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Jon Corbet provided insights on Linux kernel development at the recent Embedded Linux Conference.

Jonathan Corbet on Linux Kernel Contributions, Community, and Core Needs

At the recent Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit, I sat down with Jonathan Corbet, the founder and editor-in-chief of LWN to discuss a wide range of topics, including the annual Linux kernel report. The annual Linux Kernel Development Report, released by The Linux Foundation is the...
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RTFM? How to Write a Manual Worth Reading

There's common wisdom in the open source world: Everybody knows that the documentation is awful, that nobody wants to write it, and that this is just the way things are. But the truth is that there are lots of people who want to write the docs. We just make it too hard for them to participate. So...
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Recommendations for High-Performance Computing on OpenStack

Over the last year, I’ve been working on use cases with high-performance computing (HPC) on OpenStack. In this post, I’ll offer some considerations about hosting high performance and high-throughput workloads. First, let’s start with the three types of architectures that can be used when hosting...
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Cinnamon 3.8 Desktop Environment Released with Python 3 Support, Improvements

While not yet officially announced, the Cinnamon 3.8 desktop environment has been released and it's already available in the repositories of some popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as Arch Linux. Scheduled to ship with the upcoming Linux Mint 19 "Tara" operating system series this summer, the...
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Episode 7: The Exact Opposite of a Job Creator

Monitoring in the entire technical world is terrible and continues to be a giant, confusing mess. How do you monitor? Are you monitoring things the wrong way? Why not hire a monitoring consultant!        Today, we’re talking to monitoring consultant Mike Julian, who is the editor of the Monitoring...
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The Role of Site Reliability Engineering in Microservices

While SREs are hotshots in the industry, their role in a microservices environment is not just a natural fit that goes hand-in-hand, like peanut butter and jelly. Instead, while SREs and microservices evolved in parallel inside the world’s software companies, the former actually makes life far more...
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See schedule highlights for Automotive Linux Summit and Open Source Summit Japan in Tokyo, June 20-22.

Automotive Linux Summit & OS Summit Japan Schedule Announced

Attend Automotive Linux Summit and Open Source Summit Japan in Tokyo, June 20 – 22, for three days of open source education and collaboration. Automotive Linux Summit connects those driving innovation in automotive Linux from the developer community, with the vendors and users providing and using...
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Suspicious Event Hijacks Amazon Traffic for 2 Hours, Steals Cryptocurrency

Amazon lost control of a small number of its cloud services IP addresses for two hours on Tuesday morning when hackers exploited a known Internet-protocol weakness that let them to redirect traffic to rogue destinations. By subverting Amazon's domain-resolution service, the attackers masqueraded as...
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OpenTracing: Distributed Tracing’s Emerging Industry Standard

What was traditionally known as just Monitoring has clearly been going through a renaissance over the last few years. The industry as a whole is finally moving away from having Monitoring and Logging silos – something we’ve been doing and “preaching” for years – and the term Observability emerged...
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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu Linux 18.04

Soon, Ubuntu 18.04, aka the Bionic Beaver, and Canonical's next long-term support version of its popular Linux distribution will be out. That means it's about time to consider how to upgrade to the latest and greatest Ubuntu Linux. First, keep in mind that this Ubuntu will not look or feel like the...
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