Linux Ubuntu

Chromebook “managing additional containers” in Chrome OS 98

Earlier this month, I covered a new feature in the works for Chrome OS that will provide users with a native UI for managing Linux containers. While still under development, “extra container” support has finally made its way into Chrome OS’s Canary channel and we get a first look at how the feature will play […]

Linux Bugs

Can Rust save the planet? Why and why not • The Register

Re: Invent Here, in an out-of-print AWS Re: invented in Las Vegas, Rust Foundation president Shane Miller and Tokio project manager Carl Lerche made a case for using Rust to minimize environmental impact, though its steep learning curve makes it difficult. Miller is also a senior director of engineering for AWS and Lerche a senior […]

Linux Kernel

Amazon Linux 2022 Benchmarks – Offers competitive performance compared to Ubuntu, CentOS

Last week Amazon Web Services released Amazon Linux 2022 in preview form and since then I’ve tried their new cloud-optimized Linux distribution. It worked well on AWS (unsurprisingly), but the level of performance provided by this now Fedora-based distro was also excellent. Amazon Linux 2022 becomes a Fedora-based Linux distribution that AWS intends to support […]

Linux Ubuntu

Unboxing Busybox: Claroty and JFrog discover 14 vulnerabilities

INVITED RESEARCH: Embedded devices with limited memory and storage resources are likely to benefit from a tool like BusyBox, which is marketed as the Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux. BusyBox is a software suite of Unix utilities, called applets, which are bundled together as a single executable file. In BusyBox, you can find a […]

Linux Fedora

How to manage packages on RPM-based Linux distributions with DNF

One of the most attractive features of the Linux operating system is the ease of installing or automating the installation of software packages from secure remote repositories. This guide will walk you through how to install and manage software packages on RPM-based Linux distributions such as Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) using DNF, […]

Linux Kernel

Facebook / Meta Tackles Transparent Page Placement for Multi-Tiered Memory Linux Systems

During the Linux 5.15 cycle, Intel helped improve multi-tiered memory systems where less used memory pages could be downgraded to slower memory storage levels. But once demoted, that kernel infrastructure had no way of promoting those downgraded pages to the fastest memory levels if they got hot again, although Facebook / Meta engineers are now […]

Linux Fedora

What is Linux and why is it important?

You often hear about Linux as an alternative operating system that you can use in place of Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, or Google Chrome OS. But once you research Linux online, you find that the situation is much more complicated than that. There is simply nothing called “Linux” to download and put on your computer. […]

Linux Bugs

KDE overwrites many “annoying” bugs because it improves desktop reliability.

KDE developers are trying to keep their desktop environment reliable, so they recently started a new bug fixing effort. There is also talk of launching a KDE initiative focused on “15 minute bugs” for “embarrassing” issues that can be easily found in minutes. Regardless, this week has seen a lot of bugfixes in the KDE […]

Linux Ubuntu

BeagleV RISC-V SBC is reborn as VisionFive V1

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Reddit Pinterest E-mail StarFive has revealed details of a “VisionFive V1” SBC (formerly BeagleV) that runs Linux on a StarFive JH7100 SoC with two 1.5 GHz SiFive U74 cores and a 1-TOPS NPU based on RV64GC RISC-V. The Pico-ITX SBC has up to 8 GB of RAM and a 40 pin GPIO.In […]