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Microsoft teams up with Linux Foundation on energy
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A headline that 20 years ago was unthinkable

Software King of the World Microsoft has joined forces with LF Energy, a Linux Foundation nonprofit working to accelerate the energy transition of the world's grids and transportation systems through open source.

Linux is 30 years old
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Thursday, 26 August 2021 11:56

Linux is 30 years old


Still not on the desktop but not even Steve Ballmer saw this day coming

On August 25, 1991, Linus Torvalds, then a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland, sent a message to the comp.os.minix newsgroup soliciting feature suggestions for a free Unix-like operating system he was developing as a hobby.

Former anti- open source Paragon wants to get stuff into the kernel
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Supported by that great peace-maker and diplomat Linus Torvalds

One does not normally expect to see IT’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds taking a diplomatic role, but he seems to be taking such a stance in the case of Paragon.

AMD and Valve work on Linux gaming machine improvements
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Enhance Steam Play

AMD and Valve are working on CPU frequency/power scaling improvements to enhance the Steam Play gaming experience on modern AMD platforms running Linux.

Microsoft has its own Linux distribution.
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And it has proudly shown it off

The days when Microsoft CEO, the shy and retiring Steve Ballmer, called Linux cancer on the software industry, are really dead and buried – Vole now has its own Linux distribution which it is even telling people about.

Google wants to increase Linux security
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Moving to Rust

Google said it's funding a project to increase Linux security by writing parts of the operating system's core in Rust.

Torvalds says Apple chips not ready for Linux yet
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Apple fanboy dismayed he will not join the cult

IT’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds appears to have disappointed an Apple fanboy interviewer by playing down Apple’s new ARM64 chips.

Rust getting closer to the Linux kernel
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Monday, 22 March 2021 10:57

Rust getting closer to the Linux kernel


Bare/bones included in Linux-next 

The dream that Rust fans have that the OS will be one day part of the Linux kernel seem to be getting closer 

Three rather nasty bugs lurk in the Linux kernel
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Gives root access


The Linux kernel is now getting so big that vulnerabilities are starting to pop up.

2021 is the year of Linux on Mars
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Monday, 22 February 2021 09:29

2021 is the year of Linux on Mars

 

Perseverance, sometime it will be the year of the desktop on Earth

When NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars this week, it also brought the Linux operating system to the Red Planet.