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Linux 5.1 Picking Up Keyboard Mappings For Full-Screen, Toggle Display Keys

Coming as a late addition to the Linux 5.1 kernel are some long overdue keyboard key mappings for different functionality...   Read more at: Phoronix
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We continue our tour of square brackets in Bash with a look at how they can act as a command.

Using Square Brackets in Bash: Part 2

Welcome back to our mini-series on square brackets. In the previous article, we looked at various ways square brackets are used at the command line, including globbing. If you've not read that article, you might want to start there. Square brackets can also be used as a command. Yep, for example,...
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Learn how to install and use the LDAP Account Manager (LAM) tool in this tutorial from Jack Wallen.

How to Install LDAP Account Manager on Ubuntu Server 18.04

Welcome back to this three-party journey to getting OpenLDAP up and running so that you can authenticate your Linux desktop machines to the LDAP server. In part one, we installed OpenLDAP on Ubuntu Server 18.04 and added our first LDAP entries to the directory tree via the Command Line Interface (...
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Linux Kernel 4.20 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade to Linux 5.0

Renowned Linux kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the end of life of the Linux 4.20 kernel series, urging users to upgrade to a newer kernel series as soon as possible. "I'm announcing the release of the 4.20.17 kernel. Note, this is the LAST release of the 4.20.y kernel....
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Handling Complex Memory Situations

Jérôme Glisse felt that the time had come for the Linux kernel to address seriously the issue of having many different types of memory installed on a single running system. There was main system memory and device-specific memory, and associated hierarchies regarding which memory to use at which...
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Solus 4 Linux Gaming Report: A Great Nvidia, Radeon And Steam User Experience

This article is the third in a series on Linux-powered gaming that aims to capture the various nuances in setup, as well as uncover potential performance variations between nine different desktop Linux operating systems.  Solus is a fascinating Linux distribution. It's built from scratch, falls...
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Can Better Task Stealing Make Linux Faster?

Oracle Linux kernel developer Steve Sistare contributes this discussion on kernel scheduler improvements. Load balancing via scalable task stealing The Linux task scheduler balances load across a system by pushing waking tasks to idle CPUs, and by pulling tasks from busy CPUs when a CPU becomes...
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Linux Release Roundup: Applications and Distros Released This Week

This is a continually updated article that lists various Linux distribution and Linux-related application releases of the week. At It’s FOSS, we try to provide you with all the major happenings of the Linux and Open Source world. But it’s not always possible to cover all the news, specially the...
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Linux Security Summit Europe

      The Linux Security Summit (LSS) is a technical forum for collaboration between Linux developers, researchers, and end users with the primary aim of fostering community efforts in analyzing and solving Linux security challenges. LSS is where key Linux security community members and...
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An Introduction to Linux Virtual Interfaces: Tunnels

Linux has supported many kinds of tunnels, but new users may be confused by their differences and unsure which one is best suited for a given use case. In this article, I will give a brief introduction for commonly used tunnel interfaces in the Linux kernel. There is no code analysis, only a brief...
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