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What Does It Take to Make a Kernel?

Linux Today News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:00

LinuxJournal: The kernel this. The kernel that. People often refer to one operating system's kernel or another without truly knowing what it does or how it works or what it takes to make one.

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Using Python to explore Google's Natural Language API

LXer Linux News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:56
As a technical search engine optimizer, I am always looking for ways to use data in novel ways to better understand how Google ranks websites. I recently investigated whether Google's Natural Language API could better inform how Google may be classifying a site's content.read more
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TurboSched Is A New Linux Scheduler Focused On Maximizing Turbo Frequency Usage

Linux Today News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:00

Phoronix: TurboSched is a new Linux kernel scheduler that's been in development by IBM for maximizing use of turbo frequencies for the longest possible periods of time.

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Purism Reveals Final Hardware Specs of the Privacy-Focused Librem 5 Linux Phone

LXer Linux News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:42
Purism, the company behind the powerful Linux-based laptops known as the Librem computers, announced today the final hardware specifications of their upcoming Librem 5 Linux smartphone.
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Linux Ending Support for the Floppy Drive, Unity 2019.2 Launches Today, Purism Unveils Final Librem 5 Smartphone Specs, First Kernel Security Update for Debian 10 "Buster" Is Out, and Twitter Is Switching from Mesos to Kubernetes

Linux Journal - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:02

News briefs for July 30, 2019

Linux won't support the floppy drive much longer. ZDNet reports that Linus Torvalds has "declared the floppy drive project 'orphaned'". The article quotes Linus: "Actual working physical floppy hardware is getting hard to find, and while Willy was able to test this, I think the driver can be considered pretty much dead from an actual hardware standpoint. The hardware that is still sold seems to be mainly USB-based, which doesn't use this legacy driver at all."

Unity 2019.2 launches today. From the Unity blog: "We have over 1000 developers dedicated to extending and improving Unity for you. In this release, you get more than 170 new features and enhancements for artists, designers, and programmers. We've updated ProBuilder, Shader Graph, 2D Animation, Burst Compiler, UI Elements, and many more." See this video for more details on all the new features, and go here to download.

Purism has unveiled the final specs for the Librem 5 Smartphone, which should begin shipping in Q3 2019 (Display: 5.7" IPS TFT screen @ 720x1440; Processor: i.MX8M Quad Core max. 1.5GHz; Memory: 3GB; Storage: 32GB eMMC internal storage—see the post for the rest). If you pre-order before July 31st, you'll get the early-bird discount price of $649.

The first kernel security update for Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" is now available. According to Softpedia News, the update addresses security flaw CVE-2019-13272. Jann Horn of Google Project Zero "discovered that the ptrace subsystem in the Linux kernel mishandles the management of the credentials of a process that wants to create a ptrace relationship, allowing a local user to obtain root privileges under certain scenarios". The issue affects older versions of Debian as well, so all users should update now.

Twitter is switching from Mesos to Kubernetes. Zhang Lei, Senior Technical Expert on Alibaba Cloud Container Platform and Co-maintainer of Kubernetes Project, writes "with the popularity of cloud computing and the rise of cloud-based containerized infrastructure projects like Kubernetes, this traditional Internet infrastructure starts to show its age—being a much less efficient solution compared with that of Kubernetes". See Zhang's post for some background history and more details on the move.

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Linus Torvalds prepares to wave goodbye to Linux floppy drives

Linux Today News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:00

Time moves on and the venerable, but increasingly rare, floppy drive won't be supported in Linux for much longer.

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How to create a pull request in GitHub

LXer Linux News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 08:27
So, you know how to use git. You have a GitHub repo and can push to it. All is well. But how the heck do you contribute to other people's GitHub projects? That is what I wanted to know after I learned git and GitHub. In this article, I will explain how to fork a git repo, make changes, and submit a pull request.When you want to work on a GitHub project, the first step is to fork a repo.read more
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Purism Reveals Final Hardware Specs of the Privacy-Focused Librem 5 Linux Phone

Linux Today News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 08:00

The Librem 5 Linux phone is currently available for pre-order

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Linus Torvalds prepares to wave goodbye to Linux floppy drives

LXer Linux News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 07:13
TIme moves on and the venerable, but increasingly rare, floppy drive won[he]#039[/he]t be supported in Linux for much longer.
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Two ways to add a Wallpaper to your Ubuntu Terminal

Linux Today News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 07:00

There are some ways to add some life and colors to the command line.

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Two ways to add a Wallpaper to your Ubuntu Terminal

LXer Linux News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 04:44
If you like using the terminal as much as I do, you may have noticed how boring it gets sometimes with its black background and white/grey text. Fortunately, there are some ways to add some life and colors to the command line.
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Core components of a Kubernetes Cluster

LXer Linux News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 03:30
Kubernetes is an open source platform for managing containerized workloads and services that facilitates declarative configuration and automation. In this article, we will be going through a 10,000-foot view of the main Kubernetes components, from what each container is composed of, to how a container in a pod is deployed and scheduled across each of the workers.
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Cyberattack On Elasticseach Databases Turns DBs Into Zombies/Botnets

LXer Linux News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 02:16
There is a list of attacks conducted on Elasticsearch databases in the past few years by bad actors. The new one raises more tension among security experts due to its complexity and use of different tactics to evade security system and carry forward the attack successfully.
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Debian Outs First Linux Kernel Security Update for Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster"

LXer Linux News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 01:01
The first Linux kernel security update for the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series is now available to address a local privilege escalation flaw.
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next-20190730: linux-next

Linux Kernel - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 00:13
Version:next-20190730 (linux-next) Released:2019-07-30
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