'X works extremely well for what it is, but what it is is deeply flawed' Red Hat's Adam Jackson, project owner for the X.Org graphical and windowing system still widely used on Linux, said the project has been abandoned "to the extent that that means using it to actually control the display, and not just keep X apps running."…
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Tickles the Azure Hybrid Benefit so that RHEL and SUSE users get the same deal as Windows buyers The fine folk at Licensing School have noticed a new-ish example of Microsoft’s ongoing ardour for Linux: a BYO licensing scheme that makes it easier to bring Red Hat and SUSE deals to Azure.…
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Valve-sponsored work will plug gaping holes in Steam Play.
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Update tips more functionality on gizmo's second display Planet Computers has updated the Debian-based operating system for its Cosmo Communicator PDA to allow users to place calls from the device's second screen.…
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F(x)tec unveils Pro1-X smartphone with physical keyboard in unique form-factor
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Plus: 'Intel is not doing well with disclosures. I’m not happy. It’s not getting better' Open Source Summit Europe  Speaking in an "Ask the Experts" session at the online Open Source Summit Europe conference today, Linux kernel's stable branch maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman said there are plenty of new contributors to the code though the bottleneck is finding the people to review it.…
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So long as you're content with older hardware, that is.
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PSA: Maintaining the open-source OS can turn your beard grey Open Source Summit Europe  It's official. The upcoming Linux 5.10 kernel is destined to become the next "longterm maintenance" release for the open-source operating system.…
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Although not as common as towering desktops, the mini PC form factor has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years as consumers looked towards more general-purpose home computers. These relatively tiny PCs, however, are not exactly known for their performance and power, leaning more towards space-savings and power-efficiency, enough for basic computing tasks. MINISFORUM, however, has long been trying to move … Continue reading
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Memory-handling oddity from the age of the 286 has been around since ‘pretty much the original release of Linux’ Linus Torvalds has given the world the first release candidate of version 5.10 of the Linux kernel and called out what he’s labelled an historic change – the removal of an addressing tool that appears to have been around for nearly 30 years, sparked a nasty bug a decade ago but has since been made redundant by chipmakers.…
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But company also has its eye on Kubernetes at the edge Ubuntu 20.10 is out, with Canonical highlighting its Raspberry Pi support, including not only desktop support but also micro clouds based on MicroK8s, the company's lightweight Kubernetes distribution.…
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Plus this Chrome one being exploited in the wild, we note The NSA has blown the lid off 25 computer security vulnerabilities Chinese government hackers are using to break into networks, steal data, and so on. The US super-spies said they went public with their list to help IT staff prioritize bug fixing. That is to say: if you're unsure of which patches to apply, do these first.…
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One question: Why Redmond, why? Ah, you need to meet developers wherever they are... Microsoft has delivered on its threat to inflict Chromium Edge on Linux. Completist tendencies aside, one would be forgiven for wondering, "Why?"…
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Microsoft Edge is now available on all major platforms following the release of the new preview build for Linux.
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Microsoft on Tuesday released its first-ever browser for Linux, delivering a preview of Edge on its Dev Channel that runs on the open-source OS.Edge's appearance made good on an earlier Microsoft promise that it would make it available this month. "With this release, Microsoft Edge is now available for all major desktop and mobile platforms," Kyle Pflug, a principal program manager lead in the developer experiences group, said in a post to a company blog. Edge was already available for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and macOS, as well as for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems.To read this article in full, please click here
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Even with so many other system-level languages to choose from, C remains the popular choice. Many key projects—such as the Linux kernel and the Python runtime—still use C, and they will likely do so indefinitely. For some fields of computing, like embedded programming, C is a must.And there has never been a better time to learn C. Resources abound, from books to guided courses. Here we’ll look at four major online course offerings for learning C programming, each aimed at different levels of user and offering different approaches. For instance, one combines learning C with learning Linux, while another teaches C and C++ together.To read this article in full, please click here
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It's been a long, strange trip but it's always driven by two motives: Making good products and money.
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Hopefully Meteor Lake is progressing on-track to arrive late in 2022 as anticipated.
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And if you're looking to hire techies, send us your job ads for free Job Alert  We're back with another banger. This week's jobs run the spectrum of data scientists to Python devs. Scroll down to find out more.…
Eric S. Raymond thinks that the next version of Windows could end up ditching Microsoft's kernel for the Linux kernel.
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