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KPTI/KAISER Meltdown Initial Performance Regressions

The recently revealed Meltdown and Spectre bugs are not just extraordinary issues of security, but also performance. The patches that workaround Meltdown introduce the largest kernel performance regressions I've ever seen. Many thanks to the engineers working hard to develop workarounds to these...
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MX Linux 17: An Upgraded Distro Made for Beginners

This powerful operating system's efficient performance, intuitive interface, and exceptional collection of apps make it a top choice for all users. MX-17 changes the base to Debian 9 (Stretch) and provides upgraded artwork, fresh MX tools, and better live operation courtesy of antiX. Users get...
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Containers Will Not Fix Your Broken Culture (and Other Hard Truths)

We focus so often on technical anti-patterns, neglecting similar problems inside our social structures. Spoiler alert: the solutions to many difficulties that seem technical can be found by examining our interactions with others. Let's talk about five things you'll want to know when working with...
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Open Source Project Trends for 2018

Last year, GitHub brought 24 million people from almost 200 countries together to code better and build bigger. From frameworks to data visualizations across more than 25 million repositories, you were busy in 2017—and the activity is picking up even more this year. With 2018 well underway, we're...
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Proxmox Virtualization Manager

Without a doubt, if you only want to manage a few VMs, you are significantly better off with a typical virtualization manager than with a tool designed to support the operation of a public cloud platform. Although classic VM managers are wallflowers compared with the popular cloud solutions, they...
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The Linux Ranger: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

For those of us who cut our technical teeth on the Unix/Linux command line, the relatively new ranger makes examining files a very different experience. A file manager that works inside a terminal window, ranger provides useful information and makes it very easy to move into directories, view file...
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Singularity HPC Container Start-Up – Sylabs – Emerges from Stealth

The driving force behind Singularity, the popular HPC container technology, is bringing the open source platform to the enterprise with the launch of a new venture, Sylabs Inc., which emerged this week from stealth mode. Sylabs CEO Gregory Kurtzer, who founded the Singularity project along with...
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The Complete Schedule for Open Networking Summit North America Is Now Live

Early Registration Ends in 3 Days; Save $805 & Register Now! The Open Networking Summit North America (ONS) schedule is now live and features 75+ sessions across 6 tracks: Networking Business and Architecture Service Provider & Cloud Networking (Business & Architecture) Service Provider...
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DevOps Metrics

Collecting measurements that can provide insights across the software delivery pipeline is difficult. Data must be complete, comprehensive, and correct so that teams can correlate data to drive business decisions. For many organizations, adoption of the latest best-of-breed agile and DevOps tools...
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Integrating Continuous Testing for Improved Open Source Security

Preventing new security flaws is conceptually simple, and very aligned with your (hopefully) existing quality control. Because vulnerabilities are just security bugs, a good way to prevent them is to test for them as part of your automated test suite. The key to successful prevention is inserting...
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