Debian Moves Closer To Voting On Proposals Over Init System Diversity

Following the decision by Debian Project Leader Sam Hartman to seek a general resolution over init system diversity and just how much Debian developers care about supporting systemd alternatives, the general resolution vote is moving closer.
The text is now laid out over three proposals drafted by Sam Hartman in weighing the importance of systemd / init system diversity by Debian developers. The three choices include affirming init diversity, focusing on systemd but supporting the exploration of alternatives, and focusing […] Continue Reading…

Chrome OS 80 will start using Debian 10 Buster on new Linux installations





After months of testing and bug fixing, Google is ready to enable Debian 10 “Buster” as the default Linux container in Chrome OS. According to a recently merged commit we spotted in the Chromium Gerrit, new Crostini (the […] Continue Reading…

AMD OverDrive Overclocking To Finally Work For Radeon Navi GPUs With Linux 5.5 Kernel

While most Linux gamers don’t appear to be into GPU overclocking, one of the limitations of the Radeon RX 5000 “Navi” series support with the AMD open-source driver to date has been no overclocking support. With the upcoming Linux 5.5 kernel that is set to change.
With the Linux 5.5 kernel there is slated to be the “OverDrive” overclocking support in place for Navi graphics processors with the AMDGPU kernel driver. The Navi OverDrive support was sent in as part […] Continue Reading…

Google releases source code of new on-device machine learning solutions





Google has opened up the source code of two machine learning (ML) on-device systems, MobileNetV3 and MobileNetEdgeTPU, to the open source community. In a blog post, software and silicon engineers Andrew Howard and Suyog Gupta from Google Research […] Continue Reading…

The Best of Both Worlds: Multi-Cloud Infrastructure | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


Cloud services are now well established in enterprises, but different companies are using these storage and services solutions in radically different ways. A small company, or one new to the cloud, might have just one cloud provider. At the other extreme, other companies have already implemented “multi-cloud” environments that use cloud-native applications built from containers alongside microservices that utilize component services from many different cloud providers.

This kind of multi-cloud infrastructure can have many advantages, and not least the […] Continue Reading…