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Internationalizing the Kernel

At a time when many companies are rushing to internationalize their products and services to appeal to the broadest possible market, the Linux kernel is actively resisting that trend, although it already has taken over the broadest possible marketthe infrastructure of the entire world. David...
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What MMORPGs Can Teach Us About Leveling Up a Heroic Developer Team

For the better part of a decade, I have been leading guilds in massively multiplayer role-playing games (MMORPGs). Currently, I lead a guild in Guild Wars 2, and before that, I led progression raid teams in World of Warcraft, while also maintaining a career as a software engineer. As I made the...
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​Revised Linux Code of Conduct is Now Officially Part of Linux

Some organizations might not include their Code of Conductin the software source code tree, but the Linux developers aren't your ordinary group. In the Linux 4.19 announcement, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux's leader for this release and maintainer of the stable branch, added in the Code of Conduct and...
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Think Global: How to Overcome Cultural Communication Challenges

In today's workplace, our colleagues may not be located in the same office, city, or even country. A growing number of tech companies have a global workforce comprised of employees with varied experiences and perspectives. This diversity allows companies to compete in the rapidly evolving...
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Virtme: The Kernel Developer's Best Friend

When working on the Linux Kernel, testing via QEMU is pretty common. Here's a look at virtme, a QEMU wrapper that uses the host instead of a virtual disk, making working with QEMU extremely easy. By Ezequiel Garcia, Senior Software Engineer at Collabora. When working on the Linux Kernel, testing...
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Launch your Ecommerce Business for Free with Open Source Solutions

By Cédric Geffroy At present, there are a lot of saas ecommerce software used to launch an ecommerce business. Softwares like Shopify, Volusion or BigCommerce are often seen as the best choice because they are easier to use and quicker to deploy. However, these assumptions are wrong, especially...
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Linux Shutdown Command

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use the shutdown utility through practical examples and detailed explanations of the most common shutdown options. The shutdown command brings the system down in a secure way. When the shutdown is initiated, all logged-in users and processes are notified...
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GStreamer CI Support for Embedded Devices

Embedded devices are a popular deployment target for GStreamer yet they are not tested on the project's Continuous Integration (CI) system. Here's a look at work done to introduce a Raspberry Pi for automated on-board testing using Jenkins, LAVA, and more. By Omar Akkila, Software Engineer at...
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Interning at an Open Source Consultancy

At the start of 2018 in January, Omar Akkila joined Collabora, an open source software consultancy, as a Software Engineer Intern with the Multimedia team. The four-month internship was a highly rewarding experience, allowing him to gain valuable insight into how Linux runs “under the hood”. By...
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Upstream Linux Support for New NXP i.MX 8

The i.MX 6 platform has for the past few years enjoyed a large effort to add upstream support to Linux and surrounding projects. Now it is at the point where nothing is really missing any more. Improvements are still being made, to the graphics driver for i.MX 6, but functionally it is complete....
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