Apollo systems, thanks to an acquisition) to an innovator in RISC/Unix systems for the datacenter. The cash flows from its revenue streams gave it the chance to eat Compaq/Digital/Tandem as well as EDS to create an alternative to the IBM behemoth in the datacenter in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But in more recent years, Hewlett Packard has been paring itself down to the bare enterprise essentials and walked away from unprofitable hyperscaler, cloud builder, and service provider system sales and sold off most of its services and software businesses to boot.

Red Hat on Containers and Microservices

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  • Red Hat Quay 3.2: Welcome to the Container Security Operator

    Today Red Hat announces Red Hat Quay 3.2. This enterprise container registry release focuses on improving the management of Quay and hardens features introduced in past Quay releases. Based on customer input and feedback we've stabilized repository mirroring and the Quay Setup Operator to bring them to general availability. This release also introduces the general availability of the Container Security Operator, which integrates Quay’s image vulnerability scanning capabilities to Kubernetes for improved security.

  • What is Helm?
  • Move your APIs into the serverless era with Camel K and Knative

    In the past few years, developers have addressed the challenge of evolving from monolith systems to microservices architecture. These days, we hear about the adoption of serverless systems.

    Like many trends in software, there’s no one clear view of how to define serverless or how this approach offers added value for our software architecture. The perfect place to start with serverless systems and discover serverless capabilities is through a use case.

  • Secure your Microservices

    Microservices architectures are becoming the de facto way developers are thinking about how their applications are constructed. But security remains a top concern to most organizations. Therefore, it is important to understand the intersection of security and microservices. While not guaranteeing your application will be secure, we can look at some of the capabilities that can be leveraged to address security concerns with microservices.

    OpenShift Service Mesh uses Istio’s three main principles to solve this new paradigm of security. The first one is Security by default, meaning that users won’t need to change any single line of code in order to use its security features. Secondly, Defense in depth where users can integrate their own security services with the service mesh existent ones (for instance, combining it with Kubernetes RBAC system). And last but not least, Zero-trust network that states that Service Mesh won’t consider security measures installed in the underneath platform. Strong identities, mTLS and RBAC are the most common features. Let’s explore the mTLS and how Kiali can help with that.

Red Hat: Shares, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), PHP and IBM Z

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  • Red Hat Shares ― Special edition: This year in open source (2019)

    Red Hat® Shares covered lots of technology topics during the past year. Check out our 10 most popular stories from 2019, and tell us what you'd like for us to do differently in the new year.

  • Red Hat selects the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for 2019 U.S. corporate holiday donation

    For the twelfth year in a row, Red Hatters took an active role in selecting a charitable organization to be the beneficiary of our holiday U.S. corporate donation. During the process, they nominated more than 140 charities and more than 1,250 associates participated in the final vote. For our 2019 corporate holiday donation, Red Hatters have chosen to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) with a $75,000 donation that will contribute to the organization's efforts to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

    AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against a leading cause of death. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by funding scientific research, educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention and advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention.

  • PHP 7.1 is dead

    After PHP 5.6, and as announced, PHP version 7.1.33 was the last official release of PHP 7.1

    Which means that after version 7.2.26, 7.3.13 and 7.4.1 releases, some security vulnerabilities are not, and won't be, fixed by the PHP project.

  • PHP version 7.2.26, 7.3.13 and 7.4.1PHP version 7.2.26, 7.3.13 and 7.4.1

    RPMs of PHP version 7.4.1 are available in remi-php73 repository for Fedora ≥ 29 and Enterprise Linux ≥ 7 (RHEL, CentOS).

    RPMs of PHP version 7.3.13 are available in remi repository for Fedora 30-31 and remi-php73 repository for Fedora 29 and Enterprise Linux ≥ 6 (RHEL, CentOS).

    RPMs of PHP version 7.2.26 are available in remi repository for Fedora 29 and remi-php72 repository for Enterprise Linux ≥ 6 (RHEL, CentOS).

  • Use Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Z

    In November, the IBM Z community came together and hosted IBM Z Day, where various companies, organizations, and individuals told their stories and shared their expertise with IBM Z. In the open source track, we welcomed representatives from SUSE, Red Hat, and Canonical (Ubuntu) to talk about what their respective companies and Linux distributions had to offer.

    In the case of Red Hat, IBM and Red Hat have been working together for more than 20 years helping customers and partners build solutions in open source technologies and innovations that amplify the value of open source for the developer community. In his in-depth session on this topic, Red Hat Global Solutions Architect Murthy Garimella began by exploring Red Hat’s relationship with IBM and their place in open source. In this blog post, I cover some of the key points from his talk. The link to the talk for on-demand viewing is available at the end of this post.

    As a leader in the open source space, Red Hat is working across the community with technical leaders, developers, and partners to enable Red Hat open source technology to drive projects and products with rich features and commitment.

    Red Hat and IBM share a common objective in their commitment to open source ecosystems, and both invest in the advancement of open source communities to build solutions across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. To find out more, I suggest reading “Red Hat and IBM: Accelerating the adoption of open source” by Red Hat CTO Chris Wright.

    [...]

    Red Hat continues to focus on supporting developers, as described in the blog post “Preserving the Red Hat developer experience.” The company is involved in many communities and supports everything from open source to containers to middleware to storage to OpenStack — all the way up to management and automation.

    You can learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE by watching Murthy Garimella’s recent presentation at IBM Z Day.

Comparison Between RHEL 8 vs RHEL 7 vs RHEL 6

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Between RHEL 6, RHEL 7 and RHEL 8 there are numerous changes in tools, commands and workflows.

Included the possible difference between them in this article.

We have gone through several Red Hat articles and RHEL 6, 7 and 8 Release Notes to gather this information.

We have added a comparison table based on category.

It has five categories and each type contains related information.

This will give you a comparison between RHEL8 vs RHEL7 vs RHEL6.

If we missed any points, please update your query in the comment section so that we can update the article.

It will help others to know about it.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (Ootpa) is based on Fedora 28 and modular software repository, curated 3rd-party software repositories notable new features.

This release provides a stable, secure and good foundation to deploy Linux containers to public and private clouds, which support customer’s workloads and operations seamlessly.

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IBM and Fedora: Adam Bien, GMemoryMonitor and Fedora 'Versus' Lulzbot

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  • Conversations with Adam Bien

    Recently Adam Bien invited IBM Developer Advocate Niklas Heidloff to his popular weekly podcast airhacks.fm to discuss NodeJS, MicroProfile, and the Java cloud-native starter project. Since 2017, Adam regularly invites developers from the community to his podcast to discuss the latest developments and capabilities.

    Adam Bien, freelancer and world-renowned Java champion, has been working with Java since 1994 and is still a very passionate aficionado. Munich-based Adam is heavily involved in the Java community, namely Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, and Quarkus. Widely recognized for his innovative presentational style, Adam does many live coding sessions, making the #slideless hashtag very popular among tech talks. Adam also makes a great deal of content online: blogging avidly, participating in webinars, and creating videos and workshops.

  • GMemoryMonitor (low-memory-monitor, 2nd phase)

    Use GMemoryMonitor in glib 2.63.3 and newer in your applications to lower overall memory usage, and detect low memory conditions.

    [...]

    Creating low-memory-monitor was easy enough, getting everything else in place was decidedly more complicated. In addition to requiring changes to glib, xdg-desktop-portal and python-dbusmock, it also required a lot of work on the glib CI to save me from having to write integration tests in C that would have required a lot of scaffolding. So thanks to all involved in particular Philip Withnall for his patience reviewing my changes.

  • Fedora versus Lulzbot

    I selected Lulzbot Mini as my 3D printer in large part because of the strong connection between the true open source and the company. It came with some baggage: not the cheapest, stuck in the world of 3mm filament, Cura generates mediocre support. But I could tolerate all that.

    However, some things happened.

    One, the maker of the printer, Alef Objects collapsed and sold itself to FAME 3D.

    Two, Fedora shipped a completely, utterly busted Cura twice: both Fedora 30 and Fedora 31 came out with the package that just cannot be used.

Red Hat/IBM OpenShift Posts and Promotions

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  • Revamped OpenShift All-in-One (AIO) for Labs and Fun

    Back in the 3.x days, I documented the All-in-One (AIO) deployment of OCP 3.11 for lab environments and other possible use cases. That blog post is available here: https://blog.openshift.com/openshift-all-in-one-aio-for-labs-and-fun/

    With OCP4.2 (and OCP4.3 nightly builds) the all-in-one (AIO) deployment is also possible. Before going into the details I should highlight that this particular setup does have the same DNS requirements and prerequisites as any other OCP 4.x deployment.

    This approach is NOT the best option for a local development environment on a laptop. This AIO is for external deployments in a home lab or cloud-based lab. If looking for an OCP 4.x development environment to run in a laptop, I highly recommend using RedHat CodeReady Containers which is a maintained solution for that specific purpose https://developers.redhat.com/products/codeready-containers

  • Real open source projects take mentoring seriously

    Part of starting, or growing, a successful open source community is designing the community to be sustainable. This means the project needs to be able to reliably, and repeatedly, bring in new people and help them become ongoing contributors. Let's talk about how mentoring new contributors is crucial to enabling a community to be sustainable.

    If this matches your projects’s version of sustainable, then a mentoring program is absolutely crucial. It’s at the center of how to take a project from "three people who know and do everything" to make it something many people can contribute to in a self-sustaining fashion.

  • Deploying debuginfod servers for your developers

    In an earlier article, Aaron Merey introduced the new elfutils debuginfo-server daemon. With this software now integrated and released into elfutils 0.178 and coming to distros near you, it’s time to consider why and how to set up such a service for yourself and your team.

    Recall that debuginfod exists to distribute ELF or DWARF debugging information, plus associated source code, for a collection of binaries. If you need to run a debugger like gdb, a trace or probe tool like perf or systemtap, binary analysis tools like binutils or pahole, or binary rewriting libraries like dyninst, you will eventually need debuginfo that matches your binaries. The debuginfod client support in these tools enables a fast, transparent way of fetching this data on the fly, without ever having to stop, change to root, run all of the right yum debuginfo-install commands, and try again. Debuginfo lets you debug anywhere, anytime.

    We hope this opening addresses the “why.” Now, onto the “how.”

  • Operators on OCP 4.x

    In this video, we will cover introduction to operators, the use cases they cover, how operators are architected to extend kubernetes, and how OpenShift 4.x uses operators as the core technology. We will understand the types of operators in OpenShift 4.x, and also deploy an application using operator.

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Linux 5.6-rc2

More than halt the rc2 patch is actually Documentaiton updates,
because the kvm docs got turned into RST.

Another notable chunk is just tooling updates, which is about 50/50
perf updates (much of it due to header file syncing) and - again - kvm
updates.

But if you ignore those parts, and look at only the actual kernel code
updates, things look a bit calmer. The bulk ends up being network
driver updates (intel "ice" driver - E800 series - stands out) with
GPU updates a close second (i915, amd, panfrost). There's a few other
driver updates in there too, but they are mostly hidden in the noise
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gpio etc.

Outside of drivers, there's the usual smattering of changes all over.
Filesystems (nfs, ext4, ceph, cifs, btrfs), architecture updates (x86,
arm), and some core code (scheduling, tracing, networking, io_uring).

The shortlog is appended, you can get a feel for the details by scanning it.

Go forth and test,

               Linus
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today's leftovers

  • This Week in Linux 93: MATE 1.24, KDE Plasma 5.18, Blender, OpenShot, Evernote, MX Linux

    On this episode of This Week in Linux, we have monster of a show with new releases from desktop environments like MATE and KDE Plasma to distro news from MX Linux, Ubuntu, Project Trident and Tiny Core. In App News this week, we see new releases from Blender, OpenShot and some interesting news from Evernote. We’ll also talk about some updates from TLP the laptop performance project and Wayland display server protocol. Later in the show, we’ll check out a cool gaming overlay project called MangoHud and we’ll discuss some Legal News related to Mycroft AI and their fight against a “Patent Troll”. All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

  • How Ceph powers exciting research with Open Source

    As researchers seek scalable, high performance methods for storing data, Ceph is a powerful technology that needs to be at the top of their list. Ceph is an open-source software-defined storage platform. While it’s not often in the spotlight, it’s working hard behind the scenes, playing a crucial role in enabling ambitious, world-renowned projects such as CERN’s particle physics research, Immunity Bio’s cancer research, The Human Brain Project, MeerKat radio telescope, and more. These ventures are propelling the collective understanding of our planet and the human race beyond imaginable realms, and the outcomes will forever change how we perceive our existence and potential. It’s high-time Ceph receives the praise it deserves for powering some of the most exciting research projects on Earth.

  • Kubernetes' Inevitable Takeover of the Data Center
  • How To Drive Infrastructure Like Uber Does
  • DragonFlyBSD 5.8-RC1 Is Ready With Many Changes From DSynth To Performance Optimizations

    Not only did NetBSD 9.0 make its debut today but DragonFlyBSD 5.8 was branched and its first release candidate made while DragonFlyBSD 5.9 is the version now open on Git master.

  • Executive interview: Melissa Di Donato, CEO, SUSE

    New CEO of the world’s largest independent open source company wants to make SUSE more innovative and help businesses to modernise traditional IT

  • Every time Windows 10 Updates, it deletes all saved desktop icons, clears my taskbar, deletes all my saved favorites, passwords, and more!

    Every time my PC updates my desktop wallpaper goes back to default, and all saved icons, favorites, passwords, etc are gone. Every. Single. Time. This is getting tiring and I'm losing so much time at work saving my icons again, paswords, etc. What is going on? Also keeps changing my default printer even when the box is left un-checked, when the computer updates and restarts the box will be checked. Its almost as if the computer is set back to default after every update. Please help. I've tried quite a few things to fix and no luck.

  • February Win10 1903 and 1909 cumulative update, KB 4532693, causing desktops to disappear

    Microsoft should be paying you to beta test their buggy patches.

  • Windows 10: Update KB4532693 kills user data/profile

    There are reports that cumulative update KB4532693 for Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909 dated February 11, 2020, is causing significant issues for some users. Desktop gone, files gone, icons gone and more.

  • Second Windows 10 update is now causing problems by hiding user profiles

    Windows 10 users are reporting that a second Windows update included in this month's Patch Tuesday is causing problems. According to reports, a bug in the KB4532693 update is hiding user profiles and their respective data on some Windows 10 systems.