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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
- Major SMP improvements! There's major SMP scaling improvements by trying to eliminate as much kernel lock contention as possible and making other performance enhancements to help out multi-core systems.
eWEEK 30: Unix remains a major server platform in enterprises and on the Internet three decades after PC Week started covering the computer industry.
The Allwinner A20 combines dual Cortex-A7 cores and a dual-core Mali-400 GPU, which together enable 1080p video playback, as well as 3D and UHD 2160P video decoding. No clock rate is mentioned, but you can be assured of at least 1GHz.
Docker, the popular container technology that, in theory, lets developers encapsulate their apps and run them on bare metal, virtualized and private or public cloud environments, now supports nearly all the major Linux distributions right out of the box.
The realization of years of promise in software defined networking will be one of THE major stories of 2014. People don’t appreciate how big software defined networking and network function virtualization will become. Think about it. Billions of dollars are spent on hardware based switches, routers, load balancers, firewalls, etc; this is all being abstracted into software. More importantly it is being abstracted via open source software in the sweet spot for OSS which is at this infrastructure layer. I think you’ll see projects like OpenDaylight and others have a big breakout year in 2014.
The Linux Foundation is a good organisation, but if it becomes increasingly dependent on funding from companies with weak/no ethics, then we have a real problem in our hands.
Over the years, Lance Spaulding has worked with a medical company, a non-profit foundation, a credit card company, a start-up, a small e-commerce business, and now a large defense contractor. But at least one thing hasn't changed in that time: he's a devoted Linux desktop user and tinkerer.
If you enjoy creating your own electronic projects you might be interested in a new modular development platform called the Improv which is a modular engineering kit that comes with a CPU card and a separate feature card to connect it to.
Our plan to give 50% of our profits back to the community has got a lot of people talking. Everyone likes the idea, but some people are wondering how it’s going to work. It’s important to note that this plan isn’t just a short term gimmick — no, it’s a crucial part of what Linux Voice will be about over the years. A thriving Linux and Free Software community is good for all of us!
The Linux Foundation launched the 100 Linux Video Tutorials campaign last January and today an update was posted. According to Jennifer Cloer nearly 100 videos have been submitted but she said, " We need your help to reach 100 Linux video tutorials in January." The collection boasts 83 submissions so far.
Security researchers of well-known security firm 'Symantec' have identified a cyber-criminal operation which relies on a new-fangled Linux backdoor, nicknamed Linux.Fokirtor, to embezzle data without being discovered.
In honor of the open-source operating system’s longtime penguin mascot, the Linux Foundation is taking a conservation-friendly approach to its latest membership drive.
The instructions, written by Dell engineer D. Jared Dominguez, appeared on Dell's TechCenter community website, which is aimed at IT professionals. Which means they're not likely to find their way to the huddled masses within Dell's customer base.
Lightworks is currently only available as a full release for Windows, but EditShare has always planned both Linux and Mac OS X versions. Betas of Lightworks 11.5 have just been made available for Linux and Windows, with Lightworks 12 scheduled for release early next year.
"Companies spend billions on operating systems, and time making them more efficient, and they don't even get a mention!" he groused to me while waiting for his special hot sauce to be delivered from a secret spot behind the counter. It's kept there so nobody accidentally gets their palate obliterated (I declined to try it).