Ruby in Containers |

There was a time when deploying software was an event, a ceremony because of the difficulty that was required to keep this consistency. Teams spent a lot of time making the destination environments run the software as the source environment. They thereafter prayed that the gods kept the software running perfectly in production as in development.
With containers, deployments are more frequent because we package our applications with their libraries as a unit making them portable thereby helping us […] Continue Reading…

The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20, Decimating Benchmarks With New STIBP Overhead

As outlined yesterday, significant slowdowns with the Linux 4.20 kernel turned out to be due to the addition of the kernel-side bits for STIBP (Single Thread Indirect Branch Predictors) for cross-HyperThread Spectre Variant Two mitigation. This has incurred significant performance penalties with the STIBP support in its current state with Linux 4.20 Git and is enabled by default at least for Intel systems with up-to-date microcode. Here are some follow-up benchmarks looking at the performance hit with the […] Continue Reading…

5 Easy Tips for Linux Web Browser Security |

If you use your Linux desktop and never open a web browser, you are a special kind of user. For most of us, however, a web browser has become one of the most-used digital tools on the planet. We work, we play, we get news, we interact, we bank… the number of things we do via a web browser far exceeds what we do in local applications. Because of that, we need to be cognizant of how we […] Continue Reading…

Acumos Project’s 1st Software, Athena, Helps Ease AI Deployment | Software

By Jack M. Germain
Nov 16, 2018 5:00 AM PT
LF Deep Learning Foundation on Wednesday announced the availability of the first software from the
Acumos AI Project. Dubbed “Athena,” it supports open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.
This is the first software release from the Acumos AI Project since its launch earlier this year. The goal is to make critical new technologies available to developers and data scientists everywhere.
Acumos is part of a Linux Foundation […] Continue Reading…

GNOME 3.31.2 Desktop Released – Phoronix

GNOME 3.31.2 is out this Friday as the latest development release in the trek towards next March’s GNOME 3.32 release.
Highlights for the GNOME 3.31.2 development milestone include: - The Epiphany web-browser has added preview widgets to its file choosers. - Support for XPS files within the Flatpak version of the Evince document viewer. Meson is also now the default build system for the Flatpak version of Evince. - GNOME Boxes virtualization client now sets the default machine type to the Intel […] Continue Reading…