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RISC-V and Linux Foundations promotes Open Source chip
Published in PC Hardware


RISCy business

The Linux Foundation and RISC-V Foundation announced a collaboration project to promote open source development and commercial adoption of the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA).

Latest Spectre patches bring big performance hits to Linux 4.20 kernel
Published in News


From two to up to 35 percent in some tests

Spectre and Meltdown fixes have been slowly coming for most of this year, and according to results, the performance hit on Intel CPUs in the latest Linux 4.20 kernel can be over 30 percent.

Linus Torvalds is back in charge
Published in News
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:31

Linus Torvalds is back in charge


We don't know if he is back to being Mr Sweary

After taking some time off to figure out who he wants to be, the creator of Linux is back.

Microsoft thows Linux a life saver
Published in News
Thursday, 11 October 2018 11:38

Microsoft thows Linux a life saver


Just as it did with Apple

Software king of the world Microsoft is helping the open saucy Linux by making shedloads of patents available to the movement to protect them from patent trolls.

Phone vendors are not updating their Linux kernels
Published in Mobiles


Pop goes the kernel

Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman has warned that despite developer efforts, security problems can persist thanks to outside vendors beyond their control.

Azure dominated by Linux
Published in Cloud
Friday, 28 September 2018 10:33

Azure dominated by Linux


How Vole quit worrying and learnt to love the penguin

Software King of the World Microsoft's flagship Azure product is mostly used in Linux boxes.

Germans swing another putsch against Linux
Published in News


More Lebensraum for Microsoft

The German state of Lower Saxony is set to follow Munich in migrating thousands of official computers away from Linux to Microsoft's Windows.

Microsoft builds own Linux kernel
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:01

Microsoft builds own Linux kernel


To run secure IoT – not bad for what it used to call "cancer"

Software king of the world Microsoft has knocked up its own version of the Linux kernal to run a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices.

Linux driver reveals Vega 20
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:33

Linux driver reveals Vega 20


That is the Vega 7nm

Many of our colleagues were excited to see the confirmation of the existence of the chip called Vega 20. This is what AMD introduced back in January as the Vega 7nm, and it is a compute chip.  

GNU developer abandons action against Geniatech
Published in News


GNU troll back down is a victory for open sauce

Former Linux developer Patrick McHardy dropped his Gnu General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) violation case against Geniatech in a German court this week.