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Linux is supercomputer king
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 11:08

Linux is supercomputer king

Open sauce bubbles away really fast

According to the latest Top 500 supercomputer ratings, the average speed of Linux-powered racers is now 1.14 petaflops.

OS prepared for the end of the world
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 11:28

OS prepared for the end of the world


Armageddon outa here

Collapse OS is a new open-source operating system built for use during humanity's darkest days.

Linus is not worried about Microsoft take over
Published in News


How I quit worrying and learnt to love the Vole

While other open sorcerers are worried about Microsoft's influence on their community, IT's Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds is not too concerned.

Torvalds approves kernel lock-down
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 30 September 2019 11:07

Torvalds approves kernel lock-down


Thou shalt not change the kernel code

Over the weekend, IT's Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds approved a new security feature for the Linux kernel, named 'lockdown'.

Huawei sells Matebooks with Linux
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 13 September 2019 11:47

Huawei sells Matebooks with Linux


2019 is the year of the Linux notebook don't ya know?

Huawei is now flogging the Matebook 13, Matebook 14, and Matebook X Pro in China with Deepin Linux preinstalled.

Microsoft wants Linux to get exFAT
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 29 August 2019 12:24

Microsoft wants Linux to get exFAT


To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations

Software King of the World Microsoft said it is supporting the addition of its exFAT file system to the Linux kernel. To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations”.

IBM moves OpenPower Foundation to Linux Foundation
Published in PC Hardware


Open sources power instruction set

IBM has moved its OpenPower Foundation so that it is under the Linux Foundation, and while it was at it, announced it was open-sourcing several other essential parts of its PowerChips.

Linux suffers from memory problem
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 10:53

Linux suffers from memory problem


Less than 4GB and you are doomed

Desktop Linux is particularly brutal when it comes to running on low RAM systems.

More than half of Azure VMs are Linux
Published in News
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:21

More than half of Azure VMs are Linux


… and yet it is still not the year of Linux on the desktop

Microsoft Linux kernel developer Sasha Levin has revealed that "the Linux usage on our cloud has surpassed Windows".

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 running Linux
Published in News


Comes with its own Linux kernel

Software King of the World Microsoft has just released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build featuring the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 which allows you to run more Linux software on Windows and with better performance than Vole's previous attempts.