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22 Years Later, The Linux And Open Source "Cancer" Is Wonderfully Benign

Twenty-two years ago Linux was born as a "(free) operating system" that founder Linus Torvalds was quick to downplay as "just a hobby" that wouldn't "be big and professional." My, but how times have changed. So much so that Linux now dominates mobile (Android), servers and cloud. No wonder that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer derided Linux in 2001 as a "cancer" that "attaches itself... to everything it touches."  He was right. At least, as it relates to Linux's effect on Microsoft. 

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OpenMP 3.1 Support Readied By Intel For LLVM Clang

Intel software engineers have implemented full support for OpenMP 3.1 onto LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler front-end...

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ZFS Still Trying To Compete With EXT4 & Btrfs On Linux

With the recent release of ZFS On Linux 0.6.2 that provides an open-source native Linux kernel module implementation of the Sun/Oracle ZFS file-system, the performance is faster, there are greater Linux kernel compatibility, and other improvements. Here's a fresh round of ZFS Linux benchmarks against EXT4 and Btrfs.

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LLVM's LLDB Improves Remote Debugging

An Intel developer has committed an improved platform command to LLVM's debugger for improved interfacing with remote machines...

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Cairo 1.12.16 Takes Care of A Whole Lot Of Bugs

Beyond making a whole lot of Intel X.Org driver changes and some recent yet-to-be-merged performance improvements, Chris Wilson has put out a new release of the Cairo graphics library...

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GNOME Playing Around With New Middle-Click Action

While traditionally the middle-click mouse button has been a convenient way to paste rather than Ctrl + V on Unix-like systems, GNOME designers are looking to change it up for their desktop...

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