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Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT

Lennart Poettering announced the systemd 216 release on Tuesday and among its changes is a more complete systemd-resolved that has nearly complete caching DNS and LLMNR stub resolver, a new systemd terminal library, and a number of new commands...

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Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite

There's many new features to Linux 3.17 that were covered over the past two weeks on Phoronix. One of the merged Linux 3.17 features that went under our radar at the time was the new memfd syscall was merged, which is a requirement of the forthcoming KDBUS, the kernel-based D-Bus...

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Why the Operating System Matters in a Containerized World

Applications running in Linux containers are isolated within a single copy of the operating system running on a physical server. This approach stands in contrast to hypervisor-based virtualization in which each application is bound to a complete copy of a guest operating system and communicates with the hardware through the...

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Linux 3.17 Release Cycle Begins as LinuxCon Opens

 First Linux 3.17 release is now out, though don't expect much kernel work to get done this week as many key developers will be in Chicago.

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After a 10-Year Linux Migration, Munich Considers Switching Back to Windows and Office

For the past decade, Munich has been the poster child for open-source advocates, who pointed to its successful migration from a Microsoft platform to one built on Linux and Office. Now, a newly elected government has called in experts to see whether it's time to switch back.

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The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Election

The election for half of the members of the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory board will be held 8:00PM, August 20, at the Kernel Summit/LinuxCon joint reception. As of this writing, there are fewer candidates than open positions. Anybody interested in serving on the TAB is encouraged to make their interest...

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