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Linus Torvalds Responds to Ars About Diversity, Niceness in Open Source

On Thursday, Linux legend Linus Torvalds sent a lengthy statement to Ars Technica responding to statements he made in Auckland, New Zealand earlier that day about diversity and "niceness" in the open source sector. 

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Linux Kernel 3.12.36 LTS Officially Released

The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 3.12.36, has been announced by Jiri Slaby and it has arrived with a fair number of changes and improvements. Even if this is a very old branch, the kernel developers are still releasing updates for it and here is no sign that...

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Systemd Gains IP Forwarding, IP Masquerading & Basic Firewall Controls

The systemd project is off to a quick start in 2015 with already seeing over 200 commits (granted, in 2015 systemd development skyrocketed with nearly 5,000 commits). With the newest work that's landed, the networkd component to systemd has been improved with new features...

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Why Contributing to the Linux Kernel is Easier Than You Think

In this guest blog, software developer and new Linux kernel contributor Konrad Zapalowicz explains that contributing to the Linux kernel is easier, and less time consuming, than you might think.

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Mysteries of NUMA Memory Management Revealed

The memory subsystem is one of the most critical components of modern server systems–it supplies critical run-time data and instructions to applications and to the operating system. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a number of tools for managing memory.

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