This summer on Phoronix we’ll be welcoming Eric Griffith to the team, a student from the California University of Pennsylvania. Eric will be an intern at Phoronix via his journalism program at the university. Eric has already written about his new laptop with Linux and he’ll be writing many more Linux/open-source articles on Phoronix over the next few months. Please join me in welcoming him to his summer internship. He’s prepared a few remarks to get started…
Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to my fourth installment of Six Degrees. Thanks for the tremendous support, suggestions, and feedback since I kicked this off. It all helps me to write something that is hopefully worth reading.read more
By corbet The kernel community ordinarily tries to avoid letting users get into a
position where the integrity of their data might be compromised. There are
exceptions, though; consider, for example, the ability to explicitly flush
important data to disk (or more importantly, to avoid flushing at any given
time). Buffering I/O in this manner can significantly improve disk write
I/O throughput, but if application developers are careless, the result can
be data loss should the system go down at an inopportune time. Recently
there have been a couple of proposed performance-oriented changes that have
tested the community’s willingness to let users put themselves into danger.
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Phoronix: Fedora 22 is expected to be released later this month and besides switching over to DNF
From: Linux Today
By James Darvell
Linux is engineered with security in mind. In fact, the most fundamental security mechanisms are built right in to the kernel itself, which makes it extremely hard for malicious code to bypass. more>>
From: Linux Journal
How to install Kloxo on CentOS 6, a free web hosting control panel for Linux
As Microsoft publically considers an open source future, developers, users, and industry experts reflect on this possibility. NetworkWorld looks to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, to comment on the requirements of collaborative development.
From: Linux Foundation
By ris Mozilla has released Firefox 38.0. This version features new tab-based
preferences and Ruby annotation support. Also, it will be the base for the
next ESR release. The release
notes contain more information.
By Libby Clark
What’s your Linux dream job? The Linux Foundation recently asked our Twitter followers to share their ideal Linux careers. Here are 10 of our favorite responses, along with a few resources for learning more about each dream Linux career path.
By Ben Kim If Microsoft Paint isn’t enough for your photo-editing needs, GIMP is the next logical step. It’s totally free, open-source, and can go toe-to-toe with Photoshop—at least in terms of basic image manipulation. Need to crop a photo? Look no further. Want to add some basic filters or effects? GIMP has you covered.