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Linux 3.11-rc5 Celebrates 20 Years Since Windows 3.11

Twenty years ago today Microsoft released Windows 3.11 while today Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.11-rc5 kernel. He wished he could have released Linux 3.11 kernel final today, but that didn't happen...

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This Watchdog Is Android's Best Friend

If you find yourself bashing away on your Android device and maxing it to the hilt with numerous background-running apps, there's a good chance you've encountered freezes and slowdowns. As PC makers can attest, we're using our Android and other newer devices as laptop substitutes these days, and thrashing the...

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Siemon: Queueing in the Linux Network Stack

Dan Siemon has posted a detailed overview of how the Linux network stack queues packets. "As of Linux 3.6.0 (2012-09-30), the Linux kernel has a new feature called TCP Small Queues which aims to solve this problem for TCP. TCP Small Queues adds a per TCP flow limit on the...

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Announcing Winners of the Opensource.com Caption Contest

When we launched our first-ever caption contest last month, we gave readers the simple guideline (not mandate) that our judges would likely favor captions with an open source theme. We were surprised and pleased to see that every reader seemed to take that advice to heart. read more...

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Wine 1.7 Released – Install in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora

Wine is an open source and free application for Linux that enables users to run any windows based application on Unix/Linux like operating system. Wine team is keep releasing their versions in every two weeks. Finally, the Wine team proudly announced the stable release of Wine 1.7 and made... [[...

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The What Why and How of Wayland and Weston on Linux

The Wayland display server protocol is a ground-up rewrite of the Linux graphical display subsystem, and (as all changes do) is causing consternation and controversy. So what's the big deal?

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