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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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SREs Wish Automation Solved All Their Problems

Although the SRE job role is often defined as being about automation, the reality is that 59 percent of SREs agree there is too much toil (defined as manual, repetitive, tactical work that scales linearly) in their organization. Based on 188 survey responses from people holding SRE job roles,...
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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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Get details on the new features of Kubernetes 1.14.

Kubernetes 1.14: Production-level support for Windows Nodes, Kubectl Updates, Persistent Local Volumes GA

We’re pleased to announce the delivery of Kubernetes 1.14, our first release of 2019! Kubernetes 1.14 consists of 31 enhancements: 10 moving to stable, 12 in beta, and 7 net new. The main themes of this release are extensibility and supporting more workloads on Kubernetes with three major features...
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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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How to Install NTP Server and Client(s) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

NTP or Network Time Protocol is a protocol that is used to synchronize all system clocks in a network to use the same time. When we use the term NTP, we are referring to the protocol itself and also the client and server programs running on the networked computers. NTP belongs to the traditional...
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LVFS is a secure website that allows hardware vendors to upload firmware updates. It’s used by all major Linux distributions to provide metadata for clients, such as fwupdmgr, GNOME Software and KDE Discover.

Linux Foundation Welcomes LVFS Project

The Linux Foundation welcomes the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) as a new project. LVFS is a secure website that allows hardware vendors to upload firmware updates. It’s used by all major Linux distributions to provide metadata for clients, such as fwupdmgr, GNOME Software and KDE Discover....
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The Central Security Project: Vulnerability Reporting for Open Source Java

When a security researcher finds a security bug, what do they do? Unfortunately, the answer sometimes is they search for the appropriate people to notify and, when they can’t be found, end up posting the vulnerability to public email lists, the GitHub project, or even Twitter. This is the problem...
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Kubernetes 1.14 Enhances Cloud-Native Platform With Windows Nodes

The first major update of the open-source Kubernetes cloud-native platform in 2019 was released on March 25, with the general availability of Kubernetes 1.14. Kubernetes is a broadly deployed container orchestration system project that is hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and...
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