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Major Linux Problems on the Desktop, 2020 edition

Major Linux Problems on the Desktop, 2020 edition Font size: [ ▲ ]   [ ▼ ] Preface: In this regularly but rarely updated article, which is without doubt the most comprehensive list of Linux distributions' problems on the entire Internet, we only discuss their main problems and shortcomings (which may be the reason why some people…

The Linux Kernel FPGA Subsystem

Docs » The Linux driver implementer’s API guide » FPGA Subsystem View page source Author:Alan Tull IntroductionFPGA Manager FPGA Bridge FPGA Region FPGA ManagerOverview How to support a new FPGA device API for implementing a new FPGA Manager driver FPGA BridgeAPI to implement a new FPGA bridge FPGA RegionOverview How to add a new FPGA…
Linux containers in a few lines of code

Linux containers in a few lines of code

This post is meant to be a counterpart to the previous KVM post, but about containers instead. The idea is to show how exactly containers work by running a busybox Docker image in our own small container runner.Unlike a VM, container is very vague term. Normally, we call containers a self-contained bundle of code and…
Linux Is Most Used OS In Microsoft Azure – Over 50 Percent Of VM Cores | Build5Nines

Linux Is Most Used OS In Microsoft Azure – Over 50 Percent Of VM...

For the last few years, Microsoft has stated during event keynotes and in other places that Linux is a rapidly growing operating system (OS) being used within Microsoft Azure. They had proudly stated that 50% of new VMs running in Azure were running Linux. (This is the latest stat I remember Microsoft saying publicly a…
Safeboot: Boot Linux more safely

Safeboot: Boot Linux more safely

Goals Safe Boot has four goals to improve the safety of booting Linux on normal laptops: Booting only code that is authorized by the system owner (by installing a hardware protected platform key for the kernel and initrd) Streamlining the encrypted disk boot process (by storing keys in the TPM, and only unsealing them if…

Popcorn Linux

March 2020: Popcorn's improved distributed shared memory protocol and subsystem has been accepted at Systor 2020! Paper to be available soon. March 2020: Popcorn's distributed shared memory subsystem, DeX, has been accepted at ICDCS 2020! Paper to be available soon. March 2020:  We were planning to be at VEE/ASPLOS 2020 with a version of Popcorn completely in user-space! Virtual presentation available here. Paper…

Linux touchpad like a MacBook: April 2020 update

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Virtualization on the Linux desktop—Gnome Boxes vs virt-manager

Virtualization on the Linux desktop—Gnome Boxes vs virt-manager

virtception — We took Gnome Boxes for a quick spin—it has promise but needs more work. Jim Salter - Apr 30, 2020 11:56 am UTC Enlarge / We're not sure we love Boxes' offer to act as a RDP/VNC/Spice/SSH all-in-one client for remote systems that have nothing to do with your VMs. Convenient—or confusing?Jim Salter…
Hunting a Linux kernel bug

Hunting a Linux kernel bug

Earlier last year, we identified a firewall misconfiguration which accidentally dropped most network traffic. We expected resetting the firewall configuration to fix the issue, but resetting the firewall configuration exposed a kernel bug! Totally resetting the firewall gave us the default CentOS configuration, which blocks all traffic except for ssh. Bringing in our previously good…

Lubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, Lubuntu 20.04 LTS has been released! With the codename Focal Fossa, Lubuntu 20.04 is the 18th release of Lubuntu, the fourth release of Lubuntu with LXQt as the default desktop environment, and the first Long Term Support release with LXQt. Lubuntu 20.04 LTS will be supported…

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New archaeological layer discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows

Not Vikings this time — The story of the only undisputed Norse site in the Americas just got more complicated. Kiona N. Smith - Jul 17, 2019 6:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Paul Ledger and Véronique Forbes examining the cultural horizon.Linus Girdland-FlinkL’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland is famed for being a site where Norse travelers…

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